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+ Lob0 softball takes down Leander Lions. - Page 1B Buda looks at resources for growing, aging population. - Page iC BARTON PUBLICATIONS, INC. ..... HaysFreePress.com .............. ...................... Vol. 121 No. 1 Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County, TX 75 STAFF REPORT Hays County Sheriff's Office officials are warning residents of a possible police impersonator who conducted illicit traffic stops on at least two residents in the Kyle area last week. According to a Hays County press release, the two reported incidents involved a white or silver Chevrolet pickup truck with damage to the front left quarter panel. The most recent incident involving a police impersonator took place around midnight Thursday. A male driver was traveling along FM 2001 near Satter- white Road east of Buda when a vehicle activated red and blue dashboard lights to pull the driver over. According to the release, the suspect took a "long time" to exit the pickup truck, causing concern for the complainant. The suspect then exited the pickup and shined a flashlight in a manner that the com- plainant took as a command to exit his vehicle. The man did not see any law enforcement markings on the pickup truck and sped away, according to the release. The suspect vehicle followed the complainant as he turned on to Goforth Road. When the complainant pulled in to a driveway of a residence, the suspect vehicle drove past him POLICE IMPERSONATORS, 2A Community mourns loss of Hays High student BY MOSES LEOS III news@haysfreepress.com From Dripping Springs to Leander and across Central Texas last week, the motto of "Play for Brynn" became a call of solidarity. Whether that meant using eye black to scribble the number 13 on faces, arms or bail caps, many used the AYLOR motto as a way to help the Hays High softball team mourn tile loss :4 ofoneofitsown. Brynn Aylor, 16, of Buda, a Hays High junior varsity softball player, was killed March 22 in a two-vehicle accident along FM 2770 roughly a mile south of Buda. Heather Colleen Wartenburg, 47 and her daughter, Norah Elize Wartenburg, were injured BRYNN AYLOR, 4A BY LOGAN MCCULLOUGH news@haysfreepress.com A potential roundabout at the FM 150 and FM 3237 intersection near Driftwood could be considered within a character plan aimed at revamping the stretch of road between Kyle and Dripping PHOTO BY CAROL DAVIS The Lady Rebel Softball team, as well as other athletes in~and'~around the district, chose to remember Hays student and softball player Brynn Aylor, who was kil~ in a car accident last Wednesday on FM 2770, by adopting the motto "Play for Brynn." ' ':~ Springs. the corridor and learn what started saying, 'Why are you The proposed roundabout nearby residents value about taking so long? Let's get this was part of an update on the the road. done,'" said Cantalupo. plan given to the Hays County Cantalupo said that this The FM 150 character plan Commissioners Court early plan was slated for comple- seeks to gather input from the last week. tion in November or Decem- citizens of Hays County on ]oe Cantalupo, K-Friese ber 2017, but residents of the how the span of road between and Associates vice president county spoke out to acceler- Arroyo Ranch Road in Kyle and FM 150 Character Plan ate the project, and Ranch Road (RR) 12 in project manager, said his "People instead of saying, team set out to understand 'Why are you doing this?' ROUNDABOUT, 2A Coffee with the Superintendent L g,' : BY MOSES LEOS III news@haysfreepress.com The fight over Hays County groundwater is bubbling once again after legislation in the 85th Texas Legislature has drawn the ire of a local state representative. At the center of the controver- sy is the 5,000-acre Needmore Ranch, located along the Blanco River in Wimberley and owned by south Texas beer distributor Greg LaMantia. ' : The property is within the, jurisdiction of the Hays TriM: ty Groundwater Conservation District and the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District. The latter was added as a result of 2015 House Bill 3405, or the "Save our Wells" bill, which allowed the BSEACD to take over jurisdiction over previously un- regulated portions of the Trinity GROUNDWATER, 4A BY LESLY DE LEON news@haysfreepress.com Construction on a $6.5 million sewer line project in the south- ern side of Kyle is estimated to be completed in 2019, bringing more development to the area. Discussion on the project began six years ago, when city officials decided a main sewer line was needed in south Kyle. The pro- posed line would run south along 1-35 from FM 150 as far south as Yarrington Road. In the late 1990s, city officials Come meet your Hays CISD decided to run a main sewer line Superintendent Michael McKie to " on the north side of Kvle, which d scuss the upcoming schoo bond i~;" . . . , .s lead to aevempment proposal on Fnday, March 31,7:30 ~ . . . ,. . a.m. at Casa Maria's Restaurant in Kyle w.lthout a mam sewer une, the - 22604 IH 35. Coffee will be provided :" southern part of Kyle couldnt free of charge, rAA&--, develop properly as no developer rurty could afford to install the main - Co m e o ut to the Fir' stl[ock hart sewer line, said ]ames Earp, assis - ~&.,..~l~...=~ Irk..,...,.. I~ .. .. J -= .= .. Kyle Banking Center (800 W. FM tant city manager. otupIIUII UHIlll nt:uUlaig 150 in Kyle) on Saturday, April 8 To resolve the issue, the city -- from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for this free will install collection lines, a lift Poet Stephen Dunn will hold a reading and book signing at The annual event Enjoy an afternoonstation, which is a collection tank Wittliff Collections on Thursday, March 30 at 3:30 p.m. and the of fun, featuring a moonwalk, with pressure pumps to move Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center on Friday, March 31 at D J, petting zoo, pictures with sewa-e throu"a" lines, and force 7:30 p.m. Dunn is the author of 16 books, including "Different the Easter Bunny, egg hunts and ~ ~ Hours,' which won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, more family-friendly fun. 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