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Members of the Major James Kerr Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Kerrville, met June 14 for their annual Flag Day luncheon. The event took place at Rails: A Cafe at the Depot.

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For the last 35 years, Ken Postma has walked the production floors of All-Plastics’ Kerrville manufacturing facility, collaborating with the team and providing technical guidance. He has been a mentor and a friend to many and has left a legacy behind as he moves into the next chapter of his …

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Hill Country Charity Ball Association Inc. recently presented a $95,000 check to Habitat for Humanity — the largest philanthropic donation in Hill Country Charity Ball’s history.

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While going through my collection of historic Kerr County photographs this week, I found some negatives that I’d never scanned. I could tell they were photographs of construction. Intrigued, I put them in the scanner to find out what they were.

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If you’ve ever suffered from the debilitating effects of cedar pollen — aka “cedar fever” — you’re likely to agree that eliminating all cedar from our watershed is a great idea.

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John Lithgow, a Tony Award-winning Broadway actor, was asked how he motivates himself to perform eight shows a week. He explained he finds encouragement in a statement he attributed to Sir Thomas Beecham, the founder of the London Philharmonic. 

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A character in Tolkien’s “Fellowship of the Ring,” an Elf named Gildor, makes this observation about his people: “Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from wise to wise, and all courses may run ill.” 

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Dear Readers: Summertime’s here, and fresh fruits abound! How to pick the freshest? Let’s take a look:

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‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel in the works 

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reamWorks film continues in Ingram on stage this weekend at the Hill Country Arts Foundation, showcasing some of the young local talent.

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Renowed fiddler Shoji Tabuchi, who plays a wide variety of styles, including country and classical, will perform at the Kathleen C. Cailloux City Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. June 29. 

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Dear Readers: Sunday marks Father’s Day, a special time to honor Dad and to say thanks for everything he does.

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Modern stores are stocked with an abundance of products that appear on the shelves of our local stores by hard work, magic and algorithms. Even shopping lists populated with obscure items usually can be filled.

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Last week, I wrote about some Hill Country native trees and shrubs that are not rare, but certainly not common. In the process of writing, I realized there were more trees and shrubs in that category than I thought, so here are several more.

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Zion Lutheran Church will host vacation Bible school June 17-20 at the church, 624 Barnett St. The theme of this year’s VBS is “To Mars and Beyond.”

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Impact Christian Fellowship hosted its first vacation Bible school June 3-7, with children attending from 8 a.m. to noon each day. With the theme “Game Changers,” Children’s Pastor Brent Davis said the event exceeded expectations.

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Several weeks ago, the youth of the First Presbyterian Church led the worship service on Youth Sunday. Teenagers often are stereotyped as fickle, distracted and holding simplistic religious ideas — if any at all. 

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This year, Kerrville Bible Church turns 40 years old — and the local Christian community will celebrate in style at a special anniversary service and reception June 23.

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Kerrville locals are invited to a preview party celebrating Playhouse 2000’s award-winning production of “The Pretty Trap” just two days before the company leaves to perform in this year’s national one-act play festival.

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Residents are invited to join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in the musical adventure “Madagascar,” which opens in Ingram on Friday. 

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I have always been fascinated by how creativity works. Where do ideas originate? Is that “bolt from the blue” really from the blue? Does that light bulb above our heads shed light?

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Father’s Day is around the corner, so get ready to fire up the grill and break out the big guns — or in this case, the big paella pan. Paella is always fun to make and, of course, to eat. 

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Dear Heloise: I tried everything to keep my guacamole from turning brown, but nothing worked until I tried this: Put the guac into a container, leaving space on top and at one side. Place some chopped onion pieces into the side area only, and put the airtight lid on it. After 4 1/2 days, it …

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It’s officially grilling season. Steaks, chicken, burgers and hot dogs will grace the grill through summer’s sultry afternoons and long, soft evenings.

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Apollo 1 never flew. The first crewed mission of the U.S. Apollo Space Program experienced a pre-launch cabin fire at Cape Kennedy on Jan. 27, 1967, killing all three astronauts.

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Keep In Touch, or “KIT,” is what this elite group of women call themselves. They are the “Original” Astronaut Wives. These women and families had “celestial courage” during the space race, and now they have vowed to keep in touch years after the space race slowed down and families went diffe…

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I have written before about the more common Hill Country trees and shrubs. Here are some that are not rare, but certainly not very common either. Carolina basswood, or Linden tree (Tilia caroliniana), can be a rather large tree of rich, deep, moist soils. It is fairly common throughout the w…

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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.

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In January 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that “insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic” linked to everything from vehicle crashes, industrial disasters and chronic diseases ranging from hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity and even cancer. 

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Driving in my car, I listened to a news station report on the June 6 D-Day celebrations commemorating the day of the Normandy landings — initiating the Western Allied effort to liberate western Europe from Nazi Germany. 

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The beautiful and well-known 500-acre Mo-Ranch camp and conference center in Hunt had a problem. Children from the Rio Grande Valley have not been attending its camps in any recognizable numbers. Why?