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TABLE OF CONTENTS Message from the Mayor.................................................................................................5 Message from the Kyle Chamber of Commerce Director..................................6 Hays Consolidated Independent School District.............................................. 7-8 New Businesses and Soon-to-Come Businesses....................................................9 Kyle Annual Events Calendar...............................................................................10-11 Kyle Facts and Brief History........................................................................................12 Kyle, Texas – Child of the Highway.....................................................................13-16 How I-35 Has Led to Ever Newer Roads.................................................................17 Where it All Began – Kyle Historic Landmarks.............................................18-25 Kyle Area Business Directory..............................................................................27-39 Dining In and Around Kyle.....................................................................................40-41 Local Churches...........................................................................................................42-43

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Kyle strives to put emphasis on community amenities to help improve quality of life for both our visitors and diverse citizenry.


ello, and welcome to the burgeoning city of Kyle! As mayor, it is my pleasure to introduce you to our fine Central Texas community. Over the past two decades Kyle has experienced many changes, and we anticipate 2013 to bring more positive transformation! We’ve sure seen a lot of growth in Kyle, and we can now rank ourselves among Texas’s top 100 largest cities. With our new size comes a commitment to providing a new array of resources, conveniences, and services to our residents, all without letting go of our small town atmosphere. We don’t call ourselves “Simply Charming,” for nothing! Come visit our downtown for small town charm and a host of unique experiences. Our 100-year-old Historic City Hall sits majestically amongst a grove of heritage oak trees in Kyle Square Park, a perfect place for a picnic. Also downtown, the Kyle Train Depot looks to transport visitors back into the grand era of train travel in America. When completed later this year, the

–Lucy Johnson, Kyle mayor

Depot’s visitors center is set to become a must-see for those interested in heritage tourism and Kyle’s rail history. Kyle strives to put emphasis on community amenities to help improve quality of life for both our visitors and diverse citizenry. Newly opened in May of 2012, the 20,000-square-foot Kyle Public Library goes above and beyond the call of literary duty to help educate Kyle locals old and young. Or why not go fishing at the recently opened Lake Kyle Park? City staff is pleased to be at your service selling live worms and catfish bait onsite! In the summer months, nothing beats jumping into the Kyle Pool at Gregg-Clark Park to cool off and relax

with friends and family. Kyle also hosts an array of dining experiences for all tastes and budgets. Whether it’s a steaming bowl of savory Pho soup, pizza and a beer, or filet mignon and champagne, our city can easily fill your culinary cravings. Why not catch the game at Center Field Sports Bar & Grill, or stop by the Texas Pie Company next door for a bite of their world-famous pies and casseroles? Ultimately, Kyle’s most important asset will always be our own citizens. Each day many Kyle residents set aside time to give back to their community, whether it be volunteering at Seton Medical Center, serving on a city committee, or simply attending the weekly Kyle Area Senior Zone luncheon. The people of Kyle care about the place they call home, and, in the end, that’s what makes our town… Simply Charming.

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Kyle Area Chamber provides real value by Ray Hernandez, IOM Executive Director-Kyle Area Chamber The Kyle Area Chamber has led many initiatives in our community throughout the last few years. The Kyle Area Chamber was the first organization to pass a resolution to support the expansion of educational offerings by having Austin Community College District become a reality within the Hays CISD boundaries. The first building is currently under construction as RAY HERNANDEZ part of a 96-acre ACC Kyle Chamber of Commerce development at the corner of 1626 and Kohler’s Crossing here in Kyle. The Kyle Area Chamber is the voice of the business community, and here is an excerpt from a study executed by The Schapiro Group, Inc. on why businesses have real value in Chamber membership. Advocates of chambers of commerce have long believed that when a company is active in its local chamber, it is doing the right thing not only for the community but for its own success as well. While there is plenty of evidence to show the impact of chambers of commerce on their communities, it is much harder to find data that quantify the impact of belonging to a chamber. This study, commissioned by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives with support from Small Business Network, Inc., is designed to do just that: determine the real value to companies in terms of consumer outcomes of joining and being active in their local chamber of commerce. Do consumers really support businesses because they are chamber members?


The Impact of Chamber Membership on Large Restaurant Chains Patronage Frequency When consumers know that a restaurant franchise is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 50% more likely to eat at the franchise more often.


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The Impact of Chamber Membership on Insurance Companies Purchase Intent When consumers know that an insurance company is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 43% more likely to consider buying insurance from it. Impact on Small Businesses The table on impact on small business in the report indicates that if respondents know that a small business is a member of its local chamber, the business enjoys a 44% increase in its consumer favorability rating, a 51% increase in consumer awareness, a 57% increase in its local reputation, and a 63% increase in the likelihood that consumers will patronize the business in the future. To read the full report and learn more about the value of becoming a Kyle Area Chamber Member, you can receive additional information at www. or email me at Ray@KyleChamber. org. Please join us and support the work of the Kyle Area Chamber as we move into 2013.

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e are proud partners with the City of Kyle and the surrounding communities in providing extraordinary educational services and opportunities for our students. The Hays CISD offers dynamic, rigorous instruction with a commitment to serve the unique needs of every child. Our modern, energy-efficient schools are ideal learning environments, staffed with highly-qualified, caring teachers and staff. We offer many specialized career programs including an elementary magnet school program for science, engineering, technology, and


Welcome to the Hays Consolidated Independent School District mathematics. In the rapidly evolving world of educational opportunity, Hays CISD is committed to partnering with families in designing the best program for each child. One of the points of pride for Hays CISD is the quality of our extracurricular programs. We recognize the value of student participation in extracurricular activities and have award-winning band, choir, visual and theater arts and athletic programs. Our expectation is for students to stretch their minds and expand their abilities as they fulfill their graduation goals. Our schools are important to the quality

of life in Kyle. We work hard to ensure that our children have the very best opportunities because we understand they are our future. Our graduates are ready for success! Kyle citizens are always ready and willing to volunteer, pitch-in and help our schools. There is a lasting history of pride and support for the schools in Kyle dating back more than 100 years. We welcome you to be part of our school district family and all of its accomplishments! Please visit our website to get more information about our school district:


Hays CISD facts • Located in North Central Hays County, the Hays Consolidated Independent School District serves more than 221 square miles. The district’s 22 campuses are located throughout the Kyle and Buda communities, drawing more than 16,500 students.

• Two 4-year high schools, five middle schools (grades 6-8), 13 elementary schools, an alternative high school of choice and a disciplinary campus comprise the district’s campuses, which have tripled in number since 2000.

• The district features a stateof-the-art Performing Arts Center; a dual-language magnet program at two elementary campuses; a science/technology/ engineering/math (STEM) magnet program at two elementary schools and music, art, library, and PE included in the weekly rotation at the elementary level. • Award-winning music, theater and athletic programs and a “Project Lead the Way” designation are student offerings at Lehman High School and Hays High School

as part of a rigorous general curriculum. Lehman High School features a culinary program and a Navy JROTC program. Hays High School features a competitive marching band and music program and a Marine JROTC program. • In 2012-2013, the district reached the halfway point in implementing a comprehensive, five-year strategic plan that initially involved nearly 200 members of the district community sharing their ideas for the future.

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Commerce Opened in 2012 Applebee’s Broadway Bank* Cashbox Casa Garcias Restaurant Casa Maria Restaurant Centerfield Sports Bar Cici’s Pizza Buffet Convenience Store at Creekside Cricket Wireless Dojo Kyle Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu* First Convenience Bank First Lockhart National Bank Hair Therapy IHOP Ilario’s Italian Restaurant Image Microsystems Jera Motors Josie’s Yogurt Kyle Chapman Motors Larsen’s ATA Black Belt Academy* Laugh & Learn Mother’s Day Out Los Cuervos Milt’s Pit BBQ* Nail Salon at Creekside Partner’s Leasing Rack Room Shoes Sac N Pac/Schlotsky’s/Cinnabon/Caravel Second Chance Sonic Super Krete Sustainacycle Third Coast Auto Walgreens* Yeyos Beauty Supplies

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2013 Kyle Annual Events Calendar January 1 – ANNUAL KYLE POLAR BEAR SPLASH (Kyle Community Pool) 20 – TEXAS OLD TOWN OPEN HOUSE 26 – KYLE CHAMBER AWARDS GALA (Texas Old Town)

February 8 – MICHAELA MOSALIUC (Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center) 23 – PLUM CREEK WATERSHED CLEAN-UP PROJECT (Lake Kyle Pavilion)

March 1 – WILLIAM GIRALDI (Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center) 15 – SPRING BREAK MOVIE IN THE PARK (Gregg-Clarke Park) 22 – CHRISTIAN WIMAN (Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center) 23 – SPRING BASS FISHING TOURNAMENT (Lake Kyle)


April 2013 5-6 – KYLE FAJITA FIESTA AND BBQ COOK-OFF (Gregg-Clarke Park) 6 – CENTRAL TEXAS SPEEDWAY SEASON OPENER 7 – BLOOMS ABOVE THE BLANCO (Claiborne Kyle Log House) 13 – 6TH ANNUAL FAMILY FUN RIDE & BIKE RODEO (GreggClarke Park) 19 – KAREN RUSSELL (Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center) 26 – FULL MOON JUBILEE (Lake Kyle)







