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Monday, May 15th, 2017

Five years or 50? Jury deliberates Tarr’s punishment

A jury retired behind closed doors late this morning to decide the punishment for Buda area real estate broker Jason Tarr, a lifelong Hays County resident convicted last week of murder and intoxication manslaughter in a fatal 2014 car wreck.

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.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Hays County Democrats energized by surge in turnout

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders Sanders won nearly 52 percent of 14,113 votes cast in the Hays County Democratic Party primary to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 47 percent.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Election 2016 Results: Hays County Republican, Democratic primaries

Election results will be posted here as they are released by the Hays County Elections Office for the 2016 Republican and Democratic party primaries.

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Q&A: Five candidates seek to preside over vacant Hays County JP 1-2 court

ELECTION 2016 VIDEO | Five candidates — three Democrats and two Republicans — hope to fill the unexpired term of Pct. 1, Place 2 Justice of the Peace Margie H. Hernandez, who died of cancer...

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Election 2010: Hays County results

Election results will be posted here as they become available from the Hays County Elections Office.

Monday, October 25th, 2010

428th district judge candidates discuss legal process

The 428th District Court is the only State of Texas court that exclusively addresses Hays County cases. The candidates to run that court in the Nov. 2 election, incumbent Republican Bill Henry and Democratic challenger Scot Courtney,...

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

District judge candidates get testy at police forum

Republican incumbent Bill Henry and Democratic challenger Scot Courtney went at it last month over how to best run the 428th district court during a candidate forum sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police and the Hays...

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Paper Trail: Hays County campaign finance disclosures

Candidates for state and county elective offices disclosed their campaign contributions and expenditures for the first half of the year in a filing due last week.

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