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+ + LOBOS HOWL Lehman baseball beats Hays for first time since 2014. - Page 1B Hays County author children about grief. - Page 1C teaches Barton Publications, Inc. Vol. 120 No. 3 g Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County, TX. 75 BY SAMANTHA SMITH Action was taken at the Buda City Council meeting April 5 approv- ing land development agreements with local landowners, which completes Buda's extra- territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) agreement with Austin from 2002. According to Buda Planning Director, Chance Sparks,i all of the development agree- ments approved by city council had been in progress since January. Sparks explained to council that the agreements were called "non-annexation devel- opment agreements," meaning that the city has no intention of de- veloping the land at this time, but will Use the agreements to extend the city's ETJ. Citizens within the ET] are not necessarily within the Buda city limits, so they are only privy to limited city ser- vices. The extension of those boundaries keeps Austin from imposing its ET] on Buda citizens. The approval extends Buda's influence over future development decisions concerning the land and resources located in the newly extended ETJ. Council member Bobby Lane said the extended ETJ "helps protect our vital natural resources like trees and water." Lane said at the meeting that he worked for former Austin Mayor KirkWatson when the original agreement was drafted, which took six months. "I would like to say BUDA ANNEXATION, 4A Moonlighting proved, the city manager explained that he plans to do consulting on his own time for two start- up companies, one in the lighting industry and one in the biorefinery industry. "They are not city related nor would they be in conflict with working with city of Kyle," Sellers said at the meeting. "Most of that consulting would, again, be on my own time, and if there was ever traveling MOONLIGHTING, 6A BY ANNA HEROD City Manager Scott Sellers has declined to provide additional information about a con- suiting opportunity he is pursuing after council voted unanimously Tuesday to allow him to do so after discussing the matter in executive session. After the motion granting Sellers per- mission to pursue the opportunity was ap- ,,. PHOTOS BY MOSES LEOS III A line of vehicles collect on the southbound access road of Interstate 35 near the Center Street bridge after an accident closed the high- way on Friday. At right, a Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol trooper assesses the scene of a major, but non-fatal, accident that happened along southbound IH-35 near mile marker 213 in Kyle Friday. I Statistics continue to rise with population growth BY MOSES LEOS III Yarrington. Two people riding in a truck driven by Boado were identified as Ivan Trujillo, 24, and Four people were in- Michael Garcia, 42, both jured and one person was ~. of San Antonio. They killed Friday after a trio of were transported to an separate accidents occurred within a 24-hour time frame on Interstate 35. Friday's initial accident, a fatality accident currently being in- vestigated by the Kyle Police De- partment, occurred just after midnight along south- bound IH-35 near Yarrington Road in Kyle. Authorities identified Nathaniel Boado, 32, of San Antonio, as the vic- tim in the accident near Kyle Police officers on scene pulled Trujillo and Garcia, both unconscious, out of the burning vehicle. But Barnett said they were unable tO pull Boado from the wreckage. ] Accident Statistics in Kyle ~'~ ~ ~;~ ~ "~ .~ ~t,:='~ ~ ' ~:~i~: ! " .~.~ ~i~-~~'s ~i~:~ ~! ~i~.~ ~i ~: ~ :~ ~ :7 .!~ ~.....~#.~:,,~-.~:!.i~ " : area hos- 3,=4 Average number of accidents per day ~:~::~:~:~:~:~;~:~:~$~:~:::~::~::~:~:~$:~::~: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :::::::::: :: ::::: :::: : ::: :>~::: ~:. ~:~'~ ~.i~ ~..,,. .......... ,~.., ,: , :: ., .................... ~:~:i;: i.~::!!~! i;!~i!: :::: :i :: ~:: :::~::, Police Number of fatality accidents in Kyle since ! Chief Jeff ! April 2015 Barnett i said in a release officers were working side," Barnett said. "They that the in the area at the time also used about seven fire accident of the accident helping extinguishers to battle near with lane closures due to the blaze." Yarringtonconstruction. Kyle Public Informa- Road "The accident hap- tion Officer Kim Hilsen- occurred pened in front of several beck said four Kyle Police when an of our officers," Barnett officers were taken to an 18-wheel- said in a statement, area hospital for smoke er struck "They assisted in rescue inhalation after the Boado's operations until Kyle Fire rescue. pickup Department arrived." Hilsenbeck said all truck fromKyle Police officers four police officers were behind, on scene pulled Trujillo treated and released. The truck and Garcia, both uncon- At least two of the four then scious, out of the burning officers witnessed the collided vehicle. But Barnett said accident as they were on with an they were unable to pull scene for construction in 18-wheeler in front of Boado from the wreck- the area. it, causing the pickup to age. Roughly two hours lat- catch fire. "They tried in vain toer, a second multi-vehicle According to Bar- pull out a third occupant nett, several Kyle Police but he was pinned in- HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS, 4A Old Settler's Music Festival Old Settler's is back for another year of folksy fun. This annual event features Americana, acoustic jazz and blues, bluegrass, old-time local faves and other artists from around the world. Visitors can also enjoy arts and crafts, camping, food and libations and more. The event is held at Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch in Driftwood April 14-17. See more at www. Spring Fling to Your Feet 5K & Kids' Dash Manchaca United Methodist Church will host this spring benefit event on April 16 starting at 7:30 a.m. to raise funds towards help- ing community schoolchildren. The inaugural Spring Fling to Your Feet 5K & Kids' Dash will take place at Manchaca Elementary School, 12120 Manchaca Road, across the street from the church. Visit www.ManchacaU K- Run for more details. Spring Clean & Green Fun Fest Join Kyle Parks and Rec for the first ever Spring Clean & Green Fun Fest. This family-friendly event features a showcase of local organizations and businesses who offer services and products that can help us protect our city's resources and keep Kyle beautiful, up-cycled and recycled craft vendors and a Lake Kyle Park cleanup. The event will be held Saturday, April 16, 2016 at City Square Park from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Child Wellness Saturday, April 16 from 12-4 p.m. at the Buda City Park Pavilion, Hays-Caldwell Women's Shelter will host a Child Wellness Extravaganza. This is a free family friendly event with games, activities, and local resources for families such as free vision screenings for children by the Buda Lions Club, Community Action's mobile library, and much more. Find out more information at wellness-extravaganza. 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