Archives for January 2018

Fredericksburg Business to Host Ribbon Cutting Today

There’s a ribbon cutting today for a new business in Fredericksburg. Narrow Path Winery, owned by the Turbeville family, started making wine in the early 2000s using grapes from their one-acre estate vineyard. A converted barn became their micro-winery and they grew from there. The Chamber recently announced the opening of their recently completed winery and vineyard in Stonewall and invite you to attend their ribbon cutting this after noon at 4pm at 6331 South Ranch Road 1623 in Stonewall.

New Sgt. Sworn in in Kerrville

Kerrville Police Department Patrol Officer Will Allen was sworn in this week and received his stripes and Sergeant’s badge for his promotion and will be assigned to the Field Operations Division. Sergeant Allen will fill the vacancy left by Sergeant James Bowlin, who retired in December. Sergeant Allen has been with the Kerrville Police Department since December 2014 and has been serving the Kerrville community on patrol for over three years and has over eleven years of combined law enforcement experience.

Hobby Center is Dedicated in Fredericksburg

The National Museum of the Pacific War recently dedicated the Oveta Culp Hobby Education center and it will become the Headquarters for the museum’s education department and many of the museums education programs. Oveta Culp Hobby was the first director of the Women’s Army Corp during WWII and had a big impact on Texas history. Hobby became the first Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare and the second woman to serve in a Cabinet when President Eisenhower appointed her in 1953. She passed away in Houston, Texas on August 16, 1995.

Winter Water Averaging Continues in Boerne

Boerne Water Utility customers can impact thir water bills for the rest of the year by conserving now. If you can avoid landscape irrigation and reduce indoor water use as much as possible during the winter months, that can mean savings on the sewer portion of your Boerne utility bill the rest of the year. Residential sewer bills are based on the average water usage during December, January, February, and March each year. The new sewer rate is then effective April 2018 through March 2019. For more on winter averaging see the city of Boerne website.

Kerrville to Host Open Houses on 2050 Comprehensive Plan

Kerrville’s vision for the next 20 to 30 years is being finalized now, and there are two open houses coming up to provide input. It’s a plan that will guide decisions for years to come regarding things like zoning and development approvals. The open houses are planned from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 5 and 6 at the Dietert Center, 451 Guadalupe Street. You’ll have the chance to review and comment on three different land use alternatives for the Kerrville 2050 Comprehensive Plan. Each open house runs from 6:30 to 8:30pm next Monday and Tuesday.

Candidate Fair Set for This Weekend

The Hill Country chapter of the League of Women Voters is planning to hold a candiate forum this Saturday to give you a chance to meet, hear and compare local and state political candidates ahead of the March primaries. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political group that encourages participation. The candidate forum is coming up from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 3 at the Tivy High School cafeteria, 3250 Loop 534.

Police Look for Kerrville Robbery Suspects

Police are looking for two men who robbed a Kerrville convenience store. The Neu-Mart store at 608 Meadow View Lane was robbed Friday night and The Kerrville Daily Times reported that the two men who robbed it were driving a golden-colored van, and waited at the gas pumps for customers to leave the store. Then they barged into the store with handguns and made away with about $750. No one was hurt. If you have tips, contact Kerrville Police at 257-8181 or Kerr County Crimestoppers, anonymously, at 896-8477.

Some Kerr County Residents Can Connect to Wastewater for Free

Kerr County Commissioners adopted a policy last week that will let most residential property owners along the East Kerr County/Center Point Wastewater Project connect for free. Anything below $4,600 would be covered, and the property owner would be responsible for anything over that. The Daily Times reports the county has a $1 million community development block grant to provide 156 sewage service connections to low- to moderate-income residences in Westwood Park, Nickerson Farms, Cypress Park and Center Point. When completed it’s finished in 2020, the 27-mile line will connect the area with the Kendall County’s wastewater treatment plant in Comfort.

Bandera Signs Can’t be Distracting

Outdoor signs that are considered distracting won’t be happening in Bandera. The Bandera City Council agreed to prohibit bright, outdoor signs using specific types of obtrusive, reprogrammable lighting within the city limits, and the Bandera Bulletin reports that sets the stage for a possible confrontation with Hondo National Bank and the Bandera United Methodist Church that have those types of signs now. They could be asked to remove the signs if the city attorney decides it’s necessary.

Rare Blue Moon Happens Wednesday

A rare blue supermoon is coming early Wednesday morning, which means the moon is closer to earth and there will be a lunar eclipse. It’s the second full moon in one calendar month, so it becomes a blue moon. EarthSky.org says it’s the first blue moon total lunar eclipse since March 1866. It’s a blue moon because Earth blocks the sunlight that would otherwise reflect off the moon. The next blue moon total lunar eclipse will happen Dec. 31, 2028.