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Monday, July 26th, 2010

Sheriff's golf tournament features winning teams and sponsors

Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff hosted the Hays County Sheriff's Office Scholarship Golf Tournament last month at the Quicksand at Woodcreek Golf Club in Wimberley.

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Officer training academy board member retires

Colonel Prentice A. Lindsay is retiring after 14 years on the Hays County Sheriff's Office Academy Board. Lindsay, who spent several of those years as chairman, was honored in a ceremony by Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff....

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Hays County National Night Out ranks high

Hays County was the 11th most active county in the country when it came to conducting National Night Out events, according to rankings recently produced by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Commissioners proclaim 'Red Ribbon' week

The Hays County Commissioners Court last week declared the week of Oct. 17-23 as Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon week is a celebration of the life of Enrique "Kiki" Camarena Salazar, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) operative...

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Hays County welcomes returning deputy

Hays County Deputy Luke Lysek is returning to his job with the Hays County Sheriff’s Office after a recent deployment to Iraq.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Hays County Sheriff’s Office hires hypnotist

Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff has hired forensic hypnotist Kevin Ficke as his office's Criminal Investigation Division Lieutenant. Experts say hypnotism can help witnesses remember more, but not necessarily more accurately.

Friday, May 1st, 2009

County cops given citation options

Starting Friday, Hays County deputies are allowed to issue field citations instead of booking people into jail on charges such as marijuana possession and various Class B misdemeanors.