Lagniappe: January 11, 2018

Christmas Tree Recycling

Hays County Recycling/Solid Waste Centers will be accepting undecorated Christmas trees for recycling at both centers through Jan. 13. The county will mulch the trees and use the mulch at county parks. There is no charge for dropping off a tree. Centers are located at 1691 Carney Lane (end of County Road 278) in Wimberley and 100 Darden Hill Road (County Road 162) in Driftwood. Centers are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Candidate filing period begins

Candidate filing begins on Wednesday, Jan. 17 for two city council seats and one mayoral seat for the May 5, 2018 Election.  Applications for placement on the ballot will be accepted at Dripping Springs City Hall, in the city secretary’s office from Jan. 17 to Feb. 16  during normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Applications can be picked up at city hall in the city secretary’s office or found on our website. Qualifications for candidates are also posted on the city’s website  For more information regarding elections, please contact the city secretary at or (512) 858-4725.

Savvy Caregiver Course

Caregiver U presents Savvy Caregiver, an in-depth,  practical training for family caregivers of persons with dementia. The classes will be held on Tuesdays, Jan. 16 – Feb. 20 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 Chapel in the Hills, 14601 Ranch  Road 12, Wimberley.  The class will be led by trained facilitators,  is offered free of charge and includes lunch.  This is made possible  by AGE of Central Texas, St. David’s Foundation and Alzheimer’s  Texas.  To register and find out more information about this free class, please call 512-241-0420 or email

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