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Staff Reporter

Pet Resource Center recommendations on the Court docket

The Hays County Commissioners Court is set to receive a presentation by Austin Pets Alive! regarding final recommendations of the Pet Resource Center, consider a $75,000 three month extension on the Project Coordinator position for the Pet Resource Center, possibly authorize the execution of a contract amendment with Haitus Wellness for Yoga Therapy for Mental Health Court participants and possibly approve the appointment of Stephen Seddig as the Hays County Fire Marshal at the regularly scheduled meeting at 9 a.m. today.

New department aims to shrink jail population

Even after the recent expansion of the Hays County Jail, inmates are still outsourced to other counties due to overcrowding. It is an issue that has been ongoing for years, and Hays County has been working to reduce those numbers, as well as the associated expenditures that go with it. There is a relatively new department dedicated to doing just that. The Hays County Commissioners Court received a presentation on the status of the Judicial Services Department in the county at the regularly scheduled meeting last week.

17 year old San Marcos resident named Hays Youth Poet Laureate

The article “City Approves Buc-ee's Incentives, Now To County” published on March 7, incorrectly stated that the San Marcos City Council voted unanimously in favor of the incentive agreement. The vote was 5-1 in favor of the agreement with Councilmember Alyssa Garza voting against. Councilmember Saul Gonzales was absent. The story has been corrected online. We apologize for the error.

County enters partnership to protect the Blanco River and Cypress Creek

With various river towns across Hays County, protecting those natural resources is of top importance to residents. With that in mind, the Hays County Commissioners voted unanimously to form a new interlocal agreement with the city of Wimberley, the city of Woodcreek, The Watershed Association and the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment in order to implement the Blanco Cypress Watershed Protection Plan.

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Graphic courtesy of the city of San Marcos

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The projected site of Buc-ees would be south of Yarrington Road on the west side of Interstate 35.
Graphic courtesy of the city of San Marcos

Council supports incentives for new Buc-ee's

The famous beaver could be coming to San Marcos, and he’s bringing with him sweets, treats, restrooms and anything else an Interstate 35 traveler may need. The San Marcos City Council voted unanimously in favor of an Economic Development Incentive Agreement with Buc-ee’s San Marcos, LLC., which will provide incentives in the form of refunds of 50% of sales taxes generated by the company over 15 years for the construction of a new Buc-ee’s Travel Center along IH-35 south of Yarrington Road at the regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. This vote was on the first of two readings, so it is not yet final.


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