Bickering between the Texas Racing Commission and Legislative Budget Board could mean the beginning of the end for horse racing in Texas. — Standard-Radio Post file photo
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By Ken Esten Cooke — The Texas Racing Commission ceased operations Tuesday and directed racetracks across the state to halt all live and broadcast racing. The TRC, which regulates horse and dog racing in Texas, notified tracks Monday night that it did not have the funds to continue to... + continue reading

Members of the “Old West Rangers” give a firearms salute in front of the Ranger Ring of Honor at the Texas Rangers Heritage Center during a recent ceremony. – Standard-Radio Post file photo
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The Texas Rangers Heritage Center opened to the public Tuesday and will host several events throughout September. The center will hold its first chuck wagon dinner show and cowboy breakfast Saturday, Sept. 5. All evening shows will feature Duke Davis and Buckshot doing classic cowboy music,... + continue reading

David Heinrich plans to remain active, but slow down to appreciate being given “a second chance at life.”— Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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By Ken Esten Cooke — Fredericksburg dentist Dr. David J. Heinrich’s summer wade fishing trip turned into a fight for his life and limb. “We went down to the Goose Island area in Rockport and went wade fishing,” Heinrich said about a summertime family ritual. “Seventy... + continue reading

Firefighters from the Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department provided mu-tual aid to Blanco County on Sunday afternoon when a grass fire was reported on Jones-Scheuer Road, just inside the Blanco County line. The Freder-icksburg Volunteer Fire Department and the Doss VFD also responded to two grass fires on Sunday after-noon in north and north-west Gillespie County. All three were possibly started by lightning strikes. A burn ban was enacted last week for all of Gillespie County. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
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By Richard Zowie — Beginning next spring, Fredericksburg High School will undergo a remodeling and refurbishing, courtesy of a school bond approved overwhelmingly by local voters. In May, residents voted 763-106 to approve a $16.5 million Fredericksburg Independent School District bond.... + continue reading

Bickering between the Texas Racing Commission and Legislative Budget Board could mean the beginning of the end for horse racing in Texas. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Members of the “Old West Rangers” give a firearms salute in front of the Ranger Ring of Honor at the Texas Rangers Heritage Center during a recent ceremony. – Standard-Radio Post file photo

David Heinrich plans to remain active, but slow down to appreciate being given “a second chance at life.”— Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

Firefighters from the Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department provided mu-tual aid to Blanco County on Sunday afternoon when a grass fire was reported on Jones-Scheuer Road, just inside the Blanco County line. The Freder-icksburg Volunteer Fire Department and the Doss VFD also responded to two grass fires on Sunday after-noon in north and north-west Gillespie County. All three were possibly started by lightning strikes. A burn ban was enacted last week for all of Gillespie County. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

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Fredericksburg residents will have another opportunity to voice their concerns about a possible property tax rate increase at a public hearing today, Wednesday, Sept. 2. City council members will receive comments from the public about their proposed tax rate of $0.2513 per $100 valuation at 6 p.m... + continue reading
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Fried catfish and all the trimmings will be served up in Doss Saturday evening, Sept. 5, as the Doss Volunteer Fire Department hosts its 32nd annual benefit fish fry. Serving begins at 4:30 p.m., at the DVFD’s new fire station located at 14500 Ranch Road 783 North, in Doss. The cost of the... + continue reading

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The Harper Community Park Association will celebrate its 51st Annual Harper Frontier Day on Saturday, Sept. 5 (Labor Day weekend). This year’s event kicks off at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4 with Open Draw Pot Team Roping. Draw three for $150 per man, and roping will immediately follow barrel... + continue reading
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The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will showcase World War II aircraft, Friday through Monday, Sept. 4-7, at the Gillespie County Airport. Among the aircraft at the show will be Texas Raiders, including the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell bomber Yellow Rose, the P-51 Mustang fighter “... + continue reading
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A number of galleries will be offering special events on Friday, Sept. 4, as part of the First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg celebration. Participating galleries will feature demonstrations, art talks, receptions, visits with the artists and more. Gallery hours will vary. For more information... + continue reading
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Jordan Hartmann (20) hangs on to a Badger runner while bringing him to the ground Friday night as the Billies defeated Lampasas 42-41 in overtime. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
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By Matt Ward House Park Stadium in Austin is a venue that Lance Moffett, Fredericksburg High School head football coach, can’t wait to visit. Since scheduling Class 5A Austin Travis two... + continue reading

Blake Vick (70) joins the lead official in signaling Fredericksburg ball after recovering a fumble on the opening play from scrimmage Friday night during the Billies' 42-41 overtime victory at home against Lampasas. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
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Is this the mind-numbing world we now live in? A 47-year-old man pumping gas in Houston is targeted and killed for no other reason than he was wearing his Harris County sheriff’s deputy uniform... + continue reading

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By Matt Ward — Pierce Brosnan is trying very hard to revitalize his career, reshaping himself in the mold of Liam Neeson, aging action star. It certainly helps that Brosnan spent a decade in... + continue reading

Schoolgirl samplers were used to help learn the alphabet, their numbers, to promote reading, writing and math skills. Often, the name of the student creating the sampler was also stitched onto the fabric such as this one created by Rosalie Ahrens. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
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