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THE BIG PICTURE
(City of Buda Weekly Newsletter)
Week of Oct. 26, 2020
In this Issue:
  • Early Voting/Election Day Information
  • Boo-da Halloween at Home/Boo-da Halloween Video
  • Halloween Safety Tips
  • Art Takes Shape in Downtown Buda
  • Main Street Improvement Project Update/Kenny's Construction Chat
  • Free COVID-19 Testing in Buda - Location Change
  • Free Virtual Caregiver's Seminar
  • Free Chronic Conditions Self-Management Workshop
  • ๏ปฟWater Smart Customer Portal
  • Stage 1 Water Restrictions - Effective Monday, Aug. 24
  • Transportation Mobility Master Plan Overview
  • Hope 4 Veterans Program
  • COVID-19 Hays County Resources
  • COVID-19 Hotline
  • COVID-19 Dashboard
  • COVID-19 Updates on City of Buda Website
  • Pay By Phone Automated System
  • City of Buda E-Billing
  • City of Buda Job Opportunities
  • Upcoming Meetings
Early Voting & Election Day Information
TODAY (Friday, Oct. 20) is your last day to take advantage of early voting. We have included all of the early voting centers below. For election related questions, please contact the Hays County Elections Office at 512-393-7310 or by email at elections@co.hays.tx.us.

As a reminder, you can vote at any vote center in Hays County.

๐‡๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐ก๐š๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฐ๐š๐ข๐ญ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐๐š๐ฌ๐ก๐›๐จ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฏ๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ.

๐„๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐•๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‡๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ: ๐Ž๐œ๐ญ. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ โ€” ๐Ž๐œ๐ญ. ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ

๐‘พ๐’†๐’†๐’Œ 3
Monday, Oct. 26 โ€” Friday, Oct. 30 7 AM โ€” 7 PM

๐•๐จ๐ญ๐ž ๐‚๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐‹๐จ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐„๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐•๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ 

๐๐ฎ๐๐š

Buda City Hall
405 East Loop Street, Building 100

๐Š๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐”๐ก๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐

HCISD Admin โ€“ Arnold Transportation Building (Formerly the bus barn)
21003 Interstate 35 Frontage Road

Kyle City Hall
100 West Center Street

Live Oak Academy High School
4820 Jack C. Hays Trail

๐’๐š๐ง ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐œ๐จ๐ฌ

Hays County Government Center
712 South Stagecoach Trail, Northwest
Conference Rooms

Hays County Transportation โ€“ Yarrington Building
2171 Yarrington Road

Live Oak Health Partners (Formerly County Health Department)
401 Broadway Street #C

Texas State University Performing Arts Center
405 North Edward Gary Street

๐ƒ๐ซ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐’๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ

Dripping Springs Ranch Park
1042 Event Center Drive

Hays County Precinct 4 Office
195 Roger Hanks Parkway

๐–๐ข๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฒ

Scudder Primary School
400 Green Acres Drive

Wimberley Community Center
14068 Ranch Road 12

๐‚๐”๐‘๐๐’๐ˆ๐ƒ๐„ ๐•๐Ž๐“๐ˆ๐๐†: If you are physically unable to enter the polling place without personal assistance or likelihood of injuring your health, curbside voting is available. Buda City Hall has 4 numbered curbside spaces set aside in the parking lot. Please call 512-393-7310 when you are here and an election officer will bring an e-Slate electronic voting device to you at your vehicle. Let them know that you are Buda City Hall. If you have signs or symptoms of COVID-19 please consider curbside voting.

๐•๐จ๐ญ๐ž ๐‚๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐‹๐จ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐„๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ (Nov. 3, 2020)

Buda City Hall
405 E. Loop St., Building 100

Former Buda Elementary Upper Campus
300 San Marcos St.

Hays Hills Baptist Church
1401 FM 1626

McCormick Middle School
5700 Dacy Lane

Southern Hills Church of Christ
3740 FM 967

๐„๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ - ๐๐จ๐ฏ. ๐Ÿ‘, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ
Polls Open 7 AM - 7 PM


๐Ÿ—ณ๐Ž๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ญ:

๐Œ๐š๐ฒ๐จ๐ซ
Lee Urbanovsky (Uncontested)

๐€๐ญ-๐‹๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ (๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐„๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง)
LaVonia Horne-Williams
Matt Smith

๐€๐ญ-๐‹๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ
Bobby Lane
Monica Davidson

๐’๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐ž ๐Œ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐ญ ๐
Evan Ture (Uncontested)

๐•๐จ๐ญ๐ž ๐‚๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐‹๐จ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐„๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐•๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ 
Buda City Hall
405 E. Loop St., Building 100

A complete list of voting centers and additional information regarding the November 3 General Election is available on Hays Countyโ€™s website: https://bit.ly/3gpvXNn

๐…๐จ๐ซ ๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ, ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‡๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ฒ ๐„๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐š๐ญ (๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ๐Ÿ) ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ‘-๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ.



