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HaysFmePress.com Get ready for Boo-Da Halloween BUDA owntown Buda m serves as a safe and fun opportunity for children to trick-or-treat for Halloween and in- cludes Halloween stories, crafts, games, and more Halloween fun at the Buda Public Library. The event will be held on Thursday, October 28 from 6 - 8 p.m. Downtown will be filled with local businesses and organizations giving away free candy and other items. If your business and/or organization would like to participate, please con- tact the Buda Parks and Recreation Department to register. ooe Christmas cheer will radiate as the Buda Trail of Lights returns for the second year of fun, fellow- ship, music, and holiday splendor at Historic Stage- coach Park. Mark your calendars for December 16 -22 from 6 - 10 p.m. and don't miss out on this free family event. Park visitors will enjoy a spectacular display of twinkling lights illuminating Historic Stagecoach Park with vari- ous Christmas scenes and themes. If your business and/or organization would like to participate, please contact the Buda Parks and Recreation Department to register. eeo The City of Buda is seeking residents who have the time and desire to serve their commu- nity by volunteering for the Parks and Recreation Commission. The Com- mission is comprised of seven members appointed by the City Council to fill two-year terms. The role of the Commission is to act in an advisory capacity to the City Council with advice and recommenda- tions on all policies, rules, and regulations relating to the administration of a public park and recreation program. In addition, the Commission makes rec- ommendations to the City Council on all matters re- garding parks, recreation, open space, and trails and will assist in the future development of Parks, Rec- reation, and Open SpaCe Master Plan for Buda. OOO The Buda Downtown Farmers Market is now open to the public to provide local residents and businesses of the com- munity with the freshest, highest quality, most nutri- tious, and most reason- ably priced locally grown produce and goods. The Downtown Buda Farmers Market will be open Thurs- day, October 7, from 2- 6 p.m. at 400 Main Street and Saturdays in October and November from 9 a.m.- 1 BUDA PARKS & REC, pg. 6C LODGING IN HMS A look at the monthly revenue from Hays County hotels and motels. - Page 1D October 6, 2010 Page lC PHOTOS BY JEN BIUNDO Art festival patrons check out the Onion Creek Senior Citizen's Center exhibit of hand-made quilts in Buda City Hall. A festive weekend in Buda Jennifer Worth shows off her photography at the Buda Fine Arts fest. BY JENNIFER BIUNDO jen@haysfreepress.com Old Town Buda came alive this weekend with music, art, festivals, and plenty of visitors. Thousands of locals and tourists flooded Buda City Park Friday and Saturday for the seventh annual Fire Fest. Texas's bravest competed in the firefighter's challenge, a brutal ob- stacle course simulaag the physical demands of fighting a real fire. The fes- rival also featured live music headlined :%Tracy Lawrence and Mark Ches- , bull-riding a beauty pageant, a batheque cook-off and festival games. The weekend also brought high culture, with more than 50 artistS fea- turing their work at the Buda Fine Arts Festival on the city greenbelt. And the winners are... TOP FIRE FEST TEAM: Lake Travis Fire Rescue TOP INDIVIDUALS Champ: Adam Jendrzey, San Antonio Fire Depart- ment; Male champ: Jim Key, Oak Hill Fire Dept.; Female champ: Caroline Bull, Lake Travis Fire Rescue PAGEANT WINNERS Wee Little Miss: Gwendolyn Cherry Little Miss: Maci Ludwig Teen Miss: Melissa Whited Miss: Angelica Ochoa Ms, San Antonio, Melissa Burke, interviews contestants in the Miss Fire Feet Pageant. Kyle Firefighter K,evin Cox drags the hose in the firefighter's challenge. Singer-songwriter Sally Allen per- forms at the Buda Fine Arts Fest. The Fire Fest featured carnival rides for kids of all ages. Kyle Firefighter Trent McClain finishes off the firafighter's challenge, dragging a 165 pound mannequin backwards for 75 feet. Amish lunch at Buda Library in October CHECKff ere are times during e summer that the uda Public Library resembles a country club with a maximum member age of sixteen. The librar- ians offer such an inspiring summer reading program for preschoolers and school age kids that the building is full of small people in bright yellow t-shirts, exploring the shelves and carefully main- taining their reading logs. Now that all those younger folks are back in school, the library is once again a calm, quiet place for adults. Sure, there are still story times and all that after school homework, but