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Prime time for Hays County

“American Crime,” a gripping new ABC Studios crime/drama series, could be using the Hays County Government Center in San Marcos to fi lm some of its episodes. The series, written and directed by John Ridley, follows the fallout in a California town after a racially-charged attack kills a young war veteran and leaves his wife in a coma. Ridley won an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for “12 Years a Slave.”

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Two Little Free Libraries open in Wimberley

Two Little Free Libraries are now open for business in the Wimberley area. One is in front of Woodcreek City Hall and the other is inside the Wimberley Community Center. Wimberley Village Library, in conjunction with the cities of Woodcreek and Wimberley, is sponsoring the little libraries, which are bigger than a birdhouse.

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Hays County supports Annual Rainwater Festival

Commissioners voted to support the 2014 Annual Rainwater Festival that will be held Oct. 25 at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park and Event Center. The purpose of this event is to educate, celebrate and promote rainwater collection. A $1,000 sponsorship is required. According to Commissioner Ray Whisenant, this will be the fi rst time this festival will be held in Hays County.

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Ready for some volleyball?

Incoming Dripping Springs ninth graders work on passing drills during the Lady Tiger Volleyball camp, which was held July 28-31. Campers were given instruction on the fundamentals of the game, along with helping in understand strategies on the floor.

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Hays County campers learn about law enforcement

Although children are usually taught both at home and in school to respect and trust law enforcement offi cers, the way offi cers are portrayed in movies and TV shows can cause children to grow up fearing them instead. The Jr. Deputy Academy, hosted by the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, helps children to see officers as the protectors and servers they are.

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