Alter Stolz solves an image problem

  • A headstone near FHS Stadium where lies Alter Stolz, who helped change the FHS mascot image from the Hillbillies to the Battlin’ Billies. — Photo by Mike Barr
    A headstone near FHS Stadium where lies Alter Stolz, who helped change the FHS mascot image from the Hillbillies to the Battlin’ Billies. — Photo by Mike Barr
  • Alter Stolz solves an image problem
    Alter Stolz solves an image problem
There is no delicate way to put this. Fredericksburg High School once had an image problem. Many people outside Gillespie County mistakenly thought the school’s mascot was a Hillbilly, not a Battlin’ Billie. It took a little PR work and a legendary billy goat named Alter Stolz to clear up the confusion. In an article in the Fredericksburg Standard some years ago, long-time Fredericksburg head…

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