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4' 13-0 Lady Rebels crush Vipers in run rule. - Page 1B BUSY BEAVERS Buda teams up to bypass Garlic Creek beaver dam. - Page 1C HaysFreePress.com .... i!!i Vol. 121 No. 4 BARTON PUBLICATIONS, INC. Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County, TX 75 PHOTO COURTESY OF WALTERS SOUTHWEST A photo taken from a drone shows the state of construction on State Highway 45 Southwest, which is a 4-lane toll road that will connect FM 1626 in Hays County to MoPac in Austin. Legislation r~luiring big cities to wholesale water to smaller ones could be one key that unlocks a developer's plan to place a mixed-use development at the FM 1626/SH 45 intersection. L Qk 1 eg s atmn co! Potential legislation requiring larger cities to wholesale water and wastewater to smaller municipalities upon request could be one of the last keys unlocking a proposed 530- acre mixed-use development bridging the Hays and Travis way,for retail development County lines, ...... 'Z ' . . ~' er E[B ~ho'me jurisdiction (ETJ) of the larger But opponents of House rule municipality with a home rule city borders the ETJ Bill 2959, authored by State city-owned utility located in of the general law city, and if Rep. Jason Isaac (R-Dripping a county with a population of an aquifer provides the sole Springs), fear the move could more than one million people water supply for the smaller not only place burden on would provide wholesale water town. existing municipal utility and sewer service to general In addition, a general-law rate payers, but goes against law cities with less than 301 city that makes the request Austin's plan to avoid people upon request, is responsible for paying development in the Barton If the law is approved, infrastructure costs for Springs Edwards Aquifer wholesale service could be recharge zone. provided if the extraterritorial CITY OF HAYS, 4A BY SAMANTHA SMITH (R-Austin), that, if passed, said April 11 the agreement flooding in the area. would create an Onion Creek would be "unfairly balanced" ]ones said that if both Travis Watershed District, which as Travis County would have and Hays counties could A possible inteflocal would span both Travis andmore representation, agree to cooperate by using agreement between Hays and Hays counties. The proposed Jones explained that as the an interlocal agreement, the Travis County Commissioners flood control district would bill is written right now, it proposed legislation HB 2851 could lead to the creation of a have a board of directors who doesn't benefit the residents would no longer be necessary. balanced flood control district would have powers to levy of Buda or Hays County, an"We decided that the bill in Travis and Hays counties, taxes and fees on residents inteflocal agreement between at the Texas Legislature isn't The agreement was crafted who live in its boundaries. Hays County and Travis in the best interest of Buda as a result of House Bill 2851, But Hays County County would accomplish the authored by Paul Workman Commissioner Mark Jones same goal of mitigating future ONION CREEK, 4A r' BY LESLY DE LEON Call it iconic or annoy- ing, the sound of train homs blaring through Kyle could be history after city officials earmarked $100,000 for construction of a "quiet zone" that en- compasses the downtown sector. The move, which was approved by a xx vote from the Kyle City Council earlier this month, calls for the installation of quiet railroad crossings at Roland Lane, Opal Lane, West South Street and West Center Street. The four crossings will create a zone where trains are prohibited from blar- ing their hem in warning on the railroad track rtm- ning parallel to 1-35. Safety and noise were the two biggest areas of concern TRAIN QUIET ZONES, 2A to see next month BY MOSES LEOS III [ drink, g. Tart s bond was in- ' creased from $75,000 per count to $150,000 per r- count, Mau said. [ Wiener Do- Races Tarr, who was indict- b- ed in 2015, is accused of ', ~ ~ I The wiener dogs are back at Buda City Park drivin drunk and crash- ~ I April 29 and 30 for one of Central Texas' big- in,,his'truck head on ~= ~ C~I [ W A111111rA _q _q Ft[~__~t gest wiener dog festivals. Watch pups from inT,~ .... hi'l .... ~f,~rl h, .4. I ...... ~' ....... , all over put their best paws forward in the :,;" .... Z:";':""~._.'~"''"] = ~ I~ I Come out for a weekend of pickin, gdnnin' and farm-fresh wiener dog races, enjoy local vendors and t~an.c3r bternng-u~ton oi LU 143 [ tunes at the annual Farmgrass Fest May 12-13 at Simmons snacks and listen to live music at this annual Austin, who was killed in ;x~ .^ ~ [ Family Farm in Niederwald. This annual festival celebrates event. Other events include pet parades, the crash. ..-- ~.~ U.., t~ [ farming in the Hill Country with a weekend of live music and martial arts demonstrations, a spelling bee, Mau said jury selection ..~" ~; IX. / family-friendly fun. The event supports a local 501(c~(3~.. that cook-offs and much more. See budalions, and the subsequent trial = ~ ~ ,~7 ] supports farmers suffering from medical emergencies, com for a schedule or to register your racer, will begin Ma 1 .":- ..: / Y" -= . I _ t < ST News ............... 1-4A Best Bets ........... 4C : .... Opinions ............... 3A Busness ........ 1-4D I|IiIHIIIUIIIIIIIIilIll ==2.E u OZj / BudaoW,c,allylo,ns. Education 3-4BService 3D IIllilllIlliHIIIIHIIHI _ __ I'- dO =,aSports ............... 1-2BClassifieds 2D . state program I-- | I ......... Directory ..... ---" P,, / - Page 1D I Community ...... 1-4C Public Notices 2D IIIlIIlIIlIIltlPlIIIIIIIIlIII :,. "" '~" I~ ~ / ...... " .... ' ...... 7"9 3 5 7 3"8 7 5 2 9' "7 With a jury trial on the horizon, a prominent Buda realtor charged with murder and intoxi- cation manslaughter was booked into the Hays County Jail after violating conditions of his bond. Jason Tart, 45, was booked into the Hays County Jail April 13 on $300,000 bond. He was released April 14. Wes Mau, Hays County District Attorne said in an emailed response Tarr was re-arrested after a woman observed him driving his girlfriend's car, which is not equipped with an ignition interlock device. The woman, who is married to Tarr's current girlfriend's ex-husband, was aware he wasn't sup- posed to drive a vehicle unless equipped with an interlock device, which is a condition of his bond, Man said. The woman recorded a cell phone video of Tart leaving the area while driving the car. Man said evidence did not indicate Tarr was intoxicated or had been