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Hays County offices will open late on Tuesday but, so far, polling places are expected to open on time at 7 a.m. 

March 3rd, 2014
San Marcos, Hays County hunker down for another winter storm

Steam rises off the San Marcos River at Rio Vista Falls on Friday morning. PHOTO by ANDY HEATWOLE


9:52 p.m. MARCH 3: Unless road conditions forbid it, polling places will open as scheduled at 7 a.m. Tuesday for the Republican and Democratic party primaries, Hays County Elections Administrator Joyce Cowan wrote in an email this evening to the San Marcos Mercury.

“We are planning to open the polls at 7 a.m.. We will see if [election] judges are able to get to polls. Decisions will be made as soon as we can in the morning,” she said.

Weather closings, delays

Party primary polling places

Expected to open as scheduled at 7 a.m. unless otherwise announced in the morning.

San Marcos CISD

Campuses will open at their regular times.

San Marcos Academy

Campus opening delayed two hours.

Texas State University

Campus will open at 11 a.m.


Campus openings delayed two hours.

Dripping Springs ISD

Campus openings delayed two hours.

Wimberley ISD

Campus openings delayed two hours.

Hays County

Offices will open at 10 a.m.

City of San Marcos

Offices will open at 11 a.m.

City of Kyle

No announcement yet.

Master’s School

Campus opening delayed two hours.

Texas Preparatory School

No announcement yet.
as of 8:22 a.m. Tuesday, March 4


7:14 p.m. MARCH 3: San Marcos and Hays County are under a winter weather advisory for overnight March 3-4, with freezing precipitation possible from 8 p.m. until sunrise.

As of mid-day Monday, the city of San Marcos plans to be open at usual hours on Tuesday, March 4, city spokesperson Melissa Millecam said. Field personnel, police, fire, public works and electric utility crews will report as directed by supervisors. Other city employees are encouraged to monitor road conditions and use safety and caution in driving to work.

Hays County Judge Bert Cobb ordered offices to open two hours late on Tuesday and the commissioners court will convene at 10 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Officials have not yet said if polling places will open as scheduled tomorrow at 7 a.m.  for party primary elections.

With ice already forming on roadways a few counties north, Texas State University officials cancelled Monday evening classes at its Round Rock classes. Administrators will decide by 4 a.m. whether postpone or cancel classes on Tuesday, spokesperson Jayme Blaschke said.

Precipitation is expected between 8 p.m. and midnight Monday, peaking around sunrise Tuesday and then tapering off. The potential exists for light ice accumulations on bridges, flyovers and some roads in the Winter Weather Advisory Area.

The Austin metro area will be under a winter storm warning overnight, with freezing rain and sleet likely north, west and east of Austin along Texas 71.

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