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The WHO, WHAT, WHEN and WHERE for Fredericksburg & Gillespie County

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Willkommen from the mayor German culture, tradition, and architecture influence the history and foundation of Fredericksburg. Friendly and welcoming residents and a community that thrives on volunteerism and phiLangerhans lanthropy create a vibrant atmosphere. Fredericksburg offers its residents and visitors a robust economy, a nationally ranked hospital, quality public and private schools, churches of numerous denominations and beautiful parks. Our city services, from civil engineering to police to sanitation and many others, make Fredericksburg a safe and beautiful place to visit and live. A multitude of vineyards and wineries, art galleries, museums, theater and music ven-


ues, and weekends filled with a wide variety of events and local cultural happenings provide a constant array of entertainment. Organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitor Bureau, Economic Development Commission, Rotary International, The Good Samaritan Center, Habitat for Humanity, and Fredericksburg Theater Company, to mention just a few, offer you the opportunity to make a difference. Our community encourages you to visit, relax and enjoy. We also look forward to having you as a new resident, ready to become an energetic and active participant in the future of Fredericksburg. Willkommen, Mayor Linda Langerhans City of Fredericksburg

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A special place There are many reasons that Gillespie County always seems to be on lists of favorite places to live or visit. Although steeped in German culture, our community has become an Stroeher eclectic mix of nationalities and personalities that have enhanced the richness of what this area has to offer. With our growing farmers’ market, ecofriendly movement, award-winning wine industry, educational and recreational opportunities, variety of retail stores, abundance of churches, arts and crafts, fine arts, live music and theatre, festivals held year-round, and scenic beauty from every road during every season in the county, you will begin to experience the “tip of the iceberg” of what Gillespie County has to offer. Additionally, our wonderful schools, award-winning hospital, first-class airport and top-notch emergency response personnel help make Gillespie County a community that is envied by many. Being a desired end-destination, whether to live in or visit, and through good stewardship, we have been blessed with a stable economy and growth even in the difficult times our nation has experienced the last few years. My hope and belief is that we will keep the momentum going so that Gillespie County will continue to be a “special place” for people to live and raise their families for many generations to come. So, Willkommen! Stay and enjoy all that Gillespie County has to offer.

Article Index Welcomes............................................ 4, 5, 6 City of Fredericksburg................................ 8 Gillespie County ....................................... 12 Utilities and services................................. 17 City Map ..............................................20-21 Emergency services ................................. 21 Newspaper ............................................... 22 Parks, Recreational Facilities.................... 24 Hill Country Memorial ............................. 25 Private Schools ......................................... 29 Public Schools ......................................... 30 Higher education ..................................... 31 Community Education ............................ 33 Golden Hub............................................... 34 Pioneer Memorial Library ........................ 35 Chamber, CVB, EDC................................. 36 Local Realtors .......................................... 37 Appraisal district, tax rates ..................... 38 About the cover: The Maibaum, or Maypole, found in Fredericksburg’s Marktplatz, depicts significant parts of the town’s past. It was crafted by blacksmith Roy Bellows and erected in 1991 with a grant from the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, an arts organization.

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Welcome to the community Greetings, especially those making Fredericksburg their new home. Fredericksburg is proud of its charming appeal and wants to celebrate the people that have discovered Schandua our great little town. My position as the Hospitality Hostess was started by Virginia Prehn in the early 1960s. When Mrs. Prehn moved away in 1971, she asked her friend, LaVerne Ottmers, to carry it on. Mrs. Ottmers welcomed newcomers to Fredericksburg for 40 years. I took over in October 2010 and it is a perfect fit.

So what do I do? I get in touch with as many newcomers as I can and extend a hearty welcome. I also try to set up a brief appointment and present a complimentary goodie bag on behalf of many businesses in town. At the very least I will visit over the phone and make arrangements to get this “house warming” gift dropped off some other way. People are genuinely surprised with all it includes — maps, gift certificates, free products, discounts, information on health care, veterinarians, churches, local clubs and groups, financial information and a variety of other services. I am happy to distribute this helpful information and it is my pleasure to answer any additional questions.

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The two questions I am most commonly asked is “Who are you with?” and “How did you get my information?” These are not surprising questions, since being personally welcomed to a new community is very uncommon. My answers are that I am the Hospitality Hostess and although I am not employed by the City of Fredericksburg or the Chamber of Commerce, I do have a business relationship with both and they help me tremendously to accomplish my job. Typically, a new utility hookup is how most of my contacts are generated, but if you have lived here three years or less and have not been officially welcomed —

you still qualify. People say all the time that this must be so much fun. IT IS. I get to sit and visit with people, give things away, and talk about Fredericksburg. If you are either a newcomer that has not been visited or a business that would like to be a part of this unique Fredericksburg service, I would love to hear from you. Call me at 830-997-4597 or email me at Welcome home, Jennifer Schandua


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City of Fredericksburg Located in the Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in 1846. The city serves as the county seat for Gillespie County. Below is listed information about the government that runs the city. City Council Adopted by the citizens of Fredericksburg in 1991, the Home Rule Charter type of City Hall, located at 126 West Main Street, is open from government is the legislative Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and governing body of the The term for the mayor and council city, and consists of a mayor members is two years. No mayor or council and four council members. They are elected member may serve more than four consecufrom the city at-large.


