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Communities and neighborhoods throughout Gillespie County and Fredericksburg are invited to participate in the 33rd annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Holiday shoppers looking to get a head start or to give gifts with a personal touch can visit the 32nd St. Joseph’s Halle Craft Show on Saturday, Oct. 1.

It will be three days of music, singing, toasting, dancing and gemütlichkeit when the 36th Oktoberfest celebration takes place Friday through Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, on Marktplatz.


Hard-charging William Sebera broke through two Wimberley defenders to power his way to a touchdown, drawing the Billies to 24-19 in the closing minutes. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

After back-to-back road games, Fredericksburg High School’s Battlin’ Billies will come home to play the winless Hondo Owls at 7:30 p.m. Friday at FHS Stadium.

Jonathan Cleland jukes a defender after hauling in one of his five catches. Cleland had 56 yards receiving, bringing his season total to 481. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

Fredericksburg High School Battlin’ Billies football put up a fistfight against powerhouse Wimberley last Friday, but came up shorthanded with a 24-19 loss at Wimberley Stadium.

Fredericksburg’s Battlin’ Billie tennis program won three matches over the past week as they head into District 28-4A team tennis play.


Information on funerals that occur after Sept. 28 will appear under this heading.


Norma Sagebiel, 91, nee Usener, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.

Mrs. Gerald L. (Jerry) Foster, 83, nee Jimmie Ruth Gayden, of Shreveport, Louisiana and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.

Robert Joseph (Bob) Hartmann, 89, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016.

Gillespie Life

The St. John Lutheran Community Association of Crabapple held its 38th annual homecoming worship service on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the church in Crabapple.

A look at local businesses in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.

Matthew Dulaney (left) spars in light contact exercise against Texas Karate Shop instructor Jym Mitchell as Dulaney’s younger brother, John (right), watches. The shop has been open for 33 years. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Jym Mitchell keeps two Bruce Lee movie posters on the wall at Texas Karate Shop: “Enter the Dragon” and “Fists of Fury.”

Karen Robertson, right, of Hill Country Inner Works, uses a computer’s biofeedback program to help a patient find non-invasive ways to deal with stress. Robertson opened her business last May. — Standard-Radio Post/ Richard Zowie

Using a painless, non-invasive technique that involves measuring a person’s heart rate and breathing on a computer, Karen Robertson helps a person manage their stress and take control of their body

Columns, editorials and more of interest to our readers.

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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