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Texas skunks merit caution

Editor’s note: There’s been an apparent increase in “skunk order” reported by neighbors in the Dripping Springs areas surrounding Barton Creek in the Fitzhugh and Ranch Road 12 area. While most people have sense enough to leave a skunk alone because of the odor, there is also the secondary concerns of rabies. San Marcos Daily Record Columnist Jerry Hall, gives us the 411 on these potentially troublesome visitors.

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Baylor Scott & White Health opens hospital in Buda

Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for- profit healthcare system in Texas, today opened its newest full-service hospital in nearby Buda, on Sept. 28. “Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Buda,” is the System’s first medical center in Hays County and is located at 5330 Overpass Road. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The hospital joins primary care and specialty care clinics, which opened a month earlier on the medical center campus. 

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North Hays County Fire Rescue new ladder truck arrives

After a patient wait, ESD #6 North Hays County Fire Rescue’s new ladder truck has arrived and it’s a game changer.

“We are excited to announce that our ladder truck has arrived,” NHCFR Fire Chief Scott Collard said. “This ladder truck is an integral part of matching our emergency response plan with the growth of our community.  This unit features a 100 foot ladder and can pump up to 2000 gallons of water per minute.”

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