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Friday, August 19th, 2011

Hays allocates money to get unified dispatch center started

The Hays County Commissioners Court on Wednesday agreed to take $100,000 from the county's savings for use in funding pre-design work for a countywide, unified law enforcement and emergency services dispatch center.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Dripping Springs area fires deemed ‘suspicious’

Hays County Fire Marshal Mark Chambers said today that the cause of some 11 fires reported in the Dripping Springs area since Friday remains “undetermined but suspicious.”

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Dripping Springs fires may have been set intentionally

Fire Marshal Mark Chambers and the Hays County Sheriff's Office are jointly investigating a spate of fires in the Dripping Springs area that started on Friday and continued through today.

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Seguin resident receives manslaughter charge for Friday wreck

San Marcos police say Seguin resident Luis R. Besa is to blame for a four-vehicle wreck that killed Maxwell resident Alejandro Perez on Friday and left Lockhart resident Alfredo Aquino hospitalized with serious injuries. Police jailed Besa,...

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Updated: Missing Wimberley boy found in Madisonville

The Hays County Sheriff's Office is looking for 13-year-old Dakota Shane Thompson, who authorities say was abducted yesterday by a family friend he was living with in Wimberley.

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...

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Family of missing woman awaits skull’s identification

Six years and four months have passed since Kyle resident Laurie Pineda was last seen alive, swept away by a surging Blanco River at the low-water crossing on Post Road in north San Marcos.

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Inmate attempts suicide in Hays jail

A 25-year-old inmate sustained a severe self-inflicted injury while incarcerated in Hays County jail on Saturday, authorities say.

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Trail riders to arrive Monday

The GRA-Trails trail riders will make their annual stop in San Marcos on Jan. 31 as they head to San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. The riders are expected to arrive downtown at around 11 a.m. or...

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Two prisoners escape from Hays County jail, recaptured hours later

Two prisoners broke free from the Hays County Jail early this morning and after an ensuing manhunt were recaptured within hours, authorities say.

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