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08
Jul

Crime Stoppers increases reward for tips on Muegge murder cold case

Gillespie County Crime Stoppers has doubled the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Linda Muegge, a Fredericksburg resident killed in her home which was then burned down eight years ago.

The reward, now $10,000, is valid through July 31.

“Linda’s friends and family and our entire community have been left with unanswered questions for the past eight years. We are hopeful that this large reward will prompt someone to come forward with information which will help police solve this crime and bring closure to her family and the community,” Gillespie County sheriff’s deputy and Crime Stoppers coordinator Joe Folse said.

Muegge, 55, was discovered May 14, 2007 at her home at 506 Franklin Street. A complete profile on the killer has been difficult to pin down, though police believe the killer is likely a male who knew Muegge.

Wed
08
Jul

Liberty's lads and lasses

“All American Divas,” and best motorized vehicle, were Tori Crooks and Kayleigh Thatcher. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

It was the kids’ time to shine on Saturday morning.

Sparkles, streamers and lots of red, white and blue adorned entries as they made their way around the Marktplatz sidewalk parade route.

Organizers from the VFW Post 7105 gave awards as follows:

Most original — Brazos Worrell.

Most Patriotic Pet —Anna Lee Perez.

Most Patriotic Girl — Lamree Lacaz.

Most Patriotic Boy — Jake Venable.

Best Motorized Vehicle — Tori Crooks and Kayleigh Thatcher.

Uncle Sam Award — Emily Moeller.

Miss Liberty Award — Emma Windham.

Group Award — Luke and Zane Oestreich.

Best Bike (Girl) — Annabel Holster.

Best Bike (Boy) — Everett Osbourne.

Wed
08
Jul

Patriots on Parade

Fredericksburg’s VFW Post 7105 was one of the lead floats in Saturday’s Fourth of July parade down Main Street. Members of the American Legion Post and the Military Order of World Wars also joined VFW members. These heroes include, from left, Deborah Dombeck, Jim Glazener, Walt Abbott, Jim Bisson, Keith Blalock, Ralph Lewis, Roy Casper, Ruth Sarnecki and Ron Hasse. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

Wed
08
Jul

Fredericksburg hosts July 4th 'Star-Spangled' fireworks show

Prior to the Fourth of July fireworks show, Wounded Warriors at Nebo volunteers (from left) Joanne Owens and Rosemary Estenson share a laugh with U.S. Military Academy alumnus Capt. Jeff Anderson, who served six years in the Army. They watched the show from the Gillespie County Airport. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Wed
08
Jul

BCFS given Head start reins

By Matt Ward

 

Approximately $1.1 million in federal funding previously allocated to Stonewall Head Start, Inc. has been awarded to BCFS Education Services for Head Start operations in Blanco and Gillespie counties.

Head Start services have been offered by Stonewall Head Start, Inc. since the federal program’s inception in the 1960’s, with former President Lyndon B. Johnson developing the local offering as Texas’ first program at the LBJ Ranch.

 

BCFS Education Services

Founded in San Antonio in 1944, BCFS is a global system of six health and human service non-profit corporations coast-to-coast and around the world. BCFS Education Services is the system’s entity focused on early education.

Wed
08
Jul

Pool party to celebrate name change Saturday

The City of Fredericksburg will host a throwback “Kick and Swim Party” Saturday, July 11, at the newly renamed Coach Tony Knopp Town Pool, located at 105 West Travis Street.

“The name change is in the honor and memory of the longtime manager of City of Fredericksburg’s pools, Tony Knopp,” Juli Bahlinger, city communications manager, said.  

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Wed
08
Jul

'Dialogues and Dances' takes stage Saturday

Dialogues and Dances will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 11 at the Hill Country University Center.

It will feature improvisations on piano and accordion by Mark Hierholzer as well as improvisations by Madeline Jumes and new work by James Kraus.

John Sharpe will perform works by Brahms and Haydn, and Emma Sharpe will perform Mozart as well as sing a set of songs from scripture set to music by Hierholzer.

Hierholzer says the concerts are a good way for the community to come together through music and words.

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Wed
01
Jul

End of an era

By Matt Ward —

Gillespie County is officially out of the business of outsourcing its prisoners.

The county has spent several million dollars farming out inmates to facilities in Bandera, Burnet, Comanche and Kerrville since 1992.

With the opening of the new 96-bed Gillespie County Jail facility in April, Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office deputies have been slowly bringing long-term prisoners back to Fredericksburg, with the final outsourced inmates returning within the last couple of weeks.

“We brought them in small groups so we could try out the system in different pods, but now everybody incarcerated on behalf of Gillespie County is housed here,” Sheriff Buddy Mills said Thursday. “Everything seems to be working out pretty good.”

He added that future outsourcing of prisoners would only occur on a temporary basis if major repairs or maintenance were ever needed on the facility.

Wed
01
Jul

Supreme Court OKs same-sex marriage; clerk to offer licenses

By Ken Esten Cooke —

Citing “the law of the land,” Gillespie County Clerk Mary Lynn Rusche said she will issue same-sex marriage certificates at the Gillespie County Courthouse once marriage certificate software is modified to reflect the change.

But the change will have to wait on a software update from the county’s vendor, Rusche said.

“At this time, the Gillespie County Clerk’s office is not issuing gender-neutral marriage licenses,” Rusche said. “We have contacted our software vendor and once they have installed the application and program changes that are needed to conduct business to issue a license, I will do so as I have been mandated by the Supreme Court to do.”

On Friday, the United States Supreme Court ruled on Obergefell v. Hodges, Director of Ohio Department of Health. The decision made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.

Wed
01
Jul

Stonewall Head Start, birthplace of Pre-K program, loses funding

Paul Carlyle, Stonewall Head Start executive director, has made appeal to restore funding. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Matt Ward —

LBJ’s educational legacy in Gillespie County has taken a massive hit.

Stonewall Head Start, Inc., developed personally by Lyndon B. Johnson while U.S. president following the creation of the national program in 1965, has lost federal funding.

The program saw $1.1 million in annual revenue wiped away today as a casualty of President Barack Obama’s re-competition initiative, which has seen nearly a quarter of the nation’s Head Start agencies have to fight to keep their grants.

“What really upsets us is that I feel we’re doing the community a disservice,” Paul Carlyle, Stonewall Head Start executive director, said. “People are trying to come in and sign up their kids (for Head Start) and can’t and we don’t have an answer for them.”

BCFS stepping in

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