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Hays Free Press * April 17, 2013 NEWS Page 3A BY KIM HILSENBECK kim@haysfreepress.com The Boston Police Department has confirmed Monday's explo- sions steps from the finish line of the Boston Marathon left three dead, including an eight-year-old Dorchester boy, and more than 150 injured. Law enforcement officials asked the public to provide any video and photographic evidence that may offer some clues to what happened and by whom. "I would encourage you to bring forward anything. You might not think it's significant, but it might have some value to this investiga- tion," said Colonel Timothy Alben, superintendent of the Massachu- setts State Police. Authorities are reporting about a dozen people suffered amputat- ed limbs as a result of the bombs, which, according to some reports, contained ball bearings. Officials say there was no warning or threat prior to the explosions. Three Buda/Kyle area residents are confirmed as running in the event: lames "Jim" Hill of Mountain City, Maria Hermon of Buda and David Davila of Kyle. At about 2:50 p.m. Central Time, two bombs roughly 13 seconds and 100 yards apart rocked Boylston Street as thousands of runners were still headed toward the race's end, which is near Copley Square in the city's downtown area. Relatives of the victims in the December tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary were guests at the fin- ish line tent, near where the bomb- ing occurred; a theme of this year's marathon was "26 Miles for 26 Vic- tims," referring to those killed in the Newtown, Conn., shooting. Boston Police Department Com- missioner Edward Davis told re- porters at a news conference Mon- day evening that a third explosion took place near the IFK Library. News outlets across the coun- try confirmed that the FBI has offi- cially taken over the investigation through the Joint Terrorism Task Force and is treat- ing the bomb ex- plosions as a po- tential terrorist attack. President Barack Obama did not call the bombs terrorist attacks during his speech to the nation Mon- day, but White House officials later used that ter- minology when talking to the me- dia, saying the administration is treating the incident as such. The Boston Globe reported that about 30 people were transferred to hospitals under a Code Red, mean- ing life-threatening injuries. Flags were lowered to half-staff in Washington, D.C., and around the nation, as well as in Hays Coun- "We will find out who did this; we'll find out why they did this. Any responsible ty and at Hays CISD schools, as the country mourned with Boston. "We will find out who did this; we'll find out why they did this," pledged President Obama, in re- marks from the White House. "Any responsible individuals, any re- sponsible groups will feel the full weight of justice." Texas Gov. Rick Perry said in a statement, "The scene at the Bos- ton Marathon to- day is a sobering vision for us all, especially those who have friends or loved ones com- peting in today's race. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those in- jured in the explo- individuals, any sions, along with the first respond- responsible groups ers who braved will feel the full danger to help get the wounded to weight of justice." safety." According' to The Boston Globe, -President Barack Obamathe young boy killed by one of the bombs is the son of Bill Richard, a community leader in the Ashmont section of Dorchester who was run- ning in the marathon. The boy's mother and one sister also suffered what are being called grievous in- juries. A third child was reportedly uninjured. In a released statement, Rich- ard said, "My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in The above illustration shows where the bombs COURTESY ILLUSTRATION went off at Monday's Boston Marathon. the attack on Boston. My wife and The city took additional precau- daughter are both recovering from tions to keep residents and visitors serious injuries." safe. The National Hockey League He asked for patience and for postponed Monday's game be- privacy as he and his family work to tween the Boston Bruins and Otta- simultaneously grieve and recover, wa Senators, while the NBA called At a Monday night press con-off a Boston Celtics game. The Na- ference, Gov. Deval Patrick urged tional Football League's New Eng- Bostonians to be vigilant on their land Patriots also postponed a me- morning commute Tuesday, and to dia conference at Gillette Stadium report any suspicious packages to in Foxborough, about 20 miles out- the police, side Boston. Local Runners Continued from pg. 1A that plan. an electrical explosion.' I couldn't see Hill recanted how volunteers and would shuttle him back to the park- "We can't let these people scare us," much of anything~ therewere quite a emergency personnel worked to clear ing lot near the start of the race, 26 she said. few people right behind me."the streets for first responder vehicles miles west of Boston. He said runners Mountain City resident Hill spoke And then came the second blast, to get into the blast area. sat on the bus for well over an hour to the Hays Free Press Monday within merely 15 seconds later. Hill said he "I was really concerned about an- before they were given the all clear to hours of the incident and again Tues- could tell it was further down the other bomb blast going off," he said. leave. But he was okay with sitting for day morning about his experience af- street. "The streets were just full. You got that time. ter the bombs detonated. At that point, he said, "I knew it was people walking and visiting and it "I didn't want off the bus," Hill "I had just finished and crossed a terrorist attack. My concern was to was just a lot of people." said. I felt safer than in the crowd." the line [on Boylston Street] and was get out ofthe area." HiU said there were security guards He made it back to his wife, who slowly walking to the water tent," Hill Hill said emergency personnel everywhere