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m))llUl mt mmwum ....... Page 2A NEWS Hays Free Press August 10, 2011 + The Hays Free Press (ISSN 1087-9323) published weekly by Barton Publications, Inc., 122 N. Main St., Buda, TX 78610, Periodicals postage paid at Buda, TX 78610 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Bar- ton Publications, Inc., Re. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. ISSN#1087-9323 NEWS TIPS If you think it's news, we prob- ably do too! Newsroom phone: 512-268-7862 E-mall: news@haysfreeprass.com Mail: Re, Box 339 Buda, Texas 78610 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. Fdday the week prior to publication. . 88adlino for Lottm to the Editor and classified word ad- vertising in the Hays Free Press is noon Monday the week of , publication, though we encour- age readers and advertisers to observe the Friday deadline. LETTERS 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 individu- als. 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 emalled to csb@haysfreepreas. com HISTORY Founded April 10, 1903 by Thomas Fletcher Heu~vell as The Kyle News, with offices on the corner of Bufleson 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 Bud& RR 967 c Po~me- sion of 16800 block of Interstate 35, Buda. August 2. Posses- sign of marijuana. Interstate 35 west access road iat Plum Creek Camp- ground. 3:14 a.m. August 3. Vehicle burglary. 100 block of Foster Place. 9:15 a.m. Au- gust 3. Criminal mischief, 200 block of Greenfield Road, 10:48 a.m. August 3. Vehicle burglary. 500 block of Cody Lane. 3:56 p.m. Au- gust 3. Vehicle burglary. 300 block of Jennifer Drive. 7:32 p.m. August 3. 15101 I~. rl Interstate 35 Buda. 5:16 a.m. August 4. Criminal trespass. Axis Road at Kelly Lane, Buda. 10:17 a.m. August 4. Harass- ment. 100 block of Peaceful Valley Road. 8:40 p.m. August 4, Public intoxica- tion. 200 block of Old San Antonio Road, Buda. August 5. Assault. 200 block of Firebrush Way, Buda, August 6. Editor's Note: The Kyle Police Department is in the process of switching to a new crime data system and Kyle crimes were not available this week. SOURCE: KYLE POUCE I)EPARIMt]~, HAYS COUNTY SHERII:F'S OFFICE I :'. AuthodUes seize of pounds of pot Two men were arrested after a Hays County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped a pickup truck with at least 260 pounds of marijuana, authorities say. On July 28, Deputy lay Wheeler pulled over a gray Ford pickup at the intersection of Texas 21 and GristmiLl Road in Uh- hundreds land.While Wheeler made RIVERA contact with the truck's passenger, Femando Lo- pez Rivera, 35, the driver Pedro Alvarado-Martinez, 37, sped off in the truck,, the sheriff's office says. Wheeler picked up chase as the truck fled onto FM 2720 toward Lockhart from Texas Hays County Jail. Pdvera on a $250,000 bond and Alvarado-Martinez on bonds worth $275,000, records show. Semis left tireless Thieves ransacked a heavy equipment rental business in ~]uda last month, stealing more than $20,000 worth of parts from semi trucks, police say. On July 23, Longhom Equipment Com- pany in the 100 block of Trademark Drive reported that at least 12 tires and rims from two semi-tracks Were stolen, Buda Police Chief Bo Kidd said. After they were stripped, Kidd said that the thieves left the semis on large wooden blocks. The case remains under investigation. Home, acreage In Dripping Springs consumed by fire A home valued ;at more than $1 million was destroyed by a fire Friday afternoon while a 21. Alvarado-Martinez separate grassfire charred almost 20 acres then turned onto a pri- near Dripping Springs, investigators say. vate driveway, crashed An VAOAnlt_MKD71N'/ _&round 4:30 p.m., firefighters were called through a wire fence and ..........out to a house fire at 901 Meadow Ridge fled on foot. Other officers came on scene Drive, located east of Dripping Springs. It and helped arrest the suspect, authorities say. A search of the truck revealed around 260 pounds of pot wrapped in brown tape and stashed in duffle bags, authorities say. Rivera, of San Marcos, and Alvarado-Mar- tinez, of Dade, are both charged with sec- ond-degree felony possession of marijuana and have immigration detainers. Alvarado- Martinez also faces evading detention with a vehicle, a state jail felony, court records show. As of Tuesday, both remain