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Ragnar Reley

Led by a runner dressed Scandinavian style, complete with horns, these runners leave the starting line April 15 at the Ragnar Relay, outside the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Designed to test endurance as runners race in a relay, the race began in Fredericksburg and then ended April 16 in Austin, near Zilker Park. The 200-mile race, which included paths through the Hill Country, enables teams “to connect through shared accomplishments and unforgettable experiences.” Officials describe it as a combination of scenic terrain and “crazy runners, inside jokes and a mild case of sleep deprivation.” — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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Sixth Wings over the Hills Nature Festival set at park

Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center, creators of the nature trails and the Pollinator Garden in Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, will sponsor the sixth annual Wings over the Hills Nature Festival on the weekend of April 29-May 1 at Pioneer Pavilion in the park.

“The Wings Over the Hills Nature Festival is unique in that it promotes what and why many visitors come to our area — the scenic landscape and one of the world’s most diverse ecological systems,” said Bill Lindemann, spokesman.

“The Friends understand that Fredericksburg hosts festivals almost every weekend of the year, but they also want to be sure that local and area residents understand that they need everyone’s support to make it successful,” Lindemann said.

To promote the natural heritage and the festival, the Friends have developed an informative, educational and fun experience for the whole family to enjoy during the Wings Over the Hills Nature Festival weekend:

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Apr

Standard-Radio Post wins region contest top prize

The Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post won top honors in the large weekly category in the recent Better Newspaper Contest held by the South Texas Press Association.

Awards were presented at the 90th convention of the organization, the largest regional press association in the nation, held last weekend at the Fredericksburg Inn & Suites in Fredericksburg.

The Standard-Radio Post won “sweepstakes,” repeating its performances in 2015 and 2013. Last year they shared the award with Port Aransas South Jetty. Port Aransas took second place in this year’s contest.

The Pleasanton Express placed third in the division and the Hays Free Press was fourth.

This year’s convention featured seminars from local photographer Steve Rawls, founder and CEO of Bar-Z Mobile Development, Lee Little and Texas Tech University enology professor Maureen Qualia, who teaches out of the Hill Country University Center.

Wed
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Apr

‘E-Rock’ duo face vandal, drug charges

By Scott Allen —

A pair of individuals who wanted to be immortalized by spray painting their nicknames on Enchanted Rock got their wish.

Charles Agawereh, 24, and Meredith Baird, 21, both of San Marcos, were arrested Wednesday, April 6 in connection with defacing the iconic rock near the summit of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

The two were identified by a San Marcos police detective when he recognized the nicknames scrawled on the side of the ancient landmark. They were taken into custody and booked into the Hays County Jail.

The nicknames, “Ca$h”, belonging to Baird, and “Truck,” belonging to Agawereh, were spray painted onto a Lichen-covered rock near the summit of the pink granite dome.

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Apr

New audio, video equipment OK'd for county jail

By Scott Allen —

Gillespie County Commissioners on Monday approved a contract with Ford Audio-Video Systems, LLC for $59,972.73. The funds will be used for audio and video equipment for the conference room at the Gillespie County Jail.

“Basically what this does is it gets it ready to do the training purposes to meet the current training needs for law enforcement out there,” John Keller, Gillespie County IT administrator said. “We do have a screen out there for a projector, but we don’t have a projector.”

The equipment purchased will be the first step in establishing the Law Enforcement Center (LEC) as an emergency operations center (EOC). An EOC is a central command and control facility responsible for carrying out the principles of emergency preparedness and emergency disaster management.

Wed
13
Apr

First trip in the air

Assisted by Ethan Crane, Fixed Base of Operations general
manager, Daniel Valdez exits a Mooney 231 aircraft after flying for the first time in his life during the April 9 Airport Day at Gillespie County Airport. For more pictures
on this event, go to Community section, D1. — Standard-Radio Post/ Richard Zowie

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13
Apr

Itz a Garden!

Mark Itz, park ranger at the Lyndon Baines Johnson State Park and Historic Site, shows off his green thumb as he talks about the spring season at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. During this “Itz a Garden!” event, Itz told visitors of the various crops (1015 onions, white and red potatoes and tomatoes) along with what they do to try to keep the deer, tomato horn worms and hungry critters from taking over. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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Apr

Heritage Tour

A family studies German history as, from left, Chris Mashburn, his wife, Jenny, of Lakeway; mother, JoAnn, of Merkel, and sister, Kim McPherson, of Maui, Hawaii, look at
the school records at Grapetown during the school’s April 10 heritage tour. Jenny’s mother is German, so it was a time to learn more about the local German culture. Besides the schoolhouse, the event featured visits to the teacherage, Grapetown Hall and the Grapetown Shooting Range. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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Apr

Blue Pinwheels

Fredericksburg High School senior Hannah Jacoby “plants” blue pinwheels along the walk way at Pioneer Memorial Library April 6. This was part of “Go Blue Day,” a day designed to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Jacoby and other members of the FHS Rotary Interact Club placed the pinwheels in recognition of the more than 39 confirmed cases of child abuse in Gillespie County. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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Lenz Fest, Pioneer Spirit Awards scheduled Thursday-Saturday

The 2016 Lenz Fest and Pioneer Awards will be this week, Thursday through Saturday, April 14-16 and the Gillespie County Historical Society will host the event.

The public is invited to all events.

Lenz Fest honors individuals who personify “the pioneer spirit” of Gillespie County. The 2016 recipients are Shatzie Crouch, Glen Treibs and Brent Waldoch.

The Lenz Fest committee selected them for their longtime dedication and support of the Gillespie County Historical Society, Pioneer Museum, and to the community at large.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Pioneer Museum.

The schedule of events is as follows:

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