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Fredericksburg City Council (Term expiration in parentheses) Mayor Linda Langerhans (May 2018) Charlie Kiehne (May 2018) Gary Neffendorf (May 2019) Jerry Luckenbach (May 2019) Bobby Watson (May 2018)

tive two-year terms in the same office. The terms of the council members are staggered so that two members are elected to a regular term each year. Generally, city council’s regular meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of each month, beginning at 6 p.m., in the meeting room of the Gillespie County Law Enforcement Center, 1601 East Main Street. Fredericksburg’s City Hall building is located at 126 West Main Street. The phone number is 830-997-7521.

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City Staff City Manager: Kent Myers Asst. City Manager: Clinton Bailey City Secretary: Shelley Britton Public Information Officer: Lea Feuge Municipal Judge: Terry D. Langehennig Associate Judge: James Heupel Court Clerk: Sally Tatsch City Attorney: Daniel Jones Executive Assistant: Marion Wiggins Director of Community Support: John Culpepper Fire Dept. Chief: Lynn Bizzell Police Dept. Chief: Steve Wetz Director of Development Services: Brian Jordan Building Official: Kyle Staudt Building Inspector: Michael Erwin Development Coordinator: Shelby Collier City Code Enforcement Officer: Ray Ortegon Code Enforcement Officer: David Millegan

• Zoning Board of Adjustment Appointed by the city council, the Zoning Board of Adjustment has the power to grant variances Cont. on page 10 ▶


City of Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation – 997-4202 Director: Andrea Warren Park Maintenance Supt.: Trevor Dupuis Special Events Coordinator: Jennifer Krupa Golf Pro Shop – 997-4010 Director: Chris Meade Asst. Golf Professional: Tony Robles Superindent.: Dale Hough Street Department – 997-7521 Superintendent.: Glen Koennecke

from zoning property development regulations and certain provisions of the sign ordinance. The Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings are only scheduled when an application is submitted. Board Members (Term expiration in parentheses) Robert Deming, vice-chairman (July 2019) Barbara Heinen (July 2018) Jim McAfee (July 2019)

Cont. from page 9 Asst. Supt.: Kelton Duecker Electric Department – 997-7521 Superintendent: Lee Stubblefield Line Foreman: Jeff Wanek Sanitation Department — 997-3459 Superintendent: Kerry Schmidt Asst. Superintendent: Josh Treiber Water Department – 997-7521 Superintendent: Jeff Rich City/County Health Sanitarian: Kelli Olfers, R.S.

Cynthia Scroggins (July 2019) Donnie Finn (July 2019) Alternates John Smilijanic (July 2018) Tom Musselman (July 2018)

Historic Review Board The Historic Review Board looks over all applications proposing alterations, changes, construction, demolition or relocation within the Historic District and Historic Landmarks.

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Historic Review Board Members (Term expiration in parentheses) Sharon Joseph, chairman (July 2019) Larry Jackson, vice chairman (July 2018) Stan Klein (July 2018) David Bullion (July 2018) Mike Penick (July 2018) Eric Parker (July 2019) Karen Oestreich (July 2019) Alternates Jessica Davis (July 2019) Richard Laughlin (July 2019) Jerry Sample (July 2018)

2018 Scheduled Meetings Feb. 13 March 13 April 10 May 15

June 12 July 10 Aug. 14 Sept. 11

Oct. 9 Nov. 13 Dec. 11

Planning and Zoning In its capacity as zoning commission, the Planning and Zoning Commission has the

power and has as its duty to hold public hearings and make recommendations to the city council on all requests or proposals for amending, changing or adding to the zoning ordinance. P&Z Board Members Janice Menking, chairman (July 2019) Brenda Segner, vice chair (July 2019) Chris Kaiser (July 2019) Jim Jarreau (July 2018) Bill Pipkin (July 2019) Daryl Whitworth (July 2019) Steve Thomas (July 2019) Tim Dooley (July 2018) Jim Warren (July 2017)

2018 Scheduled Meetings Feb. 7 March 7 April 4 May 9

June 6 July 11 Aug. 8 Sept. 5

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Gillespie County Gillespie County’s 1,061 square miles lies at the heart of the Lone Star State’s 254-county body. Visible on a Texas map because of its straight lines and near-perfect rectangular shape, the county serves as home to just over 25,000 residents, with many of those concentrated in and just outside of the county seat of Fredericksburg. County facilities County services are provided through the Gillespie County Courthouse in the heart of downtown Fredericksburg at 101 West Main Street. Situated on “Courthouse Square,” the courthouse is joined there by Pioneer Memorial Library, and the Gillespie County Annex 1 building (located in the former U.S. Post

Office.) Annex 1 features the driver’s license office, the justices of the peace offices, the county attorney’s office, community service department and the hot check department. Gillespie County Annex 2, another auxiliary building, is located across the street from the courthouse in the 100 block of South Ad-

