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An official publication of the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce

Kerrville Area

Issue 28 | JANUARY 2012


It’s all right here. The Chamber announces ChamberMaster


River Trail Renovations

It’s Time for Cowboy Breakfast, Y’all

Grant S. Mein Financial Advisor 1234 Bandera Hwy. Kerrville, TX 78028 830-895-0997

Kendall N. Davison, AAMS速 Financial Advisor 712 Hill Country Dr. , Ste 201 Kerrville, TX 78028 830-257-7877

Bryon Mein Financial Advisor 1016 A Junction Hwy. Kerrville, TX 78028 830-257-5254

Joyce D. Mechler, AAMS速 Financial Advisor 301 Earl Garrett Kerrville, TX 78028 830-257-4059

Stephanie Marschall Financial Advisor 1406 Sidney Baker Kerrville, TX 78028 830-257-5311

Amy D. Bush, AAMS速 Financial Advisor 3285 Junction Hwy., Ste A Ingram, TX 78025 830-367-6026

Thank you

to our community for helping us make this a successful 2011. We here at First Realty of Kerrville wish you a very Merry Christmas and a very Blessed New Year!

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January 2012

An official publication of the

Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce Officers: Mark Tuschak, Chairman of the Board, Schreiner University Sue Steele, Chair-Elect, Bank of the Hills Kyle Bond, First Vice Chairman, Terminix Pest Control Mike Graxiola, Vice Chairman, Kerrville Daily Times Bob Waller, Immediate Past Chair, Broadway National Bank Samantha Taylor, CPA, Treasurer, Hill Country Telephone Cooperative

Directors: Paul Avery, James Avery Craftsman Brenda Beaty, CPA, Pressler Thompson & Co., PC Kim Clarkson, Kerr County Abstract & Title Company Frank Dunlap, The Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center James Eastland, Camp Mystic Judy Eychner, Century 21 Malson Real Estate Denny Foster, Lemon Tree Cleaners Tracy McCuan, Kerrville Public Utility Board Kent McKinney, Guadalupe National Bank Scott Peschel, Fidelity Abstract & Title Company Joe Piszczor, Peterson Regional Medical Center Scott Rain, Huser Construction Company Bart Stevens, Stevens Rich PLLC Ellen Williams, Kerrville Independent School District Delbert Wilson, Hill Country Telephone Cooperative Keri Wilt, Grape Juice

Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce Traci L. Carlson - President Kristan D. Craddock - Events and Public Relations Tasha Emery - Business Manager Donna Harris - Customer Service Representative Nathan Cyr - Marketing Representative O: 830-896-1155 PUBLISHER Morgan Schooley Kerrville Area Business Magazine 120 Summer Loop - 830-285-4373 Creative Director Jeanna Goodrich - Advertising Morgan Schooley - 830-285-4373 -

Kerrville Area

Business January 8

Chairman’s Corner




2012 Mixer Badge Form


Member Discounts


New Members & Member Anniversaries


2012 "Our View"


It’s All Right Here


Extra! Extra!


Is it “Tebow” Time?


Come on Out, Y’all!


Business Barometer


Building the C.O.R.E.


River Trail Renovations


Ribbon Cuttings


Camp CAMP Breaks Ground on New Aquatic Center

Get Your Business Listed Today!

The Chamber Announces ChamberMaster

Better Consumer Choices

Cowboy Brekfast is Around the Corner

Kerrville Area Business Magazine is published monthly by Uncle Frog’s Island, LLC. No reproduction in any form is authorized without the consent of Uncle Frog’s Island, LLC. Printed in the USA. All rights reserved. No responsibility is assumed for unsolicited submissions. Manuscripts, photographs, and other submitted material can be acknowledged or returned if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. The content contained does not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Uncle Frog’s Island, LLC or the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce. Uncle Frog’s Island, LLC, and the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce assumes no liability for misinformation, omissions, or errors.