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12 – MOVIE IN THE PARK (Gregg-Clarke Park)


26 – DINE-IN MOVIE (Kyle Community Pool)


August 2013 4 – CLAIBORNE KYLE LOG HOUSE TOUR 16 – MOVIE IN THE PARK (GreggClarke Park)

September 2013 7 – KEVIN BROCKMEIER (Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center) 12-13 – KYLE ANNUAL CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT ( 28 – OLGA BROUMAS (Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center) 28 – CLAIBORNE KYLE LOG HOUSE ANNUAL FRIED CHICKEN DINNER



19 – FOUNDERS’ DAY PARADE (Center Street) 20 – KYLE-O-METER 5K & KIDS1K (Wallace Middle School)

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2 – FALL BASS FISHING TOURNAMENT (Lake Kyle) 2 – JUSTIN TORRES (Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center) 2 – DIA DE LOS MUERTOS AND MARIACHI FESTIVAL (GreggClarke Park) 30 – KAZIM ALI (Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center)


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A few facts about Kyle City Population 427% Growth Rate (2000-2010) Census Population (1990): 3,234 Census Population (2000): 5,314 Census Population (2010): 28,016 Projected Population (2015): 42,594 Forcasted Population (2020): 60,225

Demographic Information Census 2010 Household: 9,226 2010 Average Household Income: $65,100 Average Household Size: 3.31 Median Age: 28 Average Age: 32 Hispanic or Latino Population: 12,979 Non Hispanic or Latino Population: 15,037

Sales Tax 15.2% Increase from Prior Year Dec 2011 /Dec 2012

A Brief History The City of Kyle was founded in 1880 by nearby settlers from the communities of Blanco and Mountain City. Fergus Kyle, for whom the town was named, and the family of David Moore donated 200 acres of land for a town site when the International and Great Northern Railroad built a line from Austin to San Antonio. Lots were first sold in October 1880 at an auction held beneath a Live Oak tree at 204 Sledge Street. And thus the rich history and tradition of Kyle began. Kyle is now a booming community and home to thousands of citizens. Straddling I-35, eight miles north of San Marcos and 20 miles south of Austin, Kyle is the


second largest city in Hays County. Approximately 60 miles north of San Antonio, 200 miles west of Houston and 250 miles south of Dallas, the community of Kyle enjoys a south central location convenient to most major population centers in Texas. With a strategic location close to major highways, airports and rail, Kyle is a great community to live and conduct business in.

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Kyle, Texas

Child of the Highway



Shermakaye Bass

yle has always had one foot in the proverbial road. Founded in 1880, as railroad tracks were being laid through Hays County to connect Austin and San Antonio, our town is a product of progress and movement. In a similar way, today’s Kyle owes its current growth spurt to another, equally critical north-south artery: Interstate 35. Although I-35 first carved its way through Kyle in the early 1960s, only in the past decade has it become our city’s true life’s blood, spawning an explosion of new businesses and residential areas that has recently hit fever pitch. And as

Kyle and neighboring Hays County residents know, the current boom has sparked the need for more roads, more expansion ... feeder roads, service roads, overpasses, toll roads, new subdivisions, and ever more commerce. “Interstate 35 is kind of like the railroad was,” observes Kate Johnson, who is chair of the Hays County Historical Foundation. “The railroad brought commerce, brought a way to sell your products.” But I-35’s path through eastern Kyle is no accident. Just as Kyle’s selection as a way-station by early railroad surveyors was no accident. Like the iron horse before it – and the historic Post Road of the early 1900s, the short-lived Highway 2

(circa 1919 to about 1926), and eventually U.S. Route 81 – the interstate that now defines Kyle, echoes an ancient series of north-south animal migration paths, cattle trails, Spanish mission roads and prehistoric trading routes, all connected by Central Texas’s springs and waterways and sheltering oak groves.

All roads lead through Kyle? Well, kind of...

As a general route between the rugged Balcones Escarpment and the flatter Blackland Prairie, the precursors to I-35 span history: From long-vanished footpaths forged

by native people millennia ago, to the southern portions of Spain’s Caminos Reales in the 1600s and 1700s. The same basic north-south movement continued with the cattle drives feeding into the Shawnee Trail and later the Chisholm in the mid-and-late 1800s; ditto for the old stagecoach routes, which ran east and west of modern I-35 in Kyle in the mid-1800s. The saga continued with the earliest precursor to I-35: A military road built by the Republic of Texas in the late 1830s. In the early 1900s came Highway 2, which was then overlaid by U.S. Route 81 starting around 1926. All of these roads paved the way for today’s I-35 as it courses through Kyle.


“Kids today, they don’t understand that (before there were roadways, railroads or highways) there was only one road. And that was the Camino Real at one time,” says Johnson, who is currently helping the Texas Department of Transportation, a.k.a. TxDOT, retrace the southern sections of Spain’s royal roads. “Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, Santa Ana, they all came through what would become Kyle on the Camino. They would stop, and they had their favorite trees they would camp under. In fact, there was a group of trees at Pecan Springs – it’s still there, and those trees are still there. ...”

Road” by drivers and non-natives. While Barton could share family stories of Hays County’s early days, he could only speculate on who passed through this region before Europeans arrived – and why. But he knows the answer involves water. “Nobody’s really an expert in what people were coming to the springs in Hays County, and the Blanco River and Onion Creek. But there are remnants from thousands and thousands of years back. I’ve picked up lots of flint that had been used probably in cooking – just shards, from west of Kyle about a mile or so, on the Blanco River. They had to be anywhere from...200 to 10,000 years old!” Barton said wryly. Point being, the shards are very old. Not European. Whoever they were, those earlier people cut the paths that cattle drivers would eventually use, whether following some discernible trail or just following logic, that leastresistant path.

Ancient Indian hunting/ trading routes Many archaeologists believe there was a great deal of north-south travel on either side of what is now I-35 – a much older series of trails and byways forged by Paleo-Indian tribes. Clovis points dating back 10,000 years have been uncovered in or very near most of the major future cities that developed along I-35 in Central Texas. In Howard J. Erlichman’s recent book “Camino del Norte, How a Series of Watering Holes, Fords and Dirt Trails Evolved into Interstate 35 in Texas,” published by Texas A&M University in 2006, the author notes that significant finds have occurred near springs in San Marcos and sites along the Blanco River outside of Kyle. These sites point to a natural path along “water lines” bordering the Balcones Escarpment, where natural springs provide not only life-giving water but sacred spaces. Ancient springs gurgled up regularly between San Antonio and Austin.

Camino Real

After Spain’s conquest of Mexico in the mid-16th century, Spanish explorers and missionary priests helped establish a network of through-ways from Mexico into Central Texas, the region’s earliest “interstate” system. It’s well documented that one of the primary southern Caminos Reales, or royal roads, followed a trajectory almost identical to that of I-35 as it travels through San Antonio, as far north as Waco. Kate Johnson’s research with local historian Lila Knight has turned up evidence that the future Kyle played a role during that time. Johnson and Knight are currently working on a map, in conjunction with TxDOT,


Early roadways through Kyle to identify the Camino’s original alignment through Hays County. “At the turn of the 20th century there were a lot more roads through Kyle than there are now,” Johnson says. “We feel that some of the early buildings (pre-railroad structures) faced in the direction of the railroad. Why would they do that – unless there was a road before that? We’re thinking that it was the Camino Real. We feel the Post Road (established in 1917) was part of the original Camino. “We have found out that when these missions would come up, or these people that would supply the mission, they had a lot of animals with them, so you had to go from spring to spring to spring... So we’re looking at the original alignment being from stream to stream on the east side of what’s now I-35.” For example, Pecan Springs, which was then called Live Oak Spring, was off of the modern-day Yarrington Road exit in Kyle, she says. Kyle old-timers and historians alike point out that groups of oak trees, known as oak motts, often served as “markers” for the people coming through. These were likely markers for regional Indian tribes, as well, Johnson says.

