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Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 8:41 am

As a frequent visitor to Kerrville, I must say my wife and I were very disappointed by the lack of holiday lighting and decorations displayed.

We’ve made Christmas season trips to Kerrville every two or three years over the past twenty to visit family. We’ve even considered Kerrville as a place to retire.

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  • Mary Lou Shelton posted at 5:38 am on Fri, Jan 11, 2019.

    Mary Lou Shelton Posts: 1255

    i thought brownwood was making a joke. mr white was the chemistry teacher on breaking bad with the alias of heisenberg. i posted this 3 prior times, but apparently the censor did not realize the joke. just want to assure you guys that i don't think brownwood is manufacturing amphetamine. gene

  • political42 posted at 11:25 am on Tue, Jan 8, 2019.

    political42 Posts: 938

    Brownwood, your name is Mr White? I thought I knew you, but guess not. Anyway, thanks for the info, although I will stick with my thoughts on the public notices.

  • Mary Lou Shelton posted at 6:48 am on Tue, Jan 8, 2019.

    Mary Lou Shelton Posts: 1255

    i saw that nativity scene, and thought it was quite nice. wish as i had thought to mention it as a good example of self initiative as opposed to using other peoples taxes to pay for something ( and thereby breaking the law in this case). thanks for mentioning it .

    and great series of posts conservative, pistol, and political. gene

  • Brownwood posted at 4:32 am on Tue, Jan 8, 2019.

    Brownwood Posts: 185

    Public notices are being published in the KDT and Community Journal see them frequently. Sometime back it was decided to annually designate "official newspaper" public notices so both papers would benefit., Mr. White.

  • Brownwood posted at 4:27 am on Tue, Jan 8, 2019.

    Brownwood Posts: 185

    Guess you missed the Navitiy Scene on the corner of Main and Earl Garrett streets.

  • Mary Lou Shelton posted at 12:45 pm on Mon, Jan 7, 2019.

    Mary Lou Shelton Posts: 1255

    t, here we go again. i said nothing about that. i said that displaying any religious symbol on public property, particularly when tax payer money has been used has been ruled against the law. not a word of your post relates to what i said.

    your playing dumb has become very tiresome, and once again i am wasting my self allowed number of posts to no avail. if you want an explanation then why don't you actually look up the law or get a lawyer to explain it to you? gene

  • trose posted at 10:55 am on Mon, Jan 7, 2019.

    trose Posts: 286

    Gene, please explain how could it be against the law not to celebrate the most influential person to have ever walked on this planet?

  • Mary Lou Shelton posted at 3:37 pm on Sun, Jan 6, 2019.

    Mary Lou Shelton Posts: 1255

    as a general rule, such scenes were paid for and put up on city (i.e. public property). for a number of years that has been against the law as well it should be. i don't want my tax money paying for that. i suggest those that want this should form a club and be responsible for such actions. lots of town have done just that. after all, republicans never cease talking about personal responsibility so here is a good chance to display it. Gene

  • trose posted at 11:59 am on Sat, Jan 5, 2019.

    trose Posts: 286

    Food for thought.

    Christmas is supposed to be the celebration of the birthday of Jesus Christ. When was the last time we saw a nativity seen on display?

  • Mary Lou Shelton posted at 10:38 am on Thu, Jan 3, 2019.

    Mary Lou Shelton Posts: 1255

    well conservative, i agree with you and pistol a lot, but i dont always post.. absolutely it is the kdt policy to get rid of people who rock the boat, and for sure money is being transferred from those that have the least to those that have the most. that has pretty much been the national policy since reagan came in.

    during the last paper admn. i had frequent contact with several reporters. they were interested in accurate info. good or bad. and boom, they are gone. never heard a peep from any of the current crew. and like ann grey said, they seem to like fact free diatribes that engage in labeling and name calling from a select few who actually think they have some insight about anything. hows that for name calling, and you guys know exactly who you are. travis warned me to keep it clean when i responded to a very vicious name calling attack. so it goes. it is fine for the far right to spew any nonsense and venom they please but don't let those mean liberals get away with posting facts. gene

  • Conservative posted at 8:00 am on Thu, Jan 3, 2019.