January 2012

chairman’s corner

Shop Kerrville First of all, I hope that you had a great Christmas and holiday season. In Kerrville we are blessed in so many ways and as we begin a new year it is appropriate to count some of our blessings: the area in which we live is beautiful and even in midst of draught we have had periods of nourishing rain; the people of our community are incredible. They spend hours and millions of MARK TUSCHAK dollars supporting many causes for which they are passionate. Recently the students at Hal Peterson Middle School partnered with St. Vincent de Paul Society, Schreiner University and many volunteer from the community to distribute food to more than 200 families—this is just one example of the great work that happens in our community every day. We are blessed with a robust business community. Anything we need we can find in town. There is no need to go to the “big city” any more. I hope that during the new year we all will recommit ourselves to SHOP KERRVILLE.

Now a note of thanks to everyone who supported the River Trail project: The Chamber took a position based on input from our membership and we were active in facilitating informational session and education of our community. During December, the Kerrville City Council voted to proceed. If we work together, we can do great things for our community. Speaking of working together: The 27th class of Leadership Kerr County is underway. For the first time ever they have decided to undertake a service project so they are learning about our community and at the same time giving back. The criteria for the project include fund raising, sweat equity and establishing something that will benefit the community and endure. Stay tuned, you will be hearing more about they intend to do. I am happy that I’m in Kerrville, proud of my community, and excited about the prospects for the new year. Happy New Year!

Mark Tuschak Chairman 2011-2012 Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce

View the magazine online! Did you know? You can view the Kerrville Area Business magazine online in a flipbook format! Visit for the current and past issues!


January 2012



HAPPY NEW YEAR January 1st-8th

January 13th

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m. A multi-media exhibit of works by members. Eric Forlee, Kerrville Art Club Show & Sale. Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett, (830) 895-2911.

Friday, 6 - 8 a.m. Free breakfast to kick off the Hill Country District Junior Livestock Show. Kerr County Courthouse Square, (830) 896-1155.

KACC Member Show

January 12th -February 5th KACC Exhibits

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m. KACC Merit Show, Bob Brach Memorial Exhibit. Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett, (830) 895-2911.

January 13th-14th

Friday - Saturday, 8 p.m. Buddy is back! The New Buddy Holly Band formed for a local production of “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” and has been rocking the Texas Hill Country ever since! Don’t miss this sensational band that everyone is talking about good old fashioned rock and roll that is fun for all ages. Playhouse 2000, Kathleen C. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St., (830) 896-9393.


January 16th-21st

68th Annual Hill Country District Junior Livestock Show Monday-Friday. Livestock show and sale by youth from Kerr County and 31 surrounding counties. Hill Country Youth Exhibit Center, 3805 Hwy 27, (830) 792-4102.

January 21st

The New Buddy Holly Band


8th Annual Hill Country Cowboy Breakfast

Dance of the Hills Saturday, 6 p.m. - midnight. An evening of dining and dancing. Our Lady of the Hills Tucker Hall 601 Peterson Farm Rd., (830) 895-2301.

January 19, 2012 • 5:15 - 6:30 p.m.

hosted by Communication Source


Save $33 by Ordering the Yearly Badge

Order your 2012 Mixer Badge for all the Business Luncheons, After Hour Mixers and the Breakfast OR for all the After Hour Mixers only. The 90th Annual Membership Awards Banquet in 2012 is not included in the Mixer Badge.

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at $82

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Tim Jones Signature Homes 154 G Street, Kerrville, TX 78028 830-896-8087 Free plan, designs drafting on home remodeling & custom building. Hill Country ChapterAmerican Red Cross 333 Earl Garrett St., Kerrville, TX 78028 830-257-4677 10% discount on any adult CPR and First Aid classes. Davis Chiropractic- Dr. John W. Davis 208 Wesley Dr., Kerrville, TX 78028 830-257-3284, Waive co-pay or 20% discount on initial visit. Hill Country On Call 317 Sidney Baker South, Ste 400-265 Kerrville, TX 78028 830-866-3000, One FREE Hour of Concierge/Personal Assistant Services with each Booking! Please Call for Details. On call 365 days/year for your specific needs. Licensed, Bonded and Insured. Hill Country Limousine Service, Inc P.O. Box 291152, Kerrville, TX 78028 830-896-1429, or $10 off per limo rental – 3 hour minimum, $10 off airport fare one-way. First American Storage 2390 Memorial Blvd, Kerrville, TX 78028 830-895-2454, 1 month free on all new storage rentals.