Cattle Trails: The Chisholm and Shawnee Trails

Bob Barton, the late publisher of the Hays Free Press, was told by his forefathers – the Slaughters, who settled the area around 1832 – about regional cattle drives in the mid to late 1800s. Between Kyle and Lockhart to the east, “the big ranchers gathered their herds before the big drives. There wasn’t much water there, so people didn’t have many big ranches in that area,” he said. That meant that cattlemen and their massive herds could gather freely, before feeding into the Chisholm Trail (1867-1884), which cut through the pre-Kyle area on its way from South Texas, up through Austin, to its terminus in Abilene, Kansas. These massive drives re-tread earlier routes such as the Shawnee Trail – a broad swath used by drovers from the 1840s until just after the Civil War to move cattle, helping to feed a hungry, war-racked United States. As always, the animals, steering their so-called drivers, followed paths of least resistance. The Shawnee Trail was often called “the Texas

“The section of I-35 through Kyle followed very closely, in most instances, the (north-south) highway for the 1930s and is just a few miles from one of the early trails between Austin and San Antonio,” Barton said. Before the early 1900s, there were no formal roads out of Austin, he added. For its own transportation needs, Kyle pretty much relied on the railroad, or those earlier passages. “The way they traveled back then, and what determined the ‘roads,’ was the weather. In dry weather, they tended to go further west (of what would be I-35), where the creeks weren’t overflowing. Generally, as trails existed then, people took into account how the water situation was.” Barton pointed out that an early highway did precede the first U.S. 81. Locally, it was known as the Old Austin Highway and it became part of State Highway 2, a.k.a. the federally built Meridian Highway, circa 1910. “It ran a couple of miles east, so it missed Buda but did not miss Kyle. Kyle had a little more ‘political influence’ at the time: We were a town of about 800, and Buda had only about 300.” That highway “pretty much followed the old trails of much earlier periods, taking some short-cuts,

The landscape and building that’s currently known as Arrowhead Trading Post doesn’t look much different than it did back when it was one of the few buildings along Highway 81 through Kyle, which is now an access road to Interstate 35. (Hays Free Press file photo)

eliminating some dog-legs. ...By 1910, a sizable number of people were buying automobiles and traveling by auto,” which created the need for more than just a railroad, Barton explained. “So, before I-35 or 81, we did have a primitive roads system. In fact, there was the old

(Republic of Texas) military road from Austin to San Antonio, laid out in the 1830s and before the Spanish-Mexican war, but it was never heavily traveled,” Barton said. During the first half of the 20th century, the main roadway, shown on historic maps as Highway 2, ran

from Laredo all the way up to the Red River in North Texas. According to Texas State Library and Archives Commission records, TxDot has called it “the precursor to the mighty Interstate 35.” It is referred to now as a “deleted highway” by transportation experts.

Back to the future: I-35 meets Kyle

“A lot of people don’t know this, but the Interstate system was started under President Eisenhower’s tenure as president, with

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The Bon Ton Grocery was built on 100 Center Street where the new Kyle City hall is located (below) in 1926. The building burned in 2002 and the new city hall was built in 2005. (Hays Free Press file photo)

Department of Defense funds,” says Kyle historian Lila Knight. “He saw it as an important defense infrastructure, in case we ever went to war and had to move troops from one place to another. ... But a lot of the early trails through Texas (as a state) were first blazed by the American military as a series of forts...then later, settlers would follow those trails.” Over time, roads developed, then vanished, then reappeared under new names. They left fascinating traces, historic bridges and roadways throughout Kyle and Hays County. “Actually the old highway that came before I-35 was (U.S. Route) 81, which would have been a two-lane highway, ” Knight says. “It predated I-35 and still can be seen in places. It actually went through the town, through Kyle and through Buda. But when I-35 came, it pretty much by-passed (the historic “old towns”). “Of the earlier roads,” Knight says, “there was the Austin-toSan Antonio Post Road. That was the first federally funded road in Texas. It was funded by the Agriculture Department. The postal service was starting their rural free delivery, and it was sort of a pilot project nationally, to see if it would work. They needed good roads to be able to deliver the mail.” While the old Post Road didn’t run parallel to the future I-35, its route “kind of zigzags through Hays County,” the historian says. “Through Kyle, it was Burleson Road and crossed what is I-35 now, to the eastern side. There’s still a Post Road over there. It’s still marked ‘Post Road.’” Knight says one of the most striking remnants of that road is


the Old Bunton Branch Bridge, one of the few masonry arched bridges left in Texas; it is listed by the Historic Bridge Foundation and other heritage commissions.

“Modern” U.S. Route 81 When the original Highway 81 was altered in the 1950s, “it was not as controversial as the one in the 30s,” Bob Barton recalled. “The old Austin-San Antonio Road had come right through downtown, just past where our newspaper offices are on Center Street now...Then, when they built that Route 81 through here in the 30s, they gave up on Buda and Buda no longer had a major thoroughfare through it. When Eisenhower came in in the ‘50s, they moved it further east. It made a great deal of economic difference for Kyle. Buda went down economically and Kyle held on.... (President Lyndon) Johnson had been elected to Congress, and although his ties were closer to Buda, Kyle was a bigger town. The business community was a little stouter here,” Barton said. “The original plans called for 81 to be further outside Kyle. But whatever business interests we had here must had some sort of impact… They had planned to build two miles east of us, but for some reason they moved it back through Kyle.” Whatever the reasons were, the routing of a road – or the not re-routing of an old road – sealed Kyle’s destiny as a suburban success story. And when all is said and done, the same must be said of I-35, but on a much, much larger scale. “Sometimes it’s accidental,

what happens with roads,” Barton mused. “Some of it’s political influences; some of it is happenstance...” Either way, today Kyle is listed as the fifth fastest-growing city in Texas. The city’s population now hovers around 30,000, and a lot of local folks would point to I-35 as the reason. Whether they bemoan the growing pains brought by the interstate or not, they have to love it and they gotta drive it. Traffic or no traffic. Johnson of the Hays County Historical Foundation sees it another way. She loves roads, bridges, highways – the idea of movement and exchange. “Roads tell a story. Roads bring people and development. But the evolution of a road has really changed over time. I think this is a very important story, because I-35, which is a real plus to any sort of growth, is to me, always part of progress.” But journalist and politico Bob Barton, who embodied the confluence of two seminal Central Texas families, weighed in with his distinctive Twainian twist.

“I loved living here when we were rural, and I didn’t mind being poor, either. But you can’t change the world, and we’re in a different order now. I don’t want us to become so crowded... but you can’t turn the clock back. Traffic exists. ...I don’t have a choice of going back to that earlier time. So I’m gonna roll with it.” Writer’s Note: The afternoon I interviewed Bob Barton for this story was the last time I would ever see him, although I couldn’t have known that then. He was a vast storehouse of information. I hope he’s still ‘rolling with it. –Shermakaye Bass

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Today’s progress and change don’t stop with Interstate 35. Since the mighty freeway cut through Kyle several decades ago, our city’s rapid expansion over the past few years has demanded new roads and extensions, such as extension road 1626. According to Kyle’s Director of Economic Development, Diana Blank, 1626 has been a critical addition.

“I can tell you that the creation of 1626 in Kyle has proven invaluable and is THE reason for commercial development in that area of Kyle, which is now at interstate exit 215. It has also been extremely important as an additional and an alternative roadway in supporting the explosive population growth of the community.” Blank adds that Kyle’s addition of ancillary roads like 1626 have been make-or-break developments. “I can’t imagine what this com-

munity would look like today without it from a commercial development, services and mobility perspective. The majority of residents have lived in Kyle, on average, five years or less, so they may not realize how far we have come in recent years. But the landscape of Kyle, and certainly the I-35 area that is now the 1626 intersection, would be much different today without those improvements. We can attribute the commercial base there today, and

alternate mobility option offered by 1626, to the city leaders that faced that difficult decision to move forward at that time.” The western portion of 1626 in the Kyle city limits is complete now. As Blank stated, Kyle has seen incredible growth in its medical and educational sectors, with the development of Austin Community College Campus-Hays on a 96 acres site within the Plum Creek development here in Kyle along 1626.


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Where it all began... Claiborne Kyle Log House

Location: County Road 136 (Old Stagecoach Road) Mississippi Senator, Claiborne Kyle and his wife, Lucy Kyle’s home, built in 1850 How did a Mississippi Senator end up in Texas? It’s a tale of embezzlement and betrayal by an old friend. When Mississippi State Treasurer, Robert Graves, disappeared after being accused of embezzlement, Claiborne Kyle was left as the co-signer on Graves’ bond. The forfeit on the bond proved to be financially disastrous, and it left Kyle no choice but to sell off all of his property and flee Mississippi for a new life in Texas. What remains today is the log house. Built by slave labor, it is made up of cedar logs, square notched at the corners. Between the logs, alternating grout of rock and caliche was applied. Aesthetically, the Claiborne Kyle Log House is square-barbell shaped with two matching double room sections separated by a 10 by 6-foot dogtrot. This layout is extremely rare, and in fact, this “linear four-pen dog trot” is the only one of its kind left in Texas. It is highlighted in the Terry Jordan book “Texas Log Buildings: A Folk Architecture.”

Kyle Family Pioneer Cemetery Location: County Road 136 (Old Stagecoach Road) Oldest community cemetery in Hays County

Thought to be Hays County’s oldest all-inclusive community cemetery still in use, the Kyle Cemetery is located on Old Stagecoach Road just outside of Kyle. While there are a couple of family cemeteries in the county established earlier, the Kyle Cemetery is the oldest community cemetery and remains available to anyone who wishes to purchase a burial spot. Kyle Cemetery was established after two burials had been conducted on the grounds, and Colonel Claiborne Kyle donated fifteen acres of land for a “community burial ground.” One of the burials had been his “adopted” son, Willie Parks, who died in 1849. The other burial was conducted prior to Parks’ and is that of an unidentified man whom Colonel Kyle’s ranch hands found hanging from a very large oak tree on the grounds. The tree is now referred to as “The Hanging Tree.” The Kyle Cemetery holds the remains of some of the earliest Hays County settlers, including: Major Edward Burleson – Veteran of the Mexican War and probably one of the most prominent men in the history of this area, and Fergus Kyle – Colonel Claiborne Kyle’s son and the person for whom the town of Kyle was named.


