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Buda breaks ground on 25,000 square feet of new library space.

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City Hall & Library

Todd Ruge, Mayor City Manager Kenneth Williams Wiley Hopkins, Mayor Pro Tem Library Director Melinda Hodges City Council Public Works Director Mike Beggs Angela Kennedy George Haehn Eileen Altmiller Bobby Lane David Nuckels Former City Council Member Jose Montoya

The City Hall and Library building, at 54,683 interior square feet, will be the new home of the Library and City administrative offices, City Council Chambers, Economic Development Corporation, and provide much needed group meeting space that will be available for citizen groups. The design of the new municipal facilities conveys a sense of transparency, encouraging residents to observe, participate, and engage in the processes that shape their evolving city. The citizen-focused City Hall and Library Building will create a central hub for Buda civic life and lay the foundation for continued community growth. The building will present its “best face” along Main Street and welcome those entering the town, preserving and enhancing what is unique and intrinsic to Buda. A combined customer service point will reduce redundancy, streamline processes, and provide flexibility for future growth. The City Hall and Library building will strengthen an already vibrant community.

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Waterleaf murder follows feuding BY MOSES LEOS III

Kyle Police believe a history of feuding between two individuals is allegedly what drove one man to murder in what police say was a “targeted incident” in the Waterleaf subdivision late Wednesday. Andrew Reuben Martinez, 20, of Kyle, was

$35M for Pct.2 roads?

It’s in the November bond package BY LOGAN MCCULLOUGH

Hays County voters will head to the polls this November to decide on two bond propositions, which include a $131 million road bond. Of the $131 million, Pct. 2 could receive the largest portion at $35.3 million, if voters approve the proposition. In addition, $10 million of allotted funds for Pct. 1 are designated for improvements to Dacy Lane, which also spans into Pct. 2. “The Buda/Kyle area is pretty well represented in the bond,” Hays County Pct. 2 Commissioner Mark Jones said. Within the scope of Pct. 2 projects in the bond proposal, $22.5 million would go for a combination of civic needs. Those include improvements on drain-

arrested by Kyle Police in connection with the murder of Jacob Lambert, 19, of Kyle. Martinez was booked into the Hays County Jail Thursday on a charge of first-degree murder,

according to Hays County Jail records. Martinez is currently being held on $500,000 bond. According to a city of Kyle press release, Kyle Police responded to the 100 block of Myrtle Street at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday for reports of gunshots. Barnett said some people reported hearing as many as seven to eight gunshots to police. When officers arrived

on scene, they found a man, later identified as Lambert, outside with injuries. Medical personnel from the San Marcos/Hays County EMS treated Lambert at the scene, but he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. Hays County Justice of the Peace Beth Smith pronounced Lambert deceased at 12:02 a.m. Thursday. She has or-

dered an autopsy, which Kyle Police Chief Barnett said could determine the manner and cause of Lambert’s death. “Several people” who were within several feet of the area at the time of the incident provided information to police on what they witnessed, Barnett said. Witnesses also provided authorities


CHEERS! Deep Eddy Vodka plans move to Buda STAFF REPORT

Doing it for the river Mermaid Festival raises awareness There was lots of fishy fun at Saturday’s Mermaid Splash parade that ended a week of mermaid-themed activities, including art shows, a film screening and a gala ball. The festival was hosted by the Mermaid Society SMTX in an effort to increase river stewardship and to remember the Aquarena Springs theme park.

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COMING UP Ross Gay book signing


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Author Ross Gay will have a reading and book signing Friday, Sept. 23 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle. Gay is the author of three books: “Against Which”; “Bringing the Shovel Down”; and ‘Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude,” winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. He is a founding editor of the online sports magazine Some Call it Ballin’, in addition to being an editor with the chapbook presses Q Avenue and Ledge Mule Press. Ross is a founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a non-profit, free-fruit-for-all food justice and joy project.

Fajita Fiesta

Come out to Buda City Park Sept. 23 and 24 for the 3rd annual Fajita Fiesta. This free event offers something for all ages, including live music, vendors and the best fajitas around. If you are interested in being a cook-off contestant or a vendor contact the Buda Area Chamber of Commerce at (512) 295-9999 or

Fried Chicken Dinner

On Saturday, Sept. 24, come on out to the Claiborne Kyle Log House for our annual Fried Chicken Dinner. The event runs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. This annual event is a fundraiser for the house, to pay for upkeep and and repairs.

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A vacant building in Buda is where Austin-born Deep Eddy Vodka, which is currently located in Dripping Springs, plans to relocate its distillery and base of operations. On Tuesday, the Buda City Council unanimously approved a Chapter 380 agreement and a resolution authorizing an economic development agreement between the Buda Economic Development Corporation (EDC), Deep Eddy Vodka, which is currently located in Dripping Springs, and its parent company Heaven Hill, which is a Kentucky-based liquor company that purchased Deep Eddy in 2015. The project was a joint effort among the EDC, the city and Hays County, according to a city of Buda press release. While incentive agreements have been approved by Buda and the EDC, the project is contingent on continued negotiations with the current building owner and an incentive agreement with Hays County being adopted. The Buda EDC is currently working with the Greater San Marcos Partnership on the Hays County Chapter 380 agreement, which should be discussed in early October. EDC Director Ann Miller said in a statement the EDC began working with Deep Eddy roughly seven months ago. According to the release, Deep Eddy approached the city citing growth limitations at its current facility. Deep Eddy’s primary concern was the search for a facility “that could meet its current and future production demands,” Miller said. The company will move its operations to an existing building at 150 Precision Drive, which has been vacant for two years. The building is more than 194,000 square feet, which is five times the size of Deep Eddy’s current building, and sits on 15-plus acres of land. Deep Eddy will retain all existing jobs, which is approximately 40 positions. The company plans to add at least 20 new jobs over the next ten years. “This project brings new revenue, jobs,


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Man arrested for arson, burglary in San Marcos BY MOSES LEOS III

A Cibolo man wanted for allegedly breaking in windows of a vehicle and a house in San Marcos in August and then setting them both on fire was arrested by auKILLORAN thorities -BATES Friday. Ty Ashton Killoran-Bates, 20, of Cibolo, was booked into the Hays County Jail on a charge of Arson, which is a state jail felony, and arson of a habitation/ place of worship, which is a first degree felony. Killoran-Bates was also arrested on a second degree felony charge of burglary of a habitation. Killoran-Bates is being held in the Hays County Jail on $40,000 bond. According to a Hays County probable cause affidavit released by Hays County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Beth Smith,

Hays County Fire Marshal Clint Browning responded to a reported structure and vehicle fire in the 100 block of Whitetail Drive in San Marcos at approximately 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6. According to the affidavit, Browing was told that a silver vehicle was allegedly witnessed on scene prior to the fire. Browing began his investigation and concluded that an “incendiary fire had occurred” in both the vehicle and residence. Browing, according to the affidavit, said the windows of the car were knocked out prior to the fire being set in the car’s back seat. He also observed that the structure’s front windows leading to the kitchen and front bedroom had also been knocked out by an unknown object. Witnesses who Browing interviewed allegedly identified the individual as Killoran-Bates. Occupants of the home said Killoran-Bates had been at Canyon Lake with them prior to the incident, but a verbal altercation occurred. According to the affidavit,

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Killoran-Bates allegedly stated that they would “pay for this later.” Killoran-Bates left the scene and allegedly drove to the residence, which according to the occupants he had visited previously. The occupant of the home had a video surveillance system operating during the incident. Browing observed Killian-Bates allegedly driving onto the property in a silver vehicle match witnesses descriptions. Killian-Bates allegedly then stepped from his vehicle with a “bat looking object, approached the occupants’ parked car and began breaking windows of the vehicle. He then allegedly approached the camera and disabled it. According to affidavit, Browning observed “like kind damage” to the windows of the structure. A fire was started by unknown means in the back seat of the vehicle and the residence, which had to be done by reaching through the windows or fully entering the vehicle or structure, according to the affidavit.

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Kyle Police Chief Jeff Barnett said Lambert and Martinez were acquaintances and had a history of feuding with one another. He said that a “possible dislike” for one another may have led to the incident.

