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Page 2A + N Hays Free Press = May 18, 2011 + The Hays Free Press (ISSN 1087-9323) published weekly by Barton Publications, Inc., 122 N. Main St., Buda, TX 78610. Pe- riodicals postage paid at Buda, "IX 78610 and additional mailing offices. POSTMA$TER: Send address changes to Barton Publications, Inc., RO. Box 339, Buda, "IX 78610. ISSN#1087-9323 NEWSTIPS ff you think it's news, we prob- ably do toot Newsroom phone: 512-268-7862 E-mail: news@heysfrespress.oom Mall: P.O. Box 339 Buda, Texas 78610 CORREGl10HS 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. DEADUNES 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 dassi~d word ad- vertising in the Hays Free Press iB noon Mondzy the week of publication, though we encour- age readers and edverUsers to observe the Friday deadline. LETTERS RDEUNES We welcome locally written letters to the editor on timely topics of community intemat. We ask that you kesp them to about 330 words in length and not indulge in personal attacks on private individu- als. 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 contactad for verification. Letter writers are limited to one letter per month. Letters can be omei cl to cs heystm ress. HISTORY Founded April 10, 1903 by Thomas Fletcher Harwell as The Kyle News, with officw on the comer of Budeson and Miller Streets in the town's oldest remaining building, it merged into The Hays County C/ffzan in 1956. The paper consolidated with The Free Press in October, 1978. During its morn than 100- year history the newspaper has maintained offices at more than a dozen locations in Kyle and Buda. 512.312.4499 * + Controlled =ubstanoe poues- sion. 1-35 at exit 220. 12:36 a.m. May 10. Fraud. 300 block of Shrike Drive, Buda. 3:09 p.m. May 10. Assault causing bodily in- jury. 300 block of Thicket Lane. 5:45 p.m. May 12. Recide~ driving. I- 35 at exit 219.11:40 p.m. May 12. OWl. 1-35 at exit 212.2:55 a.m. May 13. DWl by a minor. 1-35 east ac- cess road and FM 150. 4:40 a.m. May 13. Burglary of a habi- t.ion. 12500 block of Eagle Nest Drive, Buda. 8:51 a.m. May 13. DWI. 1-35 west acceSS mad at exit 213. 8:50 p.m. May 13. Theft ~ 15~500 to ,500). 5600 block of Kyle Parkway. 1:59 p,m. May 14. Assault causing bodily iNury. 200 block of Samp- son. 11:35 p.m. May 14. DWl. 17000 block of 1-35, Buda. 2:50 a.m. May 15. "rhe~ 150o- ,00o). 15200 bk~of 1-35, Buda. 10:30 a.m. May 15. Con- boiled sub- ~mc~ 200 Uock of Way, Buda. May 15. SOURC~ iffl.E POLICE IRPkqIIL~, IIMS COUNTY SllERiFPS OITICE ke *e BY SEAN IgMMONS In just 10 days, two simi- lar pickup trucks were stolen from the Kyle Marketplace shopping area, the latest in a string of truck thefts likely tied to smuggling opera- tions, police say On Monday afternoon, a "From the knowledge we've received, they are typically being used to smuggle humans and drugs." - Kyb Police Capt. Pedro Hemandez 2004 Ford F-250 was report- He says that a handful of to a U.S. Immigration and edly stolen from the HER the pickups have been re- Customs Enforcement news parking lot around 6 a.m. covered in the south Texas release. Another Ford F-250, a 2002 region, where smuggling op- In Iuly 2008, federal and model, was taken May 6 erationsflourish, local authorities conducted from the Kohrs parking lot "From the knovwledge a search of Trevino's mobile when the driver went into we've received, theyarm typi- home and found the victims. the store for about an hour cally being used to srmuggle It'was later discovered that to shop, police say. humans and drugs," hm said. Trevino's group had swin- The latter vehicle was re- Most of the stolen ttrucks died about $1 million in wire covered on May 8 in Pleas- were locked, Hem;andez. transfers from their human anton, south of San Antonio, says, and he advises dirivers after a high-speed chase to park in well-lit place~s and with a suspects who eventu- areas with high foot trafffic. ally fled from the truck and escaped. There are no leads and no arrests have been made in the cases while police await footage from video surveil- lance cameras at the stores. Kyle Police Capt. Pedro Hernandez says that stolen pickhps have become a