The Kyle City Council approved a resolution Dec. 6 to select a grant writer in assisting the city with applying for grants through the Texas Department of Emergency Management. The funding from the grants would go toward purchasing backup generators for the city's critical water and wastewater sites to help alleviate strain in the event of another winter storm.

According to city staff, the TDEM recommended they apply for three or four grants for a better chance of receiving funding. The grant writer will write and submit applications for grants and will help ensure the city remains in compliance with the regulations so that the city may receive the funding.

"Thank you for being proactive. I was just thinking about like, 'What are we doing as a city to prepare for winter?'" Council Member Yvonne Flores-Cale said.