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Reception will honor longtime commissioner


A come-and-go reception for Mayor Troy Hickman, who is leaving his Hays City Commission seat, will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the commission chambers at Hays City Hall, 1507 Main.

Hickman has served on the Hays City Commission since 1997. He chose not to file for re-election in 2013, citing a desire to spend more time at his son Bryce's middle school activities, many of which are on Thursday evenings, conflicting with city commission meetings.

"I decided a long, long time ago that I was going to take a break from (the commission), because I can never recapture (Bryce's) activities," Hickman said.