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+ Page 2A NEWS Hays Free Press * April 12, 2017 The Hays Free Press (USPS 361-430) published weekly by Barton Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. Periodicals postage paid at Buda, TX 78610 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Barton Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. ISSN#1087-9323 NEWS TIPS If you think it's news, we probably do too! Newsroom phone: 512-268-7862 E-mail: news@haysfreepress. com Mail: 113 W. Center Street, Kyle, TX 78640 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. DEADLINES The deadline for display advertising and any contributed news copy in the Hays Free Press is 5 p.m. Friday the week prior to publication. The deadline for Letters to the Editor and classified word advertising in the Hays Free Press is noon Monday the week of publication, though we encourage readers and advertisers to observe the Friday deadline. LETTERS GUIDELINES We welcome locally written 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 clarity. 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@ 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-year history the newspaper has maintained offices at more than a dozen locations in Kyle and Buda. BY MOSES LEOS III Casey Cutler, who is the 150," Cutler said. He add- features, area, and could potential- director of public out- ed newcomers to the area "It's just that they have ly help initiatives such as reach with the Driftwood often are confused by the never seen them before," making parts of FM 150 a Historical Conservation intersection, primarily Spicer said. "They some- Texas Scenic Route. With her business Society (DHCS) and a a right-hand curve that times don't know what "We have a living her- situated near the oddly member of the FM 150 merges drivers on FM 150 they're all about." itage here. It's not fossil- shaped FM 3237 and FM Citizens Advisory Panel ) to Dripping Springs. However, Spicer said ized, it's transforming," 150 intersection, Hays CAP), said the proposal Tindol said there haveadding a roundabout Cutler said. "We have a City Store owner Tamara of the roundabout was been near misses at the would allow motorists to potential to be what fu- Tindol has seen her share created out of synergyintersection as a result carry on and avoid having ture communities in rural of minor fender-benders between the county andof increased traffic to the to stop at a stop sign or a areas could look like." take place, citizens, area. traffic signal. Tindol, who said the But with a proposal He said county officials Morgan Spicer, who Cutler, who supports current intersection is to potentially install a are working as a team works at the Mad Roost- the roundabout idea, said dangerous, said the space roundabout at the in- with the CAP to look at er's on FM 150, said she's he understood the con-betweenher business and tersection, Tindol said it what is bestat moving noticed motorists not cern with trying to teach Mad Rooster's could be could not only make traf- traffic through Hays yielding to traffic at the drivers how to maneuver large enough for a round- tic safer, but could make County. One of the ideas yield sign. around it. aoubt that could accom- the area more appealing, was to include a potential "It's a dangerous in- He believes the round-modate large trucks. The idea of a possible roundabout at the FM 150 tersection," Spicer said. about could not only spur Tindol said the round- roundabout was brought and FM 3237 intersection, "You have to drive pretty more movement and slowabout idea could be the up at the March 27 Hays which he believes could defensively around it." speeds down, but couldpreferred solution. She County Commissioners slow down traffic. But Spicer, who lived also limit pollution as cited a recent roundabout Court meeting during an Cutler, who lives in the in England for six years, well. that was installed in Kyle, update to the county's FM Driftwood area, said he was apprehensive when "It could drop becausewhich she said works 150 Character Plan. could hear the sound of learning a roundabout you don't have people smoothly. The plan aims to gather screeching tires whenever could be the solution idling their cars in traffic," "Safety is my concern public input on how to he is near the intersec- for the intersection. She Cutler said. "You're mov- and everyone in this areas approach the stretch of tion. said her primary con- ing the traffic and that's a priority," Tindol said. FM 150 between Arroyo "People fly down 3237 cern would be teachingbenefit." "Slowing down speeds Ranch Road in Kyle and and they don't under- American drivers how Cutler said a possibleand eliminating the need Ranch Road 12 in Drip- stand what they're about use a roundabout, which roundabout could retain to stop sounds like a well ping Springs in the future, to face when they go on are not common trafficthe uniqueness of the thought-out alternative." Pie Capital: Kyle applies for trademark designation Continued from pg. 1A "Talk to people in other cities, that might be debatable, but we here in Kyle, we're very fond of our pie." -Scott Sellers, Kyle City Manager is the Pie Capital of Texas. Talk to people in other cities, that might be debat- able, but we here in Kyle, we're very fond of our pie." The designation means the city will utilize the trademark, hosting events and having "Pie Capital of Texas" signage. City staff will plan events, like Pie in the a hot air balloon festival on Labor Day weekend, and possibly a pie-eating contest. SarahWatson, special events coordinator, said Pie in the Sky is in the early stages of planning. "We're very happy to have several balloon aficio- nados that have joined us to plan the event," Sellers said. "It should be a great destination and we're look- ing forward to that being a Success." City officials are actively recruiting and talking to pie industry represen- tatives about locating to Kyle. This is an economic development tool, as well as a tourism and destina- to it, we realized our desti- nation is people coming off the 1-35 to enjoy our