Lagniappe: July 13, 2017

Burn ban back on

The heat is on and so is the burn ban. Earlier this week, Hays County officials officially reinstated the burn ban due to continuously windy conditions and low humidity in the county. Additionally, county officials said the number of grass fires and house fires have risen throughout the county. Grills with lids are allowed to be used during the burn ban, but burn barrels are banned. Violators can face a fine of up to $500.                                                 

Town Hall with U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett

All citizens are invitied to join Congressman Lloyd Doggett for a town hall meeting on Sunday, July 16 at 2 p.m. in the Great Hall at the First United Methodist Church at 1300 Lavaca Street in Austin. “So much is at risk with possible cuts of hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicaid,” Doggett said. “Come share your stories and hear my update on what is happening in Washington regarding efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.” To RSVP for this event, please call Doggett’s Austin office at (512) 916-5921 or email, using the subject line “RSVP to July 16 Town Hall.” RSVPs are not required but appreciated.

Dog Days of Summer Picnic

Picnic with PAWS at this fundraiser on July 12 from 6-9 p.m. at Hog Heaven, 491 Hog Hollow Road in Dripping Springs. Enjoy great food, drinks, live music, games, a raffle, silent auction & pet adoptions. Proceeds from the event benefit the homeless pets at PAWS Shelter of Central Texas. Buy tickets and see more info at

Master Gardeners on the Porch

It’s time to plan, prune and plant!  Bring your gardening questions to the Hays County Master Gardeners at the Dripping Springs Community Library on July 13 from 3-6 p.m. Hays County Master Gardeners are a part of the state-wide Texas Master Gardener Volunteer Program.  Each certified Master Gardener completes 50 hours of formal training and 50 hours of volunteer service during their training. If you are interested in this program, check the library calendar for other free events for gardeners.  RSVP to The gardeners meet the first and third Thursday of each month at the library.

Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo

The 6th Annual Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo will return to Dripping Springs Ranch Park and Event Center (DSRP) July 20-23 with thrilling rodeo action, live entertainment, a steer show, a Mutton Bustin’ Shootout, good food and drinks, kids’ activities, and family fun.  Hosted by Dripping Springs Ag Boosters Association and the City of Dripping Springs, this annual tradition has transformed into a top notch Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association (“CPRA”) Rodeo and fundraiser to support area 4-H Club and Future Farmers of America (FFA) youth, who are involved in agricultural projects and programs.

Blanco River/Onion Creek Water Forum

Meet your neighbors at this forum discussing the Blanco River and Onion Creek at the Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12 in Wimberley on Thursday, July 13. Exhibits and a meet and greet will begin at 9 a.m., and presentsations by local water experts will begin at 10 a.m.  For more information contact David Glenn, VAGabond Chief, Hays Trinity Aquifer Volunteer Advisory Group at or (512) 557-3595.

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