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i. + FLYING HIGH Buda man sets world record for pole vaulting. - Page 1B East side of Buda to see new water park feature. - Page 1C BARTON PUBLICATIONS, INC. .............. .................. Vol. 121 No. 3 g Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County, TX. 75 BY SAMANTHA SMITH A Kyle man was sen- tenced to 47 consecutive years in prison earlier this month after a Hays County jury convicted him of multiple charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Carlos Garcia, 41, was found guilty of one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child, three counts of indecen- cy with a child by contact, and two counts of GARCIA indecency with a child by exposure. According to a press release from Hays County District Attorney Wes Man, an investigation began in summer 2015 after two female vic- tims under the age of 14 revealed that Garcia had been exposing himself and propositioning them for sex. Several months after he was indicted for indecency with a child by exposure, a third victim under the age of 14 came forward and revealed Garcia had inappropriate sexual relations with her multiple times, according to the release. According to a Hays County arrest affidavit, a detective uncovered details surrounding the third victim, including a forensic interview with the child, who identified ten incidents between 2011 and 2013 when she was ten to 12 years old. The jury, comprised of eight men and four women who deliberated for four hours last week, sentenced Garcia to 35 years for the aggravated sexual assault of a child charge, 15 years for indecency with a child by conduct and 10 years for the second count of indecency with a child by contact. The jury also sentenced him to 5 years for indecency with a child by exposure and a probationary period of 10 years for the remaining charge of ifidecency with a child by exposure. Judge Bill Henry, who presided over the trial, ordered consecutive sentences on three of the counts, which added up to 47 years. V man BY SAMANTHA SMITH A A Buda man was indict- ed April 4 on two charges of sexual,assault of a child, along with three additional charges of indecen- cy with a child by sexual contact. Sergio Ibarra, 35, IBARRA of Buda, was booked into the Hays County Jail on $150,000 bond for the five counts. He was released from the Hays County Jail April 7. According to a Hays County Sheriff's Office arresting affidavit, a HCSO deputy was on uniform patrol on July 12, 2016 when he made contact with the victim and her mother around 3 p.m, The victim told the deputy she allegedly had sexual intercourse with Ibarra at the Trails at Buda Ranch Apartments along Robert S. Light Blvd. Ibarra was manager at the Dan's Hamburger's in Buda, where the victim worked, according to INDICTED, 2A What is Kyle most famous for? City research shows that apply for a trademark as the Pie Capital of Texas. Here, owner Julie Albertson shows off one of her signature pies. BY LESLY DELEON Grabbing a slice of cherry or pecan pie could have a much deeper meaning for Kyle residents in the near future. Earlier this month, Scott Sellers, Kyle city manager, said Kyle will become, by trademark, the "Pie Capital of Texas." That could be the case after the city submitted an applica- tion to the U.S. Patent )Z PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III it's pies, so the city will Texas Pie Company co- and Trademark Office (USPTO) to trademark the tide. Kyle filed the application under "intent to use," said VictoriaVargas, Kyle Economic Develop- ment specialist said in an emailed response. After conducting Easter Eggstravaganza COme out to Kyle's Gregg-Clarke Park on Wednesday, .April 12 from 5-8 p.m. for this egg-cellent event, includ- Ing games, egg hunts, the Easter Bunny and more. BY SAMANTHA SMITH Triple Freeport may bring jobs to Kyle. X Concerns are growing over a proposed update to a permit that could allow Buda to discharge 1.5 million gallons of treated effluent into a tributary that flows into an area reservoir. Those issues came up March 21 as 15 to 20 private property owners relayed their opinions a Texas Commis- sion on Environmental meeting on the matter. BUDA DISCHARGE, 4A - Page 1D surveys and focus groups with residents and speaking with the Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce, city officials decided Kyle was most well known for its pie. "When it came down PIE CAPITAL, 2A Easter Egg Hunt Hop to Buda Sportsplex for an egg- citing egg hunt April 15 from 9-11:30 a.m. At this free event, kids will make a dash towards the hunting ground to try and collect as many eggs and treats that can be found. Following the egg hunt, there will be more activities and fun for the whole family. BY MOSES LEOS III Less than a month af- ter a student was killed in a car accident, the Hays High community is mouming the loss of a senior who passed away over the weekend. Xavier Jacaman, 17, died of a possible self-in- flicted gunshot wound, said Dennis Gutierrez, Hays County Sheriff's Office public information officer, in an emailed re- sponse. HCSO officials have not released any further details on Jacaman's death, which is still under investigation. However, authorities are not calling the death suspicious at this time. While the HCSO con- tinues its investigation, Hays CISD officials TEEN DEATH, 6A Opinions ............... 3A Best Bets ............ 5C a Service Directory ..... 5A Business ......... 1-4D Sports ............... 1-2B Classifieds .........1-4D Education ......... 3-4B Public Notices ... 1-4D 7 +