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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 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...

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

The List: Candidates for Hays County public offices 2014

Most Hays County incumbents will waltz unopposed next year, including three district judges, two county commissioners and four justices of the peace. County Judge Bert Cobb and County Clerk Liz Q. Gonzalez will face Democratic Party challengers...

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

San Marcos woman gets life for sixth DWI

A San Marcos woman has been sentenced to life in prison by a Hays County jury for her sixth conviction for driving while intoxicated.

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Judge nixes charge for local Mexican Mafia leader

Less than two weeks after the Hays County District Attorney agreed to drop a murder charge against accused local Mexican Mafia leader Nemesio Garcia Jr., a judge last week dismissed an organized crime charge against the San...

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Updated: San Marcos gets 16 years for shotgun slaying

A Hays County jury on Thursday sentenced a San Marcos teenager to 16 years in prison for killing his sister's ex-boyfriend with a 12-gauge shotgun in a front yard near the Holland Hills neighborhood.

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Mexican Mafia murder suspect remains in jail after judge nixes bond reduction

One of the four murder suspects in the killing of a Lockhart man, all of whom authorities say are linked to the Mexican Mafia, was denied a bond reduction during a hearing on Thursday.

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