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A 36-year-old gunman killed seven people and injured another in the small community of Tyrone in Texas County, Missouri before fatally shooting himself. According to CNN, a girl in one of the homes heard gunshots and fled to a neighbor’s residence, where she called the police. After police found two bodies in the first residence, investigators found five more bodies and an injured person in three other homes. Investigators also found another body of an elderly woman in a fifth home while investigating the shootings, though it appears she died of natural causes, it is still unclear how her death may be connected to the case. As of now no names, information on motives, relationships between the victims, and the relationship between the victims and the suspect have been released.
The leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel has been arrested today in central western Michoacan, Mexico where Mexican authorities are saying leader Servando Gomez has operated the drug organization for years. The Mexican Government is accusing Gomez of being involved in drug trafficking, killings, kidnappings and extortion. Michoacan has been a long standing area of Mexico’s drug war for the past year where the majority of fighting has occurred between the Knights Templar and vigilante groups who patrol the streets. A police spokesman has also confirmed that Gomez will be taken to Mexico City for a declaration of charges.
The Texas Tribune is teaming up with Texas State University by co-hosting On The Road: A Symposium on Water. This is a day-long symposium that includes discussion on life after Proposition 6, the battle over groundwater, various strategies for conservation and poor water quality along the Texas-Mexico border. Many speakers will attend the event including State Representative Jason Isaac. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place in March at Texas State University. More information can be found at the official Texas Tribune website.
We have a traffic update on construction happening around San Marcos. Workers will begin installing decorative pavers over the next several weeks in the crosswalks throughout the downtown area on University and LBJ. Traffic will continue to flow two ways but will be reduced to one lane intermittently.