The federal government made an investment in downtown Kerrville in 1936, an investment the citizens of Kerrville had requested for decades.
Today there are few in Kerr County who would recognize Lee Wallace’s name, though at one time, Judge Wallace was one of the most influential people in our community.
You might be surprised to learn an immigrant from England helped shape the outlines of our community, as well as in other communities all over Texas — and even parts of northern Mexico.
For a long time, I thought Charles Schreiner’s wealth came mainly from his Kerrville store and bank. Later, I added his real estate investments, not just in towns like Kerrville and neighboring communities, but also the numerous ranches he owned.
Of the men listed on the Kerr County War Memorial, I personally knew only one, and while every soldier listed on that monument left a painful gap in our community when they died, torn away from their families and friends, it’s that young man I think of first on this holiday.
I write this to you each week on Thursday evenings. Tonight, I am alone in a suddenly quiet print shop, after everyone has left for the day. There are only two of us left in the building: our print shop cat, Safety Officer, and me.
For many folks, a portion of this weekend will be spent planning and preparing for a Thanksgiving meal. Index cards will be pulled from old recipe boxes to check the ingredients needed for dishes made once each year — food that reminds of us of a departed aunt or provides hints at a great-gr…
The historic home of Capt. Charles Schreiner, built by German craftsmen in 1879 for the Hill Country pioneer and founder of what is now Schreiner University, has changed hands again, this time to the Cailloux Foundation.
Hill Country Archeological Association member Joe Stoutamire, left, Kerr County Historical Commission chairwoman Julie Leonard and archeologist Joe Luther unveil a Texas Historical Commission marker at the Gatlin Site in front of Saddlewood Estates on Saturday. The site dates to about 12,000…
Long before Egypt’s first known king, Scorpion I, ascended the throne around 3200 B.C., small bands of paleo-Indian hunters stalked white-tailed deer and bison across Kerrville’s rolling hills.