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Beth Smith

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Police investigating death in Kyle’s Steeplechase Park

KYLE — Kyle police are investigating the death of a man in Steeplechase Park, but do not suspect foul play.

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Kyle police arrest wrong-way driver on manslaughter charges

KYLE — Police have arrested Wilson Rene Molinares, a 22-year-old Texas State University undergraduate who allegedly caused a wreck last month that killed a 16-month-old boy and three other people. He is in custody at the Hays...

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, March 1st, 2014

Candidates brace for final showdown in Tuesday’s primaries

Republican turnout in Hays County quadrupled during early voting compared to 2010. Democrats saw a spike in participation, too

Monday, February 24th, 2014

GOP primary turnout on course to nearly quadruple over 2010

Driven by free-for-alls in most statewide races and several heated regional and county contests, voters are beating a path to early voting locations compared to years past.

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

County dedicates courtroom to James Holt

In a ceremony Tuesday night (6:30 p.m.), the Hays County commissioners will dedicate the Justice of the Peace Courtroom in the new Precinct 2 office building in honor of former Justice of the Peace James A. Holt,...

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Law enforcement declares warrant round-up a success

Hays County law enforcemement officials declared their warrant round-up a success last week, saying nearly 300 tickets were either paid up before the June 27 deadline or after offenders were brought before a judge.

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

JP Smith swears in daughter as Mountain City mayor

Tiny Mountain City between Kyle and Buda doesn't really have mountains but it does have the mother-daughter Smith political dynasty.

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Video: Buda man surrenders 41 fighting roosters, chickens

A Buda man has voluntarily surrendered 41 chickens and roosters seized from his home on Earl Street south of downtown.

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Classic car fundraiser planned to fight domestic violence

Friends of the Family Justice Center will host a fundraiser on Sept. 24 from 6-9 p.m. at Dick's Classic Garage in San Marcos.

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