Boerne Looks for Proposals to Help With Ordinance Development

The City of Boerne is seeking sealed proposals for professional services that will help develop a unified code of ordinances that will implement the vision of the newly adopted Master Plan. City staff is currently in the process of reviewing all codes as well as engaging the development community to obtain their input on code regulations and process. The input will be incorporated into the development of the new code, which the firm selected will be putting together. The city says all bids have to be returned to the city of Boerne prior to November 2 at 4:00 p.m. There’s more at www.ci.boerne.tx.us.

Kerrville is Register for Its Angel Tree

Registration is getting underway for the annual Angel Tree program…

(Angel Tree is organized by the local chapter of the Salvation Army. Registration begins next week for the program that seeks to brighten the Christmas holiday for children who might otherwise not get anything. Families wishing to apply for assistance can go to the chapel of the Salvation Army building at 201 Holdsworth Drive in Kerrville between 9am and noon any weekday next week. Applicants must bring a photo ID, proof of residence, a benewfit letter for SNAP, Medicaid, or CHIPS, and also have clothing sizes and toy requests ready for kids under 14. If you wish to Adopt An Angel, you can call 830-315-5753. Otherwise, angles will be placed on the tree at the Salvation Army Kroc Center through mid-November.)

Historical Items May Come Together for Kerrville Display

Artifacts that mean something to the history of Kerr County have been scattered up until now. After Charles Schreiner’s death in 1927, his heirs transferred ownership of his limestone mansion on Earl Garret Street to the Kerrville Masonic-Lodge before it was sold to the Hill Country Preservation Society three years later. The preservation society then donated the mansion and its contents to Schreiner University, which eventually transferred ownership of the mansion to The Cailloux Foundation. That left a lot of stuff in storage units, but recently Kerr county commissioners okayed a move that will allow the historical items to be gathered up and displayed. The Daily Times reported there is a plan in the works for a facility to be called Heart of the Hills Heritage Museum and many of the items will be displayed there.

Fredericksburg ISD Hosts First of Many Tours Today

Fredericksburg I.S.D. Schedules 2018-2019 Taxpayer Tours
The 2018-19 FISD Taxpayer Tour is scheduled for each of our campuses along with central office and maintenance. All taxpayers of FISD are invited to sign up for a small group tour of a campus. The purpose of the tours is to give citizens a chance to see a campus in action and a view into the classrooms and facilities. The tours begin at 11:00 am and end by 1:00 pm at all campuses.

October 16 & March 19 – Fredericksburg High School
November 13 – Fredericksburg Primary School and Gillespie County High School
December 11 & April 16 – Fredericksburg Middle School
January 22 – Stonewall Elementary School
February 19 – Fredericksburg Elementary School
May 21- Central Office, Maintenance, and Transportation

Participants are asked to meet at the school office. A roster will be provided of participant names and phone numbers. Principal/School Board Member will greet the guests, tour classrooms and facilities, then have an optional lunch ($4.25) when it’s convenient for the campus. Please contact Joanie Kramer, Director of FISD Community Education at 830-997-7182 or joaniek@fisd.org to register.

Third Body Found After Junction Floods

A third body was discovered Saturday near Junction. Four people were swept away by floodwaters a week ago when the Llano River spilled over its banks, and two bodies were found four days later. Saturday around 6:20 p.m., searchers spotted a third missing person near Yates Crossing in Junction downstream across the Llano River. The body was recovered and the family was notified. About forty volunteers were involved in that effort. The search for the fourth body continues today.

Meeting Today May Reject Kendall Gateway Study

Kendall County Judge Darrel Lux has called a special meeting of County Commissioners today with just one action item, and that’s to consider the Kendall Gateway Study that is to be presented to TxDOT. There’s a push to reject the study, according to the Boerne Star because of the overwhelming lack of support. The meeting is today at 2:30 p.m., at Kronkosky Place in Boerne.

Several Possibilities Exist for Kerrville Pool

A meeting to decide what to do with the Olympic Pool in Kerrville drew a big crowd last Thursday. There are several options for remodeling the pool, and the first upgrades equipment to make it more efficient, and brings it up to ADA standards. The second option divides the pool into two swimming areas and makes it ready for competition. The third option adds a slide or lazy river and other recreational features. The fourth is a complete rebuild with one pool inside and one pool outside, which the Daily Times reported was the most popular option at the meeting given the age of the current pool. After gathering input from the meeting, a final decision could come in November.

Bike the Burg Includes Several Route Options

Bike the ‘Burg is coming up in Fredericksburg this Saturday October 27, and it’s expected to draw hundreds of cyclists. There are several route options for skill levels. All routes begin and end at Ambleside School of Fredericksburg at 406 Post Oak Rd. (formerly the Fredericksburg Dance Hall). Rest stops will be located along the routes at four of the scenic Gillespie County Country Schools, including the Doss Community Center. Route options include a 6 mile Family Fun Ride, and then 14 miles, 34.5 miles, 48 miles and 65 mile routes. Online registration ends Thursday. There’s more at www.biketheburgtx.com. Proceeds from Bike the ‘Burg directly benefit Ambleside School of Fredericksburg.

Committee Forms to Address Animal Issues in Kerrville

A new committee has formed in Kerrville to advise on animal services. The volunteer group is includes a veteranarian, a County Commissioner, a representative from a nonprofit animal shelter, and another person appointed by the city of Kerrville. They’ll all serve two-year terms. The committee will work with an architect to determine the needs of the Kerr County Animal Services space and develop a long-term plan, and set up rabies vaccination clinics and schedule other animal-welfare events.

Christmas Lights At Bandera City Park Get Initial Green Light

Christmas lights may be coming back to Bandera City Park. The city council has given initial support and agreed to let the Bandera Business Association use a section of city park near the Highway 173 bridge for the lighting program between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. No funds have been approved yet, and that was the issue last year and caused the celebration to be cut back. The Bandera Bulletin reports there is broad support for the light display despite the fact that funding is still up in the air. Plans are in the works now on traffic, viewing hours, and when the group might start asking for donations.