Barons Creek is choked with “River Cane,” or Arundo donax. A Frantzen Park cleanup will provide a demonstration area for landowners to see how to treat the invasive plant. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
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By Ken Esten Cooke —Arundo donax is its Latin botanical name, but trouble is what it spells for the Pedernales River.The 20-foot stalks of cane have gained a foothold in Fredericksburg along Barons Creek and Town Creek. The cane is visible from many bridges and has crowded waterways.  “About... + continue reading

Fredericksburg High School's look hasn't changed much since its construction in 1964. Bond passage would mean a major facelift and improvement in "curb appeal," Supt. Eric Wright said. — File photo
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By Richard Zowie —Voters in the Fredericksburg Independent School District will decide in the May 9 election whether to approve the district’s $16.5 million bond proposal.They will also have a trustee election.The bond proposal consists primarily of construction and upgrades at Fredericksburg High... + continue reading

Advancing to the HOSA State Conference in April from Fredericksburg High School are, in front from left, Leeanne Shackelford, Emily Phair, Hailey Nicosen, Emmanuel Delatorre and (in back) Blake Tatsch, Makenna Olfers, Baylie Staedtler, Trent Bullion and Valeria Herrera. Not pictured are Lizeth Albiter and Janet Arias. — Photo courtesy FHS Campus Comet
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Eleven Fredericksburg High School students will be competing at the HOSA State Conference, April 9-11 in Dallas.The students qualified for state competition after placing in the top three at the Area 1 Spring Leadership Conference on Saturday in Austin.(The meet was originally scheduled for earlier... + continue reading
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Hill Country Film Festival announced official selections for their sixth annual event Monday evening, featuring 88 total selections and eight competition features.The festival, slated April 30 through May 3, will be held at Fritztown Cinema, located at 2254 U.S. Highway 87 South.Competition... + continue reading

Vintage World War II air-craft will fly the friendly skies in Gillespie County as the “Wings of Freedom” tour visits the airport this weekend. — Submitted photo
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Vintage aircraft from World War II will be the guests of honor as the Wings of Freedom Tour of World War II vintage aircraft will visit the Gillespie County Airport, Friday through Sunday, April 3-5.The event will begin at 2 p.m. on April 3 at the airport’s main ramp.Among the aircraft to be... + continue reading

Barons Creek is choked with “River Cane,” or Arundo donax. A Frantzen Park cleanup will provide a demonstration area for landowners to see how to treat the invasive plant. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

Fredericksburg High School's look hasn't changed much since its construction in 1964. Bond passage would mean a major facelift and improvement in "curb appeal," Supt. Eric Wright said. — File photo

Advancing to the HOSA State Conference in April from Fredericksburg High School are, in front from left, Leeanne Shackelford, Emily Phair, Hailey Nicosen, Emmanuel Delatorre and (in back) Blake Tatsch, Makenna Olfers, Baylie Staedtler, Trent Bullion and Valeria Herrera. Not pictured are Lizeth Albiter and Janet Arias. — Photo courtesy FHS Campus Comet

Vintage World War II air-craft will fly the friendly skies in Gillespie County as the “Wings of Freedom” tour visits the airport this weekend. — Submitted photo

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By Richard Zowie —Gillespie County’s old jail could soon have a new use.David Oehler, Gillespie Central Appraisal District (GCAD) chief appraiser, on Tuesday outlined a proposed plan to move GCAD from the Gillespie County Courthouse basement into the jail.Members of Fredericksburg Independent... + continue reading
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By Matt Ward —Fredericksburg City Council members will be more closely defining the responsibilities of their municipal court judge as they begin the search to replace current judge Debbi McCurdy.Council members took a closer look at a special meeting Monday, seeking clarification on how the city’s... + continue reading

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Pioneer Museum will host an Easter egg hunt and display on Saturday, April 4.The museum is at 325 West Main Street.The festivities begin at 10:30 a.m.Children age 10 and under are invited to participate. They are urged to bring their Easter baskets.Hundreds of eggs will be hidden around the grounds... + continue reading
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A chance to celebrate “Easter at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 4.The Sauer-Beckmann Farm is located in the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site at Stonewall.Visitors can step back to another era and celebrate Easter as a... + continue reading
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Individuals seeking seats on the Fredericksburg City Council have been invited to participate in a candidate forum from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, in the H-E-B Room of Hill Country University Center.Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post... + continue reading
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Tyler Kaman reads the green on the 18th hole during the FHS/Llano Invitation at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course on Friday, March 27. FHS will play in the District 29-4A Golf Tournament, April 6-7, at Schreiner Golf Course in Kerrville. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward
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Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ and girls’ golf placed in the top half of their final tournaments before the district tournament last week.The FHS girls and FHS boys placed fourth and six in... + continue reading

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Our city is friendly to walkers, and hundreds of residents take advantage of that each day.Wide streets, an attractive Main Street and nature trails at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park provide an... + continue reading

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Things would have been better off if Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell teamed up to develop a remake of the classic Eddie Murphy-Dan Aykroyd comedy “Trading Places.”It’s the direction that their latest... + continue reading

Master of all he surveys, Duke Davis keeps watch over a city historical treasure as keeper of Fort Martin Scott. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward
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"It's a Hard Knock Life!" a group of young ladies sing during a scene from "Annie Jr." at the March 12 unveiling of Season 19 at the Fredericksburg Theater Company. Singing the song are (from left) bottom row, Kaylee Welch, Hailey Knudsen, Audrey Benefield, middle row, Lauren Benefield, Prayer Palau and top row, Jenna Rickerhauser, Josie Ford, Haley Cole, Teya Grace Martin. — Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck
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