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Wed
03
Feb

State senate candidates sound off

Six Republican candidates vying for the Texas Senate District 24 seat of retiring Sen. Troy Fraser attended a candidate forum last Wednesday at the Hill Country University Center.

Ross Ramsey, executive editor of the Texas Tribune, moderated a two-hour forum in which candidates answered questions ranging from higher education to water issues.

Attending were physician Dawn Buckingham, rancher Jon Cobb, health care administrator Ryan Downton, State Rep. Susan King, retired physician Brent Mayes and vineyard owner and retired oil industry executive Reed Williams. The lone Democrat who has declared, Jennie Lou Leeder, did not attend.

All seek to follow veteran Senator Troy Fraser’s footsteps in the district which encompasses Gillespie County and all or parts of 16 other counties to the north and east.

The event drew nearly 200 people, nearly filling the H-E-B Community Room at HCUC.

Wed
03
Feb

City, local areas continue to offer rabies shots for pets

Continuing this weekend, people needing vaccinations for their pets have more options and locations available.

This month and February, the clinics across Fredericksburg and Gillespie County will provide rabies vaccinations and other inoculations.

 

City of Fredericksburg

The City of Fredericksburg’s second rabies clinic will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (also a time change from last year) Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Consolidated Warehouse.

Hill Country Veterinary Clinic will be doing this second clinic.

The cost of the discounted rabies vaccine is $8 per dog or cat. Each veterinarian is sacrificing a portion of their fee.

Canine and feline vaccinations, including those for rattlesnake and “kennel cough” will be available at a discounted rate.

Additionally, microchips are available for $10.

Pet owners may also purchase city license tags for dogs and cats at the clinic.

Wed
27
Jan

Man killed near Harper after leading law on chase


Lynch

A 37-year-old man from Ingram and Hunt was shot and killed by a Kerrville law enforcement officer in western Gillespie County on Wednesday morning, Jan. 20, after leading multiple departments on a chase by car and foot across two counties.

Kerrville police, in conjunction with the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, attempted to locate Michael Clyde Lynch, for outstanding warrants for assault family violence/choking and violation of probation warrants out of Kerr County and evading arrest out of Comal County.

He was believed to be in the Kerrville area. Lynch was considered to be armed and dangerous and a flight risk, according to a Kerrville Police Department spokesman.

Wed
27
Jan

State senate hopefuls will square off

Residents have three chances to meet area

candidates

Gillespie County residents still have three chances in January and February to meet candidates running for county and state offices before the March 1 primary election.

County and state posts up for election this year include: county attorney, county tax assessor-collector, county sheriff, county commissioner precinct 1, county commissioner precinct 3, county constable precinct 1, county constable precinct 2, Texas Senate District 24, Texas House of Representatives District 73, Railroad Commission and Congressional District 21.

Wed
27
Jan

Showy color in drab January


While much of the American east coast spent the past weekend dealing with heavy snow and the brunt of winter, these two Northern Cardinals, perched reminiscent of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball logo, fluttered about together at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park on a cool, sunny Saturday. — Standard- Radio Post/Richard Zowie
Wed
27
Jan

Stonewall's Finest


Calvin Weinheimer, right, was honored with the Golden Service Award on Monday at the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce banquet, presented by his grandson, Brandon Weinheimer. See story on page A5. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
Wed
27
Jan

Blues Fills the Hills


Jack Edery of the Austin-based Blues Posse lets his Les Paul Gibson ES-335 TD guitar “sing” the blues during Luckenbach’s Ninth Annual Blues Fest on Saturday. Hundreds of fans showed at the storied venue for a day of Texas blues acts. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
Wed
27
Jan

Blues Fills the Hills


The Blues Posse was one of approximately nine bands that sang the blues for Luckenbach’s Ninth Annual Blues Festival last Saturday. Band members are (from left) Jack Edery, guitarist; Jamie Van Beek, lead vocalist and harmonica player; Grady Humble, drummer; Zaz Marschall, bassist and Clyde Wayne, saxophone. Officials in Luckenbach described this year’s event as “the best blues fest ever.” — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
Wed
27
Jan

Winter Texans enjoy break from the cold


Roger and Bette Jeanne of Illinois probably aren’t used to seeing bare ground and thawed creeks during the winter. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

By Richard Zowie

On a cool, sunny Saturday, Roger and Bette Jeanne Bennett of Clayton, Illinois, walked along the rocky nature trail at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.

Their path took them parallel to Live Oak Creek. The Bennetts’ western Illinois home is approximately 30 miles east of the Mississippi River, which divides Illinois and Missouri.

In other parts of America, including north and the east coast, cold winter weather resulted in heavy snows.

For this couple, this isn’t the type of winter they’re accustomed to.

“It was zero degrees when we left Clayton two weeks ago,” said Roger.

Wed
27
Jan

New FVFD


Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Deparmtent Fire Chief Lynn Bizzell accepted on the department’s behalf a volunteer award from the Texas State Parks during Saturday night’s annual installation of officers and awards presentations. More photos on D1. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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