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Page 4D Hays Free Press * August 19, 2015 Sales Taxes Continued from pg. 1D collected $2.2 million in July 2015, up 8.5 percent compared to July 2014. On a year to date basis, San Marcos took in $17.3 million - an increase of 7.9 percent from the same time period last year. In Uhland, sales tax collections were up 21.8 percent over 2014, with $12,759 collected in July of 2015. Between January and July of 2015, the eastern Hays County town took in $79,749, which is up 20.3 percent from the same time period last year. Niederwald had July 2015 sales tax collections of $2,400, an increase of 29.9 percent from July of 2014. Year to date, Niederwald collected $1&256. That represents an increase of about 12 percent during the same time period last year. Hays County's July sales tax collections were $3.67 million, up 17.7 percent over July of 2014. The county took in $26.5 million between January and July of 2015, which isan increase of 10.6 percent over the 2014 collections during the same time period. Public Notices, from 2D Financial Focus Continued from pg. 1D selling can be costly. Frequent trading, with all the additions and subtractions from your portfolio, can make it hard for you to follow a consistent, unified investment strategy. You're better off purchasing quality investments and holding them for the long term, until either your needs change or the investments themselves no longer possess the same attributes they did when you purchased them. It's building a strong foundation -- not getting in on the "ground floor." Many people regret not being one of the initial investors of a company that has done spectacularly well. But most new companies don't achieve anywhere near that level of success. So, instead of looking for the next big thing on the "ground floor," try to build a strong "foundation" consisting of a mix of quality investments suitable for your risk tolerance, goals and time horizon. This type of investing may not sound glamorous, but a strong foundation is better equipped than a possibly shaky ground floor to withstand the shifting winds of market forces. It's cool-headed thinking - not chasing "hot stocks" - If you browse the internet or watch one of the investment shows on cable television, you are bound to read or hear about "hot" stocks. But by the time the news reaches you, these stocks may already be cooling off. Even more importantly, they might not be right for your needs in the first place. Instead of chasing after hot stocks, which, by their nature, carry a strong emotional component (namely, the desire for quick, big gains), try to coolly and dispassionately analyze your situation to determine which investments are really most appropriate for your goals. There really aren't any shortcuts to reaching your desired financial destination. But by taking the slow and steady path, you can work toward getting there. Edward Jones MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING This article was written by Edward]ones for use by your local Edward]ones Financial Advisor. Kyle Land Use Continued from pg. 1D cial, and Scott Polikov, principal of Gateway Planning Group, present- ed such a plan - showing examples of high-growth cities that balanced de- velopment. Included were areas between McKinney and Plano in the Dallas area, along with Schertz, locat- ed north of San Antonio. Polikov said Kyle is currently at a "tipping point" when it comes to development. The key, according to Polikov, is "working with adjacencies when discussing infrastructure capacity, tax base or planning efforts." He said Schertz bal- anced a large amount of "People are driving through here with lots of money ... Are you going to capture that on a [more] competitive basis than the folks around you?" - Scott Polikov, princial of Gateway Planning Group industrially zoned prop- erty. "Good, high quality development doesn't just happen," Polikov said. "Just because you're on a high growth corridor, on a great location, or a great metro, doesn't mean the property will be properly active." Mayor Todd Webster, who wants "great" devel- opment in the city, posed the question- how can the city keep the search for great, while not get- ting in the way of "any- thing at all?" Polikov said talking with landowners and getting them to not see each other as competi- tors is important. He said property own- ers don't see themselves as developers, but as you?" "value add sellers." The For Sellers, broaden- common issue is that ing the base of Kyle's they are approached by economy is imperative. single use development Kyle currently has proposals, a limited amount of Polikov said rarely are primary employers in ideas of synergy brought manufacturing, logistics, up, or whether common trade and warehouse in- resources extend across dustries. property lines. He believes finding the Pinpointing land use right fit could help Kyle decisions to estimate bring outside dollars in, value on development is and keep the city's econ- the focal point, omy stable, even during The bottom line, ac- an economic downturn. cording to Polikov, is "The key is to broaden reversing leakage, the economic base "People are driving with as many uses as through here with lots of possible," Sellers said. money," he said. 'Tkre you "With that type of local going to capture that on economy, we could with- a [more] competitive ba- stand a downturn in any sis than the folks around economic sector." PIJBLIC NOTICE By order of the Hays County Commissioners Court, notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, September 1st at 9 a.m. in the Hays County Courthouse, 111 E. San Antonio Street, the Hays County Commissioners Court will hold a public hearing to consider: Cancellation of Lot 5A & 5B, The Highlands East Subdivision CITY OF BljDA PljBLIC HEARING NOTICE The City of Buda Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 and the City of Buda City Council will hold a public hearing beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in the Council Chambers at Buda City Hall, 121 Main St., Buda, Texas 78610 to receive written and oral comments in regard to: SUP 15-02, a request for a special use permit to operate a storage facility in C3/R3 zoning for 3.77 acres to be known as Lot 1 of the Buda Main Street Commercial Subdivision, located immediately south & adjacent to CMC Capitol City Steel and immediately east & adjacent to Comfort Suites. For more information regarding this matter, please contact the City of Buda Planning Department at (512) 312-0084. I See public notices online 24/7 at I Lots of times, changes in life also affect your investments. That's why there's never been a better time to schedule your free portfolio review. We'll talk about the changes in your life, and help you decide whether it makes sense to revise your investments because of them. A portfolio review will help ensure your investments are keeping pace with your goals. Call your local financial advisor today. Janet Ross Financial Advisor 251N FM 1626 Bldg 2 Ste B Buda, TX 78610 512-312-2840 iii ......................... ' iiiiiiii Sh,,,e,C.a,o.e ~: ::: Financial Advisor i i 203 Railroad Street Suite 1 B Buda, TX 78610 512-312-2332 www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC That's 52 issues for Local news High school sports Community events Business developments Email Suzanne at paper@haysfreepress.com for more information, Offer expires Oct. 1,2015. 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