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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Kyle names Brooks as new librarian

Connie Brooks has 36 years of experience as a librarian from New York to Palo Alto, including three years at the Kyle Public Library. The city named Brooks Tuesday as Kyle's library director, replacing the recently retired Bill Mears.

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Blake resigns as KPD chief to become police chief in Bastrop

Kyle Police Department Chief Michael Blake resigned Friday to become the chief of police in Bastrop. Blake had been police chief in Kyle for three years. Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson credited Blake for advancing the police department...

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Kyle breaks ground on new library

Kyle officials were joined today by U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett and a host of 100-150 onlookers as ground was broken signifying the beginning of construction on the new Kyle Public Library.

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Kyle breaks ground on new library

Kyle officials broke ground on a $3.567 million library Thursday, nearly four years after the need for a new library seriously entered public discussion. The 20,000-square-foot facility will be located on the west side of downtown.

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Kyle council approves new county lease for Wells Fargo building

Kyle City Councilmembers approved a new lease agreement Tuesday night so Hays County could continue leasing the city-owned Wells Fargo building. The 85-percent rent increase still doesn't cover the city's debt service on the building.

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Johnson announces re-election bid as Kyle mayor

Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson, who won office in a special election last February, has announced that she will run for a full term in May. In Johnson's 11 months as mayor, the city has made some changes.

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Appeals court rules for Kyle in home builders suit

A federal appeals court ruled last week that residential development codes passed by the Kyle City Council in 2003 do not discriminate against minorities. The city has been defending itself against the suit for five years.

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

GNC opens in Kyle

The Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce recently cut the ribbon for a GNC store in the city. The store is located at 5132 Kyle Crossing, Suite 105.

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Kyle council cuts tax rate, debt

The Kyle City Council reversed a trend of two straight property tax rate increases this week, approving a decrease to 41.54 cents per $100 of taxable value. The council canceled plans for a city-funded industrial park and...

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Kyle opens new public works building

Kyle city officials dedicated a $2.6 million public works building last week. The city's public works department has grown from six to 31 employees in the last four years, maintaining more than 1,800 miles of roadway and...

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