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April 25th, 2009
Ford invites public to new Pct. 4 offices


The new Hays County Precinct 4 offices at 195 Roger Hanks Parkway in Dripping Springs will be officially opened on 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30.

The event will include public ribbon-cutting and flag-raising ceremonies, music, refreshments and discussions of sustainable building practices and native landscaping as well as expanded county services.

“We’ve needed this additional office space for some time,” Pct. 4 Commissioner Karen Ford said. “We’ll have additional County services, such as a monthly immunization clinic and offices for adult and juvenile probation, and we’ll also be able to offer meeting space to community organizations that request it.”

Precinct 4 offices, which also include Justice of the Peace, Constable, Tax Assessor-Collector, a Sheriff’s Department substation and Veterans Services, moved from their crowded, leased building on Mercer Street into the new site at the end of March. The new building has a welcoming lobby where customers can fill out paperwork, admire local art on the walls and appreciate the “green” efforts that went into the new building. The sustainable building design and features, including the alternative wastewater treatment system, rainwater collection system and native landscaping, will be explained at the grand opening event with the architect on site to answer questions.

Entertainment will be provided by the Dripping Springs High School Jazz Choir, a clarinet quartet from the Hill Country Community Band, and country singer-songwriter Chad Hudson, a native of the area. Local veterans will conduct a flag-raising ceremony, and refreshments will be served – staff members from Precinct 4 offices plan to share their favorite desserts.

For information, contact Ford’s office at (512) 858-7268.


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