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From the moment he purchased 53 acres of property in Blanco County two years ago, Matt Walsh knew that’s where he wanted to build his dream home. Those dreams quickly turned into a nightmare

when Walsh fought Kinder Morgan’s attempt to carve part of its 420-mile Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP) through his property. It was one of the first condemnation hearings involving the PHP in the Hill Country, a project that could impact Blanco, Hays and Caldwell counties.

While Walsh eventually won a $233,500 settlement Aug. 6 allowing Kinder Morgan to use the land – 11 times more than the firm’s initial appraisal – he is now looking to chase his dreams elsewhere. All the while, Walsh remains frustrated with Kinder Morgan, with whom he

felt lacked transparency in the process. However, Alan Fore, Kinder Morgan Vice President of Public Affairs, refuted claims of a lack of transparency, adding the company plans to appeal the settlement.

“It was so unrealistic on how they (Kinder Morgan) determined compensation and they don’t take into account how many trees you lose, or a creek that might be destroyed or dealing with construction for two years.”

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Buda says bye to 2019 Budafest

County spends $1.5M to outsource inmates

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BYE TO BUDAFEST, 4

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Kutz for Kids

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Area barber Matt Hernandez (left) makes sure he keeps a steady hand as he trims the hair of Jacob Priest during Sunday’s Kutz for Kids event at the Pete Krug Activity Center in Kyle. Read more about the event on Page 8.

The continued practice of outsourcing Hays County inmates to nearby counties will continue even as the county so far has spent $1.5 million this year alone. Approved by the Hays County Commissioners Court on Aug. 6 in a 4-0 vote, a new agreement will now outsource prisoners to neighboring Travis County. Currently, Hays County houses inmates in Bastrop, Bell, Burnett, Caldwell, Fort Bend, Guadalupe, McLennan and Walker counties.

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Art center coming to old city hall BY MOSES LEOS III

A fine arts-focused activity center could be coming to downtown Buda after elected leaders gave the green light for a group’s proposal to reuse its old city hall facility. By a 6-0 Aug. 6 vote, the Buda City Council approved a proposal from Inspired Minds Art Center, a Buda-area group, in collaboration with the Hill Country Theater, to turn the vacant building into an art center and community theater. Officials with Inspired Minds (IM) hope to get the center up and running by early 2020, pending approval of an agreement with Buda city staff. Micah Grau, Buda deputy city manager, said Inspired Minds expects to spend $63,500 to remodel and renovate the interior of the old city hall building for its use. Officials with IM plan to incorporate three art classrooms, an art gallery, as well as leasing a community theater to Hill County Theater in what was once used as the city council chambers. On the opposite side, IM is asking Buda to

Inspired Minds plans to incorporate three art classrooms, an art gallery, as well as leasing a community theater to Hill County Theater in what was once used as the city council chambers. maintain heating ventilation and air condition (HVAC) units and landscape on the exterior, which could be negotiated at a later date. Grau said IM’s plan had ties to both the city’s Downtown Master Plan and 2030 Com-

FARMERS MARKETS

Local area farmers markets help generate $3.3 million in sales.

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Kyle looks into small scale emergency plans BY KATIE BURRELL

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Silver and gold will be replaced with reflective orange in Buda this holiday season. Interference caused by impending construction on Main Street forced Buda city leaders Tuesday to pull the plug on Budafest celebration for 2019. That move was made via a 4-1 decision from the Buda City Council with council member Evan Ture dissenting. City leaders and officials now hope the 16-plus month delay leads to a bigger and brighter 40th Budafest in 2020. Lysa Gonzalez, Buda tourism director, said staff recommended cancelling Budafest due to the amount of construction that will be taking place around downtown during the first week of December, which is time the event is usually held. Work includes fixes on north Main Street from Cabela’s Drive to Railroad Street, which should be completed by June 2020, as well as improvements to the Main Street and FM 967 intersection. Buda is also in the midst of improving City Park, which will not be completed until spring 2020. In April, Buda’s Tourism Department and city staff began the search for alternative sites for the festival. Some potential sites included Stagecoach Park, areas near Cabela’s, Buda

prehensive Plan and could have an economic impact to the area. Roughly 720 students each week are expected to go to the facility. A second proposal, offered by Austin Angels, an area nonprofit assisting those in the

foster care system, called for Buda to pay $100,000 to remodel the interior, but did not have ties to any city plan or the ability to bring in revenue or tourists. Sinead Whiteside, co-owner of IM, said the facility is expected to be an anchor for culture in the downtown sector and could help Buda become a destination city. The center could also be a hub for artists who often don’t

Kyle city leaders could be looking into working with first responders to develop short-term action plans for small-scale emergencies following a handful of minor incidents this summer. On Aug. 3, Kyle City Council member Alex Villalobos announced an initiative to develop action plans. The move comes on the heels of a July 2 gas leak and the July 4 fireworks malfunction. Currently, the city uses Hays County’s emergency plan to handle a natural disaster or mass emergency incident. However, first responders have no official manual for smaller-scale, but equally dangerous events. Villalobos was concerned about response times and organization in regard to emergencies and

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Landowner Settlement: Commission awards $230K Continued from pg. 1

“After I found out about the pipeline, all my plans have been put on hold, maybe indefinitely,” Walsh said. “I don’t feel safe living close to a massive pipeline like that.” Walsh said he first got notice of Kinder Morgan’s intentions to use his land in October 2018. Initially, a Right-of-Way (ROW) agent with Kinder Morgan identified himself and informed Walsh about what they were seeking; Walsh said he wasn’t interested. Several weeks later, Walsh was contacted by another agent who said if he didn’t give permission for them to access his land, the company would issue a temporary restraining order against him. From there Walsh obtained legal representation and began to combat Kinder Morgan. During the fight, Walsh said he and his neighbors dealt with agents who were “rude and pushy.” Many agents didn’t notify Walsh or his neighbors when going on their land to conduct an appraisal. Fore said he was not aware of any allegations of inappropriate behavior by land agents “that is substantiated and we can follow up on.” Kinder Morgan also has a “very visible” informational process where landowners receive “significant amounts” of literature about the condemnation process. He added that it “bothers me to an enormous extent when folks are being treated unfairly” or are not getting information they need. Kinder Morgan agents are “professional” and any behavior that goes beyond their training shouldn’t happen and should be reported, Fore said. “We have an obligation to follow a process and we’re following that process and if there’re instances where it’s not being followed, I want to know about it,” Fore said. Kinder Morgan officials submitted a $16,000 appraisal for a 50-foot easement on the land, citing no damage would occur, according to officials with the Texas Real Estate and Defense (TREAD) Coalition, a group working with landowners impacted by the PHP. According to a third-party appraisal by a company Walsh consulted, impact and damage caused by construction of the easement devalued his land by approximately $261,000, leading him to reject the offer and go to court. “It was insulting and quite frankly a joke,” Walsh said. “It was so unrealistic on how they determined compensation and they don’t take into account how many trees you lose, or a creek that might be destroyed or dealing with construction for two years.” On Aug. 6, a commission of real estate experts ruled in Walsh’s favor during a hearing held at the Blanco County Court House. Patrick Reznick, a condemnation attorney representing Walsh, said in a statement he wasn’t surprised commis-

“There will be those (cases) where there is a disparity between the valuation and award. Those will happen and will continue to happen. We are pleased with the progress of landowners and we have easement proceedings completed every day.”

continue to happen,” Fore said. “We are pleased with the progress of landown-

ers and we have easement proceedings completed every day.”

