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Wed
27
Jan

Indian Artifact Show to visit town Saturday

Artifacts, jewelry, Trade Era beads and other artifacts will be on display this Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Hill Country Indian Artifact Show.

The one-day show will run from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Pioneer Pavilion, inside Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.

Collectors will bring their displays of Native American artifacts from Texas and elsewhere in the United States to share with visitors in a show comprised of as many as 73 tables.

The two show organizers, Richard Mentzer and Rob Bartell, bring a combined 100 years’ experience looking for artifacts.

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Tue
26
Jan

Daily Update for Jan. 26

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      • Gillespie County Commissioners on Monday approved a license agreement with OneClickDigital library for $3,100. The program will allow people who have library cards to the Pioneer Memorial Library access over 3,000 audio books. Commissioners also approved the hiring of Bradley Drage for a lawn maintenance position in the Facilities Department. 

Wed
20
Jan

Kerrville police fatally shoot man near Harper after vehicle, foot pursuit

A 37-year-old man was shot and killed by a Kerrville law enforcement officer in western Gillespie County early Wednesday morning.

Kerrville police, in conjunction with the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, attempted to locate Michael Lynch for warrants, who was believed to be in the Kerrville area.

At 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, Lynch was located in Kerrville but fled from police. He led law enforcement on a vehicle pursuit which ended in Gillespie County near Harper, police said in a statement.

Once in Gillespie County, Lynch exited his vehicle and led police on a two- to three-mile foot pursuit through heavy brush, at one point swimming across a creek.

Police were able to locate Lynch with the assistance of a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) helicopter.

The KPD said during the course of the pursuit, a Kerrville police officer shot Lynch. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wed
20
Jan

HOT fund applicants number 28

By Scott Allen —

Fredericksburg City Council on Monday reviewed 28 applications for the disbursement of Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) funds.

A total amount of $691,890 was requested from applicants. The council has budgeted $430,000 for the HOT funds, and will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8 to consider the requests.

Three of the original 31 applicants were not reviewed during the meeting.

An application from the Texas Balloon Spectacular wasn’t reviewed because planning for the event is not complete.

“The balloon event is complicated by the fact that they need the right wind currents and a lot of weather factors go into choosing a date so they are not ready to give a date at this time,” said Ernie Loeffler, director of the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB).

Council members pulled Fredericksburg Food and Wine Festival from the review.

Wed
20
Jan

Council, historic review board eye large homes

By Sandra Lane —

A joint meeting of the Fredericksburg City Council and the Historic Review Board (HRB) on Tuesday, Jan. 12 attracted more than 50 people at Fredericksburg City Hall.

Realtors, builders, architects and concerned citizens talked about large and oversized houses already built or proposed to be built in the historic district and other areas of the city.

“The whole story is that pretty much every member of the city council has been getting phone calls from residents who are concerned about a lot of people buying summer homes in town and making them so big, they don’t fit in with the community,” said councilman Graham Pearson. “We’re trying to find out if this is a broad-based concern or if it just mirrors the opinions of a few people. If it’s broad-based, we need to do something about it.”

Wed
20
Jan

TTU chancellor cites local support as key to success


Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan said Fredericksburg is a good match for wine and hospitality management and that investments in those areas will be studied. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Ken Esten Cooke —

Texas Tech University Chancellor Robert Duncan visited Fredericksburg on Friday, Jan. 15 to learn about the system’s regional sites and the Hill Country market.

Duncan met with representatives at Hill Country University Center from Texas Tech University-Fredericksburg’s campus departments, such as fine arts, and with program leaders, such as those in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Wed
20
Jan

'Ro-Bo Horns'


William Garrett Long, a member of the “Ro-Bo Horns” from Harper, adjusts his robot before the next round of the First Lego League robotics tournament Saturday, Jan. 16. See more photos on page A/B8. — Standard-Radio Post/Tyler Gaudin
Wed
20
Jan

TSCRA ranger is speaker at Chamber banquet

A dinner, program and presentation of awards will highlight the annual Stonewall Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet on Monday, Jan. 25.

Set for the Stonewall Chamber Building, the annual event begins with a social at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m.

Michael Barr, special ranger with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, will be the guest speaker.

During the banquet, the Golden Service and the Outstanding Citizen awards will be presented.

Tickets for the banquet are $15 per person and are available in Stonewall at Weinheimer and Son and Allied Ag.

In Fredericksburg, the tickets are available at Stroeher and Olfers and Fredericksburg Veterinary Clinic.

Tickets will also be available at the door.

Wed
20
Jan

GCMA remembers King's message


The Rev. Jeff Hammond of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church welcomes the Marktplatz crowd to the Monday ceremony remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Rev. Travis Meier (sitting, right) of Bethany Lutheran Church provided the scripture reading and closing prayer. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

By Richard Zowie —

More than 25 people gathered at noon Monday at Marktplatz to hear the Gillespie County Ministerial Association presentation on Dr. Martin Lutheran King Jr. and his legacy as a civil rights leader.

“Travis and I wanted this to be an opportunity for all of us here to, for a concerted moment, put down all our allegiances and things that separate us and come together in the spirit of Dr. King and have a meditation on his words and message,” said the Rev. Jeff Hammond of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

He coordinated the event with the Rev. Travis Meier of Bethany Lutheran Church. The event, sponsored by the Gillespie County Ministerial Association, was the second annual event after a five-year hiatus.

“It was brought up at one of our meetings that folks were asking why there were no more remembrances,” Meier said. “We heard the call of the people to gather, reflect and recreate this event.”

Wed
20
Jan

Kilcoyne to sing Feb. 13 with Texas All-State Choir


Ready to perform with the Texas All-State Choir in San Antonio on Feb. 13 is Fredericksburg High School Varsity Choir member Travis Kilcoyne. Makayla Gonzalez, alto, was selected as a first alternate along with Rebecca Sechrist (not pictured) who was second alternate soprano. — Submitted photo

Travis Kilcoyne, a member of the Fredericksburg High School Varsity Choir, will perform with the Texas All-State Choir in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2016 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention.

He was chosen for this honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at district, region and area levels. He was selected as first chair bass.

Kilcoyne sings at FHS under the direction of Michele Stehling who is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, a 12,000-plus member organization headquartered in Austin.

This is Kilcoyne’s first time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization.

He is the son of Sue Kilcoyne.

Two other FHS Varsity Choir members were selected as alternates, including Makayla Gonzalez, alto, first alternate, and Rebecca Sechrist, soprano, second alternate.

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