Notable people Edit; Fitzhugh Andrews, composer; Gary Clark Jr. The White River runs through the western side of the city, while the central and eastern parts of the city flow east to Plum Creek. Both waterways are tributaries of the San Marcos River. The City of Kyle is governed by a form of government comprised of a city manager.
The city council is made up of three members who represent the geographical districts, three general members of the council and the mayor, who is also elected in general. Each member of the board is elected for three-year terms. The United States Postal Service operates the Kyle Post Office. From 1892 to 1901, Kyle was the childhood home of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Katherine Anne Porter.
Many of his most famous stories, such as Noon Wine, are set in locations in and around Kyle. His former home is now a writers' residence, open to the public by appointment. The Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center offers readings from visiting writers. Of the 14,701 households, 54.2% had children under 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female head of household with no husband present and 21.2% were not families.
About 14.5% of households were comprised of a single individual and 2.6% belonged to someone over 65 living alone. The average household size was 3.15 people and that of families was 3.51; 391 people in the city lived in group neighborhoods rather than in households. In the city, the age distribution was 33.7% under 18 years of age, 7.4% were 18 to 24 years old, 37.1% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64 and 4.2% were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 30.2 years.
For every 100 females, there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males. Every year, Pie in the Sky also offers cake-eating contests, a baking contest, a Pie Café, a vendor's market with unique crafts, products and foods, beverages, live music performances throughout the weekend, a children's area with activities, and the Gathering of the Kyles, the city of Kyle's annual attempt to break the Guinness World Record for more people with the same name in one place. The Young Building, built in 1881, is the oldest commercial building in Kyle.
Kyle is now a booming community and home to thousands of citizens. Located between I-35, eight miles north of San Marcos and 20 miles south of Austin, Kyle is the second largest city in Hays County. Approximately 60 miles north of San Antonio, 200 miles west of Houston and 250 miles south of Dallas, the Kyle community enjoys a south-central location close to most of the major population centers in Texas. Strategically located close to major highways, airports and railroads, Kyle is a great community to live and do business in.
From 1892 to 1901, Kyle was home to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Katherine Anne Porter. The Barton Creek Habitat Reserve contains more than 4,000 acres in the suburbs of Austin. Protect endangered species such as the Barton Springs salamander. The reserve also preserves the water quality of Barton Creek and Barton Springs.
In recent years, the community of Kyle, in Central Texas, has begun to attract attention as the main source of delicious pies in the Lone Star State. In 1880, Kyle was founded together with the International and Great Northern Railroads by Captain Fergus Kyle (the city's namesake) and D. The Management and Training Corporation operates the Kyle Unit, a men's prison in Kyle, on behalf of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The event includes massive morning hot air balloon rides, in which balloons take off at dawn and fly over Kyle on Saturday and Sunday morning, as well as “glow” at night, where tethered hot air balloons twinkle against the night sky on Lake Kyle.
Buda is 25 minutes' drive from the University of Texas at Austin and 15 minutes' drive from Texas State University at San Marcos. If you're a cake fanatic, make sure to be in Kyle on Labor Day weekend to attend the Kyle Pie in the Sky hot air balloon festival. .