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Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Q&A: Veteran peace officers take on 10-term incumbent for Hays County Pct. 2 constable

ELECTION 2016 VIDEO | Hays County’s longest-serving elected official, Pct. 2 Constable James H. Kohler, couldn’t be more confident that he will win his eleventh consecutive general election this fall. First, he must beat longtime peace officers Steve Avalos and Jimmy Zuehlke in the Republican Party primary on March 1.

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Cobb to officiate over swearing-in ceremony

The Hays County Commissioners Court will hold a ceremonial swearing-in for newly elected and re-elected county officials at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 at the Hays County Courthouse Commissioners Courtroom.

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Election 2012 Video: Hays County Pct. 2 Constable (James Kohler vs. Ron Hall)

Hays County Pct. 2 Constable James Kohler, a Democrat, is a sort of throwback to somewhere else: A politician who doesn't even bother with the pretense of polish.

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."

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Commissioners cut budget, maintain tax rate

Hays County Commissioners backed off a plan to increase property taxes Tuesday, voting to maintain the property tax rate of 46.92 cents per $100 of taxable value. The commissioners made their deadline to set the budget and...

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Questions abound after judge selection

Questions took the stage after Hays County Commissioners appointed Anna Martinez Boling as county Court at Law No. 1 Judge, their second appointment in nine months to fill a key position in the county's legal system.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

GOP returns to countywide seats, Dems defend precinct positions

In a time of tension over home foreclosures, Hays County voters didn't take it out on Tax Assessor-Collector Luanne Caraway, who received the best percentage vote of any candidate named on every ballot in the county.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

County shoots down gun ban

By BILL PETERSON Editor at Large SAN MARCOS – A 3-2 vote is always a close vote, but the 3-2 vote Tuesday morning at the Hays County Commissioners Court was really close. From listening to commissioners before...