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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Jurors watch white supremacist murder suspect confess to killing

A Hays County jury on Monday watched the confession of a Buda murder suspect who has claimed that he accidentally shot his longtime friend in the head during a time of heightened paranoia.

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Cutler cuts 3 from government center security

Sheriff Gary Cutler has decided not to fill three open positions on the Hays County Government Center security detail, which residents have complained is too large and heavy-handed in searching people who enter the new courts building...

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Austin cop arrested in Hays County for assaulting wife

Hays County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged an off-duty Austin cop this weekend for allegedly assaulting his wife then trying to keep her from calling 911.

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Sheriff’s Office: Hays freshman planned to bomb school

A Hays High School student was arrested and accused of making death threats and planning to detonate explosives at the school.

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Sheriff denies constable’s perjury allegation

James Kohler, a longtime Kyle-area constable, says Cutler, a first-term sheriff, falsified information he gave to the commissioners court in December. Cutler has called the allegation "politically motivated."

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Sheriff’s Office to host town hall meetings

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office has slated meetings to inform residents about law enforcement operations and effective crime prevention measures. Additionally, Sheriff Gary Cutler will deliver a “State of the Sheriff’s Office” address.

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Alleged ‘road rage’ incident involving SMPD officer sparks investigations

An alleged "road rage" incident on Wednesday resulted in a City of San Marcos police officer being placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Mom says she shot son in struggle over meds

Late Friday night, a 47-year-old mother aimed a handgun at her 19-year-old son and demanded he leave her Kyle home. During the struggle that followed, authorities say the gun fired, delivering a fatal shot to her son’s...

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Lightning fire destroys Dripping Springs home

A lightning strike Tuesday morning burned a Dripping Springs residence to the ground, according to the Hays County Sheriff's Office.

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Internal memo describes ‘squalor’ at Hays County jail

Days after Sheriff Gary Cutler took office last November, his chief deputy said he found the jail in a "state of squalor" so bad that inmates in once cell block had taken to wearing bandannas over their...

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