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February 13, 2003 Current Events/Bulletin Board Page 7 The Free Press 0" rO BY BRENT STRONG ing to Buda City Administrator attached to keep water andand Buda and ensure there is a Staff Writer Bob Mathis. Another way towastewater lines up with the size clear understanding of one supplement the multi-million of the city. Loomis-Austin is another's goals as far as expand- BUDA-A recent one-hour dollar investment is through basing its numbers on a moder- ing their cities, according to presentation by Loomis- impact fees collected from large ate growth pattern in order to Buda City Administrator Bob Austin consultant Kent Butler developments coming online in take the middle of the road Mathis. gave residents a glimpse of life the next few years, such as the approach. In the letter, Buda Mayor in Buda 20 years from now. 203-1ot Cullen Country commu- As for the growth of Buda, John Trube said, "We intend to Last month, Butler showed nity off of FM 967. council also voted 3-1 last cooperate with each community the council a plan to prepare for A large sum of the money month, with Hutch White dis- and hopefully we will be able to anticipated growth patterns, will go toward expanding the senting, to draft a letter to Kyle's add even more areas to the initial which includes $25 million in city's wastewater treatment plant Mayor James Adkins to get a agreement withAustin. The long improvements to water and and additional wells to support proposal together related to dis- term result is that each commu- wastewater lines over the next 10 the growth of the city. The plan tributing 5,400 acres of Extra nity will be able to better control years, is made to change with the Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) its legitimate areas of interest" The city will pay for these dynamics of the community: If being released by Austin. The Other communities receiving improvements primarily through the community growth decreas- purpose behind the letter is to the letter are the City of Hays bonds and utility rates, accord- es, so do the dollar signs start the dialogue between Kyle and MountainCity. B B~rcr STRONG Staff Writer B UDA - Big brother is watch- ing, indeed. That's the way it will feel if the Economic Development Commission pays a firm out of the Dallas-area to con- duct a study for them. The program, called CustomerlD, collects informa- tion as to what people buy and how far they drive to buy it when- ever someone swipes a credit card or fills out a form. The infer- marion is stored in a database. In order to bring the right businesses into Buda, the EDC is considering paying the Buxton Company to do some market ,9 research of the area and help retailers information not only for the residents without the recruit businesses Buda con- about what cities best fit their proper research might be the sumers will most often use. The product, but also what parts of challenge. The EDC will discuss company doesn't use the infer- those cities would best be served the possibility of paying for the marion it obtains for solicitation by their retailers, research, with the dollar amount purposes, but it passes buying FedEx, 7-Eleven and Dave to be set coverage area of the trends of a specific area to poten- and Buster's are a few of the research is determined. tial retailers to let them know retailers working with the Buxton If the EDC decides to pur- who is interested in their prod- Company. Recently, the company chase the service, the first phase ucts. helped the Bass Pro Shop add a of gathering the information will Here's how the syetem works: store in Katy's new outlet malls take 30 business days to com- A retailer specializing in baby and, according to Buxton plete. The second phase of food is looking for prospective Executive Vice President David putting together packets for the market. When the retailer looks at Rambie, it can do the same for retailers will take 30-45 business data from Buda, it can see where Buda with other stores, days. Usually, the city funds the biggest baby food buyers are Buda won't have a problem phase one. For phase two, the city located and move as closely to recruiting businesses with its can team up with a developer to that location as possible to maxi- location along the IH-35 corridor split the costs of recruiting a busi- mize profitability. The system is between Austin and San Antonio. ness to a specific area. specific enough to give potential Getting the businesses best suited 312-5995 Music Programs for the Whole Family 905 N. Loop 4 Close to HEB Building Your Financial Future COOPER INVESTMENTS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SAM C COOPER, CPA, CFP~ I] ~RE YOU PAYING TO iUMUCH IN TAX"? planning "1 can help with all your financial Boo]d(eepingPayroll needs." Services Services Buda San Marcos 512-295-8180 512-353-0800 Sam C. Cooper, CPA, CFP, Registered Representative and investment Adv,sor Representatwe wi~ and Securities offered through InterSecurities, Inc Member: ~SO/SIPC HANDS DOWN Wimberley, Buda and Kyle o SAN MARCOS INTERNET ") I~-}O~ 5}()O FYI: Deadline for submitting information and pictures for this column is noon each Tuesday.You may use our E-mail address: news@haysfreepress.com to submit infor- mation and pictures. Though we cannot guarantee we will be able to publish each submission, you can be assured we'll try our very best. Please remember informa- tion must be for a non-profit event. Feb. 15 Food Drive The Youth Group of Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Buda will be sponsor- ing a Food Drive to benefit the San Marcos Food Bank. Members of ourYouth Group and Congregation will be canvassing Neighborhoods in the Buda/Kyle area ,on, February 15. Any donations of Non- Pedshabfe food items would be greatly appreciated. Anyone wishing to join us may contact Theresa at 268-1452 for more information. Feb. 16 "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize" Film on the history of the Civil Rights Movement will be shown marathon-length fashion on Sunday from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Hays