Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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News       • Frustrated residents living in a 145-acre area southeast of Fredericksburg along U.S 290 East voiced their opposition to being annexed by the City of Fredericksburg during a public hearing held Monday evening. No decision was made by the council,... + continue reading

Austin-based photographer Rob Greebon captured the Milky Way in this time-lapse photograph from his vantage point on Enchanted Rock. © Rob Greebon, www.ImagesFromTexas.com.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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By Ken Esten Cooke — The stars at night are, indeed, big and bright and will remain that way at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Enchanted Rock, located about 15 miles north of Fredericksburg, was one of two Texas state parks to be designated International Dark Sky Parks. Copper Breaks... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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Kelly Fox, director of Texas Tech University’s “Tech Teach” program at its Hill Country sites, has been named interim director of Texas Tech University-Fredericksburg. The appointment was made last week and Fox will oversee TTU-Fredericksburg’s fall classes, which begin Aug... + continue reading

Captain Hook, played by Eric Koennecke, is flanked by his fellow pirates Kanyon Swift (left) and (Jacob Lees) as they aim a canon at an incoming threat. Students enrolled in Fredericksburg Independent School District Community Education’s Theater Arts Camp performed the play from Friday-Sunday after rehearsing the play for a month. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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Jose Montoya rode My Mighty Sam to victory Saturday in the third race of the Gillespie County Race Meet. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck
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Only two more days of live pari-mutuel horse racing remains on the 2014 season following last weekend’s Gillespie County Race Meet at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. The 2014 racing season at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds wraps up on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-24, during the 126th... + continue reading

Austin-based photographer Rob Greebon captured the Milky Way in this time-lapse photograph from his vantage point on Enchanted Rock. © Rob Greebon, www.ImagesFromTexas.com.

Captain Hook, played by Eric Koennecke, is flanked by his fellow pirates Kanyon Swift (left) and (Jacob Lees) as they aim a canon at an incoming threat. Students enrolled in Fredericksburg Independent School District Community Education’s Theater Arts Camp performed the play from Friday-Sunday after rehearsing the play for a month. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

Jose Montoya rode My Mighty Sam to victory Saturday in the third race of the Gillespie County Race Meet. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

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By Lisa Treiber-Walter — Gillespie County was cleared of blame in a “wrongful death” lawsuit filed by the family of an inmate who hung himself and died back in 2011. While most federal civil rights trials typically take at least three to four hours to be decided, the jury in... + continue reading
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By Richard Zowie — Fredericksburg Independent School District met Texas Education Agency standards in both overall accountability and its Bilingual/English as a Second Language Program. School trustees heard reports of both results during their Monday, Aug. 11 regular meeting. Harper ISD... + continue reading

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The Gillespie County Fair is fast approaching. Set for Aug. 21-24, those interested in the livestock and exhibition shows, rules and regulations should pick up a copy of our Blue Ribbon Summer magazine, still available at the Standard-Radio Post offices, 712 W. Main, or at the fair grounds. Read all about it, and we’ll see you at the fair!
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By Austin R. Eck — Gillespie County Commissioners denied a request by an architectural firm for work on the new county jail. WHJ Architects of Plano sought to increase allowable expenses of their contract by $4,500. “It’s not because they performed extra services or something,... + continue reading
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In just over a week, the 126th Gillespie County Fair will once offer four days of events for the entire family, Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 21-24. Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, Inc., the “oldest, continuous county fair in Texas” features live pari-... + continue reading
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Macie Lumpkins successfully performs a dig to continue play while Logan White (22) and Payton Reid (10) back her up during Monday night's volleyball game between Fredericksburg and Harper — Standard-Radio Post/Lisa Treiber-Walter.
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  Fredericksburg High School’s varsity volleyball team defeated Harper High School in the “Battle of Gillespie County” on Monday night in Harper. The Billies won three of... + continue reading

Heritage School head coach Tim Shipman, left, gives instructions to then-freshman Parker Given during one of the Eagles' 2013 six-man football games. Along with nearly a dozen returning lettermen, Given is expected to anchor the Eagles' offensive line and tight end positions. —Standard-Radio Post/Danny Hirt.
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SENIOR LEADERSHIP — How well the Harper High School volleyball team does this season will depend, in large part, on the leadership from seniors, left to right, Jordan White, Logan White and Sydney Collins. The Ladyhorns posted a 10-0 district rec-ord last year in winning the league title. — Standard-Radio Post/Danny Hirt
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Look for big things to come from the Heritage School varsity volleyball team as the Lady Eagles embark on a quest for the TAPPS state championship. Title hopes will rely on the leadership from, left to right, seniors Savannah Morrow, Sydney Richburg, Abby Sauer and Christina Harpold. — Standard-Radio Post/Danny Hirt
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By Richard Zowie — It’s been one full year since I returned home after nearly nine years of “living abroad” in Michigan. My sons and I made it in one piece to Fredericksburg... + continue reading

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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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Phyllis Ludwig and her Chihuahua, Dixie Belle, are working to brighten the life of an area hospice patient. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
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