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Charles Soechting


Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

San Marcos CISD trustees reproach Mayhew for role in cheerleader ‘drama’

San Marcos CISD board members delivered a mild rebuke to fellow trustee Paul Mayhew on Monday following a weeks-long investigation into allegations that he pulled rank to keep his daughter on the high school varsity cheer team.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Judge’s ruling clears ex-cop of domestic violence rap [PRO]

Hays County Court-at-Law Judge Linda Rodriguez says she will throw out an agreement struck in December 2010 between former San Marcos police Sgt. Dan Misiaszek and visiting prosecutors that allowed the retired officer to avoid trial on...

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Lazy Oaks Ranch gets preliminary okay from city council

MERCURY PRO | A measure that lays the groundwork for a 1,750-home subdivision on the former Storey-Robinson Ranch breezed through San Marcos City Council on Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Accused ex-cop’s lawyer: Evidence ‘will tell a different story’ [PRO]

Lawyers representing a San Marcos cop couple facing criminal charges born during an alleged fit of 'road rage' are saying little publicly so far about accusations against their clients.

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Legendary local ranch sells to McAllen beer distributor

The former Fulton Ranch – one of Hays County’s legendary spreads – has been sold by the estate of John O’Quinn, the brilliant and troubled Houston attorney who found respite along the banks of the Blanco River.

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Still no responses in Ficke suit against Ratliff, Tibbe

A former Hays County investigator alleging he was forced to resign due to a "political battle" between Sheriff Tommy Ratliff and District Attorney Sherri Tibbe seeks a broad range of damages. Tibbe and Ratliff haven't yet responded...

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

‘Juries must be able to trust the system,’ DA Tibbe says

In her first response to former sheriff's office criminal investigations division head Kevin Ficke, District Attorney Sherri Tibbe denied a political feud with Sheriff Tommy Ratliff, a key contention of Ficke's breach of contract lawsuit against Tibbe...

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Updated: Sheriff’s former chief investigator plans to sue Hays County [PRO]

Lt. Kevin Ficke abruptly quit his job this summer after District Attorney Sherri Tibbe said his felony charge 16 years ago of tampering with evidence discredited him as a witness for the state.

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

San Marcos council moves to privatize management of municipal airport

Amid fireworks among city airport commissioners, the San Marcos City Council directed the city staff this week to negotiate a contract with Texas Aviation to manage the San Marcos Municipal Airport.

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Residents roused by range candidate

About 1,400 acres of land adjacent to the San Marcos Baptist Academy is among the 15 parcels being assessed by Hays County for suitability as a publicly-owned endangered bird habitat and shooting range, according to three insiders.

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