Good morning, Kerr County!
Hot and ugly. That's about the best way to sum up, our weather. Thanks to Saharan dust, we've got hazy conditions, and the heat will continue through the week. We can continue to expect some gusty winds.
No, The Lead Live today!
Unfortunately, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and am laying low this week at home. Jeremy Walther will take on The Lead again on Wednesday and Thursday. We also apologize for the brevity of today's newsletter.
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Commissioner's Court says yes to a $6 million bond measure to renovate the indoor arena
The Kerr County Commissioner's Court unanimously agreed to a $6 million bond initiative for the November ballot to overhaul the indoor arena at the Hill Country Youth Event Center. The commissioners picked the second of three options for financing the makeover of the aging and delipidated structure. The arena is hampered by years of deferred maintenance and has issues with electrical, a leaking roof and a contaminated dirt floor.
The county expects to place three bond initiatives on the November ballot to pay for a new West Kerr annex, a new animal shelter and upgrades to the courthouse.
Speaking of animal shelters
The Kerr County Animal Services Committee will meet at 1 p.m. today at the Kerr County Courthouse. One agenda item is discussing the needs of the new shelter. This is just the second time the committee has met in about two years.
Kerrville will discuss the new public safety building
The Kerrville City Council meets tonight, and one of its key agenda items will be its $45 million public safety building. However, the Council will hear the public safety presentation during a 4 p.m. workshop at City Hall. The City Council's regular 6 p.m. meeting features the city's latest hot-button issue — short-term rentals.
The City Council has six short-term rental approvals on its agenda for tonight.