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Wed
30
Oct

HHS band advances to state competition

Making their second straight and 10th overall appearance at UIL state competition, the Harper Longhorn Band will take the field inside the Alamodome in San Antonio Monday at 8:54 a.m.

The Longhorns advanced to state by placing fourth overall Saturday at the UIL Area E Marching Competition at San Antonio’s East Central High School.

“We were ranked second on three of the five judges’ sheets (at area),” band director Charles Sander said. “We are looking forward to doing our best at state. The kids have worked really hard to be ready to go.”

In Class 1A, Harper finished third best in the state in 1991, 1997, 1999 and 2007. The school also took sixth place in the 2005 state competition and 16th in 2011.

Harper will be the seventh of 17 bands to compete in the Class 1A state prelims, with the top bands advancing to the finals at 7 p.m. Monday.

Wed
30
Oct

Hunters eye opening day for white tails


THIS TROPHY white-tail buck in his natural habitat in Gillespie County is an impressive sight for hunters and non-hunters alike. White-tail season is Nov. 2 through Jan. 5. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

By Ken Esten Cooke

 

The ongoing Texas drought will play a part in hunting when whitetail season opens at sunup on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Thousands of hunters are expected to converge on Fredericksburg and Gillespie County for the annual ritual, and white-tail harvesting prospects look good, local game wardens said.

“Last weekend was youth weekend, and we heard stories about some decent deer that were taken,” said Sam Harris, Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden for Gillespie County. “We checked a few camps and saw that some does and spikes were taken. It’s always good to get some of those early in the season.”

Harris said recent rains may help hunter prospects.

“We’re hoping that with this good acorn crop that the rains will help sour them faster and push the deer toward the feeders,” he said, “but it’s hard to say for sure.”

Wed
30
Oct

Fredericksburg Haunts


THE GARDEN behind the home of Annette Sultemeier, right, is where Capt. James P. Waldrip is believed to be buried. Sultemeier’s father teased his children that he had resurrected Waldrip’s ghost to keep the kids in line. — Photo by Christine Granados

By Christine Granados —

What do a walk in one of Fredericksburg’s museums, lunch at a local restaurant, and backyard gardening have common?

Ghosts.

What better time to talk ghosts, hauntings and spirits than Halloween. While Fredericksburgers go about their day working, shopping, eating and living, unbeknownst, and known, to some, a myriad of unexplained phenomenon occur throughout town. People in Fredericksburg have reported footsteps, phantom images, loud noises, lights flickering and objects moving. These occurrences do not happen only during All Hallows Eve, but sporadically throughout the year.

There are three camps when it comes to these types of apparitions — the non-believers, believers and undecided.

Lifelong Fredericksburg resident John Sauer said, “Germans don’t believe in that stuff. About the only spirits you’ll find here in Fredericksburg are at the local wineries.”

Wed
30
Oct

Harper celebrates Homecoming


NOMINEES for Homecoming King and Queen this year at Harper High School are seniors (from left) Mason Deaton, Kayla Inmon, Austin Long, Maddie Lang, Braydon Hagendorf, Taylor Reid, Preston Adkins, Sarah Whitten, Cody Smith, and Hope Dillon. The winners will be crowned at halftime of Harper’s home varsity football game against Center Point, Friday, at 7:30 p.m. — Photo courtesy Melanie Parker

Hoping to “Send the Center Point Pirates to Davy Jones’ Locker,” Harper High School will observe homecoming activities all week, culminating with Friday’s 7:30 p.m. football game with Center Point, crowning of a Homecoming King and Queen at halftime, and an “Under the Sea” dance for HHS students from 8-11 p.m., Saturday evening.

Tonight (Oct. 30), the school will hold a tailgate party at 6 p.m. with a car smash to follow at 7:15 p.m. in the student parking lot. At 8 p.m., a pep rally and the introduction of the homecoming court on the football field will be held.

Following the pep rally, the Harper Community Park board and the athletic booster club will be staging a bonfire in the park. 

Wed
30
Oct

Eleven local galleries opening doors for Friday event

Eleven galleries will be joining in the First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg celebration on Friday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

First Friday Art Walk is an all-day event with most galleries hosting receptions on Friday evening.

Each gallery will observe Art Walk by showcasing various artists and mediums through demonstrations, opening receptions and casual art talks, along with serving wines by Becker Vineyards, Grape Creek Vineyards and Torre di Pietra.

Each of the participating galleries will be flying the new Art Walk flags.

For more information, visit www.FFAWF.com.

Wed
30
Oct

Twelve 4-Hers qualify for district food show competition


TOP FINISHERS — 4-H members were rewarded for their projects in protein, fruits and vegetables, grains and dairy at the Gillespie County 4-H Food Show held Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Gillespie County Extension Office. Winners included, seated, from left, Sam O’Leary, Arianna Watson, Alexandria Sione, Ciara O’Leary; standing, Morgyn Granville, Kade McAdams, Daylon Nebgen, Anna O’Leary, Sean O’Leary, Dylan Sione and Rachel Howell. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Twenty-eight young chefs in the area competed in the annual Gillespie County 4-H Food Show on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Gillespie County Extension Office, with the 12 first-place winners moving on to the district food show in Kerrville on Saturday, Nov. 16.

The 4-H members competed in three age divisions: junior, intermediate and senior.

The students placed as follows:

Junior Protein: 1. Sam O’Leary; 2. Juan Pablo Hinckley; 3. Steele Deike.

Junior Grains: 1. Arianna Watson.

Junior Fruits and Vegetables: 1. Ciara O’Leary.

Junior Dairy: 1. Alexandria Sione.

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Wed
30
Oct

Daylight Savings time to end Sunday

Gillespie County residents will need to set their clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday evening, Nov. 2, as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, Nov. 3, giving way to Central Standard Time.

The time switch over the first weekend in November ends the 34-week period which began on March 10. 

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Wed
30
Oct

Main Street paving project delayed again

The Texas Department of Transportation will not resurface Main Street until spring 2014, according to reports released by the City of Fredericksburg. 

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Wed
30
Oct

German choirs to sing Sunday evening

Fredericksburg’s two German choirs will continue their over-100-year tradition of presenting a Fall Concert (Herbstfest) to the community on Sunday, Nov. 3, at St. Joseph’s Halle.

The Arion Männerchor and the Hermannssöhne Gemischter Chor will open the evening with gemütlichkeit at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m.

Admission and refreshments are free, and donations are accepted.

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Wed
23
Oct

Residents push back on proposed parking ordinance Monday, Oct. 21

By Matt Ward —

Though the topic was not on Monday’s agenda, local residents spoke out against a proposed ordinance regulating parking of large vehicles in residential and commercial areas during the public comment portion of the Fredericksburg City Council’s regular meeting Monday evening.

According to the proposed ordinance introduced at the council’s Oct. 7 meeting, city-wide parking would be limited to front yards on proper surfaces or in side yards only where the vehicle is screened and on a proper surface.

Loading and unloading, as well as parking for construction projects during daylight hours would be exempted uses.

In residential areas, no tractors, trailers or boats would be allowed unless enclosed or screened or parked for no more than 48 hours for servicing.

The ordinance is currently undergoing revisions by city staff and will be brought back before the council at a future meeting.

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