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ams Street and it houses the Veterans Service office. Law enforcement agencies, including the Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office, are located in the Gillespie County Law Enforcement Center, 1601 East Main Street. And, three miles southwest of downtown Fredericksburg off Texas Highway 16, the county also operates the Gillespie County Airport, an around-the-clock general aviation facility with a 5,002-foot runway and full-length taxiway and fuel services. The County of Gillespie has over 190 budgeted staff positions who are led by 16 officials elected to four-year terms. Commissioners Court • County Judge Mark Stroeher; • Commissioner, Pct. 1 – Charles Olfers; • Commissioner, Pct. 2 – William (Billy) Roeder;

• Commissioner, Pct. 3 – Dennis Neffendorf; • Commissioner, Pct. 4 – Donald (Donnie) Schuch. The Commissioners Court conducts the general business of the County and consists of the County Judge and four Commissioners. It holds meetings open to the public every second and fourth Monday of the month, at 9 a.m., in the county courtroom of the courthouse. Commissioners Court - Adopts the county’s budget and ad valorem tax rate; - Approves all budgeted purchases of the county; - Fills vacancies in elective and appointive Cont. on page 14 ▶

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offices; - Sets staff salaries and benefits; - Has exclusive authority to authorize county contracts; - Provides and maintains all county buildings and facilities. County Judge - Presiding officer of the Commissioners Court; - Represents the county in many administrative functions; - Serves as the budget officer; - Must have broad judicial duties, such as presiding over misdemeanor criminal and small civil cases, probate matters, and appeals from the Justice of the Peace Courts; - Serves as head of county emergency management. County Commissioners - Each commissioner, as a member of the Commissioners Court, exercises broad policy-making authority; - Represents one of the four precincts within the county; - Typically responsible for building and maintaining county roads and bridges within their precinct. Contact a Commissioners Court member by phoning 830-997-7502 or faxing 830992-2608.

County Attorney • Chris Nevins, County Attorney. • Sara Neel, First Assistant County Attorney; • Meg Burdick, Victims Assistance Coordinator • Meribell Neri, Hot Check Department, Case Intake; • Nick Krupa, Investigator; • Dale Heimann, Office Administrator. The county attorney is responsible for representing the State of Texas in all adult misdemeanor and juvenile felony criminal cases under examination or prosecution in Gillespie County. His office also attempts to collect restitution for merchants and persons who have received hot checks (at no cost to the recipients of hot checks). Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, with a closing for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Contact Nevins’ office at 830-990-0675 or email Tax Assessor-Collector • County Tax Assessor-Collector Vicki Schmidt. Services provided: - Motor vehicle titles, registration and sales tax;

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- Boat titles, registration and sales tax; - Voter registration. Contact the TAC Office at 830-997-6519 or faxing 830-990-2756. Justices of the Peace Gillespie currently has two justices of the peace but will increase to four by January 2019. • Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1 – J.D. Hickman; • Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2 – Carl Schoessow. They hear all Class C misdemeanors, handle civil disputes involving amounts in controversy up to $10,000 in value and do inquests, mental commitments and evictions. They also magistrate individuals who have been arrested, hear traffic cases, issue warrants in all misdemeanors and felonies and

sometimes are asked to grant emergency protective orders. Contact a Justice of Peace Office at 830997-6912 for JP No. 1 or 830-997-9776 for JP No. 2. County Clerk • County Clerk Mary Lynn Rusche. She and her staff conduct elections, record public land records, serve as clerk for county criminal, civil, juvenile and probate courts, record births, deaths and marriages and keep record on registered livestock marks and brands. Contact the County Clerk Office at 830997-6515 or by fax at 830-997-9958. County Treasurer • County Treasurer Laura Lundquist. Lundquist’s office invests available county Cont. on page 16 ▶

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County funds, receives and accounts for all monies belonging to the county and pays, applies and disburses monies belonging to the county as per the Commissioners Court directions. The treasurer also serves as the county human resource and payroll department and collections office for county hotel occupancy tax. Contact the Treasurer’s Office at 830997-6521 or email District Clerk • District Clerk Jan Davis. Her office handles all felony criminal cases, divorces and parent/child relationship matters, plus works with all civil cases over $10,000, processes passport applications and handles naturalization and citizenship records. Contact the District Clerk Office at 830997-6517 or fax 830-992-2613. Sheriff • Gillespie County Sheriff Buddy Mills. • GCSO Chief Deputy James Segner. The Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office’s deputies and lieutenants enforce the laws of the state and protect those who live and visit here. They provide security for the county and district courts, enforce traffic laws and other county ordinances and state laws, service of process, accept bail for prisoners in custody, conduct sales of seized and unclaimed properties and take charge of the county’s jail and prisoners. The chief deputy, who is the highest


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ranking appointed officer in the department, supervises the division commanders as the operations manager for the agency. Information on the 10 Most Wanted, crime prevention, Crime Stoppers, emergency system notifications and much more is available on the Sheriff’s Office website, accessible through the county’s general website and on the department headings. County Constables Gillespie currently has two constables but will increase that to four by January 2019. • Constable, Pct. 1 – Hilario Villa Sr. • Constable, Pct. 2 - Marshall Akin. Serve as bailiffs for justice of the peace courts, collect money owed on judgments, serve the civil process of all courts, enforce traffic laws and assist other law enforcement agencies at traffic accidents, among other duties. County Surveyor • County Surveyor Carey Bonn. Duties include verifying and clarifying property boundaries under original land grants. Other offices Residents are also served by a host of other county offices, among them the County Extension Office, the Veterans Service Office, County Auditor’s Office, Communications Center, and much more. Information on these individual departments is available on the county’s webpage at:

