Friday, December 19, 2014
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News         • Today is the deadline to enter the Optimist Club of Fredericksburg’s annual essay contest, which is open to students under 19 years old, who have not graduated from high school or the equivalent. This year’s topic is “Optimism... + continue reading

School children will soon take over the storied Pat’s Hall. Pictured are students from Providence Hall, from left, Mary Elizabeth Wilkinson, Jack Haight, Ellie Faucheux, Charlie Konuma and Samuel Goodson. – Submitted photo
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Boot-scootin’ will be replaced by book readin’ at a legendary local dance spot. The board of directors at Providence Hall, a local Christian school for grades 1 through 12, announced it will purchase historic nightspot Pat’s Hall on Post Oak Road in Fredericksburg. Providence... + continue reading

The late president’s daughter, Luci Baines Johnson, spoke at last year’s treelighting event. — File photo
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Stonewall will illuminate on Sunday, Dec. 21, as the 45th annual LBJ Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site. The festivities will also include a Christmas tree, holiday snacks and music at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. The LBJ tree... + continue reading
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Fredericksburg resident Royce Hunter captured this stunning view from his home off Smith Road early Monday morning as a blanket of fog covered the town. Steeples from St. Mary's Catholic Church are visible, but not much else in the dense moisture. + continue reading

Competing in the District 4-H Food Show/Food Challenge on Saturday at Texas State University were four teams from Gillespie County, including, in front from left, Connor McCarver, Jenna Rickerhauser, Teya Grace Martin, Kate Wenzel, Andrew Coleman, Morgyn Granville and (in back) Logan McCarver, Juan Pablo Hinckley, Zoe Maurer, Arianna Watson, Sara Verstuyft, Dylan Sione, Daylon Nebgen, Harrison Spisak and Corbin Smajstrla. — Submitted photo
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Gillespie County youth competed in the District 4-H Food Show/Food Challenge contest on Saturday, Dec. 13, at Texas State University in San Marcos. Eight local youth took part in the food show while four teams from Gillespie County competed in the food challenge. At the contest, 4-H members... + continue reading

School children will soon take over the storied Pat’s Hall. Pictured are students from Providence Hall, from left, Mary Elizabeth Wilkinson, Jack Haight, Ellie Faucheux, Charlie Konuma and Samuel Goodson. – Submitted photo

The late president’s daughter, Luci Baines Johnson, spoke at last year’s treelighting event. — File photo

Competing in the District 4-H Food Show/Food Challenge on Saturday at Texas State University were four teams from Gillespie County, including, in front from left, Connor McCarver, Jenna Rickerhauser, Teya Grace Martin, Kate Wenzel, Andrew Coleman, Morgyn Granville and (in back) Logan McCarver, Juan Pablo Hinckley, Zoe Maurer, Arianna Watson, Sara Verstuyft, Dylan Sione, Daylon Nebgen, Harrison Spisak and Corbin Smajstrla. — Submitted photo

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12/17/2014
By Matt Ward Local residents who believe they were overcharged for water and sewer usage over a nine-month period by the City of Fredericksburg will likely not receive credit on their account. The Fredericksburg City Council opted not to take action on a request to credit eight manufactured home... + continue reading
12/17/2014
By Austin R. Eck Gillespie and Kerr counties could face the financial impact of a decision made by the Kendall County Commissioners’ Court last week. Commissioners in Kendall County voted to approve an initiative that would create a new district court for Kendall County, which would leave... + continue reading

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The Prophet (Karen Loeffler) foretells the coming of the Messiah who shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace in the first scene from “A Christmas Journey” at Bethany Lutheran Church. The event took place on Friday and Saturday, and more photos can be found in the special Christmas greetings section in today’s newspaper. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
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The Prophet (Karen Loeffler) foretells the coming of the Messiah who shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace in the first scene from “A Christmas Journey” at Bethany Lutheran Church. The event took place on Friday and Saturday, and more... + continue reading

Pearl Harbor survivor James Hardwick, 91, places a commemorative wreath with the aid of Fredericksburg High School Naval Junior ROTC Cadet Kadie Andrade Sunday. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward
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Ninety-one-year-old survivor James Hardwick was one of many World War II veterans honored Sunday afternoon during a special program to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Held inside the Memorial Courtyard at the National Museum of the Pacific War, the program began at... + continue reading
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Downtown Fredericksburg served as the backdrop for a 15-minute laser light show Friday evening prior to the start of the annual Light the Night Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward   + continue reading
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By Austin R. Eck After going 5-1 in the First Battlin’ Lady Billie Classic, Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team lost to Burnet, 53-37. Fredericksburg takes to the... + continue reading

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I often joke that if it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all. Such was the case last week while trying to help Santa decorate the Christmas tree. For years and years, my family... + continue reading

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Biblically-inspired 3D epic film doesn’t really sound like a very appealing genre, especially after Russell Crowe’s dud “Noah” released to much derision earlier this year.... + continue reading