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Wed
03
Feb

Fund-raising: A True Underdog Story

“Dodge this!” said Tim Seals of Fredericksburg as he fires a dodge ball at an opposing Average Joes’ player during The
Burg’s first annual dodge ball tournament that took place on Saturday night at the First Baptist Church Gym. Seals was a member of “The Dodgefathers” team. The event was a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of the Texas Hill Country’s Fredericksburg location. See more photos on page D1. — Standard-Radio Post/Tyler Gaudin

Wed
03
Feb

The doctor's 'human touch'

Doctor and author Tom Hutton at a recent book signing. – Standard-Radio Post photo

By Ken Esten Cooke —

Like soldiers, doctors have lots of battlefield stories. Some are full of action, others are sad and still others point out determination in the face of life-and-death challenges. Most of these stories die over time, but it’s rewarding when they are captured for posterity.

Tom Hutton, neurologist, educator and now author, has done just that in his new book “Carrying the Black Bag,” from Texas Tech University Press.

During his 30-plus years of practicing medicine in West Texas and Minnesota, Hutton discovered that a doctor’s best teachers are often his patients. His patients were simply ordinary people taking on extra-ordinary challenges.

Wed
03
Feb

Wheelers and Dealers

Dwight Oestrich checks his hand while Doug Rowe eyes the flop at the Winter Kiwanis Scholarship Texas Hold ’Em Tournament that took place Saturday at St. Joseph’s Halle. — Standard-Radio Post/Tyler Gaudin

Wed
03
Feb

Huge turkey dinner on tap Sunday

Fredericksburg Independent School District Band Boosters’ annual Turkey Dinner and Concert will be this Sunday, 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 turkey and dressing, gravy, noodles, green beans, cranberry sauce, bread, cake, coffee and tea will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to those who buy food tickets. Food can be taken to go.

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. Tickets can be bought in advance from any band student, booster or at the door as well and the ticket holder need not be present to win.

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

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