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I always enjoy commentary from locals on President Trump and his supporters.  Recently, one wrote “But Trump, like the Republicans in general, put their bets on anger and fear overriding decency and critical thinking.”  Yet, our “liar in chief” got Mexico to initiate steps do what the congre…

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As we approach Independence Day, it seems a good time to be reminded of the words of our nation’s founders. In 1787 at the end of the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked if they had given us a republic or a monarchy. Franklin answered, “A republic, if you can keep it.” 

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First and foremost: Thank God and all who prayed for our baby to get well. My family thanks you profusely, my son and daughter-in-law thank all profusely. More letters will be written. 

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I read some time ago, and again today, that Mexico had been stepping up efforts to control their southern crossings for several months. Yet our liar in chief brays that he is imposing a tariff if they don’t do more. Then, in his usual liar, loser fashion, announces victory. 

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Many state of Texas employees, even those with college educations, are on or below the poverty line. This year the legislators gave themselves a raise when state of Texas employees haven’t seen a raise in 7+ years, and their benefits get cut a little more every year. Please sign this petitio…

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I’ve had the privilege of submitting a number of letters to the editor in the KDT over the course of my residency in Kerrville and appreciate the opportunities I’ve had over the years for the freedom to express my views. This will be my final entry. My husband and I have enjoyed over ten yea…

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I must respond to the comment by Mr. Pzydrowski in Thursday’s article on our opposition to the transmission line in West Kerr County. He assumes we oppose it even though the line will convey some benefit to us. That is not the case. 

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For weeks now, the street Waggoman has been closed. Traffic has to stay on Southway all the way to Highway 16. Then comes the dangerous left turn to get to downtown.

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Apparently mankind has been putting alcohol into his body since discovering fermented fruit. Since then, he has discovered other mind-altering things to put into his body: other drugs through mouth, nose and injections, also eyes through reading and many other visuals, and ears, through audi…

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A big kudos for the Folk Festival staff and guests. Last evening, the opening night, we had tickets to see and hear Ruthie Foster. She is superb. My husband and I have attended this wonderful festival since moving to Kerrville. Last night we enjoyed the lovely breezes as well as the full hou…

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For the staff of River Point Assisted Living and Peterson Hospice, I give my utmost appreciation and gratitude. Mom lived at River Point for 4 years. She had the most devoted and loving care the entire time. Since September of last year she was cared for by both the River Point staff and Pet…

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Thanks to Joe Herring and The Kerrville Daily Times for the poignant and timely remembrance of Glen Chenault. What a miracle that this Viet Nam soldier’s Christmas Eve letter survived a devastating fire. Not only is it an appropriate piece to help us remember and honor our veterans, but is a…

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It is with great appreciation that I read the excellent article in Tuesday’s (May 22) paper celebrating a social event for persons in recovery, including heartwarming pictures of participating supportive government and community leaders.

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I’m writing in response to the letter published on May 22nd titled “Focus on lowering tax rates, not appraisals”. While I agree with the general premise, the writer implies that appraisal districts base their appraisals on comparable sales data. 

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Recently, there have been some letters complaining about real estate values going up, resulting in increased taxes. However, we all want our values to go up without paying more taxes. The answer is to lower the tax rate, as values go up, to bring in the same amount of tax revenue as the prev…

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On Feb. 28, the Daily Times reported Councilman Sigerman’s suggestion for a task force to discuss the reasons for the homeless in Kerrville.  At the time, she mentioned two recognizable homeless residents.  

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As I am proud to be a resident of this beautiful community, I am truly disappointed in the street and alley department of Kerrville.

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It was a beautiful morning in Kerrville, so I decided to get out the bike and travel the river trail. I hadn’t been on the trail in quite some time, so I was pleasantly surprised to see just how far the trail has been extended to the west. I can now ride from my house to the Dairy Queen with…

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To Donna Provencher: Thank you for your brave, loving article in the weekend paper. You have highlighted, with dignity and honesty, a very real problem for so many people. Maybe this will give courage for others to share and support each other as they also struggle with mental illness and lo…

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My letter is in support of Shelly Sandy’s letter regarding time for a change in the way the city, county and community look at community or homeless cats. 