***๐‘ถ๐’ ๐‘ฌ๐’๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’š ๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐‘ช๐’๐’–๐’๐’•๐’š ๐‘ช๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’›๐’†๐’๐’” ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’—๐’๐’•๐’† ๐’‚๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’š ๐’‘๐’๐’๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’Š๐’ ๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐‘ช๐’๐’–๐’๐’•๐’š. ๐’€๐’๐’– ๐’…๐’ ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’—๐’๐’•๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‚๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’„๐’Š๐’๐’„๐’•***
Boo-da Halloween at Home
Did you know that we have two Halloween contests going on virtually this year? You can send us a photo of your decorated pumpkin and your costume! The deadline for each is October 31 so you can snap your photo on Halloween night!

Email your photos to budalibrary@budalibrary.org. Winners will be announced Friday, Nov. 6

Check out our newsflash to learn more about Boo-da Halloween at Home: https://www.budalibrary.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=241

Halloween Safety Tips
As we approach Halloween, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has tips on how to stay safe if you should decide to go trick-or-treating or take part in Halloween festivities.
๐Œ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐ค-๐จ๐ซ-๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐š๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ
  • Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.
  • Give out treats outdoors, if possible.
  • Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take.
  • Wash hands before handling treats.
  • Wear a mask.

๐–๐ž๐š๐ซ ๐š ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ๐ค
  • Make your cloth mask part of your costume.
  • A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask.
  • Do NOT wear a costume mask over a cloth mask. It can make breathing more difficult.
  • Masks should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing

๐’๐ญ๐š๐ฒ ๐š๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐๐จ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ
  • Indoors and outdoors, you are more likely to get or spread COVID-19 when you are in close contact with others for a long time.

๐–๐š๐ฌ๐ก ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ก๐š๐ง๐๐ฌ
  • Bring hand sanitizer with you and use it after touching objects or other people.
  • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Parents: supervise young children using hand sanitizer.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when you get home and before you eat any treats.

More information:
Art Takes Shape in Downtown Buda
We love having Inspired Minds Art Center in Downtown Buda. Have you seen the recently donated sculpture that is on display outside, or the beautiful murals on the upper story windows of the former City Council Chambers?

Read more about the inspiration behind the art:
Main Street Improvement Project Update
Cox Commercial Construction continues to make progress on Main Street! This past weekend - AT&T raised three telecommunications pull boxes; 450' of base asphalt was placed east of Nighthawk Lane; concrete placed for the curb, gutter, and sidewalk outside the Municipal Complex; erosion control blanket on the northern slopes of the Bradfield Culvert Outlet; bases for three inlet curb and an area drain placed; and seed planted in finished graded areas! 

Major elements remaining for Phase II include sidewalks from Hawk Lane to Nighthawk, driveways, Nighthawk Lane & Main Street intersection reconstruction, and a lift of asphalt in preparation for the placement of the final wearing surface from end to end in December! The estimated completion of the project is expected in early January 2021.
Kenny's Construction Chat
Project Manager Kenny Crawford has a quick "Kenny's Construction Chat" on the Main Street Improvement Project.
Free COVID-19 Testing in Buda
Free COVID-19 testing is available in Buda through Curative! Please note the location change. The new location is the parking lot at Main Street and China Street near the public restrooms across from Main Street Dental.

Use the QR code to select a time slot in advance. Walk-ups are welcome! This testing is available for ANYONE. You do not have to be experiencing symptoms.

All testing is provided by Curative; they're using non-invasive oral swab tests.

