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Linda Somerville, vice-president of marketing over the 16 branches of Security State Bank and Trust, says she gave her bosses a year's notice when she decided to retire. Now she's grooming her replacement, Lauren Team, to take over December 31.

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Joe Davis says he came up with the nickname "Old School" for Coach Brian Young, who ran the Kerrville Independent School District roundball program for 29 years before retiring. Now Davis is stepping into Young's shoes as the head boys basketball coach.

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Mark Armstrong says during his three terms of three years each on the Peterson Medical Center Board of Directors, his grandson, Aydan, grew from a kid Armstrong took fishing to a six-foot tall Bastrop High School student. But as of the July meeting, under the board's rules, Armstrong has "ti…

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Research Entomologist Dr. Allan Showler says he conducts research on ectoparasites for the Agricultural Research Service, which is the principal in-house research agency of the United States Department of Agriculture. Ectoparasites are those which live outside of the animals they affect, on …

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Upper Guadalupe River Authority General Manager Ray Buck says he manages an amazing staff of half-a-dozen people, including Assistant GM Tammy Thompson, Natural Resources Coordinator Tara Bushnoe, Natural Resources Specialist Travis Linscomb, Environmental Laboratory Manager Nicole Shepherd,…

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Pat Pattillo says he planned to take over his new office, along with other newly elected officials, on Jan. 1, 2021, but instead he was sworn in as the 216th District Judge on May 1, 2020.

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Kerr County 4-H Agent Jennifer Smith says her position puts her in charge of programming for the young people participating in the 4-H program in Kerr County.

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Sarah Wells-Kier has a temporary training permit from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation as a "Fitter and Dispenser of Hearing Instruments." She says she's almost finished preparing to take the state test, in May, to become fully licensed.

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Robert Earl King calls himself a "regular guy," a person who has a unique job and career. He says he performs 120 shows per year, which keeps him on the road about 180 days per year, playing for his many fans.

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Thomas Hansard, the "Jarl," or leader, of Vinland Texas Vikings, says his is an educational nonprofit, teaching members, and the public, skills used by ninth to 11th-century people. Those include blacksmithing, leatherworking, clothing construction, and arts.

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Travis Cole Trimble says as a Kerrville Police Department "telecommunications specialist," or dispatcher, he spends his work hours answering both those who call 911 in an emergency, and those who dial the police non-emergency number, 257-8181.

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Senior Minister Brett Coe says he decided to hold a Blue Christmas service at First Christian Church last December when he couldn't find a similar service advertised elsewhere in the Hill Country.

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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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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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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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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 …

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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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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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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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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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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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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.