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+ Page 2A NEWS Hays Free Press March 18, 2015 The Hays Free Press (ISSN 1087-9323) published weekly by Barton Publications, Inc., 122 N. Main St., Buda, TX 78610. Periodicals postage paid at Buda, TX 78610 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Barton Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. ISSN#1087-9323 NEWS TIPS If you think it's news, we probably do tool Newsroom phone: 512-268-7862 E-mail: news@haysfreepress. com Mail: 113 W. Center Street, Kyle, TX 78640 CORRECTIONS 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. DEADLINES The deadline for display advertising and any contributed news copy in the Hays Free Press is 5 p.m. Friday the week prior to publication. The deadline for Letters to the Editor and classified word advertising in the Hays Free Press is noon Monday the week of publication, though we encourage readers and advertisers to observe the Friday deadline. LETTERS GUIDELINES We welcome locally written letters to the editor on timely topics of community interest, We ask that you keepl 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 emailed to csb@ HISTORY Founded April 10, 1903, by Thomas Fletcher I-larwell as The Kyle News, with offices on the corner of Burleson and Miller streets in the town's oldest remaining building. It merged into The Hays County Citizen in 1956. The paper consolidated with The Free Press in October, 1978. During its more than 100-year history the newspaper has maintained offices at more than a dozen locations in Kyle and Buda. BY ANDY SEVILLA Two armed suspects remain at large as leads have gone cold in the November robbery of two women at a university student apartment com- plex in San Marcos. Authorities now are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects. On Nov. 26, 2014, two female residents of the University Heights II apartment complex at 1101 E. River Ridge Park- way in San Marcos were leaving their unit when two Hispanic males, according to police, ap- proached them demand- lng money. The first male -- de- scribed as standing be- tween 5'8" and 5'10" in height, thin build, well kept "pretty looking frat kid" in his late teens or early 20s, wearing a dark or possibly black shirt -- demand- ed money from the women while show- ing them a firearm tucked in his waist- band, po- lice Said in a statement. The second suspect is described as standing between 5'8" and 5'10" in height, thin build, scruffy, wearing an orange shirt and black shorts. He is also said to be in his late teens or early 20s. Police say after one of the suspects showed the women the firearm, a struggle ensued over the weapon and one of the females received an injury to her hand. That's when both sus- pects are said to have retreated to the green space east of the com- plex. Based on the victim's 'injury, police believe the firearm was possibly an air soft gun. Anyone with informa- tion on the case or the identification of the two suspects is asked to call San Marcos Police Detec- tive TiffanyWilliams at (512) 753-2106. Mobility Planning: Citizens come out for session Continued from pg. 1A of the city by looking at population and traffic modeling data from the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and Hays County. From there, funding options will be assessed. They range from the private sector, to federal and local entity funding. Weaver said keeping options open toward funding is necessary. Hav- ing "shovel ready" projects could provide assistance to obtain funding. But the first step was to find what the public views as priority. According to Jeff Barton, principal at Gap Strategies, much of the con- versation focused on road condi- tions, connec- tivity and future mobility projects, such as the proposed Kyle Loop. "We understand the urgency for some of the mobility issues. Mobility in our not-too- distant future has to be a priority." -Diane Hervol, Mayor pre-tem Mobility was a vital topic for Tracy Scheel, who vied for easier access into downtown and IH-35 from east Kyle. Bike lanes were also key, but only on roads "that don't have a higher speed limit." Mayor Pro-Tem Diane Hervol held connectivity concerns south of Center Street to Yarrington Road, primarily for emergency service vehicles. "We understand the urgency for some of the mobility issues," Hervol said. "Mobility in our not- too-distant furore has to be a priority." Kyle resident Scott In- galls said he was "very frus- trated" with the four-way stop format of FM 1626 and Kohler's Crossing. 'A light or roundabout would be perfect there," Ingalls said. For Sarah Ryan, re-eval- uating the Lehman and Goforth intersection is priority, primarily side- walks for Lehman High students. But she held con- ceres on the width of the Lehman Road bond project. She believes the two and three lane option is "not going to be accept- able" with the city's current growth. "To me, it's enough work to keep the residents contented until they can come up with some other ideas," Ryan said. "It's a farce, the way I see it." City Manager Scott Sellers understood how the city's growth has led to "less than ideal" road con- ditions. Administering a pavement assessment will "keep the good roads good and slowly bring the bad roads up to an acceptable score." Those scores will shape the city's Capital Improvement Plan. He said input on neigh- borhood roads was also helpful. "Sometimes, we focus on those primary roads we're used to driving, but we don't' gather input from residential neighborhood streets where residents see these problems everyday," he said. Mayor ToddWebster expected focus to be on roads, but said conversation on connectivity was equally vital. Citizens' "diverse opinions" provide a jumping offpoint for the city. "We're a long way away, but we'll get there," Webster said. "It's going to take some time, but this iS the beginning of the narrowing down of what the priorities are." Gary is a 2-year-old male shorthair silver tabby. They don't get much more lovable than Gary. 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