–Alan Fore, Kinder Morgan Vice President of Public Affairs

sioners understood the “significant damages” the pipeline could have on land and property values. Reznick said Hill Country landowners have been saying “for months” the pipeline could devalue their land by 20 to 40 percent. Kelly Darby, a TREAD representative, said Walsh’s experience confirms that Kinder Morgan is not offering landowners fair value for property, despite the firm claiming otherwise. Darby said commissioners were “savvy” with the impact the pipeline could have on the Hill Country. While condemnation hearings are taking place in various parts of the Hill Country regarding the PHP, Darby said more cases are forthcoming this fall. “Kinder Morgan is grotesquely low balling offers to landowners, even though they’re saying they’re trying to be fair,” Darby said. Fore said TREAD’s allegations of “low balling” property owners is “absurd,” adding TREAD can “say whatever they want, it doesn’t meant it’s the truth.” Fore said the ruling

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK “ Your hair is your most important accessory and it’s important for kids to feel good at school. That’s why I am out here ... for the kids.” –Avery Galvez, Barber. Story on pg. 8

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Tell the truth, Kinder Morgan From the Sidelines by Moses Leos III

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ocal landowners 1, Kinder Morgan 1. That’s the feeling among many in the Hill Country who are keeping score in the ongoing battle between the Houston-based energy firm and those fighting its planned 42-inch, 420mile Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP). While a Blanco County commission’s decision to award an area landowner $233,500 for the impact the PHP will have on his land doesn’t seem like much, you get the impression that it sets a precedent for those trying to fight the firm’s quest to obtain private land for public use. If Kinder Morgan officials have to shell out close to a quarter-million dollars for this case, one of the first condemnation cases to come up in the Hill Country, they might have to dig a little deeper into their pockets to complete the eminent domain process, something that’s caused an immense amount of heartburn locally. Granted, the case is far from over. Kinder Morgan is planning to fight the decision, which they said was preliminary, and take it to the appellate court. Keep your eyes peeled for an update. Perhaps the greater concern is the seemingly false front Kinder Morgan takes when it comes to these condemnation hearings. Kinder Morgan officials will say that the decision was isolated and that more than half of the land needed for this project has already been acquired. Officials also allege they don’t low ball property owners for access to their land. The more than 1,000% difference between what Kinder Morgan allegedly appraised the impact the pipeline could have on the landowner’s property versus what the commission decided tells a far different story. It shows just how many property owners might have succumbed to Kinder Morgan’s bullying tactics and took a lower settlement, all because they might not have access to adequate legal representation? Getting to the truth of the matter (more specifically the numbers associated with this particular case) is something that might not be accessible for the public or the media. Officials with Kinder Morgan won’t comment on the financials of any condemnation case as they claim it’s confidential. Sorry, but there’s nothing confidential about this process now. It’s that lack of transparency that should rub people the wrong way when it comes to this proposed pipeline. Kinder Morgan has been the target of litigation and opposition from municipalities and governments who allege the pipeline company was never fully honest from the start about the scope of the PHP. So why should the lying stop now? While we’re at it, Kinder Morgan’s attempt to be good community partners based on an increased amount of visibility in areas impacted by their pipeline feels to many like a wolf donning a wool jacket. Contrary to popular belief, visibility does not equal transparency. Answering questions as honestly as possible makes for much better community relations, whether it’s dealing with landowners’ properties or how this project could impact the ecosystem in the long and short term. Quite frankly, the general public deserves, and rightfully should demand, better from Kinder Morgan. That demand also extends to a handful of lawmakers who support the oil and gas industry, but also tend to forget about that thing called property rights. Changes need to be made on that level, but will take some time. In the interim, Kinder Morgan can do itself a favor by doing one thing. Just tell the truth.

‘All lives matter’? You don’t mean it C ongressman Kevin McCarthy spun the wheel of empty rationalizations. It came up: “video games.” It could have landed on “gay marriage,” or “changing gender roles,” or “God removed from schools.” To him, no doubt, “video games” sounded fresh. Whether he realized it or not, in his empty rationalization, McCarthy, R-Trumpland, used one word that could not be more pertinent: “dehumanizing.” In the wake of so much death in El Paso and Dayton, the House minority leader cited video games for “dehumanizing individuals.” It’s true; death treated as sport offends the senses. However, if you’re troubled by dehumanization, look no further than what our president says. “Invasion,” “animals,” “rapists and murderers,” “rat-infested,” “shit-hole countries.” The better to dehumanize people and places. Look at the sub-human treatment authorized by this administration and endorsed by supporters: children in cages, families ripped to pieces, refugees treated like drug-runners.

Youngat-Large

by John Young

What’s happened at the border – and we’re not talking here about 22 people shot dead for the color of their skin – offers a fulsome means of calling out those whose smug rejoinder to the Black Lives Matter movement is, “All lives matter.” All lives? You don’t mean it. You couldn’t care less, for instance, about the tearful children in Mississippi who became instant orphans in the massive ICE raids that took away their parents by the hundreds on the same day our president visited Dayton and El Paso. By the way, the undocumented, brown-skinned people are invaders, but those who profit from their labor are just good businessmen. Corporations are people, say conservatives and their judicial heroes, but the same classification – human – can’t be afforded “them” by those with a broad-based animus:

Dehumanized: 22 shot dead in El Paso because of the color of their skin. Dehumanized: 11 shot dead at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Dehumanized: Nine African-Americans shot dead in a Charleston, S.C., church. Trump called for a “total and complete” shutdown of Muslims entering the country. When the matter went to court, he walked back those comments a baby step. But others didn’t equivocate. His horrific theme begat a wave of arson and vandalism at mosques across our country. “All lives matter.” It sounds good coming from whiteflight communities and out in the hinterland where a world of difference is another planet entirely. It is telling that the highest level of concern about immigration is out in those places where diversity is an abstraction. In the meantime, places where such diversity is a reality have little appetite for Trump or his brand of racism, much less the kind of racism that would drive a gunman hundreds of miles to kill. Is Trump to blame for that

man’s actions? The point is immaterial. Trump didn’t order anyone to kill. However, he helped the killer’s thought process by dehumanizing whole swaths of people. At this point, few could argue that, as Joe Biden said after the killings in El Paso and Ohio, “We have a president with a toxic tongue who has publicly and without unapologetically embraced the political strategy of hate, racism and division.” Unless one demonstrates it otherwise, “all lives matter” is an empty claim. What matters? Tax cuts that help those who don’t need any. Policies sculpted by the religious right. Dictums that eviscerate environmental laws and leave public lands at risk. Oh, and don’t forget that most precious of all considerations, that firearm. Know for sure that the NRA is not letting Trump forget it right now. In the words of a T-shirt seen the other day: “All guns matter.” Longtime Texas newspaperman John Young now lives in Colorado. jyoungcolumn@gmail.com

Woodstock at 50: What might have been

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or various reasons, my graduating class has seen two milestone anniversaries sail by without a class reunion materializing. So, I can understand the disappointment of those on the slightly older end of the baby boom generation who have now seen the 50-year reunion celebration of the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival collapse. Although the organizers had no aspirations of matching the 400,000 attendance of the original Woodstock, they did originally envision a three-day multi-generational event for 100,000 or more guests, held at a Formula One racetrack in upstate New York. A whopping $32 million in talent fees was guaranteed upfront. It was sad to watch the Woodstock 50 promoters keep haggling and downsizing the festival. By the time the plug was finally pulled, I understand the talent and venue could best be described as “that annoying guy in the next

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ebrate the spirit of the original festival while also being releTyree’s vant to the youth of today. It’s sort of weird for the generation Tyrades that cautioned “Don’t trust by Danny Tyree anybody over 30” to try talking their grandkids into finding an Uber driver with a psychedelic cubicle, humming an off-key Volkswagen bus for picking up rendition of ‘I Get by With A old hippie hitchhikers. (“Don’t Little Help from My Friends.’” worry. After 50 years, the Perhaps the Woodstock anni- shrapnel from the collapsing versary is marred by the same stage only occasionally gives mixed emotions as the recent him nightmares.”) Apollo 11 golden anniversary. Don’t get me started talking We haven’t done a lot with about Woodstock 1969 attendspace exploration since the ees who feel compelled to tell moon landings; and Woodtheir middle-aged children, stock, which was supposed to “Enjoy the ride. This is a bootbe part of the “dawning of the leg of the 20-minute drum age of Aquarius,” hasn’t exactly solo you were conceived to. Or inspired overachievement of its somebody was conceived to. goals of peace, love and harmo- You’ll love it. Let me know if ny. Half a century later, while you need any more details.” we keep waiting for the break The world has changed so of day, someone has painted much in the past 50 years. The a swastika on the paperboy’s newspapers and TV networks bicycle and threatened the reveled in salacious reports rooster with an assault rifle. of the mind-altering drugs Woodstock 50 was a precar- freely available at Woodstock. ious balancing act from the Now minds CAN’T be altered. start. It was envisioned to cel(“Don’t bother me with your

