San Marcos isn't a backwater town, it's a college town full of hippies and all sorts of counterculture types. I've never had the first problem with any cops in the hill country. Salamander, you or someone in your clan must have done something really stupid to piss them off. You might want to be aware of something that would normally be pretty obvious to most people- Texans are very proud of their state and culture. If you trash-talk Texas to a normal Texan, you can pretty much expect an ass whoopin. If you're stupid enough to broadcast your whiny attitude to a COP, I have no pity for what happened to you. Also, San Marcos is about a 40 min. drive south of Austin. Did you miss the capital city or something?