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KENDALL COUNTY, Texas

Pronounced: "KEN-dell"

"The Gem of the Texas Hill Country"

County Seat: BoerneEst: 1862
County Borders: N: Gillespie; NE: Blanco; SE: Comal; S: Bexar; SW: Bandera; W: Kerr
Population (2011): 34,781Businesses (2010): 1,090COL Index (2008): 88.9
Zip Codes: 78004, 78006, 78013, 78015, 78027, 78074
Area Codes: 210, 830Time Zone: CST
Center Line Coordinates: 29° 57' N; 98° 43' W
Major Highways: I-10, US 87, TX 46, FR 475
Creeks: CiboloRivers: Guadalupe, BlancoLakes:
Area: 662 smElevation: 1,000 to 2,000 ft


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

CITIES & TOWNS IN THIS COUNTY: Bankersmith, Alamo Springs, Ammans Crossing, Boerne, Bergheim, Comfort, Fair Oaks Ranch, Kendalia, Kreutzberg, Lindendale, Nelson City, Oberly Crossing, Sisterdale, Waring, Welfare, Walnut Grove

All of Kendall County is within the Texas Hill Country. For our definition of the boundaries of the Texas Hill Country, see: Definition & Maps.

COUNTY GOVERNMENT:
  • County Judge: Darrel Lux, 830-249-9343
    The New Courthouse: 201 E San Antonio St, Boerne, TX 78006
    Located across the street from the Historic Courthouse
    The Historic Courthouse: 204 E San Antonio St, Boerne, TX 78006
    www.co.kendall.tx.us

    Kendall County is governed by a commissioner's court made up of four commissioners and a judge. The county judge is the county administrative officer, who also rules on probate and juvenile legal matters. The County's other elected county officials are the sheriff, county tax collector/assessor, clerk, treasurer and county attorney. County officials appointed by the commissioner's court are the county auditor, road supervisor, and engineer.
COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS:
  • Alamo Area Council Of Governments (AACOG): 210-362-5200
    Executive Director: Gloria C. Arriaga
    8700 Tesoro Dr, Ste 700, San Antonio, TX 78217
    www.aacog.com
CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
  • Kendall County Economic Development Corporation: 830-331-9070
    1221 S Main St, Ste #100, Boerne, TX 78006
    www.kendallcountyedc.com
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Tourism, ranching

EVENT CALENDAR: For full details on these and nearby events see Festivals & Major Events, Trade Days & Farmers Markets, Live Entertainment, and calendars on our other focus topic pages accessible from the menu above.

WEATHER: Local Weather; Hill Country-wide Weather

MEDIA COVERAGE: See full details in Directory below. MAPS:
  • Local Google: Map
  • Kendall County: Map
  • Hill Country Special: Maps
HISTORY:
  • Handbook Of Texas Online: TSHATXGenWeb
  • County TXGenWeb Project (genealogical/historical information, including cemeteries, markers, maps, census data, surname queries): TXGenWeb
  • Kendall County Historical Commission: See full details in Directory below
  • More History See Portal city profiles in list shown above, including Boerne
COUNTY PARKS:
  • James Kiehl River Bend Park: 118 River Bend Rd, Comfort, TX 78013
  • Kreutzberg Canyon Natural Area: 143 Mark Twain, Boerne, TX 78006
  • Joshua Springs Park & Preserve: (Closed - Park Currently Under Development). Park Office: 716 FM 289, Comfort, TX 78013. 400 acres.
  • Ring Mountain Event Center @ Joshua Springs: The 3000 sf Center sits on the hill top with panoramic views of the scenic countryside. Accommodates all types of events: company functions, weddings, receptions, holiday parties, birthdays, private parties, and other special events.
CEMETERIES: See listings in each town, and: Kendall County Cemetery Photos, Facts & Directions

OTHER PROFILES:

Best Places to Live in 2006 from the Progressive Farmer website; City Data; ePodunk; TXCIP; US Census Quick Facts; Wikipedia

NOTES:

