February 20
A Hays County jury has assessed three life sentences and $30,000 in fines against James Robert Montoya, who was convicted of aggravated kidnapping and two counts of aggravated sexual assault.

 

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January 2
I'm honored to have been sworn in today by Judge Michael McCormick, the former Presiding Judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. I'm thankful to have my family with me on this occasion and I look forward to beginning my work as Hays County District Attorney.

And a huge Thank You to all of our family and friends who attended the Ceremony. You made this a very special day!

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December 20
Please join me when I take the Oath of Office on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 2pm at the Historic Hays County Courthouse in San Marcos.

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December 10

I'd like to thank everyone who came out to welcome me back to Hays County this week, particularly Sheriff Gary Cutler for sponsoring and putting the event together. I'd also like to mention that I appreciate the gracious words of outgoing DA Sherri Tibbe. I'm greatly looking forward to the work ahead, and I will do my best to live up to the expectations expressed by those who attended, and to the citizens of Hays County. Thank you again, and have a safe and happy holiday season before the fresh start in the new year!

 

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November 19
Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler will he hosting a welcome to Hays County DA-Elect Wes Mau on Tuesday, December 9 at the Hays County Government Center. Hope to see you there!

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November 11
Attending ceremonies this morning at Dripping Springs Middle School for Veterans Day. Thank you, veterans, for your service to our country. We should never forget the debt we owe to those who have served to protect Americans and the American way of life.

 

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October 7
Jury finds Michael Lowery guilty of murdering his wife.

 

Shortly after 3 p.m. today, a jury in Comanche handed down a life sentence to Michael Lowery for murdering his wife Amber.

 

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September 29

I am in Comanche County for the jury trial in the Michael Lowery murder case which opens today. Lowery was charged in early August, 2013 with first degree murder in connection with the slaying of his wife, Amber Christensen Lowery.

 

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July 14
Tonight I am attending the organizational meeting of the Hays County Republican Executive Committee. Thanks to all of those who serve the public and their communities by giving of their time and effort.

 

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July 4
Happy Independence Day!! We'll be in Wimberley in the July 4th Parade. And later, we'll enjoy BBQ and Fireworks in Dripping Springs. A fun-filled day to celebrate our country's Declaration of Independence!

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June 25
Congratulations to Chase Stapp, named as San Marcos' new police chief. I've known Chase since I began my career as a prosecutor in San Marcos in 1994, and he has always been a fine officer and a consummate professional. Congratulations to him and to San Marcos!

 

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June 21
Celebrating Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States! Hope to see you at the parade in San Marcos!

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June 4
A verdict has been reached by a Shelby County jury finding Deedra Grubbs guilty of all charges; Capital Murder, which carries a sentence of life without parole, and 2 counts of Aggravated Assault, each carry a sentence of 20 years.

 

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May 27
Jury selection in State of Texas vs. Deedra Grubbs starts today in Shelby County. Grubbs is facing Capital Murder and 2 counts of Aggragated Assault stemming from a shooting that claimed one life and seriously injured 2 others.

 

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May 19
The Shelby County jury has found Bobbie Grubbs guilty of murder and aggravated assault. Grubbs will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

 

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May 12
State vs. Grubbs begins today at the Shelby County Courthouse in Center, Texas. Grubbs is charged with capital murder and aggravated assault for the fatal shooting of 1 individual and the shootings of 2 other individuals on April 27, 2012.

 

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May 8

Tonight is the monthly Kyle-Buda Republican Group meeting at the Kyle Fire Department. Come on down!

 

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April 25
Great parade to kick off the Founders Day Festival in Dripping Springs. And it's just the beginning! The Festival goes on all weekend with music, a carnival, food, arts and crafts booths and business vendors, and the 5th largest washer pitching tournament in the country. I hope to see you there!

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April 15
I am attending the dedication of the Randy Vetter Memorial Highway this morning. As you drive by the signs commemorating the service of this fallen officer, be reminded of how all the men and women of law enforcement put their lives on the line for us every day.

