Page 1

BRINGING YOU

THE BEST OF NORTH HAYS COUNTY

JANUARY 2020

INSIDE

See the winners of the Hays Free Press/ News-Dispatch Best of North Hays County readers poll.

+

Learn more about local band favorites Broken Arrow and Stealing Blue, pg. 24

Published by Barton Publications, Inc.

1


Voted Best Apartment Living! #DefyOrdinary Experience the Difference and Treat Yourself to the BEST in Modern Luxury Living. Visit Us Today or Call 512-268-2400! Amenities Including Stunning Pool with Sundeck, 8 Hole Putting Green, Exclusive Plum Creek Golf Course Access and Much More! www.TheGreenAtPlumCreek.com 2

Best Of North Hays 2019


3


? e ov l ou Who do y Beginning mid-September, we asked readers of the Hays Free Press and News-Dispatch who they thought provided the best services in North Hays County – Buda, Kyle and surrounding communities – whether it was someone in the service industry, a restaurant or retail business. We received more than 2,000 nominations and winners in 151 categories. Please be sure to take a look at all the winners inside and congratulate them the next time you see them doing what they love. We’ve listed the top three winners in each category in order of first, second and third.

Thank you, North Hays County readers Also in this edition, read more about local band favorites Broken Arrow and Stealing Blue, pg. 24

Thank you , thank you ! We are so honored and humbled to have been chosen best pest control !

512-312-2160

www.BetterChoicePest.com Local, family owned company specializing in:

512-312-2160

• Pest Control • termite treatments • rodent issues • residential & CommerCial www.betterchoicepest.com

Local, family owned company specializing in: • Pest Control • Termite Treatments • Rodent Issues • Residential & Commerical Buda Area Chamber of Commerce

Licensed & Insured Proud Members of the Buda and Kyle Area Chambers of Commerce

Licensed & Insured Proud members of the Buda and Kyle Area Chambers of Commerce

4

Best Of North Hays 2019


Th a n k 0 0 1,0 to you, the readers s for voting

Mon

$3 off Flavored Margaritas

Tues

$1 Off Pints

Wed 1/2 Off Texican Martinis

LIQUOR & DELI BUDA, TEXAS

99¢ TACO NIGHT

Best Liquor Store Best Wine Selection Best Sandwiches TS DS UN LA O ) C A ST R S S S R DI KIE YS ORDE & Y SE OD COO TRA PECIAL OUPS ES O STR AP D S I F Y S Y S G B R E U R & S H RT S ( PS, TS E) AD T I O G UO E PIE H PA OLE DE) DI SKE G R IFT W -M P N N I I SE Q A S R I A U L M R L O G S O (H KE SSE SE-M FT B AR DD EE RU TE K SC CA BUL WH CA CA (HOU GI CIG WE FR H H H H H H H H H H H

$3 off Azul Margarita

FRI Sat & Sun Sun

Tex Mex Cuisine

5 OFF

$

ENCHILADA

NIGHT

99 18 FAJITAS $

FOR 2

2 CAN DINE

Thurs

– EST. 2015 –

Kyle’s Finest

FOR

1999

$

Swai Fish Cozumel

3 OFF

$

LA MORADA MARGARITA

BRUNCH 10AM-2PM $ 1 OFF 22OZ Mug

5 TITO’S 2FLAVORED $

BLOODY MARY’S $

MIMOSA’S

LATE LUNCH SPECIALS M-F 11am-4pm HAPPY HOUR M-F 3pm-7pm Dine-In Only - Drink Specials all day Dinner Specials Start at 5pm See details at TexicanCafe.com

10% OFF

Bring this ad in for your next award-winning Sandwich Exp. 2/28/2020

(next to fire station)

512.361.0152 H ProofLiquorAndDeli.com H FM 967 & 1626

BVS

bella vita salon 1762 fm 967 suite C - Buda TX 78610

856 Kohlers Crossing, Kyle, Texas 78640 512.262.7680 Next to Plum Creek Golf Course

The Partners of Clayton & Ramirez Law would like to congratulate Mercedes Campirano on her placement for top lawyers of North Hays County. 8920 Business Park Dr #175 Austin, TX 78759 512.687.0744 www.claytonramirezlaw.com

5


AUTOMOTIVE Best Auto Parts O’Reilly Auto Parts - Buda AutoZone - Buda HR Installations

Best Car Wash

Best Used Car Dealer Truck City Ford Driven Auto Sales

Best Used Car Salesman

Best Golf Course

John Jones - Truck City Ford Bob Salinas - Truck City Ford

Triple R Automotive & Tire Shop

CHILDREN & EDUCATION

John Jones - Truck City Ford Bob Salinas - Truck City Ford

Ben Gonzales - Chuck Nash Auto Group

Best New Vehicle Dealer Truck City Ford

Best Oil Change Potter Automotive Repair Reliable Automotive - Buda Buda Automotive

