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Late 3-pointer lifts Hays Rebels past Lobos. - Page 1B scm, s Kyle water fountain flows again after decades of unuse. - Page 1C Barton Publications, Inc. ...... ...... ................. Vol. 120 No. 42 g Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County, TX. 75 BY MOSES LEOS III : horrific cases in story." A Kyle woman has been charged in connection with the death of her five-year- old daughter in a crime law enforcement officials have deemed Hays County Krystle Concepcion Villan- ueVa, 24, was Charged with capital murder in the death of her daughter, Gi0vanna Hernandez, whose death was ruled as homicide : by stabbing, according to a as one of tlie "most Hays County press release. Villanueva was magistrated by Hays County Justice of the Peace Pct. 1-1 Joanne Prado. Villanueva was also charged with aggravat- ed assault with a deadly weapon after she stabbed her father-in-law, Eustorigo Arellano-Uresti, 58. Villan- uenva is being held in the Hays County Jail on $800,000 bond for the capital murder charge and $300,000 for the aggravated assault. At a press conference, Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler said the HCSO re- ceived a 911 call at 12:51 p.m. Thursday for an aggravated assault call in the 200' block of Willow Terrace in the Green Pastures subdivision. When authorities arrived, they discovered Uresti, who had suffered stab wounds across his forehead, on his back and left shoulder, according to a Hays County CHILD DEATH, 2A VILLANUEVA PHOTO BY SAMANTHA SM TH AnttLfl~rJde ,proteste~ used :sig:r~'~at said i-I~,at-Usi as ~of a silent protest at,the Jan: 3 Bucks City council meeting. , BY SAMANTHA SMITH The fluoride debate in Buda raged on as mem- bers of an anti-fluoride group flocked to the Jan. 3 city council meeting to demonstrate in a silent protest on the issue. Protesters with the Flouride Free movement demonstrated by holding up orange signs with the words "Hear Us!" print- ed on them, which were shown when those against Buda's decision to rein- troduce fluoride in the water system spoke during public comment. Jennifer Allen said the individuals speaking to council members during public comment were "the voice of the community." Allen said she is "very much against" fluorida- tion of the city's surface water supply and claimed the grade of fluoride is not the same as what the den- tists use, but a by-product of fertilizer called hydro- fluorosilicic acid (HFA). rages on in "Please postpone fluo- ridation of the water until the Fluoride Free side has had an opportunity to be heard and the community informed," she said. Buda resident Michelle Reed, who recently moved to Buda with her hus- band just over a year ago, echoed Allen's concerns over adding a chemical to drinking water that she said the EPA wouldn't allow in the environment. "That is ridiculous,!' Reed said. Buda resident Corey Purgatory Trail Run On Jan. 15, come out for the annual San Marcos trail race in the beautiful Purgatory Creek Natural Area. This is a USATF sanctioned event. The 10-mile course leads runners through the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone with some difficult technical sec- tions of trail. The 5K course is rigorous with a medium technical rating and is a good introduction to trail running. Walkers and hikers are encouraged to participate. Registration starts at 9 a.m. a Moss and her son suffer from a condition that makes it harder for her blood to detoxify heavy metals that could be exac- erbated by the presence of HFA in the surface water supply. "I urge you to postpone implementation of fluori- dation," Moss said, "I hope you hear us." Buda resident Eddy To- ledo referenced a 1983 let- ter from Rebecca Hummer at the EPA calling HFA a FLUORIDE DEBATE, 4A Run for the Love of It Celebrate Valentine's Day by working up a sweat with the Connec- tion Church's chip-timed 5k Fun RunANalk BY MOSES LEOS III The decision to bring a possible bond initiative to area voters this May now rests in the hands of the Hays CISD board of trustees. On Monday, the board voted unanimously to accept the Hays CISD Growth Impact Commit- tee's recommendation for a possible May bond. With the vote, the board gains control over the bond process, which ultimately will lead the board to decide on whether or not to call a bond election in February. The board did not, however, finalize the bond or items to go with- in a potential initiative. Monday's meeting was one of the first opportu- nities for the board to see the GIC's recommended $265 million proposal, wtfich, ff approved bythe board, would go on the ballot as a single propo- sition. Ida Musgrove, chair- person of the GIC, said the group had a con- sensus on several items, including a new $122 million high school, two SCHOOL BOND, 4A BY MOSES LEOS III Kyle city leaders are planning to introduce a renegofiated contract later this month for City Manager Scott Sellers several weeks after a previous proposed deal ignited a firestorm of controversy. Kyle Mayor Todd Webster said the new deal, which will be an agenda item at the Jan. 17 city council meeting, is a"very simple" contract structured from city manager contracts in neighboring cities. that rims until Dec. 31, 2019. During that time, Sellers would receive an annual base salary of $196,503.20, which would raise his current salary by approximately $15,000. Webster said the figure was based offofa market analysis of city manager salaries in the area. Sellers would also receive an annual salary adjustment that is the "same percentage increase budgeted" for non-sworn employees or sworn employees, depending on which amount is greater, ac- cording to the draft con- tract. The draft contract on Feb. 11. Start "Given the reaction of also calls for Sellers to be ,~ *t" "J" ~ and finish is at the other contract, we de- /)aid no less than the base The Connection Cided to try and take the ~l ........ ~, ...... 1 - TUtus & Tannia !iK Church. ThehK path that the community a reement f .: ~ ~ ..- -y. ........... --. -- "-'- , starts at 8 a.m.,would be most accepting~vVebster s~aid th-- ec~i"- ~ez your craziest tutus reaoy for this year s Tutus and Tennies with the Kids of'Webster saiA ty Da h , " mana er osmon had ~ ~ 5K on Jan. 28. Come out and walk, jog, or run a 5K and join in s immediately Sellers' ro " " g p " " ~,, ~ ~ the Dance Dash in the parking lot after. Early packet pick up following. See contract," wmcnPrC'pse'OlSm been previously exclud- and walk up registration available at Dance Unlimited in Buda www.athleteguild,draft form and will ed from cost-of-living ~' W ~ on Friday, Jan. 27, 4-7 p.m. Start and finish is at Dance Unlim- com/running/bu- " be an adjustments (COLA) for X ~} ted, 1019 Main Street, Buda, 78610. See www.athleteguild da-tx/2017-run- agenda item at the Jan. snfnrie~ ~ollor~' r,,~",~nt " 'if) ~ com r " " .................... : ~ ~ [~ / unnmg/buda-tx/2017-du-tutus-tennies-5k-and-dance- for-the-love-of-it 17 c]ty council meeting, dash for more information, for more info. calls for a three-year dealNEW CONTRACT, 4A ~ i ~ ; ~ ROUNDTABLE [ News ............... 1-4J~ Business ............ 1D ............... ..... /Buda Chamber, hotehers ',00 Z . ' Sports ............... 1-2B Classifieds ............ 2D dmcuss growth .:. if--. ! 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