Monday, October 20, 2014
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News        • Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election begins today and continues through Oct. 31 at the Gillespie County Courthouse. Prospective voters should continue to bring a valid identification. Voting takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  ... + continue reading

Austin attorney Bill Knolle speaks to a crowd of 300 about potential Environmental Protection Agency changes that could affect private lands. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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By Ken Esten Cooke    “The Texas Supreme Court said water is subject to regulation by somebody. But you sure better be concerned who that somebody is.” Those were words of concern from Austin attorney Bill Knolle, who spoke at the Gillespie County Farm Bureau’s annual... + continue reading

Using an Excel spread sheet, Fredericksburg High School senior Dot Walch explains a hybrid motor burn simulation and flight profile to U.S. Senator John Cornyn and his wife, Sandy. The Texas senator visited FHS on Monday and its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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U.S. Senator John Cornyn visited Fredericksburg High School Monday and spoke with students and teachers in the school’s technology department. The Texas Republican and his wife, Sandy, observed demonstrations in high school’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program.... + continue reading

Members and friends of the Fredericksburg-VG Montabaur Sister City Verein traveled to Montabaur, Germany from Sept. 9-22 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the sister city relationship. Pictured at the farewell “Grillfest” in Germany are Fredericksburg/Gillespie County residents, unless noted otherwise (front row, left to right) Ernie Loeffler, Donnie and Shirley Hormuth (San Antonio), Beth Seelig, Sandra Houy, Karen Loeffler, Ursula Worrell, Barbara Usener, Shirley Adams (Karnes City), Sharon Lux (Boerne), Debbie Green (Longview), Guenther Ottmers, Nelda and George Vogel; back row, Dan and Donna Mittel, Larry and Violet Ottmers, Lenny Wick, son of German host family Volker and Tanja Wick (Lenny was born in Elgin, Texas while his parents lived here and now lives in Niederelbert, Germany), Annabel Wilkinson, Marjorie and Ken Otte, Janis and Ken Friedrich, Gary Green (Longview) and Carolyn Vogel (Austin). Not pictured are Fredericksburg residents Heide and Dieter Kemper and Charles and Loretta Schmidt. – Photo by Guido Feig of Montabaur
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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Members of the Fredericksburg-VG Montabaur Sister-City Verein returned recently from a two-week stay in Germany. Leading the group were Annabel Wilkinson, past president of the verein, and Ernie Loeffler, president/CEO of the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. The group was met in... + continue reading

Fredericksburg High School’s Pride of the Texas Hill Country Marching Band performed its show “Awakening” in front of a packed home crowd Friday at FHS Stadium. The band’s show includes lights, backdrops and modern march moves. Pictured above are (front six, from left) Joe Tucker, Skye Strackbein, Nathan Weatherford, Christina Hernandez, Marissa Baker and Kaden Harrell. The music from the show is “Lincolnshire Posy,” by Percy Grainger, and “Appalachian Spring,” by reknowned composer Aaron Copeland. “Awakening” signifies the growth of spring overcoming the dreariness of fall. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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Two Gillespie County high school bands will be competing in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) regional marching contest, Saturday, Oct. 18 at Hondo High School. The Fredericksburg High School Marching Band, also known as “The Pride of the Texas Hill Country,” will perform its... + continue reading

Austin attorney Bill Knolle speaks to a crowd of 300 about potential Environmental Protection Agency changes that could affect private lands. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

Using an Excel spread sheet, Fredericksburg High School senior Dot Walch explains a hybrid motor burn simulation and flight profile to U.S. Senator John Cornyn and his wife, Sandy. The Texas senator visited FHS on Monday and its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Members and friends of the Fredericksburg-VG Montabaur Sister City Verein traveled to Montabaur, Germany from Sept. 9-22 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the sister city relationship. Pictured at the farewell “Grillfest” in Germany are Fredericksburg/Gillespie County residents, unless noted otherwise (front row, left to right) Ernie Loeffler, Donnie and Shirley Hormuth (San Antonio), Beth Seelig, Sandra Houy, Karen Loeffler, Ursula Worrell, Barbara Usener, Shirley Adams (Karnes City), Sharon Lux (Boerne), Debbie Green (Longview), Guenther Ottmers, Nelda and George Vogel; back row, Dan and Donna Mittel, Larry and Violet Ottmers, Lenny Wick, son of German host family Volker and Tanja Wick (Lenny was born in Elgin, Texas while his parents lived here and now lives in Niederelbert, Germany), Annabel Wilkinson, Marjorie and Ken Otte, Janis and Ken Friedrich, Gary Green (Longview) and Carolyn Vogel (Austin). Not pictured are Fredericksburg residents Heide and Dieter Kemper and Charles and Loretta Schmidt. – Photo by Guido Feig of Montabaur

