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Getting the number down to zero may be an impossible task, but the work that the Upper Guadalupe River Authority is doing to get there is important. 

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If there’s one thing that riles up folks from Kerrville it’s the threat of another fried chicken establishment, and when we asked on Facebook if the city needed a KFC there were 835 people who cast their vote either yes to chicken, or no to chicken.

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If there’s one takeaway from the 2019 fourth-quarter fundraising reports from the myriad candidates running for president it’s that it’s going to be expensive. 

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➤ We asked members of our staff to predict some headlines we could see, even if they were a bit silly, and here’s what we came up with: 

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As we head into 2020, there is plenty to look forward to when it comes to new projects and development. One that intrigues us is Schreiner University’s proposed Trailhead project that will bring together several groups in creating a beer garden and food truck plaza. 

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As we wind down the year there has been a lot of good to come around Kerrville, including a flurry of activity that should help foster continued economic development heading into 2020. 

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When voters approved the expansion of the Kerr County jail, they were looking toward the future, and Sheriff W.R. “Rusty” Hierholzer is being a good steward of that vision by working to minimize the cost of maintaining the jail. 

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In the last few days, we’ve seen several examples of people doing their best as evidenced by stories or photos on The Kerrville Daily Times. These are people have overcome addiction, traveled the world, volunteered, enjoyed a community event, opened a business or earned a bachelor’s degree o…

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There’s good news for the Kerrville City Council but we’re sensing big political vulnerability coming up in 2020 as the Council is inevitably faced with a workforce housing decision that could be problematic.

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In a time of crisis, it’s an important reminder to be grateful for our law enforcement community. When word of the shooting at Kerrville Walmart spread, police and deputies responded in force to the store, helping evacuate employees, while searching the store for a possible suspect. 

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If you love music, 2020 might be a great year for live music with several super groups reuniting for shows, including Eagles, who will feature Vince Gill. However, we posed a Facebook question to see if our readers were more interested in the Doobie Brothers or Motley Crue — both reforming a…

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When you look at the most recent Texas Education Agency ratings involving schools across the state, there are some clear examples of what’s working and not working, but in Kerrville, B.T. Wilson Sixth Grade School’s performance was a head-scratcher to many of us. 

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Climate change is one of the most challenging political questions of our time, and how to handle it remains divise. However, poll after poll seems to point a picture of concern among many Americans, including right here in Kerrville. 

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A couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to interview National Museum of the Pacific War Director Rorie Cartier and Chris McDougal, who heads up the Fredericksburg-based museum’s archives and collections.

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When Kerr County Commissioners made a controversial decision to close the county’s animal shelter on Saturdays, because of the circumstances surrounding the decision, it has called into quesiton the transparency of the court.

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Today’s Hits and Misses offers a wide range of things to consider from the last week, and that’s not surprising, considering we just had an important election with the Texas Constitution and the city of Kerrville charter. 

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The city of Kerrville has gone through an extensive revamp of its charter — the document that runs the city — and we generally support 18 of the 19 propositions that voters will decide upon, but Proposition N gives us pause. 

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Our weekly poll asking about what forms of energy residents of Kerrville prefer when it comes to generating electricity showed that residents like the idea of renewables, but still liked natural gas. 

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There are so many organizations that have the right idea when it comes to serving our community but that lack the necessary support to flourish. One example of this is the Texas Ramp Project — a statewide nonprofit group that builds ramps for those who can’t afford it. 

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We threw some polls up on Facebook asking our fans what they thought of various fair food items, and here are the results. It’s clear they are very fond of things fried, especially sugary dough.

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Readers are definitely split, if not opposed to the idea of providing incentives for affordable housing in Kerrville. We asked the question last week with three choices for response: Yes, No and we don’t need more people in Kerrville. 

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There seems to be nothing simple about the Kerr County Commissioner’s decision to close the county’s animal shelter on weekends, especially under the circumstances of the decision. 

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Everyone loves a parade but this community seems especially to love them, particularly when it involves Tivy High School. That was the case last week when hundreds, if not several thousands, turned out to see the school’s annual homecoming parade that cruised its way down Water Street into d…

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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.