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Monday, December 27th, 2010

DRC report claims cost savings for Hays County

Officials for the Hays County Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) said in an annual report that they saved the county more than $105,000 for the year ending in September. The DRC said it covered its costs to the county, which came to about $65,000.

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Child molester gets 18 life sentences

207th State District Judge Jack Robison on Monday sentenced a convicted child molester to 18 life sentences, most of which will be stacked one after another instead of running concurrently.

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Pedophile could get life in prison

Austin resident Jimmy Duran Lopez pled guilty to 18 counts of child sexual abuse last week and is expected to be sentenced to at least 25 years to life in prison for each count on Sept. 13,...

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

San Marcos robber sentenced to 55 years

An Austin man was sentenced to 55 years in prison for an aggravated robbery against an 83-year-old convenience store clerk, the Hays County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Accused teacher’s arraignment scheduled this month

The arraignment of a San Marcos high school teacher accused of having sex with his 18-year-old student on school grounds is set to be heard on June 22, according to court records.

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

SANE nurses get forensic equipment

Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) recently received forensic camera equipment, presented to CTMC's Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) on Dec. 17 at the Hays Caldwell Women's Center.

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

DA brings drug charges against residents in home invasions

Two residents of 926 Chestnut Street, where two intruders were shot dead, now face misdemeanor drug charges, the Hays County District Attorney's office announced. The DA also announced charges against four other residents in recent San Marcos...

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

San Marcos man gets 30 years

James Christopher Miranda, 28, of San Marcos pleased guilty Monday to four felony counts -- two for cocaine possession and two more for family violence.

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Police still investigating Chestnut homicides

The Hays County District Attorney's office said this week that it will not comment as it decides whether to press charges in a botched burglary that ended in the shooting deaths of two people earlier this month.

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Shipman controversy based on ‘groundless accusations’

Special prosecutor MARK D. KIMBALL writes, "In my independent professional opinion, there was absolutely no misconduct on the part of either Mr. Johnson or Investigator Taylor, or on the part of any member of their respective organizations....

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