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well-rehearsed talking points. I KNOW that Trump’s fiery rhetoric was directly responsible for the Spanish Inquisition and the Salem Witch Trials.”) The sort of public nudity that scandalized a nation in 1969 would just lead to confusion among the younger generation nowadays. (“Wait – based on your gender and my gender, I can’t remember if I’m supposed to be turned on or not. Where are my notes???”) I’ll keep on listening to music from 1969, but perhaps the demise of the 2019 Woodstock is for the best. I’ll bet most of the people who attended the original will remember it as a convergence of cultural forces that could never be replicated. It would be like catching lightning in a bottle. Or, like the popular LSD-enhanced Woodstock game of catching unicorns in a butterfly net. (“It’s so pretty. It’ll look so good in President George McGovern’s Oval Office!”) tyreetyrades@aol.com

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Bye to Budafest: Festival canceled until 2020

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Elementary, Buda Mill and Grain, and Sportsplex Park. Factors considered by city staff included the visibility of those sites, whether they could handle the logistics of the annual Budafest parade and the potential cost of it all. Gonzalez said none of the alternative sites met the festival’s needs. Stagecoach, Cabela’s and Buda Elementary were too small and had too many logistical challenges for the parade. While the Buda Sportsplex was the best of the options, Gonzalez said utility work and a lack of visibility eliminated it from the list. Officials were also unsure the one ingress and egress point to Sportsplex could allow the parade to happen. Hosting an event without

the parade, however, wasn’t an option for Gonzalez and city staff, who deemed it a “keystone” of the festival. “It brings in a majority of the people (to Budafest),” Gonzalez said. “I’m not sure if we will see as big of an impact.” Ture advocated for hosting a scaled-down version of Budafest in order to keep momentum going from year-to-year. Ture said doing something was “better than cancelling.” Mayor George Haehn, Mayor Pro-Tem Wiley Hopkins, as well as council members Lee Urbanovsky and Remy Fallon, felt cancelling the event was necessary, despite not wanting to cancel it. Urbanovsky worried a smaller-scale Budafest might not be up to com-

munity standards and could lead to patrons not returning in the future. Gonzalez said there could be a loss of momentum, but city leaders also didn’t want to put on a bad event and “have a bad reputation.” Instead, city officials expect to roll any funds allocated for the 2019 Budafest to next year and host the event at the newly renovated City Park. Fallon, a downtown business owner, said she would hate to see Budafest leave the downtown sector. She also felt weather postponements in the past didn’t keep residents from coming out to Budafest the next year. “I don’t want to do something that’s ‘halfbutt,’” Fallon said.

Inmate Outsourcing: Hays Co. turns to Travis Co. Continued from pg. 1

This new agreement with Travis County could raise the amount spent on outsourcing inmates, which hit a new high in early August. From July 28 to Aug. 3, Hays County spent $83,921 outsourcing inmates. “The per diem rate for detention services under this agreement is $2,000 per day for up to 50 Hays County inmates per day,” per the agreement with Travis County. In the event Travis County reduces the permissible maximum number of 50 Hays County inmates per day, the per diem rate for detention services shall be reduced at an equivalent ration, according to the agreement. Outsourcing inmates to nearby counties has consistently been a concern of residents and local activists organizations. Critics say outsourcing inmates causes representation issues for inmates

“The per diem rate for detention services under this Agreement is $2,000 per day for up to 50 Hays County inmates per day,” per the agreement with Travis County. who, in some cases, are more than one hundred miles away from their legal counsel. With the criticism in mind, members of the Commissioners Court called for a plan to keep inmates closer to Hays County. Hays County Pct. 1 Commissioner Debbie Ingalsbe said outsourcing inmates to Travis County

could allow inmates to be housed closer to Hays County. Commissioners are hopeful the agreement with Travis County will help with the problem of representation. The jail’s current capacity sits at 311 inmates. The expanded jail project will add 190 beds to the facility. Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler said Travis County officials previously did not show any interest in housing Hays County inmates. Cutler said housing inmates in Travis County will bring inmates closer to legal representatives in Austin. “I personally think it’s a win for us to bring inmates (closer) …,” said County Judge Ruben Becerra. “… to keep them more accessible for representation and access, so I’m grateful this is actually the direction we are taking at this window in time.”

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase in Hays County ESD #8 The Hays County ESD #8 will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 5.93 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax calculated under Chapter 26, Tax Code). Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted. The first public hearing will be held on August 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Buda Fire Station - 209 FM 2770, Buda, TX 78610. The second public hearing will be held on August 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Buda Fire Station - 209 FM 2770, Buda, TX 78610. The members of the governing body voted on the proposal to consider the tax increase as follows: FOR:

Jim Weatherford Carol Greaves

AGAINST:

N/A

Last year’s tax rate: Last year’s operating taxes Last year’s debt taxes Last year’s total taxes Last year’s tax base Last year’s total tax rate This year’s effective tax rate: Last year’s adjusted taxes (after subtracting taxes on lost property) ÷ This year’s adjusted tax base (after subtracting value of new property) = This year’s effective tax rate

Mitch Johnson

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Hays County ESD #8 last year was $245,112. Based on last year's tax rate of $0.1000 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $245.11. The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Hays County ESD #8 this year is $257,394. If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $0.0944 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $242.98. If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $0.1000 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $257.39. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearings and express their views.

$ 2,609,957.78 $ 0.00 $ 2,609,957.78 $ 4,347,552,273.00 $ 0.0600/$100

$ 2,608,531.36 $ 4,711,506,281.00 $0.0553/$100

(Maximum rate unless unit publishes notices and holds hearings.) This year’s rollback tax rate: Last year’s adjusted operating taxes (after subtracting taxes on lost property and adjusting for any transferred function, tax increment financing, state criminal justice mandate, and/or enhanced indigent health care expenditures)

÷ This year’s adjusted tax base = This year’s effective operating rate x 1.08 = this year’s maximum operating rate + This year’s debt rate = This year’s total rollback rate

$ 2,608,531.36 $ 4,711,506.281.00 $0.0553/$100 $0.0598/$100 $00.00 $0.0598/$100

Statement of Increase/Decrease If Hays County Emergency Services District No. 9 adopts a 2019 tax rate equal to the effective rate of $0.0553 per $100, taxes would increase compared to 2018 taxes by $79,882.38 Schedule A – Unencumbered Fund Balances The following estimated balances will be left in the unit’s property tax accounts at the end of the fiscal year. These balances are not encumbered by a corresponding debt obligation. Type of Property Tax Fund General

Balance $900,000.00

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase in Hays County ESD #2 The Northeast Hays County ESD #2 will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 58.90 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax calculated under Chapter 26, Tax Code). Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted. The first public hearing will be held on August 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Buda Fire Main Station - 209 FM 2770, Buda, TX 78610. The second public hearing will be held on August 29, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Buda Fire Main Station - 209 FM 2770, Buda, TX 78610. The members of the governing body voted on the proposal to consider the tax increase as follows: FOR:

Jim Hollis Bert Bronaugh JB Kolodzey

AGAINST:

N/A

Scott Stevens Paul Kaskie

PRESENT and not voting: N/A ABSENT:

This notice concerns 2019 property tax rates for Hays County Emergency Services District No. 9. It presents information about three tax rates. Last year’s tax rate is the actual rate the taxing unit used to determine property taxes last year. This year’s effective tax rate would impose the same total taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. This year’s rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate the taxing unit can set before taxpayers can start tax rollback procedures. In each case these rates are found by dividing the total amount of taxes by the tax base (the total value of taxable property) with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are given per $100 of property value.

