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The Lead Feb 4, 2022: Kerr County is pretty much shut down again — thanks to the ice

Thursday's winter storm is giving most of the county a nice four-day weekend.

Good morning, Kerr County!

Brisk, cold and like a gigantic ice skating rink. That’s Kerr County after yesterday’s winter storm marched through the Hill Country and Texas on Thursday. For the most part, Kerr County was unscathed when it came to serious problems related to the storm. Kerr County Sheriff Larry Leitha said his office handled one weather-related traffic incident, while the Kerrville Police Department handled none. So, that’s a pretty good stat.

In addition to the schools being closed today, along with the county offices, Peterson Health announced the following closures today at its facilities: Peterson Medical Associates – Cailloux Professional Building/Kerrville Medical Plaza, Peterson Urgent Care, Peterson Community Care, Outpatient Radiology/Imaging, Rehabilitation, Laboratory and Wound Care at the Ambulatory Care Center.

It’s still going to be icy today with a high around 32 degrees. The National Weather Service forecast for the next few days is cool and dry. No rain in sight. Here’s a look.

Our favorite photo from Thursday’s storm

This was sent to us by Justin Graham, of the Kerrville Farmer’s Market and Zanzenberg Farms, and it’s of his hogs enjoying the cold and the ice.

And there’s this one

Reader Steve Berg shared on The Lead’s Facebook page this sunset from West Kerr County. #Beautiful

And then there are these

A lot of you posted snow and ice pics on Instagram and here are some of the ones we enjoyed.

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Cold as ice ❄️
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Vera’s first snow ❄☃️
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Odin doesn’t think it snowed enough .. #husky #huskiesofinstagram #wolfgang #texaspups #texashusky

On today’s The Lead Live

Pint and Plow will be closed this morning — they should be open around noon — but we will be live starting at 9 a.m. We will be joined by Cindy Hernandez, the president of the Hill Country Charity Ball. Hernandez will call into the show. The Charity Ball is set for May 22 at the Happy State Bank Expo Hall. This year’s beneficiary is Arcadia Live. For more information about the Charity Ball visit their website:

Hill Country Charity Ball Association
Feb 02, 2022 ·
✨ Our date is set for our grand black-tie affair ✨

Do you have your ticket yet to this year’s 35th Annual Hill Country Charity Ball? Don’t miss out—we’re selling out quickly!
#charityball2022 #thegrandaffair #aroaringgoodtime #hccb #speakeasy

We’ve got a race in Place 3

Katy Chapman-Hanna, a nurse, has filed to run for Place 3 on the Kerrville City Council, and she will face former Kerrville Mayor Joe Herring Jr. Chapman-Hanna filed her papers on Thursday.

At the Republican Women of Kerr County meeting last month, Chapman-Hanna introduced herself as a candidate for the council and was seated with former Mayor Bonnie White. Chapman-Hanna has been a speaker at Kerrville Independent School Board meetings, attacking the use of masks and vaccines. She has also regularly attended the Kerrville City Council meetings, including the meeting last month.

Planning and Zoning canceled

The weather wiped out a wide range of events and activities on Thursday, including Kerrville’s Planning and Zoning meeting. The commission had a relatively light agenda with two platting projects to consider and two conditional use permits for short-term rentals.

Basketball is still a go for tonight

The Schreiner Mountaineers men’s and women’s basketball teams host Centenary tonight in a doubleheader. The men take the court at 5:30 p.m. and the women follow at about 7:30 p.m.

Last weekend, Schreiner’s men swept past Centenary and Austin College, but the Mountaineers need victories to stay in the hunt for a regular-season conference title. Schreiner is one game back of Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference leader Trinity College, which has won five consecutive games. Trinity beat Schreiner in overtime on Dec. 4. The two teams meet on Feb. 15 in San Antonio.

However, Schreiner has to sweep its games this weekend. The Mountaineers have won eight of their last nine games and are 10-10 on the season.

One of the biggest factors in Schreiner’s winning streak has been the play of first-year forward Kamden Ross, who has five double-doubles (points-rebounds) in his last six games. He’s had double-digit rebounds in six consecutive games and he’s the second-leading scorer on the team, averaging 12 points per game.

The women beat Centenary last week behind a 16-point, 11-rebound game from senior Gabby Ivarra, who leads the team in scoring and rebounding. The Mountaineers split their game last week, with a loss at Austin College. Sitting at 6-4 in SCAC play, the Mountaineers could certainly use a sweep to secure the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament.

It’s going to be cold, but here are things to do


Live music by Ken Raba

The Ridge Marketplace, Kerrville

6 p.m.

Along with his laid-back personality, comes a smooth classic country voice.

With songs that are well-woven stories of the people and places he has lived, rivers crossed, horses rode, history recounted, and loves, some won some lost.

Live music by Matt Daniel

Southern Sky Music Cafe, Ingram

6:30 p.m.



Craft and vendor sale

Buckhorn Lake RV Park, Kerrville

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Hand-crafted items include jewelry, soap, quilting items, clothing, wood, leather, fishing flies, cards, and more. Vendors for Norwex, Color Street, Scentsy, health and beauty, and many items under $25.

The Kerrville Renaissance Festival

River Star Park

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


“Blithe Spirits”

The Point Theater, Ingram

7:30 p.m.

Hosted in the Elizabeth Huth Coates Indoor Theatre, this play was written by the great Noel Coward and is about Charles Condomine, a novelist. Charles is bright, sophisticated, articulate, and debonair but somewhat at the mercy of his wives, past and present. His interest in spiritualism as a subject for a novel leads Charles to ask Madame Arcati to dinner and a séance. He is skeptical but becomes a believer when the ghost of his first wife appears—and stays.

Rotary Club of Kerrville’s Main Event

Hill Country Youth Event Center

6 p.m.


Welcome Rotary Club of Kerrville’s MAIN EVENT, a night of fun & fellowship with a Las Vegas flair. A Rotary Club of Kerrville fundraiser dedicated to supporting “service above self” projects in Kerrville and Kerr County.

Live music by The Collector’s Edition

Trailhead Beer Garden at Schreiner University

3-5 p.m.


Playing together off and on since high in the early 1970s. Terry, Regina and Mickey attended school together in the West Texas farming/ranching community of Rotan, Texas. Steve Kluting, a successful home builder and a long-time resident of the Hill Country Area, attended school in the neighboring community of Aspermont, Texas.

Live music by Kevin McCormick

Cafe at the Ridge

6 p.m.


Live music by Randy Hooper

Southern Sky Music Cafe

6:30 p.m.



The Kerrville Renaissance Festival

River Star Park

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Live music by Josh Peek

Gravity Check Saloon, Kerrville

1-4 p.m.


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