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News       • Thirteen Gillespie County non-profits are participating in the online charity event, the Big Give SA, which started at midnight and continues for 24 hours. Part of a nationwide Give Local America effort, the Big Give SA includes Bexar and 11 other... + continue reading
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By Matt Ward  — Nobody’s calling the University of Texas the big brother of Texas A&M University anymore. Not that anyone in Aggieland ever did. With the move from the Big 12 Conference to the Southeastern Conference two years ago, the Aggies have officially separated... + continue reading
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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By Matt Ward“Reel indie” movies will hit local screens this weekend for the sixth annual Hill Country Film Festival, which opens tomorrow and continues through Sunday.Filmmakers from across the United States are expected to gather at Fritztown Cinema, located at 2254 U.S. 87 South, for four days of... + continue reading

Eighty-nine teams, of 178 total tandem bicycle riders, start out on Saturday morning's tour through western Gillespie County during their 25th Annual Southwest Tandem Rally. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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Cyclists teamed up for “two-fer” transit last weekend as the Southwest Tandem Rally marked its 25th year on Gillespie County roads.The rally brought 90 teams, or 180 cyclists, from around the country to pedal in pairs. While the majority were from Dallas, Houston and Austin, riders registered from... + continue reading

Officers were honored at the 10th Annual 100 Club of Gillespie County Officer Appreciation Dinner, April 22. They received outstand-ing dedication or specific year of service plaques. Honorees included, front row, from left, Ed Earp and Ray Tschirhart, outstanding dedication to service; Tex-as Department of Public Safety Sgt. Todd Jennings, Fredericksburg Police De-partment Officer Shirley Jones, FPD Officer Clem Castillo, FPD Sgt. Bryan Philips, Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Brian Pehl; back row DPS Cpl. Coy Morales, Max Hart-mann, outstanding dedica-tion to service; FPD Officer Trey Schnelle, FPD Officer Mark Ward. Those not pre-sent but receiving service awards were FPD Lt. Terry Weed, Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Marcus Davee, and FPD Det. Robert Metzger. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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By Richard ZowieLaw enforcement officers, supporters and their families gathered April 22 to welcome new members of the 100 Club of Gillespie County and to recognize officers for their service.The event was at the Gillespie County Farm Bureau Event Center at 237 Equestrian Lane.Gillespie County... + continue reading

Eighty-nine teams, of 178 total tandem bicycle riders, start out on Saturday morning's tour through western Gillespie County during their 25th Annual Southwest Tandem Rally. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

Officers were honored at the 10th Annual 100 Club of Gillespie County Officer Appreciation Dinner, April 22. They received outstand-ing dedication or specific year of service plaques. Honorees included, front row, from left, Ed Earp and Ray Tschirhart, outstanding dedication to service; Tex-as Department of Public Safety Sgt. Todd Jennings, Fredericksburg Police De-partment Officer Shirley Jones, FPD Officer Clem Castillo, FPD Sgt. Bryan Philips, Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Brian Pehl; back row DPS Cpl. Coy Morales, Max Hart-mann, outstanding dedica-tion to service; FPD Officer Trey Schnelle, FPD Officer Mark Ward. Those not pre-sent but receiving service awards were FPD Lt. Terry Weed, Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Marcus Davee, and FPD Det. Robert Metzger. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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By Ken Esten CookeAn advisor and an architect presented options for the upcoming Gillespie Central Appraisal District move to the Commissioners Court on Monday.Architect Barry Wagner and Timothy Koock, Courthouse Square Advisory Committee chair, said costs to renovate the Law Enforcement Building (... + continue reading
04/29/2015
Gillespie County Commissioners will hire an accounting-savvy attorney to help them recover around $92,000 in unaccounted-for funds owed by the Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office.The court hopes the attorney can spur the assessor-collector’s bond company into repaying the funds, which were found... + continue reading

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Taylor Stevenson parks his T-6 Texan during the Texan Round-Up at the Gillespie County Airport on Saturday.T-6 Texans were used by the United States Air Force during World War II as training planes for pilots.The planes were named “Texans” because a lot of pilot training was based in Texas during... + continue reading

