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Wed
01
Oct

8K Kraut Run on its mark Saturday

Runners and walkers will be stepping off on Saturday morning, Oct. 4, as part of the Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Kraut Run/Walk 8K.

Race-day registration and check in will start at 7 a.m. and the race will begin at 8 a.m. at the entrance to Fredericksburg Middle School on Travis Street.

And with the event coming up on Saturday, the Rotarians are reminding participants that online registration continues through tomorrow, Thursday.

The Rotarians are expecting over 200 runners to compete, and the first 200 registrants are guaranteed to receive a technical race shirt.

Race-day registration is allowed, but runners should register online by Thursday at www.fbgkrautrun.com (click on Runners) to ensure receipt of a race shirt.

Registration fees are $30 for adults (17 years of age and older) and $15 for those under 17.

Wed
01
Oct

St. Joseph’s craft show this weekend

“Black Friday” won’t arrive until Nov. 28, but local residents can get a head start on holiday shopping this weekend.

The St. Joseph’s Halle Craft Show will be Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There is no charge for admission to the craft show, which will be at 212 West San Antonio Street.

The early-October show will be one of the two events of the craft show for this season. The other will be Saturday, Dec. 13.

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Fri
26
Sep

Council moves forward with sidewalks, trails despite mayor's doubts

By Matt Ward 

A road map for future efforts to connect Fredericksburg neighborhoods continues to take shape as the city council informally agreed on several updates to the city’s comprehensive plan.

Most of Monday’s special meeting was devoted to the updated sidewalks and trails master plan, which highlights all current sidewalks as well as sites for future sidewalks and trails.

Fri
26
Sep

Archery season to open Saturday in Gillespie County

Hunting season will soon be upon Gillespie County as the archery-only season for both turkey and white-tailed deer opens this Saturday.

Archery season for both will run until Oct. 31. Gillespie is one of 149 Texas counties with an archery-only season for turkey.

Wed
24
Sep

Council moves forward with sidewalks, trails mayor’s doubt

By Matt Ward —

A road map for future efforts to connect Fredericksburg neighborhoods continues to take shape as the city council informally agreed on several updates to the city’s comprehensive plan.

Most of Monday’s special meeting was devoted to the updated sidewalks and trails master plan, which highlights all current sidewalks as well as sites for future sidewalks and trails.

A copy of the master plan is available for citizen review at City Hall.

“This might be a 50- or 100-year plan. We’re setting a plan to where we’ve identified where sidewalks and trails could be and possibly should be,” Councilman Bobby Watson said. “As our community grows, more and more people will walk, run and ride bikes. The complaint that I’ve heard is that people are tired of walking in the streets because we don’t have sidewalks.”

Wed
24
Sep

Archery season to open Saturday in Gillespie County

Hunting season will soon be upon Gillespie County as the archery-only season for both turkey and white-tailed deer opens this Saturday.

Archery season for both will run until Oct. 31. Gillespie is one of 149 Texas counties with an archery-only season for turkey.

The bag limit for white-tailed deer this season is five (no more than two bucks, all seasons combined). For turkeys, the bag limit is four, no more than one of which may be an Eastern turkey.

Overall, the whitetail deer antlers look “not bad,” according to local game warden Scott Krueger with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

“This time of year, they’re pretty regular where they go and where they feed,” Krueger said. “I’ve seen as many good bucks as much as what I’d call ‘scrubs.’”

Wed
24
Sep

Diagnosed with ALS, Crenwelge sees hope in bucket efforts


Barbara Crenwelge and husband Marvin have stayed positive, in part because of the community’s support of ALS plight. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

By Yvonne Hartmann —

After the last horse race was run at the 126th Gillespie County Fair in August, more than a hundred people gathered at the starting gate for a dousing of ice cold water from the old water truck used to wet the track.

Sitting front and center for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and surrounded by friends and family was Barbara Crenwelge. And, just like everyone else, Crenwelge got soaking wet.

But Crenwelge isn’t just like everyone else who turned out that day. Two years ago she was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), which is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

Wed
24
Sep

Smith discusses ISIS strikes here Monday


Congressman Lamar Smith discussed ISIS strikes at a local civic club. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Ken Esten Cooke —

Congressman Lamar Smith said he supported President Barack Obama’s strikes on the Islamic State this week, but is hesitant to authorize more powers to the president if strikes continue beyond 90 days.

Smith was in town as a guest at the Fredericksburg Rotary Club which met Monday at Fredericksburg Inn and Suites.

“ISIS, or the Islamic State, is a real threat to every freedom-loving person in the world,” Smith said. “Last Wednesday, I voted to authorize the president to equip, train and assist rebels in Syria. But if the president doesn’t come back to Congress and get authority from us under the War Powers Act, I’m not going to give him the benefit of the doubt in the future.”

Smith said when Congress returns in November, it will be “a time of reckoning,” citing the Nov. 4 elections, which will determine if both houses of Congress become Republican majority.

Wed
24
Sep

Homecoming royalty


Ty Franklin and Delta Wise received the royal treatment during Friday night’s homecoming celebration. Franklin and Wise were elected as Fredericksburg High School’s Homecoming King and Queen during the halftime festivities. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

Delta Wise was crowned the 2014 Fredericksburg High School Homecoming Queen during Friday night’s halftime ceremonies of the Billies’ football game against Llano.

The Battlin’ Billies defeated the Yellowjackets, 30-0, in the homecoming bout to improve to 4-1 on the season. (A complete game report is found in today’s Sports section.)

Homecoming ceremony

Halftime of the Friday night game featured the introduction of five homecoming queen nominees who were escorted across the FHS Stadium field and through an honorary tunnel of swords held by uniformed members of the FHS Junior Naval ROTC, while music was played by the FHS Band.

Wise, escorted by Paul Robinson, was applauded as the new FHS Homecoming Queen.

FHS also crowned Ty Franklin as Homecoming King during the ceremony. Franklin is the son of Debra Franklin and Karry Franklin.

Other nominees for queen recognized during the ceremony were:

Wed
24
Sep

Winery owners educate ag commissioner candidate


Republican Agriculture Commissioner Candidate Sid Miller, left, listens to issues from Doug Lewis and Bob Lewis, both of Lewis Wines in Johnson City, and Chris Brundrett, right, of William Chris Wines in Hye. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

The Texas Hill Country Wineries organization sponsored a legislative briefing and tour for agricultural commissioner candidates. 

Republican Sid Miller was in attendance and was updated on issues facing the wine and viticulture industry, and was given a tour of some local operations. (An invitation was extended to Democratic candidate Jim Hogan, but the candidate did not respond.)

Miller, who toured with State Rep. Doug Miller (no relation), said he was made aware of the wine and grape industry.

“Doug’s district is the epicenter of the Texas wine industry,” Miller said. “We’ve been listening to winery owners and grape growers to see how the Texas Department of Agriculture can better serve them and their needs, and help Texas grow jobs in rural areas.”

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