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Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order to open bars and similar establishments at up to 50 percent capacity, in conjunction with county officials.

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Kerr County’s exemption from the statewide mandatory mask order has been removed, meaning everyone inside the county is once again responsible for covering their faces in public to abide by Governor Greg Abbott’s GA-29 order.

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Kerr County Emergency Management Coordinator William B. “Dub” Thomas recently reported the county’s current COVID-19 pandemic totals are: 5 active cases, 616 recoveries and 10 fatalities as of Friday.

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The Texas Supreme Court issued an order last week that will require a change to the Nov. 3 General Election ballots and that could cause a delay in getting ballots mailed out to Kerr County voters that qualify.

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

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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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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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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 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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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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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.

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Kerrville ISD’s board of trustees held a three-hour Zoom meeting Monday night with heavy emphasis on the COVID-19 pandemic; and how to safely re-open school and manage finances in spite of it.

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Kerr County Commissioners held a regular meeting July 27, and mulled two added vehicle registration fees and the FY21 budget for the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport.

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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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Bastrop County Paramedic Rene Herrera, a 2011 graduate of Tivy High School and Kerr County native, was recently named the recipient of the Acadian Companies “President’s Per- formance Award.”

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Commissioners honored the Historical Commission Monday; and debated again COVID-19 requirements and restrictions versus county control.

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Like many area churches during the Coronavirus crisis, St. Paul’s United Methodist closed its buildings, but not its ministries. Worship services have been livestreamed each Sunday, and the website features daily devotional messages along with a Gratitude Journal and online Bible studies hav…

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With the upcoming school year quickly approaching, and the unknown of what the Fall semester will look like, working parents still need to be prepared with plans for their children for those hours when their children get out of school and when they get home from work.