Volunteers, from left, Billy Moellering, Jeremy Harrison, Santos Guevara and Marissa Scott, serve up the suds at the annual Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department Benefit Fish Fry and Prize Give-Away, held Saturday at Marktplatz. Thousands of people came out for fried fish, dancing and a chance to win prizes and auction items. See more photos and story on page D1. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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Surrounded by her family, Debbie Marquardt was sworn in Thursday, April 21 as the Fredericksburg Post Office’s new postmaster. Marquardt, left, is joined by her family, including son Daniel Marquardt, daughter Diane Moellering, son Dean Marquardt and husband Dudley Marquardt. Tammy Snell, right, manager for Post Office Operations for the Rio Grande District, conducted the ceremony. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
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By Richard Zowie   After more than seven months on the job as Fredericksburg’s postmaster, it finally became official for Debbie Marquardt. In front of her family, friends and in front of former Fredericksburg postmasters, Marquardt on April 21 was sworn in as the Fredericksburg Post... + continue reading

Denali, a black mixed-breed owned by Nick Craig of Fredericksburg, gets the royal treatment on Saturday at a dog wash fundraiser to benefit Eli’s Fund. The event was sponsored by the Cross Mountain 4-H Club. First Baptist Church Youth Minister Austin Loza said more than 20 canines were washed and $264 was donated to Eli’s Fund, which provides financial support to service men and women and service animals. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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This Ringed Kingfisher will be one of the birds discussed at the Sixth Annual Wings Over the Hills Nature Festival at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. — Submitted photo
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Birds, butterflies, dragonflies, bats and snakes are front and center at the Sixth Annual Wings Over the Hills Nature Festival, Friday through Sunday, April 29-May 1 at Pioneer Pavilion in Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center have developed an informative,... + continue reading
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Early voting is underway for mayor, council and city charter amendments for the City of Fredericksburg while Gillespie County and the state will hold elections in upcoming weeks to decide on the next round of representatives. Through Tuesday, City Secretary Shelly Britton said there were 83 early... + continue reading

Volunteers, from left, Billy Moellering, Jeremy Harrison, Santos Guevara and Marissa Scott, serve up the suds at the annual Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department Benefit Fish Fry and Prize Give-Away, held Saturday at Marktplatz. Thousands of people came out for fried fish, dancing and a chance to win prizes and auction items. See more photos and story on page D1. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

Surrounded by her family, Debbie Marquardt was sworn in Thursday, April 21 as the Fredericksburg Post Office’s new postmaster. Marquardt, left, is joined by her family, including son Daniel Marquardt, daughter Diane Moellering, son Dean Marquardt and husband Dudley Marquardt. Tammy Snell, right, manager for Post Office Operations for the Rio Grande District, conducted the ceremony. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Denali, a black mixed-breed owned by Nick Craig of Fredericksburg, gets the royal treatment on Saturday at a dog wash fundraiser to benefit Eli’s Fund. The event was sponsored by the Cross Mountain 4-H Club. First Baptist Church Youth Minister Austin Loza said more than 20 canines were washed and $264 was donated to Eli’s Fund, which provides financial support to service men and women and service animals. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

This Ringed Kingfisher will be one of the birds discussed at the Sixth Annual Wings Over the Hills Nature Festival at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. — Submitted photo

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By Richard Zowie — Fredericksburg Independent School District trustees voted April 21 to choose Weatherford-based Imperial Construction to complete the district’s 2015 $16.5 million bond project. But before that can be done, some finances will have to be reworked. Imperial’s... + continue reading
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By Scott Allen — Gillespie County Commissioners on Monday approved an addition to the sidewalk of the Veteran’s War Memorial Monument in front of the county’s courthouse.   Tami King, Gillespie County Veterans Service Officer, said the sidewalk was needed for the monument... + continue reading

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The race will be on in Fredericksburg, as runners and walkers take to the streets this Saturday, April 30, during the 22nd Annual Wildflower 5K and 10K Run/Walk. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. (for both runners and walkers) at Marktplatz. It will also end there. Chip timing will be provided.... + continue reading
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NEWS The 100 Club of Gillespie County held its 11th annual Peace Officer Appreciation Dinner last night and remembered late President Mike Carnes (obituary in this week's Standard). Plaques were presented for service time to: Ranger Michael Barr, 35 years; Deputy Kevin Carter, 25 years;... + continue reading

Pat Keating showed that Hotel Occupancy Tax funds have risen along with the number of live music venues. He said it’s necessary to support musicians. — Standard-Radio Post/Scott Allen
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By Scott Allen — Fredericksburg City Council met in a packed room at the Gillespie County Law Enforcement Center on Monday night to hear from 26 citizens who had concerns about a proposed revision of the city noise ordinance. The ordinance, put in place in 2008, consists of three different... + continue reading
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Fredericksburg High School’s Justin Penn tees off April 25 during the first day of the Class 4A State Golf Tournament at Onion Creek Golf Course in Austin. Penn tied for first medalist at the Region IV tournament and took second place in that playoff. — Submitted photo/Scott W. Coleman
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After the first day of the two-day Class 4A State Golf Tournament, Fredericksburg High School remained in the hunt. State golf was played Monday and Tuesday, April 25-26, at Austin’s Onion... + continue reading

Nine Fredericksburg High School seniors show off their state rings from the fall 2015 state tennis meet. Pictured from left, are Myra Powell, Alyssa Hohn, Brant Crenwelge, James Drury, Parker Phillips, Jake Pluenneke, Grace Igarta, Sitman Wainwright and Emily Warren. — Submitted photo
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Conflicts in morality and ethical responsibility at the highest levels of government make for a gripping drama in the political thriller, “Eye in the Sky,” now in wide release. Oscar... + continue reading

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 “Hardcore Henry” plays like a video game with violence and not much of a plot to go on. Director Ilya Naishuller and his team of filmmakers take viewers on an insane, gore-filled... + continue reading

Runners, from left, Albie Masland, Nick Biase and Matt Peace stopped for lunch downtown on Sunday. The trio’s goal is to cover 60 miles per day and reach San Diego, all to benefit the Travis Manion Foundation. - Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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