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LOBO SPORTS 2012 i A review of the top moments in Lehman athletics in 2012. - Page 1B FACE OF HOSPICE Community benefactor sings the praises of hospice benefits. - Page 3B @Barton Publications, Inc. Voi. 110 No. 40 Serving Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County 75 00[hen there were three Early voting begins in Buda council election BY VERONICA GORDON Three candidates have emerged for the open council seat in Buda just weeks after Todd Ruge moved into the mayor's chair last month. The names on the ballot include Cathy Chilcote, Wiley Hopkins and Amy Proctor. The election is Jan. 26. Early voting runs from Jan. 9 to ]an. 22. In Decem- ber, Chilcote an- HOPKINS nounced her deci- sion to run again after losing the election in November. Hopkins, a retired Housing and Development executive, announced on Dec. 19 that his application for Place 2 on the ballot has been filed for the Buda City Council. By Monday. Proctor's name had been added to the official list. The deadline t6 file" as Dec. 26. In a statement, Hopkins said he has extensive management experience. His experience in- cludes having served as mem- ber of the advisoryboard of the Federal Home Loan Bank-Dal- las, as well as a board member for the Public Employees Cred- it Union in Austin. Hopkins also stated he was instnmaental in bringing to the city of Buda the Silvera- do Trails multi-fam- fly development, a $21 milh'on endeav- or near the Cabela's site, according to the release. Hopkins said he would put empha- sis on the need to keep Buda's growth steady, but at the same time preserve the city's special uniqueness. "I will support the business community of Buda and be an advocate for improved and ad- ditional infrastructure to meet the needs of our communi" Hopkins said. Hopkins has served two terms on Buda's Zoning Board of, Adjusent.s , and is cur- Iently the vice chairman of the board. For more upcoming election information, check the city website at, us. Kyle seeks travel expense monies from council BY ANDY SEVILLA Almost two months after traveling to North Texas for a conference, Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson has yet to file an ex- pense report. Meanwhile, council members Becky Sel- bera and Samantha LeMense owe money. All received funds in advance to cover expendi- tures while conducting city business. Kyle presented the elected officials with a cash advance of $434.34 in November to cover travel, meals and mis- cellaneous expenses incurred during the Texas Municipal League (TML) conference held in Grapevine. The city used figures pro- vided by the U.S. General Services Administration to determine the cash advance amount for travel, meals and See TRAVEL EXPENSES, pg. 2A PHOTOS BY LINCOLN RAMIREZ Ringin' in the new year with a splash On the first day of 2013, Kyle residents lined up at the Kyle commu- nity pool to splash in the new year. The annual Polar Bear Splash is open to everyone, though you,can of- ficially join the Kyle Polar Bear Club by contacting Kyle's parks and recre- ation department. A $25 membership gets you a t-shirt, raffle ticket and your name on a plaque for the next splash. Left, Nina Cordova expresses her excitement before going into the pool, but not so much coming out. San Marcos teenager dies in one-car collision on Post Rd. STAFF REPORT A one-vehicle crash into a ufil- itypole on Post Road claimed the life of a 19-year-old San Marcos man on Tuesday. Dec. 25. David A Whitlock, (DOB 07/10/1993), of 210 Buttercup Ln. in San Marcos, was airlifted to University Medical Center at Brackenridge in Austin where he later died. The wreck occurred around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, in the 1800 block of Post Road. Whiflock was driving north- bound when his 2003 Chevy Cavalier left the roadway and struck a utilitypole. He was alone in the car. Emergency units set up a landing zone at Travis Elemen- tary School where a helicopter landed and flew him to Bracken- ridge. The San Marcos Police Colli- sion Investigation Team is con- tinning its investigation. This was the 13th traffic fatality in 2012 in San Marcos. WHITLOCK Free [ admission to LBJ Wildflower Center! There is no charge for visiting the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Jan. 2-31. Enjoy the winter landscape. Tree Drop Off & Recycling Through Feb. 15, the city of Kyle Parks & Recreation Department has set up "drop-off" areas at Gregg:Clarke Park, Steeplechase Park and Waterleaf Park for disposal of natural Christmas trees, dead trees, shrubs and bushes. All decorations and lights, including tinsel, must be removed. No artificial trees. No nails or screws. No tree bases. The trees will be mulched and used around town for the City Park's landscaping. First Thursday. in Buda First Thursday takes place on the first Thursday of each month, throughout downtown Buda, and focuses on providing downtown visitors the chance to stroll through the unique antique and specialty shops, while en- joying great dining in downtown restaurants. BY DESIGN New 1-35 developments must conform to rules. - Page 1D Opinions ......................... 3A Sports ........................ 1-2B Education ..................... 3-4B Neighbors ..................... 1-4C Business ............................ 1D Best Bets .................. 4C Service Directory ........... 3D Classifieds .................... 2D Public Notices ............... 2D +