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Page 2A The Hays Free Press (ISSN 1087-9323) published weekly by Barton Publications, nc., 122 N. Main St., Buda, TX 78610. Periodicals postage paid at Buda, TX 78610 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Barton Publica- tions, Inc., P.O. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. ISSN#1087-9323 NEWS TIPS If you think it&apos;s news, we prob- ably do too! Newsroom phone: 512-268-7862 E-mail: Mail: P.O. Box 339 Buda, Texas 78610 CORRECTIONS Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or repu- tation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear in the pages of the Hays Free Press will be corrected upon be;ng 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 ad- vertisers to observe the Friday deadline. LETTERS GUIDELINES 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 and that you not indulge in personal attacks on private individu- als. 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@haysfreepress. corn HISTORY Founded April 10, 1903 by Thomas Fletcher Harwell as The Kyle News, with offices on the corner of Burleson and Mill- er 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. CRIME MAP NEWS O Theft fn 2200 bl( Meado Nov. 14. O Burglar. 100 blo( Buda. 2: O ,Uhla: ii 00!iii!iig,! SOURCE: BUDA AND KYLE POLICE DEPARTMENTS, HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE 0 0 0 0 0 Theft fr, 300 bloc 12:29 p. O Burglar 1500 bk Buda. 9: brn a vehicle :k of Green Buda. 8:48 a.m. of a habitation k of Clarence Court, 18 p.m. Nov. 14. a child Nov. 15. Lane. of a building < of Stetson Cove. Nov. 15. a vehicle k of Lex Word. Nov. 16. m a vehicle k of Houston Street, a.m. Nov. 16. of a habitation :k of FM 967, Buda Nov. 16. ' violence West Trail, 32 p.m. Nov. 16. ' violence Branch :27 p.m. Nov. 16. )m a vehicle k of Center Street. "n. Nov. 17. r of a habitation ,ck of Heep Run, 06 a.m. Nov. 18. Local murder suspect accused O f gang involvement; is arrested in WisConsin STAFF REPORT Sheriff's Office that Castillo had shot a fellow San Marcos man, 30-year-old John Coronado, dur- ing a fight at dosing time at the E1 Caribe Bar on Texas High- way21 atFM 1966. The victim was taken by private ve- hicle to Seton Medi- cal Center Hays, CASTILLO where he died sev- eral hours later. Castillo fled shortly after the shooting, the marshals service reports. Based on local interviews with family; friends and associates, the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force identi- fr( rel also from S was identifi and quickl about 10:30 Castillo is County Jail tion to Cal& A suspect in last week's fa- tal shooting at a bar outside of Kyle has been tracked down and mTested more than 1,200 miles away in Milwaukee, Wis. The suspect and victim are both suspected gang mem- bers, according to the U.S. Marshals Service, which ap- prehended 28-year-old Jesus Castillo of San Marcos on the morning of Nov. 16 at a rela- tive's home in Milwaukee. It is not clear whether the shooting was gang-related, the marshals service added. Five days before Castillo's ar- rest, witnesses told investiga- tors with the Caldwell County County seeks public input oe STAFF REPORT 501 E. Hopkins Street. Here ing the Cm you can talk one-on-one with plan, with If you're opinionated about officials, participate in a sur- opinions ar gridlock, bad paving, or the vey and point out areas of nicipal gow absence of sidewalks and concern on a map. This is the public and bike lanes you can tell Hays first of three workshops; the sideration County officials in person other two will be in spring intheCoun Dec. 1. and summer of next year. of Hays Cot The first public workshop In July the Commissioners some 60,00, on creating a county trans- Court authorized its trans- original pla portation plan will be from portation consulting corn- More infi 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the San pany, Parsons Brinkerhoff, to able at w Marcos Activity Center on begin the process of updat- transportat: Austin Ear, N & Tl00oat Cli00 PEDIATRIC AND ADULT fie d Castillo's family m 'mbers inWiscon- sit t and alerted the m rshals service. U.S. Marshals in M: lwaukee were able to identify a lo- cal neighborhood own to have ties to Castillo and ob- se :ted a vehicle in nt of a residence ,,istered to Cas- o's brother, who is n Marcos. Castillo .'d by the marshals apprehended at L.D3, it} the Milwaukee .aWaiting extradl- v411 County. roads aty's lO-year-old lirections to seek d ideas from mu- rnments