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  • Council awards sewer contract for business lines

    By Clint Schroeder West Kerr Current Ingram City Council Tuesday voted to award a contract to construct the central ... Read More >>

  • Attorney General files against dam in Hunt

    This dam on the north fork of the Guadalupe River in western Kerr County is at the heart of a petition for a temporary i... Read More >>

  • Hunt ISD gathers ideas for auditorium

    By Clint Schroeder West Kerr Current Hunt ISD has begun gathering information for a new auditorium to be built with ... Read More >>

  • Schreiner Goods Celebrates 3rd Anniverary

    That's right! It's time for our 3rd Anniversary!   We would like to invite you. Please co... Read More >>

  • Pedernales Brewing Company hosts Beer & Hymns Sept 6

    Pedernales Brewing Company, the Fredericksburg-based brewery that makes Lobo beer, will host its next Beer & Hymn... Read More >>

  • 290 Wine Shuttle- RIDE. TASTE. RELAX.

    As new wineries popped up along Highway 290 around Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country, Mike Kinchen noticed a ... Read More >>

  • The story of Fredericksburg's Vereins Kirche

    Not often is a replica older than the original, but that's the case in Fredericksburg with the Vereins Kirche, that "Cof... Read More >>

  • Learning by heart: Schreiner University

    By Ceslie Armstrong Schreiner University’s mission of preparing its students for meaningful work and purp... Read More >>

  • Symphony of the Hills 2014-2015 tickets on sale September 1 !

    Beginning September 1, the public can purchase tickets to individual concerts in the Symphony of the Hills 20... Read More >>

  • Ingram council budgets $10,000 for election re-do

    By Clint Schroeder West Kerr Current City Council held a budget workshop after its regular meeting last Tuesday, and... Read More >>

  • Sheffield files as Pct. 4 commissioner candidate

    John Sheffield By Irene Van Winkle West Kerr Current Ole Ingram Grocery owner John Sheffield has filed as a write... Read More >>

  • Hunt ISD cancels election

    With no contested seats in the Nov. 4 election, the Hunt ISD school board, at its regular meeting Tuesday, canceled the... Read More >>

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  • Hunt ISD cancels election

    With no contested seats in the Nov. 4 election, the Hunt ISD school board, at its regular meeting Tuesday, canceled the... Read More >>

  • RANCH HAND TO SPONSOR TREY BENTON III, ONE OF THE HOTTEST PRO RODEO RIDERS ON THE CIRCUIT

    SAN ANTONIO, TX – AUGUST 25, 2014 – Ranch Hand has agreed to be one of two major sponsors of PRO... Read More >>

  • KERRVILLE COOKBOOK AUTHORS STILL COOKING WITH ONLY 4 INGREDIENTS

    Kerrville’s best-selling cookbook authors Emily Cale and Linda Coffee are taking their popular series of Four Ingre... Read More >>

  • Road work crippling merchants; Old Ingram Loop businesses hit hard

    Merchants on Old Ingram Loop, and beyond, are being affected greatly by a loss of customers as a result of the prolonge... Read More >>

  • Reeves gets nod for ballot

    Bob Reeves The Kerr County Precinct 4 Executive Committee has announced it has selected Bob Reeves to be the replacem... Read More >>

  • Ingram schools meet standards; target scores exceeded in all areas

    By Clint Schroeder West Kerr Current Ingram school board members heard a report on the 2014 Texas Education Agency�... Read More >>

  • Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Community Business EXPO Thursday, August 21

    Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce will host Business EXPO FREE for the public The Kerrville Area Chamber of Com... Read More >>

  • Texas Home Plans earns awards for Comanche Trace Tour of Homes

      Texas Home Plans, a Kerrville, Texas-based home design firm, earned several top awards at the 2014 T... Read More >>

  • From where did Kerrville's earliest settlers come?

    Some communities in the Texas Hill Country had settlers from a distinct area: Fredericksburg and Boerne, for instance, w... Read More >>

  • Ranch Hand Hires New Marketing Director

      Ranch Hand and Truckfitters has appointed Mavis Arambula-M... Read More >>

  • Fredericksburg’s Gillespie County Fair set for Aug 21-24

    The Gillespie County Fair arrives August 21-24, 2014, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds in Fredericksburg, Texas.... Read More >>

  • East end of Old Ingram Loop to close; contractor behind, being charged damages

    Work resumes on a new Cade Loop Bridge an element of the Texas Department of Transportation’s $8.58 million Hwy. 39 re... Read More >>

  • Chicho’s adds to culinary choices

    Chef Juan Carlos Padilla, “Chicho” to his friends, and wife Norma Jean Padilla gladly serve up this popular yummy, ... Read More >>

