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I Page2A NEWS Hays Free Press Novem r 9, 201 The Hays Free Press (ISSN 1087- 9323) published weekly by Barton PubUcat~ons, Inc., 122 N. Main St., Bud& TX 78610. Periodicals post- age paid at Buda, TX 78610 end additional mailing offices. POST- MASTER: Send address changes to Barton Publications, Inc., RO. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. ISSN#1087-9323 NEWS TIPS If you think it's news, we prob- ably do too! Newsroom phone: 512-268-7862 E-mail: Mail: RO. Box 339 Buda, Texas 78610 CORPEJ3110NS Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputa- tion of any person, firm or corpo- ration which may appear in the pages of the Hays Free Press will be corrected upon being brought to the attention of the publisher. DEADUNES 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 ad- vertising in the Hays Free Press is noon Monday the weak of publication, though we encour- age readers and advertisers to observe the Friday deadline. LETIERS GUIDB.INES We welcome locally written letters to the editor on timely topics of community interest. We ask that you keep them to about 350 words in length end that you not indulge in personal attacks on private individuals. Letters may be edited for brevity end clarity. All letters should be signed bythe au- thor end 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 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. Dur- ing its more than 100-year history the newspaper has maintained offices at more than a dozen loca- tions in Kyle end Buda. {:RIME MAP O Theft from a vehicle. 400 block of Sportsplex Drive, Buda. 4:51 p.m. Oct. 31. Theft from a vehicle, 500 block of Dandelion Loop. 4:35 a.m. Oct. 31. O Theft from a vehicle. 1000 block of Amberwood Loop. 7:37 a.m. Oct. 31. O Theft from a vehicle. 100 block of Rodriguez Street, Buda. 3:06 p.m. Nov. I. O Burglary of a building. 8000 block of Niederwald Sty, Buda. 4:17 p.m. Nov. 1. O Aggravated assault. 2000 block of High Road. 10:22 p.m. Nov. 1. O Assault/family violence. 4000 block of Grassland Lane. 2:40 p.m. Nov. 2. O Hit and run. 100 block of Post Road Circle. 3:11 p.m. Nov. 2. O Theft from a vehicle. 600 block of Old San Antonio Road, Bud& 6:44 a.m. Nov. 4. RA Burglary of a building. 3000 block of Dry Hole Drive, Buda. 10:13 a.m. Nov. 4. SOURCE: BUDA POLICE DEPARTMENT, HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND KYLE POLICE DEPARTMENT ) ~rUI'U con- .olestation for the agency said shals were concentra search in Florida. County officials ' immediately availab plain why they left money on It could ha thing to d( All Star tea bond law~ gel hired | him. "Literall, teach boni they also : state legisl propose O Theft from vehicle. 100 block of Maryes Lane. 2:39 a.m. Nov. 6. Tax Vote: Buda fire tax rejected the mar- ting their vere not e to ex- so much Lhe table. ve some- with the m of four ers Spie- defend they law and ~o to the iture and legisla- Continued from pg. 1A Oct. 18 City Council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Sandra Teno- rio said, "I feel stabbed in the back." For his part, Huckaby called out the city manager in pre- pared remarks, alleging that "the City of Buda will do all that it can to make sure this election does not take place, or fails on election day." And the city manager, Ken- neth Williams, used his own prepared remarks to say, "I am asking that (the fire depart- ment's board of commission- ers) consider voiding of this election." At the latest council meet- ing, the combatants patched things over like this: The fire department agreed to share two-thirds of the revenue from During the current economic times, people are reluctant to vote for any tax-increase rdatedprovisions. -Buda Fire Chief Clay Huckaby land that the city gained, different revenue to provide Because the measure failed, a ladder truck and additional it's a moot point, staffing as the community is On election night Mayor growing," he said. Sarah Mangham wondered But if the fire department outloudifthefiredepartment did happen to need a little would have to lay anyone off. money after all. it could always Some federal grants for per- ask the city. "We'd never turn sonnel were running out this our back on them," the city year. she said in a phone inter- manager said. view. Huckabydismissed this sug- Additional reporting by Wes gesfion at once. "This is just a Ferguson. BY SEAN BAIt news@haysfreepr When a Hindu victed of child n skipped town be fore his sentencinl in March, observ ers were heady witl speculation abou what Hays CounV would do with $1: million in bond posted by a followe of the disgraced spir itual leader. As it turns oul Hays Countysnagge( "only" $1.2 millio] from the deal - th, $1 million forfeited that has already b public, plus $200,0 settlement agreeme infomercial entrepre Spiegel, who origin~ the bond. The agre solved Spiegel from l the $10 million born to guarantee Pra] Saraswati's appea