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Page 2A + NEV Hays Free Press March 16, 2011 + The Hays Free Press (ISSN 1087-9323) published week- ly by Barton Publications, Inc., 122 N. Main St., Buda, TX 78610. Periodicals post- age paid at Buda, TX 78610 and additional mailing of- rices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Barton Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. ISSN#1087-9323 NEWS'liPS If you think it's news, we probably do tool Newsroom phone: 512-268-7862 E-mail: news@haysfree- press.corn Mail: nO. Box 339 Buda, Texas 78610 C01~Effrl0NS 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 brought to the attention of the publisher. DF.N)UMES The deadline for display advertising and any contrib- uted news copy in the Hays Free Press is 5 p.m. Friday the week pdor to publica- tion. The deadline for Letters to the Editor and classified word advertising in the Hays Free Press is noon Mon- day the week of publica- tion, though we encourage readers and advertisers to observe the Friday deadline: LETrERS 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 emalled to csb@ HISTORY Founded April 10, 1903 by Thomas Fletcher Harwell as The Kyle News, with offices on the comer of Budeson and Miller Streets in the town's oldest remaining building. It merged into The Hays Counfy Citizen in 1956. The paper consolidated with The Free Press in October, 1978. During its more than 100-yser history the news- paper has maintained offices at more than a dozen loca- tions in Kyle and Buda. D /~ult. Eagles Nest 400 block Drive, Buda. of Rail Yard8:49 p.m. March Drive. 1:10 p.m. 11. March 14. I~q Failure to Building ~ stop and burglary, render aid. 5300 block 8:46 a.rn. March of Industrial Way 11. (see news Drive, Buda. brief) 8:15 p.m. March Death 14. Investiga- B Break- tion. 4:45 ing and p.m. March 11. entering.(see news brief) 23400 block of m Stolen Interstate 35. @1[I] vehicle, 4:15 p.m. March mJ~,a 5400 13. B Resi- dential burglary. 100 block of Wildfire Cove, Buda. 4:12 p.m. March 13. ~-~ Assault. 1200 block of Firs block of FM 1626. 5:45 a.m. March 11. DWI. Interstate 35 north- bound near exit 215, 3:15 a.m. March 11. Stolen vehicle. 5100 Cracker Drive, Buda. 1:34 p.m. block Kyle Cen- March 13. ter Drive. 8:20 r~ DtWeLtatep.m. March 10. m Con- 35 south- II il~] trolled bound near exit m sub- 215. 5:35 a,m. stance posses- March 13. sion. Corner of Assault, Center, Nance 12500 Streets. 9:31 block of p.m. March 9. SOURCE: KYUE POt.ICE DEPARTM~, HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OR:ICE STAFF REPORT Authorities are search- ing for a man who held a woman at gunpoint in Kyle and forced her to drive him to Travis Coun- ty on Tuesday afternoon, officials say. The woman and her car were carjacked in the Kensington Trails sub- division on CR 122 near Seton Medical Center with assistance from the Hays around 12:30 p.m., Travis County Sheriff's city spokesperson Ierry Office, Hendrix said. The suspect is de- At about 1 p.m., author- scribed as a black male, 5 ities were alerted of the feet, 11 inches tall, wear- carjacking after the man ing a checkered sweater told the woman to pull and dark jeans, sheriff's over on the 11200 block spokespersonRogerWade of FM 1625 just north of said. The man is still be- Creedmoor, where he got lieved to be armed. out of the vehicle and fled "Apparently she on foot. dropped the man off and Kyle police are taking he took off through the the lead in the search, woods," Wade said. The suspect is described as a black male, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, wearing a checkered sweater and dark jeans , two STAFF REPORT A 76-year-old woman died Friday when her car flipped over several times and landed on top of another vehicle along Interstate 35 in Kyie, police say. Beverly Murra5 of San Antonio, was trans- ported via helicopter to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin but was later pronounced dead, a Kyle Police Department spokesperson said. Wimesses told police that Murray was traveliltg in a blue Honda Accord on the interstate's north- bound inside lane when she veered to the right to avoid traffic backed up near exit 213 around 4:45 p.m. Her car swerved across the other two lanes, hit a grassy area and rolled over several times before it landed upside down on a white Dodge Durango traveling southbound on the frontage road. Two passengers in the Durango, a 45-year-oid woman and 8-year-old boy, sustained non-life threatening injuries and were izansported to Seton Medical Center Hays, the spokesperson said. Police continue to investigate the incident but don't expect to file any charges. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE KYI,.E POLICE DEPARTMENT A fatal collision along Inter- state 35 in Kyle left extreme wreckage set- ting roadside for hours on Friday. A 76-year-old San Antonio woman was killed when her car swerved off the interstate, rolled over and landed upside down on another vehicle driving on the frontage road. I III lift Woman hit by car on access road Kyle police are investigating a vehicle-pedestrian collision Friday morning on the southbound Interstate 35 on ramp near the Target store. A 36-year-old woman, who was transported to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin with non-life threatening injuries, was struck by a vehicle while she attempted to cross the interstate on-ramp around 9:30 a.m., police say. Witnesses told police that the woman was walkin,g along the 'interstate and tried to cross the on-ramp next to Btarieson Road when she was struck by a Toyota sedan. No charges ;are expect- ed to be filed, police say. Emergency crews shut down the an-ramp and omtside lane of the interstate but reopened the roads by 12:20 p.m. Vehicle hits man, Ihen flees in Igl e An unidentified vehicle hit a 45-year-old man as the walked on the shoulder of the Interstate 35 frontage road ntear the inter- section of Brent Boulevard Friday night, police say. The man suffered a broken leg when the vehicle (clipped him from behind. He was transported to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin around 8:45 p.m., a Kyie Police Department,spokesper- son said. Since the victim and the vehicle were both headimg nortia- bound, he didn't see the vehicle coming and couldm't provide a vehicle description to police, the spokesperson said. Police are investigating the incident as a failure t(o stop and render aid.