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July 4th our nation celebrated 244 years of freedom. As I’ve thought of this holiday, it hit me how far we have strayed from being the “United” States of America. There is much conflict and unrest in 2020, however, there is great hope for us, if we can focus on why our forefathers fought for…

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After the recent increase in statewide and community COVID-19 cases, the Dietert Center will be closed again until further notice. We will continue to service our Meals on Wheels clients, Personal Alert Link units, and our Medical Lending program.

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I hope all the Dads out there had a special day on Sunday. For those that have gone before us, I hope special memories made your heart smile. I was a single Mom for 18 years and I even got a special note this year from my daughter thanking me for being both a Dad and a Mom.

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Hurry up … and wait! Remember that saying? I feel that is the life we are in right now. Hurry up and get something done, but wait, it can’t be done yet. We are reviewing all classes and activities weekly to see what we might be able to open up again and when. We are ready, as I know most of …

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Gather with your Kerrville neighbors to lament the hatred tormenting our nation. In response to the murder of George Floyd, Hope 4 Health will host a community vigil at the Doyle Community Center pavilion on June 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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We have a little bit of good news for you. We are going to slowly start opening the building back up, but only for certain activities.

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Are you tired, weary, in need of refreshing? Many people are struggling with weariness and wanting to give up on different thing in their lives. Life in general wears people out, but then you add the pandemic, people are physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted. There have also been re…

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Well it is the first week of June and unfortunately the center remains closed to classes and activities physically in our building. But, we do have a few class options available offsite.

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With only a few days of school left on the calendar and temperatures well into the 90s, there is no doubt that summer is here. It won’t be long before locals and summer vacationers are splashing around in the Guadalupe River. Although, monitoring the water quality of the river is a year-roun…

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Letting go is a good and necessary part of life, and yet, is challenging, as we are often forced into the process unexpectedly. It is a time of saying goodbye, getting rid of stuff we don’t need, and is where our plans, disappointments, dreams, and life, collide with trust in God.

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In contemplating what to write about this week, I spent some quiet time thinking about life right now.

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I hope every mom out there had a fabulous Mother’s Day. We, here at the Dietert Center really missed having our Mother’s Day Tea.

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Celebrated annually the first full week in May, National Travel & Tourism Week was created by Congress in 1983 to underscore the economic power of travel in the U.S.

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The Dietert Center is not open to the public for classes, activities, and dining yet, but we are certainly getting ready for it. We want to make sure the early opening of activities in our community is successful and if any additional recommendations are required before we open.

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The phrase, “being a good neighbor” describes a recognizable set of circumstances to most of us. Whether, it brings to mind references of etiquette and manners or scripture, the concept of a good neighbor is familiar. What if we extend those same patterns of consideration and good will to ho…

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We are starting a new weekly event for the Dietert Center. “Tuesday Donation Day at the Dietert.” Please bring your gently used medical equipment on Tuesdays from 1-4 p.m. and drop them off at the front door area.

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No doubt these are some crazy times with COVID-19, but I think for those who walk with God, we have a magnificent opportunity right now. The big key at this time, is where our mind is fixed.

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During this time of social distancing, do you need a PAL? The Dietert Center’s Personal Alert Link units are the perfect “PAL” to give you the assurance that someone is available at the push of a button for the assistance that you need.

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Thinking about Good Friday, Easter, and all the things going on with the COVID-19 pandemic, I have discovered some things they have in common; threats, death, trust, and overcoming.

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As a nation, as a state and as a local community, we face a challenging chapter in our lives as we and the world navigate the COVID-19 (coronavirus) epidemic.

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First, the important stuff - The Dietert Center will continue to be closed until further notice for all in-house activities, classes, Dining Room and Take 5 Day Respite Care.

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What an unusual time we are all experiencing right now in our community and all across the country. My daughter is on the front lines at an Emergency Clinic in the Fort Worth area, so I get updates from her regularly.

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The longer I walk with God, the more I realize I need a fresh revelation of His love for me in challenging times. Most of us could use an upgrade, when it comes to comprehending God’s love for us. Scripture is clear about the connection between the love of God and fear. 

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Community support for our Meals on Wheels “March for Meals” celebration last week was awesome. With Proclamations of support from the Kerr County Commissioners and the Kerrville City Council Members, we started the week feeling so proud of what we do.

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Have you ever found yourself in a situation and simply did not know what to do? Are you in a place where you do not have the answer? There are a lot of uncertain things in our world right now, especially with COVID-19.

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Between 2016 and 2019, the city’s street maintenance budget steadily increased by 47 percent as recent city councils made a more concerted effort to appropriately address street maintenance and repairs. In fact, 128 lane miles of street maintenance work has been completed over those years … …

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We live in exciting and yet, dangerous days. We live in a time that I feel is packed with potential for each of us, but there are also bombings, Coronavirus, and other things to be concerned about. I firmly believe God is reaching out to all of us to first accept Him as Lord and Savior, and …

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Non-native plants and animals can have devasting impacts on our pristine waterways and Hill Country environment. We’ve experienced this problem locally through increased water pollution in areas with flocks of domestic ducks and Egyptian geese.

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The month of March is dedicated to our Meals on Wheels program as we will participate in the 18th annual “March for Meals” – a national month-long celebration aimed at raising awareness and recruiting support for the needs of our vulnerable senior citizens.

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It is sometimes difficult to discern the man George Washington, because like Lee he’s been marbleized by history. Here was the Continental Army, a collection of colonial militias made up of farmers and tradesmen, determined but by the end of 1777 on the brink of defeat as a fighting force.

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According to a recent Kerrville Daily Times article, in November the voters approved several amendments to the City charter, including an anti-nepotism policy.

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It was a sunny day and I walked into the Dove’s Nest, formerly a Christian book store in Kerrville.

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We had an exciting Valentine’s Day here at the Dietert Center last week. We had a special visit from the Hill Country Homeschool Association kiddos who brought valentines for all of our dining room participants. Those kids worked really hard on all the handmade cards and the seniors were so …