Endurance racer from Dripping Springs dies during Texas Water Safari Reply

By Eva Ruth Moravec
A paddler participating in the Texas Water Safari, an endurance boat race on the San Marcos and Guadalupe rivers, died Monday afternoon at a San Antonio hospital, marking the first fatality in the event’s 50-year history.

Brad Ellis, 30, was pronounced dead around 2 p.m. at San Antonio Military Medical Center after he was flown there early Sunday, according to a hospital spokesman.

Ellis died of hyponatremia, or low sodium, said More…

Penalties loom for late 2011 property tax payments Reply

Property owners who have not paid their 2011 taxes have until July 2 to pay up to avoid a 15 percent collection penalty.

By state law the tax office must turn over all delinquent accounts to collection attorneys on July 1, but because that is a Sunday this year, the deadline is July 2. Payments must be made on or before, or postmarked on or before, July 2.
Luanne Caraway, Hays County Tax Assessor-Collector, noted that “if you are delinquent on July 3, your bill will go up by more than 15 percent that day. If you are delinquent you can More…