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Employee spotlight shines on Kerr County Chief Deputy Kim Pawlak

June 18, 2024

Kerr County, Texas, likes to shine the spotlight on its employees who do a stellar job in their service to our local community in a monthly tribute titled "We ARE Kerr County, Texas".

Put the faces to the names of your county servants, find out what they wish citizens knew about their county government, learn about their history and more!

For June, we feature and celebrate Kerr County Chief Deputy Treasurer Kim Pawlak.

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Kerr Veterans Service Offices urges veterans to update addresses

June 14, 2024

Does your mail from the VA arrive late or go missing altogether? If so, then you might being accruing interest and fees unnecessarily or even see your debt sent to a collection agency.

“Now’s the time to make sure your mailing address is up to date,” said Kerr County Veteran Service Officer Jenna Sanchez.

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Veterans in need offered assistance through Silver Sage

June 13, 2024

Know a veteran who needs help paying their rent or utilities? Then, the Kerr County Veterans Service Office stands ready to help connect local military veterans in need with the Silver Sage program.

“We encounter many veterans and/or surviving spouses of veterans who are in need of financial assistance,” said Kerr County VSO Jenna Sanchez. “Luckily, we have Silver Sage, which offers help thanks to grant funding from the Texas Veterans Commission.”

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Kerr County proclaims July 3 as 'Peterson Health Appreciation Day'

June 12, 2024

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the July 3, 1949, opening of Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital in the community and its growth and success over the subsequent years as it has cared for our citizens, the Kerr County Commissioners' Court adopted a resolution proclaiming July 3 as "Peterson Health Appreciation Day."

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Kerr County Historical Commission earns distinguished award

June 11, 2024

The Kerr County Historical Commission has received a state award for its continued exceptional service in preserving local and state history.

The local group, which operates under the direction of the county commissioners’ court, received the Texas Historical Commission’s 2023 Distinguished Service Award.

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Reminder: Work on driveways (new or existing) requires permit

June 5, 2024

Thinking of putting in a driveway? Thinking of changing or improving a driveway that’s already there? Don’t forget: You need a permit!

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Kerr County adds another rabies case to 2024 roster

May 29, 2024

A “banner” year for rabies cases seems to be continuing as the local rabies authority -- Kerr County Animal Services -- reported today, May 29, that it had posted a 13th case of the viral disease.

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Largest crowd in program's history attends Kerr County Memorial Day observance

May 28, 2024

The largest crowd to date turned up Monday, May 27, for the Kerr County Memorial Day Program. In addition to the laying of dozens of wreaths at the base of the county's memorial stones and hearing Kerr County Judge Rob Kelly recite "In Flanders Field", attendees also heard a powerful message from keynote speaker, Roy A. Boudreaux.

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Veterans' Pathway open to pedestrians following Friday ribbon-cutting ceremony

May 28, 2024

A ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning, May 24, in Flat Rock Park officially opened the Veterans' Pathway.

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Veterans Service Office to close June 3-7 for staff training

May 28, 2024
Area U.S. military veterans who have business to conduct with the Kerr County Veterans Service Office are notified that the office will be closing for the week of June 3-7.“We appreciate the public’s understanding and patience as we must close temporarily for a week in order... Learn More
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Kerr County notified that skunk is its 12th case of rabies for 2024

May 26, 2024

A 12th case of rabies has been confirmed in Kerr County – this time in a skunk killed by a family’s pets inside Kerrville’s city limits.

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Most county offices to close Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day

May 22, 2024

Most county offices will be closing for a one-day break on Monday, May 27, to observe the federal holiday, Memorial Day.

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Public Invited to Kerr County Memorial Day Program on Monday

May 20, 2024

Featuring a new parking plan and an improved way of displaying memorial wreaths, the Kerr County Memorial Day Program is scheduled for Monday, May 27.

All residents and visitors in the area are invited by Kerr County elected officials to join them in paying respects to this nation’s fallen heroes during a 10 a.m. ceremony at the Kerr County War Memorial on the courthouse grounds in Kerrville, 700 Main Street.

Read on for more details, including a parking schematic for event day.

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Public invited to Friday, May 24, ceremony to open Veterans' Pathway

May 17, 2024

Kerr County leaders invite the community to attend a 10 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, May 24, that will officially open the Veterans’ Pathway.

The recently completed sidewalk project provides pedestrian access from the Kerrville VA, across the improved intersection at TX-27, and then along Riverside Drive for those going to the Kerrville River Trail or straight across for those taking the downward, route into Flat Rock Park.

The ceremony will be held near the county park's boat ramp, and all are invited to celebrate the opening of this new asset.