Halley Ortiz Stacy Morgan

PRESENT and not voting: N/A ABSENT:

N/A

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Northeast Hays County ESD #2 last year was $245,099. Based on last year's tax rate of $0.0500 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $122.55. The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Northeast Hays County ESD #2 this year is $257,382. If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $0.0472 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $121.48. If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $0.0750 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $193.04. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearings and express their views.


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Buda Arts Center: City council OKs approval Continued from pg. 1

have many places to go to “Arts help people to make new friends, work on their craft. One of the few art cenconnections, break language barriers ters in the area is near and help people feel good about their downtown Austin. Susan Guerra, co-owncommunity.” er of IM, said the center mirrors what residents –Susan Guerra, Co-owner of Inspiring Minds might want to see from the city. A recent survey The incorporation of a pied since the city’s new conducted by IM showed theater could give those municipal facility opened half of those who reinvolved, memories that in 2018. sponded wanted more will last a lifetime, said In April, city leaders programming for adults Barton Middle School directed staff to reissue in the Buda area. theater a Request for Proposals Guerra educator (RFP) for facility reuse said art Buda resident Phillip De after a prior callout did helps to Los Santos. not generate any qualunify the Michael Curley “Even ified candidates. Buda commusaid art in if you’re closed the RFP process in nity and experienc- June with IM and Austin enables Buda educates ing it as an Angels the only two subpeople to residents, but audience missions. understand While several city leadother culcould also draw member, live theater ers said they favored the tures. tourism to town, can move arts center, the majority “Arts felt they were “torn” by help peopossibly helping people in ways the decision as both ple to to spur hotel they never proposals were worthy make new thought causes. friends, occupancy tax possible,” Council member Remy connec(HOT) dollars. De Los Fallon said picking one tions, break Santos over the other was like language said. “Please let us show trying to select a favorite barriers and help people you what’s possible. I child. feel good about their promise you won’t regret “These are two great community.” companies and it was Joining Guerra and Wh- it.” The Buda City Council’s tough. I just believe for iteside were more than a decision comes months the downtown area, the dozen residents who adart and theater will be vocated for the arts center after officials began cona better fit,” said city during a public comment templating the best way to reuse the building, council member Paul period on the proposals. which has been unoccuDaugereau. Linda Chido, an area resident and urban planner with more than 20 years of experience, said supporting the arts is a “sound strategy” to stimulate business activity, attract businesses and increase the quality of The City of Hays will hold a meeting at 6:30 PM on life in the area. September 9, 2019 at City Hall - 520 Country Lane - Hays, Buda resident Michael TX 78610 to consider adopting a proposed tax rate for tax Curley said art in Buda year 2019. The proposed tax rate is $0.1360 per $100 of educates residents, but value. could also draw tourism The proposed tax rate would increase total taxes in City to town, possibly helping of Hays by 7.59%. to spur hotel occupancy tax (HOT) dollars.

Small Taxing Unit Notice City of Hays

2019 Property Tax Rates in Hays County ESD #6 This notice concerns the 2019 property tax rates for Hays County ESD #6. It presents information about three tax rates. Last year's tax rate is the actual tax rate the taxing unit used to determine property taxes last year. This year's effective tax rate would impose the same total taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. This year's rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate the taxing unit can set before taxpayers start rollback procedures. In each case these rates are found by dividing the total amount of taxes by the tax base (the total value of taxable property) with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are given per $100 of property value. Last year's tax rate: Last year's operating taxes Last year's debt taxes Last year's total taxes Last year's tax base Last year's total tax rate

$4,442,393 $0 $4,442,393 $5,659,099,363 $0.0785/$100

This year's effective tax rate: Last year's adjusted taxes (after subtracting taxes on lost property) $4,438,467 ÷ This year's adjusted tax base (after subtracting value of new property) $6,021,128,120 = This year's effective tax rate $0.0737/$100 (Maximum rate unless unit publishes notices and holds hearings.)

Schedule B - 2019 Debt Service The unit plans to pay the following amounts for long-term debts that are secured by property taxes. These amounts will be paid from property tax revenues (or additional sales tax revenues, if applicable). Principal or Contract Payment to be paid from

Interest to be Paid from Property Taxes

Other Total Payment Amounts to be Paid

0

0

0

$0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

$1,149,039 $0 $1,149 ,039 $4,952,755,832 0.023200/$100

This year's effective tax rate: Last year's adjusted taxes (after subtracting taxes on lost property) ÷ This year's adjusted tax base (after subtracting value of new property) = This year's effective tax rate

$5,428,480,343 0.021100/$100

This year's rollback tax rate: Last year’s adjusted operating taxes (after subtracting taxes on lost property and adjusting for any transferred function, tax increment financing, state criminal justice mandate and/or enhanced indigent health care expenditures) ÷ This year’s adjusted tax base = This year’s effective operating rate x 1.08 = this year's maximum operating rate + This year's debt rate = This year's rollback rate

$1,148,983 $5,428,480,343 0.021100/$100 0.022700/$100 0.000000/$100 0.022700/$100

$1,149,095

Statement of Increase/Decrease If Plum Creek Conservation District adopts a 2019 tax rate equal to the effective tax rate of 0.021100 per $100 of value, taxes would increase compared to 2018 taxes by $ 46,346. This notice contains a summary of actual effective and rollback tax rates’ calculations. You can inspect a copy of the full calculations at 211 Bufkin Lane, Lockhart, TX 78644-3812. Name of person preparing this notice: Vicki Schneider Title: Deputy Tax Assessor /Collector Date prepared: July 29, 2019

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase The Hays County ESD #6 will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 20.08 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax calculated under Chapter 26, Tax Code). Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

The members of the governing body voted on the proposal to consider the tax increase as follows:

Schedule A - Unencumbered Fund Balance The following estimated balances will be left in the unit's property tax accounts at the end of the fiscal year. These balances are not encumbered by a corresponding debt obligation. Type of Property Tax Fund Balance General Fund 8,419,144

Total required for 2019 debt service Amount (if any) paid from Schedule A Amount (if any) paid from other resources Excess collections last year Total to be paid from taxes in 2019 Amount added in anticipation that the unit will collect only 100.00% of its taxes in 2019 = Total debt levy

Last year's tax rate: Last year's operating taxes Last year's debt taxes Last year's total taxes Last year's tax base Last year's total tax rate

The second public hearing will be held on August 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM at Holloway Central Station - 400 Sportsplex Drive, Dripping Springs, TX 78620.

Statement of Increase/Decrease If Hays County ESD #6 adopts a 2019 tax rate equal to the effective tax rate of $0.0737 per $100 of value, taxes would increase compared to 2018 taxes by $245,547.

– – – = +

This notice concerns 2019 property tax rates for Plum Creek Conservation District. It presents information about three tax rates. Last year's tax rate is the actual rate the taxing unit used to determine property taxes last year. This year's effective tax rate would impose the same total taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. This year's rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate the taxing unit can set before taxpayers can start tax rollback procedures. In each case these rates are found by dividing the total amount of taxes by the tax base (the total value of taxable property) with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are given per $100 of property value.

The first public hearing will be held on August 21, 2019 at 5:00 PM at Holloway Central Station - 400 Sportsplex Drive, Dripping Springs, TX 78620.

