Archives for April 2019

Fredericksburg to Join National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer is coming up Thursday, May 2 and an event is planned from 5:30 – 7 pm, in the Adelsverein Halle of Marktplatz. According to its website, The National Day of Prayer began in 1952 and takes place on the first Thursday of May across the nation. Pastors from Fredericksburg will be praying during the gathering Thursday.

New Chamber Exec Welcomed in Boerne

There’s a new Chamber executive in Kendall County. Kimberley Blohm has been named the new President and CEO of the Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce, replacing Joe Granados who announced his resignation as Chamber director earlier this year. The Boerne Star reported Blohm is a three-year resident of Boerne who has worked as the agency’s VP of Marketing and Membership for the past year.

STEM Camp Comes to Fredericksburg

Summer STEM Program is coming to Fredericksburg Elementary School. Camp Invention is a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program set for Fredericksburg Elementary School the week of June 10 – June 14. Camp Invention challenges kids in Grades K-6 to find their “inner inventor” by learning the process of innovation using hands-on activities. Camp Invention promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning. There’s more info at

Fredericksburg Announces Next Coffee with the City Manager Date

The next Coffee with the City Manager event is coming up in Frederickskburg. It’s an opportunity to ask questions and get answers directly from city leadership, and this month’s event will be from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 15 at Clear River, at 138 East Main Street.

Art Students Put up Kerrville Mural

Tivy High School art students have been busy this semester creating a mural at Pop Hair Art. The Daily Times reported the art 2 class, led by Marty Garcia, spent a day last week painting a mural on a large wall of the building on Clay Street. If you’ve noticed a vortex, tessellations and bird feathers in red, green, orange and blue, that’s the work of Tivy students. The owner of Pop Hair Art is married to the art teacher, and provided an easy canvas.

Students See the Dangers of Drunk Driving First Hand

Instead of a mock accident scene at Tivy High School, students got to hear from speakers about the dangers of driving under the influence. The school is part of the Shattered Dreams program to raise awareness about driving under the influence, and Friday afternoon there was a somber assembly in the Tivy gym. The Daily Times reported students in jumpsuits were led away to a mock jail, and a parent read an emotional letter about losing a child to drunk driving. Also, Tivy Teens for Life, an organ donation advocacy group, highlighted the gift of organ donation. There’s more on the Shattered Dreams Facebook page.

Storm Damages Bergheim Home

A family in Bergheim had damage to their home when a bolt of lightning hit it. The thunderstorms on April 18 brought large hail and a loto of lightning, and a home at 112 Winchester Avenue in Berghein had a direct hit from a bolt of lightning. The Boerne Star reported the fire started in the upstairs bathroom and the owner tried to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher before calling for help. That and the rain helped put out most of the fire before the Bergheim Volunteer Fire Department arrived. The family made it out of the house safely, but the house suffered major damage.

Fredericksburg Students to Benefit from Donations

Some Hill Country teachers are getting help in the classroom. The Fredericksburg ISD Education Foundation gave out the first three classroom grants recently to help teachers with projects and supplies. The Fredericksburg Standard reported one teacher plans to use her funds to buy 44 Chomebook computers. The exact amount of money wasn’t revealed, but students at Fredericksburg Elementary, Middle School, and High School are expected to benefit. Donations are always welcome at

Early Voting Continues Today

We’re down to the last two days for early voting for the May 4th city elections. In Fredericksburg, early voting is happening at the Girl Scouts Cabin at 202 West Austin Street. In Kerrville, early voting happens at the Kathleen C. Cailloux City Center of the Performing Arts, 910 Main Street. In Kendall County, early voting happens at the Kendall County Courthouse Annex, 221 Fawn Valley Drive and Van Raub Elementary, 8776 Dietz Elkhorm Road. Early voting runs through Tuesday, April 30.

Boerne Man is Recognized for Woodworking Skills

Woodworking is paying off for one man with Boerne ties. Jared Williams is a Boerne native, and Catherine Emil is from New York, and the two have been named Vermont’s Emerging Woodworkers of the Year by the Vermont Forest Industry Network. The Boerne Star reported neither planned to stay in Vermont after graduation, but it worked out after finishing a four-semester immersion program at Vermont Woodworking School. Their first pieces included mainly tables and chairs made for high-end customers, and they’ve also got a crossover ping-pong and dinner table made from mahogany that’s gaining attention.