Elks Lodge The Elks Lodge Hall is available to rent for meetings, parties and special occasions. Published rental rate is $75 per hour, with a minimum of 3 hours. Chamber members pay only $50, a 33 1/3% discount off regular price. Hall will accommodate 210 people. Tables and chairs available at no extra charge. Stage with ample power sources for band or DJ. Kitchen and full service bar are available. For details call: Jim Keefe at 830-792-4377. “All proceeds help support the Elks Local Charitable Programs.”

YO Ranch Resort & Branding Iron Restaurant 2033 Sidney Baker St., Kerrville, TX 78028 830-257-4440, www.yoresort.comor Offering a 20% discount to Chamber Members on sleeping rooms or meals in the restaurant. Not valid with other discounts. Please tell us you are using your member to member discount at the beginning of your reservation or meals. Texas Homeplans, LLC dba Archetype Designs Mickey Thompson 815 Jefferson St., Kerrville, TX 78028 830-257-2311, 5% off any Stock Plan by Texas Home Plans Partnership, LTD. We appreciate referrals. As a token of our appreciation, when the referred job is completed, we will award a restaurant gift certificate to the Chamber Member who has referred a client.

Comanche Trace 3074 Bandera Highway, Kerrville, TX 78028 Sherri Jones: 830-895-8500 ext. 224 50% off the banquet room deposit for your next event. Offer good for August, September, October or November. Please call today before your preferred date is booked. This discount is only good for a one time use.

Kerrville Folk Festival 3876 Medina Hwy., Kerrville, TX 78028 830-257-3600, $200 off Small Business Package includes tickets, parking, & advertising. Details at: TERMINIX 3100 Memorial Blvd, Kerrville, TX 78028 830-257-8233 10% off pest control and/or Termite Services. New customers only. Annual contract required. 830-257-8233 (Kerrville) 830-997-1930 (Fredericksburg) 830-796-3507 (Bandera) 888-522-9574 (Toll Free) KERRBAY.NET 100 Guadalupe Plaza C3, Kerrville, TX 78028 25 Free eBay Listings for Business overstock or Merchandise Liquidation. Clean & Shine Sheri Baker 411 Harper Road, Kerrville, TX 78028 830-370-7223 25% off top to bottom clean, carpet shampoo or floor buffing or polishing and window cleaning. Hill Country Chiropractic & Wellness Center 311 West Main Street, Kerrville, TX 78028 830-896-4108 Free complete nutrition consultation with initialvisitand 75% off your first supplement order. Established patients receive 50% off an adjustment with referral of friends or family. Hill Country Telecommunications, L.L.C. SECURITY ALARM DIVISION P.O. Drawer D, 220 Carolyn Street Ingram, Texas 78025 830-367-1111 FREE wireless Robbery/Panic Button ($50 value) with the purchase and installation of a new monitored commercial or residential security alarm system.



Texas Etc. - Wayne J. Este 1001 Junction Hwy @ Inn of the Hills Kerrville, TX 78028, 830-257-4300 10% discount on Jewelry, Art, and Gift Items. 10% discount on consigned items.

Hill Country Wine Tours 830-329-WINE Rates for Chamber Members are $50 per person, 3 person minimum (tasting fee not included).


LeMeilleur’s RV, Truck & Equipment Repair Co., The Diesel Doctor 214 Peterson Drive, Kerrville, TX 78028 830-895-2888, 10% off any preventative maintenance service performed. Appointment required.


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Southern States Restoration Stephen Flowers 170 Hideaway Circle Ingram, TX 78025 (830) 367-3800

Richter Franchise Consulting, LLC Keri Richter 301 Junction Highway Suite 346A Kerrville, TX 78028 (830) 257-7669

B. Dalton Bookkeeping Bill Dalton 1506 Glen Road Kerrville, TX 78028 (830) 896-6736

member renewals A Comfort-able Place to Stay - B & B Adventure Travel Azul Lounge B. Dalton Bookkeeping Benefit Solutions Best Western Sunday House Inn Bookkeeping Plus + Buckhorn Lake R. V. Resort Camp La Junta CD Flooring, LLC Chaney, David & Diana Christmas Decor of Kerrville Coldwell Banker - Tammy Mann Coppin, Phillip J. Dairy Queen - Northside Edward Jones - Kendall Davison Franciscan Trace Brokerage Co. Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas Gold’s Body Shop, Inc. Habitat for Humanity - Kerr County


