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Monday, May 15th, 2017

Five years or 50? Jury deliberates Tarr’s punishment

A jury retired behind closed doors late this morning to decide the punishment for Buda area real estate broker Jason Tarr, a lifelong Hays County resident convicted last week of murder and intoxication manslaughter in a fatal 2014 car wreck.

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Testimony wraps up in Tarr murder, intoxication manslaughter trial

Jason Tarr’s defense attorneys rested their case on Tuesday, seven days into the prominent real estate broker’s trial on murder and intoxication manslaughter charges.

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Video: Opening statements in Tarr murder, drunken driving trial

A Hays County jury heard opening arguments Tuesday afternoon at the onset of Buda real estate broker Jason Tarr’s trial on murder and intoxication manslaughter charges.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Texas State student sentenced to 40 years in fatal wrong-way wreck in Kyle

A Texas State University student who drunkenly caused a head-on interstate collision that killed four people last year in Kyle has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Feds move to seize more than $20,000 from two Texas State students

The federal government moved Tuesday to seize more than $20,000 in cash from two Texas State students, claiming that the two were involved in interstate marijuana trafficking.

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

‘Every day is so hard,’ says victim in deadly San Marcos wreck

WITH VIDEO | Kristian Guerrero, the Brazos Valley woman who lost her husband and unborn son this month in a fatal San Marcos car wreck, hopes that talking about her ordeal will help convince people not to...

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Driver faces new manslaughter charge after unborn baby dies from Texas 21 wreck injuries

A Texas State University student facing felony intoxication manslaughter and assault charges told San Marcos police that she had been drinking alcohol while floating the river on Tuesday prior to a wreck that killed a Bryan man...

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...

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...

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Hays County jury acquits Kyle teen who struck, killed jogger

Following five hours of deliberations on Thursday, a Hays County jury acquitted 19-year-old Nathanael Eddleman of felony failure to stop and render aid after he fatally struck a nighttime jogger in Kyle more than two years ago.

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