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Murder: Possible feud? with the description of a Ford Mustang that had left the scene. Within a matter of “minutes,” a Hays County Sheriff’s Office deputy located the Mustang “not too many miles away” from the Waterleaf neighborhood, Barnett said. Four people were in the vehicle at the time. The deputy stopped and detained the vehicle until Kyle Police officers and detectives arrived. Authorities detained all four people and questioned them for possible involvement in the incident, Barnett said in a statement. Following interviews with the individuals, Kyle Police arrested Martinez. As information develops on the case, Barnett said it may be “possible” that other charges could be filed against the other occupants of the vehicle. Barnett said Lambert and Martinez were acquaintances and had a history of feuding with one another. He said that a “possible dislike” for one another may have led to the incident. He said Lambert, who was not a Waterleaf resident, was visiting a friend’s house when the incident occurred. Police believe a possible gunshot may have struck the house he was visiting. Authorities continue to investigate the incident. Barnett said the


said for people to call if they have serious concerns, even if they want to remain anonymous. “If you have information, please share it ahead of time and help us save a life and keep this community safe,” Barnett said.

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shooting was a targeted incident, was not random and “didn’t appear” to be a result of a drug trade. Barnett said the incident was not gang related and that there was no harm to the Waterleaf community. “It came out early on in the investigation that the suspect (allegedly) intended to cause harm to the victim,” Barnett said. “It definitely was a targeted occurrence and there is no threat to the community.” Barnett appealed to citizens to remember to inform police of any indication of a feud or fight, or if they suspect someone is going to retaliate against someone else. He

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK “This project brings new revenue, jobs, and excitement to our community and this company will be a great addition to the growing Buda economy for years to come.” –Ann Miller, Buda EDC Director. See story on page 1A.

September 21, 2016

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I volunteer to be Czar of Immigration I

n a previous issue my compadre essayist and opinionologist, Clint Younts, laments the fact that the two major candidates for president may both be “non compos mentis” for the responsibilities and stresses of the POTUS position. An alternate choice for POTUS just might be himself, whom he suggests as a write in. I have to agree that this cowpie kicker has had an abundance of time to figure out what makes sense while strolling his fields and pulling his goats’ heads out of the fence. Out of 320 million people in the USA, is the best we can come up with to lead us is a security risk and liar (Hillary), and a guy whose outfit would be complete if he had a big red nose and a pair of floppy shoes (Trump)? I say it’s time for Clint to make his move. And I want to help bear the burden he shoulders when elected. I volunteer to be his Immigration Czar. You see, take politics out of the equation altogether and things make more sense. It’s a fact that we need people with a work ethic that seems to be lacking in certain segments of our government-coddled populace. When one is paid to not work, he probably won’t. Without the stresses of an empty stomach, a job is the last thing likely to be coveted. So we need immigrants. But history gives us examples of the harm which befalls a country when it imports cheap labor. Take South Africa, Israel, the 13 colonies of North America and present day Europe. When the Dutch migrated to South Africa, there were no people there other than a sparce number of aboriginal nomads. So they went north and brought in cheap labor (“The Covenant” by James Michner). The laborers, with their higher birthrates, soon outnumbered the Dutch landowners and soon adopted the idea that they were there first. The Arabic Palestinians in Israel originally came from Turkey, Jordan, Syria, and beyond to work for Israelis, who bought the land from Arabic sheiks in the 1860s and made it productive after hundreds of years of overgrazing and mismanagement. (“The Haj” by Leon Uris). Now the Palestinians assert that they were there first and there is no historical record of the Jews ever being in Israel. And everyone knows the past and present curse and curses the original colonies brought to our shores by the slave trade.

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It’s a fact that we need people with a work ethic that seems to be lacking in certain segments of our governmentcoddled populace.

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ournalists in the mass media love to dig up dirt on Republican presidential candidates. Well, I just dug up some dirt on Hillary Clinton. In Bob Woodward's 1996 book, "The Choice," Woodward reports that Hillary once conducted séances to summon the spirits of Eleanor Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi. Through some crack investigative work — I paid a Russian hacker 20 bucks to access Hillary’s server — I determined that Hillary is still talking to dead people. Here’s a transcript of her most recent seance: Hillary: It's tough being a strong, smart woman, Eleanor. What should I do? Eleanor: You must pretend to be humble, right Mahatma? Mahatma Ghandi: Yes, humble, and she must change her hair style. Hillary: Change my hair style again? Mahatma: Try the Mary Tyler Moore look from the old Dick Van Dyke show. FDR: Eleanor, come back to sleep, dear. Hillary: President Roosevelt? Eleanor: Go back to sleep, you old philanderer.

Keeping that in mind, I offer my platform for Immigration Czar. Each non-citizen alien person entering the country shall: 1. Pay $2,500 upon entry and per year as a fee for each working member. Coyotes charge twice that and it’ll take the teeth away from human trafficking. The $2,500 will pay for a passport, driver’s liability insurance, and emergency health care. 2. Leave a DNA sample and fingerprints with the U.S. authorities, both which will be compared to crime scene evidence. 3. Work within a six-county area, and if his job prospects change, he shall go to any U.S. post office and re-register his new location. 4. No more birthright citizenship. 5. Pay half tuition at public schools for each child they bring with them. (The Supreme Court’s dictate that we have to educate every child, no matter if citizen or not is one of the worst things they ever did to a school district.) This is a compromise favoring all involved. 6. After 10 months working, the working person must return to his homeland for two months after which time his reapplication to enter the USA will be granted automatically if there are no violations to the above, or crimes committed. This is merely a formant for greater development. The present administration’s philosophy on immigration, among other actions, is ruining our country. A change in policy must happen.

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Mahatma: And try some zippity doo. President Truman: Hillary, I have some advice for you. Hillary: President Truman? Truman: If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. LBJ: I couldn't take it and I got out. Hillary: Lyndon? President Nixon: You were run out, Lyndon! LBJ: A subject you know well, Dick! Shirley MacLaine: Hello! Hello! LBJ: MacLaine, what are you doing here? You're not dead! Shirley: There is no death, Lyndon. Nixon: No death to LBJ's commie government programs, anyway! President Jefferson: Good God, what have you people done to the country! Hillary: President Jefferson? Jefferson: It takes a village, my eye! Individuals get things done. President Washington: Jefferson, how's it going,

old boy? Jefferson: They've run up $20 trillion in debt, George! Jimmy Hoffa: You people want to keep it down? Hillary: You’re the real Jimmy Hoffa? Hoffa: Does a bear -Shirley: Jimmy! Ghandi: Alberto VO5 also offers some very nice products to make your hair shiny. Ben Franklin: What did you people do to the Constitution? Bill Smith: Hey, Hillary, I've got a bone to pick with you. Hillary: Who are you? Bill Smith: A Trump supporter. I got so mad when you called me and my friends a basket of deplorables that I had a massive coronary and now I’m stuck in your damn seance. Shirley: Anyone hear from George Burns? Franklin: What happened to limited government! Hillary: Eleanor, I summoned you and Mahatma for inspiration. Eleanor: But you're not getting inspired? Hillary: No, I'm suffering more abuse than I get from the living. Truman: If you can't take the heat... Eleanor: Ignore them,

dear. They've been moaning about FDR's programs for 60 years. Hillary: I feel so down lately. I feel so heavy, like someone buried me in concrete. Hoffa: Lady, you don't know what you're talking about. Hillary: Eleanor, I need your help. I’m falling in the polls. What do I do? Eleanor: Just as I was a revolutionary First Lady, you, the first major-party female presidential candidate, are a revolutionary. Revolutionaries ruffle feathers, dear. Hillary: But I should be slaughtering Trump. If I’m not careful, I could lose this thing. What can I do to make people like me? (Silence.) Hillary: Eleanor? Ghandi: Eleanor left, Hillary. But she said you might try a good conditioner. Be sure to rinse thoroughly.

Tom Purcell, author of “Misadventures of a 1970’s Childhood” and “Wicked Is the Whiskey,” a Sean McClanahan mystery novel, is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons Inc. Send comments to Tom at

Dreaming of bluebonnets in Texas


came to Texas in the early 80s with everything I owned crammed into a burgundy ‘73 Chevy Impala, a big boat of a car given to me by my stepfather. I was coming to Corpus Christi for a year’s residency in Clinical Pastoral Education, with the goal of becoming better at pastoral care. I remember cresting a hill in South Central Texas, and being hit by a bolt of blue. The field that stretched out before me was a sea of blue. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I had to stop the car and take it all in. I had never seen anything like that in my life. That was the day I fell in love with Texas. Last spring, you know that week between winter and summer? Last spring I saw a field with a small patch of bluebonnets while on one of my walks with Goldie,

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Goldie Walks by Mark Stoub

and I remembered that sight, and I remembered thinking this must be the ninth wonder of the world, it was that gorgeous! The reason I am relaying all this to you, is to remind you of a couple of things. First, it’s easy to be smug when you live in the best place on earth. I am from a suburb of Chicago, and, as they say, I got here just as soon as I could. But this must not give us the “big head.” We need to be humble about our great good fortune, and never tell your friends or family who aren’t fortunate enough to live here how good we’ve got it. The other reason

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I’m sharing this with you, is hopefully, more profound. That first sighting of bluebonnets occurred some 40 years ago, and it’s never left me. I carry it with me, like a little “pick-meup” in the middle of an impossibly difficult day, and it seems to buoy me up to get me through whatever is going on in my life that stresses me out. And when I run across reminders of that experience, like it did while walking my dog, Goldie, it just brings it all forward, front and center for me to relive all over again. That’s the beauty of … beauty! It lets us know that in the middle of our messy world, there is order somewhere, and it brings meaning to our lives. Beauty tells us that all is not random chaos, and meaninglessness. There is, of course, no need to attach meaning

to appreciate beauty. Beauty is there simply to take your breath away, like it did me all those years ago. Such an experience leads me to thank God for all God’s blessings. That doesn’t have to happen to you. But what such wonderful experiences can lead to is a better appreciation of the gifts we’ve been given, and how we need to take better care of them, before they’re all gone, and there is nothing more to appreciate. And, I can’t wait to see a field of those blue beauties again, as soon as possible. Mark W. Stoub is a retired Presbyterian minister living in Kyle, with his wife, Janie (Sledge). He is the author of Blood Under the Altar, and the upcoming Fire in the Blood.

