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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.

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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 Eve…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.