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Oct

FHS band crescendos at marching contest


Fredericksburg High School band’s junior clarinet player Cristina Hernandez is “shielded from rain” by senior color guard dancer Mackenzie Grumbles while performing the band’s “Day in the Park” show during the UIL Region XI Marching Contest Saturday in Hondo. More photos on pages A9 and A14 of this week's newspaper. — Standard-Radio Post/ Danny Hirt

The Fredericksburg High School band, also known as “The Pride of the Texas Hill Country,” received division one ratings from all three judges during their performance this past Saturday at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Region XI Marching Contest in Hondo.

John Rauschuber, FHS band director, was pleased with the band’s performance.

“I felt that the band played beautifully and represented Fredericksburg High School at the highest level,” Rauschuber said.

The judges for the contest were Mark Whatley, director of bands for Canyon Lake High School; James Snider, retired director for East Central High School and John Bridges, retired director of bands for Alamo Heights High School.

Whatley was satisfied with the performance in every way.

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21
Oct

Harper band advances to area contest


Harper High School received a division one rating at Saturday’s UIL Region XI Marching Contest held in Hondo. The school will perform its “Fire and Ice” show this coming Saturday at the Area E Class 2A Championship slated for East Central High School in San Antonio. — Photo courtesy of Julie Stracke

Harper High School Band qualified for a trip to the Area E Class 2A Championship slated for Saturday at East Central High School in San Antonio after earning top marks last Saturday.

The band was in Hondo on Saturday for the University Interscholastic League Region XI Marching Contest where it earned a First Division Superior Rating from all three judges.

Harper's exact performance time on Saturday has not yet been announced.

The area round of the competition is composed of schools from South Texas.

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Wed
21
Oct

Wilder's 'Our Town' to run this, next weekend at FTC


It’s the beginning of a new life for Emily Webb (Lucinda Harvey) and George Gibbs (Jacob Lacy) as they get married at the end of Act II in Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” The award-winning drama will be performed this weekend and next at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, by Fredericksburg Theater Company. — Submitted photo/James Fox

“Our Town,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama and America’s most-produced play, will continue its run this and next weekend at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater.

Opening night for “Our Town” was Oct. 16. Tickets are now on sale.

Tickets are $29 for adults and $12 for children 17 and under.

Special educational group rates for students are available. This offer extends to students, teachers and chaperones. The rate is $8 per student, with free admission to a teacher or chaperone for every eight paid student admissions.

The theater is at 1668 U.S. 87 South.

Then, on Halloween, FTC will air the 1959 horror film “The Tingler,” starring Vincent Price. The film will also be shown at the theater.

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

‘Our Town’

Wed
21
Oct

Best Kind of Fest


Ken and Janis Friedrich of Doss take a spin around the dance floor at the Knights of Columbus’ annual Bestfest celebration, held Saturday at Marktplatz. The event featured food, beer, music, prizes and much more. See more photos on page C1 in this week’s newspaper. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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Oct

Museum Merriment


Pioneer Museum held a weekend carnival on Saturday with a petting zoo, games, toy-making, face-painting and more. Mason DeLong of Gillespie County 4-H shows a calf to Terry Batterton, age two. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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21
Oct

Food, Wine Fest to mark 25th year

Food and wine lovers will learn more about gourmet cooking and the beverages to pair dishes with this weekend.

The 25th annual Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest will be from noon-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Marktplatz.

This silver anniversary event’s festivities include food, wine, beer, music, specialty booths, food court and fun.

Organizers describe this event as a chance for gourmets, oenophiles and novice “foodies” to immerse themselves into the Texas food and wine culture.

Tickets are now on sale. General admission is $25 per person for adults; $5 per person for minors (under 21), and children under 12 are free.

The $25 admission includes one souvenir wine glass and six tickets (to be used for three, two-ounce samples or one glass of wine).

Organizers are also preparing three special events to enhance the experience of this year’s fest. These events have limited seating, and tickets are on sale now.

Wed
21
Oct

'Denim, Diamonds' event to shine in Harper Saturday

Food, music, silent and live auctions and more will be on the menu for the “Denim and Diamonds” fundraiser from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at the existing Harper Community Hall.

Purpose of the event is to raise funds for a replacement facility, the Harper Community Center.

The menu will be provided by the Longhorn Cafe, and includes stations serving baked wheel of brie, venison sausage and cheeses, Mexican shrimp cocktails, prime rib (including a western flavored version), chicken empalado, smoked longganisa stuffed pork tenderloin, fruit and dessert.

Beer, wine and set-ups will be available on a cash basis. Each guest will receive a complimentary drink and coffee, tea and water also will be available. Guests may bring their own bottle.

Silent and live auctions will be held with one-of-a-kind items for bid.

Classical guitar music will be provided by Kevin McCormick.

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21
Oct

Builders to open homes for tour this weekend

Hill Country Builders Association will host its Parade Home Tour, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 23-25.

This weekend’s tour marks the second of two for the annual event that features nine homes in the Hill Country.

For more information, a map, directions, details on the participants, home entries and their partnering companies and sponsors, visit www.hillcountrybuilders.org.

Tickets are $10 per person per weekend. Children under 10 are free.

Tickets are available on the HCBA’s website, at Security State Bank & Trust locations, Marble Falls Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center and the Hill Country Builders Association office in Marble Falls.

For more information call Hill Country Builders Association at 830-798-2266.

The Hill Country Builders Association announced the parade award winners for the 2015 Parade Home Tour at sponsor Moore Supply Co. in Marble Falls on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Wed
14
Oct

Majority in FISD 'economically disadvantaged'

By Ken Esten Cooke

 

Fredericksburg Independent School District students do not mirror the population at large. In a town largely thought of as well off, more than half of the district’s students are classified as “economically disadvantaged.”

Reports on the primary school and teacher “walk throughs” were also discussed at Monday night’s FISD board of trustees meeting at the administration building.

                The FISD District Improvement Plan showed that FISD’s student population is made up of 48 percent Hispanic, 48 percent white and 4 percent other ethnicities, including American Indian, Asian and others.

                Of the district’s 3,116 students, 53.4 percent are classified as “economically disadvantaged,” meaning they qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch program.

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14
Oct

Constitutional amendment election early voting to begin on Monday

Voters in Gillespie County and around the state will have their say in a constitutional amendment election, set for Tuesday, Nov. 3.

There are seven proposed constitutional amendments for Texas voters to consider.

A special eight-page Voters Guide presented by the nonpartisan League of Women Voters is included in this edition of the Standard-Radio Post. The guide poses arguments for and against each amendment.

Individual propositions, in brief, are:

Prop. 1 — Raise homestead exemption from $15,000 to $25,000 on property taxes.

Prop. 2 — Exemption of all or part of property taxes for surviving spouses of totally disabled veterans.

Prop. 3 — Repeals amendment requiring elected state officers to reside in the state capital city.

Prop. 4 — Permits professional team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.

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