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Page 8 The Free Press Current Events June 5, 2003 EDC, BACC moving to Buda City Hall BY DANIEL MICHAEL Staff Writer ] UDA-The Buda City .JlCo mcil gave its thumbs up for the Buda Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to temporari- ly move their offices from 100 Houston Street to the Buda City Hall. The EDC accomplished its goal of leasing the building located on Houstorl Street. However, the BACC and the EDC are forced to move else- where, which is a "good thing" said BACC Manager Carolynn Scheinder. The EDC wishes to make the Houston Street location available for commercial use. The city will sign separate contracts with the BACC and the EDC for the rented space at City Hall, which will cost $1.20 per square foot per month. The lease will be for a six-month period, and then month-to-month until the BACC and EDC can find new homes. Schneider reported to the city council that the chamber's tourism committee attended a conference in Fredericksburg a few weeks ago. "We learned what we were doing good, and what we weren't doing good at the conference," she said. "The first thing we learned was that our tri-fold (tourism pamphlet) was oriented improperly. I guess it was more a practical meeting." Schneider said the BACC decided to band together with Kyle, Dripping Springs, and Wimberley to form www.hill- Schneider said it was determined by the various tourism councils of the four communities that the cities' tourism industry would do better if they joined forces and created their own web-site. "When you click on the gate to Buda," Schneider said, "It will link you to the city of Buda." The BACC also will have its own link. But the web page will not be ready for a few weeks. The consortium also will fea- ture a sign along IH-35 that will promote the four communities. The electronic sign will be designed grab motorist attention. Schneider said many tourists are traveling about 150 miles from their home, and that about 100,000 vehicles pass Buda on the interstate every day. "We will feature a sign that (advertises) local events coming up," Schneider said. 'eWe want it up before Red, White and Buda." West Nile Virus in Hays County, from page 1 Last month, Hays County received a $2,835 grant from the Texas Department of Health for surveillance of the West Nile Vh'us. The county approved a $30,000 expenditure for spraying last year, but backed off when residents crowded the commissioners court for a month with complaints. The grant will be used to help health officials detect where the virus is located in the county and what species are carrying it. During last week's meeting of the Hays County Commissioners Court, County Judge Jim Powers made it clear to the court that the grant cannot be used for direct mosquito control, such as spraying insecticides or par- chasing spraying equipnent. Many Hays County residents protested the commissioners court iast Summer in an effort to prevent the county from spraying the insecticide Aquareslin. Residents said that spray- ing dangerous toxins is worse than threat of tic West Nile Vtrus itself. The county eventually backed away from the idea. Braswell,. a former crop duster, said he agreed with the protesters. "The county considered fogging last year," he said. "People came out to the commissioners court (to protest). I used to be a crop duster in Louisiana in the late 1950's and early 1960's. The effects at stopping (the Spread of mos- quitoes) were negligible. The toxins didn't make any difference." Braswell suggested that one solu- tion to the mosquito problem would be to create detention ponds that have some sort of aeration or circulation