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APRIL 3, 2013 + PLAYOFF RUN Lobo boys soccer keeps eye on next playoff game. - Page 1B LESS DOWN DRAINS Hays CISD makes switch to waterless urinals to save and conserve. - Page 1O Barton Publications, Inc. ....... ............... Vol. 111 No. 01 ........ Serving Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County 75 BY ANDY SEVILLA An Austin man charged in a Hays County complaint alleging his in- volvement in a February sexual as- sault in Kyle was arrested Tuesday morning by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. Angel Hernandez, 21, also known as Angel Arturo Hernandez-Sustaita, was apprehended without incident in the 2400 block of Dovehill Drive in South Austin, according to a U.S. Marshals' news release. Hernandez had an active felony warrant for his arrest after police said two female victims were allegedly sexually assaulted at a party on Go- forth Road in Kyle on Feb. 10. The victims said they were pro- vided alcohol and "felt unusually in- toxicated for the amount of alcohol (they) had," according to an arrest af- fidavit. The victims both became un- conscious and awoke to two suspects engaging in an assault with both vic- tims. The victims told police they were unaware if anything was put in their drinks, the affidavit said. A second suspect connected to the Feb. 10 party, Uriel Salinas, 20, was arrested March 18 and charged with sexual assault and sexual assault of a child, both second-degree felonies. The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, requested to assist in locating and apprehending Hernandez, initiated surveillance on several individuals associated with Hernandez, accord- ing to the release. Tuesday morning, task force officers continued to mon- itor pedestrian traffic at a Dovehill Drive residence and, after positively identifying Hernandez, law enforce- ment surrounded the suspect and placed him under arrest, the release said. See RAPE SUSPECT ARRESTED, pg. 4A HERNANDEZ SAUNAS I Access roads along Interstate 35 will change from two-way connect to IH35 just north of Center Street in Kyle. to one-way beginning April 9. Above is a view of PHOTO BY ANDY SB/ILLA the south-bound access road that will STAFF REPORT Two-way access roads will be a thing of the past for Kyle. Access roads along Interstate 35 will change from two-way to one-way begin- ning April 9. The change will take effect along the interstate in Kyle, between FM 1626 (Kyle Parkway) and FM 150 (Center Street). The west side access road traffic will move southbound, following the flow of IH-35, and motorists will travel northbound only on the eastern access road. "These safety and mobility improve- ments will help traffic move more smoothly and help prevent wrecks and near-wrecks caused by vehicles traveling both ways on each side of the interstate," Hays County Pct. 2 Commissioner Mark ]ones said. "The access roads will now be in line with access roads along the rest of IH-35 in Hays County, which are already one-way." Motorists are reminded to use extreme caution until drivers in the area become used to the change. Find more local events at Nonprofit organizations may submit an event for inclusion in our calendars. Annual Hays CISD Education Foundation golf Clean those clubs and take part in the annual Hays CISD Education Foundation golf tournament. Proceeds of the 1 lth annual golf tournament benefit students and teachers at Hays CISD. Registration move, quit BY MOSES LEOS III In a span of less than 24 hours, both Executive Di- rectors of the Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce and Buda Area Cham- ber of Commerce submitted their let- ters of resignation, shocking many in their respective communities. Perhaps the more shocking of the two was Buda Area Chamber of HERNANDEZ Commerce Execu- tive Director Cindy Swink, who sub- mitted her resig- nation via e-mail to BACC President Lisa Sauceda. The Kyle Cham- ber announced April 1 that its long-time Execu- tive Director Ray Hernandez had taken another job. SWINK The Buda Cham- ber, though, plans to move forward, despite Swink's abrupt resignation. "We are all very surprised to receive her resignation," said Sauceda, who talked about the recent success of the Buda After Hours Cham- ber Mixer last week. Sauceda said there were no actions on Swink's part to indicate her departure, saying, "It is a surprise to us, and to my- self," Sauceda said. According to Sauceda, Swink made her resigna- tion effective in her April 1 e-mail. "I wish her the best," said Sauceda, who said Swink had done a lot for the BACC. "I want people to know that she worked hard, and that she did some great things with the Buda Area Chamber of Commerce." Swink had held the posi- tion of executive director for a mere seven months. Sauceda and the BACC said they were adamant on mov- ing forward with their agen- da and future events. "As consultant ].R. Gonzales, who hinted at new programs that are on the horizon for the Chamber. Currently, BACC "has not made a decision on how to move forward" re- garding the search for the next ex- ecutive director, Sauceda said. "We want to get the right person in there." April 1 was thedate that theKyle Cham- berannounced that Hernandez hadaccepted the president position at the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce, which is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. "The Kyle Area Chamer of Com-~ merce is truly grateful for Ray's six years of ser- vice," said Cham- ber President Cale Baese in a press release. "During Ray's time, the Chamber has grown from a small organization to one that is a valuable tool for the business community. His leadership will be missed, but we know this is an excit- ing next step in his career." During Hernandez' six- year tenure, he played a key role in promoting the $207 million dollar Texas De- partment of Transportation bond for road safety and im- provements. He also played a leadership role with the North Hays Austin Commu- nity College Steering Com- mittee, which assisted in bringing ACC to Kyle. Additionally, Hernandez helped KACC membership increase from 150 mem- bers to over 400, as well as help institute the "Simply Charming" tourism cam- paign for the City of Kyle, along with board member Angie Mendez and member Pam Schmidt. The campaign won numerous awards from the Texas Chamber of Com- merce Executives organiza- chairman of the board, I am tion. happy that I have a great and "We are confident Ray will dedicated staff," Sauceda continue to be successful and breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m., said. "After the announce- and wish him well in his new shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m., and Ilnwnnd nwn Rlld9 I:Armpr M:zdrcd ment of the resignation, ev- position," Baese said. lunch/awards ceremony begins at ~v==.=m.==.= wNuu =u= ==.v= v ...~= nv= eryone replied, 'what can I Baese said the KACC Board tO ~ 0~,~~ 12:30 p.m. Event will be held April Located under the Live Oak Tree on Main Street in downtown Buda, do,to help?'" of Directors will bring in a 8 at Plum Creek Golf Course in the farmers market features locally grown produce and items from t~ ~ ' Everything will be busi- search firm to find a replace- ~O.~ N Kyle. For more information, email area artisans. Market runs 9-noon every Saturday through Oct. 30. + ~ ~ Visit for more information, ness as usual," said BACC ment executive director. ..... ; MAIN STREET X Opinions ......................... 3A Best Bets .................. 4C ~. ~ ~: ~ City of Buda hopes ~ Sports ........................... 2B Service Directory ........... 3D to be eligible for Main a Education ..................... 3-4B Classifieds .................... 2D t ".'t , I-,-..-~ v.. ,... Street program. Neighbors ..................... 1-6C Public Notices ............... 2-4D ~ (',1 ~ - PagelD Business ..................... 1 &4D +