Archives for November 2016

Kerrville Hosts Banner Sign Up Day

The city of Kerrville is encouraging groups to enter the drawing to select the location of a city street banner.

(The Street Banner Sign up will be Monday at city hall. The meeting starts at 10am in the upstairs conference room. There are six locations to choose from, according to a news release from the city. Each organization is allowed two banners per event and two events per year. However, there may be more events added after January. The banners must advertise an event within Kerr County. Organizations can solicit support for a community project or their social institution. Banners should not advertise or include the name of any commercial operation or business, including any sponsors. The permit fee is 85 dollars. You can find the applications at

Rector Appointed to UGRA Board

The Upper Guadalupe River Authority has a new board member, appointed by governor Greg Abbott. Bill Rector ran for Kerr County Commissioner in the March primary, and has been on the Kerrville ISD board of trustees and the Kerrville City Council in the past. Rector is the newest member of the board of directors now for the UGRA and he’ll fulfill the remainder of a term that expires Feb. 1, 2017. The Daily Times reports Rector said the next project the board is working on is research into a flood warning system that would send early signals of flood danger.

Pavers Will Honor Veterans

The brick pavers that will honor veterans are about to be installed. The first flight will include about 150 pavers installed in December, with another 350 going in later to finish the project at the Hill Country Veterans Center on Meadowview Lane in Kerrville. The Daily Times reports the pavers will honor veterans and raise funds for Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 863, which meets at the center. A volunteer has offered to install the bricks for free, and the installation should begin early next week. You can still order an inscribed paver too. Each brick has enough space for three lines of print and costs $40. Contact the Hill Country Veterans Center for more.

Cowboy Christmas This Weekend in Bandera

Holiday festivities are happening in the Cowboy Capital this weekend. This Saturday December 3rd, the Cowboy Campfire Christmas begins at 5 pm at City Park and they’ll have lights up along the banks of the Medina River. Storyteller Lee Haile starts telling the stories at 5:30, and after that they’ll have music from the Almost Patsy Cline Trio. The Bandera Business Association has events planned throughout December. The Bandera Trail of Lights at City Park will be open each evening at dark and hosted by local nonprofits.

Hill Country Mile Decorates for the Holiday

Boerne hopes to draw visitors during the holiday season with Dickens on Main, the Weihnacht Parade and the Stocking Stroll. Many businesses have decorated store fronts over the past week or so along the Hill Country Mile to attract shoppers and visitors. There’s a public/private partnership commitment between Boerne and downtown retailers, with the goal of increasing tourism and boosting the local economy.

Almost All Schreiner Freshman Get Financial Aid

Schreiner University says 99 percent of its freshman get some type of financial aid, and the average amount of money help for a first-year student is $28,001. There are 302 students enrolled in the freshman class this school year, with an average student-to-teacher ratio of 14:1. That’s smaller than most Texas class sizes on the college level, and something Schreiner University prides itself on.

Students will be out of the school for the holiday break soon, but not before the school puts on a holiday show. The Schreiner University choir will present a Holiday Concert starting at 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, Kerrville. The concert is free and open to the public.

Boerne Parade Set for Saturday

Boerne’s Weihnacht Parade is a long standing Boerne Christmas tradition, and it’s coming up this year on December 3rd along the Hill Country Mile. This is the 30th anniversary of the parade, and up to 100 lit entries are expected to travel Main Street. The parade is always on the first Saturday of December and starts at 6:00pm. This year’s theme is “A Lone Star Christmas”

Kerrville to Host Cleanup Day

The next Kerrville Beautification Day is coming up next weekend.

(On Saturday, December 3rd, the theme will be Household Hazardous Waste Round-up. The quarterly beautification day was established by the Kerrville Beautification Advisory Committee to encourage citizens to be proactive and help make a difference in local neighborhoods. One goal of this initiative is to increase community pride and bring Kerrville citizens and organizations together. Residents are encouraged to gather up old paint cans, tires, electronics or other potentially hazardous waste and prepare those items for drop-off at the free waste collection event on December 10th. If you need more info, go to

Ice Skating Begins

Ice skating is back in Fredericksburg. Eisbahn opened up on Marktplatz on Friday and it’s open through January 1. The rink is sponsored by Heritage School and it’s open from 4 to 8pm weekdays in the Kinder Halle pavilion floor. Weekend hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 1-8 p.m.

An Independent Company Offers “Reduce Your Electricity” Seminar

If you got an invitation from the City of Boerne utilities for a free meal on Dec. 6 at the Longhorn Café, it’s still on, but the city wants you to know it’s not involved. The event with the utility agency is to ‘reduce your utility bills,’” and it’s hosted by a private company out of Tyler and the Boerne Star reports it’s not sponsored, sanctioned nor coordinated by the City of Boerne.