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+ Page 4D Hays Free Press * June 17, 2015 Kyle Focus: Attracting industries, jobs Continued from pg. 1D obtain over the next 20 years. The intent, according to Dale, was to make sure the economic development strategy "winds up well" with the city's land use plan. According to research compiled by Dale, Kyle will have 1.3 million square feet of new retail space and 2 million square feet of new industrial space by 2035. The market study allowed the group to compile a list of categories and strategies for economic development, which they then presented to stakeholders. Infrastructure, primarily developing and planning, was a high priority for those in attendance at the summit. Dale said planning for According to research compiled by Dale, Kyle will have 1.3 million square feet of new retail space and 2 million square feet of new industrial space by 2035. infrastructure is "critical" for Kyle. Not doing so could create mobility issues for existing and future residents. Delaying it, he said, could work against the city. In comments submitted from stakeholders, Kyle needs to move from ideas to real plans in regards to infrastructure. In addition, prospects need to know what is on the horizon and to pinpoint "when and how existing deficiencies will be solved." Stakeholders also said Kyle needs to have a plan for different land uses, and how to get people to and from targeted areas. "Infrastructure needs to keep pace," Dale said. "If it's not in place, the development could pay for it, and it could make Kyle less attractive than other places with infrastructure in place. Public Notices, continued from page 2D Sales Tax Continued from pg. 1D million in May compared to $1.97 million in May 2014. So far this year, San Marcos collected $13.2 million in total revenue. In the same time period last year San Marcos col- lected $12.3 million, giv- ing it a 7.2 percent gain. NIEDERWALD AND UHLAND Niederwald and Uhland on the eastern edge of Hays County both saw a boost in sales tax revenue in May. Nieder- wald gained 11.8 percent over May 2014, going from $1,631 to $1,824 in May 2015. Uhland's sales tax revenue for May 2015 was $10,973 compared to $9,289 last May. During the first five months of this year, Nie- derwald collected $11,857 compared to $10,498 in the same time period last year for a gain of 12.9 percent. Uhland collected $57,217 between January and May this year, mark- ing a 15.8 percent in- crease over the same time period last year when it collected $49,385. HAYS COUNTY Hays County's sales tax revenues according to the report were $1.23 million in May. That collection marks 2.6 percent in- crease over the $1.19 mil- lion collected in revenue last May. Hays County received $7.5 million in total sales tax revenue in the first five months of 2015, compared to $7.1 million during the same time frame last year. That represents an increase of 6.8 percent. In a written statement, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state sales tax revenue in May was $2.6 billion, up 5.2 percent compared to May 2014. "This marks the 62nd consecutive month of growth in sales tax collec- tions," Hegar said. "Sales tax revenue growth was relatively strong, spurred by consumer spend- ing at retail stores and restaurants. Remittances from the construction, wholesale trade and ser- vices sectors were also up significantly. Collections from the oil and gas min- ing sector declined, as was expected due to the slowdown in drilling." Hegar will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose tax- ing districts their June local sales tax allocations totaling $629.2 million, up 5.9 percent compared to June 2014. Sales tax revenues in May represent sales made in March. The priority of housing, which according to stakeholders scored as one the lowest, was surprising for Dale. According to the group, stakeholders believed housing was market driven. "It had been brought up at the first meeting where people thought it was a big constraint," Dale said. "To that extent, I think it was a surprising that it didn't resurface as priority." Focusing on target industries was also a focus for stakeholders. Some said the city needs to attract a "game changer" firm that could put Kyle on the map. Others said focusing on 50 to 100 "employee firms" with a diverse portfolio was also key. According to stakeholders, manufacturing, data processing and health care comprised the highest ranked potential target clusters to focus on. Dale said the group would narrow down the list of target industries over the next few months. But with a list in place, Dale said the city .could begin to invest in resources to help market a particular target industry. "We want to make sure it's attractive to the city to create jobs that pay well," Dale said. "What does to the city want to do, to make sure it's feasible, that the city isn't chasing after things that aren't likely to happen." The group plans to draft an actual strategic retail plan for stakeholders in August. ~:a~ J=~c. n.~, T~it CONSTABLE MATT MANCILLA$ III or=: (m):m.:,~no l'.o. aox:~ Hays Couaw, Pre, einet 5 ~'.