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Buda prepares for new, larger library BY LOGAN MCCULLOUGH

After nearly two years, Buda earlier this month celebrated the groundbreaking of a new facility that will house a larger and innovative public library. The new library comes as part of the city’s $55 million bond approved by voters in November 2014. In addition to the library, the city’s facilities project, which totaled $21 million, also holds the construction of a new municipal facility and public safety building. The new building will be located at the corner of Main and East Loop Street. The

city hall and public library will be combined into one 54,683 square foot facility. The primary architectural firm which was appointed for this project, Page Architects, designed this facility as a “central-hub for Buda civic life,” according to Public Information Officer David Marino. Library Director Melinda Hodges is hopeful that the combinations of city hall and the public library will be mutually beneficial. “With the people who have business at city hall, it may not have occurred to them to visit the library, they would already be there and think, ‘hey, I see something cool’ and check it out,”

Hodges said. “Likewise, people that have business at the library, maybe thought they didn’t belong at a city hall and will be drawn to it.” Of the 54,683 square feet, approximately 25,000 square feet is dedicated to the new library. Buda’s current library is only 5,200 square feet. With only 6.5 current library employees, and an increase in size of almost five times, the necessity for hiring more staff is at an alltime high. “The hiring process will begin at the beginning of next year,” Hodges said. “We’ll have to see how the budget shakes out to determine how many people to add next year.”

This size increase will not only increase the number of volumes available from approximately 27,000 to 60,000, but will also give the library the resources to implement a number of new programs, features and amenities. The full list of these programs and amenities is not currently set in stone, but plans are ambitious. “We’re anticipating lots of new programs, hopefully for children, teens and adults. We’ll have the space to do it, and hopefully we’ll have the staff. It all depends on what we can get,” Hodges said. “We just passed a five-year long-range plan that incorporates some of the future programs.”

These programs and resources include computer labs, digital arts labs, combinations of hands-on and self-directed classes, 3D printers and scanners, laser cutters and even sewing machines.

“So many people need a sewing machine every once in a while,” Hodges said. The full five year plan will be available soon on the library’s main website. The library is currently in the “document design” stage, but the expected date of completion is “late 2017 or early 2018” according to Hodges. A final date will be announced soon. In the meantime, the

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What other precincts are getting in the bond package: Pct. 1: $21.8M Pct. 3: $21M Pct. 4: $20.8M ably start,” Jones said. “It is the one that is most needed right now.” When asked about the delay on improvement projects such as Dacy Lane, Jones attributed it to funding issues. He said Hays County has had to pay to reconstruct multiple state roads and highways with no state money. “Some of these are on

state highways,” Jones said. “FM 1626 is a state highway that the county ended up paying. Same thing with FM 967 in Buda and (State Highway) 21 east to Kyle. All of these are state highways that the county is having to pay to improve.” What other projects is he looking forward to, outside of the scope of the road bond? Jones said one is to move the switching station out of the Kyle city limits. Jones said the move would “be a huge improvement for the citizens of Kyle.” Jones did not give a timetable as to when that improvement could be implemented. Final voting for projects under the road bond, along with the county’s jail bond proposition, will take place in November.

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age, low water crossings, bridge replacements, environmentally engaged conservation and non-motorized transportation. Pct. 2 would also receive an additional $10 million from the state to be used for “safety and mobility,” according to Jones. When asked about which project he is most anticipating, Jones referenced Dacy Lane, which handles traffic for two Hays CISD middle schools, Chapa and McCormick. Jones said the area east of Interstate 35 has “just exploded over the past few years. He said Dacy Lane “just can’t handle the capacity that it has had.” “The $20 million for Dacy lane would be the first one we would prob-

library is using its current resources to implement a mobile maker space. The concept is to give both students and library users alike a chance to use these resources in a more hands on manner. “We are going to compile a whole bunch of different machines, resources, materials that we can use for a number of different projects,” Hodges said. “We’ll have classes in the library, but we’ll also be taking it out to the schools to give the students more of a hands on chance to play with these things.” The plan is to have the mobile maker space ready for use by November.

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and excitement to our community, and this company will be a great addition to the growing Buda economy for years to come,” Miller said. Buda Mayor Todd Ruge said in a statement the goal was to keep Deep Eddy in Hays County, which was a collaborative effort among the EDC, city council and Hays County Commissioners. Ruge said Round Rock had been a prospective location for Deep Eddy's relocation. “I couldn’t be happier that Deep Eddy has chosen Buda for its new expanded facility. This is a victory for the city of Buda and Hays County,” Ruge said. Incentives for Deep Eddy include a 40% rebate on city property taxes paid on the new net value of taxable property, estimated at $80,000. Capital investment during Deep Eddy’s first year of operation at its new location will range from

$12.5 to $17 million. The EDC is providing $400,000 in cash incentives to the project. That includes $265,000 to assist with building upgrades and improvements, $110,000 for construction of a water line that will serve the project and adjacent properties, and a $25,000 cash incentive if the company opens a tasting room facility in the City of Buda. Current plans are for the tasting room to remain at its current location with the production operations relocating to Buda. The direct new tax revenue impact of the project, without a tasting room, is estimated at $690,000 over 10 years to the city of Buda. The majority of the tax revenue impact is generated through property taxes paid to the city of Buda. Factoring in the property tax

rebate and the cost of government services over the next 10 years, this generates a net positive impact of $545,000 in new revenue. Significant increases in property tax values will have an impact on Hays County, Hays CISD, Emergency Service District No. 2, No. 8, and Austin Community College’s revenues as well. It’s estimated Hays CISD will see a positive net impact of over $700,000 in additional revenue over the next 10 years from the project, according to the release. “The entire city staff with whom we have worked has been very accommodating and supportive in this process. Heaven Hill Brands and its Deep Eddy Vodka Division are excited about the opportunity to become a part of the Buda community,” said Len Landry, Director of Corporate Engineering.

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Lobos top John Jay, win second straight STAFF REPORT Nineteen unanswered points scored over the first 25-plus minutes Friday gave the Lehman Lobos momentum to win their second game in a row. A two touchdown effort from running back Bryan Mendoza helped Lehman defeat the San Antonio John Jay Mustangs 29-14 at Gustafson Stadium in San Antonio. Mendoza rushed for 193 of the team’s 233 total rushing yards on the evening.

The Lobo passing game found success as senior quarterback Jacob Zamora went 8 of 15 for 96 yards and a touchdown. Lehman (2-2) jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter via a tenyard touchdown pass from quarterback Jacob Zamora to wide receiver Tyler Henderson. Lehman expanded its lead in the second quarter when Mendoza scampered 41 yards for a touchdown, giving Lehman a 12-0 lead heading into halftime.

Lehman opens 25-6A play Friday when they travel to play Vista Ridge. An early third quarter touchdown run by Dominick Martinez gave Lehman a 19-0 advantage. Jay orchestrated a response on the ensuing drive, going 60 yards on

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Lehman Lobos senior running back Bryan Mendoza runs past an Akins Eagle defender during the team’s Sept. 10 game at Shelton Stadium. Mendoza and the Lobos secured their second win in a row by defeating San Antonio John Jay Friday. PHOTO BY CHAPARRAL PHOTO

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Hays Rebel senior offensive lineman Peyton Steele (55) records a block as senior wide receiver Marquis Howard (81) runs upfield in Friday’s non-district game at Shelton Stadium.


