Flood Assistance OK’d for Eligible Hays County Residents

Halloween Flood

We received this good news From Congressman Lloyd Doggett:

“There is added reason for Thanksgiving.

“Federal Individual Assistance for the October 30 flooding has been granted for eligible residents in Hays County. Though recovery has been painful for many of our neighbors, this promptly approved federal Individual Assistance means up to $33,000 for each eligible household and business with unreimbursed flood losses, cleanup, and repair. To determine eligibility for help with storm losses, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585(TTY), or register at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone at m.fema.gov. If you use 711 relay or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362 directly.”

Hollon, Pomeroy memorial services on Saturday, December 5

Jack Hollon

Deborah Pomeroy 1

Separate memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 5, for Wimberley’s Jack Hollon and San Marcos’s Deborah Pomeroy, both of whom passed away on Tuesday, November 17.

Jack Hollon’s  service is planned for 1 pm  on December 5 in Wimberley. Details coming soon.

A ceremony  for Deborah Pomeroy is on  for 3 pm on December 5 in Sage Hall at Kyle’s Texas Old Town. Deborah — born on the Louisiana bayou — specifically requested a Mardi Gras blast to see her over to the other side. And that’s just what’s being planned. Bring a covered dish — preferably Cajun, creole, maybe a poboy, or some beignets, hey, we’ll even take a Lucky Dog (especially if you’ve got a Lucky Dog cart), we’ll be providing water, coffee (we’ll try for chicory), soda, ice, plates, utensils, napkins, and all that jazz. And if anybody’s got contact info for Ingatius J. Reilly, let us know — he’d definitely want to be there (and Deborah would have it no other way). We’ve even got a great collection of Nawlins music that’ll really rock the second line. Deborah would be happy to know that you, and you, and you, too, will be there.

If you’d like to send a message of condolence to Jack or Deborah’s family, please send it care of the Hays County Democratic Party, PO Box 1245, Buda, Texas, 78610. We’ll be sure they get to Jack and Deborah’s families.

Deborah was a founding member of the San Marcos Area Democrats, a staunch Democrat, a good friend, and a rare and delightful human being. Deborah practiced law in San Marcos and she was also on the business law faculty of Texas State University.

Jack was a long-time and effective community activist, one of the first members of WimDems, and a true gentleman. He was very active in this year’s successful efforts to protect the wells of central Hays County residents.

Each of our lives has been enriched by our friendship and experiences with Deborah and Jack. In the same way, their efforts have helped make our communities better places to live — for everybody. They devoted a great part of their lives to working toward our vision of a society marked by fairness, equality, and opportunity. They made a difference.

Please keep the family and friends of Deborah and Jack — especially Richard Newell and Dorothy Knight in your thoughts and prayers.

HCEP HQ Open Tuesdays to Accept Precinct Chair and Candidate Filings

Become a Candidate

Hays County Democratic Party Headquarters is open Tuesday, December 2, and Tuesday, December 9 from noon to 2 pm, to accept precinct chair and candidate filings for the March 1, 2016 Democratic Primary Election. We’ll also be open on Monday, December 14, from 2 pm to 6 pm to accept filing applications.

The filing period ends at 6 pm on Monday, December 14, 2015. Our office is at 125 N Guadalupe St., in San Marcos. You can also mail your completed filing to: Hays County Democratic Party, PO Box 1245, Buda, TX 78610.

Your filing must be signed and notarized.

Click here for the application to file to become a candidate for public office.

Click here for the application to file to become a candidate for party office.