This year's rollback tax rate: Last year's adjusted operating taxes $4,438,467 (after subtracting taxes on lost property and adjusting for any transferred function, tax increment financing, state criminal justice mandate, and/or enhanced indigent healthcare expenditures) ÷ This year's adjusted tax base $6,021,128,120 = This year's effective operating rate $0.0737/$100 x 1.08=this year's maximum operating rate $0.0795/$100 + This year's debt rate $0/$100 = This year's total rollback rate $0.0795/$100

Description of Debt

2019 Property Tax Rates in Plum Creek Conservation District

0

This notice contains a summary of actual effective and rollback tax rates' calculations. You can inspect a copy of the full calculations at 712 S. Stagecoach Trail Suite 1120 San Marcos, TX 78666. Name of person preparing this notice: Jenifer O'Kane Title: Hays County Tax Assessor-Collector Date Prepared: 08/06/2019

FOR:

Robert Avera Marilyn Miller Steve Janda

AGAINST:

N/A

PRESENT and not voting:

N/A

ABSENT:

N/A

Jennifer Rodriguez Brad Ruoff

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Hays County ESD #6 last year was $389,881. Based on last year's tax rate of $0.0785 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $306.06. The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Hays County ESD #6 this year is $421,825. If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $0.0737 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $310.89. If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $0.0885 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $373.32. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearings and express their views.


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Rebel football to fill gaps during preseason practices BY MOSES LEOS III

By the time Hays High hit the field for Monday’s season opening football practice, head coach Les Goad knew the clock was ticking to answer a myriad of questions on the field. With only four total re-

turning starters on both sides of the ball, time is of the essence for Goad and his staff to get the best players in the right positions prior to their Aug. 30 season opener against San Marcos. It’s a challenge made a little more difficult as the Rebels deal with the first

year of Hays CISD’s attendance zone shift. Despite adding 14 to 18 players from Lehman High, the Rebels still lost 40 athletes to Johnson High that had been part of their program. “Those are questions we

PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III

A pair of defenders gang up to bring down Hays High running back Nate Green (8) during part

REBEL FOOTBALL, 12 of Saturday’s intersquad scrimmage.

Tigers outlast Hays in three Lobo volleyball looking to build consistency in 2019 BY MOSES LEOS III

Critical points in the clutch played a vital role in the state-ranked Dripping Springs Tiger volleyball team’s 25-23, 26-24, 25-21 sweep over the Hays Rebels Tuesday at Bales Gym. While Hays (6-4) kept pace with the Tigers (8-4) in the first two frames, the Rebels were unable to keep an experienced Dripping Springs squad from pulling away late. Tied at 16-16 in a tightly contested first set, Dripping Springs closed the frame by outscoring Hays 9-7 to take a 1-0 match lead. Back and forth play continued into the second frame where Hays rallied to hold match point at 24-22. However, the Tigers responded with a 4-0 run to end the set and snag a commanding 2-0 match lead. Dripping Springs kept momentum in the third set, building a 20-10 lead before Hays battled back. Hays cut the lead to three points at 24-21 but couldn’t get any closer. Hays head coach Ashley Davis lauded the team’s resiliency, but said Dripping Springs was “more consistent in bigger moments.” Davis said the Rebels are still getting used to her style of coaching, along with building chemistry and trust with each other as well. “It’s knowing everyone has each other’s back, that’s our big thing. We’re all going to fight for each other,” Davis said. “It was a good match, a good comeback. But they’re a good team.” Hays travels to play at the Fraulein Tournament in New Braunfels Aug. 1517. The Rebels host Cedar Ridge Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

BY SHANE SCHOLWINSKI

PHOTOS BY MOSES LEOS III

Hays High’s Ryann Torres (right) tips the ball over the net as Dripping Springs Tiger Mackenzie Murray (9) waits to make a play. Below, Hays High senior Maddie Krafka (11) powers the ball past Dripping Springs’ Mackenzie Murray.

“They’ve worked through a lot of those Going into their secnerves last year,” Young ond season under head said. “They know me coach Karen Young, the already because this is Lehman Lobos volleyball my second year coming team is looking to learn in. They know the coachfrom their mistakes last ing staff. They know our year and build confiexpectations, and just to dence in 2019. have that coach on the In Young’s eyes, the court means so much.” biggest difference beSeniors Trinity Simtween last year and this mons, Kalee Jackson, season can be summed Ariana Sanchez, and juup in one word. nior Leah Lara are players “Consistency,” Young who improved their skills said. “Consistency in this summer and have those first ball touches taken on a larger leaderand making sure we are ship role. For Simmons, able to handle it in some she relishes the opportucontrol and just undernity to be a leader for the standing where we need Lobos. to be.” “It means a lot, you The Lobos have been have everybody looking hard at work over the up to you,” Simmons summer to improve on said. “You just have to go their consistency across out and just show out.” multiple facets of the Lehman showed that game. Young said the progress Aug. 6 when team has focused on they opened the season first ball passing, first with a straight set 25-21, ball contact, setting and 25-14, 25-21 victory over serving over the course of the Crockett Cougars at their fall practices so far. the Lobo Den. “We really worked on “It was huge,” Jackson aggressive serving,” said said about winning the Young. “Really being able season-opener. “Mainly to play serve and serving because compared to our angles.” last year, to know the Senior leaders are also difference we’ve made stepping up during early throughout the year season practices, Young means a lot to win. To said. A core group of play- know that all our hard ers return from the 2018 work has come through.” season. Even though there

were first game jitters and errors, the Lobos pulled through and showed consistency through each set. Lara finished the game with four blocks and three digs, while junior Isabella Mantilla had five aces and three kills. Jackson was also a key contributor as she had three aces and one dig. “The girls worked hard all summer, from the time that we finished season the last season and until this point,” Young said about the importance of starting the season off with a win. “It’s a great thing for them and a great thing for the program.” Heading into the 2019 season, Young has several expectations for her team, but none bigger than working hard and having a positive attitude on the court. “Just to keep a constant tempo,” Young said. “Come into each game with a winning attitude and knowing that we’re going to compete at every single game and every single day.” Lehman travels to play at the Floresville tournament Aug. 15-17. They return home to play Austin Northeast High (formerly Reagan) Aug. 20 at 6 p.m.

Longtime county official helms HCISD’s safety director role BY MOSES LEOS III A longtime Hays County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) official has been tabbed to take over Hays CISD’s Director of Safety and Security position. Jeri Skrocki, who has been with the HCSO since 1989, was hired by the district in July, filling the role held by Mountain City Mayor Phillip Taylor, who was killed in a vehicle wreck in March. The position, created in 2018 following the Santa Fe High mass shooting, helps students and staff members in the district prepare for emergencies and keep district facilities safe and secure, according a press release. “Our district is incredibly lucky to have Jeri joining our team. Her skill, experience, and leadership in terms of student and school safety is unrivaled,” said Superintendent Eric Wright. During her 30-year tenure with the HCSO,

Skrocki worked her way up to the rank of Lieutenant and most recently was SKROCKI supervisor of the county’s Criminal Investigations Division. Skrocki helped to implement a single response protocol for school districts in Hays County, as well as managed the HCSO’s School Resource Officer program (SRO). Skrocki was recognized by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2018 for her role in coordinating the county-wide standard respose protocol. Skrocki is a Master Peace Officer, a certified Mental Health Peace Officer, a certified expert in the area of child abuse, and a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) instructor with a record of several hundred

hours of teaching law enforcement trainers. She is also the commander of the award-winning Hays County Crisis Negotiation Team. Her volunteer work includes having served on the board of the Hays Caldwell Women’s Center. Skrocki holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Southwest Texas State University, now Texas State University. She graduated with honors, completing her education in four years while working and paying for college on her own. In a statement, Skrocki said she believes the community’s most precious resource is children and the dedicated men and women who serve them.” Skrocki made the transition from the Hays County Sheriff’s Office to Hays CISD by working two days a week with the district in June. She started full-time at Hays CISD in mid-July.