A Lehman High football player works with a remote control as he operates a drone during a Lehman High football practice earlier this year. Meanwhile, a drove hovers in the air during the Hays Rebels’ intrasquad scrimmage at Shelton Stadium in early August. Both Hays CISD football programs are using drones to help with giving a new point of view for plays.


There was a time when high school football coaches convened in parking lots late after Friday games to exchange film to study their opposition. Gone are the halcyon days of trading film reels and videocassettes. As technology has continued to advance, the art of football scouting moves along with it. For Hays CISD head varsity high school football coaches Todd Raymond and Neal LaHue, taking advantage of the digital age has changed the way football is studied. “We got to a certain point and once we started to go digital, once we started to get to that digital point, it exponentially took off,” Raymond said. The most recent advance for both Hays CISD high school football programs was the inclusion of drone technology



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Rattlers strike Hays 27-14 in last non-district game BY MOSES LEOS III

One step forward, two steps back went the Hays Rebels Friday at Shelton Stadium. That’s how Hays head coach Neal LaHue described the team’s struggles with consistency in their 27-14 loss to the San Antonio Reagan Rattlers in the Rebels’ final non-district contest. But as Lake Travis makes its way to Shelton Stadium for Friday’s 25-6A district opener, LaHue said the message for his players continues to center on making the playoffs. “It doesn’t matter what the record is now. It’s 0-0 now,” LaHue said. “We have two tough district openers. We as a team have to hang in there.” Hays’ struggles Friday began early on, as Hays’ offense couldn’t find its groove. Hays was limited to 261 total yards in the game.

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It allowed the Rattlers to take an early 10-0 lead in the second quarter before the Rebels battled back. Hays orchestrated a seven play, 84-yard drive, capped off with a three yard touchdown from running back Cade Powell, which cut the Rattler lead to 10-7. Leading the Rebels’ run game was Powell, who finished with 125 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Powell said the ability to read the Rattler defense, along with communicating with his linemen, allowed for success. LaHue said the Rebels focused on power running formations, as the Rattlers showed on film they were playing “five in the box.” “Cade did a good job of hitting up in there and our offensive line did a good job in opening up some holes,” LaHue said. But the Rebel pass-



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Hays Free Press • September 21, 2016

Lady Rebs spike Leander in three LOGAN MCCULLOUGH

The Hays Rebels defeated the Leander Lions 25-18, 25-22, 25-20 Tuesday night in Bales Gym. Although the Rebels were able to win the match in straight sets, the match was highly competitive throughout. “Hard fought game,” head coach Stephanie Coates said. “Those kids play with so much energy, we knew coming into tonight it was going to be a defensive battle. In the first set, the Lions jumped out to an early lead while Hays appeared lackluster to start. However, after finding themselves tied at 13, Hays found its rhythm, finishing the set on a 12-5 run. The second set was more of the same with Leander coming out of the blocks strong and Hays trying to play catch up. After finding themselves down five points

early, Coates called a quick timeout. Hays answered the coach’s call with a 7-1 run to tie the game at 14. “Anytime we come out of a timeout our goal is to push three points. That’s something we’ve practiced and practiced,” Coates said. “You want to drive the nail in.” Leander kept it competitive, but the Rebels cleaned up their mistakes and were able to finish the game on a 5-2 run. “We knew we were gonna have to work hard on our ball control ’cause they’re also a great serving team,” Coates said. “And that showed tonight with our ball control, our serving numbers were down tonight.” By the third set Hays had found its groove. Leander was relentless in its effort, but Hays’ combination of size and power proved too much in the end. “I think our outsides just swing with a little more power than what


The Lehman Lady Lobos volleyball team had a tough night Friday against an experienced Anderson Lady Trojans team that went into the Lobo Den and won handily in three straight sets, 25-12, 25-12, 25-5. Anderson jumped out to an early 12-3 lead behind its senior captain Kristina Fischer, who had six of her 15 total kills in the opening set. Lehman struggled to string together points throughout the match, while the Lady Trojans went on long scoring runs from start to finish. The Lady Lobos tried to battle back and they got the score to 15-7 via a kill from Madison Webb. After Lehman narrowed the deficit to eight points, Anderson went on a six point run behind the service game from another senior captain, Ilisha

D’Souza. The Lady Lobos had a late run after a dig from Hannah Starnes and a couple of strong kills from Haley Hassinger, but it was too late, as Anderson won the set 25-12. Anderson got out to another quick lead in the second set, but Lehman stayed close. After jumping out to a 9-3 lead, Lehman battled back to bring the deficit to 13-7. Anderson, however, went on another huge run, scoring seven straight points that included two aces from Sophia Condon. The Lobos got a muchneeded ace of their own from Karime Sanchez, but they still found themselves trailing 21-8. Lehman got another late kill from Hassinger, and one from Alexis Ysla, but the Lady Lobos dropped the second set 25-12. The Lady Trojans absolutely dominated the third set. D’Souza served for 15 straight points to

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jump out to a 15-0 lead, which included three aces. Condon and Rachel Snead added an ace of their own to take a 22-3

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Marquis Duncan and John Carrington, to take advantage. Reagan tallied the next ten points, allowing it to take a 27-7 lead. Enter the Rebel defense, which held the Rattlers scoreless over the final 19-plus minutes of the game. LaHue said the defense had a “great scheme” and was able to place pressure on Bormet following a long passing touchdown early in the game. He said the team’s linebackers filled the gaps “well and defensive lineman kept offensive lineman off of them.” Hays defensive line-

man Emmanuel GalvanVazquez said the team played faster and was mentally ready to start. “We just came in with focus and got after it,” Galvan-Vazquez said. “We were faster on the line and it helped us a lot to get to the quarterback and running back to make plays.” Keying on Duncan, who was one of the primary playmakers for the Rattlers, was also a focus, Galvan-Vazquez said. Hays’ offense responded with a late 13 play, 74 yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter, but the Rebels couldn’t muster another point down the

In addition, both teams have had students go through training to operate the drone during practices. Assistant coaches also help with drone operation during practices. For Raymond, the drones are additions to the ever-growing list of digital scouting enhancements coaches have at their disposal. One of the primary advances is the use of Hudl, which is an online video editing system. Raymond said game and practice film is uploaded to Hudl servers. According to the Hudl website, the service allows coaches to edit and share

video, study lay diagrams and create highlight reels. The service has more than 114,000 actives teams using it and nearly 3.5 million unique users, according to the Hudl website. “That’s how we trade film. Every school in Texas uses that system and trades through that system,” Raymond said. “The days of meeting in a parking lot at 12:30 in the morning are gone.” Raymond foresees virtual reality playing a possible role for football coaches in the future. “Three years ago, I couldn’t have told you we’d have a drone at practice,” Raymond said.

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their scrimmage against Pflugerville Hendrickson this summer. While Raymond said he “was not big” on drone footage initially, he saw its significance after viewing video from the Hendrickson scrimmage. “It’s good for our backin guys, our big picture guys,” Raymond said. The team, through the district, purchased its drone and began using it prior to the scrimmage against Pflugerville Connally. Raymond said the drone gives the team a “cool perspective and a cool angle.” It’s also mobile and goes wherever the operator wants it to.

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Hays CISD puts new campus design on display MOSES LEOS III

Placing learning “on display” could be in store for Hays CISD’s proposed third high school as administrators viewed the schematic design for the first time Monday. The district’s proposed high school, which could be placed into the district’s May 2017 bond initiative, has a projected price tag of $122 million dollars, Chief Operation Officer Carter Scherff said. Hays CISD’s third high school, which would be located east of Carpenter Hill Elementary, will be roughly 413,500 square feet, which would make it larger than both Hays and Lehman High schools. Scherff said the campus has a functional capacity of 2,250 students, which is similar to Hays and Lehman High schools. Scherff said, however, the district “desperately needs” the campus, as Hays CISD currently has over 5,000 high school students. Scherff estimates the district could have over 6,000 high school students when the campus is projected to open by August 2019. “That means probably when we open it … we would already had or soon to have bonds issued for high school number four,” Scherff said. “We are in a period of growth that is very rapid.” Scotty Denney, a representative with Stantec, said the “big picture” for the school is to put learning on display. “Rather than this being something that is just sectioned off in certain

aspects of the school, we wanted to put every aspect of learning on display,” Denney said. He added the design team wanted the campus to be “engaging and comfortable school” for students and for it to be high performing. Trustees, however, had concerns, one being the location of nearby residences. Denney said homes are located on the north side of the site, with a few homes on the east side, which are shaded by trees. Denney said lighting from sports fields would be directed away from homes. Speakers

“That means probably when we open it … we would already had or soon to have bonds issued for high school number four. We are in a period of growth that is very rapid.” –Carter Scherff, Hays CISD Chief Operation Officer

at stadium scoreboards would also direct sound to the south, away from homes as well. Trustee Merideth Keller was concerned over a proposed lone entrance on FM 967, which she said is “quite limiting,” and asked about a

second entry point. She also asked if district officials have talked with TxDOT. While there have been traffic studies conducted, no detailed conversations have been held with TxDOT regarding construction of a second

entrance, according to district officials. An engineer with the district said the width of the road, which is similar to Kyle Parkway, would bring traffic off of FM 967 and “allow it to move conveniently in and out to appropriate locations.” The district’s plan is to build the road and dedicate it to the city of Buda, but only if the city annexes the area in the future, one official said. Keller said she hopes the district explores additional entryways to the school, as the campus may need them. She cited the multiple entrances into Hays High on FM

2770. District officials also ruled out the possibility of a second varsity high school football stadium being built on the site. The new school will have a 1,200 capacity stadium for junior varsity football. Varsity football would share Bob Shelton Stadium with Hays and Lehman. Future discussion could lead to varsity home football games being played on Thursday or Saturday. “If there are dreams out there, I wanted to crush them early,” board president Holly Raymond said.

