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, ,,,.-.,,.=..i=,~,,.,i~,, .+.~,~.t,,+~,+,. .+ , iqi~iamllllmUMAllltllil.llll+~.tllL+Jt].lJllllll1.+.+J I. t LOBOS ROCK Lehman basketball takes down Del Valle, 51-35 - Page 1B ===~I====~===== 40 YEARS LATER Longtime employee Martinez ~ retires from the Hays CISD. - Page 48 Barton Publications, Inc. HaysFreePress.com Vol. 108 No. 43 Serving Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County 75 BY BRAD ROUJNS news@haysfreepress.com Citing the city of Kyle's $73 million debt load, new City Manager Lanny Lam- bert told council members on Tuesday that he has in- stituted a three-month hir- ing freeze for most vacant positions in the municipal government and a halt to new capital expenditures. Even though the city is in the black for the current fiscal year's budget, Lam- bert said the city will need to raise property taxes t5 cents over the next few years to cover payments on exist- See HIRING FRBEZE, pg. 3A Police Chief Blake leaves Kyle P.D. BY SEMI IOMMO sean@haysfreepress.com Kyie Police Chief Michael Blake sent a letter of resignation to city offi- cials Friday after he ac- cepted the position of Bastrop's next police chief. "It has been honor an~ a privilege to serve the BLAI dtizens of Kyle over the past three years, and I will forever appreciate the support I have received during my tenure," Blake said. Bas~op City Manager Mi- chael Talbot said he chose Blake over two other fmalists, mainly due to his extensive ed- ucational and law enforcement experience. KYLE CHIEF RESIGNS, pg. 2A a~mo BY taCOUl RAmREZ Birds of a feather .,, Andrea Hinojosa and her helper Brandon Miles display her turkey that won third overall in the Turkey & Ken category at the Hays County Youth U~oek Show last wool< at the Hays County Civic Center. See more photos in the Neighbors section and online at www~haystreeprass.com. i ~ PHOTO Crawfish Fest comes to Buda BY JENNIFER BIUNDO jen@haysfreepress.com Next month, more than 140,000 crustaceans - along with an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 visitors of the human va- riety - will be headed to Buda for the 17th annual Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival. The popular Cajun-themed event will bring bi~rmme mu- sical acts to Buda's City Park on April 9, including George See gI M=ISH REST, lag. 3A BY BRAD ROi i iNS news@haysfreepress.com The Kyle City Council voted on Tuesday to ban the sale, possession and use of salvia divinorum, sold under the product name "K-2" and referred to as synthetic mari- juana. Offenses will be a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $2,000 under the See K-2 OUTLAWED, pg. 3A ~m 0o _% o +- ca k5 tn t,i I~ rfl %1 ..~ , m -- ,= me',, _% ..Z. ..: , 'Hairspray' the musical The annual Hays CISD distdct musical "Hsirspray" opens, promising to be the lat- ast in a long line of memorable productions on the stage of the Performing Arts Center. Shows are Feb. 3-5, at 7 p,m. each eve- ning, with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. i" Vida y Honor (Life& Honor) Vida y Honor is a day-long literary symposium featuring influential, pionesdng Mexican American authors of the 20th and 21st centuries at the AIkek Library, Texas State University ABle Morns of Hays County Moms and grandmas of Aggie students are invited to come for fun and fellowship at the Plum Creek Club House. MigM Mel 5K Fun Walk Benefit for the American Cancer Society at Barton Middle School. Look for morn ca/endar//sUngs on pagw 4C and eC and at ~com BUILDING THE FUTURE Construction continues in Kyle, Buda - Page 1D Opinions ............ i ...... 4-5A Sports ........................ I&2B Education .................. ,3&4B Community ..................... 1-2C Obituaries .......................... 2C Bulletin Boards ............ 4&6C Service Directory ......... 2&3D Classifieds ..................... 2D Public Notices ............ 2D + ,t