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APRIL 10, 2013 + BIG WIN Lady Rebel softball focuses on big win against Schertz. - Page 1B NO MORE Breaking away from domestic abuse. - Page 1C Barton Publications, Inc. ......... HaysFreePress.com ....... ................. Vol. 111 * No. 02 Serving Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County 75 BY ANDY SE3/ILLA andy@haysfreepress.com A San Marcos man is behind bars after allegedly groping a woman out- side the Kyle H-E-B and reportedly attempting to kidnap her moments after the woman finished shopping Saturday morning. The woman's fighting spirit, though, foiled the suspect's alleged attempt to kidnap her just before noon. "The victim began screaming for help and punching the male subject in the stomach. At that point, the male subject released the victim, re- directly behind turned to his vehicle and drove off to- her, blocking her ward H-E-B at a high rate of speed," from backing out said Gilbert Dellossantos' (De Los of her parking Santos) arrest affidavit, spot, the affidavit De Los Santos was arrested March said. 31 and charged with attempt to com- That's when mit aggravated kidnap with intent to De Los Santos inflict bodily injury or sexual abuse, a got out of his car second-degree felony, and approached Thevictimtoldpoliceshewasemp- the victim ask- tying groceries from her shopping ing for directions cart into the back of her car in the H- to a church in E-B Plus parking lot on the morning the Green Pas- of March 30. The victim observed a tures area of Kyle, blackToyotasport-ntilityvehiclepark and as the DE LOS SANTOS the affidavit said, victim attempted to offer directions, De Los Santos allegedly number on the suspect's vehicle, as put both his hands down the victim's well as a few identifying characters- dress, before allegedly grabbing her tics of the SUM. by the arm and attempting to pull her Kyle Police tracked down the regis- toward his vehicle, tration information from the vehicle's The woman screamed for help and license plate number and discovered fought offher alleged kidnapper, who, the registered owner matched the she described to police, as Hispanic, verbal description provided by the 5-foot 10-inches in height and weigh- victim, the affidavit said. ing about 300 pounds. She told police "I obtained a driver's license pho- the suspect had a shaved head, dark tograph and completed a photo line- patches of skin on his cheeks and a up," a Kyle Police officer said in the tattoo of an unknown design on his affidavit. "The suspect was located in right arm. the number 4 position of the photo The victim also was able to provide police with the Texas license plate See ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING, pg. 2A sid BY ANDY SEVILLA news@haysfreepress.com Confounding drivers even further, a late- breaking change in scheduling by a Texas De- partment of Transportation (TxDOT) contrac- tor has delayed the implementation of one-way interstate frontage roads in Kyle, after first say- ing the change wotfld take effect Tuesday, April 9. Only the north- bound service road changed to one-way on Tuesday, while the southbound frontage road will be converted to one way on Thursday. Kyle drivers were first told both Inter- state 35 (I-35) front- age roads, between FM 1626 (Kyle CAUTION Both Kyle access roads running on the east and west sides of IH-35, from FM 1626 to Center Street, will both become one way this week. The east side is already one way and the west side will make the transition April 11. Parkway) and FM 150 (Center Street), would be converted from two-way to one-way on April 9; and in the course of preparing for the change, drivers later found out on April 8 that the south- bound road's conversion had been rescheduled to April 11, via electronic signage on the side of the affected roads. Adding more fuel to the confusion, TxDOT put out a statement at about 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, saying work would begin to convert the northbound frontage road to one-way at 8 a.m. on April 9, despite electronic signage on the same road saying otherwise. A city news release said the northbound front- age road will begin its transition to one-way on April 9 and continue through Wednesday, April 10. During the northbound frontage roads' conversion, the southbound frontage road will See KYLE GOES ONE-WAY, pg. 2A changes / ril 11 TxDOT seeks at dangerous intersection BY ANDY SEVILLA news@haysfreepress.com A safety and mobility improvement design may be headed to the "danger- ous" FM 1626 and Kohler's Crossing intersection in Kyle, though the proposed plans deviate from the city's norm and the public's input has yet to be solicited. Council members unan- imously gave a green light to the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) pursuit for a roundabout at that intersection, as op- posed to the more tradi- tional traffic light drivers are accustomed to ap- proaching at Kyle intersec- tions. Council members Sa- mantha Bellows-LeMense and Brad Pickett were ab- sent for the discussion. "The Institute of Trans- portation Engineers recog- nizes the safety, operational and sustainability benefits of roundabouts, and rec- ommends transportation professionals and own- ing jurisdictions include roundabouts as an option when intersections are be- ing planned and designed," a 2011 Institute of Trans- portation Engineers draft See ROUNDABOUTS, pg. 2A Find more local events at haysfreepress.com/calendar. Nonprofit organizations may submit an event for inclusion in our calendars. Cardinal Cross Counl Run & Health Fair Pie lovers' paradise in San Marcos Heart Walk The American Heart Association is the largest BY MOSES LEOS III news@haysfreepress.com On a recentWednesday after- noon in April, about 15 tractor- trailers, some without a cab at- tached, were parked in the back lot of Cabela's in Buda. An RV was also parked alongside the 18-wheelers. One truck with the Walrnart logo emblazoned on its sides, rolled by, its engine low and rumbling. The other rigs were mostly silent, with a few idling, perhaps because a driver was running the A/C in the 80-de- gree Texas spring. Later that week at 8:30 p.m. Friday, about the same number of trucks were parked, though more activity was apparent as trucks from the interstate head- ed down Cabela's Drive, find- ing a place among the vacant spots. Jesse Cortinas was si~ing in his big rig cab, the engine just loud enough to prevent conver- sation. He switched off the en- gine and got out to talk. Co~Jnas is a regular at the Cabela's lot; he drives up five nights a week from his home- town of Laredo to Buda with a full load of goods. Another driver coming down from Dal- las meets him there and they swap trailers. Cortinas heads southwest with an empty trailer to turn around and make the trip all over again the next day. He's been running this routine for months, always meeting in the Cabela's parking lot. But the days of commemial vehicles staging and standing in Buda parking lots will soon The event is scheduled for April 13 at Santa Wimberley Cruz Catholic School in Buda and will in- voluntary come to an end. At the April 2 c ude a 1K k ds' race at 7:45 a.m. and a 5K Come out to enjoy the pie health or- city council meeting, members run/walk at 8:15 a.m., which will take par- food, drinks, face painting' gan~ati~n unanimously approved the mo- hclpants through Histonc Stagecoach and more at the 23rd Annual g " " prevent " tion to ban certain commercial Park. A Health Fair is also scheduled Pie Social contest hosted by ,, vehicles from parking in lots from 8-11 a.m. that will feature the Wimberley Institute of treat ann .... J ~L....:,.. aereat mounu me utty. community service providers Culture The social takes ,-, .. 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