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Kerr leaders invite public to pay respects during May 27 Memorial Day program

May 14, 2024

Everyone in Kerr County, Texas, is invited to gather May 27 for a program honoring the United States military men and women who gave their lives to protect the free, American way of life.

The 10 a.m. observance at the Kerr County War Memorial on the grounds of the courthouse in Kerrville, 700 Main Street, will feature a presentation of dozens of patriotic wreaths, a Memorial Day message by the keynote speaker, TAPS and much more.

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Kerr County posts 11th case of rabies for the year

May 8, 2024

Another positive case of rabies – the 11th such case this year – has now been confirmed by lab testing for Kerr County. This latest case was in a fox.

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Insurance, financial reps sought for Aug. 31 preparedness expo

May 8, 2024

Anyone interested in learning how to better prepare for whatever natural or manmade emergency comes their way will surely want to attend the 2nd Annual Kerr County Emergency Preparedness Expo on Saturday, Aug. 31. The free event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Happy State Bank Expo Hall of the Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 TX-27 in Kerrville.

Plans are underway to make this year's event even bigger and better than last year's roster of 41 vendors. Additional vendors are being sought now.

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Nadene Alford appointed by court as new Kerr County Clerk

May 6, 2024

Nadene Alford, a county employee whose 39 years of loyal service include stints as chief deputy in not only the county clerk’s office but also the tax assessor-collector’s office, has been sworn in as the Kerr County Clerk.

She will serve through Dec. 31, 2024, to fulfill the unexpired term of Ian Collum, who resigned due to health reasons.

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Kerr County Clerk resigns; May 4 City of Kerrville election to continue unchanged

May 3, 2024

Kerr County Clerk Ian Collum resigned on Wednesday, May 1, but the City of Kerrville election tomorrow, May 4, will be unaffected, county leaders said.

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Lab confirms 10th positive rabies case of year in Kerr County

May 2, 2024

With news coming this morning (May 2) that a raccoon from here was positive for rabies, Kerr County has now had 10 confirmed cases this year, punctuating it as one of the highest case years in the past decade.

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Local groups invited to join in presentation of wreaths during Memorial Day program

May 2, 2024

The Kerr County Commissioners’ Court invites all local organizations to pay tribute to our nation’s fallen heroes by presenting wreaths during the annual Kerr County Memorial Day Program on Monday, May 27, at the Kerr County Courthouse, 700 Main Street in Kerrville.

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Vets urged to take online class on Gulf War exposures

May 1, 2024

Kerr County area veterans are being urged to take an online class which will focus on Gulf War exposures to harmful materials and the possible related health problems veterans could be experiencing in subsequent years.

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West Kerr motorists can expect delays Wednesday

April 23, 2024

Motorists in West Kerr County will experience traffic delays on Wednesday, April 24, due to Texas Department of Transportation work to remove a pedestrian bridge over TX39 between Ingram and Hunt.

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Kerr County's rabies count increases again with latest confirmed case

April 22, 2024

Kerr County has now had nine confirmed cases of rabies in recent weeks, matching the most recent high number of cases posted in 2021. This latest case was found in a skunk that appeared to be ill and located near a family's pet in their backyard south of Kerrville.

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2 more rabies cases confirmed in Kerr County, Texas

April 16, 2024

The seventh and eighth cases of rabies this year have been confirmed in the county, prompting Kerr County Animal Services to issue a message of caution to the public.

“If you have not gotten your family pets vaccinated against rabies – a terrible, viral and deadly disease that attacks the central nervous system -- then I would say there is no time like the present,” said KCAS Director Reagan Givens.

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Kerr County posts 6th rabies case of year

April 3, 2024

Kerr County has now registered its sixth official case of rabies for 2024 -- this time in a dog. The previous five cases were all in skunks inside Kerrville's city limits.

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Kerr Judge implements burn ban and no dig order for eclipse

April 2, 2024

Related to the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, Kerr County Judge Rob Kelly has implemented a limited burn ban and no dig order. It has been amended and clarifications have been offered regarding its practical application and necessity.

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Kerr County's confirmed rabies cases now number 5 skunks

April 1, 2024

Kerr County Animal Services received a call last week that has now resulted in the county's fifth confirmed rabies case of the year.

Like the previous four cases, this incident also involved a rabid skunk found inside city limits.

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Kerr County residents asked to not trap animals from April 5-9

April 1, 2024

For a period of 5 days -- from April 5-9 -- local residents are being asked by Kerr County Animal Services to refrain from trapping any wildlife or stray cats. The limited suspension of trapping is due to the anticipated large convergence of visitors to the area, which will strain infrastructure and create traffic congestion.

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County plans no road closures related to April 8 eclipse, but detours likely

March 25, 2024

There are no road closures planned out in Kerr County during the eclipse event on Monday, April 8, but detours are likely.

