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+ + SPORTS TOWN Kyle experiences influx of semi-pro sports interests. - Page 1B STEPPING AWAY Safe ways to co-parent when leaving an abusive relationship. - Page 1C Barton Publications, Inc. )iI ..... ..... Vol. 120 No. 30 Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County, TX 75 BY MOSES LEOS III ~:y: A Kyle:~man faces multiple charges after authorities allege she and a Houston man trafficked a 16-year-old Kyle girl for sex in 2015. Nancy Cisneros, 43, of Kyle, was indicted on two counts of trafficking a child for sexual purpos- es and three counts of compelling prostitution, which are all first-degree felonies. Authorities also arrest- ed Bernell Jackson Quil- lens, 35, of Houston, who was indicted on similar charges. According to a Hays County probable cause affidavit, the case was referred from the Kyle Police Department to the Office of the Atorney General in October 2015 and involved allegations of sexual assault and sex trafficking of a 16-year- old girl. In a November 2015 interview with OAG officials, the teen said she met a man named "Real," who was later identified as Quillens, through an acquaintance known as "Nancy," later identified as Cisneros. According to the affidavit, the teen was introduced to Cisneros through another friend and "knows Cisneros to SEX TRAFFICKING, 2A QUILLENS CISNEROS L Switch station may leave downtown Kyle BY MOSES LEOS III A stopped train block- ing traffic in downtown Kyle is a familiar, and often frustrating, scene for area residents. If Kyle and Hays Coun- ty officials have their way, such an issue could be a problem of the past. Discussions on relo- cating the Union Pacific Railroad rail siding, or switch station, near the downtown sector are ongoing between the city of Kyle, Hays County and the Texas Department of Transportation, Kyle City Manager Scott Sellers said. Sellers said moving the line is a safety and quality of life issue. 'As Kyle continues to expand and add houses, especially houses to the west, there will be more of a need to relocate the rail siding," Sellers said. Sellers said the city has held previous discussions in the past on relocat- ing the siding. Roughly six months ago, the city began having in-depth conversations with Union Pacific regarding the relo- cation. Kyle also included Hays County and TxDOT to the table as well. The goal, Sellers said, is to relocate the line adja- cent to the main line that doesn't interfered with an TRAIN TALK, 4A m ~ PHOTO BY LINCOLN RAMIREZ The Kyle Fair & Music Festival came complete with carnival, live music and afternoon stock car racing this past weekend at Texas Speedway. The weekend festival, put on by the Kyle Chamber of Commerce, also had BBQ cook-offs and plenty of food and art vendors sprinkled throughout the grounds. J BY LOGAN MCCULLOUGH After long negotia- tions between the Kyle Police Association and the city, a final labor contract could soon be in place. The two entities negotiated and con- structed a new Meet and Confer Agreement earlier this month. If enacted, this agreement will be in effect until Sept. 30, 2019. However, there is a clause stating the agreement may be extended an additional year if mutually decid- ed upon and would be in effect until Sept. 20, 2020. A Meet and Confer agreement allows the city of Kyle and the Kyle Police Association to create a set of condi- tions for the full scope Kyle Hogwash Gregg-Clarke Park in Kyle will be smokin' on Oct. 21-22 as the city rolls out the Kyle Hogwash Festival & BBQ Cook-off. Kyle Hogwash will incorporate educa- tional outreach on feral hogs, but the emphasis is on family fun and celebration of the city. The festival includes a barbecue cook-off, a carnival, cooking demonstrations, live music, food, kids activities and vendors. Patrons can also take part in games such as the hog-calling contest and the Hammerschlagen. See more at of police activity in conjunction with city involvement. The agreement creates conditions all members of the Kyle Police Association and the city of Kyle must abide by. It extends KYLE CITY COUNCIL, 4A Beer and PoI Fest On oct. 22, Buda City Park will be the epicenter of Texas accordion music with the return of the Buda Beer and Polka Fest. The festival will bring together different genres of Texas music that feature the top accordion players in the state. Headlining on Saturday night will be the Texas Tornados featuring original members Augie MeyerS and six-time grammy winner, Flaco Jimenez. The Fest will feature local craft beers as well as other Texas favorites. See more at Previously unregulated areas join aquifer district BY LOGAN MCCULLOUGH ']'he expansion of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) to extend representation to a previously unregulat- ed area of Hays County forced the redistricting of new precinct boundaries. Although BSEACD was five years away from a planned redistricting, whenever groundwater districts' boundaries change, the board is required to redistrict. What triggered this redistricting was the annexation of an area un- regulated by the BSEACD that was the product of House Bill 3405 in June 2015. The legislation gave the BSEACD the au- thority to manage the previously unregulated resource in a new area. Hays County citi- zens are responsible for bringing this issue to the BSEACD's attention during the Hays County water wars. During that time, residents fought Houston-based water firm Electro Purification, which had a well pro- gram that proposed to produce 5 million gallons of water per day from the Cow Creek formation of the Trinity Aquifer. EP sought water for its customers, which at the time included the city of Buda, Goforth Special Utility District (SUD) and Clark Wilson, who was in the beginning stages of building the Anthem subdivision in the Moun- tain City extraterritorial jurisdiction. Goforth is the only area customer EP still has at this time. "Citizens kept asking, 'where is their water WHITE ZONES, 2A STORM FEES Stormwater drainage fees possible in Buda. - Page 1D / I News ............... 1-6A Best Bets ............ 4C / 711 Opinions ............... 3A Business ............ 1D Sports ............... 1-2B Service Directory ..... 3D Education ......... 3-4B Classifieds ............ 2,4D Community ...... 1 '6C ' Public Notices ...... 2, 4D 7 + I'Y" i ..... I I