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Wed
20
Jan

Kilcoyne to sing Feb. 13 with Texas All-State Choir


Ready to perform with the Texas All-State Choir in San Antonio on Feb. 13 is Fredericksburg High School Varsity Choir member Travis Kilcoyne. Makayla Gonzalez, alto, was selected as a first alternate along with Rebecca Sechrist (not pictured) who was second alternate soprano. — Submitted photo

Travis Kilcoyne, a member of the Fredericksburg High School Varsity Choir, will perform with the Texas All-State Choir in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2016 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention.

He was chosen for this honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at district, region and area levels. He was selected as first chair bass.

Kilcoyne sings at FHS under the direction of Michele Stehling who is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, a 12,000-plus member organization headquartered in Austin.

This is Kilcoyne’s first time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization.

He is the son of Sue Kilcoyne.

Two other FHS Varsity Choir members were selected as alternates, including Makayla Gonzalez, alto, first alternate, and Rebecca Sechrist, soprano, second alternate.

Wed
20
Jan

City, county locations to offer rabies clinics

People in need of vaccinations for their pets can do to this month and February in a series of clinics scheduled across Gillespie County.

City of Fredericksburg

The City of Fredericksburg will host its first rabies clinic from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Consolidated Warehouse, which is on Friendship Lane behind Fredericksburg High School.

This is a time change from last year.

Vaccines will be administered by veterinarians from Pedernales Veterinary Center.

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
20
Jan

FHS Band Turkey Dinner, Concert to be held Feb. 7

Fredericksburg High School Band will host its annual Turkey Dinner and Concert on Feb. 7 at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds.

Serving begins at 11 a.m. and the concert will start at noon. 

Admission is free and food will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to those who buy food tickets.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $9 from any band student or booster, or for $10 at the door.

There will be prizes given away during the concert, for which tickets will be sold for $2 a ticket or $10 for a book of six.

Assistance from the parking lot will be given as needed.

The Beginning Band will start off the concert and each band will play one after the other, with minimal break in between.    

Concert

The Fredericksburg Middle School Beginning Band, conducted by Brandt Barnard, will open the concert with “Band Room Boogie” and “Power Rock,” by Michael Sweeney.

Thu
14
Jan

Wright voices frustration with red tape at Head Start

By Richard Zowie —

His voice never rose, but the frustration was unmistakable.

Dr. Eric Wright, superintendent of Fredericksburg Independent School District, expressed multiple frustrations with the school board Monday night over miscommunications and “red tape” that he and other officials have encountered while dealing with BCFS Education Services.

BCFS is the new entity handling Fredericksburg Primary School’s Head Start program.

This year, FISD joined with BCFS Education Services to provide all-day pre-kindergarten at FPS in its Head Start program.

“This has been a very painful and trying process,” Wright said. “The group I entered into negotiations with, their executive director and finance manager are no longer there. They have completely changed their team.”

Thu
14
Jan

FISD proposes GCAD location

By Richard Zowie —

Gillespie Central Appraisal District’s (GCAD) search for a new home continues, and one potential solution is a lease from Fredericksburg Independent School District.

Dr. Eric Wright, FISD superintendent, discussed several options for a proposed new home for GCAD during the Jan. 11 FISD regular meeting.

His remarks were only suggestions and not subject to formal action.

The county’s local taxing entities — FISD, Harper ISD, Doss Consolidated Common School District, the City of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County — on a 3-2 vote failed to authorize GCAD to acquire property near Hill Country Memorial Hospital to construct a building. County commissioners and Doss CCSD trustees voted no on the measure.

 

Trustees discuss lease

Thu
14
Jan

Gillespie County Youth Livestock Show


Brothers Mills, left, and Mason Meier had the grand champion and reserve grand champion steers, respectively, at the Gillespie County Youth Livestock Show, held last weekend at the fair grounds. Cattle judge Carl Muntean of Iola stands with the award winners. It was the first time in recent memory in a steer show that siblings had taken the top two prizes. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

Praise was high for youth and their animals at the 2016 Gillespie County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Auction, Thursday through Saturday.

“Our judges this year were very complimentary to the quality of livestock and the level of respect shown toward them from the kids in our county,” said Blaine Hahn, president of the Gillespie County Youth Livestock Show Association.

“Everyone should be proud of the future farmers and ranchers that we have coming through the ranks,” Hahn said.

Held at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds, the 2016 show drew 341 exhibitors and 801 entries.

Exhibitors included 219 Gillespie County 4-Hers, 96 Fredericksburg FFA members (junior and high school) and 26 Harper FFA members.

Entries totaled 801, including 260 swine, 123 meat goats, 167 lambs, 10 breeding sheep, 110 broilers, 38 turkeys, 45 steers, 10 heifers and 38 Angoras.

Wed
13
Jan

Creed Speaking State Champ


Dr. Eric Wright, Fredericksburg Independent School District superintendent, presents a “Billie Pride” award to Colton Snedecor Monday evening for winning at state in Creed Speaking for Future Farmers of America. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
Wed
13
Jan

LeFan marks 20th anniversary in ministry here

The Fredericksburg Church of Christ hosted a reception celebrating the 20th anniversary of minister Tommy LeFan’s service to church and community on Sunday, Jan. 10 after the morning worship service.

“Twenty years of ministry with the Fredericksburg Church of Christ is not due to any great staying-power on my part. It’s more a testament to the love and long-suffering of a wonderful church family,” LeFan said. “Sometimes I think our church may be one of the best kept secrets in town. If you’re looking for a church home, I strongly recommend it. It would be our great pleasure to welcome you.”

LeFan, his wife, Christy, and daughter, Courtney, moved from Garland to Fredericksburg in 1995 and in 1996 their son, Cameron, was born in Fredericksburg.

Wed
13
Jan

Gem, mineral show open Saturday


Amethyst crystals and other gemstones will be on display Saturday.

Proceeds from the 47th Annual Hill Country Gem and Mineral Show this weekend will go toward Sul Ross State University’s geology department.

The Fredericksburg Rockhounds will host the show Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16-17, at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park’s Pioneer Pavilion.

“Rather than argue about giving the scholarship to a UT or A&M student we picked a neutral school — Sul Ross State University,” said James Gedeon, Rockhound show chairman. “The head of the geology department bought some rocks for his class, 100 rock hammers and a couple of microscopes.”

Proceeds from the prize drawing and silent auction at last year’s show raised $1,500.

The show will feature minerals, fossils, meteorites, jewelry, geodes, stone carvings, exhibits and demonstrations.

Experts will be available to identify mystery rocks that any visitors might have.

Admission and parking are free.

Wed
13
Jan

Air Force Band of the West ensemble to perform Sunday at Methodist church


A concert featuring Spectrum Winds, an ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Band of the West, will be offered at 3 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church. Members of the ensemble include, from left, Senior Airman Emily Matter, bassoon; MSgt Hughey Hancock, French horn; MSgt Cynthia A. Bailey, flute; Airman First Class Randolph Palada, clarinet, and Senior Airman Kathleen Keese, oboe. — Submitted photo

Spectrum Winds, a component of the U.S. Air Force Band of the West, will perform Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.

Set for 3 p.m., the performance is the fourth of eight 2015-2016 concert season programs hosted by the Fredericksburg Music Club (FMC).

Seating begins on a first-come basis in the sanctuary of the church, beginning at 2:30 p.m.

The concert is free although goodwill offerings are welcome.

As part of the afternoon program, the five-member Spectrum Winds ensemble will explore the diverse world of chamber music for winds, drawing on a long heritage of chamber music, contemporary jazz, pop music, marches and patriotic favorites, said a spokesman.

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