January 2012

Hilderbran, Harvey Hill Country Home Opportunity Council, Inc. Hill Country Medical Equipment Hill Country On Call Hillcrest Inn Hunting 4 Christ Youth Programs Julie’s Event Center Kerrville Downtown Business Assoc. Kerrville Elks Lodge #2081 Kerrville Hills Winery Kerrville Housing, LTD Kerrville Sunrise Lions Club KRZS 99.9 FM - The Rose Legal Registered Agent Services, Inc. Mega Storage Morris, Jim Designer, Inc. Nancy Watts Interiors, Incorporated Powel, Harford & Harriet RE/MAX Kerrville - Carey Bond

Richter Franchise Consulting, LLC Ritz Hair Studio II Riverside Nature Center Association Seasons Hospice & Pallative Care Secor Equipment Co. Secor Fence Co. So Fast Printing, Inc. Southern States Restoration Superior Janitorial Symphony of the Hills Association, Inc. Texas Lions Camp The Frontier Tortuga Ranch Waltonia Lodges on the River Wash Tub, The Whelan Plumbing Company ‘Since 1941’ Wild Springs Tea, LLC Zion Lutheran Church & Children’s Center


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January 2012


It’s all right here.

The Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce is implementing a new website and data management system to make the Kerrville area more accessible and competitive online. After an extensive search we have selected ChamberMaster, a software platform designed by and for Chambers of Commerce to help facilitate these improvements. The new system will provide a search-engine friendly database of all Kerrville-area member businesses, a new website with many new features, and additional functionality for all member businesses, residences, and visitors. “As part of being valuable to local businesses and the community we realized

we need to improve the online tools we provide. Consumers and businesses expect accurate information that is readily available,” remarks Traci Carlson, President of the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce. ChamberMaster is a software platform that is designed to improve many aspects of a community in part by making the Chamber of Commerce more efficient and effective. Some of the key features of ChamberMaster are improved event information and online registration, group email communication, a user-friendly business directory, business-generated online coupons, links to social networks

such as Facebook and Twitter, a map of area businesses that uses accurate business location information, individual informational pages for each member, an easy to update website, plus much more. The staff at the Kerrville Area Chamber are also looking forward to the new system and were part of the decision-making process. Kristan Craddock declares, “With ChamberMaster we are able to provide more value to our members. It will help us identify and track business needs and facilitate solutions, as well as track event information. ChamberMaster brings this vital member information to our fingertips.”

so, what is ChamberMaster?


in a few words... ChamberMaster is an online tool that helps keep Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce members current in an ever-changing business environment. It offers a stress-free and valuable service for Chamber members to keep information updated and visible to the Kerrville business community.

As part of this new system each member of the chamber will be able to login to www. and update their business information, find other businesses and their contacts, publish special offers for consumers and other members, promote their business with pictures and detailed information, link to their own website, and much more. “When people search for Kerrville on the Internet our website is typically listed on the first page on the major search engines. We need to make sure this important gateway to our community creates an inviting atmosphere to prospective visitors, newcomers, and existing and potential businesses,” says Traci Carlson. The data that is often located in several separate systems can be consolidated into ChamberMaster. The software is hosted online so there aren’t any additional hardware purchases required. ChamberMaster is used by 800 other Chambers of Commerce throughout the US and Canada making it the leading product with a proven track record of creating value. The Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer its members this innovative member database and website, as the Chamber is dedicated to continually providing bigger and better services and member benefits. During this month, you will notice the rollout of ChamberMaster and the staff at the Chamber urge you to continue to look for improvements and updates.

check it out! there’s never been a better time to be a member of the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce Visit or call (830) 896-1155 to find out how you can take advantage of ChamberMaster and all of the other benefits a Chamber membership has to offer! Chamber members, be on the look out for more information soon on how you can become an integral part of the ChamberMaster process!

