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News        • Fredericksburg Farmer's Market will be open today from 4-7 p.m. on Marktplatz.       • Freddyburg Youth Theater will open “Annie Jr.” tonight at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater... + continue reading
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Two local men, one a small businessman and the other a retired doctor, recently announced their plans to run for office in Texas. Kyle Biedermann, owner of the local Ace Hardware, launched his campaign Monday for the Texas House of Representatives, District 73. Brent Mayes, a retired radiologist... + continue reading

Bud Wright, capital campaign co-chair, explains features of new community center. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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By Ken Esten Cooke — A town hall meeting in Harper over a proposed new community center drew more than 200 of its roughly 1,200 residents. Harper Community Park Board presented information about its plans for a $1.3-million, multi-use facility which could potentially draw area meetings and... + continue reading

Jeff and Jennifer Smith of Helotes bargain for 1956 Chevy license plates from dealer Patrick Manning, right. A set of the “very hard to find” plates went for $200. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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By Ken Esten Cooke — Thousands of visitors streamed into Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park las weekend for the 38th Annual Hill Country Swap Meet. But halfway through the event, new owners took the reins of the popular car enthusiast event. “After 38 years, it was time to pass the... + continue reading

Tim Jeanes will again serve as $5 each or 6 for $25. auctioneer. — File photo
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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“College Tailgating” is the theme for the 19th Annual Scholarship Fest on Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the event will include appetizers, a barbecue dinner, silent and live auctions, games,... + continue reading

Bud Wright, capital campaign co-chair, explains features of new community center. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

Jeff and Jennifer Smith of Helotes bargain for 1956 Chevy license plates from dealer Patrick Manning, right. A set of the “very hard to find” plates went for $200. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

Tim Jeanes will again serve as $5 each or 6 for $25. auctioneer. — File photo

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By Ken Esten Cooke — County commissioners met Monday and took no action on a settlement offer by Sedalco, Inc. to close claims over the delayed completion of the new Gillespie County Jail. Commissioners hope to negotiate a reduction in the “guaranteed maximum price” from the... + continue reading
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Food, wine and music are set to come together this Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Second Annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival. The festival will be held in Luckenbach from noon to 7 p.m. and will feature over a dozen award winning food trucks, nine Texas Hill Country wineries and Americana live music... + continue reading

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Julee Reese of Lubbock, left, and Lorena Williams, of El Paso, work on projects during a graduate-level printmaking class. (Christina Williams of Tatum is in the background.) Artwork from these, along with photog-raphy, drawing, painting and filmmaking from other stu-dents, will be on display Thursday at the Hill Country University Center. — Stand-ard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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By Ken Esten Cooke — Texas Tech University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts has concluded its first-ever summer arts program at Hill Country University Center. On Thursday, July 30, the school will host its first annual Fredericksburg Summer Student Art Exhibit, hosted by the... + continue reading
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Gillespie County’s top marksmen will gather Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1-2, for the 120th annual Gillespie County Schuetzenfest, hosted this year by the Barons Creek Shooting Club at the Bear Creek Sporting Range. The range is located at 2660 Center Point Road, off State 16 South. Shooters... + continue reading
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Misión de Candelilla’s eighth annual Fiesta fundraiser this weekend will feature a guest speaker who knows about overcoming tough times. John and Peggy Benson will chair the event, which will be Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Oak Hills Church at 224 FM 2093 (Tivydale Road). Following the 6... + continue reading
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Fredericksburg High School will look to begin its journey to the University Interscholastic League football playoffs early Monday morning as the Billies open fall training camp. Following strength... + continue reading

Jessica Hardin sets Monday morning during the first day of a freshman volleyball camp sponsored by the Fredericksburg Independent School District's Community Education program. The Billies will hold two days of tryouts Monday and Tuesday in the Fredericksburg High School gymnasium. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward
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Collin Jumes clears 12’8” at the Port Aransas Beach Vault on the weekend of July 17-19. Jumes will compete at the USATF Junior Olympics on July 27 through Aug. 2 at Jackson-ville, Flordia. — Submitted photo
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“National Farmer’s Market Week” will be held Aug. 2-8 and we hope everyone goes to the Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market to pick up a bag of good health. The U.S. Agricultural... + continue reading

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The author may be the same, but the latest film adaptation of a John Green novel — “Paper Towns” — isn’t anything like last year’s breakout hit “The Fault in... + continue reading

Cindy Bennett still surrounds herself with Dallas Cowboys memorabilia daily. She was a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader in 1976 and currently lives in the Texas Hill Country. — Submitted photo
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