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+ 4-1 VICTORY Lady Rebel soccer pounds Leander Lions. -Page 1B CIVIC AWARD Buda honors Iongtime community activist. - Page 1C resident, @Barton Publications, Inc. Vol. 120 No. 46 Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County, TX 75 000 BY MOSES LEOS III Construction within the first phase of a 1,850 home subdivision located on 670-plus acres outside of Mountain City is expected to begin later this year. ClarkWilson, president of Clark Wilson Builders, said Feb. 2 during a public meeting on the develop- ment that a second quarter groundbreaking is antici- pated for the Anthem sub- division. Wilson, the developer of Anthem, said residents would begin moving into the new subdivision by the endof2017. Total build out of An- them, which is located in Mountain City's extra- territorial jurisdiction, is expected to span three phases and should be completed within a de- cade, Wilson said. Anthem is expected to have 1,850 total homes, with 20 percent of the 672 total acres left as "open space." The development is expected to have ten miles of trails and three community parks and "lots of neighborhood pock- et parks," said Stephen Pharis, principal landscape architect with Pharis De- sign. Phase one of Anthem, which will be split into two parts, will hold 219 lots that will be 60x120 feet and 50x100 feet. Wilson said the homes are considered ANTHEM SUBDIVISION, 4A STAFF REPORT No one was injured Saturday after a cement truck rolled over on its side along FM 150 near the Onion Creek double crossing in Driftwood. But the resulting traffic led to separate incident in which the North Hays County Fire Rescue was called upon to rescue two horses from a trailer. North Hays County Fire Rescue Chief Scott Collard said emergency crews were dispatched Saturday morning to assist with the cement truck rollover. The driver of the cement truck suf- fered minor injuries and was transported to a hos- pital for observation. But Collard said a driv- er pulling a horse trailer with two horses had to stop quickly to avoid the traffic backup that re- sulted from the accident. Collard said one of the horses slipped under the second horse in the sud- den stop. Collard said crews responded and assisted with getting the horses untangled and safely out the trailer. Helping the NHCFR was large animal res- cue training, which was taught at Texas A&M Uni- versity several months ago. "This was invaluable to help make a successful rescue," Collard said. Collard said a NHCFR firefighter who respond- ed to the accident is also a veterinarian. The firefighter said the most injured horse is being treated at a large animal hospital and the "progno- sis looks good," Collard said. . reading and book signing Author Elisa Albert will hold book readings and signing on Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m. at Texas State University's Witliff Collections and Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Katherine Anna Porter Center in Kyle. Albert is the author of "After Birth," "The Book of Dahlia," "How This Night is Different," and the editor of the anthology "Freud's Blind Spot." Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Tin House, The New York Times, Post Road, The Guardian, Gulf Coa~st, The Believer, Time magazine, and numerous other publications. Texas to be affected by Mexico trade issues. - Page 1D BY SAMANTHA SMITH Altmiller voted against .placing the fluoride issue as a referendum item. The decision on Buda's city leaders' whether Buda would decision came before reintroduce fluoride a scheduled public into the city's water hearing on the con- system in troversial item,~whlch the hands of voters, drew a standing-room In a stunning turn only crowd at Buda of events, the Buda City Hail. City Council voted 5-2 Many who attended Tuesday to add the Tuesday's meeting fluoride issue to the were intending to Nov. 17 election ballot, speak in opposition Council members Wi- ley Hopkins and Eileen FLUORIDE VOTE, 4A Take a musical journey through time with the Starlight Symphony. Experience the fascinating transitions and differences in music from various composers Performances will be Saturday, Feb 18at7 p.m. at the Hays Performing Arts Center and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Wimberley, 15951 Winters Mill Parkway, Wimberley, TX. BY MOSES LEOS IIIpart of three hours crafting the Growth Impact Committee's $265 million A $250 million recommendation. initiative split across When the dust two propositions settled, however, was the consensus board trustees opted reached by the to whittle $15 million Hays CISD Board of from the GIC's total Trustees Monday as recommended cost. they decided on what Board trustees also could go in a potential split the bond into two bond. propositions, with one Board trustees will of the propositions decide next week on consisting of a new whether they should high school and two take the $250 million new elementary package to voters this schools. May. For many board By a 7-0 vote members, the $265 Monday, trustees million recommended directed staff to ready price tag proved too election orders, with much to move forward trustees finalizing with. District 2 Trustee language Feb. 13 Willie Tenorio was for a possible bond concerned that a election. $265 million bond The move was wouldn't pass in the done after the board spent the better HCISD BOND, 2A i ............... ......... 40111!!!11!1!1!!1!1111 Opinions ............... 3A Service Directory ..... 3D Sports ............... 1-2B Classifieds ............ 2D Education ......... 3-4B Public Notices ...... 2D Community ...... 1-4C i' 'o 4- t *z