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Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg will once again feature three days of singing, toasting and dancing, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 3-5. Sponsored by the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, the 34th Oktoberfest takes place on Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg. Oktoberfest hours are from 6 p.m. to... + continue reading

Milan J. Michalec, president of the Hill Country Alliance, welcomes the crowd at Thursday’s summit. Michalec’s parents are Fredericksburg residents.
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By Ken Esten Cooke and Robert Deming — Everything from urban development to dance hall preservation was on the agenda at the Hill Country Alliance 2014 Leadership Summit, held Thursday at the Nimitz Hotel Ballroom. “HCA was created 10 years ago to raise questions, to say things that... + continue reading
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Fourteen galleries will be participating in First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg on Friday, Oct. 3. Most galleries will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and will be hosting special events, demonstrations, art talks, meet-and-greets with the artists, opening receptions and more. For more... + continue reading

Siden Greenfield keeps his focus on the ball while “punting” during the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick compe-tition on Sunday in the Fredericksburg High School Stadium. Hosted by the Optimist Club of Fred-ericksburg, the competition drew 43 boys and girls ages six to 15 years. More photos are on A16 of this week's paper. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
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Forty-three youngsters ages six to 15 years competed in the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition on Sunday in the Fredericksburg High School Stadium. For the event, hosted by the Optimist Club of Fredericksburg, the participants were divided into five age groups. There were separate divisions for... + continue reading

Fredericksburg High School’s “Pride of the Hill Country” Band marched in exhibition at the Hill Country Marching Festival on Saturday in the FHS Stadium. Theme of this year’s University Interscholastic League Marching Contest show is “Awakenings.” Going through their routine are, in front from left, Tara Youngblood, Nikki Shuman, Jarred Hudson and Ander Castaneda. More photos from the marching festival, that also featured the Harper High School Band, are on D1. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
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William J. Brennan High School from San Antonio won grand champion honors at the Hill Country Marching Festival on Saturday in the Fredericksburg High School Stadium. The marching festival drew 17 Class-2A to Class-6A bands along with the FHS Band, which marched in exhibition only to open the... + continue reading

Milan J. Michalec, president of the Hill Country Alliance, welcomes the crowd at Thursday’s summit. Michalec’s parents are Fredericksburg residents.

Siden Greenfield keeps his focus on the ball while “punting” during the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick compe-tition on Sunday in the Fredericksburg High School Stadium. Hosted by the Optimist Club of Fred-ericksburg, the competition drew 43 boys and girls ages six to 15 years. More photos are on A16 of this week's paper. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

Fredericksburg High School’s “Pride of the Hill Country” Band marched in exhibition at the Hill Country Marching Festival on Saturday in the FHS Stadium. Theme of this year’s University Interscholastic League Marching Contest show is “Awakenings.” Going through their routine are, in front from left, Tara Youngblood, Nikki Shuman, Jarred Hudson and Ander Castaneda. More photos from the marching festival, that also featured the Harper High School Band, are on D1. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

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Deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election is Monday, Oct. 6, according to the Texas Secretary of State’s office. Early voting will be held Oct. 20-31. A photo ID is currently required for voting in person. Persons wishing to register to vote may do so at the Gillespie... + continue reading
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The Fredericksburg Farmers Market will begin its fall season tomorrow on the grassy lawn at Pioneer Museum. Farmers market president Thomas Newman said the markets will run from 4-7 p.m., or, as he put it, “Until it gets dark.” The fall farmers market will conclude on Thursday, Nov.... + continue reading
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Runners and walkers will be stepping off on Saturday morning, Oct. 4, as part of the Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Kraut Run/Walk 8K. Race-day registration and check in will start at 7 a.m. and the race will begin at 8 a.m. at the entrance to Fredericksburg Middle School on... + continue reading
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“Black Friday” won’t arrive until Nov. 28, but local residents can get a head start on holiday shopping this weekend. The St. Joseph’s Halle Craft Show will be Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no charge for admission to the craft show, which will be at 212... + continue reading
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Clarissa Sanchez (296) leads the way during the varsity girls’ race of the Fredericksburg Invitational, which took place on Saturday morning. Addi Styles (298) and Antycy Marin (284) followed Sanchez to a fourth-place team finish at the Billies’ meet. Marin and Styles finished the race in 10th and 12th place to earn individual medals. Sanchez completed the course in 14:03, which earned her an 18th place finish. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
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By Austin R. Eck — The Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ cross country team finished in first place at the Fredericksburg Invitational at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park on... + continue reading

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There are reasons Fredericksburg has been successful in growing and becoming a visitor destination. Some reasons are easy to identify, such as a proud heritage, cleanliness and a variety of... + continue reading

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By Austin R. Eck — A stone’s throw away in Scotland, Mike Dickens won his age group in the 2014 Scottish Highland Games Masters World Championship, which took place in Inverness,... + continue reading

Texas singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen pour some Fain's Honey into the mix as the musician tour the Pedernales Brewing Company in advance of the release of his "Robert Earl Keen Honey Pils" next month. — Submitted photo
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