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Monday, October 26th, 2015

With burn ban lifted, Hays County official reminds residents of still-missing flood victims

Hays County Judge Bert Cobb lifted the ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of the county on Monday after days of rainfall eased wildfire conditions.

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.

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Update: No reason to suspect foul play in fatal trailer fire, marshal says

Investigators have not found reason to suspect foul play or criminal activity in the trailer house fire that killed two people early Wednesday, the Hays County fire marshal said this afternoon.

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Update: No evidence to suggest arson in Wimberley blaze

Hays County investigators say they found no evidence of arson or other wrongdoing in the Friday fire that destroyed Ace Hardware, Wimberley’s third-largest employer.

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Updated: Fire levels Ace Hardware in Wimberley

A fire that raged Friday night at the Ace Hardware in Wimberley resulted in a complete loss of the building, according to Hays County Fire Marshall Mark Chambers, who said the damages are estimated at $3 million.

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.

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

County’s emergency management coordinator resigns

The Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday named Fire Marshal Mark Chambers as its interim Emergency Management Coordinator and announced a process for filling the position permanently.

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Court puts Hays County back under burn ban

The Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday reinstated a countywide burn ban.

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.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Lightning fire destroys Dripping Springs home

A lightning strike Tuesday morning burned a Dripping Springs residence to the ground, according to the Hays County Sheriff's Office.

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