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4: COACH CAROUSEL New Lobe girls soccer coach hired as two other coaches leave. - Page 1B PAWS PALS Animal shelter foster program gives puppy love a chance. - Page 1C ~) BARTON PUBLICATIONS, iNC. ....... : ........ Vol. 121 No. 12 g Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County, TX 75 BY MOSES LEOS III Thousands of dollars worth of firearms, includ- ing handguns and auto- matic rifles, were stolen this weekend after thieves used a car to ram through the garage door of the Gun Guys and Gals gun shop in Buda. Brittany Tate, Buda Po- lice Department spokes- person, said authorities were notified of the bur- glary at 8:02 a.m. Saturday. Police are still inves- tigating the crime and say they do not have a description of a suspect or suspects at this time. Tate said the store had some weapons stolen and the garage door had been pushed in. In a statement on the Gun Guys and Gels Facebook page, owners of the business believe the thieves used a truck to ram through the door at their shop, which allowed them to steal firearms. Most of the guns stolen were handguns and au- tomatic rifles. One of the firearms stolen was a cus- tomer's gun, while most of the firearms belonged to Hal Skaggs, owner of GGG, or belonged to the shop. Skaggs also posted on Facebook descriptions of the firearms. Twelve guns were stolen from GGG. "l have to admit I feel ashamed that I did not have a better plan," Hal Skaggs, owner of Gun Guys and Gels, wrote on Facebook. "But I d4d not asked to be robbed and will not be victimized by myself and not publicize these guns." Anyone with informa- tion on this crime is asked to contact the Buda Police Department at 512-312- 1001. Matriarch of iconic Buda business passes away BY MOSES LEOS III Apyoether itwas ur first or fifth time stepping into Helen's Case Aide in downtown Buda, Helen Aicala made it her mission to get to know you. Aicala, the matriarch of Helen's Case Aide, which opened its doors in 1980, alwaysshawed a smile and always did her best to greet and get to know the thousands who patron- ized her business over the years. "She met so many people and has talked to so many people over the course of 37 years, but she could remember someone at the drop of a hat," Remy Alcala, Helen's grand- daughter said. Perhaps it's fitting that following Helen's peaceful passing Sunday, thou- sands who frequented her business remembered and honored a pioneer whose restaurant has become a home-away-from-home for Buda residents. "When people move out of town, they let us know they come back to this place,"Alcala said, "You didn't come here for just the tacos. You came here for (Helen)." Helen Alcala, born in 1923, didn't open the Case Aide until 1980 when she was 57 years old. Prior to that time, Helen, who grew up in the Buda area, raised three children and HELEN ALCALA, 2A PHOTO FROM 1968 REBEL YEARBOOK LESLY DE LEON Sheldon-Tanglewood, Ltd., the owner of the grocery store and retail person confirmed to The Ltd. requested the rezon- property, is represented use is more compatible Dallas Morning News A German-based ing of 4.5 acres, located by DunawayAssociates.with the proposed zoning that the company was grocery chain could at the northwest corner According to a letterthan multi-family resi- beginning to scout for be making its way to of Marketplace Avenuefrom Dan Caballero, proj- dential, Caballero stated sites in Texas. Kyle after planning and and S. FM 1626 near ect manager, Dunaway in the letter. Lidl spent more than zoning commissioners the Kyle H-E-B, from Associates is representing Caballero was present$10 million on land Tuesday unanimously multi-family residential Lidl, a German-based at the Tuesday evening purchases in North recommended zoning to retail services, international discount P&Z meeting but said he Texas and reportedly for a parcel of land that According to the zon-supermarket chain, had no comment at thewas scouting locations in might house a Lidl fro- ing change application, Rezoning the prop- time. the Dallas and Houston cery store. Sheldon-Tanglewood, erty to retail services for Last fall, a Lidl spokes- areas. asin in BY SAMANTHA SMITH Conflict hit the Buda City Council dais June 6 when council members debated the mission behind the reintroduced housing plan study, which centered on the contro- versial topic of affordable housing. Buda Assistant City Manager Chance Sparks reintroduced the item due to an interest to "look for potential next steps." Sparks said the initial housing plan study was suspended in September 2016 due to complica- tions with the consulting HOUSING, 4A BY SAMANTHA SMITH A bill meant to ease restrictions for Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) for Buda died before it could be heard on the Texas House of Represen- tatives floor prior to Sine Die last month, Even with the bill's demise, Buda city officials. who clamored for the bill. Hays County Sheriff's Office have hope for the future. ,- Summer Blood Drives is not lost," Brian t l~" The Hays County Sheriff's Office is teaming up with We Li]libridge, Buda water 0 Are Blood, Cabela's and H.E.B. in hosting blood drives specialist, said in an , interview about the bill s the Central Texas area, including Seton Hays Medical failure. during June. Blood donations go to over 40 hospitals in _. Center in Kyle and Central Texas Medical Center in BLOOD DRIVE DATES Lillibridge said ASR San Marcos. Citizens of Hays County are encouraged technology is in its infan- to come out and help save lives by donating their : Saturday,.,. June 17 from 10 a,m.-2 p m. at cy, so the Barton Springs precious lifesaving gift of life. One donation can help : Cabela s (Buda) Parking Lot Edwards Aquifer Censer- - save two lives. If you cannot donate, please ask : Thursday, June 22 from 9 aim,-2 p.m at :vation District (BSEACD) someone to donate for you. Volunteers can donate : Hays County Government Center in San is in the process of creat- ~"} ,~ one pint of whole blood every 56 days. Donors are : Marcos (conference rooms 1001 & 1002) ing regulations regarding i i i~)~ encuraged t eat a gd meal befre dnating blood" " , ' Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. atMake an appointment online at - ASR, while municipalities Group code: B416. Walk-ins are always welcome. Each HEB Dripping Spdngs, HEB Kyte and HEB like Buda are looking for ~ i ~ donor will receive a We Are Blood summer t-shirt. 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