Daily Update for Tuesday, July 9


  • Gillespie County Commissioners meeting in regular session yesterday at the courthouse unanimously appointed two of their own — Commissioners Curtis Cameron and Donnie Schuch — to serve as the county’s liaisons on the newly-formed Alternate Truck Route Task Force. Officials also heard reports about Honor Flight Austin’s mission to take as many local World War II veterans to the memorial in their honor in Washington, D.C., and about the progress of Gillespie County’s 4-H program.
  • Fredericksburg Independent School District Board of Trustees will consider suggestions made by Dr. Marc Williamson to revise its student drug use policy. Trustees are expected to vote on implementing the suggestions at the next meeting. The board also agreed to spend $161,000 on tablet computers for teachers and staff. The goal of the district is to outfit all students with tablet computer devices.
  • The start of football season is just around the corner, and projections for the Fredericksburg, Harper and Heritage high school teams were announced recently in the 2013 issue of “Dave Campbell’s Texas Football.”
  • Producers are reminded that the deadline for entering the 2013 Gillespie County Hay Show is Friday, July 19. Entries are limited to hay grown in Gillespie and adjacent counties only. There are three divisions, including Perennial Grasses, Annual Grasses and Legumes, and standard-size round bales and conventional square bales will compete together.
  • The 125th Gillespie County Fair Catalogs are now available at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds as well as at various locations around the county. The 125th Gillespie County Fair is scheduled Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 22-25.

Today's Quote

"Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them."
William Arthur Ward


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