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Wed
11
Dec

‘Personal touch’ gift items for sale at St. Joseph’s Halle

A chance to select gifts with a “personal touch” will be offered this Saturday, Dec. 14, to holiday shoppers taking in the 28th Annual St. Joseph’s Halle Fall Craft Show.

Admission will be free to the one-day show hosted in Fredericksburg’s historic limestone St. Joseph’s Halle, 212 West San Antonio Street (just one block south of Main Street next to St. Mary’s Catholic School.)

Hours will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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Thu
05
Dec

Fredericksburg, St. Mary’s classes starting later Friday

Students in the Fredericksburg Independent School District and St. Mary’s Catholic School will get to sleep in a bit tomorrow morning, Friday, Dec. 6.

Due to the arctic cold front making its way through the county overnight, officials with both school systems have decided to delay the start of classes until 10 a.m., to avoid icy road conditions.

That means that bus schedules will also be running exactly two hours later than their normal times.

Any other changes will be announced by the schools through their automated phone systems and on the radio.

Thu
05
Dec

Car accidentally drives into Dooley's


SHATTERED GLASS fragments are swept up in the aftermath of a car crashing through the front of Dooley’s 5-10 & 25¢ Store, 131 East Main Street, Wednesday, Dec. 4, around 4:42 p.m. A store employee was transported to Hill Country Memorial Hospital for treatment, then later released, while the driver of the 2006 gray Lincoln Zephyr, Joann Carraway McCaleb, 86, of Comfort, was reportedly uninjured in the incident, according to preliminary reports from the Fredericksburg Police Department. More details will be included in next week’s edition. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
Thu
05
Dec

Chamber to host parade, 'Afterglow' market Friday

Filling the night sky with holiday cheer, the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Light The Night” lighted Christmas parade and laser light show on Friday, Dec. 6 as well as “Afterglow,” a family celebration.

Activities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with an approximately 12-minute-long laser light show on Marktplatz, facing the 100 block of West Main Street.

The parade will take place rain or shine, starting at the intersection of Crockett and Main streets. The entire parade route along Main Street between Washington and Bowie streets is available for free seating on a first come-first serve basis.

The reserved bleacher seating located in front of Pioneer Memorial Library is sold out.  Attendees seated in the 100 block of West Main will be able to view the laser light show, choreographed to Christmas music, which serves as the grand opening of the parade.

Wed
04
Dec

Galleries to observe holidays with First Friday Art Walk

Eleven galleries will be celebrating the holidays on Friday, Dec. 6, as part of First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg.

On Friday, Art Walk hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to allow everyone time to enjoy the Christmas parade with their families.

Several galleries will be offering special events throughout the day.

For more information, visit www.FFAWF.com.

This month’s schedule of events is as follows:

Agave Gallery, 208 East San Antonio, will be presenting  Fredericksburg artist Dalton Fromme from 4-8 p.m. on Friday.

Fromme creates paintings of Texas and the Hill Country, including historical sites in the Fredericksburg area. 

Also on Friday and in time for Christmas, a trunk show of hand-crafted jewelry by Fredericksburg artist Connie Stephens will be offered on from 2-5 p.m.

Wed
04
Dec

Nimitz Museum will hold Pearl Harbor remembrance

The National Museum of the Pacific War will honor the veterans who served or gave their lives at Pearl Harbor in a ceremony of remembrance on Saturday, Dec. 7, beginning at 12:25 p.m., in the museum’s Memorial Court Yard.

The time coincides with the Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time of 8:25 a.m., Dec. 7, 1941, when the attacks began.

The Japanese air invasion of the headquarters of America’s Pacific Fleet led to the U.S. declaring war on Japan and entering World War II.

Keynote speaker for this year’s event will be U.S. Army Major General (Ret.) Alfred A. Valenzuela. The program will include a wreath laying, rifle salute and a flyover by World War II aircraft.

Valenzuela served as the Commander of United States Army South from July 2000 to October 2003. He has served many assignments in three Corps (3rd, 7th and 18th) and four Infantry Divisions (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 10th) and also with the 1st Armored Division.

Wed
04
Dec

It's 'full speed ahead' as TxDOT raises limits


QUICK TRIP -- Traversing Gillespie County's major highways will be even faster soon since the state has decided to raise local speed limits on stretches of highway from 70 to 75 miles per hour. -- Standard-Radio Post/Lisa Treiber-Walter

By Lisa Treiber-Walter —

Motorists making their way around Gillespie County will soon be able to really “hit the pedal to the metal.”

All stretches of roads in this county currently limited to 70 miles per hour (mph) will, at some point in December, see all those white-and-black speed limit box signs swapped out to reveal a faster legal limit of 75 mph.

Affected in Gillespie County will be the north and south portions of Texas Highway 16 and U.S. Highway 87, as well as U.S. Highway 290, which spans east and west through Fredericksburg and the entirety of the county.

Change is news

The hike in the speed limit came as news to local law enforcement entities, who will be taxed with enforcing the new speed, as well as the local Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) maintenance division, who will be charged with installing and maintaining the signs.

Wed
04
Dec

City eyes tighter water restrictions

By Matt Ward —

With drought conditions expected to continue across Texas indefinitely, the Fredericksburg City Council began examining possible changes to its existing watering restrictions during its regular meeting Monday.

“We truly are in water conservation mode across the state right now,” Clinton Bailey, city director of public works and utilities, said. “People have a hard time remembering what stage we’re in. I really want to come up with something that fits Fredericksburg, that’s enforceable, that’s understandable to the public and makes sense.”

Currently, city residents are under Stage 4 water restrictions, which limit outdoor watering to one day per week. Stage 4 water restrictions have been in place since July 2011.

No action was taken on enacting any changes Monday as city staff plans to prepare a draft ordinance on potential changes to watering restrictions for review at an upcoming meeting.

Wed
04
Dec

Holiday Home Tour returns for 56th year

Historic homes, properties and landmarks in the Cherry Spring community will be featured as part of the Gillespie County Historical Society’s 56th Annual Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Tour hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Proceeds from the tour support Pioneer Museum.

“This year it’s going to be a historic tour, a step back in time to see properties constructed around the 1880s,” said Gladys Frels, Home Tour co-chairman. “Guests will learn more about the history of the area and tour historic private homes in the community of Cherry Spring.”

She added, “The Christmas decorations will be over the top.”

Those taking the self-guided tour this year can learn more about the history of the area and tour historic private homes in the community of Cherry Spring, located about 18 miles northwest of Fredericksburg.

Wed
04
Dec

4 Proches to debut Dec. 7 with CD release, concert


THE 4 PROCHES are, from left, Asa, Ezra, Liza and Beecher.

A Hill Country family quartet — The 4 Proches — will be the focus of a CD release celebration and concert this Saturday, Dec. 7.

The event will be from 5-7 p.m. at Woerner Warehouse, 305 South Lincoln Street.

Signed copies of the group’s first album “Wayfaring Stranger” will be available for purchase, as will the culinary creations of proprietor, Angela Mancino.

The Proch family will perform several tracks from their new CD.

In addition to their CD release, the Proches will play a benefit for African orphans with the English Brothers in Boerne on Sunday, Dec. 8, as well as in the Fredericksburg Realty’s “Christmas on Main” concert series planned Saturday, Dec. 14, in downtown Fredericksburg.

Included in the family are Asa, 10, a mandolin player and percussionist; Liza, 14, vocalist; Ezra, 17, on acoustic guitar and vocals, and Beecher, 20, on piano as the lead vocalist and songwriter.

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