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F + LOBO TOP 10 The top 10 Lehman sports moments of 2012-2013. - Page 1B Barton Publications, Inc. SPEED FREAK Local gal finishes 10th in car race at Circuit of the Americas. "' ......... ........ Vol. 111 * No. 11 Serving Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County * 75 O~ BY ANDY SEVILLA nal trespassing, stalking and Hollar's first Hays County ar- that day, jail records show. Hays County's District Attor- child abandonment to evading rest dates back to Oct. 12, 1995 Hollar has been arrested and ney's Family Justice Division arrest, DW], assault and ter- for two charges of criminaltres- charged with family violence handled Hollar's family vio- ror threats, according to Hays pass and a public intoxication assault at least eight times in lencecaseandAssistantDistrict Two charges offamilyviolence County records, charge. He was released later Hays County, with his latest on Attorneys Amy Locldaart and assaults landed a San Marcos Evidence at Hollar's assault- that day, jail records show. Feb. 27, 2012, for which he was Cathy Compton prosecuted the man in prison for 20 years after family violence-repeat offender On the family violence side, indicted on Sept. 21, 2012, jail case, convincing jurors to hand a Hays County jury found him case showed that the suspect's Hollar was first arrested in records show. down the maximum prison sen- guilty as a repeat offender, history of committing acts of Hays County on that charge Hollar has been in Hays tence allowed. Stephen Hollar, 57, has been family violence extended back on Sept. 6, 1996, where he was County custody since his Sept. Hollar's defense attorney, arrested at least 23 times with to the 1990s, Hays County Dis- also charged with making a ter- 2012 indictment was handed Willard Holgate, did not return charges ranging from crimi- trict Attorney officials said. ror threat; he was released later down. a call for comment. HOL~R Boy Scouts vote to allow gay members, scout leaders still denied BY KIM HILSENBECK penly gay boys up to age 18 are now allowed to be members of the Boy Scouts of America the local Hays County scout leaders and parents are weighing in on the sub- ject. Gay adults, age 18 and older, are still banned from being leaders; that policy was not up for review. A statement from BSA said, "The resolution also reinforces that Scout- ing is a youth program, and any sexual conduct, whether heterosexual or homosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the virtues of Scouting." The policy maintains scouting youth adhere to a duty to God and behavior consistent with the highest level of good conduct. Scouting represents nearly 2.7 million youth and one million adult members across the nation. The Wd- liams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, a sexual orientation law and public policy think tank, estimated in 2011 that nine million (about 3.8%) of Americans identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. The May 23 decision- with a 60/40 vute in favor of allowing gay scouts - by the BSA's 1,400 National Coun- cil members at a meeting in Texas brought both praise and criticism. Buda Scoutmaster Codie Smith said having gay scouts will not affect his view of scouting or have any detri- mental effects on other scouts. "Scouting is about learning practi- cal skills, citizenship, respect for the outdoors, replacing self with service and gaining a sense of achievement," Smith said. "Sexual orientation has no relevance to any of that. So it would be "Scouting is about learn in g practical skills, citizenship, respect for the outdoors, replacing self with service and gaining a sense of achievement. Sexual orientation has no relevance to any of that. So # wouM be business as usual in Troop 218 if a gay scout joined." -Codie Smith, Buda Scoutmaster Ot~3 t,-- 3C0 Ww el < oO ~...tXtO U ..~ ~,-, GO tj) ~ (/) business as usual in Troop 218 if a gay scout joined." Smith said his troop, sponsored by St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Buda, will not lose its charter with the church. But for the nearly 70 percent of Movie in the Park "Dr. Suess' The Lorax" will be playing June 14 and 15 at 9 p.m. in Buda City Park. For more infor- mation call 512-295-7170. scout troops sponsored by faith-based organizations, openly gay members could present some challenges. According to The Washington Times, many faith-based organiza- tions that sponsor scout troops and activities are still struggling over PEC's annual meeting and new board Attend the PEC annual membership meeting and cast your vote for two new board directors. Voting closes at 10:30 a.m. Meeting begins at 8 a.m. June 22 at the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center in Kyle. S42M STIMULUS Hays County schools receive federal stimulus money. - Page 10 whether to remain in scouting, while parents are debating whether to pull their sons out of the organization. The Washington Times also re- ports that churches of various faith denominations in several southern states, as well as Idaho, have ended scouting programs because the policy goes against church teachings. The Mormon Church, the nations largest sponsor of scouting troops serving some 430,000 boys, said it will con- tinue its sponsorship. Neither the United Methodist church nor the Catholic Church, the next two largest sponsors, formally oppose the policy shift. Baptist leaders reportedly will encourage the denomination's nearly 46,000 U.S. churches to stop spon- soring scout troops at the annual Southern Baptist Convention this See SCOUTS ALLOW GAYS, pg. 4A Want to make history?. Texas State is a host site for the World's Largest Swimming Lesson at 10 a.m. June 18. Anyone can register and participate - bragging rights include being part of a Guinness Book World Record! The event goal is to promote teaching children how to swim; drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death among children age one to 14. This event is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Visit and search for "world's largest swim lesson." Buda P.D. on Officer g$ BY MOSES LEOS III New chapters in the Buda Police Department Opera- tions Manual will give spe- cific direction for handling officer involved shootings (OIS), active shooter situa- tions and fire~s poUcies. During the May 21 Buda City Council meeting, the council unanimously passed the measure, which adds three new chapters to the manual. The new policies will go into effect this week, according to Buda Police Chief Bo Kidd. "We're making the copies and having a meeting with employees about all three new additions to policy man- ual tomorrow," Kidd said in a phone interview Tuesday. The addition garnering the most attention is the pol- icy regarding how to manage officer-involved shootings, which Buda has not experi- enced. "This is a good, solid pol- icy," said Mayor Todd Ruge. "We want to be proactive, not reactive. [The council] feels better with this in place." Buda Police Chief Bo Kidd said one of the main reasons for implementing the new OIS policy is to help officers have a clear understanding of their responsibilities and the overall process. "It's less fear of the un- known," Kidd said. "You hope this is never put into use. Our purpose is to give clear direction to our em- ployees. If an officer is not aware of what to do in an (OIS), it can be very stressful. If the process is not under- stood, the officer can quickly feel like a criminal." It should be clear, Kidd said, that an OIS triggers a criminal investigation. %ny time you use force, and especially deadly force, there will be a criminal in- vestigation," he said. Kidd crafted his depart- ment's policy based in large part on a template from the Texas Police Chiefs Asso- ciation. It outlines the basic steps and process to follow after an OIS. From the onset of an OIS, fire and emergency services must be notified, along with the proper chain of com- mand. Supervisors then take command, secure the scene and ensure medical atten- SHOOTING PROTOCOL, pg. 4A Opinions ......................... 3A Sports ........................ 1-2B Education ..................... 3-4B Neighbors ..................... 1-4C Best Bets .................. 4C Business ..................... 1D Service Directory .......... 2-3D Classifieds .................... 2D Public Notices ............... 2-4D +