Archives for June 2019

Boerne Graduate Plans to Try Out for the Olympics

A Boerne Champion graduate is making a name for himself as a competitive runner. Ryan Millerwas part of the 2008 and 2009 state championship cross country teams with the Chargers and a big goal now is to represent the United States at the next Olympics scheduled to be held in 2020 in Tokyo. The Boerne Star reports Miller will attend the Olympic trials in February where only the top 3 runners will advance. Right now Miller heads into the event ranked No. 17. He also plans to try out for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics. Miller runs 40 to 50 miles per week to train, and will increase that in August.

Kerrville Projects Could Bring Bond Issue

The Kerrville City Council plans to address stormwater and road issues and that could mean a bond issue is coming for as much as $7.5 million. The Daily Times reports it could also create stormwater utility fees. The proposed total stormwater project costs amount to $21.2 million and fees would be created for capital improvements, operation and maintenance. And where roads are concerned, a bond issue would allow the city to take care of bigger pavement projects for about $22 million. Nothing has been finalized at this point and they’ll continue to discuss the projects at city council meetings.

Reenactors to Perform on the 4th of July

This Fourth of July holiday and following weekend, Fort Martin Scott will be hosting Living History performances to give you a look back in time when the fort was an important part of the area’s protection, industry, and gateway to the West. Living History Reenactors will be offering small vignettes of the Soldiers, Pioneers, and Texas Rangers who were either stationed at or visited the First Frontier U.S. Military fort of Texas. There is no entry fee, but donations are always welcome. Fort Martin Scott is located at 1606 E. Main St. in Fredericksburg, adjacent to the Texas Rangers Heritage Center.

Groups Come Together for Theater Renovation

More now on the renovation of Kerrville’s Arcadia Theater. The Kerrville City Council approved offering financial help for the project which will cost more than $2 million. It’s an agreement with the local nonprofit Kerrville’s 4th on the River, which has received two $100,000 pledges and a challenge grant from the Cailloux Foundation for $500,000 on the condition that KFOR comes up with matching funds. The agreeement with the city of Kerrville will add an additional $1 million to the project, which the Daily Times said will bring KFOR to 75 percent of its goal. A $600,000 grant will come from the Kerrville Economic Improvement Corporation.

Kerrville Gets Greener

Four new solar farms are being celebrated around Kerrville. Schreiner University recently held ribbon cutting after the Kerrville Public Utility Board’s finished bringing the four new solar farms online. Other environmentally friendly things are happening around Kerrville too – Kerr County was the first in Texas to develop an innovative Aquifer Storage & Retrieval system to capture river flooding and store it efficiently in the underground aquifer. And more ways to make Kerrville sustainable are in the works.

Teens Spend Part of the Summer Volunteering

Junior Volunteers have been a big help this summer around Peterson Health. Students from Tivy High School, Comfort High School, Harper High School and Hal Peterson Middle School are spending six weeks of their summer vacation getting a close-up look at health care as a profession. The Daily Times reports they’ve been assigned some clerical duties and will help the patient care technicians around the hospital too.

Budget Hearing Next Week in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg is putting its spending plan together for the next fiscal year, and you’ll have a chance to hear first hand where the money is going at an upcoming public hearing. The city will host the hearing on the proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year on Monday, July 1, at 6pm at the Law Enforcement Center at 1601 East Main in Frederickburg. Anyone can attend and ask questions.

Pride Events Planned in Boerne This Weekend

The second annual Boerne Pride event is coming up this weekend in honor of LGBT Pride Month. Friday night at Kronkosky Place it’s “Boerne Night OUT,” with comedians and performers. The “Stepping Out,” walk starts at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Patrick Heath Public Library amphitheater and will head down Main Street to River Road and back. And then Sunday morning the “Starting Out,” worship service will be held at Kronkosky Place. There’s more at www.boernepride.org.

Luckenbach Preps for This Weekend’s Food Festival

Several of the best food trucks from around the Hill Country and Texas will be parked in Luckenbach this weekend for the annual Food Truck Festival. This Saturday they’ll have food and wine from noon-11pm and the music will run until 11:30pm. Organizers say 12 food trucks from San Antonio and the Hill Country region will showcase their cuisine and at least 10 Hill Country wineries will offer their wine for sale by the glass or bottle. It’s happening at 412 Luckenbach Town Loop this Saturday, June 29.

Bandera to Host Riverfest This Weekend

Riverfest is happening this weekend in Bandera. The annual event will host a car show and swap meet at Bandera City Park. They’ll have river activities, arts and crafts, children’s activities, music and more along the river banks, and they’re still taking entries for the BBQ contest. Riverfest happens Saturday from 10am to 6pm at Bandera City Park, 1102 Maple Street.