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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Letter: Mau sticks foot in mouth with ‘single mom’ remark

Dripping Springs resident Gary Conner writes to rap candidate Wes Mau’s knuckles for asking his opponent how she would balance being a single mom with the demands of being the Hays County District Attorney

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Video: Wes Mau, Lynn Peach tangle at League of Women Voters’ debate

In next month’s Republican Party primary, Texas Assistant Attorney General Wes Mau, a former Hays County chief deputy district attorney, faces defense attorney Lynn Peach, herself a former prosecutor in Taylor County and, briefly, in Hays County.

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Hays County candidates get ready to rumble as early voting nears

The San Marcos Area League of Women Voters this evening will host contenders and pretenders in next month’s party primaries including Republicans running for Texas Senate, Hays County District Attorney and a Hays County Justice of the...

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Abbott brings bid for governor back to Hays County

Making his second public appearance in Hays County in four months, Attorney General Greg Abbott will rally supporters and raise campaign cash at a reception on Tuesday at a backer’s ranch near Wimberley.

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, August 29th, 2013

Q&A: Being DA is ‘not a cakewalk,’ Tibbe says [PRO]

Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe says she will not seek four more years in 2014, preparing instead for the next stage of her career while serving out the last 16 months of her term.

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Attorney general drops abuse charges against Velte, wife

A visiting judge on Monday dismissed sexual and physical abuse charges against former district attorney candidate Paul C. Velte IV after the accuser, his 16-year-old stepdaughter, said she didn’t want to testify in court.

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Shipman controversy based on ‘groundless accusations’

Special prosecutor MARK D. KIMBALL writes, "In my independent professional opinion, there was absolutely no misconduct on the part of either Mr. Johnson or Investigator Taylor, or on the part of any member of their respective organizations....

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

DA’s office cleared in Shipman case

A state district court has found the Hays County District Attorney's office free of impropriety in the case involving Shawn Nathan Shipman after a Writ of Habeas Corpus was denied in July and Shipman subsequently entered a...

Friday, June 12th, 2009

New filing in Shipman case

Attorneys for Shawn Shipman presented an application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus on June 9, in the hope of sparing him a new trial on narcotics charges.

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