Friday, April 24, 2015
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News       • Rheingold Community Club will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Rheingold School. Sausage wraps will be provided, and members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. A business meeting will follow the meal and 42 dominoes will be... + continue reading

Hill Country Memorial CEO Jayne Pope and Executive Director of Business Intelligence Debbye Dooley accept the 2014 Baldrige Award on behalf of HCM last week in Baltimore. —Submitted photo
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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The flight to Baltimore took four hours. The shuttle ride to the conference hotel was 30 minutes. The keynote speech, 20 minutes.But the real trip to Baltimore, Maryland — to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award — took years of hard work.As part of their ongoing efforts related to... + continue reading

John Karger (middle), founder of the “Last Chance Forever” rescued raptor program, talks to a Fredericksburg student about a Golden Eagle (right) during the 2014 Wings Over the Hills Nature Festival. This year’s event will be from Friday through Sunday, April 24-26, at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. — Standard-Radio Post photo
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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The fifth annual Wings Over the Hills Nature Festival will take flight Friday through Sunday, April 24-26, at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, as nature lovers converge to enjoy the great diversity of wildlife found in the Hill Country.In addition to the featured area’s natural fliers — birds,... + continue reading
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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Runners and walkers will converge on Fredericksburg on Saturday for the 21st annual Fredericksburg Wildflower Run/Walk.“There’s something for just about everyone, no matter if you’re into timed running, walking or strolling leisurely along with children or pets,” said Dawn Bourgeois, director of... + continue reading
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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Park ranger Paul Hendrix (second from right) led a guided nature trail walk through blooming bluebonnets on Saturday morning for visitors to the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site in Stonewall. Visitors had a chance to learn about the flora and fauna of the area. —... + continue reading

Hill Country Memorial CEO Jayne Pope and Executive Director of Business Intelligence Debbye Dooley accept the 2014 Baldrige Award on behalf of HCM last week in Baltimore. —Submitted photo

John Karger (middle), founder of the “Last Chance Forever” rescued raptor program, talks to a Fredericksburg student about a Golden Eagle (right) during the 2014 Wings Over the Hills Nature Festival. This year’s event will be from Friday through Sunday, April 24-26, at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. — Standard-Radio Post photo

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04/22/2015
By Richard ZowieNo parents or community members came Monday night for Supt. Dr. Eric Wright’s community information meeting at the Fredericksburg High School Auditorium.A handful of Fredericksburg Independent School District officials and an FHS teacher were all who showed.Wright had been prepared... + continue reading
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By Joshua McKinneySevere storms brought rain and small hail over the weekend in Gillespie County.Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park received 2.76 inches of rain from Friday through early Sunday morning from the weekend weather system.Pre-harvest storms are constant threats to local orchards and... + continue reading

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Haberdashery owner Jill Elliott flows in a French-style cotton plaid duster, paired with a checked summer dress.Elliott was modeling her vision for the perfect Haberdashery outfit during the Lenz Fest Fashion Show on April 16 at the St. Mary’s Holy Family Center.Local clothing stores provided... + continue reading
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The Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department’s annual fish fry fundraiser will begin at 5 p.m., this Saturday, April 25 at Marktplatz.The fried fish dinner with all the fixings is by donation only.This year, beer will be for sale at the event.For those on the go, a drive-through line will be... + continue reading
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Relay For Life Gillespie County will be celebrating “30 years of Hope” on Saturday, April 25.This year’s event has been moved to the gazebo on the Gillespie County Courthouse Square and will take place from 7:30-9:30 p.m.A survivor and caregiver celebration with dessert and punch will take place... + continue reading
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Fredericksburg High School track teams won three of four divisions at the District 29-4A Track and Field Meet in Devine last week and qualified a group athletes for the Area 29-4A/30-4A Track and... + continue reading

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It seems that the Gillespie Central Appraisal District’s move into the “old jail” is almost a done deal. But, at the risk of speaking out too late, we have to wonder if this is the best move for the... + continue reading

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Billy Coulon, co-owner of Evergreen Skateparks, takes flight in a practice session at the Fredericks-burg skate park. Evergreen Skateparks began construc-tion on the park in January, which should open in mid-May. — Photo courtesy Marc Bennett
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By Joshua McKinney —Old Fair Park is changing.The distinctive city facility, home to Little League baseball and pickup soccer games, will be home to a type of athlete new to Fredericksburg:Riders.... + continue reading

Filmmaker Chandler Wild dips his tires in the Pacific Ocean after bicycling 6,700 miles from New York City to Homer, Alaska. His journey is chronicled in the documentary "Mount Lawrence," which will be shown at the Hill Country Film Festival later this month. - Submitted photo
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Hannah Ward's performance as Sunny, a homeless girl living in the crawlspace above a young therapist's apartment, in the film "Sunny in the Dark" earned her a Best Actress nomination at this year's Hill Country Film Festival, slated April 30 through May 3. — Submitted photo
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