Fredericksburg Christmas parade cancelled due to Friday’s potential storms

FREDERICKSBURG, Tx. (HCBN)- The Light The Night Christmas Parade that was set to happen this Friday, December 7, has been cancelled by the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce. They cite that the reason for the cancellation is because of the storms and high winds that are possible in the area on Friday night. “The safety of our parade entrants, guests and attendees is our primary concern,” …

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KPD asks for help in identifying a person of interest

KERRVILLE, Tx. (HCBN)- The image of an individual was released of the Kerrville Police Department’s Facebook page earlier this evening, October 5. Along with the photo, KPD has asked for the communities help to identify this person of interest. KPD says that they are aware of the poor quality of the image released but are hoping someone can identify the subject by their attire. Please …

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11 narcotic smuggling attempts result in the seizure of over 2,400 pounds of marijuana

EDINBURG, Tx. (HCBN)- Over 2,400 pounds of marijuana were seized the past weekend after U.S. Border Patrol agents put a stop to several narcotics smuggling attempts. U.S. Customs and Border Protection released a statement on December 3, 2018, saying that Rio Grande City agents were dispatched after they received a report of a narcotics smuggling attempt near La Grulla, Texas. Upon patrolling the Rio Grande …

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Burn ban status changes for two Kerr County precincts

KERR COUNTY, Tx. (HCBN)- The burn ban in some areas has been put into effect this month, according to the Kerr County website. On December 1, 2018, the county posted that the burn ban has been put into effect for Precincts 2 and 4. As of now, the burn ban is still lifted for Precincts 1 and 3. Always check with the county before burning …

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Burglary at Crider’s leads to three arrests

KERR COUNTY, Tx. (HCBN)- A burglary at Crider’s Rodeo & Dancehall in August of this year has ended in three arrests by the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) on December 1. The individuals arrested were James Edward Marquart, 18, Rodney Joe Dunham, 17, and an unidentified 14 year old. After being arrested, KCSO says that Marquart and Dunham confessed to entering the building and stealing …

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New Braunfels man arrested, charged with stalking

NEW BRAUNFELS, Tx. (HCBN)- As announced yesterday, December 1, the search for Orlando Vicente Vela has ended and he is behind bars after turning himself in at the Comal County Jail around 5 AM, according to the New Braunfels Police Department. Vela, age 32, was booked on a 3rd-degree felony charge of Stalking and had a set bond of $100,000. “NBPD investigators are looking into …

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Former president of The SALT Group indicted after allegedly manipulating accounting records

KERRVILLE, Tx. (HCBN)- Authorities indicted former SALT Group president Stephen Canty, age 57, on November 28, for allegedly manipulating accounting records. His indictment was for one count of making a false statement on a loan or credit application. The indictment says that Canty “submitted falsely inflated figures to Texas Capital Bank,” and “overstated to Texas Capital Bank the value of accounts received of HJH Consulting …

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Bandera woman dies after tragic car accident, family sets up GoFundMe campaign

BANDERA, Tx. (HCBN)- A woman by the name of Shelly Marie Reigel, 39, passed away on Thursday, November 27 after police say she fell out of a vehicle near Bandera. She sustained a critical head injury during the fall and later died at University Hospital in San Antonio. Jason Reyes, public information officer for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said she was sitting in …

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Child pornograhy found on man’s cell phone, arrest made by KCSO

KERR COUNTY, Tx. (HCBN)- The Kerr County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on November 29 after images of child pornograhy were allegedly found on his phone. The Kerrville Sheriff’s Office announced that they arrested Richard Thomas Hall, age 55, after receiving information from Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office Investigators. Gillespie County Investigators had executed a search warrant at Hall’s Kerr County residence for his cell phone. …

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Man arrested in Kerr County after failing to follow registered sex offender duty

KERR COUNTY, Tx. (HCBN)- Todd Brooks, age 50, was arrested on November 29 after failing to comply with his Registered Sex Offender duty, according to the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office. “Kerr County Sheriff’s Office Investigators determined that Brooks was using internet identification on social media web sites without reporting his identifiers in violation of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, which regulates the requirements of …

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