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ARTICLE INDEX ATTRACTIONS Country Schools Trail ......................................... 96 Enchanted Rock.................................................. 54 Fort Martin Scott ............................................... 82 Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park .................... 58 LBJ National Historical Park .............................. 68 LBJ State Park and Historic Site ....................... 63 Luckenbach ........................................................ 80 Marktplatz......................................................... 102 National Museum of the Pacific War ................ 74 Old Tunnel State Park....................................... 104 Pioneer Museum ................................................ 86 Texas Rangers Heritage Center....................... 109 Wineries.............................................................. 98 Year-Round Walks............................................. 132

COMMUNITY Churches........................................................... 133 Community Education...................................... 126 Gillespie County Airport ................................. 121 Hill Country Memorial ..................................... 118 Hill Country University Center ........................ 123

Pioneer Memorial Library ................................ 112 Visitor Information Center................................ 114

EVENTS Band Turkey Dinner............................................ 38 Bestfest............................................................... 20 Bethany Christmas Journey................................ 32 Big Band Bash..................................................... 22 Eisbahn................................................................ 27 Fall Antiques Show............................................. 26 Farmers’ Market.................................................. 41 Food & Wine Fest............................................... 21 Fredericksburg Trade Days................................. 62 Gem & Mineral Show......................................... 36 Gillespie County Fair Association...................... 92 Holiday Home Tour............................................. 30 Hunting/Wildlife.................................................. 72 Indian Artifact Show........................................... 18 Kinderfest............................................................ 31 LBJ Tree Lighting Program & Tours................... 34 Light The Night Parade, Laser Show................. 24 Livestock Shows.................................................. 51

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Lone Star Gourd Festival.................................... 17 Mesquite Art Festival......................................... 16 Oktoberfest......................................................... 13 Peddler Show...................................................... 28 St. Joseph’s Craft Sales...................................... 12 Zweite Weihnachten........................................... 35

HISTORY German Choirs ................................................... 50 German Language............................................ 136 History of Fredericksburg ............................... 140 Pioneer Artists ................................................ 130 Pioneer Aviator................................................. 128 Street Signs ..................................................... 138 Vereins Kirche ................................................. 106

THE ARTS First Friday Art Walks......................................... 45 Fredericksburg Chorale...................................... 47 Fredericksburg Music Club Concerts ................ 48 Fredericksburg Theater Company .................... 42

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS SEPTEMBER

21 ........................................................................................................ Saengerfest 20-21............................................................................ Fredericksburg Trade Days 21-22..........................................................................................Nimitz Symposium 28-Nov. 1........................................................................................ Archery season

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3...........................................................................Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market 4 ............................................................................................ First Friday Art Walk 4-6 ....................................................................................................... Oktoberfest 5 ......................................................................................... St. Joseph’s Craft Sale 11-13 ................................................................................... Mesquite Art Festival 11-27...........................................................................FTC’s “The Miracle Worker’ 12....... Open House at Junction, Nebgen and Williams Creek Country Schools 12-13.......................................Pacific Combat Zone Living History Reenactment 12................................................................... Log Cabin Day at Pioneer Museum 13.............................Fredericksburg Music Club Concert featuring Tre Voci Trio 18-20 ............................................................................. Lone Star Gourd Festival 18-20............................................................................ Fredericksburg Trade Days 19............................................................................................ Indian Artifact Show 19 .............................................................................................................. Bestfest 19...........Harvest Classic European Bike Rally with Dale Watson at Luckenbach 26 .......................................................................................... Food and Wine Fest 26-27...........................................................................Youth-Only Hunting Season

NOVEMBER

1 ............................................................................................ First Friday Art Walk 2-Jan. 5 ............................................................................... Hunting season open 3............................................................... Harvestfest — German Choirs Concert 7-9 ............................................................................. 16th Annual Big Band Bash 9-10 ........................................Pacific Combat Zone Living History Reenactment 11 .................................................................................. Veterans Day observance 15-17............................................................................ Fredericksburg Trade Days 16-17...............................................................Fredericksburg Fall Antiques Show 17 ............................... Fredericksburg Music Club Concert with Chris McGuire 29-Dec. 1....................................................................................The Peddler show 29-Dec. 1..................................................................... Fredericksburg Trade Days 30............................................................... LBJ State Park Christmas Cookie Day

DECEMBER

6 ............................................................................................ First Friday Art Walk 6....................................................................Light The Night Parade, Laser Show 7..............................................................................................Holiday Homes Tour 7...............................................................................................................Kinderfest 7.........................................................Fredericksburg Chorale Christmas Concert 7..........................................................Texas Blue Grass Massacre at Luckenbach 12-13........................................................................... Bethany Christmas Journey 12-22................................................................FTC’s “Sanders Family Christmas” 14................................................................................................. Tannenbaum Ball 14................................................................................. St. Joseph Hall Craft Show 14..............................................................................................Harper Stock Show 15.................................................................................................LBJ Tree Lighting 20-22............................................................................ Fredericksburg Trade Days 21..............................................Christmas Ball with Gary P. Nunn at Luckenbach 26............................................................................................Zweite Weihnachten 31.....................................................................................................Memorial Walk 31...............................................................................New Year’s Eve celebrations

JANUARY

1 .................................................................................................. New Year’s Walk 3 ............................................................................................ First Friday Art Walk 9-11 ............................................ Gillespie County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show 18-19................................................................................. Gem and Mineral Show 19..............................Fredericksburg Music Club Concert with Kathryn Findlen 25............................................................................................ Indian Artifact Show 25.................................................... Civil War Symposium at the Nimitz Museum 25........................................................................................Luckenbach Blues Fest

FEBRUARY

1...................................................... Fredericksburg Chorale Mid-Winter Concert 2 .................................................................................... FISD Band Turkey Dinner 7..............................................................................................First Friday Art Walk 15............................................................... Hug In/Valentine’s Ball at Luckenbach 16...............................Fredericksburg Music Club Concert featuring Kirsten Yon 21-March 9.............................................................FTC’s “Little Shop of Horrors”

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7 ............................................................................................ First Friday Art Walk 8................................................................Open house at Wrede Country School 16 ...................... Fredericksburg Music Club Concert featuring Christine Gage 22............................................................................................ Indian Artifact Show 22......................................... Mud Dauber/Rockin’ Billy Chili Fest at Luckenbach


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True one-of-a-kind finds Holiday shoppers looking to give truly unique gifts with a personal touch need look no further than the St. Joseph’s Halle, where two arts and crafts shows are slated this fall and winter.

HAND-CUT and hand-painted Christmas ornaments like these of Fredericksburg’s historic landmark “Vereins Kirche” are just some of the unique items offered at the St. Joseph’s Halle Arts and Crafts Shows. Event dates this year are Oct. 5 and Dec. 14. — Standard-Radio Post File Photo

Artists and craftsmen from Fredericksburg and the surrounding Hill Country area gather twice annually to show off their creative wares and this year’s Saturday shows are slated Oct. 5 and Dec. 14 in the historic building, located a block off Fredericksburg’s Main Street at 212 West San Antonio Street. There will be no admission charge to get in to either show and hours for both will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Expected to be available for browsing and purchase again this year are: mosaic stained glass, spoon handle bracelets, necklaces, Santa pendants, vintage broken china pendants, hand-painted signs, gourd birdhouses, hand-crafted dolls and hand-knitted sweaters, painted and decoupaged furniture, silverplated wind chimes, crocheted hats, carved granite pieces, outdoor furniture and lots of “shabby chic” items. A selection of baked goods and treats will be available at the show in December.

HAND-ENGRAVING a piece of wildlife art straight onto granite while customers wait is Fredericksburg artist Monroe Behrends during the St. Joseph’s Halle Arts and Crafts Shows. — Standard-Radio Post File Photo

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Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg invites revelers to join in the singing, toasting and dancing when the 33rd annual celebration takes place Friday through Sunday, Oct. 4-6. Sponsored by the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, Oktoberfest takes place on Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg. Oktoberfest continues to grow, and more seating has been added in the Strassen Zelt (Street Tent), located on Adams Street. This area will include music, a souvenir booth, photo booth and Paulaner Bier. There will also be sing-a-longs and more music in the Main Street Musik Zelt.

Adding to the flavor of Oktoberfest will be the OktubaFest on Friday afternoon, Oct. 4. All tuba and euphonium players are invited to participate. The “Chicken Dance On Main Street” will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the first 330 registrants will receive a special surprise. The dance starts at 9:30 a.m. On Sunday, Oct. 6, domino players are invited to join in the 42 tournament. Registration begins at noon under Strassen Zelt. Four covered stages will host a continuous parade of entertainers Cont. on page 14

WAVING to the audience without missing a beat, the Cadence Cloggers are scheduled to return to Fredericksburg to perform at the 2013 Oktoberfest celebration Oct. 4-6 on Marktplatz. — Standard-Radio Post file photo


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Oktoberfest with the focus on the German favorites of oompah, polka and waltzing. There will also be exhibitions, contests and plenty of opportunities for dancing, including the “Chicken Dance.” Some of the bands scheduled to perform this year include Jodie Mikula Orchestra, Oma and The Oompahs, TubaMeisters, Fredericksburg Filharmonic, Polkamatics, The Sound Connection, Shirley Johnson and Herschel Moody. Also scheduled are Czech and Then Some, Arion Maennerchor, Band Aids Jazz Band, Hermann Sons Mixed Choir, Janak’s Polka Band, Swingin’ Dutchmen, Boerne Village Ensemble, Walburg Boys, Ennis Czech Boys, Boerne Village Band, Comal Community Band, The Czech Melody Masters, Eklectic Swing Trio and Seven Dutchmen.

Cont.from page 13 Shopping will also be a part of Oktoberfest. Over 45-juried artisans from across the state will fill two tents with their best arts and collectibles. In another tent, a select group of local Hill Country artists will be selling their works to the public. A menu of German and American foods will be offered throughout the weekend. Over 50 varieties of German, American, Texan and other imported beers will be available for sampling along with an assortment of wine. A special area focuses on children where activities include the Bungee Jump, histrikers and other games and activities. Since its inception in 1981, Oktoberfest has been sponsored by the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance. Community volunteers provide the labor, and all funds are used for student scholarships and to support the local arts.

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Artists to spotlight Texas MESQUITE Highlighting Texas’ native hardwood mesquite will be the 21st Annual Texas Mesquite Association Art Festival in Fredericksburg Friday through Sunday, Oct. 11-13. “Besides seeing the absolute best selection of mesquite, visitors will enjoy the largest mesquite show in the world,” said Al Carr, organizer of the juried show. Visitors will be treated to collections of sculpted wood from the world’s absolute finest mesquite craftsmen. Featured for sale will be large furniture items such as beds, dressers and chairs, along with crafted gift items such as turned lamps, scroll work, pen and pencil sets, Christmas tree ornaments, gun stocks and sculpted vases, and much more all crafted of mesquite. The Texas Mesquite Association Art Festival is free and open to the public. Hours will be from HAND-TURNED MESQUITE handled barbecue tools draw the attention of visitors to the Texas Mesquite Association Art Festival in Fredericksburg. The show will return this year Oct. 11-13 at Marktplatz. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12; from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. The festival, like mesquite wood itself, has come a long way since the first event in 1992 when 14 mesquite wood-workers gathered in a seminar. According to Carr, they weren’t the only ones to show an interest. “So many local people dropped in to see what we were doing and to try to buy our work, we realized Fredericksburg was the best place on earth to have a Mesquite Art Festival,” Carr said. It has now become one of the top events in

Fredericksburg, with organizers expecting this year’s crowd to top 10,000 people over the three-day celebration. Several members who regularly exhibit at the show were featured in the September/October 2010 issue of Texas Journey.

