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Page 4D BUSINESS Hays Free Press * January 23, 2013 PHOTO BY~MHILSENOECK The Hays County Government Center on Stagecoach Trail in San Mamos processed more than 165 arrests in 2012. Sheriff says Hays Center made safer County Government by Enforcement Division STAFF REPORT District Courts, two Associate as weapons or drugs. They re- Courts, two County Courts at sponded to 13,873 incidents Law, one Justice of the Peace, including escorts, alarms, sus- With more than 165 arrests the Attorney General's Court picious packages and EMS re- at the Hays County Govern- and Juvenile Court. quests. ment Center in 2012, Sheriff Curler said the officers in Deputies also transported Gary Curler says the Enforce- the Enforcement Division2,356 inmates to and from the ment Division of the Hays screened 238,068 visitors and Hays CountyJail to the District County Sheriff's Office helps searched 189,817 bags, purses and County Courts. make the building safer for the and packages. "The Government Center county employees and resi- During those searches, Enforcement Division contin- dents who use it. Sheriff's deputies found 27 ues to strive to maintain a safe The $60 million build- subjects attempting to enter place to conduct business," ing, which opened last year, the center in possession of il- Curler said. houses 17 county offices, four legal or prohibited items such Disclosing tax returns not required for lawmakers STAFF REPORT ties, positions on boards, and laws. whether the filer has a busi- DuringtheGeneralElection Candidates and elected ness interest with a lobbyist, campaign, Perry encouraged officials are not legally re- as well as a few other disclo- Republican candidate Mitt quired to provide income sures. Romney to provide his tax information as a condi- A cursory review of a income tax documentation. tion of holding public office, handful of Texas legislators The Tribune reported that Yet some critics say that is revealed that some informa- Perry and Lt. Gov. David the only way to determine if tion may be missing or in- Dewhurst released theirs an elected official stands to complete. But that type of during runs for governor and benefit from legislation they data cannot be hidden on an U.S. Senate, respectively. will vote to enact, or deny. income tax form. Gov. Rick Perry has called Most states require candi- The Texas Tribune recently on fellow Texas politicians dates and office holders to reported that only two of the to release their income tax complete a personal finan- 180 members of the current information in an effort to cial disclosures statement. Texas State Legislature pro- show transparency in gov- The information on it in- vided their tax returns in re- ernment. cludes employment (but not sponse to the news ourlet's Last fall, he told reporters compensation), investments request, at the state capital, "I'm a big held, the net gain or loss if Those legislators were believer that no matter who a stock or mutual fund was Reps. James White, R-Hillis- you are, orwhat office you're sold, income from dividends, ter, and Elliott Naishtat, D- running for, you should be royalties and rent, personal Austin. as transparent as you can loan notes and lease agree- The Tribune reported that be with your tax returns and ments and business inter- in response to its request, other aspects of your life so ests. most state legislators said that people have the appro- The form also asks about they're not comfortable do- priate ability to judge your gifts worth more than $250, ing more than what the law background and what have trust income, blind trusts, requires. However, they ac- you," according to the Asso- business assets and liabili- knowledged they write the ciated Press. Lone Star Rail Continued from pg. 1D by putting to words the com- monly held belief, "there's only so much you can do on 1-35." "' For local residents inter- ested in using LSTAR, im- mediate plans call for a stop by the future ACC campus in Kyle at EM. 626 and Kohler's Crossing, as well as a stop in San Marcos near the Justice Center. A stop in Buda is in the mid-range plans, but the location has not yet been de- termined. When service begins, op- tions for local commuters will be limited to Park & Ride or being dropped off at a rail stop. However, once service expands, the plan is to make the system completely inte- grated. The 'Last Mile Problem,' where trains get you close, but not all the way to your destination, will be solved through a combination of options. LSTAR will be con- nected to CapMetro, Austin's future urban rail, University of Texas shuttles, Texas State shuttles, rail and bus options in San Antonio, and eventu- ally bus options in Buda and Kyle through a fully integrat- ed ticketing system accessed by smart phones or smart tickets (stored value cards). Lone Star Rail is also seeking to form partnerships with pri- vate car-share and bike-share companies. The important question at this point is, 'sounds great, but how much will it cost?' For local residents, the an- swer is, not as much as you might think, because of the economic development that will come with the rail sys- tem. Black said, "Our goal is to keep it affordable and we are committed to live within Lone