court. The county for n refused to dixadge ] it received from its with Spiegel, citing a tiality clause in the The San Marcos Men details of the case tl Public Information in October, the Texa General's office ord County to turn ove] marion. "...the [Texas Pu mation Act] does n court to withhold fr sure information tt ture has deemed to 137 public," states from Assistant Att( eral Misty Haberer E The county still million judgment ag swati, so ff police e~ guru, the county cot to get $10 million c The U.S. Marshals iI he probably crossed into Mexico soon at San Marcos and w for a way back to hi, dia or had alread there. In June, a Kidnapping anking that Continued from pg 's more hisex-wife'shomea ly tied her to a bed n Wall Street from her robe, anafi Main Street tha says.t secure an arre: Gay informed that her ex-husban hostage for several t took her to his resid, ash bond did," former Hays C, ~en made sistant District Attori )0 from aMendoza told the it with TV June. neurPeterSpiegel testified J ]ly posted that he didn't know .~ment ab- ramifications of the iability for lion indemnity agro he signed tion on I:all bond PRAKASHANAND law. I was brtunate to prevail he way l runty As- Ley David ercury in n March the legal $10 mil- ~ment he signed in 2008. He s~ dd an at- :ashanand torney presented tt~e docu- :ance in ment for his signature during a onths has Low much ~etflement confiden- greement. urysought Lrough the Act and, s Attorney ered Hays the infor- hearing in a chaotic when all he thought doing whatever he ensure the guru wm lowed to carry out work in India. Even if the settk not approach $11 Spiegel's $1.2 millior the the most money t has received for a sia forfeiture case. Th, goes into the general 9lic Infor- since it is not budge Dt allow a spent, it rolls into th~ }m disclo- reserves. e Legisla- Such an unexpec ~e express- sion of cash is rare. sa he rulingAuditor Bill Herzog, v mey Gen- $1.2 million is about c arham, to the money genera; aas a $10 cent on the property ainst Sara- Hays County Pct. er find the missioner Wtll Cm ld attempt putting the $1.2 mill ut of him. serves "for a rainy da,. itially said most responsible thi the border He declined to opin Ler leaving the county didn't wi is looking $11 million, but sak native In- office "did the best 1 ' returned and represented Ha )okesman well." Ex-wife beaten 1A ld alleged- tried to break her : rith strings said in the affidavi Ldavit used by sheriff's office De ,t warrant renna Cumberland. Guzman eventu mthorities from the scene, said t held her then fled to a neighb ours. then to call 911. While at 1 ;nce in the Medical Center Bra( 200 block of Rolantt Lane in Kyle to retrieve their daughter. Although she feared Gay says she went man to make sure hc was safe. After driving to returned once agai home on Deerfiek Looking for strength and stability? Look to Broadway Bank. We're a strong, independent, bcally-owned bank with more than $2.3 billion in assets and 38 locations throughout South Central Texas. Plus, we're not publicly traded. Never have been, ne4er will be. So trade in your old bank for one that has 70 years of dedication serving local communities instead of serving the markets. Our name may say Broadway, but that's as close to Wall Street as we'll ever get. 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He also wa ~r vehicle with unlawflfl restrai: the affida- A misdemeanor; the arm. a state jail fel moment, .bout was could to tld be al- haritable nent did million, is by far le county Lgle bond ,' money kind, and with their daughter, vit says. ted to be county's ted infu- d County ~ho noted quivalent ed by one :ax rate. 3 Com- dey said Lon in re- ~" was the ng to do. on why a the full the DA's ley could County rock, she :, written :ective Si- dly ran Gay, who 3r's home Jniversity kenridge, told au- n had at- Lnvestiga- Lng Wire- credit card abuse, a t Guzman felony, flvised his The sheriff's office .~m at Gay's verify if the stolen fil home a little later. ~hen they the same handgun u rome, she assault, saying that ~randished ongoing investigatim ]d hit her Guzman remains i rues, cans- at Hays County Jail ing a laceration. Hg also shot worth $140,000, jai the gun into the a~r multiple show. times, investigators ~ay. Earlier this year, While approach berley, Gay said th~ pulled over and a girlfriend to meet th returned to Gay's said that Guzman a small revolver face with it several ti She said her e~-husband granted a temporm then repeatedly punched and five order against kicked her after sh~ fell to the civil court records s ground in the altercation. She unknown if a protec struggled to get array, but he was in effect during t grabbed her froml~ehind and incident. / n was ar- assault ,n, aggra- ld aggra- st-degree charged it, a Class ft of fire- ony; and state jail wouldn't earm was ~ed in the Lt was an [. a custody 9n bonds records Gay was F protec- Guzman, aow. It is rive order ae alleged 1 ;+