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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 Sheriff Tommy Ratliff demoted him from leadership of the county's Buda patrol last summer.

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Hays County could lose CAMPO board seat

Hays County could lose a seat on the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), now that the regional planning board has agreed to include Bastrop and Caldwell Counties.

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Cobb readies to climb another hill

San Marcos surgeon Bert Cobb took the lion's share of the Republican primary vote against Kyle business owner Peggy Jones Tuesday to claim his nomination for Hays County judge. Surviving that Olympics, Cobb said he is preparing...

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...

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Sumter fires, Barton responds

Soon after Hays County Precinct Commissioner Jeff Barton filed to run against incumbent Hays County Judge Liz Sumter in the March Democratic primary, Sumter came out with guns blazing. And Barton fired back.

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Gonzalez to face Jones in GOP Commissioner primary

Kyle Mayor Miguel Gonzalez stirred up a contest Friday, announcing his run for Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner in the Republican primary next March against Hays CISD Trustee Mark Jones. Gonzalez joins a wide open race for...

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

The Democrats debate

Barack Obama has the look of every Democratic presidential winner starting from 1976, which means we don't really know what we're looking at.