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April 4
A great time for a great cause: CASA of Central Texas Carnival for a Cause. The carnival-themed fundraiser not only benefits CASA but also honors Judge Todd Blomerth and Judge Jack Robison for their support in the fight against child abuse. Hope to see you there!

 

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March 25

Grubbs; Arraigned on Charges From 2012 Shootings

 

Kenneth Florence, Shelby County District Attorney, stated “I want to thank the Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on behalf of the citizens of Shelby County for providing the assistance of experienced prosecutors, Ralph Guerrero and District Attorney Elect of Hays County, Wesley Mau, for the trial of this case."

 

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March 4

Thank you to everyone who participated in the victory tonight. I appreciate all the support I've received from so many people over the course of the last year ... putting up campaign signs, donating money and materials to the effort, phone calling, standing at polls, and casting your vote. I'm so grateful to all of you who made tonight a success.

 

If I thanked you personally tonight, let me say "Thanks, again." If I did not, it will take some time before I get a chance to thank each of you personally, but please know that I appreciate you and I will do my very best to be worthy of your support and your trust.

 

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March 1
First the Scheib Center MusicFest...wonderful people, and a great cause. Thank you Ms. Spencer and Constable Peterson for the personal invitation (The dinner from Mooses BBQ was Outstanding!!). What an excellent turn-out!!

Next off to the Buda Chamber of Commerce Mardi Gras Gala! Dinner and Dancing, Casino tables and a Silent Auction. Congratulations to the Buda Chamber of Commerce for hosting a great event!

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February 28
Congratulations to everyone at the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce Celebration: A Night in Old Hollywood. What a great event! Shannon and I met some wonderful people!

I'll be serving lunch at the Cottage Kitchen in San Marcos this afternoon. I hope you'll come by!

 

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February 26
Thank you to everyone who has come out during Early Voting over the last two weeks! And if you miss Early Voting, you will have one more day to vote for your candidates! Election Day is Tuesday, March 4th! Click on the link at the top of this page to find your polling place.

 

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February 24

Wes Mau Receives Endorsement from Constable Ron Hood

 

Hays County Precinct 4 Constable Ron Hood has announced his endorsement of Wes Mau for Hays County District Attorney. Constable Hood's endorsement reinforces the unified support of Hays County Law Enforcement for Wes Mau's campaign. "I am honored to accept this endorsement," said Wes Mau.

 

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February 18

Wes Mau Receives Endorsement from Representative Jason Isaac

 

I'm proud to join the list of many people and several law enforcement associations that are supporting Wesley Mau for Hays County DA.

 

Wes Mau is a longtime Hays County resident with an extensive career as a public defender.

 

He has dedicated his life to prosecuting the state’s most violent criminals, gaining not only valuable experience, but also the common sense leadership we need to manage our growing community.

 

I have known him before I was in office and am proud to say has earned my trust, my respect, and my endorsement in his campaign for Hays County District Attorney.

 

Regardless of the outcome of the race I am very thankful that we will be served by a conservative Republican in the district attorney’s office since no Democrat filed to run for the office.

 

State Rep JASON ISAAC
Dripping Springs

 

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February 17

Wes Mau Receives Endorsement from The Kyle Sisters

 

We are proud to support Wesley Mau for Hays County District Attorney and salute his courage in deciding to run. The people of Hays County deserve a highly competent, forthright and ethical District Attorney whose sole motivation is to do justice free from any personal or political agenda. Wes Mau is a very skilled prosecutor and we are honored to join the law enforcement associations across the county by endorsing him as our next District Attorney.

 

Mary Margaret Dement
Frances Ann Fosdick
Bodie Hudson
"The Kyle Sisters"

 

"I am honored to accept this endorsement from these three wonderful ladies," said Wes Mau.