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An unidentified man takes a look at a display showing Kyle’s history during an open house event and book signing held at the Kyle Railroad Depot in January 2016. The Kyle Railroad Depot and Heritage Center will hold its grand re-opening Sunday.

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After being closed for over 50 years, the Kyle Railroad Depot and Heritage Center will make its grand reopening Sunday. The reopening this week comes on the anniversary of the day that the land used to found the city of Kyle was auctioned off by the International and Great Northern Railroad Company. It’s an occasion that members of the Hays County Historical Commission have been hard at work to ensure comes to fruition. “We’re really trying to keep that story going,”

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“It will give people a sense of what life was like, and it will give them something to enjoy. I hope that everybody comes out for this moment.” –Trish Randow of the Hays County Historical Commission

said Trish Randow of the Hays County Historical Commission. “It brings tourism to the area, but it also reminds us of our beginnings.” Originally opened as a water stop for trains that needed to cool off their steam-engines, the depot ran until 1965 when it was shut down.

It was then auctioned off in 1967 and the depot was moved from the site. However, it was finally moved back in 2003 and discussions for the renovations began as early as 2011. The new site will provide tourists and locals alike the opportunity to look back on life in 1900s

and what train-travel was like in those days. There will be a short documentary to watch on the founding of Kyle for those who visit. The center will be furnished with replicas of items from the time period. There’s still more work to be done, but the historical commission hopes this initial venture will interest people enough to revisit and see how the center grows with time. “It will give people a sense of what life was like, and it will give them something to enjoy.” Randow said about the reopening of the center. “I hope that everybody comes out for this moment.”

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The joys of collard greens C ollards grow like a weed in these parts in the fall, through the winter, and well into the spring; when it gets hot they typically bolt and go to seed, making the leaves bitter. They descended from wild cabbages that once grew in Europe. They are a continuous crop, meaning that you can harvest the outer leaves while the center continues to grow. Collards can be seeded, or planted as starts. Some nurseries around town will have several varieties of starts at the moment, including the standard “Vates” (crumpled dark green leaves, winter hardy, the local standard variety), and an improved variety, “Georgia Southern”(bigger, thick blue-green leaves, nonbitter, heat tolerant, frost hardy). Collards prefer full to half sun, rich fertile soil high in nitrogen, regular water, good drainage, and organic mulch. Plant them 1-foot apart, and expect them to yield for 6 months or so if they are regularly harvested; increase the mulch when it warms in the spring to insulate the roots and deter blooming. If you get any insect pests, expect small beetles or caterpillars. A pot of collard greens is always referred to in the South as a “mess of greens”, and the vitamin-rich, bacon-seasoned savory broth in the bottom of the pot is called potlikker. Traditionally the white plantation owners of the South consumed the cooked and drained collard greens while the slave cooks, who understood the high nutrient value of potlikker, saved the broth to supplement their family’s diets. Nothing is better for soaking up the potlikker

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than a hot piece of crusty cornbread that’s been split down the middle and slathered with sweet butter. The Potlikker and Cornpone Debate in February and March of 1931 pitted Julian Harris, an editor at the Atlanta Constitution, against Huey “The Kingfish” Long, the backwoods populist governor and soon to be U.S. senator-elect from Louisiana. The traditionalist Harris contended that Southerners must crumble cornpone into potlikker, criticizing Long as an unrefined rube, who contended that the cornpone should instead be dunked. What started as a lighthearted fluff piece in the local paper turned into a 23-day long news event that captivated the South (and much of the rest of the nation, once it spread on the wires), and ended up dealing with all sorts of cultural affairs, including race relations, gender, social class, elitism and regional chauvinism. For what it’s worth, we prefer eating our potlikker-soaked chunk of buttered cornbread with a spoon, so as not to lose any of that precious elixir. Mick Vann is a horticultural expert, chef and cookbook author. Read Mick’s blog at:gustidude.blogspot. com/ If you have a question for Mick or Chris, send it via email to Or mail a postcard to It’s About Thyme: 11726 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78748 www.

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Shimmering scales, fins and even a pirate hat or two could be seen in downtown San Marcos Saturday as the city closed Mermaid Week with the SMTX Mermaid Parade, which made its way down LBJ Drive. The parade, according to the SMTX Mermaid Parade website, is created to strengthen community engagement and celebrate San Marcos’ “unique river and art culture.” Included in the parade were the Austin Samba and Las Monas de San Antonio, along with a lot of color, dance and even a couple of giant mermaid puppets. Following the parade, San Marcos held the Mermaid Splash Fesival at San Marcos Plaza Park.

ust as the Mexican officer repeated his request on Sept. 24, 1841 that the 97 Texans lay down their guns, a missing comrade mysteriously appeared and insisted the wild goose chase into New Mexico was not worth the loss of a single life. The blood had hardly dried on the battlefield at San Jacinto, when the new Republic declared the Rio Grande to be its western boundary. It was no coincidence that the claim encompassed the 300-year-old settlement of Santa Fe, end of the famous trail that every year attracted $200 million in trade. The idea of taking over Santa Fe and diverting that commercial bonanza to Texas did not originate with Mirabeau Lamar, second president of the Republic. The tempting prospect was a popular

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topic throughout the term of his predecessor, Sam Houston. Texas’ depressed economy badly needed a boost, and the New Mexicans, who staged their own successful revolt in 1838, were prime candidates for Lone Star citizenship. Although Houston warned any reckless adventure could reignite war with Mexico, most Texans felt the prize was worth the risk. President Lamar sent an open letter to the residents of Santa Fe in April 1840. “We tender to you a full participation in all our bless-


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OBITUARIES ENGELKE Jeffrey Scott Engelke, age 41, of Buda, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Jeff was born in Garland, Texas on September 30, 1974. He was preceded in death by his mother Jeannie and Uncle John and Aunt Sharon. He is survived by his father Jack and wife Beth, Uncle Jim Engelke (Rhonda) and Aunt Sharon Corley (Michael), cousins Jason Engelke (Lisa and Colton), Michelle Corley (Andrew Galuski) and Court CorleyGonzalez (Ernesto) and many close friends and relatives. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Good Shepherd Ministries Lutheran church in Buda located at 401 RM 967 across from the lower campus of the Buda Primary School. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Jeff’s honor to your favorite animal shelter or pet foster program.

