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Democratic Runoff Debate March 22
Candidates for the Democratic runoff-election in two Congressional races and one state Representative race will face off at Kyle City Hall March 22, 6:30 p.m. U.S. Congressional District 21 candidates Joseph Kopser and Mary Street Wilson will share their views on national issues at 7 p.m., followed by U.S. Congressional District 25 candidates Julie Oliver and Chris Perri at 7:30 p.m. Starting at 8 p.m., Texas House District 45 candidates Rebecca Bell-Metereau and Erin Zwiener will share their visions. Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Whitewill attend. Early arrival is encouraged.

Martín Espada readings/signings
Author and poet Martín Espada will be giving a reading and doing a book signing at the Witliff Collections on March 22, 3:30 p.m. at the Alkek Library at Texas State University. He will also have a book signing and reading March 23, 7:30 p.m. at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center. Espada has published nearly 20 books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. His latest collection of poems is “Vivas to Those Who Have Failed.” Other books of poems include “The Trouble Ball,” “The Republic of Poetry,” “Alabanza,” and “A Mayan Astronomer in Hell’s Kitchen.” His honors include the National Hispanic Cultural Center Literary Award, an American Book Award, the PEN/Revson Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. “The Republic of Poetry” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A former tenant lawyer in Greater Boston’s Latino community, Espada is a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Egg-cellent Easter Hunt in Kyle
Over 80,000 plastic Easter eggs dropped from a helicopter highlights Kyle’s Easter Egg-Stravaganz egg drop event at Gregg Clark Park on Saturday, March 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carnival rides, games and more will be on site, as will multiple egg drops that will start at 11:30 a.m.

City of Buda Easter Egg Hunt
It’s that time of year again! The city of Buda’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, March 31  from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Buda Sportsplex. The actual Easter Egg Hunt begins at 9:30 a.m. This is a fun and free family event with candy and games for the kids. See you there!

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