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The Hays County Commissioners Court proclaimed the week of May 20 through 25 as Search and Rescue Week offering “its thanks to all the first responder agencies and Search and Rescue agencies/organizations that support and work tirelessly on finding those who are lost and bringing closure to the families of the missing,” according to the proclamation issued. In 2023, there were over 48,008 missing persons reports in Texas with 12,827 of them being adults and 35,181 of those children. The proclamation said that “Search and Rescue resources bring closure and aid in the reunification of families,” and that “Search and Rescue professionals, perform flood and swiftwater rescues and evacuations, technical rescues, locate missing children and endangered adults, and otherwise meet their communities’ emergent needs.”
Photo courtesy of Hays County

County issues proclamation for Search and Rescue Week

County issues proclamation for Search and Rescue Week

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The women’s 400 meter relay team of Kaylee Lewis, Kerris Roberts, Taejah Badal and Ma’Khi Falkquay celebrate going to the NCAA National Track Meet. It is the first time a Texas State women’s sprint relay team has qualifed for nationals.
Submitted photo by TXST Athletics

HISTORY MADE

Bobcats send a record 10 athletes to Nationals

BAT WALK

Participants from last year’s bat walk.
Photo submitted by the Niki Lake, Discovery Center specialist

BAT WALK

Discovery Center offers night hikes to learn about Mexican free-tail bats

City to hold public hearing on $1.4 mil of CDBG grant funds

The city of San Marcos City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 4 at 6 p.m. during the City Council meeting at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins St. The hearing will discuss the use of approximately $766,063 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for housing, social services, public facilities, infrastructure, and project selection for the 20242025 CDBG Action Plan.

ANIMAL SHELTER

The Red Cross and P.A.S.S. work together to help pets and people affected by disaster and ensure families are provided with the resources they need for recovery and rebuilding.
Photo courtesy of Austin Pets Alive

ANIMAL SHELTER
ANIMAL SHELTER
ANIMAL SHELTER

Pets program helps family's dogs find shelter following devastating fire

A Kyle family recently faced a devastating house fire, leaving them heartbroken and worried for their beloved pets. But amidst this great loss, a flicker of hope emerged. Thanks to an incredible partnership between The American Red Cross of Central & South Texas and Austin Pets Alive! (APA!), they were able to find comfort and care during a difficult time.

Additional disaster assistance approved

Additional disaster assistance approved

Seven Texas counties have been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for grants for emergency work and replacement of disaster-damaged public infrastructure, after severe weather and flooding struck much of Deep East Texas, Gov. Gregg Abbott’s office reported. Counties eligible for FEMA’s Public Assistance program include Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker.

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