Gas is almost at $4?

By Megan Wehring 

DRIPPING SPRINGS — Pumping gasoline into a vehicle is becoming more expensive by the day. 

To help offset surging fuel prices, Dripping Springs ISD (DSISD) is entering into an interlocal agreement with the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Energy Cooperative.

As of April 27, the national average gas price is $4.134 and the state’s is $3.775, according to data provided by the American Automobile Association (AAA). For Hays County, that is only a few cents cheaper at $3.739. But, that number can change at any time.

Unanimously approved by the DSISD Board on April 25, the agreement will provide the district additional options when it comes to purchasing fuel and other energy. Options include accessing a competitive group rate by purchasing fuel with neighboring school districts and getting fuel at a fixed rate.

It’s free to join the co-op and there is no obligation to purchase fuel or energy after joining the agreement.

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Megan Navarro (Wehring) graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. In June 2020, she started a summer internship at the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch through the Dow Jones News Fund and Texas Press Association. She then earned her way to a reporter position later that summer and now, she serves as the editor of the newspaper. Working for a small publication, Navarro wears multiple hats. She has various responsibilities including managing a team of reporters, making editorial decisions, overseeing social media posts, fact checking, writing her own articles and more. Navarro has a heart for storytelling and she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are important to the community.

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