The Aransas Pass and San Antonio railroad and its proposed Northwestern connection, has awakened the people of the Northwest very positively. The Kerrville Eye says: "There is no doubt but what the directors of the Aransas Pass railroad mean business, and that work willl becommenced on that part of the road from San Antonio to the Gulf soon. It is also their intention to continue the line west from San Antonio 150 to Fredericksburg. It seems that the Sunset Railroad company that has already surveyed a line of projected road from Lacoste station to Castroville, thence up the Medina valley to Bandera, through Bandera Pass to Kerrville, thence up the Guadalupe and on to the Llano, will not stand idly by, and see the Aransas Pass company build their road to Fredericksburg."There is much additional commentary on this, including insulting Fredericksburg by calling it a "lager beer drinking town" and a "red hot Republican town", and stating "we do not want to see a Democratic railroad go there."
Hon. W. Scott and the Misses Willie and Hattie Scott, of Kerrville, are in the city.
San Antonio Light, April 4, 1885
R. H. Burney, of Kerrville, is in the city.
San Antonio Light, April 8, 1885
Robert Guthrie, Kerrville, is at the Hotel Maverick.
San Antonio Light, April 10, 1885
A Cruel Brother-in-Law Kidnaps His Nieces.
A kidnapping case which occurred in Centre Point, Kerr County, is developed in the District court here. A Mr. Jones was married in Honey Grove, North Texas, and his wife died leaving him two little girls. He removed from Whitesboro on the death of his wife to Centre Point, where he has since resided with his little daughters until a few days ago, when during his temporary absence his brother-in-law called to see the little girls and kidnapped them.
The father on his return home, found his children missing and searched for them, finally tracing them and the brother-in-law to San Antonio where he followed them. They left on the Missouri Pacific train, and through dispatches he traced them on towards Whitesboro. He obtained authority from Judge Noonan and an officer of Sheriff Stevens will proceed to recapture the brother-in-law. Mr. Jones will probably leave tonight to take charge of his children if he learns of their whereabouts. He is nearly crazed with grief and anxiety at his loss.
San Antonio Light, May 1, 1885
One thousand head of yearling steers were sold yesterday to Messrs. Fawcett and Hotchkiss, of Kerr county, for $8.50 per head all around. The sale was made through Mr. A. A. Maher.
Galveston Daily News, May 23, 1885
The wool marker is somewhat livelier. The Caspar Real clip of Kerr County, about 50,000 pounds, sold for 19 1/2c, and the Steele clip of about 12,000 pounds, sold this morning for 15 3/4c. The Reaal clip brought the top figure of the season.
Galveston Daily News, May 31, 1885
Austin, May 30.--The following charters were filed today: Melton Ranch, company, of Kerr County capital stock $80,000. ...
Galveston Daily News, June 8, 1885
The Kerrville Eye is wide open to the interests and fame of its town and county. It says:
Kerrville to the front....Kerr county is the best county in western Texas and Kerrville is the most enterprising and prettiest little town you ever saw....Kerrville wants a railroad. Our people will give more for one than any other three adjoining counties....Kerrville is on a boom, you bet. We are going to have a $20,000 courthouse built in a short time; also $500[?] expended on her old courthouse in making a fine jail. The finest hotel west of San Antonio was occupied about a week ago. In a few days the erection of a fine public hall has begun.
San Antonio Light, June 11, 1885
E.G. Wells, a saloonist of Kerrville, is at the St. Leonard.
San Antonio Light, June 20, 1885
Kerr county is to have a $20,000 courthouse.
San Antonio Light, June 23, 1885
Norbert Van Ormay, a distinguished rancher of Kerr county, is in the city.
Charles Schreiner, Kerrville, at the Menger Hotel.
San Antonio Light, June 24, 1885
H. Fawcett, a well known stockman of this city, has returned from a trip to errville, and stops at the Southern.
Galveston Daily News, June 25, 1885
The Kerrville Eye wants people who get drunk, misbehave, and are arrested, to understand that there is no malice in publishing the facts. ... The best way to avoid such notariety is to keep sober and behave properly.