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Hays Free Press October 5, 2011 NEWS Page 3A NEWS BRIEFS Hays County gets millions for improvements along 1-35 A state commission has approved more than $18 million for roads in Hays Count, most of which go to improve Interstate 35 between Kyle and Buda. Builders ~11 put in turnarounds at FM 150, FM 1626, FM 2001 and Cement Plant Road, and they will improve the entrances and exits that connect these roads to the highway. There will also be center turn lane on Hunter Road south of San Mar- cos. Construction is planned for the 2013 fiscal year. Buda Police Department will join area manhunts Buda police have joined a H.S. Marshals task force that seeks the most dangerous outlaws who are hiding in Central Texas. The task force is based in Austin and includes state troopers, sheriff's depu- ties, constables, Texas Rangers and city police. It also has field offices in Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Repu,blic. The task force is looking for fugitives with "significant criminal histories involv- ing weapons and violence," according to a news release. Child advocates wanted CASA of Central Texas is seeking volunteers to get involved in the fight: against child abuse. The nonprofit organization advocates for abused and neglected children in the community by recruit- ing, training and supporting community volunteers. CASA volunteers are appointed to children who are confirmed victims of abuse or neglect. The volunteers independently investigate each case and provide recommendations to the family court judge about what is in the best interest of the child. In 2010, CASA volunteers served 258 children in Caldwell, Coma], Guadalupe and Hays counties, but there were an additional 323 children whom CASA was not able to serve due to a lack of volunteers. The San Marcos CASA office ~ train new volun- teers from Oct. 18 through Nov. 15. The classes meet from 1 p.m. t 5 p.m. Tuesdays. For information, call 512-392-3578 or download an application at www. Food bank raising funds for Thanksgiving meals The Hays County Food Bank is conducting its annual Turkeys Tackling Hunger campaign through Nov. 30. A $20 donation to the food bank will buy ingredi- ents for a Thanksgiving turkey meal for one family in need, from cranberry sauce to dessert. Last holiday season, community donations made it possible to help feed about 2,200 fatuities, or 8,800 people in Kyle, Buda, and other areas around Hays County For information, call 512-392-8300 or visit the web- site For information about the food bank, visit carries on STAFF REPORT Buda and Kyle residents shared hot dogs, played games and got to know their neighbors on Tuesday during the 28th annual National Night Out. Buda Police Chief Bo Kidd was among the law enforcement officials making the rounds onTuesday night. At BradfieldVfllage, he announced a newpartnership between that subdi- vision's neighborhood watch group and the police department. "We will establish good lines of communication, share information and train the volunteers in ways to detect crime and report information to us," Kidd said. Billed as Ametica~ Night Out Against Crime, the event connects residents, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighbor- hood organizations and local offi- cials from more than 15,000 commu- nifies in the United States in an effort to prevent crime and drugs though several objectives: Increase crime and drug preven- tion awareness; Generate support for and partici- pation in local anticfime programs; Strengthen neighborhood sp'mt and police-community pa~ner- ships; and Send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. In other states, the event is held in August, but Texas celebrates in October when the weather is cooler. About 37 million people were expected to participate across the Courtly. CORRECTION A story titled "Kyle, Buda rentals upl while home sales lag" on page 1D of last week's newspaper gave partially incorrect information about the home rental prices in the Kyle-Buda area. The typical monthly rent for a home in Kyle-Buda is $67 per 100 square feet, according'to the Austin Board of Realtors. 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