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Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

County tries to escape kitchen closure

The Hays County Commissioners Court hopes to persuade the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) to revise an order to shut down the county jail's kitchen. At the least, the commissioners could make the penalty moot by procedural means.

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Huddleston announces sheriff bid, slams Ratliff

Former longtime sheriff's deputy Bill Huddleston, the Democratic Party's nominee for sheriff in 2008, formally announced this week another run for the office in 2010 with harsh words for his party primary opponent, Sheriff Tommy Ratliff.

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Updated: Huddleston announces run, swipes at Ratliff

Bill Huddleston, the Democratic Party's 2008 nominee for Hays County Sheriff, announced Friday that he will take another crack at that office in the 2010 election, pitting himself squarely against Sheriff Tommy Ratliff, a Democratic who announced...

Monday, May 4th, 2009

PEC honors late sheriff Bridges

Pedernales Electric honored late Hays County Sheriff Allen Bridges with a board resolution April 29 at the Hill Country Senior Citizens Center in Dripping Springs.

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

PEC honors late Sheriff Bridges

Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) honored the late Hays County Sheriff Allen Bridges with a personal resolution by its board this week.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

5K Heart Walk dedicted to memory of late sheriff

The American Heart Association's Annual 5K Heart Walk will be held on March 28 in honor of the late Hays County Sheriff Allen Bridges.

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Commissioners proclaim 'Speak Up for Kids 5K' week

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Central Texas (CASA) received a Hays County Commissioners Court proclamation in support of its upcoming 5K fundraising run.

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Precinct 5 JP search down to eight candidates

Hays County Commissioner Jeff Barton said he's down to eight candidates to replace retiring Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace Lamont Ramage. Barton said he hopes to put a name before the commissioners court before the end...

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Commissioners court delays decision on sheriff

The county commissioners court delayed naming a new sheriff, saying they want more time to digest a candidate field that continues to grow amid an emotionally charged environment.

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Names still flying as county nears call on sheriff vacancy

As the names of a possible new Hays County sheriff fly through the ether, Buda Captain Bo Kidd received a major word on his behalf Monday. The commissioners court could decide on the late Allen Bridges' replacement...

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