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Financial help could be on the way to Fredericksburg and other school districts around the state, if bills being considered by the Texas House and Senate are signed into law.

The relief route, the wine industry and tourism growth were major topics at the Community Visioning Meeting on Monday.

The fiery flame thrower is an audience favorite at the Pacific Combat Zone. Dubbed “Island X,” the zone has been redesigned to resemble an island in the Pacific Ocean. It will open March 11-12 for its first reenactment in a year and a half. — Submitted photo

All is quiet for now at the corner of East Austin and North Lee streets, but that’ll change in March.


Sophomore Mia Torres goes up for a layup on Tuesday night against Wimberley. Torres had 11 points for the Billies. —Standard-Radio Post/McKenzie Wedel

After finishing a perfect 8-0 District 28-4A season, the Fredericksburg High School girls’ varsity basketball team is ready for postseason play, finishing with a 27-6 record in the regular season. 

The Billies’ week started with a tough loss, but Friday’s win gave them exactly what they wanted.

Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ soccer opened District 28-4A play with a 2-2 tie to the Wimberley Texans at home Friday, Feb. 10.


Information on funerals that occur after Feb. 15 will appear under this heading.


Mrs. Allen Edward Adams, 90, nee Elaine Eisele of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017.

Mrs. John W. Armstrong, 75, nee Frances Virginia Stockton of Harper, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.

Gillespie Life

Every once in a red, white, or blue moon you stumble across a band that seems to be playing just for you.

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Stonewall will hold its 25th annual Parish Festival on Sunday, March 5.

Second and third grade students at Fredericksburg Elementary School combined for 26 awards at the District 28-4A UIL Championships on Feb. 4. Pictured are, first row, from left, Jace Helfrich, Nolan Smith, Rose Bailey, Robert Schonaerts and Lila Aldrich; second row, Jaren Quay, Gema Thiele and John Lutz; third row, Izzy Reeh, Kolt Klaerner, Liam Mc- Donald, Connor McDonald, Truitt Stuewe and Karley Luciano; fourth row, Ammal Aysheh, Lorelai Martinez, Rylie Schmidt, Jayecee Treibs and Anabella Sione.

Fredericksburg Elementary School finished first overall at the District 28-4A University Interscholastic League Academic Meet on Feb. 4.

A look at local businesses in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.

Rebecca Howard (left) takes a ride in a Fredericksburg Trolley with her driver, Jana Kennedy. Fredericksburg Tours, LLC opened for business in November. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

There is now another option for those looking to get around town who don’t want the hassle of driving or finding a parking spot.

Warren Findley, a service technician with Bee Creek Internet, installs Internet service to a residence in Gillespie County. The high-speed Internet provider has approximately 2,000 customers in the Hill Country. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Business opportunities often arise when entrepreneurs see a customer need to be served.

Columns, editorials and more of interest to our readers.

Aren’t animated movies incredible?

We pause to give a salute to two outgoing Gillespie County Commissioners before their successors are sworn in on Jan. 1.

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