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Our favorite photos from last week, Nov. 8-13

Here are 15 photos from last week that brought a smile to our face.

All Smiles

On Wednesday, Kerrville Convention and Visitor's Bureau President Julie Davis, right, and artist Aurora Joleen were all smiles as they unveiled Joleen's latest mural on the side of the CVB building.

The Buffalo Soldiers — a powerful reminder of service

The 9th U.S. Cavalry Regiment was formed in 1866 and spent much of its time in Texas at Fort Stockton and Fort Davis. The unit was an all-Black regiment — although commanded by white officers — and was one of the busiest in the U.S. Army through World War I. Dubbed the "Buffalo Soldiers" the unit fought across the West, Cuba, Mexico and Europe. Today, re-enactors honor that legacy and were on hand at the Doyle School Community Center in Kerrville on Veterans Day.

A command performance, shoes aren't bad either

At Tuesday's fundraiser to help support the Kerr County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Larry Leitha spoke to the crowd about his effort to start a special response team. However, we were also inspired by Kari Bock's shoes! In the end, the Kerr County Sheriff Foundation raised more than $70,000 for the cause.

Speaking of commanding, this …

Was a pretty bad-ass car right here at the Kerrville V.A. Medical Center's Veterans Day car show on Saturday.

Scoop and score

For those who have not attended a Schreiner University men's basketball game, you're missing one of the most electrifying players to play for the Mountaineers — Alex Dehoyos. The senior guard always has a crafty play in his back pocket to surprise defenders, including this layup on Tuesday against the University of Texas-Dallas.

Talk to the hand

Mia Church, an occasional contributor to The Lead, has been photographed a lot in her life, including on the red carpet, but she playfully shut us down on Tuesday night! Good job Mia.

It's in the details

We've been to a lot of car shows through the years, but Saturday's show at the Kerrville V.A. Medical Center was tops. There were many cool cars and we love the details of some of these classics, including this Oldsmobile.

The shape of things

We met Carlos Cabrera of Cabrera Hatters at La Escondida 1962, where he had his portable hat shaping and cleaning business set up. In the next year, Cabrera hopes to launch his own hat store. On Friday night, Cabrera was shaping hats for what he calls "felt season," when men switch from summer-time straw hats to felt hats.

Get off your phone Andrew!

With the finish line in sight, the hardworking Andrew Gay appears to be checking messages or answering emails on Saturday morning at the Big Brothers, Big Sisters 5-kilometer run. However, Gay was running for a cause not for a performance, and we salute him.

Proud to be an American

At the Doyle School Community Center, singer Andrew Frimpong covered Country artist Lee Greenwood's "Proud to be an American."

Pat Green Live

At the Hill Country Gala, which supports veterans groups, Country singer Pat Green put on a marvelous show for the more than 650 people who attended the event on Thursday night at the Hill Country Youth Event Center.

It's almost that time

The crews at the Kerrville Public Utility Board were busy on Thursday putting the huge lighted Christmas Tree up at the Kerr County Courthouse.

The Little Princess

An all-student production of "The Little Princess" proved to be a big hit for the more than 50 who attended the performance at Trailhead Beer Garden on Saturday afternoon.

The walk to remember

On Tuesday, Jeff Talarico — master auctioneer and pastor — was tasked with giving opening invocations at two coinciding events, but the walk was short.


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