Best bets: January 24, 2018

Kyle Garden Club

The Kyle Garden Club will meet on Friday Feb.  2, 2018 at 12:30 pm at The Historic Kyle City Hall.  The program is ‘Earth Kind’ by Hays County Master Gardener, Marilyn Love.  The public is invited.

Hays County Master Gardeners

Master Gardener Marilyn Love will present an overview of the Hays County Master Gardeners Association at the Kyle Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 11:30 a.m. She is making this presentation in advance of the upcoming spring HCMG class which starts on Friday, Feb. 23. Anyone interested in learning more about Master Gardener training is cordially invited Marilyn’s upcoming talk.

Taste of Texas Wine and Beer Tasting

League of Women Voters of Hays County will host its 30th Annual Taste of Texas Wine & Beer event on Thursday, Jan.  25, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Quail Creek Country Club (2701 Airport Hwy 21, San Marcos, Texas). Tickets  are $20 and may be purchased from LWV members, on the website at www.lwvhaysco.com or at the door the night of the event. Must be over 21 to attend. This is the group’s major fundraising event of the year.

Civilian Training on Active Shooter Events

The Sheriff’s Office will be hosting Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event  training presentations on: Jan. 30 from 6-8 p.m. at McCormick Middle School, 5700 Dacy Lane, Buda; Feb. 1  from 6-8 p.m. at Cypress Creek Church, 211 Stillwater Road, Wimberley; and Feb. 5  from 6-8 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1906 N IH 35 Frontage Rd., San Marcos.  The presentation will be made by Hays County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant David Burns, a former U.S. Army paratrooper and a veteran law enforcement officer and instructor with over twenty-five-years experience. Everyone interested is invited to attend. For more info, contact Lieutenant Dennis Gutierrez at (512) 393-7877.

2018 Citizens Sheriff’s Academy

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy is now accepting applications for the 2018 class. The course will start on Feb. 22. The Hays County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy is a 45-hour program designed to give the citizens a working knowledge of the Hays County Sheriff’s Office and the criminal justice system. This free program includes 12 weeks of instruction by Hays County Sheriff’s Office staff and other guest speakers. Classes are held on Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. Applications can be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office or by emailing Deputy Stephen Traeger at stephen.traeger@co.hays.tx.us and must be received on or before Feb. 15. Those with felony convictions, or who are currently on parole, probation, or anyone who has been convicted for any offense involving moral turpitude are not eligible to attend. Applicants must be at least eighteen years of age and either reside, or work, in Hays County.

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