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Monday, August 1st, 2016

Body of missing Buda woman, 26, found in Kyle, sheriff says

Brittany Parker’s body was found in the same cornfield in Kyle where her Toyota Camry was discovered abandoned on July 15, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said.

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

San Marcos woman charged with prostitution at massage parlor

A joint city-county task force arrested a 59-year-old San Marcos area woman for prostitution following an undercover investigation at Chi Massage, 1904 Old Ranch Road 12, just outside the city limits.

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Man shot during alleged home invasion in Dripping Springs faces felony burglary charge

A 25-year-old man shot by a homeowner during a home invasion Monday evening faces a felony burglary charge when he is released from the hospital.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Hays County deputy struck by vehicle while working traffic in Dripping Springs

UPDATED 6:30 p.m. AUG. 26 | A Hays County sheriff’s deputy is on light work duty as he recovers from injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle while working a traffic accident on U.S. 290...

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Two men arrested after 19 shops burglarized on Wimberley square

Sheriff’s deputies have charged two young Wimberley area men with burglary after an alleged crime spree that hit 19 shops around the village’s downtown square overnight Dec. 9.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Deputies shoot victim’s dog during Dripping Springs assault investigation

A sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a dog early Sunday belonging to a resident later identified as the alleged victim in an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Updated: Suspect in Driftwood murder nabbed near Wimberley

Witnesses told authorities that Louis Antonio Ramos Jr., 27, “had been shot in the knee prior to altercation” that killed a Driftwood area man Wednesday evening, according to court records obtained by the San Marcos Mercury.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Child killer gets life

Richard Perez, Jr., a 22-year-old San Marcos man, was sentenced to life in prison after a Hays County jury found him guilty in the death of his girlfriend's six-month-old son.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Perez gets life for killing girlfriend’s baby boy

A San Marcos man will serve life in prison without the possibility of parole after being convicted this week of killing his girlfriend's infant boy.