News

Tue
26
Nov

Commissioners OK funds for three fire departments

Gillespie County Commissioners approved annual funding for three of its six rural fire departments during its regular session Monday, Nov. 25, at the courthouse.

Reports were accepted from and payments were approved for the following departments: Harper Volunteer Fire Department, which will receive $16,900 from the county for its fire department service, and, Tierra Linda and Doss Volunteer Fire Departments, which will both receive $10,790 each in disbursements from the county. All three departments will also receive payments from the county of $2,750 each for their emergency medical/first responders operations.

In other business, county officials took care of routine business matters, as well as:

• Reappointed Keith Keller and Gary Stehling to three-year terms on the Gillespie County Airport Advisory Board, as well as Tony Klein and Marty Kaderli to two-year terms on the Gillespie County Economic Development Commission Board.

Tue
26
Nov

LBJ State Park to host cookie, traditions event

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site at Stonewall will host its annual Cookie Decorating and German Traditions program on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event is designed to get participants and their family and friends into the “holiday spirit” as they decorate cookies as it was done in the early 20th century for a German Christmas tree.

Other activities at the event include participating in the German holiday traditions of wreath making, candle making and awaiting the arrival of St. Nicholas. 

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Tue
26
Nov

Gobble On! Turkey Trot to step off

A chance to work off Thanksgiving dinner indulgences will be offered this Saturday, Nov. 30, during the Third Annual Hill Country Turkey Trot.

Runners of all ages and skill levels are expected to join from all parts of the country for this family-friendly Thanksgiving Weekend event, which starts and finishes at the Fredericksburg Elementary School (FES) campus, 1608 North Adams Street.

A stretch and pre-warm up is sponsored and led by a fitness professional from the Hill Country Memorial Wellness Center at 8 a.m. near the race start. The 5K and 10K races start at 8:30 a.m., while the Fun Run will start at 10 a.m.

Routes will be through Fredericksburg neighborhoods on paved streets.

Online registration has ended, but same-day signup is possible at a cost of $25 per person and which includes a souvenir t-shirt.

Thu
21
Nov

Daily Update for Monday, Nov. 25

News

Wed
20
Nov

Council tables action on new parking rules

By Matt Ward —

Amid ongoing concerns about private property rights, the Fredericksburg City Council delayed taking action on a proposed parking ordinance during their regular meeting Monday.

“We’ve got an awful lot of people in the community that are concerned about work vehicles and trailers, people who are concerned about their property rights and what they can or can’t do on their own property,” councilman Tim Dooley said. “I think they have some legitimate concerns. I think we are trying to get to a point where we are trying to legislate common sense.”

Originally proposed in October, a revised version of the ordinance presented to the council on Monday focused primarily on regulating parking on city streets and not on private residences and businesses.

Despite the changes, council members agreed to postpone a vote on the ordinance before holding a public hearing on the matter, tentatively scheduled for January.

Wed
20
Nov

Roeder joins incumbents filing for county positions

Precinct 2 incumbent County Commissioner Incumbent Billy Roeder filed on Friday for re-election to run in the Gillespie County political party primaries, set for March 4, 2014.

The primary races will define party candidates ahead of the Nov. 4, 2014 general election.

As of press time Wednesday morning, no contested races have developed.

County posts up for election this year include:

County Judge — Incumbent Mark Stroeher has filed for re-election.

County Clerk — Incumbent Mary Lynn Rusche has filed for re-election.

District Clerk — Incumbent Jan Davis has filed for re-election.

County Treasurer — Laura Lundquist has filed for re-election.

County Surveyor — Carey Bonn has filed for re-election.

