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News       • Fredericksburg High School has been celebrating Homecoming 2014 this week and tonight the Battlin' Billies take on Llano in the FHS Stadium at 7:30 p.m. A Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during halftime and a dance will follow the game.... + continue reading
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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By Austin R. Eck — Reuben Byon, 17, of Fredericksburg, was arrested in connection with multiple bomb threats made to schools in Fredericksburg and Alexandria, Louisiana. Byon was first detained Tuesday night, Sept. 9, for an arrest warrant in Alexandria, then arrested the following day in... + continue reading

Leon Coffee, a Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame member, was in town last weekend for the Fredericksburg Professional Bull Riding competition, held Saturday at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Coffee helped protect riders who look for eight seconds of glory atop a 2,000-pound angry animal. Coffee has survived more than 140 broken bones and a near-death experience in the ring, but is renowned around the globe for his skills. See more photos on page D1. — Standard-Radio Post/ Richard Zowie
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Homecoming king and queen nominees from Fredericksburg High School step out onto the field at FHS Stadium Monday in advance of the annual homecoming coronation at halftime of the varsity football game, slated for Friday night at 7:30 p.m. against Llano. Nominees include (from left) Ty Franklin, Ariana Chavez, Kyle Grona, Paxten Keyser, Mark Rodriguez, Delta Wise, Braden Bowers, Brooke Rogan, Mason Clark and Kendyl Stevens. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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A football game, crowning of a king and queen and a dance on Friday night will highlight the Fredericksburg High School Homecoming 2014 celebration. Kick-off for the FHS varsity football game against Llano on Friday night in the FHS Stadium is at 7:30 p.m. The new FHS Homecoming King and Queen... + continue reading

Ballroom dancing is one part of Cotillion lessons.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Cotillion blends instruction in ballroom and popular dance with lessons in etiquette and manners, while helping students gain self-confidence and character building skills which can define them for the rest of their lives. Courses will return to Fredericksburg this fall for its second year.... + continue reading

Leon Coffee, a Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame member, was in town last weekend for the Fredericksburg Professional Bull Riding competition, held Saturday at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Coffee helped protect riders who look for eight seconds of glory atop a 2,000-pound angry animal. Coffee has survived more than 140 broken bones and a near-death experience in the ring, but is renowned around the globe for his skills. See more photos on page D1. — Standard-Radio Post/ Richard Zowie

Homecoming king and queen nominees from Fredericksburg High School step out onto the field at FHS Stadium Monday in advance of the annual homecoming coronation at halftime of the varsity football game, slated for Friday night at 7:30 p.m. against Llano. Nominees include (from left) Ty Franklin, Ariana Chavez, Kyle Grona, Paxten Keyser, Mark Rodriguez, Delta Wise, Braden Bowers, Brooke Rogan, Mason Clark and Kendyl Stevens. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

Ballroom dancing is one part of Cotillion lessons.

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09/17/2014
Sidewalk and trail connectivity throughout Fredericksburg will be discussed Monday during a special meeting of the Fredericksburg City Council, slated for 5:30 p.m. at the Gillespie County Law Enforcement Center. The council will meet in joint session with the planning and zoning commission and... + continue reading
09/17/2014
The 27th annual Lutheran Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 20 at Marktplatz with the event benefitting Camp Chrysalis in Kerrville and Ebert Ranch Camp in Harper. The festival kicks off with the third annual 5K a “Hit the Trails Running 5K” event set for 9 a.m. at Marktplatz.... + continue reading

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Jerry Vaclav poses with the Little Free Library installed at his home on East San Antonio Street. – Submitted photo
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The Gillespie County Democratic Association will launch a new community outreach project:  Free Little Library. So far, the GCDA has constructed and installed two libraries, one at the home of Jerry Vaclav, 701 E. San Antonio Street, and one at the home of Terry and Cathy Collier, 408 Cora... + continue reading
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Fredericksburg Shines will host its second annual Sustainability Home Tour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 10 locations around Fredericksburg. The homes will feature some top construction methods and add-on projects such as solar panels and water reclamation, according to John Watson, executive... + continue reading
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Tickets remain available for this Saturday’s Admiral Nimitz Foundation annual symposium discussing “In Stealth We Trust: Special Forces and Their Origins in WWII.” The Sept. 20 symposium will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fredericksburg Theater Company, 1668 U.S. 87 South. Maj... + continue reading
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Fredericksburg’s Corbin Styles and Harper’s Drew Stracke keep pace with a Kerrville runner during the Jacob Krebs Cross Country Invitational, held Saturday in Harper.
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By Austin R. Eck — In their second meet of the season, the Fredericksburg High School cross country teams placed first in all four divisions. The Billies competed in the Jacob Krebs... + continue reading

Quarterback Kyle Grona aims downfield past three Burnet defenders while rolling to his right before hitting Blake Moffett down the sideline for a first down during the Billies’ 55-7 road loss Friday. Fredericksburg will host Llano for homecoming this Friday at 7:30 p.m. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward
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For many it may seem like it was just yesterday, but 50 years ago this week, the “new” Fredericksburg High School campus was dedicated. A large crowd gathered Sunday afternoon,... + continue reading

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Rick Green pours a pint from the taps at Fredericksburg Brewery into a celebratory 20th anniversary glass. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck
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By Austin R. Eck   In the early 1990’s, Texas beer drinkers did not have much have an option outside of Budweiser, Coors and Miller, and the term brewpub was unknown.  It has been... + continue reading

Executive producer and leading man, Beecher Proch briefs his cast and crew before filming begins on location at Ranch Road Roasters. The lady who stole his heart in the new video, Gabriela Richardson, sits to his left. – Photos by Lindy Segall
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