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q- Page 2A NEWS Hays Free Press April 20, 2016 The Hays Free Press (ISSN 1087-9323) published weekly by Barton Publications, Inc., 122 N. Main St., Buda, TX 78610. Periodicals postage paid at Buda, TX 78610 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Barton Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. ISSN#1087-9323 NEWS TIPS If you think it's news, we probably do too! Newsroom phone: 512-268-7862 E-mail: news@haysfreepress. com Mail: 113 W. Center Street, Kyle, TX 78640 CORRECTIONS Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear in the pages of the Hays Free Press will be corrected upon being brought to the attention of the publisher. DEADLINES The deadline for display advertising and any contributed news copy in the Hays Free Press is 5 p.m. Friday the week prior to publication. The deadline for Letters to the Editor and classified word advertising in the Hays Free Press is noon Monday the week of publication, though we encourage readers and advertisers to observe the Friday deadline. LETTERS GUIDELINES We welcome locally written letters to the editor on timely topics of community interest. We ask that you keep them to about 350 words in length and that you not indulge in personal attacks on private individuals. Letters may be edited for brevity and clarity. All letters should be signed by the author and include a daytime phone number where the author can be contacted for verification. Letter writers are limited to one letter per month. Letters can be emailed to csb@ HISTORY Founded April 10, 1903, by Thomas Fletcher Harwell as The Kyle News, with offices on the corner of Burleson and Miller streets in the town's oldest remaining building. It merged into The Hays County Citizen in 1956. The paper consolidated with The Free Press in October, 1978. During its more than 100-year history the newspaper has maintained offices at more than a dozen locations in Kyle and Buda. Early voting for the Hays CISD Board of Trustees Districts 4 and 5, Kyle City Council District 1 and 3, and the Emergency Services District No. 5 tax rate election will begin on Monday, April 25, and continue through the following Tuesday, May 3. Election day is May 7. For a rundown of election information, election day polling locations and a sample ballot, visit Buda Elementary Upper Campus - Kunkel Room (not open Saturday) 300 San Marcos St, Buda, -IX 78610 Kyle City Hall 100 W. Center St. Kyle, "IX 78640 Hays ClSD Administration Office (not open on Saturday) 21003 IH 35 Kyle, "IX 78640 HOURS Monday, April 25 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 to Friday, April 29 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III It's sticker season! Early voting goes through May 3. Monday, May 2 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Campaign Finance Continued from pg. 1A Of that amount, roughly $4,400 was labeled as advertising expenses, in- cluding $2,800-plus dollars for political signs. During the same time frame, Mitchell gathered $695 in political contributions, with Nathan and Jennifer Cross, own- ers of Cross Plants and Produce, contributing $200. Mitchell, who has spent his own money spending toward her campaign. Hervol, who is seeking re-election for a second time, spent $2,290 on pol- tical advertising expenses. It includes an expenditure of $2,248 on political signs. But the en- tirety of Her- vol's spending came directly from the over $3,000 in political contributions she received during the time period. Highlight- ing Hervol's contributions was $500 from Buda real- tor Clara Springs-Adams, and a $1,000 contribution from Bill Johnson. Hervol said the mon- etary donations were a result of people "believing in me... in some fashion." "There are others who have volunteered toward block walking, or graph- ic design," Hervol said. "For some, contributing money is what they chose tO do." She added the in- creased spending showed both candidates were "doing their job." But Hervol said she has recently spent money to replace five political signs she believes may have been stolen or vandalized. Despite the issues, Hervol said the campaign thus far has been "good." As the spending skyrock- eted for the District 1 race, expenses for incumbent and challenger in the Dis- trict 3 at-large city council seat have been low key. From Jan. 1 to April 7, District 3 incumbment Wanderer is a 4-year-old male German Shep- herd mix. After much conditioning and non- stop love from the staff, he's beginning to see the beauty in the idea of "home". He enjoys walks and loves his bed. Come make this "Wanderer" a "Homer". ::i:: ':!i::i::iiil" "';::iiii~i::::::::i=??" 'i::iiiili:i!i:' ' ' i!ili~i~ilk~ ~'~ ~l~}~?i~il~i!:l" "~!~tli . ...,il .... .4gI g iii~:!ili!;!:!i ' 'i~ .~!:~l,t,'l~$i;!l~!il toward his campaign, has $845 in his war chest. Mitchell said the reason for spending so much was because he was "going against a secure incum- bent that's been in town longer than me." Since Nov. 10, 2015, Mitchell has spent a total of over $9,800 toward his campaign. He said spending money on political signs was important for "raising awareness." "To me, I can't do it half- way. I've been committed from the very beginning," Mitchell said. "I'm going to do everything to pull out all of the stops and give it my best effort." Mitchell said he is continuing to "engage everyone he can to get his message that the "future of Kyle is at stake and we need someone local that represents the people." "We need a business owner on council that is in the vested future of this town," Mitchell said. Meanwhile, incumbent Diane Hervol has joined the trend of high dollar Cypher is a shorthair 3-year-old solid white male. They don't make cats more sweet than Cypher. He's great with other cats, doesn't seem to mind dogs and loses his mind (in a good way) for all people. He is a calm boy who will stick by your side ready and waiting for affection. Shane Arabie and candi- date Randall Lloyd have spent a combined total of $100 toward their respec- tive races. Arabie, who is seeking re-election for the first time, collected $100 in contributions, and made a $100 expenditure to- ward his campaign. Lloyd, who is a 13-year Kyle resident, collected $25 in political contribu- tions, but did not make a political expense. STARTS CALL811 BEFORE YOU DIG Whether you're working on a large excavation or simply planting a tree in your yard, natural gas and utility line safety should always be job one--and that starts with calling 8-1-1 to have your utility lines marked. By doing so, you can be certain where your electric, gas, water and other important lines are located as well as avoid causing serious injuries, service interruptions or possibly costly fines for damaged infrastructure. Make the call. It's easy, and free. Respect the lines. Dig with care. After all, safety is in your hands.., but always on our mind. For more information on natural gas safety, visit 2016 CenterPoint Energy 122309 Always There? PAWS Shelter and Humane Society is a non-profit, no-kill shelter operated primarily on donations and adoptions. 500 FM 150 E, Kyle, TX. 512 268-1611 All animals are fully vaccinated, spay/neutered, microchipped and dewormed.