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On Monday, Aug. 23, there were 34 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized locally – the highest experienced in this area over the past 8 months, since Jan. 8, 2021, according to Kerr County Emergency Management Coordinator William B. “Dub” Thomas.

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Kerrville City Council members spent most of a two-hour meeting on Aug. 10 getting a presentation on the proposed FY22 city budget. But they also took action on three changes of zoning on property on Park, Riverside and Florence streets.

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County Judge Robert Kelly gave an overview of the unfinished county budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year last week, saying he and the four county commissioners still have some negotiating to do with various department heads and elected officials.

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The City of Kerrville would like to make residents aware of the status of the Streets Reconstruction Project. As of July 30, 2021, the following streets have been completely reconstructed:

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On Monday, Aug. 9, the City of Kerrville Street Division will close Jefferson Street between Hays Street and Francisco Lemos Street in preparation for paving that will start Thursday, Aug. 12. Weather permitting, this full road closure is expected to reopen on Friday, Aug. 13.

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Circle K of Texas recently donated $102,942.60 to the South Texas Veterans Health Care System’s Fisher House. This is the largest donation received since the Fisher House’s opening in 2013.

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South Texas Blood & Tissue Center Corporate Communication Specialist Roger Ruiz says, “Our area continues to face a blood shortage as the demand for blood has increased faster than donations can be collected.

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Kerrville City Council tackled annexation related to a planned housing project; and approved inclusion of a part of the city’s ETJ in the proposed Emergency Services District #3, at their regular meeting July 13.

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Charles W. Bailey Jr., MD, a retired plastic surgeon from Kerrville, was reappointed as a consultant to the Texas Medical Association Committee on Physician Health and Wellness.

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With the announcement of an early retirement by Kerr County Precinct 2 Commissioner Tom Moser, applicants are being sought as candidates who would like to be appointed to serve out Moser’s remaining term.

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The Parks and Recreation Department’s “Concerts by the River” series is returning this year and and began on Friday, June 18 at 7 p.m. in Louise Hays Park.

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In general business at the June 22 Kerrville City Council meeting, the elected council members considered two zoning and annexation matters; and presented a Kerrville Kindness award to the leader and volunteers working on the “Light the Island” project for Tranquility Island.

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'Light the Island' volunteers got a boost over their “finish line” with EIC funding  at City Council meeting, that lets work begin soon on electrical service the length of Tranquility Island, to finish in time for the holiday events in late November.

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The Parks and Recreation Department’s “Concerts by the River” series is returning this year and and began on Friday, June 18 at 7 p.m. in Louise Hays Park.

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Hill Country Charity Ball Association, Inc. is now accepting applications from local non-profit organizations that would like to be the recipient of the 35th annual Hill Country Charity Ball.

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A growing population, pent-up demand for surgeries and busy trauma centers have combined to create a blood shortage in South Texas, San Antonio doctors told a news conference Wednesday at the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center Donor Pavilion.

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The City of Kerrville Public Works, Solid Waste Division would like to remind citizens about their free bulk waste drop-off voucher for the next quarter. The voucher is intended for Kerrville residents that have an active account for solid waste services.

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Kerr County officials are asking local property owners to fill out a storm damage survey online if they haven’t already done so. The deadline has been extended twice already, with the surveys now needing to be no later than June 20.

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While Kerr County residents have been breathing a tentative sigh of relief since local COVID-19 case counts have gone down, citizens are reminded that decreased cases is not the same thing as the pandemic-causing virus being gone.

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Kerrville City Council preceded the regular council meeting June 8 with a council workshop, discussing an AARP award to Kerrville; followed by a quarterly update on the business matters at the Kerr Economic Development Council.

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Kerrville City Council held a regular meeting on June 8, preceded by a workshop; and awarded a contract for the city’s “crack-seal and patching” of city streets to Hayden Paving, Inc.

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A 'Kerrville Kindness Award' was presented to representatives of Kerr Konnect, both office staff and drivers, all volunteers, by Mayor Bill Blackburn, second from left, at a city council workshop before the June 8 regular meeting. Co-founders Karen Burkett and husband Mike, far left and seco…

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Hill Country Charity Ball Association, Inc. is now accepting applications from local non-profit organizations that would like to be the recipient of the 35th annual Hill Country Charity Ball.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline that it will accept winter storm damage reports yet again – this time to June 20.

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Any citizen who would like to help with local elections and local voters is invited to complete upcoming training to become a Kerr County Volunteer Deputy Registrar.

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Debate over possible lane width changes on the Sidney Baker bridge over the river to allow increased pedestrian space dominated much of the May 25 Kerrville City Council meeting, with citizens opposed and council voting 4-1 to approve the first step in seeking funding from outside the city budget.

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The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country has opened its 2021 Community Impact Fund Grant cycle; and their staff is open to receive applications until June 8, 2021.

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Hill Country Charity Ball Association, Inc. is now accepting applications from local non-profit organizations that would like to be the recipient of the 35th annual Hill Country Charity Ball.

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COVID-19 put a damper on last year’s “Robert Earl Keen’s Fourth on the River,” but get ready to “let ‘er rip” in grand style on Independence Day weekend with a full day of free music on Sunday, July 4, at “Robert Earl Keen’s Fourth on the River” at Louise Hays Park, culminating in the tradit…

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Kerrville’s city council meeting of May 11, 2021, began with the official change-over from previous councilmembers to the two members elected in the recent voting; and a farewell to outgoing Councilman Gary Cochrane who chose not to run for re-election.