๐…๐‘๐„๐„ ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐Œ๐จ๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ž ๐“๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐’๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐๐ฎ๐๐š
*๐๐š๐ซ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฅ๐จ๐ญ ๐š๐ญ ๐Œ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‚๐ก๐ข๐ง๐š ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ญ (๐ง๐ž๐š๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐œ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฌ) ๐š๐œ๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Œ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ฅ
๐๐ฎ๐๐š
๐Ÿ— ๐š.๐ฆ. - ๐Ÿ“ ๐ฉ.๐ฆ. - ๐Ÿ• ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐š ๐–๐ž๐ž๐ค!

Free Virtual Caregiver's Seminar
Age of Central Texas and the City of Buda's Task Force on Aging are teaming up for a FREE virtual caregiver's seminar for National Family Caregivers Month in November. The "Avoiding Caregiving Burnout During COVID-19" seminar is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Register for free at www.TinyURL.com/BudaNov13.
Chronic Conditions Self-Management Workshop
The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area has an upcoming Chronic Conditions Self-Management workshop at no cost for older adults. Registration is required. To register please call or email Jessica Martone at 512-916-6180 or jmartone@capcog.org.
On Monday, Sept. 28, the City of Buda reopened most public facilities. Although the number of COVID-19 cases are declining in Hays County, it is still important to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing to keep the community safe. Phone and online methods of communication are still encouraged.

City of Buda Employees are following strict social distancing practices and will be wearing masks or face coverings to provide protection for co-workers and the public.

๐๐ฎ๐๐š ๐‚๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐‡๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐œ ๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ข๐ง๐ 

Per Governor Abbottโ€™s Executive Order, face coverings are required wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household.

  • City-sponsored public meetings may resume with strict social distancing practices in place and room capacity is limited to 25%. City Council and Boards and Commissions meetings may resume in-person meetings or virtual meetings.
  • No rental of indoor public spaces.
  • Daily disinfection cleaning.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

๐๐ฎ๐๐š ๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐œ ๐‹๐ข๐›๐ซ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ

  • The Library will reopen with limited hours at 25% capacity with a maximum of 30 patrons at a time for โ€œgrab and goโ€ service. Library hours are 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
  • Library will continue to offer curbside pickup service. Buda Public Library Curbside Service will be Mondays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. People who canโ€™t pick up during those times can email librarian@budalibrary.org to arrange another pick-up time.
  • No in-person library programming.
  • No study rooms.
  • Use of Library public computers is by appointment only for one hour blocks for card holders. Computer pods will be disinfected after each use.
  • Daily disinfection cleaning
  • Stay home if you are sick.

๐•๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐จ๐ซ ๐‚๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ (๐’๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐š๐œ๐ก ๐‡๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž)


๐๐š๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง


๐๐จ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐œ ๐’๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ฌ

  • Notary Public Services are provided at the front reception desk. For additional questions, please call 512-312-0084.

๐‚๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐›๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐›๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ:

City of Buda Main Number (Reception) - 512-312-0084
Public Works (512-312-2876)
Buda Police Department - Non-Emergency (512-393-7896)
Parks and Recreation (512-523-1081)
Utility Billing (512-295-8845)
Municipal Court (512-295-2562)
Library (512-295-5899)
Planning, Permitting, and Engineering (512-312-5745)
Visitorโ€™s Center (512-295-7170)

๐”๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  payments may be paid online at https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/budatx or through the automated phone system at 1-866-279-0787. Additional ways to make utility payments include online through your bank, by mail to 405 E. Loop St., Building 100, Buda, Texas, or by utilizing the utility payment drop boxes at the front entrance of the building and near the library book drop. Customers can contact utility billing staff directly by email at utilitybilling@ci.buda.tx.us or over the phone at 512-295-8845.

๐€๐๐๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ:

Permitting and Inspections: https://www.mygovernmentonline.org/
You can view City Council meetings online here:

For more information on Buda Library Services:
Buda Public Library Electronic Resources: https://buda.biblionix.com/catalog/
Buda Public Library: www.budalibrary.org
๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ˆ ๐ค๐ž๐ž๐ฉ ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ก?

You can register your account (for free) on the Water Smart Customer Portal. All you need is your account ID and your zip code. By signing up on the portal, you can set water usage alerts, leak alerts, keep up with your monthly usage and more!

Water Smart Customer Portal Instructional Video

Register Your Account on the Water Smart Customer Portal
Stage 1 Water Restrictions
Effective Monday, Aug. 24, 2020
Effective Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, Stage 1 Water Restrictions will go into effect for City of Buda water customers in accordance with the Cityโ€™s adopted Water Resource Management and Drought Response Ordinance. This is due to the lack of consistent precipitation, and higher than normal demands on our water production system.

