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4 Page 2A NEWS Hays Free Press July 19, 2017 The Hays Free Press (USPS 361-430) published weekly by Barton Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. Periodicals postage paid at Buda, TX 78610 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Barton Publications, Inc., RO. 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: 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. LE'rrERS 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 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. BY SAMANTHA SMITH Eric Martinez, 38, charged with 3 counts .was indicted earlier of indecency with A Kyle man was this month on a total a child by sexual booked in to the Hays of 14 counts of various contact, 7 counts of County Jail in early degrees of sexual as- sexual assault of a March 2017 for mul- sault of a child stem- child and 4 counts tiple counts of sexual ming from incidents of prohibited sexual assault of a child and that started in 2013conduct with descen- is currently being held and continued until dant. for a bond total of 2017. According to the $565,000. Martinez has been indictment, Martinez was charged with the 14 counts of sexual misconduct with a single female child victim, related to Mar- tinez, ranging from the earliest incident in August 2012 to the lat- est incident in March 2017. According to county documentation, Kyle Police were assisted by SWAT in the appre- hension of Martinez who has pled not guilty to all charges. Pre-trial motions for the case begin on Aug. 14. At this time it is unknown when a trial date will be set. MARTINEZ STAFF REPORT the last 9+ years and Kyle Council member need to DavidWilson, Dist. 4 contin- representative, has made ue the the decision not to run for forward re-election, thiz - His letter announcing ing and his decision: planning "I have made a decision we now not to seek reelection for enjoy ... the Kyle City Council, Dis- I could trict 4 seat set for election make a in November 2017. I want to encourage Kyle citizens to serve the city of Kyle on the city council. We have accomplished much in WILSON long list of accomplish- ments but am proudest of our planning for the future of the city of Kyle. We have evolved from a sleepy little railroad and ranching community into a community with robust medical services, educational opportunity and quality retail services. The future is very bright for Kyle. We have laid the groundwork for Kyle to be a destination and grow the business community. Jobs and business oppor- ttmities for our citizens are coming in the near future. There will always be challenges which need to continue to be addressed like: maintaining our water partnerships with Buda, San Marcos and Canyon Regional Water Authority as we invest in our future through the Hays-Caldwell Public Utility Agency (now Alliance Water Authority); working with everyone to address the wastewater issues that come with growth of the community; transportation as we grow to be a community of 100,000 plus will always be a challenge and we need to successfully complete the road improvement projects now underway; adequate city staffing to address the challenges with police, fire, public works, parks, library and administrative / techni- cal services while keeping taxes as low as possible. I am invested in the community and will enjoy watching as a new City Council moves the city forward in a positive direc- tion. Important to our fu- ture is supporting the high quality city of Kyle staff who do quality work for us under the direction of City Manager Scott Sellers and the Kyle City Council." Parking Rules: Changes may come soon to Kyle Continued from pg. 1A some residents for several reasons, including the requirement that makes it unlawful for a person to park in a manner that leaves less then 20 feet for the free movement of vehi- cles, in accordance to the International Fire code. Residents noted that many streets in Kyle are narrow and the new role would leave residents without proper means to park. Because of this problem, the council voted that the city's fire marshal could designate some streets to be one-way park- ing, upon the review by the council. The council also deemed that proper signage would be required to effectively enforce and police th s ordinance. The ordinance would affect parking for commmercial and non-commercial vehicles, with a few exceptions including: Emergency vehicles (as defined by state law) responding to or from, or at the scene of, an emergency call; Vehicles being used to provide any municipal service such as the installation, repair or maintenance of any public street, asset or property, collection of garbage, grounds keeping, etc. Vehicles being used to install, repair or maintain any public service or utility such as telephone, electricity, cable television, gas, water or sewer line. Vehicles engaged expeditiously loading and unloading passengers, freight or merchandise for a period of less than sixty (60) minutes. Vehicles engaged in expeditiously loading or unloading freight related to home or business moving for a period of four (4) hours. FM 150 Plan: FM 150 character plan presented Continued from pg. 1A with K Friese in antici- pation of the growth and transportation needs in the corridor. Typically development plans for such a project are quickly established for immediate impending construction. However, Hays County is attempting a more proactive approach in order to try to upgrade the corridor while keeping the character of the area intact, property, residents has been an I've worked on." "We're doing this so that For Kyle resident, David essential and constantSplit into two phases, if the growth does come, Allen, the importance of part of the plan's agen- the FM 150 Character we have an efficient and keeping up to date with da for the past two and plan is nearing the end of safe plan in place," said such a project was clear, half years as hundreds of its second phase. After the Joe Cantalupo, Project "The route hasn't beenresidents have attended comments from residents Lead and SeniorVice Pres- fully established, it could various open meetings are reviewed and the ident of K Friese. come right through my and left their comments plan is finalized it will be Cantalupo spent much property or it could not," to be reviewed, presented to the Hays of his time during the Allen said. "I'm a fourth "I think we've have County Commissioners open house speaking with generation (resident) on unprecedented feedback," Court, where it is expected residents who shared their this place and I don't want said Cantalupo. "In terms to take another three to concerns about how the to lose it." of participation, this is five years for development project would affect their Participation from one of the best projects and construction to begin. Carl's Jr. Robbery Continued from pg. 1A tablishment looking for keys to the safe. According to police reports, Perez allegedly stole approximately $287 before turning the gun on an employee and telling the employee not tell anyone or his friends would come after him or her. The affidavit, war- ranted by Beth Smith, Hays County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace, con- firmed that surveillance cameras in the building captured Perez in the establishment pointing a revolver at an employee before leaving the scene. On July 12, Perez turned himself in to Kyle Police headquar- ters. Perez was arrested and charged with theft, aggravated robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, deadly conduct and terroristic threats. He was booked into the Hays County Jail. Metal buildings were once barndominiums that Texans love live in them and call them Our 120:year history of " " i:otecttn barndominiums: ..... 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