GOOD MORNING! We hope your day is off to a strong start.
The Kerrville Independent School District board of trustees will discuss the potential sale of the former Hal Peterson Middle School along Sidney Baker Highway. Offers for the nearly 30-acre parcel were due last week. The trustees will also discuss:
- The district's COVID-19 situation. The virus has infected an estimated 400 students and staff in the first month of the 2021-2022 school year. As of Thursday, 111 students and staff had active infections.
- Trustees will also discuss two areas they want Superintendent Mark Foust to focus on as part of a contract extension earlier this month. The biggest item? Teacher recruitment and retention.
The trustees will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday at KISD's administration building, 1009 Barnett St.
The Kerr County Commissioner's Court will hold a workshop at 9 a.m. on Monday to discuss the county's subdivision guidelines. The commissioners are also expected to hire a grant administrator to oversee $10 million in federal funding for COVID-19 relief.
A ROUNDUP OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK
- We dug into the situation at Kerrville's nursing homes in the wake of the latest COVID-19 surge, and we found that the cases were minimal. The possible reason? Most residents and staff are vaccinated? https://kerrcountylead.com/706574954074050
- We asked the city of Kerrville for documents related to the development of a new public safety building, and we weren't surprised when they said no. While this may sound like shenanigans, it's expected because it involves a potential real estate acquisition. Here's the story: https://kerrcountylead.com/163949222474888
- The Kerr County Sheriff's Office led a sting operation that led to the arrest of five men, including three from Kerrville, accused of trying to arrange for sex with children. https://kerrcountylead.com/462527304797966
IT WAS DAD NIGHT
The Tivy High School's Golden Girl dance team brought their dads, uncles, brothers or grandfathers for a night of performance art. Here's a look:
Ingram Tom Moore High School snapped its three-game 2021 losing streak Friday night by beating visiting Center Point, 14-0. The win boosted Ingram to 1-3 on the season, while Center Point fell to 2-2. It was also Ingram's sixth consecutive win against their Kerr County rivals, dating back to 2012.
Tivy girls volleyball team lost its first district match of the season in a 3-0 defeat by visiting New Braunfels Canyon, which has won 27 consecutive district matches. Tivy is now 5-1 in district play.
Tivy's football team struggled offensively and lost to visiting Austin McCallum on Friday, 23-15. The Antlers are now 0-4 on the season. Game story here: https://kerrcountylead.com/280497243641836
TEXFEST AT SCHREINER
If you're headed out to Schreiner University to enjoy Texas Fest, here's the schedule for today:
- 10 a.m. — Live Music ALL DAY
- 12 p.m. — BBQ Lunch (Schreiner BBQ Team)
- 1 – 3 p.m. — Rise Against Hunger Community Service Project
- 6 p.m. — Trailhead Stage Featured Artist – Bernie Nelson
- 7 p.m. — Fall Ball (Semi-Formal) @ SU Event Center
DOWN AT THE BORDER
The situation at the border in Del Rio continues to intensify — both as a humanitarian crisis and political opportunity. Sen. Ted Cruz continued to hammer President Joe Biden over the flood of immigrants to the Texas city — many reportedly from Haiti.
See @SenTedCruz's post on Twitter.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill authorizing $2 billion in funding to continue building the wall along the border.
See @GregAbbott_TX's post on Twitter.