Archives for November 2017

Fredericksburg Unveils New Logo

The 175th Anniversary Steering Committee made it official in Fredericksburg this week by honoring the creator the new anniversary logo. Lara Bobo created the logo, which highlights Fredericksburg landmarks including the historic library. The committee got over 30 submissions in the logo contest. The anniversary year will begin May 8, 2020.

New Deal Approved Between Kerrville and the EIC

The revisded services contract between the city of Kerrville and the Economic Improvement Corporation is a done deal. The EIC approved a new contract this week after concerns were raised about the ability to seek separate legal counsel in the event of a disagreement with the city. They got it worked out, and the Daily Times reports the new contract covers administrative, legal, financial, technological and engineering services, as well as work by the city secretary.

Fair Oaks Ranch Moves Closer to Annexing Property

City leaders in Fair Oaks Ranch are considering annexation of property in the extraterritorial jurisdiction, and they’ve held public hearings the past two nights to give people the chance to comment. The annexation might not happen immediately because of a delayed annexation offer with properties that have an agricultural purpose. The Boerne Star reported that as part of its Home Rule Charter, the city has the right to unilaterally annex, but has entered negotiations with rural landowners to ease the transition. Now that the public hearings have been held, Fair Oaks Ranch City Council can consider adopting the annexation ordinance.

Commissioners Consider a Hanukkah Display for Courthouse Lawn

Kerr County commissioners meet today, and on among other things they’ll consider a request for a Hanukkah display. The Jewish Community of the Hill Country wants to display a solar-powered menorah on the courthouse lawn from Dec. 16-23. If it’s approved, this would be the first time a Hanukkah symbol has been placed on the square. Commissioners meet this morning at the Kerr County Courthouse

Boerne Parade to Close Streets

Boerne’s Weihnacht Parade will cause some street closures this weekend. It’s a free event along the Hill Country Mile, and that means Main Street will close Saturday afternoon starting at 4:30. The parade will start at 6 p.m and heads up North Street near the Fire Station and then south across Cibolo Creek to Hosack Street.

School Zone Safety is Emphasized After Bandera Student is Hit

You may notice more police patrols around schools in Bandera after a Pre-K student was hit while walking with his brother to a bus stop. It happened before Thanksgiving on River Bend Road just east of Bandera on the walk to school in the morning. The Bandera Bulletin reported that the 4-year old boy ended up with cuts and abrasions on his head, but is expected to be okay. The driver who hit him did not stop to render aid, and if you have tips you should call the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office or DPS.

Classes Resume at Harper After a Threat

A threat late Monday evening sent the Harper ISD into its emergency operations plan, which closed schools on Tuesday out of an abundance of caution. The Harper ISD involved police, and after an investigation Tuesday concluded that the threat was not credible. Fox 29 in San Antonio reported the threat was a text message that named a student, but when police asked about it, the student was caught off guard and it may have been related to an outside disagreement. The Harper ISD said it appreciated the understanding and cooperation by students and staff as they investigated the terroristic threat and were able to determine it wasn’t credible. Classes are back on at the Harper ISD today.

Kerrville Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

A Kerrville traffic stop leads to an arrest after officers found drugs inside the vehicle. 32-year old Cory Nathaniel Barret Smith was arrested on felony drug possession and tampering charges after he and a woman were pulled over in the 1200 block of Lois Street for an expired registration. The Daily Times reports the driver, a 31-year-old Kerrville woman, had 13 suspensions on her driver’s license and three arrest warrants. She was arrested and then officers searched the vehicle where they found meth packaged for distribution, along with drug paraphenalia. Smith was arrested at that point.

Kimble County House Fire Kills Two

Kimble County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a fatal house fire Sunday. It happened in the 1700 block of US 377 north in London and two people died. The Daily Times reports 32-year old Jatisa Norton and her 12-year old daughter, Jaycie Nortion were killed, and the Junction ISD released a statement saying they were deeply saddened by the loss of one of its 7th grade students, and support services and resources were available to students and staff. No word yet on what caused the fire.

Permits Will Be Necessary for Golf Carts in January

No one will be driving golf carts in Fair Oaks Ranch next year without a permit. City Council members in Fair Oaks Ranch approved an ordinance that will make golf cart owners get a permit to stay in line with Texas Transportation Code. And Fair Oaks Ranch has a lot of golf carts on the streets. The Boerne Star reports about 300 carts are used for golf at the country club; about 700 carts are used socially. To be on the road, owners will have to make sure each golf cart has two headlights, two tail lights, four side reflectors, a parking brake, rearview mirrors and a Slow Moving Vehicle sticker on the back. Fines can run up to $500 starting January 1.