About 10 years ago, a stranger approached me in a local coffee shop, leaned in closely, met my eyes and asked me what turned out to be a life-changing question.

It’s been a while since I’ve been new to a town. As I’ve been preparing for my upcoming move, I’ve done a lot of Googling about my new home in Tyler and a lot more lamenting about everything I will be leaving behind.

Over the last couple of weeks, we have shared with readers efforts underway to help clean up and rebuild after the fire that destroyed the fine arts center at the Hill Country Youth Ranch. Prior to the fire, I had planned to write my weekend column about the youth ranch and the special effor…

Times readers may have noticed political commentator Bill O’Reilly missing from his customary spot on Friday’s opinion page. O’Reilly this week discontinued distribution of his weekly newspaper column that for years ran in The Kerrville Daily Times. O’Reilly will continue to publish a weekly…