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RECTOR: Digital signs present early test for 2050 plan

Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:00 am

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  • Mary Lou Shelton posted at 3:33 pm on Sun, Jan 6, 2019.

    Mary Lou Shelton Posts: 1258

    really good posts fog and trose. at present the streets of kerrville probably look worse than every street in america, on the average. there has always been a delusional group in kerrville that thinks big business is coming and its just around the corner. gene

  • t28fog posted at 7:02 pm on Sat, Jan 5, 2019.

    t28fog Posts: 395

    I am offended by bright colorful message signs that are garish and make Kerrville look like every street in America. I thought our game plan was to keep some level of uniqueness. For the Chamber to want the biggest of those signs means once again the comprehensive plan applies to some but not all.

  • trose posted at 11:53 am on Sat, Jan 5, 2019.

    trose Posts: 286

    There is such a thing as visual pollution where overhead wires and signs obstruct the view of our beautiful hill country. With so many distractions when driving thru town it becomes a real problem to differentiate between important signs like speed limits and stop signs from all the rest of stuff.

  • Mary Lou Shelton posted at 10:45 am on Sat, Jan 5, 2019.

    Mary Lou Shelton Posts: 1258

    i am simply saying that your argument was a back handed smear, not an argument. why continue to use the kind of stuff i read on fox news and their comment pages. and once again, there is no relationship to consider. what questions would you ask? post them, not an unrelated smear designed to diminish the opinion of dr. rector. if you have an opinion about the issue, then post it. gene

  • Conservative posted at 2:50 pm on Fri, Jan 4, 2019.

    Conservative Posts: 837

    Gene, when LTE authors express opinions regarding what is good for Kerrville, it makes good sense to explore where they stand it terms of personal investment and past action. Hence the old axiom "where you stand depends on where you sit". I am not saying Rector did anything wrong. I do think one should listen to what LTE writers say, but I also recommend paying closer attention to what they do, as sometimes the two are not in perfect alignment. Asking more questions and better understanding relationships between the policy makers and those who monetarily benefit from policy seems to be a neglected discipline in Kerr County.

  • Mary Lou Shelton posted at 7:44 am on Fri, Jan 4, 2019.

    Mary Lou Shelton Posts: 1258

    and of course it should be who could not find their way downtown. this computer print gets smaller and smaller and my eyes get weaker and weaker, but i don't want to go to all caps as that apparent represents anger as opposed to someone trying compensate for their eyesight.

  • Mary Lou Shelton posted at 6:42 pm on Thu, Jan 3, 2019.

    Mary Lou Shelton Posts: 1258

    where rector would be today without govt. for tenants has nothing to do with his comments. as to his anti sign crusade, paw paw, good for him. most people have researched their destinations on the internet before going. and they can even use their phone to get this data. it would truly be the rare person who could find their way downtown without an led sign..gene

  • Conservative posted at 4:43 pm on Thu, Jan 3, 2019.

    Conservative Posts: 837

    The play downtown is the same as the play everywhere in Kerr County, and that play is government. Who occupies the high dollar office space downtown? Government. Who does Rector rent to? Government. The days of independent businessmen and risk taking capitalists occupying the nice office space is over in Kerr County. Any more development of downtown office space will ultimately be absorbed by government. This is how the monster works in Kerr County. Build and develop for government, expand government to occupy more space and wash more money into the hands of a small, connected group. Where would Rector be today without government as tenants?

  • Travis posted at 3:34 pm on Thu, Jan 3, 2019.

    Travis Posts: 34 Staff

    Guest columns have a 750-word limit, as stated on the opinion page, and can be submitted by anyone at any time. We require a photo of the author and a brief, one- or two-line description of who the author is.

  • Paw Paw J posted at 3:08 pm on Thu, Jan 3, 2019.

    Paw Paw J Posts: 294

    I wonder, how does one qualify to be a "Guest Columnist" which circumvents the 300 word restriction for letters to editor?

  • Paw Paw J posted at 3:03 pm on Thu, Jan 3, 2019.

    Paw Paw J Posts: 294

    So, Dr. Rector is back on his sign crusade. Hopefully the Chamber's request, reasonable as it seems, will be approved. Who knows maybe the sign will guide people to downtown to the advantage of his business interests and the Downtown Merchants Assn of which I believe he presently presides over.


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Signage has been a hot topic for discussion in our comment sections of late, with multiple variance requests going before the city's Planning and Zoning Commission regarding various signs, both digital and otherwise. Should the city update its rules regarding signs — how big, where, how many, etc. — or should the rules remain as they are?

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