in custody at took about 30 firefighters from various fire departments in Hays and Travis counties un- til Sunday to completely extinguish the blaze, investigators say. The cause of the house fire is still under in- vestigation, Hays County Fire Marshal Mark Chambers said. Also on Friday afternoon, fire crews doused a grassfire on Mt. Gainor Road, southwest of Dripping Springs, which was started by a vehicle's catalytic converter, Chambers said. BY SEAN KIMMONS sean@haysfreepress.com Two Kyle men were ar- rested last week in separate incidents involving child sexual abuse, court records show. John Irvin, 50, allegedly sexually assaulted a minor multiple times at his home in the Plum Creek RV Re- sort. Around midnight on July 26, Irvin called police to re- port that his room- IRVIN mate had stolen his track. When po- lice contacted the roommate by cell phone, he claimed that he took the truck because Irvin had physically and sexually abused him, an affidavit used to secure an arrest warrant says. The roommate agreed to drive to CERVANTES the police station, where he told a de- tective that he provided oral sex to Irvin while staying at his home. Some of the alle- gations occurred when the roommate was 16 years old, according to the affidavit, written by Kyie Police Det. Pedro Carrasco Jr. On Aug. 2, Irvin was ar- rested for sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony. He has since been re- leased from Hays County Jail on a $75,000 bond, records show. In the other case, Alejandro Cer- vantes was arrested Aug. 3 for indecen- cy with a child by sexual contact, also a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison. A 13-year-old girl reported to police on July ii Cervantes, 37, had touched her inap- propriately numer- ous times while living in Corpus Christi and later at a Kyle home in the 100 block of Pica- dilly Drive, a sec- ond affidavit says. In the most re- cent act, Cervantes allegedly entered the room of the vic- tim's brother where she was sleeping and mo- lested her, Says the affidavit, written by Kyie Police Det. Jacob Luria. Cervantes has been re- leaeed from on a $5,ooo bond, records show. BY ~ IOHMONS peared to be a pistol and he advised him to give up. Al- sean@haysfreopress.commost a minute later, Fox com- plied and surrendered, Kidd A 19-year-old Kyie resident said'e"H faces multiple charges follow- was lucky that he ing a short standoff wasn't shot," Kidd with a Buda police officer, police say. Devin Fox was arrested July 23 for aggravated assault of a public servant, a .first-degree felo- ny, when he refused to put down a pistol he 'had just stolen, Buda Police Chief Bo Kidd said. At about4:40 a.m., FOX officer Alex Fernan- dez witnessed a shirtless Fox wandering the Bradford Village subdivision. When Fernandez stopped his patrol car he saw Fox reach for an unknown object in his front pocket. Fernandez asked Fox to stop walking but he refused. The officer then pointed a spotlight on Fox, which caused him to scurry and hide behind shrubs near a home, Kidd said. Fernandez reported that the object in Fox's hand ap- said. When Fox had his pockets emptied, several electronics and pairs of sun- glasses and a hand- gun were discov- ered. Fox admitted to the officer that he had broken into vehicles, Kidd said. The next day, police received a report from a resi- dent that the 9ram handgun and some of the other items found on Fox had been taken from his truck in the 200 block of Bradfield Drive, Kidd said. Besides the aggravated as- sault charge, Fox was arrested for theft of a firearm, a state jail felony, and theft from a ve- hicle, a Class A misdemeanor. As of Tuesday, he remains in custody at the Hays County Jail on bonds worth $58,500, court records show. + PO. Box 2530, Kyte, TX 78640 PO Box 339, Buda, TX 78610 512.268.7862 www.Ha ~sFreePress.com HAVING MORE RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS When it comes to the number of retirement accounts you have, the saying "more is better" is not necessarily true. In fact, if you hold multiple accounts with various brokers, it can be difficult to keep track of your investments and to see if you're properly diversified.* At the very least, multiple accounts usually mean multiple fees. Bringing your accounts to Edward Jones could help solve all that. 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