Best Paint and Body Shop

Best College

Plum Creek Golf Course Quicksand Golf Course RoadRunners

Best Karaoke The Railhouse

Willie’s Joint Bar and BBQ Wicked Wings

Austin Community College Hays Campus

Best Live Music Venue

Best Day Care

The Railhouse

Rocking Horse Academy

First Class Child Development The Sunshine Cottage Preschool and Development Center

Best Learning Center Mother’s Day Out First Baptist Church Kyle

Buck’s Backyard Tavern on Main

Best Local Band Broken Arrow Stealing Blue La Féria

Best Night Club

AMM Collision - Kyle

Hays Hills Christian Learning Center

Jason’s Custom Paint & Body

Rocking Horse Academy

The Railhouse

CollisionTEX Repair Center

Best Private School

Best RV Dealership

Ladybird Montessori School

Room 111

Camper Clinic II

Explore USA RV Super Center Crestview RV

Best Service and Repair Potter Automotive Repair Buda Automotive

Reliable Automotive - Buda

Best Tires and Repair Discount Tire HR Installations

GoodYear Auto Service

Best Towing Service Quantum Towing

Commercial Towing Services

Santa Cruz Catholic School Rocking Horse Academy

Best Place for a Birthday Party The Railhouse

The Jumpy Place

Best Art Gallery

Best Wedding Venue

Assemblage Contemporary Craftsman Gallery

The Carrington

Art on 12 Gallery G

Best Bingo Santa Cruz Catholic Church VFW Post #6441

Best Bowling EVO Entertainment

Best Tractor & Equipment

Best Date Spot

Tractor Supply Company

Nate’s

ENTERTAINMENT & SOCIAL

Triple A

6

Pinballz Kingdom The Railhouse

Ben Gonzales - Chuck Nash Auto Group

Best New Car Salesman

EVO Entertainment

Kyle Third Coast Auto Group

Water Works Auto Spa - Kyle Reliable Automotive

Best Family Fun

The Railhouse Nate’s

Lux Limo

Pinballz Kingdom

Texas Old Town The Railhouse

FOOD & DRINK Best Atmosphere The Railhouse Hays City Store

Shugabee’s Texas BBQ

Best Bakery Sweet Cakes 4 U Texas Pie Company B Sweet Cupcakery

Best Of North Hays 2019


(512) 381-2850

| www.AustinENT.com

Ear & Hearing

Diagnostic Hearing Tests

   

Chronic Ear Infections Ruptured Ear Drum Hearing & Balance Evaluation Tinnitus (Ringing in Ears) Dizziness & Vertigo

Thyroid & Parathyroid

Ultrasound & Needle Biopsy  Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery 

   

Hearing Aid Services

Allergy

Testing for Pollen, Mold, Dust & Pet Allergens  Allergy Shots/Drops

Children’s ENT     

Ear Tube Placement Tonsil & Adenoid Surgery Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery Allergy Testing Sublingual Allergy Therapy

Nose & Sinus

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery  In-office Balloon Sinuplasty 

Throat, Head & Neck Sleep Apnea  Tonsil/Adenoid Surgery  Hoarseness/Vocal Cord Dysfunction 

Comprehensive Hearing Exams Immittance Testing Otoacoustic Emission Testing (OAE) Video Nystagmography (VNG) Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA)

    

Hearing Aid Sales Programming Fittings, Cleanings & Repairs Tubing Changes Earmolds Custom Ear Plugs Hearing Protection

2 Locations Near You!!

Amber Bass, Au.D. CCC-A

Mark Dammert, M.D.

KYLE

1180 Seton Pkwy Suite 420 Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 268-5282

Brian Schwab, M.D.

LOCKHART

1005 W. San Antonio Suite A Lockhart, TX 78644 (512) 444-7944

Michael Yium, M.D.

7


Best Barbecue

Best Family Dining

Best Mexican Martini

Salt Lick BBQ

Hays City Store

Casa Garcia’s

Louie’s Craft BBQ

Hat Creek Burger Company

Hays City Store

Best Bloody Mary

Best Food Truck

Best Oriental Cuisine

The Railhouse

Raza’s Food Shack A Snowball’s Chance

Koy Chinese & Sushi Restaurant

Hays City Store

The Railhouse

Hays City Donuts

Best Breakfast

Best Ice Cream/Yogurt

Best Overall Service

Casa Alde Spicy Bite

La Ola Pop Shop

A Snowball’s Chance

Chick-fil-A - Buda

Dan’s Hamburgers - Buda

Buda Soda Fountain

Hays City Store

Best Breakfast Taco

Best Iced Tea

Best Pizza

Casa Alde

Bill Miller BBQ

Bill Miller BBQ

Wright’s Emporium

Main Street Pizzeria & Beer Garden

Milt’s Pit BBQ

Nate’s

Spicy Bite

Chick-fil-A - Kyle

Best Buffet

Best Local Beer

DoubleDave’s PizzaWorks

Two Wheel Brewing Company

East Buffet CiCi’s Pizza

Best Burgers Dan’s Hamburgers - Buda Big Rob’s Burgers Hays City Store

Best Catering The Naughty Texan and the Railhouse tied Miss Red’s Place

Best Chicken Fried Steak Hays City Store The Railhouse Cracker Barrel

Best Coldest Beer The Railhouse Nate’s

Buck’s Backyard

Best Dessert Texas Pie Company Sweet Cakes 4U La Ola Pop Shop

8

Cracker Barrel

The Railhouse Nate’s

Best Local Brewery Two Wheel Brewing Company Vista Brewing Company Twisted X

Texican Cafe

Beijing Bistro - Buda

The Railhouse

Aviator Pizza & Draft House Pizza Classics

Best Queso Texican Cafe

Shugabee’s Texas BBQ Tied for third were Casa Alde and Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant

