Gillespie County Fair Queen Kelsie Jenschke shows a little “piggy love” to a 17-day-old Duroc at the Knaupp Hog Farm. Although Jenschke will be too busy this weekend at the 126th Gillespie County Fair Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 21-24, to participate in the livestock shows, she is a familiar face in the show ring with her swine projects. Along with the livestock competitions at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds, the fair will feature a carnival and midway, music, parade, queen’s contest, live pari-mutuel horse racing, washer pitching, mutton busting, domino tournament, vendors and more. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
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Carnival rides are going up, the horses will start arriving, floats are being decorated, entries for the various divisions are getting their final touches and the musicians are tuning up for the 126th Gillespie County Fair to be held Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 21.-24. Sponsored by the Gillespie... + continue reading

The carnival’s in town and workers with Moore’s Greater Shows were busy over the weekend at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds cleaning, servicing and putting up the various rides for the 126th Gillespie County Fair which runs Thursday through Sunday. Working on the “Hurricane” are Jose Gomez and Felipe Reyes. Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the four-day exposition offers events for the entire family. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
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In keeping with tradition, some businesses and offices will be closing their doors on Friday in observance of the Gillespie County Fair. City offices will be closing at noon, and county offices will be closed all day on Friday. Federal offices will be open for business as usual on Friday and... + continue reading

For those 65 and older, a Gold Card carries the magic phrase, “free admission.” — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
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By Richard Zowie — In Major League Baseball, a “gold card” allows a recipient free admission into a game. Fredericksburg Independent School District now offers a similar perk. Beginning this school year, area residents age 65 and older can receive the “Gold Card Lifetime... + continue reading

The staff at Frontera Health Network Clinic held an open house last Friday in recognition of National Health Center Week. They are, from left: Delia Castruita, receptionist and medical assistant; June Toeppich, client; Carol Freeman, family nurse practitioner and certified nurse midwife; Palmeira Nery, licensed vocational nurse; Beatris Morales, client services, outreach and enrollment, and Martha Whitson, receptionist. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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The staff of Frontera Health Network Clinic, located at 140 Industrial Loop, held an open house Friday as a part of National Health Center Week. The center offers services for Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program clients and offers vaccinations. The center, open just... + continue reading

The setting sun on Friday evening turned the thin clouds into fiery oranges and yellows for another picturesque Hill Country sunset. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
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Gillespie County Fair Queen Kelsie Jenschke shows a little “piggy love” to a 17-day-old Duroc at the Knaupp Hog Farm. Although Jenschke will be too busy this weekend at the 126th Gillespie County Fair Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 21-24, to participate in the livestock shows, she is a familiar face in the show ring with her swine projects. Along with the livestock competitions at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds, the fair will feature a carnival and midway, music, parade, queen’s contest, live pari-mutuel horse racing, washer pitching, mutton busting, domino tournament, vendors and more. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

The carnival’s in town and workers with Moore’s Greater Shows were busy over the weekend at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds cleaning, servicing and putting up the various rides for the 126th Gillespie County Fair which runs Thursday through Sunday. Working on the “Hurricane” are Jose Gomez and Felipe Reyes. Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the four-day exposition offers events for the entire family. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

For those 65 and older, a Gold Card carries the magic phrase, “free admission.” — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

The staff at Frontera Health Network Clinic held an open house last Friday in recognition of National Health Center Week. They are, from left: Delia Castruita, receptionist and medical assistant; June Toeppich, client; Carol Freeman, family nurse practitioner and certified nurse midwife; Palmeira Nery, licensed vocational nurse; Beatris Morales, client services, outreach and enrollment, and Martha Whitson, receptionist. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

The setting sun on Friday evening turned the thin clouds into fiery oranges and yellows for another picturesque Hill Country sunset. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

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The Almost Patsy Cline Band will return to Marktplatz on Sunday, Aug. 24, as the group offers a free open-air concert. Sunday’s concert is the next-to-last in the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance (PCAA) summer “Concert in the Park” series. The performance is set to start at 6:30... + continue reading
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  By Matt Ward   Battlin’ Billie fans will get their first glimpse of the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team in action tomorrow evening as FHS hosts Lago Vista for a... + continue reading

Macie Lumpkins successfully performs a dig to continue play while Logan White (22) and Payton Reid (10) back her up during Monday night's volleyball game between Fredericksburg and Harper — Standard-Radio Post/Lisa Treiber-Walter.
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Harvey Schmidt, who wrote the music for “The Fantasticks” shares a laugh with Jeryl Hoover, founder of the Fredericksburg Theatre Company, prior to the opening performance of the play on Thursday, Aug. 7. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke.
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