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Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Texas capitol arson suspect also torched Buda cop car, police say

A man suspected in the arson of a vehicle at the Texas state capitol earlier this month has also been identified as the main suspect in the arson of a Buda Police cruiser.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Bartee Haile: Texas Rangers’ closest call came at the capitol

At the end of a lengthy public probe into charges of corruption and criminal misdeeds, the question Lone Star legislators faced on Apr. 2, 1919 was whether to do away with the Texas Rangers altogether or give...

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Jurors watch white supremacist murder suspect confess to killing

A Hays County jury on Monday watched the confession of a Buda murder suspect who has claimed that he accidentally shot his longtime friend in the head during a time of heightened paranoia.

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Prosecution paints Hays murder suspect as militant extremist

A Buda murder suspect representing himself in court was portrayed by prosecutors on Friday as a racist Christian extremist with a history of hatred.

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

DNA advances break murder case after 35 years of false starts

After more than 34 years of trying to solve the 1975 murder of Sheryl Ann Norris in San Marcos, a national DNA database gave local law enforcement a glimmer of hope this April. By September, law enforcement...

Friday, October 29th, 2010

The Weekend: Halloween on the Wurst weekend

It's a weekend of bests and wursts as New Braunfels starts up Wurstfest and Chasca puts on a Rocky Horror Review. There's also ballet, music and Halloween fun for all. Is it fall, yet?

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

HCSO extradites suspect in Buda murder

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) completed its extradition of Mark David Simmons, 51, last week, bringing back the prime suspect in the April murder of a Buda man. Simmons was booked into the Hays County Jail...

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Threadgills file complaint, Ratliff to ask for Rangers

Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff said Tuesday morning that he will again ask the Texas Rangers to investigate the June 22 incident in which deputies have been accused of brutality during the arrest of an 80-year-old Woodcreek...

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Threadgills to complain about HCSO treatment

Robert Threadgill, the 80-year-old Woodcreek man arrested during an altercation on June 22, said he and his son will file a formal complaint against the Hays County Sheriff's Office.

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Two men hospitalized after they're arrested by HCSO

The Hays County Sheriff's Office said no inappropriate behavior by deputies was found in an investigation of a June 22 incident in Woodcreek, during which a father and son both were arrested and hospitalized.

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