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News        • Fredericksburg Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet in special session today at noon at the Central Administration Building. Among the agenda items is consideration and approval of the audit report of the school district's... + continue reading

Jayne Pope (left) and Debbye Cooley (right) credit team work with Hill Country Memorial's winning of a national award.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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By Ken Esten Cooke– Last week’s announcement that Hill Country Memorial Hospital had won its first Baldrige Award has put this town’s rural hospital in the national spotlight. The leadership and effectiveness award honors organizations that exhibit these qualities and are... + continue reading

Shawn Lehne, Christie Mohr, Arah Campbell and Chris Schoessow show some of the prizes that will be given out during the Gillespie County Wild Game Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Prizes include three Core 15-300 Blackouts with Zeiss Scopes, an Australian Shepherd puppy and jewelry from Segner’s Jewelers and Chämpe Jennings Jewelers. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday night. — Standard-Radio Post photo
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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An evening of food, prize drawings, games, exhibits and more will be featured at the annual Gillespie County Wild Game Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the annual event are $20 and are available in Fredericksburg at Arrowhead... + continue reading

Kenneth Keller, a lineman for the City of Fredericksburg, tests a street light’s photocell to ensure the recently-installed Christmas wreath will illuminate once the light turns on in the evening. Keller and other linemen installed the wreaths along Main Street. Keller added that the past week’s cold weather made him feel like the Christmas season has already arrived. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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City officials and volunteers recently began preparations for the City of Fredericksburg’s annual tree lighting ceremony at Marktplatz on Friday, Nov. 28, featuring the 30-foot community Christmas tree and German Christmas Pyramid. The festivities are sponsored by the 2014 Fredericksburg... + continue reading

Serena Katz (left, played by Eliza Goldsberry) and Nick Plaza (Dorian Jones) rehearse a scene from Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” as part of the Fredericksburg High School musical production of “Fame Jr.,” held this weekend at the FHS auditorium.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Jayne Pope (left) and Debbye Cooley (right) credit team work with Hill Country Memorial's winning of a national award.

Shawn Lehne, Christie Mohr, Arah Campbell and Chris Schoessow show some of the prizes that will be given out during the Gillespie County Wild Game Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Prizes include three Core 15-300 Blackouts with Zeiss Scopes, an Australian Shepherd puppy and jewelry from Segner’s Jewelers and Chämpe Jennings Jewelers. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday night. — Standard-Radio Post photo

Kenneth Keller, a lineman for the City of Fredericksburg, tests a street light’s photocell to ensure the recently-installed Christmas wreath will illuminate once the light turns on in the evening. Keller and other linemen installed the wreaths along Main Street. Keller added that the past week’s cold weather made him feel like the Christmas season has already arrived. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Serena Katz (left, played by Eliza Goldsberry) and Nick Plaza (Dorian Jones) rehearse a scene from Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” as part of the Fredericksburg High School musical production of “Fame Jr.,” held this weekend at the FHS auditorium.

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By Matt Ward— Expected growth in the neighborhood surrounding Old Fair Park has caused the Fredericksburg City Council to examine the future of the recreational park. During its regular meeting Monday, the council approved a contract with Freese and Nichols, Inc. to aid in the development... + continue reading
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By Austin R. Eck— Lawyers for Scott Panetti, who was convicted for the 1992 murders of Joe and Amanda Alvarado, are seeking to have Panetti’s sentence commuted. Panetti’s execution date is set for Dec. 3, but in a petition filed with the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and... + continue reading

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Qualifying for the District Food Show in San Marcos in December in after placing first in their divisions at the Gillespie County 4-H Food Show on Saturday were, in front from left, Emmanuel Hinckley, Anne Ferguson, Jace Granville, Arianna Watson and (in back) Dylan Sione, Daylon Nebgen, Sara Verstuyft and Morgyn Granville, who also won the Best Beef Dish Award. — Photo courtesy Shea Nebgen
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Twenty-eight contestants competed in the Gillespie County 4-H Food Show and 4-H food Challenge Contest on Saturday at the Gillespie County Extension Office. First-place winners in the junior, intermediate and senior divisions will compete at the District 4-H Food Show in San Marcos on Dec. 13.... + continue reading
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A piano performance of “Songs of Thanksgiving” will be presented by Mark Hierholzer at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23. The concert will be held at the Hill Country Evangelical Free Church, 107 East Lower Crabapple Road. Hierholzer is a local pianist, composer and choral director. He... + continue reading
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James Avery Jewelry will have a grand opening of their visitor center and store in Kerrville on Saturday. The event will be at the store’s corporate campus at 145 Avery Road North. The new store features a fresh, updated interior, combined with the traditional Hill Country architecture of... + continue reading
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Ann Blackmon and Adrianna Hartmann rise up for a block attempt as Taylor Kitchens (8) and Kendyl Stevens (1) look on during Fredericksburg’s five set regional semifinal loss to Liberty Hill Friday evening. The third-ranked Billies finish their 2014 campaign with a 39-11 record. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck
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By Matt Ward — For the third consecutive season, the Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team fell in the University Interscholastic League playoffs to an eventual state tournament... + continue reading

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We love our area’s wonderful wineries, but Saturday night’s “Jazz & Cocktails” fundraiser for the Admiral Nimitz Foundation featured spirits of a different kind. It was a... + continue reading

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With the October release of “Texas on the Table,” Terry Thompson-Anderson has eight cookbooks to her credit. The author calls Fredericksburg home. — Photo courtesy Sandy Wilson
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By Yvonne Hartmann — Terry Thompson-Anderson’s newest release is more than just a cookbook. “Texas on the Table” is 448 pages filled with 150 new and classic recipes along... + continue reading