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Animal shelter funds OK'd by council

By Scott Allen —

Fredericksburg City Council members on Monday voted 4-1 to allocate a maximum of $1.5 million for the development of a new city animal shelter.

Councilman Graham Pearson is for the project, but he dissented because he wanted $1.7 million for the project and didn’t want a hurdle for the animal shelter in the future.

“I’d rather go with $1.7 million,” Pearson said. “That doesn’t mean to say we have to spend it when we get all of the information back. I’d rather that not be a hurdle to us going forward in this project.”

Animal shelter

After deciding on a maximum amount for the shelter’s development, council members heard from the public.

Kelly Musselman, spokesperson for the Friends of the Fredericksburg Animal Shelter, was happy with the council’s decision.

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Bethany Lutheran will host annual 'Christmas Journey'

Bethany Lutheran Church will host its annual presentation of “A Christmas Journey,” on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11-12, from 6-8:30 p.m.  

The journey will feature nine scenes complete with live actors and animals that tell the story of the birth of Jesus Christ, a spokesperson said.

Attendees can drive their own vehicles along the lighted path or ride on the Bethany bus or wagons provided by the church.

The wagons will be located at the entrance to the church’s parking lot while the bus will pick up passengers on Main Street in front of Marktplatz.

The story of the birth of Jesus Christ unfolds as visitors move among the nine scenes while listening to music.

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Light the Night


North Pole residents Santa and Mrs. Claus, assisted by helpers Mark Peterson and Mary Krebs, made a visit to Fredericksburg for the Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Parade, held Friday on Main Street. Chamber CEO Penny McBride estimated record crowds lined the streets and thousands more tuned in as KEYE-TV in Austin televised the first half hour of the event. One hundred floats and entries took part in the annual event. See more photos on page D1 in this week's newspaper. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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Pearl Harbor survivor remembers fateful day


Petty Officer 2nd class Kayla York of the Fredericksburg High School Navy JROTC, talks with Pearl Harbor survivor Richard Cunningham about his World War II service during the National Museum of the Pacific War’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

By Richard Zowie —

A few hours earlier that morning on Dec. 7, 1941, Richard Cunningham and other U.S. Navy sailors enjoyed some downtime at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

That ended as the abrupt air raid sirens blared and Japanese aircraft zoomed overhead, attacking the United States Pacific Naval Fleet.

Cunningham found himself thrust into an impromptu, emergency job trying to put out a fire on the USS Arizona, which would sink into the water.

It’s something he still thinks about when he visits Hawaii.

“It’s very humbling to me (to be alive), when I think of all the guys who went over and didn’t come back,” said Cunningham, now 94 years old. As a Pearl Harbor survivor, Cunningham was honored during the National Museum of the Pacific War’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance ceremony Monday, Dec. 7.

This year marked the 74th anniversary of the attack.

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Canto Chamber Choir Christmas Events


Canto Chamber Choir presented its 13th annual Christmas concert to benefit The Good Samaritan Center on Monday night at Hill Country Evangelical Free Church. Theme for the concert, which featured a mixture of readings and songs sung by the choir along with some audience participation, was “Christmas Events.” Jerry Neuenschwander directed the choir and Charlene James was the accompanist. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
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Time For Giving


Sloan McBride gives out a goodie bag as Santa for the Fredericksburg Jaycees Santa Day Parade, Saturday. During the parade, Santa rode down Main Street atop a fire truck, loaned by the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department. Santa then stopped at the gazebo behind Pioneer Memorial Library where he listened to children’s Christmas wishes and gave out goodie bags. Santa later visited local nursing homes to spread cheer. — Standard-Radio Post/Tyler Gaudin
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Kinderfest


Santa and Mrs. Claus (helped by Mark Peterson and Mary Krebs) welcome one of the many children who made the pilgrimage to Santa’s lap to tell their Christmas wishes. The Clauses were part of the Kinderfest celebration on Saturday, Dec. 5 at Pioneer Museum. Kinderfest is an event sponsored by the Pioneer museum annually to allow kids to come and place stockings over a fireplace, make some arts and crafts, sing Christmas carols, and see Santa Claus. — Standard-Radio Post/Tyler Gaudin
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Harper Stock Show kicks off this Saturday

By Scott Allen —

The Harper Community Stock Show will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12.  

The Angora goat showing begins at 8 a.m. and the rest of the species at the Harper Show Barn begins at 9 a.m.

Check in is from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, except for cattle, for which check in is at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

More information is available by contacting Allison Burow or Michael McMahon at 830-864-4044, ext. 1223.

All exhibitors need to bring a dozen baked goods individually wrapped on Friday, Dec. 11, a spokesperson said.

Roy Sanders will be judging Angoras and Jason Marek will be judging all other species.

Eligible exhibitors include members of the Harper FFA, Harper 4-H, Doss 4-H or first through 12th grade students enrolled in the Harper Independent School District who are members of a 4-H club.

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'Tuna' co-creator discusses art of teaching to actors

Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard have made countless people laugh with their shows “Greater Tuna,” “A Tuna Christmas” and their sequels.

Williams will be at the opening night performance Friday, Dec. 11, when Fredericksburg Theater Company opens “A Tuna Christmas.” Last August, he also was in attendance when FTC staged “Greater Tuna.”

Williams will teach an adult acting workshop at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, at FTC.

The “Tuna” co-creator recently talked with Standard-Radio Post reporter Richard Zowie about teaching acting.

What kind of acting training have you had?

I had formal acting training, but before getting that training, I was acting as a kid. I had a natural inclination and instinct for it. I always thought that was part of being small in West Texas: you need to be entertaining or they’ll beat you to death. My parents would let me go to summer theater camps and that’s where a lot of my training started.

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Mrs. Larkin Robertson

Mrs. Larkin Robertson, 83, nee Janet Clara (Jan) Loth, of Marble Falls, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015.

A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, in the chapel at St. John’s Catholic Church in Marble Falls.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at St. John’s Catholic Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Clements Wilcox Funeral Home of Marble Falls.

A complete obituary will follow.

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