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Page 4A Hays Free Press • June 1, 2016 FM 150 Realignment: County works with property owners along new route χ Continued from pg. 1A and mobility for the cur- opportunity to identify ing with property owners rent and future residents an alignment to devel- in the proposed realign- of Central Texas. opment agreements andment zone: According to the web- "approvals being consid- Whisenant added the site,ered." project was intended to there is limited space to The approach scope provide for the safety of improve FM 150 in down- would allow county staff Hays County residents. town Kyle. The county's to reach out to property "The purpose of this alternate route is west of owners and the city of project is to relieve traffic downtown. The proposedKyle to assess whether congestion on 1-35," project, according to the or not the realignment Whisenant said. website, includes a 4-lane would be needed and According to the divided roadway with 150 possible for all interested project's website, im- feet of right-of-way, parties,, project But according to Hays County Pct. considerations include county documents, work4 Commissioner Ray reducing congestion by was put on hold after the Whisenant also said that providing separate routes county received requests residents in that area for through and local from the city of Kyle and had mixed reactions to traffic, improving pedes- affected property owners the county's intention to trian and bicycle safety, within Corridor C for realign the roadway, but and providing a potential !given ample connection to the future : • time to attend publicFM 110 in San Marcos. me,tings on the topic. Pct. 2 Commission- ;nts, "The earlier we can make an agreement, an alignment the .... the better it will be for,, project isnt started soon; all parties considered, the county could losethe Whisenant said of work- er Mark ]ones said the approach scope is an "opportunity to create possibly a more distinct ability for a highway New Fire Marshal i , b; ,, Continued from pg. 1A ;EMER ₯ MANAGE1VIENT ' Smith will continue to serve as Emergency Management Coordinator ::,under the direction of county judge as well as director of the Office of Emergency Services. She has served as the Emergency Management Coordinator for the past three years, and has more than 15 years experience with area emergency services. Smith started her employment with Hays County in the Emergency 911 Center while attending Texas State University. After obtaining a degree in Public Administration she furthered her training in homeland security, bio-terronsm, incident comm ,and emergency managemefit. As the Emergency Management Coordinator, Smith is responsible for hazard mitigation planning, emergency operations and response to and recovery from large-scale emergencies throughout the County. Justin McInnis is the new Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator for Hays County. He previously worked with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) constructing local early warning systems, collecting waterway data and with myriad USGS projects nationally and internationally. McInnis installed and maintained scientific equipment in Jacob's, Well and Barton Springs, among other sites, and has collected Gulf of Mexico water samples to assess damage following the BP oil spill. Laurie Taylor, who joined the County in September of 2015, will continue to serve as office manager for the Office of Emergency Services. With a lengthy background in human resources record- keeping, reporting and systems, she also worked at the Texas Commission on Fire Protection where she managed administrative work and the Fire Fighter Injury Reporting program. The Office of Emergency Services is located at the county's Yarrington Road complex. Lehman Death: Counselors available Continued from pg. 1A allowed to visit our Miranda Montgomery herself differently during counseling center to Heatworle wrote on the next few weeks. Such receive support while at Facebook. an incident can have school," Chae said in her a profound effect on a letter. The letter Chae sent to student. Anytime death An outpouring of Lehman parents: touches us it is extremely condolences from the May 29, 2016 stressful. community was given Dear Lehman Families: This death may be on the Hays Free Press It is with great sadness disturbing to you as well Facebook page after that I inform you of the as to your child. For this news of Rivera's death death of eleventh grade reason, we especially broke, student, Kaleb Rivera.want you to know of our "My heart goes out to He passed away early caring and support. all of Kaleb's family and Sunday morning. I am attaching two friends," Bonnie Rohde We at Lehman High resources for your ref- wrote on Facebook. School are concerned erence. One provides "Prayers for comfort with our students' as the parent/guard- during this very sad action to this sad event. 1an some guidelines in time." In order to help them supporting your child. Rivera's death marks adjust to the loss, our The second reference the seventh current Lehman counseling is a listing of local grief or former Hays CISD team will be on hand to counseling options. If student who has passed support our students, you should need to away during the 2015- We will call in addition- talk with one of our 2016 school year. In al support teams from team members, please February, the Hays CISD Hays CISD as needed, be patient as they are community mourned Students will be allowed responding to students. the loss of David Null, a to visit our counseling If it is an emergency, teacher and a coach at center to receive support clearly indicate this to Hays High. while at school, the receptionist so your "Gosh, this It would not be call can be given priority. community has lost unusual for your childPlease be assured that so many young ones," to express himself or assisting your child alignment." Jones added that the He said the approach "We have an funds for the schematic would only introduce a opportunity, a window of approach have already change in scope to add to ability, to maybe sit down been planned in the work authorization. and work with these the original project. According to property owners to find The county plans to Whisenant, the process an alignment that works use $100,000 of the of realigning the roadway well for the highway, approximately $600,000has begun, but he said it the county, the property budget allocated for would be at least three to owners and the city of the environmental four years before the full Kyle," Jones said at the assessment to go to the length of road would be May 17 meeting, schematic approach, constructed. : ::;::~ : i/U/:~ilT;i:il/i ; ::(iΈ NSPIRE HYOUR .... RESPECTED FUL L- S E RVI C E PUBLISHING %iiiiiiiii!i!ili!!i!iiiiiiiiii!i!iiiiiiii!iiiiiiiii!!iii ii i,iiiii :i21!T:, ..... 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