Alton Ill. Police officers and U.S. Marshals confer at the rear of a Nissan Altima that crashed ending a high-speed chase. William Michael Bryars, 17, allegedly attacked his mother with a hammer and screwdriver in Dripping Springs, stole this car and drove to Illinois before being arrested by police there. PHOTO BY JOHN BADMAN/THE TELEGRAPH
Russell Wilde - Staff Reporter
The Dripping Springs teen that allegedly used a hammer and screwdriver to attack his mother before stealing her car has been arrested in Illinois. William Michael Bryars, 17, was arrested early Friday after a chase involving local police and U.S. Marshals.
“Bryars attempted to evade the officers and subsequently wrecked the vehicle he was driving,” Hays County Lt. Dennis Gutierrez said in a press release. “He sustained minor injuries during the collision and was transported at a local hospital for treatment.”
Rachel Willis - Staff Reporter
Nationwide, the suicide rate has been on the rise, increasing 24 percent to 13 out of 100,000 people between 1999 and 2014.
San Marcos has not been unaffected. According to data from the San Marcos Police Department, the 2016 suicide rate sits at approximately 14.8 out of 100,000 people. This is slightly higher than the Texas suicide rate of 12.6 and the US rate of 13.4, which is based off 2014 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
A crash on Old Ranch Road 12 Thursday night claimed the life of a 20-year-old Texas State University student.
Quirino Ramirez of San Marcos was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that occurred around 6:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Old Ranch Road 12.
Ramirez, a junior majoring in Business, was riding a 2013 Kawasaki motorcycle westbound when he was struck by a 2006 Toyota Corolla exiting the Highcrest Apartments.
Donavan Jackson - News Intern
Texas State held a symposium just one hour after the United States swore in the 45th president Friday – Donald Trump.
Despite any differences in opinion, Texas State President Denise Trauth and the two panels of professors remained adamant about discussing what many Americans overlook, the inauguration process.
San Marcos Police Department investigators are awaiting autopsy results from the Travis County Medical Examiner’s office on 2-month-old Skyler Dean Julius. Police believe the baby was killed by the family dog last week.
Toxicology results will take six to eight months to complete. Preliminary findings do not show old trauma, such as previous broken bones, bruising, or other injuries, that could be indicative of prior abuse, or other indicators of injury that would be suspicious to investigators.
Bassist Brandon Alvis of Bogan Villa, a 70s inspired band, playing a set outside Dahlia Woods Gallery. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY RACHEL WILLIS
Gallery owner Dahlia Woods contributes to artist Angie Johnson’s interactive art piece about cursive writing, which she views as a dying art.
Visitors to the Dahlia Woods Gallery were able to place bids in a silent auction to fundraise for KZSM, the local radio station.
Rachel Willis - Staff Reporter
Downtown San Marcos hosted its first Third Thursday Downtown Walkabout since the beginning of the new year.
Downtown art galleries showcased local artists pieces and served up wine and canapes to the public. 218 StudioWorks featured works from Rene Perez, Michelle Tupper and other prominent local artists.
Dahlia Woods Gallery hosted a silent auction featuring works donated by a variety of artists for KZSM local radio station and had live music from the 70s inspired three-piece band Bogan Villa.
4th Flea, the only downtown, monthly community flea market in San Marcos is seeking vendors to participate in its Jan. 28 event.
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