Daily Update for Monday, August 5


  • Fredericksburg City Council will meet this afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Gillespie County Law Enforcement Center in a special budget work session in which they are expected to determine a number of unresolved budget issues including the Effective Tax Rate, a 2 1/2 percent employee salary increase, retirement benefit enhancements, alternate truck route funding and fee structures.
  • Then, at 7 p.m. tonight, the council will meet in regular session at the Gillespie County LEC. Agenda items include awarding a bid on the $6.5 million utility system revenue bond and discussion on the charter amendment petition and possible election.
  • Resurrection Art Camp Extravaganza begins today and continues through Friday at Resurrection Lutheran Church. The free art camp for youth ages nine to 12 years takes place from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Vacation Bible School at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church starts tonight and continues through Friday from 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Wounded Warriors at Nebo Ministry will have a meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.
  • The Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the Central Texas Electric Cooperative Building.
  • "Mommy and Me Art Workshop" for ages two to six years will begin today and continue through Thursday at Fredericksburg Elementary School. The camp is sponsored by Fredericksburg Independent School District Community Education, and sessions are from 9-10 a.m. (ages 2-3 years) and 10:30 a.m. to noon (ages 4-6 years).
  •  FISD Community Education is sponsoring "Jungle Jive Camp for grades one to five starting today and continuing through Thursday from 1-3 p.m. at Fredericksburg High School.


  • Football practice for the Fredericksburg High School Battlin' Billies began this morning at 7 a.m. Approximately 125-140 players were expected for the first day of training camp, which will see the Billies practicing in shorts and T-shirts before suiting up in full pads in a special midnight practice on Friday.
  • Tryouts for the Fredericksburg High School JV and varsity volleyball teams will be held from 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. today and again on Tuesday. Freshmen tryouts will be held from 8-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Weight training for JV and varsity will be held from 3:10-4 p.m. both days. Regular practice is scheduled for Wednesday from 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
  • A football parent meeting will be held this evening at 5:30 p.m. in the FHS Gym. Parents of all freshmen, junior varsity and varsity players are asked to attend this meeting.
  • The Fredericksburg Billie Boosters will hold their first meeting for the 2013-2014 school year this evening at approximately 6:30 p.m. (after the football meeting) in the FHS Gym.


Today's Quote

"Age is not important unless you're a cheese."

Helen Hayes

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