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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Sheriff’s office asks for entry codes

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office is asking all neighborhoods, residences, ranches, apartments and commercial properties with coded gate entries to provide and update private gate code information for its Emergency Communications Division.

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

Deputy: Wimberley suspect went on crime spree culminating in standoff

The Hays County Sheriff's Office has identified the Wimberley shooting suspect arrested yesterday following a standoff with SWAT. He is 19-year-old Caleb Crow.

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Updated: Wimberley standoff ends in teen’s arrest

Hays County/San Marcos SWAT used tear gas to force a 19-year-old shooting suspect to surrender this afternoon, ending a four-hour standoff in a neighborhood near Wimberley High School.

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Man arrested for Dripping Springs fire

The Hays County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday that it has arrested a man in connection with a fire in Dripping Springs two weeks ago.

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Hays County hosting courthouse tree lighting

The Hays County Courthouse, 111 East San Antonio St., will host a tree lighting ceremony on November 28 starting at 6 p.m. The historic courthouse grounds will feature decorations and a trail of lights.

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Drippings Springs teen seriously injured in school assault

Hays County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 17-year-old boy late this afternoon for an assault that severely injured a fellow student in a Dripping Springs High School bathroom on Tuesday.

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Kyle man strangled wife, shoved tampon down her throat, detective says

An eastern Hays County man charged this week with strangling his wife to death with his bare hands admitted in an interview with Hays County Sheriff's Office investigators that he killed her, an officer said in a...

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Accused ex-cop’s lawyer: Evidence ‘will tell a different story’ [PRO]

Lawyers representing a San Marcos cop couple facing criminal charges born during an alleged fit of 'road rage' are saying little publicly so far about accusations against their clients.

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Fugitive accused of brutal rape brought back to Hays County

A Florida man who authorities say kidnapped an Austin woman, then raped and stabbed her before leaving her for dead has been extradited back to Hays County, court records show.

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Uncovered documents cast doubt on Ratliff’s assault denial

Internal Texas Department of Public Safety documents obtained this week by the Mercury, suggest that officials who investigated Tommy Ratliff's former wife's allegation of abuse in 1988 seemed to have found the claim credible and transfered him...

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