Gillespie Life

The Fisher-Miller Land Grant

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When Texas gained its independence from Mexico in 1836, a push was made to populate the new country with non-Latin citizens. In order to facilitate this, the Republic began working with individual land speculators in selling major pieces of land.

Fredericksburg’s art history will play role in 175th year

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Fredericksburg is extremely lucky to have had early settlers to the area who were painters and illustrators. These artists recorded the natural landscape of the area and early life in our town. And that artistic expression continues today.

Fall finds

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Photo left, shoppers visited St. Joseph’s Halle on Saturday for a Fall Market. The market included handcrafted holiday décor, home décor, jewelry, artwork, handmade gifts and more. Earrings from Mae’s Barntique were for sale at the Fall Market on Saturday.

Silver Stars & Six Guns Gala to be hybrid virtual, live event

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The Texas Rangers Heritage Center is facing unique challenges in fundraising in the coronavirus era. As a result, its premier event this year will be a joint online and live, live-streamed auction, a streamlined and semi-virtual version of their traditional Silver Stars & Six Guns Gala.

4-H offers contest opportunities

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Registration for fall contests in the Gillespie 4-H will be starting soon, it has been announced. Contest opportunities include Entomology, Food Show, Family and Community Health Quiz Bowl, Horse Quiz Bowl, Livestock Quiz Bowl, Educational Presentations and Public Speaking.

Holy Ghost takes grant applications

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Applications for grants from the Holy Ghost Lutheran Church Endowment Fund are being accepted, it has been announced. Purpose of the Endowment Fund is to support the mission of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, which is to “Be and Make Disciples of Jesus Christ.” Applications may be picked up at the church office, 113 East San Antonio Street, or via the church website.

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

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Russell Terrell, of Fredericksburg, checks out work by Carlos Mosely at Artisans – A Texas Gallery on Friday as part of First Friday Art Work. Terrell purchased a ceramic bird to honor his close friend who is sick and is nicknamed “Bird.” — Standard-Radio Post/McKenzie Moellering

Musician jokes

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With several readers commenting that I’m coming across “curmudgeonly” in my writing lately, I decided to lighten up on the topic choice. So, for your column-reading pleasure, here is a list of favorite musician jokes I’ve heard uttered backstage over many years in the business.