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FTC's drama 'Our Town' tickets go on sale Monday

Tickets for “Our Town,” Fredericksburg Theater Company’s next production, will go on sale to the public, Monday, Oct. 5.

The Thornton Wilder drama will be performed at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater at 1668 U.S. 87 South, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., Oct. 16 through Nov. 1.

Admission is $29 for adults and $12 for children 17 and under.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.fredericksburgtheater.org or by calling the box office at 830-997-3588.

A special Thursday night performance will be at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 29, and there won’t be a performance on Halloween, which falls on Saturday, Oct. 31.

FTC executive director Steve Reily is directing “Our Town,” winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for drama and described by Edward Albee as “… the greatest American play ever written.”

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Oktoberfest begins Friday on Marktplatz

Oompah music will echo through Fredericksburg Friday through Sunday, Oct. 2-4, at the 35th Oktoberfest.

This annual festival of Fredericksburg’s German heritage harkens back to the first Oktoberfest near Munich in 1810, which began as a celebration of the Bavarian King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen royal wedding.

In Fredericksburg, the family-oriented event attracts 1,200 volunteers and 20,000 visitors, according to Oktoberfest officials.

Rep. Doug Miller (R-New Braunfels) will kick off the event at an opening ceremony at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2.

“I’m looking forward to the fun, excitement and the gemütlichkeit,” said Miller.

Ernie Loeffler, president and CEO of the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau, said the event is a Fredericksburg hallmark.

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Summit eyes Hill Country development, future growth


Robert Yaro

By Scott Allen —

Ranchers, conservationists and tourists all share one thing in common: they love experiencing rural land by seeing the beauty of the Texas Hill Country.

This was the message told throughout the Hill Country Alliance (HCA) leadership summit at the Nimitz Museum Ballroom on Thursday, Sept. 24.

Robert Yaro, visiting professor at the University of Texas School of Architecture, was the keynote speaker. He spoke about the importance of “smart” development in the Hill Country and how it relates to the rest of the country.

Yaro has extensive experience in regional planning and conservation efforts around the country and is currently leading a UT graduate level course focused on Hill Country planning.

‘We’re not alone’

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Sep

Butterfly in the Park


Fredericksburg High School Marching Band’s color guard member Lauren Leija spreads her butterfly (Schmetterling) wings during FHS’ non-competitive performance in the Hill Country Marching Festival on Saturday at FHS Stadium. The Pride of the Texas Hill Country performed their program “A Day in the Park” as an exhibition band and hosted 23 other bands. See results on page A14 and more photos on page C1. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney

Twenty-three bands competed in the Hill Country Marching Festival hosted by the Fredericksburg High School Band, Saturday, Sept. 26.

The FHS band performed at the beginning of the competition non-competitively.

Stephen F. Austin, Elgin and Tivy high schools took first, second and third place in the band competition, respectively. Austin was awarded the grand champion trophy.

The FHS band received comments from the judges that will help them in Saturday’s, Oct. 3, University Interscholastic League Band Competition in New Braunfels.

Judge Rebecca Mathis, a color guard director at Cooper High School and Abilene Christian University said, “Your Color Guard adds a great deal of general effect to this show.

 “I appreciate the difficulty of the writing, keep cleaning to make it perfect.”

She added, “Drum Majors do an amazing job with this difficult show. You both conduct very musically and are very easy to follow.”

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Galleries to celebrate First Friday Art Walk

A number of galleries will be offering special events on Friday, Oct. 2, as part of the First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg celebration.

Participating galleries will feature demonstrations, art talks, receptions, visits with the artists and more.

Gallery hours will vary.

For more information and the latest news from participating galleries, visit www.FFAWF.com.

Participating galleries will be flying the Art Walk flags.

The following galleries have submitted information concerning their First Friday Art Walk events:

Agave Gallery — Fine Art. Texas Style!, 208 East San Antonio, will feature artist Connie Stephens. She uses natural stones to create one-of-a-kind jewelry designs.

Inspired from her love of the Southwest, she combines stones, metalsmithing and both ancient and new techniques to create art for the body.

A reception will be held from 5-8 p.m.

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'Blood Moon'


Sunday night’s Blood Moon occurrence hovers over the skies at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Close to 100 people gathered at the summit of the granite peak to observe the lunar eclipse, which was actually four eclipses in a row, spaced over a time period of six full moons. The “lunar tetrad,” gets its red color from sunlight shining through the earth’s atmosphere and cast onto the moon. It was the last lunar eclipse/super moon combination until 2033. — Standard-Radio Post/ Scott Allen
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Kraut Run/Walk to benefit local literacy programs

Runners and walkers will be stepping off on Saturday morning, Oct. 3, as part of the Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club’s Sixth Annual Kraut Run/Walk 8K.

Early packet pickup and registration will be held from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, at Jack and Adam’s Bicycle Shop at 206 South Lincoln Street.

Race-day registration and check in will start at 7 a.m. on Saturday and the five-mile race will begin at 8 a.m. at the entrance to Fredericksburg Middle School on Travis Street between Adams and Crockett streets.

Race-day registration is allowed, but runners should register online at www.fbgkrautrun.com (click on Runners) to improve their chances of receiving a race shirt.

Registration fees are $25 for adults (17 and older) and $10 for those under 17.

Proceeds from the race will support literacy programs, primarily for Fredericksburg Independent School District campuses and Books for Babies.

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Hill Country artist to showcase handcrafted wares on Saturday

Handcrafted wares from Hill Country artisans will be featured at the St. Joseph’s Halle Fall Craft Show on Saturday, Oct. 3.

The 30th annual event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Halle at 212 West San Antonio Street.

There is no admission charge to the show.

Hand-crafted holiday décor, martin birdhouses, hand-knitted and crocheted sweaters and scarves will be some of the items available at this show.

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Fall farmer's market set to open

Fall is here, and with that, the Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market’s fall season will begin at 4 p.m. and continue until dark, tomorrow, Oct. 1, at Pioneer Museum on West Main Street.

The season will then continue on Thursdays, concluding Nov. 19, the week prior to Thanksgiving.

Among the wide variety of meats and vegetables will be local, grass-fed beef, along with pasture-raised chickens that produce organic eggs.

There’s also a local bounty of fall vegetables and fruits, including beets, beans, peas, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, herbs, butternut squash and much more.

Shoppers can shop for locally-baked bread and wood-oven pizza. There will also be locally-roasted coffee and other prepared foods.

“We will also have Texas olive oil, which we also had at the summer farmer’s market,” said Thomas Newman, Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market president.

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Parking rules eased for new West Main club

By Scott Allen —

Fredericksburg City Council voted Monday night in favor, 4-1, with Mayor Linda Langerhans dissenting, to consider amending the zoning ordinance that pertains to special parking provisions and to extend provisions West on Main Street.

Siblings Ben and Abigail Jones plan to establish an event venue on the 600 block of West Main Street, just west of Bowie Street, on the south side of Main Street.

Since a change in the type of establishment is occurring, the zoning law requires them to provide an additional 22 parking spaces and they plan to use nearby parking spaces on Main Street instead of building new spaces on-site.

“If you’re familiar with the property there, there’s not enough physical room or physical space to have that many parking spaces on the site,” Brian Jordan, Director of Development Services, said.

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