On April 25, the Hays County Commissioners Court recognized Therapy Animal Day, National Preservation History Month and voted to approve funds for Fire Marshall Division offices.
On April 11, the Hays County Commissioner's Court listened to ideas brought forward by the public, the district attorney's office and the Hays County treasury department.
At its March 28 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court discussed and voted on Criminal Defense Attorney (CDA) office to hire five new positions. These positions would help reduce a backlog of unfiled cases and improve the needs of victims of domestic violence and stalking cases.
Commissioners Court declares National Influenza Vaccination Week, possible appointment of Ingalsbe to CAMPO
At its Dec. 6 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court adopted a proclamation declaring Dec. 5-9 National Influenza Vaccination Week and discussed the potential action to appoint Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Transpor…
During its Oct. 25 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court responded to voter issues and discussed traffic complaints on FM 1826.
At its October 11 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court recognized October as Czech Heritage Month and expanded the discussion of voting challenges within the county.
At its August 16 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court approved a $17,500,000 budget to outsource housing for inmates in Hays County over the next four years.
During its July 19 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court declared July as Parks and Recreation month in Hays County and addressed the early voting sites for the upcoming election as part of an agenda of over 50 items.
During its May 24 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court met to address the addition of a Public Defenders Office (PDO) in Hays County as part of an agenda of over 65 items.
At its March 29 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court accepted the financial report for the 2021 fiscal year and approved a preliminary budget calendar for the fiscal year 2023.
Commissioners Court recognizes Martin Luther King Jr. Day, approves software purchase for health department
The Hays County Commissioners Court approved a proclamation declaring Jan. 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day and recognized upcoming celebrations by the Dunbar Heritage Association at its Jan. 4 meeting.
At its Nov. 2 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court heard a presentation from the Redistricting Advisory Commission regarding proposals for redistricting the commissioners' precincts.
Hays County Commissioners Court adopted a proclamation celebrating September as Hispanic Heritage Month and also recognized contributions from the first Indigenous and Tejano families in the county during its Sept. 21 meeting.
In its Sept. 7 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court adopted a proclamation recognizing Texas State during National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week.
The Hays County Commissioners Court has moved forward with creating a Public Defender's Office (PDO) and will use $5 million from the American Rescue Plan to fund the project.
The Hays County Commissioners Court voted to approve funding for a Public Defender's Office at its Aug. 24 meeting.
To pay respects to Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., the recently passed and former Hays County court judge, the Hays County Commissioners Court held a moment of silence at its Aug. 10 meeting, followed by hosting the first of three county budget workshops.
Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra held a special Commissioners Court meeting on Aug. 3 where he shared his recommended budget of $292,901,584 for the fiscal year of 2022.
At its July 27 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court adopted a proclamation declaring August 2021 as National Immunization Awareness Month.
The Hays County Commissioners Court voted on a resolution in support of the preservation of the Dunbar Home Economics Building and the restoration of the Naomi Cephas Wade House during its July 13 meeting.
At its June 22 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court discussed how funds provided by American Rescue Plan Act would be distributed throughout Hays County.
The Hays County Commissioners Court decided to move forward with establishing guidelines for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program at its June 15 meeting.
At its June 1 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court discussed plans to lower the number of COVID-19 vaccine distribution clinics to account for the decreasing demand of vaccines.
During its May 18 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court adopted two proclamations, declaring May as Elder Abuse Month and May 23-29, as Search and Rescue Week in Hays County.
At its May 11 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court discussed changes to the 2016 Road Bond Program and approved upgrades for election voting equipment.
At its May 3 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court submitted a grant application for $1,085,325 to the Texas Indigent Defense Commission, Improvement Grant Program for the Hays County Holistic Public Defense Office and Managed Assigned Counsel Program, generating the request for a Pub…
The Hays County Commissioners Court provided information regarding future evening and night COVID-19 vaccination sites at its April 27 meeting.
Commissioners Court declares National Infant Immunization Week, provides COVID-19 vaccination updates
The Hays County Commissioners Court adopted proclamations declaring April 24 through May 1 as National Infant Immunization Week at its April 20 meeting.
The Hays County Commissioners Court began its April 13 meeting by adopting a proclamation recognizing April 11-17 as National Telecommunicators Week.
