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Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Sheriff announces ‘zero tolerance’ for parking violations near rivers

On the eve of Labor Day weekend, the Hays and Caldwell sheriff offices say they will rigorously enforce parking restrictions at popular staging points east of San Marcos. for tubers and other water-bound tourists.

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

If deal sticks, Granados to get 30 years for brutal San Marcos murder

Accused of savagely beating Mary Katherine “Katie” Mayfield in an attack last April that put her in a coma and then the grave, 23-year-old Jaime Beltran Granados appears likely to serve 30 years in prison after pleading...

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Investigators: Couple kept adopted son locked in darkened apartment for years

During the course of a burglary investigation in Dripping Springs, authorities learned the suspect in that case was himself an alleged victim of ongoing kidnapping just a few doors down from where he is believed to have...

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Deputies shoot victim’s dog during Dripping Springs assault investigation

A sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a dog early Sunday belonging to a resident later identified as the alleged victim in an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Updated: Suspect in Driftwood murder nabbed near Wimberley

Witnesses told authorities that Louis Antonio Ramos Jr., 27, “had been shot in the knee prior to altercation” that killed a Driftwood area man Wednesday evening, according to court records obtained by the San Marcos Mercury.

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

The List: Memorial Day 2014 in Hays County

Hays County communities will observe Memorial Day weekend with a number of ceremonies and events. A rundown of what’s planned across the county.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Austin man faces felony charges for alleged Hays County kidnapping

Hays County Sheriff’s investigators say Austin resident Aaron Hoes abducted, assaulted his ex-girlfriend, 23-year-old Lorri Chase of Dripping Springs

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Gutierrez recognized for contributions to Greater San Marcos Youth Council

Hays County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Dennis Gutierrez was recognized last week for his longtime support of the Greater San Marcos Youth Council. The nonprofit agency operates the county’s only youth shelter and offers resources like family counseling...

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Naked escapee plucked from woods hours after Kyle prison break

Kendrick Rishard Davis, 34, was found near the intersection of East Post Road and FM 150 at about 8 p.m. April 26, less than a mile from the minimum-security Kyle Correctional Facility where he was serving a...

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Embittered feud sends Driftwood restaurateur to jail twice in three days

Noted chef and entrepreneur Damian Mandola allegedly stole an $18 bottle of wine from his former business partner and later vandalized a vehicle belonging to the man’s employee | WITH VIDEO

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