Introducing the City Council and Mayor Candidates 2017

It’s going to be an exciting election season in Kyle, Texas!  Every position on the November 7, 2017 ballot is contested.  There are lots of people eager to serve our great city!

Almost all the candidates have never held a public office before.  Jaime Sanchez, candidate for mayor, has previously served as a council member.  Travis Mitchell, also running for mayor, has served a year as a council member.

Good luck to all the candidates!

Position Name File Date
Mayor Travis Mitchell 7/25/17
Mayor Bill Sinor 8/18/17
Mayor Nicole Romero-Piche 8/18/17
Mayor Jaime Sanchez 8/21/17
District 1 Marco Pizana 8/8/2017
District 1 Dex Ellison 8/21/17
District 2 Tracy Scheel 8/1/2017
District 2 Robert Rizo 8/18/17
District 4 Alexander Villalobos 8/8/2017
District 4 Tim McHutchion 8/9/2017

Visiting Writer Series at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center

The visiting writers series at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center starts its next season on September 8, 2017.  All events are at 7:30 pm.

The Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center is located at 508 Center Street, Kyle, Texas.

Additional parking is available one block away at Kyle elementary school, North of the Literary Center.


Poet and essayist Ocean Vuong is the author of the best-selling, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, winner of the Whiting Award and Thom Gunn Award.



Philipp Meyer is the author of the novels American Rust and The Son, as well as short stories published in The New Yorker. Meyer also created and produced the AMC television show (also called The Son) based on his novel.



Gabrielle Calvocoressi is Poetry Editor at Large for the Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB).  She is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart;

Apocalyptic Swing; The New Economy Chapbook Vol. 1: Inexpensive, Healthy, Hopeful Feasts for 2017; Rocket Fantastic



Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist.



Martín Espada was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1957. He has published almost twenty books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. His latest collection of poems from Norton is called Vivas to Those Who Have Failed (2016). Other books of poems include The Trouble Ball (2011), The Republic of Poetry (2006), Alabanza (2003), A Mayan Astronomer in Hell’s Kitchen (2000), Imagine the Angels of Bread (1996), City of Coughing and Dead Radiators (1993) and Rebellion is the Circle of a Lover’s Hands (1990).



Lauren Groff is the author of the novel The Monsters of Templeton, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers, Delicate Edible Birds, a collection of stories, and Arcadia, a New York Times Notable Book, winner of the Medici Book Club Prize, and finalist for the L.A. Times Book Award.

Her third novel, Fates and Furies won the 2015 American Booksellers’ Association Indies’ Choice Award for Fiction.