“Architects now vie to install mesquite accents in upscale homes,” Carr said. Mantles, doors, flooring, art items, dining sets, tables and other furniture are increasingly requested in mesquite, causing prices for both raw wood and finished pieces to soar.

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Gourds, gourds, ...and more gourds! Artists to bring creative minds together for Lone Star Gourd Festival Working their magic, artists will turn dried, dirty gourds into pieces of fine art at the 2013 Lone Star Gourd Festival planned Friday through Sunday, Oct. 18-20, on the grounds of Pioneer Museum, 309 West Main Street. The three-day show sponsored by the Texas Gourd Society provides an opportunity for visitors to see a national-level gourd art competition, as well as to purchase gourd art, raw gourds and tools of the craft from supply vendors, visit a kid’s gourd craft area and take lessons on how to create unique gourd art. Festival hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission cost will be $5 and anyone 17 years or younger will be admitted free with a paying adult. Specific schedule details are available at www.texasgourdsociety. org or by emailing bettiesuz@yahoo.com or 512-431-6030. TRANSFORMING gourds into art pieces is the favored topic of discussion by artists like this at the Lone Star Gourd Festival set this year in Fredericksburg on Oct. 18-20. — StandardRadio Post file photo

INTRICATE carvings turn an ordinary gourd into a blue-ribbon winner at the annual Lone Star Gourd Festival hosted in Fredericksburg by the Texas Gourd Society. This year’s event will be Oct. 18-20 at the Pioneer Museum. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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Indian Artifacts to go on display Merchants, sellers expected here with collections Oct. 19, Jan. 25 and March 22 Collectors of ancient, rare arrowheads along with other Native American artifacts will gather here this fall and twice during winter for the Fredericksburg Indian Artifact Show. Scheduled again in Pioneer Pavilion at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, the shows are set for Oct. 19, Jan. 25 and March 22 to display fossils dating as far back as 10,000 B.C. Each show will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. As many as 70 tables will be set up by collectors from all over Texas to display historic artifacts for the benefit of buyers, sellers, traders or lookers interested in stopping by the pavilion that day.

UNIQUELY DISPLAYED for the public, ancient and rare arrowheads create a tree of interest during the Fredericksburg Indian Artifacts Show. This year, the show will draw collectors and their ehibits back to Pioneer Pavilion for three more shows to be held Oct. 19, Jan. 25 and March 22. Admission is $6 for those 15 years and older. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

“This is a hobby for all us collectors and we truly enjoy having the show in Fredericksburg every year and having everyone come out to see what we have on display,” said Richard Mentzer of New Braunfels, who cohosts the event along with Rob Bartel of Hunt. Admission for each show is $6 for everyone 15 years of age and older, while children 14-andunder will be admitted free of charge. Free admission will also be provided for Gillespie County law enforcement officers. Beverages, snacks and barbecue will be provided for purchase throughout both shows.

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Bestfest promising ‘added twist’ Three German favorites — beer, sausage and polka music — with an added twist will be celebrated at Bestfest on Saturday, Oct. 19. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus Council 9765, the fourth annual event will take place on Marktplatz. “We’ve combined great offerings from some

SAUSAGE, beer, music and prize drawings are on the menu when the Knights of Columbus Council 9765 hosts its annual Bestfest on Saturday, Oct. 19, on Marktplatz. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

of the best Texas sausage makers along with a number of the best craft beers around to create a unique sausage and beer tasting event,” according to event chair John Eilers. Starting at 11 a.m., the entry fee ($10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under) allows all the sausage, sauerkraut and German potatoes individuals can eat. Tea is included with entry fee. A selection of craft and specialty beers will be available for tasting and purchase, giving those attending the opportunity to find their favorite ‘pairing’ of beer and sausage. The event features sausage products from Opa’s Smoked Meats of Fredericksburg, Slovacek Sausage and Kiolbassa and beer offerings from microbreweries including Real Ale Brewing Company, St. Arnold’s Brewing Company, Pedernales Brewing Company and Spoetzel Brewing Company. Live polka music will be provided throughout the afternoon and evening by Dutch Treat, Fritz Hodde and the Fabulous Six and the Polkamatics. Activities for kids are also planned including pumpkin painting and several piñatas. With deer hunting season right around the corner, participants will also have a number of opportunities to win hunting-related

prizes, including the night’s final drawing for a 2014 4x4 Kawasaki mule. The event also includes a “21-Gun Salute” in which a selection of 21 shotguns, rifles and handguns will be given away. Tickets for these items are $20, and are available for purchase at several locations throughout Fredericksburg., as well as at the door. There will also be drawings for other outdoorand hunting-related items. Proceeds from Bestfest are used for charitable giving of Knights of Columbus Council 9765. In the last three years, the council has allocated money to help sponsor various local organizations. They have also donated to St. Mary’s Church ministries such as the Gabriel Project, St. Mary’s School and Adopt-A-Family Christmas programs. The council has also sent money to Covenant House and provided scholarships for collegebound Gillespie County students. In addition, the council also supports a number of young men in priestly formation and the religious life as well as college Catholic center ministries.

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downtown Marktplatz, where nearly 30 Texas wineries will be offering 100 of their products to be sampled along with gourmet delicacies from around the state. Oenophiles and “foodies” alike will be able to get their fill from noon to 7 p.m. General admission is $20 for adults, which includes one souvenir fest glass, six sampling tickets (which may be used for three two-ounce sample pours or one glass of wine,) Texas specialty booths, Texas wineries, a silent auction, entertainment, cooking school sessions, food court and the Gargantuan Great Grape Toss fun. General admission is $5 for those under 21 years of age and free for children 12 and younger. Additional sampling tickets may be purchased and there COOKING TIPS give Fredericksburg Food will be a food “village” and Wine Fest goers every chance to have offering an array of “Grape Expectations” in the kitchen. Limited items to satisfy a variseating is featured for this year’s live cooking ety of palettes. demonstrations by Texas Hill Country expert Wineries scheduled chefs on Saturday, Oct. 26. — Standard-Radio Cont. on page 40 Post file photo

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All-star lineup set for Big Band Bash Featuring some of Central Texas’ top names in music, the 16th Annual Texas All Star Big Band Bash returns to Hill Top Café Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7-9. Taking the stage will be the Texas Horns with Floyd Domino, Texas All Star Big Band, Greg Piccolo, Golden Triangle, Johnny Nicholas and Hell Bent featuring Cindy Cashdollar, Walt Wilkins, The Resentments and others to be announced. Reservations are required for the event by calling Hill Top Cafe at 830-997-8922 or by visiting www.hilltopcafe.com. “This started out as a way to funnel money to the school district’s band and show choirs, and it has extended to go to provide funds for scholarships for students studying music and paying some tuition for theater camps,” said Johnny

Nicholas, the event’s brainchild and owner of Hill Top Café. “Over the years, we’ve raised well over $65,000 to promote the arts in schools.” Since 1998, the FISD Band Boosters, choirs, theater department and the Fredericksburg Youth Center have benefitted along with students planning to pursue a music degree in college who received scholarships. Camps have included sections for percussion players, woodwinds and horns, along with guitar clinics, songwriting classes, tutoring in music and theater, as well as accordion workshops featuring Tejano, Cajun and German/Czech styles. Professional musicians, songwriters, singers, actors and directors have all assisted with sessions. The past several years, the

JOHNNY NICHOLAS will lead the line-up of entertainers at the 16th Annual Texas All-Star Big Band Bash to be held Nov. 7-9 at Hill Top Café. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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’Tis the season to ‘light the night’

LASER LIGHTS brighten the night during the “Light the Night Christmas Parade and After Glow” celebration. This year’s show is set for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, and reserved bleacher seating is available. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Parade, laser show to celebrate season Dec. 6 A laser light show will liven up the night, taking up a city block. A popularly-attended Christmas parade will cast a holiday glow on all of downtown. And, plenty of ice skating, gift shopping, kids’ activities and more will be offered on the square all for Fredericksburg’s new “Light the Night Christmas Parade and After Glow” celebration planned Friday, Dec. 6. Fun on the square Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, the event will kick off on Marktplatz at 3 p.m., when children’s activities and holiday vendors will be featured on the downtown square amidst a scene of

holiday lights and figurines, the community’s 30-foot Christmas tree filled with hand-crafted ornaments by local artisans and the 26-foot-tall Christmas pyramid, a hand-made fixture from Germany which rotates various directions and spotlights different layers of holiday ornamentation. Traditional Christmas pyramids originated in Germany, appearing first during the 16th century. They are carousel-like structures made of wood with Christmas motifs depicted on several levels. The pyramid’s rotation is traditionally caused by spinning propellers at the top of the structure which are powered by rising heat from candles. However, the largescale outdoor pyramids now featured during the holidays in many Germany towns rely on electricity for their powered

HOLIDAY CELEBRANTS like these will once again be lining Fredericksburg’s Main Street on Friday, Dec. 6, to take in the city’s ever-popular lighted, night-time Christmas parade. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

rotation. Also featured during the afternoon on the square will be Eisbahn, the outdoor ice skating rink operated by Heritage School from Nov. 29 through Jan. 5. Cost to enjoy the slippery fun is $10, which includes the rental of skates. There will also be plenty of food and drink available on site. These activities will continue on the square until 10 p.m. Laser show, parade Kicking off the holidays in a lively style promptly at 6:30

p.m. will be a laser light show — front-and-center on Marktplatz, facing the 100 block of West Main Street. With last year’s debut laser show being met with much success, the show was “a must” again this year … with some added new components. The show is free to watch from any other block, but those who prefer to get a front-row look at the huge screen may want to consider purchasing a $15 ticket for reserved bleacher seating. Cont. on page 28


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Fall Antiques Show returns to area Nov. 16-17 Among the largest antique shows in the Texas Hill Country, the 21st Annual Fredericksburg Fall Antiques Show will return to the Gillespie County Fair Grounds on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16-17. Hours for the show are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, in the enclosed Exhibition Hall and adjacent open-air Peddler Pavilion. In those two buildings will be a wide array of furniture, gardening pieces, textiles/quilts, A WIDE variety of antiques will be up for sale during the Nov. 16-17 Fredericksburg Antiques Show. As in the past, the event is set for the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

pewter, pottery, glass/china, estate jewelry and more — all “from the barns, attics and estates of America.” Admission tickets are $5 and may be used for return visits. Children under the age of 12 years will be admitted free of charge. Ample parking is available at the fair grounds for the two-day show sponsored by Texas Presentations directors Tommy and Lori Titsworth.

