A transonic rocket clears the rail during the four-day Rockets 2016 event. Students from 30 Texas high schools were in the Willow City area Thursday through Sunday to launch approximately 80 rockets that they built and designed as part of the SystemsGo science program. More photos on A16. — Photo by Phil Houseal

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Founders Day events on May 14 included a laying of the wreath near the bust of Fredericksburg founder John O. Meusenbach at Marktplatz. Among Meusenbach’s direct descendants in attendance were, from left), great-great-granddaughter Dr. Cynthia Fuller Frey and great-granddaughters Patsy Marschall Stewart and Dr. Marie M. Fuller. Also at the wreath laying were former Gillespie County Historical Society president Glen Treibs, GCHS board of directors’ president Dr. James Lindley and Pioneer Museum executive director Dr. Jeryl Hoover. For more pictures of Founders Day, go to D1. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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At the conclusion of the 2016 Relay for Life, officials dimmed the lights as participants illuminated individual bags and then walked laps in honor of cancer survivors and in memory of those who lost their battles. This year’s theme was “Paint Your World Purple,” and eight teams and their participants in Gillespie County raised more than $46,000. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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Fredericksburg Community Orchestra members, from left, Jey Ping, Jordan Widener, Nancy Grimes, James Klein, Margaret Duval, Tammy Widener, Sarah Klein, John Reeve and Roise Spangler perform during the group’s Spring Concert, May 14 at Hill Country Evangelical Free Church. Among the songs they performed included “Ghost Riders In The Sky,” “Take the A Train,” “Minnie The Moocher” and “The Entertainer.” — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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Using a fiddle, Logan Pausewang, of Southern Anthem, serenades Edgar and Margaret Priess during the May 14 Relay For Life ceremony. Officials recognized the couple for being married 59 years. Both are also cancer survivors. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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A transonic rocket clears the rail during the four-day Rockets 2016 event. Students from 30 Texas high schools were in the Willow City area Thursday through Sunday to launch approximately 80 rockets that they built and designed as part of the SystemsGo science program. More photos on A16. — Photo by Phil Houseal

Founders Day events on May 14 included a laying of the wreath near the bust of Fredericksburg founder John O. Meusenbach at Marktplatz. Among Meusenbach’s direct descendants in attendance were, from left), great-great-granddaughter Dr. Cynthia Fuller Frey and great-granddaughters Patsy Marschall Stewart and Dr. Marie M. Fuller. Also at the wreath laying were former Gillespie County Historical Society president Glen Treibs, GCHS board of directors’ president Dr. James Lindley and Pioneer Museum executive director Dr. Jeryl Hoover. For more pictures of Founders Day, go to D1. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

At the conclusion of the 2016 Relay for Life, officials dimmed the lights as participants illuminated individual bags and then walked laps in honor of cancer survivors and in memory of those who lost their battles. This year’s theme was “Paint Your World Purple,” and eight teams and their participants in Gillespie County raised more than $46,000. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Fredericksburg Community Orchestra members, from left, Jey Ping, Jordan Widener, Nancy Grimes, James Klein, Margaret Duval, Tammy Widener, Sarah Klein, John Reeve and Roise Spangler perform during the group’s Spring Concert, May 14 at Hill Country Evangelical Free Church. Among the songs they performed included “Ghost Riders In The Sky,” “Take the A Train,” “Minnie The Moocher” and “The Entertainer.” — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Using a fiddle, Logan Pausewang, of Southern Anthem, serenades Edgar and Margaret Priess during the May 14 Relay For Life ceremony. Officials recognized the couple for being married 59 years. Both are also cancer survivors. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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By Ken Esten Cooke   Three Fredericksburg High School tennis players made school history at the University Interscholastic League State Tennis Tournament held Monday and Tuesday in College Station. Hannah Boubel won her third consecutive state singles title at the George P. Mitchell... + continue reading
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By Danny Hirt   An eight-hit attack by the Harper Ladyhorns’ softball team — including a three-run barrage in each of the first two innings — propelled HHS to a 9-4 victory over Three Rivers in Friday night playoff action. The one-game 2A regional quarterfinal... + continue reading

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Gillespie County Commissioners approved the top three mobility and connectivity priorities for the county at their May 12 meeting. Commissioners said Gillespie County’s number one priority is to build a relief route to help alleviate the commercial traffic that comes through the county... + continue reading
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Fredericksburg High School’s baccalaureate worship service for its graduating seniors will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 304 West San Antonio Street.   Gillespie County Ministerial Association (GCMA) will sponsor the service. Clergy members... + continue reading

A group of motorheads cruise out of Luckenbach during the 20th Annual Hill Country Run motorcycle rally on Saturday,
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FHS junior Hannah Boubel completed a trifecta, winning her third state singles title in as many years. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

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By Ken Esten Cooke   Three Fredericksburg High School tennis players made school history at the University Interscholastic League State Tennis Tournament held Monday and Tuesday in College... + continue reading

Fredericksburg High School baseball first baseman Lance Culak scoops a throw out of the dirt as a Cottonpicker baserunner slides back into first base. The Billies faced Robstown in the Area playoffs in San Antonio and Kerrville and nearly pulled off an upset as they lost Game 3 in the final inning, 7-6. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

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With homeland security, drug lords and massive wall-building in the news, now more than ever do moviegoers need a film to help them engage in thought provoking discussion. Thanks to Greg Kwedar... + continue reading