Hills Baptist Church (child care available 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.) There will be breaks and discussion. Come & go, or stay. Bring your own dinner and/or snacks. Upstairs in new building. No cost. Call 295- 3132 for more information. Feb. 16 Race Relations Sunday among Southern Baptists. Feb. 18 Sheriff's Academy The Hays County Sheriff's Office is cur- rently taking applications for the Spring 2003 Citizens Sheriff's Academy that will start February 18. The free 40 hour, 12 week program, Tuesdays 7 - 10 p.m is designed to give the citizens of Hays County a working knowledge of how the Sheriff's office and the criminal justice sys- tem work. For an application or more infor- mation call (512) 393-7373. Feb. 18 Community Garden Meeting A mandatory meeting for gardeners wanti- ng to use the community garden will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Hays County Ext. Office at 1253 Civic Center Loop in San Marcos. Contact 393-2120 if you are interested and can not attend or need more information. Feb. 18 San Marcos Senior Advisory Board A meeting of the Board and any interested volunteers will be at Stonebrook Senior Community at 1 p.m. to plan the upcoming Golf Tournament and fund raiser. Come for lunch from 11:30 - 12:30 and help orga- nize this fund raiser that benefits all that go on the trips. Contact Lucy Etie, 393-8405. Feb. 20 EVERY SATURDAY IN FEBRUARY 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at N. Main St. Downtown Buda 295-5882 served 10 a.m. until closing Remember your Valentine with $1 or Each Cover to Cover Book group The Kyle Library book discussion group will meet at 1:30 p.m. this month author is David Baldacci. The Kyle Library Thrift Shop is a smart place to shop for the quality items at good prices. Proceeds benefit the Kyle Community Library. Feb. 21 Author Berry Hannah to appear The Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle is sponsoring an appear- ance of award-winning Mississippi author Barry Hannah. The presentation is at 7:30 p.m. at 508 Center St. Kyle. For more information contact Matt Oates at 268-6637 or oett@swt.edu. ' Feb' 23 Civil Air Patrol The San Marces Civil Air Patrol will host a Group wide exercise to sharpen the skills of the 6 member squadron's in the local area. The general public is welcome to come to the San Marcos airport to visit with local squad members, and to get a feel for what the Patrol does and how they impact our community. For more information or to volunteer contact, Eddie Carter, Public Affairs Officer 512-750- 4704. Feb. 23 Free Gospel Concert Gospel music recording artist Phil and Pam Morgan will be appearing at Hays Hills Baptist Church, 1401 N. FM 1626 in Buda at 6:30 p.m. as part of their national =Living Proof: Ministry Return Tour. For more ink) about the concert contact Royce Burrows, 312-1433. Mar. 6 - 7 Food Manager Cert. Training CouPle Texas Coop. Ext. of Hays County is offer- ing a food manager certification training course. This program will be offered for $79 at the Hays County Extension Office. 1253 Civic Center Loop, San Marcos. Cost includes training, materials, and the exam. Contact Susan Schramm at 393- 2120 for more information. meets every 2nd Thursday of the month from noon until 1:03 p.m. at the Conference Room in the Wells Fargo Bank on Front Street in Kyle. Please call 268.0378 for information on upcoming programs and leave a message if you wish to attend. PAWS Shelter for Animals needs your help. The homeless animals have ongoing needs for your continued generous donations Of dry puppy, kitten, dog and cat food. Of course, cat litter is always needed too! Soon the cold weather will be here, and we are col- isclJng blankets now to keep our furry guests cozy and comfortable. Come adopt one and take them to YOUR cozy homo. Call or visit us 268-1611, (Kyle exit #213) 500 Hwy 150 Esst. Celebrate Recovery Tuesday nkJhts at 7 p.m. in the new building at Hays Hills Baptist Church on FM 1626. It is a Christ-centered recovery program for hurts, hang-ups and habits. Child care pro- vialed. Call Pastor David Sweet at 295-3132 for information. Swimming In~, needs Pool Swim lessons will not be available at Beth and Everett Smith's pool this summer. Instructor Nancy Herrington is looking for someone with a pool to host the lessons for a few weeks this summer. Beth says it was a great experience and hopes someone can help out the many kids who nsed lessons to be safe in the water. Contact Nancy at 268-1701 if you have an option or need inforrr don. HYBSA Needs Sponsors Hays Youth Basaball/Softball Association is seeking sponsors for the Spring Baseball/Softball Season. Businesses or individuals welcome. Several levels avail- able. Contact Tammy Miles for info @ 295- 3938. Mar. 9 National Quilting Day The Austin Area Quilt Guild will gather at Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farm to demonstrate quilting, answer question, show vintage and antique quilts and appraise quilts from the late 1880's. The Farm is open from 1 - 5 p.m. admission is $5. check www.aaqg.org for more info. Mar. 12 Shrove Pancake Supper The Manchaca United Methodist Church is serving a =all you can eat" pancake supper at FM 1626 and Manchaca Road from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The cost is $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for children under age 12 with a maximum family charge of $12. Tax Forms at Librarlee Kyle and Buda Libraries now have Federal Tax Forms and instructions avail- able for the currant year. The Kyfe Dons Club DANCE HALL 4, ~IP FRIDAY, FEB. 14 (8pm-Midnight) $10- e Cover SATURDAY, FEB. 15 (9pm-lam) $8 Cover 12} 398-2901 t--l~ ~ i DRIVER TRAINING =Come Drive With Us NEW CLASSES BEGIN EVERY THREE WEEKS Enroll now by calling 512-289-0811 (cell) or e-mail hcda@texas.net Eddy Porter, Instructor, Texas Lioense #1769 Located in The Free Press building at 34710 Jack C. Hays Trail, just north of Hays High S lhool Sundays at 3 pm Great Fun ureatro $100 Minimum Game Prize $500 Progressive Jackpot IH 35 Exit 220 o 100FM2001,Buda LONE STAR Yeb. 14 " 20