  • Hunt VFD seeks funds to expand satellite station

    By Irene Van Winkle West Kerr Current Rural fire departments all have something special that makes them unique, be... Read More >>

  • Blast, fire injures one

    This fiery shooting flame sent dozens of emergency personnel and equipment scrambling Tuesday morning to Scrap Solutions... Read More >>

  • City to seek new bids on sewer project

    By Clint Schroeder West Kerr Current Ingram City Council Tuesday voted to advertise for new bids on a contract to co... Read More >>

  • Crittenden takes ITM helm

    Justin Crittenden By Clint Schroeder West Kerr Current A new principal takes the helm of Ingram Tom Moore High Sc... Read More >>

  • The Origin of the Early Settlers of Bandera Might Surprise You

    Though German settlers of the Texas Hill Country established distinct communities whose Old World charms continue to dra... Read More >>

  • Willow Creek Café in Mason Draws on its’ Historic Roots As Willow Creek Club Opens August 6th

    Mason, Texas in the 1880-1890’s was a bustling Hill Country town with a population that grew from 2644 to over 5000... Read More >>

  • Texas Heroes Hall of Honor-Part 1

    The Frontier Times Museum in Bandera, Texas (the official "Cowboy C... Read More >>

  • Texas Heroes Hall of Honor-Part 2

    The Frontier Times Museum in Bandera, Texas (the official "Cow... Read More >>

  • Mountain Home camp meeting opens Saturday

    By Irene Van Winkle West Kerr Current August always means it’s time for camp meeting, and whoever has never been t... Read More >>

  • HCTC building new headquarters

    This drawing by architect Peter Lewis shows how the front of the new Hill Country Telephone Cooperative building will lo... Read More >>

  • Proposals made for county library use

    By Irene Van Winkle West Kerr Current Long after City of Kerrville and Kerr County officials had split over funding ... Read More >>

  • Peace with the Comanche -- 1847

    Last week, I left you with a cliffhanger of sorts; this week I end the series on the German colonists who settled our ar... Read More >>

  • Hills Home Page Sponsors The National Day of The American Cowboy

    Bandera—Ceslie Armstrong, Features Editor for Hills Home Page announced today that the Internet portal for... Read More >>

  • HillsHomePage Joins Ferrari Fashion Week As Internet Media Partner

    San Antonio—Ceslie Armstrong, Features Editor for Hills Home Page announced today that the Internet portal... Read More >>

  • New Ingram mayoral election Oct. 4

    By Clint Schroeder West Kerr Current The City of Ingram will hold another mayoral election between Mayor James Salte... Read More >>

  • Warrior Stadium gets new turf

    Workers for Texas Multi-Chem, LTD. Monday roll out some of the 100,000 square feet of Tifway 499, a hybrid ermuda grass,... Read More >>

  • City of Ingram opens bids on business sewer lines

    By Clint Schroeder West Kerr Current Ingram City Council advanced the city project to extend sewer service to busine... Read More >>

  • Celebrate the National Day of the American Cowboy in the Cowboy Capital of the World

    by Mary Allyce The Frontier Times Museum, title sponsor, HEB, and presenting spon... Read More >>

  • Our Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

    by Mary Allyce  When the Frontier Times Museum stages the 2014 National... Read More >>

  • Visionary Local Bank Puts It's Money Where the Community Is

    By Ceslie Armstrong When Roy Thompson, president and C.E.O. of Texas Hill Country Bank, talks about... Read More >>

  • Fredericksburg's Meusebach went seeking the Comanche

    John O. Meusebach may have had many problems as the second commissioner general of the Adelsverein, the organization res... Read More >>

  • HCAF board cancels 2014 Arts & Crafts Fair

    By Clint Schroeder West Kerr Current The Texas State Arts & Crafts Fair that was to have been held at the Hill Count... Read More >>

  • Jeff Cunningham interim HCAF executive director

    By Clint Schroeder West Kerr Current Jeff Cunningham has been named interim executive director of the Hill Country A... Read More >>

  • Central American children recently housed at camps

    By Irene Van Winkle West Kerr Current News came suddenly of children being housed in May at camps in Kerr County, bu... Read More >>

  • Renown Harley-Davidson® Artist Scott Jacobs to show at Javelina Harley-Davidson® in Boerne

    by Ceslie Armstrong World-renown fine artist Scott Jacobs has cr... Read More >>

  • Bandera Riverfest 2014

    On Saturday June 28, 2014 the Bandera Business Association&nb...; Read More >>

  • Unhappy German Settlers -- 1846

    Over the past few weeks I’ve been telling the story of the German immigrants who came to Texas in the mid-1800s, many ... Read More >>

  • Voice for Texas-TREPAC invites Texas homeowners to tell why you love your home

    My Texas Home video contest offers $5,000 for grand prize winner   ... Read More >>

