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Multi-county private applicator training and testing slated for May 21 in Harper
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:57:49 -0700

HARPER — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Gillespie, Kimble and Kerr counties will host a Texas Department of Agriculture private applicator license training and testing beginning at 8 a.m. May 21 at the Harper Community Park Building. The park is located between N. Park Street and Pioneer Park Street in Harper. Program […]

Patrick, Dewhurst debate border security, immigration reform in Kerrville
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:44:35 -0700

KERRVILLE -- Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Republican rival state Sen. Dan Patrick made a rare appearance together in advance of their Texas Primary runoff election coming up May 27. The Republican Women of Kerr County hosted the 30-minute forum with topics spanning from water usage to education, but illegal immigration and border security seemed to most interest the audience of 200. "We have seen ...

Patrick, Dewhurst debate border security, immigration reform
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:43:07 -0700

KERRVILLE -- Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Republican rival state Sen. Dan Patrick made a rare appearance together in advance of their Texas Primary runoff election coming up May 27. The Republican Women of Kerr County hosted the 30-minute forum with topics spanning from water usage to education, but illegal immigration and border security seemed to most interest the audience of 200. "We have seen ...

Dewhurst, Patrick trade blows over state effort to secure border
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:30:45 -0700

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and his Republican challenger Sen. Dan Patrick clashed Friday over whether Texas has done enough to stop unauthorized immigration and illegal trafficking along the state’s border with Mexico.

Controversial Execution Looms for Kerr County Killer
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:55:53 -0700

concerns about statements made at trial

Students face double-testing in state mandated exams
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:11:04 -0700

A handful of eighth-graders from Kerr County school districts will find themselves double-testing in mandated math exams due to an overlap in federal and state accountability requirements.

Mexican national executed for 1997 Texas slaying
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:24:03 -0700

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man who escaped prison in his native Mexico while serving a murder sentence was executed in Texas on Wednesday for fatally beating a former Baylor University history professor and attacking his wife more than 16 years ago.

Kerr County unemployment rate ticks up
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:55:57 -0700

Kerr County’s jobless rate ticked up slightly in February, but more people were working.

Lawmakers consider raising age of criminal culpability
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:02:19 -0700

The issue of whether 17-year-olds accused of crimes should be treated like adults is being examined at the state capitol in advance of the next legislative session and being looked at by local officia

Rivals Dewhurst, Patrick making joint appearance
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 06:26:09 -0700

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and his Republican runoff rival, state Sen. Dan Patrick, are making a relatively rare joint appearance.