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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Cutler keep sheriff’s badge for next four years

Sheriff Gary Cutler fought off his arch-rival once more to retain control of Hays County’s largest law enforcement agency for the next four years.

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Fugitive accused of brutal rape brought back to Hays County

A Florida man who authorities say kidnapped an Austin woman, then raped and stabbed her before leaving her for dead has been extradited back to Hays County, court records show.

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Murder trial turns spectacle as suspect prepares to testify

The prosecution rested Wednesday in the eighth day of a Buda murder trial, in what has become a lengthy spectacle in courtroom antics.

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Jurors watch white supremacist murder suspect confess to killing

A Hays County jury on Monday watched the confession of a Buda murder suspect who has claimed that he accidentally shot his longtime friend in the head during a time of heightened paranoia.

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Prosecution paints Hays murder suspect as militant extremist

A Buda murder suspect representing himself in court was portrayed by prosecutors on Friday as a racist Christian extremist with a history of hatred.

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Young mom arrested after toddler wanders onto I-35 feeder

A 23-year-old San Marcos mother was arrested after her 2-year-old daughter managed to sneak away and wander into the middle of an Interstate 35 frontage road, police say.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Suspected drug dealers netted in sting operations

Five suspected drug dealers were nabbed in Hays County last month after sting operations uncovered large amounts of cocaine, “ice” methamphetamine and ecstasy, authorities say.

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Hays jail guard had sexual relations with inmate, investigators say

Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler announced Friday that his deputies had arrested former Hays County Sheriff’s Office employee Hilary Cook and charged her with Official Oppression and Violation of Civil Rights/Person in Custody.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Accused coke dealer nabbed in San Marcos sting

An alleged San Marcos cocaine dealer was nabbed with a large amount of the drug following a sting operation by the Hays County Narcotics Task Force on Nov. 15, authorities say.

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Mom says she shot son in struggle over meds

Late Friday night, a 47-year-old mother aimed a handgun at her 19-year-old son and demanded he leave her Kyle home. During the struggle that followed, authorities say the gun fired, delivering a fatal shot to her son’s...

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