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News             • The 37th Annual Hill Country Swap Meet starts today and goes through Sunday at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. The event and parking are free. Activities will include a car corral, flea market and a free trolley on the... + continue reading
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Former Harper resident Joseph Cisco Knight, 67, has been indicted in the double-murder of his wife and granddaughter. The Gillespie County Grand Jury issued an indictment Monday, July 14, against Knight on the charge of Capital Murder of Multiple Persons. He stands accused of shooting his wife,... + continue reading

Keith Stehling and other CMS certified insurance brokers can help guide policy seekers through the ACA rules and regulations. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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By Ken Esten Cooke — Among the dozen local business leaders who met with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz last week was Keith Stehling, a 34-year insurance broker and agent. Like others, Stehling expressed concern over the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” and a large part of... + continue reading

An afternoon of horse racing and a return of the Night In Old Fredericksburg festival to the Gillespie County Fair Grounds meant crowds and a good time for locals and visitors. See horseracing results on page A/B10 and 12 of the July 23, 2014 edition of the Fredericksburg Standard. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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“Electric Blues” performers will be featured at the next Roots Music Series in the Texas Hill Country concert on Saturday, July 26, at Pioneer Museum. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. The Peterson Brothers Band will take the stage at 6:30 p.m., followed by Bobby Mack at 7:45 p.m. and the Chris... + continue reading

Keith Stehling and other CMS certified insurance brokers can help guide policy seekers through the ACA rules and regulations. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

An afternoon of horse racing and a return of the Night In Old Fredericksburg festival to the Gillespie County Fair Grounds meant crowds and a good time for locals and visitors. See horseracing results on page A/B10 and 12 of the July 23, 2014 edition of the Fredericksburg Standard. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

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By Matt Ward — City of Fredericksburg officials will head back to the drawing board after proposed updates to the city’s 2006 comprehensive plan met resistance from residents, including Mayor Linda Langerhans. “I personally don’t like a single thing about this,”... + continue reading
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Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course injects around $8.4 million annually into the local economy, according to analysis conducted by the Lower Colorado River Authority Community and Economic Development. According to the report commissioned by the City of Fredericksburg, the economic impact of... + continue reading

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An “interpretive chicken dance” was part of the fun contests on Saturday afternoon, backed by music from The Seven Dutchmen band. From left are finalists Jim Egner of Nacogdoches, eventual winner Payton Hall of San Leon, Vickie Simmons and Abigail Flores of San Antonio. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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There were fewer dirndls and lederhosen, but a good-sized crowd enjoyed Night In Old Fredericksburg on Saturday at its return to the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Carey Durst, chairman of the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals board, said the event went off well for its return to the fair... + continue reading
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An heir of Y.O. Ranch fame died in a one-vehicle rollover in Gillespie County Thursday night, July 17. Ingram resident Walter Schreiner Jr., 60, who was part owner of the Y.O. Ranch in Mountain Home, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash around 10:31 p.m. by Carl Schoessow, Justice of the... + continue reading
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Automobiles will converge as the 37th Annual Hill Country Swap Meet will be at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, Friday through Sunday, July 25-27. The event is free, as is the parking. Activities include a car corral, flea market and a free trolley on the grounds. This year’s event has... + continue reading
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Crowds filled up the grandstands Saturday and Sunday as 4,113 race fans wagered $285,805 over the two-day Night in Old Fredericksburg Race Meet at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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It was “another great weekend of racing” at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds on Saturday and Sunday as part of the Night In Old Fredericksburg Race Meet. Sponsored by the Gillespie... + continue reading

A brand-new field of green was laid out this week at Fredericksburg High School Stadium as construction crews rolled out synthetic turf in preparation for the Billies' 2014 2014 varsity football home opener Sept. 5 against Austin Travis.
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A view of Fredericksburg from Cross Mountain, circa 1918. — Photo courtesy Geistweidt family
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Family photo album shows slice of life in early 1900s "TIME PIECES" - By Sherrie Geistweidt— There’s an old expression that every photo is worth a thousand words. If there... + continue reading

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THE INTERPRETIVE RANGER — Park ranger Scott Whitener has had to help his share of hikers during his time at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck.
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By Austin R. Eck—  When the harsh Texas sun beats down on the dusty red granite rock, it gets hot, and when the occasional shower wanders through the Texas Hill Country, the rock gets... + continue reading

Jill Holland of Fredericksburg is one of several artists who have donated pieces for the Misiòon de Candelilla fundraiser on Aug. 2 at the Oak Hills Church and Event Center. — Submitted photo
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Glenn Jung, Rathskeller Restaurant head chef, puts “a little of this and that” into a Carbonara dish that includs jalapeño peppers, roasted bell peppers, bacon, butter and garlic. The restaurant also serves dishes from Jung’s family recipes. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
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