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Utilities, services The City of Fredericksburg provides utility services, including electricity, water, sewer and garbage collection. In addition, the city provides leaf and brush pick up service to its residential customers. Electricity The city provides electrical service to most city residential and commercial customers. To establish service or to ask questions related to billing, contact the Utility Billing Department at 830-997-7521. Additional information is available online at regarding establishing service and rates. For outages during normal business hours, or service issues, contact the Electric Department at 997-7521. Outside of normal business hours, call 997-8080. Residents should take note that if they live in a location that is not incorporated within the City of Fredericksburg, then they will obtain electricity from Central Texas Electric Cooperative. Water, sewer The city provides fresh water service and sewer/wastewater service to all city residents and commercial customers.

To establish service or to ask questions related to billing, contact the Utility Billing Department at 997-7521. Additional information is available on the web site regarding establishing service and rates. To report a water main break, sewer backup, fire hydrant leak, or for other service issues during normal business hours, contact the Water Department at 997-7521. Outside of normal business hours, people may also report a water main break or fire hydrant issue by calling 997-8080. Telephone The primary local phone company in Fredericksburg for landline service is Frontier Communications. For service questions or more information, call 1-800-921-8101. Garbage collection The City of Fredericksburg offers garbage collection for residential customers only. Commercial garbage collection is provided by private, for profit companies. Customers should have their can(s) at the curb, with the arrow pointing to the curb, before 7 a.m. on their designated pick up Cont. on page 18 â–ś

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day. No rocks, broken concrete or asphalt, earth, roofing materials or trash generated by contractors or private businesses on the premises should be placed in the city’s collection carts. Also, Texas law prohibits the disposal of tires, batteries, used motor oil and oil filters, paint, antifreeze or coolants through household garbage. Syringes may be safely disposed if placed in a container with a lid taped shut. A map indicating the weekly trash pick up schedule is included in this source book. To contact the sanitation department, call 997-3459. Natural gas Natural gas service is available to all city residents through Atmos Energy. For new service or service changes, con-

Recycling Though there is not curbside recycling, the City of Fredericksburg operates a free recycling center at 302 East Ufer Street. Hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Wednesdays, closed Thursdays, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Fridays, from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays and closed Sundays. Accepted items include used newsprint, white ledger (bond) paper, office paper (all paper, including windowed envelopes, shredded paper, etc.), computer paper, magazines, catalogs, telephone books, corrugated cardboard, pressed chipboard (cereal boxes, legal pad backings, etc); PETE (#1) Plastic (#1 and #2 plastic may be co-mingled), HDPE (#2) Plastic (#1 and #2 plastic may be co-mingled); aluminum cans and tin cans. Large containers are placed along the drivethrough, clearly marked for each of the various items. The city requests items be sorted in advance to expedite the procedure.

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Annual Beef & Range Field Day, Held the second week of May. Check our website for dates. Youth Range Workshop, held in June; we’ll pay tuition for a Gillespie County student. Continuous Signup for EQIP and other conservation programs through NRCS to enhance natural resources. Call or visit us for details! 1906 N. Llano St., #106, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 830-997-3349 x 3 City Source Book

tact them at 1-888-286-6700. If a resident smells natural gas or suspects a gas leak, they are asked to call 9-1-1 and the Fredericksburg Fire Department will respond. The fire department will contact Atmos Energy as necessary for emergency repairs. Leaf collection The city conducts two leaf collection periods during the year — one in the fall and another during spring — at no additional cost to city residents. Notice of the specific dates of the collection periods will be published in advance in the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post and aired on the local radio station. During those collection times, residents are asked to place leaves (free of limbs and debris) on the street in front of their homes, approximately one foot from the curb line. Collection crews who regularly patrol all

streets within the city limits, will remove the piles of leaves. Water restrictions Currently, the City of Fredericksburg is under Stage 3 restrictions, which regulates that outdoor irrigation may occur by hose-end sprinklers, automatic sprinklers, soaker hoses or drip irrigation on designated days between 5-9 a.m. and between 7-11 p.m. Watering will be permitted on: •Monday for addresses ending in a 1 or 2, •Tuesday for addresses ending in a 3 or 4, •Wednesday for addresses ending in a 5 or 6, •Thursday for addresses ending in a 7 or 8, and, •Friday for addresses ending in a 9 or 0. No watering is allowed either on Saturdays or Sundays. Watering of plants with a bucket or other hand-held container, hand-held hose, or drip irrigation shall be permitted through Stage 4 of watering restrictions without limitation as to the day of the week, however, it can only be done during from 5-9 a.m. and 7-11 p.m. More infor-