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Kyle native debuts first short film BY MOSES LEOS III

gether and the team that’s made this come together.” As he debuted his first For Jonnie Mackenzie, film in front of friends and seeing his family’s story on family at the Fellowship at the big screen was a welPlum Creek Church Aug. 1, come experience. “Clod,” Kyle native Clayton Jones written by Jones and felt as if he was practically directed by Ben Murray, naked. follows the story of a family Showing off “Clod,” his living in rural Texas. 20-minute Much of short film the story bethat’s still in hind “Clod” Mark Jones the post-prowas based said it was a duction proon real-life cess, meant “blessing” to events expegetting the by have Clayton rienced first public Mackenzie’s reaction to a family. His realize his project that’s grade-school daughter, already taken Kerri Jones, thousands is Clayton’s dream of of hours to mother. becoming accomplish. Mackenzie Nowhere was said he adan actor it guaranteed, mired Clayton or director. however, that for pursuing people were the film and Equally going to like the ability for pleasing it. him to tell “You’re puttheir story. was seeing ting up your It also a variety of art and not elicited sure how peofamily stories memories for ple were gohim and his that had ing to receive family who it, if they’ll in one way or been told to laugh or cry another had generations or both,” those moJones said. of Mackenzie ments hapOnce the pen. Those and Jones end credits moments rolled and the also made family lights flickhim realize members hit ered back on, how times are relief came in changing and the screen. the form of how many of applause and today’s youth positive review. Jones and aren’t focused on living his team had passed one life on the farm or ranches of several hurdles in their anymore. attempt to turn a story of “Things like that, you family life in rural West remember like it was yesTexas into a full-length terday,” Mackenzie said. feature. Clayton’s film debut was For Jones, it’s about givalso a point of pride for his ing viewers a slice of “nosparents, Mark and Kerri talgia pie.” Jones. Both played a role in “It feels great to create supporting Clayton’s film something that makes financially and otherwise. people laugh and cry and Mark said it was a “blessbrings some joy,” Jones ing” to have Clayton realize said. “I think it has a poshis grade-school dream itive family message. I’m of becoming an actor or proud of what we’ve put to- director. Equally pleasing

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was seeing a variety of family stories that had been told to generations of Mackenzie and Jones family members hit the screen. “It was an easy choice (to help with funding) and I’m glad to do it,” Mark said. “After seeing the finished product, it was well worth whatever we put into it.” The real work now begins for Clayton and his team, who are now attempting to raise enough money and attention to submit “Clod” into various short-film festivals. Doing that would encapsulate a process? that Clayton said felt like a “million hours.” So far, the team behind “Clod” has spent more than $5,000 on the project;

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camera. Success down the road for “Clod” will come down to critics and judges who see the film amid a field of thousands of short-film entries. While the film doesn’t hit on any hot-butwith what you need to do ton political issues of the for the next step,” Clayton day, Clayton hopes the film said. “It’s been a lot of fun connects with those who to learn that way. see it. Both Mackenzie and “I think we have a great Mark Jones were hopeful shot at a larger film fesClayton’s film makes the cut down the road. Both re- tival,” Clayton said. “The alize the immense amount team has competed at a high level before and I of work put in by those think we have a good shot.” behind the scenes and on

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A handful of area youth get their ears lowered during the Kutz for Kidz event Sunday.

salon chairs for the event. Barber Avery Galvez traveled from Buda to help with the event. “Your hair is your most important accessory and it’s important for kids to feel good at school. That’s why I am out here ... for the kids,” Galvez said.

Danielle Tapia, a local area mom with four boys, said her sons get a haircut every two weeks, which can be taxing on the wallet. “Haircut places are usually booked this time of year and there are so many things to buy,”

Gov’s goon squad terrorized Texas he trigger-happy state police opened fire Texas without warning on a crowd of Saturday shopHistory pers in Brownwood on by Bartee Haile Aug. 19, 1871. In his inaugural address in April 1870, Republican Edmund J. Davis asked the murderer and his fellow Radicals for a new new friends fired upon a law-enforcement legion to group of the dead man’s bring Reconstruction order associates, killing one. The to the chaotic countryside. state gendarmes warned Two months later, the gover- bystanders to leave the nor got his wish – hired guns body alone because they who answered only to him. planned to mutilate the The state police was corpse and send the scalp made up of quasi-autonto the governor as a trophy. omous companies that In December of the same often acted as judge, jury year, two black policemen and executioner. The disrupted a court at Lynn worst of the bunch was the Flatt near Nacogdoches roving band of cutthroats and threatened a lawyer for under the command of challenging their testimony. Capt. Jack Helm. The justice of the peace In August 1870, Helm issued warrants for their arand his henchmen murrest on contempt citations, dered two and a conunarmed stable aided During his four prisoners by a civilian bloody months in DeWitt volunteer County went after on the state for purely the culprits. payroll, Capt. private reaConsons. The fronted at a Jack Helm helpless nearby store, was blamed victims one of the were affilpolicemen for as many iated with agreed to go as 20 coldthe Taylors along peaceand their But his blooded killings. fully. assassins partner reAlthough he were Sutton sisted arrest sympathizshouting, never stood trial ers in the “Die before for his crimes, epic Gulf you surrenCoast feud gunfighter John der!” that lasted In the Wesley Hardin nearly 40 close-quaryears. ters gunbatabruptly ended During tle, all four the ex-captain’s particihis four bloody pants were retirement. months wounded on the and the state payroll, Helm was civic-minded civilian fatally. blamed for as many as The state cops went into 20 cold-blooded killings. hiding only to surface five Although he never stood days later and ambush the trial for his crimes, gunconstable on his doorstep. fighter John Wesley Hardin James Davidson, chief abruptly ended the ex-cap- of the state force, normally tain’s retirement. refused to turn over his While Helm headed subordinates to county an all-white unit, many authorities. However, with members of the state pomuch of East Texas up in lice were recently emanci- arms, he made an exceppated slaves. The volatile tion in this sensational case mixture of freedmen with and personally delivered an ax to grind and former the two fugitives to the Confederates, who could Nacogdoches sheriff. not accept any black in a Within the year, Davidson position of authority, fredisappeared with $34,000 quently exploded with fatal in state funds. He bought consequences. comfortable sanctuary in A tragic example was the Belgium and never again unnecessary bloodshed showed his face in Texas. at Waco in August 1870. A A state policeman petty incident escalated passing through Paris in into a violent racial conJanuary 1873 heard that a frontation, when a black youth under indictment for policeman killed a white a trivial offense was not yet shoplifter in an argument in custody. After downing over a stolen watermelon. a bottle of whiskey and State cops and their civiltalking a brother officer ian supporters stormed a into accompanying him, he hotel, but the local sheriff headed for the boy’s home. averted more casualties by The frightened teenager negotiating a cease-fire. went willingly to his doom. Sometimes white crimIn the front yard and in inals exploited the racial plain sight of the adolesantagonism for their own cent’s horrified family, the gain. At Brownwood in drunk policeman shot him August 1871, a white man, in the back. who had slain another man Cradling her mortally in a quarrel over a gambling wounded child in her debt, sought the protection arms, the grief-strickof the black state police. en mother cried, “You The next Saturday, have killed my son. Now

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and in the senate, where three Republicans broke ranks, the count was 18-7. Texans far and wide celebrated the downfall of the outlaws in uniform. The reaction of one newspaper editor was in tune with the times: “Glory to God in the highest. On earth, peace and good will towards men!”

