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Page 2A NEWS Hays Flee Press * June 2, 2010 The Hays Free Press (ISSN 1087-9323) published weekly by Barton Publications, Inc., 109 W. Center Street, Kyle, TX 78640. Periodicals post- age paid at Buda, TX 78610 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Barton Publica- tions, Inc., P.O. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. ISSN#1087-9323 NEWS TIPS If you think it's news, we probably do tool Newsroom phone: 512-268-7862 E-mail: news@haysfree- Mail: P.O. Box 2530, Kyle, TX 78640 CORRECTIONS Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation which may ap- pear in the pages of the Hays Free Press will be corrected upon being brought to the at- tention of the publisher. DEADLINES The deadline for display ad- vertising 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 inter- est. We ask that you keep them to about 350 words in length and that you not in- dulge 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 verifi- cation. Letter writers are lim- ited to one letter per month. Letters can be emailed to HISTORY Founded April 10, 1903 by Thomas Fletcher Harwell as The Ky/e News, with offices on the comer of Burleson and Miller Streets in the town's bldest remaining building. It merged into The Hays County Citizen in J 956. The paper consolidated with The Free Press in October, 1978. Dur- ing its more than 100-year history the newspaper has maintained offices at more than a dozen locations in Kyle and Buda. PHOTO BY JEN BIUND0 As traffic stacks up for miles on 4H-35, emergency workers respond to a four-vehicle wreck on Memorial Day. Holiday traffic sp= Lrks accidents BY JEN BIUNDO jen@haysfreepresslcom A motorist erratically driv- ing a pickup truck down IH-35 while hauling a boat triggered two separate accidents just be- fore noon on Memorial Day, sending one man to the hos- pital, say investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety. The pickup truck driver did not stop at the scene of the wreck. Just before the RM 967 exit between Buda and Kyle on the northbound lanes, the truck swerved and slammed on the brakes, causing a chain reac- tion. A Nissan Pathfinder struck a MercuryMisdque, sending the Mercury into the retaining wall. And in another lane, a Mazda LX 626 hit a Subaru Tdbeca. The driver of the Mazda was transported to Brackenridge Hospital with non-lEe threat- ening injuries, said emergency personnel on the scene. Bridgitte Richardson, a stu- dent who had been traveling from San Marcos in the Subaru with two friends, said they had watched the truck driving er- ratically for several miles, with the boat entering other lanes of traffic and cutting off other motorists. "He had been swerving around the whole highway," said Richardson, who was shaken but not injured in the wreck. Her friend Matthew Fiorillo, who was driving the Subaru, said he believed the pickup truck was green in color, tow- ing an orange and white wake- hoarding boat. DPS investigators on the scene said they hadn't deter- mined if any other drivers would be ticketed. As of Tues- day, the driver of the pick-up truck had not been located. Anyone with information about the wreck is asked to call the Hays County Sheriff's Of- fice at 393-7896. Last Memorial Day, DPS troopers arrested 622 drunk drivers. San Marcos man gets 50 years on drug charge STAFF REPORTS A 43-year-old San Marcos man was sentenced to 50 years in prison for possessing 173 grams of crack cocaine with the intent to deliver, the Hays County District Attor- ney s Office said Tuesday. Kevin Bradley, who had five prior convictions for drug possession, pled guilty to the first-degree felony offense in exchange for the 50-year sen- tence, according to the DA's office. On Jan. 8, 2008, Bradley wa s pulled over in a traffic stop, where he was found to be in posses- sion of a significant BRADLEY amount of crack cocaine, officials say. Detectives with the Hays County Narcotics Task Force then obtained a search war- rant for Bradley's San Marcos residence and discovered sev- eral more ounces of the drug. Authorities suspected that Bradley and several associ- ates were selling the cocaine in San Marcos and Luling, of- ficials say. In 2007, Bradley was pa- roled from prison after serv- ing 3 years of a 17-year sen- tence. Hays County needs fans STAFF REPORT The Hays County Pct. 2 office in Kyle is a collection point for a summer fan drive to accept donations of new fans and air conditioner window units for low income and elderly residents. Family Eldercare, an Aus- tin-based nonprofit group, is asking for donations of 20- inch box fans and 12-inch or larger oscillating fans. A cash donation can be made at The fans can be dropped off at the precinct office, 111 N. Front Street; the Drift- wood Fire Department, the Dripping Springs Fire De- partment and any of San Marcos' four fire stations. Last year the drive distrib- uted more than 6,200 fans and 55 air conditioners to more than 3,700 households in Central Texas. Low-income families of- ten face the summer with- out air conditioning due to the high cost of equipment, repairs and utilities. Fans help them safeguard against heat-related illness. People who need a fan can make an appointment to apply through the San Marcos Housing Authority by calling 512-396-3364 or Family Eldercare at 512- 459- 4326. Photo identification and proof of income are re- quired. HMS COUNTY GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS EianMark Martinez 21, Kyl of 1508 Amberwood Loop, pot Kyle: Assault on a public inff servant, third degree felony, occ occurred March 12; unlawful me possession of a firearm by a the felon, third degree felony, oc- curred March 12. Arraignment is slated for June 9 at the 22nd District Court in San Marcos. Julian Michael Rodri- guez, 30, of 102 Redbird Trail, Kyle: Evading arrest, Class A misdemeanor, occurred May 26. Violation of parole for burglary of habitation, second degree felony occurred Sept. 2000. Trial date is slated for June 10 at the 22rid District Court. Azavier Trevor Roberts, 17, of 328 Harvest Moon Parkway Kyle: Delivery of a dangerous drug- Seroquel, state jail felony occurred April 6. Arraignment is slated for June 10 at the 22nd District Court. Angel Vega Gaspar, 39, of 25 Apple Blossom, Buda: Evading arrest with a motor vehicle, state jail felony, oc- curred April 17. Arraignment is slated for Thursday at the 22nd District Court. Zully lrisana Zavaleta, 18, of 160 Cross Lane, Kyle: Forgery, third degree felony occurred March 29. Arraign- ment is slated for Thursday at the 22nd District Court. Ryan Edward Cueilar, 18, of 348 Spillway Drive, Kyl, fek r at .: Fraudulent use or session of identifying ,rmation, state jail felony, arred March 7. Arraign- it is slated for June 9 at 22nd District Court. Martin Sanford Morris, 3f 139 PicadillayWay, : Stalking, third degree ny, occurred Jan. 26. Ar- nment is slated for June 9 m 22nd District Court. Timothy Craig Leonard, 46, la felt 20C an( OC sen pri of 190 Traynor, Kyle: Un- fit[ possession of firearm t felon, third degree ny occurred June 25, 9. Theft between $1,500 $20,000, state jail felony, urred Nov. 2008. He was tenced to three years in on on May 27. Lucina Perez Cervantes, 38, iof260 Shady Oaks, Kyle: InjUrY to a child, two counts, third degree felony, occurred Dec. 19, 2009. Trial date is slated for June 24 at the 22nd DiStrict Court. Alejandra Cervantes- Perez, 37, of 260 Shady Oaks, Kye: Injury to a child, three counts, third degree felony, ocCurred Dec. 19, 2009. Trial date is slated for June 24 at the 22nd District Court. (Grand jury indictments are not findings of guilt. However, there has been suf- ficient evidence in each case to warrant a trial. All of the suspects are innocent until prOven guilty.) LOWER:00UR NONTIILYAR , pAYMENT