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Lisa Solder fulfills a two-decade ambition to publish book

Lisa Solder, CRNA, says she has been wanting to write her book for two decades, and now it's finally published. Solder is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, who is fascinated by the eyes she sees in the operating room.

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Wednesday 06/05/2019
Gary E. Cochrane takes first seat on City Council
Posted: June 05, 2019

Gary E. Cochrane sees his election to Place 1 of the City Council as a continuation of his involvement in the community. He says he was on the Economic Improvement Council for five years, and held other positions.

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Wednesday 05/29/2019
Roy Boudreaux pursues, shares his love of clocks
Posted: May 29, 2019

Roy Boudreaux says he was prodded toward opening Kerrville Clock Company.

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Wednesday 05/22/2019
Kim Clarkson joins the Kerrville City Council
Posted: May 22, 2019

Kim Clarkson has been elected to Place 2 on the Kerrville City Council. She says the "place" designation is simply which chair she sits in.

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Wednesday 05/15/2019
Pat Hudgins feeds the Hill Country homebound
Posted: May 15, 2019

Pat Hudgins, the Meals on Wheels coordinator at the Dietert Center, says it's her job to find people in the Hill Country who can't prepare their own meals, and make sure they have food that will allow them to stay in their homes.

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Wednesday 05/08/2019
Isabel Lopez has served seven generations
Posted: May 08, 2019

Isabel Lopez, the Estée Lauder consultant at Belk, was recently presented with a letter from Aerin Lauder, style and image director for Estée Lauder, that said, "On behalf of the entire Lauder family, I want to thank you for your continued commitment to Estée Lauder over the past 40 years. My grandmother built her career by sharing her passion for beauty and bringing the best to every woman she touched. Over the years, she encouraged her beauty advisors to share that singular passion with their customers."

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Wednesday 05/01/2019
Peter Lewis has designs for the Hill Country
Posted: May 01, 2019

Peter Lewis says he is the principal at Peter Lewis Architect + Associates, which designs commercial buildings within 50 to 90 miles of his office in Kerrville.

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Wednesday 04/24/2019
At 90, Ingram’s Ray Courtney is still making birdhouses
Posted: April 24, 2019

Ray Courtney says he started making birdhouses and bird feeders about 1992, after he retired. Depending on how many shows he attends, he creates 80 to 150 a year.

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Wednesday 04/17/2019
Darrell Beauchamp saddles up at helm of MOWA
Posted: April 17, 2019

The Museum of Western Art's new executive director, Darrell Beauchamp, started on April Fool's Day. He says, "The irony wasn't lost on me."

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Wednesday 04/10/2019
Patti Hatch partners with her children at Texas Finial
Posted: April 10, 2019

Patti Hatch, founder of Texas Finial, says that in architectural hardware the word finial means "crowning detail." Instead of a curtain rod or gatepost just having a blunt end, they are often fitted with a finial to match the style of the project.

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Wednesday 04/03/2019
Ashlea Boyle runs more than the city parks
Posted: April 03, 2019

Kerrville's Director of Parks and Recreation Ashlea Boyle says her department does more than oversee city parks.

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Thursday 03/28/2019
Cate Fahey is Schreiner's new varsity cycling coach
Posted: March 28, 2019

Schreiner University Cycling Coach Cate Fahey says she is busy recruiting athletes for the new SU varsity cycling program.

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Wednesday 03/20/2019
Kit Werlein reprising role as Don Quixote March 23 for P2K
Posted: March 20, 2019

Kit Werlein says he was born and raised in Houston, but was always part of the Hill Country. His father, Ewing Werlein, was a judge on the Texas Court of Civil Appeals, and his mother, Ruth Storey Werlein, grew up in the Salvation Army. His big brother, Ewing Werlein, is a federal district judge in Houston.

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Wednesday 03/13/2019
Jennifer Harris is the Peterson Health birth navigator
Posted: March 13, 2019

Peterson Women's Associates Birth Navigator Jennifer Harris says she is the constant resource and support for all expectant moms all the way through their pregnancy and delivery.

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Wednesday 03/06/2019
Preston Weatherred has a heritage of Scouting
Posted: March 06, 2019

Preston Weatherred is the third of that name, and he says his father and grandfather were also Boy Scouts.

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Wednesday 02/27/2019
Leonard chairs the Kerr Co. Historical Commission
Posted: February 27, 2019

Julie Leonard says the Kerr County Historical Commission is “charged with the protection and preservation of Kerr County’s historic and cultural resources for the use, education, enjoyment and appreciation for present and future generations.” As chair of the 65-member commission, she oversees the activities of the many volunteers who gave more than 5,700 hours last year to keep Kerr County history alive and available.

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Wednesday 02/20/2019
Charlie Lacy rounds up cows and rare coin collections
Posted: February 20, 2019

Charlie Lacy says he found his calling in Austin, in 1968. He was supporting two kids by working successfully in real estate, among the top sellers, but burning out.

