News & Information
News & Information
Kyle City Council must adopt an operating budget each fiscal year, which runs October 1 through September 30.
The budget files for FY 2016-2017 are below.
The City of Kyle was contacted recently by the Texas Department of Transportation about whether or not it would support a roundabout on FM 1626 at the intersection of Dorman Rd., near an entrance to the Plum Creek neighborhood.
The Kyle e-Newsletter is sent each Friday and contains pertinent information about events and happenings in the City of Kyle.
Helping to keep Kyle clean and looking great is the goal of the new Kyle Adopt-a-Street program.
What is Kyle Adopt-a-Street?
The City of Kyle is hiring. We have seasonal, full-time and part-time opportunities. And with a growing city, more positions will likely become available in the near future.
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Meetings / Events
Meetings / Events
- Planning and Zoning Commission Workshop Meeting - 10/25/2016 - 6:30pm
- Kyle Area Youth Advisory Council - 10/27/2016 - 6:30pm
- Kyle City Council Meeting - 11/01/2016 - 7:00pm
- Kyle Public Library Board Meeting - 11/10/2016 - 6:30pm
- Kyle City Council Meeting - 11/15/2016 - 7:00pm
- Parks and Recreation Board - 11/28/2016 - 7:00pm
- Kyle City Council Meeting - 12/06/2016 - 7:00pm
- Kyle Public Library Board Meeting - 12/08/2016 - 6:30pm
- Kyle City Council Meeting - 12/20/2016 - 7:00pm
- Parks and Recreation Board - 12/26/2016 - 7:00pm
- Youth Basketball League Registration - 10/25/2016 (All day)
- Adult Kickball League Registration - 10/25/2016 (All day)
- Advanced ESL/GED Ready Classes - 10/25/2016 - 10:00am
- Youth Basketball League Registration - 10/26/2016 (All day)
- Adult Kickball League Registration - 10/26/2016 (All day)
- Preschool Express Storytime - 10/26/2016 - 10:30am
- Cosplay @ the Library - 10/26/2016 - 5:00pm
- Youth Basketball League Registration - 10/27/2016 (All day)
- Adult Kickball League Registration - 10/27/2016 (All day)
- Baby Lapsit (0 to 18 mos.) - 10/27/2016 - 10:00am
Recreation / Library / Social
Recreation / Library / Social
So, you want to know a little more about Kyle, Texas? That’s why you clicked here! We can’t say we blame you — it’s a very cool town.
Kyle was founded in 1880. The town was named after Fergus Kyle, the son of Claiborne Kyle who moved here from Tennessee. Under the famed Auction Oak Tree, plats of land were auctioned off to several hundred folks who became the town’s first citizens.
My, how we’ve grown! In 2016, Kyle was the second largest city in Hays County with a population of 36,800. Population estimates put Kyle at 55,000 by 2030.
With easy access to locales north and south, Kyle is a major city on the I-35 corridor in Central Texas. It’s home to Seton Medical Center Hays, Hays CISD administrative offices, Austin Community College Hays, several medical facilities, and H-E-B Plus, major retailers, numerous restaurants and many homegrown businesses.
Here are some cool Kyle tidbits:
- Kyle got its first stoplight in 2007.
- Kyle is 30.4 square miles, with 185.5 miles of roadway and more than 600 acres of beautiful park land.
- Kyle is a Home Rule city. Residents elect the mayor and city council, but a city manager, Scott Sellers, runs the city’s day-to-day operations. He does so with a $79 million operating budget.
- Our Parks and Recreation department offers community events including Market Days, Founders Parade, Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting, Polar Bear Splash, Easter Eggstravaganza, and our annual July 4th Fireworks.
- Signature special events include Kyle Field Day, Kyle Hogwash and Hops & Jalapenos.
- Kyle is now home to the Central Texas Lobos, a semi-professional soccer team.
- Kyle is also a good place for business. The city houses many businesses and with an educated population, there’s plenty of room for growth.
This court's first procedure before trial is a Pre-Trial. This is an opportunity for you to come in and present any motions, new discoveries, or speak to the prosecuting attorney who represents the State. If you hired an attorney to represent you, he or she must come in at this time.
A trial in municipal court is fair, impartial and public as in any other court. Under Texas law, you can be brought to trial only after a sworn complaint is filed against you. A complaint is the document which alleges what act you are supposed to have committed and that the act is unlawful. You can be tried only for what is alleged in the complaint.
You have the following rights in court:
1. To inspect the complaint before the trial and have it read to you at the trial;
2. To have your case tried before a jury, if you so desire;
3. To hear all testimony introduced against you;
4. To cross-examine any witness who testifies against you:
5. To testify in your behalf:
6. To testify, if you so desire. If you choose not to testify, your refusal to do so CANNOT be held against you in determining your innocence or guilt; and
7. You may call witnesses to testify in your behalf at the trial, and have the court issued a subpoena (a court order) to any witnesses to ensure their appearance at the trial. The request for a subpoena may be oral or in writing.
If you choose to have the case tried before a jury, you have the right to question jurors about their qualifications to hear your case. If you think that a juror will not be fair, impartial, or unbiased, you may ask the judge to excuse the juror. The judge will decide whether or not to grant your request. You are also permitted to strike three members of the jury panel for any reason you choose, except an illegal reason (such as a strike based solely upon a person's race).
If you need a continuance for your trial, you must put the request in writing with your reasons and submit it to the court 5 days prior to (before) trial. The judge will make a decision whether or not to grant the continuance. You may request a continuance for the following reason:
1. A religious holy day where the tenets of your religious organization prohibit members from participating in secular activities such as court proceedings (you must file an affidavit with the court stating this information); or
2. That you feel it is necessary for justice in your case.
Presenting the Case
As in all criminal trials, the State will present its case first by calling witnesses to testify against you.
After prosecution witnesses have finished testifying, you have the right to cross-examine. In other words, you may ask the witnesses questions about their testimony or any other facts relevant to the case. You cannot, however, argue with the witness. Your cross-examination of the witness must be in the form of questions only. You may not tell your version of the incident at this time- you will have an opportunity to do so later in the trial.
After the prosecution has presented its case, you may present your case. You have the right to call any witness who knows anything about the incident. The State has the right to cross-examine any witness that you call.
If you so desire, you may testify in your own behalf, but as a defendant, you cannot be compelled to testify. It is your choice, and your silence cannot be used against you. If you do testify, the State has the right to cross-examine you.
After all testimony is concluded, both sides can make a closing argument. This is your opportunity to tell the court why you think that you are not guilty of the offense charged. The State has the right to present the first and last arguments. The closing argument can be based only on the testimony presented during the trial.
Judgment / Verdict
If the case is tried by the judge, the judge's decision is called a judgment. If the case is tried by a jury, the jury's decision is called a verdict.
In determining the defendant's guilt or innocence, the judge or jury can consider ONLY the testimony of witnesses and any evidence admitted during the trial.
If you are found guilty be either the judge or jury, the penalty will be announced at that time. Unless you plan to appeal your case, you should be prepared to pay the fine at this time.