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Kyle makes appointments, reappointments to city boards

By Megan Wehring

KYLE — Appointments and reappointments were approved on Tuesday, but not without a long discussion by the Kyle City Council members.

The reappointments of Tim Samford, James Earp and Derrick Turley to the Alliance Regional Water Authority Board of Directors were approved unanimously.

With a 6-1 vote, Brian Ziegler, Tessa Schmidtzinky and Don Tracy were reappointed to the Economic Development and Tourism Board. Council member Yvonne Flores-Cale voted against as she wanted to at meet the board members before approving the reappointment.

“Me and Ashley [Bradshaw] are new to the dais,” Flores-Cale said. “We have not had the opportunity to either talk or maybe see a resume or an application in order to make a vote on this.”

Flores-Cale added that she would like to see more new faces on the board or at least have more information about the returning individuals.

With a 5-2 vote, Patricia Snidow and Matthew Chase were newly appointed to the Kyle Planning and Zoning Commission to fill vacancies. Council members Flores-Cale and Dex Ellison cast the dissenting votes.

Ellison requested that the council delay the vote to allow more time for discussing the board and commission policy. But, the motion to approve the appointments was already on the table and council moved forward with the vote.

The city is filling the unexpired terms of Rebecca Voss (Seat 7) and Priscilla Harrell (Seat 3) following their resignations from the Planning & Zoning Commission last week.

About Author

Megan Navarro (formerly Wehring) graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. In June 2020, she started a summer internship at the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch through the Dow Jones News Fund and Texas Press Association. She then earned her way to a reporter position later that summer and now, she serves as the editor of the newspaper. Working for a small publication, Navarro wears multiple hats. She has various responsibilities including managing a team of reporters, making editorial decisions, overseeing social media posts, fact checking, writing her own articles and more. Navarro has a heart for storytelling and she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are important to the community.

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