sys- tem, or even a fountain. "But there is no clear-cut solution to the problem other than taking the proper precautious," he said. Remarkably, not a single mosquito could be found at Braswell's Ranch. Part of the reason for the low number of the blood-sucking pest could be con- tributed to a relatively dry season (at least until recently). However, Bmswell takes mea- sures to insure that the mosquito popu- lation is kept at a minimum. He said that mosquitoes usually only travel 200 feet from where they were hom, although strong winds can carry them further, which is why he tries to keep water from collecting and stagnating anywhere on his property. Braswell even keeps gold fish in his horse's water trough because the fish eat the mosquito larva and the fish- es' movements keeps the water circu- lating. However, the horses sometimes mistake the orange fish for a carrot, Braswell joked. Joking aside, Braswell said he is . I Local Libra00 Events CHILDREN'S STORYTIME at the Kyle Community Library Every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. BI-LINGUAL STORYTIME coming to the Buda Public Library Mondays in March at 10:30 a.m. Listen to stories and sing simple songs in Spanish and English. All ages are welcome. Free. KUNDALINI YOGA at the San Mareos Librm-y on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays of each month at 6 p.m. Bring a tovel or blanet to sit on. Everyone welcome. Hours of Operation: Basil Anthony Moreau Library Kyle (Buda Public Library) Community Library Monday 10arn-Spm Monday 11 am-5pm Tuesday 10am-Spm Tuesday 10am-Spm Wednesday 10am-Spm Wednesday 10am-6pm Thursday lOam-Spin Thursday lOam-Spin Friday 10am-,m Friday 10am-6pm Satu ,rday lOam-5pm Saturday 9am-3pm Sunday Closed Sunday Closed San Marcos Wimbedey Village Public Library Library Monday , lOam-9pm Monday lOam-Spin Tuesday lOam-gpm Tuesday lOam-6pm Wednesday lOam-gpm Wednesday 10am-Spm Thursday lOam-gpm Thursday Closed Friday lOam-6pm Friday 10am-6pm Saturday lOam-5pm Saturday lOam-4pm Sunday lpm-6pm Sunday Closed afraid the mosquito problem is only going to get worse. "They just hit last year aRd they are not going away," he said. "Although retention ponds appear to have worked, we need a safer more effective way to deal with water run-on" IT'S NOT TOO SOON TO START INVESTING FOR COLLEGE. Before you know it, college will be here. 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Texas Scholars is the collective name for a community's incentives and strategies to motivate all of its high school students to complete the state Recommended High School Program, a rigorous course of study that includes math, ience, social studies, and language arts, including foreign language. Texas Scholars rewards students who are "on-trac to graduate on the Recommended Plan with a vadaty nf inn.nfiv.._ and rewards_ Txa geholam from Hays CISD wore medallions, sponsored by the Hays CISD Education Foundation, at the graduation ceremonies. 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Natalie Re.nee Green Ronald Mano Green Debbie Guerrero Christopher Michael Gutierrez Rosa Elena Gu6errez Jacketine Aldee Guzman Kayla Made Gwin Frances Marlene Hale Michael Delano Hale Amanda Elizabeth Haney Michael 9teding H=non Jennifer Eve Happ Cad Malcolm Harper Emily Nicoie Hatch Heather Lynn Hays Kevin Wayne Henddckson EnMn Gumecindo Hemdia Affredo Hernandez Alex Herrara Daniel Alan Herrera Sara Denise Hen'era Daniel Lewis Hen'in Pzmh Ann Higgina Jess Brannum Holt Chdstopher Sean Hubert Jennifer Renee Huddleston Adam Dane Huebinger Courtney Lelgh Hughes Krista Ann Humphries Nicole Marie Ibarra deson Michael Johnson Rebecra Ruth Johnson David Harold Johnston