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Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Deputies shoot victim’s dog during Dripping Springs assault investigation

A sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a dog early Sunday belonging to a resident later identified as the alleged victim in an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

The List: Memorial Day 2014 in Hays County

Hays County communities will observe Memorial Day weekend with a number of ceremonies and events. A rundown of what’s planned across the county.

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Austin man gets life for sexually assaulting, trafficking Dripping Springs child

A Hays County jury sentenced an Austin man to life without parole after being convicted of continuous child trafficking and continuous child sex assault.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Austin man faces felony charges for alleged Hays County kidnapping

Hays County Sheriff’s investigators say Austin resident Aaron Hoes abducted, assaulted his ex-girlfriend, 23-year-old Lorri Chase of Dripping Springs

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Amid low turnout, Narvaiz wins trustee slot by large margin

Voters in the Hays and Dripping Springs school districts elected new school board members and approved major bond packages

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Repairs, repaving on Ranch Road 12, FM 967 starts Monday

Crews on Monday will begin repairs and repaving of more than 20 miles of Ranch Road 12 and FM 967, both major thoroughfares in western Hays County.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Hays County property values increase by jaw-dropping $1.4 billion

San Marcos homes increased in value by an average of about 5.9 percent, less than a 7 percent increase expected countywide

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

LCRA draws criticism over proposed water rate increases

The Lower Colorado River Authority is proposing significant rate increases for Central Texas cities and Gulf Coast-area rice farmers, saying its operating costs aren't being covered. Critics say the agency should focus on cutting costs.

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Dripping Springs man gets 15 years for bank robbery spree

A month after he lost his Hays County house in foreclosure, Randall Reed began a series of heists scattered across three Central Texas counties. He didn't kill — or even hurt — anyone, but the last of...

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Embittered feud sends Driftwood restaurateur to jail twice in three days

Noted chef and entrepreneur Damian Mandola allegedly stole an $18 bottle of wine from his former business partner and later vandalized a vehicle belonging to the man’s employee | WITH VIDEO

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