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Monday, September 13th, 2010

Cops say ‘Mexican Mafia’ involved in Hays County murder

Law enforcers investigating last month's murder of a Lockhart man in Hays County said they have discovered ties in the case to an area gang known as the Mexican Mafia. Authorities also have arrested the fourth suspect in the case.

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, September 9th, 2010

Authorities charge three with murder, seek a fourth

Authorities have arrested three suspects -- and are looking for a fourth -- in the murder of Walter Capello, 35, of Lockhart whose body was found in the bed of a pickup truck during a traffic stop...

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Police seek fourth suspect in death of Lockhart man

Hays County authorities have charged three men in the death of a Lockhart man whose body was found in a car during a traffic stop last week in New Braunfels. An arrest warrant has been issued for...

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

HCSO investigates murder

New Braunfels police pulled over a vehicle with a dead body in it Wednesday night, and detectives believe the murder occurred in Hays County. The Hays County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) is working the case, and two suspects...

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...

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Commissioners consider $31M in county jail repair

Hays County commissioners paid $2 million for emergency repairs for the air conditioner at the Hays County Jail this week, and now are looking at more than $30 million in improvements to the jail.

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

HCSO graduates new academy class

The Hays County Sheriff's Office held a graduation ceremony on Aug. 24 for its most recent class of attendees at its Basic Corrections Officer Academy.

Friday, August 20th, 2010

County arrests two in Cabela's credit card fraud

Hays County deputies have arrested a man and woman from Pflugerville after they allegedly used other people's credit cards to make purchases at Cabela's in Buda. Both are being held at Hays County Jail.

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Crime stoppers helps HCSO in cemetery vandalism case

Hays County Crime Stoppers is helping the Hays County Sheriff's Office find leads in the case of 33 headstones being overturned at the Kyle Cemetery. Vandals went on a spree that covered most of the cemetery's south...

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