trying to get runners and had been watching the marathon said. "That areais about three or four were running to the blast areas. He spectators out of the area. live on TV in their home on wheels. city blocks long." could see them 100 yards away. "They were telling you it was some Hill said she talked with their sons That's when Hill said he heard a "Volunteers were telling us to get kindofterroristattack, but that wasn't by phone and they thought one of very loud explosion directly behind out of the area, clear the area," Hill the first thing they told us," he said. the runners who went down after him. said. "It's a wide street full of run- It took Hill more than 30 minutes the initial blast was him. "My first thought was, 'I hope it was nets." to get back to the Charter bus that "But she knew l was running with my Longhorn cap and he didn't have one on," he said. When asked how he felt about ev- erything with a night's rest to reflect back, Hill paused. He continued, "I feel...it really concerns me that something like this could happen in our society. I just don't understand why people do that. It's something I won't forget. I think it's a shame that something like that can happen." But the tragedy will not deter Hill from signing up again next year. "I have already qualified. I will definitely reapply for next year," he said. (Aviso Notice of Election for Hays Consolidated ISD Trustee Election de Eleccion para el Distrito Escolar Independiente Consolidado de Hays) An election is hereby ordered to be held on (Por la presente se ordena que se llevard a cabo una elelcci6n el) May 11,2013 for the purpose of electing (con elprop6sito de) the school district trustee to Single-Member District 5. Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at (La votaci6n adelan- tada en persona se llevard a cabo de lunes a viernes en): Hays CISD Administration 21003 IH 35 Kyle, Texas Kyle City Hall 100 W. Center Street Kyle, Texas Buda Elementary School (Upper Campus) 300 San Marcos Street Buda, Texas Between the hours of (entre Ins horns) 8:00 a.m. and (y) 5:00 p.m. Beginning on (empezando el dfa) April 29, 2013 and ending on (y terminando el dfa) May 7, 2013. Additional early voting will be held as follows (Las votaciones adelantadas adicionales se llevaran a cabo de tal manera): Monday, April 29, and Monday, May 6, 2013, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Kyle City Hall, Hays CISD Administration Office, and Buda Elementary School, and Saturday, May 4, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Kyle City Hall. Election Day (May 11,2013) polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the follow- ing locations (Dfa de las elecciones (11 de mayo, 2013) centros de votaci6n estdn abiertos de 07:00 a 19:00 en los siguientes lugares): District (Distrito) 5 Wallace Middle School 1500 West Center Street K.yle, TX 78640 District (Distrito) 5 Driftwood Community Center Highway 150W (County Road 150) Driftwood, TX 78619 Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to (Las solicitudes para boletas que se votardn en 'ausencia deberdn 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 votardn en ausencia por correo deberrn recibirse para elfin de las horns de Ins horns de negocio el) May, 3 2013. ~z NOTICE OF GENERAL AND SPECIAL ELECTION (AVISO DE ELECCION GENERAL Y ESPECIAL) To the registered voters of the City of Kyle, Texas: (A los votantes registrados del Ciudad de Kyle, Texas) Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed below will be open from 7;00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on to vote in a General Election to elect a Council Member District 1. and Council Mem- O, and a Special Election to vote on the issuance of $36.000.000 general obligation bonds for street improvements to Bunton Creek Road. North Burleson Street. Goforth Road. Lehman Road and Marketplace Avenue. and the levy. of a tax in payment thereof. (Notifiquese, por las presente, que las casillas electorales citadas abajo se abrirdn desde las 7:00 a.m. hasta las 7:00 p.m. ~ para votar en la Elecci6n General para elegir a un miembro del Conseio de Distrito 1. y a un miembro de Conseio de Distrito 3 y una Eleecion Especial oara votar en la Exoedici6n De $36.000.000 De Bonos De Obligaci6n General Para El Mejoramiento De Calles De Bunton Creek Road. North Burleson Street. Goforth Road. Lehman Road. Y Market- place Avenue. Y La Exaccidn De Un lmouesto Del Pago De Lo Mismo LOCATION(S) OF POLLING PLACES (DIRECCION(ES) DE LAS CASILLAS ELECTORALES) Kyle City Hall. 100 W. Center Street. Kyle. Texas Wallace Middle School. 1500 West Center Street. Kyle. Texas Chapa Middle School. 3311 Dacy Lane. Kyle. Texas EARLY VOTING BY PERSONAL APPEARANCE WILL BE CONDUCTE/) AT: (LA VOTACION ADELANTADA EN PERSONA SE LLEVARA A CABO EN): Kyle City Hall. 100 W Center St.. Kyle. Texas Hays Administration Building. 21003 IH35. Kyle. Texas Buda Elementary Uooer Camnus. 300 San Marcos Street. Buda Texas Between the hours of ~ on April 30.2013. and May 1.2. and 3.2013, and be- tween the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on April 29.2013 and May 6.2013 and between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday May 4.2013. Entre las 8:00 de la manana y las 5;00 de la tarde el 30 de abril, y tlta2o__L_2,JL2013_ y entre las 7.'00 de la mana~a y las 7:00 de la tarde el 29 de abril y 6 de Mayo. 2013, y entre las 1~ las 2:00 de la tarde el 4 de Mayo. 2013. Applications for ballot by mail must be received no later than the close of business on May 3,2013 and shall be mailed to: Las solicitudes para boletas electorales de ausencia por correo deberdn recibirse para elfin de Ins horns de negocio el 3 de mayo de 2013 y deberdn enviarse a: Joyce Cowan (Name of Early Voting Clerk) (Nombre del Secretario(a) de la Votaci6n Adelantada) 712 South Stagecoach Trail (Address) (Direceio6n) San Marcos, Texas 78666 (City) (Ciudad) (Zip Code) (Zona Postal) Issued this the 19th day of February, 2013 ~ de| Alcalde) I i I i I I