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.
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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 Wehring graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Wehring has reported for the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch for a year, covering all things local. This includes city council meetings, town events, education and human interest stories. Previously, Wehring worked at KTSW FM-89.9 (Texas State University's official radio station) for two consecutive years. She was a news reporter, assistant news director and monthly segment producer during her time at KTSW. Wehring is passionate about the local reporter aspect. With a heart for storytelling, she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are most important to the community.

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