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Emergency services When an emergency arises, the most important telephone number to call is 9-1-1. However, there are times when people just need information of a nonemergency nature from the Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office, the Fredericksburg Police Department, other law enforcement agencies or any of the volunteer fire departments. Listed below are the non-emergency phone numbers for the various agencies in the county. Volunteer Fire Departments/EMS • Doss — 830-669-2220 • Fredericksburg Fire/EMS — 830990-2050 • Harper Fire/EMS — 830-864-4253 • Stonewall — 830-644-5571 • Tierra Linda — 830-792-3533 • Willow City — 830-685-3376 or 817-395-3881 Law Enforcement Non-emergency numbers for the various departments include the following: • Fredericksburg Police Department — 830-997-7585 • Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office — 830-997-7585. • Gillespie County Constables — 830-997-7585 • Texas Cattle Rangers — 830-9977585 • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Wardens’ Office — 830997-7585 Hospital • Hill Country Memorial — 830-9974353. (Note: When requiring emergency ambulance service, dial 9-1-1 rather than the business number.) City Source Book


Whether it is the printed version, the online edition or through social media, the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post is the No. 1 source of information about Gillespie County for residents and visitors alike. The newspaper is available in the traditional print format as well as online. Who Editor/Publisher Ken Esten Cooke: Managing Editor Yvonne Hartmann: Sports Editor Joshua McKinney: Staff writers McKenzie Moellering: Erika Vela: erika@fredericksburgstandard. com.

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Contacts News: fbgnews@fredericksburgstandard. com. Advertising: ads@fredericksburgstandard. com. What The Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post offers both print and/or online editions of the weekly newspaper. Subscriptions are available for three months, six months, one year and three years. Also offered is a free “Daily Update” via email Monday through Friday mornings. Funeral notices are also available via email. To subscribe to the “Daily Updates” and/or funeral notices, send name and email address to or visit the website at and follow the links to register. Where •Offices of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post are located at 712 West Main Street. •The Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post

can be found online at •Facebook users can also “like” the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post’s page. •Follow the newspaper on Twitter @fbgstandard. When •The newspaper is published and distributed each week on Wednesday. Subscribers living inside the city limits have a choice of receiving their newspaper by home delivery on Wednesday afternoons or receiving it in the mail. Newspapers are also available at racks and newsstands located around the city. •Regular business hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. How •The telephone number is 830-997-2155. •The fax number is 830-990-0036. •The mailing address is Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post, P.O. Box 1639, Fredericksburg, TX 78624.


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Parks, recreational facilities A total of nine parks encompass about 323 acres of greenspace that exist within the city limits of Fredericksburg. From the prominent Cross Mountain Park to Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, Fredericksburg features a variety of opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy the tranquil Texas weather. Cross Mountain Park • Community park • 16 acres • Located off of North Milam • Walking trails, scenic overlook and picnic tables Elementary School Park • Neighborhood park • 10 acres, located on North Adams Street • Baseball/soccer practice fields, basketball court, playground, picnic pavilion, restrooms and trail. Frantzen Park • Neighborhood park • 1.8 acres, located on South Orange Street • Picnic facilities, playground and trail Fort Martin Scott • Special use park • 10 acres, located on U.S. Highway 290 East • Self-guided tour with interpretive signs • Living re-enactments during the year • Trails


Old Fair Park • Community park • 10 acres, located next to H-E-B • Baseball fields, soccer fields, playground and skate park • Chuck Wagon Cook-Off on April 6 Town Pool • Community park • 1 acre, located in Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park • Swimming pool Fort Martin Scott hosts reenactments representing the fort’s active time period and activities for all ages. Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park • Regional Park • 260 acres, located on State Highway 16 South • 18-hole golf course, baseball/softball fields, Olympic size swimming pool, pavilions, picnic tables, tennis/volleyball/ basketball courts, fishing at Live Oak Creek, R.V. campground and nature trails Marktplatz • Special use park • 4.5 acres, located on Main Street • Pavilions/ picnic tables, playground, gardens and history walk Oak Crest Park • Community park • 10 acres, located on State Highway 16 South • Baseball/softball/soccer fields; covered playground

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Fort Martin Scott Improvements/ Development Plan • Master Plan • Fundraising for reconstruction of historical buildings Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park Infrastructure Upgrades • 100 RV spaces • Full hook-ups • Electrical/water/sewer upgrades over next two to three years by city crews Proposed Sports Park • City looking for more sports facilities (550 kids in soccer association, 340 in baseball and 200 adult softball players) • Existing facilities are multi-purpose and receive year round use • Plans to be located next to Oak Crest Park, off of State Highway 16 South •Conceptual plan includes baseball, softball and soccer fields, concession stands, pavilions, trails and playgrounds. City Source Book

Hill Country Memorial Hospital and Go Clinic Breast Center — Provides 3D digital mammograms, biopsies, breast ultrasound, and breast MRI. Results often ready in six business hours. Offers evening appointments every second Wednesday. 808 Reuben St. 830-990-6181. Cancer Resource Center — Offers complimentary services, including symptom management tips; head coverings for temporary hair loss (wigs, hats and scarves); educational and psychosocial support for patients, survivors and caregivers; and nutrition information and lymphedema classes. 808 Reuben St. 830-990-6648. Cont. on page 26 ▶

OB technician Mark Scholl performs a newborn hearing screening at Hill Country Memorial. — Submitted photo

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Hill County Memorial’s Go Clinic, open every day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and located at 1031 S. State Highway 16, treats

colds, flu, minor injuries, fever and more without a trip to the emergency room. — Submitted photo 830-997-1358.

