This information is a snapshot in time and is provided by Hill Country Memorial, the City of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.  The number of COVID-19 cases is constantly changing. These entities are providing this information in addition to Texas Department of State Health Services data to help…
When Rianna Rodriguez’s husband Jordan alerted her of a fire in one of the rooms in her home, she couldn’t believe it. “I was in denial,” she said. “When he told me our house was burning, I just responded with, ‘no, it’s not.’” Rodriguez was in the backyard when her husband alerted her a candle…
Mrs. Cleo Earl Bowers, 92, nee Verlyn Geistweidt of Fredericksburg, died Friday, July 24, 2020. A celebration of her life is planned at a later date. Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospital or the charity of choice. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Schaetter…
Mrs. Werner E. Eckert, 97, nee Myrtle Kuhlmann of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Graveside services and interment were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Greenwood Cemetery, with the Rev. David Priem officiating. Mrs. Eckert was born June 9, 1923, in Fredericksburg, the daughter…
Walter H.R. Molder, 67, of Harper, died Friday, July 24, 2020. Private graveside services and interment were held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 27, at the Harper Community Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home. A…
Mrs. Arnold Schlueter, 96, nee Helen Dettmann, of San Antonio and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, July 25, 2020. Graveside services and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Greenwood Cemetery in Fredericksburg. Face coverings and social distancing are mandatory. The…
Daniel Albert Wehmeyer, 84, of Castroville, died Saturday, July 25, 2020. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Entombment will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s…
  Two Gillespie County residents have died from the COVID-19 virus, as of Tuesday afternoon. The…
As the school year approaches, local districts and schools are trying to figure out what it will…
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This information is a snapshot in time and is provided by Hill Country Memorial, the City of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.  The number of COVID-19 cases is constantly changing.

Gillespie Race Meet scheduled Aug. 8-9

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The third of four live parimutuel horse race meets is slated for the Gillespie County Fair Grounds on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8-9.

Schuetzenbund cancels annual shooting event

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For the first time in 75 years, the Gillespie County Schuetzenbund has canceled the group’s annual shooting events. The 125th Gillespie County Bundes Schuetzenfest, scheduled for Aug.

O’Leary earns honor roll recognition

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Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas, has recognized those students who have distinguished themselves academically during the last semester. Anna O’Leary of Fredericksburg was recently named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester, which ended May 16.

Hartmann earns doctorate degree

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Alyssa Hartmann of Stonewall has earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut.

Proclamation honors women’s suffrage

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Celebrating 100 years of women’s right to vote, the City of Fredericksburg paid tribute to women’s full participation at the ballot box with an official proclamation honoring women’s suffrage since 1919. Mayor Gary Neffendorf

Looking ahead, making course corrections

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Long ago, I read Dr. Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and it remains one of my favorite books. One of Covey’s habits is to begin with the end in mind and to illustrate the point he asks the reader to imagine attending the funeral of a loved one. He carefully sets the stage before asking the reader to imagine looking down into the casket and see themselves.

Missing annual events; protecting community health

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Due to COVID-19 as all of you are aware, events started cancelling back in March in Fredericksburg, across Texas and throughout the United States and the world. You know some of the high profile ones in our region of Texas that have had to cancel: South by Southwest, Fiesta San Antonio, Formula One, Wurstfest and our own beloved Oktoberfest.

Early voting period extended

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Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday a proclamation extending early voting for the Nov.