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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.

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This weekend my dog and I moved back into our first home in Kerrville alongside some of the best neighbors our community has to offer.

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…to the staff of Lowe’s Home Improvement in Kerrville, for commemorating Memorial Day in a powerful and touching way: they placed a wreath and a sign in a parking spot that they had blocked off with plants.  The sign read, “For Memorial Day, Lowe’s is reserving a parking space in Honor of ou…

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Monday’s edition of the Kerrville Daily Times incorrectly stated Ken Foster is a Purple Heart recipient. It also misidentified a speaker as Arnold Rathke. It was Raymond Tear.  

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Lest we forget: Memorial Day is not about a long weekend, a vacation from work, backyard barbecues or trips to the beach. This federal holiday — the last Monday of May each year — is a somber day, meant to honor and remember all those who have died while serving in the United States armed forces.

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Graduates of the Class of 2019: After four long years, the moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived, and we here at The Kerrville Daily Times congratulate you for all the milestones and memories that have brought you to this moment.

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One of the many benefits to living in such a beautiful area of the country is its appeal to visitors who boost the local economy with out-of-town dollars. 

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It’s become glancingly rare that you see a birthdate in public records — a loophole in the Texas Public Information Act that can pose problems for both the media and for the average individual. 

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… to the individuals and nonprofits who made possible Saturday’s 3-mile Shatter the Stigma run/walk event that served to promote the idea that people with mental health problems should not be stigmatized, but treated with compassion. The event, which also raised money for Kerrville State Hos…

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A community newspaper is not a monolith, standing immutable outside of time and space, but a living, breathing entity that depends upon the community it serves to hold it accountable and help it thrive. 

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… to Peterson Regional Medical Center for earning awards in patient safety and patient experience. It was the third consecutive year for PRMC to win the Healthgrades patient experience award, putting the hospital in the top 10 percent of hospitals across the nation. The Leapfrog Hospital Saf…

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We don’t often extend sufficient gratitude to the men and women in blue in our communities, those who wear the “uniforms that guard us while we sleep” — to borrow a phrase from novelist Rudyard Kipling. 

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“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall,” 19th-century American poet Oliver Wendell Holmes once wrote. “A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” 

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It’s no secret that STEM programs are at the cutting edge of education, proven to lead to positive educational outcomes. 

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The idea — radical in 1776 — that the people of a nation ought, by right, to choose their own form of government and who should represent them in that body, has often been dubbed the “American Experiment.”

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There are a number of standards that can be used to judge the quality of life in a community: The quality of the local schools, the area’s tax burden, crime statistics and more. 

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Each year, the National Day of Prayer is commemorated on the first Thursday of May — a day in which people are asked to turn toward God in a spirit of meditation and prayer.

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If you’re a registered voter in Kerrville, you have one more opportunity to cast an early vote ahead of the upcoming May 4 city council election. Today is the last day of the early voting period — and chances are you haven’t yet gone to the polls to make your voice heard. 

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This past Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. Since then, America’s schools have seen 11 mass shootings, including one in Texas — the Sante Fe High School shooting in May 2018. 

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It’s hard to imagine Peterson Regional Medical Center without Patrick Murray’s warmth, smile, strength and grace under pressure.

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If there’s one thing that defines the people of Kerr County, it’s giving. Charity is clearly a virtue valued by residents and this community is home to a small army of nonprofits. Tucked away in a small office space in Kerrville is one of those groups, one that’s changing lives and currently…

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As President Harry S. Truman once said, “There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.”

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Kerrville residents, visitors and business owners are now freer than ever to take advantage of a growing trend in food service and cuisine culture. 

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Today is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming round of May elections. That means registering in person or having a mail-in registration postmarked by the end of the day. 

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Representatives from insurance company Humana and the San Antonio Food Bank made a trip to Kerrville last week to honor a local group for their good works. 

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Among the flurry of bills working their way through the Texas Legislature this session is Senate Bill 891, set for a hearing by the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee on Monday.

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Earlier this week, The Kerrville Daily Times reported on a bill filed by Rep. Andrew Murr, R-Junction, that would require quarry operators to initiate land reclamation efforts after a site ceases to be operational. 

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An additional $9 billion for Texas public schools. Disaster funds. Medical marijuana expansion. An increase in sales tax and a commensurate decrease in local property taxes.

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With D.C. politics making headlines across the nation, it’s easy to get lost in the unending discussion about national politics. 

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Our world is not perfect and our nation not without ills; and, unfortunately, sometimes the victims of those ills are children. 

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Kerrville is a community that is home to many wonderful organizations and a great number of truly dedicated and selfless people who work every day to provide some much-needed assistance both at home and abroad. 

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Texas is not only unique among states for having been its own nation, but also for the number of nations that have — at one point or another — laid claim to her: Spain, France, Mexico, The Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America and the United States of America.

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“Feminism is the radical notion that women are people,” American writer and editor Marie Shear first wrote in 1986.

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“Guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life,” says the author of the book of Proverbs, demonstrating that even in 700 B.C. — long before the advantages of modern medicine — our ancestors had an understanding (if an unsophisticated one) of the heart as center of human well-being.

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Planned or unplanned, pregnancy can be both an awe-inspiring and terrifying experience.

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With the holiday season come and gone and the new year well underway, students at Kerrville Independent School District will head back to the classroom today.

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During the holiday season, local barbecue icon Harold “Buzzie” Hughes has been accepting donations of pet food intended to benefit the Christian Assistance Ministry. 

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Christmas shopping. Travel. Distant relatives. The quest to find that one broken bulb on an impossibly tangled string of lights.