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JUNE 5, 2013 + + Lehman and Hays names several All-District athletes. - Page 1B HONOR FLIGHT Two WWll veterans honored with flight to Washington D.C. - Page IC Barton Publications, Inc. HaysFreePress.com ..... Vol. 111 No. 10 Serving Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County 7,5 Sarah Leal, Brayden Pinckard and Cladsse Gonzalez sing out the Rebel fight song after the Hays High softball team won the state championship. The seventh inning three-run spree. BY ANDY SEVILLA andy@haysfreepress.com Coming out on top by 48 votes, Chad Benninghoff won the Kyie Council Place 3 seat against Joe Bacon in Satur- day's runoff election. Benninghoff received a total 242 votes (55.5 percent), compared to lee Bacon's 194 votes (44.5 percent), best- ing his opponent by an 11 percent mar- gin. "I want to congratulate Chad Ben- ninghoff and his supporters for win- ning the District 3 Kyie City Council Runoff Election," Bacon said. "We will all be working with you to make Kyie the best that it can be." Benninghoff's election win comes just over a month after he found his brother, Phillip Duran, dead on the roadside near the Kyle Parkway and Kohler's Crossing intersection in an apparent auto-pe- destrian collision. Kyle Police have BENNINGHOFF said a Hays High School student is a person of interest in that incident, though no arrest or charges have been filed. Benninghoff garnered 155 votes dur- ing early voting and 87 votes on Elec- tion Day, meanwhile Bacon took in 131 early votes and 63 votes on Saturday. "Kyle is in a great place to live today and will be long into the future," Bacon said. "We have to keep making progress providing basic services, staying on budget and prioritizing our spending. I want to thank my many volunteers and supporters for their hard work. And I want to thank those who voted for me. And I especially want to thank my wife Michele for her patience, love and sup- port. I think I almost drove her crazy." Bacon said he has not ruled out a future run for council, but for now he will continue working in the city's Mo- bility Committee. He said his term on that committee expires in September, but would "love" to serve again on that First Thursday in Downtown Come enjoy this week's First Thursday from 5 - 9 p.m. in Downtown Buda. First Thursday provides downtown visitors the chance to stroll PHOTO BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON Lady Rebels beat Lovejoy 11-8 in a board or on the Economic Develop- ment and Tourism Committee, if al- lowed. Benninghoff will replace outgoing Council Member Brad Pickett, who elect- ed not to seek a second term in office. Benninghoffis a Hometown Kyle res- ident and works as an emergency nurse practitioner at Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos. He is a captain in the U.S. Army Reserves. Only 26 votes separated Benning- hoff and Bacon (324-298) in the May 11 election for the District 3 seat. A third candidate, Bill Sinor, was knocked out of the running after only receiving 11.90 percent of the vote. Benninghoff did not return requests for comment. BY ANDY SEVILLA andy@haysfreepress.com A woman who police say was found unconscious and lying next to a garbage dump- ster in Kyle,has died as a result of the injuries she sus- tained during GI~NADOS an al- leged aggravated robbery. Mary Katherine Mayfield, 32, died on May 23, a month after the April 21 incident that left her in critical con- dition, authorities said. The Hays County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investiga- tions Division filed an ad- ditional charge of murder, a first-degree felony, against Jaime Beltran Granados, 22, who has been in Hays Coun- ty custody since April 25. Authorities responded to the 5300 block of Yarrington Road in Kyle at about 5:52 p.m. on April21 for the report of an un- conscious female lyin4g next to a garbage dumpster. Mayfield, whom police did not identify until May 30, was transported to University Medical Center at Brackenridge where she re- mained in critical condition due to a head injury. A subsequent investi- gation by the Hays Coun- ty Sheriff's Office led to Granado's arrest at an Aus- tin home on April 25. Granados is being held on a $1.15 million bond and has an ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) de- tainer placed on him. An ICE detainer is a notice that the U.S. Department of Home- land Security issues to law en- forcement agencies informing them that ICE intends to as- sume custody of an individual in their custody. case Death penalty sought in murder trial STAFF REPORT For the first time in nearly 40 years, the Hays County District Attomey's Office is seeking the death penalty;, the case is nearly 40 years old. in 1975, someone mur- dered Sheryl Ann Norris, a 20-year-old secretary at the through the unique antique Crime Prevention Institute of ~.) and specialty shops, while .... enjoying food from downtown Texas in San Marcos., ~ restaurants. Hear live music Movies in the Park For years, Norris killer went unknown. from 6 - 8 p.m. by 11 -year-old Every Friday in June, the Buda Parks and Recreation Department The capital murder trial Elliot Dean playing the fiddle, will show a movie at 9 p.m. at Buda City Park. Bring your lawn chairs (J')~1~ accompanied by his father and blankets to enjoy the movie Hotel Transylvania. Concessions are I~ e,~ playing the guitar, at the Buda X LU q available for purchase, but coolers are welcome. For more informa- COLD CASE HEATS UP, pg. 6A ~ ~ Soda Fountain. tion, call (512) 295-7170. U -.., O) =- < BUDA MILL & GRAIN Opinions ......................... 4A Business ........................ 1D ~ 0 -* Historic downtown Buda Sports ........................ 1-2B Service Directory..., ..... 2-3D J ~: property finally on the brink of a Education ..................... 3-4B Classifieds .................... 2D ',; ~ ~ ~ ~! retail development. Neighbors ..................... 1-6C Public Notices .............. ,2-4D - Page 1D (,9 ca 0~ Best Bets ................. .6C +