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Wed
03
Jun

Locals killed in separate motor vehicle accidents

Three Fredericksburg residents, including a pair of recent Fredericksburg High School graduates, were killed in two separate motor vehicle accidents over the past two weeks.

Brandon Strackbein and Hayden Pfiester, both 20, were killed early Wednesday, May 27, on U.S. 87 South, north of Comfort.

Jan Budlong, 51, of Fredericksburg, and Deborah Ramaker, 48, of Austin died in a four-vehicle accident near Wildseed Farms, Sunday, May 24.

Comfort fatality wreck

An early morning accident led to the deaths of two local residents, Wednesday, May 27, on U.S. 87 South, seven miles north of Comfort.

A 2014 Chevy Malibu driven by Strackbein, heading southbound in the outside line, veered into northbound traffic around 3:30 a.m.

The vehicle then encountered a northbound 2015 tractor trailer driven by Guadalupe Torreros, 55, of Marion.

Wed
03
Jun

Drop a line on Saturday

A chance to fish, learn more about the sport and win prizes will be offered at the annual Fishing Day on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at Stonewall.

The LBJ State Park and Historic Site at Stonewall in conjunction with the Kerrville Walmart will host the clinic.

The event will be held in the state park on the banks of the Pedernales River at the group picnic area on Ranch Road 1.

This facility is located adjacent (just east) of the LBJ State Park Dining Hall.

A short seminar on fishing will be presented.

The two-hour program will conclude with drawings provided by Kerrville Walmart.

Fishing equipment and worms will be provided, or participants may bring their own equipment and favorite bait.

Parents are encouraged to bring their children and enjoy a morning of fishing.

It was noted that no dogs will be allowed at the event.

Wed
03
Jun

Daily Update for June 3

 
News 

      • Hill Country Red Hatters will gather for lunch today at 11:30 a.m. at Mamacita's Restaurant.

      • A Fredericksburg High School 2015 parent and athlete cross country meeting will be held tonight from 6-6:30 p.m. in the FHS Athletic Field House. Summer workouts, the fall meet schedule and other information about the season will be discussed. Those who are unable to attend are asked to contact Coach Dan Aldrich for information discussed.

Fri
29
May

Governor adds Gillespie to disaster declaration

Gillespie County was one of 24 additional counties added to a state of disaster declaration by Governor Greg Abbott.

The additions bring the total number of Texas counties to 70. The declaration is necessary to request disaster aid from the federal government.

The county suffered flooding and probable tornadoes during recent bad weather.

Gillespie is now included on a list of 70 total counties, including:

Thu
28
May

Appraisal district will consider new location

By Ken Esten Cooke —

Directors for the Gillespie Central Appraisal District will consider a new location for its upcoming tax collection services.

Representatives from the county’s taxing entities met Thursday morning at City Hall to consider an offer to lease soon-to-be-acquired land from the City of Fredericksburg adjacent to its warehouse facility on Friendship Lane.

The GCAD called the meeting after a combination of public outcry when they chose to use the 1960s-era Law Enforcement Building (county jail) and the estimated upgrade costs rose to make the jail compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

GCAD directors were presented with a scenario from the city where it leases enough land to hold a new, 6,000-square-foot building and roughly 30 spots for parking on a two-acre site on Friendship Lane (south of the Friendship and South Adams Street intersection).

Wed
27
May

Two die in collision Sunday on 290 East

Two area women were killed Sunday evening in a four vehicle accident near Wildseed Farms in eastern Gillespie County.

Jan Budlong, 51, of Fredericksburg, and Deborah Ramaker, 48, of Austin died from injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred around 7 p.m., Sunday, according to Trooper Michael Bacon of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Budlong, travelling westbound along U.S. 290 East toward Fredericksburg, ended up in eastbound traffic, where her vehicle collided with one other automobile before hitting the vehicle driven by Ramaker, Bacon said.

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Wed
27
May

FHS baccalaureate service set for Sunday

FHS baccalaureate

service set for Sunday

 

The baccalaureate worship service for Fredericksburg High School’s graduating seniors will be at 6 p.m., this Sunday, May 31, at First Baptist Church.

Gillespie County Ministerial Association (GCMA), an ecumenical group, will sponsor the service. Clergy members throughout the community will participate in the service, which is open to the public.

The church is at 1407 East Main Street.

“The Sunday before graduation, pastors and musicians from various churches provide a time of worship as seniors begin the countdown to graduation night,” said Rev. Bobby Vitek, president of the GCMA and pastor of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. “We will sing, pray and hear a timely message based on various scripture passages.”

The FHS seniors should arrive at 5:30 p.m. with their graduation gown.

Wed
27
May

Floods, tornadoes destroy property


Water in Barons Creek rose to four feet above flood stage on Monday to cover Edison Street in between Austin and Travis streets. – Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

From staff reports —

Memorial Day was memorable, but for more reasons than the country’s late veterans.

After days of rain, rains flooded streets and roads and breached creek banks and dams. Tornadic activity also was experienced east of town, with funnel clouds destroying the city’s Goehmann Lane pump station and several utility poles, taking out a barn off Stahl Road and destroying 40 trees on another property.

And roughly 2,000 homes were without power at some point during the weekend, according to Central Texas Electric Cooperative. Crews responded around the clock and most situations were resolved within an hour, said Bob Loth, CEO.

Rainfall totals since last Thursday ranged from 3.05 inches at Cherry Spring to 6.7 inches in Harper.

Wed
27
May

Gary P. Nunn will kick off Roots series

Texas country music will fill the air Saturday, May 30, as Pioneer Museum will kick off its 14th year of the Roots Music Series.

Austin-based Rosie and the Ramblers will take the stage at 6:30 p.m., while Gary P. Nunn will perform a pair of sets at 8:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Adult tickets are $13 each purchased in advance on-line with a $3 discount for Gillespie County Historical Society members. Tickets purchased at the gate are $15.

Children 17 and under will be admitted free of charge.

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Wed
27
May

Honoring war heroes


Veterans and their loved ones helped fill the Nimitz Ballroom Monday morning for a Memorial Day ceremony at the National Museum of the Pacific War, where attendees heard a message from Cap. John C. Ring, commanding officer of the USS Nimitz. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

Paying respect to those who made “the ultimate sacrifice,” the National Museum of the Pacific War held a Memorial Day ceremony Monday, featuring Capt. John C. Ring, commanding officer of the USS Nimitz. 

“Memorial Day is a day to honor those who both served and made the ultimate sacrifice,” Ring said. “Often times, that sacrifice was made so that others of us could live on. It was always made so that all of us could live better, freer lives."

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