HILL Emma Irene Koch Hill and her beloved late husband, Adolph Hill, were reunited on the 18 of Sept., 2016, Her children have pictured her homecoming where Adolph, with his typical half-smile and wink, probably said, “What took you so long?”  What delayed their reunion, was a busy life that Emma led to the fullest by serving her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, her church, her family, and her friendships. Yet, not a day went by that she didn’t miss him and their time together. Born on the 15th of February, 1917, Emma passed away with the same beautiful strength, grace and faith with which she lived. She was 99.  Emma was one of six children born to Gus and Otillie Theresa Apel Koch in Coryell County, Texas.  She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Vernon, Irvin, Albert and Harold Koch.  The Kochs were farmers of German descent who settled near Gatesville, Texas.  They were founders and members of the German Bethel Baptist Church, and it was there at a youth conference in 1938 that Emma met her future husband, Adolph Hill, from Kyle, Texas.  They were married on June 6, 1939 and began their life together in Kyle.  At the time of her death, Emma had lived in the Kyle/ San Marcos area for 75+ years.  Adolph and Emma were blessed with three children, Roxie, Linda and Marion, to whom they gave life, love, courage and a Christian heritage.  Emma and Adolph were active in many activities, but the center of their lives revolved around the Immanuel Baptist Church.  Emma dedicated her life to serving her Lord and Savior in various capacities.  She taught Sunday School classes, was active in the Women’s Missionary Union, holding various offices and serving on many committees.  Emma supported her husband, not only in his local church roles but on the national level as a church planter and denominational leader of the North American Baptist General Conference and Sioux Falls Seminary.  Emma was the consummate helpmate and advisor with her charming, genuine and intuitive ways with people.  Her quiet, “behind the scenes” contributions significantly aided her husband’s success in all areas.  A gracious hostess, she was a lady who loved entertaining family and friends in her home.  She could cook, sew, paint, plant and decorate with the best

of them, and could put together the perfect lunch or dinner party in no time. Anyone who was lucky enough to have a piece of her coconut pie can attest to that.  An active member of the Kyle Garden Club, Emma served in many leadership roles, including president.  She won numerous ribbons and tricolor awards for her table, china and flower arrangements.  In 1972, Emma began porcelain art painting, making exquisite pieces for her family and friends who now cherish these works of art. One did not meet Emma and not feel that she was among the most gracious of women.  Friends in every area of her life remember her caring and genteel personality.  She is an inspiration to many.  As she lived her final years, she was an amazing example of strength and faith living each day believing, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”  Phil. 4:13.  Emma was an exceptional woman who led, nurtured and prayed for five generations of her family as well as friends, pastors, missionaries and many others. Emma was preceded in death by her husband, Adolph Hill, sons-in-law, George Kleinworth, Morris Schmeltekopf, and grandson-in-law, John Kreiger.  Her survivors include her sister Myrtle Koch Phillips, and husband Ira, of Wylie, Texas: her children: Roxie Kleinworth of Spring, Texas, Linda Schmeltekopf of Kyle, Texas and Marion Hill and wife Kay of Anderson, Texas.  Grandchildren who called her MeMe, are Darla Krieger, of Spring, Texas, Stuart Cummings of Surfside Beach, Texas, Laura Lehman and husband Julius of Kyle, Texas, Bethany Medford and husband Jeffrey of Magnolia, Texas, and Christopher Hill and wife Kimberly of The Woodlands, Texas. Great-grand children, who miss their “GrandMeMe” are Ashley Nunez and husband SFC Maximo Nunez, US Army of Columbus, GA.,  Adam Gideon and wife Ashley of Humble, Texas, Chloe Cummings of Houston, Texas, Jordan and Hunter Lehman of Kyle, Texas and twins, Kaiden and Kenedi Medford of Magnolia, Texas.  Great-great-grandchildren are Gavin and Jakeb Nunez and Landon and Madalynn Gideon.  Emma is also treasured by an extensive and much loved group of nieces, nephews, their children and grand-children from both her and Adolph’s families.  Until her last few days, she stayed up-todate on their activities, their birthdays, graduations and weddings.  She is also mourned by her many friends everywhere and especially those at The Wellington, Horizon Bay and Regent Care Center where she happily lived her final years.   Please join in the celebration of Emma’s amazing life and her much awaited homecoming to Heaven.  Family and friends are invited to a visitation at Pennington Funeral Home, 323 North Comanche, San Marcos, Texas, 78666, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. The graveside service will be held at Live Oak Cemetery, 52 South Old Spanish Trail, Uhland, TX prior to the church service, at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2016.  The Celebration of Life Service will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church, 4000 E FM 150, Kyle, Texas 78640,  at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church Memorial Fund or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512353-4311. Obituary and guestbook online at www. penningtonfuneralhome. com

STEWART Pete Zachariah Stewart, age 44, was killed in a tragic car accident in Austin, Texas on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Pete was born in Boston, Mass. on August 28, 1972 to Terry Glen Stewart and Melony Zea Moore. Pete grew up in Boston and Austin and was the owner of several drug rehabilitation clinics in Prescott, Arizona. He recently moved to Westlake Hills in Austin, Texas with his daughter, Dylan Stewart. He is proceeded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jack and Olga Viola Stewart, and his maternal grandfather Charles Moore. He is survived by his

daughter Dylan Danielle Stewart of Austin. His father and stepmother Terry and Brenda Stewart, step-grandparents Pete Sizemore and Bama Hill, and half-sister Allison Stewart, all of Kyle, and half-sister EmmaLea Stewart of San Marcos, all survive him. His mother, Zea Swazey, half-brother Jackson Swazey and grandmother Betty Moore of Amarillo, and Dylan’s mother Laurel Winslett of California also survive him. Intelligent and creative, a brilliant poet and musician, Pete was an incredible father and loved Dylan with tremendous passion. From the Galapagos Islands to Paris, France, he showed his sweet daughter the world. She was his pride and reason. His legacy thrives through her. Pete was a sweet man with a great laugh and a gentle soul. Our hearts are forever broken.


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At Brushy Creek north of Austin, 321 self-proclaimed “Pioneers” assembled for the historic journey. Merchants and thrill-seekers swelled the ranks of the diplomats and six companies of volunteer militia. After a rousing sendoff from Lamar, the expedition departed on June. 19, 1841.

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certain to welcome them as liberators. For months the expedition had been the worst kept secret in the Southwest, and a well-armed welcoming committee was ready and waiting. At the Pecos River, the vanguard encountered a patrol whose commanding officer advised handing over their weapons before the governor arrived with several thousand troops. The Texans refused stalling for word from four representatives that had ridden on to contact that very official. Another officer made the same stern request the next day, and again the suspicious visitors balked. But the Texans could tell something was up because the size of the opposing force steadily grew.



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guess was 500 miles, but the roundabout route followed by the Texans was closer to 1,300. As a result, they soon started running out of everything – pack animals, provisions and patience. Progress was so agonizingly slow that the Pioneers did not reach the Texas Panhandle until late August. A heated debate ended with a decision to send a group of 75 soldiers and 22 dignitaries on ahead to Santa Fe. After replenishing the exhausted supplies, the advance party would meet up with the main body allowing everyone to finish the final leg in style. But the Mexican army was not about to allow the Texans anywhere near Santa Fe, where the inhabitants were

By the third morning, the Texans were outnumbered five to one and anticipating an attack at any moment. On the heels of the third surrender demand, Capt. W.P. Lewis suddenly showed up to assure his startled comrades that all was well. Lying through his teeth, the smooth-talking traitor urged the Texans to give up their guns or face immediate annihilation. Lewis swore they would be detained only briefly as “prisoners of war on parole” before being permitted to leave for home. Their judgment clouded by fear, fatigue and Lewis’ convincing performance, the confused contingent capitulated. Two weeks later, Lewis gave an encore for the benefit of the main body with the same shameful outcome. Over 300 Texans surrendered without firing a shot. The shackled captives were marched to prison at gunpoint across the burning desert of northern Mexico. After months of misery and mistreatment, the pitiful Pioneers were freed in April 1842. But the people of Santa Fe had to wait for the Mexican War to win their freedom.


ings,” he wrote warmly. “We shall take great pleasure in hailing you as fellow citizens, members of our young Republic, and co-aspirants with us for all the glory of establishing a new and happy and free nation.” Instead of clearing the way for annexation, the message tipped his hand because Lamar knew about as much about the dark side of the moon as he did the situation in the distant town. Texans were unaware the recent uprising had been crushed and that New Mexico was again under military occupation. Trouble with the pesky Comanches and opposition engineered by Houston postponed the plan to send an expedition to Santa Fe in the summer of 1840. Lamar waited until congress adjourned the next spring before personally authorizing the undertaking. At Brushy Creek north of Austin, 321 self-proclaimed “Pioneers” assembled for the historic journey. Merchants and thrill-seekers swelled the ranks of the diplomats and six companies of volunteer militia. After a rousing sendoff from Lamar, the expedition departed on June. 19, 1841. Maps were not available at the corner gas station. Not only were the trusting travelers forced to rely upon undependable guides, no one knew the actual distance to their destination. The best




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Fajita Fiesta

Come out to Buda City Park Sept. 23 and 24 for the 3rd annual Fajita Fiesta. This event offers something for all ages, including live music, vendors and the best fajitas around. The event will also feature a margarita competition, mariachi groups, and a chihuahua beauty pagent. Fajita Fiesta is a free event and parking is free. See for more information.

Free community dance classes Ross Gay book signing Author Ross Gay will have a reading and book signing Friday, Sept. 23 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle. Gay is the author of three books: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. He is a founding editor of the online sports magazine Some Call it Ballin’, in addition to being an editor with the chapbook presses Q Avenue and Ledge Mule Press. Ross is a founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a non-profit, free-fruit-for-all food justice and joy project.