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Wednesday 02/13/2019
Jeff Cooper wants to start a Kerr County search, rescue team
Posted: February 13, 2019

Jeff Cooper says whenever someone is missing in the United States, most likely volunteers will be the ones looking for them.

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Wednesday 02/06/2019
Lance Little heads the Schreiner University rifle team
Posted: February 06, 2019

When Schreiner University approached Lance Little for the position of head varsity rifle coach, he says he knew what he wanted.

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Wednesday 01/30/2019
Playhouse 2000 and Schreiner University team up
Posted: January 30, 2019

Executive Director Jeffrey Brown says he's excited about Playhouse 2000 coordinating with Schreiner University's music and theater departments for a musical production of "Footloose," at the Cailloux Theater.

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Thursday 01/24/2019
Michael Vasquez is development director for OLH
Posted: January 24, 2019

Michael Vasquez says his primary goal is to bring favorable attention to Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School. As director of development, he says he makes personal contact with people, preferably by phone but emailing if necessary.

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Wednesday 01/16/2019
Jackie Dowdy takes helm as Kerr County Clerk
Posted: January 16, 2019

Jackie Dowdy will soon have one of the most familiar names in Kerr County. She is the new county clerk, and by law most of the checks individuals write to pay for anything to do with Kerr County must be made out to her.

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Tuesday 01/08/2019
Dawn Lantz takes over as district clerk as Burlew resigns
Posted: January 08, 2019

The morning of Jan. 1 a short County Commissioners' meeting included the swearing-in of several new elected officers of Kerr County. The new District Clerk Dawn Lantz was one of them.

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Thursday 01/03/2019
Virginia Higgins is the soul of Kerr Villa Store
Posted: January 03, 2019

Virginia Higgins says 35 years ago she was working for a financial investment company, in charge of entering trades over the telephone. She entered several trades in succession, then her boss chewed her out because she didn't do his trade first.

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Wednesday 12/26/2018
Brenda Thompson relishes role at helm of Dietert Center
Posted: December 26, 2018

Brenda Thompson followed her good friend Tina Woods as executive director of Kerrville's Dietert Center eight months ago. She describes her job as, "Leading a group of wonderful people to do wonderful things for our wonderful community."

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Wednesday 12/19/2018
Don Harris ready to serve as Precinct 4 commissioner early
Posted: December 19, 2018

After winning the primary election, and being unopposed in the general election, Don Harris says he was all ready to transition into the Precinct 4 County Commissioner position on January 1. Then Kerr County Tax Assessor/Collector Diane Bolin decided to retire on the first of December, and incumbent Precinct 4 commissioner Bob Reeves was tapped to take her place. He transitioned into that job to have some overlap, and Harris found himself sworn in on Nov. 5.

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Wednesday 12/12/2018
Texas A&M honors Kevin Bernhard
Posted: December 12, 2018

Texas A&M University honored Steel Frame Solutions and Drywall, LLC, on Nov. 9 in a ceremony listing the 2018 "Aggie 100," the 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or led businesses in the world. Founder and owner Kevin Bernhard, class of 2000, accepted the award from Dr. Richard Lester, executive director of the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship at A&M.

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Wednesday 12/05/2018
Allen Noah pastors Barnett Chapel with faith, grace
Posted: December 05, 2018

Allen Noah says he sees Barnett Chapel both as a Methodist Church serving a multicultural congregation, and a part of the larger community reaching out to make a difference in the neighborhood.

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Wednesday 11/28/2018
'Retired' Gary Ramsey stays busy educating ESL
Posted: November 28, 2018

U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force veteran Gary Ramsey retired in 1999, and says now, at 80, he divides his time among teaching his own "Military Flying Free" class, participating in English as a second language seminars across Europe, developing public speakers as vice-president of Toastmasters, staying on the Ingram ISD substitute teacher list, and proctoring examinations for potential members of Mensa.

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Tuesday 11/20/2018
F.G. Dreiss' life revolves around tires, local history
Posted: November 20, 2018

F.G. Dreiss says he celebrated his 90th birthday Nov. 10. "We had a big party, with about a hundred guests. Eighty percent were family, and the rest friends."

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Wednesday 11/14/2018
John Davis receives Wright Brothers award
Posted: November 14, 2018

Dr. John Davis says he has always loved airplanes. "In the 1950s, when I was a Cub Scout, I got to go up for my first flight. My second flight was in high school, at night, over Dallas. A week after I graduated from high school, I had my first flying lesson. I got my private pilot's license in 1967, and the first passenger I took up was Billie Ragsdale."

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Wednesday 11/07/2018
Karen Burson supervises PRMC communications
Posted: November 07, 2018

Karen Burson says she has been working the Peterson Medical switchboard for more than 30 years. Now she's the communications supervisor.

