Hays County Offices Schedule for Week of October 10
Hays County offices will be open on Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day) but Commissioners Court will not be held on Tuesday, October 11, so that Court members can attend the annual County Judges and Commissioners Conference.
The next Court meeting will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday, October 18, at the County Courthouse on the Square, 111 E. San Antonio St., San Marcos.
The Hays County Clerk’s offices in San Marcos at the Government Center and in Kyle at the Precinct 2 office will be closed from 8 a.m. to Noon on Wednesday, October 12, for training.
The Hays County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1-2 (Judge Maggie Moreno) Office at the Government Center in San Marcos will be closed all day on Thursday, October 13, for training.
Hays County Proclaims October Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Hays County Commissioners Court proclaimed October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month at its October 4 meeting and encouraged women to get regular mammograms so that cancer can be caught early.
According to the proclamation, “breast cancer knows no boundaries – be it age, gender, socio-economic status or geographic location – and the most common risk factors for
breast cancer are being female and growing older … breast cancer affects more than just the patient – co-survivors who include friends, family and co-workers need support too.”
County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., noted that men get breast cancer and should be aware of any lumps near their breasts.
He thanked CTMC and its partners for forming the Think Pink Committee that raises funds to provide early detection, screening, awareness and treatment.
Members include Central Texas Medical Center Foundation, Tanger Outlet San Marcos, San Marcos Academy, Texas Oncology, Hill Country Board of Realtors, Tommy Bahama, Hays County Barbeque, Community Action and Pink Heals.
“Thank you all for the money, the time, the effort that you provide and thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do every day for the people of Hays County,” Cobb said.
“Any awareness we can bring to this issue is so important,” Precinct 1 Commission Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe said. “Women need to be aware of their need for self-checks and yearly checkups. It’s so important and the numbers are staggering.”
She thanked the Hays County Local Health Department for its help in promoting awareness and checkups.
Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant said that he felt the awareness programs were working. “I was at a 7th-grade football game this week and both teams were wearing pink in some manner to represent the fight against breast cancer.”
“On behalf of CTMC I want to thank the Court for highlighting the importance of this issue – the fight against breast cancer,” CTMC’s President and CEO Anthony Stahl, PhD, said.
“I think we’ve all been affected by it. This year alone in the U.S. a quarter million women will be diagnosed. It’s a privilege for CTMC to partner with so many others here in this county … the battle is being won.”
Hays County Proclaims October 17 As Crime Stoppers Awareness Day
Hays County, TX – The Hays County Commissioners Court proclaimed October 17, 2016, as Crime Stoppers, Inc., Awareness Day in Hays County, and thanked the organization for its work to prevent crime and bring criminals to justice.
The proclamation notes that Crime Stoppers has been active in Hays County for 35 years, and during that time has received 624 suspects arrested, 747 offenses cleared, $193,000 in stolen property recovered and $12.5 million in narcotics seized. Tipsters have received awards of $69,000.
Crime Stoppers’ Executive Director Don Arledge thanked the Commissioners Court, law enforcement and citizens for making the program a success.