FHS collects for Wimberley flood victims

The recent heavy rains and floods have hit Wimberley hard, and Fredericksburg High School is reaching out to help the community during its time of need.

FHS will be collecting household items, including non-perishable snack foods, to send to families in Wimberley.

The drop-off dates and times will be today through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., at the baseball field. A bus will be in the baseball parking lot.

Parents can send these items for Wimberley to school with their students. They can also give them to the band director, John Rauschuber, or they can drop off the items at FHS.

List of needed items for Wimberley include:

• Black heavy duty trash bags;

• Gloves (rubber, latex, work);

• Cleaning supplies;

• Tools;

• Mops, buckets, brooms, etc.;

• Flashlights with batteries;

• Prepaid gift cards;

• First aid kits;

• Hand Sanitizer;

• Rakes, shovels, etc.;


Daily Update for May 27

  • Dedication ceremonies will be held at the grand re-opening of Frantzen Park this afternoon from 4-6 p.m. Mayor Linda Langerhans will hold a ribbon cutting at 5 p.m.

Deficit increase, septic issues plague city golf course

By Matt Ward —

Finances at the previously scrutinized Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course continue to be troubling for the City of Fredericksburg, with the course expected to lose over $175,000 more than anticipated in fiscal year 2015.

The Fredericksburg City Council received an update on the golf course, as well as all other city finances, during the mid-year budget report presented by Finance Director Laura Hollenbeak on Wednesday, May 13.

In addition to overall revenue concerns, the golf course also is facing issues with the facility’s septic system and Red Bird Grille.

Decrease in revenues

City officials have indicated that a sharp decrease in expected revenues — just over $600,000 — can be largely attributed to a significant increase in bad weather days.


Charge against Jarreau quashed in overdose case

An indictment for delivery in a 2013 drug overdose case against James Burke Jarreau was quashed on Thursday, May 14 by 216th District Judge Keith Williams.

Jarreau, 19, was one of two men indicted on one count of “Delivery or Offer of Delivery of a Dangerous Drug” in an April 2013 party which claimed the life of Samuel Herrera.

Defense attorneys stated that the indictment was “defective” and should be quashed because it was vague and does not allege that Jarreau knew that “25B-NBOMe” was contraband and illegal to deliver or offer to deliver, according to court documents.

Williams granted the defendants the motion to quash the indictment.


8 years later, a killer still walks

Fredericksburg police are still hunting for the person responsible for the murder of Linda Muegge, whose body was found among the debris of her fire-ravaged home on Franklin Street in 2007. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Investigation still ongoing into Muegge murder-arson

By Matt Ward —

Eight years has come and gone since a residential fire at 506 Franklin Street burned up most of the home with murdered local resident Linda Muegge still inside.

The murder-arson, which took place the day after Mother’s Day 2007, remains the biggest cold case for the Fredericksburg Police Department.

Lieutenant Terry Weed, lead investigator on the case, said Friday he would be lying if he said the unsolved case hasn’t taken an emotional toll.

“You revisit it all the time. You beat yourself up. What have I missed? What haven’t I done? I hope it’s not something that’s just that easy that’s right there in front of me that I did miss,” Weed said. “It takes a toll on you, but I’m the type of person — just like any cop would be — you want to be able to give that answer to the family of why it happened.”


Bowman joins FISD board of trustees

By Richard Zowie —

Fredericksburg Independent School District trustees gained a new member as Natalie Bowman was sworn in during a Monday special meeting.

Bowman, a retired teacher, replaces Wayne Harrell, who temporarily filled in for the late Jerry Durst. Harrell chose not to run again.

Trustees also approved implementing Texas Senate Bill 149, which allows for alternative high school graduation requirements.

In executive session, they added three new teachers for the 2015-2016 school year.

Bowman joins board

Jerry Prochnow, election judge for both the FISD bond and school board vote, was present to confirm the votes received.

Trustees voted 5-0 to canvass the $16.5 million bond vote, which passed 763-106. (Trustee Kerinne Herber had not yet arrived at the meeting, and trustee Dave Campbell was not present.)


Museum, new vet council set Memorial Day events

Local events on Memorial Day will be available to honor local service members who gave their lives while serving in American armed forces.

This year, Memorial Day will be Monday, May 25.

On Saturday, May 23, the newly-formed Veterans Council of Gillespie County will place flags at the graves of area veterans.

The National Museum of the Pacific War will hold a May 25 event in the Memorial Courtyard.

Flags on veterans’ graves

The Veterans Council of Gillespie County will sponsor a Memorial Day weekend event honoring the area’s deceased veterans.

On Saturday, May 23, they will gather at Der Stadt Friedhof (formerly City Cemetery) to honor the estimated 600 veterans buried at the cemetery.

Those participating should arrive by 8:30 a.m.


Myers embraces town's character, growth

City Manager Kent Myers said previous leaders developed ordinances that made for quality growth, versus quantity. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
(Editor’s note: May 9 marked three years in the city manager’s seat for Kent Myers after following the town’s only previous manager, Gary Neffendorf. The Standard-Radio Post sat down with Myers to reflect on three years at the helm of this bustling town.)
By Ken Esten Cooke —

How do you find city government to function in Fredericksburg compared to other towns that you have managed?

In general, I found that the city had most of the basic qualities in terms of sound municipal practices, procedures and policies when I came on board three years ago. It has operated very well in the past with very few major controversies or problems.

In my opinion, this has been due to the quality of the city staff that existed in the past and that was in place when I was hired.


New exhibit set to honor life, career of Bob Hope

Brodie Waters (right) of the World Golf Hall of Fame offers insights into the “Bob Hope: An American Treasure” exhibit now on display at the National Museum of the Pacific War to Gen. Michael Hagee (USMC, ret.) president and CEO of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation. The free exhibit, sponsored by the World Golf Hall of Fame, went on display Thursday and will remain open to the public through Sept. 15. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

A special exhibit honoring the life and career of Bob Hope went on display Thursday at the National Museum of the Pacific War.

Admission is free for the exhibit entitled “Bob Hope: An American Treasure,” which continues through Sept. 15 and is sponsored by the World Golf Hall of Fame.

A museum ticket will not be required to see the exhibit, located in the temporary gallery of the George H.W. Bush Gallery.

“Bob Hope: An American Treasure” tells the story of Hope’s career through a series of 15 themed exhibit display units that celebrate his comedic contributions, achievements in entertainment and relationships with a number of U.S. presidents and his other passion, golf.


Crawfish feast returns to Marktplatz

Cajun food, live music, children’s activities and more will highlight the annual Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival, Friday through Sunday, May 22-24, at Marktplatz.

Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Jaycees, the festival includes activities for the entire family.

Festival hours are from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, from 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are $10 for adults on Friday and Sunday and $12 on Saturday. Tickets for youth ages six to 12 will be $5 a day.

Two-day passes are available for purchase for $20 and three-day passes are $25.

This year’s musical entertainment will feature Texas country music artist Aaron Tippin, Rick Trevino, Almost Patsy Cline, Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels, Zydeco Blanco, Bayou Roux and Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88’s.

Special guests this year will be the cast from CMT’s hit television show, “Gator 911.” 


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