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04
Feb

First Friday to celebrate 'HeART Walk'

First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg is partnering with Hill Country Memorial Hospital to promote “Red in Fred” by doing a heart healthy “HeART Walk” on Friday, Feb. 6

Participants are encouraged to do a self-guided walking tour of all of the participating First Friday Art Walk galleries.

For First Friday Art Walk, most of the participating galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 Individuals may pick up their “HeART Walk” passport at any participating gallery and the goal is to get the passport signed by at least eight of the 12 galleries.

The signed passports should be turned in between 5-9 p.m. at Red, located at 307 East Main Street.

Participants who turn in their passports and complete complimentary health screenings that night will be entered to win a Fitbit fitness activity tracker or other fitness gear.

Look for a fleet of red vehicles provided by Crenwelge Motors parked in front of Red to serve as a landmark.

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04
Feb

Q&A with Jayne Pope


Jayne Pope enters her third year as CEO at Hill Country Memorial Hospital

February is Women’s Heart Health Month, and Hill Country Memorial Hospital will partner with the monthly First Friday Art Walk to offer information about cardiac and health issues.

The following is a Q&A with Jayne Pope, CEO of Hill Country Memorial.

Why do you champion women’s heart health?

As a community member, woman and CEO, I strive to lead by example. By calling attention to heart disease, I hope to not only educate the community, but to empower everyone to take a closer look at their heart health, just as Hill Country Memorial endeavors every day to create a healthier community.

How prevalent is heart disease among women?

Wed
04
Feb

Arrowheads


Sterling Z of Arlington shows customers his supply of arrowhead replicas at the Indian Artifact Show on Saturday. Sterling casts molds from arrowheads to make “museum quality lithic casts.” More coverage can be found on page C1 of this week's paper. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck
Wed
04
Feb

Neffendorf files for new council term

Incumbent Gary Neffendorf filed for reelection Jan. 28, the first day to file for two open positions on the Fredericksburg City Council.

Filing will continue through 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27.

Candidate packets are available at the receptionist desk at City Hall.

Council positions currently held by Neffendorf and Graham Pearson will be up for election, while Mayor Linda Langerhans, Jerry Luckenbach and Bobby Watson still have a year remaining on their two-year terms after being elected last May.

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Wed
04
Feb

Geistweidt, Bowman file for FISD seats

Dale Geistweidt and Natalie Smith Bowman have both filed to run in the May 9 Fredericksburg Independent School District board race.

Geistweidt, the FISD board vice president, is up for reelection. Bowman has filed to serve the remaining one-year term of the late Jerry Durst.

Wayne Harrell, who currently fills Durst’s position, has said he won’t run again.

As of Tuesday, no one has filed yet for the Doss Consolidated Common School District race.

Residents who want to run for seats on the FISD and Doss CCSD boards have until Friday, Feb. 27 to file.

Those filing for FISD can do so at the Central Administration building at 234 Friendship Lane, Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For the Doss CCSD race, candidates can file in Judge Mark Stroeher’s office at the Gillespie County Courthouse at 101 West Main Street, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon or from 1-5 p.m.

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04
Feb

Remschel-penned drama will open this weekend

“No Room for a Picture on the Blank Wall,” an award-winning drama written by Fredericksburg Middle School theater director David Remschel, will open here this weekend.

The play, which won the Texas Educational Theater Association’s 2014 playwriting contest, will be presented at the Fredericksburg High School auditorium, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7-8, as well as Friday through Sunday, Feb. 13-15.

Show times are 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays.

Tickets for the show, available at the door, are $10 for adults and $8 for students with proceeds donated to the HCMH Alzheimer’s Hospice support unit.

Materials from the support unit will be available in the lobby.

“No Room for a Picture on the Blank Wall” focuses on a man early in the stages of Alzheimer’s and how he, as well as his loved ones, deals with the disease.

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04
Feb

Daily Update for Feb. 4

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      • Filing continues through Feb. 27 for two open positions on the Fredericksburg City Council. After opening last Wednesday, incumbent Gary Neffendorf has filed for reelection.Candidate packets are available at the receptionist desk at City Hall. Council positions currently held by Neffendorf and Graham Pearson will be up for election, while Mayor Linda Langerhans, Jerry Luckenbach and Bobby Watson still have a year remaining on their two-year terms after being elected last May. The election will be held May 9.

Wed
28
Jan

City to make HOT funds request cuts

By Matt Ward —

Non-profit organizations seeking an additional boost from hotel occupancy tax allocations will likely either stay at 2014 levels or be cut, following a Fredericksburg City Council special workshop on HOT funding Monday.

The council established a preliminary framework for 2015 funding at Monday’s meeting, although Mayor Linda Langerhans said that the city still had the ability to “massage those (allocations) a little bit.”

City officials face decisions to cut the $727,350 in requests from 29 different organizations down to its $430,000 budget for allocations in 2015. Little relief can be provided from dipping into reserves as only $8,100 is uncommitted, according to City Manager Kent Myers.

No final decision was reached at the workshop and the council will continue its discussion at the next regular meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m., Monday, in the Gillespie County Law Enforcement Center.

Wed
28
Jan

Band Boosters will draw thousands to turkey dinner

The Fredericksburg Band Boosters will host their annual turkey dinner and band concert, Sunday, Feb. 1, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds.

The dinner and concert will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost is $9 per plate pre-sale, or $10 at the door. Customers can either dine in or order their meals to go.

To get to the dinner, participants must go through the fair grounds main entrance only.

Items on the menu include turkey, dressing, gravy, noodles, green beans, cranberry sauce, bread, cake, coffee and tea.

Starting at 12:30 p.m., the Fredericksburg Middle School and Fredericksburg High School band concert will begin and provide music for the event.

Prize tickets are $2 each or a book of six for $10, and prizes will be given away during the concert.

Tickets may be bought at the door or from any band student. Those purchasing tickets don’t need to be present to win.

Among the prizes in the drawing include:

Wed
28
Jan

Jail expenses miff commissioners


In this file photo from last July, Sheriff Buddy Mills points out the new jail’s “eye in the sky” observation deck.

By Austin R. Eck —

Gillespie County Commissioners on Monday expressed their frustrations with the architect of the new jail.

County Judge Mark Stroeher voiced his discontent after a series of expenditures to the contingency fund were approved.

“I think they’ve blown a number of things, and it is adding to our cost,” Stroeher said about Wiginton, Hooker and Jeffry (WHJ) Architects, the architecture company tasked with jail construction.

Commissioners believe the reasons behind the expenses stem from a lack of foresight from WHJ.

 In an inspection, multiple issues were found that needed fixing, including placing a cage over lights, adding privacy shutters to several holding cells and replacing a door lock to provide added security to the jail.

The cost of making the changes to the jail will be $10,232, and without changes, the jail runs the risk of not passing the necessary inspections to open.

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