Editor's Note: The University Star spoke to the Family Justice Center once for this story and attempted to reach out again to speak to the new victim services coordinator. The Star has yet to receive a response.
The Hays County Commissioners Court authorized a resolution establishing a new county district court and approved its 2020 fiscal year report at its March 30 meeting.
The Hays County Commissioners Court heard a presentation from the Wimberley Village Library regarding the potential expansion of the facility and approved temporary positions to the Hays County COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program at its March 23 meeting.
The Hays County Commissioners Court approved the making of two new county precincts and addressed confusion regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution at its March 9 meeting.
The Hays County Commissioners Court awarded funding to Emergency Services at its March 2 meeting to show its appreciation for the dispensing of vaccinations after the February winter storm.
The Hays County Commissioners Court recognized Justice of the Peace Precinct 5 Judge Scott Cary for his service and was provided updates from the county's new mobile vaccine dispensing team at its meeting on Feb. 23.
At its Feb. 9 meeting, the Hays County Commissioners Court declared February as Spay/Neuter Awareness Month in the county, provided updates on COVID-19 vaccination disbursement and approved technological purchases for first responders to aid response times during emergencies.
The Hays County Commissioners Court signed a proclamation recognizing February 2021 as Black History Month, discussed communication efforts regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution and acknowledged the opening of the Association of Collaborative Communities Equipping Youth for STEEAAM Success…
The Hays County Commissioners Court granted permission to county staff to move forward with completing a U.S. Department of the Treasury grant application for rental assistance at its Jan. 12 meeting.
The Hays County Commissioners Court reappointed members of the Hays County Historical Commission, discussed the local distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and proclaimed Jan. 18 as Martin Luther King Jr. Day during its Jan. 5 meeting.
The Hays County Commissioners Court approved the continuation of the county's burn ban, grant donations for a jail restoration project and 2021 meeting cancellations at its Dec. 22 meeting.
The Hays County Commissioners Court approved an order to canvass results for countywide and precinct 2020 election races during its regular Nov. 10 meeting.
The Hays County Commissioners Court passed a grant to aid in food delivery assistance in the county and provided an update on the county's COVID-19 situation at an Oct. 13 regular meeting.
The Hays County Commissioners Court issued a burn ban effective immediately in its unincorporated areas after a recommendation from the Office of the Fire Marshal. Outdoor burning is only to be conducted under the following circumstances: Burning must be conducted downwind of or at least 300…
Demonstrators organized a caravan outside the Hays County Historic Courthouse and Law Enforcement Center June 30 demanding the release of pretrial detainees from jail amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The demonstration, organized by Karen Muñoz and Tomas Diaz de Leon, was in response to reports of…
The Hays County Commissioners Court, following executive session, voted on Tuesday to immediately rescind county road permits that allowed Kinder Morgan to cut through and drill underneath Hays County roads while installing its Permian Highway Pipeline. Precinct 3 Commissioner Lon Shell stat…
Hays County Commissioners Court voted to extend the declaration issued by County Judge Ruben Becerra Sunday, March 15, during an emergency meeting of the court Monday, March 16. The extension will last 120 days unless rescinded or extended by the court, per state law. “The declaration allows…
Editor’s note: The following article was last updated Jan. 17 2020 in order to reflect accurate information related to Hays county’s use of video-only visitation systems. The Hays County Commissioners Court voted to renew its $250,000 deal with tech company Securus, to broaden the video vis…
The Hays Commissioners Court met for its weekly meeting at the county courthouse to establish October as various awareness months, including Mediation Awareness Month, National Manufacturing Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Mediation Awareness Month serves as a recognition for th…
The Hays County Commissioners Court’s weekly meeting consisted of several guest speakers and a presentation of service awards on Sept. 24. The courtroom was filled entirely Tuesday morning; many of the attendees signed up to speak during the public comments introduction. At least 10 speakers…
The Hays County Commissioners Court declared a timeframe for Hispanic Heritage Month among other announcements on Sept. 17. Primarily, the court proclaimed Sept. 15- Oct. 15 the established time period for celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, as well as declaring Sept. 16 “Diez Y Seis Day” i…
The Hays County Commissioners Court discussed new services for veterans in Hays County, preservation of Capes Dam and various actions regarding speed limits and parking. The court authorized the execution of a previously amended agreement between Austin Recovery Inc. and the Hays County Vete…