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The Lead Special Nov. 12, 2022: Expect a cool day for Kerr County Veterans Parade

The battle between the county, city heats up with anonymous social media posts.

Good morning, Kerr County!

Make sure to layer up for today's Kerr County Veterans Day Parade, which starts at 9 a.m. on Cully Drive before stretching into Louise Hays Park. We are waking up to temperatures just above freezing — if not colder. Today's high will warm up to the high 50s. We should see sunny skies today. The next chance of rain comes Monday — about a 30% chance.

Today's parade lineup is:

  • KPD lead car – Jonathan Lamb
  • Tivy High School JROTC
  • Grand Marshall – Mac Anderson
  • Turtle Creek VFD
  • Tivy High School band
  • Vietnam Veterans of America, Hill Country Chapter #863
  • Ranch Radio Group
  • Ingram ISD band
  • Gunny's Warriors
  • Kerrville State Hospital
  • Center Point ISD band
  • HCTC
  • JAM Broadcasting
  • BK Cosmo
  • AmVets
  • American Legion 208
  • Center Point VFD

The political battle is underway over books and strays

Today several people received an "anonymous" three-panel social media post attacking Kerr County Commissioners Harley David Belew (Precinct 1), Jonathan Letz (Precinct 3) and Don Harris (Precinct 4). It's Harris who is the central focus of the social media post because he's the one who seems determined to end the interlocal agreement with Kerrville for library and animal services.

Harris is a vocal critic of the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library's decision to display a collection of banned books near the children's section in September. Like Belew, Harris called the display pornographic and championed ending the agreement even before the banned book display.


However, the author of these social-media-ready posts goes on the attack against Harris. The post accuses the county of pulling a bait and switch — letting voters approve a new animal shelter but pulling out the agreement.

"Terminating this "interlocal agreement" would mean that city residents would pay for animal control services twice — and would pay for a brand new shelter that they cannot use," the post says.

It's clear that Belew and Harris want to end the library agreement. The Kerrville City Council rebuffed two previous attempts to take action against the library staff, instead accepting a plan for the future handling of banned book week.

Kerrville Pets Alive, which fought hard for the passage of Prop. C, said it's not responsible for the posts. While it may be unclear the origin, the talking points aren't new, but how frequently the defiant commissioner's court handles the criticism remains to be seen.

Speaking of Kerrville Pets Alive!

Kerrville Pets Alive is hosting a vaccine clinic for dogs and cats at 11 a.m. at its offices, 414 Clay St.

The clinic also features nail trimming, flea medications, ear cleaning and other services. The event lasts until 2 p.m.

Schreiner men win opener, women fall in overtime

Jalen Ned scored a game-high 22 points, including a pair of game-winning free-throws, to lead the Schreiner University men's basketball team to an 89-87 nonconference victory Friday at McMurry University.

In a back-and-forth game that featured 16 lead changes, the Mountaineers battled back from a five-point first-half deficit and trailed by as much as 11 points before surging in the second half.

Dylan Mackey added 16 points and three other Mountaineers scored in double figures. The Mountaineers were ragged with 23 turnovers, and the big three contributors of Darrian Gibson, Kamden Ross and Bronson Evans barely made a dent on the night. Gibson scored seven points, Ross didn't start, playing just 17 minutes, and scored four points before fouling out. Evans didn't score in six minutes on the court.

"Good team win," Schreiner coach Marwan Elrakawaby said. "Lots of guys stepped up and played huge roles off the bench including Beau Cervantes, Dylan Mackey, and Cristian Rodriguez. When you play an experienced team for your first game, which McMurry is, you know there will be some ugly moments because they will do a good job guarding and the offense hasn’t had the live game reps. I was pleased that we guarded well down the stretch."

In the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, Schreiner was picked to finish third behind favorites Trinity and St. Thomas.

Despite a massive night from sophomore guard Demauria Miles, who scored 31 points, including eight 3-pointers, Schreiner University's women's basketball team fell 85-82 in overtime to host McMurry on Friday night.

Schreiner's havoc-causing defense forced 23 turnovers, but the Mountaineers turned it over 28 times themselves. However, the sharpshooting of Miles kept the Mountaineers close throughout the game. Sophomore Elisa Peralta scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and forced six steals before fouling out.

McMurry may have won the game at the free-throw line, where they were 27-of-42 compared to Schreiner's 14-of-24 effort.

Other things, going on today!

Car Show

  • Kerrville VA Open Car Show and Parade — Kerrville Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: The details: Open car show and parade to benefit patients at Kerrville VA Hospital. 100% of proceeds benefit VA patients. Entertainment, food, fun and great camaraderie. Come out and visit with our local warrior veterans.

Fun runs

Performing Arts

  • The Wizard of Oz — Trailhead Beer Garden, 1 p.m. Information: The details: "Children from across Kerrville will bring to life the beloved characters from L. Frank Baum's story, "The Wizard of Oz." The stage at the Trailhead Beer Garden on Schreiner University's campus will host Dorothy and her companions as they search for wisdom, love, courage, and home. From the stage actors (junior high down to kindergarten) to the creative and technical coordination from high schoolers, this play is entirely a children's project for the community."


  • Heart of the Hills Farmers Market — Riverhills Mall parking lot, 8 a.m. Information:
  • Buttons and Bows Bazaar — First Christian Church, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: The details: Come shop for unique handcrafted items, jams, jellies and pickles, frozen casseroles, a bake sale, quilt raffle, and so much more. Lunch is available for purchase.
  • The Artisan Market — Kerrville Apostolic Church, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Information: 830-896-8191 The details: Come get your holiday shopping done early at this all-handmade market.
  • Art Mart — Hill Country Arts Foundation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Dec. 17. Information: The details: The annual Hill Country Arts Foundation showcase of hand-made arts and crafts by area artists. Gift ideas that are perfect for holiday giving.
  • Texas Gun and Knife Show — Hill Country Youth Event Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: The details: Offering outdoor items, old, new, collectible guns, handguns, long guns, ammo, and accessories of all kinds.
  • 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 to choose from. Proceeds from the sale support the Summer Reading Program, Large Print collection, and Audiobook collection.
  • Holiday Bazaar and Craft Show — Inn of the Hills, 9 a.m. to noon. Information: 830-730-0928 The details: Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Holiday Bazaar & Craft Sale. Handmade & unique hand-crafted items for the holidays, gifts, and for your home. Sales benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital and other charities in Texas.

Arts and crafts

  • Thanksgiving crafts — Museum of Western Art, 10 a.m. Information: Please RSVP to Darla at (210) 296-1924 The details: Museum of Western Art Crafters Thanksgiving. Fun for ages five and up. We'll make theme decorations, placemats, and more.


  • Colton Tatsch Jackpot Show — Hill Country Youth Event Center, 8 a.m. Information: The details: Over 100 buckles and banners, Non-sanctioned show, Texas exhibitors only. Steers, Heifers, Pigs A&B, Sheep Goats B. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund.


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