Best Restaurant Hays City Store

Amici Cucina Italiana

Best Margarita

Casa Alde

Casa Garcia’s

Best Restaurant Service

Texican Cafe Hays City Store

Best Martini Nate’s

Hays City Store Casa Garcia’s

Best Meal Under $6 Dan’s Hamburgers - Buda Whataburger - Buda Spicy Bite

Best Mexican Cuisine Texican Cafe Garcia’s

Casa Garcia’s

Chick-fil-A - Buda Hays City Store The Railhouse

Best Salsa Garcia’s Restaurant Texican Cafe Casa Garcia’s

Best Sandwiches/Subs Proof Liquor & Deli Jersey Mikes - Buda Firehouse Subs - Kyle

Best Steak Hays City Store The Railhouse Logan’s

Best Of North Hays 2019


Thank you for your votes! “BEST OF” NORTH HAYS COUNTY AWARDS

VOTED BEST: HEALTH CLINIC & NURSING STAFF ARC Kyle Plum Creek THIRD PLACE:

RUNNER-UP:

RUNNER-UP:

RUNNER-UP:

BEST PHYSICIAN

BEST PHYSICIAN

BEST HEALTH CLINIC

BEST HEARING AIDS

Conor O. Hagen, MD

Sandra L. Worrell, MD

ARC Buda

ARC Kyle Plum Creek

Pediatrics ARC Kyle Plum Creek

Family Medicine ARC Kyle Plum Creek

3420 FM 967, Ste B-100 Buda, TX 78610

4100 Everett St, Ste 400 Kyle, TX 78640

Learn more: AustinRegionalClinic.com 9


Best Wine Selection

Best Dentist

Best Home Health Provider

Vue Dental

Proof Liquor & Deli

Be Healthy at Home

Capstone Dental Buda Dental Professionals

Twin Liquors - Kyle H-E-B Plus

Tied for second were Home Care Providers of Texas and Progressive Home Health of Buda

Best Wings

Best Emergency Room

Wing Stop

Ascension Seton Hays

Centerfield Sports Bar & Grill

St. David’s Emergency Center

The Railhouse

Best Hospital Ascension Seton Hays

Kyle ER

Baylor, Scott & White - Buda Kyle ER

Best Health Clinic

HEALTHCARE

Best Memory Care Facility

Austin Regional Clinic - Plum Creek

Best Birth/ Postpartum Doula

Sodalis Buda Assisted Living & Memory Care

Austin Regional Clinic - Buda Corridor Primary Care

Melissa Ronson Missy

Orchard Park of Kyle

Best Hearing Aids Austin Ear, Nose & Throat

Best Chiropractor

Austin Regional Clinic - Plum Creek

Kyle Family and Injury Chiropractic

Best Nursing Staff Austin Regional Clinic - Plum Creek Ascension Seton Hays

Browning Family Chiropractic

Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital of Kyle

Benevida Health and Wellness

Since 2009 Since 2009

CoLAt CoLAt

A/C, A/C,Heating Heating&&Remodeling Remodeling 512-775-2591 512-775-2591 www.coolcatac.com www.coolcatac.com Since 2009

CoLAtMention this Mention this adfor for a A/C, Heating & Remodelingad Mention this for aad 512-775-2591 www.coolcatac.com

$4 $4

Diagnostics Charge! Diagnostics Mention this ad for a Charge!

ling

Diagnostics $4 Charge!

Thank you for supporting us! Love, The Dance Unlimited Family

Serving Kyle,Diagnostics Buda, Austin, Bastrop, San Marcos, Round Rock, Cedar Park & Pflugerville Main Street • Buda, Texas 78610 Charge! Serving Kyle, Buda, Austin, Bastrop, San Marcos, Round Rock, Cedar Park1019 & Pflugerville Serving Kyle, Buda, Austin, Bastrop, San Marcos, Round Rock, Cedar Park & Pflugerville

ad for a 10

www.danceunlimitedbudatx.com 512-295-3667

Best Of North Hays 2019


Best Optometrist Kyle Vision Source Buda Vision Source Howerton Eye Clinic

Best Orthodontist Long Orthodontics (now Buda Orthodontics) Buda Dental Professionals Kyle Orthodontics

