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4 Lady Rebels beat Lake Travis in, revenge thriller. - Page 1B BOOK IT Kyle installs four Little Free Libraries throughout city - Page 1C Barton Publications, Inc. Vol. 120 No. 44 Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County, TX 75 and it doesn't include a truck stop BY MOSES LEOS III however, is contingent news on approval by the Kyle City Council later this month to rezone the A potential concept land from Agricultural plan outlining the de- (AG) to retail-services velopment of a 47-acre (RS). This would be a property near Yarrington stricter zoning regulation Road that could house than Warehouse (W), hotels, a retail anchor which applicant PGI In- store and an eight-pump vestment, LLC originally gas station is now in its applied for. "final stages," accord- On Feb. 7, the Kyle ing a city of Kyle press City Council will hold release, a public hearing on the The development, rezoning the 47-acre property from AG to W. In a statement, Kyle Mayor Todd Webster said council would consider rezoning the land to RS, which is "more restrictive in terms of the kinds of businesses that would be allowed." Howard Koontz, Kyle community develop- ment director, said the city ran maintained language within PGI's YARRINGTON, 2A t The proposed Yarrington development will be located on the northwest corner of IH-35 and Yarrington Road. Buda slams the brakes on scheduled STAFF REPORT The saga involving the reintroduction of fluo- ride into the Buda public water system took an un- expected mrn last week as city officials opted to hold on the matter in order to gather more public feedback, Buda City Manager Kenneth W'flliams Thurs- day announced the scheduled fluoridation of the city's water supply was put on hold, accord- ing to a press release. The reasoning for the administrative decision was based on feedback received from Buda City Council members and the public. However, the decision to hold on the fluorida- tion is not final and is temporarily in place "un- til the city council may revisit and make a more permanent decision," according to the release. In the interim, Buda Mayor Todd Ruge re- quested a public hearing to be held at the Feb. 7 city council meeting to gather more input. According to the re- FLUORIDE, 4A PHOTO COURTESY OF AMBER TETREAULT PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHELE HADDOCK Buda residents (back row, L-R) Megan Tarpley, Amber Tetreautt, Eryn McClain, Lois Trippe-Jenkins and (front row) Halley Trippe-Jenkins pose for a photo with signs created specifically for Saturday's Women's March in downtown Austin. Inset, Kyle resident Michele Haddock (right) holds her "Hands Off!" sign while posing with democratic politician Wendy Davis at Saturday's Women's March. An estimated crowd of over 50,000 people marched ihrough downtown Austin for the Women's March, which was a movement standing up for women's rights. The event was a worldwide movement with similar marches held in Washington D.C. and cities across the world. Medical Mission At Home Seton Hays will host a day of free medical care for basic health- Burn ban reinstated On Jan. 24, the Hays County Commissioners Court placed the unincorporated areas (including extra territorial jurisdictions) of the county under an immediate burn ban following a report from Fire Marshal Clint Browning. Charcoal, wood and gas grills with lids BY MOSES LEOS III Frustration is mounting for residents living near the Hays and Caldwell county line as safety along State Highway (SH) 21 continues to come into question. While officials provid- ed answers to residents' questions during a town hall meeting at Uhland City Hall Jan. 18, some felt little progress has been made to the ensure safety on the road. Victor Vargas, TxDOT area engineer, presented answers to a variety of STAFF REPORT SH 21, 2A Those who may owe 2016 property taxes will have until the end of the January before penalties could be levied against them. In a press release, Hays County Tax Assessor-Col- lector Luanne Caraway reminded residents that 2016 property taxes must be paid in fifll on or before ]an. 31 to avoid penalties and interest. Should taxes not be paidbylan. 31, asev- O *P" care needs on Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 1st floor of are exempt from the ban, but burning in en percent penalty and Seton Medical Center Hays, 6001 Kyle Parkway, Kyle TX 78640. ' burn barrels or fire pits (including ones interest will be added to ,I, 14') p,, Shuttle buses will run once every hour from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with screens on the top)is not allowed, property accounts with I~ ,) from Hemphill Elementary School, Blanco Vista Elementary Grilling of any kind is prohibited at Hays 0 outstanding balances {~ ~ School, Tom Green Elementary School, Kyle Elementary School County parks under a burn ban. Most starting Feb. 1. =