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• Page 2A NBNS Hays Free Press * January 20, 2010 The Hays Free Press (ISSN 1087-9323) published weekly by Barton Publica- tions, Inc., 109 W. Center Street, Kyle, TX 78640. Periodicals postage paid at Buda, TX 78610 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send ad- dress changes to Barton Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. NEWS TIPS If you think it's news, we probably do too! • Newsroom phone: 512-268-7862 ' • E-maih news@haysfree- press.corn • Mail: RO. Box 2530, Kyle, TX 78640 CORRECTIONs Any erroneous reflection upon the character, stand: ing or reputation of any • person, firm or corpora- tion 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 contrib- uted news copy in the Hays Free Press is 5 p.m. Friday the week prior to publica- tion. • 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 read- ers and advertisers to ob- serve the Friday deadline. LETTERS GUIDELINES We welcome locally writ- ten 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 individu- als. 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@haysfreepress.com HISTORY Founded April 0, 1903 by Thomas Fletcher Harwell as The Kyle News, with offices on the corner of Burleson and Miller Streets in the town's oldest remain- ing btJilding. It merged into The Hays County Citizen in 1956. The paper consoli- dated with The Free Press in Octobei', 1978. During its more than 100-year history the newspaper has main- tained offices at more than a dozen locations in.Kyle and Buda. COURTESY PHOTO San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz (fight) was among the supporters of the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters' 2009Wine Tasting last January. Local League treasurer Katherine Wells (left), Board member Mary Borm and Wine Tasting Committee member Victoria, Lambd n helped run the silent auction. Wine tasting to beJ00efit voters' league STAFF REPORTS The San Marcos Area League of Women Voters is gearing up for its 22nd annual Texas Wine Tasting fundraiser, which will feature six wines from the Llano Estacado vinyard in Lubbock. The event is set for Thursday, Jan. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the • Quail Creek Country Club in San Marcos. I I Proceeds from the wine tasting help fund the publication of the League's local voters' guide, as well as expenses incurred by the candidates' debates and meet-and-greet re- ceptions. Wme tasting tickets are available from any League member for $20. Tickets will also be available at the door Jan: 28. The League of Women Voters is a non- partisan political organization that en- Buda man arrested for car break-.ins BY JEN BIUNDO jen@haysfreepress.com for the first theft, reported around 4:30 a.m.; in which a laptop computer and iPod charger stolen. The property taken from the other vehicles was less valuable, and includ- ed an i.Pod, wallet and loose change. In addition to the bad check charges and Class A mis- demeanor count of driving with an *invalid license, Williams also was -charged with three Class A misdemean- or counts of bur- glary of a motor ve- hicle and one,state ,: jail -felOny count of credit card a 1 tse. The investigation is,- ing, and Ofltdals say thell try to:determine lf, was responsible for the I of the four break-insi as Well. as a' number of other u- solved vehicle hurgla dt have plagued Buda tnt months. "They're going to look sever00 other see if there's a way!loltltg: in to ,O," said HayS  Sheriff s spOkesperson ' Opiela. Deputies still have no leads in another string of re- ' hicle break-ins at the Vantage Apartment complex in Buda on Jan. 9. Thieves smashed in the windows of four cars and took CDs, a checkbook, board games and a GPS unit, inves- tigators said. Hays County Sheriff's' of- ficials have arrested a Buda man suspected of breaking into eight unlocked vehicles at four households on Darryl .Drive in the Cimarron Park sub- division on Jan. 4. While vehicle break-ins can be tough crimes to solve, investigators say they got a break when Jesse Howard WPllAMS Williams Jr., 40, was caught on a surveil- lance camera at a Buda busi- ness using a credit card stolen • from one of the vehicles. Thursday morning, just before 7 a.m., Hays County Deputy Mike Chance was at the Speedy Stop store at IH-35 and Overpass Road in Buda and saw Williams drive up and enter the store. Rec- ognizing him from the sur- veillance footage, the deputy approached him and found he was driving with an invalid drivers license, investigators said. Chance arrested. Wil- liams on that charge, along with an existing Class C mis- demeanor warrant for issu- ance of a bad check. When questioned, Williams confessed to burglaries at three of the four households, investigators said. However, he says he is not responsible Creek ;==lon and Day courages the informed and "active par- ticipation of citizens in government and influences public policy through educa- tion and advocacy. The League of Women Voters does not support any particular Candidate or party. For more information on the wine tast- ing, call (512) 353-3595. For League mem-, bership information, call (512) 353-2872. PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Help for Haiti Kyle Elementary 2nd graders Chase Moore (left) and Gabby Garcia show the school office collection jug appealing for Haiti relief dona- tions. Members of Donna Helm's class, Chase and Gabby are just the tip of the iceberg of the many contributing Kyl e Panthers. HAYS COUNTY GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS • Juan Antonio Ra- mos, 33, of 240 Wind- mill Way, Buda: Burglary of a habitation, second degree felony, occurred .Aug: 6, 2009. Arraign- ment is slated for Jan. 27 at the 22 nd District Court in San Marcos. • James Clarence Mock, 20, of 302 Tumbleweed Trail, Kyle: Criminal mischief under $20,000, state jail felony, oc- curred Dec. 7, 2009. Arraignment is slated for Feb. 1 atthe 22 nd District Court. • Roy Arturo Ruiz, 20, of 368 Jim Miller Drive, Kyle: Criminal mischief under $20,000, state jail felony, occurred Dec. 7, 2009. Arraignment is slated for Feb. 1 at the ' 22 nd District Court. • Musa Sa'dYoung, 17, of 237 Spring Branch Drive, Kyle: Criminal mischief Under $20,000, state jail felony, oc- curred Dec. 7, 2009. Arraignment is slated for Feb. 1 at the 22 "d District Court. • Blake Michael Paquette, 19, of 1080 Grassland Lane, Kyle: Possession of cocaine, less than one gram, state jail felony, oc- curred Nov. 2, 2009. Arraignment is slated for Feb. 2 at the 22 "d District Court. • Arden Bradley Hol- mes, 50, of 109 Hitching Post Drive, Kyle: Posses- sion of marijuana, four ounces or more but less than five pounds, state jail felony, occurred Nov. 16, 2009. Arraign- ment is slated for Feb. 4 at the 22 nd District Court. 5"2, Cynthia Ann Jolly, of 109 Hitching Post Drive, Kyle: Posses- sion of marijuana; four ounces or more but less than five pounds, state jail felony, occurred Nov. 16, 2009. Arraign- mere is slated for Feb. 4 at the 22 nd District Court. • Ashley Genevieve Walden, 24, of 2501 W. FM 150, Kyle: Theft under $20,000, state jail felony, occurred Oct. 27, 2009. Arraignment is slated for Feb. 3 at the , 22 "d District Court. (Grand jury indict- ments are not finding s of guilt. However, there i zas been sufficient evidence in each case to warrant a trial. Allofthe sus- pects are innocent until proven guilty.) Knowledge is power .pec.coop PEC believes in the power o education. That's why we encourage' graduating seniors whose parents or legal guardians are PEC members to apply for a $1,000 scholarship to use toward their education. Applications are available online, at PEC offices and from school counselors. The deadline is March 11 2010. Pedernaies Etectdc 1-888 r 554-4732 € #χ