Application process extended for renaming committee for West RM 150, formerly Rebel Drive

Kyle Communications Director Samantha Armbruster told council during a Sept. 15 meeting that 11 people applied to be on the committee to rename West RM 150. (Screen Shot courtesy city of Kyle)
Kyle Communications Director Samantha Armbruster told council during a Sept. 15 meeting that 11 people applied to be on the committee to rename West RM 150. (Screen Shot courtesy city of Kyle)

Kyle Communications Director Samantha Armbruster told council during a Sept. 15 meeting that 11 people applied to be on the committee to rename West RM 150. (Screen Shot courtesy city of Kyle)

Kyle officials are moving forward with their plan to include more community involvement in the process that will eventually rename the roadway formerly known as Rebel Drive.

For now, the street name will be referred to as West RM 150, but City Council voted to allow for more people to apply to be on a renaming committee during its Sept. 15 meeting.

The move comes following a contentious initial attempt by City Council to rename the road Fajita Drive in August. Officials drew the ire of many residents who disagreed with the action for a number of reasons.

During the Sept. 15 meeting, Kyle Communications Director Samantha Armbruster said 11 people applied to be on the seven-person committee.

Council discussed interviewing each candidate and coming back with the selection of the renaming committee at the body's next meeting but eventually decided to amend its initial ordinance to allow for more people to apply, effectively killing the seven-person cap.


Armbruster said she would reopen the application process and present the new list to council at the next meeting Oct. 6.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.


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