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News in Hays County, Texas

Defending the First Amendment since 1911 | The independent student newspaper of Texas State University
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:51:32 -0700

Overcrowding at the Hays County Jail has led to the outsourcing of around 20 inmates to Guadalupe County Jail as a temporary solution.

Bat at Texas school tests positive for rabies
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:07:47 -0700

WIMBERLY, Texas (AP) — Hays County and state officials say a bat found at a junior high school has tested positive for rabies. The Austin American-Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1wp7wU4 ) the animal was found at Danforth Junior High School in Wimberley on Friday afternoon. Department of State and Health Services officials tested the bat after it was captured and announced the results Tuesday ...

5-County Pursuit From South Texas Ends In Hays County
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:28:46 -0700

Texas Department of Public Safety and Border Patrol are involved in 5 county pursuit ending in Hays County. DPS says the pursuit started around 3 a.m. in Frio County after a tractor trailer failed to stop at US Border Patrol checkpoint. Trooper Robbie Barerra says the truck attempted to run troopers off the road. ...

Bat at Wimberley school tests positive for rabies
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:22:39 -0700

Hays County and state officials say a bat found at a junior high school has tested positive for rabies. The Austin American-Statesman reports the animal was found at Danforth Junior High School in Wimberley on Friday afternoon. Department of State and Health Services officials tested the bat after it was captured and announced the results Tuesday. County and state officials have asked parents to ...

3 arrested in Wimberley drug raid
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:07:29 -0700

Three people were arrested in connection with a raid on a home in Wimberley in which methamphetamine, a semi-automatic rifle and other weapons were seized. Hays County narcotics investigators, along with Hays County SWAT, raided the home in the 900 block of Rolling Hills Drive on Aug. 28. Officers seized several grams of methamphetamine, a stolen AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, numerous other ...

Former Scottish royal on the run in Texas
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:20:49 -0700

Former Scottish aristocrat Amanda Reyna has turned to a life of crime, from Hollywood to Austin. She is now wanted by the Travis County Sheriff's Office for various charges.

San Marcos Merchants Compete For Student Dollars
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:44:04 -0700

Wrap your head around this number: $200 million.  That's the amount students at Texas State University spend each year in Hays County.  And that doesn't include the staff and faculty at Texas State who earn another $200 million working at the school. ...

Police militarization comes to Texas
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:53:17 -0700

In the wake of terrorist attacks and thanks to a blank check from the Department of Homeland Security, armored vehicles are the new norm and are on the rise in Texas.

West Texas Sheriff prepped for ISIS fight
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:53:03 -0700

Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter offered candid remarks to CNN on Friday regarding the militant group ISIS, stating his office is prepared for terrorist cells attempting to cross the border into Texas.

9 People Found In Back Of Semi After 150 Mile Chase
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:58:59 -0700

The driver of an 18-wheeler faces the possibility of state and federal charges after a multi-county chase Thursday morning. The chase lasted 150 miles starting at a border patrol checkpoint in Freer, Texas. Freer is about 60 miles northeast of Laredo. The chase went through San Antonio and ended in Hays County. ...