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Jesse Barter, left, general manager at 4.0 Cellars, gets a peek at the junior class omelet made by Kathryn Rodriguez and Broque Constantine.

Sticking around Fredericksburg after high school graduation may not be every restless high school senior’s or junior’s dream, but for those who do, there are jobs in the bustling hospitality indust

Fredericksburg Rotary clubs and the Fredericksburg Social Turn Verein are sponsoring a Rebuild Turner Hall event at Marktplatz on Sunday, Sept. 25, from noon to 6 p.m.

Classroom settings like this are how Christian Job Corps of Gillespie County will serve the local community. CJCGC executive director Danny Mc- Quay (center) discusses plans with job corps board members, from left, Tim Dahlstrom, Tammy Schmidt Keener, Amy Crenwelge, Carrie Wikander and Bud Parrish. — Standard- Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Danny McQuay spent six years working as a mentor for a nonprofit organization in Boerne, and among his tasks was helping a San Antonio man get his life back on track.


The Fredericksburg High School volleyball teams took on Brownwood Tuesday night at Brownwood and swept the Lions.

Jumping high in the air, freshman Avery Stephens spikes the volleyball during practice. Stephens was born with one hand but doesn’t let that get in the way of competing hard. –Standard-Radio Post/McKenzie Wedel

Avery Stephens is just starting her journey at Fredericksburg High School. Yet the two-sport athlete is already making her way to the top of her respective teams, as a freshman.

The Fredericksburg High School Battlin’ Billies football team will travel to Wimberley Friday night to play the 3-1 Texans, who are charging toward another postseason campaign.


Betty Jane Blalock, 92, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Terry B. Bowers, 59, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.

No services are scheduled.

Ron (Bip) Boyd, 76, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2016.

Gillespie Life

Rally of the Lost was one of the many bands that performed at the Zion Music Festival held at the Texas Rangers Heritage Center on Saturday. The event was Christian-based and featured various musical artists and speakers.

The Zion Music Festival came to Fredericksburg Saturday. The day featured musicians from the Electric City Tour, TLC's Ben Seeawald and more. 

Fredericksburg Middle School will host two events for parents in September, and one also geared towards students.

An open house will be Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Colton Snedecor, right, president of the Fredericksburg High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter and the Area 7 president, and FFA member Jessica Spenrath led a workshop at the Area 7 FFA Greenhand Camp held Saturday at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. During one of the workshop’s activities, Snedecor was blindfolded and had to use the audience’s help and instruction to prepare a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. — Standard- Radio Post/McKenzie Wedel

Over 400 Greenhand members of the Texas Future Farmers of America (FFA) Association from high schools in the greater Austin, San Antonio and Hill Country area converged on the Gillespie County Fair

A look at local businesses in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.

Karen Robertson, right, of Hill Country Inner Works, uses a computer’s biofeedback program to help a patient find non-invasive ways to deal with stress. Robertson opened her business last May. — Standard-Radio Post/ Richard Zowie

Using a painless, non-invasive technique that involves measuring a person’s heart rate and breathing on a computer, Karen Robertson helps a person manage their stress and take control of their body

Michael Le Bleu works in sales, marketing and also handles subcontractor negotiations and project coordination for Hill Country Contracting, LLC. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Two local men with more than 35 years in the residential home building and remodeling industry are part of a new local business.

Columns, editorials and more of interest to our readers.

Fredericksburg High School students Parker Tran, a junior, left, and Brendon Huynh, a sophomore, collect items for Pokémon Go in front of Zion Lutheran Church on Main Street. — Standard-Radio Post/Christine Granados

Everyone who has access to the Internet or a television has heard about the latest cell phone app game craze — Pokémon Go.

Ask anyone in marketing what the most successful advertising campaign in Texas has been and “Don’t mess with Texas” is bound to be at or near the top.

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