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Incumbents, one newcomer sign up for re-election in March 4 primaries

Filing opened Saturday, Nov. 9 for candidates wanting to run in the Gillespie County political party primary elections, set for March 4, 2014.

The primary races will define party candidates ahead of the Nov. 4, 2014 general election.

As of press time Wednesday morning, no contested races have developed.

County posts up for election this year include:

County Judge — Incumbent Mark Stroeher has filed for re-election.

County Clerk — Incumbent Mary Lynn Rusche has filed for re-election.

District Clerk — Jan Davis has not yet filed for re-election.

County Treasurer — Laura Lundquist has filed for re-election.

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Nov

'Passing The Torch' on Veterans Day


KEYNOTE SPEAKER at the Veterans Day program hosted by the National Museum of the Pacific War was Gen. Edward Rice, United States Air Force Commanding Officer of Lackland Air Force Base (ret.). — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

Paying tribute to the men and women, past and present, who have served the United States, the National Museum of the Pacific War held its annual Veterans Day Program on Monday.

Serving as this year’s keynote speaker was Gen. Edward Rice, United States Air Force Commanding Officer of Lackland Air Force Base (ret.).

Monday’s program held in the Memorial Courtyard opened with a formation flyover and a Missing Man formation flown by the Hill Country L-Birds followed by a bagpipe prelude by Patrick Regan.

Presenting the colors was the National Security Agency of the Central Service Section based at Lackland Air Force Base.

Under the direction of Tricia Eilers, the Ambleside School Choir sang the National Anthem, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Cadet Lieutenant Marcus Robles of the Fredericksburg High School NJROTC.

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Nov

Cinema coming back to 'Fritztown'


THE FINAL TOUCHES are still being applied, but Fredericksburg’s only movie theater — renamed Fritztown Cinema — is set to open Monday, Nov. 25 under the direction of new owner and operator Sloan Ruth. The “soft opening” will include the upcoming movie sequel “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Matt Ward —

More than a year after the Stagecoach Theater closed its doors, Fredericksburg’s only movie theater will soon reopen under a new name, new ownership and vintage style complete with an “old-school” hand-changed marquee.

The rebranded Fritztown Cinema, owned and operated by Sloan Ruth, will be welcoming movie fans back to its location at 2254 U.S. Highway 87 South on Monday, Nov. 25.

Though a complete slate of films to be shown is not available, Ruth said that the upcoming movie sequel, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” will be among the films shown in the theater’s soft opening.

“We want people to come watch the Hunger Games here, if they’re willing to wait three days,” Ruth said.

While next week’s debut will be considered a “soft opening,” Ruth said the theater plans to have a large grand opening celebration in December.

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13
Nov

Gillespie 4-Hers take honors in Food Challenge


FINISHING FIRST at the county show and qualifying for the District Food Show Challenge on Dec. 7 at Texas State University were these Gillespie County 4-Hers, including junior winners in front from left, Arianna Watson, Carson Barnes, Alexandria Sione, Zoe Maurer, Daniel Rabb and (in back) intermediate winners Evan Barnes, Suzanne Coale, Anna O’Leary, Daylon Nebgen and Harrison Spisak and senior winners Sean O’Leary, Dylan Sione, Kagen Mazurek and Sara Verstuyft.

Thirty-nine youth competed in the Gillespie County 4-H Food Challenge on Nov. 6 at the Gillespie County Extension Office.

The 4-Hers competed in three age divisions — junior, intermediate and senior, and the top two teams in each age category will advance to the District Food Challenge contest in San Marcos at Texas State University on Dec. 7.

Awards for first place were donated by The UPS Store.

