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An anonymous Schreiner University senior, who’s graduation ceremony in May most likely has been scrubbed thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, wrote a letter thanking the staff of the university for their support and guidance during their time in Kerrville. The university shared the letter on …

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I have written a lot of letters in the past week: to continuing students, to graduating seniors, to employees and to parents. Here is one more letter to my friends and neighbors throughout the Hill Country.

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Thy Kingdom Come is an initiative of the Archbishop of Canterbury and representatives of other denominations primarily in the United Kingdom to encourage members of the Anglican Communion and others throughout the world for Christians to engage in the secular world. Recently, a number of cle…

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It might be time to begin questioning the price of gasoline in Kerrville. Wholesale gas prices have been falling for many weeks with no response from local providers. Is this price fixing? Price gouging? San Antonio gas prices are as low as $1.39. All over the country prices are falling. Wha…

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Dear lovely folks of Kerrville: I wholeheartedly applaud the good businesses that are working hard to serve the needs of our community; H-E-B and Walmart are doing an amazing job, as are Walgreens and CVS and numerous others, to attempt to meet our grocery needs during this trying time. I am…

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An article in the March 19 Daily Times reported the devastating impact COVID-19 is having on Kerrville’s local businesses, particularly restaurants and coffee houses. Unlike the few big-box businesses in town, the small local businesses are particularly vulnerable. The substantial decrease i…

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The day after my last column, I heard from friends that, with the extreme danger, I shouldn’t imply that people could ignore restrictions. I agreed and wrote a correction piece, but it was apparently too late. 

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Peterson Health has been diligently working for months preparing for COVID-19. We began monitoring this pandemic in January and took early initiatives to make plans, including purchasing supplies and equipment. 

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As the coronavirus creates a massive disruption in both the world and national economies, please take care of your local businesses. Your financial support during this window may be the difference between life and death for many of your favorite businesses that make your community so special. 

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I went shopping for the first time last Thursday, arriving at H-E-B just after 8 a.m. 

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Friday night at family dinner, my wife and our two kids all held hands and gave thanks. She had broiled a whole chicken — we are so thankful for her love of cooking and also our local grocery stores. Our son is home from Tivy with no evening obligations — we are so thankful for teachers and …

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If there has been one governmental agency that has been out in front of the coronavirus outbreak, and eventually pandemic, it has been the Kerrville Independent School District. 

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Today’s column from Verna Benham showed once again why she should be a part of your coverage. Her reasoned and intelligent response to what has been a tumultuous week of Covid-19 coverage struck a calming note during this time of concern.

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School closings, sports event cancellations and food hoarding. We live in a new coronavirus-induced world. Yet some personal health facts remain unchanged.

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Once upon a time during the COVID-19 global pandemic, an elderly person decided to disregard self-isolation caution from medical experts, national, state and local government leaders. This person flew in the face of all reasonable advice. After all, elderly people should be allowed to contro…

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I’m constantly repeating to our team at The Kerrville Daily Times that our goal is to be a friendly guide to help our neighbors navigate life in our community in an easier, more productive and satisfying way. 

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Community support for our Meals on Wheels “March for Meals” celebration was awesome. With proclamations of support from the Kerr County Commissioners and the Kerrville City Council, we started the week feeling so proud of what we do. Then, the icing on the cake was the community members who …

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America is suffering from two viruses: the coronavirus and the biasvirus of national news reporting.

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I’ve never been more conflicted about a column than this one. Let me start by laying out a somewhat exaggerated story questioning if our panicked reaction is appropriate:

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In regards to the Opinion on How Concerned the Democrats versus the Republicans are to the Corona Virus. I have a real problem with that survey!! What does that matter! This is not a political crisis, this is an American Crisis, a National crisis ! At a time when we need to pull together and…

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When it comes to feelings about the coronavirus pandemic there have been a wide range of emotions on the subject, and those also seem to be changing on a regular basis. 

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When I still lived at home with my parents, I went to see my grandparents often. After I moved away from my hometown, I made it a point to call my grandparents at least weekly.

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Texans have something to celebrate during Sunshine Week this year. But we also have more work to do to protect the public’s right to know about our government.

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This letter is in response to the KDT's front page article on March 10, 2020 relative to perjury allegations within the Kerr County Sheriff's Department. Specifically, former candidate for sheriff Carol Twiss alleges perjury by Eli Garcia, a current contender for Kerr County Sheriff. 

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It is not very often that both parties are asking you to ‘not’ vote for a candidate, but Robert Morrow is that candidate in the upcoming May runoff election against Lani Popp.  Both ran as Republicans, but Morrow is a self-proclaimed Libertarian.  According to those opposing him, “he is a Tr…

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The 2020 Republican Primary Election is upon us. Disturbingly, the Republican Parties that make up State District 53 did not or would not put up a true conservative candidate to run against our resident Republican In Name Only and incumbent Andrew Murr! Murr’s voting record strongly shows hi…

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Because America believes in the value of human lives, we’ve felt compelled as leader of the free world to do something about grievous violations that cause suffering of millions of people. Middle Eastern leaders for years have resisted our attempts to promote sustainable order and concern fo…

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What a great week we are having at the Dietert Center. Community support for our March for Meals celebration started with a proclamation of support from the Kerr County Commissioners Court, a proclamation from the Kerrville City Council and special guests joining us for Meals on Wheels ride-…

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Non-native plants and animals can have devasting impacts on our pristine waterways and Hill Country environment. We’ve experienced this problem locally through increased water pollution in areas with flocks of domestic ducks and Egyptian geese. 

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Two weeks ago, I first wrote about an ecological conscience and how it applies to landowners as something in the back of their minds that is always there telling them that there are ecological consequences to any action they either are, or are not, contemplating doing on their land. 

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The price you pay when you lose a beloved animal is so steep that every time I lose one, I always say, “Never again.”

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There’s plenty of misinformation out there about the spread of the coronavirus — even for news organizations to sift through. There has also been much politicization of the ongoing virus outbreak, with liberals quick to blame President Trump and conservatives quick to blame the Obama adminis…