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There are people in every community who will never pay attention to what’s going on around them — until it’s actually going on. In that vein, we like to test that idea, to see if folks are paying attention. 

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With the Kerrville Triathlon Festival in town last weekend there were going to be some road and lane closures to accommodate the cycling portions of the event’s various races. The biggest impact was closing the cross street at Sidney Baker and Water Street, which caused a significant backup,…

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This week on the Daily Times’ website we ask readers their opinion about the proposed Kerrville 2050 plan, which would help the city reshape its zoning and planning practices. The City Council and city staff have worked quickly to implement the plan.  Just some of the details on the plan inc…

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On a weekly basis, we’re going to use polling and questions to see what you think about progress in Kerrville, the state of Texas, some national issues and some that may seem kind of silly. 

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Editor’s note: The Hits and Misses column is a new feature to The Kerrville Daily Times and features some of the good and bad in our community each week. This feature will appear every Friday on the opinion page.

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It’s almost a daily occurrence for millions of people worldwide to have an online scam pulled on them, and the reality is these scams will never go away. 

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The passing of Matias Rodriguez should remind all of us about service and sacrifice to a community. Sometimes we forget those who have done so much, asked for so little and have made all of our lives a little bit better. 

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We’re asking residents this question: How confident or pessimistic are you about the likelihood that Kerrville will be a great place to live, work and raise children in 20 years? To answer, click here.

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A story in Tuesday’s paper incorrectly named the date of Ingram’s fiscal year 2019-2020 budget public hearing. The public hearing will take place on Sept. 10.

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...To Gary Priour, for his more than four decades ministering to the physical and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and abandoned children. Priour, who founded Hill Country Youth Ranch in Ingram, will step down from the position of executive director in January.

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Some states have passed “red flag” gun laws whereby police or family members can petition a state court to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person who they suspect may be a danger to others or to themselves. This month, California Senator Kamala Harris proposed a measure that w…

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The results, as of Friday, are in on a poll released on The Times’ website asking people about a gun control issue. 

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If there’s a clear message about the state of animal welfare in Kerr County, it is that we’re making progress. For many of us who value the lives of our pets, the idea of having to euthanize countless animals because of neglect or abuse runs counter to values that we want to foster in this c…

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... to the city of Kerrville, for providing dog owners the opportunity to take their furry pals to the Olympic Pool on Aug. 17 for some family-friendly fun. 

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There was a lot of business being done on Saturday at the Hill Country Youth Events Center, and that says a lot about where this community is headed. 

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When the workers and volunteers of the Upper Guadalupe River Authority pulled more than 10,000 pounds of trash out of and around the Guadalupe River there was certainly a reason to celebrate an inspiring community effort, but then again it’s distressing why these folks had to give up their t…

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Since the first 0.7-mile segment of Kerrville River Trail was built from the Riverside Nature Center to Louise Hays Park in 2012, the amenity has been a daily reality residents can enjoy. Miles of scenic, tree-lined path suitable for all manner of non-motorized travel run from the nature cen…

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Summertime is one of the most challenging seasons for low-income families. Many pay hundreds more in day care costs and face increased food costs as they struggle to provide their kids balanced breakfasts and lunches that many get for free during the school year.

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...To the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, for getting kids hands-on experience in stagecraft and other artistic endeavors as part of its arts summer camp. 

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Fifty years ago to the day, the United States showed the world what American unity, ambition, ingenuity and hard work could accomplish. On July 20, 1969, two Americans — Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin — became the first human beings to walk on the moon. 

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In the last few decades, police have faced increasing political,social and legal pressures. Misconceptions about law enforcement fueled by manipulative politicians, biased news articles, and viral, decontextualized videos have made it harder for some people to trust public servants. 

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...To Hossein “Hagi” Hagigholam, owner of Mamacitas Restauran, who for the tenth consecutive year has contributed significant funding to make possible the city’s free, public fireworks display at Louise Hays Park in honor of Independence Day. 

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President Trump’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the G-20 summit in Japan sought to arrive at a satisfactory trading relationship benefiting people of the world’s two largest countries. If we succeed, it may help strengthen human rights in China. Chinese leaders seem determ…

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Our capacity for storytelling is one of our most powerful and important abilities as human beings — and our capacity for hearing the stories of others helps us grow in empathy and humanity.