 

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February 17
Wes Mau Receives Endorsement from Linda and Wally Kinney

 

Linda Kinney, State Republican Executive Committeewoman for Senate District 25 (including parts of Travis, Hays, Guadalupe and Bexar counties, and all of Comal and Kendal counties) and her husband Wally have endorsed Wesley Mau for District Attorney with the following statement:

 

Hays County Republicans will soon select their candidate for the Hays County District Attorney race. This will be their most consequential vote because, without a Democrat opponent, this election will determine who will be the next District Attorney. It's hard to overstate the role of the District Attorney. Voters must demand a D.A. who will do his utmost to keep them safe, while at the same time ensuring smarter, and less costly, punishment and supervision of nonviolent criminals.

 

Wesley Mau is the candidate best equipped for this position. Wes managed the Hays County District Attorney's office under Hays County DA Mike Wenk as first assistant. He currently serves as the top criminal prosecutor for Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott. The District Attorney has to be able to develop relationships with the law enforcement community and Wes has already begun building those relationships winning endorsements from all the law enforcement associations in Hays County. Wes has the prosecutorial and management experience necessary to handle the job.

 

"I am honored to receive this endorsement. The Kinneys are true pillars of the community and it has been a privilege knowing them," said Wes Mau. "I am proud to accept this endorsement."

 

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February 16

Wes Mau Receives Endorsement from Kyle Police Association

 

The Wes Mau for District Attorney Campaign is pleased to announce that the Kyle Police Association has endorsed Wes Mau for District Attorney. This endorsement adds to an already impressive list of law enforcement, organizations, and elected officials that are supporting Wes in his run for Hays County District Attorney. "I am honored to accept the endorsement of the Kyle Police Association."

 

Thanks to the Kyle Police Association for inviting the candidates for District Attorney to speak tonight. I was glad to have the chance to meet and talk to you!

 

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February 15
Great night at the Dripping Springs Annual Wild Game Dinner! Delicious food, a fun auction and a good cause! Congratulations to all involved in putting together a great event for the whole family!

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February 13
Attended the 2014 HCRP Lincoln Reagan Dinner tonight. Really enjoyed Michael Reagan. We had a great time!

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February 12

Early Voting is just around the corner, and for those of you who plan to Vote by mail:

 

Applications for Ballots by Mail must be received no later than the close of business on February 21, 2014!

 

You may apply for a ballot by mail if you:

1. will be away from Hays County on Election Day and during early voting

    (The ballot must be mailed to an address outside the county.);
2. are disabled;
3. are 65 years of age or older on Election Day; or
4. are confined in jail and not finally convicted of a felony.

 

For more information, visit the Hays County Government site or call the Hays County election office at 512-393-7310.

 

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February 10

The League of Women Voters is hosting a candidate forum tonight at 7:00 at the San Marcos Activity Center. Hope to see you there!

 

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February 8

Shannon and I had a fun time at the Kyle Chamber Gala - A Night at the Speakeasy. What a great event!

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February 7

Hope to see you tomorrow night at the Kyle Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Gala.

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January 31

Wes Mau Receives Endorsement From Commissioner Will Conley

 

I ask all in Hays County to join me and many others in supporting Wes Mau for our District Attorney position. This is one of the most important positions in the county and in all local government. It is essential we have someone that is very experienced and knowledgeable about this office. Wes' resume meets all the qualifications and I feel very comfortable about the safety of our community and children with Wes leading our District Attorney Office.

 

"I am honored to have earned the endorsement from Commissioner Will Conley," said Wes Mau. This adds to the growing list of endorsements from Hays County law enforcement, organizations and elected officials.

 

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January 29

Debate tonight! KTSW will be hosting a Hays County DA candidates debate tonight at the Hays County Courthouse from 7-9 pm. Refreshments will be served, and unregistered voters will have a chance to register.

 

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January 26

Wes Mau Receives Endorsement From The Hill Country Fraternal Order of Police

 

The Hill Country Fraternal Order of Police has voted to endorse Wes Mau for the Office of District Attorney for Hays County in the upcoming election. "Today the Fraternal Order of Police Hill Country Lodge #23 has endorsed my candidacy for Hays County District Attorney," said Wes Mau. "I count earning the confidence and trust of the men and women of law enforcement as one of the primary achievements of my career. I am honored and thankful for the FOP's endorsement."

