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Wed
30
Sep

Kraut Run/Walk to benefit local literacy programs

Runners and walkers will be stepping off on Saturday morning, Oct. 3, as part of the Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club’s Sixth Annual Kraut Run/Walk 8K.

Early packet pickup and registration will be held from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, at Jack and Adam’s Bicycle Shop at 206 South Lincoln Street.

Race-day registration and check in will start at 7 a.m. on Saturday and the five-mile race will begin at 8 a.m. at the entrance to Fredericksburg Middle School on Travis Street between Adams and Crockett streets.

Race-day registration is allowed, but runners should register online at www.fbgkrautrun.com (click on Runners) to improve their chances of receiving a race shirt.

Registration fees are $25 for adults (17 and older) and $10 for those under 17.

Proceeds from the race will support literacy programs, primarily for Fredericksburg Independent School District campuses and Books for Babies.

Wed
30
Sep

Hill Country artist to showcase handcrafted wares on Saturday

Handcrafted wares from Hill Country artisans will be featured at the St. Joseph’s Halle Fall Craft Show on Saturday, Oct. 3.

The 30th annual event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Halle at 212 West San Antonio Street.

There is no admission charge to the show.

Hand-crafted holiday décor, martin birdhouses, hand-knitted and crocheted sweaters and scarves will be some of the items available at this show.

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Wed
30
Sep

Fall farmer's market set to open

Fall is here, and with that, the Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market’s fall season will begin at 4 p.m. and continue until dark, tomorrow, Oct. 1, at Pioneer Museum on West Main Street.

The season will then continue on Thursdays, concluding Nov. 19, the week prior to Thanksgiving.

Among the wide variety of meats and vegetables will be local, grass-fed beef, along with pasture-raised chickens that produce organic eggs.

There’s also a local bounty of fall vegetables and fruits, including beets, beans, peas, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, herbs, butternut squash and much more.

Shoppers can shop for locally-baked bread and wood-oven pizza. There will also be locally-roasted coffee and other prepared foods.

“We will also have Texas olive oil, which we also had at the summer farmer’s market,” said Thomas Newman, Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market president.

Wed
23
Sep

Parking rules eased for new West Main club

By Scott Allen —

Fredericksburg City Council voted Monday night in favor, 4-1, with Mayor Linda Langerhans dissenting, to consider amending the zoning ordinance that pertains to special parking provisions and to extend provisions West on Main Street.

Siblings Ben and Abigail Jones plan to establish an event venue on the 600 block of West Main Street, just west of Bowie Street, on the south side of Main Street.

Since a change in the type of establishment is occurring, the zoning law requires them to provide an additional 22 parking spaces and they plan to use nearby parking spaces on Main Street instead of building new spaces on-site.

“If you’re familiar with the property there, there’s not enough physical room or physical space to have that many parking spaces on the site,” Brian Jordan, Director of Development Services, said.

Wed
23
Sep

Marching fest will see 23 bands in town

Stepping off on their 2015 contest shows here on Saturday, Sept. 26 will be 23 high school bands going toe-to-note against each other in the annual Hill Country Marching Festival.

The public is invited to visit Fredericksburg High School (FHS) to watch each school’s “halftime” show as class 1A/2A to class 5A/6A bands march in the day-long event.

Judging this year’s contest-level performances which start at 12:30 p.m. and continue every 15 minutes, will be a panel of out-of-town musical experts, including Bob Howard, retired director of bands for Hondo High School; Stephen Krupicka, past director of bands for Shiner Independent School District; Stacy Clark, director of bands for John Jay High School in San Antonio; Rebecca Mathis, assistant director of bands for Cooper High School in Abilene ISD, and, Manny Maldonado, owner of MJM Works and percussion/wind music arranger.

Wed
23
Sep

Team begins work on giant river cane

George Pylant of Sprayco in Houston treats a large stand of river cane on Barons Creek riparian area. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Ken Esten Cooke —

Work has begun to fight back against the giant river cane clogging local creeks.

Members of the Hill Country Alliance and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department met early Wednesday morning at the recently renovated Frantzen Park to start test plots on treating Arundo donax, the invasive, aggressive species that can reach heights of 30 feet.

“We worked on a total of four properties over two days, and I think it was successful,” said Katherine Romans, landowner outreach program manager for Hill Country Alliance. “We’ll do a follow-up visit in about three weeks to get an initial sense of how it went. We’ll be able to tell next spring when the plants start to green up again.”

Romans said the group treated about one acre total, which is roughly one-fifth of the planned test area on a one-mile stretch of Barons Creek. An aerial survey showed roughly 50 acres of creek showing major clumps of the growth.

Wed
23
Sep

Three local first responders receive Oestreich awards

Sylvia (Tuttie) Geistweidt, an emergency medical technician with the Doss Volunteer Fire Department, received a Paul Oestreich Community Service Award for her services in firefighting in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

The Fredericksburg-Nimitz Rotary Club honored three public service members during the Second Annual Paul Oestreich First Responders Dinner which was held Sept. 17 at Turner Hall.

Awards for emergency medical service, firefighting and law enforcement were given for the trio’s service in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.

Sylvia (Tuttie) Geistweidt, emergency medical technician with the Doss Volunteer Fire Department, received the firefighting award.

Lee Dreyer, a paramedic with Fredericksburg EMS, received the EMS service award.

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!

Wed
23
Sep

Hoover named executive director of Gillespie County Historical Society

The Gillespie County Historical Society board of directors has approved the hiring of Jeryl Hoover as executive director, effective immediately.

Hoover has served as the interim director of the organization since June of this year.

“We felt the need to hire someone who has been an active part of our community and understands the importance of the society and museum,” said Dr. James Lindley, GCHS board president. “Jeryl has proven himself an effective leader in several areas of community life, and we’re optimistic about his tenure here.”

Hoover moved to Fredericksburg from Austin in 1996. He is the founder of the Fredericksburg Theater Company and was its managing director from 1997-2011. He also served three terms as mayor of Fredericksburg, from 2006-2010 and 2012-2014.

He has a doctorate from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, and served on staff at churches in Austin in the 1980s and 1990s.

Wed
23
Sep

Final Roots concert will feature 'Ace in the Hole' band, Jake Penrod

The Texas Jamm Band, featuring members of George Strait’s Ace in the Hole band, is popular at local rodeos, fairs, festivals across the state. — Submitted photo

Hard driving honky tonk music will be featured at the final Roots Music Series in the Texas Hill Country concert on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Pioneer Museum.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

The Texas Jamm Band, featuring members of George Strait’s Ace in the Hole band will headline the series from 8:15-9:15 p.m. and 9:30-10:30 p.m.

Opening the Root Series will be Jake Penrod and His Million-Dollar Cowboys from 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Admission is $15 at the gate while online pre-purchase admission is $13.

To purchase tickets online, visit www.pioneermuseum.net.

The admission for current Gillespie County Historical Society members is $10 and free for children 18 and under.

Wed
23
Sep

Game Face

Creek Frantzen prepares to launch the football in the passing
portion of the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition on Sunday
afternoon. Hosted by the Optimist Club of Fredericksburg,
the local contest was held in the Fredericksburg High School
Stadium. See more photos and results on page A14 of this week's newspaper. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

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