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'Ended up living in the woods': Hays County homeless advocates want more low-income housing
Housing advocates said there are waitlists for both low-income and affordable housing in Hays County. ‘Ended up living in the woods’: Hays County homeless …. Housing advocates said there are waitlists for both low-income and affordable housing in Hays County. Puppies continue to be found near Austin golf course.
Fire at power plant causes outages
Wimberley residents briefly lost power this week after a transformer caught on fire at a local Pedernales Electric Cooperative power plant, according to Wimberley Fire Chief Carroll Czichos. The outage, which took place on the morning of Monday, June 5, affected approximately 4,500 meters,and power was restored in about 14 minutes. “On June 5 at 6:41 a.m. some PEC members in Hays County experienced a temporary outage due to a piece of equipment that malfunctioned and caused a small fire inside a substation,” PEC said in a statement. “We are looking into the cause to ensure that our system remains as safe and reliable as possible.” Czichos said incidents like these are not uncommon during periods of wet weather and speculated that was the likely cause of Monday’s fire. No injuries or damages to private property were reported.
Local man killed in car crash, two injured
One Wimberley resident has died after a vehicle collision over the Memorial Day weekend. On May 28 at approximately 5:51 p.m., emergency response personnel responded to a two-vehicle fatality crash 2.3 miles southwest of Wimberley on FM 3237, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Preliminary reports stated that a 2020 Ford pickup truck was traveling southeast and a 2003 Toyota Camry was traveling northwest on FM 3227. For unknown reasons, the driver of the Ford pickup drove on the wrong side of the road and struck the Toyota Camry. The Ford pickup rolled over and came to rest on its...
City to absorb Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau
The Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau was created as a nonprofit organization with the mission of promoting tourism and community engagement. (Elle Bent/Community Impact) The city of Dripping Springs will take over operations of the Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau, which will vote to transfer operations after the Songwriter’s Festival taking place Oct. 20-22.
CDR Lowell “Douglas” Felps
A Celebration of Life for CDR Lowell “Douglas” Felps USN Retired will be held at a later date at Miller Creek Cemetery in Johnson City, TX. Mr. Felps passed away on May 19, 2023, at Greenville Gardens in Greenville, TX. Douglas was born on December 16, 1939, in...
New extension to I-35 opens in Buda
Beginning Tuesday, drivers on the south side of Buda will have a straight shot from FM 1626 to I-35. The new extension also means downtown Buda roads will be less crowded. The project along Robert S. Light Blvd. has been in the works since 2021. The road runs from I-35 through a well developed area south of Buda to FM 967. The new extension takes it another two miles west to FM 1626.
Former county employee charged with tampering with government documents
As part of an ongoing investigation by police and state agencies, Yobana Ofelia Solano-Sequeira, 29, a now former employee in the Hays County Tax Assessor- Collector’s Office was arrested Thursday and charged with tampering with governmental records, an adult felony. A review of data collected from the Hays County Jail Records website stated that Solano-Sequeira was brought before Justice of the Peace Precinct 1-Place 2 Maggie H. Moreno as magistrate in the proceeding and she was allowed to post a $2,000 personal recognizance bond and was released. No attorney for Salano- Sequeira was listed in the initial jail and case records. According to...
Streets, parks closing for LakeFest
As drag boat racing fans soak in the action at the 2023 LakeFest on Lake Marble Falls, residents should pay heed to street and park closures. Racing takes place Saturday-Sunday, June 10-11, at Lakeside Park, 305 Buena Vista Drive. A show-and-shine is Friday from 4-7 p.m. at Johnson Park, 230 Avenue J South, where fans can meet the racers and crews and see the boats up close. Musical act Hair Metal Giants will perform in the park’s amphitheater after the free event.
County experiences hundreds of payroll errors, investigates
Over 270 payroll errors for Hays County employees were identified in recent months, with some speculating that turnover in the Hays County Treasurer’s Office is to blame. In two separate meetings of the Hays County Commissioners Court in May, Hays County employees and county commissioners raised concerns about the status of operations in many county offices. These concerns resulted in the transferring of responsibilities for payroll from the county Treasurer’s Office to the Hays County Budget Office, as the result of a unanimous vote during the last regular meeting of the court on May 23. A special meeting was then called...
