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+ L + How much will another election cost Kyle? - Page 1B STUPER BOWL Unicyclists battle for coveted title in San Marcos. - Page 1B Barton Publications, Inc. ...... !:i:i~ii!i!~!!!!iiiiii!iii!iii!~i:!:!: ....... Vol. 120 No. 8 Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County, TX 75 ( STAFF REPORT A Hays County Jury earlier this month sen- tenced a man to life in prison for a 2013 aggravated robbery of a Drift- wood storeowner at gunpoint. The jury learned during the trial's punishment phase that Clifton Bryan Henning- ton, 37, of Austin, had been on a lengthy crime spree that stretched across the state. On May 5, the jury HENNINGTON found Hennington guilty of aggravated robbery of the Hays City Store in Driftwood on Oct. 10, 2013. According to a press release, Hen- nington robbed storeowner Steven Parker at gunpoint. The jury learned during the trial punishment phase that Hennington had been sentenced to eight years in prison after he was convicted of five fel- ony-aggravated robberies in 1999. They also discovered that Hennington and his co-defendant, Nathaniel Jones, 31, attempted to commit seven robberies in Louisiana and Texas, and committed 27 robberies in Texas from July 2013 to January 2014, when they were arrested in Travis County. Their robbery spree spread across 20 coun- ties, including Travis, Hays, Caldwell, Bexar and Comal counties. Eleven robbery victims testified against Henning- LIFE SENTENCE, 2A PHOTO COURIT:SY OF HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT. By SAMANTHA SMITH nbWs@~ay~i'~epress.co111 .... As Buda enters its an- nual budget process, the city is anticipating a prop- erty tax rate increase as a result of the city initiating its 2014 bond projects. On May 14, the city of Buda held its first budget meeting during a special session. During the meeting, city staff presented its projections on Buda's growth, along with an overview of financials for the current year as well as last year. There was also dis- cussion of city goals and visions, updates on the Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) and discus- sion of the master plan- ning of Garison Memorial Park. Also included were suggestions of possible al- temative revenue streams TAX INCREASE, 5A Clifton Bryan Henning- ton was caught on camera during the Oct. 2013 robbery of the Hays City store and now faces life imprison- ment for his crime spree across Texas. PHOTO BY UN(::01.N RAMIRF.Z Greyish skies couldn't hold a reveler from taking part in a trampoline and bungee ride at the 2016 Front Porch Days in Plum Creek. Wet weather wasn't enough to hold revelers from flocking to Plum Creek for its annual Front Porch Days festival that was held May 14-15. See more photos from area events at Click on the Photos link. Movies in the Park: 'The Good Starlight Symphony Orchestra presents ,le man busted for BY SAMANTHA SMITH AKyle man was arrested for a cock- fighting charge stemming from an investiga- tion that started RODRIGUEZ back in March 2016. Hays County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Joshua Rodriguez, 23, of Kyle, on the charge of cockfighting, which is a state jail felony. Rodriguez was booked' on May 11 and was released on May 12 on a $5,000 bond for the felo- ny offense, A date is still pending. , ' , 'i i COCKFIGHTING, 2A:- Large scale Kyle development on the horizon BY MOSES LEOS III A trio of development agreements approved by the Kyle City Council in early May not only increased the city's size by ten square miles, but could pave the way for extensive development. The city worked with property owners to annex approximately 6,000 acres on the southwest side of Kyle; the agreements were all approved by 7-0 votes. Property owners included Miriam McCo Robert Scott Nance and Joel and Jason Bradshaw. Additionally, the city worked with Blanco River Ranch Properties, LLC and Blanco River Investments on the agreements. Within each agree- in San "Play and Charity," ment were development featuring Ravel's standards that called for "Bolero," "Video large-scale residential and Game Live," and commercial aspects. Kyle Thursday, May 19, "Star Wars: The City Manager Scott Sellers join San Marcos Bring your blanket Force Awakens" said the, agreements also artists downtown for and snacks and meet on May 22 at 4 call for natural areas" that an evening of food, your friends at Gregg-Clarke p.m. at the Hays drinks, and art. Stroll Park in Kyle for a screening of Performing Arts should be "environmen- through historic "The Good Dinosaur" on May Center (979 tally friendly despite the downtown and learn 20. Movies begin 30 minutesKohler's Krossing, density." about the growing after sunset. The event is free Kyle). All are art community in to the public, welcome to attend KYLE DEVELOPMENT, 5A San Marcos. this free event. TIME ] News ............... 1-6A Best Bets ............ 6C [ Businesses entertain the I Opinions ............... 3A Business ............ 1D a Sports ............... 1-2B Service Directory ,,,2-3D idea of napping on the job. E Education ......... 3-4B Classifieds ......... 2-4D - Page 1D Community ...... 1-4C Public Notices ...... 2-4D -I- + i; T I