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Kyle, Texas
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Page 2A NEWS Hays Free Press January 4, 2017 The Hays Free Press (ISSN 1087-9323) published weekly by Barton Publications, Inc., RO. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. Periodicals postage paid at Buda, TX 78610 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Barton Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. ISSN#1087-9323 NEWS TIPS If you think it's news, we probably do too! Newsroom phone: 512-268-7862 E-mail: news@haysfreepress. com Mail: 113 W. Center Street, Kyle, TX 78640 CORRECTIONS Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear in the pages of the Hays Free Press will be corrected upon being brought to the attention of the publisher. DEADLINES The deadline for display advertising and any contributed news copy in the Hays Free Press is 5 p.m. Friday the week prior to publication. The deadline for Letters to the Editor and classified word advertising in the Hays Free Press is noon Monday the week of publication, though we encourage readers and advertisers to observe the Friday deadline. LETTERS GUIDELINES We welcome locally written letters to the editor on timely topics of community interest. We ask that you keep them to about 350 words in length and that you not indulge in personal attacks on private individuals. Letters may be edited for brevity and clarity. All letters should be signed by the author and include a daytime phone number where the author can be contacted for verification. Letter writers are limited to one letter per month. Letters can be emailed to csb@ HISTORY Founded April 10, 1903, by Thomas Fletcher Harwell as The Kyle News, with offices on the corner of Burleson and Miller streets in the town's oldest remaining building. It merged into The Hays County Citizen in 1956. The paper consolidated with The Free Press in October, 1978. During its more than 100-year history the newspaper has maintained offices at more than a dozen locations in Kyle and Buda. Continued from pg. 1A sign. Council members Bobby Lane and George Haehn were in favor of sending the agenda item back to P&Z with a request for a variance for the amended sign request. However, council member Eileen Altmiller and mayor Todd Ruge drew a hard line in the sand. "It's your job to sell "It's your job to sell signs and it's our job to make sure our town looks good." -Eileen Altrniller, Buda City Councilmember signs and it's our job to Ruge said he felt Ruge made a motion make sure our town looks "painted into a corner," to send the item back good," Altmiller said. since a denial to the to P&Z with a caveat Council members restaurant's appeal for a of maintaining the ultimately decided P&Z signage variance wouldproposed 35-foot height should determine the mean a delay in opening request. restaurant's fate. the new restaurant. Ronneburger said Continued from pg. 1A Barnett said Roberto Latorre, 69, of Kyle, who was the driver of a 2002 Blue Ford Explorer, told police he was attempting to turn left onto Kohlers Crossing from FM 1626 when he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle hit the curb and rolled over into a ditch on the north side of Kohlers Crossing. Both Latorre and his passenger, Elba Suarez, 77, were transported to Seton Medical Center Hays with minor injuries. At this time, police officials do not know what caused Latorre to lose control of his vehicle, however, no investigation is pending. Continued from pg. 1A people were also injured southwest. in the crash, including a Flores attempted to two-year-old child, who avoid the collision, but was transported to Dell the Frontier crashed Children's Medical Can- into the left front ter in serious condition, quarter of the Explorer, Monday's accident causing the SUV to occurred around 7 p.m. spin approximately and involved a 2000 Nis- 180 degrees clockwise, san Frontier driven by according to the Ortiz-Perez and a 2002 release. Upon impact, Ford Explorer driven by the Frontier spun Flores. approximately 90 According to the re- degrees clockwise. lease, the Frontier, which Two passengers in the was traveling northeast Frontier, identified as on Highway 21, was Lilia Cruz de Paz, 36, of traveling on the wrong Buda, and Julia Cesar side of the roadway as it Ramirez Deras, 27, of approached the Ex- Buda, were transported plorer, which was going to South Austin Medical Continued from pg. 1A from the district, the students will react in full impact of the loss different ways to the will affect most students loss of one of our school when they return to community members, campus "without the some more than others." presence of two of their District officials also peers." encourage parents to "It is difficult for all talk with students, as it's of us to face the death important for them to of a young person, express their feelings, and perhaps even according to the release. more difficult for their "Traumatic events teenage peers," Tim like the loss of a friend Savoy, Hays CISD public or peer can trigger information officer, said emotional responses that in an emailed statement, may require counseling "Please remember that support." the request would be acceptable for the company to sign papers purchasing the land the restaurant plans to occupy. "We have done very well with businesses that follow our rules," Ruge said. The Planning and Zoning Committee meets next week when they could decide on granting the variance. PHOTO BY SAMANTHA SMITH Center and were treatedtwo passengers injuredJulianna Flores, 2, of and released, in the Exporer. Esquivel Dale, was transported to Angel Duran Esquivel, was treated and released Dell Children's in serious 46, of Dale, was one of from SAMC. condition. ii!iii!~ + Falcon is a big goof-a-loof of a 2-year-old hound Thumbalina is a 1 -year-old female shorthair dog. He loves people and will do just about brown and orange pint-sized princess who loves anything for a cookie! Falcon does well with other to use her stubby little legs to make biscuits in dogs and would make a great playmate! He did your lap. She loves all people and does very well at an overnight foster's home but does seem well around other respectful cats. 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