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Kristy Vandenberg is looking for local organ donors

Kristy Vandenberg says she started "The Ultimate Gift of Life" after her 36-year career with the Red Cross. "I retired, but it didn't take."

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Wednesday 01/15/2020
Juliann Torres is a truck expert at a local dealership
Posted: January 15, 2020

Juliann Torres says her position as a sales associate at Crenwelge Motors involves selling new and used cars, but a lot of her expertise has to do with trucks.

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Tuesday 01/07/2020
Benjamin Montoya shares history lessons with SU students
Posted: January 07, 2020

Dr. Benjamin Montoya says his work as an assistant professor of history at Schreiner University includes teaching classes, advising students, being of service to the SU community, and researching within his particular specialization in the field of history.

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Tuesday 12/31/2019
Cadet Lt. Col. Caitlin Jones commands Tivy JROTC
Posted: December 31, 2019

Cadet Commander Caitlin Jones describes her job as putting projects together with her commandant, USAF Colonel Bobby Woods, and Command Sergeant Major Michael Galifaro; and filing a lot of reports. She starts with the mission brief, then divides the tasks that need doing.

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Tuesday 12/24/2019
Marty Lenard directs Schreiner's music department
Posted: December 24, 2019

Schreiner University Music Department Chair Marty Lenard says since he took his position in 2017, the department has been having some growing pains.

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Wednesday 12/18/2019
Community Foundation’s Austin Dickson joins UGRA board
Posted: December 18, 2019

As the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country, Austin Dickson’s job is at the center of the local nonprofit community.

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Thursday 12/12/2019
Sarah Fontenot named to AHA national board
Posted: December 12, 2019

Sarah Fontenot is in the eighth year of her nine-year term on the Peterson Health Board of Directors, and is serving as vice-chair and as a member of the Executive Committee.

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Wednesday 12/04/2019
Linda Cota makes tall yard art from found items
Posted: December 04, 2019

Linda Cota says she is a "pre-amateur dabbler," who is still exploring and feeling her way through the process she uses to create her art.

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Wednesday 11/27/2019
Janie Smith wraps her restaurant career, ready to retire
Posted: November 27, 2019

Janie Smith says she's ready to close Bella Vita and retire and enjoy time with her husband.

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Wednesday 11/20/2019
Amy Dozier minds Kerrville's money with special care
Posted: November 20, 2019

As chief financial officer, Amy Dozier says it's her job to handle all financial affairs for the City of Kerrville. That includes managing the city budget; filing all financial reports, to the state, to city council, and to the city residents who fund the government; running the billing for city utilities; and managing the city's cash, both receivable and payable.

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Wednesday 11/13/2019
Hillarie Swanner is secondary teacher of the year
Posted: November 13, 2019

Hillarie Swanner says her eighth-grade algebra class at Hal Peterson Middle School is "Pre-A.P.", preparing students to take advanced placement algebra in high school.

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Wednesday 11/06/2019
Donna Bueché provides blankets at Cancer Center
Posted: November 06, 2019

Kerrville Realtor Donna Bueché says she volunteers with two main causes, cancer patients and elephants.

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Wednesday 10/30/2019
Ashley Brune coaches Schreiner's equestrian program
Posted: October 30, 2019

Schreiner University Equestrian Coach Ashley Brune says her program is in its third year, and is developing into a team.

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Wednesday 10/23/2019
Kent Bressler lives with brother’s donated kidney
Posted: October 23, 2019

Kent Bressler says his kidneys quit when he was 37 years old. In the 30-plus years since then he has been living with one given to him by his brother.

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Wednesday 10/16/2019
Tracy Soldan takes reins of treasurers’ organization
Posted: October 16, 2019

Kerr County Treasurer Tracy Soldan says she took office as president of the County Treasurers Association of Texas in September, and will serve from 2019 to 2020.

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Wednesday 10/09/2019
Keith Williams retiring as 216th District judge
Posted: October 09, 2019

Keith Williams, who has been the judge of the 216th District Court since Jan. 1, 2009, recently announced he will not seek another term. The person elected to replace him will take office Jan. 1, 2021.

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Wednesday 10/02/2019
Symphony of the Hills names new concertmaster
Posted: October 02, 2019

Concertmaster Philip Johnson says his new position is a welcome change of pace from all his other gigs.