Kerr County Emergency Management Coordinator William B. “Dub” Thomas has released the following Kerr County, Texas, eclipse traffic information...

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Property owners invited to March 27 town hall meeting on ag use questionnaire

March 20, 2024

Local property owners who have questions surrounding an agricultural use questionnaire recently mailed by the Kerr Central Appraisal District are invited to an upcoming town hall meeting.

The informational meeting will be hosted by Kerr County Commissioner (Pct. 4) Don Harris on Wednesday, March 27, at 6 p.m. at the Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 TX27 in Kerrville.

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4th case of rabies within 2 weeks matches county to its total for all of last year

March 20, 2024

A fourth case of rabies for Kerr County has been confirmed today, March 20, matching the total number of cases in all of 2023, according to Reagan Givens, director of Kerr County Animal Services, the local rabies authority.

This latest instance, like the three other cases before it, involved a skunk inside Kerrville city limits, Givens said.

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Largest parking area in Kerr County to open for parking during April 8 eclipse

March 19, 2024

The largest parking area in the county will be open and hosting viewers during the total solar eclipse, Monday, April 8.

Paid parking in controlled lots with access to clean, climate-controlled restrooms all day will be offered at the Hill Country Youth Event Center grounds, which also includes the center's regular lots, as well as areas at the adjacent polo field, River Star Arts and Events Park and Flat Rock Park.

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Locals advised to begin preparations now for eclipse

March 18, 2024

With Kerr County being in the “path of totality” making it a prime viewing area for the upcoming total solar eclipse, local leaders are anticipating the population to swell to two or three times for the weekend leading up to and during the eclipse on Monday, April 8.

As such, there are a few things residents are being encouraged to do in preparation starting now, so that they are not inconvenienced if local food and fuel sources run low or out.

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Third positive rabies case prompts caution to public

March 18, 2024

Three skunks have now tested positive for rabies in Kerr County in a span of 8 days, prompting the local animal control authority to caution residents to keep a vigilant eye and make sure their pets are vaccinated.

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Kerrville-Kerr County Airport announces plan for limited aircraft access during eclipse

March 14, 2024

The Kerrville-Kerr County Airport (KERV) announced today its plan for limited aircraft access over the total solar eclipse weekend, from April 5-8. No more permissions for access are being given, and interested parties are being referred to alternative airports in the area.

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2nd positive rabies case in a week confirmed in Kerr County

March 13, 2024

A second case of rabies has been confirmed within a week’s time in Kerrville, according to Kerr County Animal Services Director Reagan Givens.

The rabies was identified in a skunk found deceased in a resident’s backyard on Ridgemont Lane in Kerrville. Two dogs might have been exposed.

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Kerr County, Texas to close offices on eclipse day, April 8

March 12, 2024

Citing a need to keep employees safe and to allow them to stay home to alleviate the strain expected on local roads and infrastructure, the Kerr County Commissioners’ Court voted unanimously to close county facilities on Monday, April 8 – the day of the total solar eclipse.

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First positive rabies case of 2024 confirmed in Kerr County

March 8, 2024

The first positive case of rabies for 2024 has been confirmed in a skunk in Kerrville on Friday, March 8.

Kerr County Animal Services Director Reagan Givens said his office received report of the animal on Thursday. The skunk, which was spotted on Tivy Street in Kerrville, was reported to be acting ill/abnormally.

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County Employee Spotlight - March

March 6, 2024

Robert Hunter Moose is our featured Kerr County, Texas, employee for March 2024.

Nominated by his direct supervisor, First Assistant County Attorney Moose is a great example of our county employees in service to our citizens.

Read what he enjoys most about his job and what he would like our citizens to know about their county government.

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Veterans Crisis Hotline fully functional for military vets in need

March 6, 2024

The VA's Veterans Crisis Hotline, reached by dialing "988" and choosing Option 1, recently had accessibility problems. Those are resolved now, it is fully functional and it is ready to help military veterans in need.

If you are veteran who is having a tough time, please reach out for help to the 988 hotline or in any of the other ways detailed here.

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Judge issues disaster declaration ahead of April 8 total solar eclipse

March 4, 2024

Citing the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8 and the anticipated impact on local resources expected by an influx of visitors to the area, Kerr County Judge Rob Kelly has issued a declaration of disaster, effective Monday, March 4.

The measure was necessary in order for the county to possibly qualify for and obtain any needed state assistance and resources in advance of the event.

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New policy outlines county role in removal of dead animals

February 28, 2024

Dead animals may only be removed by the Kerr County Road and Bridge Department if the carcasses are in the county roadway or on county rights of way, a new policy makes clear.

