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FISD band boosters


RUSHING to grab another set of “to-go” plates bagged up for the convenience of motorists in the FISD Band Boosters Turkey Dinner drive-through lane is sixth grade student Elizabeth Crittell, who is aided by her uncle, John Crittell, and her father, David Crittell. The Super Bowl Sunday event Feb. 2 saw a record number of 3,150 plates served in just under three hours’ time, but diners were also had their passion for music fed as middle school and high school bands took turns performing. One number by the Fredericksburg High School Wind Ensemble featured Cade Ottmers, Ian Houston and Chase Ottmers on bongos. — Standard-Radio Post/Lisa Treiber-Walter
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Feb

Public reception Sunday, Feb. 9 for retiring school leader


TWO ‘SUPERS’ — Representing the changing of the guard, recently-retired Fredericksburg Independent School District superintendent Dr. Marc Williamson chats with new superintendent Dr. Eric Wright while walking down the hall at the FISD Administration Building last week. A reception in “Dr. Marc’s” honor was held that day to commemorate his 16 years of service to the FISD. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

A reception honoring Dr. Marc Williamson on his retirement as superintendent of the Fredericksburg Independent School District will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9, from 4-7 p.m. at the Gillespie County Farm Bureau Events Center.

The FISD Board of Trustees are hosting the reception to honor Williamson for his “many years of dedicated service to our schools and community as superintendent of the FISD.”

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Feb

Gillespie County Jail construction


DIGGING drainage areas and retention ponds at the front of the Gillespie County Law Enforcement Center, Sedalco construction workers have created quite a change in scenery out U.S. Highway 290 on the city’s eastern edge as they reshape the landscape on Industrial Loop and begin forming up the foundation for the $15 million, bond-approved Gillespie County Jail. Construction on the two-story structure, which will also house the law enforcement dispatch center, probation offices and an upstairs courtroom, is expected to last the better part of this year. — Standard-Radio Post/Lisa Treiber-Walter
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Feb

First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg galleries to host exhibits, receptions

Two galleries are joining the First First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg celebration set this month on Friday, Feb. 7.

Joining the list of participants is the Dan Pfeiffer Gallery and The Gallery at Vaudeville.

First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg will generally take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and will feature special events, demonstrations, art talks, meet-and-greets with the artists, opening receptions and more.

Each of the participating galleries will display the Art Walk flag on Friday.

For more ifnroamtion, visit the website at www.FFAWF.com.

This month’s schedule of events includes the following:

Wed
05
Feb

11 FHS HOSA members qualify for state contest


QUALIFYING for the State HOSA: Future Health Professionals competition in March were 11 students from Fredericksburg High School, including, in front from left, Valeria Herrera, Hailey Nicoson, Emanuel De La Torre, Mossie Tanner and (in back) Baylie Staedtler, Mackenzie Grumbles, Morgan Jenschke, Charissa Cook, Samuel Bullion, Katelyn Immel, Edward Williams and Diane Worth HOSA advisor. — Photo courtesy FHS Campus Comet

Eleven HOSA: Future Health Professionals from Fredericksburg High School qualified for state competition after earning top honors at the Area I Competition on Friday and Saturday in Austin.

The top three finishers in each division earn the right to advance to the state contest, which will be held March 27-29, in San Antonio.

Finishing first and qualifying for state was the Medical Reserve Team partnership of Emanuel De La Torre, Valeria Herrera, Hailey Nicoson and Mossie Tanner.

Also finishing first and qualifying for state was the CERT team of Katelyn Immel and Edward Williams.

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Feb

'Nimitzplatz' will be area for new WWII hero's statue

The Admiral Nimitz Foundation and National Museum of the Pacific War will unveil one of two eight-foot bronze statues of Adm. Chester Nimitz at what will be known as “Nimitzplatz” at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7.

The unveiling is open to the public. No seating will be provided.

Nimitz Foundation marketing director Brandon Vinyard said that in case of inclement weather, the event will be postponed until Monday, Feb. 10.

For more on this story, read this week’s print and online editions of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post. If you are a print subscriber, your full online subscription is free. All you need to do is call 830-997-2155 to get a password. If you are not a subscriber, call 997-2155 or click on the ‘Subscribe’ button on the left side of the home page and sign up today!

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Feb

Mayor announces candidacy in ongoing filing

Current Fredericksburg Mayor Jeryl Hoover filed for reelection Jan. 29, the first day to file for three open city positions on the Fredericksburg City Council.

Filing will continue through 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28.

The May 10 ballot will include the races for mayor and city council spots currently held by Tim Dooley and Kathy Sanford.

Terms for sitting councilmen Gary Neffendorf and Graham Pearson do not expire until May 2015.

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Feb

Hess files for reelection in FISD school board race

One of three incumbent trustees for the Fredericksburg Independent School District board has filed for reelection.

Board president Lorrie Hess filed at the FISD administrative office on Friday.

The other two board members whose seats are up for reelection in May include vice president Leola Mills and trustee Kay Stech. All three FISD officials have been on the board since the 2008-2009 school year and have served two terms.

Doss school elections

Doss Common Consolidated School District will also hold school board elections on May 10.

Three positions are open for reelection: Cecil Crenwelge, treasurer, along with Linda Kesler and Denver Mixon, both school board members.

Doss administration superintendent Terri Criswell said the three would be running for the school board in general. As of Tuesday, Feb. 4, none of the three incumbents have filed for reelection, and no one has filed to run against them.

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Jan

City, TxDOT work to combat ice

By Matt Ward —

Icy road conditions have proved hazardous to Gillespie County drivers over the past week as two separate ice storms caused around 30 accidents reported between Thursday evening and Tuesday afternoon, with one head-on collision resulting in the death of a 42-year-old Kerrville woman.

Accidents

Lieutenant Brian Pehl from the Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office reported seven ice-related accidents on both Thursday and Friday, with an additional six incidents of cars sliding off the road with no damage reported on Friday.

Two accidents were also reported by the sheriff’s office on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Fredericksburg Police Department reported ice-related accidents on Friday and Tuesday as one incident of a car sliding into a fence was reported on each day.

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Jan

Tax payments due Friday for county property owners

Gillespie County property owners are reminded that the deadline for paying their 2013 tax payments is Friday, Jan. 31.

Taxes for the county’s estimated 32,350 parcels of property must be paid either in person in Tax Assessor-Collector Marissa Weinheimer’s office (Room 104) in the Gillespie County Courthouse or through the mail.

For in-person payments, the tax assessor-collector’s office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mail-in payments must be postmarked no later than 4:30 p.m., Jan. 31.

County property owners may also pay their 2013 taxes online by going to www.officialpayments.com and clicking on Gillespie County before indicating how much is to be paid, which taxing entities are to be paid and entering the local 6427 jurisdiction code.

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