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  • Vol. 6 • No. 13 • July 31, 2014


 Concerned citizens spoke out at the July 28 meeting of the Kendall County Commissioners. Their concern: the flow of both illegal, criminally-inclined persons and of unaccompanied children over the Mexico-Texas border. Although Kendall County is some distance from the border, Earl Smith, Mike Lucky, Vicky Smith and David Judson feel strongly that Kendall County should take a stand.

Just last week, an 80 – year-- old Kerrville area woman answered her phone and the caller told the woman she’d won $8 million and a brand new Mercedes from Publishers Clearinghouse (PCH). But there was a catch.


Kendall County Tax Assessor-Collector James Hudson (l) was commended at the July 28 county commissioners meeting for his 25 years of service to the county. County Judge Darrel Lux handed him his certificate of appreciation with a thankful handshake.

A workshop exploring how families can legally protect and preserve the legacy of their land – and be eligible for tax relief at the same time – will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm auditorium. “Estate Planning in the Hill Country: What Every Landowner Needs to Know” will be presented by Thomas Hall, estate planning attorney with Braun & Gresham, PLLC, of Austin.

The last of the six-part 2014 New Landowner Series, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for the Hill Country, will be held on September 12 in Kendalia. The multi-county series has been aimed at helping landowners and was scheduled between March and September at various locations in Blanco, Gillespie, Kendall and Kerr counties.

Comfort Monument

When Texas seceded from the Union, a coalition of German Loyalists was confronted with an edict to conscript and send every young man to fight for the Confederacy or die as traitors. A band of loyal-to-the-Union German immigrants from Kendall, Kerr and Gillespie Counties in the Texas Hill Country attempted to ride to Mexico and join the Federal troops.

Sandy Mattick, City of Boerne Finance Director, rolled out the first draft of the proposed 2014-15 city budget at the July 22 Boerne City Council meeting. The proposed budget of $58,075,684 would raise more revenue from property taxes than last year’s budget by an amount of $225,434, a four percent increase from last year’s budget.

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