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Wed
22
Apr

FVFD fish fry this Saturday at Marktplatz

The Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department’s annual fish fry fundraiser will begin at 5 p.m., this Saturday, April 25 at Marktplatz.

The fried fish dinner with all the fixings is by donation only.

This year, beer will be for sale at the event.

For those on the go, a drive-through line will be available at Security State Bank and Trust Motor Bank, behind the fire station.

Prize drawings will be held throughout the event. Among the prizes donated by local merchants will be guns, knives and compound bows.

There will also be live music performed by the Wagon Aces, and a dance.

The FVFD is at 124 West Main Street. For more information, call 830-997-5603 or email fredericksburg_vfd@yahoo.com.

Wed
22
Apr

Relay for Life to mark '30 Years of Hope'

Relay For Life Gillespie County will be celebrating “30 years of Hope” on Saturday, April 25.

This year’s event has been moved to the gazebo on the Gillespie County Courthouse Square and will take place from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

A survivor and caregiver celebration with dessert and punch will take place from 7:30-8:30 p.m., followed by the luminaria ceremony starting at 8:30 p.m.

The prize drawing will take place during the event.

Dana Wilson, Relay For Life event chairman, encouraged everyone to bring their lawn chairs and “celebrate our survivors/caregivers.”

She noted that this year, due to unforeseen circumstances, Relay For Life is a smaller-than-usual event.

All events are weather-permitting.

Wed
22
Apr

Texan Roundup to visit airport this weekend

The annual Texan Roundup will be at the Gillespie County Airport, this Friday through Sunday, hosting more than 20 vintage World War II-era aircraft.

The April 24-26 roundup is a gathering of airplane pilots, and their Texan aircraft, for a weekend of sharpening their formation flying skills, talking airplanes and visiting with friends.

The concept of a formation flying clinic for Texan owners began in 2007. These vintage warbirds are constantly requested to fly at air shows, Memorial and Veterans Day flyovers and special events.

Showing the aircraft includes flying it, specifically, in aircraft formation flights. They stress flying in safe formations.

Gillespie County Airport, on the southwestern edge of town, has a large tarmac to handle many aircraft and a long and wide runway to practice two-ship takeoffs. 

 

Wed
22
Apr

Daily Update for April 22

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      • Fredericksburg Primary School is holding registration for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students for the 2015-2016 school year this week. Parents can register their children from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fredericksburg Primary School, located at 1110 S. Adams Street. 
Tue
21
Apr

Daily Update for April 21

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      • The Fredericksburg City Council approved a request from Security State Bank to renovate the former Beckmann Funeral Home building on San Antonio Street into motor banking services. Additionally, the city received reports on giant cane outgrowth from the Hill Country Alliance and the annual report of the Friends of Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course.
Wed
15
Apr

Appraisal district near deal for old jail

By Matt Ward —

Prisoners are moving out and tax collectors will soon be moving in.

Gillespie County Commissioners agreed to the framework of a deal Monday that would allow the Gillespie Central Appraisal District (GCAD) to expand its operations and maintain a downtown presence.

“I think the concept is great,” Commissioner Donnie Schuch said. “I think we can work all the details out and get it moving.”

The appraisal district will likely move from its current space in the basement of the county courthouse to the nearby Gillespie County Law Enforcement Building behind the courthouse, soon to be vacated with the construction of the new Gillespie County Jail on East Main Street.

Wed
15
Apr

FISD superintendent talks bonds, voucher efforts

By Richard Zowie —

Fredericksburg Independent School District superintendent Dr. Eric Wright has a new title: salesman.

Wright will host a community information meeting on the $16.5-million bond issue election at 6 p.m. Monday, April 20, at the FHS Auditorium.

The superintendent will go over bond details and answer questions. The event is open to the public.

Wright has been speaking with civic groups for weeks to explain the bond issue. (The Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post reviewed details about the $16.5-million bond issue in its April 1 edition.)

For both the FISD trustees and the school bond elections, early voting will begin Monday, April 27 at the FISD administration building.

Election day will be Saturday, May 9, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Fredericksburg Middle School cafeteria.

Wed
15
Apr

Grand jury indicts past FPD officer

Former Fredericksburg police lieutenant Linda Lively was indicted Monday by a 216th Judicial District Court Grand Jury following a months-long investigation by Texas Rangers into issues in the evidence room at the Gillespie County Law Enforcement Center (LEC).

Lively was charged on two separate indictments for tampering with physical evidence, according to District Attorney Bruce Curry of Kerrville.

The third degree felony charges — specifically related to tampering with medication evidence at the LEC — are a result of an investigation led by Texas Ranger Kevin Wright, who was contacted by the Fredericksburg Police Department.

A third degree felony is punishable by two to 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000.

The former FPD officer could be arraigned as early as Thursday, Curry said.

Wed
15
Apr

Stonewall ceremony marks 36th president's 1965 education act


Former Stonewall School principal and long-time educator Harvey Eckert sits at one of the desks on display in the Junction School on Saturday following the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. At the time of the signing, Eckert was principal at Stonewall. More photos on A/B3. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

By Yvonne Hartmann —

Friends, family and former associates gathered Saturday at the Junction School to mark 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

“His extraordinary contributions, first as a teacher and then as a president, have left an indelible mark on education throughout this great country,” Dr. Denise Trauth, president of Texas State University, said in her remarks on Saturday. “He understood the importance of education and made access to education at all levels a touchstone of his presidency.”

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 provided extensive federal funding of the nation’s elementary, junior high and high schools.

Wed
15
Apr

Water Expo explores at harvest methods


Ward Miller, an official with the Native Plant Society of Texas — Fredericksburg Chapter, discusses popular native plants and how they can help save water when used in local landscape settings. He was joined by other speakers and exhibitors at Thursday’s City of Fredericksburg Water Conservation Expo. — Standard-Radio Post/Danny Hirt

By Danny Hirt

 

The importance of taking care of the earth’s water supply was the common theme of the inaugural City of Fredericksburg Water Conservation Expo held Thursday evening at Marktplatz.

One relatively easy way to increase a family’s supply of water is by using a rainwater catchment system, according to event guest speaker Billy Kniffen, of Menard County, a Texas AgriLife Extension Service Water Resource Specialist.

“It can be as simple as you want it to be,” Kniffen said, regarding how sophisticated a rain catchment system needs to be to service a variety of rural/farming activities.

He explained that harvesting rain water was a common practice among early settlers in Texas, but added that much has changed over the past 100 years and more.

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