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Wed
07
Oct

Wildseed Farms sets Monarch party, run

Wildseed Farms will celebrate its annual Monarch Butterfly Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 10, with a variety of activities.

Events include a Monarch Migration 5K, 10K and Kids’ Mile fun run, butterfly demonstrations and tagging and more.

The run and the Monarch Celebration both take place at Wildseed Farms.

Wildseed Farms is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is located seven miles east of Fredericksburg on U.S. Highway 290.

While there is a registration fee for the race, the Monarch Celebration is free and open to the public.

Monarch Migration Run

Both the Monarch Migration 5K and 10K races start at 9 a.m. on Saturday at Wildseed Farms.

The Kids’ Mile steps off at 8:30 a.m.

The running event will be followed at 11:30 a.m. by the release of tagged Monarch butterflies, the first of two releases scheduled for the day.

All runners will receive a race technical T-shirt.

Thu
01
Oct

Jail contract, deputy pay lead commissioners' agenda

By Scott Allen —

County commissioners on Monday approved a health services agreement with Southern Health Partners who will serve prisoners’ medical needs at the Gillespie County Jail.

The agreement will allow a full-time nurse to be available to 40 inmates (with provisions for overage) for eight hours a day and a nurse on call at all times.

The total cost for the agreement is $111,420 per year. If inmates number more than 40, those are charged $1.25 per day. Contracts were also available at 60 and 80 prisoners.

“Your biggest cost is the staff, your nurse,” said Tim Quintana, marketing representative for Southern Health Partners. “That’s why a differential in population doesn’t cause that increase to go up that much.”

In order to cover 60 inmates, the cost would be about $4,000 more and for 80 inmates the cost would go up about $9,000 more.

Thu
01
Oct

FTC’s drama ‘Our Town’ tickets to go on sale Oct. 5

Tickets for “Our Town,” Fredericksburg Theater Company’s next production, will go on sale to the public, Monday, Oct. 5.

The Thornton Wilder drama will be performed at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater at 1668 U.S. 87 South, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., Oct. 16 through Nov. 1.

Admission is $29 for adults and $12 for children 17 and under.

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

A special Thursday night performance will be at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 29, and there won’t be a performance on Halloween, which falls on Saturday, Oct. 31.

FTC executive director Steve Reily is directing “Our Town,” winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for drama and described by Edward Albee as “… the greatest American play ever written.”

Wed
30
Sep

Jail contract, deputy pay lead commissioners' agenda

By Scott Allen —

County commissioners on Monday approved a health services agreement with Southern Health Partners who will serve prisoners’ medical needs at the Gillespie County Jail.

The agreement will allow a full-time nurse to be available to 40 inmates (with provisions for overage) for eight hours a day and a nurse on call at all times.

The total cost for the agreement is $111,420 per year. If inmates number more than 40, those are charged $1.25 per day. Contracts were also available at 60 and 80 prisoners.

“Your biggest cost is the staff, your nurse,” said Tim Quintana, marketing representative for Southern Health Partners. “That’s why a differential in population doesn’t cause that increase to go up that much.”

In order to cover 60 inmates, the cost would be about $4,000 more and for 80 inmates the cost would go up about $9,000 more.

Wed
30
Sep

FTC's drama 'Our Town' tickets go on sale Monday

Tickets for “Our Town,” Fredericksburg Theater Company’s next production, will go on sale to the public, Monday, Oct. 5.

The Thornton Wilder drama will be performed at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater at 1668 U.S. 87 South, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., Oct. 16 through Nov. 1.

Admission is $29 for adults and $12 for children 17 and under.

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

A special Thursday night performance will be at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 29, and there won’t be a performance on Halloween, which falls on Saturday, Oct. 31.

FTC executive director Steve Reily is directing “Our Town,” winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for drama and described by Edward Albee as “… the greatest American play ever written.”

