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iL: milL ......... ,,,-,-------,- + Page 4A ~ Hays Free Press January 19, 2011 RIOT0 Iff KM lUUfllZl Long time library advocate, Rep. Lloyd Doggett, joined over a hundred Kyle citizens at the groundbreaking =igrCfylng the start of construction on the 20,000 square-foot KyJe Public Library located just wmt of downtown. Antioch Colony Continued from pg. 1A ~'~:F REPORT current city council members said. Nearly four years after the el- "These are difficult econom- fort began, Kyle officials broke ic times and library services ground on a new public library are more important than ever last week during times like these," said U.S. Rep. Lloyd DoggettKathy Ryan, Library Building joined 100 to 150 onlookers Committee chair. for the ceremony Signifying The new Kyle Public Library, the start of construction on located on Scott Street in the the 20,000-square-foot libra, westempartofdowntown, will The city council has approved include community rooms to a $3,567,000 budget for the accommodate meetings and lines in recent years with Kyle has grown from a small downtown area advocatesranching community to a full fighting for the Scott Street site service city of 30,000. Much of over another proposed loca- Kyle's growth has occurred over tion in the uptown section of the past 10 years when the city the Plum Creek development was the fifth fastest-growing near the Hays CISD Perform- ing Arts Center. The city's current 5,000-square-foot library is lo- cated in the heart of downtown Kyte and has served the com- munity since 1962. Since then, city in Texas. The completion of the new Kyle Public Library is expected by early- to mid-2012. The ar- chitect is BLGY Inc. and the contractor is Raymond Con- struction Inc. project, gatherings as well as special We have been talking about areas for teens and young chil- [ ,< ~ building a new library for a dren. Expanded computer ar- Pro~ss/ona[. Massa~ "l'hera. p/st, i ~ very long time," Kyle Mayor eas and an outdoor plaza fea- Life Coach and Hgpnohst Lucy lohn~n said. "We are all ture will also be included. The very ex ted to fmally be mov- exterior of the butiding will ll.l nds0 g ' ing dirt and preparing to build feature limestone and brick an n ttolin this lovely facility. I believe our and will mirror Kyie's architec- citizens are goIng to be very rural brand established with i A handso approach~:o hcl~nggou (, _ ] pmudit will addf this. greatlibrarYdealandtothatthe thecity Hallcnstructinfive years ago.f its new I bahnce to 9our JiG. character ofour entire city." City officials have rarely dis- I / The price tag is more than agreed on the need for a new I ~: ' .. 1 the $3.2 mlllion estimation ap- library since citizens started ~ff. ~ sJ,;J,&ool~,w.l~M~,~l~h'~r~.lx, ok: Har~ On Hca7ing ll proved by a different council pushing for the expenditure in 2009. The overdue project in 2007. But struggle over the : "---'"7 warrants the added expenses, library's location made head- Rowley began selling parcels that their ancestors had previ- Joan Limuel, who attended LeeDale Bunton, whose of his 490 acres for the rela- oualy owned. The community Antioch School when it opened grandparents donated land Lively lowprice of $5 per acre conllnues to thrive today, in1939. Llmuelwill displayher for the first Antioch School, to formerly enslaved African Buda resident Mary Giber- drawinp and paintings, and will also be at the event to Americans. =m and other members of the her granddaughters, Samatha show historical photographs In 1874, community resi- Hays County Historical Com. and San~!onica Harper, willsing and documents oftheAntioch dents Elias and Clarisa Bunton mis on were instrumental in during the ceremony, community. donated property for a com- securing the Texas Historical munity school and church. Marker for the Antioch Colony. The building on that site con- The marker was granted un, tinued to serve as the school der the Texas Historic, a/Corn- until 1939, when the school mission's "Undertold Marker was relocated to Black Colony Program," which provides Road. A Baptist Church and a funding Incentives for markers Methodist Church were also that address historical gaps or. part of the community, along document significantly under- with an active Masonic Lodge represented subjects or untold - and Order of the Easter Star stories. chapter. The marker stands, within a Antioch remained an active landm=ped walkway and seat- fanning community through ing =zea that was desisned and the 1930s and '40s, but by the built by local Boy Scout Grant : 1950s, many residents had Garda as an Eagle Scout pmj- moved away in search of bet- ect. Funding for the ter employment and Antioch was provided by the Old Town was virtually abandoned. Two Buch Association and the City decadeslater, however, former of Buda. The unveiling cer. residents and their descen- emony and reception will fea- dants began returning to Anti- rare current andformer Anti- och, some purchasing the land,, acb,~ident~, includinsau'tht ADWARE . 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