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Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

County sets holiday lighting ceremony for next week

The Hays County Commissioners Court will sponsor fun for the kids and all other ages when the holiday lights at the historic Hays County Courthouse and grounds are turned on at 6 p.m. on Dec. 1.

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Still no responses in Ficke suit against Ratliff, Tibbe

A former Hays County investigator alleging he was forced to resign due to a "political battle" between Sheriff Tommy Ratliff and District Attorney Sherri Tibbe seeks a broad range of damages. Tibbe and Ratliff haven't yet responded...

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,...

Monday, October 25th, 2010

428th district judge candidates discuss legal process

The 428th District Court is the only State of Texas court that exclusively addresses Hays County cases. The candidates to run that court in the Nov. 2 election, incumbent Republican Bill Henry and Democratic challenger Scot Courtney,...

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Club 21, built in 1893, burns to the ground

The historic dancehall Club 21 burned to the ground early Sunday morning, after the managers of the facility had closed down for the night. Sheriff's Office investigators found a vehicle in the kitchen area, with another vehicle...

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Buda police department assumes duties

The brand new Buda Police Department assumed law enforcement duties in the city Wednesday. The police department will cost the city about $700,000 annually, about the fee it paid previously for a dedicated patrol from the Hays...

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.

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Court at law candidates discuss justice system

If you don't feel like you know enough about the Hays County justice system, have we got an interview for you. Buckle up for the long, winding ride as the two candidates for Hays County Court at...

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

Fourth suspect arrested in Mexican Mafia slaying

The Hays County Sheriff's office has arrested the fourth suspect in the murder last month of a Lockhart man whose body was found in the bed of a pickup truck traveling south through New Braunfels.

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