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Eisbahn to bring skating downtown Surpising to some, the heart of downtown Fredericksburg transforms each holiday season into a winter wonderland — complete with outdoor ice skating rink. Mobile cooling coils convert a downtown pavilion on the city’s square into a slippery, icy oval in spite of Texas’ well-known mild and oftentimes sunny winters. “Eisbahn” will return for its ninth season on Marktplatz from Nov. 29 through Jan. 5. With opening day set the day after Thanksgiving, on Friday, Nov. 29, hours for Eisbahn will be 4-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 4-10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays and 1-8 p.m. Sundays. During Christmas break for local schools, from Dec. 20-Jan. 5, Eisbahn will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays

through Saturdays and from 1-8 p.m. Sundays. The rink will be closed on Dec. 24-25. On New Year’s Eve, it will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. And, on New Year’s Day, it will welcome skaters from 2-10 p.m. The rink may be reserved for private parties anytime it is not open to the public. Again this year, sensitive to tough economic conditions and in the spirit of community, the hosting Heritage School will not raise ticket prices. A full day, come-and-go pass will remain at $10, which includes the rental of skates. Refreshments will be made available near the rink, as is seating for those who would rather watch the more daring of their party from the sidelines. Eisbahn is anticipating close

HOLDING HANDS, a couple takes a twirl around “Eisbahn” — an outdoor ice skating rink that entertainers holiday revellers from Nov. 29-Jan. 5. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

to 8,000 visitors this holiday season to lace up skates. Gift buyers are encouraged to consider skate passes as gifts or stocking stuffers. Eisbahn was conceived by Dr. Nancy Thompson as a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). Heritage volunteers now operate Eisbahn to serve the community, to raise funds for the school and to continue in

its support of CFF through a donation of a percentage of the Eisbahn’s annual proceeds. Currently, local businesses are being sought as corporate sponsors for the rink. Anyone who would like to be a part of Eisbahn -- either as a sponsor or as a volunteer -- is asked to call Heritage School Head of School Matt Skinner at 997-6597. Information is available at www.skateinfred.com.


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Peddler Show will offer chance at holiday shopping From Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, the Peddler Show will once again be at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds with a holiday show custom built for Fredericksburg. Customers can shop from select choices of talented designers, artisans, creators and craftsmen from all over the country. Among the products are Christmas gift ideas for home, health, wardrobe and family. For $10, early-bird customers who want to avoid the crowds can shop Friday, Nov. 29 in a Sneak Peak/Stroller Free from 11 a.m. to noon. Otherwise, regular admission is $6 for adults, $5 for both senior citizens 65 and older and for children 5-11. Children under five are free. Admission is good for the entire weekend.

HAND-CRAFTED DESIGNS from dozens of area vendors are available for purchase by visitors to the semi-annual Peddler Show. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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Tickets may be purchased for those preferred seats in advance at the Chamber of Commerce’s Visitor Information Center, 302 East Austin Street. Just after the lasers have finished their wild spectacle, the community will be treated to Fredericksburg’s traditional lighted night-time Christmas parade. The large procession — all units of which will be adorned with holiday lights of some fashion — will wind from the front of the square down to the intersection of South Washington Street and back up the street so that the parade is passing itself in both directions at some points. The annual parade creates a festive atmosphere for holiday revellers, which is only added to by the fact that all of Fredericksburg’s historic district buildings are completely outlined in white lights.

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Home tour, ball support museum The 56th Annual Holiday Home Tour provides a rare glimpse into historic private homes that have been meticulously restored and lavishly decorated. “This year, it’s going to be a step back in time to see properties constructed around the 1880s,” said Gladys Frels, home tour cochairman. “Guests will learn more about the history of the area

and tour homes in the Cherry Spring community. The Christmas decorations will be over the top.” The self-guided tour, set for Saturday, Dec. 7, is a history of Cherry Spring, a settleament about 18 miles northwest of Fredericksburg. Eleven historic properties, all examples of Hill Country architecture, including six that have been restored by

HOLIDAY HOME TOUR Tickets are $25 (includes a printed guide). Available at Pioneer Museum (or online at pioneermuseum. net), Gästehaus Schmidt Reservation Service and Crenwelge Motors in Kerrville. Homes open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. TANNENBAUM BALL Tickets $125 before Dec. 6, $150 up to day before event. For information, call 830-990-8441.

THE HOLIDAY HOME TOUR features locations from cozy cottages in town to spacious Hill Country estates with expansive views. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Dian Stai and husband Harlan. The 100 acres is known as Mansefeldt. One stop on the tour will be the Stais’ personal home, often called Das Alte Haus (the old house). It was constructed in 1879 by a German native Diedrich Rode. An ambitious restoration in 1997 modern-

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Kinderfest to help children for holiday Some children just can’t wait until Christmas, and in Fredericksburg, there’s a remedy to that. On Saturday, Dec. 7 during Kinderfest, kids can meet Santa Claus, hear stories, sing and make crafts and then get their stockings filled. St. Nicholas this year will continue the longtime German tradition of making a stop at the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg to fill stockings of boys and girls during the annual Kinderfest. First, the kids hang their stockings above the hearth in the Kammlah House and then return to the historic sanctuary to listen to stories and sing Christmas songs. Then, a visit from good ol’ St. Nick as kids tell him how good

For more information, visit www.pioneermuseum.net/kinderfest.php. they’ve been and what they’d like for Christmas. Then, they do a craft and return back to the house to retrieve their stockings. In the Christmas tradition, good children receive nuts, fruit and candy in their stockings while naughty children find a switch or lump of coal. Kinderfest is free to all local and visiting children, who are up to 10 years old and are accompanied by a parent. Due to the large crowds and limited space, regular admission will be charged to others attending the event.

STOCKINGS will be hung with care, in hopes St. Nick will soon be there during the annual Kinderfest at the Pioneer Museum Dec.7. — Standard-Radio Post file photo.


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Bethany to host ‘A Christmas Journey’

MEMBERS of Bethany Lutheran Church portray Joseph and Mary on their way to Bethlehem in the church’s “A Christmas Journey” presentation. This year’s event is scheduled for Dec. 12-13. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

A live nativity scene will be on display Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13 as Bethany Lutheran Church hosts its annual holiday drive-through style event, “A Christmas Journey.” Families can see the story of the birth of Jesus Christ — shown in nine scenes with live actors and animals — from the comfort their own vehicles or can ride through the presentation on one of several trailers supplied by the church. From 6-8:30 p.m. both nights, cars will be greeted by volunteers who will cover their headlights and then guide them to the tour’s start. Vehicles will initially line up on Schubert Street, turn right onto Adams Street and then take another right into Bethany Lutheran Church’s back parking lot. The production has expanded to include a more lengthy drive along the woods of Town Creek before exiting onto Austin Street across from Security State Bank and Trust. The expansion was necessary in order to accommodate more interesting elements in the nine original scenes. For instance, an organizer explained, the innkeeper’s scene will feature a whole town. While there is no admission charge for the event, donations will be accepted. Money raised this way will be given to the Fredericksburg Food Pantry.

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LBJ Tree Lighting to light up season A holiday tradition started over 40 years ago by President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family will be continued by his descendants, locals and visitors on Sunday, Dec. 15, at the 44th Annual LBJ Tree

CHRISTMAS GOODIES will be offered to those visiting the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm during the 44th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting Ceremony and Evening Tour. — StandardRadio Post file photo

Lighting Ceremony and Evening Tour. Hosted at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site in Stonewall, the evening event features a Christmas tree lighting program filled with holiday greetings and music, a living nativity scene, evening tours, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus. Presenting the annual affair along with the Texas Parks and Wildlife are members of the Stonewall community who volunteer their time and talents to add to the festive atmosphere. The annual LBJ Tree Lighting is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. in the courtyard of the state park’s Visitor Center, located just east of Stonewall off U.S. Highway 290. Members of the Johnson family traditionally are on hand that night at the park, which is named for the 36th U.S. president, to turn on the colorful lights strung on a large tree and to greet old friends and make new acquaintances. In conjunction with the tree lighting, a short program is held in which representatives from Stonewall community churches participate. Elsewhere on the grounds, members of the Catholic Youth Organization present a

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A TRADITIONAL CEDAR Christmas tree sits aglow with colorful lights just after Luci Baines Johnson (second from right) and Santa Claus are joined by State Park Superintendent Iris Neffendorf (center) and others in “flipping the switch” to conclude the LBJ Tree Lighting program at the state park in Stonewall. This year’s 44th annual event, which is free to the public, is planned on Sunday evening, Dec. 15. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

live nativity scene — complete with live sheep and donkeys. Following the ceremony and the subsequent living nativity scene, activities and entertainment are planned at the Visitor Center, includ-

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For many in America, Dec. 26 consists of heading to department stores to return unwanted gifts and take advantage of After-Christmas sale bargains. The Germans prefer a more relaxed approach. This year, on Thursday, Dec. 26, from 2-5 p.m., the German holiday Zweite Weihnachten will take place at the Gillespie County Historical Society Social Hall. It will be hosted by the German Class/Club. Considered a big event in Germany, the tradition continues in Fredericksburg. Zweite Weihnachten strives to keep alive the German tradition of the community gathering the day after Christmas. The event, which means “Second

CAROLERS sing Christmas songs to the accompaniment of an accordion at Zweite Weihnachten. — StandardRadio Post file photo

Christmas” in English, is the German tradition of good food, drink, music and fellowship with friends. There will also be the singing of carols, both in German and in English.

Light refreshments will also be available, and the park store will be open to help shoppers find unique items for those on their holiday lists. As a part of the tree lighting, the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm inside the state park will be open to visitors. Those planning to take in the farm are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring a flashlight for the short “Walk Back in Time” to the Sauer-Beckmann Farm and the “Memory Walk” to the statute of the former president. At the Sauer-Beckmann Farm, state park personnel dressed in the style of the early-1900s will greet visitors for a walking tour through the houses. There, visitors will see the German Christmas theme carried out. Standing in the parlor will be a Christmas tree decorated with cut-out cookies, popcorn chains, apples, oranges and lighted candles. At the Sauer-Beckmann Farm, in the center of the kitchen, the dining table is laden with foods that have been prepared by park interpreters. For more park information about this event and other activities held in Stonewall, call 830-6442252, extension 226, or, follow the park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LBJSTATEPark or on the park’s own website at: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/ state-parks/lyndon-b-johnson.

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Gem, Mineral Show to sparkle Jan. 18-19 Offering amateur gemologists and hobbyists the opportunity for a close-up look at the beauty nature has to offer, the 45th Annual Gem and Mineral Show might just be the ticket when it returns to Fredericksburg Jan. 18-19, 2013. Whether it involves jewelry-making, panning for gold or fossilfinding, the show is annually popular with both experts and amateurs who travel here from around the country to see just what can be done with gems and minerals. Hours for the show at Pioneer Pavilion inside Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park are 9 a.m. until 6 pm. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Parking and admission are free. The two-day event will again feature demonstrations and exhibits along with booths where dealers will be on hand to buy, sell and trade gemstones, arrowheads, fossils, geodes, meteorites, and mineral specimens, along with rough and polished rocks. There will be demonstrations involving jewelry-making, lapidary techniques, fluorescent rocks, minerals, and fossils. Fredericksburg Rockhounds members will be on hand to identify “mystery” rocks and to show some of their collections. In past years, the Gold Panners Association of America has set up a sluice and provided pans for gold-hunting enthusiasts to sift through Llano River earth in search of gold. The Rockhounds welcome children and families looking for a fun learning experience. The show offers inexpensive items for

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sale as well as rare pieces worth thousands of dollars. Hourly drawings for free door prizes will be held throughout the show. Also, tickets for a prize drawing will be sold and winning ticket holders will be announced at the conclusion of the show on Sunday afternoon. More information on the Fredericksburg Rockhounds’ organization is available at fredericksburgrockhounds.org.