The new will feature ways Chamber members can submit job postings, provide easy-toupdate business information, offer a directory of Chamber listings, offer member to member discounts, and promote member and community events. It even offers links to members’ social media sites for publishing deals and promotions.


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Leadership Kerr County begins project The 2011 Leadership Kerr County class has selected its yearlong project, partnering with Schreiner University in order to help restore and clean the Schreiner Mansion: Historic Site and Education Center downtown at 226 Earle Garrett Street. Members of the class are excited to help focus attention on this important landmark, one of Kerrville’s most historic buildings. Plans include a fundraiser, painting, landscaping, cleaning, and the formation of a “Friends of the Mansion” society.

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January 2012

We’ve all read stories and listened to news reports about Tim Tebow and the miraculous plays he’s made in College and now in the NFL. He brings an energy to each play of the game… whether it’s successful or not. He’s not the best passer, he’s not the best runner, he’s not the only man on the team, and he’s not the only man of faith on the field. So what does he bring to the game that makes him so effective, especially when your team is down 10 points on the scoreboard? At the beginning of each year most of us, as business owners, managers, or employees sit down and have a planning session for our company to prepare for a new year which we know will bring challenges, successes, and of course some failures. I have worked for several Fortune 250 companies and each one had a game plan for a successful year, with huge opportunities for success and a great future when all goals are met. There are times however when the best plans fall apart and goals seem to slip away. How do we react to a failure situation? I don’t listen to the radio very often when I drive, I enjoy having time to just be quiet and listen to my own thoughts, however I was listening a few days ago to Rush Limbaugh because he was talking about Tebow and I wanted to hear his thoughts as well as the callers. One caller had been on an opposing team in College to Tebow and he said, “I think that Tebow, playing now and playing against his SEC rivals and of course us, he always came off the field and you could just watch him, and you could tell that in his eyes and his mind he was going back to his teammates, especially his line, saying, “You know what? I know how to win this, and if you will just believe in what I believe in and follow me, we will win. It’s hard for me to say that, but you can’t help but like the guy…” Rush later said of Tebow, “They’re rare, but there are people like that; and Tebow is making a lot of people into believers in him, particularly his

teammates. Now, you can’t bottle that kind of leadership. You can’t. Tebow could spend the rest of his life making speeches about it, and he couldn’t take somebody from scratch and turn them into him and that kind of thing. He’s a total package -you know, a product of who he is.” This year I plan to bring a “Tebow” attitude to my preparation, my work, and especially to my attitude. I want all of us to bring those qualities to everything we do, to our successes and especially our failures. Most of us will accept defeat or may have their services terminated by someone perceived to be more valuable, but what if we all had the attitude that Tebow brings to the game? What if we didn’t allow small failures or shortcomings to influence our desire to succeed? Tebow prepares for each game with the same tenacity as the game itself, his faith does not bring him to the game to play…he brings his faith. Do we prepare the same way? Do we bring our faith to everything we do? Success has many formulas and has been defined over the years by hundreds of successful people and in each case that formula has worked for them, but it may not work for everyone and in every situation. I do believe however, that if we bring the “Tebow” attitude to any plan, we will be successful. I believe 2012 will be the best year ever for my company. I believe 2012 will be the best year ever for your company too! The game has not even started yet we have been preparing for a long time. We bring experience to the table as well as a wealth of knowledge, but it will be what we bring for the hard times that will ensure success. We need a tenacity to be the best, a behavior to match the tenacity, faith in the preparation, faith in the outcome, faith in others that surround us, and more important, the ability to credit another with all success. Can you imagine your company being led by a “Tebow”? Let’s take his work attitude with us this year. Have a wonderful year!