Come to the Price Center in San Marcos on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for free line dance classes. This year, instructors Dr. Cindy Gratz and her mother Mrs. Sara Carpenter plan to teach line dances from around the world. Drop in anytime and stay as long as you want. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (or socks). No experience expected. Be prepared to laugh, to dance, and to meet some fun and fascinating folks. For more information, call or email Dr. Cindy Gratz, (512) 392-9871 or cindygratz@

Kyle Log House Fried Chicken Dinner

On Saturday, Sept. 24, come on out to the Claiborne Kyle Log House for our annual Fried Chicken Dinner. Enjoy tours of the historic home site as well as a fried chicken plate – only $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12. The event runs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. This annual event is a fundraiser for the house, to pay for upkeep and and repairs.

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Fajita Cook Off • Jalapeño Eating Contest • Margarita Competition Mariachi Groups • Ballet Folklórico • Chihuahua Beauty Pageant Food Booths, Vendors, Arts & Crafts • Fun for All Ages! Friday, September 23, 2016

12:00 pm Lehman High School Star Strutters

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12:30 pm Round Rock Ballet Folkorico

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Tejano Gold Radio – Live and Livestream of Event

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Central Texas Washer Pitchers Tournament

6:30 pm

Angie Landers – Buda’s Voice Winner

1:00 pm

Lehman High School Mariachi Band

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The Pearl Snaps – Dance to Country Classics

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La Danza de los Viejos – Santa Cruz Catholic Church

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Chihuahua Beauty Pageant

10:00 am Fajita Fiesta Opening Ceremony

6:00 pm

Cooking Award Ceremony

10:30 am Dance Unlimited

7:00 pm

Norma Valles y Grupo Tequila

11:00 am Vaqueros / Charros – Mexican Horsemen *

8:00 pm

Texas Legend Ram Herrera

11:30 am Washer Tournament Registration

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Buda keys up for beer, polka festival BY LOGAN MCCULLOUGH



Buda’s new Buda Beer and Polka Festival showcases a variety of different genres of accordion-based music, including Conjunto, TexMex, Czech and Zydeco. Headlining on Saturday night, Oct. 22, will be the Texas Tornados featuring original members Augie Meyers and six-time grammy winner, Flaco Jimenez. Above and to the right are performances from Tex-Mex and Conjunto bands from last year’s Tejano Fest and Fire Fest.

uda City Park will be filled with Texas infused polka music and local craft beer as the Buda Beer and Polka Festival makes its way to town Oct. 22. Buda’s new festival showcases a variety of different genres which include Conjunto, Tex-Mex, Czech and Zydeco music. Several Buda residents, however, raised concerns during an earlier Buda City Council meeting regarding sound levels at City Park when the festival takes place. It stemmed from the promotion company’s request for an exemption to Buda city ordinance regarding amplified music and sound. Current Buda ordinance sets the maximum music level at 80 decibels (dB) during the day and 65 decibels at night. Leprechaun Productions, which is hosting the festival, asked for an exemption for 85 decibels, which was denied by the city council. But Buda Mayor Todd Ruge said he did not believe noise pollution will be an issue for those who live in the downtown sector. “In the past, as far as I know, I don’t think that there have been any ordinance violations. The festival organizers usually do a pretty good job of keeping the level down,” Ruge said. “They also said that this festival is not going to be an allnight affair.” In addition to the music, there are a number of activities designed for people

“In the past, as far as I know, I don’t think that there have been any ordinance violations. The festival usually do a pretty good job of keeping the level down ... They also said that this festival is not going to be an allnight affair.” –Todd Ruge, Buda mayor

of all ages. These activities will have a “tailgating section” complete with a washers and Jenga tournament, cornhole, a wiener dog costume contest and even carnival rides designed for children. “You could walk around all day and constantly see different things to see and do,” event promoter Patrick Costigan, who along with French Smith have previously hosted events such as the Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival said. Over 10 locally crafted beers will be available, as well as an international food court at the festival. According to city documents, festival organizers have been working with Buda Police and Fire departments regarding event security, safety and traffic.

Improve your outlook with open enrollment I t’s Open Enrollment Season, so if you work for a medium- or large-sized company, you will need to make some choices regarding your employee benefits — and these choices can have a big impact on your financial situation. Depending on your employer, your benefits package may include various types of insurance, plus access to a 401(k) or similar retirement plan. Here are some suggestions for getting the most out of these benefits: Health insurance – Companies regularly change plans and providers, so the coverage and premiums you had last year may not be the same this year. In any case, look at all aspects of your coverage options – premiums, deductibles, co-pays

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and total out-of-pocket limits. A lower premium may seem attractive, but you could end up paying even more if the coverage is not as good. So, choose wisely. Life insurance – You may want to take whatever life insurance your employer offers, but it still might not be enough. To determine how much life insurance you need, consider a variety of factors – your age, income, family size, spouse’s income, and so on. If your employer’s coverage is insufficient, you may want to supplement it with a separate policy. Disability insurance –

This could be a valuable employee benefit – but, as is the case with life insurance, your employer’s disability coverage may not be enough for your needs, especially if you’d like to protect yourself against an illness or injury that could sideline you from work for a long time. Consequently, you might want to consider purchasing your own disability policy. Apart from reviewing your insurance options, you may want to examine your 401(k) or similar retirement plan. Of course, your employer may allow you to change your 401(k) throughout the year, but you’ve got a particularly good opportunity to do so during open enrollment, when you’re already looking at all your employee

As far as your investment choices, you’ll want to spread your dollars among the different investments within your 401(k) in a way that reflects your risk tolerance and time horizon.

benefits. So look at your contribution level. Are you putting in as much as you can afford? Your 401(k)’s earnings can grow tax deferred, and you typically contribute pretax dollars, so the more you put in, the lower your taxable income for the year. (Taxes are due upon withdrawal, and withdrawals made before age 59½ may be subject to a 10% IRS penalty.) At a minimum, invest enough to earn your employer’s matching

contribution, if one is offered. And increase your own contributions whenever you get a raise. As far as your investment choices, you’ll want to spread your dollars among the different investments within your 401(k) in a way that reflects your risk tolerance and time horizon. During the early stages of your career, when you have many years to go until you retire, you can probably afford to invest more heavily in growth-

oriented accounts. These will fluctuate more in value, but you have time to potentially overcome the downturns. When you’re nearing retirement, you may want to shift some of your assets into more conservative vehicles – but even at this point, you still need some growth opportunities. After all, you may spend two or three decades in retirement, so you’ll need to draw on as many resources as possible. Open enrollment isn’t just a time to fill out a bunch of papers. It’s also a chance to reconsider – and maybe even upgrade – many areas of your financial outlook.

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.


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Original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Theresa G. Menem, a.k.a. Theresa Gersch Menem, Deceased, were issued on September 14, 2016, in Cause No. 16-0256-P, pending in the County Court at Law Number Two of Hays County, Texas to Broadway National Bank, as Independent Executor. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. c/o: Shelly C. Fristoe Attorney at Law 7800 N. Mopac, Suite 200 Austin, TX 78759 DATED the 17th day of September, 2016. Shelly C. Fristoe State Bar No.: 07480800 Gabriel G. Gallas State Bar No.: 24069750 Attorneys for Independent Executor


Hays CISD is Requesting Bids for Bid #27-091701SC Bulk Fuel. Bids will be accepted until September 29, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. local time. Specifications are available in the HCISD Purchasing Office (512-268-2141 ext 6035) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday or on the Public Purchase web site ( Bid responses must be into the HCISD Public Purchase web site by the date and time indicated above. Late bids will be returned unopened. The HCISD Board of Trustees reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids and waive all formalities in the bid process.