The court order, which was adopted unanimously by the Kerr County Commissioners’ Court in regular session Monday, Feb. 26, states that the Road and Bridge crew may remove the carcasses only if they pose a danger to motorists.

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Kerr County, Texas earns workplace safety award

February 28, 2024

Kerr County, Texas, has received an award recognizing it as one of the safest places to work among county governments across the Lone Star State.

Your local government bringing home the top award presented by the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool makes it a 16-year streak of success!

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Vets alerted to changes In benefit payments methods

February 26, 2024

Starting Saturday, April 20, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will no longer send a veteran’s benefits payments or his/her family members’ benefits payments to more than one bank account. That's why the Kerr County Veterans Service Office is encouraging area veterans to log in to their benefits portal now and update their financial institution information.

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Discount rabies vaccines, county registration offered locally Feb. 24-March 9

February 23, 2024

Dog and cat owners in Kerr County are in for some real treats in the next couple of weeks.

Kerr County Animal Services, Kerrville Pets Alive! and local veterinarians are working together to host a clinic offering rabies vaccinations at a discounted rate and free microchipping starting this Saturday, Feb. 24, and running through Saturday, March 9.

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Early voting in primaries to continue through March 1

February 22, 2024

Early, in-person voting in both the Republican Party and Democrat Party primaries will continue throughout the weekend and all next week before coming to an end on Friday, March 1.

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Veterans urged to sign up for free VA virtual class

February 22, 2024

U.S. Armed Forces veterans who were deployed at any time in the last 30 years and who might have been exposed to burn pits and suffered subsequent illnesses are being urged to sign up for a free, VA-hosted class online titled: "Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits: What You Need to Know."

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County Employee Spotlight-February

February 12, 2024

Gumaro Ramirez, a Designated Representative in the Kerr County Environmental Health - OSSF Office, is our featured Kerr County, Texas, employee for February 2024. Nominated by his direct supervisor, Gumaro is a great example of our employees in service to our citizens. Read his question-and-answer about his job and what he hopes our citizens know about their county government.

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Kerr County offices to close for Feb. 19 Presidents Day holiday

February 12, 2024

Kerr County, Texas, will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of the federal holiday, Presidents Day.

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Veterans in crisis urged to call alternative number

February 6, 2024

While the VA reported intermittent access problems with its 688 Veterans Crisis Line, the local veterans service office offered military veterans who may be in crisis several other ways to reach the support they need.

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Kerr County judge welcomes Megaacrete owners during launch

February 5, 2024

Kerr County Judge Rob Kelly was among the local elected officials to extend an official welcome to Megaacrete owners during a launch event hosted by the Kerr EDC on Feb. 1 at Arcadia Live. The multi-million-dollar manufacturing facility will be built near the Kerrville/Kerr County Airport and will have a positive local economic impact.

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County Employee Spotlight

February 5, 2024

In January, the employee spotlight shone on Terry Lyle, a senior court compliance officer in District Clerk Dawn Lantz's office. Learn more about this county employee of 22 years, and read what she enjoys most about her job in service to our citizens.

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Kerr County Veterans Service Office looking to return documents

January 31, 2024

Kerr County area veterans who might have submitted documents with the Kerr County Veterans Service Office since it opened in 2015 are being sought now to retrieve those papers.

Anyone who has turned over papers to that office since 2015 is asked to get in touch to see if there are records they need to pick up. The Kerr County Veterans Service Office may be reached by telephone at 830-792-2203 or email at veterans@co.kerr.tx.us.

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Kerr County teaming up with NWS to host 'Skywarn' training on Feb. 15

January 22, 2024

Do you or someone you know have a keen interest in severe weather? If so, then you'll surely want to take the free, 2-hour "Skywarn" training session to be hosted by Kerr County, Texas, in partnership with the National Weather Service on Thursday, Feb. 15. Attendees will learn more about hazardous weather, as well as have the opportunity to become an official Skywarn spotter.

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Kerr County Property Owners Reminded that their Tax Bills are Due by Jan. 31

January 16, 2024

Own property in Kerr County, Texas? If so, then your 2023 taxes are due by Jan. 31, 2024. That is, unless you want to face costly penalties and interest that add up pretty fast!

Read further for more information on how to pay, where to pay, who qualifies for dividing their taxes into installments, who handles property appraisals and more.

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Community Emergency Response Team Seeking New Squad Members

January 16, 2024

Kerr County residents who want to serve their fellow citizens in their times of greatest need are urged to consider joining the ranks of the Kerr County Community Emergency Response Team just ahead of its upcoming February training dates. Read for details.

