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Roy Hanan, of Oregon, is a SEAT-pilot for a single engine tanker with the Texas A&M Forest Service, stationed here this summer. — Standard-Radio Post/McKenzie Wedel

For nearly 20 years, the Texas A&M Forest Service has been using Gillespie County Airport as a staging area for fighting fires around the state.


According to head coach Tim Shipman, the Heritage Eagles’ varsity football team finds itself in the second year of a two-year rebuilding program.

Change is in the air at Fredericksburg High School — so much so, that Lance Moffett, athletic director, has adopted the mantra “Win the change!”

After only having one tournament win last season, the Fredericksburg United Softball 14u team won the championship in their final tournament of the season. Members of the team include, front row, from left, Avery Holland, Riley Cook, Liana Lopez, Sydney Armistead, Ashley Dressen, Olivia Findley, Madilyn Findley; back row, Coach Duane Weinheimer, Liz Twiss, Coach John Robinson, Paige Melcher, Elizabeth Sebera, Ashlyn Weinheimer, Jessica Stuewe, Ella Weinheimer, Kamryn Robinson, Coach Steven Stuewe and

The Fredericksburg United Softball 14u team won their final tournament of the 2015-16 season on Sunday, defeating Thunderstix FIGHT in the championship with a score of 12-9.


Mrs. Harry Behrends, 68, nee Bernice Becker of Bandera and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, July 23, 2016.

Mrs. Johnnie Cottle, 67, nee Linda S. Maurer of Beeville, died Sunday, July 17, 2016, in San Antonio.

Dorothy Hendrick, 76, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Fairwinds Leisure Care in Rio Ranchero, New Mexico.

Gillespie Life

Jerialice Arsenault’s new CD is titled “Prodigal Daughter.”— Submitted photo

Jerialice Arsenault, known in the Texas Hill Country and Austin area as a long-time musician has released her first original music CD called “Prodigal Daughter.”

Applications are now available for coeds interested in competing in the 2017 Gillespie County Fair Queen Pageant.

Gillespie County Aggies got to take part in a remote yell practice when three members of the Aggie Yell Leader squad from Texas A&M University visited on Sunday. Under the shade of the pecan trees in front of Pioneer Memorial Library, Aggies whooped it up for Main Street to hear. From left are yell leaders Cooper Cox, James Pace and Spencer Old. See more photos on page C1. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

Aggie Yell leaders held a Midday Yell practice a Pionner Memorial Library Sunday. 

A look at local businesses in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.

I had no problem shamelessly stealing my friend, Gayle’s great idea. After all, she left it laying right there. It’s as if she wanted me to take it.

The mix of merchandise sold by Rebecca Lucero and her husband, Rene Lucero, at Old West Spirit includes both vintage and old west flair for women. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Her father and grandfather were both ranchers and cowboys, and that provided the inspiration for Old West Spirit, a shop that opened in town on March 12.

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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