The Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC) awarded more than $5 million in Improvement Grants to establish regional public defender offices serving nine counties, create specialized defender programs to help defendants with mental illness, and streamline attorney appointments. “This regional collaboration grant is a game-changer for our five Hill Country counties,” said … [Read more...] about TIDC Funds Public Defense Improvement
The Tobacco Settlement Permanent Trust Account Investment Advisory Committee approved $50 million for the year 2013 tobacco settlement distribution, the same as the previous year’s amount. According to the distribution report published by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), 158 counties received just under $6 million in reimbursements. Under the terms of a … [Read more...] about 158 Counties Receive $6 Million in Tobacco Money
The one-acre Kerr County Jail Garden has yielded more than 6,000 pounds of produce this year, said Kerr County Sheriff W.R. “Rusty” Hierholzer. “It gets the inmates out and gives back to our community,” Hierholzer explained. “We have anywhere from four to eight inmates who spend approximately seven hours a day in the garden depending on the weather. The inmates volunteer to … [Read more...] about Kerr County Jail Garden
Kerr County kicked off its Sesquicentennial Celebration April 7 with a special ceremony on the steps of the Kerr County Courthouse. Some 300 guests were on hand as Gov. Rick Perry presented a state proclamation to Kerr County recognizing the 150th anniversary of the county's founding. The celebration continued later that day with historical pictures on display in the Union … [Read more...] about Kerr County Celebrates 150 Years
Kerr County Kerr County is located in the heart of the picturesque Texas Hill Country where spring-fed creeks meander through the rugged terrain and rolling hills of the Guadalupe River Valley. Tourists, hunters, fishermen, naturalists, campers, birdwatchers, shoppers, art and theater lovers, and fun-seekers can find their venue in Kerr County. Organized in 1856, it is … [Read more...] about Why Stop In Kerr County???