Kyle Family Pioneer Cemetery (Slave Cemetery)

Location: County Road 136 (Old Stagecoach Road) African-American cemetery adjacent/part of the Kyle Cemetery This old African-American cemetery, adjacent to Kyle Cemetery, had an official name change in December 2007. Referred to for decades as the “Slave Cemetery” by the few locals who were even aware of it, the site, in fact, has no surviving tombstones indicating slavery-era deaths, though the slave-holding Claiborne Kyle family lived nearby starting in about 1849, suggesting there may have been slave burials here. When Hays County Historical Commission members first searched the site in 1989 on a county-wide inscription project, they found 16 tombstones, “most of which were turned over, broken, or nearly covered with debris.” They noted that death dates on several stones were early enough for their subjects to have once been in slavery (the earliest date is an 1873 death of 12-year-old William Davis), but the majority of survivng stones are of later origin.

Skyview Cemetery

Location: County Road 136 (Old Stagecoach Road) Cemetery marking the burial of the area’s older African-American citizens A large and well-kept cemetery covering about four acres located just north of the Kyle Cemetery, the Skyview Cemetery is the final resting place for many of Kyle’s African-American citizens. Within the cemetery, there are over 170 marked graves with stones, funeral home markers, or wooden crosses. Uninscribed limestone rocks and bricks mark some graves. Additionally, there are several sunken areas indicating burials. The oldest marked grave is that of Mary Kirby, 1895, followed by Hattie Washington and Annie Hamilton, 1899. It is likely that burials occured between these dates, but the graves are not marked.

San Vicente Cemetery

Location: County Road 136 (Old Stagecoach Road) Cemetery marking the burial of the area’s Hispanic citizens The San Vicente Cemetery has over 220 graves with inscriptions as well as many unmarked graves and graves with uninscribed markers. It is located on Old Stagecoach Road just south of the intersection of County Roads 136, 225, and Center Street. The land for the San Vicente Cemetery was donated in the early 1900s by Vicente Gonzales to insure that early Hispanic citizens of Kyle would have a proper burial. An initiative was set forth by Blas Mendez to establish this cemetery, and it was also at his urging that it be named after the man who donated the land. Until Gonzales donated the land, most Hispanics were buried on the property owned by the ranchers who employed them. There are untold numbers of unmarked burial plots all over Hays County.

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Katherine Anne Porter House Location: 508 Center Street The childhood home of one of the most celebrated short story writers

One of America’s most distinguished writers, Katherine Anne Porter, lived in this house on Center Street from 1892-1901. Porter was born on May 15, 1890 in Indian Creek, Texas. When she was two years old, her mother, Mary Alice Jones Porter, passed away. Her father, Harrison Boone Porter, moved the family to Kyle to live with his mother, Catherine Ann Skaggs Porter. Katherine lived in Kyle until 1901, when her grandmother passed away. In 1906, at the age of sixteen, she married John Henry Koontz. The marriage ended soon after. She left Texas in 1915, moving to Chicago to start a career as a journalist and writer. Her first short story “María Concepcíon” was published in 1922. Her first book of short stories “Flowering Judas and Other Stories” was published in 1930. Her 1962 novel “Ship of Fools,” made her a millionaire. She won a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for “The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter” in 1965. In all, she published five major collections of short stories in her lifetime.

Porter returned to Texas to visit her former homes in her later years and, in accordance with her request, upon her death in 1980, her ashes were interred next to her mother’s grave in the Indian Creek Cemetery. The Katherine Anne Porter House was designated as a National Literary Landmark on June 13, 2002 by the Friends of Libraries USA and the Library of Congress. First Lady Laura Bush was on hand at the dedication. Visit the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center site –

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Blanco Chapel

Location: Private ranch west of town. Not open to the public. The Blanco Chapel served as a church and school until the 1880s In 1865, Major Ezekiel Edward Nance built a masonry structure of native limestone with walls 18 inches thick to serve both as a school and church. Nance was the owner of a cotton gin, gristmill and meatpacking plant, which provided coarse cotton and meat to the Confederacy. Inside of the building (now restored and owned by Emmett McCoy), carved in rock over the opening of the fireplace, is a star and the word “Wisdom.” Into the exterior wall on the front of the building a small cross of limestone was placed. Beneath the cross is a squared stone bearing the inscription BLANCO CHAPEL ERECTED 1865 BY EZEKIEL NANCE. The Blanco Chapel was designated as a recorded Texas Historical Landmark in 1965.

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Old D.A. Young Building Location: 108 S. Burleson First permanent store in Kyle

The building is named after its builder, David Alexander Young. When the International and Great Northern Railway came into Kyle, Young and his wife, Fannie Elizabeth, moved here from Mountain City and ran a general merchandise business at this location in 1880. It was the first permanent structure in Kyle. The original location of this business was within the Mountain City community, near where Jack C. Hays High School now stands. In 1936, this building was given to the Kyle Volunteer Fire Department by rancher M. G. Michaelis. It has also been the home of the Texas Game Warden Association and the Kyle Police Department.

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Kyle Auction Oak

Location: 204 S. Sledge Where business lots and most of Kyle’s residential lots were sold at auction Between 1870 and 1880, the International and Great Northern Railroad planned to construct a line between Austin and San Antonio. When the planners found that no towns lay on the route between San Marcos and Austin, they decided to establish a station town along the route. Several offers of land in northern Hays County were received, but the offer by the families of Captain Fergus Kyle and D. R. Moore was accepted. All of the land, except a depot site and track right-of-way, was then deeded to the Texas Land Company for development as a town. In less than a week, the town was surveyed and a plat recorded with the county clerk. Streets and alleys were added and the town was officially designated as Kyle, Texas, in honor of one of the men who donated the land. Captain Kyle was a native of Mississippi and had served as a captain with Terry’s Rangers in the Civil War. In the shade of this mammoth live oak, all of the business lots and most of Kyle’s residential lots were sold at auction. As an added inducement, the railroad offered free train rides to participants in the sale. The land on which this historic tree stands was donated by the railroad in June 1881 for the construction of the town’s first school, Kyle Seminary.

Bunton Branch Bridge

Location: County Road 210 at Bunton Branch Oldest Concrete Bridge in Hays County The Bunton Branch Bridge was constructed in 1915 under a federal aid program to improve rural delivery of mail on the Austin-San Antonio Road. The small concrete arch bridge has the distinction of being the oldest concrete bridge in Hays County, and one of only a few surviving bridges left on the old Austin-San Antonio Post Road. The bridge is composed of a single, reinforced concrete arch span, resting on concrete abutments founded on natural stone. Plainly detailed, the arch has an elliptical shape with a line of coping running across the top of the parapet railing. The Austin-San Antonio Post Road became the first federally funded highway in the state, serving as a model for highway construction programs and the establishment of the Texas State Highway Commission in 1917. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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(Old) Kyle City Hall Location: 109 Burleson Rd. Original City Hall built in 1912

The construction of Kyle City Hall represented a significant achievement for the small rural town and reflected the optimism of its citizens that the town would continue to grow and prosper in the early 20th century. Bolstered by a booming cotton economy at the turn of the century, Kyle’s progressive citizens looked forward to the town’s cultural development by providing a venue for social and civic events, including plays and lectures. The building’s size, scale and fashionable design expressed the community’s ambitions for the future. The commission of an architect to design the building, a rare occurrence in rural communities, emphasized Kyle’s commitment to the undertaking. Although the cotton industry failed to sustain the community’s hopes for economic growth in the decades following the building’s construction, Kyle City Hall continued in its designated role as the town’s social and civic focal point. The block (known as City Square Park) was identified specifically as a public square in the original 1880 town plat. The site hosted traveling shows, musicals and chautauquas (scholarly lectures). Parades passed around the public square before and after the city hall was built. In addition to civic and governmental duties, the hall has served a variety of community purposes and, until 1937, doubled as the high school auditorium. When the Baptist church burned in 1940, its congregation was granted use of the hall for Sunday services. Later, when the Methodist church needed a sanctuary, the two churches held services in the City Hall on a rotating basis. It now serves the city as a senior center and a community meeting place. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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EMPLOYMENT AGENCY Priority Personnel, Inc. 226 Wonder World Drive #A San Marcos, TX 78666 512-392-2323 HUMAN RESOURCES Hill Country Human Resource Management Association 109 IH-35 South New Braunfels, TX 78130 830-626-2300 INTERNET & TELECOMMUNICATIONS Derek Hatley, TWCBC Account Executive 12012 N. Mopac Expressway Austin, TX 78758 512-485-6049 Time Warner Cable Business Class 12012 N. Mopac Expressway Austin, TX 78758 877-824-8314

