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Dec

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

Wed
09
Dec

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.

Wed
09
Dec

'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.

Wed
09
Dec

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.

Wed
02
Dec

Newcomers file for commissioner seats in primary

Monday, Dec. 14 is the final day for candidates to file in the 2016 county political primary races.

Signup for seven Gillespie County elected offices is open until 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14.

Mary Lynn Rusche, Gillespie county clerk, said incumbent county commissioners Calvin Ransleben (Pct. 3) and Curtis Cameron (Pct. 1) have not yet filed for re-election as of Tuesday. No one has filed for either of the county constable positions either, she said.

The terms of county attorney, county tax assessor-collector, county sheriff, two county commissioners and two county constables are open for new four-year terms.

Gillespie County political party primaries are set for March 1, 2016. The primary elections define party candidates ahead of the Nov. 8, 2016 general election.

County posts and candidates who have signed up for election this year include:

County Attorney — Incumbent Chris Nevins has filed for re-election.

Wed
02
Dec

Holiday season begins with two inches of rain

By Richard Zowie —

As the Christmas shopping season began last week, Mother Nature decided to give Fredericksburg an early Christmas gift — more rain.

Paul Tybor, manager of the Hill Country Underground Water Conservation District, described the rainfall as “widespread” and said western Gillespie County received about two inches over the past seven days, and between three to four inches over the past month.

“This will certainly provide recharge to the aquifers in this part of the state,” Tybor said. “Monitor wells are rebounding; however, they are still well below all-time-high historic levels.”

The manager said the rain fell slowly enough to not cause heavy runoff that could have damaged water gaps.

Wed
02
Dec

Thkating!

Sisters Kiley Methvin, 7, and Allie Methvin, 5, did have fun skating around the Eisbahn rink on Friday night with the help of their dad, Eric Methvin. The family from Katy took a couple
of turns around the ice rink set up on Marktplatz. After opening on Friday for the holiday season, Eisbahn will remain open through Jan. 3. Eisbahn is hosted by Heritage School. —
Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

Wed
02
Dec

Runners bundle up for cold, rainy 'Turkey Trot'

Over 100 runners and walkers took off on Saturday morning
in the Fredericksburg Swim Association’s Fifth Annual Fredericksburg Turkey Trot. The 5K and 10K events, along with
a one-mile fun run, began and ended at the Fredericksburg
Elementary School. Chase Junell (in front #370) was the top
male runner in the 5K event. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne
Hartmann

One hundred and six runners stepped off in the cold and rain on Saturday morning to participate in the Fifth Annual Fredericksburg Turkey Trot.

Of the 106 runners, 69 participated in the 5K and 37 ran in the 10K.

Hosted by the Fredericksburg Swim Association, the event, which started and ended at the Fredericksburg Elementary School, also included a one mile fun run.

Proceeds from the Turkey Trot benefit youth swimming across the Hill Country.

Prizes were given to the top three finishers in each age category along with the overall top male and female runners in the 5K and 10K.

Overall top winners in the 5K were Chase Junell of Harper, top male runner, with a time of 16:30 and Madison Mayben was the top female runner with a time of 24:50.

In the 10K division, John Donley of Fredericksburg was the top male runner with a time of 37:29 and Shannon Hanna of Fredericksburg was the top female with a time of 49:30.

Wed
02
Dec

City lights up for Christmas

Sarah Zeko of Dallas got the opportunity to help Santa Claus flip the switch and light up the community Christmas tree and German Pyramid on Marktplatz. All youngsters 12 and under attending on Friday night had the chance to enter the drawing to help flip the switch and Zeko’s name was drawn just prior the “flipping of the switch.” — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

Wed
02
Dec

Let's Shop

Clothing at the Par Excellence booth of Yvonne Lindow of Houston at this past weekend’s Peddler Show caught the attention shoppers, from left, Lauren Wilson of Del Rio, Lori Alexander of Denver City and Autumn Adams of Fredericksburg. The Peddler Show returned to the Gillespie County Fair Grounds Friday through Sunday for three days of shopping. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

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