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Y’all grab your hats & boots and come on down for the 8th Annual Hill Country Cowboy Breakfast!! There may not be such thing as a free lunch, but there is such a thing as a free breakfast! The Hill Country Cowboy Breakfast started in 2004 as a way for the community to come together to kick off the 5th largest stock show in the state of Texas, the Hill Country District Junior Livestock Show (HCDJLS). Once again, Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union is teaming up with the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce, Kerrville Downtown Business Association, and HCDJLSA to bring you the 8th Annual Hill Country Cowboy Breakfast. The Cowboy Breakfast will be held on Friday, January 13th, 2011, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. at the courthouse square in downtown Kerrville. It is FREE to the public and breakfast is served by our local 4-H and FFA kids. Come enjoy a hot cup of coffee from Hastings Hardback Café, orange juice from Super S, a delicious homemade sausage wrap, and bust a gut at the entertainment. Thanks to the donation of milk goats again this year from Nuluv Nubians of Center Point, you’ll probably see your banker knelt down underneath a bleating goat trying to milk her as fast as he can…or the Mayor tossing a big ole’ cow patty towards a tin bucket, trying to


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beat out the other local elected officials as to who can ‘throw the bull’ best. This year, County Judge Pat Tinley is issuing a challenge to his counterparts in Gillespie, Kendall, Real, Edwards, Kimble, and Bandera Counties to join in on the Cow Chip Toss contest. And don’t get wiped out by a frozen turkey headed your waythat’s just Hill Country Radio Turkey Bowling, an event sponsored by our local radio stations: The Ranch 92.3, Classic Rock 94.3 REV FM, The Rose 99.9, and The Deuce 105.7. To the delight of event organizers, Opa’s Meats of Fredericksburg has pledged to provide the sausage links this year, with Mamacita’s once again providing their delicious tortillas. If you are interested in supporting our local 4-H and FFA’ers by donating to this event, come join us for breakfast and bring a little pocket change with ya…100% of donations go directly back to the kids through the HCDJLS Association Scholarship Fund. The Cowboy Breakfast is a fun filled event for people of all ages! For more information on the event, call the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce at 896-1155. And don’t forget to wear your long johns! Come rain or shine, sleet or snow-we’ll be at the Courthouse— see y’all there!

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Winter Energy Tips from the Kerrville Public Utility Board 1. ) Keep thermostat at 68o F or lower. 2. ) Wear layers of warm clothes like sweaters and socks. 3. ) Reduce water heater set-point to 120oF. Switch off the recirculation pump if your water heater has one. 4. ) Let the sun shine in during the day and close drapes at night. 5. ) Re-arrange furniture so you are closer to interior walls and away from doors and windows. 6. ) Use appliances efficiently. Wash and dry only full loads. Clean out lint filters in dryer and use the “Auto Dry” Setting. 7. ) Take shorter showers. 8. ) Clean coils on refrigerators and freezers. 9. ) Turn off any un-used lights or appliances. 10. ) Put computers and monitors in energy-saving mode or use a plug strip to turn them off when not in use. 11. ) Close off un-used rooms and close the air register. 12. ) Never use a traditional fireplace for supplemental heat. Kerrville Public Utility Board 2250 Memorial Boulevard 830-257-3050 |

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BUI D L IN G THE C . O . R . E .

by Kay Tally-Foos Do you remember the last time you learned something new? It was most likely a satisfying feeling, a thrill in the day-to-day “regularness” of your life. Think back to your childhood. Every day held opportunities for learning at school. Was there a particular teacher who made learning come alive, whose class you looked forward to attending, because you really learned things? Maybe school wasn’t your best or only learning place…who taught you what you wanted to know? Building? Electronics? If you are feeling a bit of nostalgia right now, you have the asset called “Commitment to Learning.” It has something to do with school; being engaged in and bonded to school, but more to do with learning. One of the Building the “C.O.R.E.” youth, when asked what she learned at the Big Tent Conference at the Brown Convention Center in Houston


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said, “Education and learning are two different things!” She is on her way to embracing learning in the classroom and beyond. What can you do today to build this asset in young people? Talk about books that you’ve read and enjoyed; together, learn about something neither of you know about; surf the web together to find things that interest both of you; mentor a child (January is National Mentoring Month). Commitment to Learning is developed internally; difficult to see, and difficult to measure. It is critical in this fast-paced age to develop a love of learning in order keep up with new things and contribute to our world. Today, look for ways to build this asset. For more information about the 40 Developmental Assets, which will help Kerr County thrive, contact Kay Tally-Foos at