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Hard freeze warning remains through Wednesday morning

January 15, 2024

A hard freeze warning remains in effect in the area through Wednesday morning, Jan. 17, and a decision on whether or not Kerr County, Texas, offices will have a delayed start on Tuesday, Jan. 16, will fall in line with whatever the Kerrville ISD decides. Read for details.

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Arctic front arrives tonight

January 13, 2024

The anticipated arctic front is nearly here! It is set to arrive in just a couple of hours, starting around 6 p.m. today, Saturday, bringing with it days of hard freezing temperatures and possibly light freezing rain. Read for details.

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Arctic front to arrive sooner and bring chance of freezing rain

January 12, 2024

The latest update from the Austin/San Antonio National Weather Service forecast office has this season’s strongest cold front arriving now earlier than initially predicted and bringing with it the possibility of precipitation. Read for more.

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Kerr County Animal Services urges pet owners to prepare

January 11, 2024

With temperatures expected to dip possibly into the single digits overnight on Sunday and Monday, Kerr County Animal Services felt it imperative to remind local pet owners of how to keep their furry, four-legged family members safe. Read for more details!

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Coldest 'Snap' So Far This Year Expected to Arrive Sunday

January 9, 2024

For anyone who might have forgotten what winter feels like, a polar front is set to arrive late this weekend to cold “snap” them out of it.

“We’re talking low temperatures in the 10- to 15-degree range this Sunday (Jan. 14) through Tuesday (Jan. 16),” said Kerr County Emergency Management Coordinator William B. “Dub” Thomas.

Read on for more details.

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Countywide Stock Show Underway at Hill Country Youth Event Center

January 5, 2024

Kerr County's 4-H and FFA youths have been busy in the show ring for the countywide stock show, which will culminate with a 1 p.m. sale tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 6.

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Kerr County Officials Participate In, Host Cowboy Breakfast at Courthouse to Kick Off Stock Show Season

January 2, 2024

Local elected officials, 4-H and FFA students, their parents and supporters all gathered before daybreak on Tuesday, Jan. 2, for the annual Cowboy Breakfast -- signaling the start of stock show season in the county.

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Kerr County, Texas, Offices Closing Monday for New Year's Day Holiday

December 27, 2023

Most Kerr County, Texas, offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 1, for the New Year's Day holiday. Business will resume with normal operating hours on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

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Veterans Service Office Temporarily Closes to Facilitate Move to 550 Earl Garrett

December 20, 2023

Kerr County Veterans Service Office, previously located in Suite 118 on the first floor of the courthouse in Kerrville, has announced that it will be temporarily closed through Jan. 5, 2024, in order to facilitate its move to Room 107 of the county's 550 Earl Garrett Street building.

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West Kerr County Culvert Stoppers At Illegal Antics Again

December 20, 2023

Obstructing a waterway in Texas is a crime, but some individual(s) in West Kerr County continues to illegally block up the low-water crossing at 100 Dowling Road West -- costing local taxpayers in labor and equipment to clean up the mess when those resources could be used elsewhere. County leaders are looking for information that can stop them.

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Recruits Sought to Join Community Emergency Response Team

November 20, 2023

During this season of Thanksgiving, local residents who are grateful and who want to find a way to give back to their community are urged to consider joining the ranks of the Kerr County Community Emergency Response Team.

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Kerr County's Paul Gonzales Among 2% of Texas Constables to Finish Leadership Institute

November 17, 2023

Kerr County Constable (Pct. 3) Paul Gonzales has now done something that only 2% of all the constables in Texas have succeeded in doing – completing the Texas Constables Leadership College.

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Kerr County to Close for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24

November 17, 2023

Most Kerr County, Texas, offices will be closed for two full days next week -- Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24 -- in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Collum Appointed Kerr County Clerk by Commissioners’ Court

November 9, 2023

Meeting in special session on Nov. 6, the Kerr County Commissioners’ Court unanimously appointed Ian Collum as the new Kerr County Clerk. He will serve out the unexpired term vacated by former clerk, Jackie Dowdy, whose resignation was formally accepted by the court on Oct. 6.

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Kerr County, Texas Closing Friday for Veterans Day Holiday

November 8, 2023

Most Kerr County, Texas, offices will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of the federal Veterans Day holiday. This one-day closure will impact offices primarily in the Kerr County Courthouse, 700 Main Street in Kerrville, and at the West Kerr County Courthouse Annex, 510 College Street in Ingram.

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Early, In-Person Voting to Start Monday, Oct. 23, at Two Sites

October 20, 2023

Kerr County voters who would like to take advantage of the scheduling flexibility offered by early, in-person voting will soon get their chance to do so. Early voting opens Monday, Oct. 23, at two locations in Kerr County.