OFFICE SUPPLIES Gateway Business Products 205-C West San Antonio San Marcos, TX 78666 512-396-5855 PAYROLL SERVICES Hill Country Payroll 5401 S. FM 1626 Suite 170-260 Kyle, TX 78640 512-826-8437 PRINTER SALES & SERVICES Biz Doc 3700 Hwy 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 512-396-1027 SHIPPING/PACKAGING Buda Postal Station 1645 Main Street Suite D Buda, TX 78610 512-295-7700

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October 17-20 J Miss Kyle Fair –Academic pageant J 5K Run J Carnival J Arts, Crafts & Food Vendors For schedule of events and more information, call the

Kyle Chamber of Commerce 512-268-4220

Kyle Fair & Music Festival held at the Kyle Music & Event Center, 24801 IH-35 in Kyle Information subject to change without notice




Kyle Orthodontics 5401 South FM 1626, Suite 820 Kyle, TX 78640 512-800-2003

KIS Education and Research Center 1645 Main Street, Suite A Buda, TX 78610 512-295-0173

Long Orthodontics 3310 B FM 967, Suite A-110 Buda, TX 78610 512-523-8680


Laugh and Learn Mother’s Day Out 602 West Center Street Kyle, TX 78640 512-262-6093 COMMUNITY COLLEGE Austin Community College 5930 Middle Fiskville Road Suite 501 Austin, TX 78752 512-223-7598 EDUCATIONAL SERVICES Hays Educators Association 3995 E. FM 150 Kyle, TX 78640 512-787-2540 HAYS CISD Hays CISD 21003 IH-35 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-2141 Lehman High School 1700 Lehman Road Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-8454 Chapa Middle School 3311 Dacy Lane Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-8500 Kyle Elementary School 500 W. Blanco Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-3311 x 6925


Rocking Horse Academy 6022 McNaughton Kyle, TX 78640 512-405-3700 Stepping Stone School 4624 Ratcliff Kyle, TX 78640 512-459-0258 The Kid Ranch 207 Elmhurst Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-6406 PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATION Negley Elementary PTA 5940 McNaughton Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-8501 PRIVATE SCHOOLS Santa Cruz Catholic School 1100 Main Street Buda, TX 78610 512-312-2137 San Marcos Academy 2801 Ranch Road 12 San Marcos, TX 78666 512-353-2400 WORKFORCE TRAINING Gary Job Corps Center 2800 Airport Hwy. 21 San Marcos, TX 78667 512-738-2679


Broadway Bank 5809 Kyle Parkway Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-2021

First Convenience Bank 5401 S. FM 1626 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-2717 First Lockhart National Bank 800 West FM 150 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-4444 Frost Bank 231 N. Guadalupe San Marcos, TX 78666 512-393-5623 Ozona National Bank 141 W. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78667 512-754-2600 Pioneer Bank 100 Creek Road Dripping Springs, TX 78620 512-829-2247 TrustTexas Bank,SSB 4625 Ratcliffe Drive Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-3732 Wells Fargo Bank 5401 S. FM 1626, Suite 400 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-7530 CREDIT UNIONS A+ Federal Credit Union 1204 Thorpe Lane San Marcos, TX 78666 800-252-8148 GEFCU 1507 Goforth Road Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-3328 Randolph - Brooks Federal Credit Union 5045 E. Goforth Road Buda, TX 78610 210-394-4560 United Heritage Credit Union 5029 Kyle Center Drive Kyle, TX 78640 512-435-4545


Evelyn Edwards CPA, PLLC 497 Hampton Street Buda, TX 78610 512-917-2674 Dan Musick CPA PLLC 2108 Hunter Rd, Suite 104 San Marcos, TX 78666 512-353-0800 Barbara D. Penhall, CPA 105 Rebel Drive, Suite 100 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-4750 CONSULTING & TAX SERVICE Jackson Hewitt Tax Service 5401 S. FM 1626, Suite 200 Kyle, TX 78640 512-392-0207 INVESTMENT SERVICES

Capitol Wealth Strategies 901 S. Mopac Expressway Barton Oaks Plaza, Suite 150 Austin, TX 78746 512-651-2976 Edward Jones Investments Shirley Malone, Financial Advisor 203 Railroad Street, Suite 1-B Buda, TX 78610 512-312-2332 Modern Woodmen of America 11130 Jollyville Road, Suite 400 Austin, TX 78759 512-250-0458 Synergy 165 Elmhurst, Suite B Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-9220 MORTGAGE LOANS

Affiliated Bank Mortgage 211 RR 620 S, Suite 110 Lakeway, TX 78734 512-294-2672 Caliber Funding Kyle, TX 78640 512-589-7588

Encompass Lending Group Kyle, TX 78640 512-517-9008 GMAC Mortgage Austin, TX 78748 512-595-4526 SMALL BUSINESS LENDING Wells Fargo Business Banking 609 Castle Ridge Road, Suite 430 Austin, TX 78746 512-314-8460


FITNESS CENTER Anytime Fitness 21195B IH-35, #101 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-2247 Elite Body Works 4100 Everett Street, Suite 200 Kyle, TX 78640 512-787-1878 Hays Communities Family YMCA 465 Buda Sportsplex Drive Buda, TX 78610 512-523-0099 Plum Fit 4100 Everett Drive, Suite 130 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-3638 Viper CrossFit 5295D County Road 205 Building 5 Buda, TX 78610 202-567-1298 MARTIAL ARTS Dojo Kyle Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 111 W. Center Street Kyle, TX 78640 512-686-6077 Larsen’s ATA Black Belt Academy 5401 South FM 1626, Suite 360 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-8000






GNC 5132 Kyle Center Drive Suite 105 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-0404

Arby’s 928 Hwy 80 San Marcos, TX 78666 512-754-7600

Carino’s Italian 9500 South IH-35, Suite B Austin, TX 78748 512-292-1658

Applebee’s 5363 Kyle Center Drive Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-2362

Bailey’s Burgers 24801 IH-35 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-0077

Ilario’s 5401 S. FM 1626, Suite 810 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-3300

Los Cuervos Flauteria 607 W. Center Street Unit B Kyle, TX 78640 512-558-1406

Burger King 18600 IH-35 Buda, TX 78610 512-295-5004

Lone Star Kettle Corn 232 McGarity Kyle, TX 78640 817-905-8327


Cake Dreams 108 S. Front Street Kyle, TX 78640 512-626-0434 BARBECUE RESTAURANT Milt’s Pit BBQ 208 W. Center Street Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-4734


Koy Chinese & Sushi 5695 Kyle Parkway, Suite 800 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-3336 DELI/SANDWICH SHOPS


Chick-fil-A at Kyle 5289 Kyle Center Drive Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-6741 Kyle Dairy Queen 22601 IH 35 (at Center Street) Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-9141

Subway of Kyle 5401 S. FM 1626, Suite 205 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-6400

McDonalds of Kyle 5325 Kyle Center Drive Kyle, TX 78640 512-990-9314

The Texas Pie Company 202 W. Center Street Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-5885

Whataburger 5401 S. FM 1626, Suite 500 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-4259

LIQUOR, BEER & WINE Copper House Liquor and Cigars 925-A Hwy 80 San Marcos, TX 78666 512-216-6075 FriDaze Liquor 130 Kirkham Circle, Suite C Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-6505 Twin Liquors 5401 S. FM 1626 Kyle, TX 78640 512-442-8395

PIZZA CiCi’s Pizza Kyle 5695 Kyle Parkway Suite 400 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-1919 Domino’s Pizza 101 Hall Professional Drive Suite D Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-5883 Fox’s Pizza Den 147 Elmhurst Drive Suite 100 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-3697 Pizza Hut 1671 Main Street Suite D Buda, TX 78610 512-295-2222

Open for four years, the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Kyle offers a warm and inviting staff and atmosphere. It’s the perfect location for shopping, area attractions, and many dining options. Relax in our spacious, interior corridor rooms with amenities like Wi-Fi access, microwaves, refrigerator, 32-inch flat panel TV with cable, and more. Then wake up to enjoy a Free Upgraded Bright Side Breakfast® with a USA Today newspaper each morning near the lobby.

IHOP 5401 Kyle Center Drive Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-2907 LongHorn Steakhouse 9900 S IH 35 Austin, TX 78748 512-292-1889 VEGAN CUISINE Veggytopia 130 Kirkham Circle, Suite A Kyle, TX 78640 512-843-7700

FUNERAL HOMES Harrell Funeral Home 1715 Kirby Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-8200

GROCERY STORES H-E-B Plus! 5401 South FM 1626 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-7900

AreA AttrActions & LAndmArks Austin Convention Center, 15 mi. neArby sports & recreAtion Sclitterbahn Water Park 28 mi. entertAinment & shopping Downtown Austin - 6th Street, 18 mi. Tanger Outlet Mall, 15 mi. Cabela’s, 3 mi AreA compAnies & businesses Texas State University, 12 mi. University of Texas - Austin, 15 mi. Seton Family Hospital, 2 mi. HEB, 1 mi. neArby restAurAnts Salt Lick BBQ, 16 mi. Railroad BBQ, 3 mi. IHOP, Applebees, 2 mi. Texas Pie Company, 3 mi. Chilis, 3 mi.

