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Page 2A NEWS Hays Free Press March 1,2017 4- Kyle Teen: Found in NW Texas with sex offender ree ress Continued from pg. 1A The Hays Free Press tional charges for evasion According to the Texas the Texas Highway Patrol to 10 years of probation, (ISSN 1087-9323) could be pending, but Department of Public Safety converged to secure the community supervision published weekly by none have been filed at area, Bryant said. for a 2011 sexual assault Barton Publications, this time. sex offender registry database, Ba~ett alleged Minterof a child charge against a Inc., P.O. Box 339, Jeff Barnett, Ky]e Police 14-year-old. Buda, TX78610. Department chief, saidMinter is a high-risk sex offender befriended Greer"some time ago" on social media Barnett said Greer was Periodicals postage Greer and Minter, who who must annually register for and began the processreunited with her family in paid at Buda, TX 78610 had been talking on social of"trying to develop a the Ky]e area. He encour- and additional mailing media for several months, life as a sex offender, friendship" so that he ages parents to monitor offices. POSTMASTER: fled Feb. 22 and traveled could lead her to an event their children's activities. Send address changes to "through the afre.rnoon then traveled into Yoakum traveling in, a blue Hum- and she could be lured"We encourage parents Barton Publications, Inc., and night" into New Mex- County where they weremer, was located and aaway from home. to monitor their children's nO. Box 339, Buda, TX ice, and then eventually spotted. Yoakum County Sheriff's According to the TexasInternet activites and 78610. Roswell, NM. Bryant said his depu- Office deputy attempted Department of Public make sure they know who ISSN#1087-9323 Barnett said the two ties received information to initiate a stop. Safety sex offender regis- their friends are and who "narrowly escaped" being the two were travelingMinter, however, fled try database, Minter is a they're talking to on the located by the Roswell Po- through the county from the deputy and drove high-risk sex offender who Internet," Barnett said. NEWS TIPS lice Department and then around 2:30 a.m. Satur- into a field. Members from must annually register for Bond has not been set If you think it's news, checked into a local hotel, day. the YCSO, the Denver City life as a sex offender, for Minter at this time, ac- we probably do tool Barnett said the two The vehicle Minter wasPolice Department and Minter was sentenced cording to Bryant. Newsroom phone: 512-268-7862 E-mail: neWmS@haysfreepress" Budafest: Festival finances still sought by city Mail: 113 W. Center Continued from pg. 1A Street, Kyle, TX 78640 Bronaugh told council "Looking back, that was move forward and we can Bronaugh said. "They may Recreation Department members in his letter that probably not the wisest clear this up," Bronaugh be the faces associated in the wake of the event's CORRECTIONS it was a committee deci- thing to do," Bronaughsaid. with Budafest, but they cancellation. Any erroneous reflection sion for himto not attend said, "It would have been In the email, Bronaughshould not be held respon- "I believe it's a step in upon the character, the Feb 7 meeting, as he better to show up and requested a photo showing sible for any problemsthe right direction," Ruge standing or reputation has no involvement in the let the residents and the Santa and Mrs. Claus used associated with the event." said. He added that he was of any person, firm or financials of the event, council know that we (the by the Hays Free Press in Bronaugh informed not nfling out ideas for corporation which may appear in the pages of deferring to committeeBudafest committee) are a recent Budafest article council members duringpossible collaboration with the Hays Free Press will members Eileen Corfleystill here working on this." not be interpreted as an public comment that hethe city for future Budafest be corrected upon being and Elaine Purvis. Bronaugh said that he accusation of the volun- would be requesting toevents. brought to the attention Gonzalez presented thehas been working with the teer couples' involvement speak at a future coun- Ruge said the Budafest of the publisher, item Feb. 7 but said the city Parks and Recreation De- in the current Budafest cil meeting in order to presentation could appear did not receive financial partment to collect all the situation, present a more thorough within the next couple of information from eventinformation city staff re- "They (Santa and Mrs. post event report from the meetings. DEADLINES organizers, quested from the Budafest Claus) are unpaid volun- Budafest committee. "We have been hosting The deadline for display Budafest, which was toCommittee regarding the teers who have given their Buda Mayor Todd Budafest for 35 years and advertising and any be held the first week of financial end of the event, time and talent to assist Ruge lauded the Budafest don't want to see that end," contributed news copy December 2016, was can- "My desire as a commit- with the Budafest fimdrais- committee and its collab- Bronaugh said, "We want in the Hays Free Press is celed due to weather, tee member is that we can ing event for many years," oration with the Parks and to see Budafest continue." 