Published: Thursday, 06 March 2014 16:54
| Hays Lady Rebel pitcher Sarah Leal goes through her windup during Wednesday's contest against Kerrville Tivy. Photo by Cyndy Slovak-Barton
By Moses Leos III
Hot bats on a cold night allowed the Hays Lady Rebel softball team to claim their second district win on Wednesday.
A twelve-run, ten hit effort gave Hays a 12-2 victory over the Kerrville Tivy Lady Antlers in a run-rule shortened six-inning game at the Lady Rebel Softball Field. Hays improves to 11-2, 2-0 in 27-4A play.
Scoring the twelve runs proved to be an exercise in patience. Hays worked to adjust to the style of Lady Antler pitcher Saharra Fogle, whose slower delivery proved a challenge.
Hays head coach Aaron Fuller said the team took some time to find their offense. Despite the challenge, Hays jumped out to a 2-0 lead, highlighted by a first inning home run from third baseman Alyssa Martinez.
Published: Wednesday, 05 March 2014 16:37
A retired Texas State University professor died Sunday due to injuries sustained in an auto-pedestrian accident in a San Marcos HEB parking lot.
Dr. Hal Tucker Blythe, Sr., 85, was struck by a car in the HEB parking lot at 200 W. Hopkins on Feb. 26. A 93-year-old driver who lost control of his car was backing his vehicle out of a parking space when the driver's foot slipped off of the brake and onto the accelerator, according to San Marcos police investigators.
The driver's vehicle is said to have sped backwards, striking and disabling a car driving in the grocery store's parking lot, officials said. The car then continued traveling backwards and struck Blythe while he was taking an item out of the trunk of his own car. The driver then continued past Blythe and struck a second vehicle, knocking it into two other parked cars.
Blythe was transported by EMS to University Medical Center at Brackenridge in Austin where he died four days later.
The 93-year-old driver was not identified as no charges were filed against him following an investigation by the Collision Investigation Team.
Published: Wednesday, 05 March 2014 11:54
By Andy Sevilla.
Kyle’s municipal election this May could seat a new council majority – as voters will decide four positions on the seven-member legislative body – potentially breaking up council voting blocs on split decisions.
Although the council, for the most part, votes unanimously on most matters that come before the dais, the seven-member panel often falls 4 to 3 on controversial decisions.
Published: Wednesday, 05 March 2014 17:47
By Moses Leos III.
A public input meeting turned into an emotionally-charged forum recounting Buda’s drainage problems during the 2013 Halloween Flood.
It took place Thursday at the city’s Drainage Master Plan public input meeting in Buda Elementary’s Kunkel Room. According to Mayor Todd Ruge, the plan, which was scheduled for two years from now, was “expedited” due to the flood.