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Kyle • 18869 IH 35 N • Kyle, TX 78640 • (512) 295-5599 ™


Sac-N-Pac Stores 1405 United Drive, Suite 115 San Marcos, TX 78666 512-392-6484

S e r v i n g T r av i S & H ay S C o u n T i e S

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5 Hour Basic House Cleaning

insured and bonded. Free criminal background & reference checks. Certain restrictions apply.

Sam’s Club 1350 Leah Ave San Marcos, TX 78666 512-392-2716


Provident Memory Care Group 645 FM 967 Buda, TX 78610 512-295-5600 ASSISTED LIVING Emeritus at San Marcos 1401 Wonder World Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 512-396-8271 New Haven Assisted Living and Memory Care 107 Creekside Trail Kyle, TX 78640 847-975-1609 Orchard Park of Kyle 4701 Radcliffe Drive Kyle, TX 78640 877-902-8929 CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES Buda Health Center 203 Railroad Street #3C Buda, TX 78610 512-295-4443 DeVries Family Chiropractic 187 A Kirkham Circle Kyle, TX 78640 512-405-0400 CLINICS Austin Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic 211 Elmhurst Drive, Suite E Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-5282

As the only Catholic School in Hays County, Santa Cruz serves both Catholic and non-Catholic students from a large geographic area that reaches from south Austin to San Marcos and from Dripping Springs to Lockhart.

Currently enrolling PK4 through 8th grade for the 2013-2014 academic year. AN INSPIRED EDUCATION can do for your child.

Wait lists are forming. Visit our website for applications and more information or call to schedule a tour.

Santa Cruz Catholic School 1100 Main Street • Buda, TX 78610 512.312.2137 •


Austin Regional Clinic 4100 Everett, Suite 400 Kyle, TX 78640 512-420-2738 St. David’s Urgent Care Kyle 5401 S. FM 1626 Kyle, TX 78640 512-816-6114 DERMATOLOGY Dermatology Laser Center & Spa 3010 Williams Drive, Suite 210 Georgetown, TX 78628 512-930-3909 Vitalogy Skincare 1320 Wonder World Dr., Suite 108 San Marcos, TX 78666 512-868-3376

DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING SERVICES Kyle Crossing Imaging Center 135 Bunton Creek Road Kyle, TX 78640 512-504-0093 DIALYSIS Satellite Health Care 134 Elmhurst Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-3100 FAMILY PRACTICE All Med Physicians, pLLC 1760 FM 967, Suite B Buda, TX 78610 512-295-7877 Live Oak Health Partners 177 Kirkham Circle Kyle, TX 78640 512-405-0077 HEALTHCARE TexHealth 4315 Guadalupe, Room 303 Austin, TX 78751 512-524-2618 HOME HEALTH CARE Comfort Connection 3700 State Hwy 123, Suite 2 & 3 San Marcos, TX 78666 512-392-4663 HOSPICE CARE Central Texas Medical Center Hospice 1315 IH-35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 512-754-6159 River City Hospice 187 Elmhurst Drive, Suite F Kyle, TX 78640 512-292-4929 MASSAGE THERAPY Hands On Healing 165 Elmhurst, Suite C Kyle, TX 78640 512-796-6399 MEDICAL CENTER Central Texas Medical Center 1301 Wonder World Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 512-753-3616 Seton Medical Center Hays 6001 Kyle Parkway Kyle, TX 78640 512-504-5000 MEDICAL TESTING Any Lab Test Now 1941 S. IH-35, Suite 113 San Marcos, TX 78666 512-754-5227 San_Marcos_TX






Legend Oaks Healthcare & Rehabilitation 1640 Fairway Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-1003

Seton Family of Doctors at Hays 5103 Kyle Center Drive Suites 103, 104 and 108 Kyle, TX 78640 512-504-0855

Texan Urgent Care 135 Bunton Creek Road Suite 100 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-2068

Certified Carpet Cleaning, Inc. San Marcos, TX 78667 512-757-0984

Village Homes 17325 S.H. 21 Mustang Ridge (Dale), TX 78616 512-385-9700

Texan Nursing and Rehabilitation 1600 IH-35 San Marcos, TX 78666 512-353-5026 OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY Hays Women’s Health 1180 Seton Parkway, Suite 240 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-2214 Kyle Parkway OB/GYN Associates 1180 Seton Parkway, Suite 340 Kyle, TX 78640 512-504-0851 PHYSICAL THERAPY Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine 21195 IH-35 North, Suite 201 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-0000 PODIATRIST The Podiatry Group of South Texas, PA 135 Bunton Creek Road, Ste. 300 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-3668

SENIOR CARE WellMed at Kyle 902 Rebel Drive Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-2613 SENIOR SERVICES Angels For Elders, Inc. 219 Twilight Trail Wimberley, TX 78676 512-847-7445 Colonial Manor Care Center 821 U. S. Highway 81 West New Braunfels, TX 78130 830-625-7526 SPECIAL NEEDS CARE Marbridge Foundation, Inc. 2310 Bliss Spillar Road Manchaca, TX 78652 512-282-1144 ext 1204 THERAPISTS/COUNSELORS Luann M. Sandahl, LPC 802 W. Center Street Kyle, TX 78540 512-789-9170


AIM A/C & Heating Services 5025 FM 2001 Buda, TX 78610 512-312-9080 Cool Cat AC, Heating & Remodeling Kyle, TX 78640 512-775-2591 Garner Heating & A/C, Inc. Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-0302 Kyle Mechanical A/C & Heating Kyle, TX 78640 512-262-2929 Maples Mechanical, LLC 2457 FM 2001 Buda, TX 78610 512-413-9729

HOUSE & HOME APPLIANCE REPAIR 4 A Repair Buda, TX 78610 512-653-3817

The Steamery San Marcos, TX 78666 512-757-9088



Homes by AVI 815 Brazos Street, Suite 204 Austin, TX 78701 512-382-5229

Envision Window Coverings, LLC Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-1300

KB Home 10800 Pecan Park Blvd., Ste. 200 Austin, TX 78750 512-721-3543


Ryland Homes 1101 Arrow Point Drive Cedar Park, TX 78613 512-690-9183

N&S Domestics 550 FM 2770, Suite 104 Kyle, TX 78640 512-698-6178 Russell Custom Cleaning Solutions, LLC 10309 Southview Hills Cove Austin, TX 78719 330-328-6473 LANDSCAPING SERVICES Turf Guys Landscaping & Lawncare LLC Kyle, TX 78640 512-667-4660

Tilson Home 2396 IH-35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 512-353-7694 OUTDOOR LIGHTING Texas Outdoor Lighting Kyle, TX 78640 512-504-3030 PAINTING & REMODELING The Handyman Can Kyle, TX 78640 512-496-1243



PLUMBING REPAIR 1st Plumbing Services 8721 South First Street Austin, TX 78748 512-282-7787 ROOF REPAIR Boling Roofs & Sheet Metal 3875 Dacy Lane Kyle, TX 78640 512-470-0056

Beth Smith, Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2 5458 FM 2770 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-3151

Bellamy Insurance Group Nationwide Insurance 2315 Riddle Road Austin, TX 78748 512-280-5123

Cliff Sorrell Buda, TX 78610

Cory Pack Insurance Agency 187 Elmhurst, Suite C Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-7225

David & Holly Glickler Buda, TX 78610 David Wilson 100 W. Center Street Kyle, TX 78640 512-587-5551

TREE CARE Heritage Tree Care 100 W. Hillcrest Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 512-921-8452

Duane & Marilyn Beals Kyle, TX 78640 Ed Flanagan San Marcos, TX 78666


Mayor Lucy Johnson 100 W. Center Street Kyle, TX 78640 512-262-1010

Fibrenew South Austin Austin, TX 78748 512-280-1163 WATER TREATMENT

Michelle M. Lopez Kyle, TX 78640

Culligan Water Conditioning 310 W. San Antonio Street San Marcos, TX 78666 512-353-0505

Texas Farm Bureau Insurance 5500 FM 2770, Suite 101 Kyle, TX 78640 512-504-9484

GENERAL INSURANCE Allstate - David Chandler 118 E. San Antonio Street San Marcos, TX 78666 512-396-5277

Wilson Insurance Agency 3601 Kyle Crossing, Suite A Kyle, TX 78640 512-295-6530


428th District Court 110 E. Martin Luther King Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 512-393-7700

Michael Winfrey, MRD Insurance Services 7700 Hwy 71 W Austin, TX 78640 512-699-3674

Wayne Weigelt State Farm Insurance 1728 S. FM 1626 Buda, TX 78610 512-449-6040

Sherry K Harris Mims Kyle, TX 78640


Liberty Mutual Insurance 7500 Rialto Boulevard, Suite 130 Austin, TX 78735 512-691-0877


Texas Legal Protection Plan (TLPP) 7500 Rialto Boulevard Building One, Ste. 120 Austin, TX 78735 512-327-1372

Golden Outlook Insurance Services 706 W. Ben White Boulevard Bldg. A, Suite 110 Austin, TX 78704 512-529-1810




Inn Above Onion Creek, The 4444 W. FM 150 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-1617

