SEPT. 7 UPDATE: KISD board of trustees to hold special meeting

The meeting is set for Wednesday evening

The Kerrville Independent School District will hold a special meeting of the board of trustees at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the district's administrative building, 1009 Barnett St.

The agenda? Well, that could be a wide range of things, including the district COVID-19 outbreak that has infected more than 200 students and staff since the start of school, but since KISD didn't realize an agenda Friday, it's hard to say what will be on it.

In the last two weeks, as COVID-19 cases have surged, The Lead has been in contact with more than a dozen furious parents about the situation in the schools — many infections have spilled over into households, infecting others. The district has sent letters notifying parents of infections daily since the start of the school year, but the public face of the district's response has been absent.


KISD Supt. Mark Foust has declined comment to The Lead twice and has not participated in appearing on televised community update meetings hosted by the city of Kerrville.


No one will ever fault Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for using anything to brag about something that he thinks the state is leading in, and on Monday, it was about hospitalizations. Those hospitalized fell to 13,545 across Texas. It was the first time since Aug. 22 that there were less than 13,600 hospitalized. Abbott also bragged about a 10% decline in pediatric hospitalizations — although it was still more than 300 children.

See @GregAbbott_TX's post on Twitter.

Of course, many public health departments don't report data over the weekend, especially on holiday weekends. In places like Kerrville, those hospitalized have risen, while the state numbers have held steady.

The Twitter verse pointed out some of these discrepancies.


Texas' win in the Supreme Court protecting implementation of its near-abortion ban has turned into a series of spats, threats and pushback from all sides.

The latest is Portland, Ore., which announced it was considering banning travel to Texas and cutting investments with Texas-based companies. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick laughed off the assertions from Oregon.

See @DanPatrick's post on Twitter.

However, there was a growing chorus of outrage from activists and medical professionals. The Texas Medical Association condemned the state's abortion bills. "The Texas Medical Association supports our physicians specializing in women's health and opposes legislation in Senate Bill 8 of Texas' 87th legislative session and Senate Bill 4 of this special session. SB 4 contains language that criminalizes the practice of medicine. Both bills interfere with the patient-physician relationship."

Passed in the second special legislative session, Senate Bill 4 attempts to prevent doctors from using abortion-inducing drugs by expanding the list of potential complications that physicians could be held accountable for if something goes wrong.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Justice Department would take action against groups that tried to deny access to abortion clinics.

See @CBSNews's post on Twitter.

See @kelliwardaz's post on Twitter.

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