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Page 2A NE'~S Hays Free Press • July 21, 2010 The Hays Free Press (ISSN 1087-9323) published weekly by Barton Publications, Inc., 109 W. Center Street, Kyle, TX 78640. Periodicals post- age paid at Buda, "IX 78610 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Barton Publica- tions, Inc., P.O. 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@haysfree- • Mail: P.O. Box 2530, Kyle, "rx 78640 CORRECTIONS Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation which may ap- pear in the pages of the Hays Free Press will be corrected upon being brought to the at- tention of the publisher. DEADLINES • The deadline for display ad- vertising 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. LETrERS GUIDELINES We welcome locally written letters to the editor on timely topics of community inter- est. We ask that you keep them to about 350 words in length and that you not in- dulge 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 verifi- cation. Letter writers are lim- ited 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. Dur- ing its more than 100-year history the newspaper has maintained offices at more than a dozen locations in Kyle and Buda. Candidates for state and county elective offices disclosed their campaign contributions and ex- penditures for the first half of the year in a filing due last week. The filing covers the first six months of the year, from Jan. 1 to June 30, for those without party primaries, and Feb. 21 -June 30 for those who had March 2 primary races. Bert Cobb (R) Candidate for County Judge • Total contributions: $5,035 • Total expenditures: $6,336 • In the bank as of June 30: $1,851 • Total debt: $9,000 Shane Fraser, San Marcos, $1,000 Robert Habingreither, San Marcos, $200 Hector Castro, San Mamos, $500 Brian McCoy, San Marcos, $200 Jim Powers, Dripping Springs, $300 Susan and Craig Wilkinson, Hous- ton, $250 Elizabeth Urban, Buda, $500 Tom Garner, San Marcos, $250 Alcides Cairus, San Marcos, $500 Jeff Barton (D) Candidate for County Judge • Total contributions: $44,135 • Total expenditures: $42,681 • In the bank as of June 30: $29,517 Andrew Hollow, Austin, $500 Barry Kolar, Nashville, Tenn., $400 Beth and Everett Smith, Mountain City, $200 Bob and Wynette Barton, Kyle, $2OO Brian Rice, Cedar Park, $500 Charles Ray, Midland, $1,000 Chris Harkrider, Buda, $400 Christine and Brian Caudle, Aus- tin, $200 Christopher Solomon, Austin, $2oo Cobb Fendly PAC, Austin, $500 Dan Rogers, Austin, $500 Daron Butler, Cedar Park, $200 David and Kim Millikan, Austin, $2oo David Ardl, Batesville, Adz., $250 David Armbrust, Austin, $500 David Lott, Austin, $200 Dennis Peterson and Claudia Wil- liamson, Houston, $2,000 Dorian French, Austin, $250 Edward Coleman, West Lake Hills, $50o Elizabeth Crook and Marc Lewis, Austin, $200 Freese and Nichols PAC, Fort Worth, $200 Gay and Alan Erwin, Austin, $250 Georgie Cunningham, Buda, $300 Halff Associates PAC, Austin, $7OO HDR Inc PAC, Omaha, Neb., $300 HNTB, Austin, $1,000 J.J. Roohms, Austin, $200 James and Usa Schissler, Austin, $25o James Heath, Pflugerville, $200 Jane and Calvin Kirkham, Kyle, $30o Jason and Beth Donaldson, Wlm- berley, $1,000 Jeffrey Rogers, New Braunfels, $250 Joe Phillips, McAIlen, $1,000 John Friedman Jr., Austin, $500 John Lidner, Driftwood, $500 John Trube, Austin, $1,000 Kathrine and Mike Weaver, Austin, $300 Keith Young, Austin, $1,000 Kevin Scott, Dallas, $250 Kurt Erickson, Gilbert, Adz., $500 Lila Knight, Kyle, $300 Nancy and John Osgood, Austin, $300 Paul Bury, Austin, $1,000 PBS&J PAC, Tampa, Fla., $500 Richard Wilkison, Austin, $500 Rick and Cathy Coneway, Austin, $50o Rick Sheldon, Waco, $1,370 Robert McDonald, Austin, $500 Roland Gamble, Austin, $300 Rosa and Brian McCormick, Austin, $300 Seen Compton, Austin, $250 Shannon and Samuel Watson, Austin, $200 Smith Robertson Elliot Glen Klein, Austin, $250 Steve Brown, Dripping Springs, $200 Susan and James Walker, Austin, $200 Susan Kelly, Austin, $200 Thomas Arndt, Pflugerville, $1,000 William Raba, San Antonio, $200 Winton and Kim Porterfield, San Marcos, $1,000 Zachary Stearns, Bastrop, $500 Mark Jones (R) Candidate for Hays County Pct. 2 Commissioner • Total contributions: $21,954.50 • Total expenditures: $3,143.95 • In the bank as of June 30: $9,656 Lucky and Becky Tomblin, Sen Marcos, $300 Gary Cutler (R) Mary and Scott Bailey, Buda, Candidate for Hays County $250 Sheriff Matt Torbit, Dallas, $500 • Total contributions: $6,300 Mike Moeller and Nora Unares- • Total expenditures: $5,106 Moeller, Wimberley, $300 • In the bank as of June 30: Mike Robinson, Round Rock, $26,646 $500 • Total debt: $1,000 Aus-Tex Consolidated Services, Kyle, $585 Donn and Betty Brooks, Kyle, $5oo Will and Erin Conley, Wimberley, $2oo Louis Hanson, Driftwood, $1,000 James and Joann Holt, Kyle, $300 Linebarger Goggan Blair & Simp- son LLC, Austin, $500 Elizabeth Urban, Buda, $545 Salt Lick BBQ, Driftwocd, $7,712 (in-kind) Chester Davis, Austin, $2,500 Bob Sheiton, Buda, $500 Ray Bryant (D) Candidate for Hays County Pct. 2 Commissioner • Total contributions: $11,351 • Total expenditures: $9,065 • In the bank as of June 30: $4,164 Thomas Arndt / Dannenbaum Engineering, Pflugerville, $500 Beth and Everett Smith, Mountain City, $200 HDR Inc., Omaha, Neb., $500 John Senford, Buda, $250 Joe Phillips, McAIlen, $750 Ula Knight, Kyle, $500 David Braun, Dripping Springs, $500 Andrew Ramirez, Austin, $200 Lucy Johnson, Kyle, $500 Jerry Harris and Brown McCarrol LLP, Austin, $500 Halff Associates PAC, Richardson, $250 George Murfee, Austin, $200 Keith and Jeanna Young / Dan- nenbaum Engineering, Austin, $500 Tommy Warren, The Woodlands, $500 Israel Rocha, Austin, $500 Tommy Ratliff (D) Hays County Sheriff • Total contributions: $3,032 • Total expenditures: $5,713 • In the bank as of June 30: $2,017 David Martinez, Sen Marcos, $200 Jill Herrera, New Braunfels, $500 George Manassian, Ddppin9 Springs, $500 S.R. Green, Wimberley, $1,000 Start your next DIY project here A good way to find your next home improvement project is to start with a do-it-yourself energy audit. Visit the online PEC Home Energy Center to assess your home's energy efficiency and discover projects that will help you conserve electricity, lower energy bills and make your home more comfortable. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in Travis, Williamson, Bastrop, Caldwell or Hays county. Pedernates Etectric 1-888-554-47"52 w , Chris Caywood, Conroe, $500 David A. Sheppard, Austin, $250 Hays County Republican Party, $20o Gary L. Phipps, Austin, $275 Linda Kinney, Dripping Springs, $2oo Sherry A. Burke, San Marcos, $5OO Jet Bartlett, Austin, $1,000 Bill Henry (R) Candidate for 428th State District Judge • Total contributions: $13,470 • Total expenditures: $4,483 • In the bank as of June 30: $38,444 Terry Allen, San Marcos', $300 Robert Avera, Dripping Springs, $450 John Bennett, San Marcos, $500 Kevin Blewett, New Braunfels, $20o Cindy Bourland, Round Rock, $20O Erick Bovik, Austin, $500 Roland Brown, Wimberley, $1,000 William Buse, Wimberley, $250 James Byrom, Austin, $250 Steve Dillawn, Austin, $300 Todd Dudley, Austin, $350 Elizabeth Golden, Dripping Springs, $1,000 Scott Gregson, San Marcos, $250 Morris Haggerton, Wimberley, $100 Hays County Republican Party, $2OO Dolores Juarez, Houston, $250 Winton Porterfield, San Marcos, $i,000 Patrick Price, San Marcos, $500 Charles Ray, Midland, $I ,000 William Rugeley, San Marcos, $250 S.E. Rutledge, San Marcos, $200 Larry Schaubhut, Austin, $250 Lewis Smith, Wimberley, $250 Manuel Zuniga, Austin, $250 Scot Courtney (D) Candidate for 428th State District Judge • Total contributions: $4,194 • Total expenditures: $5,088 • In the bank as of June 30: $1,718 Chariie Baird, Austin, $500 Brian Baker, San Marcos, $200 Greg Cagle, League City, $500 Jamie Cavazos, San Antonio, $300 Cathy Compton, Canyon Lake, $2OO Ceiso Cuellar, San Antonio, $200 Joe Luis Hernandez, Kerrville, $300 Otila Hernandez, Kerrville, $300 Chevo Pastrano, San Marcos, $250 Chris Sullivan, Austin, $200 keTyBoutlque Phone Discounts Available to CentryLink Customers The Texas Public Utility Commission designated CenturyLink as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier or ETC within its service area for universal service purposes. The goal of universal service is to provide all Texas citizens access to essential telecommunica- tions services. 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