Fredericksburg High School Band members who were named to the All-State Symphonic and Jazz Ensembles include, from left, Chase Jenschke, baritone saxophone; Miguel Garcia, clarinet; Evan Knapp, trumpet; Ander Castaneda, trombone, and Joshua Bonillas, French horn. — Submitted photo
The fiery flame thrower is an audience favorite at the Pacific Combat Zone. Dubbed “Island X,” the zone has been redesigned to resemble an island in the Pacific Ocean. It will open March 11-12 for its first reenactment in a year and a half. — Submitted photo

News Stories

Fredericksburg City Council approved a contract with Freese and Nichols for a Hill Country University Center (HCUC) Master Plan during their Monday night meeting.

Of the two school boards and one municipality with open seats, only Fredericksburg Independent School District will have an election in May.

Mark Itz, a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Park Ranger Interpreter, checks on the sausage hanging in the smokehouse at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm inside the Lyndon B.

Sports

Fredericksburg High School girls’ basketball defeated Freeport Brazosport 54-39 in the area round of the playoffs Friday night at La Grange High School.

FHS senior Levi Esensee (center) goes airborne while trying to make a layup against the Austin Eastside Memorial Panthers in a Class 4A-Region IV bi-district game Tuesday night, Feb. 21, in Marble Falls. — Standard-Radio Post/McKenzie Wedel

Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball began the Class 4A playoffs with one goal in mind: get to San Antonio.

Fredericksburg High School students, from left, Aylin Neri, Abigail Spurgin, Nicole Penick, Jonathan Cleland and Hannah Boubel will play competitive sports at the college level. — Photo by Luis Diosdado

Five Fredericksburg High School seniors chase athletic opportunities at the college level.

Obituaries

Mrs. George Kimbrell, 95, nee Nancy Davis, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.

David Lloyd Mayer, 87, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Hill Country Church with the Rev. Bruce Brown officiating.

Terry Lynn Hester McHenry, 62, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.

Funeral services and interment at the Village View Cemetery in Sarahsville, Ohio, are pending.

Gillespie Life

Fredericksburg Theater Company performing musical on stage at Steve W. Shepherd Theater

Has the world officially run out of ideas?

When it comes to labeling things, we’ve given up even trying to be creative. Now we communicate using initials.

Fredericksburg Primary School students were rewarded for their read-a-thon efforts last week. Pictured from left, Jessamyn Putnam, Read-a-Thon organizer; Jenee Weinheimer, kindergarten teacher, and winners Trivian Ewar, Isaac Gold, T.J. Castaneda. — Submitted photo

The Fredericksburg Independent School District Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) has announced the results of its Read-a-Thon spring fundraiser which ended Friday, Feb. 10.

A look at local businesses in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.

Rebecca Howard (left) takes a ride in a Fredericksburg Trolley with her driver, Jana Kennedy. Fredericksburg Tours, LLC opened for business in November. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

There is now another option for those looking to get around town who don’t want the hassle of driving or finding a parking spot.

Warren Findley, a service technician with Bee Creek Internet, installs Internet service to a residence in Gillespie County. The high-speed Internet provider has approximately 2,000 customers in the Hill Country. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Business opportunities often arise when entrepreneurs see a customer need to be served.

Columns, editorials and more of interest to our readers.

Aren’t animated movies incredible?

We pause to give a salute to two outgoing Gillespie County Commissioners before their successors are sworn in on Jan. 1.

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