Early voting ahead of the November 2020 General Election continues to break records. In the first week alone, 7,136 of 20,379 registered voters, or 35%, cast ballots, as of 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. County Elections Administrator Anissa Herrera said most years about 70% of Gillespie County voters…
This year’s Turkey Trot will be a two-week-long affair to be run at the locale of a runner’s choice. “In order to protect our participants from the perils of 2020, known and unknown, the Turkey Trot will be a virtual event this year,” according to the MOM Center of Fredericksburg event organizers…
A Sensus Customer Portal has been implemented, allowing City of Fredericksburg water utility customers to monitor their water usage and receive email or text alerts to potential leaks on their property. To utilize this tool, an account will need to be created on the Sensus Customer Portal website…
Registration for the 11th Annual virtual Oktoberfest Kraut Run, has been extended to Oct. 31. The run, typically held in conjunction with Oktoberfest, is being held virtually. Organizers of the run had to reconfigure the race due to the city’s moratorium for special events on city-owned property…
Roughly seven months have now passed since Fredericksburg felt the first effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. I know many of us, myself included, thought this would be something to deal with for a few months and then we would resume our lives and business practices as before. Maybe not! What we have…
Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 26, for the youth rock n’ roll musical, “We Will Rock You,” a production of the Fredericksburg Theater Academy (FTA), the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s youth education program. Two performances are planned for 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13-14, at the…
Memorial Presbyterian Church of Fredericksburg, will install their new minister, Dr. Brian Wiggins, during their worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. The church has been holding worship services on Sundays with masks and social distancing required. Normally, a reception would follow the…
The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Hill Country residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Nov. 14. Instead of hosting a large gathering, the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging participants to walk as…
Members of Fredericksburg High School NJROTC program lead the Billie football team onto the field Friday night in Austin. Leading them onto the field, from left, is Frederick Boyd, Dakota Lynn and Jozlynn Medley. — Standard-Radio Post/McKenzie Moellering
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…
Billies varsity tennis squad will join Boerne, Wimberley and Comal Davenport in the District 28-4A playoffs, after earning a third-place finish with a 3-2 record. “This is always a tough district and we knew it would be tough to win,” head coach Randall King said. The University Interscholastic…
A 33-year-old Kerrville man died as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Thursday, Oct. 15,…
Billies cross country teams used last Saturday’s dual meet with Tivy High School from Kerrville as…
Fiesta Winery’s team recently broke ground on its nearly $48 million Arch Ray resort project on U.S…
Early voting ahead of the November 2020 General Election continues to break records.

City water monitoring portal available

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A Sensus Customer Portal has been implemented, allowing City of Fredericksburg water utility customers to monitor their water usage and receive email or text alerts to potential leaks on their property.

Turkey runs, walk will go to virtual challenge in 2020

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This year’s Turkey Trot will be a two-week-long affair to be run at the locale of a runner’s choice. “In order to protect our participants from the perils of 2020, known and unknown, the Turkey Trot will be a virtual event this year,” according to the MOM Center of Fredericksburg event organizers.

Harper/Center Point game canceled

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After an unexpected bye, the Harper Longhorns varsity football team spent the week preparing to face District 14-2A foe Ozona at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct.

Eagles ready for their second district matchup

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Heritage’s m a t c h u p against Spring Branch Living Rock last Friday was canceled due to a Bobcat football player testing positive for COVID-19. “It was unfortunate that the game was canceled; however, it is a part of this season’s journey.

FHS golfers start season at home

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Fredericksburg High School golfers start season play hosting a tournament at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course Monday through Wednesday. Boerne Champion, Canyon Lake, Round Rock McNeil, Clark-San Antonio, Incarnate Word and Cornerstone Christian high schools will play the girls’ varsity and boys’ varsity and junior varsity teams with 9 a.m.

TV families

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For boys growing up in the early days of television, all our favorite heroes were single men. The Lone Ranger.

A night of mystery

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Sydney and Myra Bruhl try to assure their neighbor, Helga Ten Dorp, who is played by Julie Staffel, that her extrasensory perception is false during a scene from “Deathtrap.” Clifford Anderson, played by Richard Rogers, gets nervous about what Steve Reily’s character, Sydney Bruhl, might do to him after trying on his handcuffs during a performance of Fredericksburg Theater Company’s “Deathtrap” Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Steve W.

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.

Time for change as we move forward

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Roughly seven months have now passed since Fredericksburg felt the first effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. I know many of us, myself included, thought this would be something to deal with for a few months and then we would resume our lives and business practices as before.

Willow City Fire, Rescue sets work day

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Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will have a work day at the fire station to work on the trucks, equipment, station and grounds on Saturday, Oct. 24, beginning at 8 a.m.