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Drumsticks, anyone? Turkey dinner to benefit Fredericksburg ISD bands

ADDING A FUN atmosphere to the serving line, this volunteer worker chips in to help things run smoothly at the annual Fredericksburg Band Boosters Turkey Dinner. This year’s event is set Sunday, Feb. 2. — Standard-Radio Post File Photo

Fredericksburg’s residents and guests are invited to enjoy an afternoon on Sunday, Feb. 2, filled with live music, hot turkey dinners and prize giveaways during the annual Fredericksburg Band Boosters Turkey Dinner. The fundraiser offers a tasty way for the community to support the Fredericksburg Independent School District’s band program for middle- through high schoolaged student musicians. As has been the case for many years, the time-honored event is scheduled inside the large Gillespie County Fair Grounds Exhibition Hall, just off Texas Highway 16 South. Planned for the menu that day will be a menu of turkey and dressing, green beans, buttered noodles, cranberry sauce, bread, cake and a beverage. Serving both in the hall and in the drivethrough lane will last from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until the food is sold out.

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Meal tickets will be sold in advance and at the door. Bands, including jazz bands, from both Fredericksburg High School and Fredericksburg Middle School will take turns performing to entertain on-site diners, starting at 1 p.m. Throughout the day, prize drawings will be held to award a long list of locallydonated items and services. Tickets for the drawing will also be made available in advance from band students or for purchase at the door, historically at a cost of $1 each or six tickets for $5. Proceeds from the event serve as the main fundraiser for the year for the FISD Band Boosters, which support the band organizations by purchasing instruments, equipment and uniforms, as well as providing for supplemental travel and contest expenses. This year is scheduled the once-everyfour-years trip for the student musicians and any extra proceeds raised from this event over last year’s profit will be used to help offset students’ costs to join in the excursion.


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Food & Wine Fest

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A wide variety of products will be available for sampling and purchase as well: lavender products, salsas, jams and jellies, seasonings and spices, nuts, dipping oils, olive oils, beef, and items that have been made using wine barrels and hand-painted glasses, among other selections. The “Grape Expectations” Cooking School starts at noon and will showcase Texas chefs. Participating this year will be: Ross Burtwell, of Cabernet Grill; Lois Rodriguez, of Texas Highways; Chef Jeffrey Rhodes of parkside, Austin; Angela Mancino of Sunset Grill and Woerner Warehouse, Fredericksburg; Executive Chef Brice Baker of Navajo Grill, Fredericksburg, and Josh Raymer of Fredericksburg. There will be two sessions featuring three chefs each. Seating is limited to 150 persons

POURING ‘TEXAS’ — Wine afficionados (like this one) and “foodies” will have plenty to sample on Saturday, Oct. 26, when some 30 Texas wineries pour samples of nearly 100 wines and gourmet food specialists put out tastes of their best dishes during this year’s 23rd Annual Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest on Marktplatz. — Standard-Radio Post file photo and cost is $10 per session or both sessions for $20. Musical entertainment throughout the day will be performed by El Tule, Spare Parts, the Frank Gomez Band and Josh Dodds. The fest’s annual poster series will spotlight the work of local artist Shelley Britton. She

will be on hand to sign copies of the poster during the event. The original work, as well as a signed and framed poster, will be featured in the silent auction. The silent auction will also offer numerous other packages filled with items donated by participating wineries and vendors, as well as local retailers. Organizers are planning three special events for this year’s festival. All have limited seating and tickets for them are sold only in advance. “Locavore” will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, at Messina Hof Hill Country, featuring everything local. Tickets will be $60 per person. “A Celebration of Texas Wine and Food” is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25, at the Red Bird Grille at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park’s golf course. Tickets are $75 per person, which includes admission to the fest on Saturday and a catered meal by Sterling Affairs of Austin. On Saturday, Oct. 26, in advance of the fest’s opening, there is the Food and Wine Fest Patron Party on Marktplatz. Tickets to that event, which will feature food by local caterer Delicious Details, are available for $100 per person and include fest admission. More information on the event and advance ticket purchase is available by contacting the fest office at 830-997-8515, or at www.fbgfoodandwinefest.com.

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Home grown food for sale during Farmer’s Market Beginning Oct. 3 and continuing every Thursday until Nov. 21, the Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market is returning for its fall season outside the Pioneer Museum on the grassy lawn. Farmer’s Market vice president Cynthia England said customers won’t lack for items to sample or buy. “We are very fortunate to have local, grass-fed beef,” England said. Then there are the pasture-raised chickens that produce the organic eggs. There’s also a local

bounty of fall vegetables and fruits including beets, beans, peas, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, herbs and more. Besides local produce, there’s also locally-baked bread, locally-roasted coffee, wood oven pizza and other prepared foods. The Farmer’s Market has a new collaboration with Hill Country Memorial Hospital. England describes the nutrition program as innovative. “They’re working with us to encourage the community to eat healthy,” she said.

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CHOICES ARE BOUNTIFUL at the Fredericksburg Fall Farmer’s Market. — StandardRadio Post file photo

Other products available at the fall farmers market include local wineries who will sell by the glass or bottle. There’s also the Chef’s Corner, where people can sample food made by professional chefs using

ingredients from local markets. “It’s an educational tool for customers to learn new recipes and new ways to cook,” England said. For more information, visit www.fredericksburgfarmersmarket.com.

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Drama, comedy abound at FTC Fans of theater visiting the Texas Hill Country will not have to venture to ‘big cities’ like Austin or San Antonio in order to enjoy an evening of live theater as Fredericksburg boasts an acclaimed community theater troupe. The Fredericksburg Theater Company, currently in its 17th season, is known for its productions at its Steve W. Shepherd Theater at 1668 U.S. Highway 87 South. After concluding its summer musical “Oklahoma!,” FTC will host the fall drama “The Miracle Worker” Oct. 11-27. Remaining shows in Season 17 include “Sanders Family Christmas” Dec. 12-22; “Little Shop Of Horrors” Feb. 21-March 9, 2014; and “Lost in Yonkers” April 11-27, 2014.

“Season 17 is one of FTC’s biggest seasons yet. From Tony Award winning musicals, to Pulitzer Prize winning plays, we wanted to make season 17 a season about producing great works of the American theater, while maintaining our mission statement to enrich, inspire, educate, and entertain, and produce productions that are still new to FTC,” FTC Artistic Director Kerry Goff said. “Variety is another key component to FTC’’s Season 17,” he added. “From blockbuster musical, to inspiring drama, heartwarming Christmas musical, to rock and roll winter musical, and rounding off with a play by one of Broadway’s greatest playwrights, our audiences are sure to find something that is fresh, unexpected,

LOCAL ACTORS from across the Texas Hill Country perform in each production at the Fredericksburg Theater Company. — StandardRadio Post file photo

and outstanding.” Show times and info Show times are generally Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets usually go on sale a full two weeks prior to open-

ing night at the FTC Box Office, located at 306 East Austin Street. Tickets can be reserved by calling the FTC office at 9973588 or toll free at 888-669-7114. Cont. on page 44


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Drama, comedy Updates and more detailed information about upcoming productions may be found at: www.fredericksburgtheater. org. Be a sponsor The FTC is funded through private donations. Season subscriptions are $100 and include a ticket to each of the five regular season productions. Donation levels begin at $250 with the Performer level and include Producer ($1,000), Benefactor ($2,500), Angel ($5,000) and Arch-

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Angel ($10,000). Each level of support comes with tickets, recognition and other special features. FTC has earned a positive reputation for its big musicals, with full orchestras. Some of those productions included: “Godspell,” “Man of La Mancha,” “South Pacific” (twice), “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “My Fair Lady,” “Peter Pan,” “The Sound of Music,” “1776,” “Annie,” “The Music Man,” “Camelot,” “West Side Story,” “The King and I,” “Annie Get

Your Gun,” “The Fantasticks” and “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” The group has also performed dramas, comedies, murder mysteries, dinner theaters, Broadway musical revues, and has sponsored symphony concerts and a ballet performance. The theater ticket office is located at 306 East Aus-

tin Street, near the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center. Office hours, which are held two full weeks before a production’s opening and during the run of the show, are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The phone number is 9973588 or at (888) 669-7114. More information is available at fredericksburgtheater. org.

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Art walk brings stroke of color Local galleries join together for monthly event

Eleven art galleries in the city join together each month to host the First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. Held on the first Friday of each month, the event features demonstrations, shows, receptions and more. Most galleries open their doors at 10 a.m. and feature extended hours until 8 p.m. on First Friday. In addition to the special events, each gallery serves wine from local wineries including Becker Vineyards, Grape Creek Vineyards and Torre De Pietra. Some locations also offer entertainment. A schedule of events are posted the week of the event on the website at www.FFAWF. com or www.FirstFridayArtWalkFredericksburg.com. Agave Gallery 208 East San Antonio 990-1727 www.agavegallery.com Agave Gallery represents nationally acclaimed Texas artists. Located one block off Main Street in an 1870’s limestone Sunday house, the gallery provides an intimate setting for “fine art Texas style.” Various mediums of original representational works are exhibited, from oil paintings and bronzes to engraved silver and jewelry. Also, visitors are invited in to the sculpture studio of Texas State Artist John Bennett to view current projects in progress and learn about how fine art bronzes are created. New events and exhibits are scheduled all year long to coincide with First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. Artisans at Rocky Hill 234 West Main 990-8160 www.ArtisansAtRockyHill.com Artisans at Rocky Hill is a fine art and fine craft gallery that represents Texas artists, most of whom reside in the Texas Hill Country. •October — Pottery Demonstrations in the Courtyard. •November — “Fire and Fiber.” •December — “Tis the Season for Jewels.” •January — “Celebrating New Year of Art” •February — “Heritage School Student Art” •March — “The Art of Casey Craig.” •April — “Spring Color in Clay and Mosaic.” Charles Beckendorf Gallery

DEMONSTRATIONS, receptions, exhibit openings and more are featured each month at 11 local galleries

as part of the First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

105 North Adams 997-5955 www.beckendorf.com The Charles Beckendorf Gallery is celebrating its 42nd year. This Texas gallery is dedicated to the art of Charles Beckendorf. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 1-5 p.m. on Sundays. Visit the gallery’s website for a complete inventory of prints, books and sculptures available. Cowboy Bronze 211 West Main 830-997-2822 www.cowboybronze.net The Cowboy Bronze Fine Art Gallery is entering its second year on West Main and announces new artists, new work and additions of new mediums. The gallery features newly-arrived wood sculpture by Greg Searcy, new caricature bronzes by master sculpture Bub Vickers and impressionistic artist, Shirle Wempner, has just been recognized by the Southwest Art publication as the next new up-and-coming oil painter this month. Owners Bub and Susan Vickers are always on the search for more contemporary western artists to show their work in Fredericksburg.

ally celebrated and emerging artists from Texas and beyond. In addition to original artwork, the gallery also carries a selection of ready-made frames and museum quality custom picture framing. The gallery specializes in representational wildlife, western, still life, portraiture and landscape. The artists work in various mediums and styles from the realm of realism to the world of impressionism. •October — “Texascapes” •November — “Contemporary Masters Invitational.” •December — “Winter Wonderland.” •May — “From Above.”

