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Kerry Urbanowicz

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Drought conditions spark partial fireworks ban

As a result of Central Texas’ dehydrated weather conditions, Hays County extended a burn ban on Tuesday and prohibited the use of bottle rockets and similar aerial fireworks ahead of the July 4 holiday.

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.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Kyle council agrees to small budget trim

Kyle City Councilmembers agreed to a small budget trim this week that would reduce contingency funds for emergency medical services, but they still face an ad valorem rate hike of more than ten cents.

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Kyle pushes rec center forward, back

Kyle officials have moved back a proposed $20-30 million bond election for a 70,000-square-foot recreation center to May 2010 from this coming November. The economy has something to do with that. But not everything.

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Kyle receives half-million grant for preserve, nature trail

Texas Parks & Wildlife Commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved the city of Kyle Parks and Recreation Department’s request for a $500,000 grant to be used for the purchase of parkland and development of the Plum Creek Preserve...

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Kyle receives $500K TPW grant

Kyle received $500,000 in state money today to kick-start a 300-acre parks project on the city's east side.

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Kyle prepares for birthday celebration

Kyle will celebrate its 128th birthday this weekend with the ever-growing Kyle Fair and Music Festival at Gregg-Clarke Park.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Kyle secures $2.5 million county parks grant

For one project, Hays County's fastest growing city secured going on ten percent of the parks bond money approved by county voters last year. Kyle will use the $2.5 million for outdoor amenities on a 43-acre project...

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Return of Market Days

Kyle's Market Days are making a comeback, though in a slightly different place and form.

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

‘Polar bears’ come out in Kyle

About 20 people in Kyle decided a cold swim would be the right way to bring in the new year.