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Page 4A NEWS Hays Free Press March 20, 2013 Drought Warning Continued from pg. 1A hibited from letting water pool to a depth greater than a quarter-inch or to nm off the property more than 50 feet. An official with the Buda water de- partment said once the BSEACD de- clares Stage III Critical Drought, the city will follow suit and declare Stage II drought within its boundaries. Kyle, however, should remain at Stage 1 drought restric- tions despite the added ~,. alarm at the BSEACD. ~ ~ Kyle Utilities Coo~~/~\RioK.~: Orande ..... tor Jason Biemer said m~~~;'2~. voluntary water conservatiofi mea- '~ sures have been effective and that raising the drought restrictions is not warranted at this time. Biemer said that recent figures show that only 21 percent of Kyle's water is being pumped from the BSEACD and 79 percent is surface water from Canyon Lake, which is governed by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA). But, for Buda, 60 percent of its water is being pumped from the BSEACD and 40 percent is being supplied by the GBRA, according to its website. NDMC USDA NOAA TCEQOffice~Water Drought Impact on Texas Surface Water March 12, 2013 Drought Severity Index Nothing DO - Al~y Oty DI - D@nl - M~ler)le ~ND4 - Drought - F, Xe.~I0~I Neches.Tdnity TrinRy~n Jacinto San Jaclnto-Brazos Brazos-Colorado Colorado-I..a~ca l..avs~-Guada~upe San Antonlo,,Nueces Drought Moniter Oataset Cteveloped by the Nat~l~ OrC~Jht ?,,~iltgaticct Co,mr (NDMC} U S. 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Following those first two shots, Stock fled into a class- room. Two first responders who were at the end of the hall closed the gap between themselves and Stock within seconds. More bullets were exchanged - one of the officers entered the classroom where unbeknownst to him, a second shooter waited. A hailstorm of gunfire, which only took about 10 sec- onds, resulted in Stock getting hit and falling to the ground. His partner in crime was also downed. When the law enforcement officers had the situation un- der control, the trainer talked them through what steps to take next. Then the group held a short post-mortem discussion about the incident. "This was about a five shot scenario," said the trainer. "How many rounds do you think we expended?" The officers answered, % / lot." '3. lot. There was a lot of slide lock going on," the trainer said. Slide lock is a term that refers to a gun malfunction. He then asked Stock, "How many shots before you got hit?" "It must have been at least five," Stock answered. A look down at his hand revealed one of the simunition bullets broke the skin on his finger. While all the officers, good and bad guys alike, had on protective gear and hel- mets, no one was wearing gloves. And so it would go for the rest of the day; officers re- sponding to various scenarios then working with the training staff to reconstruct the details. The goal was to learn from the experience. Kidd said his objective is to help local law enforcement be prepared for whatever situa- tion they encounter. In his extensive research on active shooter incidents across the country, Kidd said he has found two factors that make the most difference. The first is how quickly a shooter can find victims, the second is how fast law enforcement gets to the scene. He is also working with Hays CISD to develop teacher training because every barrier a school can put up between a shooter and victims buys law enforcement more time. Blue is a 3-year-old blue heeler mix. She only has one eye, but it doesn't bother her one bit! She is also potty trained and really likes other dogs! Please stop by the shelter and play with her! Snaggle Toot is one of our awesome seniors! She is around 9 years old. She looks a little silly because she has been shaved, but her beautiful black coat will grow back soon! Snaggle Toot is very friendly and likes other cats. :i!'i PAWS Shelter and Humane Society is a non-profit, no-kill shelter operated primarily on donations and adoptions. 500 FM 150 E, Kyle, TX 512 268-1611 All animals are fully vaccinated, spay/neutered, microchipped and dewormed. sponsored by Tow & COUNTRY ETERIA ARY HOSHTAL Bill Selman, DVM Kayley O'roole, DVM Committed to your pet's health since 1978. 6300 FM 1327 (East of I35 and Creedmoore) Austin, TX 78747 512-385 -0486 +