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Friday, December 26th, 2014

Smith, Cary honored by statewide justice of the peace association

Two Hays County justices of the peace are among only a handful of their counterparts this year to receive the Texas Justice Court Judges Association’s highest level of recognition.

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

U.S. Marine back from Afghanistan found dead in Buda

A 25-year-old U.S. Marine who recently returned from a tour to Afghanistan was found dead inside a Buda home Wednesday morning, police say.

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Commissioners kill pay raises for elected officials

Hays County commissioners agreed this week that the time isn't right for elected county officials to take pay increases. By removing the two-percent increases, commissioners have freed money to increase pay for constables and justices of the...

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Drowning victim an 18-year-old from Buda

The Hays County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) has identified the drowning victim at Five Mile Dam Park Sunday afternoon as 18-year-old Jose De Jesus Renteria Contreras of Buda. The investigation of the drowning continues.

Monday, June 21st, 2010

18-year-old male drowns at Five Mile Dam Park

An 18-year-old male drowned Sunday at Five Mile Dam Park as he attempted to swim across the Blanco River. Local public safety officials are investigating.

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Updated: Man shot dead east of Buda

The Hays County Sheriff's Office said a man was shot dead east of Buda after he entered the property where his estranged wife lives early Sunday morning.

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Hays County hires public information officer

Hays County brought its first-ever public information officer on board this week, hiring Laureen Chernow from Spansion, Inc. Meanwhile, the commissioners court formally approved Scott Cary (above) as the new Justice of the Peace for Precinct 5...

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Cary gets unanimous nod for JP vacancy

A veteran Austin police officer is trading his badge for the precinct 5 justice court bench after being approved unanimously on Tuesday by the Hays County commissioners court.

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Cowan to review 2008 election

Hays County Elections Administrator Joyce Cowan will go before the commissioners court Tuesday with a review of the county's performance in the November 2008 election, when the county set a number for raw number of voters at...

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Commissioners to consider Buda JP appointment Tuesday

The Hays County commissioners court will consider appointing Austin Police Department veteran Scott Cary to the Buda area justice of the peace bench following his nomination last week by Pct. 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton.

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