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Hays County resources, shelters open for winter weather

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San Marcos residents brave the snow and cold, Monday, Feb.15, 2021, on Wonder World Drive.

A Hard Freeze Watch has been issued for portions of South-Central Texas from Thursday, Dec. 22 afternoon until Saturday, Dec. 24. A Wind Chill Warning has been issued for all of South-Central Texas from 6 p.m. Thursday through noon on Friday, Dec. 23.

As frigid temperatures arrive, several warming centers and shelters in Hays County have opened to provide residents with resources and safety.

Here is a list of available locations on where residents can visit to seek shelter. 

The University Star will continue to update this list as new information becomes available. 

San Marcos 

Southside Community Center

518 S. Guadalupe Street


Southside Community Center will open its emergency shelter at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec 22. There will be 40 cots available on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information, visit https://www.southsidecommunitycenter.org/coldsheltersanmarcos.

Westover Baptist Church

1310 Advance Street


San Marcos Activity Center

501 E. Hopkins Street


The Church of Latter-Day Saints

3751 Trail Ridge Pass


First Baptist Church of Wimberley

15951 Winters Mill Parkway



Kyle United Methodist Church
408 West Lockhart Street
Hays Hills Baptist Church
1401 N Farm to Market 1626

Dripping Springs

Dripping Springs Ranch Park
1042 Event Center Drive
Dripping Springs United Methodist Church
28900 RR12

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