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Page 6A Hays Free Press • August 19, 2015 COMMISSIONERS COURT UPD#JE 000 BY PAIGE LAMBERT handle evidence." more clarification. "I only have one budget ELECTION DATES SET, locations east of the news@haysfreepress.com Lon Shell, Hays County"This reminds me of director to handle a $26- BALLOT LOCATIONS interstate for places that chief of staff, said dis- my Shakespearean class$27 million dollar bud- CHANGED could house election cussions led to changes when they said, 'Me get," he said.when polls. The county's wrecker late last night. Some of thinks thou protests too she's not around it really Commissioners However, the other policy was tabled again the changes concerned much,'" Cobb said. hurts us operating wise." approved Nov. 3 as options are either because the sheriff's of- storage lot permits and Editor's note: The The county will also Election Day in Hays already occupied or do rice was not able to review • language allowing towers original Shakespeare hire a temporary adminis- County. They also not meet Americans the most updated policyto explain if they don't quote was by Gertrude in trative assistant I posi- approved moving election with Disabilities Act before commissioners respond in 30 minutes.Hamlet, who said, "Thetion, to terminate on Oct. polling locations #110 and standards. court. Commissioner Deb- lady protests too much, 31, 2015. #113 to the County Health "I wish we could have This is the second time bie Inglasbe retractedmethinks." The position will helpDepartment on Broadwaya permanent site," Judge approval was delayed be- her motion for approval residents with the private Street in San Marcos. The Cobb said. "But I don't cause a party didn't have after learning the sheriff's NEW POSITIONS property debris removal previous location was at care where people vote, time to review the policy, office briefly scannedFOR COUNTY program said Clint Garza, Goodnight Elementary. as long as it is safe and The policy would only the policy and had a few county development ser- "We saw a lot more turn available and accessible." apply to wrecker com- possible issues. The county approved vices director, out on the Broadway site," Cowan said because of panies called out by the "We gave the towing Sherriff Gary Cutler to "On October 1, I'll have said Inglasbe. "That'sthe massive growth rate, sheriff's office, Judge Bert companies time to lookhire for a new administra- a permanent position where a site has been for especially in Dripping Cobb said. at the policy and we need tive assistant III position, coming in, just from the 27 years and that is where Springs, it has been "It's nothing but the to do that for the sheriff's Cutler said he alreadygrowth of the department, people are used to going." hard for officials to find rules for being on rotation office," she said. "We can has a person in mind who But this is to help the ]oyce Cowan, Hays a permanent voting to ensure that when they look at it in a year and if has years of managing program." County's election location. call they get someone there are issues on either governmental budgets. Garza said 75 percent administrator, said her Early voting will start who is competent, li- side we can look at that." The position will helpof the funds could be office looked at otherOct. 19. censed, that's not a felon," Two wrecker compa- maintain the budget reimbursed through the Cobb said. "Somebody nies agreed with the pop and look for more grant Federal Emergency Man- that can show up and icy while another wanted money, agement Agency (FEMA). Buda Burglaries: Thieves leave trucks on blocks Continued from pg. 1A a photo of the possible suspect, a 5-foot, 8-inch tall white male in his early teens, when he attempted to Use a credit card stolen from the Scene. Thep t6, which was to the department's ibook page, has gen- ei ted aresponse, accord- "It (neighborhood watch groups) keeps those informed about crimes going on around the area ... For us, it's more eyes on the street." to be a little more aware," Kennedy said. "I'm always Build Cash Value -Buda Police Chief Be Kidd wanting to learn more about how I can best pro- tect my home." ing to Kidd, He said the d pflartment has the name of in dual, but con- Stolilvestigate. Kidd said such crimes occur as criminals search for vehicles that are un- locked. He said criminals walk up and check car doors, rather than break into windows. According to Kidd, 90 percent of the vehicle bur- glaries in Buda featured no forced entry. It's a frustrat- ing development, Kidd said, as the department attempts to bring aware- ness to lock doors. "We constantly tell peo- ple to lock their doors and put valuables out of sight," he said. Kidd said locking doors and hiding valuables are two ways for citizens to keep from being a target. Parking in well-lit areas, or in the driveway of a home, lessens the risk of a vehicle being burglarized. In a separate incident on Aug. 11, three trucks were found with the tires stolen and the vehicles on blocks. All four tires from each of the three trucks were removed. Two of those tire thefts occurred in the Elm Grove neighborhood, with another in Whispering Hollow. Kidd said similar inci- dents have occurred in Hays County for "some time." The Hays County Sheriff's Office has responded in the past to trucks with fires stolen, Kidd said. Those incidents have occurred in the Coves of Cimarron and Leisure :Woods.: Any Ages • Gerber Plan • Very Affordable! Jordan Gallegos, Life Insurance Agent Call Now: 210-326-2399 Kidd estimated that the tire thefts were profession- ally done and suspects the tire thieves could be the same group that the Sheriff's Office has been involved with. Buda PD is currently investigating the crimes. Kidd said the department is checking with residents who may have video cam- era footage of the crime for any information. Both incidents led Buda Police to discuss vehicle safety with neighborhood leaders. Kidd said his officers met with local homeowners associations. The department has also met with residents in Whispering Hollow to create neighborhood watch groups in the next few weeks. Kidd said neighborhood watch groups are effective and that they are "force multipliers." "It keeps those in- formed about crimes going on around the area," Kidd said. "For us, it's more eyes on the street. Them being aware and communicating with neighbors and us." Councilwoman Angela Kennedy, who lives in Elm Grove, said the events have led to chatter on the neighborhood's Facebook page about starting a watch group. No formal group currently exists in Elm Grove. Discussion within the forum extended to putting up cameras and motion detecting lights in drive- ways. There has also been discussion on putting cameras at the entrance of the subdivision. She said there would be "serious consideration" of neighborhood-wide safety measures at the next Elm Grove HOA meeting. Pool- ing resources to obtain safety measures could be a point of discussion. "I think we can learn CITY OF BUDA Economic Development Corporation Board The Buda Economic Development Corporation will be accepting completed Boards/Commissions application forms from Buda Citizens interested in serving on the Buda Economic Development Corporation Board. Applications may be picked up at Buda Economic Development Corp. 203 Railroad Street, Suite 3-A, Buda, during normal business hours, Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. or you may access the website at www.budaedc.com or City Website at www.ci.buda.tx.us to download a copy of the Boards/Commissions application. Completed applications will be accepted through August 28, 2015. 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