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!'i U ~ !; ~' lr /:' i / i NL S Y Hays Free Press November 5, 2014 .. /8610 .,,al mailing .. POSTMASTER: .end address changes to Barton Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. ISSN#1087-9323 NEWS TIPS If you think it's news, we probably do too[ Newsroom phone: 512-268-7862 E-mail: news@haysfreepress. corn Mail: 113 W. Center Street, Kyle, TX 78640 CORRECTIONS Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear in the pages of the Hays Free Press will be corrected upon being brought to the attention of the publisher. DEADLINES The deadline for display advertising and any contributed news copy in the Hays Free Press is 5 p.m. Friday the week prior to publication. The deadline for Letters to the Editor and classified word advertising in the Hays Free Press is noon Monday the week of publication, though we encourage readers and advertisers to observe the Friday deadline. LETTERS GUIDELINES We welcome locally written letters to the editor on timety topics of community interest. We ask that you keep them to about 350 words in length and that you not indulge in personal attacks on private individuals. Letters may be edited for brevity and clarity. All letters should be signed by the author and include a daytime phone number where the author can be contacted for verification. Letter writers are limited to one letter per month. Letters can be emailed to csb@ HISTORY Founded April 10, 1903, by Thomas Fletcher Harwell as The Kyle News, with offices on the corner of Burleson and Miller streets in the town's oldest remaining building. It merged into The Hays County Citizen in 1956. The paper consolidated with The Free Press in October, 1978. During its more than 100-year history the newspaper has maintained offices at more than a dozen locations in Kyle and Buda. Red: Buda props pass 1A f BARTON SPRINGS EDWARDS CONSER /ATION ~ ~im~ aection DISTRICT, PRECINCT 2 g demo- Blayne Ron ~ ,:~,Terry ., Buda," he Stansberry Stried Newton of some very, very good challenges Tuesday, as voter finishing up after people." the electronic voter ma- 9 p.m. Altmiller also said chines were improperly Hays County Emer- she's excited all rive functioning throughout gency District No. 5 lost bond propositions were the day. a request for a higher approved by voters and When the polls openedsales tax collection inside now the council can at 7 a.m. only one voter unincorporated areas move forward with themachine was working within its boundaries. work ahead to improvewhile the others failed to And despite Hays and prepare Buda for the connect to the system, County voters within future. Hays County Electionsthe Austin Community Ture, who hoped to Administrator Joyce Cow- College district voting unseat Altmiller, said it an said. down the school's two was a "very big bummer" Despite the hiccup, bond propositions and a that he fell short Tuesday Cowan said 66 people tax cap increase, the $386 night, cast ballots in the first million bond proposals "I want to congratulate hour in Buda, though for new construction Eileen and I look forward some voters left as they and renovation projects, to meeting with her - we had to rush to work. including at the Hays both agreed we'd meet af- Later in the day, the voter campus, were approved ter the election regardless machines malfunctioned district-wide, but the tax of who won - and chatagain and remained cap increase failed 51-49 about our ideas for the offline for about an hour, percent. Drive-Thru Christmas Light Park!: ., nis small margin 706 177 ~ 334 .ctory. "I did see a lot of young voters in Buda to- day, and I applaud them EDWARDS AQUIFER AUTHORITY, HAYS COUNTY b n for coming out regardless Mark Amy Lea ! Ko of who they voted for." Taylor Akars i Doran Altmiller, who was 2,532 2,994 i 937 seeking to return for a IJ : 830-743-1293 wv I second term, came out city, and what's import- though technicians were ,4 on,top Tuesday night. I am pleased that I an 'tousa, ,,,dlookingto able to get them back up q will have a chance to the future, he said. ana runnmg. J , work with this council More than 2,200 Buda Many voters braved ! MSAA cos again," she said. "... It's voters took to the polls the heavy rains and. been wonderful know- in the election, but windy night to cast tlaeir Drive-Thru ing I have the support many faced unrelenting ballot, with the last Buda Christmas Light Park! Present this coupon for $2 off any visit d.ring the 20t4 season| COI~P~3N ~3~T ~E PRSEN~0 A'f C~TE, :.XP~RE$ &/kN ,~, 2015 El II [lift I IIII I I ]fill"" School Threats: Teacher escalates situation Continued from pg. 1A Sanchez allegedly told students that two other students were part of the shooting plan with Archer and hadn't been found, the affidavit states. When students asked the teach- er how he knew that, Sanchez allegedly told them he was a cop. "If y'all have ever bullied somebody else. You're gonna be the first ones to go," Sanchez is reported as telling his according to the , davit. "If he comes in here and starts shooting hope- fully he'll be out of bullets by the time he finishes with y'all and sees me," Sanchez is reported as saying. Hays County Sheriff's officers arrested Sanchez Oct. 31 and charged him with making a false alarm or report, a state jail felony. "... (Sanchez's) actions disrupted the school day and prompted unneces- sary fear and apprehen- sion," Hays CISD officials said in a statement. "This led to some parents sign- ing their children out of school for the remainder of the school day." Savoy said 130 stu- dents were checked out of campus out of fear of a continued threat. Officials described a long line of students, stretching out of the of- rice, waiting to be pulled out of school. Sanchez told investiga tars he received an email from Hays High School Principal David Pierce in- forming staffthat an arrest had been made in the ter- roristic threat and that no further security concems remained on the campus. However, Sanchez said he learned on Facebook and Twitter that there were three actors and only one had been arrested, the affidavit states. Ultimately, Sanchez told investigators that he fed into the falsehoods and rumors, using them as a topic for his classes, with an admission that he should have provided the correct information, the affidavit states. "It does no one any service to undermine the communications we're sending out to parents. That leads to more prob- lems for everyone," Savoy said. "It's scary enough to have a threat against our school in the first place, but it's completely un- necessary and irresponsi- ble to add another level of fear and uncertainty." Sanchez who is a full-time criminal justice teacher at Hays High School has been placed on administrative leave with pay, according to a Hays CISD statement. The district is conducting an internal investigation and is cooperating with a related Hays County Sheriff's Office investiga- tion. Sanchez is a Com- missioned Peace Officer with the state, according to Hays Sheriff's offi- cials. His commission is presently held by the Maverick County Sher- iff's Office. He remained at the Hays County Jail as of Monday afternoon and was being held on a $50,000 bond, according to jail records. The student, James Wayne Archer, was released from jail Oct. 30 after posting a $50,000 surety bond. Go online to www. to see our interview with a Hays High student's reaction to the gun threat. Milton is a 7-year-old boxer who lost his back leg but is feeling great. He loves all people, dogs and cats, big or small. He is also house trained and does excellent indoors. Kit Kat is a 1-1/2-year-old female tan tabby domestic shorthair who likes to run her own show, Give her a few toys, pets and a view of the world outside and she'll be quite content. PAWS Shelter and Humane Society is a non-profit, no-kilt shelter operated primarily on donations and adoptions. 500 FM 150 E, Kyle, TX 512 268-1611 All animals are fully vaccinated, spay/neutered, microchipped and dewormed. 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