Stuart Dybek at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center

Noted author Stuart Dybek visits the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle this April.

Stuart Dybek visits Kyle, TX
Stuart Dybek visits Kyle, TX

Dybek is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at Northwestern University where he teaches at the School of Professional Studies. He has written The Coast of Chicago, Paper Lantern: Love Stories, Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories, I Sailed with Magellan, Childhood and Other Neighborhoods, Brass Knuckles, Streets in their own ink, The Baby can Sing and Other Stories.

Stuart Dybek Reading

Katherine Anne Porter

Literary Center

508 Center Street, Kyle TX 78640

Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:30pm.  

Listen to this 3 minute 13 second review of  Dybek’s book, Paper Lantern Love Stories, on NPR.


Dybek was raised in Chicago’s Little Village and Pilsen Neighborhoods.  His works are often set in the working-class Slavic and Mexican neighborhoods of Chicago.

Here is a taste of Dybek.

First, his story, “Vigil”, published in the The Atlantic. 

And I watched and waited too. My empty stocking dangled above the space heater from a clothesline shimmering with silver icicles. The colors of the bubble lights on our tree boiled across the steamy windowpanes, while outside, a snowfall that seemed conjured up by my father’s spirited reading of “The Night Before Christmas” settled on a deserted 18th Street.

Also, listen to Dybek read his poem, “The Supplicant”.

Dybek has won Whiting Awards, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation,  the PEN/Malamud Prize, a Lannan Award, and several O.Henry Prizes.

The visiting writers series is sponsored by Texas State University’s Department of English, the Lindsey Literary Series, the Burdine Johnson Foundation, and the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center.


HYSA Winter Soccer Training

GOOOOOAL! – I was really loud as I typed that.

Need to sharpen your soccer skills this winter? The Hays Youth Soccer Association is hosting an off season training program December 1, 2015- January 31, 2015. A total of eight sessions will be held every Wednesday evening. Specific times will be announced.

The program is open to any player.

U4-U6 $30
U6-U9 $30
U10-U12 $30
U13-U15 $30
U16-U18 $30
U13 Plus Goalie Training $30
U12 and Under Goalie Training $30

HYSA Fields – Hays Youth Drive, Buda, TX

Register here

Register for Winter Soccer Training
Register for Winter Soccer Training

Contact Roy Gaitan

Christmas Events in Kyle

Kyle is a great place for Christmas fun! Check out this video of events in Kyle and the surrounding areas.

  • Christmas Bazaar
  • Christmas Market Winter Fest
  • Shop Local Saturday
  • Santa at Kyle United Methodist Church
  • Kyle Tree Lighting
  • Buda Trail of Lights

All events are Nov-Dec, 2014.

Wheel Round-Up Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show

The Kyle Invader’s “Wheel Round-Up” car, truck and motorcycle show debuts August 3, 2014. Plan on going to see low riders, muscles cars, classic cars and more! Kyle Invader Car Show The following categories will be judged:

  • Best in Show
  • Low Rider
  • Low Rider Bikes
  • Low Rider Bicycle
  • Tuner/Import
  • Street Truck
  • Street Car
  • Muscle Cars
  • Sports Cars
  • Classic Cars 1985 and older
  • Off Road Motorcycles


The event runs from noon until 6:00pm at Lehman High School, 1700 Lehman Road, Kyle, TX 78640.  No admission charge for spectators.  Judging is at 2pm.

The car show is run by and benefits the Kyle Invader Youth Football team and cheer.

Entrance fees for competitors:

$20 car/trucks $15 motorcycles

$10 bicycles

Setup starts at 8am and registrations need to be turned in by noon. For more information and vendor information, contact Richard Vallejo, 714-380-7374.

For more information on the Kyle Invaders, visit

Kyle Invaders Helmut