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Becky Selbera

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.

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

With additions, KPD still short staffed

The Kyle City Council approved the addition of four police officers last month, but police staffing in Kyle remains low next to statewide averages and comparable cities.

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Kyle tabs Earp as interim city manager

Kyle Assistant City Manager James Earp has been chosen unanimously as the city's interim city manager while the city council seeks a permanent replacement for Tom Mattis, who resigned last week.

Friday, March 5th, 2010

New Kyle council boots city manager from dais

In a broadside against Kyle City Manager Tom Mattis, the Kyle City Council voted 5-2 Wednesday night to kick him off the council dais. It was one of new Mayor Lucy Johnson's first acts to motion for...

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Kyle approves two-percent police raise

Tense negotiations between Kyle's city staff and the city's police officers for a meet and confer agreement spilled into the city council chamber last week. Kyle city councilmembers wound up approving a two-percent raise for police outside...

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Kyle council sets maximum library price

The Kyle City Council moved forward this week on building a new library, though with some discussion as to whether the proposed 20,000-square-foot facility will be large enough to meet the city's needs.

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Kyle struggles with recreation center plan

Once upon a time, Kyle city officials and the city's feedback from residents stoked dreams of a $20 million recreation center. But the times have changed, and the city struggles to decide if it wants to go...

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Kyle to slow down rec center project

Facing $73 million in debt already, Kyle Councilmembers decided last week to slow down on a $20 million recreation center project. Kyle officials were hoping to put the proposal on the May 2010 ballot.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Kyle council addresses public safety at first 2009 meeting

Now that Kyle Parkway is opened east of Interstate-35, the city will paint the lanes west of the interstate to inform drivers they can go straight. Meanwhile, the city council named three new members to its public...

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Kyle council passes civil service the hard way

The Kyle City Council barely passed its civil service ordinance Tuesday night in a performance so calamitous that it triggered doubts about the discipline and mutual confidence of the city’s governing actors.

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