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More than $3.3 million in total sales was made during the first six months of 2019 by six different area farmers markets, including those in Dripping Springs and Buda. That metric, part of a report from the Texas Center for Local Food (TCLF), showed an economic impact from farmers markets in the Austin area. The $3.3 million derived from farmers markets in Sunset Valley, three in the Austin area, as well as markets in Buda and Dripping Springs. According to the report, there is roughly 17,192 acres of diversified farmland that’s in production by those who regularly attend farmers markets. However, Travis County loses nine acres of farmland every day to development. The six Austin area markets support 188 businesses over the course of the year. Farmers markets allow new and small businesses to enter the marketplace, according to the report. Sue Beckwith, executive director for the TCLF, said the six markets measured help bolster local and regional economies. “Every dollar that’s spent on locally grown food goes almost entirely to the farmer. Those famers are then spending that money at their local

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By virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the 22nd District Court of HAYS County, Texas, June 21, 2019, in cause numbered 17-0704, styled FSFCA, INC. versus Ruby Segura on a judgment rendered against Ruby Segura; I did on July 8, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., levy upon as the property of Ruby Segura the following described real property: Lot 19, Block E, of Re-Plat of Four Seasons Farm, Section 2, a subdivision in Hays County, Texas, according to the map or plat of record in Volume 12, Page 216, of the Plat Records of Hays County, Texas more commonly known as 250 Primavera Loop, KYLE, TEXAS 78640 On September 3, 2019, being the first Tuesday of the month, between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the Hays County, at the South Door, 712 Stagecoach Trail of the Courthouse of the said County, in the City of San Marcos, Texas, I will sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the right, title and interest of Ruby Segura in and to the real property described above. Dated at Kyle, Hays County, Texas, July 8, 2019. Michael Torres Constable, Pct. 2 Hays County, Texas 5458 FM 2770 Kyle, Texas 78640 by Robert L. Eller, Deputy Notice to Bidders: You are buying whatever interest, if any, the Debtor has in the property. Purchase of the Debtor’s interest in the property may not extinguish any liens or security interests held by other persons. There are no warranties, express or implied, regarding the property being sold, including but not limited to warranties of title, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Notice to Judgment Debtor: If there is any property, real or personal, you want to point out for levy in lieu of the above described property, you must contact this office immediately.

NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF HAYS CAUSE: 18-0949

By virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the 274th District Court of HAYS County, Texas, June 21, 2019, in cause numbered 18-0949, styled Post Oak One Homeowners Association, Inc. versus Yvette Garza on a judgment rendered against Yvette Garza; I did on July 8, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., levy upon as the property of Yvette Garza the following described real property: Lot 29, Block W, Post Oak Subdivision, Phase 2, a subdivision in Hays County, Texas, According to the Map or Plat Recorded in Volume 12, Page 138, of the Plat Records of Hays County, Texas more commonly known as 149 Atlantis, KYLE, TEXAS 78640 On September 3, 2019, being the first Tuesday of the month, between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the Hays County, at the South Door, 712 Stagecoach Trail of the Courthouse of the said County, in the City of San Marcos, Texas, I will sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the right, title and interest

of Yvette Garza in and to the real property described above. Dated at Kyle, Hays County, Texas, July 8, 2019. Michael Torres Constable, Pct. 2 Hays County, Texas 5458 FM 2770 Kyle, Texas 78640 by Robert L. Eller, Deputy Notice to Bidders: You are buying whatever interest, if any, the Debtor has in the property. Purchase of the Debtor’s interest in the property may not extinguish any liens or security interests held by other persons. There are no warranties, express or implied, regarding the property being sold, including but not limited to warranties of title, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Notice to Judgment Debtor: If there is any property, real or personal, you want to point out for levy in lieu of the above described property, you must contact this office immediately.

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TO ELLIOT MCMULLEN AND TO ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, HEIRS, OR CLAIMANTS IN THE LAND DESCRIBED HEREIN, Defendants, GREETINGS: YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days after you were served this citation, the same being the 9TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2019, a default judgment may be taken

against you. YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear and answer before the 274th District Court, Hays County, Texas, at San Marcos then and there to answer the PLAINTIFF'S ORIGINAL PETITION filed in said Court on the 24TH DAY OF JULY, 2019, and said suit being numbered 19-1815 on the docket of said Court, wherein Jesus Fernando Cortez and Rachel H. Cortez is the Plaintiff and Elliot McMullen is the Defendant. The nature of said suit is as follows: SUIT TO TRESPASS TO TRY TITLE. A REMNANT CONTAINING 0.53 OF AN ACRE LOCATED OFF LIME KILN ROAD IN SAN MARCOS, HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS, IS THE SUBJECT PROPERTY ("SUBJECT PROPERTY") OF THIS ACTION. All as more fully appears of record on file in this office, and which reference is here made for all intents and purposes. ISSUED AND GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND SEAL of said Court at office, on this the 25th day of July, 2019. REQUESTED BY: Patrick G. Rehmet Law Office of Patrick G. Rehmet P.O. Box 1916 Wimberley, TX 78676 512-847-0117 BEVERLY CRUMLEY Hays County District Clerk 712 Stagecoach Trail, Ste. 2211 San Marcos, Texas 78666 By Christina Cordero, Deputy

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL INTERESTED NOTICEPERSONS, IS HEREBY GIVEN TO THAT: ALL INTERESTED PERSONS, THAT: The City of Kyle, Texas, proposes to institute unilateral The City of Kyle, Texas, proposes to institute unilateral annexation proceedings of said city to include multiple areas annexation proceedings of said city to include multiple consisting of a total of approximately 1,400 acres, more or less of areas consisting of a total of approximately 1,400 acres, land as depicted in the map below. more or less of land as depicted in the map below. As prescribed bythe lawfirst the public first public hearing As prescribed by law hearing will will be be held City Council on on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, heldbybythetheKyle Kyle City Council Tuesday, August 20, at 7:00 P.M. and P.M. the second be will held on 2019, at 7:00 and thepublic secondhearing public will hearing Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at 7:00 P.M. in the Kyle City be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at 7:00 P.M.Hall Council Center Chambers, St, for all persons interested in the Chambers, Kyle City 100 HallW.Council 100 W. Center in the annexations. At saidintime place all such persons St,proposed for all persons interested the and proposed annexashall haveAtthesaid righttime to appear and beallheard. all saidshall matters and tions. and place such Of persons have things, all to persons in the Of things and matters matters herein the right appearinterested and be heard. all said and mentioned, take notice. things, allwill persons interested in the things and matters The properties particularly described in the herein mentioned, will are takemore notice. more describedannexation, in mapsThe andproperties materials are related to particularly the above referenced the maps and materials relatedattoCity the Hall, above referenced which are available for inspection 100 W. Center St., annexation, Kyle, Texas. which are available for inspection at City Hall, 100ByW.order Center St., Kyle, Texas. of the City Council of the City of Kyle, Texas, By order the2019. City Council of the City of Kyle, this 21st day ofof May, Texas,Jennifer this 21st day ofCity May, 2019. Vetrano, Secretary Jennifer Vetrano, City of Kyle,City TexasSecretary

City of Kyle, Texas

Public Hearing The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District Board of Directors will hold a Public Hearing in its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 1124 Regal Row, Austin, TX 78748. The Board Meeting will commence at 6:00 p.m., and the Public Hearing will begin shortly thereafter. The Public Hearing concerns the District’s proposed fiscal year 2020 Annual Budget, and amendments to the fiscal year 2020 Fee Schedule that was approved on July 11, 2019. At the conclusion of this Public Hearing the Board may approve the proposed FY 2020 Annual Budget and amendments to the Fee schedule. The proposed Annual Budget and Fee Schedule are available for inspection and copying in the District office at 1124 Regal Row, Austin TX 78748. For more information, please contact the District at (512) 282-8441.


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he hopes to develop plans to shelter citizens in these short-term emergencies. Some council members and first responders, however, felt too much planning might restrict their ability to help during isolated incidents. Kyle has Incident Action Plans (IAP) and Emergency Action Plans (EAP) for large-scale emergencies such as floods and fires. When the July 4 malfunction occurred, Kyle Fire Chief Kyle Taylor said emergency officials had an EAP in place to handle the incident.

