Archives for October 2019

Fredericksburg to Host Alzheimer’s Walk

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is coming up Saturday, November 9 at Lady Bird Johnson Park in Fredericksburg. Registration is at 8 am, opening ceremony at 9 am and the Walk begins at 9:30 am. You can honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with Promise Flowers during the Promise Garden Ceremony. Nearly 400 thousand Texans are living with Alzheimer’s disease now. Sign up at www.alz.org/walk.

Fair Oaks Ranch Considers Site Options for Water Tower

Fair Oaks Ranch is looking at its options for a new water tower. The public weighed in during two community workshops and now the city council will have a final vote on the site choice. Site B along Ammann Road in Comal County was the overwhelming favorite with community members because of the increased distance between that site and the nearest homes, according to the Boerne Star. The other site options are in Kendall County. Sites A and D run along Ammann Road behind the Stone Creek Ranch subdivision. Sites C and E are located farther north off of the north-south portion of Ammann Road.. The goal is for the FOR City Council to approve a storage tank site by Nov. 21, and a finalized design by August of next year. Construction should begin in November of next year, and the project should be complete in November 2021.

Local Funeral Home Makes the Big Screen

Holt & Holt Funeral Home in Boerne is going to be part of a new movie called “Why Me?” It’s a full-length feature Christian comedy that will premiere in San Antonio in December. The owners of the funeral home will be extras in the movie.

Town Hall Meeting May be Scheduled to Discuss Gravel Permit

A mining company wants state approval to operate a rock crusher around the clock, seven days a week east of Kerrville, and you may have a chance to share an opinion on it. The Daily Times reports County Commissioner Tom Moser has offered to host a town hall meeting to hear more about company Martin Marietta’s plans for its gravel mining operations. The company operates at least two gravel operations along the Guadalupe River east of Kerrville, and wants to renew and amend its air quality permit. The Texas Commission is considering the request, and a town hall meeting could be the next step. Nothing has been scheduled at this point.

Veterans’ Job Fair to be Held November 7th

A job fair for local veterans is coming up next month. The Hill Country Veteran Center will be hosting a job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 7 event at 411 Meadowview Lane. Veterans who attend should bring a resume and come dressed for an interview. Employers including the Coca-Cola, The Kerrville Daily Times, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, Walmart, U.S. Navy, Texas Workforce Commission, Edgewater Care Center, Mo-Ranch, Buck Valley Trucking, Mini-Mart and Bandera ISD will be part of the job fair.

Drug Investigation Leads to Arrest

Kerr County investigators say a 33-year-old man is accused of being in the country illegally and was arrested on suspicion of dealing cocaine. Juan Carlos Ramirez was arrested at a home in the 100 block of Ranchero Road and the warrant was for a charge of delivering from 1 to 4 grams of cocaine. After a search warrant at the home, officers found 23 grams of cocaine and $20,000 cash.

Date Set for Public Meeting on Animal Services

Kerr County Commissioners will host a meeting next month to talk about the new hours at the animal shelter along with the new rules that impact volunteers. Because a large crowd is expected, they’ll have the meeting at the Hill Country Youth Event Center and it’s set for November 18 at 6 pm. Commissioners eliminated Saturday hours earlier this month, and implemented a volunteer policy that requires volunteers to sign up for shifts three days in advance. They’re also looking at partnering with a nonprofit to help with the shelter. All of that will be discussed at the meeting November 18.

Living History Day to Focus on the 1800s

On Saturday, November 9, the City of Fredericksburg will be hosting a one day living history program from 10 am – 5 pm at Fort Martin Scott. Admission is by donation which helps the City in their efforts to offer these programs to the public. The fort’s living history interpreters will be holding demonstrations of daily life in the 1848 to 1853 time frame with American Indians, soldiers and pioneers. Cannon firing, weapons demonstrations and a host other experiences our forefathers had to endure from a by-gone-era will be seen at the event throughout the day. For more info, visit www.fbgtx.org/Ft-Martin-Scott or contact site manager Marvin Schroeder at 830-307-8715.

Pedestrian Fatality is Under Investigation

Kerrville police are investigating a bad car accident and asking for the public’s help. The wreck happened on Interstate 10 last Saturday night at mile marker 508. Police said the victim suffered serious injuries and was taken to Peterson Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The Mexican Consulate in San Antonio is helping notify the victim’s family. Officers don’t know if he was walking on the off ramp or riding on top of the vehicle and fell off. If you have tips, contact Kerrville police or Crimestoppers.

830-896-TIPS (8477).

Road Opens After Drainage Work

A road that’s been closed for reconstruction and drainage modifications is open again. Crews needed to close Hill Country Drive near Texas 16 to fix draining in that flood prone area, and just a small amount of work remains near one of the entrances at the Winwood Village Shopping Center. But most of the road is open again as of Tuesday.