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Regional animal shelter needs community’s help

The overcrowding at the regional animal shelter in San Marcos has been an ongoing issue for many months. How can this community pull together to help? 1. Adopt a pet; be sure you are prepared for the responsibility of pethood. Find the breed and temperament that best...

HaysCo Burn Ban remains in effect; some fireworks allowed

Enjoy the 4th of July Safely!! Much of Hays County is still dry, despite recent rains in some areas. Our burn ban remains in effect, which prohibits outdoor burning. Some fireworks are allowed, two types are not allowed per Hays County Commissioners Court:...

Swimming Suspended at Jacob’s Well

As of June 29, 2022, swimming will not be allowed at Jacob’s Well Natural Area (JWNA) for the foreseeable future. The threat of high bacteria levels, other pollutants and poor visibility conditions are unsafe for swimming. When swimming will be allowed again depends...

Commissioners Receive Animal Feasibility Study Update

The Hays County Commissioner Court received an update on the Animal Feasibility Study conducted by Team Shelter USA. Sara Pizano with Team Shelter USA discussed her findings following a review of the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter and other processes within Hays...

Hays County Weekly COVID-19 Update

The Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) is now reporting COVID-19 data in a manner that is more in line with how the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) now calculates whether a community has high, medium or low transmission (visit that webpage...

Some fireworks prohibited during July 4th season in 2022

Here is some clarification about burn bans and fireworks: Hays County is under a burn ban. This means outdoor burning (such as burning brush/household debris and bonfires) is not allowed. How does that relate to the sale and use of fireworks? Hays County Fire Marshal...

Traffic change-over on Uhland Rd./jail access

The road company (Patin Construction) working on the Uhland Road near the Hays County Jail site will be moving into Phase III of their project; this includes the section in front of 1303 to County Road (West of the Jail).  Traffic change-over is scheduled for Monday,...

Hays County Weekly COVID-19 Update

The Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) is now reporting COVID-19 data in a manner that is more in line with how the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) now calculates whether a community has high, medium or low transmission (visit that webpage...

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