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Wed
01
Oct

Harper Longhorn Band wins honors at Hill Country Marching Festival


Fredericksburg High School’s “Pride of the Hill Country” Band marched in exhibition at the Hill Country Marching Festival on Saturday in the FHS Stadium. Theme of this year’s University Interscholastic League Marching Contest show is “Awakenings.” Going through their routine are, in front from left, Tara Youngblood, Nikki Shuman, Jarred Hudson and Ander Castaneda. More photos from the marching festival, that also featured the Harper High School Band, are on D1. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

William J. Brennan High School from San Antonio won grand champion honors at the Hill Country Marching Festival on Saturday in the Fredericksburg High School Stadium.

The marching festival drew 17 Class-2A to Class-6A bands along with the FHS Band, which marched in exhibition only to open the event.

Among the bands competing on Saturday was the Harper Longhorn Band, which finished fourth overall.

Serving as judges on Saturday were:

•Bob Howard, retired director from Hondo High School;

•Stephen Krupicka, director of bands for Shiner Independent School District;

•Rey Meza, retired director from Marshall High School in San Antonio;

•Stephen Howard, director of bands at Ann Richards High school in Austin ISD, and,

•Manny Maldonado, owner of MJM Works and director of percussion for Bradley Middle School in North East ISD.

Coming up …

Wed
01
Oct

Fredericksburg Farmers Market opens tomorrow

The Fredericksburg Farmers Market will begin its fall season tomorrow on the grassy lawn at Pioneer Museum.

Farmers market president Thomas Newman said the markets will run from 4-7 p.m., or, as he put it, “Until it gets dark.”

The fall farmers market will conclude on Thursday, Nov. 20 (the week prior to Thanksgiving).

Whether meat or vegetables, customers won’t lack for items to sample or buy. They’ll once again have local, grass-fed beef, along with pasture-raised chickens that produce organic eggs.

There’s also a local bounty of fall vegetables and fruits, including beets, beans, peas, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, herbs, butternut squash and much more.

Other items include lamb, Gulf of Mexico seafood, artisan bread, goat cheese, maple syrup, sliders and tacos.

Items also include locally-baked bread and wood-oven pizza. There will also be locally-roasted coffee and other prepared foods.

Wed
01
Oct

8K Kraut Run on its mark Saturday

Runners and walkers will be stepping off on Saturday morning, Oct. 4, as part of the Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Kraut Run/Walk 8K.

Race-day registration and check in will start at 7 a.m. and the race will begin at 8 a.m. at the entrance to Fredericksburg Middle School on Travis Street.

And with the event coming up on Saturday, the Rotarians are reminding participants that online registration continues through tomorrow, Thursday.

The Rotarians are expecting over 200 runners to compete, and the first 200 registrants are guaranteed to receive a technical race shirt.

Race-day registration is allowed, but runners should register online by Thursday at www.fbgkrautrun.com (click on Runners) to ensure receipt of a race shirt.

Registration fees are $30 for adults (17 years of age and older) and $15 for those under 17.

Wed
01
Oct

St. Joseph’s craft show this weekend

“Black Friday” won’t arrive until Nov. 28, but local residents can get a head start on holiday shopping this weekend.

The St. Joseph’s Halle Craft Show will be Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There is no charge for admission to the craft show, which will be at 212 West San Antonio Street.

The early-October show will be one of the two events of the craft show for this season. The other will be Saturday, Dec. 13.

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Fri
26
Sep

Council moves forward with sidewalks, trails despite mayor's doubts

By Matt Ward 

A road map for future efforts to connect Fredericksburg neighborhoods continues to take shape as the city council informally agreed on several updates to the city’s comprehensive plan.

Most of Monday’s special meeting was devoted to the updated sidewalks and trails master plan, which highlights all current sidewalks as well as sites for future sidewalks and trails.

Fri
26
Sep

Archery season to open Saturday in Gillespie County

Hunting season will soon be upon Gillespie County as the archery-only season for both turkey and white-tailed deer opens this Saturday.

Archery season for both will run until Oct. 31. Gillespie is one of 149 Texas counties with an archery-only season for turkey.

Wed
24
Sep

Council moves forward with sidewalks, trails mayor’s doubt

By Matt Ward —

A road map for future efforts to connect Fredericksburg neighborhoods continues to take shape as the city council informally agreed on several updates to the city’s comprehensive plan.

Most of Monday’s special meeting was devoted to the updated sidewalks and trails master plan, which highlights all current sidewalks as well as sites for future sidewalks and trails.

A copy of the master plan is available for citizen review at City Hall.

“This might be a 50- or 100-year plan. We’re setting a plan to where we’ve identified where sidewalks and trails could be and possibly should be,” Councilman Bobby Watson said. “As our community grows, more and more people will walk, run and ride bikes. The complaint that I’ve heard is that people are tired of walking in the streets because we don’t have sidewalks.”

Wed
24
Sep

Archery season to open Saturday in Gillespie County

Hunting season will soon be upon Gillespie County as the archery-only season for both turkey and white-tailed deer opens this Saturday.

Archery season for both will run until Oct. 31. Gillespie is one of 149 Texas counties with an archery-only season for turkey.

The bag limit for white-tailed deer this season is five (no more than two bucks, all seasons combined). For turkeys, the bag limit is four, no more than one of which may be an Eastern turkey.

Overall, the whitetail deer antlers look “not bad,” according to local game warden Scott Krueger with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

“This time of year, they’re pretty regular where they go and where they feed,” Krueger said. “I’ve seen as many good bucks as much as what I’d call ‘scrubs.’”

Wed
24
Sep

Diagnosed with ALS, Crenwelge sees hope in bucket efforts


Barbara Crenwelge and husband Marvin have stayed positive, in part because of the community’s support of ALS plight. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

By Yvonne Hartmann —

After the last horse race was run at the 126th Gillespie County Fair in August, more than a hundred people gathered at the starting gate for a dousing of ice cold water from the old water truck used to wet the track.

Sitting front and center for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and surrounded by friends and family was Barbara Crenwelge. And, just like everyone else, Crenwelge got soaking wet.

But Crenwelge isn’t just like everyone else who turned out that day. Two years ago she was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), which is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

Wed
24
Sep

Smith discusses ISIS strikes here Monday


Congressman Lamar Smith discussed ISIS strikes at a local civic club. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Ken Esten Cooke —

Congressman Lamar Smith said he supported President Barack Obama’s strikes on the Islamic State this week, but is hesitant to authorize more powers to the president if strikes continue beyond 90 days.

Smith was in town as a guest at the Fredericksburg Rotary Club which met Monday at Fredericksburg Inn and Suites.

“ISIS, or the Islamic State, is a real threat to every freedom-loving person in the world,” Smith said. “Last Wednesday, I voted to authorize the president to equip, train and assist rebels in Syria. But if the president doesn’t come back to Congress and get authority from us under the War Powers Act, I’m not going to give him the benefit of the doubt in the future.”

Smith said when Congress returns in November, it will be “a time of reckoning,” citing the Nov. 4 elections, which will determine if both houses of Congress become Republican majority.

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