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26
Jun

City to consider $6 million water, waste water bond

By Matt Ward

 

With several million dollars worth of debt set to come off the books in the next two years, the Fredericksburg City Council will consider replacing that debt with a new $6 million utility revenue bond package during their next regular meeting Monday, July 1.

“The good news is, under your current debt service structure, after the next couple of years, you have enhancement to take on a number of projects as you see fit,” bond counsel Dan Wegmiller said during a special meeting of the city council Monday evening. “That $6 million could be fit within your current debt structure easily.

City staff presented a seven-project package totaling an estimated $6.03 million, with $2.78 million earmarked for water department improvements and another $3.25 million set aside for wastewater treatment projects.

Wed
26
Jun

Newspaper to publish one day early due to July Fourth Holiday

Readers of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post will be receiving their newspaper one day early next week due to the Independence Day holiday on Thursday, July 4.

The newspaper will be published on Tuesday, July 2, instead of the regular publication date of Wednesday, July 3.

As a result, home delivery subscribers will receive their papers on Tuesday afternoon while local readers who normally receive their paper in the mail on Thursday should get their copies on Wednesday.

For more on this story, read this week’s print and online editions of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post. If you are a print subscriber, your full online subscription is free. All you need to do is call 830-997-2155 to get a password. If you are not a subscriber, call 997-2155 or click on the ‘Subscribe’ button on the left side of the home page and sign up today!

Wed
19
Jun

Council to debate zoning in former condo project area

By Matt Ward —

 

Months after neighboring residents prevented construction of an 11-unit condominium project on South Lee Street, the Fredericksburg City Council is considering zoning to preclude similar projects in that area.

Monday’s public hearing on the issue will continue July 1, after which councilmen will consider changing the land use plan from medium- to low-density residential and the zoning from R-2 Mixed Residential to R-1 Single Family Residential.

Several citizens spoke on the matter, but in light of Mayor Jeryl Hoover’s absence, the council chose to continue the hearing at its next regular meeting before calling a vote.

That meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Gillespie County Law Enforcement Center Community Meeting Room, 1601 East Main Street.

Wed
19
Jun

Texting Crime Stoppers offers teens, adults tip option

   By Lisa Treiber-Walter —   

 

Students are taught from an early age: “Don’t be a tattletale.” Unless, of course, what they know can prevent the harm of another.

Now, Gillespie County’s pre-teens and teenagers are being urged to “tell all” to the confidential ear of Crime Stoppers — by phone, by Internet or now by text.

“They need to look at it like this: ‘If I do this, then I may save a life’,” said Troy Ottmers, chairman of Gillespie County Crime Stoppers.

Students and adults alike are being urged to use whatever method they prefer to share what they know so they can curb crime — crime that can sometimes end in death.

Wed
19
Jun

Peach JAMboree kicks off Friday


PEACHY TREATS — Stone-wall Peach Queen Brianna Harvey surrounds herself with homemade goodies from Gold Orchards and peaches from Burg’s Corner and she prepares to reign over the 52nd Annual Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo on Friday and Saturday in Stonewall. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

For over 50 years, the Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo has paid tribute to Gillespie County’s most famous crop — the peach.

And this year’s celebration on Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, is no different.

While the main ingredient is limited this year due to a late frost and then hail, a full schedule of events for the entire family is planned by the sponsoring Stonewall Chamber of Commerce for the two-day celebration.

Highlights of the 52nd Annual Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo include rodeo performances, nightly dancing, baking contests, queen’s contest, games, auction, entertainment and more.

The gates open Friday at 6 p.m.

Also at that time, registration for the mutton busting begins. There is a $20 entry fee for the mutton busting, which is limited to the first 40 contestants.

The first heat of mutton busting begins at 7 p.m. with the second heat during the rodeo performance.

Wed
19
Jun

Daily Update for Wednesday, June 26

News

Wed
19
Jun

Gillespie 4-Hers win honors at Texas Roundup


WINNING HONORS in the Fashion Show at the Texas 4-H Roundup at Texas A&M University last week were, from left, Amy Heimann, second in construction/specialty, and Rachel Howell, first in buying/casual.

Fourteen Gillespie County 4-Hers participated in the Texas 4-H Roundup June 10-14 at Texas A&M University.

The week began with the Scholarship Banquet on June 10 where over $2.2 million was awarded to 4-Hers from across the state.

Jacob Dittmar of Gillespie County was awarded $18,000 from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and Lainey Bourgeois was awarded a $3,000 McLean scholarship.

The competitions began on June 11 with the Nutrition Quiz Bowl and the Beef Quiz Bowl.

Gillespie County’s Nutrition Quiz Bowl team of Myra Powell, Sean O’Leary and William Coale finished 10th out of 28 teams.

Also finishing in 10th was the Beef Quiz Bowl team from Gillespie County that included Mattie Lastovica, Elaine Lochte, Blake Tatsch and Kasie Vestal.

The Livestock Judging Contest, Meat Judging and Identification Contest and Fashion Show were held on June 12.

Wed
19
Jun

Veteran returns home to family

GREETING HIS FAMILY after serving a 280-day overseas tour with the United States Army, Fred Feuge gets a hug from wife Lea and daughters Larryn and Landyn. Feuge surprised his daughters Saturday evening during a tour of the Fredericksburg Fire Station on Marktplatz. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

Wed
19
Jun

Truck versus road tractor accident injures youths


TRUCK VERSUS TRACTOR — Emergency personnel work the scene of an accident from which two young males were airlifted to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin for trauma care last Wednesday afternoon, June 12. The 16-year-old youths are reportedly recovering from injuries suffered when the Chevy truck they were traveling in veered off the roadway and struck a parked John Deere road tractor on Ranch to Market 2721. — Standard-Radio Post/Danny Hirt

Two teenagers are now recovering from injuries sustained in an accident last Wednesday evening, June 12, in which their pickup struck a parked road tractor.

According to Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper J.C. Spillman, the accident happened around 5:30 p.m. on Ranch to Market 2721 about a tenth of a mile west of Rode Road.

Levi Ottmers, 16, of Stonewall, was driving a black 1993 Chevy pickup eastbound on RM 2721 with Tanner Guthrie, 16, of Fredericksburg, as his passenger, when the accident occurred, Spillman said.

Reportedly a vehicle entered the roadway from a ditched area and the two youths feared it was coming into their lane of traffic. Ottmers veered off the roadway and struck a parked piece of heavy machinery, a John Deere 650J road grader, Spillman said.

Ottmers and Guthrie were both airlifted from the scene to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin.

Wed
19
Jun

Los A-T Boyz to perform at PCAA concert

Bringing a variety of rancheras, ballads, country, hip-hop and a range of Tejano/Norteno music to Marktplatz this Sunday, June 23, will be the Los A-T Boyz.

The Austin-based band is the next performer in the “Concert in the Park” summer series, hosted by PCAA — the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance PCAA.

The open-air performance is free and is scheduled to last from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Adelsverein Halle, the largest pavilion on the downtown square.

Those planning to attend Sunday evening’s event are invited to arrive early to claim some of the limited picnic table seating on site or to bring their own chairs and blankets for spectating on the grassy area around the pavilion.

Attendees are also encouraged to pack picnic suppers or snacks, plus their dancing shoes as twirling at sunset to the musical performance is encouraged on a makeshift dancefloor in front of the stage.

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