The vast majority of readers who responded to our recent poll do not plan to ever own an electric car.
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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.
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,…
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…
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.
As part of our mission this Editorial Board takes the job of accountability seriously, but at the same time it’s important to recognize the work being done to make this community a better place.
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.
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.
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.
If there’s anything we can appreciate about freshman U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, it is a streak of pragmatism we saw during his visit to Kerrville this week.
There is a lot of fake news out there. We see it every day. We work hard to ensure the content in this newspaper is balanced, fair and, most importantly, accurate.
The second week of school is starting today, and now that the students and teachers have connected with each other, it’s time to remind ourselves about the important work that needs to be done in our community.
The signs are everywhere that people in Kerrville don’t really like big signs — or electronic signs or the ones that stick out and might hit you on the head.
...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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
The remains of Cpl. Billy Joe Butler, who died in a North Korean POW camp in 1951, were brought back to his hometown of Kerrville under police escort Wednesday afternoon.
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.
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.
The results are in. On July 7, we asked readers to participate in a poll on the role of local government in property upkeep. Based on the responses, no majority opinion emerged, but the largest proportion of respondents agreed with the idea that local government authorities should only regul…
...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.
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…
When Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez agree on something maybe it is time to declare victory. Or the Apocalypse.
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.