A family stops to take a selfie on Main Street during a busy, three-day, Memorial Day weekend. Fredericksburg saw crowds of people return as good weather, peach season and no small amount of pent-up demand led visitors to downtown. See adjacent story on job figures and a related story on page A/B7…
Gov. Greg Abbott recently issued an executive order suspending in-person visitations in all county and municipal jails in Texas. The restriction does not apply to visitation by an attorney meeting with a client or a religious leader or member of the clergy. Abbott previously directed state…
A proclamation extending early voting for the July primary runoff election recently was made by Governor Greg Abbott. As a result, early voting will begin on Monday, June 29 at continue through Friday, July 10. The primary runoff election set for Tuesday, July 14 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. There are no…
The Gillespie County Elections Department is making changes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, including extra health and safety precautions and wading into the national battle over vote by mail. Vote by mail According to The Texas Tribune, U.S. District Judge Fred Biery granted a…
Usener Road will be closed to thru-traffic from May 27 through June 10 while lower water crossing work is done. Weather permitting, the Spring Creek crossing at 2846 Usener Road will be repaired during that time. Residents and visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and use caution for any…
Gillespie County High School will hold graduation ceremonies at 6 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the Fredericksburg High School baseball field. Eleven students will be receiving their diplomas. The program will include the posting of the colors by the FHS NJROTC and the singing of the national anthem by…
Ambleside School of Fredericksburg held their Class of 2020 graduation outdoors on Friday, May 22 at the school. Attendees were asked to stay in their cars and listen to the speeches over the radio. Pictured are the graduates, front row from left, Karisma Bustillos, Colt Kammlah, M.E. Wilkerson;…
Fredericksburg’s Historic Review Board will hold a public meeting regarding its new historic design guidelines at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Wednesday on Zoom. The city entered into a contract with HHM & Associates and Winter & Company to create new design guidelines for historic…
Ticket sales for the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s production of “Harvey” are continuing. The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy written by Mary Chase will open to the public on Thursday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m. There will be seven performances over two weekends, June 4-7 and June 13-14, at the Steve…
Registration is ongoing for the Fredericksburg Theater Academy’s Summer Youth Camp. This year, students will perform in the junior version of the Broadway musical, “Disney’s The Lion King.” Students from third grade to high school senior are accepted. The class size is limited, so early…
Fredericksburg High School students have been honored with Academic Excellence Awards. Because school has been canceled for the remainder of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no awards program was held. Announced were the Who’s Who Awards and the departmental academic awards. Who’s Who…
After closing in mid-March because of COVID-19, Gillespie County government will officially open…
In an unusual ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic, Harper Independent School District still…
Fredericksburg High School athletics ended its bittersweet 2019-2020 year by announcing its end-of-…
A family stops to take a selfie on Main Street during a busy, three-day, Memorial Day weekend. Fredericksburg saw crowds of people return as good weather, peach season and no small amount of pent-up demand led visitors to downtown. See adjacent story on
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Gov. Greg Abbott recently issued an executive order suspending in-person visitations in all county and municipal jails in Texas. The restriction does not…
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Fredericksburg High School students have been honored with Academic Excellence Awards. Because school has been canceled for the remainder of the year due to…
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Registration is ongoing for the Fredericksburg Theater Academy’s Summer Youth Camp. This year, students will perform in the junior version of the Broadway…
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The Hill Country Memorial Wellness Center canceled its annual run. The Wildflower 5K/10K Run, originally scheduled for April 25 and moved to Saturday, June 6…
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A local linksman added another collegiate award to his collection. Tyler Kaman, a junior for NCAA DII program Cameron , earned the Lone Star Conference…
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Fredericksburg will delay the opening of Park Pool to June 15. The pool, located at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park…
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Herbert F. Donop, 98, of Mason, died Monday, May 18, 2020. Graveside services and interment were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Gooch Cemetery in Mason…
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Wilburn Eddie Eckhardt, 78, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, May 18, 2020. A celebration of his life will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the Eckhardt…
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Businesses on Main Street, like Headquarters Hats, honored the fallen veterans by decorating their storefronts with American flags. American flags were also…
Lawn & Garden
My pepper plants are usually problem free. They may have some issues with aphids now and then, but once summer starts, they are usually growing well. This…
Full House Phil Houseal
As are many of you, we are using this time to clean house. We call it The Great Purge. So, so much stuff. When we moved to our little property, one of the…
My 2 Cents Penny Mcbride
Over the past two months, we’ve had plenty of time to think about everything we missed about our pre-COVID lives. Rather than tick through my own personal list…
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A survey of hotels and bed and breakfast properties shows an improving number in reservations and occupancy projections after nearly two months of almost no…
Fcvb Notes Ernie Loeffler
With the Governor’s Report to Open Texas, residents are starting to again move about the city and county. And Texans are starting to move about the state. At…