Archives for March 2019

Students Can Choose Boerne High or Boerne Champion

A decision at a recent Boerne ISD board meeting impacts which high school students might attend. The board unanimously approved a change to an arrangement put into place in 2008, which was the year that Champion High School first opened. High school students will have a one-time option of attending either Champion High School or Boerne High, regardless of which school they’re zoned for. Before, this option was only possible in the Boerne High School attendance zone. Some parents are concerned that BHS could grow into 5A size and become a competitor with CHS.

Boerne Beer Competition Becomes an Official Registered Event

The third annual Boerne BierFest is coming up, and it will bring Texas’ top craft brewers and local artists to Boerne’s AgriCultural for competitions, music and more. The Boerne Star reported that the BierFest has been recognized as a U.S. Steinholding Association registered competition. Competitors have to hold a regulation beer stein filled with a liter of beer, which weighs around 5.5 lbs, out from the body, parallel to the floor as long as possible. This is the third year for the competition at Boerne BierFest, and the first it’s officially registered. There are 35 competition slots available, and registration is first come, first serve on the day of the event, April 6, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Boerne AgriCultural, 102 City Park Rd. There is no cost to enter.

www.boernebierfest.org

Little League Fields to See Upgrades

Hail wrecked a little havoc at Little League fields in Kerrville, and the Daily Times reports 31 reflectors on the lighting will need to be replaced, among other things. The price to install the reflectors and re-aim the structures, materials and labor totals $9,975. There are other repairs that need to happen too, that aren’t related to hail. The county is paying for part of the cost and the Little League will foot the rest of the bill. The request for funding was unanimously approved this week by Kerr County Commissioners.

Utility Customers Should Update Information

Fredericksburg has a new way to help process utility payments. The city says it has recently upgraded its system to use a new payment processor, and that means you’ll have to update your payment profile. There’s a link to do that on the city website at www.fbgtx.org. The city says your payment information is still safe and secure.

Hearings Set on Proposed Annexation

An annexation request is on the table in Kerrville as part of the process of extending Loop 534. There will be public hearings on the annexation of about 35 acres between State Highway 27 and Cypress Creek, directly adjacent to Loop 534. The land is within Kerrville’s extraterritorial jurisdiction. Public hearings on the annexation have been set for April 16th at 10 am, and April 23rd at 6 pm at City Hall in Kerrville.

Boerne Home is a Total Loss After Fire

Firefighters from Boerne, Waring, Sisterdale and Comfort worked together to put out a fire at Patrick and Cheryl Hundley’s house in Boerne, but they couldn’t save the home. The house on North Hilltop Drive was destroyed. Cheryl Hundley is a BISD middle school coach and science teacher and her husband is a lawyer who worked out of the home. The Boerne Star reported the fire started in the attic, but it’s not clear yet what exactly caused the flames. Church friends and family members have been rallying around the Hundleys with donations.

Students Recognized for Successful Rocket Launch

Students at Ingram Tom Moore High School wroked hard to launch a rocket that flies faster than the speed of sound. The Daily Times reported last week, their accomplishment was recognized by the Ingram Tom Moore High School student body with a banner presentation by a representative from the Systems Go, STEM-based rocket launch program. Students built the rocket from scratch, and succeeded in exceeding the sound barrier.

Boerne Leader Resigns

A Boerne Councilman has resigned. Ron Cisneros has resigned from the District 4 City Council seat because he’s moving outside the district and isn’t eligible to serve out his remaining term. As required by the city charter, the seat has to be officially be declared vacant at the April 9 city council meeting. Brian Fowler is the unopposed candidate for the District 4 position and will take the oath of office at the May 14th city council meeting.

Kerrville Will Host Land Stewardship Conference

The Hill Country continues to attract visitors how vacation, hunt, rest, and relax each year and that creates a need for management of it all. The 6th Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference will help land owners and managers address needs, and it will be held at the YO Hotel in Kerrville next month. Day 1 will include discussion topics on things like grazing, herbicides, fence laws, and whitetail deer management. Day 2 involves a choice of tours to different parts of the Hill Country on board air
conditioned charter buses. Dates for the conference are April 25-26. To register go to agriliferegister.tamu.edu/productListingDetails/2789. And for more information contact the Kerr County Extension office at 830-257-6568.

5K Raises Funds for Women’s Shelter

The 9th Annual Heal the Soul was a big success for the Kendall County Women’s Shelter. They had over 200 people register and a record number of teams that came together to show their support of KCWS and the families that they serve. The women’s shelter is always taking donations of necessities like toilet paper, trash bags, laundry pods, and cleaning supplies, and those can be dropped off at the shelter at 930 North School Street in Boerne, or the Fabulous Finds Thrift Store next door.