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Historic Appointment Monday Seats Kerr County's First Female Commissioner

October 17, 2023

Making history, Kerr County Judge Rob Kelly has appointed the county’s first woman to the commissioners’ court. Anne Overby will be sworn in Oct. 23 to represent citizens living in Kerr County Precinct 1.

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Kerr County Confirms 4th Rabies Case of 2023

October 10, 2023

A deceased bat found on Main Street in Kerrville has tested positive for rabies. It is the fourth positive case of rabies confirmed through lab testing this year.

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County Offices to Close Oct. 9 for Columbus Day

October 3, 2023
Kerr County offices, including those located in the courthouse at 700 Main Street in Kerrville and at the West Kerr County Courthouse Annex at 510 College Street in Ingram, will be closed on Monday, Oct. 9, in observance of Columbus Day.Residents are assured that the holiday... Learn More
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Kerr County’s Treasurer Named Top Treasurer in State

September 29, 2023

Kerr County Treasurer Tracy Soldan has been named the Texas Outstanding County Treasurer for 2023. She was recognized during the 75th Annual County Treasurers’ Association of Texas Conference held Sept. 18-21 at the Doubletree Hotel in McAllen, Texas.

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Voter Registration Deadline, Early Voting Dates Set

September 27, 2023

Kerr County residents who would like to vote in the November Constitutional Amendment Election, but who are not registered to vote have until the Oct. 10, 2023, deadline to get properly signed up. Additionally, the dates for requesting a ballot by mail, as well as the early voting period, have been announced.

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Get Ready, Get Set! Kerr County Plans Emergency Preparedness Expo

September 25, 2023

The first-ever Kerr County Emergency Preparedness Expo will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Happy State Bank Expo Hall at the Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 TX-27 in Kerrville. Admission will be free.

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Kerr County Victims Services Lauded by Thin Blue Line Motorcycle Club

September 6, 2023

When a drunk driver caused a multiple-fatality crash on TX16 South of Kerrville a couple of years ago, Kerr County Victims Services Coordinator Pam Peter and Victims’ Rights Assistant Cathy Rae stepped up to do their jobs. But how they approached their responsibilities left a lasting and positive impact on many lives.

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Most County Offices to Close Monday, Sept. 4, for Labor Day Holiday

August 31, 2023

Most Kerr County, Texas, offices and departments will be closing on Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of the federal holiday, Labor Day. Emergency services will continue uninterrupted.

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Military Veterans Urged to Apply for VA Care Before Sept. 30

August 28, 2023

U.S. Armed Forces veterans who deployed to a combat zone, never enrolled in Veterans Administration health care and left the military before Sept. 11, 2001, and Oct. 1, 2013, are eligible to enroll directly for VA health care due to the PACT Act.

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Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic Scheduled Sept. 6

August 22, 2023

The annual, drive-thru flu shot clinic, co-hosted by HEB and Kerr County, Texas, is scheduled between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

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Kerr County Veterans Service Office Adds New Assistant VSO Allsup

August 21, 2023

In an effort to meet a continuously-growing demand from local military veterans who need assistance matching up with benefits they are due, the Kerr County Veterans Service Office has hired Chase Allsup as its new assistant veterans service officer.

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Kerr County Plans First Emergency Preparedness Expo Sept. 30

August 11, 2023

The public will get a chance to learn from the experts for free on how to handle disasters during the first-ever Kerr County Emergency Preparedness Expo on Sept. 30 at the Hill Country Youth Event Center in Kerrville.

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Kerr County Environmental Health Offices to Close Temporariliy for Relocation

August 9, 2023

Kerr County Environmental Health has announced that it will close temporarily from Aug. 14-18 as its offices are relocated from the courthouse annex basement to a new location – Suite 100 of the county-owned building at 550 Earl Garret Street in Kerrville.

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Electric Vehicle Owners Face Added Fee Starting Sept. 1

July 28, 2023

Kerr County motorists who own electric vehicles are being reminded that they will soon be expected to pay an additional fee when registering their vehicle.

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Military Veterans Urged to Apply by Aug. 9 for PACT Act Benefits

July 17, 2023

Kerr County Veterans Service Officer Jennifer Sanchez reminds local veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces that they have until Aug. 9 to apply for PACT Act benefits, if they hope to receive a year of backdated benefits.

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Kerr County Seeking Assistant Veterans Service Officer

July 7, 2023

If you have served your country and still want to continue serving by helping your fellow military veterans, then Kerr County wants YOU!

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Help Kerr County Vote! Become a certified VDR

July 3, 2023

Do you want to help with the Kerr County elections process? Then get involved! Training is planned for the next group of VDRs - Volunteer Deputy Registrars!

