Two City of Fredericksburg employees tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. The employees, one of whom works for the Sanitation Division and the other for the Water/Wastewater Division, have been quarantined. The City of Fredericksburg, along with the Texas DSHS, are conducting a contact tracing…
For the first time in 40 years, Oktoberfest is canceled. The three-day event, hosted by the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, was called off Monday, July 6. It was supposed to be held Oct. 2-4. “We certainly do not want to risk the safety and well-being of our Oktoberfest chairs, Pedernales…
Another COVID-19 mobile screening event has been set. The free testing event, conducted by the Texas Military Department, the City of Fredericksburg, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, the Texas Medical Task Force and the Texas Department of State Health Services, will take place from 8 a…
AUSTIN- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has written Governor Greg Abbott asking him to change his recent Executive Order and allow Texas wineries and wine tasting rooms to reopen immediately. Abbott’s order on Friday, June 26 again closed Texas wine tasting rooms along with all bars…
Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Thursday afternoon requiring all Texas to wear a face covering when in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases. He also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor…
It’s a new way to tell an old story about Fredericksburg. The Vereins Kirche, located smack dab in the middle of Fredericksburg at Marktplatz, reopened Friday, June 26, after undergoing renovations since Feb. 1. Fredericksburg’s symbolic building, used in the logos of both the City of…
Two Gillespie County 4-H members took home Best of Category awards from the District 10 Photography Contest. Isabella Mendez and Pecos Worrell were Best of Category winners in the junior and intermediate divisions, respectively. The contest is divided into three age divisions: third-fifth grade…
Three days of festivities are slated for the Fourth of July Festival, Thursday through Sunday at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Horse racing, youth rodeo events and band music are on each afternoon’s program. Reservations for 130 horses have been made, assuring excellent cards of races for all…
Real grievance I would like to address John Rodriguez’s willingness to blame “right wing extremists” for the recent “civil disobedience” and “tragic loss of lives and businesses.” Does he not remember what the discontent on the right looked like last time we saw it emerge? Does he not remember…
I’ve been trying to keep a positive attitude during this coronavirus pandemic. Since all the normal rules of decorum have been bleached out of my household, I’ve learned to re-adjust my values and daily schedule. A good example of what I mean is the fact that I had a piece of cake for breakfast…
Despite receiving information weekly from the Texas Education Agency, the schedule for the 2020-2021 school year is still uncertain. COVID-19 case numbers have risen across Texas and Fredericksburg Independent School District is working to develop action plans for the upcoming year. “TEA…
It’s a new way to tell an old story about Fredericksburg. The Vereins Kirche, located smack dab in…
For nearly 10 years, Sarah Schroeder, with the help of husband Gary, has produced fibers from…
A new Stonewall Peach Queen and Duchesses were crowned Saturday at the Stonewall Chamber of…
Two City of Fredericksburg employees tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

United softball returns to play in showcases

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Fredericksburg United Softball 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U teams returned to the field of play with 14 wins in their first weekend back on the field after a five month break due to COVID-19.

Former Billie finds stroke in new sport

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Molly Pluenneke didn’t have rowing experience on water. But the Fredericksburg High School graduate’s time using a rowing ergometer was enough to whet her interest in joining the Duke University women’s rowing team.

Jerome Brockman

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Jerome Brockman, 92, of Nazareth,

Udo Joe Ditges

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Udo Joe Ditges, 51, of Fredericks

Writing a new script

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Last week I ventured out. Out of the house, out of town, out of my comfort zone.

Unbreakable bonds

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Family tradition is a big deal in the Hill Country, and many families have traditions they have held for decades.

Rise above rancor and work to heal

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Raise your hand if you are tired of COVID-19! Yes, every hand both here and around the globe is raised. But sadly, it appears COVID-19 is far from tired of us.

Turn down the volume, be part of the solution

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When I was 20-something, a person I very much admired professionally asked me to accompany him on a day trip to look at some developing tourism products of interest to us both.

New day, new challenges

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The Texas Hill Country has benefitted from the production of wool and mohair sacks by Woolsacks, a family owned business, since its opening in 1982.