Morningstar Mini Storage wishes to avail themselves of the Texas Provision of chapter 59 of the Texas Property Code and will conduct a Public Sale to the highest bidder for cash on their premises. This sale is being listed below. The company reserves the right to reject any bid and withdraw any from the sale at any time. This sale is listed below. Date: 10/10/2016 Time: 11 a.m. Location: Morningstar Mini Storage, 1001 W. Goforth Rd., Buda, TX 78610 Units: Unit 1010 – Marrivel Mancias – mattress, luggage, vanity, lawn mower, misc. items Unit 2093 – Sheila Mae Burbage – hope chest, furniture, boxes, misc. household Unit 3064 – Kristeen Garcia – printer, fuffel bag, misc. items Unit 3111 – Jennifer Alfaro – TVs, motor scooter, furniture, house décor, boxes, misc. household


IN COUNTY COURT AT LAW SITTING IN MATTERS PROBATE OF HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS No. 16-0265-P Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Robert W. Potter, Deceased, were issued on September 13, 2016, in Cause No. 16-0265-P, pending in the County Court at Law of Hays County, Texas, to: Anna Martinez Boling. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. c/o: Anna Martinez Boling,

Independent Executor The Boling Law Firm, PLLC Plum Creek Square 140 Kirkham Circle Kyle, Texas 78640 DATED the 13TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2016. THE BOLING LAW FIRM, PLLC Plum Creek Square 140 Kirkham Circle Kyle, Texas 78640 Tel: (877) 629-5353 Fax: (877) 629-3130 Anna Martinez Boling Ð SBN: 00791188 E-mail: annaboling@ Ana Marilín “Mari” Garza Ð SBN: 24084385 E-mail: marigarza@ Attorneys for Anna Martinez Boling


IN COUNTY COURT AT LAW SITTING IN MATTERS PROBATE OF HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS No. 16-0274-P Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Timothy Eldon Weisheit, Deceased, were issued on September 13, 2016, in Cause No. 16-0274-P, pending in the County Court at Law No. 2, Hays County, Texas, to: Jay Capps and Al LeBlanc. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. c/o: Jay Capps 1000 Springlake Dr. Dripping Springs, TX 78620 c/o: Al LeBlanc 212 Arikara Buda, TX 78610 DATED the 13TH day of September, 2016. THE BOLING LAW FIRM, PLLC Plum Creek Square 140 Kirkham Circle Kyle, TX 78640 Tel: (877) 629-5353 Fax: (877) 629-3130 Anna Martinez Boling – SBN: 00791188 E-mail: annaboling@ Ana Marilín “Mari” Garza – SBN: 24084385 E-mail: marigarza@ Attorneys for Jay Capps and Al LeBlanc


THE STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF HAYS To all persons interested in the Estate of Lee Ruth Mitchell, Deceased, Cause No. 160284-P, in the County Court at Law, Hays County, Texas. The alleged heir(s) at law in the above-numbered and entitled estate filed an APPLICATION FOR DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP AND APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATOR WITH LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 401.003 AND 401.005 OF THE TEXAS ESTATES CODE in this estate on the 7th day of September, 2016, requesting that the Court determine who are the heirs and only heirs of Lee Ruth Mitchell , Deceased, and their respective shares and interests in such estate. The Court may act on this Application at any call of the docket on or after 10:00 a.m., on the first Monday next after the expiration of ten (10) days, exclusive of the day of Publication, from the date this citation is published, at the Hays County Government Center in San Marcos, Texas.

All persons interested in this case are cited to appear before this Honorable Court by filing a written contest or answer to this Application should they desire to do so. To ensure its consideration, you or your attorney must file any objection, intervention, or response in writing with the County Clerk of Hays County, Texas on or before the above­ noted date and time. Applicant ‘s Attorney: John H. Gilliam 302 W. Martin Luther King Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 535-3089 Given under my hand and the seal of said Court at the office of the Hays County Clerk in San Marcos, Texas on this the 12th day of September, 2016. Liz Q. Gonzlez County Clerk, Hays County, Texas 712 S. Stagecoach Trail, Suite 2008 San Marcos, Texas 78666 By Alfredo B. Sanchez, Deputy


THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO 1. GERARD PRICE, alleged father, of JAZMINE PRICE; DOB: 12/30/14; Cause No. 16-7-01873-8; A Dependency Petition was filed 6/29/16; AND TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: A Fact Finding Hearing will be held on this matter on: October 4, 2016 at 1:30 P.M. at Pierce County Family and Juvenile Court, 5501 6th Avenue, Tacoma WA 98406. YOU SHOULD BE PRESENT AT THIS HEARING. THE HEARING WILL DETERMINE IF YOUR CHILD IS DEPENDENT AS DEFINED IN RCW 13.34.030(6). THIS BEGINS A JUDICIAL PROCESS WHICH COULD RESULT IN PERMANENT LOSS OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS. IF YOU DO NOT APPEAR AT THE HEARING THE COURT MAY ENTER A DEPENDENCY ORDER IN YOUR ABSENCE. To request a copy of the Notice, Summons, and Dependency Petition, calls DSHS at 1-800-423-6246. To view information about your rights in this proceeding, go to www. DATED this 23RD day of August, 2016 by PEGGY PIWONSKI, Deputy County Clerk


TO: DEDRICK LOTT And To All Whom It May Concern, Defendants(s) 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 October 3, 2016 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 Petition for Declaratory Relief filed in said Court on the August 12, 2016, and said suit being numbered 16-1657 on the docket of said Court, wherein Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC is the Plaintiff and Dedrick Lott and Giant Smile, LLC are the

Defendants. The nature of said suit is as follows: This suit is an action for rescission of a foreclosure sale that was conducted on November 3, 2015 on property located at 131 Ruddy Cove, San Marcos, Texas 78666, legally described as Lot Thirty-Four (34), Block E, Brookhollow Club Estates, Phase Two, situated in Guadalupe County, Texas according to plat thereof recorded in Volume 5, Page 16A, Plat Records of Guadalupe County, Texas and declaration nullifying and voiding a post-sale substitute trustee’s deed and deed without warranty dated November 19, 2015 and April 25, 2016 respectively. 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 18th day of August, 2016. REQUESTED BY: Preston H Neel Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP One Federal Place 1819 Fifth Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203 205-521-8000 BEVERLY CRUMLEY Hays County District Clerk Hays County Government Center 712 Stagecoach Trail, Ste. 2211 San Marcos, Texas 78666 By Kathy Orlowski, Deputy

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS, THAT: The City of Kyle shall hold a public hearing on a request by Tom and Lyndee Jordan to assign original zoning S.toStagecoach approximately 5 Pages 183 of the Plat Records Trail San MarfromTexas. Agriculture to I Retail of acres Hays County, Locally cos, “AG” Texas 78666, will offer known as 100 Colt Loop, Kyle, for sale and sell at public Service property locatedbid-at Texas 78640.District “RS” on auction to the highest On October 4, 2016, the in Hays der, for cash in hand, all the 245 Lehman Road, County, Texas. first Tuesday of the month, right, title, and interest of the between the hours of 10:00 Defendant in the property. a.m. andPlanning 4:00 p.m., at ap- ZoningDated August 3, 2016. The and Commission may proximately 10:00 a.m., at JAMES H. KOHLER recommend andof the City Council the main entrance door Constable Pct. 2 may the Hays County Govern- any zoning Hays County, Texas consider assigning district which ment Center located at 712 By: C. Verastegui, Deputy

is equivalent or more restrictive.

Public Notice A public hearing will be held by the Notice of Public Hearing Planning NOTICE and ISZoning Commission on HEREBY GIVEN TO ALLOctober INTERESTED PERSONS, THAT: Tuesday, 11, 2016 at 6:30 P.M.

The City of Kyle shall hold a public hearing on a request by Tom and Lyndee Jordan to assign original Azoning public hearing will be from heldAgriculture by the “AG” Kyle to approximately 5 acres to Retail Service District “RS” on property located at City Council on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 245 Lehman Road, in Hays County, Texas.

at 7:00 P.M.

The Planning and Zoning Commission may recommend and the City Council may consider assigning any zoning district which is equivalent more restrictive. Council action and second orreading may be

considered meeting to follow the A public hearingatwillthe be held by the Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday, October 11,1,2016 at 6:30 public hearing (November 2016 at P.M. 7:00 A public hearing will be held by the Kyle City Council P.M.). on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 7:00 P.M.

Council action andCouncil second reading may be considered Kyle City Hall Chambers at the meeting to follow the public hearing (November 100 W atCenter St., Kyle, Texas 1, 2016 7:00 P.M.). Kyle City Hall Council Chambers

100 W Center Kyle, Texas Jordan Owner: TomSt.,and Lyndee Owner: Tom and Kilber, Lyndee Jordan Agent: Kelly R.P.L.S., P.E. Agent: Kelly Kilber,Engineering R.P.L.S., P.E. Bec-Lin Bec-Lin Engineering (512) 353-3335 (512) 353-3335 Publication Date: September 21, 2016 Publication Date: September 21, 2016 Z-16-007 Z-16-007


STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF HAYS By virtue of an First Order of Sale issued out of the 22nd District Court of Hays County, Texas, on a judgment rendered in favor of Silverado Homeowners Association, Inc. against Donna Speegle in Cause No. 14-1473, I did on the 3rd day of August, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., levy on the following described tract of land in Kyle, Hays County, Texas, as the property of Defendant, Donna Speegle: Lot 1, Block C, Silverado at Plum Creek Section 1A, a subdivision in Hays County, Texas, according to the map or plat thereof filed in Volume 10,

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