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Hundreds of local Rotarians pitch in for the annual Toys for Tots drive. A wrap party will be held Dec. 16 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. - File photo

Now in its 35th year, the Toys for Tots program is accepting applications and gathering new toys to bring holiday joy to children and their families in Gillespie County. 

Christmas shopping, a parade, food and more will highlight the Light The Night Christmas Parade and AfterGlow celebration on Friday, Dec. 2.

Gillespie County commissioners on Monday passed a new policy to limit spending by county officials on their way out of office.


The Fredericksburg High School girls’ varsity basketball team earned their fourth win of the season last week, defeating Lampasas 53-14.

The Billies met its first test of the season against the San Antonio Cole Cougars and suffered its first loss of the season.

Harper High School varsity girls’ basketball player Brianna Fuentes (11) tries to drive through a host of Johnson City Eagles defenders during a game Tuesday night at Harper High School gym. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney

The Ladyhorns from Harper will take an unblemished 5-0 record into their own basketball tournament tomorrow evening (Thursday) as HHS prepares for the three-day event.


Royce Suel (Sue) Black, 83, nee Roberts, of Harper, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016.

Ignatz (Ike) Jenschke, 88, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016.

Meagan Gayle Pyka, 35, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Gillespie Life

Fredericksburg Social Turn Verein will hold its annual New Year’s Eve Dance on Saturday, Dec. 31 at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds Exhibition Hall. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Award winners from the 24th annual Art Show and Sale hosted by Die Künstler von Fredericksburg Nov. 11-13 included in front from left, Johnette Scheuer, Maryneil Dance, Joanne Spencer, Barbara Loyd, and (in back), Annette Bennett (show chair), Louise Murphy, Marsha Pape and Kathy Carey. — Submitted photo

Awards were presented as part of the Die Künstler von Fredericksburg’s 24th annual Art Show and Sale Nov. 11-13 at Zion Lutheran Church Hall.

A look at local businesses in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.

Kemper and Kim Modlin, the new owners of Full Moon Inn, describe their bed and breakfast as a hidden gem in the Hill Country. They bought the inn in September. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Retirement was still a decade down the road for Magnolia natives Kemper and Kim Modlin, but sometimes a deal comes along that’s too good to pass up.

It’s a team effort at Trudy’s Treasures as, from left, Dewyn Caldwell, Lee Miller and Ashley Slaughter work to help pets through the resale shop. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

A love for four-legged friends and a desire to support them inspired the opening of a resale shop.

Columns, editorials and more of interest to our readers.

Through its continued print product, digital editions, web pages, social media pushes and even email newsletters, the reach of newspaper outlets has never been greater, despite what you hear about

Fredericksburg High School students Parker Tran, a junior, left, and Brendon Huynh, a sophomore, collect items for Pokémon Go in front of Zion Lutheran Church on Main Street. — Standard-Radio Post/Christine Granados

Everyone who has access to the Internet or a television has heard about the latest cell phone app game craze — Pokémon Go.

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