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Wednesday 09/25/2019
Debbie Fowler is KISD elementary teacher of the year
Posted: September 25, 2019

Tom Daniels Elementary teacher Debbie Fowler teaches fifth-grade science. She says that includes organisms and their environment; force, matter and energy; and Earth science.

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Wednesday 09/18/2019
Virgil Justice has been performing more than 50 years
Posted: September 18, 2019

Virgil Justice recently helped the Hill Country Arts Foundation celebrate its 60th anniversary by once again appearing onstage. He says he linked up with old friends to participate in two acts of the Point Theatre Review.

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Wednesday 09/11/2019
Raymond Holloway is SU Varsity bass fishing coach
Posted: September 11, 2019

Schreiner University Varsity Bass Fishing Coach Raymond Holloway says he has recruited five anglers to launch one of SU's newest varsity sports. He recruited the freshmen from the high school bass-fishing circuit, and through contacting high school coaches.

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Tuesday 09/03/2019
Admin Assistant Nancy Robinson retires from KCSO
Posted: September 03, 2019

Nancy Robison describes her job as administrative assistant for the Kerr County Sheriff's Office for the past two decades as "to do whatever the sheriff wanted her to do," and that has changed over the years.

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Wednesday 08/28/2019
Cory Edmondson takes helm at Peterson Health
Posted: August 28, 2019

Peterson Health's new and president and chief executive officer says he represents the organization at all levels. It's his mission to establish a vision for Peterson and do the strategic planning for the organization.

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Wednesday 08/21/2019
Martin Stringer combines jewelry and history
Posted: August 21, 2019

Martin Stringer says his first career was in welding, which is still his occupation, only with very small projects. He is the president of Diamonds of Kerrville, a family business including his wife, Sherrie, and his son, Jacob.

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Wednesday 08/14/2019
Stephen and Carrie Schmerbeck run the 'Wine Share'
Posted: August 14, 2019

Stephen Schmerbeck says the First Friday Wine Share is unique locally, in that it's not about business.

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Wednesday 08/07/2019
Victoria and Graham Bishop, are helping local people heal
Posted: August 07, 2019

Graham Bishop says Victoria adopted him June 13 of 2013.

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Wednesday 07/31/2019
Jake Williamson manages the Youth Event Center
Posted: July 31, 2019

Hill Country Youth Event Center General Manager Jake Williamson says he is employed by Spectra, the event management company Kerr County has charged with managing the venue. He provides operations, marketing, sponsor coordination, sales, and event management for the four buildings of the Event Center, as well as River Star Park and the Outdoor Arena.

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Wednesday 07/24/2019
Margie Hocker celebrates 25 years at Kerrville Drug
Posted: July 24, 2019

Pharmacy manager and Certified Pharmacy Technician Margie Hocker says she spends her days making sure each of her Kerrville Drug Company customers get the right medications, and excellent customer service. Her team of 11 consists of pharmacy technicians, clerks, and two delivery drivers.

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Wednesday 07/10/2019
Colleen Brezden played at Brittany on D-Day in France
Posted: July 10, 2019

Colleen Brezden says the University of Texas Longhorn Alumni Band was one of the groups invited to play for ceremonies honoring the 75th anniversary of D-Day. She was one of the 300 musicians making the trip, along with 230 friends and family members.

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Wednesday 07/03/2019
Tana Althaus is B.T. Wilson principal, leader of Wildcats
Posted: July 03, 2019

Tana Althaus says at B.T. Wilson Sixth Grade School she wears many hats. This summer she's trying to conduct interviews in a school where the front entrance is an inaccessible construction zone, not something covered in education curricula.

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Wednesday 06/26/2019
Tara Bushnoe watches over the Guadalupe River
Posted: June 26, 2019

Tara Bushnoe says she has two main jobs as the natural resources coordinator for the Upper Guadalupe River Authority; coordinating water quality monitoring and conducting outreach and education.

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Wednesday 06/19/2019
Adrian Zapata has chemistry in and out of the classroom
Posted: June 19, 2019

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Adrian Zapata says he was surprised when he was presented the Harriet Garrett Award for 2018-2019. The Garrett award was the first faculty award established at Schreiner University, and the only one voted on exclusively by the student body.

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Wednesday 06/12/2019
Lisa Solder fulfills a two-decade ambition to publish book
Posted: June 12, 2019

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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