Seton Medical Center Hays hosts a Baby Shower

Our new hospital, Seton Medical Center Hays, will host a free event for expectant and new mothers, on Saturday October 24th from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

You will have a chance to tour the women’s center and attend education seminars. In addition, there will be baby and maternity product demonstrations, door prizes and fun children’s activities.

You can also have your car seat inspected from 9:00am to 1:00pm, by appointment only. Please call (512) 324-TOTS to reserve your time.

The hospital is located at 6001 Kyle Parkway, Kyle, TX.

Fuentes Elementary Exemplary Status Celebrated

Recently, my family celebrated the exemplary status of Fuentes Elementary. The school is named for my aunt, Susie Tenorio Fuentes. The story is in the Free Press. Here is the link to the article.

As I stood at the doorway of Fuentes Elementary, alongside my family, congratulating each child as they passed out the door, the children were touched to receive the congratulatory pencil and were very happy to be appreciated for their accomplishments. I am very happy to know my Aunt Susie was recognized for her service to the school district and community and I am joyous to know her namesake is accomplishing its mission to educate its students to the highest standards.

Kyle Fair and Music Festival 2009

The Kyle Fair and Music Festival features Corey Morrow, Ram Herrera, and seven other bands, plus a carnival, BBQ cook-off, 5K run, parade and more! Admission is free!

The festival runs from Thursday, October 15th, to Sunday, October 18th at Gregg-Clarke Park, 1300 W. Center St. in Kyle, Texas.

The festival kicks off with a carnival on October 15th, beginning at 6pm.

On Friday, October 16th, the featured performer will be Ram Herrera and the Outlaw Band. Herrera has won the Tejano Music award for Male Entertainer of the Year and has been nominated twice for a Grammy. Herrera will perform at 9pm.

In addition, David Ybarra & the LA Blues Band perform at 6pm and the Texas Blind Salamanders will also perform at 5pm.

On Saturday, October 17th, the featured performer is country music sensation Cory Morrow. Morrow is one of the best live performers in Country music today. His CD, Vagrants and Kings, is an amazing compilation of Texas Country music..

Also on Saturday, Kyle Park (6:45pm) and Jason Allen (4:45pm) will also appear.

Other bands playing on Saturday are Ryan James (3:00pm), Matt Deaton & Front Porch Texas (1:30pm), and Texas FX (12 noon).

The Kyle Fair Carnival will setup at the football field in Gregg-Clarke Park. For the best value, purchase a wristband for $15.00.

The carnival hours are:

October 15th, Thursday 6pm to 11:30pm
October 16th, Friday, 6pm to 11:30pm
October 17, Saturday 12 noon to 11:30pm
October 18th, Sunday, Carnival opens at 1pm. The completion time was not available.

The Kyle Parade kicks off at 10 am on Saturday, October 17th. This year’s theme is Texas Flowers.

The parade will start from City Square Park at the corner of Main and Center St. and will head West on Center Street toward Gregg-Clark Park. The parade announcers will be at the intersection of Center St. and Myers.

There will be awards for best float, most colorful, and most spirit.

After the parade, head over to the park and listen to the local school bands perform and then have lunch and shop at the 66 booths at the park.

The Kyle – O- Meter 5k, sponsored by Broadway Bank, begins at 7am on Sunday, October 18th at Wallace Middle School. Runners will head west on Center St and onto Cypress road to the ranch gate and then return to the school.

Unlike the early start time for the 5K, the Texas Hold-em tournament begins at 3pm. After all, what self respecting poker player gets up before noon, anyway?

The event is at the Historic Train Depot, located at 101 North Front Street. Up to 54 players, ages 21 and up, will play in this just for fun gathering. The $20.00 entrance fee benefits Kyle Parks and Recreation youth oriented activities and programs, so you can honestly tell your spouse you’re doing this for the children of Kyle. There will not be prize money, but sponsors have donated prizes that will be given out during the tournament.

Professional poker players are not allowed, so lucky for you all, I can’t compete.

Directions to Gregg-Clarke Park:

From the north, take I-35 south to exit 213 and turn right on Center St. Continue to 1300 W. Center St.

From the south, take I-35 north to exit 213 and turn left on Center St. Continue to 1300 W. Center St.

Parking
Parking is available for $2.00 per vehicle at the park on Friday and Saturday, October 16th and 17th, at the Cisneros Street entrance. Parking fees will benefit the Kyle and Buda Masonic Lodges community service projects. Parking opens at 5pm on the 16th and 9am on the 17th.

A free shuttle service from Lehman High School, 1700 Lehman Rd, is available on Saturday, October 17th.
The shuttle bus from Lehman High to Gregg-Clarke Park begins at 12 noon and ends at 10:00pm. Smoking and alcohol is not allowed on the school bus.

From the North, take exit 215, FM1626/Kyle Parkway and go left onto the bridge and then right (south) on the access road. Go left on CR-130 by the Exxon. Go approximately 1 mile and turn right on Lehman Road.

From the South, take exit 215, FM1626/Kyle Parkway and go right on CR-130 by the Exxon. Go approximately 1 mile and turn right on Lehman Road.