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Page 2A NEWS Hays Free Press February 20, 2013 + The Hays Free Press (ISSN 1087-9323) published weekly by Barton Publications, Inc., 122 N. Main St., Buda, TX 78610. Periodicals postage paid at Buda, TX 78610 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Barton Publications, Inc., RO. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. ISSN#1087-9323 NEWS TIPS If you think it's news, we probably do too! * Newsroom phone: 512-268-7862 E-mail: news@haysfreepress. com Mail: RO. Box 339, Buda, Texas 78610 CORRECTIONS Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear in the pages of the Hays Free Press will be corrected upon being br ought to the attention of the publisher. DEADLINES The deadline for display advertising and any contributed news copy in the Hays Free Press is 5 p.m. Friday the week prior to publication. The deadline for Letters to the Editor and classified word advertising in the Hays Free Press is noon Monday the week of publication, though we encourage readers and advertisers to observe the Friday deadline. LE'n'ERS GUIDELINES We welcome locally written letters to the editor on timely topics of community interest. We ask that you keep them to about 350 words in length and that you not indulge in personal attacks on private individuals. Letters may be edited for brevity and clarity. All letters should be signed by the author and include a daytime phone number where the author can be contacted for verification. Letter writers are limited to one letter per month. Letters can be emailed to HISTORY Founded April 10, 1903, by Thomas Fletcher Harwell as The Kyle News, with offices on the corner of Burleson and Miller Streets in the town's oldest remaining building. It merged into The Hays County Citizen in 1956. The paper consolidated with The Free Press in October, 1978. During its more than 100-year history the newspaper has maintained offices at more than a dozen locations in Kyle and Buda. STAFF REPORT The Hays County Historical Commission (HCHC) is plan- ning on premiering the story of the Kuykendall Family and the 101 Ranch - the fifth in a series - in late March, as it continues to create and roll out documentary videos chronicling Hays County's history. The commission has re- counted the county's history in documentaries, which in- clude Hays County in World War II; VOX POP - the story of Parks Johnson; Larger than Life - the story of Buck Winn; and Captain Jack - the story of John Coffee Hays. HCHC also has created a series of oral history docu- mentary videos on people from around the county, as well as published several books. The HCHC conducts re- search, places official Texas Historical Markers and sur- veys and maintains cemeter- ies, all the while creating doc- umentaries. The documentaries can be viewed in the Hays County Courthouse Museum on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and at other times by appointment. "With this excellent mix of new and experienced mem- bers, we'll be able to contihue some important projects and begin new ones," said HCHC Chair Kate Johnson. "We are restoring the Old Hays Coun- ty Jail and helping to raise funds for the Kyle Depot. And, we continue to seek items for exhibits in the Hays County Courthouse Museum." COURTESY PHOTO New and returning members of the Hays County Historical Commission were recently sworn in by Hays County Judge Bert Cobb. The members posed in the Courthouse rotunda in front of a photo of Jack C. Hays. They include, in alphabetical order, Stephen Austin, Delbert Bassett, Marie Bas- sett, Sue Cohen, Linda Coker, Jim Cullen, Luanne Cullen, Bonnie Eissler, Matt Floyd, Robert Frizzell, Dorothy Gumbert, Betty Harrison, Shelley Henry, Dr. Carmen Imel, Kate Johnson, Jeff Jordan, Richard Kidd, Jo Landen, SarahAnn Lowther, Ida Miller, Jerry Moore, Marianne Moore, Clemmie New, Joe New, Ofelia Vasquez-Philo, Jude Prather, Ralph Randow, Charlie Willis and Celeste Zygmont. The commission, which is a voluntary organization, re- cently took in new members, which were recently sworn in for a two-year term at the county courthouse earlier this month. HCHC members are charged with preserving the county's historic and cultural resources and archeologi- cal sites, as well as promot- ing public awareness of the county's heritage. The commission's docu- mentaries and books are available for sale online at www.hayshistoricalcommis- Left, are Robert Gil Kuykendall