Wed
20
Nov

Wild Game Dinner promises exotic tastes


TOP PRIZES — This quartet of organizers shows off some of the many prizes that will be given away or awarded to top bidders at the 2013 Gillespie County Wild Game Dinner, set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. From left are Chris Schoessow, Shawn Lehne, Jason Janecka and Lea Penick (of the show “American Hoggers”). Lehne and Janecka hold UT and Texas A&M .308-caliber hunting rifles, which are two of many to be awarded in auctions that evening. Penick holds a 14-carat, white gold Mesa Topaz (3.8-carat) and dia-mond pendant (1.4 carat), designed by Champe Jennings Jewelry. Funds raised benefit adult and youth agricultural education in the Hill Country. — Standard-Radio Post photo

Axis, elk, alligator, and …prizes?!...are all on the menu for the Gillespie County Wild Game Dinner this Saturday, Nov. 23.

The Gillespie County Fair Grounds will open at 5:30 p.m. for a night of exotic tastes, hunters’ exhibits, prize giveaways, auctions and more.

Admission tickets cost $20 per person and may be purchased at Arrowhead Bank, Stroeher & Olfers and Lochte Feed and General Store in Fredericksburg, as well as at Allied Ag in Stonewall. Prize drawing tickets are also available for purchase at those locations.

Admission and prize tickets may also be purchased at the door on Saturday night.

This year, organizers have planned for additional seating areas, plus have gathered some 20 percent more prizes for the drawings so that the item giveaway list numbers well over 200 items.

Also featured Saturday night will be a silent auction featuring over 100 items, among them four guns.

Wed
20
Nov

'Round every corner, grand visions of fall'


FALL COLOR greeted this unidentified San Antonio bicyclist during Saturday’s 14th Annual Fall Foliage Frolic Bicycle Tour, which was headquartered at the Tatsch House at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. More than 200 riders took part in the event, which featured scenic rides around Gillespie County on routes of either, 25, 42.3 or 58.5 miles. The event was sponsored by the Hill Country Bicycle Touring Club. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

More than 200 riders took to Gillespie County’s back roads to challenge themselves and get an eyeful of picturesque fall color.

The 14th Annual Fall Foliage Frolic Bicycle Tour was held Saturday, headquartered at the Tatsch House at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.

“Riders took part on one of three routes, including 25 miles, 42.3 miles and 58.5 miles,” said Ethel Pedraza, spokesperson with the Hill Country Bicycle Touring Club, which sponsored the event.

That club also hosts the LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour, which is held annually each March. 

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
20
Nov

Police officers honored


HONORED as the 85th police department in the state of Texas to receive “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” from the Texas Po-lice Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program, representatives of the Fredericksburg Police Department were on hand at Monday’s Fredericksburg City Council meeting to receive the award presented by Fair Oaks Ranch Police Chief and chairman of the Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Program Scott Reuben. Celebrating the ac-complishment were (front row, from left) Sergeant Braxton Roemer, Reuben, Chief Steve Wetz, Shane Purvis, (back row) Alex Hurtatdo, Bradley Durst, Christian Oehler, Reagan Rabke, Chad Lovelady, Beau Klett and Lieutenant Brian Haley. — Standard-Radio Post photo
Wed
20
Nov

Quiz bowl, food show winners qualify for state 4-H contest


ADVANCING to the State 4-H Roundup after finishing first in the senior division at the District Food Show and Nutrition Quiz Bowl competition held Nov. 16 in Kerrville are Gillespie County 4-H members from left, Elaine Lochte, Dylan Sione, Rachel Howell, Sean O’Leary and Amy Heimann.

One team and two individuals have qualified for state competition following the District 4-H Food Show and Nutrition Quiz Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Kerrville Church of Christ.

The 4-Hers compete in three divisions (junior, intermediate and senior,) but only senior division winners are eligible to advance to the state level.

Advancing to the State 4-H Roundup in College Station in June will be the Senior Quiz Bowl Team and Food Show winners Rachel Howell and Dylan Sione.

Serving as judges or volunteers/coaches at the District 4-H Food Show and Nutrition Quiz Bowl contest were Cheryl Sione, Danielle Granville, Shelly Verstuyft, Karen Watson, Megan Skelton and James Heimann.

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