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Antonio “Tony” Perez: July 28, 1979-Sept. 21, 2023

Knowing Tony you knew his favorite football team is the Dallas Cowboys “We Dem Boyz”, playing fantasy football, playing Texas Hold-Em, Dominos, listening to Tejano, country, rock-n-roll music and spending time with family and close friends

The Lead’s stories

Kerr County commissioner: “A declaration of war on the straight people”

Precinct 1 Commissioner Harley Belew uses extreme language in discussing the pride flag that was hoisted atop a radio tower.

Commissioners say no to hand-counting ballots in Kerr County

Before they even discussed the future of counting election results, the Kerr County Commissioners Court faced an unexpected reality impeding the plan concocted by Precinct 2 Commissioner Rich Paces. 

Reversing Kerr County’s tax freeze? The law makes it look impossible

The Kerr County Commissioners Court discussed the problems associated with the 65 and older tax freeze and if it could be reversed.

Breaking News: Reeves tells Kerr County Commissioners that he can’t defend hand-counting

During Monday’s lengthy Commissioners Court meeting, Reeves said the election duties should shift from the Tax Assessor/Collector’s office to the County Clerk.

How a meal will bridge the generational divides

Davis saw an opportunity to institute a generations dinner program in the Hill Country. It’s a model developed through AmeriCorps-backed Modern Elder Academy.

Arts and Culture

56 things to do in Kerr County, Sept. 25-30, 2023

An incredible array of live music and some special dining at Inn of the Hills.

58 things to do in Kerr County, Aug. 28-Sept 23

The week is full of fun as we head into a long weekend.

62 things to do in Kerr County, Aug. 14-20, 2023

There’s a wide range of activities, from live music to nature talks. There’s something for everyone in Kerr County.


Photo gallery: Schreiner University women’s soccer hosts UT-Dallas

The Schreiner University Mountaineers fall 3-0 in a non-conference women’s soccer match on Sept. 3, 2023.

Photo gallery: Hunter’s day of support on the sand

Volleyball players gather in Kerrville to support Hunter Vela, 15, who is battling lymphoma.

Spurs hit the NBA jackpot with shot at generational star

Victor Wembanyama could be a generational talent with athleticism not seen in big men, including the Spurs Hall of Famers David Robinson and Tim Duncan.


The Lead Live Podcast: July 13, 2023

The Russell Nemky visits the show today to discuss his recent Canadian adventures. We suspect he may discuss fishing and physical therapy.

The Lead Live Podcast: July 12, 2023

Fresh and Fit’s Wende Jones gives us the tip of the day from her command and control center in west Kerrville.

Photo galleries

Photo gallery: The 2023 Kerrville Triathlon Festival — Day 1

More than 1,500 athletes competed in the 2023 Kerrville Triathlon Festival on Sept. 23-24.

Photo gallery: Hill Country Crisis Council’s Gala

It was a glorious night of gambling, but that wasn’t the main reason people came out for this fundraiser.

Photo gallery: Beatlemania64 shines in the Arcadia Live spotlight

They copied the originals, but Beatlemania64 brought their unique take on John, Paul, George and Ringo’s early works.

Photo gallery: Singer Aaron Lacombe performs at Pint and Plow

He’s a road warrior in the musical arts, but Aaron Lacombe returned home for a classic set at Pint and Plow.


Pecos Connell: April 16, 1937-Sept. 22, 2023

Through the years he held many occupations including mechanic’s helper, oilfield work which took him overseas and all around the United States,

Paulette Ruth Saunders: Aug. 7, 1945-Sept. 22, 2023

Paulette also had many hobbies and interests. She was an avid collector and was on a first name basis with every Hallmark store manager within a 100 mile radius.

Robert Alan Brayley: Sept. 25, 1940-Aug. 13, 2023

He often said, “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could.” They made many friends in their new home state.

Frank Thomason Jr.: March 28, 1941-Sept. 10, 2023

Frank married Jan Vermillion in 1985 and were the proud parents of three loving sons. Jan passed away in 2020 after a lengthy and courageous battle with COPD.

Frances “Francee” Crain: Aug. 10, 1923-Sept. 19, 2023

After settling into the Hill Country, she volunteered for Meals on Wheels. She was an avid tennis player and enjoyed being a part of different exercise groups to stay active.

The Mission of The Kerr County Lead

Covering community news in the heart of the Hill Country.

Founded in 2021, The Kerr County Lead aims to provide high-quality journalism for Kerrville, Texas and the surrounding communities of the splendid Texas Hill Country. In the coming years, Texas faces exponential growth and the challenges of managing land, resources and water. At the same time, the Hill Country offers a robust quality of life and culture. With this mission, The Lead focuses its work on the stories that matter most to the readers in Kerr County.

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