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23
Oct

Crime Stoppers joining schools for Red Ribbon Week

When it comes to helping local kids steer clear of the dangers of drugs, Gillespie County Crime Stoppers is working hard to come up with solutions that appeal to the younger set, according to Joe Folse, coordinator.

The crime-fighting organization is joining Fredericksburg and Harper schools in observing the Oct. 21-29 “Red Ribbon Week” — a nationally observed time when youths speak out against drugs, create awareness about the dangers of illegal substances and offer their personal commitments to living drug-free lives.

“Crime Stoppers is working with the Fredericksburg Independent School District and the Harper Independent School District to encourage kids to use ‘text-a-tip’ to report any unlawful activity on their school campus or in the community,” Folse said.

During Red Ribbon Week, Crime Stoppers will be distributing a flyer to each student on how to text an anonymous tip into the authorities in a timely manner.

Wed
23
Oct

‘The Miracle Worker’ concludes this weekend


TOUGH LESSON — Teacher Anne Sullivan (Christina Fait) holds Helen Keller (Meredith Harper) physically and emotionally accountable for her ill-mannered actions at the breakfast table in FTC’s production of “Miracle Worker” on stage with weekend performances through Oct. 27.

For those who either have yet to see the Fredericksburg Theater Company production of “The Miracle Worker” or who want to see it again will have one more weekend to do so.

The play will be performed at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater on U.S. Highway 87 South on Oct. 25-27.

The Friday and Saturday performances will be 7:30 p.m. while the Sunday matinee will be at 2 p.m.

In the FTC’s production of  “The Miracle Worker,” Christina Fait plays Anne Sullivan while Meredith Harper plays Helen Keller.

The Keller family hires Sullivan to teach their daughter, blind and deaf and unable to talk following a childhood illness, how to communicate.

Sullivan’s efforts finally result in success when she teaches Keller how to use sign language to spell “water.” From there, Keller understands and begins learning about the world about her.

Wed
23
Oct

Survivor shares trials in dealing with disease


‘WE HAD MANY FRIENDS…but still felt alone,” said Cavan McMahon, a professional photographer, who took this image of wife, Donna, 41, who survived her battle with aggressive breast cancer.

By Lisa Treiber-Walter —

“Cancer has not defined me — it has refined me.”

That is Fredericksburg resident Donna McMahon’s perspective after she fought against breast cancer for 18 months with multiple surgeries and rounds of chemotherapy and is now six-and-a-half-years cancer free.

“The experience has tuned me in to life one more level,” she said.

Her story could have played out very differently and that’s why she reaches out to others now to offer her support, her experience and to help create awareness.

The news that she had “invasive ductal carcinoma” came as something of a shock.

Several years ago, she and her husband, Cavan, had sold their business, bought a sailboat and were destined to sail the Caribbean.

“Since we had good insurance, we had our battery of tests done because we were about to leave the country. Everything was good,” she said.

Wed
23
Oct

Get your pour on at food, wine fest

A chance to celebrate the best of Texas wines, food and entertainment will be offered at the 23rd annual Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest on Saturday, Oct. 26, on Marktplatz.

The Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest opens at noon and continues until 7 p.m.

General admission is $20 for adults, $5 for those under 21 and free for children under 12.

The $20 admission includes one souvenir fest glass, six sampling tickets (which can be used for three two ounce sample pours or one glass of wine), Texas specialty booths, Texas wineries, a silent auction, entertainment, food court and the Great Gargantuan Grape Toss.

An array of food will be available for purchase in the food village.

Additional sampling tickets will also be available for purchase.

Sponsors of the Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest include the City of Fredericksburg, Security State Bank and Trust, Opa’s Smoked Meats, Fischer and Wieser, Atmos and HEB.

Wed
23
Oct

Early voting totals 157 for amendments

Early votes for the state Constitutional Amendment Election are coming in slowly but surely after the first two days of early voting.

Gillespie County Clerk Mary Lynn Rusche said early voting, which began Monday and extends until Friday, Nov. 1, has brought 157 voters to the county courthouse.

Rusche said 90 persons cast votes on Monday and another 67 did so on Tuesday. In addition, Rusche said she received 41 requests for mail-in ballots on Monday and seven more on Tuesday.

Nine proposed constitutional amendments, plus a local expanded beer and wine sales county proposition, are on the ballot.

“There are only nine amendments, so that is fewer than normal,” she said, adding that no personality-filled electoral races are included in Gillespie County this year. Last year, during the presidential election year, voting set a record.

Wed
23
Oct

Gillespie 4-H Food Show slated for Wednesday, Oct. 23

Twenty-eight youth are competing in the Gillespie County 4-H Food Show tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 23.

The event will take place at the Gillespie County Extension Office.

Contestants will be judged from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and everyone is invited to attend the awards program at 8 p.m.

At the Gillespie County Food Show, 4-H members will be competing in three age divisions including junior, intermediate and senior.

First-place winners qualify to compete at the District 4-H Food Show on Nov. 16 in Kerrville.

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Thu
17
Oct

Daily Update for Tuesday, Oct. 22

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Wed
16
Oct

FHS, Harper bands head to UIL contest

All tuned up and ready to perform, the Fredericksburg High School Marching Band will step off in competition this Saturday, Oct. 19, in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Region XI Marching Contest.

Local Billie supporters are invited to visit Hondo High School Stadium to cheer on “The Pride of the Texas Hill Country” in the band’s 6:15 p.m. performance.

Harper High School’s Longhorn band will also be competing in Hondo during a 2:45 p.m. field appearance.

This year is an advancement year for only Class 1A (which includes Harper,) 2A and 4A bands.

As a Class 3A band, Fredericksburg was eligible to advance last year and made it all the way to the UIL State Marching Band Contest finals, ultimately winning the silver medal after missing first by one point.

Wed
16
Oct

Bestfest brings sausage, beer, music to Marktplatz

Sausage, beer, music, prize drawings and plenty more are on the menu this Saturday, Oct. 19, during the annual two-hour “Bestfest” celebration.

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 9765, Bestfest will be held on Marktplatz — the city’s downtown square — from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

“We’ve combined great offerings from some of the best Texas sausage makers along with a number of the best craft beers around to create a unique sausage and beer tasting event,” according to event chairman John Eilers. 

Admission is $10 for those 14 years of age and older, $5 for kids five to 13 years and free for children under five.

General admission tickets include all the sausage, sauerkraut and German potatoes individuals can eat. Tea is included with entry fee.

Other drinks will be available for purchase, including beer, water, soft drinks, wine and margaritas.

Wed
16
Oct

Mystical mesquite on display at festival

MESQUITE AND AQUATIC LIFE — Harker Heights’ Eastern Hills Middle School students (from left) Jamarion Govan, Andrea Ramirez, Angela Lopez and Sydnee Cassidy take a close look at a mesquite-and-sea life table during the 21st Annual Texas Mesquite Art Festival, which was held at Marktplatz, Oct. 11-13. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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