News Stories

The City of Fredericksburg will hold an open house on Friday, Jan. 20, as part of the Transportation Master Plan.

Fredericksburg City Council reviewed 36 applications for the disbursement of Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) funds during their Monday meeting.

Holt Ottmers avoids a lick across the face from his steer during the Gillespie County Stock Show on Friday. See lots more photos inside this edition. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney

It was another record-setting sale on Saturday when buyers paid over $1.15 million at the 2017 Gillespie County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Auction.


Fredericksburg High School senior post Abby Spurgin (31) drive past a Bandera defender during a varsity girls’ basketball game Friday at FHS Gym. Spurgin and the Billies beat District 28-4A opponents Bandera 59-47. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney

The Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team remains undefeated in District 28-4A play.

FHS faced Bandera last Friday night and won, 59-47.

The Billies started their district schedule the right way.

Billies midfielder/forward Valeria Orama Oliveras (16) makes a cut to the left of a Marble Falls player. —Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ soccer team won its first two games of the season in a loaded second week.


James Oliver (Jim) Braeutigam, 83, of Austin and formerly of Fredericksburg died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

Leota Daniel, 91, nee Jordan, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.

Daniel V. Garza, 71, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

Private memorial services are planned by the family.

Gillespie Life

Yeti exist. They live at the South Pole.

This news is according to my son, who is finishing his second stint working at Amundsen-Scott Station at 90 degrees south latitude.

Texas Mesquite Association (TMA) raised $500 for Ambleside School at last October’s Texas Mesquite Art Festival.

A look at local businesses in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.

JEK’s is changing ownership as Charles Reichenau, left, purchased the West and East stores from Roger Schulte on Jan. 1 and will rename the stores Short Stop West and East, respectively. — Standard-Radio Post/ Richard Zowie

This new year brought with it a change in ownership for a pair of Main Street convenience stores known for their deli and hamburgers.

Rick Hoerster meets with a client to determine whether or not to take their case. The local attorney, a Fredericksburg native who’s been practicing law for more than 30 years, said he likes good cases with a client who needs help. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Despite going to Houston to attend Rice University and then South Texas College of Law, Fredericksburg native Rick Hoerster always knew he wanted to return home to practice law.

Columns, editorials and more of interest to our readers.

Aren’t animated movies incredible?

We pause to give a salute to two outgoing Gillespie County Commissioners before their successors are sworn in on Jan. 1.

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