Where registered sex offenders can live in Kyle

By Megan Wehring 
KYLE — Convicted registered sex offenders are now restricted where they can live in the city of Kyle. 
Kyle City Council voted to set the distance requirement at 1,000 feet between where sex offenders can reside and established child safety zones. These places within city limits are where children commonly gather including parks and daycare centers.
The decision was brought back and passed through the consent agenda on May 4, because the first reading was not unanimous and only passed with a 6-1 vote on April 20 with Mayor Travis Mitchell voting against. 
The 1,000 feet requirement would cover 60% to 70% of the city, according to Kyle Police Chief Jeff Barnett. The ordinance would not apply to homeowners or residents with a rental agreement. 

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Megan Navarro (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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