AUSTIN — President Trump on March 25 issued a major disaster declaration for the state of Texas as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When Ed Peter built a large wooden dancehall behind his saloon and restaurant in Fredericksburg, it quickly became an important part of community life. Peter’s Hall was a gathering place for people of all ages and an amusement center unlike any other.
His name was Bert. He was a first-generation American, son of a German tailor.
Local businesses routinely get asked to support every type of organization with donations, whether monetary, in-kind, gift cards or advertising in programs. Amazon.com and other national online retailers never support Fredericksburg’s organizations, yet because of their convenience a lot of dollars get sent their way.
Sunshine Week, which promotes open government at all levels, passed last week in the flurry and worry of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on society. We are usually a staunch promoter of Sunshine Week, but like many other important issues, it went on the back burner in these pages.
Normally, I stockpile two-ply rolls from my favorite warehouse club store. However, this hasn’t been a usual month in my household.
AUSTIN — Texas is more invested every day in promoting increased and thorough hand washing, disinfecting surfaces and social distancing to reduce cases of the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
It seemed only natural that a visit to Gillespie County by the guy about to become the most powerful man in the free world coincided with the opening of deer season, although I do have trouble seeing John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts sitting in a Hill Country deer blind dressed in camo soaked in Buck Bomb.