Fredericksburg Art Gallery 314 East Main 990-2707 www.fbgartgallery.com Fredericksburg Art Gallery, owned by Jim and Donna Strickland, has been in its current location for 15 years. The gallery carries fine art by over 40 nation-

Fredericksburg Art Guild 308 East Austin 997-4949 www.fredericksburgartguild.org Fredericksburg Art Guild is a 501c3 nonprofit, founded in 1971 by art teacher, John McClusky. The mission of the guild is to educate, encourage, cultivate, and promote the arts in the Texas Hill Country. Fredericksburg Art Guild is open free to the public Thursdays through Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. •October — “My Favorite Things.” •November — “Traditions.” •December — “Self Reflection.” •January “Who Knew?” •February — “Taking a Gamble.” •March — “Texas Pride.” •April — “La Dolce Vita.” Cont. on page 46


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InSight Gallery 214 West Main 997-9920 www.InSightGallery.com InSight Gallery represents a select group of the finest painters and sculptors living and working today in landscape, figurative, still life, impressionistic, wildlife, sporting and Western Art. The gallery is home to award-winning Oil Painters of America, Cowboy Artist of America, Prix de West, American Impressionist Society Masters and Autry/Masters of the American West artists. InSight Gallery is housed in a restored historic building with 8,000 square feet of gallery show space. •October 1-21 — “Reflections — The Art of Daniel F. Gerhartz.” •November 1-23 — “Light & Atmosphere: Nancy Bush.” •December 6-28 — Small Works Show. •March — Sixth Annual Texas Masters Show. •April — “Cowboys and Canyons.” •April — Three Woman Show. Larry Jackson Antiques & Art 209 South Llano 997-0073 www.LarryJacksonAntiques.com Larry Jackson’s is a gallery where the word “art” is brought to life by the collection of

investment paintings, selected fine antiques and assorted objects d’ art. Acquired from collections throughout the United States, styles from contemporary to western to classic are represented in the old warehouse gallery. •October 4 — New works come into the gallery every week. •November 1 — “The Colors of Pearl,” a contemporary show featuring Austin impressionistic artist Pearl. River Rustic Gallery 215-A West Main 997-6585 www.riverrustic.com Artist Carlos Moseley shows his unique and one-of-a-kind art. Each piece is an original, whether it is western, whimsical, sports-related or depicts a pet or wildlife. The gallery also features the work of other artists. RS Hanna Gallery 208 South Llano 830-307-3071 www.rshannagallery.com The RS Hanna Gallery represents a select group of artists who have been winners of shows and featured on national magazine covers.

•September 15-30 — “Illustrious Trio.” •October 1-15 — Dan Beck One Man Show. •October 18-31 — “Moments Into Light.”  •November 1-15 — Bryce Cameron Liston One Man Show. •November 1-21 — American Women Artists’ “16th Annual National Juried Show.” •December 3-27 — “Artistic Excellence, Mastery of Vision.” Whistle Pik Galleries 425 East Main 800-999-0820 www.WhistlePik.com A national art gallery offering traditional original paintings and bronzes from America’s top artists. Two galleries are filled with landscapes, still life, portrait, wildlife, western, Hill Country scenes and more. Whistle Pik Galleries is one of only two galleries in the nation that represents the original work of Texas artist G. Harvey, who calls Fredericksburg home. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. •November/December — Sonya Terpening, Robert Peters and Mick Doellinger National Show. •December — Small Masterpieces Christmas Event.

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Chorale to perform special concerts A tradition of presenting new compositions and vocal pieces continues by the Fredericksburg Chorale. Under the direction of Mark Hierholzer, the chorale is made up of area residents whose ages range from 13 to 94 years. Among its year-long schedule of programs, the chorale offers a concert series called Dialogues and Dances at 7 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. The concerts, held at the Hill Country University Center, feature original vocal and instrumental compositions and improvisations. In addition, members of the chorale also present several special concerts. As part of the holiday season, the Fredericksburg Chorale will present its Christmas program on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Halle. The group’s midwinter concert will follow in February.

PERFORMING for locals and visitors alike, the Fredericksburg Chorale continues the tradition of presenting new compositions and vocal pieces. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Performances will be Saturday, Feb. 1, at 3 p.m. and at 7 p.m., also at St. Joseph’s Halle. The spring concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 10, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s

Halle. For those interested in joining the chorale, rehearsals are held Monday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran. Semester membership dues

are $55 for adults and $25 for students.Anyone interested in singing is invited to join the group for which there are no auditions. Hierholzer is the composer of numerous published chorale pieces and has performed widely on piano, organ, accordion and guitar. “The vision of the chorale is to include all in the Hill Country to participate actively in the creation of a true and lasting community choir,” he said. “This is done by calling on everyone to participate with energy in truly valuable work.” In addition, “we welcome guests and family members of all ages to participate in the Monday evening rehearsals by simply coming to listen, to ask questions or to sing along,” the director added. For more information, email info@fredericksburgchorale. com or call 997-6869.

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Local group brings world class performers to Texas Hill Country Fredericksburg Music Club will continue its tradition of bringing world-class musicians to Fredericksburg for its 2013-2014 concert series. All concerts are scheduled for the third Sunday of each month, except December. Concerts are held at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, located at 1800 North Llano, beginning at 3 p.m. Admission is free to the public but donations will be accepted to help offset the costs associated with the concerts. Membership cards are also be available at the concerts or can be found online at www.fredericksburgmusicclub.com. Eight concerts are planned as part of the 2013-2014 series. The season opened on Sept. 15 with a performance by concert pianist Fei-Fei Dong. Upcoming concerts included the following: •Oct. 13 — Tre Voci Trio, chamber music. •Nov. 17 — Chris McGuire, classical guitar.

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German choirs keep tradition alive Helping to keep Fredericksburg’s German heritage alive and flourishing are two German choirs — the Arion Men’s Choir and the Hermann Sons Mixed Choir — that meet weekly for fellowship and singing. Arion Männerchor (Arion Men’s Choir), founded in 1908, and the Hermannsöhne Gemischter Chor (Hermann Sons Mixed Choir), active since 1934, are both directed by Mark Hierholzer. Keyboard artist, choral director and composer Hierholzer directs the choirs in weekly rehearsals and performances throughout the year. The choirs are voluntary, non-profit groups, and invite adults who enjoy singing to consider joining and participating. New members are welcome to join at any time. Rehearsals are held Thursday evenings at St. Joseph’s Halle at 212 W. San Antonio St. The Hermann Sons meet at 7:30 p.m. and are followed by the Arion at about 8:30 p.m. Some knowledge of the German language is helpful, but is not required, nor is the ability to sight-read music. The choirs’ repertoire ranges from sacred music to classical masterworks to folk songs. The Hermann Sons Mixed Choir which

KEEPING THE COMMUNITY’S German heritage flourishing are two local choirs, the Arion Men’s Choir and the Hermann Sons Mixed Choir which hosted this year’s Texanischer Gebirgs Saengerfest on Saturday, Sept. 21. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

hosted this year’s Texanischer Gebirgs Saengerfest on Saturday, Sept. 21, at St. Mary’s Holy Family Center. They jointly present a free-admission public concert in the spring, usually the first Sunday in May (Maifest), and another in the fall, the first Sunday in November, a Herbstfest (Harvestfest).

Both of these events are held at St. Joseph’s Halle, located on West San Antonio Street. In addition, they represent Fredericksburg in a yearly Sängerfest (singers’ festival) along with German choirs from San Antonio, New Braunfels and Corpus Christi. This year’s Sängerfest will be held in Fredericksburg in September and will be hosted by the Hermann Sons Choir. Both choirs also appear regularly at Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, and give performances from time to time during the year at nursing and retirement homes. Franz Dieter Kemper is president of the Arion Männerchor; Vernon Treibs is the vice president, and Larry Kuhlken is secretarytreasurer. Officers of Hermannsöhne Gemischter Chor are Heinrich Boenig, president; Genevieve McCaffrey, vice president, and Frances Hartmann, secretary-treasurer. Fredericksburg’s German choirs continue to enjoy the benefit of a piano donated by the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, the hospitality of the St. Joseph’s Society for a rehearsal and performance venue. More information is available from Boenig at 669-2104 or Hartmann at 997-3936.

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Young exhibitors carry on family legacy Whether they are competing at home in the local show or against showmen from around the state, Gillespie County livestock exhibitors are at home in the show ring. And when these youngsters step into the ring, many are following in the footsteps of their parents and grandparents. Fredericksburg and the surrounding area may be known to many as a popular tourist destination, but for those who live year-round in Gillespie County, agriculture also plays a major role in the local economy. For 4-H and FFA members who take part in livestock shows here and around the state, there’s a lot of dedication and hard work required to get their animals ready for the show ring.

Helping them get a good start in the industry are the Gillespie County 4-H Clubs as well as FFA chapters at Freder­icksburg and Harper high schools. Assisted by advisors, teachers and adults, youths focus their attentions on local, regional and state livestock expositions during much of the year in hopes of winning prize ribbons, trophies, points and rewarding bids paid for their livestock. For months prior to the stock show season, which traditionally begins in January, 4-H and FFA youths work with their animals. Long hours are devoted to livestock projects, beginning in the early morning while others are still asleep, and extending into the evening after school, work and other activities Cont. on page 52

ONE-ON-ONE — A young exhibitor visits with the judge during livestock competition at the Gillespie County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Rodeo. The 2014 show will take place Jan. 9-11 at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. — Standard-Radio Post file photo


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Young exhibitors STOCK SHOW SCHEDULE Gillespie County 4-Hers, Fredericksburg and Harper FFA members will be competing in livestock shows around the state including the following: •State Fair of Texas — Sept. 27-Oct. 20. •Harper Stock Show — Dec. 14. •Gillespie County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Auction — Jan. 9-11. •Hill Country District Junior Livestock Show in Kerrville — Jan. 13-18. •Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo — Jan. 17-Feb. •San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo — Feb. 6-23. •San Angelo Stock Show — Feb. 14-March 2. •Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo in Austin — March 1-16. •Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo — March 4-23.