Star Rail is not asking our means." for new taxes. Instead, they Lone Star Rail plans to raise are asking for local jurisdic- the initial capital funds from tions to contribute in-kind larger cities, state and federal donations such as existing matching funds, and private cleaning crews and police investment. Smaller cities officers as well as a percent- such as Kyle and Buda will age of the growth in sales tax be asked to contribute to on- revenue and real estate value going costs after subtracting taxes that will be created by fares and advertising revenue the economic development from costs, throughout the city and espe- It should be clear, however, cially near the train stops. NOTICE OF CONSTABLE'S SALE, REAL ESTATE State of Texas, County of Travis By virtue of a Order of Sale issued out of the Probate Court No. 1 of Travis County, Texas on the 4th day of January 2013 in the case of The Estate of Russell Lewis Collins, Deceased, Plaintiff,, by and through it~ Dependent Executor, Tom Buckle, a/k/a W. Thomas Buckle v. Daniel Ray Rice and Dana Marie Rice, Defendant, Cause No. G-1 -PB-001539, and to me, as Constable, directed and delivered, I have levied upon the below-daseribed property on the 7th day of January, 2013 and will, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., on the 5th day of February 2013, it being the first Tuesday of the said month, at the Hays County Government Center located at 712 S. Stagecoach Trl. San Maroos, Texas, 78666, proceed to sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in hand all right, title and interest if any, which Defendant Daniel Ray Rice and Danee Marie Rice had on the 5th day of February, 2013, or any time thereafter, of, in and to the following described property: 223 Stephanies Trail, Ky/e, Texas and legally described as: All of that certain tract or parcel of land being a portion of lot 35,.Kal Vista Estates, Section One, as recorded in Volume 2, Page 165, Plat Records, Hays Coun~ Texas being that same 1,02 acres, more or less, conveyed to Gerald D. Skubai and Donna F. Skubai by Deed recorded in Volume 1846, Page 54, Official Public Records, Hays Coun~ Texas. Said property will be sold to the highest bidder to satisfy the judgement dated the 29th day of November 2012 in favor of Plaintiff, The Estate of Russell Lewis Collins, Deceased, by and through its Dependent Executor, Tom Buckle, a/k/a W. Thomas Buckle, which judgement was for the sum of $44,284.57, with post judgement interest at the rate of 5% per annum, together with cost of collection, court costs in the amount of $272.00, foreclosure costs, and attorneys' fees, together with the foreclosure of a lien on the above-described property. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND on this 10th day of January, 2013 ..... '7/5 D~puty Cort~ttJb|te, Pt(tctnct S Hay, Couray, lex,~ BY KIM HILSENEBCK kim@haysfreepress.com Hays County food inspec- tors only made a few stops in Buda though several busi- nesses were inspected in Kyle during December. Buda had two spots inspected and both did well with exemplary scores. Chavelo's Mexican Restau- rant received 0 demerits, a vast improvement over its last visit in early December when it received 15 demer- its, which is below average. The Subway at Inter- state-35 in Buda also received an exemplary rating with 0 demerits. That location also had 0 demerits during the previous inspection, which took place in January 2012. Kyle saw four restaurants reach exemplary scores and several others were above average. The Bread Basket on Goforth Road had an ex- emplary score and received 0 demerits. In June 2012, it received 21 demerits, which was far below average. Camino Real Hementary School also received an exem- plary score with 0 demerits, up from 3 demerits during an inspection in October. Pho Thalson Vietnamese Cuisine on EM. 1626 in the H-E-B shopping center had no demerits, maintaining its exemplary score from its inspection in May 2012. Super Donuts on EM. 150 rated exemplary with 0 de- merits, up from 4 demerits last March, which is consid- ered above average. About the scores: Hays County tabulates scores based on the number of total demerits received. If no violations are found, a score of 0 demerits is achieved; the lower the score, the better the outcome of the inspection. If an establishment receives more than 30 demerits, a re-inspection is required and conections must be made to bring the total score below 30 in accordance with the Texas Food Establishment Rules (Chapter 229 of the Texas Administrative Code/Health Services). Lookfor more inspection scores in the coming year as the county continues its work in the Kyle and Buda area. BUDA FOOD SERVERS Exemplary (0 demerits): Chavelo's Mexican Restaurant, Subway Above average (1-7 demerits): None Average (8-13 demerits): None Below average (14-20 demedts): None Far below average (21+): None KYLE FOOD SERVERS Exemplary (0 demerits): The Bread Basket, Camino Real, Pho Thaison Vietnamese Cuisine, Super Donuts Above average (1-7 demedts): Taqueria Bdana's, Hays City Donuts, Plum Greek Golf Club Average (8-13 demedts}: None Below average (14-20 demedts): None Far below average (21+): None It's Ab Thyme ,~, ~' iiiill '%, ......... 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