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/P # MARCH 1,2017 LOBO RELAYS HCISD athletes compete at annual relays. - Page 1B BUDA NINJA Locals compete for title of Buda Ninja Warrior. - Page 1C @Barton Publications, Inc. ............. ................... ........ VoI. 120 NO. 49 g Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County, TX 75 A Kyle Police officer takes photos of a vehicle driven by a suspect who was arrested following in Kyle Saturday. PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III an officer-involved shooting No injuries, one arrest after car chase MOSES LEOS III against Javier Hernan-the stop, Barnett saidsection. dez, of Kyle, who was the suspect, later iden- As the officer exited booked into the Hays tiffed as Hernandez, im- his patrol car, Hernan- County lail Sunday. mediately fled the scene dez was alleged to have The Kyle Police De- Kyle Police Chief Jeffat a high rate of speed, reversed his vehicle partment continues to Barnett said the inci-Hernandez drove toward the off~cer, who investigate an officer-in- dent began around 7:30through neighborhood then fired "multiple" volved shooting that p,m. Saturday when po-streets, bypassing stop shots with his handgun occurred after a 21-year- lice conducted a traffic signs and narrowly at Hernandez's vehicle, old man fled from a traf- stop along Brandi Circle. avoiding two vehicles according to a release. tic stop in the Steeple- The stop involved a before leaving the road- It's unknown at this time chase subdivision, driver who police sus-way. Hernandez drove how many shots the of- No one was injured pected of Driving Under his vehicle into a ditch ricer fired. in the incident, but the Influence (DUI). near the Brandi Circle charges have been filed When police initiated and Goforth Road inter- SHOOTING, 4A LESLY DE LEON Hays County Commissioners approved a resolution Feb. 21 supporting and requesting the creation of an additional district court and county court- at-law. With the support of =" t0 e -- tc .-7 t < ' POg - -" (/) ca commissioners and county officials, the request is moving to the 85th Texas legislature for possible approval. Precinct 3 Commissioner W.dl Conley worked with Senator Donna Campbell and Representative lason Isaac on getting the proposal on the state legislature's agenda. As Hays County continues to grow, officials agree there's a need for additional courts. County district judges and court-at-law judges unanimously supported the proposal, as did the Hays County Bar Association, District AttomeyWes Man and the San Marcos Police Officers' Association. County officials, including judges, the DA, clerks and law enforcement, have worked to manage civil and criminal proceedings as efficiently as possible. However, the county and its volume of court proceedings continue to COURTS, 4A l MOSES LEOS III news@haysfreepress corn A Kyle teen who went missing last week was located by authorities near the Texas and New Mexico border Saturday after they arrested the registered sex offender she had been traveling with. Kylei Ashlyn Greet, 13, of Kyle, was located by Yoakum County Sheriff's officers after they ar- rested the Travis County man she was traveling with, who is a registered sex offender. Daniel Kelsey Minter, 26, of Austin, was ar- rested for a Travis County pro - bation violation warrant stem- MINTER ming from a previous sexual assault of a child charge. Yoakum County Sheriff David Bryant said addi- KYLE TEEN, 2A SAMANTHA SMITH A current member of the Budafest committee apologized to the Buda City Council earlier this month for not coming forth with answers to questions regarding the event's cancellation in 2016. Bert Bronaugh, Budaf- est committee member, spoke on his own behalf and not on behalf of the committee Feb. 17 and said he plans to present information about the festival at a future council meeting. Bronough said council members had received an email from the Bu- dafest committee Feb. 7 prior to a post-event presentation given by Buda Tourism Director Lysa Gonzalez "I would like to offer first an apology," Bro- naugh said as he refer- enced his absence at the Feb. 7 city council meel lg. BUDAFEST, 2A LESLY DE LEON The Shattered Dreams program The rezoning of a 35.53-acre development for senior citizens on Creekside Trail, which includes an activity center and independent The initial construction residential cottages, was would include 14 residential cottages ranging from 800 to 1,100 Hays Talent Showcase will be presented at approved by the Kylesquare feet and Hays CISD invites you to the annual Hays Talent Hays High School on City Council earlier this a 10,000 square Showcase March 2 at 7 p.m. at the Performing March 9 from 9-11 month, but not without Arts Center (979 Kohler's Crossing Road in Kyle). a.m. Please be aware controversy, foot community See the community s top talent as performers that there are no S~ah Files, owner ofcenter and try to win prizes. Admission is $5 for adults and spectators allowed Lifes Journey Hospice $3 for students K-12 and senior citizens with a at the accident & Palliative Care, ap- administrative district pass. scene, but that FM plied for a Planned Unit building. 2770 will be closed Development (PUD) in during that period. January. According to Kyle Garden Club Approximately 2,600 documents submitted to students will be lining the city, the initial con- five building. the road in front of strucfion would include We want to put a The public is welcome at the Kyle Garden the high school. The 14 residential cottages home health,,and hospice Club meeting Friday, March 3 at 12:30 p.m. at program shows local ranging from 800 to 1,100 office on site, Files said. Historic Kyle City Hall. The program is on teens the dangers of square feet and a 10,000 We also want to put an Recycling, A NecessaryWay of Life' by Marlene distracted and drunk square foot community Gillman. There will also be a plant exchange, driving, center and administra- SENIOR CARE, 2A MILL & GRAIN : News ............... ]-4A Business ......... 1-4D I Opinions ............... 3A Service Directory ..... 3D Signage approved for m Buda development. Sports ............... 1-2B Classifieds .... ........ 2D Education ......... 3-4B Public Notices ... 2D, 4D - Page 1 D Community ...... 1-4C 4-