When Helen McDonald called to ask a military veteran or a government official to come speak in Fredericksburg, they most often said yes. “Her Rolodex is as large as a president’s, except when she called, they would answer,” said Gen. Michael Hagee (USMC, ret.), 33rd Commandant of the U.S. Marine…
The 11th Annual Oktoberfest Kraut Run is a do-it-yourself affair, because it will be virtual this year. Athletes can run a 5K or 8K or walk a 5K at any location of their choice, including treadmills anytime between Oct. 3-17. Organizers of the run had to reconfigure the race due to the city’s…
Harper Open Pro Rodeo Results Saturday, Sept. 26 Harper Community Park Bareback: 1. Payton Lackey. Calf Roping: 1. Colton Green, 2. Josh Erickson, 3. Todd Hooker. #10 Calf Roping: 1. Steven Green, 2. Jesse Salazar III. Breakaway: 1. Jody McPherson, 2. Brianna Meyer. Team Roping: 1. Brian…
Ticket sales will begin Monday, Oct. 5, for the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s new production and fundraising event for the fall season. FTC founder Jeryl Hoover and guest artist Laurel Johnson will star in A.R. Gurney’s two-character play “Love Letters.” The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m…
The art galleries that sponsor First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg are hosting new shows and extended hours on Friday, Oct. 2, so that patrons can enjoy the art in a safe environment. The following galleries have submitted information about their First Friday Art Walk events: Artisans – A Texas…
Organizers have moved the Zooma Run to a virtual-only event for 2020, canceling the in-person Fredericksburg race. The run, which includes a half marathon, a 10K and a 5K, was scheduled to begin on Austin Street behind Marktplatz on Nov. 7. Organizers began the event in 2019, bringing in 1,000…
As with most nonprofit organizations in this COVID-19 era, the Texas Rangers Heritage Center is facing unique challenges in fundraising. As a result, it has had to reinvent its 2020 fundraising events. Its premier event this year will be a joint online and live, live-streamed auction, a…
Daughters of the Republic of Texas’ Dr. Wilhelm Keidel Chapter, Fredericksburg, members encourage all to recognize and fly the Texas Flag on Friday, Oct. 2, for a Texas Honor Day — Gonzales Day, which marks the Battle of Gonzales and the beginning of the Texas Revolution. It is one of 12 Texas…
Early voting for the November 2020 General Election is set to begin Tuesday, Oct. 13. Early voting will continue through Friday, Oct. 30. The final day to register to vote is Monday, Oct. 5. Those wishing to register by mail must have the application postmarked by Oct. 5. A citizen may register…
Together With Hill Country Veterans (TWHCV) announces the roll-out of a program to strengthen local support for area veterans. The purpose of the newly formed, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization is to enlist rural veterans and their local partners to join forces to reduce veteran suicide in their…
A Fall Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, at St. Joseph’s Halle. Artisans and vendors from Fredericksburg and the surrounding Hill Country will have specialty or unique items for sale at the Fall Market. Handcrafted holiday décor, jewelry, artwork, home decor, women’s…
The Billies’ football squad not only earned itself a top-10 ranking with its come-from-behind, one-…
Remote learning will continue at Fredericksburg Independent School District after a motion died for…
Fredericksburg Mayor Gary Neffendorf has extended his supplemental order mandating masks in public…
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40th Oktoberfest to celebrate with virtual event on Saturday

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While residents and tourists won’t be able to gather at Marktplatz for Oktoberfest in 2020, the event will still continue virtually. “With the cancellation of our 2020 Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, we thought of various ways of keeping the Oktoberfest ‘Top of Mind’ to past attendees, friends, volunteers, all participants and sponsors,” said Debbie Reeh, Oktoberfest event producer.

Early voting to begin Oct. 13

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Early voting for the November 2020 General Election is set to begin Tuesday, Oct. 13.

DRT encourages Honor Day remembrance, cemetery visits

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Daughters of the Republic of Texas’ Dr. Wilhelm Keidel Chapter, Fredericksburg, members encourage all to recognize and fly the Texas Flag on Friday, Oct. 2, for a Texas Honor Day — Gonzales Day, which marks the Battle of Gonzales and the beginning of the Texas Revolution.

Eagles go toe-to-toe with Leakey at home

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The Heritage Eagles, who celebrated homecoming last Friday, lost, 58-51, at Shipman Field to Class 1A Division 1 seventh ranked Leakey. “Leakey is No.

Ambleside XC team improves times

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Improving their times, runners from Ambleside School competed in the Second Annual Coach Harbour/Mims Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. “The team ran really well, with each runner getting a personal record,” Coach Annette Lukacs said.

Middle hitter Lilah

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Middle hitter Lilah Brillhart attacks the ball during the first set of Heritage’s volleyball match against Marble Falls Faith Academy Thursday, Sept. 24. The Eagles won in four sets, 25-21, 25-21, 17-25, 25-19. Madison Brantley had 18 digs and three aces, Aliva Jons had 25 digs. Eleanor Loggie led the team in kills with nine and added three blocks. The Eagles faced San Antonio Atonement late Tuesday night at home. On Thursday, the team will travel to San Marcos to face San Marcos Hill Country. Games are set for 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. The team returns home to face San Angelo Cornerstone. Games are set for 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6. — Standard-Radio Post/Samuel Sutton

Vera Alma Buck

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Vera Alma Buck, 103, nee Eckhardt

A night of celebration

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Heritage School honored their school and five of their seniors during their homecoming game and festivities Friday, Sept. 25.

Gray Leaf Spot around

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As you’ve driven around town, you might have noticed a few lawns with yellowing patches. Take a closer look and you might see circular tan spots on the grass blades with a dark outline.

Holy Ghost Endowment grant forms being accepted

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Applications for grants from the Holy Ghost Lutheran Church Endowment Fund are now being accepted. Purpose of the Endowment Fund is to support the mission of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, which is to “Be and Make Disciples of Jesus Christ.” Applications may be picked up at the church office, 113 East San Antonio Street, or via the church website.

Snapshot mixed on how virus has affected businesses

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When the strange new coronavirus made its way to the United States, it silently went about its work of infecting people and hasn’t stopped yet. It wasn’t nearly as stealthy about infecting our economy, nearly bringing all industries to a grinding halt, followed by a checkerboard re-opening that some businesses still await.

Parade prep underway with different approach

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On the heels of Labor Day, the question I am most asked as Chamber President is, “Will there be a Christmas Parade this year?” I am happy to report that the answer to that question is a resounding … maybe!

HCM birthing center celebrates one year

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Hill Country Memorial recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Kathleen Cailloux Birthing Center. Since the birthing center opened in the former HCM Women’s Pavilion, it has welcomed over 420 babies.