and the to take into con- potential growth :y. The population mty has grown by } people since the a was developed. rmation is avail- onplan. ose o 11C 2ARE Austin Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic is proud to introduce our Kyle location, Dr. Tom N0wlin is one of our physicians specializing in both pediatric and adult care with certification from the American Board of OtolatTngology. Dr. Nowlin's scope of practice includes ear disorders, allergy, hearing aids, facial plastic surgery, advanced sinus surgers; and cancers of the head and neck. He strives to stay abreast of the latest technological advances in medicine and works toward developing a trusting relationship with his patients. Additionally, Dr. Nowlin is a native Texan, avid outdoorsman, and hunter, Hie and his family enjoy ex- ploring all the wonder Texas has m offer. I i ::Free::Hearmg rand i I 211 Elmhurst, St in Goforth Squ Kyle, Texas (512) 268-5: rite E are 140 Z82 Hays Free Press * November 23, 2011 Three Kyle brothers in jail after break-ins JUAN RODRIGUEZ RICARDO RODRIGUEZ EDUARDO RODRIGUEZ BY SEAN KIMMONS Three brothers face multiple charges stemming from two home burglaries last month, authorities say. On Oct. 29, Juan Rodriguez, 21, Ricardo Rodriguez. 19, and Eduardo Rodriquez, 18, all from Kyle, allegedly forced their way through a window into a home on Shasta Cove, located east of Kyle, the Hays County Sheriff's Office reported. All three men were also charged in a second home bur- glary on Shasta Cove reported on Oct. 3. Both counts are second- degree felonies, jail records show. In addition, they have all been pinned with engaging in organized criminal activity, a first-degree felony. The three brothers, plus a fourth man named Sergio Rodriguez. act- ed together in the crimes, and at least one of them, EdUardo Rodriguez, is a documented member of the Puro Vatos Lo- cos gang, an affidavit used to secure an arrest warrant says. On Nov. 11, the Rodriquez brothers were arrested and re- main in custody at Hays Coun- ty Jail on bonds worth between $25.000 and $30,000. They also have detainers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs En- forcement, records show. No charges have been filed on the fourth person, and his relation to the other men could not be verified. The sheriff's office declined to release additional public in- formation about the burglaries, such as what was allegedly sto- len and what time the crimes were reported, saying that an open records request would have to be made. Upon receiv- ing an open records request, the agency may take up to 10 days to complete the request. Ex-wife: Driftwood double shooter was 'a monster' STAFF REPORT AHays Countymanwho apparentlykilled his wife and then shot himself this week was a former volunteer firefighter who assisted at Ground Zero following the Sept. 11 terror- ist attacks, a NewYork newspaper reports. Lara Joseph, 40, was found dead early Nov. 13 at the Driftwood home she shared with her husband Leonard Joseph, 47. Leonard Joseph was transported to an Austin hospital where he died the next day from a gunshot wound to the head, according to reports. In the article, published in the Buffalo News, Leonard Joseph's ex-wife Christina Palmeri said Joseph owed $18,000 in back child support. "He was a monster filled with uncon- trolled rage who can no longer hurt his chil- dren or victimize anyone else," Palmeri told the newspaper. The Buffalo News also spoke to Leonard Joseph's 17-year-old daughter, who said she had issues with self-esteem and trusting men because of her father. "I am not upset he is gone," she said. "It actually is a relief to me." "I'm incredibly sorry for his wife's family." The Hays County Sheriff's Office has re- fused to say whether the killing was a mur- der-suicide but has said no third partywas involved in the deaths. In the Buffalo News report, family members said the sheriff's office told them the killing was a murder- suicide. LEONARD JOSEPH LARA JOSEPH Relative Confesses Continued from pg. 1A Examiner Matt Hicks told Her- rera that the results indicated deception. Herrera then con- fessed to Hicks that he did rape the girl on multiple occasions, the affidavit says. Herrera remains in custody at Hays County Jail on a $30,000 bond, jail records show. He is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony. If convicted, he could face a punishment between five and 99 years in prison. The arrest report does not say where the gift's parents were during the alleged sexual assauks.