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Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Hays, Caldwell impose burn ban as drought conditions ease upward

With high winds and low humidity in the forecast, the Hays County Commissioners Court this week reinstated a ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of the county. Officials in Travis and Caldwell counties also imposed burn bans this week.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Rising drought index reignites Hays County burn ban

Citing a rapidly increasing drought index rating, the commissioners court on Tuesday reinstated a ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of Hays County.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Commissioners lift burn ban in anticipation of rain

Nodding to recent rainfall, the Hays County Commissioners Court this morning lifted its outdoor burning ban, but warned that it could be re-imposed as soon as later this week.

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Drought index rises but burn ban still lifted

The Hays County Commissioners Court decided not to impose a burn ban at its regular session June 5 but the window of opportunity for outdoor burning is sure to shut soon , County Judge Bert Cobb said.

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Hays commissioners enact burn ban

The Hays County Commissioners Court authorized restrictions on outdoor burning for the next 90 days, citing the dry and windy conditions throughout the county. Under the ban, residents in unincorporated Hays County are prohibited from outdoor burning...

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