Aug. 24 Update: What will Kerrville City Council do now?

With the setback on paying for a new public safety building, the City Council may have to float a general obligation bond in May.

Tonight could be interesting as the Kerrville City Council wrestles with the outcome of a voter petition to place the proposed public safety building on the ballot.

How the City Council will proceed is uncertain, but city officials insist they can place a general obligation bond on the ballot in May of 2022.

One of the city's biggest issues — affordable, or workforce, housing — will be addressed at a 5 p.m. work-study meeting. The main City Council meeting will start at 6 p.m.



Texas Rep. Andrew Murr, who represents Kerr County, is at the center of the voting rights bill making its way through the Texas House of Representatives.

The Texas Tribune reported late Monday night that Murr said amendments could change the bill late but did not address specifics.

Of course, this is the issue that led House Democrats to flee the state.


We had BCFS Health and Humans Services' Kamaria Woods and Michaela Carbajal visit The Lead Live on Monday to discuss the agency's need for adults to mentor youths. The effort is looking for 30 volunteers, and 21 had applied as of Monday afternoon, but there is always a need. Specifically, this is a diversion program to give young people an adult mentor to help them through the rough spots in life. Here's the flyer and we'll have more on this in The Lead this week.


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has famously mandated no mandates on COVID-19 things — like vaccines and masks. However, another loophole in Abbott's efforts was found — this time on vaccines. Michael Li, a lawyer who follows Texas election law, pointed out that Abbott's vaccine mandate ban only applies to those under emergency authorization. On Monday, the FDA fully approved Pfizer's vaccine — ending its emergency authorization.

See @mcpli's post on Twitter.


Federal data about the impact on intensive care units across the country showed that Kerrville's Peterson Regional Medical Center had at least four people in the intensive care unit over the last week — accounting for 36% of the staffed beds in the hospital's ICU. That's just the average.

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