    Conservative Posts: 837

    For once, Gene, Conservative and Pistol are all on the same page. What is the motivation for the KDT to adopt these harmful policies? The simple and believable answer is money and power, and the transfer of same to a small, connected political class of folks that seem to get a piece of every deal that comes out of the county or city. Kerrville / Kerr County does not have much industry or business, but we have high property values and high taxes. This is where the action is. The KDT's policies were not created in a vacuum. The only people benefitting from the status quo are the insiders, and asking questions threatens their ability to manipulate the system and grab more.

  • PistolPositive posted at 7:15 am on Thu, Jan 3, 2019.

    PistolPositive Posts: 355

    News content of a newspaper can be controlled at any number of levels - managing editor and the news staff, advertising via dollar and cents, the publisher and ownership. News direction is impacted the quality and purpose of the new staff as well. What has transformed KDT from a reasonably good newspaper of the Bill Dozier days to a chamber of commerce rag of the Southern Newspaper days is beyond me. And don't confuse community journalism with chamber of commerce rags. Community journalism style papers can still get the job done of a newspaper and still appease the soft underbelly of community promotion. That is not happening here.

  • political42 posted at 8:25 pm on Wed, Jan 2, 2019.

    political42 Posts: 938

    KDT lost the business of publishing public notices a while back. Now they are doing it again. I suspect promises were made. "Don't snoop to deeply". "Bury the dirty laundry, quickly". "crawl in bed with the chamber and convention bureau". Maybe the new publisher can see it a different way. Meanwhile our identity will be a city with a decaying core and a rich outer skin having their way with our politics.

  • Conservative posted at 7:26 pm on Wed, Jan 2, 2019.

    Conservative Posts: 837

    Gene, I think the young reporters that cycle through the KDT are great young Americans. Many come here to get experience, and are eager to engage their chosen profession. I suspect the devil lies in the KDT policy, and that the young reporters are not allowed to ask any questions that would potentially make local leaders uncomfortable, no matter what the circumstances are. I think it is a safe bet the KDT culture is responsible for the incredible turnover rate of reporters. Imagine how dismayed and bewildered some of these young folks feel when they come to realize they are caught up in a propaganda machine. It must be a serious sinking feeling.

  • Mary Lou Shelton posted at 6:11 pm on Wed, Jan 2, 2019.

    Mary Lou Shelton Posts: 1255

    conservative, i first moved here in 73 and then moved to tusc. ala. so my wife could attend graduate school. but i kept up with kerrville. and i was surprised at how much of various forms of corruption were occurring, so much it made the major papers in al. and I'm sure other states as well. and i still find out more about what is going on here in the san antonio paper than the lerrville one. no disrespect to the current paper staff, but i think they have some guidance about things not to publish and questions not to ask. gene

  • Conservative posted at 4:47 pm on Wed, Jan 2, 2019.

    Conservative Posts: 837

    Pistol is correct in his assertion that Kerrville lacks an identity. Fredericksburg knows what it is. Comfort knows what it is. The folks that run the city are too busy fighting one another over the parceling out of cash, contracts and the right to do business with the city to worry about an identity, and what that means to local business. Right now our identity is MacDonald Companies and Hobby Lobby. Ed, your cash and tax payments are more than welcome here in Kerrville, but please don't ask too many questions.

  • PistolPositive posted at 11:51 am on Wed, Jan 2, 2019.

    PistolPositive Posts: 355

    We travelled through many small communities over the holidays. Kerrville does stand out for the lack of lights and decorations. Fredericksburg, Boerne, Dripping Springs, Johnson City, etc. were more notable by a long shot in all cases. In my mind Kerrville remains a community without any visible identity.


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