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By Austin R. Eck Reuben Byon, 17, of Fredericksburg, was indicted by the Rapides Parish grand jury on Sept. 25 on four counts of Communicating False Information of Planned Bombing on School Property. On Sept. 9, schools in Alexandria, Louisiana and Pineville, Louisiana received bomb threats via... + continue reading

The ‘Pride of the Texas Hill Country,’ the Fredericksburg High School marching band received a unanimous division one rating for their performance of “Awakening” during the Region 11 University Interscholastic League Marching Contest in Hondo Saturday. Vocalist Faith Hearn (front), shown during halftime of the FHS varsity football game in Boerne on Friday, is a featured per-former in the show, which reflects the change in seasons from winter to spring and features music from Percy Grainger, Aaron Copland and Carol Chambers. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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  Both Gillespie County high school marching bands that competed at the Region 11 University Interscholastic League (UIL) Marching Contest in Hondo this Saturday earned top ratings. Fredericksburg High School’s marching band earned a unanimous “division one” rating —... + continue reading

Dr. Bradman (portrayed by Richard Zowie) and Charles Condomine (JD Cole) check up on eccentric medium Madame Arcati (Dawn Hawn) who fainted in the middle of a séance Saturday evening during the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s production of “Blithe Spirit.” The British comedy continues weekends through Nov. 2. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Fredericksburg Theater Company’s latest production, the British comedy “Blithe Spirit,” will continue this weekend at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater. Performances, which run weekends through Nov. 2, will be held Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The... + continue reading

Harper High School homecoming king and queen nominees for 2014 include (from left) Cole Elliott, Megan Myers, Briley Jalowy, Emily Richards, Lane Fajkus, Taylor Baethge, Grant Edwards, Kendall Baethge, Angie Pascarella, Micah Middleton, Sydney Collins, and Guy Stevenson. The winners will be announced at halftime of Friday’s game against Center Point, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. — Photo courtesy Mel Parker
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Students at Harper High School are observing Homecoming-related activities all week, leading up to Friday night’s announcement of who’ll be the school’s next “king” and “queen” during halftime of the football game with visiting Center Point. Kick-off is set... + continue reading

Joe Pondrom, commandant of the Williamson County Marine Corps League, welcomes Sgt. Ivan Sears of San Antonio to the National Museum of the Pacific War. Sears and other members of the Wounded Warriors San Antonio Military Medical Center Detachment visited the museum and spent time with their Marine “brothers.” — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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By Richard Zowie Marines, young and old, gathered at the National Museum of the Pacific War Oct. 16 to tour the museum, reminisce and support each other. The Williamson County Detachment of the Marine Corps League met with Marines from San Antonio Military Medical Center’s Wounded Warrior... + continue reading

Reuben David Byon

The ‘Pride of the Texas Hill Country,’ the Fredericksburg High School marching band received a unanimous division one rating for their performance of “Awakening” during the Region 11 University Interscholastic League Marching Contest in Hondo Saturday. Vocalist Faith Hearn (front), shown during halftime of the FHS varsity football game in Boerne on Friday, is a featured per-former in the show, which reflects the change in seasons from winter to spring and features music from Percy Grainger, Aaron Copland and Carol Chambers. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

Dr. Bradman (portrayed by Richard Zowie) and Charles Condomine (JD Cole) check up on eccentric medium Madame Arcati (Dawn Hawn) who fainted in the middle of a séance Saturday evening during the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s production of “Blithe Spirit.” The British comedy continues weekends through Nov. 2. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

Harper High School homecoming king and queen nominees for 2014 include (from left) Cole Elliott, Megan Myers, Briley Jalowy, Emily Richards, Lane Fajkus, Taylor Baethge, Grant Edwards, Kendall Baethge, Angie Pascarella, Micah Middleton, Sydney Collins, and Guy Stevenson. The winners will be announced at halftime of Friday’s game against Center Point, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. — Photo courtesy Mel Parker

Joe Pondrom, commandant of the Williamson County Marine Corps League, welcomes Sgt. Ivan Sears of San Antonio to the National Museum of the Pacific War. Sears and other members of the Wounded Warriors San Antonio Military Medical Center Detachment visited the museum and spent time with their Marine “brothers.” — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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10/22/2014
Early voting in Gillespie County has begun and 768 people voted in-person on Monday and Tuesday, County Clerk Mary Lynn Rusche said. Early voting ahead of the Nov. 4 general election continues through Oct. 31 at the County Courthouse, Room 104, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Weekend voting will be... + continue reading
10/22/2014
By Matt Ward Several City of Fredericksburg water and wastewater bond projects are nearing design completion and are expected to begin construction by early 2015. Clinton Bailey, city director of public works and utilities, briefed the Fredericksburg City Council on the progress of 11 different... + continue reading

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News       • Early voting in Gillespie County for the Nov. 4 general election continues through Oct. 31 at the Gillespie County Courthouse. Voters can cast their ballots from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. More information on early voting, including... + continue reading

Austin attorney Bill Knolle speaks to a crowd of 300 about potential Environmental Protection Agency changes that could affect private lands. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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By Ken Esten Cooke    “The Texas Supreme Court said water is subject to regulation by somebody. But you sure better be concerned who that somebody is.” Those were words of concern from Austin attorney Bill Knolle, who spoke at the Gillespie County Farm Bureau’s annual... + continue reading

Using an Excel spread sheet, Fredericksburg High School senior Dot Walch explains a hybrid motor burn simulation and flight profile to U.S. Senator John Cornyn and his wife, Sandy. The Texas senator visited FHS on Monday and its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
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U.S. Senator John Cornyn visited Fredericksburg High School Monday and spoke with students and teachers in the school’s technology department. The Texas Republican and his wife, Sandy, observed demonstrations in high school’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program.... + continue reading
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Senior Kiersten Kott stretches out for a dig as Payton Robertson looks on during the Billies' three-set sweep of Hondo Friday evening. Fredericksburg's five-set victory at Boerne Tuesday clinched FHS its first district volleyball title in school history. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward
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By Matt Ward For the first time in school history, the Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team stands alone atop their district. With a hotly contested, five-set victory at rival Boerne... + continue reading

Brittany Henke takes advantage of a timeout during a recent Fredericksburg Middle School seventh grade volleyball game to stratagize and talk to her players. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
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Senior cornerback Mason Clark eyes a Greyhound receiver on the move Friday night during the Billies' 38-20 road loss at Boerne. Clark leads District 14-4A Division I with seven interceptions in six games. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward
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The last several weeks, there’s been no shortage of baseball on television as the Major League Baseball playoffs to determine who will be in the 2014 World Series have been broadcast each day... + continue reading

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If “Fury” is any indication of the direction cinema is headed for the rest of 2014, it’s a good time to be a film fanatic. Coming off the release of David Fincher’s terrific... + continue reading

Three Hill Country girls joined the freshman class at Cottey College in August. Taking a break from moving into dorm rooms in August were Jaida Brown (in front) and in back, Con-nie Pressler, Cottey chair-man for the Chapter IB of the P.E.O. in Fredericks-burg; Felisa Ramirez; Betty Stutz, president of Chapter IB in Fredericksburg, and Daniela Vargas. — Submit-ted photo
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Native Plant Society of Texas-Fredericksburg Chapter has tended this native plant garden on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum complex. The garden is an example of diverse, colorful native selections.
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A turquoise star inlay, with additional decorative items, is a specialty of Robert Lerma, of Mesquite Wood Gallery near Alice. Lerma’s son, Carlos Lerma, of Brownsville, also works with mesquite wood, spe-cializing in furniture. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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