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Wednesday 10/31/2018
Donna Schloss recognized for her nursing career
Posted: October 31, 2018

Donna Schloss says before she retired from her U.S. Foreign Service career she had the sand of 83 countries, on four continents, in her shoes. First as a nurse, then as a family nurse practitioner, she was independently posted as a medical officer. That meant she was the only health care provider available for U.S. government employees and contractors, and their families.

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Wednesday 10/24/2018
KISD Secondary Teacher of the Year Kelly Dunigan
Posted: October 24, 2018

Kelly Dunigan says she spends her class time teaching high school students how the world works. She teaches physics and advanced placement physics, and physics is about matter and energy, as well as motion, mirrors, lasers, and magnets.

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Wednesday 10/17/2018
Robert Puig studies his deep roots in Kerrville area
Posted: October 17, 2018

Historian Robert Guerrero Puig says by the early 1870s Mexican-American cowboys were coming to Kerr County to work for local ranchers, including Charles Schreiner.

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Wednesday 10/10/2018
Duckworth is elementary teacher of the year
Posted: October 10, 2018

Tally first-grade teacher Lea Anne Duckworth says her grandmother and mother, Peggy Anne Hannemann and CeCe Jean Saunders, were both dance teachers. Duckworth grew up loving school, and besides her parents she had great teachers who convinced her to pursue a career in education.

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Wednesday 10/03/2018
Burney proud to serve as medical first responder
Posted: October 03, 2018

With more than 11,000 square miles in Kerr County, drive time for EMS first responders dispatched from the City of Kerrville to the outer portions can take as long as 30 minutes.

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Wednesday 09/26/2018
Louis Burton follows his father's footsteps
Posted: September 26, 2018

Louis Burton says it was his father, Allie Bowman Burton Sr., who in 1928, organized the Kerrville Kiwanis Club, and became its first president. Burton himself has been a member of the club for the past 58 years.

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Wednesday 09/19/2018
Hospice manager earns Nursing Achievement Award
Posted: September 19, 2018

Peterson Hospice's Assistant Patient Care Manager Jenifer Chapman says she's responsible for the daily management of a clinical care staff consisting of 30 registered nurses, two licensed vocational nurses and 12 certified nurse aides; plus an admissions team of RNs.

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Wednesday 09/12/2018
Aidin Burns wins state titles and 10 belt buckles
Posted: September 12, 2018

Aidin Burns says he started shooting when he was four, with a BB gun. Moving up to high-power rifles, he competed at the NRA's Whittington Center. There he was shooting a .308 Winchester rifle 1,500 meters at steel targets.

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Wednesday 09/05/2018
Kyle Schneider appointed Precinct 2 Constable
Posted: September 05, 2018

Kyle Schneider says he has served as the Precinct 2 constable since February.

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Wednesday 08/29/2018
Billy Gene's sold to son and daughter-in-law
Posted: August 29, 2018

Crystal Smith says it's time to complete a two-year process to purchase Billy Gene's Restaurant from her in-laws.

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Wednesday 08/22/2018
Retired after 47 years
Posted: August 22, 2018

Tommy Hall says after retiring from 47 years of law enforcement, he intends to be a full-time rancher.

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Tuesday 08/14/2018
New hope in the Hill Country
Posted: August 14, 2018

Brenda Fudge says the board of directors was very honest with her, when she was offered the position of executive director of the New Hope Counseling Center in the summer of 2016. New Hope was struggling.

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Wednesday 08/08/2018
Owen Dickson takes reins as Kerr 4-H coordinator, agent
Posted: August 08, 2018

Owen Dickson says he started a new career June 4 as the Kerr County 4-H Coordinator and Agent at the AgriLife Extension Service.

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Wednesday 08/01/2018
Award-winning chef John Barnes feeds PRMC patients
Posted: August 01, 2018

John Barnes says the "At Your Request" meals served to patients in Peterson Regional Medical Center rooms represent an innovative, progressive philosophy in hospital dining services.

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Wednesday 07/25/2018
John Anderson enjoyed developing various economies
Posted: July 25, 2018

John Anderson says throughout his career he was a lucky guy.

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Sunday 07/22/2018
Valedictorian becomes S.U. face and voice
Posted: July 22, 2018

Toby Appleton, Schreiner University's 2018 valedictorian, says he is rebuilding the position of University Relations Specialist. The position has been vacant for about five years.

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Wednesday 07/11/2018
Mary Rohrer is the new airport manager
Posted: July 11, 2018

Mary Rohrer says she has been in charge of the 500 acres that make up the Kerrville/Kerr County Airport since June 18.

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Thursday 07/05/2018
Bill Blackburn takes helm of city council
Posted: July 05, 2018

Kerrville's new mayor, Bill Blackburn, says his first weeks in office were "like drinking from a firehose." He checked off orientation and training, learning council procedures, joining two city boards, meeting city staff and seeing city operations, special events and, most important, interacting with citizens as his checklist.

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