Bill Sinor, AFLAC Agent Kyle, TX 78640 512-262-8195 Combined Worksite Solutions Stephenville, TX 76401 254-979-6072

Marks Overlook Lodge 190 Marks Overlook Buda, TX 78610 512-413-9232




Avera Law Firm, PLLC 13062 Hwy 290 West Austin, TX 78737 512-615-3578

Best Western Southgate Inn & Suites 18658 IH -35 South Buda, TX 78610 512-295-4559

John A. Hall and Associates, P.C. 3470 Jack C. Hays Trail Buda, TX 78610 512-268-6425

Comfort Suites 15295 IH-35, Suite 800 Buda, TX 78610 512-295-8600

Law Office of Thomas J. Barry Kyle, TX 78640 512-636-8022

La Quinta Inn & Suites 18869 IH-35 North Kyle, TX 78640 512-295-5599

Providing high quality, compassionate medicine and surgery for dogs and cats. Indoor, air conditioned boarding for dogs and cats

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Kohlers Crossing

Open Mon-Fri, 7am-6pm Saturday, 9am-1pm

Call (512) 268-PETS for an appointment today Dr. Joey Bryant


Located at 4100 Everett , Ste 100, next to the Performing Arts Center in Kyle

Dr. Enricka Dillman

Microtel Inn and Suites 1285 Cabelas Drive Buda, TX 78610 512-295-5444

The Jumpy Place 241 Weldon Johnston Way Kyle, TX 78640 512-262-1600


The Winfield Inn 900 Scott Street Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-1420

Ranch Road Rentals 3850 FM 150 W Kyle, TX 78640 512-557-2242



Q2 Designs Austin, TX 78748 512-775-6748




SendOutCards Kyle, TX 78640 480-239-0080 OUTDOOR ADVERTISING Lamar Advertising 7020 Hwy. 290 East Austin, TX 78723 512-451-1945

Texas Ritas Buda, TX 78610 512-295-2147 Bounce Across Texas Kyle, TX 78640 512-504-9998 PHOTO BOOTH RENTALS Expressions Photo Booth Kyle, TX 78640 512-782-8018 PORTABLE TOILET RENTALS

Steep Creek Media 1036 First Street East, Suite C Humble, TX 77338 281-962-4390

A Clean Portoco 2141 S Loop 4 Buda, TX 78610 800-499-4226



Shweiki Media 4954 Space Center San Antonio, TX 78218 512-480-0860 SCREEN PRINTING

RiverCity Sportswear 1709 IH 35 South San Marcos, TX 78666 512-754-8039 SIGNAGE

Austin Extreme Graphics 230 Distribution Cove Buda, TX 78610 512-312-2715


Werner’s Catering 2701 Airport Hwy 21 San Marcos, TX 78666 888-612-2837 EVENT VENUE Duchman Family Winery 13308 FM 150 West Driftwood, TX 78619 512-858-1470 Studio Estates 6880 GoForth Road Kyle, TX 78640 512-716-9538 Texas Old Town 1205 Roland Lane Kyle, TX 78640 512-396-1800

PEDIATRIC THERAPY SERVICES Total Child Therapy Center 407 S. Old Highway 81 Kyle, TX 78640 512-504-3035 PEDIATRICIANS Corridor Primary Care 601 Leah Avenue San Marcos, TX 78666 512-392-1700 Pediatric Junction, P.A. 211 Railroad Street Buda, TX 78610 512-312-5312


Premier Cuts 5401 S. FM 1626 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-5500

Relationships My love for grilling came from my dad who also instilled in me the love for people. At work I truly want to serve my customers and help them achieve their financial dreams with services like our generational accounts designed to meet individual needs. To me, it’s all about relationships built on trust.


Bank Officer, Kyle Branch Manager

DELIVERY DRY-CLEANING Pressed 4 Time PO Box 1506 Wimberley, TX 78676 512-327-0055 MARY KAY COSMETICS Cindy Van Wart, Mary Kay Cosmetics Kyle, TX 78640 512-497-4638

“We’re your community bank!” Kyle Parkway • (512) 268-3732


MEN’S HAIRCUTTING Sport Clips 5695 Kyle Parkway, Suite 200 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-1133


Lucky to be at Home Pet Care Kyle, TX 78640 512-619-6873 Sufurbia Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-9217


Xtreme Power Solutions, LLC. 1120 Goforth Road Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-8191


CLEAN-UP/RESTORATION Servpro 1222 Old Martindale Road San Marcos, TX 78666 512-396-8225 HISTORIC CONSULTANTS

VETERINARY HOSPITAL Plum Creek Veterinary Hospital 4100 Everett Drive Suite 100 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-7387


Bill Bartz Photography Austin, TX 78759 512-565-1446 Charles Quinn Photography Kyle, TX 78640 512-627-2428

Knight & Associates Kyle, TX 78640 512-787-3791 SECURITY Hard Target Systems 6425 S IH 35 Suite 150 PMB 130 Austin, TX 78744 512-280-1369 Safety & Security Techs Kyle, TX 78640 210-569-9678 Vanguard Protection Group LLC 130 Kirkham Circle, Unit B Kyle, TX 78640 512-552-0960

Xtreme Network Security LLC Kyle, TX 78640 512-461-3079

Keller Williams Realty 190 S. FM 1626 Buda, TX 78610 512-312-1626

Oxford Commercial 200 W. Cesar Chavez, Suite 250 Austin, TX 78701 512-474-2400

LDRK Media LLC 110 East 7th Street, Suite 300 Georgetown, TX 78626 888-256-3755

Lori Huey, Realtor 11215 S IH-35 Austin, TX 78747 512-576-1248


Max Avenue The ADKOR Group Kyle, TX 78640 512-449-6070

Primus Real Estate / MNT&S 2630 Exposition Boulevard, Suite G-05 Austin, TX 78703 512-322-2008


AGENTS/BROKERS Adrianne Craft, Realtor 190 S FM 1626 Buda, TX 78610 512-300-7647 Blackshear Realty LLC San Marcos, TX 78666 713-870-5671 Bruce King, Realtor Buda, TX 78610 512-667-4082 Endsley & Associates Real Estate Inc. 1508 Aquarena Springs Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 512-353-8600 ERA Colonial Real Estate 668 Main Street Buda, TX 78610 512-312-0101

Rocking Horse Academy Accredited by SAcS cASi And teA • 6 weekS through Pre-k We offer: • Qualified Teachers • Spanish • Computer Lab/Library • Indoor Gym • Low Student/Teacher Ratio • Field Trips

After School Program • School Holiday Care • Summer Camps • Tutoring • Transportation provided from Kyle and Blanco Vista • Before School Drop Off for Negley Elem. 6022 McNaughton • Kyle, TX 78640 • (512) 405-3700


REMAX Austin Associates 3101 Bee Caves Road, Suite 301 Austin, TX 78746 512-470-4877 Robert Limon Keller Williams Realty 190 S. FM 1626 Buda, TX 78610 512-914-6020 Star Tex Real Estate 251 N. FM 1626, #2A Buda, TX 78610 512-312-1150 COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Kemp Management 3809 S. 2nd Street, #D-200 Austin, TX 78704 512-441-1062

SkylesBayne Company 901 West 9th Street, Suite 110 Austin, TX 78703 512-992-0706 DEVELOPERS/DEVELOPMENTS Onair Development 2200 Park Bend Drive, Bldg. 1, Suite 400 Austin, TX 78758 512-799-7016 Plum Creek Development Partners, LTD 200 Congress Avenue, Unit 9A Austin, TX 78701 512-472-7455 INDUSTRIAL PARK Eckols Properties, LLC 23705 IH-35 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-6688



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DRUG STORE Walgreens Store #12517 5781 Kyle Pkwy Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-5749

Independence Title Company 251 North FM 1626, #1A Buda, TX 78610 512-523-3204




Lucinda Doyle, Attorney / Independence Title Fee Office 107 S. Main Street Suite B Kyle, TX 78640 512-757-3309


North Carolina Furniture Direct Farm Club 605 Old Zorn Road San Marcos, TX 78666 512-667-4642

On Track Xperience 24801 I H-35 Kyle, TX 78640 512-828-6478 GOLF COURSES

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Yeyo’s Beauty Supplies 575 E. FM 150, Suite E Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-7465

Walgreens Store #15156 6205 FM 2770 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-2040

Hays County Livestock Exposition, Inc. Kyle, TX 78640 512-563-5400

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Gracy Title, A Stewart Company 155 Cimarron Park Loop, Suite C Buda, TX 78610 512-312-2611


Accepting New Patients


750 Kohler’s Crossing Kyle, TX 78640 512-262-5555

GYMNASTICS CENTER J&R Gymnastics 211 S. Stagecoach Trail San Marcos, TX 78666 512-392-9882

RELOCATION SERVICES ACE Relocation Systems, Inc. 1300 Goforth Road Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-5115 Little Guys Movers 2260 I 35 South, Suite 203 San Marcos, TX 78666 512-754-0311

Second Chance 121 Hall Professional Circle, Suite D Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-1700 Lowe’s Companies, Inc. 5753 Kyle Parkway Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-3240 The Home Depot 3730 Dry Hole Drive, #210 Kyle, TX 78640 512-295-8170 JEWELRY Silpada Designs, Independent Representative Kyle, TX 78640 512-667-4158 MATTRESS Sleep Number South Park Meadows 9900 South IH 35, Suite W400 Austin, TX 78748 512-291-9885 ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPLIES Thirty One Gifts 157 Maplewood S Kyle, TX 78640 512-289-2386 SMOKE SHOP The Pipe Lion 103 Rebel Drive Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-7833 WIRELESS COMMUNICATION AT&T 5695 Kyle Parkway, Suite 300 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-0612


Seton Family of Doctors at Hays Oncology 1180 Seton Parkway, Suite 150 Kyle, TX 78640 512-504-0865


No uling sched fee!




