Hill Country Memorial has received its first allocation of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for the Hill Country Community COVID Vaccine Site, and anxious users filled available slots quickly. Registration opened just before noon on Tuesday for those who meet the requirements of Phase 1A and 1B to…
The Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary Club will begin making renovations to the cross at Cross Mountain Park next week. Volunteers from the club are donating their time beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19. Weather permitting, they will be repainting the cross. Lights on the cross could be turned off for up…
With the holiday season over and the “55 Nights of Fredericksburg Lights” ending on Wednesday, Jan. 6, City of Fredericksburg employee Clem Rivera helps deconstruct Christmas decorations on
City offers tips for tree disposal For those who are disposing of Christmas trees, the City of Fredericksburg has offered some tips. Live trees may be disposed of as part of the regular brush chipping service offered by the City of Fredericksburg. This service is offered the same day as the…
Justin Calhoun has been announced by the City of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County as the new Emergency Management coordinator. Calhoun was raised in the North Texas town of Elysian Fields, where he graduated from high school in 2002. He joined the U.S. Army in March 2003, serving in Germany,…
After the cancellation of the Hill Country District Junior Livestock Show in Kerrville, a group of volunteers created a new show, The Grandstand. The state 4-H and FFAsanctioned replacement livestock show is set for Jan. 17-22 in Fredericksburg for junior livestock exhibitors in 30 counties…
Winning scholarships at this year’s livestock show were, from left, Kannon Danz, Robert Zuberbueler, Brittley Bowers, Daniel Raab, Riley Cook, Taylor DeLong, Sadie Hardison, Caleb Olfers, Landri Sagebiel, Kinley Kott, Madelyn Embrey, Kayla Feller, Carli Hubertus, Klay Feller, Tripp Dennis, Caleb…
The Admiral Nimitz Foundation, which funds and operates The National Museum of the Pacific War, announced its three newest board members. New members of the board of directors include Lt. Gen. Willie J. Williams (USMC, ret.), Rear Adm. Sam Perez (USN, ret.) and Ocean Infinity America executive;…
The Fredericksburg Tea Party will hold its monthly meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 at St. Joseph’s Halle, 212 W. San Antonio Street. The group will welcome Texas Values Director of Policy Jonathan Covey. Texas Values is a nonprofit group dedicated to fighting for faith, family and…
State Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg) offered his list of priorities for the upcoming 87th Legislative Session. “Civil unrest, defunding police, redistricting, contentious elections, international pandemic, and a state budget shortfall,” Biedermann said. “The sum of these events will make…
Fredericksburg Independent School District’s Board of Trustees were presented with updates to the…
The Texas Department of State Health Services saw slots for 300 vaccine administrations gone in 8…
    Even with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 89th annual Gillespie County Youth Livestock…
Hill Country Memorial has received its first allocation of the Moderna COVID-19 vacc

Candidate filing opens for city, school elections

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The City of Fredericksburg and Fredericksburg Independent School District will hold elections on Friday, May 1, and filing for the positions is open through Friday, Feb. 12.

Sports Briefs

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The Billies girls’ varsity basketball team remained in the No. 3 spot of the Texas Coaches Association rankings after they defeated Hamilton, 74- 28, at home on Dec.

Cedar explodes in Hill Country

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Cedar fever season is upon us and allergy suffers in the Hill Country are experiencing the second highest pollen levels recorded in the area. The allergy experts at Allergy & Asthma Center of Georgetown counted 31,587 grains per cubic meter of air Jan.

Gillespie 4-H collects food donations for kids program

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The Gillespie County 4-H clubs are collecting donations for the Food 4 Kids Program throughout the month of January. Donations can be dropped off at the new Gillespie County Extension Office at 38 Business Court.

Gillespie 4-H collecting food donations for Food 4 Kids

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The Gillespie County 4-H clubs are collecting donations for the Food 4 Kids Program throughout the month of January. Donations can be dropped off at the new Gillespie County Extension Office at 38 Business Court.

Taking a cue from sharing positive news

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As a podcast junkie, I have my favorites, including several that are news-oriented like “The Daily,” produced by The New York Times. Last week, the show departed from its normal format just before Christmas to run a “Something Good” episode, which was a compilation of listeners all over the country sharing something good that happened to them in a pandemic year.