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Social media played a role Tuesday in the Fredericksburg High School bomb threat.

A Snapchat message stating there was an “explosive device” at Fredericksburg High School resulted in an evacuation of that campus and a lockdown of other district campuses on Tuesday.

Property tax appraisals in Gillespie County rose by an average of 15 percent in Fredericksburg and nearly 14 percent in Gillespie County, the Gillespie Central Appraisal District announced.


Fredericksburg High School girls’ golf finished fourth in the UIL Class 4A Golf State Tournament on Monday and Tuesday at Slick Rock Golf Course at Horseshoe Bay Resort in Marble Falls.

Megan Daley finished her first state track tournament with a new medal and a new goal: win a championship.

Fredericksburg High School baseball took Texas High School Baseball’s ninth-ranked Class 4A team to three games this weekend before falling short of advancing to the next playoff round.


Mrs. Ernest Beal Carlson, 88, nee Altha Fay Short of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Knopp Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Sherry Lyn Dixon, 64, nee Dietrich, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, May 18, 2017.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

August Henry (Gus) Eberle Sr., 93, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Gillespie Life

When is enough enough?

I’ve been trying to quantify the exponential futility of doing more.

One easy way to visualize this is knot-tying.

A look at local businesses in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.

Dancing out of a makeshift studio is just the starting point for Relevé Studio owner Melodi Schlueter.

Whenever Curtis Regester hears rumors of Sears closing, it’s news to him.

Since 2006, Regester and his wife, Nita, have owned and operated the local Sears Hometown Store.

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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