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Efforts to rebuild Turner Hall, which burned June 19, will get started this week with a "Go Fund Me" Roll Out Party at Western Edge Cellars, 228 West Main Street.  The party, sponsored by Frederick

Fredericksburg City Council on Monday night proposed a property tax rate of 24 cents (.240) per $100 valuation.

Classes begin Monday for students in the Fredericksburg Independent School District as well as the Harper Independent School District and the Doss CCSD.

Sports

The No. 7 horse and its rider lead the pack during the homestretch of one of the final races Saturday afternoon, Aug. 13 at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds’ live pari-mutuel horse races. Among the horses competing that day were “Tempting Gold Angel” and “Teller Im Leroy.” — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Only two more days of live pari-mutuel horse racing remain on the 2016 schedule at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds following this past weekend’s Gillespie County Race Meet.

The Fredericksburg High School volleyball team has begun regular season action after competing against teams from across the state.

 Fredericksburg High School varsity football got strapped up for the season as they played their first scrimmages on Friday, Aug, 12 in Jourdanton.

Obituaries

Gloria Fordyce, 92, nee Burke, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.

A private memorial service is planned at a later date.

Iris Mae Garza, 28, of Harper, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at San Antonio Military Medical Center in San Antonio.

Javier Gurrola, 46, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.

Gillespie Life

There’s a lot of history that comes with the Gillespie County Fair.

When the Founding Fathers were going about the business of creating a new country more than 200 years ago, one based on democracy and liberty, they paid little attention to the office of the vice p

A look at local businesses in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.

The Pit Room is where the magic is created at Backwoods Barbecue, a new family-owned restaurant. The crew, from left, Jabier Rodriguez, Jonathon Rodriguez, Michael Zavala, Jennifer Zavala and Debra Rodriguez, want to make it a place for families. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

After 28 years in the Mexican restaurant business in Mason, Michael Zavala decided to get into the food service business here.

Following a shampoo, Diane Moellering of Precision Cuts puts the finishing touches on one of her “favorite customers.” Moellering enjoys interacting with her customers and said that relationships are vital. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Diane Moellering’s path to becoming owner of Precision Cuts started with a high school cosmetology program.

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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