  • Hunt School bond projects under way

    The Hunt School administration building is no more, demolished to make way for a new one. Workers are now laying the gro... Read More >>

  • Ingram likely to cut hotel tax rate

    By Clint Schroeder West Kerr Current Ingram City Council last Tuesday agreed to reduce the hotel occupancy tax and r... Read More >>

  • Tivy Class of 1964 weathered mostly ‘ups,’ with a few tears

    By Irene Van Winkle West Kerr Current As with all Tivy High School classes, the anthem Tivy Fight Never Dies, never ... Read More >>

  • Hill Country Food Truck Festival Brings Food Trucks, Texas Wine and Americana Music to Luckenbach Texas

    FREDERICKSBURG, TX --- The First Annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival featuring more than a dozen food trucks, Tex... Read More >>

  • City of Chicago Ordered to Pay NRA's Legal Fees - Again

    $1.5 Million and Counting – The Taxpayer’s Burden of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s and the City of Chicago�... Read More >>

  • Crossing from Germany to Texas, facing many perils

    The German immigrants who settled our area arrived after enduring many hardships. Last week I told the tragic story of... Read More >>

  • 88th Annual July Jubilee Set For Friday & Saturday

    Parade in Downtown Brady, 10am, with Grand Marshall Dr. Richard Lane and introducing the new Miss Heart of Texas, Bry... Read More >>

  • City of Ingram may hold 2nd election for mayor post

    By Clint Schroeder West Kerr Current The City of Ingram may hold another mayoral election in light of a lawsuit file... Read More >>

  • Carriage house could be headed to Hunt

    Moving the carriage house from behind the Kerr Regional History Center on Water Street to outside the Kerrville city li... Read More >>

  • Wounded Warriors to be feted next week

    By Irene Van Winkle West Kerr Current Kerr County residents, businesses and civic leaders will be hosting a group of... Read More >>

  • Health, Wellness, Beauty, Horses & Hill Country Life with Dr. Elizabeth MacRae

    First of all Dr. McRae, let's talk about what inspired you to take a career in medicine. Was it something that you kn... Read More >>

  • AgriLife Extension sets Living Waters Conference for Aug. 19 in Junction

    JUNCTION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Living Waters Conference beginning at 8 a.... Read More >>

  • Lawsuit contests Ingram mayoral election

    By Clint Schroeder West Kerr Current A lawsuit contesting the City of Ingram mayoral election has been filed in 216t... Read More >>

  • Top HCAF officials tender resignations

    By Clint Schroeder West Kerr Current Just four months before the Hill Country Arts Foundation is to host its first O... Read More >>

  • Schlabach resigns from Ingram City Council

    By Clint Schroeder West Kerr Current Monroe Schlabach resigned from Ingram City Council Tuesday. Schlabach, who is ... Read More >>

  • German settlers to Texas faced great dangers

    I’ve been writing a series here about the German colonists who came to Texas in the mid-1840s, mostly referencing a bo... Read More >>

  • Backyard Basics program on making jams and jellies set for July 12 in San Antonio

    SAN ANTONIO – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program on making jams and jellies will be held from 9 a.m... Read More >>

  • AgriLife Extension’s Tom Green County 4-H team takes national wool judging honors

    SONORA – The Tom Green County 4-H senior wool judging team was named this year’s top youth judging team in the natio... Read More >>

  • Commissioner Staples Calls for Texas Chefs to Participate in 2014 GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up

    AUSTIN – Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is calling on chefs and restaurant owners committed to buying and servi... Read More >>

  • $3,000 Reward Offered for Most Wanted Sex Offender From San Marcos

    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Clemente Davila, 27, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Of... Read More >>

  • Bible Gateway Verse of the Day

    Isaiah 40:31 Bible Gateway's Verse of the Day “but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They wi... Read More >>

  • DPS Graduates 107 State Troopers

    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw and Texas Public Safety Commission Chair C... Read More >>

  • DPS Graduates 107 State Troopers

    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw and Texas Public Safety Commission Chair C... Read More >>

  • Carabid beetles spotted en masse in South Central Texas

    SAN ANTONIO — The past few weeks have generated several calls to the Texas A&M; AgriLife Extension Service about an exp... Read More >>

  • Bible Gateway Verse of the Day

    Ephesians 5:25-26 Bible Gateway's Verse of the Day “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church a... Read More >>

  • Gov. Perry, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst and Speaker Straus Direct DPS to Immediately Begin Law Enforcement Surge Operations Along Texas-Mexico Border

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Austin, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe Straus today d... Read More >>

  • Warrior Stadium field work underway

    Workers for Texas Multi-Chem are busy Tuesday preparing the Warrior Stadium playing field for new sod by doing leveling ... Read More >>