 

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January 23

Hays County has posted the schedule for early voting!

 

Click here for the Hays County Government website to see the Early Voting Schedule.

 

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January 20

"To Stand Up For Another's Freedom Is To Free Yourself" This quote is on the Crossroads Memorial at the corner of MLK and LBJ in San Marcos. The MLK Day Celebration and Crossroads Memorial Dedication were inspirational. And the pie at the Peace of Pie Social in the Dunbar Center was delicious! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make it all happen.

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January 18

A big day planned for Monday, January 20, MLK Day. I hope to see you at the celebration!

 

Annual MLK Day Observance: The festivities begin at 10am with speeches and proclamations on the steps of the Old Hays County Courthouse in downtown San Marcos. Keynote speaker is Pamela Sattiewhite, who holds a doctorate in ministry from the United Theological Seminary and whose family has lived in San Marcos’ Dunbar neighborhood for decades. Sponsored by the Dunbar Heritage Association.

 

LBJ-MLK Crossroads Memorial Dedication Ceremony: Dedication of the sculpture by Louisiana artist Aaron Hussey that commemorates the historic collaboration of President Johnson and Dr. King to forge Civil Rights legislation 50 years ago. Special guests include Aaron Hussey and Luci Johnson, President Johnson’s daughter.

 

March to Dunbar Center for Peace Pie Social: Following the dedication, participants will march to Dunbar Center, 801 MLK Drive, for a Peace Pie Social sponsored by local churches and Centro Hispano Cultural de San Marcos.

 

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January 17

Wes Mau Receives Endorsement From The Hays County Law Enforcement Association

 

The Hays County Law Enforcement Association (HCLEA) has issued an endorsement to Wesley Mau in his bid for Hays County District Attorney.

 

"I'm honored and pleased to accept the endorsement of the Hays County Law Enforcement Association," said Wes Mau. "I'm grateful for the support, and I look forward to working together with our local law enforcement agencies to make Hays County a better, safer place for all of us to live, work, and raise our families here."

 

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January 16

Wes Mau Receives Endorsement From The Central Texas Republican Assembly

 

The CTRA voted tonight to endorse in four races:

 

Congressional District 21: Matt McCall
Texas State Senate District 25: Donna Campbell 
Hays County District Attorney: Wes Mau
Hays County Justice of the Peace District 1 Place 2: Peggy Jones

 

Congratulations to all of the endorsed candidates!

 

"I am honored to accept this endorsement," said Wes Mau.

 

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January 16
Thank you to the Central Texas Republican Assembly for hosting tonight's candidate forum. I enjoyed speaking to your group and sharing my ideas for the Hays County District Attorney's office.

 

Thank you to everyone who came by the offices of Hines, Ranc & Holub this afternoon. I really appreciate Bill Hines opening his office for my event. And, if you couldn't make it, don't worry, there's still time to show your support! Please click on Contribute and make a financial contribution to the Wes Mau Campaign today.

 

It was a beautiful afternoon to attend the Hays ACC Campus Dedication. This campus will offer classes for university transfer and career training opportunities.

 

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January 15
Thank you to the Hays County Law Enforcement Association for hosting the candidate forum tonight. I was glad to have the chance to talk to the officers who attended and answer questions about my plans for the DA's office.

 

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January 13

You are invited to attend a fundraiser in support of Wes Mau for Hays County District Attorney, sponsored by Hines, Ranc & Holub.

 

When: Thursday, January 16th @ 4pm

Where: Law Offices of Hines, Ranc & Holub
1307 Nueces, Austin, TX 78701

 

Come meet the candidate and show your support for experienced, effective leadership in the Hays County DA's Office.

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January 12
Thanks to the North Hays GOP for hosting tonight's candidate forum. A great crowd of interested voters; thanks also to all who came out.

