by LANCE DUNCAN
KYLE — In the midst of difficult times for Kyle, the city celebrated its hope for the future on Sept. 20 with the opening ceremony for the new Seton Medical Center.
Just off a grueling series of debates over the budget and the increasing property tax rate, frustrated by a slow economy that has muffled development on Kyle Parkway, and not even knowing if a city carrying $73 million of debt can pass a bond for a new recreation center next spring, city officials and others unveiled the centerpiece of Kyle’s economic dreams.
Just more than 28 months after city officials and the Seton Family of Hospitals signed a letter of intent to build the facility in May 2007, the hospital opened with many happy speakers, including Seton President Charles Barnett, State Representative Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs), Kyle Mayor Mike Gonzalez and Kyle City Manager Tom Mattis.
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