Friday, May 29, 2015
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Gillespie County was one of 24 additional counties added to a state of disaster declaration by Governor Greg Abbott. The additions bring the total number of Texas counties to 70. The declaration is necessary to request disaster aid from the federal government. The county suffered flooding and... + continue reading
Thursday, May 28, 2015
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By Ken Esten Cooke — Directors for the Gillespie Central Appraisal District will consider a new location for its upcoming tax collection services. Representatives from the county’s taxing entities met Thursday morning at City Hall to consider an offer to lease soon-to-be-acquired land... + continue reading
Thursday, May 28, 2015
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News Local taxing entities will be meeting at 11:30 a.m. today in the Fire Training Room at City Hall to discuss facility needs for the Gillespie Central Appraisal District. Two Fredericksburg residents, Brandon Strackbein and Hayden... + continue reading

Water in Barons Creek rose to four feet above flood stage on Monday to cover Edison Street in between Austin and Travis streets. – Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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From staff reports — Memorial Day was memorable, but for more reasons than the country’s late veterans. After days of rain, rains flooded streets and roads and breached creek banks and dams. Tornadic activity also was experienced east of town, with funnel clouds destroying the city... + continue reading
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Texas country music will fill the air Saturday, May 30, as Pioneer Museum will kick off its 14th year of the Roots Music Series. Austin-based Rosie and the Ramblers will take the stage at 6:30 p.m., while Gary P. Nunn will perform a pair of sets at 8:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $13... + continue reading

Water in Barons Creek rose to four feet above flood stage on Monday to cover Edison Street in between Austin and Travis streets. – Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

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05/27/2015
Two area women were killed Sunday evening in a four vehicle accident near Wildseed Farms in eastern Gillespie County. Jan Budlong, 51, of Fredericksburg, and Deborah Ramaker, 48, of Austin died from injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred around 7 p.m., Sunday, according to Trooper... + continue reading
05/27/2015
FHS baccalaureate service set for Sunday   The baccalaureate worship service for Fredericksburg High School’s graduating seniors will be at 6 p.m., this Sunday, May 31, at First Baptist Church. Gillespie County Ministerial Association (GCMA), an ecumenical group, will sponsor the... + continue reading

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Veterans and their loved ones helped fill the Nimitz Ballroom Monday morning for a Memorial Day ceremony at the National Museum of the Pacific War, where attendees heard a message from Cap. John C. Ring, commanding officer of the USS Nimitz. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward
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Paying respect to those who made “the ultimate sacrifice,” the National Museum of the Pacific War held a Memorial Day ceremony Monday, featuring Capt. John C. Ring, commanding officer of the USS Nimitz.  “Memorial Day is a day to honor those who both served and made the... + continue reading

Crystal Bedford holds daughter Marley. The family is dealing with “Rhizo” disease. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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By Ken Esten Cooke — Around 100 walkers laced up their sneakers and took to San Antonio Street on Saturday morning in the “Mile for Marley” fund-raiser. The event was to benefit Marley Bedford, age four, who has Rhizomelic Chondro Dysplasia Punctata, or “Rhizo,” a... + continue reading

At presentation of a $10,000 check were, from left: Kelly Fox, HCUC interim director; David Mondt, TTU budget director; Ryan Sheckel, academic advisor; Buddy Frels, PCAA president; Lydia Thompson, director of TTU College of Visual and Performing Arts; Charlie Wilson, PCAA director; Robin Germany, TTU associate professor of photography; Pam Wilson, PCAA treasurer, and Bill Rogers, PCAA director. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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By Ken Esten Cooke — Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, the organization which puts on Oktoberfest annually, last Wednesday donated $10,000 to Texas Tech University’s summer art program, and dangled a carrot for a larger donation. TTU will move its summer art program from Junction to... + continue reading
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FIRING ONE TO THE PLATE — Ladyhorn pitcher Shelby Koenig brings the ball to the plate in Thurs-day’s 3-2 loss to Weimar in the Region IV softball playoffs held in Wimberley. For the two-game series, Koenig struck out six, walked four and surren-dered 14 hits. — Standard-Radio Post/Danny Hirt
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By Danny Hirt The Harper High School Ladyhorns were eliminated from the UIL Region IV 2A softball playoffs when they lost two games to Weimar, 3-2 on Thursday and 6-1 on Friday, in the regional... + continue reading

Fredericksburg High School baseball players — (front row, from left) TJ Tomlinson (second team), Braden Bowers (first team), Kyle Guynes (first team), Ryan Segner (second team), (second row) Kyle Grona (first team), Wade Davis (first team), Blake Moffett (second team) and RJ Calzada (honorable mention) — received all-district honors this season. The Billies went 12-14-1, including a second-place finish in District 29-4A at 7-3, and advanced to the area round of the playoffs. — Standard-Radio Post photo
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"I didn't think about winning. I went in there with an empty head and played every game like I should play. Keeping my head was the hardest part of the title." — State champ, FHS sophomore Hannah Boubel
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Mother Nature showed her power this week and Central Texans are ailing in her storm’s wake. Rainfall helps refill our aquifers, but rainfall on saturated ground is sent to rivers and creeks,... + continue reading

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Disappointing. Underwhelming. Lackluster. Three words that easily describe how Disney executives this week feel about their latest feature film, the George Clooney-helmed “Tomorrowland.... + continue reading

FHS team’s transonic rocket takes flight over the hills at Hillview Ranch near Willow City. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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