the racks have returned as haunts for lots of grown- ups looking for a gripping mystery, a compelling biograph or an out-of-this- world sci-fi thriller. Couples headed out on an anticipat- ed road trip investigate the audio book selections. The computers are being used by people of all ages, writing up a resume in search of employment or looking for good deal on a car loan. Ah, yes. Peace reigns again. It's the closest thing I know to Happy Hour. So mark your calendars now for the Saturday, Oc- tober 23rd luncheon with author Vannetta Chapman. Chapman will showcase and sign her book' Simple Amish Christmas." The luncheon will feature dishes from scrumptious Amish recipes. Tickets are on sale now for $15 at the Buda Library. Fun fests and. future events BITS t was wonderful Texas weather for FireFest and the Fine Arts Festival last weekend in downtown Buda. Hundreds and hundreds of folks enjoyed all the activi- ties that the events offered. Thanks to the Buda Fire Department andthe Fine Arts committee and all the many volunteers for making everything so nice along with all the fine sponsors. The Buda Bees thank all the folks that came to their quilt show and also purchased raffle tickets for the quilt that will be given away in December. The people's choice winner was awarded to Caroline Hesser for Michael's Tree. OOO Old Mountain City residents, Amy and Clint Younts have announced the birth of their first grandchild, Aidan Clinton See BUDA BITS, pg. 4C Last year, when my asthmatic son Jonah got the H1N1 flu... See Jill's video and read her story at MyARCstory.com ,;, -. 4- HaysFmePress.com Get ready for Boo-Da Halloween BUDA owntown Buda m serves as a safe and fun opportunity for children to trick-or-treat for Halloween and in- cludes Halloween stories, crafts, games, and more Halloween fun at the Buda Public Library. The event will be held on Thursday, October 28 from 6 - 8 p.m. Downtown will be filled with local businesses and organizations giving away free candy and other items. If your business and/or organization would like to participate, please con- tact the Buda Parks and Recreation Department to register. ooe Christmas cheer will radiate as the Buda Trail of Lights returns for the second year of fun, fellow- ship, music, and holiday splendor at Historic Stage- coach Park. Mark your calendars for December 16 -22 from 6 - 10 p.m. and don't miss out on this free family event. Park visitors will enjoy a spectacular display of twinkling lights illuminating Historic Stagecoach Park with vari- ous Christmas scenes and themes. If your business and/or organization would like to participate, please contact the Buda Parks and Recreation Department to register. eeo The City of Buda is seeking residents who have the time and desire to serve their commu- nity by volunteering for the Parks and Recreation Commission. The Com- mission is comprised of seven members appointed by the City Council to fill two-year terms. The role of the Commission is to act in an advisory capacity to the City Council with advice and recommenda- tions on all policies, rules, and regulations relating to the administration of a public park and recreation program. In addition, the Commission makes rec- ommendations to the City Council on all matters re- garding parks, recreation, open space, and trails and will assist in the future development of Parks, Rec- reation, and Open SpaCe Master Plan for Buda. OOO The Buda Downtown Farmers Market is now open to the public to provide local residents and businesses of the com- munity with the freshest, highest quality, most nutri- tious, and most reason- ably priced locally grown produce and goods. The Downtown Buda Farmers Market will be open Thurs- day, October 7, from 2- 6 p.m. at 400 Main Street and Saturdays in October and November from 9 a.m.- 1 BUDA PARKS & REC, pg. 6C LODGING IN HMS A look at the monthly revenue from Hays County hotels and motels. - Page 1D October 6, 2010 Page lC PHOTOS BY JEN BIUNDO Art festival patrons check out the Onion Creek Senior Citizen's Center exhibit of hand-made quilts in Buda City Hall. A festive weekend in Buda Jennifer Worth shows off her photography at the Buda Fine Arts fest. BY JENNIFER BIUNDO jen@haysfreepress.com Old Town Buda came alive this weekend with music, art, festivals, and plenty of visitors. Thousands of locals and tourists flooded Buda City Park Friday and Saturday for the seventh annual Fire Fest. Texas's bravest competed in the firefighter's challenge, a brutal ob- stacle course simulaag the physical demands of fighting a real fire. The fes- rival also featured live music headlined :%Tracy Lawrence and Mark Ches- , bull-riding a