Hold your place in line and reduce your wait time in the Emergency Room to 15 minutes or less.

6001 Kyle Parkway

Kyle, TX 78640

(512) 504-5000 is for minor emergencies only. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or dial 9-1-1. Powered by


CARDIOVASCULAR SPECIALIST CTVS 5103 Kyle Center Drive, Suite 104 Kyle, TX 78640 512-651-8420 Seton Heart Institute Hays 5103 Kyle Center Drive, Suite 104 Kyle, TX 78640 512-504-0860 GENERAL SURGEON Texas Laparoendoscopic Surgery, PLLC 1180 Seton Parkway, Suite 270 Seton Hays Medical Office Building 1 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-0800 OPTOMETRISTS


Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Inc. 1810 FM 150 West Kyle, TX 78640 888-554-4732 GAS Texas Gas Service 5613 Avenue F Austin, TX 78751 512-407-2014 NATURAL GAS PROVIDER

Buda Vision Source 3310 B FM 967, Suite A-108 Buda, TX 78610 512-295-0076

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Austin Black Car Service 3709 Promontory Point Suite #206B Austin, TX 78744 512-590-1986


Experience Travelin Buda, TX 78610 512-355-1817

CenterPoint Energy 290 S Castell New Braunfels, TX 78130 800-427-7142 WASTE DISPOSAL Texas Disposal Systems 12200 Carl Road Creedmoor, TX 78610 800-375-8375

Visit the Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce Online • Membership Information • Community Information • Business Directory • Events Calendar 103 S. Front Street Kyle, Texas 512-268-4220


Cruise & Travel Connection 105 E. San Antonio Street Lockhart, TX 78644 512-398-9660

SouthWest Water Company 1620 Grand Avenue Parkway, #140 Pflugerville, TX 78660 512-531-6266

Attentive and Personalized Healthcare for Women Now accepting appointments & new patients!

512.442.2300 Se habla Español We accept all major insurance plans Evening and after-hours appointments available

Genoveva Nicoleta Prisacaru, MD, FACOG Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology

4007 James Casey St. Suite A-100 Austin, TX 78745 fax 512.442.2303



Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 5695 Kyle Parkway Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-3200


Milt’s Pit BBQ 208 W. Center Street Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-4734



Koy Chinese & Sushi 5695 Kyle Parkway, Suite 800 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-3336


Subway of Kyle 5401 S. FM 1626, Suite 205 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-6400 The Texas Pie Company 202 W. Center Street Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-5885






Bailey’s Burgers 24801 IH-35 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-0077

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Chick-fil-A at Kyle 5289 Kyle Center Drive Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-6741


Golden Chick 830 Rebel Road Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-8174


Kyle Dairy Queen 22601 IH 35 (at Center Street) Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-9141




Burger King 18600 IH-35 Buda, TX 78610 512-295-5004

McDonalds of Kyle 5325 Kyle Center Drive Kyle, TX 78640 512-990-9314 Whataburger 5401 S. FM 1626, Suite 500 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-4259


Domino’s Pizza 101 Hall Professional Drive Suite D Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-5883 Fox’s Pizza Den 147 Elmhurst Drive, Suite 100 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-3697


Applebee’s 5363 Kyle Center Drive Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-2362


Center Field Sports Bar & Grill 200 W. Center Street Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-1400


IHOP 5401 Kyle Center Drive Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-2907



LongHorn Steakhouse 9900 S IH 35 Austin, TX 78748 512-292-1889 Pho Thaison 5401 S. FM 1626, Suite 370 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-3205 not located in Kyle

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Pizza Hut 1671 Main Street, Suite D Buda, TX 78610 512-295-2222




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CiCi’s Pizza Kyle 5695 Kyle Parkway Suite 400 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-1919

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Arby’s 928 Hwy 80 San Marcos, TX 78666 512-754-7600

Los Cuervos Flauteria 607 W. Center Street, Unit B Kyle, TX 78640 512-558-1406




Ilario’s 5401 S. FM 1626 Suite 810 Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-3300

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Carino’s Italian 9500 South IH-35, Suite B Austin, TX 78748 512-292-1658

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Brisket Turkey Spare Ribs Sausage Chicken

Kyle, Texas 208 W. Center St. 512-268-4734

For catering, call 512-757-7406

Check out our new sports bar

Life is Short, Eat More Pie! Open for lunch

M-F 10:30–6:30 • Sat 10:30–4:00

512-268-5885 202 W. Center • Kyle, Texas

Chinese & Sushi

3-Course LunChes starting at $6.75 Includes Soup & Appetizer Lunch Hours 11am-2:30pm


5695 Kyle Parkway, Ste. 800 (Next to Lowes and Walgreens) Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

We Deliver, $1500 Minimum

Bar open until 11 p.m. on weekdays and 12 a.m. on weekends

Pies, Sandwiches, Salads, Casseroles and Catering

200 West Center St Downtown Kyle 268-1400

Open Daily at 11 a.m. Happy Hour every day until 7 p.m.

Dine in or Carryout

50¢ Wings every Wednesday for lunch

Piano Bar on Wednesday Nights

Sunday Brunch with $2 Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s & Bloody Maria’s

Serving great quality chicken in Hays County for over 40 years.

Karaoke on Sunday Nights & much more!

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268-3200 • 5695 Kyle Parkway next to Lowes and Walgreens

next to Dollar General

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SandwicheS • Meat PlateS Baked PotatoeS • SideS & Stuff Picnic, office or faMily PackS

830 Rebel Road (FM 150) Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 268-8174

Kyle Center



Weekday Lunch Specials




3701 W. Slaughter Lane Austin, TX











4000 E FM 150 Kyle, TX


400 West Center Street Kyle, TX


KYLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 408 W. Lockhart (at Sledge Street) Kyle, TX










709 Sewell Kyle, TX






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801 North Burleson Street Kyle, TX



ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH OF UHLAND 20 N. Camino Real (Hwy 21) Uhland, TX


TRINITY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 13700 Camino Real Niederwald, TX


WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 400 Old Post Road Kyle, TX


Center Street

5020 Turnersville Road Creedmoor, TX




3740 RR 967 Buda, TX


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2801 Ranch Road 12 San Marcos, TX

211 Elmhurst Drive, Suite C Kyle, TX

Blanco Vista Elementary 2951 Blanco Vista Blvd. San Marcos, TX

2400 FM 150 East Kyle, TX

3650 Jack C Hays Trl. Buda, TX



E. FM 1626




The following churches welcome you to come worship with them Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.

Children’s Chapel and Nursery Available

Thursday Service: 7:15 p.m. Welcome to our Community of Faith SATURDAY SUNDAY Confessions 4:00 5:00p Mass Spanish 8:30a SATURDAY SUNDAY Mass 5:30p English 11:00a Confessions 4:00 - 5:00p Mass Spanish 8:30a English 5:00p



English 11:00a

1100 Main Street • Buda, TX 78610English • 512.312.2520 5:00p

1100 Main Street • Buda, TX 78610 • 512.312.2520

Worship Times 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.

Bethany Lutheran Church 3701 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin, TX 78749 512-292-8778 •

Bible-based dynamic preaching • Bible-studying people Small group ministries • Support groups Inspirational music • Impacting the community in Jesus’ name Vibrant children & youth ministries



Sunday Bible Studies 9:45 a.m. Worship Services 10:55 a.m. in English and Spanish 4000 East FM 150 • Kyle, TX 78640 • 512-268-5471 (English) • 512 216-5455 (En Español) Services in English lead by Senior Pastor Dennis Koger Services in Spanish led by Volunteer Pastor Silverio Hernandez

Prayers for the City, a Taize service

St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church 725 Farm-to-Market 967 Buda, TX 512-295-3674 •

Ready for something new? Need a change in your life? Looking for a shelter from life’s storms, a sanctuary?

newlife sanctuary KYLE

Join us on Sundays, 2 p.m., and Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m., at La Quinta Inn & Suites-Kyle 18869 IH-35 North, Kyle, TX in the meeting room


St. Alban’s

Episcopal Church Sunday Worship Services 9 & 11:15 a.m. Adult, Children, and Youth Activities Dr. David Means, Music Director • Rev. Margaret Waters, Rector

11819 IH-35 South (NE frontage road between Hays and Travis Counties) (512) 282-5631 • 43