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The Dynamic Learning Institute will kick off its 2020 spring semester class offerings on Jan. 23 with “Inside Apollo 13.” The class will begin at 6 p.m. at Schreiner University. 

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Oct. 31 passed without fanfare, but for Kerrville’s Hal & Charlie Peterson Foundation it was a significant milestone.  Seventy-five years earlier, in the midst of World War II, brothers Hal & Charlie Peterson, along with their trusted manager Guy Griggs, and associates C.H. Gilmer an…

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On Christmas Eve, my new friend Louis Amestoy, who is managing editor of this newspaper, wrote a column on several topics, including well-deserved praise for Bob Waller, a compelling photograph taken by Tom Holden of this year’s last full moon, and, well, squirrels. He’d found a clip from an…

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I resent how much effort it takes to get dressed every morning.

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Of all of the quotations of Aldo Leopold, the one heard most often — at least from professionals in the areas of land management, range science and wildlife biology — is “Game can be restored by the creative use of the same tools which heretofore destroyed it — axe, plow, cow, fire and gun.”

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Our Lady Of the Hills High School students are logging extra hours in the library.  

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This week, an image of H-E-B’s new Kerrville store was published in this newspaper; the building is scheduled to be completed late next year. 

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As with many a Halloween decorating scheme, this one started with a simple idea that got out of hand. In five years, a few floating candles have blazed into a full-blown reproduction of the magical Diagon Alley from the world of Harry Potter books and movies.

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This weekend will be the final three performances for the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s fall drama, “12 Angry Men.” 

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Tickets are now on sale for the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s sixth annual fundraiser, “Return To The Cabaret!” The production will play one night only, Friday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m., at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 U.S. 87 South, Fredericksburg. The show stars guest performer Donald…

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Several kind readers have forwarded me the real estate listing for what was until recently the headquarters building of the LDBrinkman Corporation. The building is for sale, though quite out of the price range of this rural printer.

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How did a small isolated settlement on the edge of the western frontier become so prosperous, after a devastating Civil War? Especially when it took two days to travel the existing military supply road to the nearest large village of San Antonio. 

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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.

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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. 

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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…

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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…

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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. 

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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…

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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…

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At the risk of being obvious, my topic today is avoiding the obvious.

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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…

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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.” 

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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…

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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.

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Descendants of artist Lee Ethel are on a scavenger hunt, and they need your help.

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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.

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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.

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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.