Best Pharmacy Walgreens - Kyle FM 2770 Buda Drug Store H-E-B Plus

Best Physician Dr. Anna Lincoln - Pediatric Junction

Dr. Sandra Worrell - ARC Kyle Dr. Conor Hagan - ARC Kyle

Best Skin Care/ Dermatologist

Best Carpet Cleaning

Susan Lindway Yule

Green Team Home Service Company

Southwest Dermatology - Buda

R.S. Pro

Evan’s Dermatology

Best Urgent Care Center Austin Regional Clinic - Plum Creek Ascension Seton Hays

St. David’s Emergency Center - Buda

Best Weight Loss Clinic Results Weight Loss & Med Spa AllMed Physicians - Linda Carney, MD

HOME SERVICES Best Cabinets Hays County Cabinetry

River City Design and Construction K&J Woodworks

Rangel Flooring

Best Contractor River City Construction and Design

F&S Painting - Kyle Dezlron - Jason Eckstrom

Best Electrical GTM Lighting and Electric Compton Electrical Services J&S Electric

Best Flooring/Carpet River City Construction and Design

Tied for second were Buda’s Flooring Store and Hill Country Floors

Voted Best ORIeNtAL CUISINE iN North hayS CouNty

Come try ouR dELIcIouS ChINESE fOod. We hAvE dINE-iN, pIck Up, aNd dELIvERy aVaILAble.

DINE IN AND TAKE OUT HOURS Mon-Thur, 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Friday, 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday, CLOSED

3420-B FM 967 sUItE B-110 • BUda, texas 512-523-8030 11


Best Glass Company

Best Pest Control

Berry Glass - Kyle

A Better Choice Pest Control

Tied for second place were Brothers Auto Glass and Don’t Mess With Texas Windshield Repair

Best Heating & Air

Tied for second were Alpha One Pest Elimination and White Knight Pest Control

Garner Heating & Air Conditioning

Best Plumbing

Cool Cat AC & Heating

On-Call Plumbing

The A/C Guys

Best Homebuilder River City Construction & Remodeling Cypress Forest - David Weekley Homes F&S Painting

Best House Cleaning Company Goldilocks Cleaning Service Aimee’s Clean House Abby’s Maid to Clean

Best Real Estate Firm Elite Realty Advisors The Allan Home Group Jayna Love Homes Team - Keller Williams

Best Realtor (Individual)

Just In Time

Chris Torrey

Jeremy Timmons

Kristin Allan

Alison Southern Ullom

Best Pool Installation

Best Remodeling River City Construction and Design

Tied for first were H&H Tile & Plaster and IES Pool Division

Blue Label Granite Buda’s Flooring Store

Dreamer Pools

Best Roofing

Best Property Management Star Tex Real Estate

TTP Roofing B&M Roofing

Havenpoint Property Management

ATX Roofing

Women’s Contemporary Clothing & Accessories Voted Best Clothing Store in North Hays County HOURS Tues-Fri, 10a-6p Sat, 10a-5p Sun, 10a-2p Closed Monday

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US AMONG THE BEST IN HAYS COUNTY

Specialized Skin Care for the Entire Family Follow us on Facebook/Instagram @ellipsisboutiquebudatx Located in the Buda Mill & Grain Co. 306 S. Main St., Ste 105 512.312.9545 12

Medical Dermatology • Skin Cancer Treatment Cosmetic Dermatology • Pediatric Dermatology Alex Jack, MD | Courtney Scamardo, PA-C 20871 Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Suite 200, Kyle, TX 78640 | 512.280.3939

WWW.USDERMATOLOGY PARTNERS.COM Best Of North Hays 2019


Chris Torrey

Residential Sales Specialist REAL ESTATE BROKER/OWNER

Thank you for your vote as Best Individual Realtor for North Hays County

One Story or Two Story Call Chris Torrey Cell: 512-787-5968 Office: 512-813-0213

chris@eliterealtyadvisor.com eliterealtyadvisor.com

SALES • INVESTMENTS • LEASING 13


LIFESTYLES Best 55 Plus Living Huntington Apartments

The Overlook at Plum Creek Sodalis Buda Assisted Living & Memory Care

Best Apartment Living The Green at Plum Creek Carrington Oaks

Oaks on Marketplace

Best Church The Connection Church Vertical Chapel

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church

Best Dance/ Gymnastics

Best Fitness Center

Best Tanning Salon

Camp Gladiator

Bare Tans

Hays Communities YMCA

Buda-Ful Tans

CrossFit Hays

Glam Artistry by Arianna

Best Fitness Instructor

RETAIL

Marla Favors

Lauren McEnulty

Best Antiques/Collectibles

Alisha Edwards

Old Town Buda Antique Mall Life Changes Estate Sales

Best Hotel

Main Mercantile Shop

Hampton Inn - Kyle Hampton Inn - Buda

Best Clothing Store

Fairfield Inn & Suites - Buda

Ellipsis Boutique

Best Non Profit Organization

The Lavish Leathers Store

Kyle Freedom Quilters

Best Computer Sales

Cheeky Closet

PAWS Shelter of Central Texas

Blue Computers

For the Love of Go

K-Perks Graphics

Dance Unlimited

Best Retirement Facility

Olympia Hills Gymnastics

New Haven

Pivotal Academy of Dance

Best Feed and Tack

Orchard Park Senior Living

Tractor Supply Company Novedades el Patron #2

FIRST CLASS FIRST CLASS T SR

Texas School Ready!

