Good morning, Kerr County!
We expect some cooler weather this week and a tiny chance of rain Tuesday, but we should still see relatively dry conditions. Here's a look:
And it's been dry, but how dry? We dove into the National Weather Service archives. It appears this has been the driest three-month stretch — December-February — since 2008-2009 when Kerr County received less than an inch of rain, including five-hundredths of an hour inch in February. Since December, Kerr County has had more than 1 inch of rain. During that same period, the historical mean is about 4 inches. This is typically the driest part of any year, especially in February. In 2008, 2.4 inches of rain in March broke that dry spell. In 2014, Kerr County saw a similar trend that stretched into May, but 6 inches in June eased that dry stretch.
On today's The Lead Live!
Andrew Gay takes control of the show and is joined by co-host Greg Richards. The two host their own shows on The Lead, but they will bring a whole new level of energy and insight into today's show. Watch them live at 9 a.m. On Tuesday, Keri Wilt is our host, and she's producing the show from a secret location. On Wednesday, Louis Amestoy is back with co-host Rachel Fitch, and we'll also be a part of Coffee with a Cop at Pint and Plow. Expect Kerrville Police Chief Chris McCall to stop by and chat.
If you love — or dislike — Kerrville's parks, let them know
The city of Kerrville's parks and recreation department is surveying the state of parks in the community. The survey will be available until noon on Wednesday. The survey will be available online on the city's website and Facebook page. Click here for a direct link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B5PLTKD.
"We would like to invite the community the opportunity to participate in this process and to provide feedback on priorities for our Master Plan update," said Ashlea Boyle, parks and recreation director. "Community input is valuable and we want to ensure to encapsulate the overall desires of the community as it is their parks system. Our job is to execute the community's vision."
For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (830) 257-7300, firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the city's website at www.kerrvilletx.gov, or follow us on Facebook at City of Kerrville TX – City Hall or Instagram at cityofkerrville.
Commissioner's Court to discuss rural roads
Today, the Kerr County Commissioners Court will participate in the Alamo Regional Rural Planning Organization's planning session for rural roads/
The workshop on rural transportation planning from 9-11 a.m. today at the Hill Country Youth Event Center.
Planners from the Texas Department of Transportation, with the assistance of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, provide an opportunity for Kerr County residents to provide input on the draft of the Rural Transportation Improvement Program and other plans. Rural TIP includes all regionally significant projects funded within a TxDOT district over the next four years, including those eligible for federal funding.
"This meeting offers our residents the chance to review and comment on the proposed priorities identified by the Rural TIP," Kerr County Judge Rob Kelly said. "It is important that our citizens attend. There will be an interactive exercise to gather information about needs in our county."
At the workshop, there will be a brief presentation on transportation planning and the role of ARRPO in the process. Covered will be possible impacts by the recently signed infrastructure investment and Jobs Act.
Written input is also welcome from citizens. Comments must be postmarked no later than April 7, 2022, and addressed: Texas Department of Transportation, San Antonio District, Attn: Rural TIP, 4615 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229. Comments may also be emailed to: Darcie.email@example.com. Attention: Rural TIP.
How to help Ukraine
We received questions about how to help Ukraine and the nation's 1.5 million refugees who have left the war-torn country. Here's a few that are working to help:
- United Nations: https://crisisrelief.un.org/t/ukraine
- International Red Cross: https://www.icrc.org/en/donate/ukraine
- Save The Children: https://support.savethechildren.org/site/Donation2?df_id=5751&mfc_pref=T&5751.donation=form1
Schreiner University sports update
Schreiner University's Hannah Reyna helped power the Mountaineers' women's tennis team to a pair of victories over the weekend.
Schreiner University women's tennis team had a big weekend with victories over visiting East Texas Baptist University and LeTourneau. Hannah Reyna won both of her No. 1 singles matches and teamed with Victoria Morales to sweep doubles matches. The men's team beat ETBU, but fell to LeTourneau.
In softball, the Mountaineers won two out of three games against visiting St. Thomas in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference opener for both teams. The baseball team lost Sunday in a doubleheader against DeSales.