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While Austin Medics Negotiate a Labor Contract, Hays County’s Fight to Unionize
For Hays County's nonprofit EMS team, becoming a union is no easy task
"...The front-line medics who provide emergency medical care to Hays County residents had hoped the board of directors at..."

May 12, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Fallout From DWI Crash Follows Hays County Commissioner
Walt Smith's got one more week to breathe easy
"...Beginning Oct. 16, if Hays County Commissioner Walt Smith wants to drive anywhere for..."

Oct. 10, 2022 News Post by Jordan Buckley

Hays County Sets Trial Date for Man Stuck in Jail for Five Years
Cyrus Gray's murder case was dropped; why not Devonte Amerson's?
"...Two weeks ago, the Hays County District Attorney’s office dismissed capital murder charges against..."

Aug. 3, 2023 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Hays County Deputy Shoots, Kills Patient in Kyle Emergency Room
County Judge questions police account
"...The Hays County Sheriff's Office is under the microscope after an..."

Dec. 23, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Hays County’s Overwhelmed Jail System in Dire Shape, Advocates Say
Some inmates are waiting years to see their day in court
"...The first time Hays County Jail officials rushed Melvin Nicholas to the hospital..."

Sept. 9, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Hot Buttons in Hays County
"...Hays County residents are faced with several issues that will..."

Oct. 15, 1999 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Hays County Hell
Elgin Bank Victory May Mean Colonia-like Development
"...Hays County Comissioner Jefferson Barton says that when Travis County..."

June 27, 1997 News Feature by Bob Elder

Hays County Water War
Private drilling threatens local water supplies
"...Rumblings from Hays County are reaching the state Capitol, reverberating over a..."

April 3, 2015 News Feature by Vicki Wolf

Public Notice: More Drama in Hays County
Plus APD at City Council, and what’s one man’s trash ...
"...over the expansion of SH 45 in Southwest Travis County took a bizarre turn last week, with Hays County..."

Sept. 23, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

George Floyd Attorney Joins Family of Hays County ER Patient Killed by Officer
“They say he was running away – he’s 300 pounds, shackled, with his pants falling down. He ain’t running nowhere.”
"...The family of Joshua Wright, the Hays County inmate shot and killed while shackled in an..."

Jan. 6, 2023 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Hays County Jail Officers Are the Most Violent in the State, Data Shows
They record more incidents per 1,000 inmates than any Texas jail
"...hearing reports of violence and inhumane treatment at the Hays County Jail for years. Now, the Houston Chronicle has..."

Sept. 1, 2023 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Hays County Moves to Bridge the SH 45 Gap Amid Political Firestorm
Mind the gap
"...Since the 1980s, the city of Austin and Travis County have used their clout to keep the SH 45..."

Oct. 7, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Hays County Turns Blue – and Green
New county leadership is keen on environmental stewardship
"...Hays Co. commissioners have been turning a shade of green..."

Aug. 1, 2008 News Feature by Jacob Cottingham

Hays County Water War Continues
Lawsuits and legislation address water regulation
"...Hays County residents are waiting to see if a lawsuit..."

May 1, 2015 News Feature by Vicki Wolf

Gravely Ill Inmates Awaiting Trial in Hays County Jail See No Improvements
Is anyone here a doctor?
"...last reported on life-threatening medical problems going unaddressed in Hays County Jail, and there's no indication things have gotten..."

Jan. 6, 2023 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Hays County Troubles
"...Dear Editor, Several members of the Hays County Commissioners' Court have gotten themselves into a terrible..."

Nov. 19, 2004 Postmarks

Hays County Dems Romp as San Marcos Legalizes Weed
Everything's blue (and green)
"...Austin makes up 42% of the population of the five-county metro area, but the political identity of "Austin" has..."

Nov. 11, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Politics Perks Up in Hays County
Two Hays incumbents try to keep their Commissioners Court seats
"...Hays County is enjoying a memorable election season in the..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature by Jacob Cottingham

Hays County: Teen District Clerk Drops Suit Against D.A.
"...The 19-year-old district clerk who tried to take out Hays County's sitting district attorney has withdrawn his challenge. Two..."

Sept. 29, 2023 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Hays County Inmate Is Left to Rot in Jail
It’s not just a figure of speech for Ranulfo Benitez-Morales
"...what he describes as inadequate medical care at the Hays County Jail. Benitez-Morales was shot by Kyle police with..."

Aug. 19, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Hays County Medics Are Officially Unionized
Election over, work begins
"...Employees with San Marcos Hays County Emergency Medical Services have unionized following a successful..."

June 23, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Re: Hays County Inmate
"...the story of Benitez-Royalez [sic] and his wounded leg. [“Hays County Inmate Is Left to Rot in Jail,” News,..."

Sept. 2, 2022 Postmarks

Doesn't Like Hays County Commissioner Conley
"...Dear Editor, Hays County Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley owns Conley Car..."

Jan. 2, 2007 Postmarks

Hays County Sets Trial Date for Man Stuck in Jail for Five Years
Cyrus Gray’s murder case was dropped; why not Devonte Amerson’s?

Aug. 11, 2023 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Hays Water War Update
Pending reg bill sparks hope for Hays County water advocates
"...been working tirelessly with a loosely organized group of Hays County citizens making calls, sending emails, and attending hearings..."

May 15, 2015 News Feature by Vicki Wolf

A New Jail for Travis County?
County moves forward with new women's building despite vote to delay and community outcry
"...knows what it's like to be booked into Travis County Jail and to feel the world spinning as her..."

Sept. 7, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Sarah Eckhardt's State of the County Address Features Brags and Worries
The state of Travis County is strong, but challenges remain
"...Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt began her "State of the County"..."

March 15, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Travis County Jail Population Continues to Drop
COVID-19 accelerates the trend, despite Abbott’s pushback
"...Last month, Travis County criminal justice officials felt fairly successful in their efforts..."

April 7, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Hays Co. Jailer Indicted in ER Room Killing Skips Jail
Rather than sit in the jail he once guarded, he's at home
"...Is Comal County – where 71% of the electorate voted for Trump..."

April 21, 2023 News Feature by Jordan Buckley

Hays Water Fight Continues
While Senate approves water protections, another battle is on the horizon
"...Early Saturday morning, Hays County water advocates learned that the Texas Sen­ate had..."

May 29, 2015 News Feature by Vicki Wolf

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