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..... 0000iii!i'00 KYLE 2010 " The new year brings changes for the city and the local economy. - Page 1D ' .. 00aby, you're e 1! January 6, 2010 . PagelCBuDA Seton Hays wdcomes its first baby of tl,a(-, new year STAFF REPORTS l[ eton Medical Center Hays welcomed its kJfirst baby of the New Year. Araceli Jacobo gave birth to her son, Andy, on NewYear's Day at 7:56 p.m. He weighed in at 6 lbs, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. He is the first child for the Jacobo family. "Holding my son on the first day of the year was an incredible experience. Our family is thrilled to wel- come Andy into the world," said Jacobo. On behalf of Seton Hays, Summer Moore, RNC, and Kristen Cherry, RN, gave the family a gift basket full of bathing accessories and toys for the new infant in honor of this special occa- sion. Obstetrician iennifer Goss attended the delivery and noted that prior to the hospital opening last October, 60 percent of Hays residents went outside the county for health care. "I am excited to be part of the first of many deliver- ies at SMCH in 2010," Goss said. COURTESY PHOTO Jose Mendoza and Araceli dacobo (left to right) welcome their son Andy, along with Seton nurses Kristen Cherry and Summer Moore Born Jan. 1 at 7:56 p:m., Andy was Seton Hays' first baby of 2010. F Library launches community classes he Kyle Community Library wants to help you meet your New Jl Year's resolutions,/fthose : !', :, resolutions have to do with becoming a U.S. citizen, improving your computer skills, or preparing your federal income tax return. Teresa Montalvo, a Kyle Library staff member, will offer weekly classes to help people prepare for U.S. citizenship. The classes will meet at the Kyle Library from 4-6 p.m. on Thurs- day afternoons beginning Thursday, lariuary 14. Teresa, a native Spanish Speaker, will explain the U.S. citizenship process in both English and Spanish. She will review civics and history questions and help people fill out the applica- tion forms. Class members also will practice taking the oral and written tests. (Please note at Teresa will not be giving legal advice.) Another round of com- puter classes Will begin the week of January 11. Basic CHECK IT computer classeS will be offered on Mondays from 10-11 am. at the library; intermediate classes on Tuesdays from 9-10 a.m.; and classes taught in Span- ish on Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. Free tax assistance will be offered on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Janu- ary 30 to April 10. The Ky!e Library is once again part- nering with the IRS-spon- sored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program to offer free tax help to low-to-moderaterincome people. Call soon to reserve your slot Please drop by 409 W. Blanco or call 268-7411 to sign up for the classes be- ing offered. COURTESY PHOTO Congressman nominates student to Academy STAFF REPORTS Hays High School Senior Ve- .ronica "Ronnie" Benfley (sec- ond from right) has been nomi- nate d by Congressman Lloyd Doggett to attend the United States Naval AcademY. Ronnie, who comes from a family with a long history of mili- tary service and whose parents are both retired Marines, has been ac- tive in school and in the commu- ni participating in church mis- sion li'ips and tutoring elementary school students, as well as being a cheerleader, golfer, and member of the National Honor odety and Student Council at Hays. From left to right areVeronica's father Ronald, an accountant; older sister Taylor, a student at Texas State University;, younger sister Andrea, a sophomore at Hays; mother Deborah, owner of Quiznos in Buda; nephew Ja- cob;Veronica; and DoggeR, Kyle election-season rears, its ugly head t's been pretty quiet on the home front the last week or so. Itwas nice and relaxing but it's time to get back to real- i Did a drive-by over in Plum Creek and hoisted my brittle Christmas tree in the park on the pile with the others. Nice to have my living room back The city will be chomping up your unwanted evergreens through mid-January so do your part for mulch in our city parks and playgrounds. Heard the Polar Bear Splash wasa blast. The Parks and Rec folks said that over 140 people showed up and an insane 40 or so jumped into the 46 degree water, which made the 56 degree air temperature seem almost balmy. I honestly had every intention of going to watch my kids take the plunge (I'm relatively positive that my heart would take one final beat if I ever even thought too seriously about submerging it inlce water) butwe got too cozy nd lazy and missed it yet again this year(, School is finally back in ses- sion and, oddly, the count until summer vacation has begun with just under a hundred days left in the year. Looks like ,, HCISD already has a holiday scheduled for a week from Monday, January 18, in obser- vance of Martin Luther King Day. And, don't forget that not onlyis it incredibly unsafe, it is against the lawto yak on your cell phone in school zones so hang up, slow down,.and watch out for the kiddos. The Kyle ElectionSeason officially opened on Sunday with Lucy Johnson's mayoral campaign kick-offparty at Bordeaux's. The standing- room-only crowd was filled with past and current politicos - state representatives, judges, commissioners, 5/7ths of the Kyle city council, old-timers and newcomers all showing their support for her candida- cy. We ate and drank and were completely merry listening to former mayor EdWmn touting Lucy's intelligence and vision and absolute capability in lead- ing Kyle into the future (AllThe ' See ON CENTER, pg. 2C lcome to 2010!We e now six days into e NewYear and if you are like me, you are wondering wha.t this year will bring to our area. There is talk about things to come, such as more homes, more business- es, a new elementary school opening and of course more traffic. Are we ready? eee Oleta Roach had a great time at her birthday party held last Sat. at the Buda United Methodist Church. About 100 relatives and friends were on hand to help her celebrate her 90th birthday. She was so happy to see several of her childhood friends and they had a good time talking about the "old days." ego Charlotte Quisenberry also celebrated a birthday last week. I bet if you ask her what her, best gift wa s she would say, "havingall her family home for Christmas" this year. 000 Belated birthday wishes go out to Barbara Hollis who turned 70 on NewYear's Eve. Birthday wishes go out this week to Kim Fry on Jan. 8; Jan Atkins on Jan. 9; Pat Heath and Judy Powell on Jan. 10; Jennifer (Powell) Stivers and Nancy Logan on Jan. 11. ego The annual meeting of the Buda Area Chamber of Commerce will be held Wed., Jan. 13, starting at noon at the Onion Creek Country Club. The program will be the movie depicting the life of Jack C. Hays. oee "Looking for tax forms? The Buda Public Library has a good supply and while you are there check out a good book to read. OOO Bundle up....looks like the cold weather is here again! :' 77- A new business is com- /. ing to Uhland. K and J d..LWoodworks are moving to Uhland from Kyle. An ac- cess road will be constructed along IH35 where they are currently located. The cabinet manufacturing company will be located on Old Spanish Trail and will be neighbors to Five Star Concrete, Inc., Bon Ton Meat Mket and Thomp- son Supply (a printing supply distributor). The community welcomes the new business. $oe Those that b6]ong to the Maxwell Social Club and other friends will miss Tommy Bodine, who passed away last week. Funeral service was held'in the Maxwell Ebenezer Lutheran Church on Monday, Jan. 4. The Bodines have lived in Seguin since their home in " Martkndale burned a year ago. Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Bodine and family. See ODDS & ENDS, pg. 40 VEiNTEC To VARICOSE VEIN CLINICS WE ARE OPENING AN OFFICE IN BUDA! 1760 FM 967, BUDA, TE00$ k tl