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Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Letter: Hays County fire, EMS chiefs back bond proposals, ESD expansion

The first responders urge residents to vote for Hays County bond props. 1 and 2; creation of Hays County Emergency Service District No. 9; and expansion of ESD No. 7.

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

HCSO extradites suspect in Buda murder

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) completed its extradition of Mark David Simmons, 51, last week, bringing back the prime suspect in the April murder of a Buda man. Simmons was booked into the Hays County Jail...

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Police arrest suspect in Buda murder

Police in Branson, MO, arrested the man charged in the April murder of Steven Wayne Woelfel in Buda. Branson police took Mark David Simmons in a stand-off after identifying a vehicle matched to robberies in that area...

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Simmons charged with capital murder in Buda fire death

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) has filed capital murder charges Mark David Simmons, 51, in the death of Steven Wayne Woelfel in Buda on April 17. District Court Judge Bill Henry signed the warrant this week.

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Sheriff IDs 'person of interest' in Buda fire death

The Hays County Sheriff's office has identified a person of interest in the death by fire of Steven Wayne Woelfel in Buda on April 17. The HCSO said Mark David Simmons, who is being sought, should be...

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Crime Stoppers gets involved in Buda fire case

Hays County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information helping solve the case of a Buda man found in the remains of a fire in his garage last weekend. The case is being investigated as...

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Man in Buda fire identified

The Travis County Medical Examiners Office said the man taken by fire in his own garage last Saturday was Steven Wayne Woelfel, 55, of Buda. Authorities are investigating the case as a homicide.

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Body found in Buda fire

Public safety officials found a body in the remains of a fire near Buda Saturday morning. The detached garage for a house was engulfed in flames. Officials are investigating.

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Buda rocked by house fire, explosion

Hays County investigators say one person is dead in the aftermath of a garage fire and home explosion that rocked the Buda neighborhood Saturday morning of Hays Country Oaks.

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Former Kyle firefighter lands settlement

Jacob Haverda claimed retaliation for providing investigators information about former assistant fire marshal Bo Montague.

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