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Jr ~ ~ ~i~:,~i~i~ ~i:;; ~ :i/~i~': + HaysFreePress.com Triple exemption could bring commercial business to Kyle. - Page 1D April 12, 2017 Page 1C BY SAMANTHA SMITH news@haysfreepress.com Buda cityleaders earmarked $360,000 in monies from Proposition 5 of the 2014 bond April 4 for creation of a proposed splash pad on the east side of Buda. The move, which was approved by the Buda City Co cil a unani- mous vote, would create the splash pad in Green Meadows Park. Buda Parks and Rec- reation Director Drew Wells said the splash pad was the "last component of the Prop 5 bond" to address. Wells said members of the Parks and Recre- ation and Proposition 5 committees sought to use $360,000 of the $8 million in Proposition 5 toward a water feature at the park. "It will be a different type of water feature than the one at City Park," Wells said. "It will be more desire for it outweighed financial concerns. "It will require a higher level of maintenance than normal water features that we have,, Wells said. staffto operate and main- tain facilities, Wells said. At this time, Wells said he was unaware of the exact number of additional staff that will be needed. commercial looking with : "However, it's consisten Wells also said that tipping buckets and beenloneof the top pn,with the project being last interactive water jets, ::ii :britiesofOur citizen to in line to receive bond Wells said staff had havemore water eni: money, Buda was working i u ...... ............... ss ewlth the operation :ties, ...... w th budget limitations. and maintenance costs of .... The overall scale ofHowever, staff felt it this type of water feature, Pr0 sifi, on 5 parkproj' was important to include but the communitys :ectswould require more a small restroom facility on site at the new splash pad as part of the project. One possible savings on operation and main- tenance costs, which appealed to council members, could be done by possibly partnering with the Green Meadows Home Owners Associa- tion on shared mainte- nance of the splash pad, SPLASH PAD, 4C PHOTO BY CHRIS REID Crape myrtle trees produce beautiful and fragrant flowers in the springs. by Chris Winslow They bloom for months on end, and they come in any size you could imagine. Once established they can hold up with our native tree species during even the most prolonged droughts. Vibrant color and water conservation rolled together into one beautiful tree. For a low-maintenance ornamental tree, you cannot beat the good old crape myrtle. This wonderful flower- ing tree or shrub (de- pending on the variety) provides three seasons of color without a lot of fuss or maintenance. ASK CHRIS, 4C Author and former Hays Free Press editor, Wes Ferguson, presented his second book, "The Blanco River," at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center Saturday. The book covers topics of history, geology and property rights in regards to the river. Other contributors spoke, as well, including photographer Jacob Botter, cartographer Molly O'Halloran. "The Blanco River" is available at Amazon.com PHOTOS BY DAVID WHITE Mt. cay Montage by Pauline Tom "ave you seen your first firefly .of2017? For us, it was this past week. RonTom and I went over to Buck's Backyard on 1626 for a bite to eat after Monday evening's City Council Meeting. From the back deck, in a nice breeze, we watched fireflies and the full moon while frogs croaked. It's a new dining option, and one of the closest to Mountain City. The "closest to Moun- tain City" option for Resurrection Sunday worship will surely be Fellowship Church's 10am service at Shelton Stadium, just outside Mountain City's gates. It's scheduled for rain or shine. Children, nursery through 4th grade, will be in Graham Gym. It's my church, and I extend to you an invitation to come and celebrate the resur- rection of Jesus. Before the Council Meeting started, Ellis Craig who lives on Live Oak at Ash, told me about two roadrunners near his pool, picking up sticks. The Texas Breeding Bird Arias says," In general, Greater Roadrunners nest in thorny shrubs, low trees, thickets, and clumps of cacti." A bullfrog "croaked" MONTAGE, 2C J# i il : .