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Daily Update for Monday, Nov. 25

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Council tables action on new parking rules

By Matt Ward —

Amid ongoing concerns about private property rights, the Fredericksburg City Council delayed taking action on a proposed parking ordinance during their regular meeting Monday.

“We’ve got an awful lot of people in the community that are concerned about work vehicles and trailers, people who are concerned about their property rights and what they can or can’t do on their own property,” councilman Tim Dooley said. “I think they have some legitimate concerns. I think we are trying to get to a point where we are trying to legislate common sense.”

Originally proposed in October, a revised version of the ordinance presented to the council on Monday focused primarily on regulating parking on city streets and not on private residences and businesses.

Despite the changes, council members agreed to postpone a vote on the ordinance before holding a public hearing on the matter, tentatively scheduled for January.

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Roeder joins incumbents filing for county positions

Precinct 2 incumbent County Commissioner Incumbent Billy Roeder filed on Friday for re-election to run in the Gillespie County political party primaries, set for March 4, 2014.

The primary races will define party candidates ahead of the Nov. 4, 2014 general election.

As of press time Wednesday morning, no contested races have developed.

County posts up for election this year include:

County Judge — Incumbent Mark Stroeher has filed for re-election.

County Clerk — Incumbent Mary Lynn Rusche has filed for re-election.

District Clerk — Incumbent Jan Davis has filed for re-election.

County Treasurer — Laura Lundquist has filed for re-election.

County Surveyor — Carey Bonn has filed for re-election.

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Wild Game Dinner promises exotic tastes


TOP PRIZES — This quartet of organizers shows off some of the many prizes that will be given away or awarded to top bidders at the 2013 Gillespie County Wild Game Dinner, set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. From left are Chris Schoessow, Shawn Lehne, Jason Janecka and Lea Penick (of the show “American Hoggers”). Lehne and Janecka hold UT and Texas A&M .308-caliber hunting rifles, which are two of many to be awarded in auctions that evening. Penick holds a 14-carat, white gold Mesa Topaz (3.8-carat) and dia-mond pendant (1.4 carat), designed by Champe Jennings Jewelry. Funds raised benefit adult and youth agricultural education in the Hill Country. — Standard-Radio Post photo

Axis, elk, alligator, and …prizes?!...are all on the menu for the Gillespie County Wild Game Dinner this Saturday, Nov. 23.

The Gillespie County Fair Grounds will open at 5:30 p.m. for a night of exotic tastes, hunters’ exhibits, prize giveaways, auctions and more.

Admission tickets cost $20 per person and may be purchased at Arrowhead Bank, Stroeher & Olfers and Lochte Feed and General Store in Fredericksburg, as well as at Allied Ag in Stonewall. Prize drawing tickets are also available for purchase at those locations.

Admission and prize tickets may also be purchased at the door on Saturday night.

This year, organizers have planned for additional seating areas, plus have gathered some 20 percent more prizes for the drawings so that the item giveaway list numbers well over 200 items.

Also featured Saturday night will be a silent auction featuring over 100 items, among them four guns.

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'Round every corner, grand visions of fall'


FALL COLOR greeted this unidentified San Antonio bicyclist during Saturday’s 14th Annual Fall Foliage Frolic Bicycle Tour, which was headquartered at the Tatsch House at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. More than 200 riders took part in the event, which featured scenic rides around Gillespie County on routes of either, 25, 42.3 or 58.5 miles. The event was sponsored by the Hill Country Bicycle Touring Club. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

More than 200 riders took to Gillespie County’s back roads to challenge themselves and get an eyeful of picturesque fall color.

The 14th Annual Fall Foliage Frolic Bicycle Tour was held Saturday, headquartered at the Tatsch House at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.

“Riders took part on one of three routes, including 25 miles, 42.3 miles and 58.5 miles,” said Ethel Pedraza, spokesperson with the Hill Country Bicycle Touring Club, which sponsored the event.

That club also hosts the LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour, which is held annually each March. 

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Police officers honored


HONORED as the 85th police department in the state of Texas to receive “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” from the Texas Po-lice Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program, representatives of the Fredericksburg Police Department were on hand at Monday’s Fredericksburg City Council meeting to receive the award presented by Fair Oaks Ranch Police Chief and chairman of the Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Program Scott Reuben. Celebrating the ac-complishment were (front row, from left) Sergeant Braxton Roemer, Reuben, Chief Steve Wetz, Shane Purvis, (back row) Alex Hurtatdo, Bradley Durst, Christian Oehler, Reagan Rabke, Chad Lovelady, Beau Klett and Lieutenant Brian Haley. — Standard-Radio Post photo
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Quiz bowl, food show winners qualify for state 4-H contest


ADVANCING to the State 4-H Roundup after finishing first in the senior division at the District Food Show and Nutrition Quiz Bowl competition held Nov. 16 in Kerrville are Gillespie County 4-H members from left, Elaine Lochte, Dylan Sione, Rachel Howell, Sean O’Leary and Amy Heimann.

One team and two individuals have qualified for state competition following the District 4-H Food Show and Nutrition Quiz Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Kerrville Church of Christ.

The 4-Hers compete in three divisions (junior, intermediate and senior,) but only senior division winners are eligible to advance to the state level.

Advancing to the State 4-H Roundup in College Station in June will be the Senior Quiz Bowl Team and Food Show winners Rachel Howell and Dylan Sione.

Serving as judges or volunteers/coaches at the District 4-H Food Show and Nutrition Quiz Bowl contest were Cheryl Sione, Danielle Granville, Shelly Verstuyft, Karen Watson, Megan Skelton and James Heimann.

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Beckmanns to close funeral home in 2014


END OF AN ERA — A heavy equipment truck tears down a wall of what was Beckmann Furniture Company. The furniture store, which closed on Jan. 1, 2013, will become a parking lot for Security State Bank and Trust while the Beckmann Funeral Home, closing sometime after the first of the year, will be re-modeled into Security’s new motor bank. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

By Richard Zowie —

The end of a nearly 140-year era is approaching for two Fredericksburg businesses with 19th century roots.

The Beckmann Furniture Company closed on Jan. 1, 2013, and the Beckmann Funeral Home will close in 2014.

The properties are being sold to Security State Bank, which is located in front of them at 201 West Main Street.

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, a heavy equipment truck was at work tearing down the furniture store. That lot is being converted into a new parking lot for the bank.

Randall Beckmann, who has co-owned the businesses with his mother, Jan Beckmann, and his sister, Barbi Hagel, said the funeral home would close “sometime after January 1.”

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HCM Hospital earns Baldrige recognition

Hill Country Memorial Hospital has received special recognition in the Malcolm Baldrige Best Practice category for Leadership.

HCM Hospital and Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C., are the only two hospitals in the U.S. to merit that distinction in the 2013 award process.

HCM will be recognized and presented the Best Practice Leadership achievement in April 2014, at the National Baldrige Quest for Excellence Conference in Baltimore, Md.

On Nov. 12, HCM Chief Executive Officer Jayne Pope received news of the Best Practice Leadership recognition from Robert Fangmeyer, executive director of the Baldrige Performance Excellence program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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Paper to publish early for holiday

Readers of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post will be receiving their newspaper one day early next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 28.

The newspaper will be published on Tuesday, Nov. 26, instead of the regular publication date of Wednesday, Nov. 27.

As a result, home delivery subscribers will receive their papers on Tuesday afternoon while local readers who normally receive their paper in the mail on Thursday should get their copies on Wednesday.

With the early publication date, the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post has also announced that deadlines for inserting news items and advertisements in next week’s paper have been moved up.

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