River-inspired Redevelopment the River Trail and the Louise Hays and Lehmann & Monroe Parks Redevelopment Projects The development of a multi-use trail along the Guadalupe River in Kerrville has been formally discussed since the early 1970’s and has been included in each city comprehensive plan since that time. This project has continually been identified as a major planning goal of the city because the Guadalupe River corridor is recognized as Kerrville’s most important, yet underutilized, asset. With “quality of life” now Kerrville’s defined economic target, public sector investment in the Kerrville River Trail can greatly enhance both our community’s health and economic base. Waterfront trails offer economic development opportunities to a community that are only available to locales fortunate enough to have manageable rivers/bodies of water in or near population centers, downtowns, or places of interest. Kerrville meets that criteria and has significant undeveloped property along the trail to allow for planned real estate enhancements, both short and long term.



The Louise Hays and Lehmann & Monroe Parks Redevelopment Project The Louise Hays and Lehmann & Monroe Parks Redevelopment project entails the redefining of the site to serve Kerrville as a regional destination for locals and visitors, not merely local park space. The scope of work includes the introduction of new elements that will attract park patrons to day-use areas, scheduled activities, and tie directly into, and complement, the Kerrville River Trail project which will weave through the park.

Nature and Scope As with the River Trail or any other parkrelated enhancement, the goal of this project is to improve the quality of life for all local residents and visitors to Kerrville. This park complex offers something strategically different from all other parks in the region: it is easily accessible from state highways and city streets; it is a large 91 acre tract with river frontage the entire length of the site; it has access to a navigable river; it is adjacent to the central business district; it has built-in shade (from the highway bridge); it will be in the linear middle of the Kerrville River Trail; it has significant 30

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open space to host large events; and it has few park improvements or surrounding land use that will restrict renovation or expanded park uses. The site will be the activity center along the river corridor. Existing and new events will be able to maximize space, facilities, access to the River Trail, and parking (in the park areas and the near-by downtown parking garage and shopping centers).

Site and Existing Improvements The contiguous Louise Hays and Lehmann & Monroe Parks are located on the banks of the Guadalupe River and have played important roles in the history of Kerrville. Prior to becoming public space, the property, like most sites near downtown along the river, was used as a source for lumber and shingles which were then milled nearby. The 64-acre Louise Hays Park tract was donated to the City of Kerrville in 1950 with the stipulation that the City accelerate the park’s improvements, which it did. Over 500 volunteers worked over

a one-day period in April 1950 to install many park improvements. The site serves the community as a location for river access to swim, boat, and fish, has a group pavilion which is frequently rented for large gatherings, picnic areas, and a small stage platform and expansive open space which is used for concerts and special events in the park. Lehmann & Monroe Park, totaling 27 acres, was donated to the City in 1991 and improvements to the park were completed in 2008, consisting of playground, pavilions, trail, and sand volleyball area. Most of the improvements in these parks have been planned and installed over the years by in-house crews or volunteers. One important factor in redevelopment of this site is the fact that it lies mostly within the Guadalupe River floodplain and floodway. This requires careful planning to avoid the placement of improvements in harm’s way and proper design to ensure resilient materials and facilities. All structures and improvements that can impede floodwaters must be avoided in these flood zones.

Proposed Improvements and Cost Projections

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The redevelopment of the site is included in the City of Kerrville Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan. Additionally, the Louise Hays and Lehmann & Monroe Parks Master Plan was completed after extensive public input and adopted by the City in 2009, with the following scope of work. Park enhancements will include renovation of the large pavilion and BBQ facility, a new amphitheater/stage for large events, sprayground with parking, trailheads to the River Trail, improved existing parking and park roads, improved river access for boating, swimming, and fishing, additional playground and picnic areas, restroom, and utility improvements. In addition to increased daily use, these improvements will allow the City to regularly schedule large special events and performances during the year and to expand concessions in the park. The redevelopment of the park will coincide and be designed/constructed with the River Trail development project, which will extend from Tranquility Island to the ‘G’ St. bridge.

