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News       • Today is the final opportunity to vote early ahead of the general election on Tuesday. Early voting may be done today through 4 p.m. at the Gillespie County Courthouse.       • Cooler temperatures are on the way. A... + continue reading

Hunters will be looking for bucks like this on Saturday. With the most dense deer population in the state, the outlook for the area looks solid. — Standard-Radio Post file photo
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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By Ken Esten Cooke Given warm seasonal temperatures, Saturday’s opening of whitetail deer season likely won’t be the biggest. But given that the Hill Country still supports more deer than any other area in the state, hunters still are expected in droves. Scott Krueger, Gillespie... + continue reading

Patricia and Raleigh Kreuz of Fredericksburg beat the crowd and participated in early voting last week at the Gillespie County Courthouse. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4 — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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By Ken Esten Cooke  A hot gubernatorial race has driven more than 3,600 people to vote early in Gillespie County ahead of the Nov. 4 general election. County Clerk Mary Lynn Rusche said 3,675 people voted early through Tuesday with three days remaining. Early voting continues through Friday... + continue reading

Four-year-old Marley Bedford takes her first dip in a swimming pool that was given to her during a reveal party as a part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Sunday afternoon. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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By Austin R. Eck Even in late October, it is not too cold to take a dip in a pool. It is one of the perks of living in the Texas Hill Country. When the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted four-year-old Marley Bedford’s wish to have a swimming pool, the calendar did not prevent Marley, her... + continue reading

Frank Stead, second from right, is presented the first Paul A. Oestreich Community Service Award by Fredericksburg-Nimitz Rotary Club members, from left, Jayson Fritz, Bill Burns and Zach Pooser. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Fredericksburg-Nimitz Rotary Club awarded the first annual Paul A. Oestreich Community Service Award to firefighter and EMT Frank Stead on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Pioneer Pavilion at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Stead is secretary for the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department, Texas State... + continue reading

Hunters will be looking for bucks like this on Saturday. With the most dense deer population in the state, the outlook for the area looks solid. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Patricia and Raleigh Kreuz of Fredericksburg beat the crowd and participated in early voting last week at the Gillespie County Courthouse. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4 — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Four-year-old Marley Bedford takes her first dip in a swimming pool that was given to her during a reveal party as a part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Sunday afternoon. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

Frank Stead, second from right, is presented the first Paul A. Oestreich Community Service Award by Fredericksburg-Nimitz Rotary Club members, from left, Jayson Fritz, Bill Burns and Zach Pooser. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

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By Austin R. Eck Gillespie County Commissioners’ Court received a report on “unaccounted for” funds from the Gillespie County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office (TAC). In the report presented during a regular session meeting on Monday, accountant Steve Dawson, of the Dawson... + continue reading
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By Matt Ward Limited supply and high demand for rental units — especially in apartment complexes — are pushing local workers out of Fredericksburg. Concerned about future economic growth and increasing home prices, the Fredericksburg City Council held a roundtable discussion with area... + continue reading

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Angie Pascarella and Riley Jalowy were crowned as Harper High School’s Homecoming Queen and King during the halftime celebration of Friday night’s football game against Center Point. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck
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The Fredericksburg High School Marching Band will compete in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) 4A State Marching Contest, Monday, Nov. 3 in San Antonio’s Alamodome. The band qualified for state after finishing first at the UIL 4A Area E competition Saturday in Corpus Christi at... + continue reading
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Fredericksburg Community Orchestra will present a “Haunt-cert” Children’s Concert on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 2:30 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Halle. The orchestra members will dress in costume and perform a short program of “spooky” themed selections, designed for family... + continue reading
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The Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team (front row, from left) manager Tiffanie Carroll, Ashley Penick, Kinsey Stevens, Kendyl Stevens, (second row) Payton Robertson, Kiersten Kott, Ann Blackmon, McKenna Mohr, Katherine McManigle, (third row) Coach Jason Roemer, Abby Spurgin, Aubrey Sultemeier, Adrianna Hartmann and Anna Koenig receive their District 29-4A championship trophy Tuesday following the Billies’ four set win over Devine. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck
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By Matt Ward Ten games up and ten games down. The Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team continued to set new school records this week, capping their first district championship in team... + continue reading

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One of my great passions in life is college football. I am truly a fan of the game. While I have a great affinity for both high school and professional games, it’s the ones played by the... + continue reading

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Nothing much is surprising about the latest action thriller “John Wick,” except for the fact that it isn’t completely terrible. The plot is raw and unoriginal — vengeful... + continue reading

Three Hill Country girls joined the freshman class at Cottey College in August. Taking a break from moving into dorm rooms in August were Jaida Brown (in front) and in back, Con-nie Pressler, Cottey chair-man for the Chapter IB of the P.E.O. in Fredericks-burg; Felisa Ramirez; Betty Stutz, president of Chapter IB in Fredericksburg, and Daniela Vargas. — Submit-ted photo
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Native Plant Society of Texas-Fredericksburg Chapter has tended this native plant garden on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum complex. The garden is an example of diverse, colorful native selections.
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