- Law enforcement getting rifle-resistant vests
Thanks to a state grant, jurisdictions across Texas—including Hays County, San Marcos, Buda and Kyle—will receive rifle-resistant vests for their law enforcement officers.
All total, the four entities will purchase 311 vests. The county and cities' respective governing bodies must accept the grants at their upcoming meetings.
2. Hays County voting on revised hazard mitigation plan
County commissioners on Tuesday are set to vote on a revised county-wide mitigation plan that outlines actions that can be taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risks to people and their property from natural hazards. The plan, which is revised every five years with participation from 11 other entities within the county, allows the county and the cities within it to be eligible for grant funding.
3. San Marcos City Council postpones Code SMTX public hearing, vote
Citing the need for additional information on the proposed land development code, San Marcos City Council has postponed a public hearing and vote for Code SMTX originally scheduled for Tuesday.
Instead, a work session on Code SMTX open to the public is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday in the conference room of San Marcos City Hall.
4. US Supreme Court to hear case over whether Texas congressional and House maps discriminate
Further extending a drawn-out legal battle, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a case over whether Texas’ congressional and House district boundaries discriminate against voters of color.
The high court’s decision to take the case is a short-term win for Texas’ Republican leaders who, in an effort to preserve the maps in question, had appealed two lower court rulings that invalidated parts of the state’s maps and would have required the district lines to be redrawn to address several voting rights violations.
5. City, county offices are closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
City offices and facilities will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Additionally, trash and recycling pickup may be affected by the holidays. See the complete list of closures here.