Campus News 2011

For Immediate Release
April 15, 2011

Schreiner to present Honors symposium on Kerrville and the Hill Country

The Schreiner University Honors symposium will present a look at the history of Kerrville, the University and the Texas Hill Country from 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, in the center ballroom of the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center.

SymposiumStudents will present the results of their research for the multidisciplinary class, which included a number of presentations from outside experts. Among others, Dr. William Rector, a Kerr County Historical Commission member, spoke on “The Great Western Cattle Trail”; Julius Neunhoffer, also a member of the Commission, used frontier surveying instruments to demonstrate historical surveying of Hill Country trails and roads; and local historian Joe Herring Jr. illustrated his talk on the history of Kerrville from 1850-2010 with historical photos.

This event is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in or curious about Hill Country history will find these presentations informative and enjoyable.

For more information about Schreiner and the Schreiner Honors Program, visit the University’s website at

Photo:  Schreiner University Honors students will present the results of their studies on the history of Kerrville, Schreiner and the Hill Country. This historical photo of a pedestrian at the corner of Mountain and Water streets is courtesy of Joe Herring Jr., who was one of the outside experts who addressed the class.

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