down- town, specifically to get a slice of pie [at the Texas Pie Company]," Sellers said. Spencer Thomas, co-owner of Texas Pie Company, said he's flat- tered the pie shop he owns with Julie Albertson, his wife, is well known and appreciated. "It's nice feedback for al- most 18 years of being here developing our compan:" Thomas said. "We're kind of flattered and we feel good about all that." City officials do not intend to support just one company, but to support an industry and a current destination, Sellers said. "Brands and desti- nations are earned, not given," Sellers said. "One that we have earned as a commtmity until this point Indicted: Sexual assault of a child Continued from pg. 1A the time, the victim was 16 years old, while Ibarra was 34. The victim told authori- ties Ibarra allegedly would not leave her alone after the sexual encounter and started to treat her differ- ently at work. Detectives met with Ibarra at his apartment in Buda on Dec. 9, 2016, where Ibarra admitted to having sex with the child victim and sending her the picture of his penis. At this time, Ibarra has been indicted, which is a formal accusation of a crime and does not con- stitute a conviction. Chester is a 2-year-old short hair orange and white tabby who is the king of sunbathing and snoozing. If he isn't curled up in the comfiest spot, he's cruising around looking for pets and love Chester doesn't need the peach to live it up, just your home. Daisy is a female 1-1/2-year-old pit bull terrier mix who is waiting for the perfect humans to give all her love to. There's so much of Daisy to love and she makes sure to reciprocate 100%! Sweeten up your life with this 70-pound treat. authorities. A HCSO detective con- tinued the investigation and was granted access to the victim's ceil phone, where he discovered con- versations between Ibarra and the victim. Within the conversations, Ibarra allegedly spoke of having sex with the child victim. The detective also found a picture of Ibar- ra's penis on the victim's phone. According to the arrest- ing affidavit, the victim told authorities she and Ibarra engaged in consen- sual sexual intercourse at his apartment in Buda. At PAWS Shelter and Humane Society is a non-profit, no-kill shelter operated primarily on donations and adoptions. 500 FM 150 E, Kyle, TX 512 268-1611 All animals are fully vaccinated, spay/neutered, microchipped and dewormed. tion tool, Sellers said. "We will continue to look for additional desti- nations as we continue to grow," Sellers said. "This is the one that we see as our current brand and we hope to capitalize on that." While the city applied for the trademark, Vargas said they haven't heard back from the USPTO just yet. She said it could take several months for the city to be contacted. Once that occurs, there could be additional forms the city may have to fill out to show they've begun to use the trademark. Thomas said he would expect Kyle being the Pie Capital of Texas would attract other pie shops to the city, and he's okay with that. "There's plenty of niche for everybody to have their own slice of the pie," Thomas said. Thomas said he believes other cities may also think of themselves of as the "Pie Capital of Texas," and might challenge Kyle for the tide. "That's what it's all about, promoting busi- ness from an economic development point of view," Thomas said. "We're looking forward to see what happens." NOTICE OF ELECTION FOR HAYS CONSOLIDATED ISD TRUSTEE ELECTION (AVISO DE ELECCION PAR_& EL DISTRITO ESCOLAR INDEPENDIENTE CONSOLIDADO DE HAYS) An election is hereby ordered to be held on (Por la presente se ordena que se llevar~i a cabo una eletcci6n el) May 6, 2017 for the purpose of electing (con el prop6sito de) the school district trustee for Single-Member District 1. Single-Member District 2, and Trustee At-Large. For early voting, a voter may vote at any of the locations listed below. Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at (Para Votaci6n Adelanta- da, los votantes podr~in votar en cualquiera de las ubicaciones nombradas abajo. La votaci6n adelantada en persona se llevar~i a cabo de lunes a viernes en): Hays CISD Administration 21003 IH 35 Kyle, Texas Buda Elementary School (Upper Campus) 300 San Marcos Street Buda, Texas Between the hours of (entre las horas) 8:00 a.m. and (y) 5:00 p.m. Beginning on (empezando el dia) April 24, 2017 and ending on (y terminando el dia) May 2, 2017. Additional early voting will be held as follows (Las votaciones adelantadas adiciona- les se llevaran a cabo de tal manera): Monday, April 24, 2017, and Monday, May 1, 2017, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Hays CISD Administration Office and Buda Elementary School, and Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Buda Elementary School. On Election Day, voters must vote in their precinct where regiStered to vote. Elec- tion Day (May 6, 2017) polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the following locations (El Dia de Elecci6n, los votantes deber~in votar en su precinto donde est~in inscritos para votar. Dfa de las elecciones (6 de mayo, 2017) centros de votaci6n est~in abiertos de 07:00 a 19:00 en los siguientes lugares): District (Distrito) 1 District (Distrito) 2 District (Distrito) 3 Hays CISD Administration Tobias Elementary Chapa Middle School 21003 IH 35 1005 East FM 150 3311 Dacy Lane Kyle, TX 78640 Kyle, TX 78640 Kyle, TX 78640 District (Distrito) 4 District (Distrito) 5A &5 B Hays Hills Baptist Church Wallace Middle School 1401 North FM 1626 1500 West Center Street Buda, TX 78610 Kyle, TX 78640 Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to (Las solicitudes para boletas que se votar~in en ausencia deber~in enviarse por correo a): Hays County Elections Administrator Attn: Early Voting Clerk 712 South Stagecoach Trail, Suite 1045 San Marcos, TX 78666 Applications for ballot by mail must be received no later than the close of business on (Las solicitudes para boletas que se votar~in en ausencia por correo deber~ recibirse para el fin de las horas de las horas de negocio el) April 25, 2017. 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