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Kerr County began their months-long budget talk on Monday with discussion of potential existing employee job changes, new hires and capital expenses.

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The state of Texas is changing how local government determines residential building permits and inspection fees, effective immediately, which will be a topic of discussion at tonight’s Ingram City Council meeting.

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The Charter Review Commission meeting scheduled for today at 4 p.m. in City Hall is postponed to a date not yet determined.

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With skateboarding comes excitement, bruises and community, but most of all, it comes with life lessons. That’s what many were saying at the annual Kerrville Skateboard Competition on Saturday.

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Several defendants accused of pedophilia-related crimes have trial dates this summer, including the case of a 29-year-old Mountain Home man accused of sodomizing a boy while being infected with HIV.

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Islamic State's recruitment and use of women to support its extremist cause could pave the way for more front-line roles for women in jihadi groups in the future, the European Union's police agency said in a report published Friday.

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GLENSIDE, PENNSYLVANIA — Kerrville resident Christopher Lear was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science at Arcadia University’s 2019 graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies on May 16- 17. 

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Kaylee Kramer of Harper was selected to receive the 2019 All-American Scholar Award sponsored by Catholic Life Insurance, one of the nation’s top 10 largest fraternal life insurers. Each year, Catholic Life awards 35 scholarships worth $1,000 each to graduating high school seniors who have n…

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The Major James Kerr Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Kerrville, met for its last monthly meeting of the year on May 28 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. 

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Amid cheering and much hoopla at the Kerrville Independent School District end-of-school-year celebration, the Kerrville Public School Foundation announced the recipients of its 2019 Teacher of the Year award.

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The Upper Guadalupe River Authority awarded Canyon Springs Ranch Homeowners Association $2,500 to support the construction of a rainwater catchment system at the Hunt Volunteer Fire Department satellite firehouse, which is located in the Canyon Spring Ranch neighborhood.  

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The Destination Roadrunners motorcycle club recently presented the Veterans Assistance Dogs of Texas with a check for $500 to go toward training a service dog that will later be given to a disabled veteran.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs will host a job fair at the Kerrville VA Medical Facility on Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The job fair is open to all interested candidates.

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Schreiner University has announced the recent hiring of Wanda Sparks, RN, PhD, as the new director of nursing to oversee its nursing program. Sparks will start June 17.

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About 30 people attended a Flag Day ceremony on Friday at the Kerrville VFW post on Thompson Drive. Residents offered prayers, sung “The Star-Spangled Banner” and witnessed the retirement of several worn U.S. flags, which were ceremoniously burned according to American law and custom. 

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The room was filled with colors, walls covered in frames that held little worlds inside them — worlds where the streets were made of rhythm, the buildings of emotions, the people of imagination.

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City and county officials will hold meetings in the near future to discuss animal control, airport improvements, the use of incentives for economic development and more.

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The Destination Roadrunners motorcycle club recently presented the Veterans Assistance Dogs of Texas with a check for $500 to go towards training a service dog that will later be given to a disabled veteran.

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The local firefighter’s association is helping four lifeguards compete in a statewide contest to see who has the best lifesaving skills.

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State Senator Dawn Buckingham will host a meet-and-greet event in Kerrville this afternoon. The event, which is open to the public, will be from 3 to 4:15 p.m. in the lobby of the One Schreiner Center building, 918 Water St.

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Grab a skateboard and helmet and head over to Singing Wind Park on Saturday for the annual Kerrville Skateboard Competition. Warm up starts at 9:30 a.m., and the competition begins at 10 a.m.

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A 19-year-old man placed on probation less than two months ago for reportedly burglarizing Ingram Elementary School last year is in the county jail on suspicion of vandalizing and burglarizing the city’s middle and high schools, as well as a church, last week. 

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Emergency responders found a woman who could have drowned in the river around the 600 block of Center Point River Road at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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The animals of Kerr County are under the supervision of a committee — the Kerr County Animal Services Advisory Committee — and that committee has been busy recently talking about city ordinances and new facilities.

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Temperatures remain slightly cooler than average today. A warming trend is on tap this weekend through early next week.

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Animal lovers who are open to the possibility of adding a new member to their family will have the perfect opportunity to do so this Saturday, when Kerr County Animal Services takes part in a pet adoption event.

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Many are looking to start off their summer with a splash, whether that be at the city pool or the river. But even while having fun, it’s important to remember that water comes with certain risks, said Melissa Parker, the river access and conservation team leader at the Texas Parks and Wildli…

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A 43-year-old ex-con and suspected Mexican Mafia member recently was sentenced to 25 years in prison for dealing methamphetamine and related charges.