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Deja vu all over again! The update in 2011 as reported in the Monday edition of the Times were a few quick adjustments, not an update. After five years of ZOIC’s work, a final draft of a revised zoning ordinance was submitted for staff and council review in late 2014 — including the same cha…

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Letters to the editor concerning candidates should never be damaging to the character of the candidates, and should never be published on the last day before the election. 

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Mr. Alex Nowrasteh has a compelling argument in his May 11 column in the Daily Times. He seems to rejoice in the fact that fewer than 2 percent of the illegal aliens are criminals. That is a figure derived from those apprehended. First of all, a criminal would probably try harder not to be a…

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One of the top priorities of the Democrat-led United States House of Representatives is the Equality Act. However, the policies contained within this bill (HR 5) would create greater inequality, hurting women and individuals of faith. Equality cannot be created for one group by taking rights…

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The effort advocating for a trap-neuter-release (TNR) program — capturing, neutering and releasing stray cats to the wild — may be well intentioned but will ultimately be ineffective at reducing feral cat populations and shelter populations.

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Mother’s Day, May 12th, celebrates the cherished bond between mother and child. But mother cows, icons of motherhood, never get to see their own babies. 

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This is in response to a letter by Brenda Craig, published on May 3.

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Wow! Free psychoanalysis for the losers in the recent election. Think of the money you saved. I am sure the second place finishers will take your advice to heart; such insight from the writer. 

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As we move from spring into summer, summer break begins for many, and families can take advantage of the many opportunities in and around our beautiful area for having fun and making memories.

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I was in line at Starbucks with one truck in front of me. My mind was on my agenda for the day, so I looked down at my calendar — yes, paper not a phone. In that time, the truck moved up and I did not; a minute went by. 

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At last!  We now have the city council of our dreams.  The Dream Team.

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Recently I delivered a banner for KPUB to hang across Sidney Baker to advertise our upcoming quilt show.  

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There has been a lot of deserved buzz about the great changes that are occurring at Kerr County Animal Services (KCAS), including the hiring of an adoption coordinator, implementing specific shelter software, extending hours to better serve residents, and microchipping pets.  However, what n…

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There seems to be a great deal of concern over the recently announced appraisal values on real estate. This does not mean you are having a tax increase. That could happen, when the city, county and other taxing entities establish tax rates. Hopefully, they will lower the rates to offset the …

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To the voters of Kerrville: Thank you for overwhelmingly confirming that maturity, integrity, civility, respect toward others and their opinions and an attitude of serving the public — rather than serving an inflated sense of personal importance — still have a place in our local political scene.

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Thanks to Donna Provencher for her excellent piece on vaccinations and Andrew Wakefield’s part in fomenting fear with his sketchy “studies” purporting to show that vaccines cause autism. 

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I was so surprised when I clicked on my app for the Kerrville Daily Times Monday recently. 

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In case you missed it, the “State agency lauds city for finance transparency” article appeared on page 5A, in the Thursday, May 2, 2019 edition. With all the criticism and false claims directed at our city’s finance department, Amy Dozier, and Mark McDaniel regarding the Kerr County Appraisa…

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I have recently heard campaign rhetoric and seen newspaper reports by city and county leaders about the need for affordable housing. It is interesting to hear politicians and economic development persons talk about providing affordable housing.

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Whose new idea was it to restrict our council members to five minutes discussion per issue. Isn’t that restricting thought and dialogue and not in the interest of our city. I can see asking for a reasonable time line, but five minutes is a bit much.

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Much has been said about the non-partisan nature of our local politics, but this misleading message needs clarification and context.

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Mayor Blackburn blatantly endorses Clarkson and Cochrane. Their signs are in his yard. This endorsement is selective favoritism and portends future collusion with a puppet city council. Blackburn stated in print that, “We need to move beyond constant conflict to a council that will be unified …”