Warming up with fitness professionals from the Hill Country Memorial Wellness Center prior to running in the 22nd Annual wildflower 5K and 10K Run/Walk on Saturday morning were hundreds of participants, including Jessica Carpenter of Mountain Home (#2318), Jennifer Lingnau of Fredericksburg (#2368) and Hannah Colbath of Mountain Home (#2324). All three women ran in the 10K event. Proceeds from the race benefit the Fredericksburg Academic Boosters. See more photos on page A/B19. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
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‘Silly’ props helped the Singing Zoologist, Lucas Miller, teach scientific subjects such as metamorphosis, symbiosis and the balance of nature through stories and songs on Saturday at the Wings Over The Hills Nature Festival held at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. More photos from the event, sponsored by the Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center, can be found on C1. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
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Working together, (from left) Ashley Valencia, Elena Walch and Calissa Vollmar hoist a cardboard roof onto their home. The Fredericksburg High School students’ design received the Architecture Award.
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By Richard Zowie — For 13 hours last week, Gillespie County gained a new “town” with an estimated population of 30. Reminiscent of the “Hooverville” towns during the Great Depression, Fredericksburg High School students set up Cardboard City at the school tennis... + continue reading

Arion Men’s Choir and the Hermann Sons Mixed Choir presented their annual Maifest spring concert on Sunday evening at St. Joseph’s Halle. Among the choir members are, from left, Bob Walch, Larry Kuhlken, Kathy Haley, Toni Klafka and in back, Dana Overdorf. Accompanying and directing the choirs is Mark Hierholzer. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
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First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg will be celebrated on Friday, May 6, with demonstrations, art talks, receptions, visits with artists and more. For more information on First Friday Art Walk and the latest news from participating galleries, visit www.FFAWF.com. Participating galleries will be... + continue reading

Warming up with fitness professionals from the Hill Country Memorial Wellness Center prior to running in the 22nd Annual wildflower 5K and 10K Run/Walk on Saturday morning were hundreds of participants, including Jessica Carpenter of Mountain Home (#2318), Jennifer Lingnau of Fredericksburg (#2368) and Hannah Colbath of Mountain Home (#2324). All three women ran in the 10K event. Proceeds from the race benefit the Fredericksburg Academic Boosters. See more photos on page A/B19. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

‘Silly’ props helped the Singing Zoologist, Lucas Miller, teach scientific subjects such as metamorphosis, symbiosis and the balance of nature through stories and songs on Saturday at the Wings Over The Hills Nature Festival held at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. More photos from the event, sponsored by the Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center, can be found on C1. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

Working together, (from left) Ashley Valencia, Elena Walch and Calissa Vollmar hoist a cardboard roof onto their home. The Fredericksburg High School students’ design received the Architecture Award.

Arion Men’s Choir and the Hermann Sons Mixed Choir presented their annual Maifest spring concert on Sunday evening at St. Joseph’s Halle. Among the choir members are, from left, Bob Walch, Larry Kuhlken, Kathy Haley, Toni Klafka and in back, Dana Overdorf. Accompanying and directing the choirs is Mark Hierholzer. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

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By Scott Allen — Fredericksburg City Council met Monday and approved consulting services with Dunkin Sims Stoffels, Inc. for a new sports complex and trails development for the city’s parks. The future athletic complex will be on land adjacent to Oak Crest Park and the council is... + continue reading
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By Ken Esten Cooke — An estimated 460 residents voted early in the Fredericksburg City Council and charter amendment election (with two hours remaining at press time). Early voting, which ended at 8 p.m. Tuesday and was held at City Hall, averaged about 65 per day in the seven days it was... + continue reading

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Motorcyclists across Texas, America and beyond will roll into town, engines rambling, in the 20th Annual Hill Country Run motorcycle rally, which is headed to Luckenbach, Friday through Sunday, May 6-8. The rally is sponsored by the Optimist Club of Fredericksburg. Billed as “More than just... + continue reading
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The Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will host their annual benefit on Saturday, May 7 at the Willow City Fire Station, located at 2553 Ranch Road 1323. Everyone is welcome to attend. Activities begin at 3 p.m. with a U.S. flag and Texas flag raising ceremony. The auxiliary... + 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
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Freshman AJ Davis is greeted by her Billie teammates after her two-run homerun over the left center field fence at Fredericksburg High School softball field on Thursday, April 28. Davis’ batting average was .453 with seven homeruns and 28 RBI’s for the season. FHS lost 16-5 to Jourdanton in game one of the series. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
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  Strong pitching by a Jourdanton team proved to be too much for the Billies softball team in a best-of-three series. Jourdanton took both games. The Fredericksburg High School softball team... + continue reading

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By Ken Esten Cooke In this recess year, the Texas Legislature is studying many things in interim committees: public notices, property tax relief and college tuition. Yet there seems to be a... + continue reading

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Mother’s Day is a holiday celebrated to honor women who have born, adopted or raised children with an emphasis on the mother-child relationship. The movie with the same name as the holiday,... + continue reading

David Woods has rebuilt this five-year-old Hewlett-Packard computer using a water-cooled system to prevent overheating. His computer also now has a one-terabyte hard drive. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
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