Paul Carlyle, Stonewall Head Start executive director, has made appeal to restore funding. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward
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By Matt Ward — LBJ’s educational legacy in Gillespie County has taken a massive hit. Stonewall Head Start, Inc., developed personally by Lyndon B. Johnson while U.S. president following the creation of the national program in 1965, has lost federal funding. The program saw $1.1... + continue reading

There will be all kinds of vehicles in the Fourth of July parade. Graham Kneale steers last year’s parade course on a Segway. — File photo
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Fredericksburg will celebrate America’s 239th birthday in style this weekend with various Fourth of July activities. Those events include the Fredericksburg Community Fourth of July Parade, Children’s Parade and other events commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence... + continue reading

Brazos, Worrell, in aviator cap and goggles, awaits the start of last year's kids' parade. — File photo
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Children will get to display a love of country in their own Independence Day parade.   The children’s Fourth of July parade will take place at Marktplatz’s Kinder Halle pavilion at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 4. All children up to age 11 can participate in the Independence Day... + continue reading
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A season that includes pari-mutuel horse racing, Night In Old Fredericksburg, Scholarship Fest, bull riding and the 127th Gillespie County Fair gets underway this weekend at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. And just in time for the opening of the 2015 season, the new 127th Gillespie County Fair... + continue reading
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A number of galleries will be offering special events on Friday, July 3, as part of the First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg celebration. Participating galleries will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature demonstrations, art talks, receptions, visits with the artists and more. For more... + continue reading

Paul Carlyle, Stonewall Head Start executive director, has made appeal to restore funding. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

There will be all kinds of vehicles in the Fourth of July parade. Graham Kneale steers last year’s parade course on a Segway. — File photo

Brazos, Worrell, in aviator cap and goggles, awaits the start of last year's kids' parade. — File photo

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By Matt Ward — Gillespie County is officially out of the business of outsourcing its prisoners. The county has spent several million dollars farming out inmates to facilities in Bandera, Burnet, Comanche and Kerrville since 1992. With the opening of the new 96-bed Gillespie County Jail... + continue reading
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By Ken Esten Cooke — Citing “the law of the land,” Gillespie County Clerk Mary Lynn Rusche said she will issue same-sex marriage certificates at the Gillespie County Courthouse once marriage certificate software is modified to reflect the change. But the change will have to wait... + continue reading

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By Ken Esten Cooke — Home and business property tax valuations rose more than 10 percent in 2015, and taxpayers have until July 10 to discuss or protest their evaluations, said David Oehler, chief appraiser for the Gillespie Central Appraisal District (GCAD). Total market values increased 5... + continue reading
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A full slate of quarter horse and thoroughbred racing on Saturday and Sunday, July 4-5, will kick off the 2015 live pari-mutuel horse racing season at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the two-day July Fourth Racing Festival will... + continue reading
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The City of Fredericksburg will host their annual fireworks show and patriotic concert Saturday evening, July 4, inside Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. The event will begin with a 7:30 p.m. concert by the United States Air Force (USAF) Band of the West’s “Warhawk” ensemble at... + continue reading
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Fredericksburg resident Edwin Dickens putts at the ninth hole during the South Texas Senior Professional Golf Association tournament at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course last Monday and Tuesday. Dickens was one of 51 golfers who participated in the tournament. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney
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Two local golfers competed in the Professional Gold Association (PGA) South Texas Senior Series tournament held Monday and Tuesday, June 29-30, at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course. Fifty-one... + continue reading

The Fredericksburg machine-pitch all-stars concluded their season in a tournament at Burnet. Team members include, from left, first row, Gus Barron, Domingo Viveros, Yair Hernandez, Jack Whittington, Gus Wegner and Jackson Andrews; second row, Calvin Grobe, Harrison Langford, Creek Frantzen, Alexis Viveros, Luke Greathouse and Dawson Holland; third row coaches Shane Frantzen, Brad Holland, Jake Whittingham and Mike Langford. — Submitted photo
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Plenty of people still are uncomfortable with same-sex marriage, but the issue is now the law of the land. On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court legitimized the marriage of people who love each other,... + continue reading

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With the White House in Washington, D.C., in the background, Nancy Bennett of Fredericksburg is just yards from the finish line of the 4½-month Race Across USA on June 2. Bennett was among the seven core team members completing the 3,080 miles in 140 days after leaving from California on Jan. 16. Purpose of the race was to raise awareness of childhood obesity and funds for the 100 Mile Club. — Photo by Ted Bennett
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By Yvonne Hartmann — Nancy Bennett has crossed the United States on a bicycle, completed a marathon in each of the 50 states and has now run from one coast to the other. “For me, this... + continue reading

Gary Rowland sells many vegetables and tomatoes every Thursday at the Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market. Currently there are 22 vendors that attend the market weekly at Marktplatz. — Standard-Radio Post/Autumn Bernhard
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With her husband, Argentine president Juan Perón (Jeff Jeffers), at her side, Argentine First Lady Eva Perón (Kristin DeGroot) serenades the underprivileged working class with “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina.” The Fredericksburg Theater Company production of the musical “Evita” will run June 26-28 and then July 3-5 at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater at 1668 South U.S. 87. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
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