Archives for October 2018

Results Released for Stork Death Investigations

More now on a death investigation that dates back to September 24, 2016. The Kerrville Police Department responded that day to a home on Tanglewood Lane and found the bodies of Gary and Peggy Stork inside. The investigation and autopsy revealed both individuals died from separate single gunshot wounds to the head. The death investigation has been open for forensic testing, and the case was presented to the 198th Grand Jury yesterday. The Kerrville Police Department’s investigation determined that there was no third party involved in the death of Gary or Peggy Stork. While it was determined that Gary Stork’s death was self-inflicted, Peggy Stork’s manner of death was undetermined. The investigation and evidence analysis was unable to definitively establish Peggy Stork’s manner of death.

Fredericksburg to Share Results of Historic District Survey

There’s a meeting coming up to talk about rich history of Fredericksburg. They’ve been working on an historic resources survey of areas outside of the existing historic district that have not been documented before, and those results will be shared next month. Survey teams conducted the survey during the first week of May. The Historic Review Board will use the results of the survey to determine if the historic district should be expanded and will ultimately make a recommendation to City Council. You can learn more about the survey results on Tuesday, November 13 at the Hill Country University Center HEB Room, at 2818 US Hwy 290 E. at 6:30 p.m. The survey will be posted to the city website after November 13th. There’s more at www.fbgtx.org.

Key Ballot Races Draw Voters to the Polls

Early voters have been getting to the polls in large numbers across Texas, and the Hill Country is no exception. Several big races are drawing people out, including governor, US Senate, and State Representative for District 73 which covers the Hill Country. That race pits Republican Kyle Biedermann against Democrat Stephanie Phillips. The race for State Senator District 25 has Republican Donna Campbell facing Democrat Steven Kling. Early voting continues through Friday with the election November 6th.

It’s Fright Night Halloween Night in Kerrville

The Kerrville Parks and Rec Department is hosting family friendly Fright Night tomorrow at Louise Hays Park. Activities will include trick or treating, bounce houses, games, a costume contest for kids, a pet costume contest, and more. Pets will need a proof of rabies vaccination. Registration starts at 5:30 at the park, 202 Thompson Drive.

Fee Increase to Draw Homebuilders to Meeting

Home builders in Fredericksburg are going to have higher fees soon and there’s an info session coming up to learn more. The City of Fredericksburg is planning an open house and luncheon about the fee schedule Wednesday, October 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Cardinal Room at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course. It will be a question and answer type format with a meet and greet luncheon for all construction related trades including home builders, plumbing companies, electricians, HVAC companies, or any trades affected by the new fee schedule which will go into effect on November 1. There’s more at www.fbgtx.org.

New Barber Shop Planned in Kerrville

A zoning change will allow for a new barber shop in Kerrville. The city council approved the request that allow Luis Sanchez to put up a new barber shop on Holdsworth Drive. The new designation will make that zone near the 300 block residential, community commercial and regional commercial. The Daily Times reported the barber shop will be small, with between three and five chairs in the shop and up to 14 parking spaces.

Impactful Boerne Resident to Be Honored with Her Own History Day

Col. Bettie Edmonds will be honored with her own day in early November. The Boerne City Council has established November 10th as a History Day to honor Edmonds. She’s served for several years on the Boerne Cemetery Foundation, the Kendall County Historical Commission, Hill Country Women in Business and the Boerne Art League. And she’s well-known for renderings of historic Hill Country homes and farms over the years.

Boerne Set to Renew Youth Curfew

Boerne is closer to renewing its youth curfew. Boerne Police Department Chief James Kohler gave the second reading at a meeting last week. The ordinance will extend the City’s youth curfew that was set up in 1994 and applies to those under the age of 17 who are unaccompanied by a parent. They’ve got to be inside by midnight. It’s necessary to have to public hearings and renew the ordinance every three years.

New Kerrville Development Involves Annexation

Kerrville is making plans to annex land near Thompson Drive and Knapp Road for a new development. City leaders voted last week to annex sixty acres for townhomes, luxury apartments, restaurants, and other businesses including office space. The master plan includes a walking trail and park, and the development will be constructed in stages with the luxury apartments first. It will be called The Landing.

River Trail May Add Connections

Kerrville is moving ahead with plans to extend the River Trail, and that may include adding connections for bike routes and connecting to Schreiner University. The city council passed the updated plan last week. The timeline for the expansion all depends on funding.