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Wed
27
Apr

Early voting underway for city; county, state runoff votes near

Early voting is underway for mayor, council and city charter amendments for the City of Fredericksburg while Gillespie County and the state will hold elections in upcoming weeks to decide on the next round of representatives.

Through Tuesday, City Secretary Shelly Britton said there were 83 early voters as of Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. That includes 31 on Monday and 52 on Tuesday.

Runoff primary elections for Gillespie County will take place on Tuesday, May 24. Early voting for county and state contests will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 16-20 at the Gillespie County Courthouse. (There are no extended hours for early voting in county and state races.)

Wed
27
Apr

Wildflower Run returns to the streets on Saturday

The race will be on in Fredericksburg, as runners and walkers take to the streets this Saturday, April 30, during the 22nd Annual Wildflower 5K and 10K Run/Walk.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. (for both runners and walkers) at Marktplatz. It will also end there.

Chip timing will be provided.

Besides the 5K and 10K run and walk, the race will also feature a children’s Fun Run (both 200 yard and one mile distances) at 9:30 a.m.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Fredericksburg Academic Boosters’ programs to recognize and encourage student academic achievement.

Prior to the race at 8 a.m., stretching and warm-ups will be sponsored and led by fitness professionals from Hill Country Memorial Wellness Center, near the race start line.

Registration

Online registration has closed.

Fri
22
Apr

City of Fredericksburg announces charter amendment information

The City of Fredericksburg is continuing efforts to provide information to citizens on the proposed charter amendments, which are on the Saturday, May 7 ballot. Detailed information is available on the City’s website at www.fbgtx.org.

The public is invited to a public forum at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 2 at the Law Enforcement Center at 1601 East Main Street.  

Thu
21
Apr

Daily Update - April 21, 2016

NEWS
The 100 Club of Gillespie County held its 11th annual Peace Officer Appreciation Dinner last night and remembered late President Mike Carnes (obituary in this week's Standard). Plaques were presented for service time to: Ranger Michael Barr, 35 years; Deputy Kevin Carter, 25 years; Officer Felix Castaneda, 20 years; and Lt. Brian Haley, Trooper Erich Neumann and Deputy Hilario Villa for 15 years.

Debbie Marquardt will be sworn in at 11 a.m. today as new Post Master today at the Fredericksburg Post Office.

Fredericksburg Independent School District trustees will hold a special meeting at the Central Administration Building at noon today to consider and approve contractors and bids for the bond projects.

Fredericksburg Beekeepers will meet from 6:30-9 tonight at the AgriLife Extension Center, 95 Frederick Road.

Wed
20
Apr

Council heard state of city water supply

By Scott Allen —

An annual presentation on the state of Fredericksburg’s water supply was given by Clinton Bailey, director of public works and utility, during the Fredericksburg City Council meeting on Monday night.

“The City of Fredericksburg water supply is 100 percent groundwater,” Bailey said. “We have nine active wells in our system and three different well fields.”

Water well levels have historically been on a down-ward trend, until mid-2013 when the recharge levels started to rebound.

“We are currently about five feet higher in the well fields than we were last year,” Bailey said.

Additionally, Bailey said they have conserved more than 200 million gallons of water (since 2004) while maintaining a growing populous, due to an increase in water rates, reducing Stage 3 water restrictions from 16 hours to eight and repairing leaks within the system itself.

Wed
20
Apr

FVFD to serve up fried fish at shindig

Fried catfish with all the trimmings, a prize drawing and dance will be offered to the public on Saturday night, April 23, by the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department.

The annual Benefit Fish Fry and Prize Give-Away will be held on Marktplatz.

Serving begins at 5 p.m. and continues until 8 p.m.

Fried catfish, potato salad, beans, cookies and condiments will be served.

Cost of the plates is by donation.

A drive-through line will be available behind the fire station off of North Crockett Street in the bank drive-through.

A dance will start at 8 p.m. and continues until 10 p.m.

Providing the music will be deejay Greg Stone.

Prizes will be given away throughout the evening. The prizes have been donated by local and area merchants and individuals and include “a little bit of everything.”

Wed
20
Apr

Locals sound off on noise ordinance

Pat Keating showed that Hotel Occupancy Tax funds have risen along with the number of live music venues. He said it’s necessary to support musicians. — Standard-Radio Post/Scott Allen

By Scott Allen —

Fredericksburg City Council met in a packed room at the Gillespie County Law Enforcement Center on Monday night to hear from 26 citizens who had concerns about a proposed revision of the city noise ordinance.

The ordinance, put in place in 2008, consists of three different time periods with varying decibel (dB) volumes.

Council heard arguments from both sides of the mic during the discussion, but no action was taken during the meeting. Instead, Mayor Linda Langerhans dispelled some rumors that have reached the public’s ear.

Wed
20
Apr

That VW Groove

Donna and Jay Dean, “happy hippies” from Seattle, display peace symbols in front of “Janice”, their 1970 Volkswagen Van
during the 2016 Texas VW Classic held at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park from Friday through Sunday, April 15-17. —
Standard-Radio Post/Scott Allen

Wed
20
Apr

April showers

An American Robin plays in the water fountain at 112 East Travis Street during the Lenz Fest and Pioneer Awards Gardens Galore Tour on Saturday, April 16. More than two inches of
rain were widely reported during the weekend. — Standard-Radio Post/Scott Allen

Wed
20
Apr

FTC-produced comedy ‘The Nerd’ continues to make audiences giggle

In a case of wearing out one’s welcome, (from left) Tansy (Mackenzie Grumbles) and Axel (Jack Palau) work on ways to get Rick (Ryan Bailey) to go home. “The Nerd,” a comedy currently playing at Fredericksburg Theater Company, will run this and next week at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater. — Submitted photo/James Fox

Tickets are available for the remaining six performances of the Larry Shue comedy, “The Nerd.”

This show marks the finale in Fredericksburg Theater Company’s 19th season, which has included “Evita,” “Our Town,” and “Into the Woods.”

Kerry Goff is directing this play, which is being presented weekends, April 22 to May 1 at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater at 1668 U.S. 87 South.

Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Tickets for “The Nerd” can be purchased by calling the FTC box office at 830-997-3588 or online at www.fredericksburgtheater.org.

Also, tickets can be purchased at the box office, located next to the theater. The box office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

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