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NEWS Hays Free Press April 27, 2011 Page 2A + The Hays Free Press (ISSN 1087-9323) published weekly by Barton Publications, Inc., i22 N. Main St., Buda, TX 78610. Pe- riodicals postage paid at Buda, TX 78610 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Barton Publications, Inc., RO. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. ISSN#1087-9323 NEWS TIPS if you think it's news, we prob- ably do too! Newsroom phone: 512-268-7862 E-mail: Mail: P.O. Box 339 Buda, Texas 78610 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 adver- tising 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 ad- vertising in the Hays Free Press is noon Monday the week of publication, though we encour- age readers and advertisers to observe the Friday deadline :TTERS 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 pdvate 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@ haysfreepress.oom HISTORY Founded Apd110, 1903 by Thomas Fletcher Harwell as The Kyle News, with offices on the comer of Budeson 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. CRIME MAP II III D Aggravat- B Resi- ed assault, dential 2000 block burglary. of Cambria 200 block of Drive, Buda. Dogwood Trail. 1:52 a.m. April 4:54 p.m. April 18. (see news 22. brief) [ Residen- B Indecency tJal bur- with a glary. 100 child. 300 block of Rock block of Center Cove. 3:50 p.m. Street. 4:19 p.m. April 23. April 18.  Aggravat- B Indecency ed assault. EJ with a 4900 block child. 1100 of Cromwell. 6 block of Old p.m. April 23. Highway 81.3 (see news brief) a.m. April 20. m Con- (see news brief) JJ trolled sub- ). stance posses- sion. Shadow 1200 block of Creek Blvd. at Amberwood CR 131, Buda. Loop. 6 p.m. 3:16 a.m. April April 20. 24.  Asssult rlrl Theft causing (over bodily in- $1,500). jury. 400 block 5100 block of of Atlantis. 8:43 Kyle Center a.m. April 21. Drive. 11:23 B Resisting a.m. April 25. arrest. (see news brief) 22800 block of Inter- state 35. 5:23 p.m. April 21. SOURCE: KYLE POUCE DEPARTMENT, HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE Buda burglar foiled by iPhone BY SEAN KIMMONS matched the description of one that had been seen at the scene of a crime involving a stolen check card. The check card was taken from a sec- ond vehicle in the 100 block of Madisons Cove, the affidavit says. On April 25, a search warrant was issued and a search was conducted on Fountain's home and several items stolen from both vehicles were re- covered. Fountain admit- ted to poli,ce that he broke into at least two vehicles in Creek- side Park overnight between April 18 and 19. He staid that he likely stole a purse;, a pink lunchbox and Garmiin GPS unit from a vehicle parked inside an open garmge on Madisons Cove. He then said he took an iPhone, w]hich he sold on Craigslist fo,r $400, from another vehicle on Kalis Road, the affidavit, written by Lopasky, stated. Since the first vehicle was parked in the garage, police have charged Fountain with burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony. He is also charged with burglary of a vehicle, a class A mis- The electronic giant Apple Inc. claims to have an applica- tion on their iPhone devices for almost everything. Catch- hg a thief should be one of them. Buda police traced a 22-year- old thief to a home near Mustang Ridge via a GPS tracking application on an iPhone that he stole from a vehicle in FOUNTAIN the 100 block of Ka- lis Road last week, police say. Henry Fountain, of Aus- tin, was arrested Monday for home and vehide burglar- ies stemming from his crime spree in the Creekside Park subdivision on April 19. According to an affidavit used to secure an arrest war- rant, one of the victims told police that when his stolen iPhone was powered on a few days later, a tracking applica- tion pinpointed his phone to Fountain's home in the 11000 block of Maha Loop Road, just southeast of Austin. 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On Tuesday, Fountain was transferred from Travis County authorities to Hays County ]aft, where he remains in custodyon bonds totaling $27,500. No other arrests have been made in connection with the crime spree, however, Kidd said that they are looking for another possible suspect. CRIME BRIEFS SWAT called out to Halt00 County residence A SpecialWeapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) was called out to a Buda area ' residence Monday evening involving a mental patient, authorities say. The Hays County Sheriff's Office said that a 51-year-old man refused to exit his home at the 1100 block of Live Oak Loop after his wife called the police, worried about his mental state. Officers successfully