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Charles O’Dell

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

No one claims anonymous messages in Barton showdown at 'high noon'

About four dozen people showed up Monday at the corner of Center and Burleson Streets in Kyle after Democratic Hays County judge hopeful Jeff Barton challenged his anonymous critics to meet with him at that time and place. Beyond that, unsurprisingly, accounts of the meeting differ.

Friday, June 19th, 2009

O’Dell wins appeal of sign ordinance conviction

An appellate court today reversed activist Charles O'Dell's conviction in Hays County for violating the city of Dripping Springs' sign ordinance during an environmental protest.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Letter: Rose’s double standard on property rights

CHARLES O'DELL says Rose's arguments against giving the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District taxing authority are disingenuous since he has no qualms about giving taxing authority to utility districts.

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Letter to the editor: Questioning commissioner pay hikes

Charles O'Dell of HaysCAN finds it interesting that three commissioners who had declined pay increases now are receiving them.

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Commissioner candidate charged with deadly conduct

Hays County Commissioners Court candidate Nick Ramus is charged with deadly conduct after allegedly approaching the property of his neighbor and adversary, Carolyn Logan, with a loaded gun. Ramus said the episode is one more example of...

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Activist found guilty of violating sign ordinance during subdivision protest

A judge this afternoon found a Hays County activist guilty of violating the city of Dripping Springs' sign ordinance in a charge stemming from his protest of a residential subdivision.