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Hays County burn ban

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.

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Commissioners court reinstates burn ban

The Hays County Commissioners Court on Aug. 6 reinstated the burn ban in unincorporated areas of Hays County because of increasingly dry conditions.

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...

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Hays County reinstates burn ban

Hays County Judge Elizabeth Sumter signed an emergency order this morning reinstating the burn ban that prohibits outdoor burning, effective immediately.

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Hays County burn ban temporarily lifted

Hays County officials have temporarily lifted the county’s ban on outdoor burning because of recent rains, which will likely be reinstated by Monday.