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Section D HaysFreePress com CLASSIFIEDS SERVICE "- PUBLIC NOTICES DIRECTORY March 13, 2013 YMCA Hays in Buda is located at 465 Buda Sportspiex Drive, just west of Dahlstrom Middle School PHOTO BY DAVID WHITE BY MOSES LEOS III moses@haysfreepress.com When it comes to local growth, few places show the need for expansion as much as the HaysYMCA. Later this month, the Hays Commu- nities branch oftheYMCAwill complete Phase One of a multi-phase initiative to expand the current site in Buda, in or- der to accommodate a bustling com- munity. The YMCA is located close to Dahl- strom Middle School, among the areas fast growing subdivisions. According to YMCA Executive Direc- tor Bret Kiester, the expansion is neces- sary, as the current 30,000-square-foot site is simply too small for the number of members. The national average of 7.9 square feet per member for such a facility swamps Hays' approximate 3.4 square feet per YMCA member. "It is a great problem to have," said Kiester, who said membership within the Hays YMCA continues to grow since the site opened in April 2007. Currently; the Hays YMCA serves more than 8,900 members, as well as 450 non-mem- bers participating in youth sports and aquatic programs from all over the Aus- fin Metro area. The 17,000-square-foot addition includes multi-purpose space and changes to the existing area, according to Kiester. The cost for the expansion is pro- jected to be close to $800,000 when completed, which will be funded by the YMCA of Austin, said Jim Pacey, Vice President of Development at the YMCA of Austin. "This will meet the needs of the growing community," Pacey said. In the first phase of the expansion See YMCA EXPANSION, pg. 4D : / Where does the 1" .lquor flow fastest locally? Reported taxes are public records courtesy of the Texas Comptrollers Window on State Government site.. The amount reported by the Texas Comptroller for individual establishment is the Gross Receipts multiplied by 14% and is calculated by the State Comptrollers Office. 1. Chills Grill & Bar PHOTOS BY DAVID WHITE 1. Case Garcia's Mexican Restaurant Bartender Amanda Mouchette mixes up a couple of moji- tos at Zelick's, San Marcos' number three drinking estab- lishment when it comes to mixed beverage sales 1. Haq)er's Public House $5,451.74 $5,374.96 $i6,374.96 420 Old San Antonio Road 5401 FM 1626, Ste E 139 E Hopkins Street 2. Logan's Roadhouse 2. Appleboa's 2. Pluckers Wlng Bar $3,422.44 $4,030.32 Si4,918.68 419 Old San Antonio Road 5363 Kyle Center Drive 105 N IH-35 3. Tavern on Main 3. Center Field Sports Bar & Grill $2,852.64 $2,972.20 116 N Main Street 200 W Center Street 4. Nonna Gina's Italian Restaurant | | = | 4. Piscis Seafood & Mexican Gdll $1,074.22 $1,262.94 214 N Main Street 311 S Old Highway 81 Buda Bar & Grill 5. Bordeaux's S995.12 $902.16 108 Center Street 100 N Main Street 6. Case Maria Mexican Restaurant Chavelo's Mexican Restaurant S896.98 S395.92 22604 IH-35 108 N Austin Street \ Comfort Sulfes 7. Plum Creek (Golf Course) S865.06 $174.72 750 Kohler's Crossing 15295 IH-35, Bldg. 800 8. El Rlnconcita del Saber Palmar Restaurant $378.14 $133 (formerly Luviano's) 210 S Main Street 804 W Center Street Ste 370 Ste. 810 9. Pho Thalson $189.42 5401 FM 1626, 10. Ilario's $187.32 5401 FM 1626, 3. Zelick's Sll,574.78 336 W Hopkins Street 4. Bar One Forty One $10,680.i8 141 E Hopkins Street 5. The Tap Roam $10,048.50 129 E Hopkins Street 6. Nephew's $9,931.60 100 N Guadalupe Street w Sean Pabtck's S9,845.64 202 E San Antonio Street 8. Chlmy's $9,223.90 217 E Hopkins Street 1 Black Rabbit Saloon $9,004.96 127 E Hopkins Street 10. Taxi's S8,554,7o 202 N LBJ Drive, Ste A rear 10,400 jobs added in January SUBMITTED REPORT Texas employers continued to expand their payrolls in January with the addi- tion of 10,400 total nonfarm jobs for a total of 310,900 jobs added over the year. In January 2013, Texas reported more than 11 million total nonfarm jobs. After declining for six consecutive months, the unemployment rate in Tex- as rose slightly in January to 6.3 percent, and was down nine-tenths of a percent- age point over the year. It remained well below the nation's January unemploy- ment rate of 7.9 percent. "The Tex- as economy continues to add jobs and create opportunity, with growth inall 11 ma- jor indus- tries over the last year," said Texas Workforce Commis - sion (TWC) Chairman Andres A1- cantar. "I en- courage job seekers and employers to visit Workin- Texas.corn, or a local Workforce Solutions of- rice, to take advantage of the qual- ity servaces available to them." Eight out of 11 major industries saw positive Eight out of 11 major industries saw positive growth over the month, with Leisure and Hospitality leading the way growth over the month, with Leisure and Hospitality leading the way in hiring for January with 8,900 jobs added. This industry has added 62,500 jobs over the last year for a 5.9 percent annual growth rate. "It's good to see so many different op- pommities continuing to arise here in Texas," said TWC Commissioner Rep- resenting Labor Rouny Congleton. "For example the Trade, Transportation, and Utilities industry alone has grown by nearly 64,000 jobs over the past year. That's more than any other industry in Texas." The Mining and Logging industry, which includes oil- and gas-related jobs, added 19,700 jobs from January 2012 to January 2013 for a 7.6 percent annual growth rate. The Construction industry grew by 28,500 jobs over the last year for a 5.0 percent annual growth rate. Private industries in Texas added 15,400 jobs in January, for a total of 304,700 private sector jobs added over the past year. Over the last year the pri- vate sector has grown at a rate of 3.4 per- cent. The Midland Metropolitan Statisti- cal Area (MSA) had the lowest Janu- ary unemployment rate in the state at 3.4 percent. The Odessa MSA came in second at 4.1 percent and the Amarillo MSA third at 4.9 percent (not seasonally adjusted).