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Arson suspect being held on $152,500 bond

A suspect remains behind bars in the Gillespie County Jail after he allegedly set three separate fires on Wednesday, March 14. Miles B. Branch VI, 37, of Fredericksburg, was taken into custody and is being held on charges of evading arrest and/or detention, possession of drug paraphernalia, arson t

FREDERICKSBURG STANDARD - 2018-03-21 20:52:16

City to close lanes on Holdsworth Drive

The section of Holdsworth Drive between Stadium Drive and Paschal Avenue will have lanes closed today due to pavement construction pursuant to the Reuse Distribution Utility project, according to a City of Kerrville news release. Only interior lanes will be closed, and two-way traffic will be mainta

KERRVILLE DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-22 01:18:00

Grocer to roll out H-E-B curbside service Monday

H-E-B in Fredericksburg will roll out its curbside service on Monday. It will be added to more than 100 H-E-B Curbside locations around Texas. "Every day we look for ways to enhance our customers' shopping experience while staying committed to offering the highest quality products at low prices," s

FREDERICKSBURG STANDARD - 2018-03-21 20:49:29

Rash of Fires hit Hill Country

Firefighters work to open up windows and control the fire at this Northwest Drive home. The home was one of two structures that suffered significant damage and loss. - Standard-Radio Post/Erika Vela Firefighters from the Johnson City, Stonewall and Blanco volunteer fire departments worked together o

FREDERICKSBURG STANDARD - 2018-03-21 20:56:27

Brasher welcomed to FISD by trustees

Fredericksburg Independent School District's board of trustees introduced new superintendent Dr. Jeffrey L. Brasher at its Monday night meeting. Brasher joins the district from Gainesville ISD. The district has planned meet and greet events at each campus with Brasher. "I've spent a lot of time on t

FREDERICKSBURG STANDARD - 2018-03-21 21:03:31

Caring in a new space

After serving the animals of Fredericksburg off of Friendship Lane, Dr. Robert Lastovica, DVM, of Friendship Veterinary Center, and partner Dr. Casey Pitmon, DVM, have expanded their practice to a brand-new facility of U.S. 87 South. The new facility will offer more services in a larger space, all

FREDERICKSBURG STANDARD - 2018-03-21 20:51:27

Baroody: Disturbing precedents set at council meeting

At the most recent Kerrville City Council meeting, using rhetoric that defied all logic, council member Mary Ellen Summerlin led the city into setting two disturbing precedents. In one agenda item, Mrs. Summerlin forced the city into refusing a private donor that was offering to underwrite and repla

KERRVILLE DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-21 03:10:00

Council Oks temporary soccer fields

The Fredericksburg City Council accepted a request by the Fredericksburg Youth Soccer Association to create temporary soccer fields on 10 acres of what is still viewed as future sports park property. During Monday night's meeting, Parks & Recreation Director Andrea Schmidt presented the FYSA's reque

FREDERICKSBURG STANDARD - 2018-03-21 21:01:33

Ingram ISD board discusses possibility of armed school marshal

The Ingram Independent Board of Trustees discussed Monday evening the possibility of allowing an armed school marshal. Superintendent Bobby Templeton presented information to the board during its regular meeting about House Bill 1009 - commonly known as the School Marshal Program. The law, passed by

KERRVILLE DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-21 00:10:00

Remembering Matthew: Teen struck, killed on Memorial Boulevard was hard worker

"We requested a prayer right after the service. I cannot tell you the exact words, but he prayed that we get a sign that Matthew is OK and in a better place," said Cabello's mother, Elizabeth Moreno. "Shortly after we returned home, my brother opened the door to his truck and found a little white-gr


Pursuits land two in county jail

A pair of separate pursuits involving the Marble Falls Police Department this past weekend landed two individuals in the Burnet County Jail on assorted charges. Capt. Glenn Hanson said his officers were notified at 7:54 p.m. Saturday, March 17, of a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper pursuing

HIGHLANDERNEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 19:22:58

Crime beat: Ingram Police Department reports

3:16 a.m.: A caller said her sister, who lives in the home, would not leave the residence, which is located in the 600 block of Arkansas Drive. The sisters were separated, with both going to bed. 4:51 a.m.: An IPD officer helped a deputy with the Kerr County Sheriff's Office with three suspicious pe


Letter: Ingram billboards an 'eyesore'

Anyone who has driven west on Junction Highway going into Ingram recently has probably been surprised to see two new gigantic billboards. These two monstrosities are surely an eyesore to all, and the dark-sky people can't be too happy either. Why in the world did the Ingram city manager and council


City of Kerrville announces details on registering, voting early by mail for May 5 election

Residents in Kerrville wising to submit a new voter registration application or request a transfer of registration for the May 5 city elections need to do so by April 5, according to a City of Kerrville news release. Those seeking new voter or transfer registration should contact the Kerr County Vot


Zoning board to hear 2 requests

The Kerrville Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday in the city council chambers to hold public hearings on two requests for variances from zoning restrictions. First on the agenda is a request for a variance from the maximum building size restriction to allow for construction of a

KERRVILLE DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-21 00:20:00

Man arrested in connection with Gillespie County fires

Gillespie County officials arrested a man on arson and other charges in connection with a string of fires Wednesday near Fredericksburg. A house and a RV were just some of the structures destroyed in unincorporated areas of Gillespie County by the blazes. No one was injured in any of the fires, said


New Sons of the American Revolution officers sworn in

Sons of the American Revolution State President-elect Thomas Jackson visited Kerrville last week to swear in the officers for the SAR's Hill Country Chapter, according to a news release. After the ceremony, Jackson gave an overview of the events for the National Society-Sons of the American Revoluti


Kerrville teen awaiting indictment in child deaths as mother's trial date approaches

A teenager allegedly involved in the deaths of two young girls last summer has yet to be indicted by a 216th Judicial District grand jury as the trial of the children's mother approaches this month. On Feb. 3, William Kevin Franke, 17, was arrested on two counts of abandoning or endangering a child,


Brasher hire official; five meet and greets slated

Dr. Jeff Brasher was officially hired as the new superintendent of the Fredericksburg Independent School District in a special meeting held on Wednesday, March 7. Brasher will begin his three-year contract after Spring Break on Monday, March 19. He will join Fredericksburg ISD after leading Gainesvi


Road work begins near Daniels Elementary School on Monday

The city of Kerrville Street Division will begin reconstructing and repaving stretches of road Monday near Tom Daniels Elementary School and Sanctuary Fellowship Church, according to a city news release. Road work will take place Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Bow Lane between Singin