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The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center will extend operating hours at its seven donor rooms beginning Friday as the weather improves in an attempt to make up more than 2,800 donations lost this week because of the severe winter weather.

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission has received federal approval to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to apply for replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed due to the severe winter weather by dialing 2-1-1.

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Members of the Joshua D. Brown Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the chapter’s founding. A large celebration was planned to commemorate the event, but due to COVID restrictions, those plans had to be canceled.

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Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Texas Office of the Attorney General recovered $1.2 billion in civil litigation between fiscal year 2015 and fiscal year 2020, an average of over $200 million for each year. This recovery total was gathered from collections in cases involv…

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The City of Kerrville Parks and Recreation Department would like to announce that registration for summer programs will open Feb 1. Activities include: Group Swim Lessons, Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons, Junior Lifeguard Camp, and a Mermaid Class.

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In an ongoing effort to give back to those who selflessly gave to us through their military service, The Rotary Club of Kerrville (Morning Rotary) provided deer hunts for veterans this past month, thanks to the philanthropy of Morning Rotarian Randy McClay.

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The Salvation Army Kroc Center is seeking lifeguards to work early morning and afternoon shifts supervising swimmers in our lap pool.  No need to worry about the cold or rainy weather, the pool is located under an inflatable dome and the water is heated.      

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The most effective way to defeat scammers is to know how to identify scams. You should just hang up on any call you’re uncertain of and ignore suspicious emails.  Scammers are always finding new ways to steal your money and personal information by exploiting your fears.

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The Major James Kerr Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, held its annual Christmas Silver Tea at the home of member Pam Slutz on Nov. 5, while also commemorating the 48th Anniversary of its being chartered by the National Society.

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The Volunteer Services Council at Kerrville State Hospital has issued the following request for community support of Christmas activities and gifts this year for the KSH patients.

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Hill Country author Wanda Garner Cash’s new book, “Pancho Villa’s Saddle at the Cadillac Bar,” is available now at the Hill Country Arts Foundation’s gift shop and online at Texas A&M University Press, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

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Three-time Grammy Award-winner musician Joe Posada, a COVID-19 survivor and convalescent plasma donor, will be the headliner at the first-ever Couch Potato Ball on Friday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

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Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services recently announced the guiding principles for Texas' COVID-19 vaccine allocation process, which will serve as a foundation for the state's initial distribution of COVID-19 vaccines expected as early as next month.

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Earlier this year, UGRA made the decision to cancel the one-day Annual River Clean Up event for the first time in 16 years.  Since there are many people in our community dedicated to keeping the watershed clean, UGRA still wanted to honor that enthusiasm by offering a modified cleanup format.  

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It is expected that more holiday gifts and greetings will be sent through the mail this year, as families and friends will hold virtual celebrations instead of opening gifts in person. The Postal Service always encourages customers to send their holiday gifts and cards early. This year is no…

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While some may think it is still a little early to unpack the holiday decorations, the Salvation Army has been hard at work, planning Christmas programs for several months.

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The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Texas has announced the first funding application deadline of Dec. 4 for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. A second funding application deadline will be Feb. 12.

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists predict a fruitful white-tailed deer season in many regions of the state. Although conditions are drying statewide, rains in September helped to create an abundance of quality forbs and shrubs, both of which are critical for providing good deer …

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The Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library is pleased to announce that it has joined OverDrive’s Lonestar Consortium for ebooks/audiobooks. The consortium is comprised of more than 30 libraries in central Texas, and their entire collection is now available to library patrons. To browse the collect…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how something unexpected can have a far-reaching impact on people’s health and well-being. For older adults and their loved ones, this highlights the importance of having a plan for emergencies as well as typical situations that come along with aging. 

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The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, today released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and administrative re…

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Expectations are high for the archery hunting season opening day thanks to recent rain events, mild temperatures and reported deer movement throughout the state. The archery-only season opened on Oct. 3 and runs through Nov. 6.

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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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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 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.