Gillespie Life

Tea party to meet at new location

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The Fredericksburg Tea Party will hear from three local conservative voices at its Second Thursday monthly meeting Aug. 13 at St.

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

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Barbara, David and Emma Weatherford of Covington admire the new art of Jerry Ricketson at Gallery 330 during the First Friday Art Walk event on Friday. —Standard-Radio Post/Julia Maenius.

Harper ISD releases school year plans

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Harper Independent School District has released its backto-school plans for this fall. HISD will start school in person for all students wanting to attend on Wednesday, Aug.

Ex-Military Flyers Club slates Aug. 19 meeting

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Members of the Fredericksburg Ex-Military Flyers Club will hold their next monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19 at Fredericksburg Inn and Suites, Barons Creek Conference Center, 201 South Washington.

Escaping plants

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When you plant something, it doesn’t always remain in the spot you put it. I planted some cornflowers a couple of years ago in one row of my vegetable garden.

Be on alert for mystery seed packages

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Texas residents are now among those across the nation receiving mysterious seeds delivered by mail in tiny bags marked as jewelry. U.S.

Expert offers tips for cleaning, storing backyard eggs

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It’s a good time to talk about food safety, egg handling and storage now that the backyard flock is laying eggs or getting close to laying, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Craig Coufal, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension poultry specialist, College Station, said handling, cleaning and storing eggs safely is important to prevent foodborne illnesses related to poultry.

Extension expert offers advice to make picnics safer

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Picnics are one of the simple outdoor pleasures people enjoy during summer, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts have some advice on how to make them safer by preventing illness from germs and bacteria.