~: (s{:0 aDsam3 NOTICE OF CONSTABLEtS SALE, REAL ESTATE State of Te~s County of Hays By virtue of a Order of Sale issued out of the 274~ DistriCt Court of Hays County, Texas on the 23te day of June, 2014 in the case of Cutlen Country Homeowners Assam/orion, tnc,, Plointi~, v. Michael Mosel & O/nthlo Mosel, Joh~tly arm 3eYerolly, Defendant, Cause No, ~ and to me, as Constable, directed and delivered, I have {~*i~ upon the below- described property on the 21~ day of May, 2015 and wiif, between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P,M. on the 7~ day of July 2015, it being the first Tuesday of the said month, at the courthouse door, Hays County Government Center of HaW County. Texas located at 712 S. Stagecoach TrL San Marces, Texas, 78666, proceed to sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in hand all right, title and Interest if any, which Defendant Michael Mosel & Cynthia Mesa!. jointly and severally had on the 24~ day of April, 2025, or any time thereafter, of, In and to the following described property: /~ot property located o1::177 $olle Ave., Budo, Texas, legally described as Lot 7 Black G, Culten Country Subdivision Section ~ a Subdiv~ion in HoyS County, Texas according to the map or plot theto[ recorded in Volume 1t. Poge$ 25~.254, of the Plat Records o~ Hays County, Texes (~he PrOperty J Said property will be sold to the highest bidder to s~|sfy the judgment dated the 23'~ day of June, 2014 in favor of Plaintiff, Cullen Country Homeowners Assodotlon, Inc., which judgment was for the sum of $1,24S.68, with prejudgment interest: at the rate of 18% per annum from the 4'~ day of March, 2014 through the day before the date of the judgment; attorney*s fees in the amount of $~,750, with post judgment interest at the rate of 18% per annum, compounded annually on all sums awarded in the judgment until paid, and costs in the amount of $611,;L0, together with the foreclosure of S lien on the above-described property. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND on this 21~ day of May, 20t5 MATT MANCILLA5 Ill, Constable Precinct 5~ Hays Cot~nty, Texas Home Equi Loans No Closing Costs O 5 Years Fixed CAUSE NO. 15-1194 Ex Parte CRESCENT BELTERRA TX, LLC. IN THE DISTRICT COURT __ JUDICIAL DISTRICT HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS PETITION FOR THE REMOVAL OF HUMAN REMAINS Petitioner, Crescent Bekerra TX, LLC ("Belterra") files this Petition for the Removal of Human Remains, and in support shows the following: 1. Belterra owns undeveloped real property in Hays County, Texas (the "Belterra Commercial Tract" or "Tract"). During activity to prepare the land for commercial development, a previously unknown single grave site was discovered on the Tract. Human remains are believed to be present in the grave. See Exhibit A, ~ 2, Declaration of 31~omas Tucker, attached hereto. 2. In accordance with section 711.011 (a) of the Texas Health and Safety Code, Petitioner recorded a Notice of Existence of Unknown Cemetery as Document No. 2015- 15014566 in the Official Public Records for Hays County, Texas. A true and correct copy of that recording is attached hereto as Exhibit B. 3. The grave site contains a limestone headstone and footstone, but neither contains any inscriptions or other markings that would indicate the name, age, date of death or other identifying information of the deceased. The grave site is fenced offby a 6 foot tall metal panel fence. See Ex. A, ~ 3. No known formal dedication of the site as a cemetery has been discovered. 4. According to an anecdotal account from a previous occupant of the Tract, who vacated the property over ten years ago, the grave site contains the remains of the sister of a person who settled on the Tract in 1865. See Ex. A, ~ 4. Petitioner has been unable to contact this most recent occupant or owner of the Tract (despite numerous attempts) to confirm this account or otherwise obtain additional information concerning the grave site. See Exhibit C, ~2, Declaration of Ariel Henderson, attached hereto. Other than the unconfirmed information noted above, Petitioner has been unable to locate any information that would identify the deceased or the existence of any lineal descendent of the deceased. See id., - 3. In addition, there is no cemetery organization operating this grave site, and it is not maintained by any caretakers. Ex. A, ~ 5. Notice of this Petition will therefore be provided to the Texas Historical Commission and the Hays County Historical Commission consistent with Sections 711.004(c) and 711.010(c) of the Texas Health and Safety Code. Notice of this Petition will also be circulated in the Hays Free Press newspaper consistent with Section 711.036(b). See Exhibit C,N 4. 5. Removal of the human remains to a perpetual care cemetery is in the public interest because a perpetual care cemetery will provide continued maintenance of the remains in accordance with the law, and removal of the remains will permit development of the property. Based on the foregoing, Petitioner Crescent Belterra TX, LLC respectfully requests that, in accordance with Chapter 711 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, the Court order the removal of the human remains in the undedicated cemetery identified in Exhibit A to a perpetual care cemetery under the supervision of a licensed funeral director, a medical exammer, a coroner, or a professional archeologist. Respectfully submitted, FRITZ, BYRNE, HEAD & FITZPATRICK, PLLC 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 2000 Austin, Texas 78701 Telephone: (512) 476-2020 Telecopy: (512) 477-5267 BY: Daniel H. Byrne Daniel H. Byrne State Bar No. 03565600 Email: + + ~i~ i ;