The Lead June 11, 2022: Hotter than hot today; Edie Brickell dazzles at Folk Fest

Even with today's potential record heat there's plenty to do around Kerr County.

Good morning, Kerr County!

We could see record heat today! It will be so hot today that nearly the entire state of Texas is under a heat advisory through Sunday. The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures of about 101 degrees, but it will feel hotter. The best advice is to stay inside, stay hydrated and be safe if you're going to be outside.

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Edie Brickell and The New Bohemians light up the Folk Festival

In her first performance at the Kerrville Folk Festival, singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, along with her band The New Bohemians, delighted a crowd of more than 2,500 Friday night on the festival's closing weekend.

Playing a mix of songs, including several from the band's first album — "Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars" — Brickell was arguably the headliner of the 50th folk festival. Brickell had a top 10 hit in 1988 with "What I Want." She got a big ovation when she played the song Friday.

Like many of the artists performing at the festival, Brickell has deep Texas roots — having grown up in Dallas and attending Southern Methodist University before discovering music.

Some key stories from around Texas

  • The Texas Tribune interviewed Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Chief Pete Arredondo about the shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 children and two teachers dead. Read more:
  • At least one Texas teachers union says 77% of its members are not interested in being armed in the classroom. It's a bit of a rebuke against the narrative positioned by Texas politicians that arming teachers is the solution in the wake of Uvalde. The survey of 4,000 teachers and other members found that more than 90% favored red-flag laws and other gun control measures.
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott lost a round in court in his effort to investigate the parents of transgender children. A Travis County district judge issued a temporary restraining order against Abbott's directive that blocks the Department of Family and Protective Services from investigating. Here's more from the story:

For all of the Aggie fans out there

See @SECNetwork's post on Twitter.

There's plenty to do outside

Even with our hot forecast, there's plenty to do outside this weekend, and here's a preview:



The Kerrville Folk Festival

7 p.m. The Kennedy Outdoor Theater

  • Good Looks
  • Mikaela Davis
  • Guthrie Girls
  • The Arcadian Wild
  • Valerie June

The Arts

  • Free Chalk Workshop — Peterson Plaza, Kerrville City Hall, 10 a.m. Information: The details: Henry Darnell, of Dallas, TX, is an artist and experienced street painter who will lead the workshop. This two-hour class is for anyone interested in learning more about pavement art. All skill levels and ages are welcome. Supplies and materials will be provided. The workshop will be limited to 30 participants.


  • Heart of the Hills Farmers Market — River Hills Mall parking lot, 8 a.m. Information: 830-370-7476
  • Friends of the Library Book Sale — Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: The details: The Friends have a wide selection of gently used books, movies, and audiobooks.

Car shows

  • Cody's Car Show — Hill Country Youth Event Center, 8 a.m. Information: 830-739-3296 The details: All proceeds go to the Cody Blain Adams Memorial Scholarship Fund for local seniors in surrounding areas.

Fun runs


  • Rumors — The Point Outdoor Theater, Ingram, 8:30 p.m. Information: The details: The show runs through June 25. At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. The evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity as the confusions and miscommunications mount.


  • Kerrville Skateboard Competition — Singing Wind Skatepark, 10 a.m. Information: The details: Come out to the Skateboard Competition to showcase your best tricks. Entrants will have three minutes to perform their best skating skills. Ages 5-18. Helmets are required.


  • High Tea in the Hill Country — Riverhill Country Club, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Information: The details: Wear a fancy hat and join in finger foods, tea, and games. All proceeds benefit Hill Country Youth Orchestra's scholarship fund. $50.
  • Burgers in the Garden — Glory Community Garden, 11 a.m. Information: The details: The Glory Community Garden is hosting this event with the help of Kerrville Pets Alive. Celebrate the completion of the school year and the beginning of summer! Burgers for all, fun and games, community partners' exhibits. Free. Free microchip giveaway by Kerrville Pets Alive
  • Notre Dame Car Wash — Notre Dame Gym, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: The details: It's a combo car wash and bake sale to benefit the youth of Notre Dame Catholic Chuch. The funds will help with a trip to a summer youth conference.

Book signing

  • Bernie Nelson — Museum of Western Art, 11 a.m. Information: 830-896-2553 The details: Singer/Songwriter and Nashville "Royalty" Bernie Nelson will be at the Museum to sign copies of his new book "HonkyTonkAngels." The book, a result of Nelson's 36-year career on Music Row, includes stories of God's influence on Nashville's most iconic songs. Nelson, a multi-platinum record Singer/Songwriter, is a new (2020) resident in the Texas Hill Country and a new member of the Museum.


  • Sing 2 — Trailhead Beer Garden at Schreiner University, 9 p.m. Information: 830-257-7300 The details: Free. What begins as Buster's dream of big-time success soon becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.

Live music

  • Lady Lemon and the Boyeez Band — Babez Seafood Bucket, 6 p.m. Information: 830-315-2229
  • Lisa Beck — Cafe at the Ridge, 6 p.m. Information:
  • RBQ Band — The Hunt Store, 7 p.m. Information: 830-238-4410
  • Chris Salinas and the Wildgrass — Crider's Saloon and Dancehall, 8 p.m. Information:
  • Casey Chesnutt — Gravity Check Saloon and Arena, 8 p.m. Information:
  • Chris Boss — Pier 27 River Lounge and Pizzeria, 8 p.m. Information: 830-896-7437
  • Braden Toomey — Joanne Marie and Me Wine Bar, Ingram, 6 p.m.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

The Kerrville Folk Festival

7 p.m. The Kennedy Outdoor Theater

  • Bob Bridger
  • The Flyin A's
  • Stephanie Urbina Jones
  • Symphony of the Hills

Live music

  • The Night Owls — Pier 27 River Lounge and Pizzeria, 3 p.m. Information: 830-896-7437

Family fun

  • Burgers and Bingo — Zion Lutheran Church, 4 p.m. Information: 830-257-8411 The details: Free, family-friendly event. Free will donations to benefit Zion youth's summer mission trip. Bingo winners will receive gift cards from various stores and restaurants.

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