Disaster Declaration:

Posted from haysinformed.com 

Following the storm on Thursday, May 9, Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra will signa a disaster declaration to bring additional resources to Hays County residents.

For those in need of housing assistance, please contact the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROS (1-800-733-2767)

For clean up support inquiries, reach out to the Judge’s Office directly at judge.becerra@co.hays.tx.us

Posted from City of San Marcos COAD

Volunteers Needed, to volunteer visit: Texas Weather Relief: Volunteer now · Texans on Mission

City of San Marcos Damage Reporting, please visit: San Marcos Request for help · Texans on Mission

City of San Marcos partnering with Ceres Environmental to assist with cleanup beginning, May 20th, please visit the City of San Marcos website, for more information.

San Marcos Monthly Brush Drop Off 

Hays County Tree Trimming Services:

We Love Trees | (512) 422-7234

Larry’s Tree Service | (512) 847-5020

Bartlett Tree Experts | (512) 392-1089

Local Landscaping | (512) 945-8678

Tex Star Trees & Landscapes | (512) 694-6607

Austin/ San Antonio Tree Trimming Services:

Certified Tree Care LLC | (800) 609-2358

Texan Landscape | (512) 648-7152

Hays County Extension Office May Closures:

Monday 05/27

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office Provides Education on the Following Topics:

Agriculture and Natural Resources

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  • Horticulture
  • Land Management
  • Livestock
  • Natural Resources

Hays County Master Gardener Facebook | Hays County Master Gardener Website

Hays County Master Naturalist Facebook | Hays County Master Naturalist Website

Family and Community Health

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  • Health and Nutrition
  • Food Handler Licensing
  • Food Preservation and Food Safety


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  • Youth Curriculum for Schools:
    • STEM
    • Anti-Bullying
    • Ag in the Classroom
    • 4-H Curriculum

  History of Hays County, Texas

The County of Hays was created by an act of the State Legislature on March 1, 1849, with the population of 387 people. It was named in honor of Captain Jack Hays, a Texas Ranger.

The city of San Marcos is located in the Southeastern part of Hays County and serves as the county seat of 678 square miles of territory. To the east of San Marcos, the Blackland Prairie with its rich, fertile soil has offered agricultural opportunities. Crops include cotton, hybrid corn seed, small grains and hay. To the west, the Hill Country is largely devoted to ranching and boasts a large tourism industry.

The largest industry employment is in state and local government, due in part to the location of Texas State University in San Marcos. Also, wholesale and retail trade make significant contributions to the economy.

Demographically, the population is rapidly growing with a total population of 241,365 in 2020, growing by 53% in the last decade.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service plays a vital role in Hays County. We provide practical information and education to help people make their lives better and to help our communities and neighborhoods address their problems. Extension education programs promote economic development, environmental stewardship, family health and well-being, youth development, and better understanding of agriculture. The Texas Community Futures Forum (TCFF), a state-wide needs assessment, was sponsored by TCE in February of 2004. The following issues were identified as most important in Hays County:

  • Water: conservation, quality, quantity, environment, protection and development of resources
  • Economic Development: job growth, diversification, more jobs
  • Increase in Family Values
  • Taxes: financing public education, reduction of property taxes
  • Roads and Transportation: maintenance, planning, control, ridership on public transportation