Friday, August 28, 2015
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News        • Rheingold Community Club will meet at 7 p.m. tonight at the Rheingold School. Fried chicken, macaroni salad and tea will be provided. Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. A business meeting follows... + continue reading

Matt Tekulve drops his son, Ruger, off for his first day of kindergarten at Fredericksburg Primary School on Monday morning, Aug. 24. FPS and the rest of the Fredericksburg Independent School District had their first day of school on Monday. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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By Joshua McKinney — Summer’s officially over for public school students and some private school students in the area. An estimated 4,150 students are attending Gillespie County schools so far, and more students are to follow. Fredericksburg, Harper and Doss school districts resumed... + continue reading

Luxury property golf resort Boot Ranch was purchased from Lehman Brothers. — File photo
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Terra Verde Group and Wheelock Street Capital have purchased Boot Ranch, the 2,051-acre private master planned community in Fredericksburg, from Lehman Brothers. The acquisition included estate and cabin home sites that range in price from $300,000 to $2.5 million; a 55,000-square-foot members-... + continue reading

A new queen and three duchesses were crowned on Friday night during the 127th Gillespie County Fair to represent the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association during 2016. Crowned were, from left, First Duchess Rachel Rothermel, Queen Julie Krebs, Second Duchess Jaleigh Brown and Third Duchess Marah Graef. More photos from the queen’s contest on C1. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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A queen has been crowned, trophies awarded, the animals have returned home and the last live horse race of the season has been run to bring to a close the 127th Gillespie County Fair. Held at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds, the four-day celebration Thursday through Sunday included a queen... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Live pari-mutuel horse racing for the 2015 season came to an end over the weekend with two days of action held as part of the 127th Gillespie County Fair.    In addition to Saturday and Sunday’s program, the eightday summer season at the Class III track at the Gillespie... + continue reading

Matt Tekulve drops his son, Ruger, off for his first day of kindergarten at Fredericksburg Primary School on Monday morning, Aug. 24. FPS and the rest of the Fredericksburg Independent School District had their first day of school on Monday. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney

Luxury property golf resort Boot Ranch was purchased from Lehman Brothers. — File photo

A new queen and three duchesses were crowned on Friday night during the 127th Gillespie County Fair to represent the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association during 2016. Crowned were, from left, First Duchess Rachel Rothermel, Queen Julie Krebs, Second Duchess Jaleigh Brown and Third Duchess Marah Graef. More photos from the queen’s contest on C1. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

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By Matt Ward — Citizen input on future development and improvements at local parks is being requested by the City of Fredericksburg as part of an update to the city parks master plan. Decisions made at the end of the update process will be considered as the city investigates a bond package... + continue reading
08/26/2015
By Ken Esten Cooke — Gillespie County Commissioners joined neighboring counties on Monday to enact a burn ban during this intense, hot, dry summer. “We all knew this was coming. With the robust growth in the spring and the drastic change in the weather, we now have incredible fuel... + continue reading

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Ursula Worrell and grandson Brazos Worrell give a thumbs up from their cruiser in the fair parade. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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By Matt Ward — City of Fredericksburg officials estimate around $100,000 will be saved at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course by the closure of the Redbird Grille. Though the decision will not become official until the approval of the city’s 2015-2016 budget next month, the... + continue reading
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Those interested in being a Fredericksburg Academic Boosters mentor should attend a general meeting 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Hill Country University Center. The center is at 2818 U.S. 290 East. Orientation for new mentors will follow at 11:45 a.m. At the lunch, Fredericksburg Academic... + continue reading
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By Matt Ward — Nearly 300 days of waiting are over. In less than 48 hours, Fredericksburg High School varsity football will kick off its 2015 campaign with a home contest against Lampasas at... + continue reading

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Years ago, my Uncle Jerry (my dad’s younger brother) sent me pictures from his time in Vietnam with the First Cavalry Division as a combat engineer. In some pictures he’s working in the... + continue reading

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Meryl Streep isn’t in “The Gift.” Twenty years ago, the smart independent thriller from writer/producer/star Joel Edgerton would have been something right up Streep’s alley,... + continue reading

FOUND IT! — After finding each cache, a “selfie” is a must for this geocacher. Geocaching is a worldwide game of hide and seek treasures that was created in 2000. — “Selfie” credit to Autumn Bernhard
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