Gillespie Life

Cedar explodes in Hill Country

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Cedar fever season is upon us and allergy suffers in the Hill Country are experiencing the second highest pollen levels recorded in the area. The allergy experts at Allergy & Asthma Center of Georgetown counted 31,587 grains per cubic meter of air Jan.

Gillespie 4-H collects food donations for kids program

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The Gillespie County 4-H clubs are collecting donations for the Food 4 Kids Program throughout the month of January. Donations can be dropped off at the new Gillespie County Extension Office at 38 Business Court.

Area student earns degree

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Zoe Aguirre of Fredericksburg earned her degree during the fall semester at Sam Houston State University. Aguirre earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice..

CTC spring semester registration underway

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Registration continues through Jan. 18 for the spring 2021 semester Central Texas College (CTC) classes in Fredericksburg/Gillespie County.

Not even COVID can stop education

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In a year filled with challenges and obstacles, Tatiana Neri, a single-mother and firstgeneration college student, accomplished what traditional students have a difficult time doing under normal circumstances.

What toys teach us

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It’s now been a couple of weeks since Christmas and a good time to reflect on what all those “educational” toys teach us. Frustration.

WE’RE IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW...

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Above, left, Grace Recalde, left, and Alejandra Coria, of Sugarland, marveled at the small size of the maximum security cells on the second floor of the Old Gillespie County Jail during their self-guided tour of the grounds.

Soil testing: The What, Why and How

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If you go to enough extension programs or look at our materials, you will eventually notice one thing that they all have in common. They all recommend a soil test.

Fredericksburg FFA wins honors

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The Fredericksburg High School FFA Chapter qualified and competed virtually in three state Leadership Development Events (LDEs) held Dec. 2-5.