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County offices, parks closed Feb. 17; update on vaccine rescheduling


Due to the continued impact of severe winter weather, Hays County offices and parks will be closed again tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 17. Dangerous travel conditions throughout the region persist along with bitter cold temperatures and predictions of another round of rain tonight. Additionally, many throughout the region are experiencing intermittent power outages.

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra said, “This combination of freezing temps, icy roadways, and inconsistent power lead the emergency management team to make the call to close our operations another day.”

Please see updated weather-related info below:

  • Hays County offices, parks and recycling centers will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 17.
  • County officials continue to urge residents to stay home and off the roadways
  • Be prepared for additional power outages, including flashlights, batteries, extra blankets and layers of clothing. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is urging Texans to conserve power during the extreme weather.
  • Those without electricity can check with one of the cold weather shelters to see if they have room to be used as a warming station. Please call ahead in case they are at capacity and cannot accept anyone else into the facility. Also try the Austin Disaster Relief Network hotline for additional resources: 512-806-0800.
  • Know/see someone experiencing homelessness during this time? See the full list of cold weather shelters.
  • Curative COVID-19 testing sites have closed operations through Friday; if conditions allow, they will open on Saturday, Feb. 20.
  • For info on scheduled COVID-19 second-dose Pfizer vaccine appointments for those who got their first dose at either San Marcos High or Live Oak, visit

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