5 p.m. Friday the week prior to publication. The deadline for Letters to the Editor Senior Care: Proposed development raises concerns and classified word advertising in the Hays Continued from pg. 1A Free Press is noon Monday the week of activity center in the front and agreed the road would agriculture zoning districts residents within the PUD consultants would be publication, though we of the development, and have to be improved, within it. boundaries, working with the city to encourage readers and then behind it we want- Peeler said he was con- Any PUD is required "I want to take in their come up with an agree- advertisers to observe ed to create single-unit cemed about the develop= to be a wet] thought out concerns," Files said. "I ment and work out issues the Friday deadline, housing for seniors to have ment's impact on nearby development that wit] want to actually listen to like repairing the road. their own space and toresidents' lifestyles. Peeler ultimately enhance the im- them and make changes,"We're just really excited LETI'ERS be around similarly aged and his wife purchasedmediate and surrounding even the lay out of myabout bringing something GUIDELINES people." their home 28 years ago area, the document states, property to accommodate like this to Kyle," Files said. We welcome locally The com- because they Additionally, this devel- their living situation." "I think it's a much needed written letters to the munity cen- "It's liked the quiet, opment will only serve Files said she and her thing for seniors." editor on timely topics ter will have j u st undeveloped of community interest, aquilting frustrating area, he said. We ask that you keep room, an "It was in the them to about 350 words art studio, that counT, which 5 12-302-5555 in length and that you abusiness is what l wanted " not indulge in personal center, the life and what other FEDERAL CREDIT UNION people that were attacks on private a dining that we out there want- individuals. Letters may areaanda 300+ Free ATMs [ Free re| cr be edited for brevity and commercial invested ed," Peeler said. , ,~, ,ec,,,n6 clarity. All letters should kitchen. It's "It's just frustrat- be signed by the author goingtobe in, that we ing that the life Locations 24 Austin Metro and include a daytime a nice place that we invested phone number where the where senior i nvested in, that we invest- author can be contacted citizens can ed our life savings for verification. Letter just be with OU r life in, is basically writers are limited to one others, Files savi ngs being wasted." letter per month. Letters sai& Peeler and can be emailed to csb@ The other in, is some residents 9 9, side of the basically are also con- tS} one- story cemed changing HISTORY building will being the property's Founded April 10, 1903, be offices zoning from Ag- by Thomas Fletcher for at-home wasted." riculture to PUD O Harwell as The Kyle hospice care does not restrict News, with offices on providers - Bill Peeler, what's developed the corner of Burleson who treat pa- area resident there. and Miller streets in thedents off-site. "Once the town's oldest remaining However, property is re- building. It merged some council members zoned commercial, there into The Hays County and residents expressed are certain restrictions but Citizen in 1956. The concerns about the devel- those restrictions are pret- paper consolidated opment, ty broad and she can do with The Free Press in Creekside Trail is a one- whatever she wants to with October, 1978. During lane road that cannot han- that," Peeler said. its more than 100-year history the newspaper die the increased traffic the According to city docu- has maintained offices development will bring, ments, PUD zoning allows at more than a dozen said Bill Peeler, resident of for neighborhood com- locations in Kyle and the area. Council members mercial, residential con- Buda. shared Peeler's concern dominium districts and Beetle is a 2-year-old male Chihuahua mix who Basil is a 1-1/2-year old shorthair female who loves would love to find his bestie. He's great on a being pampered, rhinestones, catnip and the finest leash, does well in a kennel, and is low-key. If you feathers, ff you're looking for a loving diva who can can win Beetle's heart, you will have a beast friend keep up with being fabulous, then walk down the for life! He also does great with other animals, red carpet and sweep this starlet off her feet. 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