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County approves cleanup days

By Scott Allen –

County cleanup days for the first week of April and September were approved by Gillespie County Commissioners during their Monday, Feb. 22 meeting.

“This resolution is basically one part of our intent, which is bringing education and awareness to the public,” said Mo Saiidi, a local resident who started the litter awareness group in charge of organizing the cleanup days. “The main part is cleanup which we intend to have regularly.”

Saiidi has partnered with Gillespie County, the City of Fredericksburg and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to help rid Fredericksburg and Gillespie County of litter.

Cleanup days in the spring and fall will be a way for locals and tourists to get involved by cleaning up. 

“This is more of an effort to get everyone on the same page and educate the public,” Donnie Schuch, Pct. 4 commissioner, said.

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24
Feb

FTC to reveal 20th season events at unveiling party

Fredericksburg Theater Company will reveal the musicals, plays and special events in its 20th anniversary season at a Wednesday, March 16 unveiling party.

The event will be at Steve W. Shepherd Theater at 1668 U.S. 87 South.

Invitation to the event is excluded to FTC donors.

The theater also has two more weekends of the musical “Into the Woods.”

Season 20

The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a gala, including hors d’oeuvres and beverages in the lobby.

At 7 p.m., the curtain rises on the Season 20 announcement, “Remembering Our Past, Celebrating Our Future.” The audience will then see a sneak preview of the Season 20 shows.

Donors will be able to renew their memberships to FTC that evening.

Chosen by artistic director Kerry Goff are seven main stage productions, including four musicals, a comedy, a holiday production and an award winning drama.

Wed
17
Feb

City approves proposals for conference center, hotel

By Scott Allen —

HVS Convention, Sports & Entertainment Facilities Consulting received the OK from Fredericksburg City Council members last night to assist with the development of a detailed request for proposals (RFP) that will be sent to hotel developers for a conference center.

Kent Myers, city manager, said the conference center the city will pursue would include a hotel along with it, but won’t be a massive project.

“This is not going to be a large conference center,” Myers said.

The conference center would be privately owned and developed as part of a hotel project, and because it’s a private development, developers will have a final say on the size of the conference center they wish to propose to City Council, said Ernie Loeffler, Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB) president.

The HVS feasibility study, completed in May 2015, gives an idea of the size of the facility.

Wed
17
Feb

More projects planned, but progress lags demand

By Sandra Lane —

There are lots of jobs in Fredericksburg, but not always enough workers to fill them. The lack of affordable housing is a prime reason.

Living and working in Fredericksburg is a good experience if a person’s earnings are enough to provide an acceptable place to live.

“The real issue in our labor shortage is the price of housing,” said Tim Lehmberg, executive director of the Gillespie County Economic Development Commission. “It’s difficult to separate the labor shortage and the housing shortage.”

He said housing is the single biggest issue our community is facing.

“It costs more to build a house here than in San Antonio or New Braunfels. In my opinion, we are not going to solve our labor shortage until we get some relief on the housing side,” he said.

Short inventory

Wed
17
Feb

'Moo-Morial'


Lily Mae Ferguson runs past cones at the kids’ obstacle course during the third annual Keith Hagel Moo-Morial 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, Feb. 13. More pictures are on Page C1. — Standard-Radio Post/Scott Allen
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17
Feb

'The Nature of Song'


Fredericksburg Chorale held its “The Nature of Song” concert recently at St. Joseph’s Halle with an afternoon of original compositions by Director Mark Hierholzer and chorale members. Hierholzer, seated at the piano, led members through seven pieces. Members are, from left, Mark Jumes, James Kraus, Harlan Stai, Amber Royea, Marcie Jumes, Harriet Myrick, Emily Jumes, Madeline Jumes, Emma Sharpe (turning pages) and Pam Tucker. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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17
Feb

Dialogues and Dances


Madeline Jumes and Collin Jumes perform “Lord, God of Abraham” by Mendelssohn during Saturday’s Dialogues and Dances concert at the Hill Country University Center. The next Dialogues and Dances will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12. — Standard-Radio Post/Scott Allen
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17
Feb

Harp on Main


Emily Jumes plays a Salvi Angelica chamber harp at the Fredericksburg Peach Basket on Saturday, Feb. 13. Jumes is raising money to repair a Lyon and Healy gold concert harp by playing at various venues across the Hill Country during the next month. For more information, visit www.fbgharpist.com. —Standard-Radio Post/Scott Allen
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17
Feb

Coaching Clinic


Deer Park High School head football coach Chris Massey (right) discusses run pass option offense with Deer Park’s quarterback coach and offensive coordinator Nolan Patterson during the Hill Country Coaches Clinic which ran Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13, at Hill Country University Center. — Standard-Radio Post/Scott Allen
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17
Feb

Food buff to host food, film fundraiser Friday

Tom Provost, filmmaker, chef and author, will share his insights and experiences on how food can influence a person’s perspective of cinema and vice versa at Film Affäre, a cinematic and culinary fundraiser, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 in the Great Hall at Hoffman Haus, 608 East Creek Street.
 
The Hill Country Film Society is partnering with Hoffman Haus, Otto’s German Bistro and Pedernales Cellars to bring a f foodie experience to Fredericksburg. The meal will encompass five small courses prepared by Chef Adam Yoho at Otto’s German Bistro, Pedernales Cellars wine, and film — all inspired and paired with Provost’s film inspiration.
 
“We believe Film Affäre will leave attendees with a greater appreciation of the role of food in film and create an experience

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