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Suspected drug dealer arrested, drugs and cash seized

Kerr County Sheriff Larry Leitha announced the arrest of a 20-year-old Kerrville man following a multi-county operation that resulted in the arrest of the suspected drug dealer and the seizure a “large horde of cash and illegal drugs.”. Tristin Kane Hollowell, 20, of Kerrville, was arrested on June 17 during...
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Two more COVID-19 deaths reported

In a stark reminder that the COVID-19 pandemic is not quite over, Kerr County in its beginning-of-the-week update saw the addition of two more local resident fatalities from the novel coronavirus. “The pair of deaths of permanent Kerr County residents were both reported on June 16 – one posted by...
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Two more COVID-19 deaths added to Kerr County’s total

Two more Kerr County residents have died due to COVID-19 complications, according to Kerr County Emergency Management Coordinator Dub Thomas. “The pair of deaths of permanent Kerr County residents were both reported on June 16 – one posted by the Texas Department of State Health Services (which usually means the death occurred outside the county) and the other posted by Peterson Regional Medical Center here in Kerrville,” Thomas said.
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SA majors leave Kerr for Tampa

After four years at the helm of the Salvation Army Kroc Center and Social Services offices in Kerrville, Majors David and Beth Swyers have been re-assigned by superiors to what he called “more traditional jobs” at Tampa Area Command in Florida, to be ministers at two Salvation Army churches and fill administrative duties.
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Rabid kitten bites local resident

A young cat that had bitten a person this week later tested positive for rabies, becoming Kerr County’s fourth case of rabies in 2021. The June 10 incident was reported to Kerr County Animal Services, according to Reagan Givens, director. “The caller told us that there was definite physical contact...
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KPD Junior Academy

The Junior Police Academy is a two-week, free program designed to give the young participants a working knowledge of law enforcement and the Kerrville Police Department. It’s a series of classes and discussions held Monday through Friday over two weeks in the summer. This year the classes were scheduled mornings...
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Kerr aggregate operations working with neighbors

With an eye toward forging a peaceful, yet productive coexistence, stakeholders in local aggregate production operations gathered alongside their neighbors to address common concerns on Monday, June 21, in the Kerr County Courthouse. “The purpose in all of this is to have a balance between the aggregate operators and the...
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Friends resume ‘Second Saturday’ book sales

The Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library announced the Friends of the Library book store resumed their “Second Saturday” operations on Saturday, June 12. The book store is a great place to find a good book with prices ranging from 50 cents to $2.50. Visit the book store and help support your library.
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Citizens warned of new scam, ‘Smishing’

Kerr County officials are passing on a Texas Department of Motor Vehicles warning to local residents so that they don’t fall prey to a new smishing scam. “Some individuals around the state are experiencing instances in which they receive text messages masquerading as the TxDMV and that try to get these individuals to divulge personal information,” said Kerr County Tax Assessor-Collector Bob Reeves, whose office handles vehicle licensing and titling matters for the county.
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Father's Day in Kerr County

They’ve been the last man standing when others have walked away. They’ve shown us how husbands should cherish their wives and lead their family with grace and a bit of grit. We danced on their boots until we got the steps down and spun off to our own melodies to lead our own lives.
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Kerr County reports fourth positive rabies case of 2021

Kerr County Animal Services has confirmed a fourth positive rabies case of 2021 after a young cat bit an individual. According to Kerr County Animal Services Director Reagan Givens, “A caller told us that there was definite physical contact in that the person was bitten by the kitten, who was displaying unusual behavior.”
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County urges citizens to complete FEMA online survey

Kerr County officials are asking local property owners to fill out a storm damage survey online if they haven’t already done so. The deadline has been extended twice already, with the surveys now needing to be no later than June 20. “I realize now that it is heating up in...
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Thomas: COVID ‘down, not gone’ numbers say

While Kerr County residents have been breathing a tentative sigh of relief since local COVID-19 case counts have gone down, citizens are reminded that decreased cases is not the same thing as the pandemic-causing virus being gone. “As of today, June 9, we have 23 active cases of the novel...
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Kerrville man arrested on child sex assault, pornography charges

An online police operation in North Carolina led to the arrest of a 29-year-old Kerrville man, who now faces charges for indecency with a child, promotion of child pornography and evading arrest, according to Kerr County Sheriff Larry Leitha. Leitha said Christopher Allen Cuellar, 29, of Kerrville was arrested in...