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Wed
13
Jan

Commissioners hear report from Relief Route Task Force

By Scott Allen —

Gillespie County Commissioners heard a presentation on Monday for a relief route that will help alleviate traffic on Main Street.

Korey Keller, chairman of the Gillespie County Relief Route Task Force, said a semi-truck drives down Main Street every 40-45 seconds between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The task force is conducting research and gauging interest from the community for a relief route.

“That’s part of our challenge, figuring out, as a community, when is the time right to do something about relieving this congestion,” Keller said.

The task force has been working with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) on the project, but since TxDOT has been going through some changes such as employees retiring, the process has been slowed down.

Wed
13
Jan

Ministers will host Jan. 18 MLK event

Gillespie County Ministerial Association will host a gathering on Monday, Jan. 18, to remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Set for noon under the small pavilion at Marktplatz, the event will be a time for prayer and reflection as the slain civil rights leader is remembered.

The association will also play portions of some of Dr. King’s speeches, and give time for reflection on the impact of his life and ministry.

This year marks the 52nd anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, which he gave in Washington, D.C. in 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial. 

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Tue
12
Jan

Daily Update for Jan. 12

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      • Gillespie County Commissioners on Monday heard a presentation from Kory Keller, chairman of the Gillespie County Relief Route Task Force. According to Keller, a semi-truck drives down Main Street every 30-40 seconds between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Commissioners also approved a timeline for the process for the application and distribution of Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) funds for 2016. 

Wed
06
Jan

City Council denies Nimitz waiver request

By Scott Allen

Fredericksburg City Council on Monday voted 4-1 to deny the Texas Historical Commission’s (representing the Admiral Nimitz Foundation) request to waive building and development fees.

Council member Gary Neffendorf voted against the denial.

The $14,757.82 in waivers requested by the Admiral Nimitz Foundation dealt with electrical support and water and sewer impact fees in both phases of the current project to update the Pacific Combat Zone Reenactment Battlefield and surrounding buildings.

 “I’m really leery about setting a precedence for this type of assistance when we have a lot of other really good organizations in the community that could benefit from this,” Mayor Linda Langerhans said.

The city has waived fees for the new Gillespie County Jail and the Texas Rangers Heritage Center projects, according to Brian Jordan, director of development services.

Wed
06
Jan

Youth, animals take center sage at stock show

Attention will be focused on the show ring when youth and their animals take center stage at the 2016 Gillespie County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Auction, Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 7-9.

Set for the Gillespie County Fair Grounds, the show will see 341 exhibitors from Gillespie County 4-H Clubs, the Fredericksburg FFA, Fredericksburg Junior FFA and the Harper FFA participating in the event.

While the county show is the only competition for some local exhibitors, a large number will be continuing on to other contests across the state.

Coming just after the county show will be the Hill Country District Junior Livestock Show in Kerrville, Jan. 17-23.

Wed
06
Jan

It's a girl


Welcoming Emery Lehne Goff on Monday, Jan. 4 as the first baby born at Hill Coun try Memorial Hospital in 2016 are, from left, Erin Huff, director of obstetrics; Jamie Bryant, RN, and parents Ashleigh and Kerry Goff of Fredericksburg. The doctor who delivered the baby girl was Nancy Rickerhauser, M.D. (not pictured). The Goffs have a son, Logan, who is three years old. — Standard-Radio Post/Scott Allen

Emery Lehne Goff arrived four days after Jan. 1 but she was still counted as the first baby of the New Year in Fredericksburg.

Goff was born at 8:38 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4 at Hill Country Memorial Hospital to Kerry and Ashleigh Goff of Fredericksburg.

The new arrival is also welcomed by a three-year-old brother, Logan.

She was delivered by Nancy Rickerhauser, M.D.

This year’s first baby was the second largest New Year’s baby in the past 10 years, weighing in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 20½ inches in length.

Last year’s first baby, Agustin Suarez Ramirez weighed in at 8 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 22 inches.

Previous first babies of the New Year are:

2015

Agustin Suarez Ramirez born 6:48 a.m., Jan. 1, 2015 weighed in at 8 pounds, 8 ounces, measuring 22 inches to Francisco Javier Suarez Vargas and Maria Ramirez of Fredericksburg.

Wed
06
Jan

First-Day Hike at Enchanted Rock


A line of hikers dot the summit trail at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area during the New Year’s Day hike on Friday, Jan. 1. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area was one of many Texas state parks and natural areas that participated in the New Year’s Day hikes Texas Parks and Wildlife hosts every New Year’s Day.— Standard-Radio ost/Scott Allen
Wed
06
Jan

Chilly 2016 begins with exercise


Friends Mark Johnson of Fair Oaks Ranch and Karen Holder from Portland, Oregon get some exercise as they embark on the 10K walk, which took them past Fredericksburg Middle School on Dec. 31. “We do a lot of American Volkssport Association events,” Johnson said.
Wed
06
Jan

First Friday Art Walk


Jimmy Cooper, a resident of Flagstaff, Arizona, studies a hand-carved wooden mirror frame at River Rustic Gallery during the Jan. 1 First Friday Art Walk. — Standard-Radio Post/Scott Allen
Wed
06
Jan

At the Top


The ecosystem of a summit pond is discussed by Emma Verzwyvelt, volunteer ranger, during the New Year’s Day hike at En-chanted Rock State Natural Area. — Standard-Radio Post/Scott Allen

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