Commentary

Let’s keep some focus on higher education

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Between coronavirus counts at our local public and private school campuses and the constant news about adjusting teaching methods in this new era, it has been easy to overlook an important institution in our town — The Hill Country University Center.

Saying Auf Wiedersehen to two of the very best

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Over the past two weeks, we at our business have gotten a chance to give a retirement salute to two of the very best at their jobs in our community newspaper industry. Many locals know Nathan Crenwelge.

Giving Texas the business

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The Aggies and the Longhorns aren’t likely to finish No. 1 in football this season, but Texas can celebrate a national championship in economic development.

Entrepreneurs make COVID lemonade

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When life serves you lemons, you make lemonade. That’s the thinking of no small number of bold Americans who are starting new businesses amid COVID-19’s disruption.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Poll workers A HUGE thank you to the election officials and volunteers who have spent countless hours, much energy and thought to making voting in Gillespie County as safe as possible, straightforward and sanitized. Thank you for all your efforts ensuring each of us a safe voting experience.

50 YEARS AGO in the Standard

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OCTOBER 21, 1970 A new Homecoming Queen will be crowned Friday evening during halftime festivities at the Fredericksburg High School Battlin’ Billies-Crystal City Javelins football game. Queen nominees include Jeanette Pfiester, Karen Fiedler, Linda Beckendorf, Therese Hein and Judy Feller.

Get out and vote, no matter the motivation

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It appears that fears about the novel coronavirus are not going to deter voters. On Tuesday morning (and the previous day, from states which began early voting on Monday), reports from around the nation show people motivated to line up and cast their vote.

Accusations rock AG’s office

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is battling back against seven top aides who accuse him of bribery and abuse of office. The aides delivered the accusations in a letter to the agency’s human resources director.

Hanging out at The Tower

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Ever wonder how teenagers kept up with each other in the days before cell phones and instant communication? If you were a teenager in Fredericksburg in the 1960s and ’70s, cruising Main on Saturday night, you made a swing through the parking lot at The Tower Drive-In. Everyone showed up there sooner or later. It was the best show in town.