Implementation The projected schedule to complete design and construction for the project is directly tied to two other capital improvement projects.The Jefferson Wastewater Project and 16” Water Transmission Line will are projected to be completed in the first half of 2013. The River Trail project, which extends through the parks from the west end of Louise Hays Park to ‘G’ St. will be included in the same design and construction project as the Louise Hays and Lehmann & Monroe Parks improvements for integration and efficiency purposes. Design is schedule to begin on the parks project in mid 2012 with construction start in mid 2013. The Louise Hays and Lehmann & Monroe Parks Redevelopment project will establish this public space as the region’s primary public park space. It will be designed as an activity center for day-use and have regularly scheduled special events that both local residents and visitors will frequent. The river will become more accessible and will have more opportunities to engage the water, through concessions and improved entry points. Park facilities will be designed and programmed to be multi-functional to maximize efficiency and to be sustainable in order to endure the natural impacts to the park over the long term. The parks’ location in the center of the River Trail, and near downtown and the Library.


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fidelity abstract & title co. The Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon cutting with Fidelity Abstract & Title Co. on November 8, 2011, to celebrate their 75th anniversary. They are located at 829 Jefferson St. Call them at (830) 257-2822 or visit

h-e-b The Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon cutting with H-E-B on November 18, 2011, in opening their second location. The new store is located at 313 Sidney Baker S. Call them at (830) 896-8030.

camp CAMP aquatic center The Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ground breaking with Camp CAMP Aquatic Center on November 30, 2011. The Aquatic Center is located at 515 Skyline Dr. in Center Point. Call them at (210) 671-5411.


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camp CAMP breaks ground on new aquatic center


artist’s rendering of proposed improvements Years of planning have led to this exciting milestone in Camp CAMP’s history (CAMP stands for Children’s Association for Maximum Potential). For nearly 33 years, CAMP has been fulfilling its mission of strengthening and inspiring individuals with special needs – and those who care for them – through Recreation, Respite, and Education. In the last several years CAMP has taken a serious look at its facilities, and, with the help of outside professionals, developed a Master Plan for improvements that need to be made over the next 10-20 years. The priority facility improvement was identified as a new Aquatic Center, designed to serve 100% of CAMP’s CAMPers, rather than the 75% served by the current pool. Each element of the Aquatic Center has been designed to meet the needs of various segments of CAMP’s CAMPer population: • A “Main Pool” with a zero-depth accessible entry and large shallow play area, with a small deep end for those who are able to enjoy it and to allow for onsite lifeguard trainings • A “SprayGround” or wet playground that allows for splashing and water play for those who are either unable or uncomfortable being immersed in water, but still enjoy the opportunity to play in and around water • A “Therapeutic Warm Pool” to provide enhanced freedom of motion to CAMPers who have muscular disorders, which they cannot achieve in any other setting • A “Slow River” to allow CAMPers with limited mobility the opportunity to float on rafts or in inner tubes, providing movement and change of scenery as they travel around the river, but also greatly enhancing

the safety of others using the Main Pool because those rafts and tubes will not provide a visual barrier to lifeguards monitoring the more mobile swimmers in the Main Pool • A “Pool House” that will provide fully accessible toilets, showers, and changing areas that exceed ADA standards by being large enough to accommodate a CAMPer with special needs and 2 counselors to assist them. While first and foremost ensuring quality, accessibility, and functionality of the design, through strong project management, in-kind donations of materials and labor, and strategic funding partnerships, CAMP has been able to greatly reduce the projected cost of building this facility. We have begun the process with our recent groundbreaking, and are committed to at least having the majority of the elements completed by summer 2012. Still, completion of this facility with all five of the elements outlined above by summer 2012 requires CAMP to raise an additional $500,000. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, CAMP depends on the generous contributions of individuals, corporations, and foundations for not only its operations (enabling it to offer the programs it provides to more than 1,000 individuals with special needs every year), but also for its facility improvements. If you or an organization you are affiliated with would like to make a tax deductible donation, please visit our website at, call our Executive Office at (210) 671-5411, or email contact Camp Director Dr. Brandon Briery at


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Thanks to Broadway Bank for sponsoring the breakfast mixer!

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two Mark Cormier and Candace Cormier, Realty Executives Kerrville

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five four Stephen Roberts, Roberts Auto Sales and Kenneth Early, Guadalupe National Bank

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