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Page 4A NE1Am Hays Free Press * January 5, 2011 + Kyle residents Andy Vizente on Jan 1. COIm11ESY PHOTO and Stella Gonzalas welcomed their baby boy Hailey Burton, 2, shows off her new baby sister at Seton Hays Medical Center. COURTESY PHOTO Emma Lynn, born Jan. 3 r BY JENNIFER BIUNDO jen@haysfreepress.com Two Hays County families helped usher in 2011 with the birth of New Year's babies. Vizente DeAndrez Gonzales was the first baby of the year born at Central Tex- as Medical Center in San Marcos, making his grand entrance at 7:56 a.m. on Janu- ary 1 2011. His parents, Andy and Stella Gonzales of Kyle, had finished watching the NewYear's fireworks and settled in for the night when she went into labor. "We were scared and didn't know what to expect, but every single person here has been terrific," said Stella Gonzales, who's worked at CTMC as a registrar for 21 years. "They calmed me and explained everything in detail. We are so blessed to have our baby here safe and sound." Dr. ]enifer Kowalik attended the deliv- ery. The new mother received a gift pack- age with a portable crib and mobile, spa products and gift card. The couple has two older children, ages 16 and 12. Up at Seton Hays Medical Center in K;le, the first baby of 2011 took a few more days to arrive. Kyle residents Jordan and ]ustin Burton and daughter Harley, 2, wel- comed Emma Lynn Burton to the family on lan. 3 at 5:48 p.m. Emma clocked in at 8 lbs, 4oz and was 20 ~A inches long. More than 1,000 babies were born at ~ C TMC's Childbirth Center in 2010, while Seton Hays saw the birth of 502 babies last year. lustin Burton is a sergeant at Kyle Cor- rectional Center, and lordan is a stay at home mom. Dr. Genoveva Prisacaru at- tended the delivery. ACC Lawsuit Continued from pg. 1A rate of$1.00 per $100 ofpmper- 2013. Following the successful ty valuation that they are legally Hays annexation election- and allowed to assess. The suit seeks the defeat in nearby San Mar- to overtum the results of the an- cos -ACC announced plans last nexafion election, month to expand the Kyie cam- Caputo said ACC finalized a pus to a $55.8 million, 100,000 bond issuance in mid-Decem- square foot facility. ber fortheElginCampus, meet- However, the higher borrow- ing the deadline to be financed ing costs could result in a small- by Build America Bonds. How- er campus for Hays County. ever, the lawsuit causedACC to "If interest rates continue to miss the deadline for the Kyle increase the total cost to ACC's campus, he said. taxpayers of not being able to "There was insufficienttime take advantage of the Build to try and resolve the lawsuit, America Bond program for have bonds approved by the the Hays Campus will likely in- Attorney General, and close crease," Caputo said. "In order on the bonds before the Build to compensate for this large America Bond program ex- Increase in cost, it may be nec- pired on December 31, 2010," essary to scale back the size of Caputo said. the first phase of the building ACC had originally proposed program for the Hays Campus, a $45.8 million, 72,000 square by about $T million dollars." foot campus in Kyle's Plum ACC plans to close on the Creek development, with a PlumCreekpmpertybyJan.26, targeLopening date of August, Caputo said. JEWEL~_I~RTS ." !RON !MORE 122 Main Street ?, Downtown Buda 295-9444 Open Everyday 295-6008 + BY SEAN IOMMONS pects to an- soan@haysfreepress.com nounce the individual whom Bas- Kyie Police Chief Michael .trap will is amen8 the final three offer the candidates to take over the Bas- position trop Police Department, Bastrop to by mid- offcials armounced last week. January, of. Bastrop City Manager Mike ficialssay Talbot cut the field down from six Bastrop candidates tv three on Dec. 30. began the Ken Evans, a Round Pock Police search for a B~ Depamnem lietmmmt, and lef- new police - fery X~mdlin~ a Ianrvme Ponce chief after former Police Chief Department captain, are also still David Board resigned following in the running a drunk driving arrest in August. Talbot plans to perform a sec- Blake said that he submit- end round of interviews with ted an application to Basm~p the last three candidates and ex- officials in October when there was doubt in Kyle's direction af- ter both its city manager and fi- nance director resigned. He remained mum on the de- tails of being a finalist or if he will still leave if selected. He had said that he is optimistic about KyteJs future after recently meeting with the new Kyie City Manager Lanny Lambert. Bastrop had a polxdation of about 8,650 while Kyle wa~more than three timeslargerwith 28,576 as of January 2010, accordin8 to state demographer estimate~ Blake, who has more than 35 years of experience as a po- lice officer, was the Harlingen and Tomball police chief before coming to Kyie. STAFF REPORT A ground-breaking cer- emony to mark the beginning of the construction of the new Kyte Library will be held I p.m. Thursday, Ian. 13, on the new library site, 550 Scott Street. Construction of the 20,000-square-foot library was unanimously approved by the city council in May, 2010 and will feature specialty rooms for children and teens as well as gathering spaces for commu- nity meetings and activities. There are also plans for an am- phitheater and outdoor plaza. ]anie Sledge Toub and Ed- ward Sledge will open the his- toric Sledge home, 202 S. Mey- er St., for refreshments after the ceremony. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held at the Kyle City Hall. X. GOMEZ R. GOMEZ HERNANDEZ ORTEGA MONOZ Missing In Mexico Continued from lag. 2A ever happens we have to be strong and keep on moving." The men were last seen driving a 2003 green Chevrolet Suburban with Texas license plate AD98575, Vasys said. FBI officials are asking any- one with information to call the FBI's San Antonio office at (210) 225-6741. According to a U.S. State Department travel warning for Mexico, criminals appear to especially target SUVs and full-size pick-up trucks for theft and car-jacking crimes. Since 2006, roughly 22,700 people have been killed in nar- cotics-related violence in Mex- ico. Many oT those killed were members of drug trafficking operations; however, innocent bystanders have been killed in shootouts between traffickers and Mexican law enforcement or between rival traffickers, the travel warning also stated. 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