and Maggie Moore Kuykendall who lived at the Kuykendall Ranch headquarters west of Buda. The Kuykendalls used the 101 Ranch branding iron on their cattle. Kyle City Council filings Continued from pg. 1A community where I live," Ben- "it is a huge fear that one of our cil would approve for election, dedication of everyday citizens ness experience with a strong ninghoffsaid."I have served my kids will be hit and killed due to said the matter has been put wanting to help their neighbors budget and financial operating country in peacetime, conflict there not being a safer place to off for eight years"and now the in a way that benefits all citi- background. Making a payroll and war. I consistently support walk or not having a bike lane." citizens will have a chance to zens for years to come," Bacon and growing a company en- and participate in city activities. An example of such a needed vote." said. ables you to make clear deci- I have worked hard for the citi- improvement is Lehman Road, "The roads need to be safer Benninghoff, his wife, Lar- sions about costs and return on zens of this country (and) I will from FM 150 East to the school, for our citizens to drive on and issa, and their two boys have investment." demonstrate dedication to the Lehman Road is among thewe need sidewalks so our chil- lived in Hometown Kyle for Sinor said he's a small busi- residentsofKyle." five roads the city council pack- dren are not walking in a drain- seven years. Bacon and his wife, hess owner and has been a Benninghoff said economic aged into a $36 million bond age ditch," Bacon said. Michele, moved to Kyle 12 years member of the Kyle Chamber development and fiscalrespon- that is to be put before voters in All the while safety was top ago and they have three grown of Commerce, at one point sibility are paramount needs the May election. If approved, priority, Sinor also advocated children. Sinor, his wife and serving as the Ambassador for the city, aswell as protection Bunton Creek, Burleson, Go- for the small businesses in son have lived in the Waterleaf Chairman. He said he was in- and addedvalue to Kyle's finan- forth and Lehman roads will Kyle. Falls Subdivision in east Kyle for volved, for a short time, with cial interests and promoting be reconstructed, and Market- 'As we growwe will no doubt three years, the city's mobility and trans- safety and high quality oflife, place Avenue will be extended draw big business to Kyle, but Benninghoff is currently a portation committee. He said And while all council can- to Burleson Road. we must also make sure that captain in the Army Reserve he has been involved with the didates have voiced need for And Bacon, who actively the small business owner al- and is the head nurse at the Kyle/Buda Relay for Life, aswell safety, specifically improv- worked in the city's mobility ways has a place and a voice in Blanchfield Army Medical Cen- as with the PTA, as an officer at ing the deterioration of Kyle's committee's effort to produce a this town," Sinor said. ter at Fort Campbell Kentucky. a couple of Hays CISD schools, roads, Sinor said that for him, road bond package that coun- And with Kyle's expectedHe works as a nurse practioner and he volunteers at schools, growth comes "great opportu- in the Central Texas Medical among other civic activities. nities," Bacon said cautioning Center's emergency room in As of Tuesday, incumbent that if those opportunities are San Marcos. Benninghoff said council member Diane Hervol not managed properly; the city he also holds real estate bro- was the lone candidate for her will struggle to reach its full po- ker's licenses in Texas and Cali- expiring District 1 seat. tential, fomia. The filing deadline for can- "The success of local gov- Bacon said he works in Aus- didacy to either council seat is ernment is predicated on the tin and has "extensive busi- March 1. Edwardlones MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING + Subscribe to the c. I'gg $28 for one year and get 2 TICKETS FREE ($80 VALUE) FOR SHOW ON FEB. 21 AT 8 P.M. Limited tickets available! New subscribers only! CALL 512-268-7862 FOR MORE INFO. Lots of times, changes in life also affect your investments. That's why there's never been a better time to schedule your free portfolio review. We'll talk about the changes in your life, and help you decide whether it makes sense to revise your investments because of them. 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