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County commissioner dies after heart attack
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:26:17 -0700

Kerr County Precinct 4 Commissioner Bruce Oehler died Monday on the way to the hospital after an apparent heart attack. He was 60.

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for May 13 in Kerrville
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:27:20 -0700

KERRVILLE — The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 13 in Kerrville for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Upper Guadalupe watershed. The free workshop is co-hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Kerr […]

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 […]

WINDMILL COUNTRY: High prices, fewer cattle leads to rise in rustling
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:44:00 -0700

BRADY — Cattle prices have reached record highs while national inventories have declined to 1951 levels, prompting rustlers to become more active, said Winters rancher Richard Thorpe III.

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.

State drops water district push
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:09:21 -0700

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has dropped its effort to force the creation of a groundwater conservation district (GCD) to protect the stressed Trinity Aquifer in western Comal County.

Mexican National Executed for 1997 Texas Slaying
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:45:56 -0700

(HUNTSVILLE, Texas) — 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. MoreCalifornia Man Confesses to 40 KillingsOrlando Police Launch Manhunt to Arrest Suspect Behind Daycare…

Man executed for '97 bludgeoning
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:08:52 -0700

In 1989, Hernandez had been ordered to serve 25 years in a Mexican prison for bludgeoning a man in his hometown of Nuevo Laredo. Hernandez was one of two death row inmates who recently filed lawsuits seeking to halt their executions until Texas revealed the origin of its latest batch of execution drugs. Fellow plaintiff Tommy Lynn Sells, a serial killer whose victims included a 9-year-old San ...

Texas executes Mexican national for 1997 murder
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:51:27 -0700

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.