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'Round-up for Ruger' slated for Saturday night in Harper

The friends and family of Brian Rowan and Lindsay Fisk are holding a “Round-Up for Ruger” from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Headwaters Pavilion in Harper.

Headwaters Pavilion is located on 229 Ranch Road 783 South.

Proceeds from the benefit will go toward medical and funeral expenses for the couple’s two-year-old son, Ruger Rowan, who died on July 3.

Money will be raised through 50 cent tickets for carnival games at the benefit, and both a silent and live auction.

The main item up for bid at the live auction is a vacation package featuring a two-day stay at an efficiency condo in Port Aransas, and a half-day fishing trip for three anglers that will be led by Levi Price and a $250 Visa gift card.

A prize drawing for two tickets to a Dierks Bentley concert in Austin on Friday, Aug. 28, will also take place. 

Wed
05
Aug

Community Education performs Cinderella KIDS this weekend

The Fredericksburg Cinderella is set to take the stage this Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 7-9 in the Fredericksburg High School auditorium.

Director Bob Straus transformed Disney’s original Cinderella KIDS to “fit the kids” that are in the theatre arts camp.

“This is an unusual production of the play,” Straus said. “This is more of a Fredericksburg Cinderella. The story line is the same, I just added to it. We just added more spice.”

Straus added extra songs, additional parts and more dialogue in an attempt to get everyone a speaking part.

The play will feature 50 kids from ages four through 18 as part of Fredericksburg Independent School District’s Community Education program.

The original play was estimated to last 35 minutes. With the additions, the play has almost doubled in time.

The show on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8, will begin at 7 p.m. with a matinee performance on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m.

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Jul

Daily Update for Wednesday, August 5

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  • This week's issue of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post includes coverage of the 120th annual Schuetzenfest, Scholarship Fest, the Hill Country Food Truck Festival, a Back to School and Fall Sports preview, obituaries, geocaching, a student art exhibit at Hill Country University Center, the Dr Pepper/Babolat Junior Tennis Open and more.
  • The Hill Country Red Hatters will host their next meeting and lunch at 11:30 a.m. today at the Inwood Estates Winery Le Bistro.

 Today's Quote
 

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated."

Confucius

 

 Clip of the Day

Pulling a rabbit out of a hat

Wed
29
Jul

County, jail contractor dispute final costs

By Ken Esten Cooke —

County commissioners met Monday and took no action on a settlement offer by Sedalco, Inc. to close claims over the delayed completion of the new Gillespie County Jail.

Commissioners hope to negotiate a reduction in the “guaranteed maximum price” from the jail contractor.

The claim comes after the new jail opening was delayed several months due to construction issues dealing with the sally port (secured entry way) and other items.

“We need clarification on some things,” County Judge Mark Stoeher said after an executive session meeting with the county attorney and a Sedalco representative. “There is some back and forth over the reduction of the maximum price. We’re saying it was one thing, yet they don’t agree with how we came up with our reduction.”

Stoeher said both sides are trying to avoid litigation.

“I’m optimistic we will work out something,” he said. 

Wed
29
Jul

Food trucks, wineries, music set at Luckenbach

Food, wine and music are set to come together this Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Second Annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival.

The festival will be held in Luckenbach from noon to 7 p.m. and will feature over a dozen award winning food trucks, nine Texas Hill Country wineries and Americana live music.

Tickets for the event are $15 for adults. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the festival or in advance online at www.luckenbachtexas.com.

A total of 16 food trucks will be in attendance with a variety of fare for purchase. 

Two of the participating trucks, Chessy Jane’s (burgers) and Rickshaw Stop (Pakistani cuisine), were recently announced as the gold and silver winners in the food truck category for the “2015 Readers’ Choice Awards” of the San Antonio Express-News.

Wed
29
Jul

Locals vie for state House, Senate seats

Two local men, one a small businessman and the other a retired doctor, recently announced their plans to run for office in Texas.

Kyle Biedermann, owner of the local Ace Hardware, launched his campaign Monday for the Texas House of Representatives, District 73.

Brent Mayes, a retired radiologist, began his campaign for the Texas Senate, District 24 race on July 24.

Both are seeking the Republican nominations for their respective positions.

Wed
29
Jul

Harper park board eyes new center


Bud Wright, capital campaign co-chair, explains features of new community center. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Ken Esten Cooke —

A town hall meeting in Harper over a proposed new community center drew more than 200 of its roughly 1,200 residents.

Harper Community Park Board presented information about its plans for a $1.3-million, multi-use facility which could potentially draw area meetings and revenue to the town in western Gillespie County.

“This will be a multi-use facility which will satisfy the meeting needs of a lot of folks,” said Bud Wright, the Harper Community Park Board capital campaign committee co-chairman. “We’re in the heart of an area which could draw from Kerr, Kimble and Mason counties, and, of course, Gillespie County.”

But some audience members thought a remodel of the current, 60-year-old facility could serve the town best and keep rates where “people in Harper can afford to rent it.”

Wed
29
Jul

Popular swap meet sells


Jeff and Jennifer Smith of Helotes bargain for 1956 Chevy license plates from dealer Patrick Manning, right. A set of the “very hard to find” plates went for $200. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Ken Esten Cooke —

Thousands of visitors streamed into Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park las weekend for the 38th Annual Hill Country Swap Meet. But halfway through the event, new owners took the reins of the popular car enthusiast event.

“After 38 years, it was time to pass the baton,” said Liz Lindig, of the Fredericksburg Vintage Car Club, who helped organize the massive event for years. “We appreciate all the members and volunteers who have given time to this. But a majority of members are getting older and it has become quite a job. We’re really happy to have Earhart Productions buy it.”

Dean Earhart is owner of Earhart Productions, which began in Waco and now runs three large swap meet shows in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Wed
29
Jul

Scholarship Fest 'tailgates' to help


Tim Jeanes will again serve as $5 each or 6 for $25. auctioneer. — File photo

“College Tailgating” is the theme for the 19th Annual Scholarship Fest on Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds.

Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the event will include appetizers, a barbecue dinner, silent and live auctions, games, prize drawings and more.

Gates open at 3 p.m.

Funds raised at Scholarship Fest are used to provide scholarships for Gillespie County youth.

Since 1991, the fair association has awarded $327,850 to 602 students.

Larry and Joyce Burrow are serving as chairmen for Scholarship Fest.

For more information, visit www.gillespiefair.com, email info@gillespiefair.com or call the fair association at 830-997-2359.

Wed
29
Jul

Summer art students to host TTU exhibit


Julee Reese of Lubbock, left, and Lorena Williams, of El Paso, work on projects during a graduate-level printmaking class. (Christina Williams of Tatum is in the background.) Artwork from these, along with photog-raphy, drawing, painting and filmmaking from other stu-dents, will be on display Thursday at the Hill Country University Center. — Stand-ard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Ken Esten Cooke —

Texas Tech University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts has concluded its first-ever summer arts program at Hill Country University Center.

On Thursday, July 30, the school will host its first annual Fredericksburg Summer Student Art Exhibit, hosted by the Texas Tech University regional teaching sites and HCUC.

“It’s like a miniature residency,” said Christina Williams, a Texas Tech art student and native of Tatum. “It’s intense, so we just create. We have weekends free, but we usually end up here because it’s just more studio time to create our art.”

Lorena Williams, no relation, is from El Paso.

“This program and this degree can help further our teaching certifications, if that’s what we want to do,” she said. “But it also is a good way to refresh your own personal skills.”

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