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Kerr County, Texas, offices to close for Independence Day

June 30, 2023

Kerr County, Texas, offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday.

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Kerr County Historical Commission Earns Award

June 27, 2023

The Kerr County Historical Commission was lauded Monday by county elected officials for having earned a statewide honor for its exceptional work in preserving local and state history.

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Judge: County Plays No Role In Legal Case of Commissioner

June 26, 2023

As elected officials and citizens await the trial that could remove Kerr County Commissioner (Pct. 1) Harley David Belew from office, the county judge has clarified the county’s position.

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Property Tax Second Installment Due by June 30

June 26, 2023

Kerr County property owners who opted to pay their property taxes in two installments are being reminded that their second installment is due by this Friday, June 30, in order to avoid penalties and interest.

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UPDATE: Technical Difficulties Resolved

June 23, 2023

The Kerr County Tax Office once again is able to assist the public with motor vehicle transactions after a statewide technical issue with the Motor Vehicle Department's system was resolved.

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Kerr Constable Gonzales Acquires Ballistic Shield

June 12, 2023

Kerr County Constable (Pct. 3) Paul Gonzales never knows what he might encounter in an emergency situation, but now he has an added layer of security -- a ballistic shield.

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Kerr County Hosts 2023 Memorial Day Program

May 29, 2023
A large crowd gathered on the Kerr County Courthouse grounds this morning for a 10 a.m. Memorial Day program observance. Hosted by Kerr County, Texas, the event featured everything from a presentation of colors, a keynote speaker and flags to prayers, a reading of the names of... Learn More
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Town Hall on Human Smuggling Set May 30

May 26, 2023
The Kerr County Sheriff's Office, Kerr County Commissioner (Pct. 4) Don Harris and the Kerr County Sheriff's Foundation invite citizens to an update on human smuggling and the impact is has locally. The free event is planned for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, at the... Learn More
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Boxwood Drive in Center Point to Close for Repairs Starting May 25

May 23, 2023
Motorists traveling in the Center Point area are being notified that, in just a couple of days, there will be a closure of a portion of Boxwood Drive. The section of the road that will be closed is that stretching from TX-27 to Westwind Drive. The closure is... Learn More
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All Invited to Pay Respects During 2023 Kerr County Memorial Day Program Monday

May 23, 2023
Everyone in Kerr County on Monday, May 29, is invited to pay tribute to our fallen military heroes during the Kerr County Memorial Day program.Kerr County elected officials have extended an invitation to residents and visitors alike, welcoming them to attend the 10 a.m.... Learn More
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Kerr County Veterans Service Office Announces Break May 31-June 19

May 23, 2023
The Kerr County Veterans Service Office, which offers a multitude of services to local veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, has announced a brief and temporary closure of its office in the Kerr County Courthouse, 700 Main Street in Kerrville.Veterans Service Officer Jennifer... Learn More
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Kerr Child Services Board Honored by SJRC Texas

May 22, 2023

The Kerr County Child Services Board was honored recently by SJRC Texas for its devotion to and positive impact on the lives of children. The board falls under the direction of the Kerr County Commissioners’ Court and funding is from several sources, including the county, donations of jury fees and grants from nonprofits and churches.

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River Flooding Expected In Kerr County Over Weekend

May 11, 2023

Kerr County residents and visitors to the area are being urged to stay away from the Guadalupe and other waterways this weekend. Flooding is predicted by the National Weather Service forecasters and the West Gulf River Forecast Center, who state that multiple rounds of rainfall are expected to drop significant amounts of precipitation over a large portion of the state starting Friday.

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Kerr County Treasurer Tracy Soldan Earns TAC Iris Stagner Award

May 10, 2023

Kerr County Treasurer Tracy Soldan was honored recently with an award recognizing her commitment to worksite wellness and for creating a good-health culture for the employees of Kerr County, Texas.

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Kerr South Drivers Alerted To Traffic Detour Starting Monday

May 5, 2023

Residents who live, work or travel on the south side of Kerrville might experience a traffic detour starting Monday, May 8, due to work that is being done to add parking to Peterson Regional Medical Center.

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Monarchs & Mowing

May 4, 2023

Interested in what happens to the monarch butterfly's natural milkweed habitat along county roadsides? The Kerr Road and Bridge Department has offered some information on its mowing of rights of way and conservation efforts to promote the monarch population.

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Kerr County Invites All To Memorial Day Program

May 1, 2023

All are invited to the 2023 Kerr County Memorial Day Observance at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29, at the Kerr County Courthouse War Memorial, 700 Main Street. Join together to pay proper respects to the men and women of the U.S. military who gave their lives so that we may enjoy the freedoms we do today.

