Gillespie Life

New arrival

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The following birth announcement was received during the past week by the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post: Emily Luisa Moreno Gloria Moreno announces the birth of her daughter, Emily Luisa Moreno, on July 31, 2020, in the Kathleen C. Cailloux Birthing Center at Hill County Memorial.

Reunions

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many families planning reunions this year have canceled or postponed their events. The Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post will publish announcements regarding family reunions that were scheduled to take place in Gillespie County.

CattleWomen award student scholarships

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Twelve deserving students from the Texas Hill Country were awarded a total of $19,000 in scholarships by the Hill Country CattleWomen. The 12 students are currently juniors or seniors attending Texas universities.

Fairy tales

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In my role as grand-pere I’ve had to dust off my repertoire of fairy tales. There is nothing as effective as a repetitious story for sending an 18-month-old off to naptime, and my standbys are “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” “The Billy Goats Gruff,” and “The Three Little Pigs.” Since getting the little guy to sleep takes a not insignificant amount of rocking, I’ve had the opportunity to embellish those chestnuts so they last as long as his bottle.

Family tradition shared on stage

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Traditions run deep in the families who inhabit the Hill Country. For high school sophomore Brock Wattiez, his family tradition is theater.

FTC to host ‘Bonnie & Clyde: A Musical Comedy’

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Fredericksburg Theater Company (FTC) welcomes guest artists Texas Comedies and their original musical comedy, “Bonnie & Clyde: A Musical Comedy” in September. The show will have two performances on Friday, Sept.