Gillespie Life

FHS senior reflects on historic year

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This school year has been interesting, to say the least. I have been doing a lot of reflecting and looking back on things recently, and I feel like we have had this on-and-off-again relationship.

FMS club gives girls a place to belong

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The Girls’ Club at Fredericksburg Middle School welcomes girls of all middle school grades and aims to teach them life skills in an enjoyable way to prepare them for their futures. The club meets in the library with Kathy Contreras, the middle school librarian and Girls’ Club sponsor.

‘Walk Across Texas!’ forms a healthy habit

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A final opportunity to join the Walk Across Texas! program is being offered before the program gets underway on Monday, March 1. The eight-week program is sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Serve in partnership with Fredericksburg ISD, City of Fredericksburg, Golden Hub Senior Center, Methodist Healthcare Ministries and Hill Country Memorial.

Ice lessons: Surviving the next storm

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Like many in the Texas Hill Country, we have been dealing with the consequences of having no power during more than a week of subfreezing temperatures. Here are some surefire tips on how to prepare for the next oncein-a-lifetime weather event: Have good kids Couldn’t have made it through this without the help of my children and family.

Die Künstler group to host painting demonstrations

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Die Künstler von Fredericksburg is presenting a two-hour painting demonstration by Daniel Gerhartz at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at the Gillespie County Historical Society, 312 W.

‘9 to 5’ goes overtime

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Characters line up for the opening number in Fredericksburg Theater Company’s staging of “9 to 5 The Musical.” Two shows have been added. Call 888-669- 7114 for tickets or see www.fredericksburgtheater.org for more information and to purchase tickets. From left, Sealy Sikes, as the Detective, Savannah Sprinkle as Doralee Rhodes, Heidi Melton as Violet Newstead, Heidi Eubanks as Judy Bernley and Julie Staffel, as office worker “Maria” all report for work. – Standard- Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

How students are dealing with COVID at school

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My name is Reese Griffin. I am a student at Fredericksburg High School and am a part of the Mesa yearbook staff. I plan to study and earn a degree in journalism in college. I am writing this story in order to give readers of the Fredericksburg Standard a look into how COVID-19 has affected school.

Little Billies share their favorite books

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Fredericksburg High School journalism and photography students are helping the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post celebrate Public Schools Week in Gillespie County, which will be noted Feb. 22- 26.

Robot Mania returns to the Science Mill during spring break

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The Science Mill in Johnson City will host Robot Mania this spring break, with special robotics-themed activities at the science museum every day from Monday, March 8 through Friday, March 19. This year’s new challenge: performing “surgery” with bionic robot arms.