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Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Internal memo describes ‘squalor’ at Hays County jail

Days after Sheriff Gary Cutler took office last November, his chief deputy said he found the jail in a "state of squalor" so bad that inmates in once cell block had taken to wearing bandannas over their mouths to ward off an infestation of tiny flies.

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.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Sheriff, Hays County sued by former jail employee

Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler has been sued by a former employee who claims he was demoted and pressured to resign in retaliation for political associations and free speech.

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Establishment turns out strong for Nichol’s council bid

A slew of political heavy hitters, including the district attorney and sheriff, turned out on Thursday to help Terry Nichols launch his bid for Place 3 on the San Marcos City Council.

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Ratliff says he’ll run for sheriff as Republican

Eight months after being ousted from office, former Sheriff Tommy Ratliff says he will run for the position again, this time as a Republican.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Inspectors give Hays County jail perfect score

Less than two years after state inspectors threatened to close the Hays County jail for health and safety violations, the facility not only passed an inspection on Monday, it did so with no demerits, the sheriff's office...

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Ranchers host wounded soldiers for ‘Hunt for Heroes’

Eight wounded soldiers from the Brooke Army Hospital base enjoyed a weekend hunting trip at Dick Scott's and Dodie Juarez's ranch in western Hays County as part of the Hunt for Heroes program.

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Sheriff implements early release program

New Sheriff Gary Cutler has instituted an early-release program for inmates who behave themselves, a move that has already allowed Hays County to stop housing inmates at considerable expense in neighboring Guadalupe County.

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Still no responses in Ficke suit against Ratliff, Tibbe

A former Hays County investigator alleging he was forced to resign due to a "political battle" between Sheriff Tommy Ratliff and District Attorney Sherri Tibbe seeks a broad range of damages. Tibbe and Ratliff haven't yet responded...

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Cutler looks to take sheriff's office this month

Gary Cutler, who won election as Hays County sheriff Tuesday, said Wednesday that he wants to take office this month. County officials elected in November usually take office in January, but state law addressing unexpired terms could...

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