Members of the local Republican group said they enjoyed playing bingo with a room full of veterans at the VA Medical Center in Kerrville on Tuesday.
To recognize October as Family History Month, the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library will join the Genealogy Network of Texas for a series of webinars starting at noon Oct. 18 in the library’s first floor meeting room.
Toni Anne Dashiell will be the guest speaker for the Republican Women of Kerr County luncheon set for 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 in the Bluebonnet Room at the Inn of the Hills, 1001 Junction Highway.
By Active citizenship is a vital aspect of being a lifelong learner. Dynamic Learning champions the ongoing personal pursuit of knowledge motivated by desires for self-sustainability, social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development. As the Harvard Business Review said, “lifelon…
They refer to themselves as “Mooney Drivers” and since the 1950s, their enthusiasm for piloting Mooney Aircraft has brought visitors, business and new residents to the Kerrville area.
A photograph loaned to me this week by the Lehmann family was intriguing for what it did not show. There was something missing in the image, something I assumed would be there.
Growing up in the country in the Permian Basin of the High Plains of Texas, I have many fond memories of finding horny toads and box turtles and of listening to quail calls and the sounds of pump jacks. But after leaving Texas to finish my graduate education, I did not spend much time in the…
It’s all there: the famous water lilies, the wisteria-draped Japanese bridge and the glorious explosion of natural color and texture that is Giverny, the home and gardens of Claude Monet, French painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting. In the 43 years he lived and painted in Give…
I received a nice letter last week from the daughter-in-law of Louise Hays, telling me about some photographs of the building of the Louise Hays Park in a single day. The letter told how the images had been copied and given to the city of Kerrville, and the folks at the city were kind enough…
Last weekend, I hopped in my truck to explore parts of the county I don’t get to visit very often, traveling along Wharton Road, crossing the Guadalupe, continuing on to Center Point, and then around several sites in that city.
Trees are an important part of the Hill Country landscape. With our environmental factors including heat, drought and soil conditions, trees in the Hill Country are fighting continuous challenges.
Regular readers will be familiar with the fact that while the vast majority of my columns deal with nature in the Hill Country, I do sometimes write about topics having a wider scope. Last week, I wrote about being a good citizen of the Earth. It got me to thinking about a National Geographi…
Texas is a large, diverse state, and plants that work for one region may not always be the best choice in a different region. The Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) created the N.I.C.E. Native Plant Partners program (formerly called Operation NICE!) to help nurseries offer natives that ar…
Editor’s note: The following originally ran in The Kerrville Daily Times on March 31, 2005. Musician and songwriter Tom Kellar — who was a Times staff writer at the time — landed a much-coveted phone interview with Daniel Johnston several months after the release of “The Late Great Daniel Jo…
This past weekend, the city of Kerrville celebrated its “130th Birthday” with several events along the river, including a musical performance in Louise Hays Park called “Riverfest.”
If you are a human being and you live on the Earth, then you are a citizen of the Earth. You also may be a citizen of a country, city, family or whatever else. But as a citizen of the Earth, you are using the resources of the Earth for heat, light, food, water, oxygen, medicine, transportati…
Are you naturally curious? If so, you have likely enjoyed the sensation of learning about subjects that your mind was piqued to explore by curiosity.
A few years ago, an edition of Texas Wildlife magazine contained two articles about coyotes that I found fascinating and informative. Here are, briefly, some of the things discussed in these articles.
At the May convention of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Joshua D. Brown member Judy McVay was appointed State Registrar for Members at Large by newly elected Registrar General Mary Ann Oliver.
Men and women with choral experience who are interested in joining the Hill Country Chorale, Kerrville’s community chorus, are invited to a free reception at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at Ryan Hall, First Presbyterian Church, Kerrville.
One hundred nine students entered the halls of Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School for the 2019-20 school year on Monday. OLH also welcomed two new faculty members as well as a new facilities manager.
The Hill Country Compassionate Friends, a bereaved parents support group, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27 in Ryan Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 800 Jefferson St.
ROCKSPRINGS — The Devil’s Sinkhole Society, the nonprofit volunteer Texas Parks friends group that provides Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area tours and operates the Rocksprings Visitors Center, is proceeding with an active year.
Most of us are fascinated by watching animal behavior, especially their interactions with their own species. It is these intraspecies interactionsand associations that we call, anthropomorphically, “animal societies.”To start with the basics, some animals are loners and some like to be part …
I’m the type of computer user who doesn’t require or want “assistance” from typical word processing software, thank you very much. A good example was that annoying paperclip thingie that used to pop up in Windows to ask if you needed help. First thing I did on every computer was turn him off…
Dear Readers: A great safety measure to protect your pets in case of a fire? A sticker on the window telling first responders how many and what types of pets you have inside.
The Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library is sporting new magazine holders as of Aug. 2, courtesy of funding from the Friends of the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library.
Several weeks ago, a kind person in Oakland, California, contacted me via email, saying he’d purchased an old scrapbook from 1938-39, which contained photographs, news clippings and football programs from Schreiner Institute.
The Hill Country Youth Ranch Auxiliary will meet Aug. 26 in the Cailloux Activity Center at Schreiner University. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. with lunch at 11:30 a.m. The cost of the luncheon is $17.
As an elementary science teacher, I was perennially fascinated by the fascination dinosaurs held for all students. I now have a granddaughter who requested a dinosaur theme for her 3rd birthday, and she was talking Triceratops, not Barney.
This summer, after having raised the necessary funds from generous donors, 10 youths and four adults prepared their hearts and their suitcases and piled into two mini vans.
Several years ago, I began a program of walking the same trail around 10-12 acres of woodland/savanna around my house every month in order to observe and record the things in nature that I saw. Initially, I just walked the trail somewhat slowly looking for anything that caught my eye, spendi…
The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, as military forces of North Korea invaded South Korea. Two days later, President Truman ordered the United States military into the war to support the South Koreans.
The staff and board of trustees of the Frontier Times Museum kicked off today’s Bandera’s National Day of the American Cowboy by inducting three great Texans into the museum’s Texas Heroes Hall of Honor on Friday.
U.S. Army Cpl. Billy Joe Butler’s eldest sibling, 92-year-old Ellen Louise Chipman, remembers the day her brother came to ask her opinion about enlisting in the armed forces.
Six teens from Kerrville and surrounding towns are back from a conference in Corpus Christi, where they were immersed in lessons on leadership, Americanism, patriotism and free enterprise.