Good morning! It's Monday; we're feeling good about the week ahead. We've got some excellent shows this week on The Lead Live.
Today's guest is Kerrville City Councilwoman Brenda Hughes and Ingram Independent School District Superintendent Robert Templeton. The pair will discuss a task force assessing Kerr County's facilities needs.
On Tuesday, we will have real estate agent and soccer aficionado Janelle Peralt on to discuss the state of the market. Mary Ellen Summerlin will stop by to discuss current events.
Wednesday's show features Rachel Fitch and her daughter, Natalie Peppitt, about their businesses and some of the unique stories associated with those businesses.
On Thursday, Delayne Sigerman takes over, and we're sure to discuss her latest concoction from the Ina Garten cookbook.
EVENTS AND EVENTS THIS WEEK
The next few weeks will be jam-packed with events across the Hill Country, and we have to say they start in earnest Thursday with TexFest at Schreiner University. The festival, now in its 30th year, was founded by Schreiner professor Kathleen Hudson.
If you love music and all things Texas, this will be the place to be. Thursday night's main event is the kickoff concert with Santiago Jimenez — a three-time Grammy nominee. The show is at 7 p.m. at Trailhead Beer Garden.
BUT WAIT … THERE'S MORE
When it comes to packed events, just look at next weekend's partial schedule:
- Sept. 23-25, the 38th Annual Roundup Exhibition and Sale at the Museum of Western Art. https://www.museumofwesternart.com/roundup
- Sept. 25-26, the Texas Arts & Craft Fair at the Hill Country Arts Foundation in Ingram. https://txartsandcraftsfair.com/
- Sept. 25-26, the Kerrville Triathlon Festival takes over the streets of Kerrville, Nimitz Lake and the Guadalupe River Trail. In 2019, the festival attracted a record 1,800 competitors. https://kerrvilletri.com/2021/01/2021-kerrville-triathlon-festival/
Texas is about to get pummeled by another tropical storm or hurricane. Its name is Nicholas, and it could become a hurricane Monday. The storm could drench coastal Texas from Corpus Christi to Galveston.
Early forecasts say Port Lavaca and other Gulf Coast communities could see as much as 8 inches of rain and storm surge up to 3-feet. It's going to be a mess.
We'll have unsettled weather across the Hill Country for the next few days.
The battle over President Joe Biden's expected executive order that all private companies with 100 employees or more will have to get them vaccinated is ramping up.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is busy suing school districts over mask mandates, fired off a Twitter salvo on Friday: "This is an egregious, tyrannical power grab that stands no chance in court. I’ll be suing this disastrous Admin very soon."
See @KenPaxtonTX's post on Twitter.
Of course, plenty of people were asking if Paxton would sue to end mandates around polio, small pox, chicken pox and others.
The national media was full of news last weekend about Texas' abortion bill, which was mostly negative. There are two trains of thought — heavy with steam and hyperbole — and that's that companies will flock to Texas because of Texas' commitment to protecting the unborn, or companies will flee.
World Business Chicago took out a full-page ad in some Texas newspapers trying to lure Texas businesses to the Windy City.
The Washington Post took a look at the issue here:
The New York Times profiled the lawyer behind the abortion bill: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/12/us/politics/texas-abortion-lawyer-jonathan-mitchell.html?referringSource=articleShare
This, of course, is not the last we will hear, read or watch about this issue, especially as the U.S. and the state gear up for an epic court battle.