May 8

“If you have received this, Please Be Aware.” (See Attached PDF)

THIS IS A SCAM!!!!! 

RESIDENTS IN HAYS HAVE BEEN RECEIVING THEM.   PLEASE DO NOT SEND THEM MONEY .

THE SAME DOCUMENTS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE COUNTY FOR $1-3 PER PAGE DEPENDING ON WHAT YOU ARE REQUESTING

PLEASE FORWARD TO ALL!

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Apr 29

FYI for those who park blocking the sidewalk, I just received this from KPD:

Hello,
We wish to inform the public on a matter that has recently been received by our department concerning parking violations within residential areas throughout the city. Recently, we have been receiving numerous complaints regarding the encroachment or obstruction of sidewalks throughout the city’s residential areas. It appears the complaints stem from motorists parking their vehicles in their driveways, but blocking the sidewalk or use of the sidewalk with their vehicles.
We wish to inform the public that this is a violation of the Texas Transportation Code, Section 545.302, which prohibits motorists from parking their vehicles on a sidewalk. The issue becomes especially problematic as it may impede or interfere with persons with disabilities, or those with children in strollers, from being able to use the sidewalk due to vehicles blocking their path. Pedestrians who cannot use the sidewalk due to improperly parked vehicles have to detour their paths into the street, which could cause an unsafe situation.
It is our intent to educate the public on the matter, prior to taking enforcement action. It is our belief and hope that law abiding citizens will correct the issue voluntarily in these circumstances. Unfortunately, if the issue persists, Officers will be assigned to take enforcement actions throughout the city. We ask that our citizens help us out in this matter, and continue to report violations to us when they observe them.

Thank you for your time.
Respectfully,
Lieutenant Andre Marmolejo
Patrol Commander
Kyle Police Department.

Sep 25

Public Health Notice

Rabies Alert

Seton Hospital

6001 Kyle Parkway

Staff, Guests, Visitors, and Passersby:

DO NOT TOUCH OR HANDLE GROUNDED BATS!!!

On September 22, 2014, a dead bat was found at approximately 10:00 AM on the sidewalk on the west side of the building at 6001 Kyle Parkway in Kyle. The bat was tested by the Department of State Health Services and was found to be positive for rabies.

If you think that you or someone else may have come in physical contact with this animal, please call:

Kyle Animal Control                                   512-268-8800
Department of State Health Services
Zoonosis Control                                        254-778-6744

Jun 20

FYI….This is a reminder that frontage roads between 150 and Yarrington will go 1 way on June 28th!  Please be safe and start practicing your alternate routes.   Have a great weekend!Oh yea, and that area including Yarrington overpass, will have construction on and around it for the next 20 months.Beth From: Laureen Chernow Sent: Friday, June 20, 2014 9:10 AMTo: EveryoneSubject: IH-35 frontage roads go to one-way Please share with employees who do not have access to computers.Important news from TxDOT for all HaysCo drivers. One-way IH-35 frontage roads from San Marcos to Kyle beginning NEXT weekend, June 28. June 20, 2014 I-35 FRONTAGE ROAD TO BECOME ONE-WAY BETWEEN SAN MARCOS, KYLE AUSTIN – Next weekend, the Texas Department of Transportation will begin changing the direction of the two-way frontage roads on Interstate 35 into one-way frontage roads between San Marcos and Kyle, from RM 150 (Center Street) and Yarrington Road, a distance of approximately 2.9 miles. On Saturday, June 28 at 8 p.m., work will begin on the northbound frontage road. Once work in the northbound direction is complete, crews will proceed to convert the southbound frontage road. The change will involve re-striping and placing additional signs along I-35 to alert and direct motorists to the new, one-way condition. It is expected that the conversion of the frontage roads will be complete by Sunday, weather permitting. “This is a very important safety project,” said Ben Engelhardt, area engineer for TxDOT’s South Travis Area Office. “I-35 is the transportation backbone for the region and by switching these high-volume frontage roads to one-way, we hope to improve traffic movements in the area and ensure our system is as safe as possible.” The I-35 frontage road conversions are part of a larger, $12.2 million project. Once complete, the existing Yarrington Road bridge overpass will be replaced and turnaround bridges in both the northbound and southbound direction will be installed. The contractor for the 20-month long project is OHL USA, Inc. For media inquiries, contact Kelli Reyna at kelli.reyna@txdot.gov or (512) 832-7060.  Texas Department of TransportationThe Texas Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining 80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail, and public transportation across the state. TxDOT and its 11,000 employees are committed to working with others to provide safe and reliable transportation solutions for Texas by maintaining a safe system, addressing congestion, connecting Texas communities, and being a Best-in-Class state agency. Find out more at www.txdot.gov. Fan us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/txdot; and follow us on Twitter, www.twitter.com/txdotaustin.  Kelli ReynaPublic Information OfficerTxDOT Austin District7901 N I-35Austin, TX 78753office: 512-832-7060cell: 512-658-1487

Oct 18

Early voting begins on October 21, ends Nov. 1 and election day is November 5.
Also, this is the first election where a photo ID is required to vote.  This site – http://votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/need-id/  will give you the specifics for this new requirement.