We welcome inquiries, comments and submission of updates, additions, corrections & digital photos,
without compensation. Send to Editor at:
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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY


COUNTY GOVERNMENT


KENDALL COUNTY JUDGE: Darrel Lux: 830-249-9343; The New Courthouse: 201 E San Antonio St, Boerne, TX 78006 (Across the street from the Historic Courthouse). The Historic Courthouse: 204 E San Antonio St, Boerne, TX 78006. www.co.kendall.tx.us

KENDALL APPRAISAL DISTRICT: 830-249-8012; 118 Market Ave, Boerne, TX 78006. www.kendallad.org

KENDALL COUNTY CHILDREN'S PROTECTIVE SERVICES: Kerrville: 830-792-4303

KENDALL COUNTY CHILDREN'S PROTECTIVE SERVICES: Kerrville: 830-792-4303

KENDALL COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION: 830-331-9047; 1221 S Main St, Ste #100, Boerne, TX 78006, www.kendallcountyedc.com

KENDALL COUNTY FOOD STAMPS/AID TO NEEDY FAMILIES/MEDICAID: Kerrville: 83-896-3933; Boerne: 830-249-3533

KENDALL COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT: 830-537-3470. See park descriptions above.

KENDALL COUNTY SHERIFF: Al Auxier; 830-995-2688; Main: 830-249-9721; Dispatch (EMS-Fire-Airlife): 830-249-8645. 6 Staudt St, Boerne, TX 78006. al.auxier@kendallcountysheriff.com

KENDALL COUNTY WIC: 830-249-3932

KENDALL COUNTY WOMEN'S SHELTER: 830-249-2738; 234 Bandera Rd, # 193, Boerne, TX 78006. www.kendallwomensshelter.com


STATE & FEDERAL OFFICES LOCATED IN THIS COUNTY
THAT REPRESENT THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY



AgriLife TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE OFFICE -KENDALL COUNTY:
830-249-9343; 118 Saunders St, Boerne, TX 78006.
Web: http://kendall.agrilife.org, Email: kendall-tx@tamu.edu
See full Focus Topic Profile on: AgriLife

TEXAS DEPT OF HEALTH: Boerne: 830-249-3511

TEXAS DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY - DRIVER'S LICENSE BUREAU: Boerne: 830-249-6335; Kerrville: 830-57-3404

TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION - ALAMO BOERNE CENTER: 830-249-9229; 1414 E Blanco Rd, Ste 10-A, Boerne, TX 78006-1834

USPO US POST OFFICE: 800-275-8777. www.usps.comwww.usps.com
  • 830-336-2414; 843 TX 46 E, Bergheim, TX 78004
  • 830-249-2414; 607 E Blanco Rd, Boerne, TX 78006-9998
  • 830-995-3603; 726 Front St, Comfort, TX 78013
  • 830-336-3068; 2545 RR 473, Kendalia, TX 78027
  • 830-995-3838; 538 Waring-Welfare Rd, Waring, TX 78074-9800

STATE & FEDERAL OFFICES LOCATED ELSEWHERE
THAT REPRESENT THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

Click: State & Federal Offices

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Attention-Emergencies & Disasters DISASTER & EMERGENCY SERVICES: Beyond dialing 911 for emergency services (police, fire, rescue), when a major destructive event occurs (wind damage, flooding, explosion, wildland fire, mass casualty incidents, terrorism, etc.), response services are organized based on the disaster coverage area and severity:
  • EMERGENCY SHELTERS & LOCAL RELIEF SERVICES MOSTLY WITHIN A CITY: Depending on local needs and incident circumstances, check with local service and information organizations and locations that can be found on the Portal city page for each town/city, per the above Portal menu at the top of each page. On these city pages you can determine their open/close status and scope of services (shelter, showers, food, clothing, financial, essential supplies, other) presently offered, and donations (food, clothing, cash, other) they will accept. Their scope can change quickly based on the extent of damage and needs. The city pages also include emergency contacts for major utilities that are often affected during such incidents, including power, water, communications, etc.
  • MULTIPLE CITY OR COUNTY-WIDE INCIDENTS: See County Judge's office for Emergency Management, and Sheriff's Dept above.
  • MULTIPLE COUNTY INCIDENTS: See our Portal Focus Topic Page on Emergency Services for comprehensive information on area-wide emergency resources and contacts (Red Cross, TCEQ, Alert Systems, etc.).


CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies



COUNTY-WIDE NON-PROFITS, PUBLIC SERVICE & SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS


Red Cross AMERICAN RED CROSS, San Antonio Area Chapter, New Braunfels Branch:
830-608-9876; 373-A Landa St, New Braunfels, TX 78130
BranchOfficeNewBraun@saredcross.org; www.saredcross.org. A humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Serves Comal and Kendall counties.

COW CREEK GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT: 830-816-2504; 201 E San Antonio Ave, Ste 100, and 216 Market Ave, Ste 105, Boerne, TX 78006. Created for the purpose of conserving, preserving, recharging, protecting and preventing waste of groundwater from the aquifers within Kendall County. The District will conduct administrative and technical activities and programs to achieve these purposes.

HILL COUNTRY CARES: 830-257-7088; POB 291817, Kerrville, TX 78029. www.hccares.com. A non-profit organization promoting healthy individuals, healthy families and healthy communities by providing prevention, intervention and recovery services for domestic violence, sexual assault, abuse and neglect, chronic illnesses, and self-destructive behaviors. Area Hot Lines for free, confidential counseling, 24 hours a day: Kimball & Kerr Counties: 830-257-2400, or Toll Free: 1-888-621-0047. Bandera County: 830-796-3302. Kendall County: 830-249-8379. Gillespie County: 830-997-4357

HILL COUNTRY CHAPTER OF TEXAS MASTER NATURALISTS: Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.txmn.org/hillcountry. Contact: Eileen Gotke, 830-367-4001. Serves Bandera, Gillespie, Kendall and Kerr counties

HILL COUNTRY COMMUNITY MHMR: Kerrville: 830-792-3300; Boerne: 830-249-4180

HILL COUNTRY DAILY BREAD: 830-249-0025; 140 Industrial Dr, Boerne, TX 78006. http://hillcountrydailybread.com/. HCDBM is a faith-based, regional ministry that provides physical, emotional and spiritual support to more than 8,200 people living in poverty in the Texas Hill Country.

HILL COUNTRY MASTER GARDENERS: Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.hillcountrymastergardeners.org. Contact: 830-257-6568. Serves Bandera, Gillespie, Kendall and Kerr counties. A service organization that meets the horticultural needs of the community.

KENDALL COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION: 830-331-9070; 1221 S Main St, Ste #100, Boerne, TX 78006. www.kendallcountyedc.com

KENDALL COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION: 830-249-2839; 840 Adler St, Boerne, TX 78006. www.kcfa.org. As a nonprofit organization, KCFA strives to promote agricultural education, leadership and agricultural entrepreneurship; encourage and recognize the achievement of youth in agricultural, horticultural and livestock management as they also encourage youth academic achievement and leadership experiences, promote the involvement of women in business, nutrition and home based businesses, encourage agricultural, horticultural and livestock related industries and other community nonprofit and civic interests toward positive rural economic development within the whole of the Hill Country community.

KENDALL COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION: www.kendallcountyhistory.com

KENDALL COUNTY WOMEN'S SHELTER: 830-331-1001; 234 Bandera Rd, #193 Boerne, TX 78006. www.kcwstx.org

TFB TEXAS FARM BUREAU - KENDALL COUNTY: 830-249-8837; 1 Sisterdale Rd, Boerne, TX 78006.
texasfarmbureau.org.
A county-wide non-profit, providing a political voice regarding agriculture,
as well as insurance, financing and education services.

Note: See chamber, tourism & economic development listings in profile section above.

Note: For Hill Country-wide non-profits, public service and social service organizations, see Hill Country Information




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