took the man into custody without incident, the sheriff's office says. Police: Boyfriend abuses woman in Kyle apartment Police are searching for a 26-year-old man for the alleged aggravated assault of his 24-year-old girlfriend inside her Kyle apartment. On Saturday, police were called out to the Vantage at Plum Creek apartment complex, where the woman claimed that her boyfriend grabbed her by the throat and threw her across the bedroom and against the bed frame. Police reported that the woman had a scratch on her neck and red marks on her arm but no serious injuries. The suspect, described as a 26-year-old black male, fled the scene before police ar- rived, police say. Former employee targets store A former employee of the Target store in Kyle is suspected of stealing almost $2,000 in merchandise, police say. The theft was reported Monday after store officials say that a former employee, described as a white 22-year- old female, stole numerous items over time from the store. No arrests have been made. No charges in Buda brawl Buda police will not file charges in an east Buda brawl that occurred last week, Buda Police Chief Bo I(idd said. At around 1:50 a.m. on April 18, police were sent to the 2000 block of Cambria Drive, where at least five people were believed to be fighting. The incident began as a verbal altercation between two women and turned into a scuffle with three women and two men, who were all drinking alcohol, said Kidd, who described the incident as mutual combat. No serious injuries were reported and the case has been forwarded to the Hays County District Attorney's Office for possible indict- ments. ADWARE SPYWARE MALWARE VIRUSES On-Site Removal (requires broadband COMPUTERWERKS internet access) Norton Internet Security and Anti-Virus 2010 Mfr. Rebates Available to Previous Owners NOTICE OF ELECTION To the Registered Voters of the City of Buda, Texas: Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed below will be open from 7:00 aan. to 7:00 p.m. on May 14, 2011, for voting in a general election to elect one ( 1 ) Mayor and two (2) Councilmembers at-large by #ace. The Mayoral position to be elected to a three year term. Councilmember Place 5 to be elected to a three year tenn. Councilmember Place 6 to be elected to a three year tenn. ELECTION DAY LOCATION OF POLLING PLACE: 121 Main, Buda, TX Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at: 121 Main, Buda, TX 78610, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., every weekday, beginning on May 2, 2011 and ending on May 10, 2011. On Monday, May 2,2011 and Monday, May 9,2011, early voting by personal appearance will be conducted at 121 Main, Buda, TX 78610 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, May 7,2011 early voting by personal appearance will be conducted at 121 Main, Buda, TX 78610 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to: Joyce Cowan, Elections Administrator, 401- C Broadway, San Marcos, Texas 78666 Applications for ballot by mail must be received no later than the close of business On April 29, 2011. Issued this the 15th day of February, 2011. Bobby D. Lane, Mayor NOTICIA DE ELECCION A los votantes inscritos en la ciudad de Buda, Texas: Por este medio se da el anuncio que los lugares de votaci6n en la lista abajo se abrarfin de las 7:00 a.m. alas 7:00 p.m. el 14 de mayo de 2011, para vo. tar en la elecci6n general para elegir a (1) un Alcalde y a dos (2) Miembros del Concejo designado en general por lugar. E1 puesto de Alcalde para ser elegido por un perfodo de tres afios. El Miembro del Concejo Puesto 5 para ser elegido por un periodo de tres afios. E1 Miembro del Concejo Puesto 6 para ser elegido por un perfodo de tres afios. LOCACION DEL LUGAR DE VOTACION: Calle Main #121, Buda, TX 78610 La votaci6n de adelanto en persona serfi conducida cada dfa de semana en: la Calle Main #121, en Buda, TX 78610, entre las horas de las 8:00 a.m. y las 5:00 p.m., cada dfa de semana, comenzando el 2 de mayo de 2011, y terminando el 10 de mayo de 2011. E1 lanes, 2 de mayo de 2011 y el lunes, 9 de mayo de 2011, la votaci6n de adelanto en persona seni conducida en la Calle Main #121, Buda, TX 78610 entre las horas de las 7:00 a. y 7:00 p.m. El sibado, 7 de mayo de 2011 la votaci6n de adelanto en persona serfi conducida en la Calle Main #121, Buda, TX 78610 entre las horas de 10:00 a.m. a las 3:00 p.m. Las aplicaciones para votar por correo seffm enviadas a: Joyce Cowan, Administradora de Elecciones, 401-C Broadway, San Marcos, Texas 78666. Las aplicaciones para votar por correo serfin recibidas antes de terminar el dfa de negocio del 29 de abril de 2011. Expedido este dfa 15 de febrero de 2011 Bobby D. Lane, Alcalde