Sep 7

Raw feelings remain over repainted fire hydrants
KYLE –

Black fire hydrants in Kyle and Buda are getting a fresh coat of red paint, but the longstanding resentment their color has caused between city officials and a local water utility won’t be glossed over so easily.

Under a 2007 state law, utility companies were supposed to put black paint on hydrants that might lack sufficient water flow to fight a fire. But that law, meant to alert responders to a hydrant’s capability, had an unintended consequence: Not wanting to face lawsuits over hydrants that might fail in an emergency, some utilities played it safe and painted them black.

A state bill passed this summer now says hydrants meeting a certain flow standard must be painted red.

Monarch Utilities, which serves more than 1,000 customers in Kyle and Buda, will spend the next few weeks repainting 80 black hydrants that have met those flow requirements for years. The company repainted the first two in ceremonies Wednesday afternoon.

Kyle officials weren’t exactly popping the champagne, though. While she believes the red coat of paint is long overdue, Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson declined an invitation to Wednesday’s ceremony. Johnson wrote that Monarch Utilities is not painting the hydrants out of “community or corporate responsibility” but because it is “compelled to by the State of Texas.”

The city had asked Monarch Utilities multiple times to paint the hydrants red, noted Kyle spokesman Jerry Hendrix.

“They painted them black overnight a few years ago,” Hendrix said. “They didn’t consult us. They didn’t consult the neighborhood.”

Firefighters still used the black hydrants during emergencies, said Beth Smith, president of Hays County Emergency Services District No. 5. But painting the hydrants red would assure residents they were safe in the event of a fire, Hendrix said, and could result in lower insurance premiums.

In Buda, some black hydrants are in an area with office buildings, which had to spent additional money to meet code requirements, said assistant city manager Brian LaBorde. Some businesses installed their own red fire hydrants, he said.

Gary Rose, a director of operations at SouthWest Water Company, which owns Monarch Utilities, said the company acquired the fire hydrants in 2005 and painted them black two years later because of liability concerns.

There’s also disagreement between the city and Monarch Utilities about which black fire hydrants must be repainted. In Kyle, the utility plans to repaint most of its hydrants, which are in the Amberwood and Indian Paintbrush subdivisions.

State law says the utility only has to repaint hydrants that currently have high enough flow. But a new city ordinance requires the utility to bring all hydrants with insufficient flow up to par, and then coat them in red.

Rose said Monarch Utilities has conducted tests showing that hydrants in the more rural Rolling Hills, Dove Meadows and Green Pastures aren’t up to snuff. The utility doesn’t plan to improve or repaint those hydrants, Rose said.

Emergency Services District No. 5, which includes the Kyle Fire Department, ran tests showing the hydrants in question do have sufficient flow, Hendrix said.

Jim Boyle, a lawyer for the city of Kyle, said he believed the state law assumed that all of Monarch Utilities’ hydrants had high enough flow and would be repainted.

“If there is a problem, we’re going to work to get everything up to the standard,” Boyle said.

State Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs, who helped draft the law, said he wasn’t aware there were hydrants near Kyle with insufficient flow, but he thought companies should be protected from having to incur the expense of fixing subpar hydrants.

The few black hydrants in Austin haven’t posed any problem, said Jason Hill, a spokesman for Austin’s water utility. That’s because Austin uses a different color coding system for hydrants, and black ones must meet the same flow requirements as those that are red or silver, Hill said.

Jun 23

Remember Amberwood Residents
Fireworks Prohibited In the City of Kyle!

“click on link for more information”

http://www.cityofkyle.com/police/fireworks-prohibited

Jun 5

Amberwood Residents Information From KPD…

http://www.cityofkyle.com/police/vacation-watch-program

May 6

The City of Kyle Ask Pet Owners to Protect Their Pets from Predators

Kyle, TX – Kyle Animal Control Department is asking pet owners to be extra vigilant with their small pets this spring as the area’s natural predators are becoming more active.

“Within the past month we have had three reports of small pets being attacked by what appears to be coyotes,” said Briana Brecher, City of Kyle Animal Control Officer. “If you own a small pet, please be extra vigilant when they are outside.”

The three attacks have occurred at night and in the early morning, and occurred in fenced in back yards. The neighborhoods involved are Amberwood, Steeplechase and The Trails. It is not believed the attacks are from the same animal.

The Kyle Animal Control Department is working with the Hays County Game Warden to determine what animal(s) are involved.

“We don’t believe there is any risk to people at this time,” said Brecher. “However, parents should always monitor their small children.”

It is believed that the animal may be a coyote, however, it is possible that a animal like a bobcat or bird of prey may also be involved.

If people have concerns or questions, they can call the City of Kyle Animal Control Department at 512-268-8800.

May 6

Don’t Forget To Vote:

May 11 2013 General Election

Right click on the file name to download the document to your computer.

Sample Ballot
Early Voting Locations/Times
Election Day Locations
HAYS COUNTY VOTING
(Votación del Condado de Hays)

May 11, 2013
(11 de Mayo de 2013)

CLICK HERE for polling place map!

