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Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

William “Moe” Mose Johnson, 1930 to 2014

Services for William “Moe” Johnson, 84, will be held Saturday, June 28 in Kyle followed by burial at Kyle City Cemetery.

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Remembering Bob Barton, 1930-2013

Bob Barton wasn't ever altogether satisfied with the world around him, but he fought against it and laughed with it, never showing rage or buffoonery and always wanting a better everything for everybody -- except for the...

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Bob Barton, larger-than-life publisher and politician, passes away

Bob Barton, a boisterous liberal who agitated for progressive causes in Hays County for more than eight decades, died this morning. He was 83.

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Little wooden jail a reminder of Kyle’s rowdy past

It’s hard to imagine now, but Kyle used to be a rollicking little frontier town with saloons and regular drunken brawls in the streets. According to the local history books, as the new town of Kyle grew...

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Smith gets award, crowd at video screening

Long-time Hays County resident Gwen Smith received the Spirit of San Marcos Award from San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz after the screening of her interview on "Voices of Hays County" recently at the Price Seniors Center.

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

The Myth of Jones: Catching up on cops in Kyle

Crime has started to become an issue in Kyle, signaling that the city no longer can get away with a small police force.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Burglars ransack Kyle newspaper office

Thieves broke into the offices of the Hays Free Press on Center Street in Kyle early Monday morning, taking more than $20,000 in property, including production computers and a server.

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Kyle library could stay downtown

Advocates for a new library and the old part of Kyle are pushing for the city to place a new library on Burleson Street.

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