Kyle has Incident Action Plans (IAP) and Emergency Action Plans (EAP) for large-scale emergencies such as floods and fires. When the July 4 malfunction occurred, Kyle Fire Chief Kyle Taylor said emergency officials had an EAP in place to handle the incident. Taylor said the EAP worked and included safety boundaries and evacuation procedures. Taylor said the EAP worked and included safety boundaries and evacuation procedures. “There was a plan,” Taylor said. “There is one every year.” Mayor Travis Mitchell said a formal plan laid out

for each possible occurrence might slow down police and first responders in their attempts to act whenever gas leaks, explosions and other issues occur. “What I heard happened with the gas

break was an immediate response, an immediate engagement of the community and taking care of them in such a way that you had flexibility to take care of each of their needs,” Mitchell said. Regardless of existing

the fireworks,” Villalobos said. “We should be taking care of our citizenry appropriately should something drastic happen.” Villalobos said he wants plans in writing and approved by city leaders. However, there was no motion made to develop plans nor did staff receive plans, Villalobos wants to direction. develop a shelter response Villalobos said he was plan that will provide a not sure why his initiative location to house people was on this particular after incidents, even if agenda but will bring only for a couple hours. the issue back with more “We should extend research for a potential training for incidents like vote. what just happened with


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Rebel Football

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will have to get answered early. There’s lots of competition for positions right now,” Goad said. “It will take us time to see where everyone needs to fit. As coaches, we will make decisions that are best for the team. Finding players to man the offensive and defensive lines is priority one for Hays during summer camp. Hays does not have any starting linemen returning from last season. While several young players are expected to stand out, such as Josh Gruell, Hunter Krause, Chris Aguirre and Jason Iwabuchi, experience will be something that will be gained as time goes on. Goad said both lines could be undersized this season. Questions also surround who will guide the Rebels under center. Quarterback Durand Hill, who saw time at the varsity level in 2018, leads the pack with candidates Austin Valdez, Grayson Winter and Josh Mayo equally competing for the spot. Also in the mix is former Lehman Lobo quarterback Bryant Lewis, who is now on the Rebel roster due to the shift in attendance zones. It’s at running back where Hays will harbor some experience. Senior halfback Xavier Green, who rushed for close to 1,000 yards in 2018, returns along with backup tailback JoeAngel Carrasco. Joining them will be siblings Bobby and Nate Green, as well as former Lobo Zack Har-

ris, who also was zoned to Hays High. Goad said he “wouldn’t rule out” Lewis getting a shot at a position in the backfield. Most of Hays’ experience can be found on defense side. Linebackers Zach Hobert and Jake Lopez along with defensive back Pi-ellei Henderson are returning starters. Amid the roster uncertainty, Goad said familiarity with the team’s Slot-T system on offense offers some confidence. That began with last season’s seniors buying into the wholesale changes. Goad said this season’s players believe in what they’re going to do. Players also understand the team will try to take advantage of any situation they face. “I think they see the system, it’s a tried and true system. It’s something that’s been proven over a long period of time and that takes buy-in. We have that,” Goad said. “The good news is we’re way ahead of where we were just understanding it a year ago.” All of it comes as nearly every program in 25-6A is expected to improve this season. Lake Travis and Westlake are slated to be front runners, with Bowie, Austin, Hays and Anderson fighting for the final two spots. “I think we’re up to the challenge and it will be a week-to-week challenge,” Goad said. “I think our district will be stronger this year than last year.”

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Chapter 59 of the Texas Property Code hereby gives notice of public sale under said act to wit: This sale will be held August 23, 2019 at 2:30 PM on StorageAuction. com. The property in the storage unit(s) listed under tenant’s name is being sold to satisfy a landlord’s lien. The property contents of all storage unit(s) sold at this sale are purchased “as is” “where is” for CASH/ CREDIT. Safe-n-Sound Self Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid or to cancel any public sale advertised. Announcement made the day of the sale takes precedence over any printed materials. ROBIN CALDWELL 10X30 NC – Sofa, bikes, 2-piece toolbox, toy, clothes and misc. items. KENNETH HAMMER 5x10 NC – Sectional sofa, car seat, punching bag, speakers, ice chest, 2 fish tanks, clothes and misc. items. ROSIE ARVIZA 5X5 CC – Fan, cart, comforter, girls cowboy boots, handbags, clothes and misc. items

NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF HAYS CAUSE: 18-0635

By virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the District Clerk of HAYS County, Texas, June 6, 2019, in cause numbered 18-0635, styled Stonefield Master Community, Inc. versus Deandra Guerrero on a judgment rendered against Deandra Guerrero; I did on July 24, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., levy upon as the property of Deandra Guerrero the following described real property: LOT FIFTY-SEVEN (57), IN BLOCK “Y”, OF STONEFIELD SECTION SIX, A SUBDIVISION IN HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 16, PAGE 340, OF THE PLAT RECORDS OF HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 186 VERMILION MARBLE TRAIL, BUDA, TX 78610 (PROPERTY) On September 3, 2019, being the first Tuesday of the month, between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.,

beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the Hays County, at the South Door, 712 Stagecoach Trail of the Courthouse of the said County, in the City of San Marcos, Texas, I will sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the right, title and interest of Deandra Guerrero in and to the real property described above. Dated at Buda, Hays County, Texas, July 24, 2019. John Ellen Constable, Pct. 5 Hays County, Texas 500 Jack C Hays Trail Buda, Texas 78610 by Alice Flores, Deputy Notice to Bidders: You are buying whatever interest, if any, the Debtor has in the property. Purchase of the Debtor’s interest in the property may not extinguish any liens or security interests held by other persons. There are no warranties, express or implied, regarding the property being sold, including but not limited to warranties of title, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Notice to Judgment Debtor: If there is any property, real or personal, you want to point out for levy in lieu of the above described property, you must contact this office immediately.

NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF HAYS CAUSE: 17-2614

By virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the clerk of the District Clerk of HAYS County, Texas, June 7, 2019, In cause numbered 17-2614, styled Stonefield Master Community, Inc. versus Mark A. De La Cruz on a judgment rendered against Mark A. De La Cruz; I did on July 24, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., levy upon as the property of Mark A. De La Cruz the following described real property: LOT 19, BLOCK B, STONEFIELD SECTION ONE, A SUBDIVISION IN HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT OF RECORD IN VOLUME 13, PAGE 373, PLAT RECORDS OF HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 533 SANDSTONE TRAIL, BUDA, TX 78610 (PROPERTY) On September 3, 2019,

being the first Tuesday of the month, between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the Hays County, at the South Door, 712 Stagecoach Trail of the Courthouse of the said County, in the City of San Marcos, Texas, I will sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the right, title and interest of Mark A. De La Cruz in and to the real property described above. Dated at Buda, Hays County, Texas, July 24, 2019. John Ellen Constable, Pct. 5 Hays County, Texas 500 Jack C Hays Trail Buda, Texas 78610 by Alice Flores, Deputy Notice to Bidders: You are buying whatever interest, if any, the Debtor has in the property. Purchase of the Debtor’s interest in the property may not extinguish any liens or security interests held by other persons. There are no warranties, express or implied, regarding the property being sold, including but not limited to warranties of title, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Notice to Judgment Debtor : If there is any property, real or personal, you want to point out for levy in lieu of the above described property, you must contact this office immediately.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

Chapter 59 of the Texas Property Code hereby gives notice of public sale under said act to wit: This sale will be held August 30, 2019 at 2:30 PM on StorageAuction. com. The property in the storage unit(s) listed under tenant’s name is being sold to satisfy a landlord’s lien. The property contents of all storage unit(s) sold at this sale are purchased “as is” “where is” for CASH/ CREDIT. Safe-n-Sound Self Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid or to cancel any public sale advertised. Announcement made the day of the sale takes precedence over any printed materials. KEVIN BURKLEY – 10X20 NC – Nice dining room set, Nice bed with frame, recliner, lots and lots of aquariums and equipment to complete the tanks. Nice double decker toolbox with tools. Bins of light bulbs, nice picture in frame of the world, steel shelves, misc. items. KEVIN BURKLEY – 10X20 NC – 8 Boxes of floor tiles, lawn mower, weedwhackers, lots of 2x4’s, spreader, 2 Fabric dining chairs, buckets, yard rakes, KENNETH HAMMER 5x10 NC – Sectional sofa, car seat, punching bag, speakers, ice chest, 2 fish tanks, clothes and misc. items.

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