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Wed
07
Jan

VVF hosts Dec. 31 Memorial Walk

Pat and Gail Gribbin participate in the Texas Volkssport Association Memorial Walk on Dec. 31, as they have for 26 years. Here, they’re walking on North Lee Street along Der Stadt Friedhof. Gribbin said that since they were recently in New York on vacation and didn’t get a chance to exercise, they decided to bundle up and walk. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Wed
07
Jan

HCUC to host informational meeting Jan. 14

Hill Country University Center will host an important informational meeting for current and prospective students, and their parents, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14.

Subject to expected approval by the legislature, on Sept. 1, Central Texas College (CTC) will assume responsibility for providing community college services to students in Gillespie County.

This change has been recommended by both CTC and Austin Community College (ACC), which has served Gillespie County for 20 years.

“The change will strengthen CTC’s operations in the Hill County — as they already have responsibility for Mason, Llano and Burnet counties,” said Bob Hickerson, HCUC executive director. “Most importantly, it will result in a dramatic drop in the cost of community college courses taken by students studying at the University Center in Fredericksburg.

Wed
07
Jan

Gillespie County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Auction schedule

Gillespie County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Auction

Thursday, Jan. 8

6 a.m. — Animals may start arriving at the Show Barn at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds.

4 p.m. — All entries must be in their stalls.

4 p.m. — Weighing of broilers and turkeys with superintendents. Poultry may not be caged until they have gone through sift.

4 p.m. — Pick up junior and senior showmanship numbers at Show Arena.

4 p.m. — Sign up for the sale on Saturday.

5 p.m. — Check in breeding sheep and Angora goats with superintendents. Judging will follow the weighing of the lambs and meat goats.

5 p.m. — Check in heifers with superintendents.

5 p.m. — Weighing and classifying of swine, steers and lambs.

5 p.m. — Weighing of meat goats.

Friday, Jan. 9

Wed
07
Jan

New cold front expected to chill area Wednesday

After four days of sunny weather with high temperatures in the 50s and 60s, a cold front is expected to return winter weather on Wednesday.

The new front is expected to drop temperatures. Thursday’s high is expected to be in the 40s, according to the National Weather Service.

And after last weekend’s thundershowers, more rain is possible with a 50-percent chance Thursday and continuing precipitation chances through the weekend. That could create icy conditions with low temperatures expected to dip near the freezing mark.

Tue
30
Dec

Volkssporters to host annual walks

The Texas Volkssport Association will give walkers a chance to start 2015 on the right foot with two special walks on New Year’s Eve.

Cost for each walk is $3.

The Memorial Walk is scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31 and is headquartered at St. Joseph’s Halle, located at 212 W. San Antonio St.

The Memorial Walk provides people with a chance to reflect on friends or family who have died during the past year. Anyone can start the trek between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., but all walkers must be finished and off the route by 5 p.m.

There is a 5K and 10K option for walkers. IVV credit is available.

As the clocks chime mid-night and fireworks explode to greet 2015, the Volkssport group will continue a tradition over a decade old.

Tue
30
Dec

New Year's hike planned Thursday at Enchanted Rock

Texas parks, including Enchanted Rock, will celebrate the new year with exercise-filled events.

New Year’s Day is Thursday.

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area will hold “First Day Hikes, Runs and Yoga” on Jan. 1 with events going throughout the day.

The park will be closed twice in January for wildlife management activities: from 5 p.m., Jan. 5, until 2 p.m., Jan. 8; then, from 5 p.m., Jan. 12, until 2 p.m. on Jan. 15.

“First Day” events include various trails, hikes and yoga. All hikes will begin at the gazebo.

Patty Williamson of Lizard Dreaming Yoga will host “Yoga at the Rock” at 7 a.m. To reserve a spot, e-mail her at patty@lizarddreamingyoga.com.

Following that, there will be a three to five mile “Run with the Ranger” at 9 a.m. E-mail scott.whitener@tpwd.texas.gov for more information.

Tue
30
Dec

2014 – A year in review

Tue
30
Dec

Final stages of deer hunting season set to begin Jan. 5


Deer season in Gillespie County is drawing to a close. The final day of the general season for white-tailed deer is Jan. 4. Late youth-only season and late antlerless and spike season run from Jan. 5-18. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Deer hunting season in Gillespie County is transitioning into the final stages of the deer hunting season approach.

Sunday, Jan. 4, marks the last day of the white-tailed deer general season. At the conclusion of the general season, two new seasons, Late Youth-Only Season and Late Antlerless and Spike Season begin on Monday, Jan. 5.

Hunters 16 and under can hunt any white-tail deer during that time period. The late youth hunting season often features the last push of youth hunts.

“The last two weeks is when we see a bigger push for youth hunts in the county,” Game Warden Sam Harris said. “They’re trying to get more kids out and interested in hunting.”

For the antlerless and spike, anyone 17 and older can hunt antlerless and spike deer.

According to the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife website, a spike deer has an antler or antlers containing no more than one point.

Tue
30
Dec

Weather pushes back opening of FISD ag building


Fredericksburg Independ-ent School District’s new agriculture building, located on Friendship Lane be-tween Hollmig Lane and Stadium Drive, will soon be available for students in Fredericksburg Future Farmers of America and Junior FFA. Although the building had been sched-uled to be turned over to the school district in early January 2015, construction delays have pushed the opening back. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

By Richard Zowie

Weather problems have delayed construction completion of the Fredericksburg Independent School District’s new agriculture building, due to be turned over to the district once completed.

The building, on Friendship Lane, is flanked by Hollmig Lane and Stadium Drive.

During the Dec. 8 FISD trustees’ regular meeting, school district superintendent Dr. Eric Wright said the plan had been for the building to be turned over to the school on Jan. 5.

Patrick Padgett, Fredericksburg Future Farmers of America advisor, said that as of Saturday, they had no exact date when the building would open.

When the agriculture building does open, Padgett believes students and officials will like what they see.

“It looks great,” Padgett said. “It will serve the ag students of FISD tremendously, and it should be a great source of pride for the community.”

Tue
30
Dec

Local galleries to celebrate First Friday Art Walk this week

First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg is celebrating the new year on Friday, Jan. 2.

Participating galleries will be offering special events, demonstrations, art talks, meet-and-greets with the artists, opening receptions and more.

Most participating galleries will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday.

For more information, visit the First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg webiste at www.FFAWF.com.

Each of the participating galleries will be flying the Art Walk flags on Friday.

 

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