re- curring theme, with almost 20 reported cases inless than two years from varbus park- ing lots near Interstate 35. "It doesn't take lomg to smash a window andt take off," he said. Last February, the lleader of a San Marcos-baseed hu- man smuggling ring was sentenced to 20 yemrs in federal prison. Rosaalinda Trevino was part of a Sgroup that forcibly detained 25 it- legal aliens from Miexico, Honduras, El Salvadoff and Nicaragua pending payrment of smuggling fees, acco)rding smuggling operation, the re- lease said. The U.S. Department of State reports that 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international bor- ders each year, and between 14,500 and 17,500 of those filter into the U.S. HAVING MORE RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS When it comes to the numler of retirement accounts you have, the saying "more is better" is not necessarily true. In fact, if you hold multiple accounts with various brokers, it can be difficult to keep track of your irvestments and to see if you're properly diversified.* At the very least, multiple accounts usually mean multiple fees. Bringing your accounts to Edward Jones could help solve all that. Plus, one state,pent can make it easier to see if you're moving toward your goals. *Diversification does not guarartee a profit or protect against loss. To learn why consolidlting your retirement accounts to Edward Jones makes sense, call your local financial advisor today. Janet Ross Financial Advisor 251N FM 1626 Bldg2 Buda, TX78610 512-312-2840 www.edwaMJoms,om Member SIPPC 203RailroadSeetSu~el B Buda, TX78610 512-312-2332 Jewelry stolen from Buda hotel Police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry that was reportedly pinched from a hotel room in Buda on Sunday. At around 10:30 a.m., Buda of food and open windows, which could allow access to the home, according to an affidavit used to secure an ar- rest warrant. During the police interview, Paris confirmed that she was at the bar and drank half of a beer as she waited for a friend. She stated that she was dropping off a beer pong police responded to the theft table at the bar and picking call and were told that several up an Xbox game from the friend, the affidavit, written ~ieces of jewelry, estimated etween $4,500 to $5,000, were taken from one of the rooms at the Comfort Inn and Suites. Police did not see any signs of forced entry. They are currently waiting to view footage from the hotel's video surveillance cameras, Chief Bo IOdd said Monday. mo w charged with A 29-year-old Kyle woman has been charged with leaving her four children at home un- supervised on St. Patrick's Day, police say. Jennifer Paris was by Detective Lenny Martinez, said. Paris has since been released from Hays County Jail on bonds worth $10,000, courtrecordssay. Thief busted after pawning stolen property A 20-year-old was arrested after he sold items to a Kyle pawn shop which had been stolen from two garages, police say. Thomas Davila, of Ky]e, was booked last week after he was linked DAVILA arrested to the stolen property that last week was soM to Cash Box Pawn on two PARIS on Burleson Street for $20 on counts of April 16. endangerment of a child with Jlltg~lt t5 ~ttlrn, a stake jall felony, after a Child Protective Services case worker noticed her inside Nephew's bar in San Marcos. On March 17, the Hays County Sheriff's Office was called to the Paris residence in the 2300 block of Bebee Road, where they discovered four children, ranging from one to 11 years old, without adult supervision. In the home, a deputy observed potential hazards, including various chemicals in the hallway, an unplugged circular saw in the living room, a large knife on a kitchen countertop, old plates Police sa~, Davila pawned a tool box and a la~hl chair, and tried to sell an extension cord and numerous bungee cord tie downs to a pawnshop worker. The same day, the home- owners reported to police that items were stolen from their garages the day before. When questioned by police, Davila said that he got the items from a friend, but.would not iden- tify the friend to corroborate his story. 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