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Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Texas capitol arson suspect also torched Buda cop car, police say

A man suspected in the arson of a vehicle at the Texas state capitol earlier this month has also been identified as the main suspect in the arson of a Buda Police cruiser.

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Bus carrying senior wrecks in Buda, killing two

A wreck involving an SUV and senior center bus has left two people dead and five people injured in Buda.

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

U.S. Marine back from Afghanistan found dead in Buda

A 25-year-old U.S. Marine who recently returned from a tour to Afghanistan was found dead inside a Buda home Wednesday morning, police say.

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Buda police department assumes duties

The brand new Buda Police Department assumed law enforcement duties in the city Wednesday. The police department will cost the city about $700,000 annually, about the fee it paid previously for a dedicated patrol from the Hays...

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Buda receiving free service from HCSO

After opting out of an agreement for a dedicated patrol from the Hays County Sheriff's Office as of April, Buda still is receiving dedicated police service until the city can launch its own police force. The city...

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Buda to start police force, Kidd to be police chief

Buda officials are going ahead with plans to replace their dedicated patrol from the Hays County Sheriff's Office with their own police force. The city already has tabbed Bo Kidd to run the department after Hays County...

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Ratliff beats Huddleston for Democrat sheriff bid

Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff kept his losses low in Buda and was marginally favored across the county, winning the Democratic nomination to fill the rest of the term left unexpired when the late Sheriff Allen Bridges...

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Huddleston takes offensive in Democrats’ sheriff debate

Challenger Bill Huddleston came out firing against Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff in the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate last week. Huddleston and Ratliff are competing in the March 2 primary election for the...

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Huddleston takes offensive in Democrats' sheriff debate

Challenger Bill Huddleston came out firing against Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff in the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate last week. Huddleston and Ratliff are competing in the March 2 primary election for the...

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Buda clashes with sheriff over Kidd

Buda officials say they're better off starting their own police department than maintaining a service agreement with the county after Sheriff Tommy Ratliff, left, busted down former Buda patrol Captain Bo Kidd, right, and re-assigned him to...

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