Friday Jun 14
New Buda P.D. policy addresses Officer Involved Shootings
New chapters in the Buda Police Department Operations Manual will give specific direction for handling officer involved shootings , active shooter situations and firearms policies.
Friday Jun 14
Sheriff's deputies honor fallen comrade from a century ago
In a display of brotherhood across the decades, Hays County Sheriff's Office deputies wore mourning bands over their badges from June 7 to June 9, in honor of Deputy John S. Davis' in-the-line-of-duty death 100 years ago.
Friday Jun 14
Repeat family violence offender handed max sentence
Two charges of family violence assaults landed a San Marcos man in prison for 20 years after a Hays County jury found him guilty as a repeat offender.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Jury considers death penalty in 1975 murder case
A Hays County jury has started deliberations to decide if Willie Roy Jenkins will receive the death penalty in the 1975 murder of Sheryl Ann Norris in San Marcos.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Hispanic population growth continues to outpace growth of white population in Central Texas
Central Texas saw rapid growth of its Hispanic population between 2010 and 2012, continuing robust increases during the past decade, according to census estimates released Thursday.
Hays County schools receive $42M from federal stimulus
This week, the Hays Free Press brings you the second in a series on the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Hays County.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Psychic Who Said a Texas Couple Was Hiding a Mass Grave Now Owes Them $6.8 Million
It's our sad duty this morning to bring you the last installment in the Case of the Psychic Who Couldn't See Shit, a.k.a Presley "Rhonda" Gridley.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
Corridor cities take in close to $1M from federal stimulus
Buda's, Kyle's and San Marcos' city governments took in nearly $1 million in federal grants, thus far, from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Cold case heats up
For the first time in nearly 40 years, the Hays County District Attorney's Office is seeking the death penalty; the case is nearly 40 years old.
Sun Jun 02, 2013
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX 510 AM CDT SUN JUN 2 2013 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... CALDWELL COUNTY... NORTHEASTERN GUADALUPE COUNTY... SOUTHEASTERN HAYS COUNTY... * UNTIL 600 AM CDT.
Sat Jun 01, 2013
Achievements: This week's community achievements
Vianey Villalpando and Nikki Sanchez are among nine young women from Hays County high schools who will represent San Marcos American Legion Auxiliary Unit 144 at the 2013 session of Bluebonnet Girls State at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin June 16-22. Approximately 500 girls will attend the American Legion Auxiliary's government-in-action ... (more)
Thu May 30, 2013
Man charged with murder after beating victim dies
A man who allegedly beat a woman and left her near a dumpster is now charged with murder after his victim died of her injuries about a month after the incident.
Beaten woman found near roadside dumpster dies, suspect charged with murder
A woman who police say was found unconscious and lying next to a garbage dumpster in Kyle, has died as result of the injuries she sustained during an alleged aggravated robbery.
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Austin man charged with murder of San Marcos woman
Authorities have charged 22-year-old Jamie Beltran Granados with murder in the robbery and death of 32-year-old Mary Katherine Mayfield.
The Family Badge
Murder trial begins nearly 40 years after woman's death
"The decision to seek the death penalty is not something you take lightly. It weighs on you, everybody involved in the case," said First Asst.
Wed May 29, 2013
News Minute May 29th, 2013
Campaign Finance Reports are released for Joe Bacon and Chad Beninghoff. See how much each has spent on the Kyle City Council election.
Kyle council, ESD 5 talk sales tax sharing
On the heels of an overwhelmingly supported Sales and Use Tax election in Hays County Emergency Services District 8, Kyle council members and ESD 5 commissioners trucked along with discussions to put a similar proposition before voters this November.
Sat May 25, 2013
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Travis County may be subsidizing constable work for out-of-county towns
When Travis County constables from two precincts head out several mornings a week in their recognizable cruisers, they might not always be working for the local taxpayers who pay their salaries.
Fri May 24, 2013
Happy 50th Anniversary Manchaca Optimists
The Manchaca Optimist Club celebrated its 50th anniversary Friday evening at the sports complex on FM 1626 at Bliss Spillar Road in far southwest Travis County.
Thu May 23, 2013
News Minute May 23rd, 2013
In this News Minute, we take a look at two separate 18-wheeler rollovers in Hays County.