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Twenty-six youth and six adult chaperones from Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg have returned safe following being evacuated from Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp in Colorado after a fire ca

During the Fredericksburg City Council meeting on July 18, a bid for the Fredericksburg Animal Shelter was approved for $2,112,900, of which $700,000 will be paid for thanks to a donation from Mike

Musician Josh Dodds said local musicians sought more input in the reworking of the ordinance. Police Chief Steve Wetz and Janie Scofield look on. — Standard-Radio Post/Scott Allen

Fredericksburg City Council heard about a dozen people regarding the first reading of the proposed sound ordinance during Monday night’s city council meeting.


It was still a tight race after the curve in the four furlong race run on Saturday at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds as part of the Night In Old Fredericksburg Race Meet. Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the two-day meet drew 2,612 fans who wagered $231,597. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

A second weekend of live pari-mutuel horse racing is in the books following the Night In Old Fredericksburg Race Meet on Saturday and Sunday at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds.

The deadline is this Saturday, July 23, for tennis youths to register for the 31st Annual Fredericksburg Dr Pepper/Babolat Junior Open slated a week later, July 29-31.

Two local Little League teams remained in action over the weekend, competing in the state tournament in Abilene.

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Information on funerals that occur after July 20 will appear under this heading.


Dalton Glenn Campbell, 90, of Kerrville and formerly of Fredericksburg and Canyon, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

Mrs. Johnnie Cottle, 67, nee Linda Maurer, of Cuero, died Sunday, July 17, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home.

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Auditions will soon be held for “Noises Off,” Fredericksburg Theater Company’s fall season comedy.

Tickets are also now on sale for the Freddyburg Theater production of “Aladdin, Jr.”

Nine Fredericksburg High School students and their instructor recently traveled to the White Sands Missile Range in White Sands, New Mexico to launch their rocket. The FHS team was the first launch of the morning. Team members included, from left, Katie Habecker, Link Millard, Dorian Jones, Garrett Ottmers, Nathan Weatherford, Alex Scudder, Zane Brown and teacher, Andrew Matthes. — Photo courtesy Zane Brown


A key phrase of the SystemsGo rocket science program has always been “Failure is an option.”

A look at local businesses in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.

Debbie Freitag immerses herself in the many books for sale at the Harper Library Resale Shop. All proceeds from the shop support the library. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

If a store that has “new treasures” regularly doesn’t sound enticing enough, consider also that 100 percent of its profits benefit a local nonprofit organization.

There’s a little of everything at Antique Mall of Fredericksburg, as, from left, Jane Marshall, Doug and Sandi Klein show off the store’s merchandise. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

For a few years, Doug Klein knew Antique Mall of Fredericksburg owner Randy Kinchen and developed a strong kinship with him.

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Fredericksburg High School students Parker Tran, a junior, left, and Brendon Huynh, a sophomore, collect items for Pokémon Go in front of Zion Lutheran Church on Main Street. — Standard-Radio Post/Christine Granados

Everyone who has access to the Internet or a television has heard about the latest cell phone app game craze — Pokémon Go.

Ask anyone in marketing what the most successful advertising campaign in Texas has been and “Don’t mess with Texas” is bound to be at or near the top.

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