86R7166 JGH-D
  By: Campbell S.C.R. No. 18
         WHEREAS, In recent years, the Central Texas community of Kyle
  has begun to garner attention as the Lone Star State's premier
  source of delicious pies; and
         WHEREAS, Kyle is home to the Texas Pie Company, where owner
  Julie Albertson has been baking her signature products for retail
  and wholesale customers for two decades; during that time, the
  business has grown from selling a few pies each day to selling up to
  300, with three-quarters of those purchases being made by people
  from out of town; and
         WHEREAS, Recognizing the community's importance in purveying
  these prized baked goods, city leaders have found numerous ways to
  build on that reputation; Kyle has hosted the annual Pie in the Sky
  Hot Air Balloon Festival since 2017, and the mayor has proclaimed
  January 23 as Pie Day, which coincides with the national
  celebration of the dish; almost two months later, residents
  continue the fun with a pun, as they commemorate National Pi (p-i)
  Day on March 14; moreover, the city has joined the American Pie
  Council and applied for a pie-related trademark from the
  U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and
         WHEREAS, Through the city's "CertiPIEd" business initiative,
  other local enterprises have also begun incorporating pie into
  their operations; the Hampton Inn gives out pie-shaped and scented
  candles to guests, Broadway Bank is sponsoring pie-eating contests,
  and Sky Realty Kyle presents pies with its logo decorating the crust
  to customers who buy a home; looking to expand the brand, the city
  is actively recruiting pie-making companies and pie restaurants to
  move to Kyle; and
         WHEREAS, Whether it's pecan pie, apple pie, blueberry pie, or
  pot pie, a pie is an occasion for celebration and delight, and the
  people of Kyle are making this beloved dish a special focus of their
  identity as a community; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 86th Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby designate Kyle as the official Pie Capital of Texas; and, be
  it further
         RESOLVED, That, in accordance with the provisions of Section
  391.003(e), Government Code, this designation remain in effect
  until the 10th anniversary of the date this resolution is finally
  passed by the legislature.