Archives for February 2018

Boerne High Hires New Football Coach

Boerne High has its new football coach. Mike Dormandy stepped down in January after serving as Boerne’s head football coach for six seasons. He’s moving on to take the head coaching job at Wylie East. The new coach, pending board approval, will be Che Hendrix from the Dallas Fort Worth Area. Hendrix coached for six years at Frisco Heritage High School and compiled a 26-37 record. Last season the Coyotes went 4-6 and missed the playoffs. Dormandy led Boerne High to a 32-24 record with five playoff appearances over the same span.

Kendall County Burn Ban is Off

Kendall Commissioners voted this week to do away with the county-wide burn ban burn ban for now. Recent rains have helped, and with more rain expected, Kendall County Judge Darrel Lux lifted the ban after consulting with the County Fire Marshal and fire chiefs and they unanimously agreed that the burn ban isn’t necessary right now. If you’re planning to burn, you should call to register at 830-249-8645. No burning is allowed within city limits.

Gillespie County Calls Off Burn Ban

Rains have also helped Gillespie County lift its burn ban. County Judge, Mark Stroeher, issued notice the burn ban is off after consulting with the county fire marshal. The city of Fredericksburg advises on its website that even though we are still in severe drought conditions and the fire risk is there, they want to work with the public to accomplish some necessary burning while conditions are more favorable. Just use caution.

Boerne Could Add Roundabout to Traffic Pattern

The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization considers road improvement projects across the Hill Country and the greater San Antonio area, and one of 48 projects being considered now is an improvement to the intersection of Old San Antonio Road and Cascade Caverns Road in Boerne. They would build a roundabout at the intersection, and the Boerne Star says the City of Boerne has applied for federal transportation grant funding for the project, and consideres it essential for future mobility.

Free Heart Assessments Offered in Fredericksburg

Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg is offering free cardiac risk assessments for women and men as part of a heart health campaign. They’re taking appointments today and tomorrow for blood draws, and physicals can be scheduled for three days in March. For more, visit hillcountrymemorial.org/redinfred.

KCWS to Host 5K and 10K This Saturday

The Kendall County Women’s Shelter will host its annual Heal the Soul 5K/10K Run and one-mile Fun Run/Walk this weekend. The first race in 2010 was held at Joshua Springs Park and Reserve, and since it’s grown so much since then the race steps off now from Boerne Plaza. The fun run/walk starts on Saturday, March 3, at 8 a.m., followed by the 5K and 10K at 8:30 a.m. Watch for street closures too with the route moving down North School Street and other back streets behind the plaza. You can register at kcwstexas.org.

Nonpartisan Resource Helps Ahead of Primary Day

There are some heated races happening right now with the March primaries coming up, including the race for the state’s 21st Congressional District seat that Republican U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith is letting go of this year. A total of 22 candidates are on the ballot in that race, including 18 on the Republican ticket. A helpful resource might be the nonpartisan website www.vote411.org. When you enter your address you can see a listing of candidates in all the races. Early voting continues through Friday and primary day is next Tuesday.

Early Voting Continues

Early voting continues for the March primaries. Voters are deciding with candidates the Republican and Democratic parties will send to the general election in November. In Bandera, the early voting locations are the Ray Mauer Annex, the Lakehills Area Library, and the Medina Annex. In Kerr County, early voting locations include the Cailloux City Center 910 Main Street, and the Kerrville Kerr County Courthouse Annex 3350 Hwy 27, Ingram. Early voting runs through March 2nd, and the primaries are March 6th.

Petition on Alcohol Sales Fails to Gather Enough Signatures

A petition that would have called for an election on alcohol sales in Kerrville’s precinct 2 has failed. The Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce said the petition fell about 300 signatures short of the needed 1350 and they ran out of time. The goal is to ultimately create a wine trail through Kerrville starting on Texas 16, and most of the spots along the route allow sales now except for precinct 2. The Chamber told they Daily Times it plans to continue promoting craft agriculture, and could try again to get the alcohol sales measure on the ballot next year.

Middle School Reports Case of Tuberculosis

Someone connected with Boerne Middle School South has come down with tuberculosis. The school isn’t saying how exactly the person is connected to the school, but the Boerne Star reports that person has been absent since the beginning of February. Tuberculosis is an infectious bacterial disease that generally affects the lungs and is spread through the air when people who have active TB in their lungs cough, spit, speak or sneeze. The disease is relatively hard to spread since the bacteria doesn’t live long on surfaces, and it is treatable with antibiotics. There’s a meeting for parents Tuesday, February 27, at Boerne Middle School South in the cafeteria, and students can be tested for TB on March 8th. It takes 8 to 10 weeks after exposure to get positive results. The state will provide medication to prevent TB free of charge for anyone who tests positive.