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+ NEWS Hays Free Press July 8, 2015 Page 2A The Hays Free Press (ISSN 1087-9323) published weekly by Barton Publications, Inc., 122 N. Main St., Buda, TX 78610. Periodicals postage paid at Buda, TX 78610 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Barton Publications, Inc., Re. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. ISSN#1087-9323 NEWS TIPS If you think it's news, we probably do too! * Newsroom phone: 512-268-7862 E-mail: news@haysfreepress. com Mail: 113 W. Center Street, Kyle, TX 78640 CORRECTIONS Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear in the pages of the Hays Free Press will be corrected upon being brought to the attention of the publisher, DEADLINES The deadline for display advertising and any contributed news copy in the Hays Free Press is 5 p.m. Friday the week prior to publication. The deadline for Letters to the Editor and classified word advertising in the Hays Free Press is noon Monday the week of publication, though we encourage readers and advertisers to observe the Friday deadline. LETTERS GUIDELINES We welcome locally written letters to the editor on timely topics of community interest. We ask that you keep them to about 350 words in length and that you not indulge in personal attacks on private individuals. Letters may be edited for brevity and clarity. All letters should be signed by the author and include a daytime phone number where the author can be contacted for verification. Letter writers are limited to one letter per month. Letters can be emailed to csb@ HISTORY Founded April 10, 1903, by Thomas Fletcher Harwell as The Kyle News, with offices on the corner of Burleson and Miller streets in the town's oldest remaining building. It merged into The Hays County Citizen in 1956. The paper consolidated with The Free Press in October, 1978. During its more than 100-year history the newspaper has maintained offices at more than a dozen locations in Kyle and Buda. COMMISSIONERS COURT BY PAIGE LAMBERT the first was FM 967. downed trees or pieces of Mike Weaver, of Prime houses," said Hays Coun- Strategies Inc., said ty spokeperson Laureen the bid was under the Chernow. The county is one step proposed budget of $5 "It's not just like we can closer to implementing million, cut this up and bring it the FM 150 Center Turn "This is a complicat- to the curb. It's massive Lane Project. Commis- ed project, with threeamounts of stuff." stoners approved the schools out there, those Currently, the county $4,660,693.63 bid from subdivisions and a can only pick up debris Curran Contract July 7, church," Weaver said. "We on right-of-ways. the lowest bid received, want to make sure ev- The program will go to The project will widen eryone is aware of what's FEMA for approval, which FM 150 between Lox Lane going on." will allow the county to be and State Highway 21, a A public open house reimbursed for the debris length of 2.7 miles. The meeting for the project is removal, Chernow said. roadway would have a scheduled for July 21 at General council Mark 12-foot center turn lane Tobias Elementary. Kennedy said an office and five-foot shoulders Pending TXDOT will be created at the along the majority of the approval, constructioncounty courthouse for project, will begin late this year, San Marcos applicants The project would Weaver said. and a booth at the vol- also include extensions unteer resource center in of cross culverts, safety COUNTY TO AID Wimberley. A list with the improvements of exist- DEBRIS REMOVAL affected streets will show ing side slopes, new side ON PRIVATE LAND which residences are slopes, new signage and The county is creatingeligible for the program pavement markings, a private property debris and each situation will be FM 150 is a state road, removal program for the evaluated on a case-by- but the project will be neighborhoods affectedcase basis. paid for and overseen by by the Memorial Day some point it the county. This is the sec- flood, becomes a public safety ond partnership project "People have debris issue whether it's stacks with the Texas Depart- on their private property, of vegetation or refrigera- sent of Transportation; whether its big stacks of tors," Chernow said. Documentary: Working on the railroad Continued from pg. 1A chose to go with a live-ac- tion documentary. They commissioned the film to the HCHC, as Kyle doesn't have a heritage associa- tion. Richard Kidd, who has completed seven docu- mentaries for the com- mission in the past, was selected as its director. His documentary list includes films on artist and sculptor BuckWinn, along with a film on the 101 Ranch owned by the Kuykendall families. "It's local history that you won't learn in school," Johnson said. "It was fun doing these docu- mentaries." Kyle's documen- tarywill focus on the city's history"as a whole," ac- cording to Johnson. A primary focus will be on how the railroad created Kyle. The focus will center on 19th century railroad tycoon Jay Gould, who owned the Internation- al-Great Northern Rail- road. Gould first conceptu- alized the idea of the city when he needed a railroad stop between Austin and San Marcos. Gould made a deal with property owners David Moore and Fergus Kyle, who then auctioned off their land under the -Kate Johnson Auction Oak to create what would eventually become Kyle. Johnson said the film would cover several other topics, such as the first families of Kyle, along with the Auction Oak, which is located along Sledge Street. According to Johnson, filming is underway. The most recent shoot took place on June 10 in Jefferson, TK That was where the HCHC discov- ered Gould's personal rail car, which was restored in 1954. "It's really "It's local nice. It's all wood. It's history that you abeautiful won't learn in car," John- son said. "The interi- school ... It was or was just fun doing these as he left it. They've documentaries." done an outstanding job to make it the way he used it for his business." Johnson said the next shoot will involve finding a tree "in the middle of nowhere" that is similar to the Auction Oak. In addition, the HCHC and Kidd are seeking 30 volunteers to mirror the 30 people that rode with Gould to see about the new town. Obtaining re- enactors that have period clothing and equipment is a "big plus" Johnson said. People who work in theatre may also have costumes to help. "It's coordinating that and finding the people that want to do this," she said. Teaching the history of Kyle, and its railroad roots, is Johnson's goal toward keeping its roots in the city. "I hope the railroad is a part of Kyle's history in the future," she said. "It is today, and it was in the past. I hope we'll hang on to our roots." Ceasar is a 8-year-old male Persian mix who was abandoned by his family. This handsome boy is a lover. He is very, very calm and relaxed and does well around other cats - so long as they are nice to him. Ceasar deserves to spend the rest of his life with a loving family. "rex is a 2 1/2-year-old male American Bulldog mix. He gets along great with dogs, cats and all people. Tax loves to play but knows when it's time to settle down. This handsome gentleman is house trained, walks well on leash and knows basic commands. 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