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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Cutler cruises past Ratliff in sheriff's race

Republican Gary Cutler won election as Hays County sheriff by a romp over Democrat Tommy Ratliff, who was attempting to win the remainder of the term left unexpired when Allen Bridges died in December 2008. Since then, the Hays County jail has emerged as a major law enforcement issue.

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Election 2010: Hays County results

Election results will be posted here as they become available from the Hays County Elections Office.

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Ratliff, Cutler, go into sheriff’s office issues

Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff, a Democrat, was appointed to the office in December 2008 and now faces a challenge from Republican Gary Cutler. San Marcos Local News asked identical questions of the candidates in this interview.

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Sheriff’s race turns ugly with domestic violence claim [PRO]

The race for Hays County’s top law enforcement office took a public turn for the ugly this week when an audience member at a candidate forum accused Sheriff Tommy Ratliff of breaking his ex-wife’s collar bone during...

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Election 2010 Video: Hays County Sheriff debate (Tommy Ratliff vs. Gary Cutler)

Sheriff Tommy Ratliff, a Democrat, tussled with Republican nominee Gary Cutler of Driftwood over the condition of the jail, department staffing and incarceration alternatives. In one of the most explosive exchanges of the League of Women Voters...

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Letters to the editor: On the sheriff and the jail

We have three letters to the editor concerning the state of the Hays County Jail and a very closely related matter, the November election for Hays County sheriff. The letter writers are E.W. Kinney of Dripping Springs,...

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Judge candidates promise race will stick to issues

Hays County judge candidates Jeff Barton and Bert Cobb said their race to the county's top elected office will stick to the issues and stay away from personal slights. Barton and Cobb were among the candidates who...

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Paper Trail: Hays County campaign finance disclosures

Candidates for state and county elective offices disclosed their campaign contributions and expenditures for the first half of the year in a filing due last week.

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Buda receiving free service from HCSO

After opting out of an agreement for a dedicated patrol from the Hays County Sheriff's Office as of April, Buda still is receiving dedicated police service until the city can launch its own police force. The city...

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Ratliff beats Huddleston for Democrat sheriff bid

Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff kept his losses low in Buda and was marginally favored across the county, winning the Democratic nomination to fill the rest of the term left unexpired when the late Sheriff Allen Bridges...

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