HCM Go Clinic Phone: 830-992-2820 1031 S. State Highway 16, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 Open every day from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Endoscopy — Provides diagnostic screening of the body’s organs, typically the digestive tract, including colonoscopies. 830-997-1305

Cardiac Rehab — For those who have had a heart attack, bypass surgery, angina, heart valve repair or replacement, coronary stenting, heart-related chest discomfort or heart-lung transplant, a team of nurses and technicians guides clients through customized exercise regimens. 402 W. Windcrest.

ER — Provides 24/7/365 care for emergent medical situations. A physician is on duty at all times, and EMS ambulance service is available by calling 9-1-1. 830-997-4353.


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hospital, the Go Clinic treats colds and flu, allergies, fever, minor injuries and more without a trip to the emergency room. No appointment necessary. Open every day, including holidays. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most insurances. 1031 S. State Hwy. 16. 830-992-2820. Home Care — HCM Home Care provides skilled nurses, home health aides, therapists and social services professionals in a client’s home. 808 Reuben St. 800-859-3169 or 830997-1336. Hospice — Provides comfort and caregiver support during advanced illness. 808 Reuben St. 830-997-1335. Imaging — Offers state-of-the-art 3T MRI with patient-controlled lighting and sound, ultrasound, CT, x-rays, MRA scans and nuclear medicine. 830-997-1418.

Infusion Center— Specially trained registered nurses administer medication in a dedicated Infusion Center. Care is individualized for each patient and involves ongoing education, monitoring, and management of the prescribed therapy and infusion device. 1009 S. Milam, Suite 2. 830-997-1224 Occupational Therapy — Occupational therapy includes neurological re-education for stroke patients, hand therapy, custom splints, upper body rehab, and education on adaptive equipment and activities of daily living. 402 W. Windcrest. 830-997-1357. Orthopedic Services —Comprehensive treatment of injuries and diseases of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Common procedures include: total joint replacement, arthroscopy, endoscopic repair of fractures, tendon repair, hand and foot surgery. 830-990-5080. Cont. on page 28 ▶

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Hospital Physical Therapy — Helps patients recover from an injury or debilitating condition. 402 W. Windcrest. 830-997-1357. Pulmonary Rehab — Offers assessment, patient training, exercise, education classes and follow-up for most diseases involving the lungs. 402 W. Windcrest. 830-997-1358. Restore — HCM’s award-winning knee, hip and shoulder replacement program, rated one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement and in the top 10 percent in the U.S. for joint replacement. 830-990-5080. Sleep Lab — Offers diagnoses and help for snoring, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia and limb movement. 1002 N. Llano. 830-992-2552. Speech Therapy — Provides therapy techniques for a variety of speech-related problems. Includes pediatric speech therapy services for children. 402 W. Windcrest. 830-997-1357. Thrift Shop — Find clothes, furniture, books, music and more. Proceeds benefit Hill Country Memorial and other local non-profit organizations. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 520 Granite Ave. 830-997-7688

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Cont. from page 27 Wellness Center — More than 20,000 square feet devoted to strength training and cardiovascular fitness equipment, including an Olympic-size fitness and recreational swimming pool. 1006 S. State Hwy. 16. 830-997-1355. Women’s Pavilion — Labor and delivery is made easier at HCM with monthly “tour nights,” the HCM Baby mobile app, prenatal breastfeeding and childbirth classes, and private delivery rooms. 1011 S. Milam. 830-990-1253. Women, Infants and Children — Provides nutritious foods, education and breastfeeding assistance. 800-347-9559. Wound Healing — Provides evaluation and treatment of complex wounds. 1009 S. Milam, Suite 1. 830-997-1265. VRI — A medical alert service to ensure help is available at any time with the press of a button. Different models and options available. (830) 990-1550. Hill Country Memorial Phone: 830-997-4353 1020 S. State Highway 16 Fredericksburg, TX 78624

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Private schools St. Mary’s Catholic School • This private parochial school is also open to non-Catholics. Classes are offered for 3-K to eighth grade. St. Mary’s has 260 students enrolled. • The school is at 202 S. Orange St., and the number is 997-3914. Ambleside School • Ambleside opened in September 2000. Grades K through eighth have class in the Greater Life Christian Center at 106 South Edison Street, and ninth through 12 grades are located at 112 S. Llano St. Ambleside has 86 students enrolled in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. • For more information, call 990-9059 or visit

Heritage School • Heritage School, grades K-12, has been offering a Christ-centered education for the past 24 years. The school, located at 310 Smokehouse Rd,, boasts an enrollment of 163 students, with class sizes ranging from 12-18 students. For more information, call 997-6597 or go to Providence Hall • Now in its fourth year, Providence Hall serves 16 students in first through 12th grades. Providence Hall is at the site of Pat’s Hall at 805 S. Bowie St., at the corner of Post Oak Road. For more information, call 9987411 or go to


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Public schools Gillespie County offers three public systems for local residents. The largest school district — Fredericksburg Independent School District — has a current enrollment of 3,185 students attending its different campuses. Fredericksburg Primary School has 541 students in early childhood, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten and first grade. Fredericksburg Elementary School serves 859 students in second through fifth grades; Stonewall Elementary School has 84 students in eastern Gillespie County; Fredericksburg Middle School has 688 sixththrough eighth-grade students; Fredericksburg High School’s ninth through 12th grades have 989 students; Also, FISD’s Gillespie County High School, which serves the educational needs of young adults for whom the traditional setting is not appropriate, has an enrollment of 24 students. The name was changed from Gillespie County Learning Center in 2016. Harper Independent School District had 601 students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade after the first week of the 2017-18 school year. More information about Harper ISD is available by calling (830) 864-4004. Doss Consolidated Common School District had an enrollment of 23 students in grades kindergarten through sixth after the first week of school. Doss CCSD is available by calling 830-669-2411.

