Kyle to unveil Veteran Drive soon

By Megan Wehring

KYLE — Veterans will be recognized for their service with a new road name.

Kyle City Council approved a resolution to rename a portion of West Ranch to Market 150 to Veterans Drive and direct staff to install signs on or near Memorial Day in May. A specific date has not been decided yet.

The city will use allocated funds and resources to assist businesses along the stretch of West RM 150 that will be affected. Once businesses are notified, they can apply to receive reimbursement that they qualify for.

Mailing postcards with a website link could be more accessible and ensures residents that it is not spam, council member Yvonne Flores-Cale explained.

“Since it’s such a specific area,” Flores-Cale said. “You could hand out flyers or postcards to make sure everybody got it. Sometimes a lot of people do not apply for that stuff because they do not know [about it].”

While Rebel Drive and Fajita Drive is a part of Kyle history now, council member Robert Rizo said renaming the road was an effort by the residents.

“There was a committee put together with citizens of this town,” Rizo said. “They did an excellent job. They did the research and the renaming of this road was a complete recommendation by the citizens of this city.”

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