Child Development Center

T SR

Texas School Ready!

Child Development Center GRADUATION TEXAS RISING STAR PROVIDER

GRADUATION

TEXAS RISING STAR PROVIDER

STATE ACCREDITED PROGRAM

1215 Old Black Colony Road Buda, Texas 78610 512.295.5959

1901 National Park Blvd. Austin, Texas 78747 512.292.1901

STATE ACCREDITED PROGRAM

• Locally owned and operated since 2004 • Texas Rising Star accredited and Texas School Ready (TSR) certified

FIRST CLASS Child Development Center FIRST CLASS • Serving infants through school age

Thank you to our families, friends and community for voting for us and for your continuedTexas support. School Ready!

We believe early childhood education is critical to child development and we strive to meet the needs of each and every child.

www.FirstClassCDC.com

14

T SR

Texas School Ready!

Child Development Center

GRADUATION GRADUATION

T SR

TEXAS RISING STAR PROVIDER

TEXAS RISING STAR PROVIDER STATE ACCREDITED PROGRAM

Best Of North Hays 2019 STATE ACCREDITED PROGRAM


Covering all of Hays County as well as south, east and west Austin

Your #1 Best Carpet Cleaning Company in North Hays County!

d n a d e n w o y l l a c o l e r We a . k r o w r u o n i e d i r p l take ful We operate 24/7

512-639-3003

Support@greenteamservicecompany.com

www.greenteamservicecompany.com

Let us show you what #1 service looks like.

15


Best Gun Shop

Best Pet Market

Cabela’s

Shaggy Dog Market - Buda

Money & More Pawn Shop

Petco - Kyle

Shaggy Dog Market - Kyle

Best Hardware Store Lowe’s Home Improvement The Home Depot - Kyle Ace Hardware - Wimberley

Best Resale Shop

Most Helpful Employees Milagros Religious Gifts & More The Lavish Leathers Store The Budaful Hiker

Kyle Library Thrift Shop

SERVICES

Kid to Kid

Goodwill Central Texas - Kyle

Best Liquor Store Proof Liquor & Deli Twin Liquors - Buda

Best Sign Shop

Best Attorney Ana Marilín “Mari” Garza Mercedes Campirano

A&E Signs - Buda

Lynn Peach

K-Perks Graphics & Installation

WB Liquors & Wine

Best Bank

Lewis Sign Builders

Best Musical Instruments Siren Guitars & Woodworks

Best Pawn Shop Money & More Pawn

RBFCU - Buda

Best Storage Facility Safe-N-Sound Storage CubeSmart Self Storage Noah’s Ark Self Storage

RBFCU - Kyle

A+ Federal Credit Union

Best Bank Teller Kaila Frank - RBFCU

Cash Box Pawn

Joe Castillo

Kirsten Barbee

Thank you for making us the #1 Child Care in North Hays County. We appreciate your vote! Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Rocking Horse Academy • Qualified Teachers • Computer Lab/Library • Indoor Gym • Low Student to Teacher Ratio • School Holiday Care • Extra Curricular Programs • After School Care for Negley, Kyle, and Blanco Vista Elementaries (transportation provided)

www.RockingHorseAcademy.com • 6022 McNaughton • Kyle, TX 78640 • (512) 405-3700 Accredited by SACS, CASI and TEA • 6 weeks through Pre-K After School Program for Kinder through 5th Grade 16

Best Of North Hays 2019


Thank you for voting The Huntington the Best 55 Plus Living in North Hays County.

The Huntington 1255 Firecracker Dr Buda, Texas 78610 512-295-4071 17


Best Business Coaching

Best Dry Cleaner

Bickmeier Training & Development

Jack Brown Cleaners - Kyle

Victory Cleaners Kyle Quality Cleaners

Kyle Flower Shop

AT&T DirecTV

H-E-B Plus

Best Graphic Design

Best Computer Repair

Kent Design Inc.

Blue Computers - Kyle Dock Vickers

Best Doggie Day Care Onion Creek Kennels Pups & Mutts Boarding, Day Care & Grooming Remington Pet Ranch

Debbie Thames - Farmers Insurance

Best Interior Design

Budaful Flowers

Media Cottage Inc.

Buda Tech

The Southpark Agency

Paul Guerrero II - Allstate Insurance

Best Florist

Best Cable or Satellite Provider Spry Wireless

Best Insurance Agency

Simply Restyle - Julie Kostelecky Benny Jasso Amy Dulak

A&E Signs & Graphics

Best Investment Broker

Libby Fernandez

Best Hair Salon

Shannon Taylor

Bella Vita Salon

Lisa Deterding - Edward Jones Financial Advisor

KM Hair Studio

Kevin Spotts - Edward Jones Financial Advisor

Best Income Tax Preparation

Best Law Firm

Salon One 12

The Tax Wizard Debbie Condel

Evelyn Edwards, CPA PLLC

Law Offices of Mari Garza and Lynn Peach John A. Hall and Associates Pastrano Law Firm

1 for Best Buffet in North # s u g n i k a m Hays C r o f u o ounty ky n a h ! T

LUNCH BUFFET Every Day 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. DINNER BUFFET Sunday and Wednesday 5 to 8 p.m. 18

340 OLD SAN ANTONIO RD • SUITE C BUDA, TX 78610

512-856-5150

We offer buffet with beer specials and discounts for students, seniors, and military. Kids under 5 eat free. Best Of North Hays 2019


John A. Hall & ASSOCIATES, P.C.

ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW

Let a trusted team of experts handle all your legal needs. With 65 years of combined experience, our attorneys can handle matters in all areas of law.

OUR TEAM John A. Hall, J.D. • Ryan Vickers, J.D. David Glickler, J.D. • Denise Villareal, J.D. Lory Hall • Ruth Wagner • Johnny Hall

130 Hall Professional Center, Kyle, Texas (512)268-6425 www.JohnHallLawFirm.com

We appreciate your vote for North Hays County’s Best Sandwiches/Subs! In front of Cabela's 15550 S IH 35 Frontage Road Suite 115, Buda, TX HOURS: Sunday through Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (512) 295-1160

19


Best Lawn Care

Best Pet Grooming

Best Travel Agency

Ferlawndo’s Yard Service

Sierra the Dog Groomer

Experience Travelin’

Tied for second were Like New Building Solutions and The Lawn Ranger

Best Massage Therapist Hands On Healing Serenity Wellness

Deborah with Ace of Spades

Best Nail Salon Deluxe Nails

Sweet Nails and Spa US Nails

Best Pet Boarding Onion Creek Kennels Pups & Mutts Boarding, Day Care & Grooming

Tied for third are Remington Pet Ranch and Ruff Ranch Pet Boarding

20

Grooming by Trish

Girls Weekend Travel

Kelly’s K-9 Cuts

Best Phone Repair

Best Veterinary Clinic

iSMASHED

Cornerstone Animal Hospital

Best Photographer

Rosebrock Veterinary Clinic

Amanda Klaus

Always & Forever Chacha Queen Friday Photography

Best Safety and First Aid Training

Kyle Animal Hospital

Best Wedding Photographer Queen Friday Photography Amanda Klaus Photography Shot of Whimsy Photography

EZ CPR

CPR Resources

Best Title Company Independence Title - Buda Texas National Title Independence Title - Dripping Springs

Best Of North Hays 2019


K-Perks Graphics is honored to accept this award from the community. We’re the definition of the American Dream and love waking up everyday ready to be of service to our diverse clientele. We take pride in every install, & looking forward to serving the Greater Buda area for decades to come.

512.665.2220 u www.KPerksGraphics.com

Ladybird Montessori is expanding! We are located on 14.5 acres and we are two miles away from the new I-45 toll road intersection at 1626. We are an authentic American Montessori Society (AMS) member school. We have Montessori certified Lead Guides and our locations

Thank you for making us the #1 florist in North Hays County! 1101 Bunton Creek Rd Suite 110, Kyle, TX • (512) 504-3528 www.KyleFlowerShop.com

has a working farm, co-op gardens, natural playgrounds, and more. We currently serve children from infant through fifth grade. We will eventually serve children from infant through eighth grade, as we continue to expand.

Enrollment for the 20202021 school year will open on February 15, 2020. Ladybird Montessori also offers a Montessori Elementary Summer Camp Program for children ages 6-12 years old that runs from June 8th-July 23rd. Limited spots are available.

You can learn more about our programs by visiting our website at www.budamontessori.com or schedule a tour by contacting us at 512-295-3636. 21


The Naughty Texan

Food Truck and Catering

Now Serving: • Brisket & Pork by the pound • Sliders & Sandwiches • Street Tacos • Naughty Mac Bowl • Naughty Nachos • Bomb Tacos

• Country Style Green Beans • Potato Salad • Beans • Cole Slaw • Mac-N-Cheese • Creamed Corn

Follow us on Facebook for service locations and events

512-529-8093 naughtytexan22@gmail.com 22

Best Of North Hays 2019


Mari Garza

Lynn Peach

The Law Offices Of Mari Garza and Lynn Peach, PLLc We would like to thank our community, clients, staff, friends, and family for their confidence and support in our firm and in each of us as attorneys. We will strive to continue to provide superior service to our community. Nos gustaría agradecer a nuestra comunidad, personal, clientes, amigos y familiares por su confianza y apoyo en nuestra firma y en cada uno de nosotros como abogadas. Nos esforzaremos por continuar brindando un servicio superior a nuestra comunidad. 102 SUTTLES AVE., SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 PHONE: 512-667-7274 • FAX: 512-667-7374 23


Broken Arrow and Stealing Blue take top honors in North Hays County readers poll BY SAHAR CHMAIS

M

usic lovers deep in the heart of Texas, specifically in Kyle, Buda and surrounding communities, have submitted their votes for their favorite local bands. The top two bands voted for Best of North Hays County were Broken Arrow, a country music cover band, and Stealing Blue, who performs all original rock music. From 14 bands in the competition, Broken Arrow received 185 votes, placing first place in the contest. Stealing Blue received 168 votes and placed second. At first, neither band knew they were in the top two, but both bands expressed their gratitude to their fan base and the opportunity. Stealing Blue has only been playing as a band for one year, Broken Arrow, on the stage at the Railhouse in Kyle, are (left to right) Cory Anderson, Steve Avalos on drums,

BEST LOCAL BANDS, 26 Brandon Thompson, Johnny Anderson, Tyson Newman and Arnie Craig on steel guitar.

