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Searching for citizens of the year

Calling all good samaritans, humanitarians, do-gooders, helping hands, heroes and the like – we are looking for you.

Starting this month, the Hays Free Press and News-Dispatch is opening up the nominations process to find the Citizens of the Year (COTY) for 2018. We’re asking our readers to name an individual who exemplifies a high level of service in the areas of Community, Education, Government and Business.

Our search for COTY 2018 will encompass Buda, Kyle and Dripping Springs. We will unveil all 12 of our winners and publish profiles of them in our December ECHO magazine, which hits shelves Dec. 5.

Know someone who might fit the bill? Be sure to submit your nomination to or mail it to us at: 113 West Center Street, Kyle, Texas 78640.

Residents can even call in their nomination to our main office line at 512.268.7862 or send us your nomination via Facebook or at @haysfreepress and @NEWS_DISPATCH on Twitter

All nominations are due by Sept. 28, with an online voting process running from Sept. 29 to Oct. 15.

The Hays Free Press staff will count up votes Oct. 16.

Don’t delay, nominate today!

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