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Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Hays County jury seems stuck so far on key question in murder sentencing

UPDATED 8:41 a.m. OCT. 28 | Seven days into Louis Antonio Ramos Jr.’s murder trial, a Hays County jury was unable on Tuesday to agree on a prison sentence for the Driftwood man who witnesses on Tuesday described as good person consumed by drugs.

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Jury convicts man of killing landlord during Driftwood tirade

Louis Antonio Ramos Jr. faces up to to life in prison after his being convicted on Monday of one count of murder, a first-degree felony, and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree...

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Repairs, repaving on Ranch Road 12, FM 967 starts Monday

Crews on Monday will begin repairs and repaving of more than 20 miles of Ranch Road 12 and FM 967, both major thoroughfares in western Hays County.

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Five from Hays appointed to LCRA committee

STAFF REPORT The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) has appointed five Hays Countians to its Central Basin Regional Council for terms beginning Jan. 1. The Central Basin includes Blanco, Burnet, Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties. The new...

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Four teens face felony burglary, organized crime charges

Four young people were recently arrested in San Marcos and charged with firearm theft, burglary, and organized crime.

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Brush fire threatens Driftwood area homes

A brush fire threatened homes in Driftwood on Thursday evening and consumed between between 10 and 20 acres, officials said.

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Hays County’s Kidd honored by Texas Historical Commission

Hays County Historical Commission (HCHC) member Richard Kidd of Driftwood has for the past several years been responsible for building an impressive body of work that furthers the cause of historic preservation in Hays County and throughout...

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...

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Cutler looks to take sheriff's office this month

Gary Cutler, who won election as Hays County sheriff Tuesday, said Wednesday that he wants to take office this month. County officials elected in November usually take office in January, but state law addressing unexpired terms could...

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Cops say ‘Mexican Mafia’ involved in Hays County murder

Law enforcers investigating last month's murder of a Lockhart man in Hays County said they have discovered ties in the case to an area gang known as the Mexican Mafia. Authorities also have arrested the fourth suspect...

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