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HaysFreePress.com wsBms mlt NUBBIS A look at'hoteli~nd motel revenue in Buda, andSan Marcos for 2Qt'O~ Page 1D JanUary 26, 2011 Page 1 Hill rocks in Rock & Roll BUDA BITS oames Hill has done it again! He ran in the Rock & Roll Marathon in enix, Arizona, on Jan. 16 and won first place for his age division. The 71-year- old Mountain City resident m a chip time of 3".29:58 in the 26.2-mile race. Ifyou want m get in- volved in a race, the annual Relay for Life of Buda/Kyle will be held at Barton Mid- die School on Friday, May 13. The Relay for Life Com- munity mckoffevem for the entire community will be held Sat., Feb. 12 at Barton Middle School from noon until 3 p.nx The commu- nity is invited to come out and learn what American Cancer Society and Relay for Life are all about. There will be a Fun Run/Walk in the morning and a spaghetti hmch for $5 a plate. For more information, contact ]ody Delgado at 512-845- 7170, jodydelgado@austin. rr.com or visit www.mlayfor- llfe.org/budakytetx Back in April of 2006, the Hays b-'ree Press published Buda's 125th Birthday mag- azine. A limited mtmber of copies are still available at the Buda office for $8. Come by 122 Main Street for a copy:. The Buda Farmers Mar- ket is looking for farmers to participate in the market in downtown Buda. The group is gearing up for re-opening in May. Interested farm- ers can contact Jennifer Denton, Market Manager, at 512-773-7128, budamar- ketmanager@grnail.com or visit www.budafarmersmar- ket.com. Twins, Grant and Garison Grizzle, celebrated their fifth birthday on Sunday with a party for all their little friends at The lumpy Place in Kyle. The theme of the birthday party this year was "sharks." Again this year, rather than the invited guests bringing gifts for them, they were asked to bring DVDs m be donated to patients at T~as Scottish Rite Hospital for children in Dallas. Grant and Garison am patients at the hospital, which is operated solely by donations. Birthday wishes go out to Judy Shelton, Hal Odell, Dick Respess and Jerry Sears on ]an. 28; Barbara Goodson on lan. 29; Audrey Elder and PerryWatson on Feb. 1. Don't forget the 19th an- nual membership meeting of the Friends of the Buda Library is Sunday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. at the library. Stop by and be a friend. See BUDA BITS, pg. 4C Program participants include (left to right): Glenn Evarls, descendant of Joseph Rowley, who first sold Antioch Colony lendrto Fnjedmen after the Civil War; the Rev. Raymond Mayes of Center Union Baptist Chumh in Buda; Joan Limuel, local artist and Buda native who unvetl~d the marker; Eagle Scout candidate Grant Garcia, who designed the park; Buda Mayor Bobby Lane; Leedell Bu~on, descendant of odginal ~ioch Colony fam- ily; the Rev. James Jacobs of the Word of Life Church in Kyle; and Kate Johnson, Hays County Histoflcal Commission chair. Buda's Antioch Colony receives historical recognition Kate Johnson, Chair of Hays County Historical Commission STAFF REPORT More than 150 people turned out to dedicate a state historical marker at the site of Buda's historic Antioch Colony. The settlement was founded in 1870 when former slaves started buying property from Anglo busi- nessman Joseph Rowiey. The colo- ny was a thriving community with a church and school through the 1950s. In the 1970s, descendants of former residents began returning to Antioch. Eagle Scout candidate Grant Gar- cia designed landscape around the marker, which is located on Old Black Colony road. Hays High School students Samonica and Samantha Harper sang "Freedom" at the dedication. STAFF REPORT More than a dozen busi- nesses and Individuals do- nated money, time and labor to restore a used car for a local family. The car was given to Flo- rinda Martinez, pictured here with son, 17-year-old Fran- cisco, and two-year-old grand- daughter Maxisela. The vehicle was donated by K&S Towing after its owner signed over tide rather than paying impound fees. It was refurbished by employees of KMM Collission, who donated more than a 100 hours to the PHOTO BY BRAO ROU.IWS project. ,New council, toseM. "at St John ODDS& The annual meeting of St. John Lutheran Church was held on Sunday, lan. 16 after a carry-in lunch. Dur- ing the meeting, Jerry ' ' Hall and Erwin Hagedom were elected to serve on the church council Ierry is the new vice president and Erwin Hagedom the treasurer. Thanks to David Avalos, who served as the treasurer and Danny Kleen, who finished the vice presi- dent's term for lean Collier, who was seriously injured In an automobile accident ODDS & ENDS, pg. 3C Start the new year off right at the library CHECKIT OUT Tanuary is a good time /for a flesh start. Put -Jl away theChristmas ~lecorations, clean out a closet and maybe read a new bestseller. In our community a good place to start with new resolutions we can keep is the Buda Public Library. New and cherished novels are always available for check-out. You may choose to relax with up-to-date magazines and newspapers in the quiet reading area.Want to ~nderOVe your mind a bit? a look at the "Great Courses" CDs, recorded by leading professors. Resolve to take your pre-schoolers and tod- dlers to storytime at the library. What a wonderful head start in reading skills and enjoyment for them. Pack sandwiches and enjoy them at the picnic tables under the wonderful oaks in front of the library. Your children will not forget these pleasures with you. Tax season is coming soon. The IRS is not mail- ing out copies of forms this year, but you can find them at the library. A copier and fax machine are avail- able, and computers are . available for free internet access. Help yourself and people in need by bringing in a few canned goods or other non-perishable food items to the library. These go to the Food Pantry at the Buda UMC. Each item donated will forgive $1 of an over- due book fine. Want more information about the library or services? Call us at 295-5899 or email budalibrary@budalibrary. org.You can join Friends of the Buda Library at budali- braryfriends@verizon.net. + lii New After Hours Clinic in South Austin, call 512-346-6611 for an appointment. 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