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..... .LaJJLIl[tJIII! lLIIJl tllll/il] ] I I MAY 4, 20! 1 MAGIC ARM Casas gives Rebs momentum heading into post-season. - Page 1B P,- THE WIENER'S CIRCLE '"' = Canine contenders compete for greatness at Wiener Dog Races. -PaplC @Barton Publications, Inc. )9. No. 4 Kyle and Northeast Hays County 75 BY BRAD ROLLINS The LaSalle Municipal Utility Dis- an Austin-based representative of I_a- what parties describe as a gentleman's brad@haysfreepress.com trict' as currently envisioned, would Salle Holdings Ltd., discovered that agreement in 2005 between former span 1,758 acres and include more nearly70percentofpropertyinvolved SanMarcosCityManagerDanO'Leary than 7,500 living units for a poten- in the deal rested in the San Mareos, and former Kyle City Manager Tom San Marcos City Council members tial, eventual population of 10,000 to not Kyle, extraterritorial jurisdiction. Mattis that Yarrington Road would on Tuesday literally laughed off a re- 15,000 people-- a number that would "We've been living and operating serve as the dividing line between the quest from neighboring city of Kyte to increase Kyle's current 30,000 popula- and working and spending money two cities. That understanding was give up 1,160 acres of future territory tion by half. But in the course of pre- based on the representation that we reiterated verbally as recently as last where an aspLringdeveloper envisions paring to ask permission from the were in the Kyie ET]," Schroeder told year when the LaSalle developers met a massive subdivision stretching from Legislature for creation of a municipal the San Marcos council at its regular with James Earp, then Kyle's interim Interstate 35 to Texas 21 just north of utility district and sign a development meeting on Tuesday. city manager, and former San Marcos Yarrington Road. agreement with Kyle, Rick Schroeder, The confusion stems in part from Mayor Susan Narvaiz, Earp said. But the agreement was never put in writ- ing and, with a nearly complete turn- over in elected leaders and city staff in the intervening years, that informal compact is, from all appearances, meaningless in 2011. "That's the conversation we had and that's the conversation that got repeat- ed" over the years, Earp said: "It's not really fair for me to say that an agree- See BORDER WAR, pg. 3A Wiener by a nose Buda Lions Club members keep a steady eye on the finish line as wiener dogs fiercely Finals were held on Sunday, with preliminary races on Saturday. PHOTO BY JEN BI~DO compete for fist place honors at the Buda Country Fair and Wiener Dog Races. Framer SEAl. commends team that took down Osama Laden BY WES RERGUSON wes@haysfreepress.com A former Navy SEAL who lives in Hays Coun- ty offered congratulations to the SEAL team members who carried I ut, the weekend raid [ I iflproud, saidI~ / t urchett, who served on the Underwater Demo- lition Team/SEAL team during the 1970s. SEAL is an acronym for Sea, Air and Land. "These are the highest trained personnel in the armed Forces we have today, BURCHErr and that's why they were chosen to do this operation. Once they found him, they just did their job. And from what everything I heard, they did it co~ec~. Not a man was hurt or lost." See SEALS COMMENDED, pg. 6A BY BRAD ROLLINS Indoing so, they effectiveh passed over Joe Mufioz, a politically connected Austin police brad@haysfreepress.com officer and Kyle resident who was the favor- ite of council members ]aime Sanchez, Brad A split Kyle City Council last week con- Pickett and Russ Huebner. firmed the city manager's appointment of a City Manaser Lanny Lambert named Bar- northTexaspolicechieftoleadafragmented nett to the position upon the recommen- police department here. dation of eight of nine members of a corn- The council voted 4-3 on Thursday in mittee selected to vet the 75 applicants. The favor of offering the job to Jeff Barnett, the panel, which included council members Di- police chief since 2005 in Princeton, a town ane Hervol and Becky Selbera, ranked Mu- of about 7,500 residents in Collin County noz second and Hutto police chief Harold on the edge of the Dallas melmpo]itan area. Thomas third. I suspect that whoever we put in as chief From 1994 to 2005, he served various man- is going to have his hands fifll with this police agement positions in the Mount Pleasant department. The last chiefleft a hornet's nest Police Department including lieutenant, in the department," Lambert said, referring commander and interim police chief. to Michael Blake who resigned in February Despiteanemailthatwassenttohundreds . to take the police chiefjob in Bastrop. of CentralTexas police union members, only Barnett still has to accept the offer and seven people mmed up at Thursday's special agree on a contract with the city before tak- meeting to speakin support ofMunoz, a for- ing the job. The job was posted for a $90,000 mer Hays CISD trustee who resigned in 2009 annual salary, after moving out of the district he represent- Barnett has been on paid leave as the ed. in 2010, he fell short in his bid to retum to Princeton police chief since April in order the school board in a different seat, drawing to complete his crimiiml justice doctorate. 164 votes to Marty Kanetzky's 358. BARNETT Subecflber m Dinner by Ihe Bite Popular local chefs will create signature dishes with a Cindo de Mayo flair. Republic Tequila will be providing cocktails and this wildly popular PAWS benefit traditionally sells out so get your tickets new. 894-0219. Wilson Appliance, Dnpping Spdngs. Event begins at 6 p.m. Viva! Cinco de Mayo The opening night of the Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Hays Civic Center will kick off with a State Menudo Cook-Off beginning at 6 p.m. !i! I 'Clmlpest Worllrs' Billy Grey and Hardy Pugvis will tell you everything you need to Iknow in order to start making nature's best fertilizer in your own backyard. Seminar" begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Bud~ Public Ubrary. Home values anticipated to dss slightly despite glum real estate market. - Page 1D Kyle Market Days Come downtown and enjoy this monthly community wide festival with live music, food and lots of arts and crafts booths. City Square Park. Begins st 9 a.m. For a more detailed list of area events go to haysfreepmsccomlcalendar and page 4C of today~ paper. Opinions ............... 4&5A Sports ........................ ~.&~_~ Education ................... 3&4B Community .................... 1-6C Obituaries .......................... 2C Calendars .................... 4&6C Classifieds ................... 2&3D Public Notices ............. 2&4D