Wed
30
Sep

Oktoberfest begins Friday on Marktplatz

Oompah music will echo through Fredericksburg Friday through Sunday, Oct. 2-4, at the 35th Oktoberfest.

This annual festival of Fredericksburg’s German heritage harkens back to the first Oktoberfest near Munich in 1810, which began as a celebration of the Bavarian King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen royal wedding.

In Fredericksburg, the family-oriented event attracts 1,200 volunteers and 20,000 visitors, according to Oktoberfest officials.

Rep. Doug Miller (R-New Braunfels) will kick off the event at an opening ceremony at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2.

“I’m looking forward to the fun, excitement and the gemütlichkeit,” said Miller.

Ernie Loeffler, president and CEO of the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau, said the event is a Fredericksburg hallmark.

Wed
30
Sep

Summit eyes Hill Country development, future growth

Robert Yaro

By Scott Allen —

Ranchers, conservationists and tourists all share one thing in common: they love experiencing rural land by seeing the beauty of the Texas Hill Country.

This was the message told throughout the Hill Country Alliance (HCA) leadership summit at the Nimitz Museum Ballroom on Thursday, Sept. 24.

Robert Yaro, visiting professor at the University of Texas School of Architecture, was the keynote speaker. He spoke about the importance of “smart” development in the Hill Country and how it relates to the rest of the country.

Yaro has extensive experience in regional planning and conservation efforts around the country and is currently leading a UT graduate level course focused on Hill Country planning.

‘We’re not alone’

Wed
30
Sep

Butterfly in the Park

Fredericksburg High School Marching Band’s color guard
member Lauren Leija spreads her butterfly (Schmetterling)
wings during FHS’ non-competitive performance in the Hill
Country Marching Festival on Saturday at FHS Stadium. The
Pride of the Texas Hill Country performed their program “A
Day in the Park” as an exhibition band and hosted 23 other
bands. See results on page A14 and more photos on page
C1. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney

Twenty-three bands competed in the Hill Country Marching Festival hosted by the Fredericksburg High School Band, Saturday, Sept. 26.

The FHS band performed at the beginning of the competition non-competitively.

Stephen F. Austin, Elgin and Tivy high schools took first, second and third place in the band competition, respectively. Austin was awarded the grand champion trophy.

The FHS band received comments from the judges that will help them in Saturday’s, Oct. 3, University Interscholastic League Band Competition in New Braunfels.

Judge Rebecca Mathis, a color guard director at Cooper High School and Abilene Christian University said, “Your Color Guard adds a great deal of general effect to this show.

 “I appreciate the difficulty of the writing, keep cleaning to make it perfect.”

She added, “Drum Majors do an amazing job with this difficult show. You both conduct very musically and are very easy to follow.”

Wed
30
Sep

Galleries to celebrate First Friday Art Walk

A number of galleries will be offering special events on Friday, Oct. 2, as part of the First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg celebration.

Participating galleries will feature demonstrations, art talks, receptions, visits with the artists and more.

Gallery hours will vary.

For more information and the latest news from participating galleries, visit www.FFAWF.com.

Participating galleries will be flying the Art Walk flags.

The following galleries have submitted information concerning their First Friday Art Walk events:

Agave Gallery — Fine Art. Texas Style!, 208 East San Antonio, will feature artist Connie Stephens. She uses natural stones to create one-of-a-kind jewelry designs.

Inspired from her love of the Southwest, she combines stones, metalsmithing and both ancient and new techniques to create art for the body.

A reception will be held from 5-8 p.m.

Wed
30
Sep

'Blood Moon'

Sunday night’s Blood Moon occurrence hovers over the skies at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Close to 100 people gathered at the summit of the granite peak to observe the lunar eclipse, which was actually four eclipses in a row, spaced over a time period of six full moons. The “lunar tetrad,” gets its red color from sunlight shining through the earth’s atmosphere and cast onto the moon. It was the last lunar eclipse/super moon combination until 2033. — Standard-Radio Post/ Scott Allen

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