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I Page 6A [] [] [] Council members laud 'fairness' of redistricted map STAFF REPORTS There will be more Hispan- ic representation in Kyle's city voting districts, thanks to the work of the redistricting advi- sory committee and a recent council vote. The map that council mem- bers approved last week now has to go to the U.S. Justice Department for approval. Of four maps that were consid- ered, it was one of the better two for meeting Justice De- partment standards, City At- torney Frank Garza told the council. Two of the redrawn dis- tricts, 2 and 6, are more than half Hispanic. District 4 Councilman Da- vid Wilson will lose a section of Spring Branch that he pre- viously represented, to: Dis- trict 6. "No one wants to lose peo: ple who voted for you, who were your friends," Wilson said. "Having said that, thisis about fairness, this is about the future, and I applaud [the committee] for thinking of that future growth corridor. Bob Barton, the chairman of the redistricting advisory committee and publisher of the Hays Free Press, said that a healthy number of citizens had spoken out about their- preferences. Mayor Lucy Johnson said, "I'm really happy with the public opinion which we got, which was fairly significant on this." And with the pending con- struction of a sewer line that would go all the way south to Yarrington Road, she said, "I think District 2 might be the biggest in 10 years." \ ,c \\ ('" NEWS / /:! LIVE AND IN CONCERT I uesday, Nov. 29, 7"30. p..m ~adramountTheatre, i t KAustin'Texas ~l ~ ForShowTickets, call (512) 474-1221 or go online to 1 J www.austintheatre.org 1 [ ..... il sharityproductlons@earthlink.net~ Hays Free Press November O O BY J01~TI~M~I'~0RKindex) goes down. per gallon is then appli jonathan@haysfree ,ess.com actual number of gallc Thence comes the sew Thirty-seven pagq into the For most people ifi, contract between 1he city of envimon a million g~ Kyle and its sewage compan3~ raw sewage. How m~ there's a piece of p; Lper called would the toilet have tc Appendix E to give you that? Appendix F is a t eadache if But the principle mi1 you're unfamiliar with terms more familiar when like CPI, SUE and mgd, but if about groceries. Espec you trust city offici~s, Appen- uids. Whether we bl dix F means something like this: milk, olive oil, flaxit juice the more sewage gc es through beer, we generallypayl the plant over time the lower ounce to buya smaller the rate that the city The bill depend elements: The dail gallons used over millions); the price lished by the U.S. of Labor: and the ac of sewage used in a thousands). The city claims th ly average goes up tt gallon (adjusted to aas to pay. er. We pay less per oun on threewe buy in large quanfit average of The city claims that l month (in ment withAqua Texas ndex pub-a bulk discount. Aql epartmentclaims that it's more ualgallons cated. The compan5 month (inthat several different thousand gallons cm It as its dai- charged on the same b Le price per Aqua Texas sued fo the federal of contract last week. Sewage W Jes Continued from p! 1A ny's wastewater plm sides call it even. Aqua Texas bull with help from the as sewage plants g~ have the cleanest One year ago it dtm a million gallons of, Plum Creek, killing 3,000 fish, some ol habited the ponds hopes to develop SATUI: NOV. 12 and both system. "If I could get hi, the plantdollars for the city Of ] ci~ Even would be an accompli~ ~, it doesn't Moheet said. "I startec reputation, at this after Christrna lped about like. ooh, a big Christ~ ewage into ant for the city." as many as Aqua Texas decl which in-comment, citing the hat the city litigation. ~to a parks 2 P.M. Good food FREE BEE Live Musi Preview: Fri 10-0, S or by appointmenl Austin Bizmarl 830 S. Loop 4 Buda eservice@auslinhizl BUOA, siz-. 0z-m0 / Restaurant Catering, Auto Repair, Janitorial, _L_ Heavy Equipment, Materials, Tools, Warehouse & Much ! 201 1 le price ~d to the ns used. ~rbill. hard to lions of ly times backup ~t seem ce think ally liq- Ly soda, ,wineor note per :ontain- ce when LeS. ts agree- includes La Texas compli- argues aces per ~l.ali be breach million ~yle, that hment," . looking s. It was las pres- ned to pending 9 10-1, 1610 L.COfll )re! II ill PHOTO BY WES FERGUSON Deck the City Hall with boughs of holly.,. Rob Barlett and other Kyle parks and recreation employees hang one of several large wreaths on the City Hall building last Wednesday. [] 21015 IH-35 Kyle, Texas 78640 512.268.8609 www.KentPowersp~ Get a,:debit Main Street than AS IN that's more Street .. EE! At Broadway Bank, when we y FREE we mean it. No monthly fee I No fee for hases I No hidden fees See us today about more free act a Trade My Bank specialist at 512.268.2021 or 800.531.7650 today! BANK ~Fees for use at n0n-Br0adway Bank ATM's may apply. 8o~ FM i coW. ] ~I2.268.20: i 8:g3I'76~; 38 NEIGHBORHOOD BANKING CENTERS i I Member FDIC We're here good:"