Devastated by last week’s epic ice storm, most residents of Harper and the surrounding rural area were left without basic necessities (food, water and heat) for 11 days and nights. In response, the Harper Volunteer Fire Department/Emergency Medical Technician teams set up a command post and…
As one of over 29 million Texas residents that endured the recent deadly polar vortex-driven winter storm, I had ample time while sitting in the darkness and cold of my home as the storm thrashed our state to reflect on what it means to live through history and what I can learn from this crucible…
Now through March 6, “Battle of the Alamo Commemoration” will honor the anniversary of the 1836 siege and Battle of the Alamo with 15 days of special tours and events at the historic Alamo site. The events bring the Alamo’s unique story to life, inspire visitors, and honor all those who lived,…
FEBRUARY 24, 1971 The first patients were admitted to the new Hill Country Memorial Hospital on Monday morning and the new medical institution immediately swung into operation to fulfill the high purposes for which it was established by the citizens of the community. Local ambulance firms…
Have you ever met someone famous like a U.S. president, a legendary entertainer, or a worldrenowned doctor? Probably many of us have met at least one famous person. A few have possibly met two or three famous people. But one local woman was intriguingly destined to meet multiple world-famous…
Fredericksburg High School students are preparing a performance of “The Fastest Woman Alive” for the University Interscholastic League’s One Act-Play contest. Texas schools present an 18-to-40-minute play to move forward to six possible levels of the competition all the way to the state level.…
By Tuesday afternoon, Harper Athletic Director Chad Zener gathered enough information to cancel the boys’ baseball tournament but was still holding out hope for hosting the Longhorn Relay Carnival on Thursday. “This week, we’re supposed to have the Longhorn Relays, followed by the junior high meet…
Harper girls’ basketball team stopped Yorktown’s 22- game win streak with a deluge of threes and fast feet to win the Class 2A Region IV Area championship, 56-48, in Devine on Monday. “We had a great fast start to the game, jumping up, 20-2 (in the first quarter),” said Head Coach Vance Millican…
In order to meet demand and with several performances selling out, Fredericksburg Theater Company has added two more performances of “9 to 5: The Musical.” The two added performances are Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. The show now has five remaining performances…
Gov. Greg Abbott convened a meeting with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Speaker Dade Phelan, and members of the Legislature to discuss the spike in energy bills affecting many Texans following the recent power outages throughout the state. “We have a responsibility to protect Texans from spikes in their…
Gillespie County Commissioners Court will have a special meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, in the courthouse. Due to the winter storms last week, the regular meeting scheduled for Monday, Feb. 22, was canceled. The short meeting on Friday will include items that need to be addressed before the…
Central Texas Electric Cooperative has received outside help and is working to restore power to…
  A slowing of the spread of the coronavirus nationwide has also helped Gillespie County’s…
In an effort to provide financial relief to residents, Fredericksburg City Council approved…
Devastated by last week’s epic ice storm, most residents of Harper and the surrounding rural area were

Chamber shares resources for small biz claims

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You know what they say. If you don’t like Texas weather, give it 10 minutes and it will change. The change part has proven, once again, to be true, but the historic Arctic blast that crippled our state last week far outstayed its 10-minute welcome.

State sales tax revenue totaled $3.1 billion in January

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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said state sales tax revenue totaled $3.07 billion in January, 0.3 percent less than in January 2020. The majority of January sales tax revenue is based on sales made in December and remitted to the agency in January.

Staying on a successful course

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Jason Lutz, Fredericksburg’s new director of development, has some big shoes to fill. Lutz, an eight-year resident, is filling the role previously held by Brian Jordan, who previously served in the position for 20 years.

Weathering the storm

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Last week’s Winter Storm Uri, that left 6,300 Gillespie County residents without electricity as temperatures dipped into the single digits, was treated as a mere bump in the road by area coaches, who have already weathered their share of adversity in 2020.

FHS boys’ playoff game

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Tuesday night’s Fredericksburg High School boys’ basketball playoff game against Pleasanton in San Antonio was too late to publish before our deadline but check fredericskburgstandard.com for Tuesday’s bi-district game report.

Five lifters headed to regional compo

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Despite the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association’s decision to not extend the deadline for girls’ certification for regionals due to severe weather, Fredericksburg High School qualified five powerlifters for competition in Dublin on March 5.

FHS senior reflects on historic year

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This school year has been interesting, to say the least. I have been doing a lot of reflecting and looking back on things recently, and I feel like we have had this on-and-off-again relationship.

FMS club gives girls a place to belong

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The Girls’ Club at Fredericksburg Middle School welcomes girls of all middle school grades and aims to teach them life skills in an enjoyable way to prepare them for their futures. The club meets in the library with Kathy Contreras, the middle school librarian and Girls’ Club sponsor.

‘Walk Across Texas!’ forms a healthy habit

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A final opportunity to join the Walk Across Texas! program is being offered before the program gets underway on Monday, March 1. The eight-week program is sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Serve in partnership with Fredericksburg ISD, City of Fredericksburg, Golden Hub Senior Center, Methodist Healthcare Ministries and Hill Country Memorial.