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/li!lll!!!ilniJjiliuliw Page 2A Nm Hays Free Press * March 23, 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- fices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Barton Publications, Inc., RO. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. ISSN#1087-9323 NEWSllPS If you think it's news, we probably do too! Newsroom phone: 512-268-7862 E-mail: news@haysfree- press.com Mail: P.O. Box 339 Buda, Texas 78610 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. OF.AOUNES The deadline for display advertising and any contrib- uted news copy in the Hays Free Press is 5 p.m. Friday the week pnor 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. GUIDELINES We welcome locally wdttan 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 cladty. 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@ haysfreepress.com HISTORY Founded April 10, 1903 by Thomas Fletcher Harwell 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-yeer history the news- paper has maintained offices at more than a dozen loca- tions in Kyle and Buda. IME MAP D Aggra- 81.2:32 a.m. vated March 19. robbery, D Vehicle Downing Way burglary. and Marquitos 4400 Drive. 12:18block of Mather p.m. March Road, Kyle. 7 15. See story p.m. March 19. in March 16 paper. ~ Public in- toxication. B Sexual 200 block assault, of Decker. 1:02 12700 a.m. March 20. block of Turkey Cove, Buda. ~ Public 9:43 p.m. Ik~ intoxica- tion. 5400 March 15. block of FM ......IRq Assault 1626.2:58 a.m. El causing March 20. bodily In- jury. 300 block ~1~ Driving of Shrike Drive, ~ while intoxi- Buda. 5:14 cared, inter- p.m. March 17. state 35 east B Evading access road detention, at Truck City, Goforth Buda. 12:13 Road at a.m. March 21. Creek's Land- ing. 6:24 p.m. ~1 Viola- March 18. i tlon of a protec- ~ Evading tire order. 200 detention, block of Golden Area of Cove. 6:23 p.m. Sunfisid, Buda. March 21. 7:13 p.m. March 18. Find more cdme coy- B Publicln- erageat toxication, haysfreepress. 1200 block corn/crime of Old Highway SOURCE: KYLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFRCE Man to stand trial for attack in RV park A Hays Cotmtyjury has indicted a Kyte man on a charge he physically attacked his girl- friend when he thought she was sleeping with another man. David Wayne Renfro, 38, was arrested Jan. 18 and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony, after he allegedly assaulted the woman as she slept in their trailer at the Plum Creek RV Resort in south Kyle. According to an affida- vit used to secure an arrest warrant, Renfro pulled her hair with both hands before throwing her to the ground and into a space heater. Dur- ing the attack, he stabbeda ceil phone in front of her face and kicked her in the back, causing her to fall out the trailer, the affidavit states. Renfro remains in custody at Hays County Jail on a $50,000 bond for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. If con- victed, he could be sentenced to two to 99 years in prison. accuses Kyle man of roping teen gid A 41-year-old man has been indicted for allegedly raping a teenage family member while she stayed at his Kyle home in July 2010, authorities say. After his wife and child left the Burleson Street home, an arrest warrant affidavit alleges, Felix Sandoval forced his way into the bedroom where the 15-year-old girl was sleeping and forced sexual intercourse with her. The girl made the allega- tions to police on Nov. 15 which Sandovai has denied, the affidavit states. Sandoval remains in cus- tody at Hays County Jail on a $60,000 bond and is charged with sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony. Mendel files for Kyle City Council Editor's Note: Candidate flling ended last week for the Buda and ~u~ city counci~ the Hays CISD The Heys Free Press prints sub- mitmi candidate announcemsRt press rdaz~s and photos as a public MENDEL seru/ce. E/act/on day is May 14. Send such cones/xmdenoe news@tuzyspeepress.com On Monda~ March 14, Grsham Men- del announced he is running for mayDr of the dty of Kyie. Mendel said he is appreciative of the hard work put forth by the current members of the Kyte City Council in dealing with the current budget deticit~ However, he believes there is more that needs to be done to lead Kyle in the right direction for the future "We need to work tosether to be able to the remaUa budget Vsue By using a conservative approach to the problem