James Avery Jewelry is a family-owned company offering finely crafted jewelry designs in sterling silver, 14K and 18K yellow and white gold, and gemstones for women and men.
We are a vertically-integrated company, meaning we design, manufacture, market, and sell our own products. Additionally, to enhance the experience of shopping in our stores, we handle all graphics, photography, internal architecture, and furniture making in-house.
James Avery has five manufacturing plants—one each in Hondo, Fredericksburg, and Kerrville, Texas and two in Comfort, Texas. We offer over 1,100 designs and maintain some 14,000 separate jewelry items in our active product line, each originated by skilled artisans in the Texas Hill Country.

James Avery Jewelry is designed to reflect the things that are important in life. Our designs are timeless, their appeal universal. We offer jewelry for special occasions and for everyday wear. Whether it’s a first communion cross, a wedding band, or a commemorative charm, each piece in our collection is crafted with the same care and attention to detail.
Graduates in our pre-professional programs have over a 95% acceptance rate into prestigious graduate-level programs in their area of study.

Schreiner University will always hold student success as its first priority. The university will be known for its academic rigor; it will continue to be an institution of opportunity where students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences learn through educational programs equipping them to achieve, excel, and lead. The university aspires to serve as a standard to others in programs and practices.

Peterson Named Top 20 Rural Community Hospital In Nation: March 2017

Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville was recently named one of the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the country and is the only hospital in Texas to make this exclusive list.
The Top 20 Rural Community Hospital winners are those hospitals who have achieved success in the overall performance based on a composite rating from eight indices of strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, costs, charges and financial stability. This group was selected was iVantage's Top 100 Rural Community Hospital list, released earlier this year.
"Peterson Health is proud of the efforts of the exceptional physicians, nurses and employees who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation," said Pat Murray, Peterson Health President and CEO. "Our results as a top health care provider means our community can count on us to deliver the services they need now and in the future."
Thomas Houdeshell, President and CEO
​of All-Plastics, Addison (Dallas), Texas announced the expansion its medical components manufacturing footprint through the acquisition of the Kerrville division of Vention Medical.

Vention Medical announced in July that the Kerrville facility would be closing in March of 2017 leaving approximately 70 employees without jobs. Houdeshell said, “Adding this group of highly talented personnel to our established team is not only a win for us, but also a win for the city of Kerrville and the surrounding communities.” Houdeshell was part of the ATEK senior leadership team when the company was sold to Vention Medical in 2011. Under Houdeshell’s leadership at ATEK Plastics, the company was recognized in 2010 by Harbour Results (a national plastics benchmarking company) as one of the top performing plastics manufacturing facilities in the country. Also in 2010, the ATEK team was recognized by Plastics News as the 2010 Processor of the Year Finalist. In 2011 ATEK received the Plastics News Culture of the Year Award.
Tivy Seniors Named Commended Students In 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

The 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program has named three Tivy seniors as Commended Students. Alexis Cooper, Zhengjun Li, and Cody Swanner are being recognized for the exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the qualifying test used for program entry. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these seniors.
 “These young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” a spokesperson for NMSC said. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.  We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”