Pin-setter Willie McWilliams aims a bowling ball down the wooden track, sending the ball back to Turner Hall bowlers awaiting their next throw. The Turner Hall bowling alley has used manual pin-setters for generations, as many of the hall’s current league bowlers served as pin-setters while their fathers and grandfathers bowled. - Standard-Radio Post file

 

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(Editor’s note: This story was originally published Feb. 18, 2009 in the Standard-Radio Post. We reprint it here after last night’s fire, which destroyed Turner Hall.)   By Matt Ward-   The first job for most kids typically involves throwing newspapers from a... + continue reading

Early Monday, Fredericksburg fire crews were still putting out hot spots in the complete loss of the historic social hall. - Standard-Radio Post photo/Ken Esten Cooke

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By Ken Esten Cooke   Turner Hall, described by locals as “the best dance floor in Gillespie County,” burned Sunday night and into Monday morning in a loss to one of the city’s historic places.   Firemen were toned out at about 10:45 p.m. and the building was... + continue reading

Stonewall Peach Queen Mandy Yocham digs into a cup of ice cream topped
with fresh sliced peaches while visiting at Burg’s Corner in Stonewall. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

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By Yvonne Hartmann — A two-day event celebrating Hill Country peaches is planned on Friday and Saturday, June 17-18, as part of the 55th Annual Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo. Sponsored by the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce, the Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo will include a... + continue reading

Boy Scouts from St. Mary’s Troop 130 demonstrate flag etiquette to the crowd during Pioneer Museum’s Flag Day, June 11. David Wilkinson, left, spoke as Jacob Lacy and Harrison Spisak held up an example of a worn flag that was to be respectfully destroyed. This was one of the festivities, as visitors learned more about the flag and what it represents. More pictures can be found on C1 of this week's newspaper. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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Belle (Madison Grumbles) loves reading and later falls in love with an unlikely man in Fredericksburg Theater Company’s production of Beauty and the Beast, which opens Friday night. Here during a rehearsal, she imparts her love of reading to (clockwise, lower left) Marcie Jumes, Taylor Morton (standing, background), Lainne Bell, Dana Stableford, Amber Royea (standing, background), Maddie Smith and Jorja Hahn. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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By Richard Zowie — Fredericksburg Theater Company’s 20th season will begin this Friday as the Disney musical, “Beauty and the Beast,” opens and encourages the audience to “be our guest.” The show will run from June 17-July 3. FTC is also still accepting... + continue reading

Pin-setter Willie McWilliams aims a bowling ball down the wooden track, sending the ball back to Turner Hall bowlers awaiting their next throw. The Turner Hall bowling alley has used manual pin-setters for generations, as many of the hall’s current league bowlers served as pin-setters while their fathers and grandfathers bowled. - Standard-Radio Post file

 

Early Monday, Fredericksburg fire crews were still putting out hot spots in the complete loss of the historic social hall. - Standard-Radio Post photo/Ken Esten Cooke

Stonewall Peach Queen Mandy Yocham digs into a cup of ice cream topped
with fresh sliced peaches while visiting at Burg’s Corner in Stonewall. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

Boy Scouts from St. Mary’s Troop 130 demonstrate flag etiquette to the crowd during Pioneer Museum’s Flag Day, June 11. David Wilkinson, left, spoke as Jacob Lacy and Harrison Spisak held up an example of a worn flag that was to be respectfully destroyed. This was one of the festivities, as visitors learned more about the flag and what it represents. More pictures can be found on C1 of this week's newspaper. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Belle (Madison Grumbles) loves reading and later falls in love with an unlikely man in Fredericksburg Theater Company’s production of Beauty and the Beast, which opens Friday night. Here during a rehearsal, she imparts her love of reading to (clockwise, lower left) Marcie Jumes, Taylor Morton (standing, background), Lainne Bell, Dana Stableford, Amber Royea (standing, background), Maddie Smith and Jorja Hahn. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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By Ken Esten Cooke and Scott Allen Turner Hall, described by locals as “the best dance floor in Gillespie County,” burned Sunday night and into Monday morning in a loss to one of the city’s historic places. At press time Tuesday night, investigators from the State Fire... + continue reading
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The Third Annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival, featuring a dozen food trucks, 10 Texas Hill Country wineries and a lineup of live music, will take place from noon until 11 p.m. Saturday, June 25, in Luckenbach Texas. The event is presented by H-E-B and Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods,... + continue reading

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Thomas Michael Riley, on acoustic guitar, entertains the crowd at Luckenbach during the 13th Waylon Jennings Birthday Bash. The event raised funds for The Good Samaritan Center to use for its program on diabetes. Jennings died from the disease in 2002. This year, they raised just over $2,900. Today, June 15, marks what would’ve been Jennings’ 79th birthday. Riley sang Jennings songs, such as “Luckenbach, Texas,” along with his own songs, such as “Redneck Riviera.” Performing with Riley were (from left) upright bassist Randy Johnson, drummer Louie Broussard and guitarist Joe Forlini. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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George Veselka of Kerrville (originally from El Campo) relaxes as he rides on his Ford Jubilee tractor. His was one of the many vintage tractors on display at the 31st Annual Antique Machinery Show at the Gillespie County
Fair Grounds June 11. The event included demonstrations of farm equipment from the early 20th century, including wheat threshing and horse-drawn hay baling. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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By Scott Allen — Gillespie County Commissioners approved restoration and preservation work at Cherry Spring School during their regular meeting on Monday morning. The work will be done on the school’s pavilion and includes replacing decayed cedar posts, re-leveling the west side... + continue reading
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An eight-day live pari-mutuel horse racing season gets underway at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds on Saturday and Sunday, July 2-3. Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals... + continue reading

Three Fredericksburg athletes and one from Stonewall competed in the USA Volleyball Texas Gulf Coast Qualifier over the weekend. Fredericksburg High School sophomores, from left, Molly Pluenneke and Jessica Hardin, along with Coach Tony Vela of Next Level Volleyball, Fredericksburg’s Maeve Junker (Our Lady of the Hills High School senior) and Stonewall resident Brooke Nevins (an FHS senior) were among the competitors. Nevins and Junker placed third while Pluenneke and Hardin advanced to bracket play. — Submitted photo

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Short stop Campbell Grona of Kerrville makes the tag as United Select teammate Caitie Huff of Fredericksburg runs to cover her. United Select lost to the Boerne Bombers, 6-3, in Sunday’s game at Old Fair Park in Fredericksburg. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

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In 1963, a young gal went around to tiny Midwest radio stations, trying to get them to play a record made by her little brother’s band. That girl happened to be Louise Harrison, and her... + continue reading

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More than a decade after the release of Pixar’s Oscar-winning “Finding Nemo,” the Disney-owned company returns with a follow-up that proves oftentimes the best sequels are the ones... + continue reading

Emily Jumes plays her newly renovated 1927 Lyon and Healy in front of the Vereins Kirche at Marktplatz on Friday, May 13. — Standard-Radio Post/ Scott Allen

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