by Mary Ellen Summerlin
As a newspaper publisher and journalist, I believe that the media’s job is to accurately report facts about candidates in an effort to educate voters to make informed decisions.
Well, we did it again. On Monday, April 12, we provided 143 second-round vaccines for our Meals on Wheels clients, their caregivers and other seniors. Special thanks goes to 21 Texas Army National Guard team members that helped to facilitate that accomplishment.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are asking citizen scientists to help monitor black-capped vireos from April 10 to July 1 at Inks Lake State Park and Lost Maples State Natural Area in Texas.
Seven months into our 2021 fiscal year (FY2021), the City of Kerrville’s positive financial situation serves as a daily reminder that we live in a dynamic and ideally-situated hub of the Texas Hill Country. Kerrville’s status as a regional destination for business, education and recreational…
As the Dietert Center rounds out our month-long awareness campaign to celebrate the power of Meals on Wheels and increase support for America’s seniors amid challenging times, we would like to thank our community members that came along for the ride.
The Dietert Center is continuing our month-long awareness campaign to celebrate the power of Meals on Wheels and increase support for America’s seniors amid challenging times.
The last three and a half years I have had the privilege of overseeing care for my father-in-law, John Rambie. He was a great man and unfortunately, he recently passed away. Walking with people in the last days of their journey on earth is challenging at times, and yet so rewarding.
The Texas Medical Association’s School Reopening Workgroup and the Texas Pediatric Society (TPS) are calling on Texans to remain vigilant and maintain proven preventive measures against COVID-19 as schools reopen, primarily urging school leadership to keep universal masking policies in place.
I know that everyone is ready to get back into the groove of normalcy and with the recent order from the Governor, maybe our state is starting that path, but the Dietert Center will hold off for a little while longer.
aThe majority of February sales tax revenue is based on sales made in January and remitted to the agency in February. For this period, however, the Feb. 22 due date for state taxes and fees to be reported and paid was extended by one week, due to effects of the winter storm, to March 1.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and his Consumer Protection Division are warning Texans to be aware of energy price hikes and offers tips to protect yourself from excessive and potentially unlawful charges after the recent winter weather storm:
I spent the last couple weekends helping my sister pack up her house in Austin. While helping her, I was reminded of and able to hold in my hand special items that are sentimental to our family.
I am not sure which TV show I escaped from, whether it was “The Twilight Zone” or “Little House on the Prairie,” but I am so relieved to be back in “Happy Days.” Welcome back to Texas and our gorgeous weather. You know the old saying, “If you don’t like the weather in Texas, wait thirty minu…
The last few days have been very challenging for many of us in our community and state. Like many, my husband and I have dealt with the temperature being 31 degrees when we arrived at our house, busted water pipes, water in our house, electricity only a few hours a day and cooking in our fir…
Last week Mother Nature threw a hissy-fit, and it was a hum-dinger. Dallas recorded the coldest three-day period on record, and the record goes back to the 1800s. In my 75 years I’ve seen Texas ice storms before, but this was my first ice-week. And it was frigid across Texas and up as far as…
The brutal winter storm that ripped through Texas last week laid low most of the state’s power grid, rendering basic everyday essential services useless. Across the state, millions of citizens shivered in dark, freezing-cold homes, often without food and even more perilously without water.
Super Bowl LIV wasn’t very exciting this year, but it was nice to feel that sports of some sort was back in session and the cardboard people cutouts helped make it feel that the stadium was full of spectators.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, many in our society will focus on love. One of the outstanding characteristics of God is His constant and everlasting love for us. His love for me has been my anchor and security; however, it wasn’t always that way.
I want to share another positive story about the Dietert Center with you today. This time, it’s about our PAL program. PAL is the initials for Personal Alert Link and it’s the buttons that you wear around your neck that will summon assistance if you fall or have a medical emergency.
The last few days of 2020, I began reading Psalms 37. It was a familiar passage; however, I had not visited it in a long time. As I read it, sitting by my fireplace, it seemed so relevant to our current state of affairs here in our nation.
I want to share a good memory story about the Dietert Center with you today. We received a grant from Meals on Wheels of America and PetSmart to help our MOW clients with some of their pet needs during the pandemic.
It was early in the morning and I sat in my cozy robe with my hot tea. I was eager to get back to my routine and quiet time after company and the holidays. Every year, I begin the year asking God what He has for me in the new year. As I prayed and listened, I felt like I heard two words, exp…
We got word last week that the AARP National offices have closed all AARP Tax Services in Kerrville for the full year and that includes the one usually held at the Dietert Center.
As I stood by the Christmas tree and gazed into the eyes of my precious new grandsons, I was reminded of God’s redemption for 2020. In July we welcomed Griffin David Maxwell and in September, Tripp Robert Williams. These new additions were some of the bright spots of this pandemic year and r…