Monday, April 20, 2015
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News       • Storms hit Gillespie County over the weekend bringing winds, hail and rain. The gauge at the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post measured 3.18 from the rains that fell on Friday and Saturday.      • The Fredericksburg City Council will... + continue reading

Filmmaker Chandler Wild dips his tires in the Pacific Ocean after bicycling 6,700 miles from New York City to Homer, Alaska. His journey is chronicled in the documentary "Mount Lawrence," which will be shown at the Hill Country Film Festival later this month. - Submitted photo
Friday, April 17, 2015
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By Matt Ward —Wake up, bicycle until you can’t really move anymore, set up camp, go to bed, then repeat ad nauseam for the next five and a half months.It’s a formidable challenge for anyone, let alone a filmmaker attempting to chronicle the journey every step of the way, but for Texas native... + continue reading

Hannah Ward's performance as Sunny, a homeless girl living in the crawlspace above a young therapist's apartment, in the film "Sunny in the Dark" earned her a Best Actress nomination at this year's Hill Country Film Festival, slated April 30 through May 3. — Submitted photo
Friday, April 17, 2015
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By Matt Ward —Sometimes life gets too tough and you want to shut the world out.Imagine being able to close out everything and everyone as soon as you get home from work, only to realize you’re not as alone you think.It’s the premise for a horror film, right?Not exactly.Try Texas-based independent... + continue reading
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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Former Fredericksburg police lieutenant Linda Lively was indicted Monday by a 216th Judicial District Court Grand Jury following a months-long investigation by Texas Rangers into issues in the evidence room at the Gillespie County Law Enforcement Center (LEC).Lively was charged on two separate... + continue reading

Former Stonewall School principal and long-time educator Harvey Eckert sits at one of the desks on display in the Junction School on Saturday following the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. At the time of the signing, Eckert was principal at Stonewall. More photos on A/B3. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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By Yvonne Hartmann —Friends, family and former associates gathered Saturday at the Junction School to mark 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.“His extraordinary contributions, first as a teacher and then as a president, have left an... + continue reading

Filmmaker Chandler Wild dips his tires in the Pacific Ocean after bicycling 6,700 miles from New York City to Homer, Alaska. His journey is chronicled in the documentary "Mount Lawrence," which will be shown at the Hill Country Film Festival later this month. - Submitted photo

Hannah Ward's performance as Sunny, a homeless girl living in the crawlspace above a young therapist's apartment, in the film "Sunny in the Dark" earned her a Best Actress nomination at this year's Hill Country Film Festival, slated April 30 through May 3. — Submitted photo

Former Stonewall School principal and long-time educator Harvey Eckert sits at one of the desks on display in the Junction School on Saturday following the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. At the time of the signing, Eckert was principal at Stonewall. More photos on A/B3. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

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By Matt Ward —Prisoners are moving out and tax collectors will soon be moving in.Gillespie County Commissioners agreed to the framework of a deal Monday that would allow the Gillespie Central Appraisal District (GCAD) to expand its operations and maintain a downtown presence.“I think the concept is... + continue reading
04/15/2015
By Richard Zowie —Fredericksburg Independent School District superintendent Dr. Eric Wright has a new title: salesman.Wright will host a community information meeting on the $16.5-million bond issue election at 6 p.m. Monday, April 20, at the FHS Auditorium.The superintendent will go over bond... + continue reading

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Ward Miller, an official with the Native Plant Society of Texas — Fredericksburg Chapter, discusses popular native plants and how they can help save water when used in local landscape settings. He was joined by other speakers and exhibitors at Thursday’s City of Fredericksburg Water Conservation Expo. — Standard-Radio Post/Danny Hirt
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By Danny Hirt The importance of taking care of the earth’s water supply was the common theme of the inaugural City of Fredericksburg Water Conservation Expo held Thursday evening at Marktplatz.One relatively easy way to increase a family’s supply of water is by using a rainwater catchment... + continue reading

Foggy weather conditions on Saturday morning didn’t deter riders like C.J. Staudt of Stonewall on his 1961 Allis Chalmers D from taking part in the annual Bluebonnet Tractor Ride. This year’s ride was dedicated to the memory of Dustin Gross. The event started and finished at the Tivydale Shooting Range and included lunch at a place in White Oak.
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Fredericksburg City Council candidates, from left, Thomas Sigg and incumbents Graham Pearson and Gary Neffendorf took part in a forum last Tuesday at the Hill Country University Center. The foum was sponsored by the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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By Ken Esten Cooke —Saying it’s sometimes “refreshing to bring new ideas,” challenger Thomas Sigg took questions along with incumbent city councilmen Graham Pearson and Gary Neffendorf at last week’s Fredericksburg City Council candidate forum.The event, sponsored by the Fredericksburg Chamber of... + continue reading
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By Joshua McKinneyFredericksburg High School varsity boys’ soccer made a deep run into the postseason before its season came to an end Saturday.The Billies lost to the Liberty Hill Panthers, 5-4,... + continue reading

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Filmmaker Chandler Wild dips his tires in the Pacific Ocean after bicycling 6,700 miles from New York City to Homer, Alaska. His journey is chronicled in the documentary "Mount Lawrence," which will be shown at the Hill Country Film Festival later this month. - Submitted photo
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By Matt Ward —Wake up, bicycle until you can’t really move anymore, set up camp, go to bed, then repeat ad nauseam for the next five and a half months.It’s a formidable challenge for anyone, let... + continue reading

Hannah Ward's performance as Sunny, a homeless girl living in the crawlspace above a young therapist's apartment, in the film "Sunny in the Dark" earned her a Best Actress nomination at this year's Hill Country Film Festival, slated April 30 through May 3. — Submitted photo
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After taking a telephone and sticking it in the refrigerator out of fear that Meg Magrath (Heidi Eubanks, right) would tell others about her person-al life, Babe Botrelle (Kristin DeGroot, left) realizes her sister is only trying to help her. The two star in the Fredericksburg Theater Company production of “Crimes of the Heart,” which opened last weekend and will run two more weekends. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
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