Commissioners to mark National Crime Stoppers Month

The Hays County Commissioners Court will begin its Tuesday meeting with a proclamation declaring January 2022 National Crime Stoppers Month.

According to the proclamation, “Since 1981, the Hays County Crime Stoppers Program has empowered the citizens of Hays County to take a stand against crime and regain their sense of safety. Crime Stoppers brings citizens, law enforcement, media, businesses, and educational institutions together to solve crimes, catch criminals, and make our communities safer.

Following the proclamation, there will be a presentation acknowledging the County Clerk’s Office for receiving the Exemplary Five-Star Award from the Texas State Department of Health Services – Vital Statistics Section.

During the meeting, County Judge Ruben Becerra is expected to use his community program expenses for the Dunbar Heritage Association for $500.

The Dunbar Heritage Association was established in 1999 by Harvey Miller. The charity promotes, organizes, and raises awareness of several traditions and celebrations in San Marcos, including the Martin Luther King holiday celebration, Black History Month, and Juneteenth.

During the meeting, commissioners must authorize the execution of a resolution and the submission of a grant application to the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, Justice Assistance Grants Program.

The grant request is for the continuation of the Hays County Mental Health Crisis Intervention Program in the amount of $58,405.90 and will provide ongoing funding for a Certified Mental Health Professional position within from the Hays County Sheriff’s Office who would assess and provide resources to people on the ground. who are in crisis.

The court must also approve the Request for Proposal (RFQ) specifications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, Program Manager, and authorize purchases to solicit bids and advertise.

There will be discussion and possible action regarding the approval of the joint election resolution for the conduct of the joint primary election hosted by the Republican Party and the Democratic Party on March 1, 2022.

There will also be discussions and possible actions to create a RFP to bring broadband to rural areas of Hays County using the American Rescue Plan Act, State and/or Build funds. Back Better.

The Commissioners Court meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the historic Hays County Courthouse located at 111 E. San Antonio St.

Those wishing to participate in public comment may submit a public participation/witness form to the county clerk by 9 a.m. Tuesday.

For those not attending the meeting but still wishing to submit public comments to be read at the Commissioners Court, visit the Hays County website to complete and submit a PDF form to [email protected]. us no later than 5 p.m. the evening before a meeting of the Commissioners’ Tribunal.

To view the full meeting agenda or watch the Commissioner’s Court live stream, visit

Mark M. Gagnon