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+ + Lady Lobo on )recipice of state bid - Page 1B HCISD HEALTH Health service director takes over the reins - Page 3B Ba~on Publications, Inc. ............ HaysFreePress.com ..... :: VoI. 119 NO. 3 g Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County, TX 75 PHOTO COURTESY OF BURYINC.COM STAFF REPORT The body of a white man was discovered on Tuesday by workers at Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) in Creedmoor as it was moving on the re- cycling system conveyor belt. Workers found the body at about 3 p.m. A company spokes- person said as soon as employees saw it, the company shut down the recycling center and called authorities. TDS officials said the Travis County Sheriffs Office is investigating. A spokesperson for the department said they are treating the case as a homicide. "BY MOSES LEOS III moses@haysfreepress.com Kyle residents could soon find it easier to not only access municipal documents, but also view meetings as well. At a cost of $10,700, the city is undergoing the transition to Granicus, a cloud-based system that allows municipal governments to store and access data for the purpose of presenting it to the public. The move toward streamlining video and document access has been on the city's radar for a fewyears, according to Kyle spokesperson Jerry Hendrix. He said the city's upgrade to Granicus also allows cities to pair doc- uments with real-time streamed council and board meetings. "We've been looking at implementing a more robust program for integrating our meetings, agendas, and minutes with our video streaming for a couple of years," Hendrix wrote in an emailed response. "This year we are able to pull the trigger on it thanks to the improved econ- omy and growth in our revenues." The city uses MuniA- genda to store and access documents. For several years, the city has used UStream to live stream council meetings online. Both services, however, have limitations. While MuniAgenda is adequate LIVE STREAMING, 2A BY ASHLEY SAVA news@haysfreepress.com With local leaders open to altemative water solutions, the Guada- lupe-Blanco River Author- ity (GBRA) claims it may have a solution to Buda's water needs. "We can supply water to Buda ... for a while with the existing set- up," LaMarriol Smith, spokesperson for the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, said. More specifically, the agency can support one million gallons per day for the city of Buda between 2017 and 2023 with exist- ing water supplies. That's the amount the city contracted for with Electro lhlrification (EP) in recent months. EP is testing seven wells in western Hays County to see if it can produce up to 5.3 million gallons of water a day-- or up to b.8 billion gallons annually-- for its three clients in the eastern part of the county. The private water firm has contracts with Buda, as well as Goforth Special Utility District and An- them, a planned develop- ment near Mountain City. "If we got our Mid-Ba- sin project going we could potentially supply [Buda] longer," Smith said. NO MORE EP?, 2A PHOTOS BY MOSES LEOS Ul A SpawGlass construction worker (inset) pencils in his preferred line as he readies to notch a piece of wood that will go at the base of a doorway in the Kyle Train Depot. The depot's restoration is undergoing its third phase, which is to be completed in May. Chug, chug, chuggging along on verge BY MOSES LEOS III Reopening a part of a $343,000 contract with exterior elements, such moses@haysfreepress.com Kyle's storied past could SpawGlass Contractors as the chimney and roof. be a component in the by a 5-0 vote. The move New windows were also city's drive to bolster marks the third phase added. After expending tourism. SpawGlass has worked "They have done a almost a million dollars "You can't look to theon the train depot, fantastic job on the exte- over three years toward future without lookingThe city hired the rior," Johnson said. "Now its restoration, Kyle's toward the past and group to complete the we are focused on the historic train depot along where you came from," first and second phases interior of the building." Center Street is on the Kyle spokesperson Jerry of the project. Those According to Hendrix, verge of completion. Hendrix said. "Paying included fixing the struc- the third phase of the With the Kyle City attention to culture and ture, which according to four-phase remodel will Council approving the heritage is important in train depot chairperson be "pretty extensive." third of four phases, the how we move forward." Kate Johnson was "in Kyle plans to have city and the Kyle train Kyle began the third horrible condition." SpawGlass return the in- depot board hope to un- phase of the project on Improvements includ- terior close to its original veil the finished product April 7. Kyle Council ed rebuilding the foun- as soon as May. unanimously approved dation and refurbishing KYLE DEPOT RENEWED, 6A Old Settler's Music April 16-19 in Driftwood. Every year, this nationally recognized music festival features more than 30 bands on four stages at the Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch. Thursday nights are special at Old Settler's with a "Settle In" show on the Camp Ben stage from 4:30 p.m. to midnight. Friday afternoon features another bonus for Fest Car, Truck and-Tractor Show Creedmoor Community Center Friends Association (CCCFA) is sponsoring a Car, Truck and Tractor Show in early May. The event includes crafts, food, music and a silent auction with free admission. Parking is also free. Takes place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 2 at the Creedmoor Community Center, 12511 FM 1625. Visit www.creedmoorcommunitycfa.org for more information. Kyle Market Days Kyle Market Days is back for the 2015 season. After being rained out April 11, Kyle Mar- ket Days has been rescheduled for April 18 and will feature a chicken fajita backyard cook- off. The theme for this month's Market Days is "Backyard Fun." Market Days are usually held on the second Saturday Rescheduled campers -- the Camp Ben of the month from April to r,~ Jam from noon to 3 p.m. at the Camp Ben Stage. Friday and Saturday, three September. at the historic City different stages operating from 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday and 10:30 a.m. to bquare park rrom u a.m. zo ] ~O~ midnight on Saturday acrossthe street at the Salt Uck Pavilion. Enjoy camp- p.m. Corn .e. on out products, from for ~ocal vendors, arts & crafts, farm hll r n zo marKet izems live music ano more ing, music workshops, vendors and more, including activities for c ' d e . ~O~.~! .J EIIIIIIIilll, lmm~ll- News ............ 2,3,5,6A Best Bets ............ 6C IJIIlllll l: Opinions ............ 4-5A Business ......... 1, 4D I-- Novice local author "" ets book deal a Sports ............... 1-2B Service Directory ...2-3D g ' Z Education .......... 3-4B Classifieds ............ 2D - Page 1C m Community ...... 1-6C Public Notices ...... 2, 4D 7 ~0 U~ J- II I~;i "1 !i