Chispas: Week of 5/9

‘Chispas’ is the Spanish word for ‘sparks.’ Here are some things that have sparked us this week!  

Quilts gifted to local veterans

Resident Charles Foerster assisted by Karen Faulois. Photo courtesy of Meredith Overstreet.

Last month, veterans of the Buda Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care community received quilts from Quilts of Valor. The organization awards handmade quilts to service members or veterans who have been touched by war as a small way to say ‘thank you’ for their service and sacrifice. There are currently 14 veterans who live at Buda Oaks. Pictured is resident Charles Foerster assisted by Karen Faulois. 

 

Photo via Nitro Swimming.

Nitro Swimming 

Nitro Swimming hosted a groundbreaking on May 10 for the new 40,000 square-foot Nitro Swimming facility in Kyle, located on the east side of FM 1626 and north of Kohlers Crossing. The state-of-the-art swim center will feature an instructional pool, Olympic size competition pool, deck space, climate-controlled viewing area and the capacity to host swim meets with around 400-500 athletes and room for spectators. The facility is set to open THIS DATE. For more information, go to www.nitroswim.com

 

Prescription Drug Take Back Day a success

Detective PJ Carrasco, Michael Davison (TWU) and Officer Dago Pates, who helped collect 11 boxes of medications for disposal. Photo courtesy of Texas Water Utilities.

Texas Water Utilities partnered with the Kyle Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on April 30 to collect and dispose of expired and unused prescription drugs for Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The program helped Kyle residents properly dispose of 274 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medications to prevent them from being flushed down the toilet and entering local waterways and water systems. The event also provides an opportunity for the community to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. 

 

Photo via City of Kyle.

Take the Kyle Downtown survey

Kyle residents: make your voice heard and participate in the city’s Downtown Kyle Master Plan Survey, which will be open through the rest of the month. The Downtown Kyle Master Plan is an effort to help preserve and protect the city’s charm while allowing for new and existing improvements to be made to the downtown area, and the survey will help create and guide the new Master Plan. The Master Plan will continue to be developed into June and be finalized in July. 

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Brittany Anderson graduated from Texas State University in August 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She previously worked at KTSW 89.9, Texas State University's radio station, for nearly two years in the web content department as a writer and assistant manager. She has reported for the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch since July 2021.

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