Archives for May 2018

Man Faces Charges after Indecent Exposure in Kerrville

Kerrville Police have been investigating an indecent exposure case, and made an arrest last week. Officers arrested Ronald Dwayne
Vick for two counts of Indecent Exposure after a month long investigation into two incidents of Vick exposing himself at Kerrville convenience store locations. The first time it happened was April 14th at a store in the 500 block of Sidney Baker Street. A second offense happened May
19th in the 500 Block of Main Street involving a different victim. An Indecent Exposure offense is a Class B Misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in jail, with a fine up to $2,000 or both if convicted on each count.

Ingram Police Make an Arrest after Convenience Store Incident

Ingram police made a traffic stop in the 3200 block of Junction Highway Monday night, and while that was happening, an officer saw a man running from the Neu-Mart with the clerk right behind him. The officer called dispatch and other agencies came to help. It seems the clerk and the man got into an argument and the man knocked over the cash register and ran out. A criminal mischief charge was filed, and they’re still investigating.

Planet Fitness Opens Soon in Boerne

The YCMA building on South Main in Boerne has been empty since last year when the Y relocated to the north side of town, and the Boerne Star reports it’s set to reopen in September as a Hill Country franchise of Planet Fitness. There’s a trailer set up now that’s selling memberships and taking care of other business before the opening. This will be the 14th San Antonio-area location for Planet Fitness.

Museum Director is Retiring Today

Today is the last day for Joe Cavannaugh as the director at the National Museum of the Pacific War after 18 years there. He’s overseen several major construction projects during his time there, like the recent $8 million Pacific Combat Zone, the 2007 renovation of the Admiral Nimitz Museum, and the 2009 expansion of the George Bush Gallery. The Fredericksburg Standard says Cavannaugh began his career in museums and historic sites in May 1978 in Arkansas.

Boerne Wants Input on Master Plan

You’ve got a chance to add your two cents now as Boerne puts together its plan for the future. The Boerne Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing at 6pm next Monday June 4 at the Municipal Court Complex. City leaders want to hear your thoughts on what they call a work in progress. The city has already received more than 1700 responses on a public survey, and handling growth with the expected population increase is a priority. Some of the possibilities in the coming years – adding a truck route, developing a more diverse tax base, preserving Boerne’s small town feel, and keeping up with water demand and road and traffic capacity. Anyone can attent the public hearing Monday at the Municipal Court Complex, and see the master plan highlights on the city of Boerne website, www.boerne-tx.gov.

Kendall County Makes a New Burn Ban Decision

Kendall County Commissioners have reinstated the countywide burn ban. No outdoor burning is allowed in Kendall County while the burn ban is on, and the city sends the reminder too that as always, outdoor burning is never allowed inside the city limits of Boerne.

Fredericksburg Wants Input on Event Survey

Fredericksubrg is looking for ideas for future City sponsored events. City leaders say with the success of the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and the Open House & Touch-A-Truck events, they want to know what other types of events our community would be interested in, and they’ll consider those thoughts in the planning process. The short survey is up now on the city of Fredericksburg website, www.fbgtx.org.

Gillespie Co. Holds Hill Country’s Lowest Jobless Rate

Workforce Solutions Alamo released a recent job report that showed the unemployment rate in Gillespie County is the lowest in the Hill Country. The jobless rate for the 13-county area that Workforce Solutions represents decreased to 3.8 percent in April, down from 4.1 percent in March. The Gillespie County unemployment rate moved down to 2.4% in April, down from 2.7% reported in March. The Hill Country as a whole has a 3.1 percent unemployment rate.

Kerrville Library Adds New System

The Butt-Holdsworth Library has a new online catalog system. There are several new features, including the Reserve Express list of popular authors that lets you know when new titles arrive at the library. You can let the system know if you’re out of town too, so you won’t lose your place in line. There’s more at www.kerrvilletx.gov.

Road Projects in Kerr County to go Out for Bid Soon

Kerr County Commissioners meet today instead of Monday because of Memorial Day, and road construction will be a big topic. County engineer Charlie Hastings will request bids on plans and specifications for about 4 miles of county roads, according to the Daily Times. The bid will be advertised May 30 to June 6, and bids will be due June 22. They’ll be awarded on June 25th. Commissioners are also expected to discuss a proposal for a new subdivision called Hidden Springs which will be on the border of Kerr and Kendall Counties.