Potter Automotive Repair What we do...

• Complete Computer Diagnostics • Timing Belt Replacement • Hybrid Systems • Electrical Systems • Air Conditioning Systems • Steering and Suspension • Brake Systems • Fuel Systems • Tune-ups / Oil Changes • Factory Maintenance Schedule

Check us out on Google, Facebook, and Nextdoor! 24

Thank you to all our customers for your continued support in Kyle and surrounding areas.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday

181 Weldon Johnson Way #4 • Kyle Texas www.PotterAutomotiveKyle.com 512-256-8965 • Best Of North Hays 2019


Facility Features • • • •

Temperature Controlled Secure Units Drive-Up Access Now Offering U-Haul Truck For Rent • Online Bill Pay • Autopay Capability

An exclusive setting for unforgettable weddings and special events.

Thank You for Voting Us North Hays County’s Best Wedding Venue! NorthHaysCountyAd_3.875x4.85_2.indd 1

(512) 256-1004 www.sns-storage.com 1602 Bunton Creek Road Kyle, TX 78640

• • • • • •

Family Owned and Operated

24 Hour Access Boxes & Supplies Fenced & Gated Surveillance Cameras All Units at Ground Level Electronic Gate with Personal Passcode

OFFICE HOURS: Mon-Sat, 8:30 am- 5:30 pm Closed Sunday By Appointment After Hours

12/18/19 10:20 AM

25


BEST LOCAL BANDS from 24

“This is a weird feeling because starting from nothing, I feel like we don’t deserve it. But having the support of locals and being in an original band is so important to me, writing music and taking it from your soul.”

order to make a band work, you have to have a bond beyond so they were shocked with the the music. news. Broken Arrow started “It feels great,” said Josh about six years ago, where McNeal, the 30-year-old vocal they started playing out of and rhythm guitar player. the garage but weren’t a full “This is a weird feeling because band yet. They didn’t know starting from nothing, I feel like that they’d eventually make it –Josh McNeal, Broken Arrow band member we don’t deserve it. But having to their level now where they the support of locals and play weddings, private parties being in an original band is so and opening shows for Kevin we’re all together. close with one another and important to me, writing music Fowler, Pat Green and some After noticing improvement get together outside of band and taking it from your soul.” famous Tejano artists. in his music and how it helped practice, but they also know Even though these two But Broken Arrow’s group his mentality, McNeal began to when to get serious. They bands placed first and second differs from Stealing Blue expand on his art. get lots of support from their in the competition and have He started at an open-mic family, who Josh McNeal credits not just in musical style but a similar family style dynamic also in size. This band has six night at Buck’s Backyard with for how far they’ve reached in within their bands, their stories one written song and a few members with diverse talents their musical careers. for how they got here are very and ages. covers and that’s where he met “Having all of us in it for different. Avalos and Johnny Anderson, his then-to-be band member, the right reasons and being McNeal, a Marine Corps 47-year-old bassist, went Sean Makra, a 34-year-old bass humble,” Josh McNeal said, “it veteran struggling with PTSD, to high school together at guitarist. But before bringing makes it easy for us to make said writing music and starting Makra into the band, McNeal Hays high school and didn’t strides and do good things.” the band was a therapeutic step asked his 25-year-old guitar become friends until later Stealing Blue aren’t the only for him. He gets to express his down the line. Both self-taught and keyboard player cousin, ones who praise their families emotions and blues through musicians, they decided to Thomas McNeal, if they can for their success. Steve Avalos, writing lyrics, especially when bring Anderson’s 25-year-old perform together. The McNeals the 47-year-old drummer for the words are emotional, so he first played at Budafest. son into the group because Broken Arrow, said he gets a tends to lean away from writing of his extensive musical After the McNeal’s and Makra lot of support from his wife. “happy music.” McNeal added background. Once they got together, they found their That support doesn’t stop that emotional music can relate last piece to their puzzle, Josh grew into a trio, they started with the wives; the group has with many people because the passing around word and ads McNeal’s 25-year-old second grown very close that they get words aren’t specific to him, cousin, to play the drums. together with their families but rather they express that The band members are very over barbecues. Avalos said in BEST LOCAL BANDS, 28

Kitchen & Bath | Whole Home Remodel | Custom Cabinets Counter Tops | Painting | Masonry | Flooring

Putting Clients & Quality First Serving the Community for Over 30 Years

We provide first class services with reliability & professionalism Facebook.com/RCCDR 26

(512) 470-4439 | info.rccd@yahoo.com Best Of North Hays 2019


THANKS FOR VOTING FOR US

and for trusting us with your financial needs.

