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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Video: Opening statements in Tarr murder, drunken driving trial

A Hays County jury heard opening arguments Tuesday afternoon at the onset of Buda real estate broker Jason Tarr’s trial on murder and intoxication manslaughter charges.

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Hays County to appoint citizens committee on electronic voting equipment

The Hays County Elections Commission is assembling a citizens committee to make recommendations on a new electronic voting system to replace aging equipment in use for more than a decade.

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Kyle police look for suspect in IHOP armed robbery

Kyle police are investigating an aggravated robbery that happened overnight at the IHOP restaurant in Kyle.

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Police impersonator attempts third traffic stop near Buda, Kyle

For a third time in less than two weeks, a driver reported an attempt to pull over a vehicle in eastern Hays County by a man impersonating a public servant.

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Crews battle fire at Yarrington Road apartments

Fire crews continue to battle an active fire at the Champions Crossing Apartment complex, located near Yarrington Road in northern San Marcos, that has displaced 12 people, officials said.

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Second case of impersonating public officer reported in eastern Hays County

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a second incident in which a person driving a Chevrolet pickup truck attempted to pull over a vehicle east of Buda.

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Hays High sophomore killed in head-on collision in Buda

A Hays High sophomore has been identified as the victim in a fatal head-on collision that occurred along FM 2770 near Cement Plant Road outside of Buda on Wednesday.

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

‘Blanco River’ author to celebrate book launch in Kyle

KYLE — Author Wes Ferguson and sponsoring editor Andrew Sansom will celebrate the launch of a new book, The Blanco River, on Saturday, April 8 in Kyle.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Nationwide AT&T mobile outage impacting 911 in Hays County

Until further notice, residents and visitors to Hays County using AT&T mobile service should call 512-393-7896 if they need emergency assistance

Monday, February 20th, 2017

More than 1,800 votes went uncounted in Hays County election

Hays County election workers failed to count 1,816 votes cast in last November’s general election as a result of “preventable human error,” the county’s new election administrator said on Monday.

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