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Contact information FISD Central Office: 9979551 High School: 997-7551 Middle School: 997-7657 Elementary School: 9979595 Stonewall: 990-4599 Primary School: 997-7421 FISD staff Interim Superintendent: Dr. Marc Williamson Asst. Superintendent-Business and Finance: Deborah Ottmers Asst. Superintendent-Curriculum and Instruction: This position is not filled at this time. Asst. Superintendent-Operations and Personnel: Donnie Finn School board members: Dale Geistweidt, Kerinne Herber, Natalie Bowman, Dave Campbell, Mark Cornett, Brian Lehne, C.Lance Love, MD. FHS Principal: Ralf Halderman FMS Principal: Missy Wright FES Principal: Monica Ward FPS Principal: Dr. Delesa Styles Stonewall Elementary Principal: Lori Maxcey

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Hill Country University Center The Hill Country University Center (HCUC) offers higher education to Fredericksburg locals and over 200,000 residents from surrounding counties. The center has partnered with Texas Tech University and Central Texas College to provide master’s, bachelor’s and Hill Country University Center Executive Director: Mary Little 2818 U.S. 290 East, Suite 6 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 Phone: 806-834-6998 Email:

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burg offers upper-level courses toward bachelor’s and master’s degrees, making a Texas Tech education available and convenient in Fredericksburg. Texas Tech partners with Central Texas College to offer a unique 2+2 program, where students take the first two years of core coursework with CTC, and then transfer to Texas Tech to complete the upper-division coursework toward their bachelor’s degrees. If students are interested in pursuing a career in the wine industry, Texas Tech offers a program focused on the science and technology of grape and wine production. TechTeach is a fast-track, one-year teacher education program that combines student teaching experience at Fredericksburg Elementary School with education courses offered at HCUC and online.

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See for more information about Texas Tech in Fredericksburg, or connect via Facebook. Central Texas College (CTC) Central Texas College is a two-year, open admissions institution that provides educational opportunities focused on making its students employable. The college offers a wide range of associate’s degrees and certificates through both online and face-toface day and evening classes at HCUC. In addition, it offers dual credit courses through its partnership with Fredericksburg High School. To learn more about CTC in Fredericksburg, go to http://www. gillespie-county-fredericksburg/. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) OLLI is designed for adults age 50+ who are still working, semi-retired or fully retired. Administered by Texas Tech University, the program offers non-credit courses taught by current and retired faculty and local professionals during convenient afternoon or evening hours. See HillCountry_WEB.pdf for the latest catalog of OLLI classes in the Hill Country. Community Events and Conferences HCUC offers meeting and function space for community events, club meetings, private social functions, and corporate conferences and workshops. Its 4,000-square-foot H-E-B Community Events Center includes a catering kitchen, accommodations for up to 200 guests, ample parking and state-of-the-art audio/visual system. Contact Mary Little at to discuss facility rental needs. City Source Book

Community Education Classes for children, teens, young adults and retirees are offered year round by the Fredericksburg Independent School District’s Community Education program. Want to learn more about computers, real estate, Fly fishing, or how to play a ukulele? What about joining an exercise or dance class? How about an organized trip? There are also camps, workshops and sporting activities for children; special interest classes, as well as sessions focusing on sewing, music, dog obedience, drones, karate, and much more. Class times and locations of classes vary, and registration fees are kept as low as possible. Joanie Kramer serves as Director of Community Education. The Community Ed office is at 234 Friendship Lane in the FISD Administration Building. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kramer can be reached at 830-997-7182 or via email at Free brochures are printed and mailed out three times a year, in the fall, spring and summer, to everyone in Fredericksburg, Harper, Stonewall and Doss. Copies are also distributed in Mason, Llano, Kerrville and

Line dancing is just one of the many classes offered through the Fredericksburg Independent School District’s Community Education program. — Submitted photo

Johnson City. Extra copies may be picked up at the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, Pioneer Memorial Library, local banks, restaurants, visitor centers, RV parks, clinics and Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

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Stay golden at the Hub It’s all “golden” at the Golden Hub. A variety of activities from dominoes to dancing, exercise to health screenings, a nutritious meal and fellowship are offered each week at the Golden Hub to residents and visitors alike. Copies of the lunch menus and activity calendars are available at the Hub and online. The basics: The Golden Hub is located at 1009 North Lincoln Street and is open to the public five days a week, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seniors of any age are invited and are welcome to bring their friends, family and neighbors. The telephone number is 997-7131 and the website is Let’s eat: A healthy and nutritious meal is served at noon, Monday through Friday, in the dining room at the Golden Hub. Diners are welcome to come early to enjoy other activities and fellowship. Those wishing to dine at the center are asked to make reservations by no later