EARLY VOTING HOURS & LOCATIONS
for ELECTIONS HELD ON MAY 11 TH, 2013

ELECTION NAME

DATES & HOURS FOR VOTING

San Marcos C.I.S.D. (Bond/Single Member District 5 Election)

Elections Office
712 S. Stagecoach Trail, Meeting Rms 1& 2
San Marcos, TX 78666 Monday April 29 7am – 7pm
Tuesday April 30 – Friday May 3 8am – 5pm
Saturday May 4 10am – 2pm
Monday May 6 7am – 7pm
Tuesday May 7 8am – 5pm
Hays County Emergency Services District #3 (Sales Tax)

Elections Office
712 S. Stagecoach Trail, Meeting Rms 1 & 2
San Marcos, TX 78666 Monday April 29 7am – 7pm
Tuesday April 30 – Friday May 3 8am – 5pm
Saturday May 4 10am – 2pm
Monday May 6 7am – 7pm
Tuesday May 7 8am – 5pm
City of Kyle (Council Member District 1 & 3/Bond Election)

Kyle City Hall
100 W. Center St.
Kyle, TX 78640

H.C.I.S.D. Administration Office (not open Sat.)
21003 IH 35
Kyle, TX 78640

Buda Elementary Upper Campus
300 San Marcos St.
Buda, TX 78610
Dates and times for all three locations:

Monday April 29 7am – 7pm
Tuesday April 30 – Friday May 3 8am – 5pm
Saturday May 4 10am – 2pm (EXCEPT THAT HCISD ADMIN IS CLOSED SATURDAY)
Monday May 6 7am – 7pm
Tuesday May 7 8am – 5pm

Parklands MUD #1 (Confirmation/Maintenance Tax/Directors Election)

Kyle City Hall
100 W. Center St.
Kyle, TX 78640 Monday April 29 7am – 7pm
Tuesday April 30 – Friday May 3 8am – 5pm
Saturday May 4 10am – 2pm
Monday May 6 7am – 7pm
Tuesday May 7 8am – 5pm

Hays C.I.S.D. (Single Member District 5)

Kyle City Hall
100 W. Center St.
Kyle, TX 78640

H.C.I.S.D. Administration Office (not open Sat.)
21003 IH 35
Kyle, TX 78640

Buda Elementary Upper Campus
300 San Marcos St.
Buda, TX 78610
Dates and times for all three locations:

Monday April 29 7am – 7pm
Tuesday April 30 – Friday May 3 8am – 5pm
Saturday May 4 10am – 2pm (EXCEPT THAT HCISD ADMIN IS CLOSED SATURDAY)
Monday May 6 7am – 7pm
Tuesday May 7 8am – 5pm

Hays County Emergency Services District #2 (Annexing Ruby Ranch Subd)

Buda Elementary Upper Campus
300 San Marcos St.
Buda, TX 78610 Monday April 29 7am – 7pm
Tuesday April 30 – Friday May 3 8am – 5pm
Saturday May 4 10am – 2pm
Monday May 6 7am – 7pm
Tuesday May 7 8am – 5pm
Hays County Emergency Services District #8 (Sales Tax)

Buda Elementary Upper Campus
300 San Marcos St.
Buda, TX 78610 Monday April 29 7am – 7pm
Tuesday April 30 – Friday May 3 8am – 5pm
Saturday May 4 10am – 2pm
Monday May 6 7am – 7pm
Tuesday May 7 8am – 5pm
Wimberley ISD (Bond Election)

Wimberley Community Center
14068 Ranch Road 12
Wimberley, TX 78676 Monday April 29 7am – 7pm
Tuesday April 30 – Friday May 3 8am – 5pm
Saturday May 4 10am – 2pm
Monday May 6 7am – 7pm
Tuesday May 7 8am – 5pm
Dripping Springs I.S.D. (Elect up to Two @ Large Members)

D.S.I.S.D. Administration Office
510 West Mercer Street
Dripping Springs, TX 78620 Monday April 29 7am – 7pm
Tuesday April 30 – Friday May 3 8am – 4pm
Saturday May 4 10am – 2pm
Monday May 6 7am – 7pm
Tuesday May 7 8am – 4pm
Hays County Emergency Services District #6 (Collective Bargaining)

D.S.I.S.D. Administration Office
510 West Mercer Street
Dripping Springs, TX 78620 Monday April 29 7am – 7pm
Tuesday April 30 – Friday May 3 8am – 4pm
Saturday May 4 10am – 2pm
Monday May 6 7am – 7pm
Tuesday May 7 8am – 4pm
County Line Special Utility District Directors Election (Elect up to Three)

County Line Water Supply Corporation
131 S. Camino Real
Uhland, TX 78640 Monday April 29- Friday May 3 8am – 5pm
Monday May 6-Tuesday May 7 8am – 5pm
Address for Applications for Early Voting by Mail
Hays County Elections Administrator
712 South Stagecoach Trl.
San Marcos, Texas 78666
Attention: Early Voting Clerk

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