 

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January 7

Please come to the North Hays Republican Group's 1st Candidate Forum of 2014 featuring the candidates running for Hays County District Attorney in the Republican Primary!

 

When: Sunday, January 12th @ 6pm

Where: Church of the Springs
230 Sports Park Road in Dripping Springs

 

I hope to see you there!!

 

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January 3
I'll be serving at the SMART Group's annual breakfast tomorrow with other candidates and elected officials. Come by if you can!

 

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January 1
We're putting up our 4x8 signs all across the county. Let us know if you have a location and want a sign.

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December 31

Happy New Year in 5..4..3..2..1!
Best wishes to you and your family for 2014!

 

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December 27

Wes Mau Receives Endorsement from Commissioner Ray Whisenant

 

Wesley Mau has my endorsement for Hays County District Attorney because of his proven ability as a public prosecutor. Wesley actively prosecuted for Hays County for over 12 years and has been an esteemed prosecutor for Attorney General Greg Abbott for 7 years. His experience, commitment and ability will provide immediate value to the District Attorney’s office.

 

"Thank you, Commissioner Whisenant. I'm pleased and honored to accept your endorsement," said Wes Mau.

 

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December 25
Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope all are enjoying time with family and loved ones!

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December 13

It's been a good week: I filed briefs in Dallas County and the Fourteenth Court of Appeals, attended a couple of great events in San Marcos, and I've been invited to participate in candidate forums in January sponsored by the North Hays Republican Group and KTSW San Marcos! These last couple months of the campaign will be busy - thanks for all your support!

 

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December 12
Comment from James Booher on Facebook:
Whenever I think about the best attorneys I have ever worked with, I immediately think of Wes Mau. Wes is a smart, skilled and determined advocate. His fairness and integrity would be an asset for Hays County. If you live down Hays County way, please consider giving him your vote in the primary. No Democrat is running, so the primary will decide the election. Thanks. JB

 

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December 11
The filing deadline has passed, and Hays County's next District Attorney will be chosen by voters in the Republican primary next March. With so few voters likely to be making this important decision, every vote counts. Wes Mau is the right choice for experienced, responsible, ethical leadership in the prosecutor's office. Please show your support for the candidate backed by 20 years of commitment to justice in Hays County and across the State of Texas, Wes Mau.

 

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December 8
Tonight was a great night of fun and fellowship, sharing the joy of this season with friends at the North Hays Republican Group and the Wimberley Valley GOP. I was glad to see so many come out to celebrate, including U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, State Rep. Jason Isaac, Sheriff Gary Cutler, Judge Andrew W. Cable, Judge Bill Henry, County Judge Bert Cobb, Commissioner Ray Whisenant, District Clerk Beverly Crumley, and so many others!

 

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December 6

Wes Mau Receives Endorsement from The San Marcos Police Officers Association

 

The Wes Mau for District Attorney campaign is pleased announce that Wes has received the endorsement of the San Marco Police Officers Association.

 

“I am honored to have earned the endorsement of those who protect and serve in San Marcos,” said Mr. Mau. “As District Attorney, I will remain committed to working closely with Hays County law enforcement to keep our communities safe.”

 

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December 4

IMPORTANT UPDATE!! Due to the extreme weather conditions that are predicted for this weekend (December 7th and 8th), Budafest is postponed until December 14 and 15!!

 

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December 3

Thank you to the San Marcos Police Officers Association for hosting the candidate forum tonight. It was great to see so many old friends and the new faces as well. I look forward to returning to the district attorney's office in 2015 and renewing and reinvigorating the partnership between law enforcement and prosecutors in Hays County.

 

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November 28

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you all have an opportunity to spend the holiday with family and friends, as I am, and that you have much to be thankful for this year!

 

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November 25

Developing relationships with law enforcement as a partner in investigating and responding to crime has always been a priority for me as a prosecutor.