Mah-Jongg and a variety of other games are offered weekly at the Golden Hub. — Submitted photo

than 9 a.m. that morning. A donation of $5 is requested per meal for those 60 years old and older while for those under 60, the charge is $6. The Hub also offers a Meals-on-Wheels lunch program Monday through Friday that delivers meals to seniors who are homebound or disabled. For more information on the Meals-onWheels program or to make reservations, call 997-7131. Fun and fellowship: A variety of activities, services, information and health screenings are offered to seniors and visitors. Weekly activities include exercise, line dancing, Tai Chi, Pilates, bridge, dominoes, Mah-Jongg, needlework, dancing, quilting, music (a dulcimer group meets every week), painting classes, language classes and bingo. There are also monthly nutrition education programs, blood pressure clinics and every other month, defensive driving classes. And: Transportation programs are also available through the Hub. A variety of community groups hold regular meetings at the facility which features a large assembly room that can be rented for meetings, receptions and parties. City Source Book

Pioneer Memorial Library

The Pioneer Memorial Library provides locals the opportunity to read fiction, non-fiction, children’s books and more. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

The Pioneer Memorial Library, located in the former Gillespie County Courthouse, is filled with good reads for everybody. The library is located at 115 West Main Street in a restored building that is also known as the McDermott Building. Hours: Pioneer Memorial Library is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Wednesday hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, the library is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is closed on Sundays. Library cards: Borrowers’ cards are issued free of charge to residents of Gillespie County who can provide proof of residency (usually with a driver’s license, lease agreement or printed checks with local address). Hill Country Bicycle Works 702 East Main St. Fredericksburg, TX 78624 tel 830-990-2609 141 West Water St. Kerrville, TX 78028 tel 830-896-6864

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Children six years of age and older will be issued a card when their applications are signed by a parent or guardian. What’s available: Pioneer Memorial Library is home to adult fiction and non-fiction books, reference materials, the Texas collection and current newspapers and magazines. DVDs for adults and children are also available at the library. Just for kids: Along with a large selection of children’s books, the library also offers story times for pre-school and kindergarten children. Those interested may contact the library for more information. Children can also participate in the Summer Reading Program sponsored by the Texas State Library and the Friends of Pioneer Memorial Library. And more: Pioneer Memorial Library also offers information about the Texas State Library’s talking book players. Also offered is a collection of largeprint books and e-books. The library also offers a copy machine, microfilm reader-printer and nine computers with Internet access for use by the public along with free wireless access for visitors with their own computer. Also, the library offers downloadable audio books and e-books. For more information: Call the library at 997-6513 or visit

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Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau The Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau hosts the town’s official visitor website, giving tourists a peek at the best attractions of the town. Housed at 302 E. Austin St., the organization posts information on upcoming events and details for a trip to Gillespie County. Ernie Loeffler is executive director of the organization which markets the town. The CVB staff of 15 answers questions about local attractions. For more, call 997-6523 or visit

ment Commission has the listings. It is located in the Fredericksburg CVB, at 302 E. Austin St. Director Tim Lehmberg keeps track of business development. He is led by a board of directors which help usher new and expanding business projects into Gillespie County. Call 997-6523 or visit Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce The Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce serves as a member resource for activities, business development and networking entity. It is at 306 E. Austin St. President Penny McBride leads the Chamber, which boasts over 900 members. For more infromation, call 997-5000 or visit

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and festivals and top selling wineries that keep people interested in the 31,000-squaremile area. From old-school farmers, grayhaired hippies to 21st Century techies, agents in the area can help visitors make the Hill Country their home.

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Gillespie Central Appraisal District The Gillespie Central Appraisal District (GCAD) determines values on every piece of real estate in Gillespie County. Each May, property owners will receive, in the mail, the appraised values of their properties. They then have 30 days to file a formal protest if they disagree with the numbers. The appraisal district office welcomes taxpayers to visit them for discussions about any property values they may find questionable. In July 2015, GCAD began collection of property taxes, taking over from the Gillespie County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office. A new building was recently completed and is located at 1159 South Milam Street. More information is available at 997-9807 or online at

Current Tax Rates (per $100 valuation) City of Fredericksburg: $0.2256 Gillespie County: $0.3999 Hill Country Underground Water Conservation District (HUW): $0.0071 Gillespie County Water Control and Improvement District (WCD): $0.0002 Stonewall Water Control and Improvement District (WDS): $0.3767 Fredericksburg ISD (SFB): $1.1462 Harper ISD (SHP): $1.0400 Doss CCSD (SD): $0.9267 Debt rates (remainder is for maintenance and operations): • City of Fredericksburg: $0.0629 • County of Gillespie: $0.0318 • FISD: $0.1062 Combination of rates, based on what entities a taxpayer lives in: • City, County, FISD, HUW, WCD: $1.7790 • County, FISD, HUW, WCD: $1.5534 • County, FISD, HUW, WCD, WDS: 1.9301 • County, HISD, HUW, WCD: $1.4472 • County, Doss CCSD, HUW, WCD: $1.3339

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