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/@ + Education, tech lead to decrease in concussions - Page 1B SAFETY FIRST Officials advise caution as heat-related deaths increase. - Page 1C ~) BARTON PUBLICATIONS, INC, .................... Vol. 121 No. 17 Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County, TX 75 BY SAMANTHA SMITH A 20-year low interest loan totaling just over $14.5 million is how Buda plans to pay for its share of a planned pipeline that would help fulfill the city's water needs. The Buda City Council unanimously approved seeking funding assis- tance from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program to continue with phase IB of the Alliance Regional Water Authority's (ARWA) pipeline. ARWA, previ- ously known as the Hays Caldwell Public Utility Agency (HCPUA), projects the pipeline project to be completed by 2023. The pipeline project is projected to cost $213.4 million, divided among all involved entities, including Buda, Kyle, San Marcos and Canyon Creek RWA. Graham Moore, exec- lines and pump stations, the Phase 1A infrastruc- utive director of ARWA, "Phase 1B will allow ture that is currently in said Phase 1B project will us to produce, treat and planning." include construction of delivery our permittedBuda city leaders wells, raw water pipelines, Carrizo water to each of moved forward with treated transmission pipe- our sponsors, tying into financing after Jennifer Douglas, Buda financial advisor, presented a trio of financing options for the future project, which is projected to cost $213.4 million, divided among all involved entities, including Buda, Kyle, San Marcos and Canyon Creek: RWA. ALLIANCE WATER, 4A Potential roundabout/ traffic signal Four potential roundabout/ traffic signals Two potential roundabout/ traffic signals .~. Curb smoothing Curve ! smoothing i Shoulder widening Upgrade grading / Curve smoothing i Shoulder ,~ widening Potential "i roundabout/ i ,traffic signal ; The FM 150 Character Plan covers FM 150 from Arroyo Ranch Road west of Kyle to RM 12 in Dri pping Springs and focuses on changes and upgrades to the area regarding widening shoulders on roads and creating bypasses and cross sections. BY TIMOTHY STUCKEY Plan nears completion, acter Plan covers FM the FM 150 alignment opment. Residents spoke with 150 from Arroyo Ranchstudy by the county that The document was Residents of Hays various employees of K Road outside Kyle to RM was being conducted designed by K Friese County met with K Friese on potential de- 12 in Dripping Springs to study and develop a and Associates, a civil Friese employees during velopment in their area. and focuses on changes possible alignment for engineering consulting an open meeting at 6 K Friese representatives and upgrades to the FM 150 from Arroyo service that was hired p.m. Tuesday at Drip- were assigned to various area regarding widening Ranch Road heading by Hays County. The ping Springs High maps that marked key shoulder on roads andsoutheast to near 1-35 plan was designed to School to voice their sections of the corridor creating bypasses andand Yarrington Rd be-allow citizens to work opinions and concerns for residents to review, cross sections. This is fore being passed on to as the FM 150 Character The FM 150 Char- a separate effort from TxDOT for further devel- FM 150 PLAN, 2A BY TIMOTHY STUCI(L:Y Parking ordinances as presented to council don't necessarily reflect the needs of residents. That was the word from several speakers at the Kyle City Council meeting Tuesday. A new parking ordi- Residents noted that many streets in Kyle are narrow and the new rule would leave residents without proper means to park. nance was approved on the second reading by a vote of 6-1, with Daphne Tenorio in opposition. Several residents voiced frustrations, saying that the parking ordinance didn't reflect the needs of Kyle. "We need a parking ordinance, we do. But the ordinance needs to be written pertaining to their town," said Kyle resident Lila Knight. The ordinance, presented to council by Assistant City Manager James Earp, was created to assist emergency vehi- cles and to help mitigate possible parking fines. The ordinance as presented drew the ire of PARKING RULES, 2A Community Collection Day Don't dump those tires, bring them July 22 and dispose of properly. Details on what can be dropped off, where & when, see page 2B. Dive-in Movie Get your feet wet at the July 28 showing of "Moana" at Kyle's city pool. The pool will close and pool staff will begin handing out admission tickets at 7 p.m. The pool gates will reopen at 8 p.m. and only admit those 230 people with admission tickets. All regular pool rules apply to all attending. The pool will close 30 minutes after conclusion of the movie. Registration open for 2017 National Night Out National Night Out is a country- wide event that brings together neighborhoods and the law enforcement members that serve them. National Night Out is held the second weekend in October in Hays County, but those interested in organizing an event for their neighborhood are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Neighborhoods throughout the community host a variety of events such as block parties, cookouts, parades and more. Buda registration: Contact Brittany Tate at (512) 312-1001 or btate@ Kyle registration: Contact Jacob Luria at (512) 268- 0859 or ngs arge STAFF REPORT Citing resolution of environmental con- cerns, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdrew.its interim objection to Dripping Springs' proposed waste- water discharge permit. ' The BP/ d ermined proposal S ic'c s u'lly meets the environmental governing body's rigorous stan- dards. In December 2016, the EPA filed the interim let- ter of objection citing six issues with the proposal. The letter stated it EPA, 4A BY TIMOTHY STUCKEY Giancarlo Arman Perez, 18, of Kyle was ar- rested on July 12 as a suspect of an ag- gravated robbery that took place at Carl's Jr. on July 11. Perez, PEREZ a former employee of Carl's Jr., al- legedly approached the building and knocked on the glass door before be- ing let in by an employee of the restaurant. Perez then allegedly bran- dished a silver revolver and stated that he "had to do this" and began walking around the es- CARL'S JR ROBBERY, 2A TIRE FACTS Rates increasing for tire recycling. - Page 1D / News ............... 1-4A Best Bets ............ 4 C / 7111 !!t!1!1!Ii!1!1!1!1!!t tlI Opinions ............... 3A Business ......... 1-4D a Sports ............... 1-2B Classifieds ............ 2D Education ......... 3-4B Service Directory ..... 3D Community ...... 1-4C Public Notices ... 2-4D 7 ' .............' ' ' ,. .... " ,. ~ ,i,' ~ ~, . " ' ".'.,~,~,,~',,i'@;!~'" "';.:~'~ '"'E"f'~" ~ '* ' ~'"~ii~ii~Pi''' "~#"' '-~ ....... ....... ''i' .', ', , , ,. .. '" ' ,' , .... / + t ! 1til i|i : IE " '