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Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Election 2016 Results: Hays County Republican, Democratic primaries

Election results will be posted here as they are released by the Hays County Elections Office for the 2016 Republican and Democratic party primaries.

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Competitive races drawing relative crowds to Hays County polls

More than 2,700 people cast ballots this week during the first three days of early primary voting in Hays County. Turnout has been strong so far for both major political parties, but local Democrats, in particular, are...

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Video: Cutler, Ratliff rumble face-to-face during Hays County sheriff’s debate

Meeting opponent Tommy Ratliff face-to-face on the eve of early voting, Sheriff Gary Cutler said at the outset that he intended to keep discussion focused on policy issues facing Hays County’s largest law enforcement agency. Said Cutler,...

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Q&A: Cutler, Ratliff field questions in their third face-off for Hays County sheriff

ELECTION 2016 VIDEO | Former Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff (R-Kyle) — running to regain the office he lost in 2010 — had the stage to himself at the Hays County League of Women Voters’...

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Ratliff calls press conference to unveil ‘criminal allegations’ against Cutler

Setting the stage for a third bruising campaign between two rival lawmen, former Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff said this morning that he will detail “criminal allegations” involving current Sheriff Gary Cutler at a press conference tomorrow...

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Rick Perry to address resurgent Hays County GOP

As legislators slog through the second month of their biennial session, Gov. Rick Perry will headline the Hays County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln/Reagan Dinner next week.

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...

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Internal memo describes ‘squalor’ at Hays County jail

Days after Sheriff Gary Cutler took office last November, his chief deputy said he found the jail in a "state of squalor" so bad that inmates in once cell block had taken to wearing bandannas over their...

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Sheriff, Hays County sued by former jail employee

Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler has been sued by a former employee who claims he was demoted and pressured to resign in retaliation for political associations and free speech.

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Ratliff says he’ll run for sheriff as Republican

Eight months after being ousted from office, former Sheriff Tommy Ratliff says he will run for the position again, this time as a Republican.

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