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Leroy Opiela

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Ratliff to hold 'Scramble Fore Kids'

Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff is holding the annual "Scramble For Kids" golf tournament on July 10. Interested parties can secure sponsorships ranging from $150 to $2,500 to benefit local high schools and other charitable organizations.

Friday, May 21st, 2010

County pays $245K in inmate death settlement

Hays County recently agreed to pay $245,000 in a settlement for the widow and children of Torrey Smith, who died from sickle cell anemia while in custody at Hays County Jail in December 2008.

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Wimberley brush fire burns 500 acres

About 500 acres west of Wimberley burned in a brush fire Monday, apparently after a young boy played with a cigarette lighter.

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Sheriff charges two with forgery

The Hays County Sheriff's Office has charged two people in recent days with forgery stemming from an investigation that started with a fake $100 note passed at a fireworks stand.

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

DA will decide whether to file kidnapping charges

The Hays County district attorney will decide whether additional charges are in order, officials say, for 20-year-old Candra Michelle Kenny who took her in-law’s vehicle and two young children to Austin without the parents’ permission.

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Sheriff’s office investigating theft from Habitat for Humanity job site

Sheriff's Office investigators are trying to determine who broke into a Wimberley Habitat for Humanity home under construction and stole a variety of construction tools.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Commissioners court delays decision on sheriff

The county commissioners court delayed naming a new sheriff, saying they want more time to digest a candidate field that continues to grow amid an emotionally charged environment.

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Names still flying as county nears call on sheriff vacancy

As the names of a possible new Hays County sheriff fly through the ether, Buda Captain Bo Kidd received a major word on his behalf Monday. The commissioners court could decide on the late Allen Bridges' replacement...

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Hurricane moves football games up to tonight

The threat of high winds Friday night has led to the Hays and Lehman high school football games being pushed forward to this evening. San Marcos, as scheduled, will still play in Lampasas Friday night.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Sheriff’s office: Backhoe operator fled, but not for life

REVISED: 09/11/08, 12:25 p.m. The Hays County Sheriff\'s Office said its report concerning the arrest of commissioner candidate Nick Ramus last Friday said the backhoe operater he allegedly approached with a gun fled, but not fearing for...

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