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Page 6A NBNS Hays Free Press SePtember 15, 2010 Attorney at Law Buda, Te ]] WILL PACKAGES- ] II wi// d_r Testame.t, Poww of Attom , Medical Power Attorney | ]l and Physidans DirecEve (I_dving Will) i ]l EVENING & WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE i + The new socl Continued the goal of establish Sa location fo] tracting visi state and c( cal econom The oper Labor Day more than and spectat tures 10 ful large conce meeting ro( area, 850 fe and a one I the fields. parks rema of floodin~ parks are e~ time for thl ny, officials Through funding, H~ ed more th sign and en ture work, lighting, tr for the 43-~ 2004 that n fields and c :er complex located at Five Mile Dam Park Fields Open ram pg. 1A our city council to a Marcos as a prime sports tourism, at- tors from across the ntributing to our lo- -." ing tournament over weekend attracted 3,000 competitors )rs. The complex fea- -size soccer fields, a ;sion building with a ~m and office, picnic .~t of limestone seats, aile sidewalk around As of Tuesday, the ined closed because last week, but the pected to re-open in dedication ceremo- ;aid. grants and other Is County contribut- n $2 million for de- gineering, infrastruc- t playscape, pavilion, dis and xeriscaping Lcres it purchased in 3w is home to soccer ther improvements. "It helps realize the goal of our city council to establish San Marcos as a prime location for sports tourism..." --Susan ~, San Marcos Mayor Complex provides an inviting, accessible and much-needed recreational space for the entire family, whether your interests are in organized sports, watch- ing your children have fun at the pIa~scape, taking a cool swim or just sitting back to enjoy nature." Funding has come from the Hays County Parks Bond Pro- gram., City of San Marcos Capi- tal Projects, grants from the U.S. Department of Interior and Tex- as Parks & Wildlife Department, Addition[ally, $700,000 from the 2007 15prk bond funds was provided to the city of San Mar- cos for the{ soccer complex im- provement~. "Hays CCunty was pleased to partner witla the city of San Mar- cos to mal~e our bond funds go farther in [providing additional recreational options for Hays Coun~ ~esidents, Ingalsbe said. ' ThelFive Mile Darn Park / Lower Colorado River Authority, U.S. Soccer Foundation and Car- ma Developers. The soccer complex adjoins the county's Dudley Johnson and Randall Vetter parks along the Blanco River. Those river-front parks, with walking trails and pic- nic areas, provide a natural green space for swimming and boating that complement the new park's soccer fields and playscape. COURTESY PHOTO A BRIEF HISTORY OF FIVE MILE DAM PARKS COMPLEX The parks complex consists of three separate parks: Hays County's Dudley Johnson (15.56 acres) and Randall Vetter (17.859 acres) and the city of San Marcos- Hays County 10-field soccer complex on 43 acres adjoin- ing acres. On May 10, 1973, Tom C. Johnson and his wife, Hazel G. Johnson, deeded 14.36 acres to the county for $10. This conveyance was subject to the property forever being utiilized as a public park to b,e known as "Dudley C. Johnson Park," and that grantee build and maintain a substantial fence along the southeast bound- ary line. Later, 1.2 acres was gifted to the county by Stanley Hughson to serve as a drainage easement. On August 9, 2001, Hays County bought 17.859 acres adjacent to the south end of Dudley Johnson Park. The property was purchased from the "Dam Blanco Partners" for $150,000, a price substantially lower than the appraised value of $210,000. It was named by the Hays Counhy Commis- sioners Court in memory of Texas Department of Public Safety Officer R=afidall~Nade Vetter who was Ikilled nearby in 2000. Joint Replacement Seminar Saturday, September 18, 2010 4:00 p.m. Dr. David Dodgin The Buda YMCA 465 Buda Sportsplex Drive To register for this seminar, please call (888) 868-2104 or (512) 478-3627. Thursday, September 23, 4:00 pm, | Marble Falls, Texas, Dr. Jake Manuel / i CENTER FOR Friday, Oct 1, 5:00 pm, S~D"v!.dlS IJOINTREPLA..CEMENTWalburg,Texas, Dr. David Dodgin st D~,,~e'~ Me~ c~,~>.,. Wednesday, October 20, 6:30 pm Austin,Texas, Dr. Jake Manuel + iiii!!iii !4!i : i 4 ,/ i to win intendo Wi not be present of drawing + II i W