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Bandera Electric Cooperative held its 81st Annual Meeting of the Membership on Saturday, Aug. 15 virtually with 365 concurrent attendees, a 4.29 percent increase over 2019 attendance.

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Schreiner University conducted its second week of surveillance testing for COVID-19 last week in accordance with the University’s published protocols.

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With the influx of a weather system that dumped rain on most of Kerr County this week, officials decided first thing Wednesday morning, Sept. 9, to lift the burn ban off its Precinct 4.

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The Upper Guadalupe River Authority and Schreiner University have teamed up to ensure students are able to volunteer to keep the Guadalupe River beautiful and clean. It also provides the students and staff a way to exhibit servant leadership and provides a way to solidify the partnership bet…

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Finalizing the new Kerr County 2020-21 budget and tax rate filled a large part of the Sept. 14 meeting.

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The Kerr County Soil and Water Conservation District is sponsoring a “Native Tree Sale” and the pre-order deadline is Thursday, Nov. 12, followed by a pick-up day on Nov. 18.

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Riverside Nature Center in Kerrville has re-invented an annual fundraising venture for the nonprofit nature center as a “Virtual Run and Walk,” and invites all area residents to participate.

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The City of Kerrville’s Household Hazardous Waste collection event, held in partnership with Kerr County, is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 Hwy 27.

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Kerr County citizens are receiving good news this week, as Kerr County commissioners took a record vote in unanimous (5-0) support of lowering the county’s annual combined tax rate by 7.6 percent.

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Riverside Nature Center in Kerrville has re-invented an annual fundraising venture for the nonprofit nature center as a “Virtual Run and Walk,” and invites all area residents to participate.

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The Kerr County Soil and Water Conservation District is sponsoring a “Native Tree Sale” and the pre-order deadline is Thursday, Nov. 12, followed by a pick-up day on Nov. 18.

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After temporarily limiting in-person traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kerr County Tax Assessor-Collector Office and Elections Office has reopened for customers to conduct in-person business.

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September marks the start of dove season for more than 300,000 Texas hunters per year. While 2020 surveys of dove populations were cancelled due to ongoing public health concerns, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department estimates promising hunting conditions ahead of the start of the season.

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A 36-year-old Kerrville man is facing multiple assault charges and resisting arrest following an Aug. 24 incident involving Kerrville Police Department officers, while a second suspect was also arrested on a weapon-related assault charge in an unreleated incident.

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The City of Kerrville wants to make residents aware of a road closure occurring on Guadalupe Street between Junction Highway and the Brookdale Apartments.

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The Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting registration for its Adult Flag Football League, which will begin Sept. 9. The team entry fee is $350 and is due at the managers meeting, which will be on Sept. 4.

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The Kerr Count Soil and Water Conservation District is sponsoring a “Native Tree Sale” and the pre-order deadline is Thursday, Nov. 12, followed by a pick-up day on Nov. 18.

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Kerr County families are invited to bring the school-age children to the annual “Kerr 4-H Big Bash,” a get-acquainted and sign-up night to be introduced to the variety of programs and activities available here in 4-H.

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in partnership with the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services, Child Care Licensing will be presenting a virtual training, offering four clock hours for childcare providers. 

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The McWhiney History Education Group in Kerrville, Texas is the recipient of a Humanities Texas Relief Grant. This non-profit operates State House Press, Bear Leader Tours, and conducts a number of history-related outreach projects across the state and nation. It is currently in partnership …

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The majority of this hour-long meeting Aug. 11 was taken up with presentations and discussion of City Manager Mark McDaniel’s proposed FY2020-21 budget for the city, with added information from City Finance Director Amy Dozier.

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Kerr County ended the work week with the news of another COVID-19 fatality to add to the records. The death is the seventh local resident the novel coronavirus has claimed since the pandemic began.

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The Drug Enforcement Administration urges its DEA-registered practitioners and members of the public to be cautious of telephone calls by scammers posing as DEA employees attempting to defraud and extort victims. The schemers call the victims, spoofing DEA phone numbers in order to appear le…

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Kerr County Commissioners discussed an airport board appointment; a downtown patriotic celebration next month; virus numbers; and a requested use of former JDC space.

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in partnership with the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services, Child Care Licensing will be presenting a virtual training, offering four clock hours for childcare providers. 

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Attorney General Ken Paxton, in partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas, last week informed the public about several fraudulent schemes involving masks, personal protection equipment, and other COVID-19 related equipment. 

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Kerrville City Council debated the airport and Kerr Central Appraisal District budgets; and considered street construction fun- ding and rezoning requests, and purchase of a new chassis/cab for a fire department brush truck, on July 28.

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Hunters looking for a new opportunity or a change of scenery this fall are encouraged to check out the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s drawn hunt permits program. Applications are being accepted now for a shot at more than 9,500 permits in 56 hunt categories.

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in partnership with the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services, Child Care Licensing will be presenting a virtual training, offering four clock hours for childcare providers. 

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The Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame committee is seeking nominations through Nov. 1, 2020 for individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to freshwater fishing in Texas for next year’s induction into the hall of fame.