Lagniappe: Jan. 25, 2018

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.

Firefighters Fitness Day

Start the new year off right with a unique opportunity to work out with our local firefighters through the city’s Healthy Parks, Healthy People – Dripping Springs program. North Hays County Fire Rescue, along with the Dripping Springs Professional Firefighters Association, is partnering with the city to bring you “Firefighters Fitness Day” on Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Drive (off RR12, across from Dripping Springs Elementary.

30th Annual Taste of Texas

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). Featured wineries include Becker, Fall Creek, Duchman, Llano and McPherson. Featured breweries include Live Oak, Independence, Oasis and Real Ale. Tickets  are $20 and may be purchased from LWV members, on the website at or at the door the night of the event. Must be over 21 to attend

Civilian training for active shooters

The Sheriff’s Office will be hosting Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event (CRASE) training presentations on the following dates and locations: 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. Lieutenant Burns is also one of the founding members of ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) and has taught extensively throughout the country on how to respond to an active shooter crisis. This session is open to the public and everyone interested is invited to attend. For further information or questions, please contact Lieutenant Dennis Gutierrez at the Hays County Sheriff’s Office’s Support Services Division at (512) 393-7877.

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, 2018. The Hays County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy is a 45-hour program designed to give the citizens of Hays County a working knowledge of the Hays County Sheriff’s Office and the criminal justice system as it works in Hays County. 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  Applications 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 (18) years of age and either reside, or work, in Hays County.

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