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Hays County engages Initium for community health assessment

The Hays County Local Health Department recently engaged Initium Health, a Denver-based healthcare consulting firm, to conduct a community health assessment. The assessment, funded by a grant from the Texas Department of State Health Services, involves gaining input...

Newly or re-elected Hays County officials

Hays County has several newly or re-elected officials across various offices. Below is a list of those elected or re-elected in November whose terms began on January 1, 2023. County Judge – Ruben Becerra Commissioner, Precinct 2 – Dr. Michelle Gutierrez Cohen...

Fire Marshal Urges Fireworks Safety

A message from the Hays County Fire Marshal's Office: Nearly 10,000 injuries resulting in trips to the hospital are caused each year by fireworks. Of those, close to 30% are to hands and fingers. Another quarter are to legs. And about 20% are to eyes. We urge you to...

Arctic Cold Front Arrives 12/23/22

A Hard Freeze Watch has been issued from Thursday (Dec. 22) afternoon/evening. A Wind Chill Watch has been issued for all of South-Central Texas from 6 p.m. Thursday evening through noon on Friday (Dec. 23). Find more cold weather tips on the Office of Emergency...

Annual POD Exercise – public’s help requested

The Hays County Office of Emergency Management and the Hays County Local Health Department is holding the annual POD exercise! What is a POD? It's Point of Dispensing and it's a critical part of our emergency planning here in Hays County.  This year's POD is at Lehman...

Freeze Warning Nov. 12-13, 2022

FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: New Freeze Warning issued for Saturday night - Sunday morning (Nov. 12-13, 2022) for the Hill Country and portions of the 1-35 corridor, Southern Edwards Plateau, and Coastal Plains.

Hays County Bond Rating Upgraded to AA+

Standard and Poor’s Financial Services, LLC, announced its upgrade for Hays County from AA to AA+ for the upcoming issuance of Limited Tax Bonds. According to Dan Wegmiller, Managing Director at Specialized Public Finance Inc., AA+ is one notch below the highest...

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