beauty pageant, a batheque cook-off and festival games. The weekend also brought high culture, with more than 50 artistS fea- turing their work at the Buda Fine Arts Festival on the city greenbelt. And the winners are... TOP FIRE FEST TEAM: Lake Travis Fire Rescue TOP INDIVIDUALS Champ: Adam Jendrzey, San Antonio Fire Depart- ment; Male champ: Jim Key, Oak Hill Fire Dept.; Female champ: Caroline Bull, Lake Travis Fire Rescue PAGEANT WINNERS Wee Little Miss: Gwendolyn Cherry Little Miss: Maci Ludwig Teen Miss: Melissa Whited Miss: Angelica Ochoa Ms, San Antonio, Melissa Burke, interviews contestants in the Miss Fire Feet Pageant. Kyle Firefighter K,evin Cox drags the hose in the firefighter's challenge. Singer-songwriter Sally Allen per- forms at the Buda Fine Arts Fest. The Fire Fest featured carnival rides for kids of all ages. Kyle Firefighter Trent McClain finishes off the firafighter's challenge, dragging a 165 pound mannequin backwards for 75 feet. Amish lunch at Buda Library in October CHECKff ere are times during e summer that the uda Public Library resembles a country club with a maximum member age of sixteen. The librar- ians offer such an inspiring summer reading program for preschoolers and school age kids that the building is full of small people in bright yellow t-shirts, exploring the shelves and carefully main- taining their reading logs. Now that all those younger folks are back in school, the library is once again a calm, quiet place for adults. Sure, there are still story times and all that after school homework, but the racks have returned as haunts for lots of grown- ups looking for a gripping mystery, a compelling biograph or an out-of-this- world sci-fi thriller. Couples headed out on an anticipat- ed road trip investigate the audio book selections. The computers are being used by people of all ages, writing up a resume in search of employment or looking for good deal on a car loan. Ah, yes. Peace reigns again. It's the closest thing I know to Happy Hour. So mark your calendars now for the Saturday, Oc- tober 23rd luncheon with author Vannetta Chapman. Chapman will showcase and sign her book' Simple Amish Christmas." The luncheon will feature dishes from scrumptious Amish recipes. Tickets are on sale now for $15 at the Buda Library. Fun fests and. future events BITS t was wonderful Texas weather for FireFest and the Fine Arts Festival last weekend in downtown Buda. Hundreds and hundreds of folks enjoyed all the activi- ties that the events offered. Thanks to the Buda Fire Department andthe Fine Arts committee and all the many volunteers for making everything so nice along with all the fine sponsors. The Buda Bees thank all the folks that came to their quilt show and also purchased raffle tickets for the quilt that will be given away in December. The people's choice winner was awarded to Caroline Hesser for Michael's Tree. OOO Old Mountain City residents, Amy and Clint Younts have announced the birth of their first grandchild, Aidan Clinton See BUDA BITS, pg. 4C Last year, when my asthmatic son Jonah got the H1N1 flu... See Jill's video and read her story at MyARCstory.com ,;, -. 4- HaysFreePress.com Get ready for Boo-Da Halloween BUDA PARKS& owntown Buda serves as a safe and Dfun opportunity for children to trick-or-treat for Halloween and in- cludes Halloween stories, crafts, games, and more Halloween fun at the Buda Public Librar The event will be held on Thursday, October 28 from 6 - 8 p.m. Downtown will be filled with local businesses and organizations giving away free candy and other items. If your business and/or organization would like to participate, please con- tact the Buda Parks and Recreation Department to register. ,,, Christmas cheer will radiate as the Buda Trail of Lights returns for the second year of fun, fellow - ship, music, and holiday splendor at Historic Stage- coach Park. Mark your calendars for December 16 -22 from 6 - 10 p.m. and don't miss out on this free family event. Park visitors will enjoy a spectacular display of twinkling lights illuminating Historic Stagecoach Park with vari- ous Christmas scenes and themes. If your business and/or organization would like to participate, please contact the Buda Parks and Recreation Department to register. , The City of Buda is seeking residents who have the time and desire to serve their conunu- nit'] by volunteering for the Parks and Recreation Comlnlssion. The Com- mission is comprised of seven members appointed by the City Council to fill two-year terms. The role of the Commission is to act in an advisory capacity to the City Council with advice and recommenda- tions on all policies, rules, and regulations reladng to the administration of a public park and recreation program, in addition, the Commission makes rec- ommendations to the City Council on all matters re- garding parks, recreation, open space, and trails and will assist in the future development of Parks, Rec- reation, and Open Space Master Plan for Buda. * The Buda Downtown Farmers Market is now open to the public to provide local residents and businesses of the com- munity with the freshest, filghest quality, most nutri- tious, and most reason- ably priced locally grown produce and goods. The Downtown Buda Farmers Market will be open Thurs- day, October 7, from 2- 6 p.m. at 400 Main Street and Saturdays in October and November from 9 a.m.