 

The Court of Appeals in Corpus Christi affirmed the conviction and 99-year sentence of George Garza for his part in the murder of Susan Rousseau in Kingsville in 2005. Convictions like George Garza's are a team effort on the part of law enforcement and prosecutors, including members of the Kingsville Police Department, the Texas Rangers, and the Kleberg County District Attorney's Office, and I'm proud to have been part of the team that brought Garza and his co-defendant, Corina Lopez, to justice. The trial and appeal were a lot of work, but without good work by the law enforcement officers who worked the case, Susan's family might never have seen her killers tried and convicted.

 

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November 13

Great lunch with members of the Buda Chamber today. Thanks to all who attended and for the opportunity to speak to you!

 

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November 9

What a fantastic afternoon at Judge Andrew Cable's fundraiser in Wimberley! Great music, great food, great people, and the weather even cooperated. Glad to see so many people out to support a judge who really cares about his community.

 

Excellent time this morning walking with the Hays County Republicans in the San Marcos Veterans Day parade! Thanks to all who came out to celebrate and remember the service of our veterans.

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November 8

Today is my personal Thanksgiving Day - sixteen years ago I married my wife, Shannon, and I know I would not be where I am today without her. People often ask me how I can handle doing the work I do, dealing with the human tragedy and misery that is so often the result of the crimes that I prosecute on a daily basis. But coming home to my wife and our three kids, and the stable, loving home that she and I have built over the last sixteen years, not only helps me to see the light through all that darkness, but reminds me every day why I do this work. I couldn't do it without you, Shannon - Happy Anniversary!

 

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November 6

Thank you DSISD for the opportunity to have lunch with the kids during this special time of year. I so enjoy the smiles on their faces when they get to see Dad during the school day.

 

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November 5

If you didn't vote early, please get out today and vote. There are important constitutional amendments on the ballot, which may affect you or someone you care about, so check them out and have your say: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/2013novballotexp.shtml

 

And don't forget to take along your photo ID!

 

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November 3

 
 

The new Wes Mau for DA bumper stickers have arrived! Please use the Contact page on my website to request one, or more, for your car.

 

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November 2

Some good advice from your local Fire Department: Roll your clocks back tonight. Change your smoke detector batteries today!

 

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November 1

I hope everyone else had as fun and safe a Halloween as the Mau family. To everyone who stopped by the house last night, thanks for sharing the evening with us!

 

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October 31

Have a safe and happy Halloween everyone!

 

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October 30

The suggestion that prostitution is a "victimless crime" is dead wrong. Prostitutes are often victims of human traffickers, in some cases for many years, so it is not just children who suffer the crimes committed by the pimps and the johns who create the market for it. Unlike drug dealers, pimps can sell their victims multiple times, and have so dominated them that the victims would often rather go to jail themselves than testify against their oppressors. These are some of the hardest cases for prosecutors, who must understand this dynamic if they are going to avoid prosecuting the victim and failing to obtain justice against the real criminals.

 

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October 29

If you haven't voted yet, early voting is going on now. The lines were really short last night, when I voted, so it only took a few minutes! There are important constitutional amendments on the ballot, which you can read about here: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/2013novballotexp.shtml

 

And don't forget to take along your photo ID!

 

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October 26

Amazing night for the Knights of Columbus annual Hunters Night Out in Wimberley!

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October 18

Thanks to everyone who came out to the meet and greet last night in San Marcos! I'm grateful for your support! And everyone who will be in Kyle tomorrow, look for my family and I toward the finale of the Founder's Day Parade. See you there!

 

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October 9

Thanks to the Buda Chamber for the especially warm welcome at today's lunch! Nice to meet everybody and I hope to see you all again soon!