Following are the results:

Junior Division

Fruit and Vegetables

1. Shamrock Chefs — Carson Barnes, Zoe Maurer, Daniel Raab, Lexi Sione and Arianna Watson.

2. Fun Loving Cooks — Caiden Davis, Harley Merz, Clara Stehling and Rose Vetti.

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13
Nov

Third Dimension Technology


THE THIRD DIMENSION — (From left) Fredericksburg High School students Josh Hampton and Cade Ottmers wait as the FHS vocational program’s 3D printer produces its newest creation. The program uses the printer to help students learn more about technology and manufacturing. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

By Richard Zowie —

A tiny octopus, a trumpet mouthpiece, a cell phone casing, a rocket and a key ring holder with the letters FISD stenciled on it in a three-dimensional font.

They’re all red and plastic, but they also have something else in common. All were made using a 3D Machining Printer.

On Monday, Nov. 11, Fredericksburg High School (FHS) students gave a demonstration of the printer to members of the Fredericksburg Independent School District trustees.

A design was entered into the AutoCAD (computer-aided design) software program and then the 3D machine processed the digital model and “printed” it into a three-dimensional solid object.

Daniel Nguyen showed the crowd a rocket, about a foot and a half in length, designed and previously printed by fellow FHS Principles of Technology II aerospace engineering student Austin Walter. 

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13
Nov

Johnny Nicholas, Hell Bent and friends rock Hilltop Café


MULTI-TASKING — Johnny Nicholas, performing with Hell Bent, sings and plays harmonica along with a guitar of many knobs and buttons during a Nov. 9 performance at the Hill Top Café. The performance was part of the three-day 16th Annual Big Band Bash. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

It was three days of loud, live music along with good food at the Hill Top Café.

Officials called the 16th Annual Big Band Bash "Three Nights of Musical and Culinary Magic".

The bash took place at the Café Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 7-9.

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13
Nov

City announces curbside fall, winter leaf pickup schedule

The annual fall-winter leaf collection program by the City of Fredericksburg is scheduled to begin on Monday, Nov. 18 and will end on Friday, Jan. 31.

During this program, residents are encouraged to gather leaves from their property and rake them to the street, according to Lea Feuge, city engineering technician.

Residents are reminded of the following guidelines which will ensure pick up:

• Rake leaves onto the street, 12 inches from the curb.

• Do not rake limbs, twigs, wire, rocks, bricks or other debris along with the leaves for collection. Any items other than leaves that are picked up will damage the leaf collection equipment and will not be picked up for that reason. If it is not possible to remove debris from a leaf pile, residents are asked to call the City of Fredericksburg Street Department to make arrangements for a special pick up using a loader and dump truck. There will be a minimum $100 charge for this service.

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Nov

Music Club to host guitarists for Sunday afternoon concert

Fredericksburg Music Club is bringing back American guitarist Christopher McGuire for a concert on Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.

This year, he will be joined by Slovenian guitarist Mak Grgic. 

The 3 p.m. concert will feature a varied performance with music composed by Vivaldi and Stephen Foster.

Donations will be accepted to help with the cost of the concert.

The club would also like to acknowledge a grant from the Gillespie County Hotel and Occupancy Tax fund that helps with the costs of this concert.  

For more on this story, read this week’s print and online editions of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post. If you are a print subscriber, your full online subscription is free. All you need to do is call 830-997-2155 to get a password. If you are not a subscriber, call 997-2155 or click on the ‘Subscribe’ button on the left side of the home page and sign up today!

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Daily Update for Monday, Nov. 11

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Veterans Day activities plentiful around town

Various area schools and organizations are making plans to celebrate Veterans Day, a day in which America honors all those who have ever served and who are serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.

Besides regular military service, the day also honors those who serve in the reserves or national guard.

This year’s holiday will be Monday, Nov. 11.

Pacific War Museum

The National Museum of the Pacific War will honor veterans on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Courtyard, as the Nimitz Museum will host its annual Veterans Day observance.

Serving as this year’s keynote speaker will be Gen. Edward Rice, United States Air Force Commanding Officer of Lackland Air Force Base (ret.).

Rice graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1978, and has commanded a squadron, group, wing, the Air Force Recruiting Service, two numbered air forces and a joint command.

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