Buda Branch - 1st Place Kyle Branch - 2nd Place

Join today — rbfcu.org

Federally insured by NCUA Membership eligibility required. RN379480

27


BEST LOCAL BANDS from 26

writing its own music. For now, they have four or five songs in in Craigslist looking for more the making and want to expand group members. beyond that. They found a video of Stealing Blue is also getting 48-year-old Tyson Newman some new changes. Soon, they playing music and asked him will be getting a new producer to join the band to be their lead for their band. They’ve also guitarist, to which Newman recruited Heath Hooper, a agreed. Around the same time, new guitar player who’s in the Arnie Craig, 85, became their practicing stages, so that Josh steel guitarist. Both members McNeal can strictly focus on have been part of Broken Arrow singing. for about two years. Brandon Both bands are hoping to Thompson, the 48-year-old expand the locations they play lead singer, was the final with Stealing Blue wanting to member to join. They found have a voice in San Antonio his talent when he went up and Broken Arrow wanting to perform after their show at to play outside of Texas with Buck’s Backyard. sights set on New Mexico. The number of members These plans haven’t been in Broken Arrow may seem set yet, but what is sure is that unorthodox, but Avalos sees Stealing Blue will be playing the number as a strength. their first show of the new “When you have a band year on Jan. 18 at Dirty Dog with four people in it,” Avalos Bar. Broken Arrow has some said, “lead guitar has to make shows coming up on Jan. 11 at it work somehow with more New Braunfels Watering Hole instruments. But when you Saloon. On Feb. 8 they will have all these guys it sounds play at Buck’s Backyard for the fuller.” bar’s 3-year bash. They will After six years of playing also play at Legendary Cotton music, growing together and Club in Granger with no performing cover songs, the known dates yet but starting Stealing Blue band members are (left to right) Thomas McNeal, Josh band has begun shifting toward with four gigs. McNeal, Colin Nickells and Sean Makra.

P

rom

n pt a

d Pr o f

essional Plumbin

g Se

rvic

es

Thank you for your support in the 2019 Best of North Hays County competition!

(512) 787-1002 28

TTP Roofing, LLC, is locally owned and operated by Christine and Ignacio Garcia. Contact TTP for your roofing repair or replacement. Insurance claim assistance available. FREE ESTIMATES! Best Of North Hays 2019


Wishing Everyone Health, Happiness and a Prosperous New Year!!

2020

Thanks for allowing us to serve you and the communities we love.

We wish to thank all of our 2019 sales clients,

because of them we were able to donate over $50,000 to local non-profit organizations last year. We are a small group of agents dedicated to helping you with ALL of your real estate needs, including home sales and purchaces.

Happy New Year!

We are PROUD to be HAYS COUNTY residents and a non-franchise locally owned business.

If you or someone you know is ready to sell, buy, or lease please contact us.

512-312-1150

www.startexrealestate.com

Congratulations Shannon Taylor

Where Faith Meets Academic Excellence Santa Cruz Catholic School offers an outstanding education for PK3-8th grade. Our school has multiple extracurricular programs, and an athletic program that includes six different sports to offer students beginning in 4th grade. Our exemplary educational curriculum includes daily Spanish classes, daily physical

education and high school credit courses for qualified students. SCCS develops the whole person by teaching students important lessons and lifelong habits that will prepare them for their future. Our graduates become servant, caring, leaders who make a remarkable difference in their communities.

Best of North Hays County “Best Investment Broker”

Visit with Shannon at our A+FCU Buda branch at 5295 IH 35 Bldg A

Wealth Management

1 1 0 0 MAIN STREET, BUDA , TX 78610 • 512 - 31 2 - 2 1 3 7

29


“

30

The Allan Home Group took the time to understand my individual needs. They were approachable, friendly and very knowledgeable about real estate. Anytime I had questions they were able to give me an immediate response. They truly seemed to care about me and my family, helping us sell our home and find our PERFECT new home.

�

Dustin & Kristin Allan 512.820.5714 / 512.820.3084 DustinAllan@JBGoodwin.com KristinAllan@JBGoodwin.com

Plant your roots with the Allan Home Group

Best Of North Hays 2019


31


Thank you for voting Garner AC Best Heating and Air for North Hays County!

Family Operated Since 1988 HVAC Contractors with a Local, Family-Friendly Feel Garner continues to provide quality residential and light commercial services to the residents of Hays County. After three decades in business we have learned, evolved and improved our processes. We promise to always send

you a clean-cut, certified and experienced technician. If a repair isnt feasable, our new installations have a Lifetime Workmanship Guarantee! Everything is always 100% satisfaction guaranteed with Garner!

KYLE · BUDA · SAN MARCOS · WIMBERLEY · DRIFTWOOD · MARTINDALE · MANCHACA

Call or text us at 512-392-2000 GarnerAC.com info@garnerac.com Mechanical License: #TACLB010185E 32

Best Of North Hays 2019

Profile for Digital Publisher

HAYS FREE PRESS BEST OF MAGAZINE 37228  

HAYS FREE PRESS BEST OF MAGAZINE 37228