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AUGUST 2, 2017 SKATE SISTERS Hays County coasts into Roller Derby league. - Page 1B FORCE FOUND Jakku Temple Saber Guild shares passion for Star Wars with kids. - Page 1C ~) BARTON PUBLICATIONS, INC. ................. Vol. 121 No. 19 Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County, TX 75 PHOTO BY TIMOTHY STUCKEY A gaping hole in the side of an office in the 3600 block of Kyle Crossing is what's left after a 2008 Ford Mustang slammed into the building in a hit-and- run. Authorities continue to investigate the accident, which was one of 47 total traffic-related incidents that took place in Kyle from July 24-29. By com- parison, authorities in Kyle responded to 21 traffic-related incidents during the week previous. :e urge ca= BY MOSES LEOS III severe accidents took northbound side of the middle of 1-35.said. place in the overnight 1-35 near the 213-mile Barnett said an Hays County Pct. 2 A total of 47 traffic hours July 29 when one marker. 18-wheeler, operated by Justice of the Peace Beth incidents, including person was killed in a Jeff Barnett, Kyle Po- Wayne Tijerina, 29, of Smith pronounced Ortiz a fatality collision on collision involving an lice Department chief, Compton, collided into dead at the scene. Interstate 35, took place 18-wheeler on 1-35.said a black Kia Soul, the Soul. It's believed the Barnett said alcohol on Kyle-area roads from jennifer Orfiz, 30, of operated by Ortiz, was driver was unable to see is not believed to be July 24 to July 29, cans- Austin, was identified as traveling on 1-35 when it the Soul in the roadway a factor. However, a ing Kyle Police to urge the victim in the fatality collided with a retention as the car's lights were toxicology report will caution on the roadway, wreck, which occurred wail. The vehicle spun rendered inoperable in One of the more after midnight on the and came to a stop in the collision, Barnett CAR ACCIDENTS, 2A .I .i BY MOSES LEOS III Legislation making its wayto the Texas House could partially restore funding cut from speech, occupational and phys- ical therapy services for disabled children. House Bill 25, au- thored by Sarah Davis (R-Houston), would appropriate $79 million in federal and state funds to the commission for Medicaid acute therapy House Bill 25, authored by Sarah Davis (R-Houston), would appropriate $79 million in federal and state funds to the commission for Medicaid acute therapy services in 2018. services in 2018. The bill, support, according to which has four co-an- a statement from State thors, would appropriate Rep. Eddie Rodriguez $84.1 millionin 2019. (D-Austin). HB 25 now The bill, which was moves on to the Texas voted out of committee, House. has received bipartisan Rodriguez added HB 25 demanded "the legislature's immediate attention" after severe budget cuts to Medicaid reimbursement rates for acute therapy for chil- dren were made during the 2015 Legislative session. Those cuts, which went into effect in December, eliminated $350 million in state and federal funding to Med- icaid children's therapy services. As a result, several pro- viders have left the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program due to the lack of funding, accord- HB 25, 2A - o, eq a~ ,zUJ " OZ o t-... 0 0 . to (/) O) Great Kyle Bake-Off Bready or not, here comes the Great Kyle Bake-Off hosted by the Kyle Public Library. Set your timer for 12 p.m. on Aug. 12. Quit loafing around and register at the front desk or online for your chance to be named Kyle Public Library's Bake-Off Champion. The champion will be selected by a public taste test. at Kyle Library Kyle Market Days On the second Saturday of every month, come out to City Square Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for local vendors, arts & crafts, farm to mar- ket items, live music and more. The city will be partnering with Hope and Love 4 Kids & Seton Medical Center Hays for Aug. 12's "Back to School" Market Days event. Market in the Park On Aug. 5, come out to downtown Buda for Market in the Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. What better way to spend a Saturday than to explore the outdoor Market in the Park along Buda's historical downtown greenbelt? Market vendors Include local chamber members, farmers, artisans, antique dealers and musicians. BY MOSES LEOS III A recent leukemia diagnosis has forced Hays Coun- ty's top elected official to temporar- ily step off of the dais in order to begin treatment. Hays COBB Coun- ty Judge Bert Cobb announced at the end of Tuesday's Commissioner's Court meeting he had been "diagnosed with a lethal disease," later identified as Leukemia, and that he would begin treatment as soon as next week. It's unknown at this time how advanced Cobb's leukemia diagnosis is. On the dais, an emo- tional Cobb thanked Hays County residents for their cards and letters of concern and their exten- sion of prayers. "I'm a fighter. This is a very aggressive disease, and I will treat it aggres- sively," Cobb said. "I will be out for a while, but my JUDGE COBB, 2A on BY SAMANTHA SMITH Experience continues its imminent departure from the Buda City Council dais as a longtime city leader announced he wouldn't seek reelection this November. Earlier this week, Mayor Pro Tem Bobby Lane,a 17-year veteran of public service to Buda, announced he would not seek reelection for his Place 6 seat, which comes up for grabs this November. Lane's announcement comes roughly two weeks after Buda Mayor Todd Ruge announced he wouldn't run for Mayor again. In a letter to Buda residents, Lane said it was "time to open a new ' BUDA COUNCIL, 2A Localbusiness focuses on wellness. - Page 1D News ............... 14ABest= ............ 40 Ii!I!1!1!!!111 Opinions ............... 3A Business ......... 1-4D Sports ............... 1-213" Classifieds ............ 2D Education ......... 3-4B Service Directory ..... 3D Community ..... . 1-4C Public Notices ... 2-4D 7 7 +