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Hutto residents will vote on a combined $125 million in bonds this November presented in three packages. “City Council decided to go to the voters and say, ‘Here is our purpose and here is the budget we think we need,’ and if [the voters]feel like it’s something that’s important then they’re going to vote for it,” City Manager Odis Jones said. “And if they vote for it, we are going to execute quickly.” The largest chunk of the proposed funds are earmarked for roadway and drainage improvement projects. The $70 million proposition specifically mentions three intersections—North FM 1660 at Limmer Loop, FM 1660 at Hwy. 79 and South FM 1660 at Front Street The proposition also includes language for drainage improvements. Jones said he would use a combination of bond funds and private investment to alleviate flooding problems along Cottonwood Creek. A $50 million proposition for parks projects will also be on Hutto ballots. Though the proposition does not explicitly outline any particular parks and recreation projects, concept plans for a sports complex have been previewed at previous Hutto City Council and Parks Advisory Board meetings. Local youth sports proponents said the complex would not only provide play and practice space, but could serve to host lucrative tournaments. Leslie DeHart, board director for Austin Texans Soccer Club in Hutto, said the complex could become an economic stimulus in town. “People want to go out to eat and sit down at a local restaurant.
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Block says the future is coming fast because few people under 40 read print papers. But that’s okay. “Digital is better. We can deliver the conventional newspaper, pages and sections, broadsheet newspaper to an iPad. We can do it very well with the software we’ve developed,” Allan Block, chairman of Block Communications, said. Post-Gazette subscribers recently got this letter in the mail, advising them of no more print editions on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Of course, with the rising cost of newsprint, the Post-Gazette will save money by going digital. But will those savings costs be passed along to readers? A cheaper subscription price for digital? Not likely, says Block, but then PG NewsSlide is free for all. Block also told KDKA that going digital does not mean reducing the number of reporters at the paper.
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