A group of young runners, from left, Miles Hammond, Lorenzo Garcia Calvillo, Kade Jenschke, Will Keller and Felix Cruz take off at the start of the Wildflower 5K/10K Run and Walk on Saturday at Marktplatz. Garcia Calvillo was the overall 5K winner with a time of 18:34; Keller placed third in the age 11-14 divi-sion, and Cruz, second, in the age 15-21 division. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney
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A total of 321 runners participated in the 5K and 10K in the Wildflower Run and Walk Saturday at Marktplatz.This year’s run marks a return of the Wildflower Run to Fredericksburg after a one-year absence.The run benefits the Fredericksburg Academic Boosters, an organization that recognizes and... + continue reading

Les (front, played by a compelling Joe Hursley) is distraught over a recent breakup in Christian Gridelli and Hunter Norris' debut feature film, "The Origins of Wit and Humor." Co-starring Steve Lemme of "Super Troopers," the movie will screen during the Hill Country Film Festival next weekend at Fritztown Cinema. — Submitted photo
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By Matt WardGood comedy is hard to find. Movies that consistently make us laugh without being formulaic and/or cliché are fewer and farther apart.Originality in the genre — whether it’s Oscar winners like “Birdman” and “Grand Budapest Hotel” or small independent efforts — should be equally... + continue reading
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State champion Cole Grona tees up in the UIL 4A state golf tournament at Onion Creek Club Golf Course in Austin. Grona shot a 70 on Monday and a 77 on Tuesday for a tournament-low 147 to take FHS’ first boys’ individual golf championship. — Standard-Radio Post/Danny Hirt
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Cole Grona couldn’t believe it at first.He didn’t think he played great on Tuesday — shooting a round of 77 filled with bogeys and double bogeys — but when the scores came in, he was on top.He was a... + continue reading

Freshman Ryan Segner stretches out to pitch in FHS’ 10-3 win over Devine last Tuesday in District 29-4A baseball action. Segner pitched six innings and struck out 10 batters to earn the win. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward
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Eighteen Fredericksburg High School varsity track and field athletes have qualified for the Regional IV Track and Field Meet, Friday and Saturday, May 1-2, at Texas A&M University in Kingsville. Qualifiers are, bottom row, from left, Clarissa Sanchez, 1,600 meters; Emily Myers, 4x200 relay and 4x400 relay; Me-gan Daley, 4x400 relay; Abbey Eckhardt, relays; Madison Trousdale, 4x100 and 4x200 relays and 200 meter run; Jessica Cadena, shot put and discus; Aylin Neri, 4x100 relay and 200 meter run; Sam Stu-debaker, 800 meter run; top row, Lauren Smith, pole vault; Chase Whiting, 100 and 300 meter hurdles, 4x400 relay, triple jump and long jump; Katherine McManigle, relays; Alyssa Hohn, high jump and long jump; Abby Spurgin, shot put; Kyle Grona, 110 meter hurdles; Rachel Rothermel, relays; Paxten Keyser, 4x100 and 4x200 relays; Shelbi Schneider, 4x100 re-lay, 100 meter hurdles and long jump; and Ashley Penick, 4x200 and 4x400 relays. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
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Sitman Wainwright volleys the ball at practice in prep-aration for the state tennis tournament. Wainwright and his partner Parker Phil-lips — the 4A Region IV boys’ doubles champions — have qualified for state for a second consecutive year.
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These are exciting times in the energy industry, and broad changes are expected in the next few decades.• New advances and large scale production of batteries (by Space X founder Elon Musk’s company... + continue reading

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By Matt Ward  — Nobody’s calling the University of Texas the big brother of Texas A&M University anymore. Not that anyone in Aggieland ever did. With the move from the Big 12... + continue reading

Les (front, played by a compelling Joe Hursley) is distraught over a recent breakup in Christian Gridelli and Hunter Norris' debut feature film, "The Origins of Wit and Humor." Co-starring Steve Lemme of "Super Troopers," the movie will screen during the Hill Country Film Festival next weekend at Fritztown Cinema. — Submitted photo
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