Randall Dylan Jones EKa Vano KaKaollsnl Onaiza Kazml Benjamin Kelth Keltz Kdsten Lyrme Kelsey Kdstopher Kyle Kimbro Heather Shed Klebs Bradley Joseph Kuschke Myranda Lynette LaF:lamme Elizabeth Ann Landrum Poa Deslaun Lofton Jesse Allan Longoda Adernio Ramos Lopez Jr. Carlos Endque Lopez Rita Nikoie Lopez Heather Dawn Lundie Jennifer Ann Maldonado Moises Maldonedo KalleAllen Mallett. Kelsey Elaine Mangrum I I I William Wesley Mannella Ricky Jo Marshall Brandon Paul Marlin Jeramy Ryan Martin Katrina Lynh Martin Nia Faye Martin Amanda Danlelle Ma Daisy MarlJnez Haomi Madinez Veronica Rose MarUnez Erin Elizabeth Mazurek Jesse Ames Mc Craw Gregory Thomas Mc Hargue Adam Ishmael Me Kelvier Wdliam Chase Mc Pheeters Luke Milton Me Quage Nazalle Medrano Otga Medrano dessca Angelina Mendez Adan Daniel Mendoza Sean Mael Messinger Amy Michelle Meyer Jenny Marie Milburn Justin Taylor Miles Benjamin Kyle Miller Meagan Nicole Miger Se01tAlan Miller Kaly Lyn Momtt Cado Montelongo Bryan Sott Moore James DuslJn Moore Mndp.n I mn Moore Stewart Ryan Moore David Adolph Morales Jr. Venessa 'ne Morales Roy Alexander Moran Lindsey Mlchalle Mon'ison Matthew William Murchison Addan Mttzquiz Amy Adrian Nicholas Bradley Joseph Niesner Brlttney Nicole Made Oldfather Kdna Nioole Olvem Heather Nicole Oplela Gabdella Viviana Ortufio Nalhaniel Even Osbtn Jacquetine Chdsne Paap Christian Abraham PadiUa- Vetasquez Adam Lee Parker Richard Robert Parsons Jr. Bradley Kent Patterson Shane Allan Patteson Shannon Ada Pdar, ila Pr Zechariah Perez Dallis Clegg Peterson Sarah Jean Pickard Undsey Rhea Pickens Christopher Alexander Pier Andrea Grace Pimentet Laura Kiele Pinder Jusn Philip Ravidal Alyssa Jade Powell Troy IVlktmel Preston Alisha Carmen Pulis Mary l.-llzabeth Purvis Rezx Rahman Melinda Amanda Ramirez Preston Robed Rankins. Jordan Casey Lynn Ranney Jamie Made Reeder Amy Lynn Reese Michael Adam Reyes Clinton Aaron Rile Usa Made Roach Eduardo Roddguez Elma Ana Rodrtguez Estanislao Atluro Rodriguez Marlo Roddguez Mary Griselda Rodrigu Paul Anthony Rodriguez Robert Louis Roddguez Yiullana Rodo Roddguez ii i i Omar Antonio Romem Cesar Rolando Resales David John Rudzinski Malinda Dawn Ruschmyei" Megan Elizabe Ryden Imelda Saavadra Jose Carlos Sanchez Rebecca Manuela 8anchez Aaron Joel ucedo Diana Frances Sauc, edo $amantha 8aucedo Stephanie Marie Saucedo Magan Rhea Savage Kassi Clam cheffer Randall Clay Schmeltekopf Data Lindsey Schmidt Robert Joseph Schwarzkopf Ryan Nicole Scudock Jardld Frarmis Seldi Bmar Elaine Sagam Tonya Denise Sharp Justine Nicole Shay Alexandda Rimae Shomy Vanity Ski Singleton Bdttany Lynn Slayton Quint Ross 8n'ith Brent Daniel Sparks Shamlka Amanda Springs Juliana Palrice Stark William Casey Steele Jay Brandon Stevens Nalan R 9Une David Kale Slrahan Magen Rachel Sultemeier Jeffrey Paul Summers Amanda Jean Tarango Craig Thomas Taylor Solomon Telles Anthony Bridgewater Temple Celina Mad Tenodo Amber Deann Thompson Hannah Thompson Natashia Nicole Torms Viotorio Torrca Christine Melody Tmelschel MarUnique Jolene Valdez Tiffany Elise Vallejo Eric Joseph Van Voorhis Anne Bizabeth Vanda, rvoort Daniel NehemI Vasquez Daniel Vazquez Lorena Viilanueva Ashley Nicole Vineyard Corey Dale Voges Elizabeth Ann Walker ThtK.V, hy Jusu Warmlngton Amy Elizabeth Warrick Christina Marie Watson Angelina Made Webb Amy Aline Wharton Wesley Bryan Whitaker Zachary Shane White Donald Robert White III Richard Gregory Wiader Brad ,Stephen Wdliams Joe Mack Williams Rachel Elizabeth Williams Amber Dawn Wilson Ash Nicte W] Oltvla J. wilson . Cody L Woelfel Tanya Renee Young Abraham Zepeda Uliana Esqulvel Zuniga For the first time, sponsored by the Hays ClSD Education Foundation. I I