Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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News • The Fredericksburg City Council met in regular session Monday evening with the council agreeing to fund sidewalk improvements to meet handicap accessibility requirements for the skate park, which is set to open in May. The council also received reports on the city’s sidewalk... + continue reading

Area shutterbugs took advantage of the wintry weather earlier this week to capture ice as it froze on vegetation and other objects. Walt Biddle photographed this “bird” as ice froze it in a bath. Apparently, the bird didn’t fly far enough south for the winter. — Submitted photo
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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By Ken Esten Cooke — Where Fredericksburg’s annual, and valuable, peach crop is concerned, Monday and Tuesday’s freezes were “the best thing we could have hoped for.” That was the opinion of Jim Kamas, fruit specialist for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service... + continue reading

Jeryl Hoover as Tevye, the poor Jewish dairyman, sits on his wagon as he talks to God and sings “If I Were a Rich Man,” one of the songs from the musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” Tevye tries to balance tra-dition with allowing his five daughters to think for themselves. The Fredericksburg Theater Company production opened last weekend and will be performed for two more weekends. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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By Richard Zowie — For the first time since 2010, when he played Don Quixote in “The Man of La Mancha,” Fredericksburg Theater Company founder Jeryl Hoover was on stage at the theater, playing a character he describes as “a role model for me.” Last Friday marked the... + continue reading

An existing water storage tank serving the South Heights and Goehmann Lane areas was demolished Monday afternoon, paving the way for a new concrete storage tank to be constructed to serve the site, according to Clinton Bailey, city director of public works and utilities. — Submitted photo
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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  City officials are still considering all options for the future of Old Fair Park, following lengthy discussion at the Feb. 16 meeting of the Fredericksburg City Council. The council received a presentation at the meeting from consultant Freese and Nichols about possible future development... + continue reading

Giovanni Valdez (235) tries to outrace Fredericksburg’s Kolby Fryburger (199) to the finish line of the Second Annual Keith Hagel Moo-Morial 5K Run and Walk last Saturday, outside Fredericksburg. The event raised about $4,000 to help build a school in Zambia, and it provided funds for Hagel’s children’s education. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Eighty-six runners and walkers bundled up against the cold and competed Sunday in the Sixth Annual Harper 5K Run and Walk at the Harper Community Park. The race benefited the Harper Parent Teacher Organization, raising an estimated $5,000. Among the male runners, Alain Peralt was the overall... + continue reading

Area shutterbugs took advantage of the wintry weather earlier this week to capture ice as it froze on vegetation and other objects. Walt Biddle photographed this “bird” as ice froze it in a bath. Apparently, the bird didn’t fly far enough south for the winter. — Submitted photo

Jeryl Hoover as Tevye, the poor Jewish dairyman, sits on his wagon as he talks to God and sings “If I Were a Rich Man,” one of the songs from the musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” Tevye tries to balance tra-dition with allowing his five daughters to think for themselves. The Fredericksburg Theater Company production opened last weekend and will be performed for two more weekends. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

An existing water storage tank serving the South Heights and Goehmann Lane areas was demolished Monday afternoon, paving the way for a new concrete storage tank to be constructed to serve the site, according to Clinton Bailey, city director of public works and utilities. — Submitted photo

Giovanni Valdez (235) tries to outrace Fredericksburg’s Kolby Fryburger (199) to the finish line of the Second Annual Keith Hagel Moo-Morial 5K Run and Walk last Saturday, outside Fredericksburg. The event raised about $4,000 to help build a school in Zambia, and it provided funds for Hagel’s children’s education. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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Little ol’ Fredericksburg has the most millionaires per capita than any city in Texas, and it ranks 47th in the U.S. Neighboring Kerrville ranks second in the state and 75th nationwide. Those findings were recently released in a study by The Wall Street Journal, which looked for more than $... + continue reading
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Young marksmen will be putting their skills and knowledge to the test on Saturday, Feb. 28, when they compete in the 2015 Gillespie County 4-H BB Gun Competition. Approximately 80 shooters in the first grade through 15 years of age will be competing in the county-level event in the Show Barn at... + continue reading

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Guided by Hill Country Astronomers member John Watson, an Austin family uses a special telescope to view the sun’s bright features. Ichiro Lin (left) peers into one telescope while his son, also named Ichiro (right), looks into another telescope. Also in the picture is Jean Hung, the elder... + continue reading
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The Fredericksburg Independent School District’s new agriculture building will open Monday, March 2. The ag building now has a name: FISD Agricultural Science Center. The center will open its doors to the public at 4 p.m. for an open house. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m... + continue reading
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Handcrafted bowls will be filled as the Friends of Head Start hosts the Fifth Annual Empty Bowl Fundraiser at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27. The event will be at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park’s Pioneer Pavilion. Attendees will select a one-of-a-kind bowl, hand-crafted by local artisans.... + continue reading
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Abby Spurgin (31) rises up for two of her game-high 23 points in the Billies’ 61-49 regional quarterfinal victory over Hondo Tuesday night at Boerne Champion High School. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck
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By Austin R. Eck and Matt Ward — Sixteen years ago, the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team advanced to the regional tournament. With a 61-49 victory over district... + continue reading

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As I approach the golden years, my hair has been turning silver. This is not a new discovery on my part, just a realization of the fact that Father Time and Mother Nature are marching on and I... + continue reading

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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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People who think retirees check out and live a leisurely life of luxury don’t know the Care-a-Vanners. Dick and Linda Aide quickly tired of “touristy stuff” after they left the... + continue reading

Woellhof points out "ghost faces" designed into the sheets. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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Filled bottles await the final sealing, stamping and signing at Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye. — Photos by Phil Houseal
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