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03-11-2024 Newsletter

Eclipse Weekend Road Plan

If you plan to venture downtown on Eclipse Weekend, April 6-8, there are some road closures you need to know about.


The Wimberley Square and Quarter Shops will be closed to all traffic beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, April 6, and continuing through the evening of April 8. In addition, Old Kyle Road, from Ranch Road 12 to the entrance to Blue Hole Lane, will be closed during those same hours.


The Wimberley Square and Quarter Shops road closures are similar to the closures for Winter’s Eve and Halloween Celebrations. The City decided to close the portion of Old Kyle Road so that visitors could safely walk from parking at Blue Hole into downtown Wimberley. Ranch Road 12 will remain open through downtown, as will all Hays County roads.

A combination of law enforcement and private security will help ensure traffic runs as smoothly as possible. Food trucks and musical acts will be stationed in the closed-off areas. Downtown businesses that choose to remain open during the weekend will be given designated employee parking passes near the downtown area.


Residents and businesses are encouraged to get supplies like groceries, fuel, and prescriptions well ahead of the Eclipse Weekend. Because of the crowds, they should be prepared for self-sufficiency for at least 72 hours.

Other events planned for Eclipse Weekend are Market Day, Wimberley High School Prom, and the Ace Hardware Street Dance on April 6. The monthly Coffee and Cars takes place on Sunday, April 7. Area schools, including Wimberley ISD, are closed on April 8.

The Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a State of the Eclipse Luncheon. That presentation was recorded and is available for viewing here.

Joe Nick Patoski and the Texas Music Hour of Power

Joe Nick Patoski is a Texas Music legend in his own right, having written volumes on musicians and bands across the Lone Star State. He's penned definitive biographies of Texas icons Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Selena.


And lucky for us, Joe Nick appears every Saturday night at 7pm on KWVH for his Texas Music Hour of Power. Salwa Khan recently talked with Joe Nick about his "theater of the mind."

Hats Off to the State Farm Wimberley Valley

Good Neighbor of the Month

March's State Farm Wimberley Valley Good Neighbor Volunteer of the month is Ken Strange. Ken currently serves as the Director of Wimberley EMS, and has been on the WISD School Board for more than 16 years. Ken is instrumental in planning the Wimberley Valley Emergency Preparedness Fair, which takes place on Saturday, March 23.


Our KWVH volunteer of the month is Mike August. Mike hosts “Rootin Around” Saturdays at 5 p.m., and he assists our community outreach team and is a supporter of community radio nationwide.


Our non profit of the month is the Wimberley Rangers. The Rangers' mission is to keep residents safe through training and support services in times of crisis as well as supporting the Precinct 3 Constable’s Office and Hays CountySheriff’s office.


You can nominate a local volunteer or non profit here. Thanks to Byron Eckols State Farm for underwriting the Good Neighbor of the Month program.

KWVH and VFW Post 6441 Salute Vic Willoughby,

Veteran of the Week

This week we salute Chief Master Sergeant Vic Willoughby.  Chief Willoughby served 28 years in the Air Force from 1963 to 1991, in the U.S., Germany and Thailand. A B-52 Crew Chief by trade, he transitioned to education, ending his illustrious career as the Commandant of the Tactical Air Command NCO Academy at Bergstrom AFB in Austin. After his retirement, he served as a Junior ROTC instructor for 17 years, where he instilled the values of Leadership, Character, Service, and Citizenship in hundreds of our Wimberley Valley youth.


For the May 4th Kentucky Derby Party!

Tickets are going fast -- don't wait! Make sure you're a part of the Wimberley Valley's signature social event -- the third annual KWVH Kentucky Derby Party Presented by Ozona Bank is Saturday, May 4th.

The fun and games will happen at the lovely Videre Estate, where there's plenty of room both outdoors and air-conditioned indoors to mix and mingle. As always, the event will feature great food, mint juleps, a live and silent auction, lovely hats, and of course, horse racing.


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