T. Fred Harvey, a 96-year-old World War II Marine who fought at Iwo Jima, on Sunday became the oldest person to complete the annual Marine Corps Marathon. Harvey participated in a customized Adaptivestar Axiom Racer push chair developed by Ainsley’s Angels and guided by marathoners Glenn Paige, M…
Authors Michelle Graham and Ann Shafer have self-published a series of stories focusing on the Texas Navy during the Republic Era (1836-1837). The trilogy of children’s books is called “Terrific Tales of the Texas Navy,” and are available on Amazon. Each book has a child hero performing tasks…
The annual Singing Christmas Tree performance will not be performed, according to organizers. The event, set for Dec. 14-15, was canceled due concerns of the coronavirus. Typically, the event features a 65-person choir on a giant lighted Christmas tree on the grounds of Pioneer Museum. Choir…
Fredericksburg’s Annual Fall-Winter Leaf Collection Program began on Monday, Oct. 19. The program will continue until Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. During this program, residents are encouraged to gather leaves from their property and rake them to the street. Residents are reminded of the following…
Two events are planned in Harper to coincide with the opening of the 2020-2021 big game season. The Harper Turkey Shoot is set for Friday, Nov. 6, while members of the Harper Volunteer Fire Department and EMS will host their annual benefit fish fry on Saturday, Nov. 7. Turkey Shoot Friday, Nov.…
Fredericksburg Artist School has announced November workshops of master oil painters Mark Fehlman, John C. Traynor and Phil Bob Borman. All workshops will be held at Appretiare Studio located at 237 W. Main Street. Fehlman is a master impressionist painter from California and will be teaching…
Registration for this year’s 10th Annual Turkey Trot is underway and like the race itself, it can be done virtually. Participants can register online through Nov. 28 by visiting https://www.athleteguild.com/running/fredericksburg-tx/2020-fredericksburg-texas-turkey-trot. Entry fees for the 5K/10K…
Voting is taking place online for the first-ever Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post Readers’ Choice Awards. Voting for the contest opened on Oct. 19, and has drawn more than 35,000 votes by noon on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The all-online voting forum is being done after a three-week nomination period,…
Gillespie County Democratic Party Headquarters will be open all day on Election Day, Nov. 3, Office Manager Jerri Striegler said. Volunteers will be staffing the office at 209 N. Crockett, Suite 1, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day in order to assist voters who might have questions about their voting…
Seven Fredericksburg High School choir students made region choir and five advanced to pre-area competition in the Association of Texas Small Schools Region 29/32 Small Choirs competition. This year’s audition process was held online due to safety concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. “…
Members of Fredericksburg Morning Rotary, the City of Fredericksburg, Kraftsman Commercial Playgrounds and Waterparks, and the community gathered at the groundbreaking for a new playground at Old Fair Park. The total cost of the project is $560,000 and is being funded by the Rotary club and…
The Fredericksburg High School varsity tennis team will advance to the area round of playoffs. “…
Early voting for the November 2020 General Election will come to a close this week, while turnout…
Officers with the Fredericksburg Police Department have arrested a Fredericksburg Independent…
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Task force defines relief route next steps

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Gillespie County’s Relief Route Task Force will now start its next steps after the Texas Department of Transportation’s final report was released in early October. Kory Keller, chairperson of the Relief Route Task Force, said the purpose of this stage in the relief route over the past few years was to identify the route’s ultimate design, which isn’t necessarily the option that will be adopted.

Halloween safety during pandemic

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Halloween is Saturday, and this year, COVID-19 will surely make it different for many trick-or-treaters. While protection from the virus will be on most parents’ minds if they are allowing children to go out to trick or treat, it is also important to protect them as they walk or ride bicycles on the sidewalks and roadways, said Shea Nebgen, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family and Community Health Educator in Gillespie County.

Trick-or-treating OK under city moratorium

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While most holiday traditions have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Halloween staple of trick-ortreating will still be allowed in Frederickburg. Several events have had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Superhero O-line

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It’s easy to imagine Coach Dusty Gibbs as a fiveyear-old scribbling intensely on his family’s woodcased television set that was tuned into the Dallas Cowboys on a Sunday afternoon, because he still looks youthful in his 30s. What’s difficult to imagine is that those scribbles were football plays written by an elementary school-aged child.

’Horns fall to Lions 55-20 in district play

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Like the cold front that hit the Hill Country, Ozona’s offensive line blew hard and fast through Harper defenders on their way to a 55-20 victory at Longhorn Stadium last Friday. “No doubt that’s a good football team.

Series of unfortunate events

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In a game filled with gains and losses, the Fredericksburg High School Battlin’ Billies football team fell on the down side of a hard-fought contest against the Hawks in their 20-14 loss at home game against Canyon Lake last Friday night.

Andrew Dee House

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Andrew Dee House, 34, of Frederic

Janice Kay Lochte

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Janice Kay Lochte, 46, nee Polvad

Touring history

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Lisa Taylor, president and CEO of the National WASP WWII Museum in Sweetwater spent Friday at the National Museum of the Pacific War, hosted by Museum Director, Rorie Cartier, Ph.D. She spent the previous day touring the Bob Bullock Museum of Texas History in Austin.

FLAGS WAVING PROUDLY

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The first north wind of the season rolled in just ahead of Friday night’s football game at Fredericksburg High School Stadium where the Battlin’ Billies hosted the Canyon Lake Hawks. Handling the flag duty honors ahead of the national anthem were FHS’ NJROTC students, from left, Jonathan Burkett, Jolene Bearden, Colten Flach and Matthew Willingham. The program is led by Capt. Bennie Sanchez. – Standard- Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

New challenges for businesses and employees

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The definition of a business is the practice of making a living by engaging in commerce. The reason I offer this description is that business owners, and their employees, have been asked to stretch far beyond the boundaries of this simple definition in 2020.

Bars now open at 50% capacity

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An executive order from Governor Greg Abbott issued on Oct. 14, has reopened bars and similar establishments at up to 50% capacity.

Wanna get away? It’ll do you good

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Following more than 20 years of frequent business trips, I have perfected the art of traveling light. I much prefer returning home with a bag that is getting a little rank than schlep around a pile of clothes and stuff that I “might need.” In fact, I have often fantasized about leaving for a trip with only a backpack of personal necessities, then buying a handful of travel clothes at a thrift shop on arrival and donating them back before I leave.