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tllllll1 It + +I] lJllP.11mmmJl~l+,t~.+,=,-~ Page 2A The Hays Free Press (ISSN 1087-9323) published weekly by Barton Publications, Inc., 109 W. Center Street, Kyle, "rx 78640. Periodicals post- age paid at Buda, TX 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, TX 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. NBMS Hays Free Press • July 28, 2010 STAFF REPORT Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson will host a Town Hall Meeting regard - ing the municipal budget from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 4 at City Hall. Coinciding with the start of her sixth month in office, Iohn- son's meedng is being billed as "Budget Talk," an opporttmity for residents to "voice their concerns over property taxes, city debt and the availability of city services," according to a press release. So you think STAFF REPORTS Movers and shakers in Kyle are getting ready to boogie down this weekend in honor of National Dance Day. This Saturday; students of Shock Dance Center in Kyle will teach and videotape a routine choreo- graphed byTabitha and Napoleon D'umo of the FoxTVshow"SoYou ThinkYou Can Dance." A portion of the Kyie video could be selected to air on the sho~. The group will meet by the pool area at the Phun Creek Community Center at 9 a.m. Sat- "Since my fir mayor on Mar, chambers have L residents eager t and have their l am eager to c process to conth forward to head concerns about budget," JohnsoJ t meeting as h 3, council .=en filled with ) get involved voices heard. tcourage this rue, and I look lg the public's mr upcoming t said. The propose l fiscal year 2010-2011 budget will be post- ed on the city's website soon, ]ohnson said. Kyle can urday to rehean and tape the routine, said Slat :k Dance Cen- ter owner Kristin JWeinman. National Da~ "e Day, which will be recognL ~d though an act of Congress,, aims to pro- mote health a~id self-esteem through the art t )rm of dance. The event is for everyone young and old, ' r, fftether or not they have a dan~ "e background, Weinman noted "Dance brinl;s together all different kinds o: 'peoplte,"Wein- man said. "The r want to pro- mote health! weLhness and t everyrbody." COOPER, ROLING UPDEGROVE FORD WHISENANT Candidates for state and county elected office dis- closed their campaign contributions and expenditures for the first half of the year in a filing due July 15. This is the second part of the list, the first part having been published in last week's Hays Free Press. Aria MarUnez Baling (D) Candidate for Hays County Court at Law No. 1 • Total contributions: $4,197 • Total expenditures: $5,528 • In the bank as of June'30:$1,189 Robert Avera, Dripping Springs, $200 Sarah Brandon, Austin, $500 Steven Brown, San Marcos, $500 John Esquivel, Laredo, $350 Patricia Finch, Seguin, $200 FIoreani & Moreland, Wimberley, $500 Stan Harfan, San Mamas, $322 (in-kind) George Scharmen, San Antonio, $500 Richard Ursha, Wimperley, $250 Abe Villescaz, Lockhart, $200 Robert Updegrove (R) Candidate for Hays County Court at Law No. 1 • Total contributions: $400 • Total expenditures: $3,016 • In the bank as of June 30:$400 Edward Tarbutton, San Marcos, $200 Mary Jo Updegrove, Aransas Pass, $200 Karen Ford (D) Candidate for Hays County Pet. 4 Commissioner • Total contributions: $2,520 • Total expenditures: $3,892 • In the bank as of June 30:$12,115 Tommy Warren, The Woodlands, $200 Charles Thrash, Austin, $200 Paul Hastings, Dripping Springs, $200 Dr. Allie Blair, Dripping Springs, $500 Kevin Greenblat Design, Austin, $350 (in-kind) Ray Whisenant Jr. (R) Candidate for Hays County Pet, 4 Commissioner • Total contributions: $8,357 • Total expenditures: $8,586 • In the bank as of June 30:$1,268 • Total debt: $239 Richard R. Scott Trust, Houston, $1,500 James Michael Farr, Dripping Springs, $300 John W. Gravenor, Houston, $500 E. Rogers Famiy Trust, Buda, $1,000 Don Ray George Tee, Austin, $300 Thomas D. Smith, Dripping Springs, $200 Clarence and David Vogel, Manchaca, $210 C.E. Bonney, Dripping Springs, $200 Ray Whisenant, Dripping Springs, $1,000 Robert L. Rotter, Lakeview, Ark., $300 PROPOSED FY2010-11 ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET Notice is hereby provided of a Public Hearing by the Kyle City Council on the proposed FY2010-11 Annual Operating Budget in accordance with the provisions of Section 8.05 of the Kyle City Charter. The proposed FY2010-11 Annual Operating Budget is a complete financial plan for all City funds and activities for all municipal operations during the period of October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011. The FY2010-11 Budget as proposed calls for total spending and transfers from all funds in the total amount of $56,064,322; which includes General Fund expenditures in the amount of $10,620,304 and Capital Project Fund expenditures in the total amount of $33,701,699. The Public Hearing will be conducted as part of the regular meeting of the Kyle City Council on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kyle City Hall, 100 West Center Street, Kyle, Texas. All interested parties are invited to attend and provide input. Copies of the proposed FY2010-11 Annual Operating Budget document and the enabling legislation are available for inspection at the Kyle City Hall, 100 West Center Street, during normal business hours. g :Organizations I & Bookkeeping Before the ifl Training Business Entity Buds { 512395.8180 iBld9 I I Suite D I Buda, Texat 78610~ Fax I 512,Z95.8181 + An air-conditioned home is a sweet escape from a hot Texas day. 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