Known as “Mama Brittley” by her teammates, Fredericksburg High School senior Brittley Bowers always takes care of her teammates on and off the basketball court. “She is a very good basketball player, she has high-skill, high-basketball IQ,” FHS head coach Carrie Grona said. “But that isn’t what…
As some families gather for the holidays, health officials say Gillespie County’s coronavirus cases have been on the rise. On Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 25, the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) web site finally caught up with the county's rising counts and showed 118 active cases. That…
St. Mary’s Catholic Church Knights of Columbus Council 9765 will host their next blood drive on the weekend of Dec. 19-20 at the St. Mary’s Holy Family Center, 310 W. San Antonio St. “Everyone in the community is invited to make a donation appointment,” a spokesperson said. “The Christmas season…
The Stonewall Community Club will hold its annual chili supper Saturday evening at the Stonewall School. The temperature dipped down to 20 degrees Tuesday morning as one of the coldest snaps of the year raced across the Texas Hill Country. The Fredericksburg Post Office is preparing for a heavy…
Better pay I have an idea. Instead of seeing unfilled jobs, why not pay a couple of dollars more per hour. For example, waitstaff, housekeepers, etc. The work is hard work. Employees would be more likely to stay if it was worth it. Employers would get more reliable people. Note that higher-paying…
There is no delicate way to put this. Fredericksburg High School once had an image problem. Many people outside Gillespie County mistakenly thought the school’s mascot was a Hillbilly, not a Battlin’ Billie. It took a little PR work and a legendary billy goat named Alter Stolz to clear up the…
At the National Museum of the Pacific War, we learn how the greatest generation sacrificed so much for the good of the country during World War II. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a real shock for all of us who grew up after WWII — not being able to do things when, where and how we please. For…
In lieu of its traditional holiday gathering and meal, the Texas Exes Fredericksburg Chapter is hosting a “Driveby/Drop-off Holiday Donation Party” to raise funds for local charities. This event will take place from 3-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Jack & Adams Bicycles, located at 206 South…
Tickets are scheduled to go on sale to the public on Monday, Nov. 30, for the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s (FTC) holiday musical, “Nuncrackers — The Nunsense Christmas Musical.” The show will open on Friday, Dec. 11, and will have six performances through Dec. 20 at the Steve W. Shepherd…
Eliana Graham, left performs a dance with Jafet Reinoso, playing the Nutcracker prince, after the army of mice were defeated during a performance of “The Nutcracker” on Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater. — Standard-Radio Post/Samuel Sutton An army of Nutcrackers gets ready to face…
Businesses, offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday A number of businesses, government offices and schools will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Here is a complete list of everything that will be closed Thanksgiving Day. Government •…
While the area’s hospitalizations and positive testing rate has subsided somewhat (16% down to 12%…
With coronavirus cases increasing among some schools and districts and the holidays in full swing,…
An early morning fire on Sunday at a local apartment complex claimed the lives of two…
Known as “Mama Brittley” by her teammates, Fredericksburg High School senior Brittle

Texas Exes to host holiday donation party

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In lieu of its traditional holiday gathering and meal, the Texas Exes Fredericksburg Chapter is hosting a “Driveby/Drop-off Holiday Donation Party” to raise funds for local charities. This event will take place from 3-5:30 p.m.

Norma Ruth Cogan

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Norma Ruth Cogan, 97, nee Ahrens,

Re-tweeting

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For someone who makes a living writing and posting online, it has been a stark slap in the face to spend the past few weeks avoiding social media. Like a 12-step program.

Cutest and spookiest

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The winners of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post’s Cutest and Spookiest Halloween Costume Contest have been announced. In first place was Kinsley Aguirre, who celebrated her first Halloween dressed as a pumpkin.

Pecan varieties

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Pie and pralines made from pecans can be found on many Thanksgiving tables. They are also one of our easiest fruiting crops to grow, though that doesn’t mean they are effortless.

A different type of holiday, but gratitude-filled

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Traditions are a curious thing. Our perceptions of and fervor around them often have more to do with our own recent memory than actual historical, cultural or religious origin.

Gratitude for travel this Thanksgiving week

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At the National Museum of the Pacific War, we learn how the greatest generation sacrificed so much for the good of the country during World War II. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a real shock for all of us who grew up after WWII — not being able to do things when, where and how we please.

In love, family or life, we can take a chance

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Editors note: This column was originally printed in the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post in November 2018. Sunday’s sermon was about ridding ourselves of guilt with the assurance that God’s love wipes clean our slate every time we come to him with a repentant heart.