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Tue
02
Jul

Safety concerns neighbors as Bikinis, Texas ready to open

By Matt Ward

 

Less than two weeks from the grand opening event of Bikinis, Texas, neighboring landowners are expressing concerns for safety at the potential high-traffic site, which is set to debut Saturday, July 13 with a bikini contest and Jerry Jeff Walker concert.

The 1.6 acres of land purchased by entrepreneur Doug Guller in southeastern Gillespie County has caused controversy both for its purpose and its supposed relation to Bankersmith, Texas.

Lacking an official plot, a debate rages between area residents whether the unincorporated town of Bankersmith sits on land purchased by Guller or on adjacent land owned by Rudy Klinksiek.

 

 

Community concerns

After Guller purchased the property in July 2012, initial concerns raised by neighboring landowners were thought to be eased as the national spotlight on the area faded.

Tue
02
Jul

Galleries to celebrate First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg galleries wish everyone a happy Independence Day weekend and extend an invitation to the public to celebrate with them on Friday, July 5.

Eleven art galleries, all located within the Historic Shopping District, welcome the community and the visitors to join them in their celebration of art.

Art Walk is an all-day event with most galleries hosting receptions on Friday evening, July 5.

For the First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg celebration, most galleries will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday.

Each gallery will observe Art Walk by showcasing various artists and mediums through demonstrations, opening receptions and casual art talks, along with serving wines by Becker Vineyards, Grape Creek Vineyards and Torre di Pietra.

Look for the new logo and new Art Walk flags at each participating gallery.

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Tue
02
Jul

Daily Update for Tuesday, July 9

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Tue
02
Jul

Patriotic parade, program Thursday

Thousands in Gillespie County are expected to don their best reds, whites and blues for a downtown parade and program celebrating America’s Independence Day on Thursday, July 4.

July 4th patriotic parade

Main Street merchants are being urged to dress up their storefronts in patriotic themes as they play host to crowds of spectators gathering curbside for the 10 a.m. parade.

This year’s event is expected to be as big or bigger than ever, according to Daryl Whitworth, who organizes the all-volunteer run parade and who said there are nearly 100 entries signed up to participate.

 People, cars, trailers — anything, basically — that can carry a patriotic theme was eligible to enter the parade, for which the deadline was set at the end of the day on Tuesday, July 2.

More information for applicants is available at the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center, 302 East Austin Street.

Tue
02
Jul

Fireworks, concert planned at park

A patriotic concert followed by the City of Fredericksburg’s annual fireworks show will combine to celebrate America’s Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, inside Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.

 

Public invited to listen

to USAF’s “Warhawk”

Music fans are invited to gather Thursday at the park’s Pioneer Pavilion for a 7:30 p.m. concert by the United States Air Force (USAF) Band of the West’s “Warhawk” ensemble.

The group, featuring a wide-variety repertoire, is the USAF Band of the West’s response to America’s demand for classic rock ’n roll, traditional country and current pop music heard on the Top 40s stations.

It is known to perform songs from artists as varied as Michelle Branch, Brooks & Dunn, Creed and Shania Twain.

Tue
02
Jul

Children's July 4th parade to step off Thursday morning

Children from the ages of 11 on down are invited to celebrate America’s birthday Thursday in the annual Fourth of July Children’s Parade slated for the Kinderhalle Pavilion at Marktplatz (near the playground area), starting at 8 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Ladies’ Auxiliary.

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Wed
26
Jun

Commissioners agree to talks on truck route

By Lisa Treiber-Walter

 

Showing their interest in an alternate truck route to ease Fredericksburg’s downtown congestion and to aid traffic flow around the city, Gillespie County Commissioners have agreed to participate on a task force for the project.

The committee comprised of city, county and citizen appointees will be taxed with studying an alternate traffic route, keeping the lines of communication flowing between the key agencies involved and with informing the public on progress as it is made.

“We’ve got a lot of momentum and support for this project and, hopefully, we can keep it going,” city manager Kent Myers told commissioners in their regular session Monday.

State Rep. Doug Miller prompted the City of Fredericksburg to begin mustering the support of local agencies in order to show a unified front in the community, Myers told commissioners in their regular meeting Monday.

Wed
26
Jun

'How dry I am'

By Lisa Treiber-Walter

 

It may come as a surprise to many, but Gillespie County — the home of more than one festival dedicated to spirits such as beer and wine — has two large areas within its boundaries that are “dry.”

Perhaps “dry” is too harsh a term. Those into legalities would refer to the areas as “moist” — not completely dry but not open to the sales of just any alcoholic drinks either.

In the affected areas near Harper, Tierra Linda and Klein Branch and even in a small area surrounding Willow City, beer and wine coolers may be sold so long as they fall under 3.2% alcohol content.

Sales of anything stronger than that is against the law and has been since before the national prohibition era.

When the rest of the state repealed prohibition, an election on Aug. 24, 1935, called for voters in that area to decide whether or not liquors as are allowed by state law and the constitution may also be sold in the district.

Wed
26
Jun

Buyers 'peach' in $24,875 at auction


A BASKETFUL of Harvester peaches from Duecker Orchards brought $3,000 from a group of bidders on Saturday afternoon at the annual auction held during the Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo. Showing off the fruit were Stonewall Peach Queen Brianna Harvey, left, and Duchess Michaela Engel. — Standard Radio-Post/Yvonne Hartmann

Mother Nature may have wiped out the majority of the 2013 peach crop, but she couldn’t deter individuals and businesses from coming out and supporting the Gillespie County peach industry.

On Saturday, local and area buyers paid a total of $24,875 for one one-half bushel of peaches, baskets of goodies donated by peach growers and supporters and prize-winning pies, cobblers, preserves and salsas at the annual auction held as part of the 52nd Annual Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo.

Of the total, $3,000 was paid for Duecker Orchards’ one-half bushel of  Harvester peaches, $10,050 was paid for the baskets and $11,825 was paid for the top baked goods, preserves and salsas.

Last year’s auction raised $23,825.

“We would like to thank all of the buyers for their support,” said Ricky Priess, chairman of the peach show and auction.

Wed
26
Jun

Tuesday wreck claims one life, injures chief deputy and wife


DISCUSSING THE EVENTS that led to a two-vehicle ac-cident last night, June 26, on Ranch to Market 1631 are Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Nick Moellering and Deputies Wesley Rheinhardt and Justin Cole. Their supervisor, GCSO Chief Deputy Jim Judd and his wife, Sheri Ann, were injured in a Tahoe and airlifted to San Antonio Medical Center, while the driver of the car, David Charles Meurer, 24, of Fredericksburg, was pronounced dead at the scene. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

A local man died and Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) Chief Deputy Jim Judd and his wife, Sheri Ann, are hospitalized following a two-vehicle accident last night.

David Charles Meurer, 24, of Fredericksburg was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Ranch to Market 1631 near Hallford Lane by Justice of Peace (Precinct 1) Louis Rech.

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