 

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October 1

If you want to vote in Nov, you need a photo ID. If you don't have one, Tx DPS has 3 mobile locations in San Marcos today and tomorrow. DPS will also be extending their hours of operation at many of its drivers licenses offices to include Saturday. The IDs will be available at the following times and places: Tues. Oct. 1 (9a - 3p) and Wed. Oct. 2 (9a - 3p)
Hays County Government Center 712 S. Stagecoach Trail
San Marcos Activity Center 518 S. Guadalupe St
Southside Community Center 501 E. Hopkins St

 

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September 25

I read today that Williamson County will create a Veteran's Court Docket. I've been asked if this is something I believe would benefit Hays County. Absolutely! Sometimes particular types of cases need some special attention by prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges who understand the particular problems and needs involved. We do it in drug cases, child abuse cases, and DWI cases. Of course, we should give the same consideration to those whose legal problems are a direct consequence of the sacrifices they have made for our country and our way of life.

 

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September 23

My family had some sad news last week. After his doctors had given Uncle Orys only a week, he was moved home on Thursday to spend his final days and we planned a visit for Saturday. But those days turned out to be only hours, and he was reunited with his wife Dorothy before we could make the trip. With a storied Navy career and 38 years at DuPont, Orys was truly one of the Greatest Generation. I'm proud to have known him and been welcomed into his family. The world is a better place for Orys having lived, and a sadder place for us today.

 

 

 

September 18

Thanks to the College Republicans at Texas State University for giving me the chance to meet and speak with you tonight. I hope to see you again, soon!

 

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September 14

Come out to the Diez y Seis parade this morning at the courthouse in San Marcos!

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September 11

I'm flying to Odessa for court today. Traveling through airport security is a reminder of how 9/11 changed our lives. Please take time today to remember the lives lost and those who have paid a much higher price for our freedoms than some longer lines at the airport.

 

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September 6

Thanks to everyone who offered their support at the San Marcos Business Expo and the Kyle Chamber of Commerce Ambassador's Bash!

 

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September 3

The Hays County Justice of the Peace Courtroom in the new Precinct 2 office building was dedicated in honor of former Justice of the Peace James A. Holt, Sr. tonight. Judge Holt was in his last year in office when I began my career in Hays County and I can still recall him as the very image of a country J.P. - holding court in his home with little formality, but all the justice that you could ask for. The new courtroom is a long way from that, but Judge Holt's legacy will be remembered thanks to the dedication of the court in his name. It's a good reminder of how far Hays County has come, but also of where our roots are.

 

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August 31

Beautiful dedication ceremony at Central Texas Amvets Post 115 in Kyle.

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August 30

I spent lunch today at a reception for two of Hays County's retiring court administrators, Jimmie Kitchen and Diana Parrino, both longtime dedicated public servants who have always been friendly and helpful to me during my years prosecuting in Hays County. It was a great occasion to remember the importance of the staff members without whom elected officials could not do their jobs effectively. Thanks to them and to all of the Hays County employees who serve our citizens.

 

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August 28

With the current District Attorney deciding not to seek re-election, the voters of Hays County have a clear choice for 2014. I was part of the highly successful, respected and effective Hays County office between 1994 and 2006, and for the last six years I have been prosecuting for the Attorney General, handling the most serious and important cases in counties across the State of Texas. I am the most qualified candidate to serve Hays County, and I promise that my election will be a change for the better. Please support my campaign for Hays County Criminal District Attorney.

 

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August 25

I'll be walking the kids to school first thing tomorrow. The first day of a new school year is always an exciting time. Best wishes for a great year to all the kids in Dripping Springs ISD and the rest of Hays County.

 

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August 22

Thanks to all the folks in Wimberley for the warm welcome tonight!

 

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August 21

Nice to see everyone at the CHAT group in San Marcos

 

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August 18

I enjoyed attending the 4th Annual Taste of Hays County last night with my wife. It was a great event to support the United Way of Hays County.

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August 13

I am excited to announce that I am seeking the Republican nomination for Hays County District Attorney in the March 2014 primary. I have been a prosecutor in Texas for over 19 years and have served as the prosecutor for over 150 jury trials, including capital murder cases, sexual assault cases, and child abuse cases. I believe that my experience makes be the best qualified candidate in the race and I look forward to earning the support of the citizens of Hays County.