Archives for December 2017

KPD Investigates Saturday Night Armed Robbery

Kerrville Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Mini Mart located at 1980 Sidney Baker Street. The crime happened at about 10pm Saturday night. The clerk reported that a man wearing a hoodie walked in, pointed a small pistol at him, and demanded money. The clerk did comply with the request and the robber fled the store with a handful of cash. Nobody wa sinjured, according to Polcie Spokesman Juan Trevizo. ANyone with information about this robbery is asked to call 257-8181.

Fredericksburg Ball Drop Planned Sunday Night

If you’re still looking for New Years Eve plans, you might want to check out the Fredericksburg Midnight Ball Drop event Sunday night at Marketplatz. It starts at 9pm and will run through 1am. A local ball drop will take place with a giant ball constructed of recycled materials by city employee Kyle Treibs. The ball will be dropped from a fire truck ladder at midnight. The event is family friendly and there will be food trucks there. The skating rink will be open until midnight, as well.

Brewpup Owner To Request Lowering Of Brewery Fee In Kerr County

The Kerr County COmmissioners will have their final 2017 meeting this morning. On the agenda is an item to consider a request to lower the fees for brewery and brewpub permits. Jeremy Walther, who owns Pint N’ Plow Brewing Company, is responsible for the request. RIght now, the brewery fee is $1,750 for a state-issued permit. It is administered through the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Walther told the Daily Times that the majority of his revenue still comes from food sales, not alcohol. He says the current fee is not only excessive, but exorbitant. He wants the fee reduced to $175.

Kerrville Trash Schedule Changes For Holiday

Don’t forget that the Kerrville trash schedule has been changed for the holidays. This Saturday is the CHristmas make-up day for recycling. There will be no recycling on Friday. There will again be no regular garbage pick up on Monday, January 1st. That pickup day will shift to Tuesday, the 2nd. Recycling will be provided on Saturday, January 6th.

KPD To Conduct Another Citizens Police Academy

The Kerrville Police Department is once again gearing up for another citizen police academy. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a police officer, this is your chance. You’ll learn about crime scene investigations and behind the scenes operations of your local police department. The courses are designed to give you a working knowledge of the Kerrville Police Department. The course consists of twelve classes instructed by personnel from various divisions of the department. Although the course has a particular emphasis on patrol, it also covers other topics. The class is free of charge. The 122 classes are held on Tuesday’s from 6-9pm in the training room of the Kerrville Police Department at 429 Sidney Baker. The first class starts February 6th and the deadline for enrollment is January 30th. The class size is limited and applications are available for download at kerrvilletx.gov. Questions, call 258-1371.

KPUB Considers Growing Renewable Energy Options

The Kerrville Public Utility Board has been talking about renewable energy, and could contract in the future with more sources of solar power. This year, KPUB started receiving energy from the Albercas Wind Project in South Texas and the Salt Fork Wind Project in the Panhandle. That makes up about 27 percent of the energy purchased by KPUB and will probably be at 35 percent in 2018, according to the Daily Times. One proposed project would contract for solar energy from a number of area collection sites, and they’ll talk more about that at the next meeting January 24th.

Singing Tree Will Perform in Fredericksburg

The Singing Christmas Tree is a one-hour concert is outdoors on the grounds of Pioneer Museum Friday and Saturday night, and they’ll have lights up and a 30-foot tall structure decorated with greenery to look like a tree. Admission is free, and they’ll be taking donations for the Gillespie County Historical Society’s Pioneer Museum. A choir with more than 60 members will sing traditional Christmas songs. Just bring your own chair, and find more info at www.pioneermuseum.net. It starts at 6:30.

Speaker Will Address Legalization of Marijuana

The legalization of marijuana will be the topic highlighted at the next meeting of the Hill Country Chapter of Texas Democratic Women. Heather Fazio will speak at the Jan. 2 luncheon from a Health and Criminal Justice Perspective. The Democratic Women’s luncheon will begin at 11 a.m. Jan. 2 at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 201 Holdsworth Drive. The meeting is open to the public.

Frederickburg Golf Course Gets a New Manager

Fredericksburg has named its new golf course general manager. Chris Meade is a Dallas-area resident who will bring 15 years of management experience when he takes over as general manager of Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course. The Fredericksburg Standard reports Meade is a member of the PGA of America. Touchstone Golf was approved as the new operator of the golf course by the city council and will assume its duties on Monday, Jan. 1st. They oversee dozens of courses across the US.

17th Habitat for Humanity Home to be Built in Fredericksburg

Habitat for Humanity in Fredericksburg is taking applications now for the next house. You’ll have to have a Fredericksburg address currently, and have lived in the city for at least a year to be eligible, and you’ll have to pay an affordable monthly mortgage and put in 300 hours of sweat equity. Applications are on www.fbghabitat.org. Construction on the new home starts in February, and it will be the 17th Habitat home in Fredericksburg.