  • Pay raises in Ingram ISD early 2014-15 budget

    By Clint Schroeder West Kerr Current Ingram school board members Monday heard a report on a preliminary Ingram ISD ... Read More >>

  • ‘Gospel Music Revival’ this Saturday

    Although the annual Hill Country Cowboy Camp Meeting week-long event will take place in August, this Saturday, June 21, ... Read More >>

  • The Cross T Ranch, Authenticity in Western Heritage

    Not only are Russell and Marci Tiner living their dream, they are making dreams come true for thousands of others who wa... Read More >>

  • Texas crop, weather for June 17, 2014; El Niño forecast weaker than earlier predicted

    COLLEGE STATION – Though nearly 70 percent of the state remains in drought, crops in many areas are doing well thanks ... Read More >>

  • Bible Gateway Verse of the Day

    Psalm 68:4-5 Bible Gateway's Verse of the Day “Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the... Read More >>

  • Bible Gateway Verse of the Day

    Psalm 103:13 Bible Gateway's Verse of the Day “As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compass... Read More >>

  • A baron who changed his name to John

    If you’ve ever wandered around the Marktplatz in Fredericksburg, the square which features a replica of the coffee-mil... Read More >>

  • Bible Gateway Verse of the Day

    Psalm 19:1-2 Bible Gateway's Verse of the Day “[Psalm 19] For the director of music. A psalm of David. The heavens... Read More >>

  • 3-H youth ranch official says security steps taken

    By Irene Van Winkle West Kerr Current After facing a number of irate homeowners, as well as admonitions from Kerr Co... Read More >>

  • Bible Gateway Verse of the Day

    Psalm 46:10 Bible Gateway's Verse of the Day “He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted amon... Read More >>

  • Mayor takes oath, streets discussed

    After a close election, Ingram Mayor James Salter, left, is administered the oath of office by City Secretary Stephanie ... Read More >>

  • Comptroller Susan Combs Distributes $622 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

    (AUSTIN) —Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in May was $2.45 billion, up 8.5 perce... Read More >>

  • Divide VFD fundraiser this Friday

    By Irene Van Winkle Weat Kerr Current Here’s a reminder for everyone to hit the road and head out to the Divide Vo... Read More >>

  • Texas tomatoes topic of June 18 workshop in Uvalde

    UVALDE — Commercial tomato farmers are encouraged to attend a workshop June 18 at the Texas A&M; AgriLife Research and ... Read More >>

  • Texas crop, weather for June 10, 2014 More rain stimulates planting

    COLLEGE STATION — Nearly all of Texas continued to receive rain after Memorial Day storms, further improving the prosp... Read More >>

  • TPWD Public Hunt Drawing System Going Paperless

    AUSTIN – Effective with this summer’s applications, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s popular Public Hunt ... Read More >>

  • TxDOT SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON LONG-RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN Statewide series of open-house meetings will address future transportation needs, solutions

    Starting today, the Texas Department of Transportation will host a series of 25 statewide public meetings to welcome cit... Read More >>

  • $10,000 Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive, Gang Member from Abilene Area

    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Cory James Fisher, 35, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugi... Read More >>

  • Beware of the False Humility of False Teachers

    By: Pastor Chris McKnight, Kerrville Bible Church; http://www.kerrvillebiblechurch.org Are there false teachers today... Read More >>

  • Bible Gateway Verse of the Day

    Colossians 3:13 Bible Gateway's Verse of the Day “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has... Read More >>

  • The Germans come to Texas

    Years ago my parents gave me a copy of “The German Settlement of the Texas Hill Country,” by Jefferson Morgenthaler,... Read More >>

  • GILLESPIE COUNTY FAIR JULY 4th RACE WEEKEND!

    COMBINE FUN AND FUNDRAISING AT GILLESPIE FAIR, JULY 4TH WEEKEND! It's race weekend in Fredericksburg! Pari-mutuel me... Read More >>

  • Arch Coal Comments on EPA's Greenhouse Gas Regulations

    ST. LOUIS, June 9, 2014 -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) issued the following statement as a follow-up to the U.S. Environm... Read More >>

  • Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Climb Higher

    NEW YORK-- Mortgage rates reversed course this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate jumping to 4.32 perc... Read More >>

  • Bible Gateway Verse of the Day

    Matthew 7:13-14 Bible Gateway's Verse of the Day “[The Narrow and Wide Gates] “Enter through the narrow gate. Fo... Read More >>

  • Supper with Santa Event - December 14, 2013

    Kerrville, Texas (December 9, 2013) – The City of Kerrville is pleased to announce the 5th annual Supper with Santa ev... Read More >>