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West Kerr Culvert Stoppers Sought for Criminal Activity

April 25, 2023

Obstructing a waterway in Texas is a crime and some individuals in West Kerr County have committed this offense repeatedly over the past few years, costing local taxpayers money for the crews called out time and time again to clean up the mess. Now, action has been taken.

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Property Owners Urged to Submit Sewer Project Concerns Soon

April 21, 2023
As the East Kerr County/Center Point Wastewater Collection Project winds down, Kerr County residents who have issues, concerns, or complaints related to the construction of the sewer lines, lift stations, or connections should report them as soon as possible to increase the... Learn More
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Kerr County Has Second, Third Rabies Cases Confirmed

April 20, 2023

Kerr County, Texas -- the local rabies authority -- received confirmation Wednesday, April 19, that two more animals had tested positive for rabies.

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Early, In-Person Voting to Start Monday in 4 Local Elections

April 18, 2023

Early, in-person voting in four local elections will start this coming Monday, April 24. See the times, locations and which races are on the ballots, plus more at: https://kerrcountytx.gov/voting-in-kerr-county/kerr-county-elections

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Local Groups Invited to Take Part in Memorial Day Laying of Wreaths

April 14, 2023

Does your group want to express its respect for this nation's military heroes? All local organizations are invited by Kerr County, Texas, to present a wreath in remembrance of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the upcoming May 29 Memorial Day program at the War Memorial on the grounds of the Kerr County Courthouse.

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Postponed

April 14, 2023

The annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event has been postponed until later this summer or early fall, it has been announced.

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Kerr County Confirms First Rabies Case of 2023

April 13, 2023

Kerr County Animal Services received a report on Friday, April 7, that a skunk had come into contact with a property owner’s dogs off Seabee Highway North, located east of Spur 100 and the Kerrville VA Medical Center in Kerrville. Confirmation came Thursday, April 13, that the skunk had rabies.

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Kerr County Earns 2022 TAC RMP Excellence in Workplace Safety Award

April 3, 2023

Kerr County, Texas, is 1 of just 11 counties across Texas to be honored as the safest places to work among county governments.

The county received the 2022 Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP) Excellence in Safety Award based on its involvement and commitment to safety in the workplace, as well as passing on cost savings to local taxpayers because of its control of workers’ compensation claims.

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Kerr County Honors Vietnam War Veterans with Program

March 29, 2023
Kerr County citizens turned up Wednesday, March 29, at the Kerr County Courthouse grounds to show their appreciation for the service and sacrifice made by military service men and women during the Vietnam War.In observance of National Vietnam War Veterans Day, the program... Learn More
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Update Given on County/City Interlocal Agreement Termination

March 27, 2023

During Kerr County Commissioners’ Court on Monday, an update was given on the status of the interlocal agreement between Kerr County, Texas, and the City of Kerrville regarding animal control and library services. The agreement was terminated March 13, with each governmental entity stating that services will continue to be provided equally to all citizens -- whether they live inside or outside Kerrville's city limits.

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Vietnam War Veterans to be Honored Wednesday at Courthouse Memorial

March 27, 2023
All Vietnam War veterans, their family members and friends, as well as all citizens are invited to a free program on Wednesday, March 29, in observance of National Vietnam War Veterans Day.The observance will begin at noon and last approximately a half hour around the war... Learn More
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www.kerrcountytx.gov

March 20, 2023

Featuring a new address, an upgraded look and more user-friendly, transparent accessibility to local government than ever before, Kerr County, Texas, launched a new website Wednesday, March 15, at www.kerrcountytx.gov.

“The new site will be more easily found on the web and it has a clean, pleasing look to it, but our most important goal behind this major transformation has been to make sure that we offer the public an up-to-date, functional site that is easily navigated, gives them the information they need at their fingertips and improves their online experience with us,” said Kerr County Judge Rob Kelly.

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Tax Office to Close March 16

March 8, 2023

Due to computer upgrades, the Kerr County Tax Office, located in Suite 124 on the first floor of the Kerr County Courthouse, 700 Main Street in Kerrville, will be closed all day on Thursday, March 16.

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Spring Abloom

March 2, 2023

Everywhere you look, signs of spring are starting to appear. - Photo by Lisa Treiber-Walter, director of Kerr County Public Relations and web content coordinator

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Kerr County Agencies Work 'What If?' Scenario

February 10, 2023

Hypothetical Mass Casualty Attack Response Helps ID Processes, Issues That Need Addressing.

Nearly 100 personnel from Kerr County emergency agencies – ranging from such areas as law enforcement, fire suppression, emergency medical and mental health to public information, school districts, charitable organizations, and more – were on hand Wednesday, Feb. 8, to participate in a mass casualty workshop.

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