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are over. Youngsters in the Harper area get their first taste of competition each stock show season when that community holds its annual show. The Harper Stock Show will be held Dec. 14. Officially kicking off the 2014 stock show season for all of the county’s youth is the Gillespie County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Auction. This coming year’s show will be Jan. 9-11, 2014, at the Show Barn at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Hundreds of entries are annually displayed at the county show, including market steers, hogs, meat goats and lambs along with breeding beef cattle, breeding sheep, goats, broilers and turkeys. At the auction that concludes the county show, local merchants, business people and individuals from the surround-

ing area turn out to support young exhibitors with their bids. In August, local youths joined exhibitors from around the state in competing for top honors in livestock competition held as part of the Gillespie County Fair. In past years, Gillespie County youths have earned numerous championships in these shows while also receiving high

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HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of visitors each year make the climb to the summit of the Enchanted Rock dome. The park also features areas where more serious climbers can work with ropes. — Standard-Radio Post file photo


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ENCHANTED ROCK AWES THOUSANDS A geological treasure that serves as a gateway to West Texas, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area has attracted visitors by the thousands for more than 500 years. Reaching an elevation of 1,825 feet, the granite dome on Ranch Road 965 near the GillespieLlano county line, commands attention. And “The Rock,” or “E-Rock,” draws hundreds of thousands each year to its 640acre dome, having intrigued early Native Americans, to settlers, to modern-day visitors. For those who like the outdoors, there are plenty of attractions, from hiking, to camping, to bird-watching, and more. Enchanted Rock’s pink-toned, naturally-occurring, solid-granite structure — which reaches up to 425 feet above the surrounding landscape — is the BEAUTIFUL SCENERY, in addition to the iconic dome can be found all around Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

second largest outcropping of granite in the United States, topped only by Georgia’s Stone Mountain. The main rock and numerous adjacent, but smaller granite formations are collectively maintained as the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. New Park Superintendent Doug Cochran said he will pursue improved signage in town that lets visitors know about waits during peak season. Hiking Several different trails are available for hikers of all skill levels, with the most popular trail, the Summit Trail, which guides the path to the top of Enchanted Rock, rising 425 feet over a 0.6-mile trail. Although many visitors tackle the trail on their own, a one- to two-hour guided tour leaving from the gazebo at 9 a.m. for the summit is available on the third Saturday of April, May, September, October, November

and December. Donations are accepted to allow this program to continue operations. Private tours are also available for groups at other times with a donation. To make arrangements, contact: enchanted. rock@tpwd.state.tx.us. Other trails in the state park travel distances of up to four miles, circling Enchanted Rock and its nearby formations, Little Rock, Turkey Peak, Buzzard’s Roost and Freshman Mountain. Rock climbing Technical and rock climbing opportunities are available for the most adventurous outdoorsman. Climbers must check in at park headquarters before climbing and should note that the use of pitons is prohibited by the park. Trail maps and climbing locations are detailed on the web: http://www.tpwd.state. tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/ enchanted_rock/. Once atop the rock, visitors will immediately notice an Cont. on page 57

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Willkommen to our Historic Tin Sunday House. Built in the late 1800’s, our Guesthouse has old country charm with modern amenities. The Guesthouse is on a secluded 3/4 of an acre on Baron’s Creek in the Heart of Fredericksburg. It is only 2 1/2 blocks from Main Street, so you can easily walk to the many shops, restaurants & museums. Sit on the front or back porch and look at the large Pecan and Cypress trees, or relax in the Hot Tub.

Our newest Guesthaus is now available for booking. It is located only a few blocks from Main St. This Guesthaus has two bedrooms with queen size beds and a loft with two twin beds, accommodating up to six guests. It has two full baths and a full kitchen. Great for extended stays, large families or a girls’ weekend of shopping!

This guesthouse is a rustic timber frame cabin with a rock addition built out of antique beams, lumber and floors. It is located 17 miles north of Fredericksburg, Texas on Highway 16 North. The Front Porch overlooks a scenic lake. The Furnishings include many antique pieces. The Outdoor shower is a great place to cool off on hot summer days!

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Enchanted Rock unexpected sight — grass and trees on a relatively flat, rocky terrain. Vernal pools — small patches of vegetation that form in depressions in the rock — have become home to patches of grass, tiny fairy shrimp, as well as ferns, moss, lichens, sedges and other plant life. They are considered threatened natural resources by the park and visitors are asked to keep them in as pristine shape as they were when they got there. Over 500 species of plants can be

Cont. from page 56 found in and around Enchanted Rock, including the light blue basin bellflower found only in three Texas counties. Camping Due to the current drought, Enchanted Rock has instituted a burn ban that remains in effect. No wood, charcoal or other open fires are allowed. Containerized fuel fires (i.e. propane) for cooking are currently allowed. Information on fees for camping and day use is available by contacting the park at 830-685-3636.

Peak months are March through May. No overnight camping is available at the summit of Enchanted Rock. The main campground has a complete restroom facility with showers and a nearby playground for children. Other park facilities include a covered group picnic pavilion (capacity 200 people), which is available for rent for $35. Clean up is required and water, electricity, a barbecue pit, picnic tables and restrooms are provided.

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Call during peak visiting times (March to June, October to December) to check wait times. Friends of Enchanted Rock group has raised funds to restore hiking and walking trails. More information is available at: www. friendsofenchantedrock.com.

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LADY BIRD JOHNSON PARK OFFERS CHANCE FOR GUESTS, RESIDENTS TO SLIP AWAY FOR GOLF, SWIMMING, MORE Three miles from downtown Fredericksburg attractions, Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park provides a recreational getaway for locals and visitors alike. There is no admission charge

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for entering the 150-acre park located southwest of town on Texas 16 South. There, visitors can take all day if they wish to enjoy what nature has to offer, including shade

A PAR-71 golf course is one of the many features offered to locals and visitors alike at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

trees and grass-covered slopes that throughout much of the year are sprinkled with wildflowers. Day use activities Day-time visitors to the park can use picnic tables (available on a first-come-first-served basis) and four playgrounds at no charge to accommodate those just wanting to get away from it all for a couple of hours. Three free nature trails that take hikers across Live Oak Creek gives nature lovers a chance to get up close and personal with the natural habitat. The pathways were established by the Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center. The Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center hopes to have an interpretative center building in a few years to better showcase Hill Country nature. For vacationers who enjoy

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fishing, the park offers a 17-acre lake and plenty of spots to wet a line. Motor boats, however, are prohibited, as are trotlines and swimming. Elsewhere in the park, there are baseball and softball fields, a sand volleyball court, an outdoor basketball court, a swimming pool (with kiddie pool to the side) and tennis courts. The Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course recently reopened after being closed the first half of 2012 due to renovations. The swimming pool facilities at Lady Bird are expected to be open for the 2013 season before renovation of the pool begins in the fall. Rental facilities Visitors who plan large gatherings may want to look into using one of the park’s five large outCont. on page 60

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FORE! NEW COURSE INVITING Reopened last year after a $1.9 million renovation, Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course offers a year-round 18-hole, par-71 challenge as well as plenty of scenery along its treelined fairways. The course — which shares the Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park entrance south-west of town on Texas High-way 16 — offers a 6,686-yard championship layout complete with practice facilities featuring a 20-station driving range, two practice greens and a practice bunker. Tree-lined fairways, rolling hills, carries over Live Oak Creek both to elevated greens and those well below the lie, everchanging wind conditions and three lakes make for challenging shot-making for even the most-proficient golfer. During the spring and summer months, normal course hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 8 a.m. until dark. Green fees (with cart) for 18 holes are $34 for residents and $44 for non-residents Tuesday-Thursday and $40 for residents and $50 for non-residents Friday-Sunday. Meanwhile, a senior rate is available (Tuesday-Thursday only) at $29 for residents and $39 for non-residents. Also provided is a twilight rate after 5 p.m. of $25 for residents and $35 for non-residents on Tuesday-Thursday and $29 for residents and $40 for non-residents on Friday-Sunday. Because course hours may vary due to weather, golfers are encouraged to telephone ahead (997-4010) to check on course conditions and to make recommended tee time reservations which are accepted up to seven days in advance.

door covered pavilions or one of three indoor sites, including the Tatsch House, the Cardinal Room at the golf clubhouse or the spacious Pioneer Pavilion. Each of the five outdoor pavilions is available on a first-come-firstserved basis or by reservation. Information about the facilities

and reservation opportunities is available from the City of Fredericksburg’s website at www.fbgtx.org. Overnight camping Camping under the stars is available at the park, which accommodates RVs and tents. Cont. on page 62

SPLISH, SPLASH — Among its many other features, Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park provides a little good, clean summer fun with its swimming pool. Locals and visitors alike go there escape the summer’s heat and have a “cool” time. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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Dr. Don Higginbotham, Pastor  1407 E. Main St., Fredericksburg, TX (across the street from Bealls)


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Lady Bird Park Cont. from page 60 In all, there are 113 sites available for travel trailers with 30-50 amp electrical hookups, water and sewer, cable TV, wireless internet and shade trees. Rates are $30 per day, $175 per week and $395 per month.

Campers who want to tent camp pay $10 per night. All campers must check in at the park office to receive a camping permit. There are nine comfort stations to serve visitors, while three bathhouses are available

Once-a-month market offers Trade Days deals Featuring more than 350 vendors in a series of former chicken barns-turned-wide variety marketplace, Fredericksburg Trade Days welcomes shoppers the third Saturday of each month. The market is located at 355 Sunday Farms Lane, about seven miles from Fredericksburg off U.S. Highway 290 East (across from Wildseed Farms.) Hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on scheduled Fridays and Saturdays and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Fredericksburg Trade Days weekends on the calendar for the remainder of 2013 are: Sept. 20-22, Oct. 18-20, Nov. 15-17, Nov. 29-Dec. 1 (bonus holiday event) and Dec. 20-22. A more complete schedule as it is made and more information is available online at www.fredericksburgtradedays.com. Shoppers visiting the six market barns and their surrounding show grounds will have the opportunity to browse through everything

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from cowhides to candles, Fiesta ware to ranch furniture, designer jewelry to primitive pieces of furniture. Antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, “shabby chic” items, candles, unique clothing, food and more are also offered. Those visiting the site will also have the chance to enjoy food in the biergarten, where more than 50 varieties of beers from around the world are also offered. Live music is also offered from noon until 4 p.m. most show dates and will spotlight the likes of entertainers Gary Allen Berg, Cameran Nelson, Southern Comfort, Dub and Jan, Duke Davis and Brooke Graham. More information is also available by phoning 830-9904900.

