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News       • Vereins Quilt Guild’s eighth biennial show opens today and continues on Saturday at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church. The show’s theme is “Today’s Treasures — Tomorrow’s Heirlooms.” More than 200... + continue reading

All smiles after being chosen on Friday night to represent the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association in 2015 were, from left, First Duchess Morgan Baethge, Second Duchess Hannah Fewox, Queen Victoria Klein, Third Duchess Baylie Staedtler and Fourth Duchess Brooke Loth. The crowning of the new queen and her court was one of the many highlights of the 126th Gillespie County Fair. See more photos, stories and results throughout the Aug. 27, 2014 issue. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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By all accounts, the 126th Gillespie County Fair was another “blue ribbon” event. Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the four-day celebration included a queen’s contest, music, parade, live pari-mutuel horse racing, carnival and midway, agricultural... + continue reading

First responders attempt to extricate pilot Mike Herder from wreckage after his airplane flipped Thursday during a landing attempt at Gillespie County Airport. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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A pilot from Roanoke was injured when his aircraft was blown from the runway last Thursday at Gillespie County Airport. Mike Herder, 65, suffered two broken ankles when he attempted to land his home-built experimental Zodiac 601 aircraft at 2:43 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21. (The plane was built in... + continue reading

Heidi Davis makes sure her son, Carson Davis, is all squared away as they walk into Fredericksburg Elementary School. The youngster started second grade on Monday, when Fredericksburg Independent School District welcomed students back as classes began for the new school year. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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For most schools across Gillespie County, classes began on Monday, Aug. 25. Providence Hall began classes yesterday, while Heritage School began classes today. Fredericksburg Christian School will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Fredericksburg ISD This year in the Fredericksburg Independent School... + continue reading

One popular ride was the Windsurfer, which flipped riders and sprayed water that was used to splash those in neighboring seats. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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All smiles after being chosen on Friday night to represent the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association in 2015 were, from left, First Duchess Morgan Baethge, Second Duchess Hannah Fewox, Queen Victoria Klein, Third Duchess Baylie Staedtler and Fourth Duchess Brooke Loth. The crowning of the new queen and her court was one of the many highlights of the 126th Gillespie County Fair. See more photos, stories and results throughout the Aug. 27, 2014 issue. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

First responders attempt to extricate pilot Mike Herder from wreckage after his airplane flipped Thursday during a landing attempt at Gillespie County Airport. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

Heidi Davis makes sure her son, Carson Davis, is all squared away as they walk into Fredericksburg Elementary School. The youngster started second grade on Monday, when Fredericksburg Independent School District welcomed students back as classes began for the new school year. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

One popular ride was the Windsurfer, which flipped riders and sprayed water that was used to splash those in neighboring seats. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

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By Austin R. Eck — Gillespie County Commissioners on Monday approved the hiring of a forensic accounting firm to investigate discrepancies and shortages within the county’s Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office. The request to approve the hiring of Dawson Forensic Group was made... + continue reading
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By Austin R. Eck   James Bonham, a South Carolina-born lawyer, rode on horseback through the lines of the Mexican Army to deliver a letter to Texas revolutionaries in the Alamo. His ride has been immortalized in history, and now it will be immortalized in bronze. Bonham serves as the... + continue reading

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A parade with patriotic flavor will be part of Harper festivities. — Standard-Radio Post file photo
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Harper Community Park Association (HCPA) will mark its “50th Annual Harper Frontier Days Celebration” Friday through Sunday, Aug. 29-31, at the park in Harper. The Labor Day weekend event kicks off at 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, with Open Draw Pot Team Roping. The draw three will cost $... + continue reading
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The Vereins Quilt Guild’s eighth biennial show, will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 29-30, at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church. The Methodist church is at 1800 North Llano Street. The show’s theme is “Today’s Treasures — Tomorrow’s Heirlooms.”... + continue reading
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“Texas Rock ‘n’ Roll” will be featured at the final Roots Music Series in the Texas Hill Country concert on Saturday, Aug. 30, at Pioneer Museum. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Two Hoots and a Holler will take the stage at 6:30 p.m., followed by Al Staehley at 7:55 p.m. and the... + continue reading
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Mitchell Edwards dances along the sideline Thursday afternoon as the Billies edged Lago Vista 3-0 in their second scrimmage of the season. FHS will face Lampasas on the road to open the regular season Friday. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck
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By Matt Ward   Lance Moffett and the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team have racked up a lot of records since the FHS head coach’s arrival three seasons ago. One crucial... + continue reading

Kendyl STevens lofts one of her 29 assists as Ann Blackmon and Adrianna Hartmann read for a kill Aug. 19 during the Billies' 25-17, 25-12, 25-13 home win over La Vernia. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward
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James Drury returns a shot during the first round of the Fredericksburg High School/Kerrville Tivy Team Tournament on Thursday, Aug. 21, against San Mar-cos High School. Freder-icksburg won its match against San Marcos 10-0 (16-1). — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck
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I don’t know if you’re familiar with the name Philo T. Farnsworth. It’s a rather unusual name for a man who invented something decades ago that’s extremely important here in... + continue reading

Then, just as now, the grandstands at the fair grounds were crowded with visitors gathered to watch the horse races. Around the turn of the century, it was common for the women to sit upstairs in the stands, while the men gathered in the area beneath. Daily musical entertainment was provided by a band that played from the platform extending from the upper story. — Standard-Radio Post historical file photo
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Artist Jeff Gottfried presents the Bonham Trophy to Governor Rick Perry. The trophy, modeled after James Bonham, will be exchanged after every football game between Texas A&M and the University of South Carolina. — Submitted photo
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By Austin R. Eck   James Bonham, a South Carolina-born lawyer, rode on horseback through the lines of the Mexican Army to deliver a letter to Texas revolutionaries in the Alamo. His ride has... + continue reading

Bathed in non-obtrusive red light, Ken Kattner peers toward the darkening night sky in his home observatory. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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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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