Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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News        • Friends of Enchanted Rock will present "Amazing!" today at the group pavilion at Enchanted Rock. Dr. Kent Rylander, professor emeritus Texas Tech University, will share some "amazing" things about... + continue reading

Kerstin Brooks, associate dean at the Central Texas College central campus in Killeen, shows a student the fall course schedule. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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Hill Country University Center’s new community college partner has begun counseling incoming students ahead of registration for the fall semester. Central Texas College, which will replace Austin Community College as one of the area’s higher education offerings, plans to offer in-... + continue reading

Jody Majestic (2) breaks away from the pack with Mg Silver Demand at the start of Saturday’s seventh race during the Night In Old Fredericksburg Race Meet held at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Over the two days of the NIOF Race Meet, 3,296 fans wagered $250,699 at the local Class III five-eighths mile track. Pari-mutuel horse racing will continue at the fair grounds with the Gillespie County Race Meet scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8-9. Additional coverage on the weekend meet is available on pages A/B14 and A/B17 of this week's paper. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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Another weekend of live pari-mutuel horse racing is in the books following the two-day Night In Old Fredericksburg Race Meet on Saturday and Sunday at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, Inc., the two-day meet drew a total of 3,296... + continue reading

Hailey Knudsen, 11, will perform the title role in Freddyburg Youth Theater’s production of “Annie Jr.” Knudsen, the daughter of Scott and Tracy Knudsen, also will bring their dog “Riggi’n” to the stage as Annie’s sidekick “Sandy.” – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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A musical about a redheaded orphan seeking a better future will run next week at the Fredericksburg Theater Company. Tickets are now on sale for the Freddyburg Youth Theater production of “Annie Jr.” Show times are Thursday through Sunday, July 30-Aug. 2. Freddyburg is the theater... + continue reading

John and Peggy Benson have been involved in many efforts in Fredericksburg since the couple moved here in 1985. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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By Ken Esten Cooke — It was a long way from the bank president’s office to a Mexican village on John and Peggy Benson’s first-ever mission trip. The two crossed the river at Boquillas, loaded old pickup trucks to capacity, then sat atop the cargo, which included construction... + continue reading

Kerstin Brooks, associate dean at the Central Texas College central campus in Killeen, shows a student the fall course schedule. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

Jody Majestic (2) breaks away from the pack with Mg Silver Demand at the start of Saturday’s seventh race during the Night In Old Fredericksburg Race Meet held at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Over the two days of the NIOF Race Meet, 3,296 fans wagered $250,699 at the local Class III five-eighths mile track. Pari-mutuel horse racing will continue at the fair grounds with the Gillespie County Race Meet scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8-9. Additional coverage on the weekend meet is available on pages A/B14 and A/B17 of this week's paper. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

Hailey Knudsen, 11, will perform the title role in Freddyburg Youth Theater’s production of “Annie Jr.” Knudsen, the daughter of Scott and Tracy Knudsen, also will bring their dog “Riggi’n” to the stage as Annie’s sidekick “Sandy.” – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

John and Peggy Benson have been involved in many efforts in Fredericksburg since the couple moved here in 1985. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

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By Matt Ward — Expected deficits of just over $575,000 at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course have forced the Fredericksburg City Council to more closely examine the course’s future. “We can’t keep going and putting half a million dollars into the golf course,”... + continue reading
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By Ken Esten Cooke — Chief Appraiser David Oehler has guided the Gillespie Central Appraisal District through changes to its core function and the search for a new building to handle the additional duties. But his successor will have to get the GCAD crew moved into a new building as Oehler... + continue reading

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Guns, jewelry, gift certificates, hunting and fishing equipment and more totaling an estimated $33,000 will be given away at Scholarship Fest on Saturday night, Aug. 1, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Showing off some of the prizes available at this year’s event are co-chairman Greg Mohr, prize committee member Maxine Jung, event chairman Larry Burrow and co-chairman Chad Ellebracht. — Standard-Radio Post photo
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Ticket sales are continuing for the 19th Annual Scholarship Fest on Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the event will include appetizers, a barbecue dinner, silent and live auctions, games, prize drawings and... + continue reading
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A “Family Fun Day and Town Hall Meeting” will be held Saturday, July 25, in the Harper Community Park. The event is sponsored by the Harper Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Harper Community Park Association for the benefit of the Harper Community Park. Afternoon activities... + continue reading
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Austin’s longest-running big band will perform this weekend at the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance’s (PCAA) Marktplatz Concert Series. The horns, woodwinds and other instruments of the Nash Hernandez Orchestra will begin playing at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, July 26, at the Adelsverein Halle... + continue reading
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Season tickets for 2015 Fredericksburg High School varsity football home games are now open to the general public following the end of ticket renewals last week. Tickets can be purchased through... + continue reading

Brittany Mendez slides feet first to beat the tag at third base against Abernathy in the Texas West State Tour-nament. The Fredericksburg Little League junior softball all-stars are the first girls’ team from Fredericksburg to play in the state tour-nament. — Submitted photo
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Julissa Sanchez (left) and Clarissa Sanchez hold the medals they won at the Texas Amateur Athletic Foundation Region 3 Track and Field Meet in Buda on Friday, July 10. Julissa Sanchez finished first in the 1600-meter run for the 14-and-under division, and Clarissa Sanchez finished first in the 1600-meter run and second in the 800-meter run in the 16-and-under division. Both girls will compete in the TAAF’s state meet July 30-Aug. 2 in College Station. — Submitted photo
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A recent report in the Standard-Radio Post about Gillespie County home values illustrated how our growing popularity translates to increased property taxes for those of us who own property here. The... + continue reading

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How much audiences will enjoy “Ant-Man,” the latest superhero blockbuster from Marvel Studios, directly relates to how much they enjoy Paul Rudd. By stepping far away from the big,... + continue reading

Cindy Bennett still surrounds herself with Dallas Cowboys memorabilia daily. She was a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader in 1976 and currently lives in the Texas Hill Country. — Submitted photo
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Walter Doebbler kneels by his stock pond in one of many portrait shots in the “Our Way Of Life” book by the late Philip Montgomery. — Submitted photo
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