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+ Page 2A NEWS Hays Free Press May 18, 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. man arreste BY SAMANTHA SMITH A Kyle man was arrested earlier this month after he was identified as the person who sexually as- saulted a child on multiple occasions. Hays County authorities arrested Carlos Garcia, 40, of Kyle, who was charged with continuous sexual assault of a child, which is a first-degree felony. Garcia was booked into the Hays County Jail and is being held on $250,000 bond. Ac- cording to an arrest affidavit, a Hays County magistrate issued an Emergency GARCIA Protection Order for the arrest of Garcia due to the intense nature of the offense. According to the affidavit, a female child victim under the age of 14 identified Garcia as her abuser. She had told her mother that the abuse started in March 2011 when she was only 10 years old. Officer Mike Andrews with the Hays County Sheriff's Department reviewed the forensic interview with the child victim and an offense report written by a Hays County deputy about the incidents. According to the report, there were ten total incidents between 2011 and 2013. A trial date has not been set for Garcia. Life Sentence Continued from pg. 1A ton during the trial's pun- ishment phase. The investigation into the Hays City Store rob- bery began when the Hays County Sheriff's Office re- sponded to the scene. Scene evidenceenabled the Texas Rangers to link the robbery to others they had uncovered during their statewide investigation. Continued from pg. 1A According to the arresting affidavit, Hays County Animal Control Officer Adam Halstead was dispatched to the 800 block of Lilac Street in Kyle on March 3 on a report of animal cruelty. A complainant reported to Halstead that roosters were tied to a fence and some were hanging upside down. Halstead arrived and observed roughly a dozen roosters on the property that were tied to their roosts and several roosters had their cones cut off. Halstead met with Rodriguez to address the improperly confined roosters. Rodriguez said, according to the affidavit, the roosters were tied up to prevent them from running away, but assured Halstead that he would fix the roosts. According to the arresting affidavit, the roosters were seized from Rodriguez's property on April 21st after the complainant took photos of roosters hanging from sticks outside their roosts. They also provided video of Rodriguez and another male, identified as his brother, Israel, enticing the roosters to attack each other. The roosters had their cones and spurs removed. Investigating officer Nelson Wray spoke with Rodriguez on the phone on April 21 who wanted to know why his roosters were taken from his property. Rodriguez claimed that he allowed the roosters to kick each other, but protects the birds with leather straps that cover the spurs to prevent them from hurting each other. Rodriguez told Wray that he did not fight the roosters with "knives or such." Israel was interviewed byWray April 21 at the Kyle substation and admitted to training and selling roosters intended for cockfighting with his brother: Joshua refused to make a statement regarding the charge on April 28. Jackie is a female 4-year-old black mouth cur mix. "Looking for the perfect dog? Well, not to brag too much, but I basically am the spitting image of one! Once I get back into tip-top shape, I'd love to have a hiking or walking buddy! If an already trained, gentle, and sociable gal is your kind of dog, then I can't imagine a better fit than me!" Spitzer is a 4-year-old shorthair solid black male. If you've ever dreamed about having a Panther for a pet but couldn't for practical reasons, come meet Spitzer. He is comfortable around respectful dogs but must be the only cat in the home. Give this boy a kingdom and he will grace you with his love and adoration. 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. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ii! iiii iiii iiii i iii ii i iiii ii iiiiiii!iiii!ii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiii NOTICE OF RUNOFF ELECTION (AVISO DE ELECCION DE DESEMPATE) To the Registered Voters of the City of Kyle, Texas: (A los votantes registrados de la Ciudad de Kyle, Texas:) Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed below will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., on June 11,2016 for voting in a Runoff Election to elect a Council Member District 1. Notifiquese, por la presente, que las casillas electorales citadas abajo se abrirdn desde las 7:00 a~n. hasta las 7:00 pzn. el 11 de junio de 2016 para votar en la Eleccion de Desempate para eligar a un miembro del Consejo de Distrito 1. LOCATIONS OF ELECTION DAY POLLING PLACES BY DISTRICT: (DIRECCION(ES) DE LAS CASILLAS ELECTORALES POR DISTRITO) District (Distrito) 2: Kyle City Hall, 100 W Center, Kyle, TX District (Distrito) 4: Wallace Middle School, 1500 W Center, Kyle, TX District (Distrito) 6: Chapa Middle School, 3311,Dacy Lane, Kyle, TX EARLY VOTING by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at: (La May 31, 2016 7:00AM-7:OOPM June 1, 2016 8:00AM-5:OOPM June 2, 2016 8:00AM.5:OOPM June 3, 2016 8:00AM-5:OOPM June 4, 2016 IO:OOAM-2:OOPM June 6, 2016 7:00AM-7:OOPM June 7, 2016 8:00AM-5:OOPM votacidn adelantada en persona se llevard a cabo de lunes a viernes en:) Registered Kyle voters may vote at any of the following locations during Early Voting: Kyle City Hall 100 W Center, Kyle, TX Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to: (Las solicitudes para boletas que se votardn adelantada por correo deberdn enviarse a: ) Jgxc_eW.amaa (Name of Early Voting Clerk) (Nombre del Secretario de la Votaci6n Adelantada) 712 South Stagecoach Trail, Ste. 1045 (Address) ( Direccidn ) San Mareos. TX 78666 (City) (Ciudad) (Zip Code) (Zona Postal) Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on: (Las solicitudes para boletas que se votardn adelantada por correo deberdn recibirse para elfin de las horas de negocio el:) June 2.20162 de _iunio. 2016 (Date) (Fecha) Issued this the 17th day of May, 2016 (emitada este dia 17 de mayo, 2016) Signature of Mayor ( Firma del A lcade) i i I II ! I I I I i!