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+ + ULTIMATE FRISBEE Hays co-eds participate in high-energy alternative sport. - Page 1B FOR THE LOVE... Local woman organizes fundraising runs for charity. - Page 1C @Barton Publications, Inc. ....... : ..... Vol. 119 * No. 11 Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County, TX ,, 75 STAFF REPORT following the Memorial Day weekend flood of Authorities have the Blanco River. Two identified the body of children remain on a man found Saturday, the missing list. Search June 6, in debris near teams continue to the Blanco River search along the Blanco as William Randall River from Wimberley Charba, age 42. His in Hays County to body was found by Martindale in Caldwell a search team near County. Bluffview Drive in the See page 6A for flood Wimberley area. victims identified as of This brings to nine June 8, 2015. the number of bodies found in Hays County FLOOD VICTIMS ID'ED, 6A WILLIAMS FISK WATSON III BY KIM HILSENBECKcapital murder case. Dean, a Kyle Police Department Crisis Counselor, was seven While no one has months pregnant at been charged with the time of her death. Feb. 3 murder in the Her body was found in Samantha Dean case, Bastrop on Feb. 3. She recent arrests and was shot three times evidence seem to con- in the head. nect three individuals According to court to her death. One is documents, in a listed in court docu- jailhouse phone call ments as a suspect in recorded on May 2 the murder, between Watson and Police arrested Kyla Fisk, Watson, who was Fisk, 50, for tam- in the Harris County pering/fabricating Jail at the time on a physical evidence, drug charge, asked her Fisk is the girlfriend to get rid of a hoodie of Kevin Watson. 31, (sweatshirt) he said who authorities say is a suspect in Dean's DEAN MURDER UPDATE, 2A PHOTO BY KIM HILSENBECK Jack C. Hays, Lehman and Live Oak Academy high schools graduated more than a thousand seniors this past weekend: Lehman, 496 graduates; Hays, 450; and Live Oak Academy, 60. Above are Live Oak Academy graduates. See more graduation photos, page 3B. Browse and buy photos online at Just follow the photos link. I BY MOSES LEOS III The Buda City Council amended its permitting process after a neighbor- hood requested a permit to hold a Fourth of July fireworks display. By a 7-0 vote on June 2, council green-lighted a permitting process for fireworks displays in the city's extraterritorial ju- risdiction. It's an amend- ment to an ordinance passed in 2013 restricting fireworks sales and use 5,000 feet from city limits. The discussion began when Steve Shannon, a member of the Coves of Cimarron homeowners association fireworks committee, submitted a letter advocating for a permit for the Coves to hold its yearly Inde- pendence Day fireworks display. Under current or- dinance, the Coves of Cimarron falls under the .... "This isn't just a fireworks display: "Ibis is Independence Day. "[his is something I want my son and my grandchildren to understand." -Bill Brown, Coves of Cimarron HOA director city's 5,000 buffer restrict- ing fireworks use and sales. In his letter to the city, Shannon said the celebra- tion is "conducted with safety foremost in mind" and "reduces to a signif- icant extent the random launching of fireworks by individuals." He also wrote that an "overwhelming majority" of residents polled at a re- cent homeowners associ- ation meeting wanted to continue the tradition. One of the primary ad- vocates was HOA Director and veteran Bill Brown, who was emotional in his public comment to coun- cil on the merits of the display. "This isn't just a fire- works display. This is In- dependence Day," Brown said. "This is something I want my son and my grandchildren to under- stand." According to Fire Mar- shal Mike Duffey, Buda Fire Code allowed for fireworks permits, but no permit process could be initiated due to the in- place ordinance. With the council's decision, Duffey said he has begun drafting what the permit process could look like. While it's still a work in progress, Duffey said one of the primary fac- tors would be identifying the grade of fireworks, whother commercial or consumer grade, and re- quiring the entity to hire a licensed and insured pyro technician. Several other factors including the feasibility of detonation location, access for emergency vehicles, assessing the fallout zone and drought conditions. A time limit will also be assessed, with Duffey saying permits may be limited to the Fourth of July only at this time. Emergency Service District No. 8 Fire Chief Clay Huckaby said during the June 2 meeting that the Buda Fire Depart- ment can "accommo- date" permit requests without reducing staff, but said there could be a cutoff point. 'Tm confident they have the manpower and the equipment so that any fireworks display will be done in a safe man- ner," Mayor Todd Ruge said. Movies at Lake Kyle: The Boxtrolls Head to Lake Kyle on Friday, June 12 for a free showing of The Boxtrolls. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and sncks. Movies begin 30 minutes after sunset. Movie in the Buda Park: Salsa Fest in Kyle wants hotel to crease Hotel Occupancy Tax. - Page 1D z BBBBB San Marcos Eye of the Dog Art Center's annual salsa festival returns June 13 from 3-6 p.m. in San Marcos. Taste over 25 kinds of salsa and vote for your favorite. The event is free and family-friendly. Edward Burleson: Soldier and Statesman Buda's annual Movies in Travel through two decades of Texas history, encompassing the the Park series contin- early days of the Republic of Texas, the path to statehood and the ues with a showing of founding of Hays County, during the June 14 screening of Edward Paddington at Buda City Burleson: Soldier and Statesman, the newest documentary film by Park on June 12. Movies the Hays County Historical Commission. Sponsored by the Heritage begin at dusk. Bring Association of San Marcos, the film and popcorn are free of charge. lawn chairs, blankets Doors will open at 2 p.m. at the the Marc Theatre, located at 120 E. and snacks. San Antonio Street (South Side of the Square). News ......... 1,2, 3, 6ABest Bets ............ 6C Opinions ............ 4-5A Business ......... 1,4D Sports ............... 1-2B Service Directory ...2-3D Education ......... 3-4B Classifieds ............ 2D Community ......1-6C Public Notices ... 2&4D +