Gillespie Life

Wed
18
Jun

Zion Music Fest on Marktplatz stage June 28

Zion Music Fest, featuring Christian music artists, will return to Marktplatz at noon Saturday, June 28.

Artists Matt Adler, Forever Young & Icris will return, along with new guests Scott Ivey and Fredericksburg’s own Samantha Ann Little. 

Other Christian bands set to hit the stage include Prophet Within, Zion Road and For The People.

Headlining the event this year is Seventh Day Slumber.

Organizers will welcome comedian Adrian Lucio of San Antonio and guest speaker will be Jake Edwards, former First Baptist Church youth minister, now of Lubbock.

Also included in the event will be a Kidz Zone, skateboard exhibition, food vendors and Christian clothing vendors. 

Other ministries on hand will include the CMA (Christian Motorcycle Association), Chariots of Light Motorcycle Ministry, Salvation Army, G42U Leadership Academy, HADIT (Harper Active Drug Intervention Team) and the Know Peace Ministries Prayer Team.

Wed
18
Jun

PCAA plans free concert outdoors at the square

The sound of guitars and song will be heard from Marktplatz on Sunday, June 29, when the Frank Gomez Band performs for the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance’s (PCAA) Concert In The Park.

The concert has no charge and is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. in the Adelsverein Halle (the largest pavilion) on Marktplatz.

The public is invited to attend and bring blankets or chairs to sit in. There will also be a limited number of picnic table seats available.

The band will perform for about an hour-and-a-half. The group blends blues, jazz, R&B and funk through melody and rhythm.

 Listeners are invited to bring their own picnic meals or snacks from home. Also, while the band performs, listeners are encouraged to dance on a makeshift dance floor.

Frank Gomez is an Austin-based American rhythm and blues singer/song writer, guitarist and vocalist. He organized the Frank Gomez band in 2007.

Wed
11
Jun

Galindo trades hospital gown for cap and gown for FHS graduation

By Autumn Bernhard —

When most people hear “roller coaster,” visions of Fiesta Texas dance through their head. However, Kyara Galindo, daughter of Gabriel and Socorro Galindo, thinks of her four years in high school.

“Throughout the past four years I have had very high times as well as low times,” Galindo said. “Some times were fun and some not so fun.”

The main low occurred during Galindo’s sophomore year when she collapsed at a football game while cheering. She was taken to the hospital where two tumors were found in her brain and she was diagnosed with stage IV Glioblastoma Multiforme. Galindo was given a life expectancy of five months.

“My first reaction was inscrutable,” Galindo said. “I was at the hospital and was asleep. When I woke up, ‘tumor’ was the first word I heard. At the time, I was not knowledgeable about tumors so I did not know what to think exactly.”

Wed
11
Jun

Tickets now available for 'FTC's Les Misérables'

Tickets are on sale now for “Les Misérables,” the first production in the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s 18th season, which opens on June 20.

The musical, which continues weekends through July 6, is based on the novel by Victor Hugo set in 19th century France and tells the story of Jean Valjean, a man seeking redemption after serving 19 years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister’s child.

Performances will be held Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

“When I first saw ‘Les Misérables’ 20 years ago, I was drawn into the show because of the combination of very personal stories and the theatrical presentation,” director Jim Weisman said. “In our production, we’re adding the close up and personal element that you won’t get in the big touring theaters. We have an amazingly talented cast and I think audiences will be completely entranced.”

Wed
11
Jun

Lenz Fest to celebrate historical museum

The Gillespie County Historical Society will unveil its new annual springtime festival, Lenz Fest, on June 19-21. 

Lenz Fest will celebrate the spring season in the Texas Hill Country and commemorate the historical significance of the early German pioneers.

In doing so, the museum decided to honor an individual that has shown the “pioneer spirit” in the community and Gillespie county.

Wed
11
Jun

Girls learn baking is 'easy as pie'

Kadence Wilson keeps a very close eye to make sure all the mix doesn’t come out at once. The baking class which took place Monday through today, Wednesday, was sponsored by FISD’s Community Education program. — Standard-Radio Post/Autumn Bernhard

Wed
04
Jun

Playground naming honors late Quinn Kott

Wed
04
Jun

Gillespie voters mirror statewide results in runoff

Slightly more than 1 in 10 voters took part in the May 27 primary runoff elections in Gillespie County.

Only 11.6 percent of the county’s 17,883 registered voters took part in the primary runoff. That included 1,969 Republican voters and 110 Democratic voters.

Gillespie results mirrored statewide tallies in the GOP primary runoff.

Tea Party favorite Dan Patrick topped incumbent David Dewhurst in the lieutenant governor’s race, 57-43 percent. (Statewide result was 65-35 percent.) Patrick will now face Democrat Leticia Van de Putte in the November general election.

Ken Paxton topped Dan Branch 58 percent to 42 percent in the race for attorney general. (Statewide result was 64-36 percent.)

Sid Miller beat Tommy Merritt for the nomination for commissioner of agriculture, 62-38 percent. (Statewide tally was closer at 53-47 percent.)

Wed
04
Jun

Columnist releases new advice book


"An Interrupted Conversation" is a collection of nearly 100 pieces of advice that Phil Houseal invites readers to help finish.

Local columnist and author Phil Houseal has released his newest book, “An Interrupted Conversation,” a compilation of advice from one of his mentors, released in advance of graduation and wedding season.

Dick Culbertson, a U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, had retired to San Antonio in 1976, but continued to be an active leader in many areas and organizations, including the Texas Community Education Association. That was where he became a friend and mentor to the author.

“Dick first cornered me when I became involved in community education at the state level,” Houseal said. “As I explain in the book’s introduction, he literally grabbed me after a session in Austin and pulled me out in the hallway to talk.”

Wed
04
Jun

A FEAST FOR THE EYES


Drawing viewers’ eyes toward her own during the Studio602 Fredericksburg Middle School Art Show last Tuesday and Wednesday, May 27-28, was eighth grade Art III artist Peyton Cantu (top right.) “Come See What We See” featured numerous pieces in a variety of media in the FMS Gymnasium. —Standard-Radio Post/Lisa Treiber-Walter

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