Fredericksburg High School’s Pride of the Texas Hill Country Marching Band performed its show “Awakening” in front of a packed home crowd Friday at FHS Stadium. The band’s show includes lights, backdrops and modern march moves. Pictured above are (front six, from left) Joe Tucker, Skye Strackbein, Nathan Weatherford, Christina Hernandez, Marissa Baker and Kaden Harrell. The music from the show is “Lincolnshire Posy,” by Percy Grainger, and “Appalachian Spring,” by reknowned composer Aaron Copeland. “Awakening” signifies the growth of spring overcoming the dreariness of fall. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

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Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election begins Monday, Oct. 20 and goes through Oct. 31. And prospective voters should continue to bring a valid identification. On Tuesday afternoon, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that the voter ID law will remain in effect for the Nov... + continue reading
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By Matt Ward — City of Fredericksburg officials provided little clarity about the future of a yet-to-be-filed lawsuit challenging the recent charter amendment requiring voter approval for inter-fund transfers. The Fredericksburg City Council met in executive session about the suit Oct. 6... + continue reading

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Billy Roeder, left, accepts the 2014 Pioneer Award from Elgin Pape, Gillespie County Farm Bureau president. Roeder has had a lifelong involvement in agriculture and civic service. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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The Gillespie County Farm Bureau held its 66th Annual Membership Meeting and Barbecue Meal Sunday at the Farm Bureau building on Equestrian Drive. More than 200 in attendance heard speakers discuss water regulations. (See page A1 for more on the featured speakers.) Elgin Pape, president of... + continue reading
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Sausage, beer and polka music will be combined into one celebration on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the annual Bestfest on Marktplatz. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus Council 9765, the fifth annual event will take place from 11 a.m. to about 11 p.m. “We’re proud to be in our fifth year of... + continue reading
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Fredericksburg Theater Company’s latest production, the British comedy “Blithe Spirit,” will premiere Friday evening at 8 p.m. at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater. Performances, which run weekends through Nov. 2, will be held Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2... + continue reading
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Quarterback Kyle Reeh comes out of his jersey while racing for extra yardage during the Billies' 21-14 win over Bandera in the District 14-4A Division I opener for both schools. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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  Junior quarterback Kyle Reeh gashed the Bulldog defense for 236 yards and a pair of touchdowns Friday night as the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team held off Bandera 21-14 at... + continue reading

Fredericksburg’s Aubrey Sultemeier slams home a kill against the Bandera Bulldogs during the second set of Tuesday night’s matchup. The varsity volleyball team defeated the Bulldogs, 25-20, 25-12 and 25-14. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck
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By Richard Zowie   When it comes to speaking in different accents, some people can be described in two succinct words: brilliantly talented. The late Robin Williams could speak a variety of... + continue reading

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Three Hill Country girls joined the freshman class at Cottey College in August. Taking a break from moving into dorm rooms in August were Jaida Brown (in front) and in back, Con-nie Pressler, Cottey chair-man for the Chapter IB of the P.E.O. in Fredericks-burg; Felisa Ramirez; Betty Stutz, president of Chapter IB in Fredericksburg, and Daniela Vargas. — Submit-ted photo
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  Chapter IB of the P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) members in Fredericksburg are on a mission. They are trying to help local women of all ages further their education by... + continue reading

Native Plant Society of Texas-Fredericksburg Chapter has tended this native plant garden on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum complex. The garden is an example of diverse, colorful native selections.
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A turquoise star inlay, with additional decorative items, is a specialty of Robert Lerma, of Mesquite Wood Gallery near Alice. Lerma’s son, Carlos Lerma, of Brownsville, also works with mesquite wood, spe-cializing in furniture. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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