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Possible changes to district court could be felt by county
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:16:07 -0800

By Austin R. Eck Gillespie and Kerr counties could face the financial impact of a decision made by the Kendall County Commissioners’ Court last week. Commissioners in Kendall County voted to approve an initiative that would create a new district court for Kendall County, which would leave Gillespie and Kerr counties as the only two members of the 216th District Court. This was done in response ...

Woman hurt in 1-vehicle wreck
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:19:52 -0800

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper and a Kerr County Sheriff’s Office deputy investigate a late afternoon crash on Texas 16 North as Kerrville Fire Department firefighters work to extricate t

Corrections officer arrested on organized crime charges
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:23:35 -0800

A Kerr County corrections officer has been arrested on charges that he smuggled contraband into the Kerr County Jail. Carl Birdwell, 22, was taken into custody Sunday and now faces organized crime charges. “He hurt this department, he hurt every employee in this department, and I hope he gets the full extent of the law because I will not tolerate a crooked employee,” said Kerr County Sheriff ...

Woman charged with abandoning 3 children
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:49:07 -0800

A 33-year-old woman was in the Kerr County jail Saturday following her recent arrest on four felony charges of abandoning three kids and injuring one of them.

Reports show jobless numbers decreasing
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:49:09 -0800

Unemployment decreased at the same rate in Kerr County as Texas and the nation from September to October, according to the most recent figures from the Texas Workforce Commission.

11 charged with smuggling goods into jail
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:03:47 -0800

Six people, including a 22-year-old former corrections officer, have been charged with smuggling alcohol, tobacco, a cellphone and illegal drugs into the Kerr County jail.

How San Antonio-area districts spend money on students
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:41:15 -0800

You might be surprised about which school districts in the San Antonio area spend more per student than others.

Texas Set To Execute Schizophrenic Inmate Wednesday Night
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 06:36:38 -0800

Five stories that have North Texas talking: a death row inmate is set to be executed; Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will run for re-election; the fight between Dallas chefs and a restaurant critic gets national publicity; and more. 

Execution of Scott Panetti set for Wednesday
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:23:13 -0800

In 1992, Scott Panetti shot and killed his mother and father-in-law, and in 1995, was convicted of capital murder in Kerrville and sentenced to death. Prior to his trial, Panetti asked for and was granted permission to act as his own attorney. Scott Monroe, who is now the Kerr County District Attorney for the 198th District, was appointed as Panetti’s stand-by counsel. “I think that most people ...

Appeals Court Halts Texas Execution Of Schizophrenic Inmate
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:06:38 -0800

Five stories that have North Texas talking: a death row inmate's execution has been halted; Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will run for re-election; the fight between Dallas chefs and a restaurant critic gets national publicity; and more.