Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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News       • Gillespie County Commissioners approved the hiring of an accounting service to identify discrepancies and shortages within the county’s Tax Assessor-Collector’s office during a regular meeting on Monday morning. Commissioners also approved... + continue reading
Monday, August 25, 2014
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News       • It's the first day of a new school year for the Fredericksburg Independent School District, Harper ISD, Doss School and Ambleside School. St. Mary's students returned last week while Providence Hall begins on Tuesday and Heritage School on... + continue reading

Bathed in non-obtrusive red light, Ken Kattner peers toward the darkening night sky in his home observatory. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Attorney-astronomer records skies from home observatory By Ken Esten Cooke and Austin R. Eck   As man looks to the heavens, he is able to see his small place in the endless universe. One man with an observatory northwest of Fredericksburg is peering into the skies to see the vastness... + continue reading

A wreath-laying will commemorate what would have been the 106th birthday of President Lyndon Baines Johnson. - Standard-Radio Post file photo
Thursday, August 21, 2014
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A celebration to mark what would be the 106th birthday of the late President Lyndon B. Johnson will be held at Stonewall on Wednesday, Aug. 27. The traditional wreath laying cemetery will be held at the Johnson Family Cemetery at 10 a.m. Both the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site and... + continue reading

Gillespie County Fair Queen Kelsie Jenschke shows a little “piggy love” to a 17-day-old Duroc at the Knaupp Hog Farm. Although Jenschke will be too busy this weekend at the 126th Gillespie County Fair Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 21-24, to participate in the livestock shows, she is a familiar face in the show ring with her swine projects. Along with the livestock competitions at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds, the fair will feature a carnival and midway, music, parade, queen’s contest, live pari-mutuel horse racing, washer pitching, mutton busting, domino tournament, vendors and more. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Carnival rides are going up, the horses will start arriving, floats are being decorated, entries for the various divisions are getting their final touches and the musicians are tuning up for the 126th Gillespie County Fair to be held Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 21.-24. Sponsored by the Gillespie... + continue reading

Bathed in non-obtrusive red light, Ken Kattner peers toward the darkening night sky in his home observatory. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

A wreath-laying will commemorate what would have been the 106th birthday of President Lyndon Baines Johnson. - Standard-Radio Post file photo

Gillespie County Fair Queen Kelsie Jenschke shows a little “piggy love” to a 17-day-old Duroc at the Knaupp Hog Farm. Although Jenschke will be too busy this weekend at the 126th Gillespie County Fair Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 21-24, to participate in the livestock shows, she is a familiar face in the show ring with her swine projects. Along with the livestock competitions at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds, the fair will feature a carnival and midway, music, parade, queen’s contest, live pari-mutuel horse racing, washer pitching, mutton busting, domino tournament, vendors and more. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

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By Matt Ward — City of Fredericksburg officials expect to bolster services while decreasing property taxes over the next year, according to the latest projections in their 2014-2015 budget proposal. City Manager Kent Myers presented the proposal during a regular meeting of the... + continue reading
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By Matt Ward — Frustrated residents living in a 145-acre area southeast of Fredericksburg along U.S 290 East voiced their opposition to being annexed by the City of Fredericksburg during a public hearing held Monday evening. “At the first meeting, we asked a lot of detailed questions... + continue reading

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The carnival’s in town and workers with Moore’s Greater Shows were busy over the weekend at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds cleaning, servicing and putting up the various rides for the 126th Gillespie County Fair which runs Thursday through Sunday. Working on the “Hurricane” are Jose Gomez and Felipe Reyes. Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the four-day exposition offers events for the entire family. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
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In keeping with tradition, some businesses and offices will be closing their doors on Friday in observance of the Gillespie County Fair. City offices will be closing at noon, and county offices will be closed all day on Friday. Federal offices will be open for business as usual on Friday and... + continue reading

For those 65 and older, a Gold Card carries the magic phrase, “free admission.” — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
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By Richard Zowie — In Major League Baseball, a “gold card” allows a recipient free admission into a game. Fredericksburg Independent School District now offers a similar perk. Beginning this school year, area residents age 65 and older can receive the “Gold Card Lifetime... + continue reading

The staff at Frontera Health Network Clinic held an open house last Friday in recognition of National Health Center Week. They are, from left: Delia Castruita, receptionist and medical assistant; June Toeppich, client; Carol Freeman, family nurse practitioner and certified nurse midwife; Palmeira Nery, licensed vocational nurse; Beatris Morales, client services, outreach and enrollment, and Martha Whitson, receptionist. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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The staff of Frontera Health Network Clinic, located at 140 Industrial Loop, held an open house Friday as a part of National Health Center Week. The center offers services for Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program clients and offers vaccinations. The center, open just... + continue reading
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  By Matt Ward   Battlin’ Billie fans will get their first glimpse of the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team in action tomorrow evening as FHS hosts Lago Vista for a... + continue reading

Macie Lumpkins successfully performs a dig to continue play while Logan White (22) and Payton Reid (10) back her up during Monday night's volleyball game between Fredericksburg and Harper — Standard-Radio Post/Lisa Treiber-Walter.
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Heritage School head coach Tim Shipman, left, gives instructions to then-freshman Parker Given during one of the Eagles' 2013 six-man football games. Along with nearly a dozen returning lettermen, Given is expected to anchor the Eagles' offensive line and tight end positions. —Standard-Radio Post/Danny Hirt.
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EDITORIAL Political moves embarrass state, further entrench dysfunction between parties Some might say it was karma, but last week’s indictment against Texas Governor Rick Perry was... + continue reading

Then, just as now, the grandstands at the fair grounds were crowded with visitors gathered to watch the horse races. Around the turn of the century, it was common for the women to sit upstairs in the stands, while the men gathered in the area beneath. Daily musical entertainment was provided by a band that played from the platform extending from the upper story. — Standard-Radio Post historical file photo
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Bathed in non-obtrusive red light, Ken Kattner peers toward the darkening night sky in his home observatory. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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Attorney-astronomer records skies from home observatory By Ken Esten Cooke and Austin R. Eck   As man looks to the heavens, he is able to see his small place in the endless universe. One... + continue reading

Harvey Schmidt, who wrote the music for “The Fantasticks” shares a laugh with Jeryl Hoover, founder of the Fredericksburg Theatre Company, prior to the opening performance of the play on Thursday, Aug. 7. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke.
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Phyllis Ludwig and her Chihuahua, Dixie Belle, are working to brighten the life of an area hospice patient. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
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