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Tue
22
May

Primary Runoff Election

 

Primary Runoff Election Today, May 22, 2018

Dripping Springs voting locations for today’s runoff are:

 Pct. 440, 441, & 449

DSISD Administration Office

510 Mercer St.

Mon
21
May

County Offices Closed Monday to Observe Memorial Day

Hays County offices will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Offices will reopen at their regular times on Tuesday, May 29, and Commissioners Court will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Hays County Courthouse, 111 E. San Antonio St. The public is invited to attend, or watch the livestreamed proceedings. The video is also archived for later viewing.

Sun
20
May

Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Runoff

Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Candidates John Burns (left) and Robert Avera (right). CENTURY NEWS PHOTOS

 

Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Candidates, In their own words

The Century News asked both Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 (JP4) candidates to explain why they are running for the office.  Since there is no Democrat candidate for JP 4, the winner of the Primary Runoff on May 22 will be the de facto winner of the election.  

Robert Avera

Fri
18
May

DSHS Students build functional artificial hand

Lend a hand students - (From left to right) Anya Thomas, Gabrielle Avera, Melissa Richardson, Natalie Chavez, Sierra Stevens, and Riordan Tiller

The child’s artificial hand can clench objects

 

Creating a functioning hand for someone who actually needs it is the work of six freshman girls at Dripping Springs High School (DSHS). The six meet after school to work on this project in DSHS teacher Jad Jadeja’s classroom.

“It’s bleeding edge technology,” Jadeja said, laughing about the students trimming of parts with a blade. “Give them the right tools and encouragement and they will get there…give them a challenge and they lap it up and lose me at times. When they see the results, WOW.”

Wed
16
May

School’s Out, Food’s In continues until Friday

Jackson and Karis Rauch, Alex and Andrew McNutt unload dozens of filled food bags and help load into climate controlled storage donated by Locktite Storage. PHOTO COURTESY OF MANDI MCNUTT

 

The fourth-annual city “School’s Out, Food’s In” (SOFI) food drive continues until Friday May 18.

School's Out, Food's In bags are still being accepted at Kwik Kar of Dripping Springs, Dripping Springs Delights, LockTite Storage in Dripping Springs, and Hill Country Bible Church Dripping Springs through Friday. 

Wed
16
May

Rabid bat found in Belterra

Mexican free-tailed bat

 

A rabid bat was found at the 100 block of Canterbury Drive in the Belterra Subdivision on May 11.  Hays County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a dead bat call and found the animal, on the ground, next to a residential driveway. The bat was taken to the Department of State Health Services and tested positive for the rabies virus.

Anyone who may have had contact with this animal, or who have had physical contact with bats in the area, are asked to call the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, Animal Control Unit at (512) 393-7896 or The Department of State Health Services Zoonosis Control at (254) 778- 6744. Hays County residents are asked to use extreme caution in their contact with bats and report any suspect animals.

Tue
08
May

Missing person in Dripping Springs

Domingo Alcaraz was last seen in the 6800 Block of Fitzhugh Road in Dripping Springs around 10 p.m. on May 5.

Domingo Alcaraz was last seen in the 6800 Block of Fitzhugh Road in Dripping Springs around 10 p.m. on May 5.

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s assistance in locating a missing person last seen in the 6800 Block of Fitzhugh Road in Dripping Springs.

A missing person call was received Tuesday, May 8 at approximately 10:45 a.m. The missing person has been identified as 45-year-old Domingo Alcaraz. Alcaraz was visiting the area from Spring, Texas. On Saturday, May 5, Alcaraz fell and sustained injuries to his forehead and his tongue.

He was last seen around 10 p.m. on May 5 and doesn’t have access to a vehicle. Once the Hays County Sheriff’s Office was notified, search crews including K-9 units, drones, Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT), North Hays Fire Department and sheriff’s office personnel were mobilized. The search is continuing at this time.

He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jean pants covered in blood and work boots.

Sun
06
May

May 5 Election Results

Prior to the election, DSISD Superintendent Dr. Bruce Gearing appeared in a number of community meetings to explain the bond proposal and answer questions from the audience.  CENTURY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN PACHECO

 

The election results are in with Dripping Springs voters approving all three propositions before them on May 5.

The biggest money ticket item this election, the DSISD $132 million bond proposal, passed narrowly at 50.47% in favor, with 49.53% against.  This paves the way for the expansion of Dripping Springs High School to 2,500 students, construction of two new elementary facilities, and the conversation of the current Walnut Elementary into administrative space for the district.

Both Emergency Service Districts also received approval from the voters for the sales tax proposals. 

Sat
05
May

City Council Beat April 17, 2018

 

City Council Beat

A summary of the Dripping Springs City Council meeting on Tuesday April 17.

Present for the April 17 meeting were Mayor Pro Tem Bill Foulds, and council members Travis Crow, Wade King, and Taline Manassian.

Sat
05
May

Governor praises EPAs repeal of Clean Power Plan

 

Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), praising its plan to repeal the Clean Power Plan and review the closely related New Source Performance Standard (NSPS), both of which are unlawful and institute job-killing regulations.

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