Hays County Historical Commission members joined Commissioners Court members and others to celebrate the 200th birthday of Hays County namesake Jack C. Hays. Left to right, front row, Pct. 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant, Ralph Randow, Trish Randow, Pct. 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley, SarahAnn Lowther, Ralph Meyer, County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., Pct. 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, Historical Commission Chair Kate Johnson, Luanne Cullen, Dr. Henry Oles, Marie Bassett, Marian Oles, Ofelia Vasquez Philo, Jo Ann Lowe, Jerry Moore, (back row) former Texas Ranger Tommy Ratliff, Area Texas Ranger Trampas Gooding, Delbert Bassett, Linda Coker, Cindy Meyer and Eric Beckers. PHOTO COURTESY OF HAYS COUNTY
The Hays County Commissioners Court and Hays County Historical Commission Tuesday celebrated the Jan. 28, 2017 bicentennial birthday of its namesake, John (Jack C.) Coffee Hays, with the Court proclaiming Jan. 21-28 as Col. John Coffee Hays Week.