Many commercial properties were reappraised this year, and residential property may be due for reappraisal in 2015. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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By Ken Esten Cooke — Property values in Gillespie County again topped $7 billion after a strong recovery from the recent national economic downturn. Gillespie County Chief Appraiser David Oehler said total market value was $7,013,954,894 in 2014, a 2.6 percent rise over 2013 values.... + continue reading

Gold Star Award winners named at the 2014 Gillespie County 4-H Awards Banquet on Monday night were, from left, Braden Bowers, Sara Verstuyft and Blake Tatsch. The Gold Star award is the highest award a 4-Her can win at the county level. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
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Achievements and successes by local youth and adult leaders were recognized on Monday night at the 2014 Gillespie County 4-H Awards Banquet. The program and dinner were held at the Gillespie County Farm Bureau Events Center. Receiving the county’s top award — the Gold Star Award... + continue reading
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Fifteen galleries will be participating in First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg on Friday, Aug. 1. The  participating galleries will be offering special events, demonstrations, art talks, meet and greets with artists, opening receptions and more from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday. For more... + continue reading

Rob Owen (right) gives further details of a $3,560 Vortec engine to Ingram’s Gary Hawthorne during the 37th Annual Hill Country Auto Swap Meet on Saturday. The event at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park attracted many car enthusiasts as they bought, sold, traded and chatted about all things mechanical. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
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By Richard Zowie — They are known by many names: gear heads, grease monkeys, mechanics and car lovers. This past weekend, from Friday to Sunday, they converged upon Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park for the 37th Annual Hill Country Auto Swap Meet. Some came to buy cars, some to sell cars.... + continue reading

Andy White serves Jan Bailey an iced latte. The beverage menu at Greater Grace Christian Coffee House includes standard fare, along with gourmet coffee from northwestern Louisiana. — Standard-Radio Post photo/Richard Zowie
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By Richard Zowie — Greater Grace Christian Coffee House is two things. First, it’s a coffee house with coffee, tea and other beverages along with a breakfast and lunch menu. Second, it’s a community outreach that includes an internship program, discipleship and serving those... + continue reading

Many commercial properties were reappraised this year, and residential property may be due for reappraisal in 2015. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

Gold Star Award winners named at the 2014 Gillespie County 4-H Awards Banquet on Monday night were, from left, Braden Bowers, Sara Verstuyft and Blake Tatsch. The Gold Star award is the highest award a 4-Her can win at the county level. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

Rob Owen (right) gives further details of a $3,560 Vortec engine to Ingram’s Gary Hawthorne during the 37th Annual Hill Country Auto Swap Meet on Saturday. The event at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park attracted many car enthusiasts as they bought, sold, traded and chatted about all things mechanical. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Andy White serves Jan Bailey an iced latte. The beverage menu at Greater Grace Christian Coffee House includes standard fare, along with gourmet coffee from northwestern Louisiana. — Standard-Radio Post photo/Richard Zowie

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By Austin R. Eck — Gillespie County Commissioners approved the creation of a new department to oversee a consolidated dispatch operations in unanimous vote during Monday’s regular session meeting.  The decision came from the recommendation given by the Dispatch Advisory Board to... + continue reading
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By Austin R. Eck — County officials approved a new group medical plan with prescription drug coverage through the Texas Association of Counties Health and Employee Benefits pool during a regular season on Monday, July 28. Gillespie’s commissioners approved the decision in a 3-2 vote... + continue reading

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Foodies and oenophiles alike are expected to flock to Luckenbach for the First Annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival on Saturday, Aug. 2. The event, which runs from noon-11:30 p.m., will feature more than a dozen food trucks, nearly a dozen Texas Hill Country wineries and a lineup of live music... + continue reading
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Top marksmen will gather this weekend for the 119th annual Gillespie County Schuetzenfest, to be held Saturday and Sunday at the Texas Hills Sporting Range and sponsored by the Tivydale Shooting Club. Texas Hills Sporting Range is located at 12905 FM 2093. Heading up this year’s Gillespie... + continue reading
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Local Christian mission group, Misión de Candelilla, will host their seventh annual fundraiser event this weekend. The event will take place from 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Oak Hills Church and Event Center. Attendees will be greeted by an all-female mariachi group, “Las... + continue reading
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Megan Canfield of Mason eyes the ball before following through Friday afternoon during the first day of the 29th Annual Junior Dr Pepper — Babolat Open Tennis Tournament. Canfield finished second in the U12 girls' singles division. — Standard-Radio Post/Lisa Treiber-Walter
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More than 120 players participated in the 29th Annual Junior Dr Pepper — Babolat Open Tennis Tournament held at Fredericksburg High School and Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, Friday through... + continue reading

LEADING THE PACK — Battlin’ Billie Speed and Strength Camp helps stu-dents stay in shape through the summer months. — Standard-Radio Post/Autumn Bernhard
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Bryan Brant stopped in downtown Fredericksburg and drew plenty of attention. Brant's cross-country journey is one of renewal for both his body and spirit. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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By Ken Esten Cooke — “Because he had no place he could stay in without getting tired of it and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere, keep rolling under the stars….... + continue reading

A view of Fredericksburg from Cross Mountain, circa 1918. — Photo courtesy Geistweidt family
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Birds need love, too. Stacey York gives her cockatoo a hug to show her she did a good job after a demonstration. York runs an exotic bird haven, located outside the Fredericksburg city limits, with her family that takes in abused and neglected birds. There are currently 26 birds at the haven. — Standard-Radio Post/Autumn Bernhard
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By Autumn Bernhard — Cockatoos, ducks and chickens, oh my. While some people might think that is a lot to handle, Stacey York calls it Monday. York runs an exotic bird haven located outside... + continue reading

THE INTERPRETIVE RANGER — Park ranger Scott Whitener has had to help his share of hikers during his time at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck.
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Jill Holland of Fredericksburg is one of several artists who have donated pieces for the Misiòon de Candelilla fundraiser on Aug. 2 at the Oak Hills Church and Event Center. — Submitted photo
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