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FORECAST: ‘Critical’ fire danger in Hill Country, ‘elevated’ danger in Austin this afternoon

Community news: Austin hosts Career Expo on March 29


Highlights

Austin Public Health and community health partners launched a Community Health Assessment in Travis County.

The Bastrop Half Marathon will be from 6 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fisherman’s Park.

The city of Buda will host its annual Easter egg hunt from 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 15 at the Buda Sportsplex.

TRAVIS COUNTY

SOUTH AUSTIN

Career Expo on March 29

The city of Austin will host its annual Career Expo from noon to 5 p.m. March 29 at the Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road.

Participants will have opportunities to meet with company representatives from public agencies as well as private employers and temporary staffing agencies. Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their résumé.

Advance registration for attendees and a complete list of employers is available at austintexas.gov/careerexpo.

For more information: 512-974-3210; employment.services@austintexas.gov.

— American-Statesman staff

AUSTIN

Public Health seeks feedback

Austin Public Health and several community health partners have launched the second Community Health Assessment in Travis County.

The assessment engages community members and local public health system partners to collect and analyze health-related data from a variety of sources. The assessment seeks to inform community decision-making, prioritize community health problems and assist in the development and implementation of the Community Health Improvement Plan.

For more information: austintexas.gov/healthforum.

— American-Statesman staff

WILLIAMSON COUNTY

TAYLOR

Home, garden expo Saturday

The city of Taylor will host a Home & Garden Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Main Street Events Center, 3101 N. Main St.

The event will include local vendors, plant sales, student group performances and cars on display. Burger meals will be on sale for $7. Proceeds will support the Taylor High School band and color guard.

— American-Statesman staff

GEORGETOWN

Plant sale, fair April 1

The Williamson County Master Gardeners Association will host its annual Plant Sale and Garden Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 1 at the Williamson County Show Barn, 425 E. Morrow St.

Various native, adapted plants and herbs, along with garden-related products and gifts from local vendors, will be available for purchase. The event also will include rain barrel construction, raised bed gardens, the Poultry Association Show and kids’ activities.

For more information: bit.ly/2mIp3aj.

— American-Statesman staff

BASTROP COUNTY

BASTROP

Register for Half Marathon

The Bastrop Half Marathon will be from 6 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fisherman’s Park, 1400 Willow St.

The course will feature a two-loop course through the city and eight water stations. Participants can also sign up for a quarter marathon that runs 6.55 miles. Participants will receive a custom tri-blend shirt, race bib and medal.

Music, food and drinks will be offered at a post-race event.

For information and to register: bastrophalf.com.

— American-Statesman staff

HAYS COUNTY

BUDA

Buda to host Easter egg hunt

The city of Buda will host its annual Easter egg hunt from 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 15 at the Buda Sportsplex, 310 Buda Sportsplex Drive.

The hunt is free, and free activities will be held after the hunt.

For more information: 512-295-7170.

— American-Statesman staff

SAN MARCOS

Meeting on historic districts

The city of San Marcos Planning and Development Services Department will host a public open house to discuss potential expansion of the city’s historic districts from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be at the San Marcos Rec Hall in City Park, 170 Charles Austin Drive.

The Historic Preservation Commission is considering a recommendation to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council for the expansion of two existing historic districts: Lindsey-Rogers and Hopkins Street.

The open house will provide an opportunity for the community to offer feedback on the proposed boundaries of the expansion prior to the scheduled public hearings. A letter detailing the proposed historic district expansion and the open house was mailed to all potentially affected property owners March 10.

For more information: 512-393-8232; abrake@sanmarcostx.gov.

— American-Statesman staff

SAN MARCOS

Event benefits ‘School Fuel’

Ace Relocation Systems, a nationwide moving company, will host a grand opening and open house from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at its new location at 2312 S. Old Bastrop Highway.

The free event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, barbecue and live music. San Marcos Mayor Pro Tem Jane Hughson will be in attendance with other city and county officials.

Proceeds and fundraising that night will benefit San Marcos School Fuel, which provides meals to students in the area who have a high risk of little or no food at home.

For more information or to RSVP: 512-781-7004; ahummel@acerelocation.com.

— American-Statesman staff

This article has been updated to correct the date of the Home & Garden Expo in Taylor.



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