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Kyle Chamber hosts 2017 Golf Tournament

Gary Job Corps students and Student Coordinator Irma Pardo assisted the Kyle Chamber of Commerce as 144 golfers and 36 teams competed in the 2017 tournament. Julie Snyder, president of the Kyle Chamber of Commerce, said, "The golf tournament has a strong focus on member businesses, giving them the o

SAN MARCOS DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-22 05:00:00

Kyle to update city security systems

Security systems in Kyle will be updating soon after Kyle city leaders approved an agreement with Knight Security Systems. Kyle City Council members unanimously approved a $35,000 agreement to expand security systems on government owned properties, starting with City Hall. The cost will be covered b

HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-09-20 17:43:37

Kyle aims to recapture lost development prospect

Kyle still aims for commercial growth opportunities despite recently losing out on a major development prospect. Both Kyle Mayor Todd Webster and Scott Sellers, Kyle city manager, confirmed Kyle has temporarily missed out on the opportunity of a major commercial development deal with a prospect. Th

HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-09-20 15:53:00

Downtown Walkabout, Stars at Night Concert Series and more: 5 things to do the first weekend in fall in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle

Thursday, Sept 21 Third Thursday Downtown Walkabout Hosted by the Downtown Association SMTX, Downtown Walkabout is a monthly event that gives residents the ability to learn about their local businesses, partake in shopping sales and drink specials and enjoy live entertainment and art. Over a dozen b

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 16:57:46

San Marcos tops Akins for first district win

It didn't take long for the Lady Rattlers to show their dominance in a three-set sweep over Akins Friday night (30-28, 25-11, 25-22) San Marcos jumped out to an early 12-6 lead in the first set behind senior middle blocker Taylor Henderson and senior setter Juliana Natal. What seemed like a sure win

SAN MARCOS DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-23 04:06:42

From the Clocktower - It's a dirty job. We elected them to do it.

Every so often, someone asks me why I don't run for City Council. I have many reasons for that, not the least of which being the glaring conflict of interest it would present to be the reporter responsible for covering the Council, in the chance I got elected. Also, I'd never run against my seated D

POST-REGISTER.COM - 2017-09-22 23:07:00

Hays County median housing price rises 6.5 percent

Hays County was the third fastest-growing county in the nation in 2016, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics released today. (Courtesy Top Prop Aerial) Even though Brandy Guthrie, president of the Austin Board of Realtors said the Central Texas housing market just experienced the strongest su

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-21 15:52:13

Pioneer Day 2017: Annual event takes visitors back in time

One of several participants in the annual Pioneer Day is the Buggy Barn Museum in Blanco, which provides carriage rides throughout the day. (News-Dispatch file photo) Blacksmithing, broom making, soap making, corn shelling and candle making are just some of the actives on hand at the 27th annual Pio

HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-09-20 18:16:31

Texas kicks straight ticket voting

The days of Texas voters casting entire ballots along party lines will soon be coming to an end. In June, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law House Bill (HB) 25, which eliminates straight ticket voting in Texas starting with the 2020 election. Straight ticket voting allows a registered voter to s

HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-09-20 18:11:13

Gay or Straight? The computer (thinks it) knows!

According to "Newsweek" and MSNBC, Stanford University researchers have reported startling accuracy in predicting sexual orientation by using artificial intelligence (AI) analysis of facial features in photographs. (I wonder if this also works on PAINTINGS? Could the Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile have

HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-09-20 17:36:02

Amarillo actress at her best in tv comedy

The Addams Family, an offbeat television comedy about the ghouls next door, premiered on Sept. 20, 1964 with a motion-picture actress from the Texas Panhandle in the role of Morticia. Carolyn Sue Jones was born into an unhappy Amarillo home in April 1930. Four years later, the head of the house walk

HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-09-20 16:13:58

Hunting of feral hogs goes sky high

Hunting feral hogs in Texas is now a high-flying affair. Earlier this year, legislators passed House Bill (HB 3535), which allows for the hunt of feral hogs from hot-air balloons. The bill, which was signed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, officially went into effect Sept. 1. HB 3535 introduces a new m

HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-09-20 18:32:52

Birdwatching: A worthy goal

Iam reading a book titled "Life List - a woman's quest for the world's most amazing birds."It is about Phoebe Snetsinger, a Missouri housewife who became interested in bird watching at age 49 when she was diagnosed with cancer and was told she probably had a year to live. That diagnosis set her off

HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-09-20 18:27:24

Three Tigers named as National Merit semifinalists

Three Dripping Springs High School seniors, Ryan Gahagan, Mia Haraguchi and Christopher Lee, have been selected as National Merit semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, and were the highest scori

HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-09-20 18:19:02

Motorcyclist dies in major wreck

A local motorcyclist involved in a major collision along Old Highway 81 in Kyle Monday died overnight at an Austin area hospital, said Kyle Police Chief Jeff Barnett. James Crites, 32, of Kyle, was identified as the victim in the accident, according to Kyle Police Captain Pedro Hernandez. Monday's

HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-09-20 17:46:24

No gas shortage at the Crow's Nest

As I was driving around a few days ago in search of diesel fuel for my tractor, I began to ponder over the validity of certain political figures who said, "There is no gas shortage." And as I was putting regular gasoline in my truck, I was reading a sign on the pump that read "No Premium Gas". On my

HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-09-20 17:37:02

County requests federal grant for rifle-proof vests

In response to attacks nationwide against law enforcement officers, Hays County early this month approved a $13,580 grant application for Hays County constables to purchase rifle resistant bulletproof vests. The grant, through the U.S. Department of Justice through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice

HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-09-20 17:33:34

Rebs spike Lobos in three sets

Three sets were all the Hays Rebels needed to dispatch the cross-town rival Lehman Lobos 25-11, 25-12, 25-5 Tuesday at Bales Gym. Rebels senior Kaitlyn Krafka hit 3 aces and 4 kills in the first set (25-11), and finished the match with 10 total kills. Hays finished with 34 kills through the three s

HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-09-20 17:04:56

District leaders search for answers to higher test scores

Worries over areas where Hays CISD lags in State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) scores led district leaders to advocate for ways to usher in improvements. Discussion came as a result of a presentation given by Joy Philpott, director of assessment and accountability, which showed H

HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-09-20 16:36:08

Emergency service options sought by Mt. City

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HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-09-20 16:11:57