-1 8UDA pARKS & REC, pg. 6C LODGING IN HAYS A look at the morrthly revenue from Hays County hotels and motels, -PagelD October 6, 2010 * Page IC FSOTOS BY JEN BIUNDO Art festival patrons check out the Onion Creek Senior Citizen's Center exhibit of hand-made guins in Buda City Hall. A festive weekend in Buda Jennifer Worth shows off her photography at the Buda Fine Arts feet. BY JENNIFER BIUNDO jen@haysheepress.com Old Town Buda came alive this weekend with music, art, festivals, and plenty of visitom Thousands of locels and tourists flooded Buda City Park Friday and Saturday for file seventh annual Fire Feet. Texas's bravest competed in the thefig, htefs chaJlenge, a brutal ob- stacle course simulating the physical demands of fighting a real fire. The fes- tival also featomd live music headlined .by llacy Lawrence and Mark tes- 'fiutt, bali-riding, a beauty pasenr, a betheque cook-offand fsfival games. The weekend also brought high cultom with more than 50 ardsts fen- fur fog thefr work at the Buda Fine Arts Festival on the dty greenbelt. And the winners are,,. TOP FIRE FEST TEAM: Lake Travis Fire Rescue TOP INDIVIDUALS Champ: Adam Jendrzey, San Antonio Fire Depart- ment; Male champ: Jim Key, Oak Hill Fire Dept.; Female champ: Caroline Bull, Lake Traws Fire Rescue PAGEANT WINNERS Wee Little Miss: Gweolyn Cherry Uttle Miss: MacJ Ludwig Teen Mlss: Mellssa Whited Miss: Angelica Ochoa Ms. San Antonio, Melissa Burke, interviews contestants n the Mss Fire Feet Pageant, Kyle Pirefighter K,evin Cox drags the hOSe in the firefightsi's challenge. Singer-songwriter Sally Allen per- forms at the Buda Fine Arts Fest. The Fire Feet featured carnival tides for kids of all ages. Kyle Firefighter Tret McCbaln finishes off the firefightsr challenge, dragging a 165 pound mannequin backwards for 75 feet. Amish lunch at Buda Library in October CHECKIT OUT ere are times dumig the summer that the uda Public Liblmy resembles a country dub with a ttm member age of sixteen. The gbmr- imas offer such an inspiring summer reading program for preschoolers and school age kids that the building is full of small people in bright yellow t-shirts, exploring the shelves and carefully maln- t aining their leading logs. Now that all those younger folks are back in school, the library is once again a calm, quiet place for adults. Sure, thele are still story times and all that after school homework, but the racks have returned as haunts for lots of grown- ups looking for a gaipping mystery, a compelling biography, or an out-of-this- world sci-fi thriller. Couples headed out on an anticipat- ed road trip investigate the audio hook selections. The computers are being used by people of all ages, writing up a resume in search of employment or looking filr good deal on a car loan. Ah, yes. Peace reigns again. It's the closest thing I know to Happy Hour. So mark your calendars now for the Saturday, Oc- toder 23rd luncheon with author Vannetta Chapman. Chapman will showcase and sign her hook "A Simple Amish Christmas." The luncheon will feature dishes from scrumptious Amish recipes. IIckets are on sale now for $15 at the Buda Libraty Fun festsand futureevents t was wondelfat Texas weather for FireFest and Ithe Fine Arts Festival last weekend in downtown Ruda. Hundreds and hundreds of folks enjoyed all the activi- ties that the events offered. Thanks to the Buda Fire Department and the Fine Arts committee and all the many volunteers for making eveqJng so nice along with all the fine sponsors. The Buda Bees thank all the folks that came to their quilt show and also purchased raffle tickets for the quilt that will be given away in December. The people's choice winner was awarded to Caroline Hesser for Michael's Tree. , Old Mountain City residents, Amy and cgnt Younts have announced the birth of their first grandchild, Aidan Clinton See BUDA BITS, pg. 4C Last year, when my asthmatic son Jonah got the H1N1 flu... See Jill's video and read her story at MyARCstory.com