Juneteenth Foundation Fish Fry and upcoming events
The Juneteenth Foundation, Inc., combined good food with an historic perspective as it hosted its classic Fish Fry event on Friday, taking note that this is the month that takes a look back at the ending of slavery in Texas. Proceeds from this well-received event are used to empower the nonprofit organization in its mission to provide services to the community. Those attending said the food which included hush puppies, fish, coleslaw and baked beans, was delicious. Every year, honoring Juneteenth grows in importance in the state and San Marcos is no exception. In January 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, U.S....
AN-23-01 (Hill Country Studios Annexation)
Annexation of 147.846 acres of land out of the L. Glassgow Survey No. 14, Abstract No. 188 and the John Williams Survey, Abstract No’s. 471 and 490 (including adjacent right-of-way), in Hays County, Texas, generally located at the southwest corner of the W. Centerpoint Rd and Ranch Rd 12 intersection. To track this case, click the following link: AN-23-01.
Concerned comments on proposed car washes flood social media
Social media is awash with comments on the potential impact that two proposed car washes could have on the city of Marble Falls’ water supply. Most of the remarks on the DailyTrib.com Facebook page are negative. Some are asking why the city isn’t pulling the plug on the car washes: Tidal Wave Auto Spa, which plans to build at the corner of U.S. 281 and RR 1431, and Suds Deluxe, which will be located next to Walmart on U.S. 281.
New principal for Marble Falls Middle School
Rudy Gonzalez is the new principal of Marble Falls Middle School. The 17-year educator has experience as a teacher, coach, and administrator in several Central Texas school districts. He comes to Marble Falls after three years as assistant principal of the ninth-grade center in the New Braunfels Independent School District.
Local VFW Post installs new officers
, There are new officers in town, belonging to the local VFW. Wimberley’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6441, at its regular June meeting, held installation ceremonies for its 2023-2024 officers. Post member and former commander Larry Merkin acted as the installing officer for the evening. Officers installed included Commander Huey Sandifer, Senior Vice Commander Manuel Grafia, Quartermaster Michael McAlpin, Adjutant Joe Visconti, Trustee Duane Brassow and Chaplain Tom Zalewski. Officers are responsible for the day-to-day post operations and activities. For more information about Wimberley’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6441, visit vfw6441. PROVIDED BY BOB FLOCKE.
Local acupuncturist to be featured on national television
Indigo Healing Acupuncture, a leading provider of holistic healthcare services in Dripping Springs, was recently selected to be featured on an upcoming segment of the renowned TV show 'The Balancing Act.'. Hosted by Montel Williams, the awardwinning show is considered by many to be a trusted source of inspiration and...
Light at RM 3237 and Winters Mill operational
Construction operations at the intersection of Winters Mill Parkway and RM 3237 have come to a close after months of work. The new traffic signal, which was installed several weeks ago, is now fully operational. The Hays County project added turn lanes for those turning off of and onto westbound 3237 and installed a traffic signal at the intersection. The intersection is intended to provide a safer junction for traffic coming in and out of Wimberley, as well as a slowing point for drivers headed into the city. As a result of the construction, all lanes on 3237 were also repaved. For more information and the latest updates, visit the Hays County Transportation Department website at hayscountytx. com/departments/ transportation-department.
St. Frederick’s thanks community for ‘overwhelming’ donations
St. Frederick’s Baptist Church of Marble Falls wants to say “thank you” to the Highland Lakes community. “The support for our food ministries has been overwhelming,” said Bessie Jackson, an organizer at the church, 301 Avenue N. “We need to say thank you. The response has been so much appreciated.”
Hays County commissioners approve $25K contract for mental health specialty court
Hays County Commissioners Court meets at the Hays County Historic Courthouse located at 111 San Antonio St. in San Marcos. (Amira Van Leeuwen/Community Impact) Hays County Commissioners Court approved a $25,000 contract on June 6 with Deblin Health Concepts & Associates to provide mental health services for adults participating in the Hays County Mental Health Court Program.
Marble Falls Rodeo Association taking applications for queen contest
Marble Falls Rodeo Association taking applications for queen contest Special To The Highlander Tue, 06/06/2023 - 04:22 Image Allyson Warwick earned the 2022 Marble Falls Rodeo Queen crown. The Marble Falls Rodeo Association is accepting applications for the queen's contest for this year's event, July 21-22. ...
Blanco blooms for Lavender Festival
Follow your nose to Blanco on June 9-11 for one of the sweetest summer events: the 2023 Lavender Festival, which celebrates the ancient plant that grew roots in the Texas Hill Country. The festival is open from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m....
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