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LYNDON B. JOHNSON STATE PARK AND HISTORIC SITE

Take a step into life on the farm Named for the 36th Flowers: Mrs. Johnson’s Gift to the People” President of the United entice visitors daily. States, the Lyndon B. In addition to conJohnson State Park and taining memorabilia Historic Site in Stonewall focusing on the late not only pays tribute to president’s two terms that leader’s life, but also of office, there’s also an celebrates with yearauditorium complex round visitors the Gerthat accommodates up man heritage of the Texas to 250 persons for free Hill Country, its abundant films shown daily. wildlife and more. In the same structure, Located about 17 miles there’s a gift shop open east of Fredericksburg daily from 8 a.m. to 6 on U.S. Highway 290, the p.m. park blends historical “It’s not a typical souexhibits, memorabilia and venir shop, but rather a living history farm with recreational sports, nature HISTORY COMES ALIVE at the Sauer Beckmann Living History Farm, an integral part of a community gift store and bicycling trails, shop- the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site in Stonewall. The working farm shows with some unique visitors what life was like for early-1900s settlers. — Standard-Radio Post file photo one-of-a-kind crafted ping and more. items,” said park superHonoring Gillespie members and dignitaries. intendent Iris Neffendorf. County’s native son, Lyndon B. Johnson, the The entrance to the 700-plus acre site feaThe Visitor Center is the first stop for any state park tells his story, as well as that of tures a Visitor Center complex, where exhibits tour to the LBJ Ranch, which is a part of the others living in the Texas Hill Country — past such as “A Hill Country Heritage: the Land Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. and present. (See separate article on the national park It was officially dedicated in August 1970, and People that Inspired a President and First Cont. on page 64 in a ceremony attended by Johnson family Lady”, “Hill Country Album” and “More than

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YEAR-ROUND FISHING on the scenic banks of the Pedernales River is offered to visitors at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site. More information on the park and its hours is available online at www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/lyndon-b-johnson. — StandardRadio Post file photo facility elsewhere in this issue.) Attached to the Visitor Center is the Behrens Cabin, a two-room dogtrot cabin built during the 1840s by German immigrant Johannes Behrens. There’s also an outdoor amphitheater used for a variety of programs. Throughout the park, exhibits and programs reflect on the Indian, Spanish and German cultures that have had a lasting impact on the lives of people living in this area today. Delving deeper into the lasting German heritage is the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, which depicts the life of a German/Texas family from 1915-1918. East of the Visitor Center and off the nature trail, the farm is open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Guided tours there allow park interpreters to demonstrate every phase of life, characteristic of that era. School classes and other large groups of 15 or more are encouraged to make reservations for one-hour farm tours by phoning (830) 6442252, extension 229. Elsewhere in the park, a winding nature trail leads takers to a larger-than-life bronze statue of the former president overlooking the Pedernales River. It also trails near a wildlife enclosure housing Texas Longhorn cattle, buffalo and white-tailed deer. Another trail approximately a mile long is handicapped accessible and suitable for wheelchairs, bicycles and strollers. It departs the Visitor Center and travels through fields of wildflowers and past the Texas Longhorns’ pen to the Danz cabins before looping back. Every trail in the park is linked with directional signs and strategically-placed markers giving a brief description of highlights along the path. Those getting out in nature can also be treated in the spring and early summer to fragranced views of bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush and other wildflowers. Numerous shaded picnic and rest areas (some with restroom facilities) are available at the state park and a few roadside parks line Cont. on page 66

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LBJ State Park FALL/WINTER EVENTS • Nov. 30 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Children are invited to get in the Christmas spirit with a cookie-decorating program. Cookies will be like those placed on a German Christmas tree in the 1900s. Visitors will also participate in traditional German wreath-making and candle-making while they await the arrival of St. Nicholas. • Dec. 15 - 6 to 9 p.m.: Started 44 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson, the annual LBJ tree lighting ceremony is a special tradition in the Hill Country. Attendees will hear carolers and see a live nativity scene while enjoying refreshments and the lighting of the large, outdoor tree. Visitors are then invited to step back in time with a walk to the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm for German cookies and cakes amid glowing lanterns, live music and a traditional candlelit German Christmas tree. More information on specially-planned park events, as well as rental of park facilities, is available by calling 830-644-2252, extension 226, or by visiting the park’s website: www.tpwd.state.tx.us//state-parks/ lyndon-b-johnson. Or, for updated information, visit the park’s Facebook page at www. facebook.com/LBJSTATEPark.

Cont. from page 64 Ranch Road 1 which snakes parallel to the Pedernales River. From early June throughout the summer, a large pool facility — complete with children’s wading pool and a covered pavilion — is manned by certified lifeguards from noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays (including holidays). Cost to swim is $3 per person, 13 years of age and older or $2 per child. A seasonal swimming WITH AN ETCHED IMAGE of her famous father looking on, pass is available at a cost Luci Baines Johnson greets a crowd of holiday celebrants at the of $40 per person or $80 Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site Visitor Center per family (restricted up during the Annual Tree Lighting Program and Evening Tour. The to five people.) public is again invited to join Johnson family members for this Nearby are two lighted year’s festivities on Sunday evening, Dec. 15. — Standard-Radio tennis courts. Post Photo file photo Available by reservation is the park’s dining the banks of state park lands. hall and group picnic area, located on the Persons interested in volunteering at the banks of the Pedernales River, as well as a park may contact the park at 830-644-2252 for application forms and more informaseparate baseball diamond facility. Fishing is allowed without a license from tion.

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Home of the legendary ‘LBJ’ LYNDON B. JOHNSON NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

DRESSED UP in garland and fine bows for the holidays is the “Texas White House”, which once served as home to the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, and his family. Today, many parts of the family home have been opened for public touring. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

A glimpse into the life of one of this nation’s former presidents and a chance to enjoy the land he once held so dear is afforded by the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in Stonewall. The park, which is actually divided into two components — one in Johnson City and the other in Stonewall — welcomes visitors yearround, giving them up-close looks at the LBJ Ranch, the presidential residence dubbed the “Texas White House,” the presidential hangar with the restored Air Force One aircraft and the president’s collection of classic automobiles. The LBJ Ranch is located a mile east of Stonewall in Gillespie County on the north side of the Pedernales River. Managed by the National Park Service, it is a companion attraction to the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, which is located along the river’s southern banks. The other district in Johnson City in Blanco County is made up of the LBJ Boyhood Home and the Johnson Settlement. Both park components are open 362 days of the year, closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. And, both work toward Cont. on page 69

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accessible through private vehicle, exhibits and the gift shop is shared at this location. Permits for the driving tour are issued at no charge, starting at 9 a.m. and no later than 4:15 p.m. The tour leads travelers onto Ranch Road 1 and crosses the Pedernales River near the Junction School. It was here that Johnson began his formal education at the age of four. He returned here as president in 1965 to sign the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The route continues JOHNSON FAMILY dishes are set at the to the president’s recontable as if for a festive holiday dinner in structed birth­place. Visithe Texas White House. Today, guided tors can see this structours of the landmark home are possible ture and then stroll to daily, from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. — the Johnson family cemStandard-Radio Post file photo etery, where Lady Bird Johnson is laid to rest educating the public about early life in Central Texas and about alongside President Johnson, his the life of the 36th president of siblings and his parents. From there, visitors can go to the United States and his family. the LBJ Ranch Hangar where Stonewall District For the national park’s Stone- tickets are obtained for the firstwall District, operating hours are come, first-serve tours of the 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and it is restored first floor of the Texas open every day except Thanks- White House beginning at 10 giving, Christmas and New Year’s a.m. and running through 4:30 p.m. each day. Cost is $3 for Day. The first stop for any tour of those 18 years of age or up, free the LBJ Ranch is at the LBJ State for those 17 and under. The first floor rooms of the Park and Historic Site Visitor Texas White House have been Center, located 17 miles east of restored to the way they looked Fredericksburg off U.S. Highway during LBJ’s presidency. 290. Cont. on page 70 Information about the tour,

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LBJ National Park The tour includes the presidential office, living room, dining room, den and kitchen, the Yellow Sitting Room and the Johnsons’ bedroom suites. It was to the LBJ Ranch that President Johnson retired in 1969 following 37 years of public service and it is at the ranch that he and Mrs. Johnson are buried. Johnson City District Fourteen miles east of the LBJ Ranch is the Blanco County seat, Johnson City, named for Johnson’s relative, James Polk Johnson, in 1879. This park district includes a visitor center at 100 East Ladybird Lane, the LBJ Boyhood Home and the Johnson Settlement, his grandparents’ ranch headquarters from 1868-1872. The visitor center is open from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. There is a permanent exhibit gallery with world events and LBJ history timelines, and a Great Society Wall, as well as an exhibit devoted to Mrs. Johnson. Two videos — “LBJ: The Presi-

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LOVE OF WILDFLOWERS— Mrs. Lyndon (Lady Bird) Johnson’s love of Texas’ native flowers is evidenced by this hat which sits in the Texas White House. Today, visitors can see glimpses of the former First Lady and the 36th President of the United States by taking guided tours of the family residence in Stonewall. The first floor was opened for public viewing in 2008, following her death in 2007. — Standard-Radio Post file photo dent” and “Lady Bird Johnson”, are shown throughout the day. Both are close-captioned and last 30 minutes. The center includes a bookstore and gift items for both children

and adults. The LBJ Boyhood Home is open for guided touring with a ranger from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding the noon hour, seven days a week. The tour lasts approximately 20 minutes and is free of charge. The Johnson Settlement, a short walk from the visitor center, transports visitors back in time to the early days of settlement in Texas. The Johnson Settlement is selfguided. The entire loop through the parcel is about eight-tenths of a mile. A visitor contact station is open in the Withers and Spauldings Building in downtown Johnson City. There, the public will see how a general store looked, circa 1915. An exhibition and event center is also located in Johnson City, available to the public for rent by calling (830) 868-7128, ext. 260. More information is available from the visitor center at (830) 868-7128, ext. 244. The park has extensive information on its website, www.nps.gov/ lyjo.

BELIEVING that “Education is the only passport from poverty,” President Lyndon B. Johnson once returned to his childhood classroom in this one-room “Junction School” building along the Pedernales River to sign the Elementary and Secondary Education Act on April 11, 1965. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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County offers ‘wild’ life experiences Whether it is for bird watching or hunting, Gillespie County is a popular destination for many, due to abundant wildlife found here. For bird watchers, there are nature trails at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park in Fredericksburg and the Lyndon B. Johnson state and national parks in Stonewall. For hunters of white-tailed deer and other wild game such as turkey, quail, dove and more, the 2013-2014 big game season is right around the corner. Hunters in Gillespie County will get their first shots at whitetails and wild turkey when the archery-only season opens Sept. 28 and lasts through Nov. 1. Then, the general rifle season for deer and turkey, from Nov. 2 through Jan. 5, 2014. A “special late antlerless and spike buck deer season” is planned Jan. 6-19. Licensed hunters 16 years of age or younger will get their crack at this year’s deer harvest by rifle during a youth-only, early open season on Oct. 26-27 and a late season that runs from Jan. 6-19, 2014. The quail hunting season in Gillespie County, as well as the rest of Texas, for this year will run from Oct. 26 to Feb. 23, 2014. For dove hunting enthusiasts, Gillespie

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County is stationed in the Central Zone by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Therefore, its regular dove season will run from Sept. 1-Oct. 23 and from

Dec. 20-Jan. 5. Information on bag limits, license requirements and other general information is available from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. As for those who’d rather watch than hunt, there are also many non-game animals in the Texas Hill Country: armadillos, raccoons, hawks, opossums, coyotes and numerous other birds, along with an occasional porupine and the famously-odious skunk. Among the factors accounting for the large populations of deer and other forms of wildlife in the Fredericksburg area is the rugged, hilly terrain, which affords plenty of cover, vegetation and water to sustain the animals year-round. In other parts of Texas, the terrain is flatter and less wooded. Also, the increasing development of housing and expanding city limits in other places has forced wildlife out of its natural habitat. To put it simply, wildlife is valued here. Animals are held in high regard by farmers, ranchers and other residents not only for their elegant presence, but also because of their contributions to the area’s economy.

