News Stories

By Scott Allen

 

With the Texas House and Senate deadlocked over school finance reform, Fredericksburg Independent School District officials presented a 2017-2018 budget that featured a tightened belt.

Texas State Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa on Friday led a revival-like town hall and meet-the-candidate forum that introduced candidates running for lieutenant governor and District 21 C

Sports

Hannah Boubel’s squeezed in a lot between her final high school tennis match and the start of basic training for Army.

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football predicts postseason football play for Gillespie County schools.

Fredericksburg Little League sends two teams to the next round and a third awaits its chance to clinch its spot in the Section 3-Texas West tournament after the first week of all-star play.

Obituaries

John David Blakeman, 70, of Harper, died Monday, June 19, 2017, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Charles Edwin Cole Sr., 85, nee Mary Beth Attaway of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, June 15, 2017.

Joe Donovan Jones, 87, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, June 23, 2017, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

A celebration of life is planned at a later date.

Gillespie Life

A summer season of events kicks off this weekend at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds with live pari-mutuel horse racing on Saturday and Sunday, July 1-2.

The annual Fredericksburg Community Fourth of July Parade and Patriotic Program will take place on Tuesday, July 4.

Children and patriotism will come together in the annual July 4 children’s parade, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

A look at local businesses in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.

Kara and Justin Armes run Seitz Fundraising on Sunco Avenue, and for a while they wondered what to do with an empty patch of land on the property.

With all the fine wine along the US 290 corridor, fine dining was hard to find.

Columns, editorials and more of interest to our readers.

 

With the simple act of signing his name, Gov. Greg Abbott completed a trifecta of failure by all branches of state government to defend the people’s right to know.

“Anyone who eats has a vested interest in immigration policy.”

 

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