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Page 4A Hays Free Press = March 1,2017 SAMANTHA SMITH members at the Jan. 17Ruge said the portion was made due to the news@haysfreepress.com meeting. The item was of the Buda ETJ in lack of effect it would tabled unitl February to question currently is have on the city. give council and staffnot inhabited by any Ruge said the land The creation of an time to review the item residents nor is therethat Travis County additional Travis County more thoroughly, any development in thewants for the ESD lies emergency service According to city area. along the frontage road district that will serve documents, Buda's "No residents live of Interstate 35 near the outer portions of consent to the creation there right now," RugeSouth Park Meadows in Buda's extraterritorial of the new ESD is onlysaid, "There isn't anyAustin where the CAT jurisdiction (ET]) got one step Travis Countydevelopment there right construction equipment the green light from city has to take before thenow either." is located and falls into council the Feb. 7. creation of the ESD 15Ruge said the decisionan "overlapped" district. The agenda item for is voted on by Travis came from executive Ruge said the city also ESD 15 originally was County residents, session at the Feb. 7 reached its decision presented to council Buda Mayor Todd council meeting and after consulting ESD S10/month Courts: Hays County seeks help for backlog COntinued from pg. 1A grow, Conley said. "Every square foot is changing and growing," Conley said. "Demands on our services continue to grow with it." county's growth has translated into backlogs in the criminal justice system and the existing courts, said Daaie! Arredondo, representative for the San MarcoS Police Officers' Association. Felony and misdemeanor cases are not going to trial in a timely fashion and are often reset numerous times, Arredondo said. "This slow process does not serve the victims who are awaiting justice, the offender who wants his day :in court, or the community efficiently," Arredondo said. "In addition, law enforcement officers are called repeatedly for trials that do not ever seem to get past the docket." The creation of "This slow process does not serve the victims who are awaiting justice, the offender who wants his day in court, or the community efficiently ... In addition, law enforcement officers are called repeatedly for trials that do not ever seem to get past the docket." - Daniel Arredondo, representative for the San Marcos Police Officers' Association additional district and county courts in Hays County would serve to alleviate much of this inefficiency, Arredondo said. While the legislature's approval is not guaranteed, Conley said the county has a strong case for the creation of the two courts. xVV'lth the growth of Hays County and the volume of cases in the court system, the argument of why these courts need to be created is obvious, Conley said. Conley said because the state provides more funding for district courts than for county court-at- law, the legislature might be more likely to approve the county court. Currenfly Hays County includes the 22nd, 207th, 274th, 428th Judicial District Courts and Cotmty Court at Law No. 1 and No. 2. According to commissioners' resolution, the newest courts were created in 1987 and 2005. Hays County Court- at-Law No. 2 was created during the 70th legislature session and the 428th Judicial District Court was created during the 79th legislature session. By proposing the creation of two additional courts, county officials are trying to plan ahead to ensure a justice system that's accessible to citizens, and addresses many different needs and growing demand for services, Conley said. Shooting: No injuries in Kyle car chase Continued from pg. 1A Hernandez then fled Henderson said the the scene again and nar- first thing she thought rowly missed hitting an when she received the arrivingpolice cruiser news was the safety of head-oa, Bamett said. In her family. Henderson a statemegit, Barnett said said no one in her f ily officers SaW the vehmie was home hen the mcl- was on firefrom under- neatly, the carriage. Police followed Her- nandez, who drove for roug y 1.5 miles before stop g in front of a home the 400 block of Maso awood Drive. Barnett said Hernan- dez stopped the car, exited his vehicle and fled on foot before he was apprehended by law enforcement. Kyle Police helped extinguish the car fire. Both the officer and Hernandez were taken to a local hospital for observation, The suspect was not shot in the inci- dent and no one else was hit by the gunfire, Bar- nett said. But the event created a cause for concern for some nearby residents. Sheila Henderson, who has lived along Ma- sonwood Drive for 19 years, said a friend called to inform her something was happening on her street. dent took place. For Henderson, seeing the event on her street is something she said she sees on television or reads about elsewhere. "You hear it and see it, it makes you nervous because it hits so close to home," she said. "You also think about the re- ality of how big Kyle has grown." lason Graschel, who has lived along Mason- wood for seven months, captured officers arrest- ing Hernandez on his cell phone. Graschel said he heard a police siren and opened the door to see what was happening. He then saw police officers arriving at the scene as a man exited a smoking vehicle "almost as if he was drunk." He then watched Her- nandez run to the side of a nearby home before he was caught. Graschel, who has a cousin who is a Kyle Po- lice sergeant, said he wasWhile Intoxicated, Evad- "kind of shocked" the ing Arrest or Detention incident took place on with a Vehicle, Aggravat- his quiet street. However, ed Assault or~ a Public he said he had faith Kyle Servant, and a second Police could stop him. charge of Evadirig Arrest "KPD was on top of it or Detention for fleeing and took care of business the scene on foot. He will quickly," Graschel said. be booked into the Hays Kyle Police charged County ]aft, according to Hernandez with Driving the release. 8 Chief Clay Huckaby, be voting for or against who assured council the creation of the new members and city ESD 15. staff that EMS and Ruge said even if fire service in Buda it doesn't pass, any was okay, even if the Travis County residents creation of ESD 15 residing there or near passed in Travis County. there have access to fire It is currently protection and EMS unknown when Travis service from Travis County residents will County. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND PARTIES: Texas Landfill Management, LL.C., has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for issuance of Proposed Air Quality Permit Number 142331L001, which would authorize construction of a Rock and Concrete Crushing Plant located at 3016 FM Road 1327, Creedmoor, Travis County, Texas 78610. Additional information concerning this application is contained in the public notice section of this newspaper. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND PARTIES: Industrial Asphalt, LLC, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for renewal of Air Quality Permit No. 55480, which would authorize continued operation of a Rock Crushing Plant located at 6185 Farm-to-Market Road 967, Buda, Hays County, Texas 78610. Additional information concerning this application is contained in the public notice section of this newspaper. Advertise your camp, event or organization in the 2017 Summer Fun Camp Guide, Deadline is March 3 to reserve space. 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