Friday, March 6, 2015
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News      • Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet on Thursday night at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Honored with special awards were Robin Boone, Chamber Woman of the Year; Lester Frantzen, Chamber Man of the Year; Estela Avery, Outstanding... + continue reading

Jack Helfrich, a third grader at Fredericksburg Elementary School and a Junior Future Farmers of America member, takes a look at the new stalls at the Fredericksburg Independent School District’s Agricultural Science Center. Also looking in the background is Anabelle Cope, a Fredericksburg High School sophomore and FFA member. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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By Richard Zowie Fredericksburg teachers, students and parents gathered Monday for the opening of the Fredericksburg Independent School District Agricultural Science Center. The ag science center is at the corner of Friendship and Hollmig Lanes. The event featured both an open house... + continue reading

Not much attention has been paid to the quiet park off of Orange Street that runs along Barons Creek. Dead trees and a bleak landscape will give way to 20 new trees and more landscaping, plus a crushed granite, 1,200-foot walking trail along the creek. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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By Ken Esten Cooke An off-the-beaten path park that hasn’t received much attention lately is about to get a bunch of TLC. Leadership Gillespie County’s Class of 2015 chose Frantzen Park revitalization as its class project. The park, three acres of outdoors located along a quiet block of... + continue reading
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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A number of galleries will be offering special events on Friday, March 6, as part of the First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg celebration. Participating galleries will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature demonstrations, art talks, receptions, visits with the artists and more. For... + continue reading
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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By Richard Zowie Over the past year, gasoline prices locally have been experiencing a seesaw effect. Last summer, Gillespie County residents saw prices at the pump average nearly $3.50 per gallon. Then, in late 2014, gas stations became popular places to visit as prices dipped to... + continue reading

Jack Helfrich, a third grader at Fredericksburg Elementary School and a Junior Future Farmers of America member, takes a look at the new stalls at the Fredericksburg Independent School District’s Agricultural Science Center. Also looking in the background is Anabelle Cope, a Fredericksburg High School sophomore and FFA member. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Not much attention has been paid to the quiet park off of Orange Street that runs along Barons Creek. Dead trees and a bleak landscape will give way to 20 new trees and more landscaping, plus a crushed granite, 1,200-foot walking trail along the creek. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

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By Matt Ward Fredericksburg City Council members heard positive news about ground water supply in Gillespie County during their regular meeting Monday evening. “It seems like 90 percent of the calls I get through my office are regarding our water supply,” Clinton Bailey, city public works... + continue reading
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Spring Break at Pioneer Museum will begin Saturday, March 7, when the museum provides learners of all ages a chance to experience the lives of settlers. The museum will be closed on Sunday, March 8, before continuing its spring break program until March 14. The museum will be open 10 a.m. to 5... + continue reading

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“Wapiti Warrior,” an original oil painting by artist Joyce Malatek has been donated to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Greater Texas Hill Country Chapter/Fredericksburg and Kerrville to be auctioned off on Saturday night, March 7, during the group’s annual banquet. At right is Wayne Zimmermann, a member of the committee. — Standard-Radio Post
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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Greater Texas Hill Country Chapter/Fredericksburg and Kerrville will hold its annual banquet on Saturday, March 7. The event will be held at the Gillespie County Farm Bureau Events Center at 237 Equestrian Drive. Doors open at 5 p.m. for the social hour and... + continue reading
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Riders will be gathering here and saddling up on Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, for The Original Texas Star Trail from Fredericksburg. The week-long 112-mile ride will take participants across 40 cattle guards and through more than 20 Hill Country ranches, including the LBJ Ranch at Stonewall... + continue reading
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On one of the busiest weeks at “The Rock,” some help is on the way for motorists. Majesty Tours, in cooperation with Friends of Enchanted Rock and the park staff, will sponsor park-and-ride shuttle service to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area from town. During the first week of spring break,... + continue reading
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Blake Tatsch weaves his way around a La Feria defender Thursday evening during the Billies' 47-30 area round victory at Beeville High School — Photo courtesy Beeville Bee-Picayune/Kevin J. Keller
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By Matt Ward Another regional tournament berth for Fredericksburg High School basketball may be looming as the Billies varsity boys bested La Feria 47-30 in a defensive-first area round contest... + continue reading

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As I am faced with one glaring question: What should I do with any available free time? Perhaps I should visit a place that I haven’t been in 20 years. Houston. More specifically, a not-so-... + continue reading

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Among the daily duties of Fredericksburg Elementary School assistant principal Patricia Rivera (background) is to meet with school counselor Kelli Rode (foreground) to discuss students, policies or any problems that might arise. Rivera began her career at Fredericksburg Independent School district as a part-time school nutrition worker. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
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By Richard Zowie When she was a little girl, Patricia Rivera liked to pretend she was a teacher. “I always thought that I’d want to grow up to be a teacher,” said Rivera, a Mexican native... + continue reading

Young marksmen take aim Saturday afternoon during the 30th annual Gillespie County 4-H BB Gun Competition. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward
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Bill Downs, an Austin, Minnesota resident, caulks around a window at the most recent Habitat home on Park Street. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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