Under Stage 1, irrigation with hose-end (sprinkler attached to a hose) and automatic sprinkler systems is restricted to twice per week. Irrigation with handheld bucket, handheld hose, soaker hose, or drip irrigation system is allowed any day and at any time. Violation of the ordinance could result in a fine of up to $2,000 per offense and a surcharge on the customerโ€™s utility bill.

๐ˆ๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž-๐ž๐ง๐ (๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž) ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐œ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฌ
Twice per week on designated day; prohibited between the hours of 10:00am and 7:00 pm
  • Odd-numbered residential: Wednesday and Saturday
  • Even-numbered residential: Thursday and Sunday
  • Commercial, mixed use and multi-family: Tuesday and Friday
  • It is recommended that outdoor watering be limited to one of the permitted watering days each week to promote conservation

๐ˆ๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ก๐š๐ง๐๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ ๐›๐ฎ๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ญ, ๐ก๐š๐ง๐๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž, ๐ฌ๐จ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ซ ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž, ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ฉ ๐ข๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ
  • Allowed any day and at any time

For more information on Stage 1 restrictions and water conservation tips please our website.๐Ÿ‘‡

Transportation Mobility Master Plan Overview
The video below details the draft Transportation Mobility Master Plan under consideration by the City Council and a video explaining the short-term priority mobility projects included in the plan. You can also visit the City's "Buda Moves" website page at www.ci.buda.tx.us/644/BudaMoves.
Hope4 Hays County Veterans Program
(Information Taken From Hays County Press Release)

The Hays County Veterans Service Office has created the โ€œHope4 Hays County Veteransโ€ program for U.S. military veterans and surviving spouses.

Hays County Veteran Service Officer Jude Prather said the program is designed to help with past due rent, mortgage, utilities or car payments, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans Assistance.

โ€œItโ€™s important we help our former military brothers and sisters,โ€ Prather said. โ€œThis program will be a bridge to help our veterans and their families. When we served, we watched each otherโ€™s backs. During these difficult times, the Hope4 program will continue that legacy.โ€

Retired Air Force 1st Sergeant Wesley Matthews, M.S.W from the Hays County Veteran Service Office will manage this assistance program while also connecting veterans to other services available for them and their families.

โ€œOur goal is to offer hope to Hays County Veterans while supplying them with solutions, a workable budget, and plan moving forward,โ€ Matthews said.

For information or to request assistance, please email wesley.matthews@co.hays.tx.us.

Learn more about the program on the Hays County website: https://hayscountytx.com/departments/veteran-services/.

About Hope4 Hays County Veterans: This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veteransโ€™ Assistance. The Fund for Veteransโ€™ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families. For more information, visit www.TVC.Texas.gov.
Hays County has provided a list of resources for residents who have lost their jobs or need food, mental health support, or other assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hays County has a COVID-19 hotline. The number is 512-393-5525 and it is operational Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.
(The information coming from Hays County will continue to change. Please follow Hays County at www.haysinformed.com)

An online dashboard created by City of San Marcos provides the public with a current count and other statistics related to COVID-19 cases in Hays County in near real-time.

The data on the dashboard shows a snapshot of COVID-19 related information for the County, as well as the number of active and recovered cases per City.
 
For example, the public can see the current number of confirmed cases as of that day. The data includes the cases considered active or in recovery, along with the number of tests administered. The data is also available in map format.
 
County residents may visit

You can also find the dashboard on the City of Buda's website at www.ci.buda.tx.us/coronavirusinformation.
As a reminder, you can visit the City's website at www.ci.buda.tx.us/coronavirusinformation for the latest on COVID-19. This page includes the Governor's Order, Hays County Order, and Mayor George Haehn order. We have also embedded the COVID-19 Dashboard from Hays County with the latest number of cases.
Pay By Phone Automated System
The City of Buda has launched a new way for customers to pay bills by phone. You will be able to call 1-866-279-0787 and pay through an automated system over the phone.

  • Save postage by paying your bill by phone.
  • Access your updated account instantly.
  • Hear real-time balances, payment amounts, and due dates
  • Enter your information securely through an automated system
City of Buda E-Billing
The City of Buda is giving you the option to go paperless with e-billing. You can sign up online at https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/budatx Check out the video above for instructions on how to sign up!
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