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+ REBEL RUN Hays Rebel softball team on four-game winning streak. - Page 1B RED-Y TO READ Area nonprofit offers program for building confidence in literacy. - Page 1C BARTON PUBLICATIONS, INC. ....... ...... ..... Vol. 120 No. 52 Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County, TX 75 STAFF REPORT The indictment was capital murder of a Uresti, 58, her father- one of two issued by person under ten yearsin-law. An indictment A Hays County grand the grand jury againstof age. The second wasis a formal accusation jury earlier this month Krystle Conception for aggravated assaultagainst an individual issued a capital murder Villanueva, 25, of Kyle. with a deadly weapon, suspected of a serious indictment against a According to a Hays which was issued crime but does not Kyle woman accused of County press release, after Villanueva was determine guilt or killing her five-year-old the first indictment suspected of stabbing inno'cence. daughter in January. against Villanueva is Eustorgio Arellano- On Jan. 5, Hays County authorities responded stab wounds across his to a home in the 200 forehead, his back and block of Willow Terrace left shoulder, according in the Green Pastures to a probable cause subdivision, affidavit provided by The Hays Free Press Hays County Pct. 2 reported authorities Justice of the Peace Beth discovered Uresti outside of the home with MURDER INDICTMENT, 2A MURKY PHOTO BY DAVID WHITE The city of Kyle approved an ordinance preventing retailers from displaying motor vehicles outside on the 1-35 corridor within city limits. Established businesses may continue to operate as non-conforming businesses but must conform to the code if they expand. BY MOSES LEOS III Vehicle sale and rental lots could be a thing of the past after Kyle city leaders decided Tuesday to shut down all future outdoor sales and display of motor vehicles along the 1-35 corridor. The Kyle City Council approved an amendment to a city ordinance which prohibits the outdoor display and sale of any motor vehicles along the 1-35 corridor. The amendment does not require current sales or rental businesses to come under the roles until they wish to "1 think the proposal is heavy-handed, unsub- stantiated, and focuses on eliminating auto dealerships without realizing that several of the categories on the list don't even sell autos and are solid generators of jobs, sales tax, vehicle tax, property tax, inventory tax and more." -Travis Mitchell, owner of Mitchell Motor Sports and Kyle city council member expand their facilities, little incentive to locations in toward City officials accommodate our neighborhoods," proposed the automobile sales, said Howard Koontz, amendment because "The high visibility director of planning automobile sales do not areas along 1-35 should and community generate local sales tax, be reserved for thosedevelopment, in a staff only property tax, and uses that provide memo. are not typically high for the needs of the Motor vehicle sales, volume employers, motoring public, and rentals and leasing are As a result, city for those uses that officials see very are less desirable asNO OUTDOOR SALES, 4A Hooked On Stephen Dunn., __ ___.Reading On Saturday, March 25, and Book algnlng~s the city of Kyle will hold its annual spring fishing Poet Stephen Dunn will hold a reading and tournament at Lake 03 signing at The Wittliff Collections on Thursday, Kyle for all adults with a i March 30 at 3:30 p.m. and the Katherine Anne valid Texas Freshwater Porter Literary Center on Friday, March 31 Fishing License. This at 7:30 p.m. Dunn is the author of 16 books, unique tournament including "Different Hours," which won the 2001 will test your strategic Pulitzer Prize for poetry. He has been awarded a ability to catch quali- (~ Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, fying species of fish in and three fellowships from the National Lake Kyte: Large-mouth III ,t' Endowment for the Arts. Since 1974 he has bass, sunfish/perch and i Q~ taught at Richard Stockton College of NJ, where channel catfish. See he is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The recreation/fishing-tour- l,- Nation, New Republic, the New Yorker, Georgia naments to register and ~ Z '~ Review, and the Amencan Poetry Review. for a schedule. # BY SAMANTHA SMITH city at a future meeting. HB 2851, introduced by State Rep. Paul Workman (R-Austin), Tempers flared at would create an Onion times Tuesday over a Creek Watershed district. proposed house bill that The proposed new could create a watershed district would have a district for Onion Creek. board of directors who With concerns would have the power that include a lack of to levy taxes and fees on representation for Buda residents who live within in the proposed district, its boundaries. Buda city leaders asked According to staffto draft a resolution Workman's bill, Travis outlining necessary County would have the changes to House Bill 2851 to better suit the WATERSHED DISTRICT, 4A VALDEZ MCDONALD SORRELLS ZAPATA BY MOSES LEOS III Four men, three of whom have connections to a criminal street gang, were arrested earlier this month after execution of an arrest warrant by authorities led to the alleged discovery of a cache of narcotics with intent to sell. ty arrest affidavit. Carlos Valdez, 20, of Kyle. was also arrested, but was not affiliated with the street gang. Valdez was arrested on a charge of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, which is a state jail felony. According to the arrest- ing affidavits, the Hays County SWAT team execut- ed an arrest warrant on Andrew McDonald, McDonald stemming from 19, Cahdn Sorrells, 18, a June 2016 aggravated and James Zapata, 17, all robbery charge, of which of Kyle, were arrested on Sorrells was also involved, multiple charges by the at appro:dmately 3 a.m. at Hays County SWAT Team a home in the 300 block of at approximately 4:30 to 5 Discovery in Kyle. a.m. on Friday. March 17. When officers entered One of those charges the premises, they al- include engaging in legedly saw in plain view organized criminal ac- drug paraphernalia such tivity (ECOA), which is a as smoking pipes, small third-degree felony. They 1-inch baggies for drug were charged with EOCA distribution and a digital based on all three having scale, according to the ties to the Tree Top Piru, affidavit. which is an affiliate of the A Hays County deputy Blood criminal street gang, according to a Hays Coun- TEENS ARRESTED, 2A Z "-= ,r "''U"O' " News ............... 14A Business ......... 14D,, Im!!!!tll Opinions ............... 3A Service Directory ..... 3D Proposed bill sends m Sports ............... 1-2B Classifieds ............ 2D HOT funds to sports. Education ......... 3-4B Public Notices ... 2D, 4D - Page 1D [ Community ...... 1-4C 7 7 + < ........... T l; ~ ~