I am eo~c~l_ we can solve Kylds budget defidt,' Mendel said. Mendel believes the U.S. Constitution is one of the best documents eve~ wdtte~ q believe ifwe followthe guidelines laid out before us in the Cor~dmtion we will be able to get Kyle back on the right course to keep our going in the direc- tion it needs to 8o," Mende] sakL Mendel believes ffwe lose s~ht of these fundamentals the dty will not be able to keep up with the demands on the infrastruca e which our growth requirm The city should be able to provide safe roads and sidewalks for the ddzens of Kyie, without raising taxes to do it. Mendel believes Kyie should be at- tla~ more businesses and industries to increase our tax base and in addition increase local jobs as well as our local economy. "We, the dtizens of Kyie, need to be willing to do our part," Me~dd said. Mendd wolks for an urgent cam clinic inAustin, wbe~e he currendyhandles tt~r billing and patient service needs, He stud- led panks and recreation management- He has lived in Kyle for 6 years, volunteers as a youth minister at his church and served with several com- m_ittees with the his neighborhood's homeowner association. He has been married seven years and has a daughter who just turned 1 year old. Putnam files Kyie On Mon- dayMaxh 14 Jean Putnam filed her rt~istration with the Kyle city managers office to seek the District 2 seat on the PUTNAM Kyle City Council. Recognizing the financial problems off government at the national, stme andlocal levels Pumam has made a conscious commitmetat as a constitutional conservative to run as a candidate for the Kyie City Council. Putnam knows .she can make a ;significant difference as a proud conservative resident of Kyia She believes in the values of our founders as stated in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. She is for fi~gal and simple governance and would address all possible fiscal controls on the city's revenue to eliminate its debt and most assuredly would not raise taxes on its resi- dents. Putnam knows and believes that the vast majority of citizens in our country agree that their taxes at all levels are already suffident to run our government- lean Brew up in Buf- falo, N.Y. and moved to Austin when shewas21. In Austin she met her husband, John to whom she has been married for 32yearn Jean and John have lived in the3Naterleaf subdivisiora for the last two yearn 1[hey have a daughter amd a son who are both ha)ppily mar- ried. Pumama has owned and managled a profes- sional residlenlial dean- ing Service: for 2.5 years. Sherman announces run for Kyle Council On Monday, March 14, Run Sherman an- nounced he is nmnJn8 for the District 4 seat on the Kyle city CounciL Sherman said the city has made some positive steps toward balancing tthooS b bsrrUmd~eL but they am "While working to reduce the dty's budget defidt the council has SHERMAN only taken baby steps towards solving the problem. We need a more conservative approach to dealing with the bud- getm_g issues here in K~e," Sherman said. fiherman is a firm believer in the Constitution. "It is one of the most inspired documents ever writter~ Hawed men came together for a greater cause, the cause of liberty and the pursuit of happiness," Sherman said. Sherman believes the fundamentals of the Constitution are applicable at all levels of govemment, especiagy for the city of Kyle. He knows the focus must be on keeping taxes low whUe dealing with the challenge of maintaining infrastructure to keep up with the growth. As the dty of Kyle grows it runs the risk of having its own great history diluted. a representative on the City Council I wi]l seek to preserve our heritage and way of life, while worldng to balance the budget, reduce wasteful spending, and provide an infrastruc- ture that win serve our citizens for years to come. Growth is inevitable, but we must man- age it in a way that makes Kyle an a_t~ac "ti~___ place for famgJes and business alike, Sherman said. Sherman has been in the facilities manage- ment business for 15 yearn He currently runs the custodial department for a local universiW. He has a degree in business administration and a second degree in Human Resource Manage- ment- He has lived in Kyie for six years where he has volunteered for the Boy Scouts of America, his church, and served on the search commit- tee for a new Kyie city ~er. He has four children ages 15,13, ll, and 8 years old. 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