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Museum pays tribute to native son History, lessons to be learned at facility dedicated to telling the story of the Pacific War There’s a museum that honors the eight million Americans who served in World War II’s Pacific Rim against Japan. More than 100,000 gave their lives. Among those who served was a Fredericksburg native: Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz. That museum, of course, is the National Museum of the Pacific War, located in downtown Fredericksburg. History and Mission The museum originally began in 1968 with the establishment of the Nimitz Museum in the restored Nimitz “Steamboat” Hotel. It has since expanded to occupy a six-acre campus and has become one of the elite military museums in the nation. The 33,000 square foot exhibition area features 40 media installations, about 900 artifacts in 97 climatecontrolled cases, 15 macro-artifacts and hundreds of photographs. The museum strides to teach the history and lessons learned from the Pacific-Asiatic Theater of Operations during World War II and to offer educational platforms for their application to current and future national security issues. It also strives to preserve the memories of those who served there and those who never returned home. Nimitz also seeks to facilitate programs that honor and support all veterans, past and present. Admiral Nimitz Museum This is the flagship of the Museum Complex. Here, the Pacific War Museum was originally Cont. on page 75

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located before expanding into three museums and a six-acre campus. Previously, the building was the old Nimitz Steamboat Hotel, owned and operated by Admiral Nimitz’s grandfather Charles Henry Nimitz Sr., and is where the admiral spent his early childhood. The building has since been fully restored. George H.W. Bush Gallery Named after former President George H.W. Bush, the fighter pilot during World War II, the Gallery exhibitions vividly convey the shock and destruction of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, which President Franklin D. Roosevelt described as “a date which will live in infamy.” The displays provide high impact experiences, and central to the experience is

a spectacular artifact—the HA-19, one of five Japanese two-man subs that took part in the attack. Inside the gallery, viewers can learn the story of the Pacific War through mediarich presentations, meaningful testimonials and historically significant artifacts. It is made clear that the Pacific Theater was not a sideshow to the war in Europe, but a conflict that affected the course of world history. Viewers can go island to island with the brave Marines and soldiers as they fought their way to ensure America’s freedom. Viewers can also see what it was like for the U.S Navy Pacific Fleet as they battled for the seas of the pacific. Japanese Garden of Peace With the end of World War II ended, eventually relations between the United

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ADMIRAL CHESTER NIMITZ is explained in this display at the museum that bears his name. — StandardRadio Post file photo

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the military leaders of Japan to the people of the United States, in honor of Admiral Nimitz. The garden features a replica of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s Marshal-Admiral Togo Heihachiro’s garden meditation study. It was built in Japan, disassembled and shipped to Fredericksburg, where it was reassembled (without nails) by the same craftsmen who created it in Japan.

AT THE ENEMY’S DOOR — A volunteer reenactor fires a few rounds during the National Museum of the Pacific War’s “Combat Zone” living history program.

Weekend reenactments are planned again in October and November at the Combat Zone. — StandardRadio Post file photo

Memorial Courtyard This is the special place where the museum honors the individuals, ships and units who fought in the Pacific Theater. The 19th Century limeCont. on page 78

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stone walls that surround this solemn garden now bear plaques that recognize heroic contributions to the war effort in the Pacific. The Veterans’ Walk of Honor winds through the Courtyard, paved by bricks inscribed with additional tributes.

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Upcoming Events Events scheduled soon, and later this year include: The 2013 Annual Admiral Nimitz Foundation Symposium on Saturday, Sept. 21; The Pacific Combat Living Plaza of Residents History Reenactment on SatBefore visiting the Bush Gal- urday, Oct. 12 and Nov. 9; lery, take a moment to pause The Columbus Day Authors and reflect at the Plaza of Forum on Monday, Oct. 14; Presidents, a striking outdoor tribute to the ten American General Information presidents who served in the The Nimitz Museum is armed forces during WWII. open every day from 9 a.m. The stone monuments hold to 5 p.m., except for Thanksbronze plaques describing giving, Christmas Eve and each president’s WWII mili- Christmas; it is closed on tary service, from Franklin those days. Roosevelt through George Admission is free for WWII H.W. Bush. veterans. Senior citizens 65 and Nimitz Education and older are $12; adults are $14; Research Center military members (active or The archives of the National retired) with an I.D. are $10; Museum of the Pacific War Children six and over along hold thousands of manu- with students who have ID scripts, official documents, are $7; Children five and photographs and recorded under are free. interviews with Pacific War For more information about veterans. Recognizing that rates, along with questions these collections are an about volunteering at the invaluable resource for histo- museum, call 830-997-8600 rians and students of history, or visit the museum online at officials established the Nim- www.pacificwarmuseum.org. itz Education and Research The museum is located at 340 Center, a premier destination East Main Street.

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Luckenbach: entertainment, and a view that ‘everybody’s somebody’ Famous for its “everybody’s somebody” attitude and live entertainment, the tiny Gillespie County town of Luckenbach (Pop. 3) is a popular destination for music fans, bikers and all those interested in discovering the lore of the place made famous by song. Open daily at 9 a.m., the store offers visitors an old-fashioned experience and merchandise ranging from the nostalgic to items bearing the oval-shaped Luckenbach, Texas logo. Performing nearly daily on the outside stage or inside the dancehall, musicians provide tunes with a predominantly Texas flair. The adjacent “Feed Lot” caters to hearty appetites with barbecue, burgers, pulled pork sandwiches and other dishes.

Luckenbach is known for having a relaxed atmosphere, once made famous in the song by Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings: “Luckenbach, TX (Back To The Basics of Love).” Town history Luckenbach began in 1852 when Jacob Luckenbach and his two brothers, William and August, moved to the area from Fredericksburg and began farming. William Luckenbach opened a post office under the name of South Grape Creek in 1854 and it operated for 11 years. In 1886, August Engel Jr. reopened a post office for the community along with a general store in the Engel homestead. It was named Luckenbach by Minna Engel, who had just mar-

ried Carl Albert Luckenbach and was unofficially serving as postmistress. Engel and his descendants later moved the post office and general store down the street and added a blacksmith shop, dance hall and cotton gin. Although the post office was officially known as Luckenbach, people still referred to it as Engel’s, where farm produce was sold and staples such as flour and sugar were sold. In 1970, the Engel family sold the town to Hondo Crouch, Kathy Morgan and Guich Koock. During the years that followed, Luckenbach gained national attention as a “metropolis of mirth,” thanks in large part to Crouch’s far-reaching humor, along with Waylon Jennings’ and Willie Nelson’s hit song,

“Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love).” People even began to make trips to the tiny hamlet, just to experience the place. In the early-1970s, countrywestern star Jerry Jeff Walker enhanced Luckenbach’s reputation by recording his live album “Viva Terlingua” there. For five years — 1995 through 1999 — Willie Nelson brought his July 4th Picnic to Luckenbach. Special events A variety of local and regional artists, including Ben Beckendorf, Thomas Michael Riley, Gary P. Nunn, Roger Creager and others make sure Luckenbach has music just about every day — whether it’s in a regular Picker’s Cont. on page 81

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What Can You Expect at the Fredericksburg Church of Christ?

COUNTRY MUSICIANS regularly perform on both outdoor and indoor stages at Luckenbach, located east of Fredericksburg on U.S. Highway 290, then down on the right about five miles south on Ranch Road 1376. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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Cont. from page 80 Circle under a tree, a weekend dance in the hall or one of the many special events the town has scheduled. Some highlights on the spring and summer calendar are: ‑Oct. 19 — Harvest Classic European Bike Rally with Dale Watson ‑Nov. 29 — Jason Eady CD Release Party ‑Dec. 7 — Bob Schneider’s Texas Blue Grass Massacre ‑Dec. 21 — Christmas Ball with Gary P. Nunn ‑Dec. 31 — Luckenbach New Year’s Eve ‑Jan. 25 — Luckenbach Blues Fest ‑Feb. 15 — Hug In/Valentines Ball ‑March 22 — Mud Dauber/Rockin’ Billy Chili Fest ‑April 11-13 — Thomas Michael Riley Music Fest A complete schedule and more details as event dates near are available online at www.luckenbachtexas.com or by phoning 1-888311-8990 (997-3224, if local). The Luckenbach Town Loop is located east of Fredericksburg on U.S. Highway 290, then down on the right about five miles south on Ranch Road 1376.

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We would like you to visit us at the Freder- needs as members. icksburg Church of Christ and would like you The service will include a lesson, or sermon, to feel comfortable. Sometimes an unfamiliar from the preacher on a Biblical subject that will place can be intimidating. The following is a usually last from 25-30 minutes. You will note summary of our services and what happens that we have no special title for our preacher. during a worship service. He wears no specific clothing to set him apart Background or show him to stand out as having any grand First, you may be aware of other churches authority. It is our belief that all members are that are called “Church of Christ”. There is the considered part of the “priesthood”, and as Church of Christ Latter Day Saints (Mormons) such, are all equal. (Matt 23:8-12; Gal 3:26-28; and the Church of Christ Scientists (Christian I Pet 2:56, 9). If the preacher cannot attend, Scientists) and we, who are simply,the Church then any male member could be called on to of Christ. These are three distinct and different stand in for him and preach a sermon. churches having different beliefs and doctrines The Invitation and are not connected to each other. At the close of the sermon the preacher will Churches of Christ are part of “The Resto- extend an “invitation” to those who would like ration Movement”. Our goal is to “restore” the to respond to the call for baptism, prayers or church of today to what it was when estab- just to identify with, or place membership with lished in the first century. I.E., to determine, the congregation. The person would walk to from the Bible, what the church was like in the the front row and speak with the preacher beginning and try to be like that. We attempt to about their desires. This is a semi-private conbe a Bible-oriented church, in that we use only versation that will lead to the desired outcome. the Bible to determine how to worship God and If someone comes to be baptized, you will witlive our lives. Our doctrines come only from the ness the baptism before the end of the service. Bible and no other books are used to govern This usually takes about 10 minutes. how we operate. The Communion Each congregation is separate and inde- At some point in the service will be the pendent and overseen by it’s own appointed communion. Some call this The Lord’s Supelders and deacons. We have no central, gov- per. This service is to follow the command erning authority. of Christ, “...do this in remembrance of me.” Facilities (Luke 22:19-20). As with other churches, a Church of Christ Six members chosen to serve at the table may meet in a home, a rented building,or have will pass trays to the congregation. First, a tray its own dedicated building. of unleavened bread is passed and a small When you come into the building members portion broken off and eaten. Afterward a tray of the congregation will welcome you and as- containing small cups of “fruit of the vine”, ususist you in what ever you need to know. You ally grape juice, is passed. Take a cup and will then enter the auditorium where services drink the contents and pass it along. If you do are held. Notice a number of rows of chairs, or not wish to participate, please just pass the pews for you to sit during the service. You may tray on to the next person. sit anywhere you wish. The Offering The Song Service Some call this the collection. This is the time We enjoy singing at the Church of Christ. we give back a small part of what God has There are song books for your use in racks on given us, so the church can continue to do its the backs of the seats in front of you. Feel free work in the community, nation and the world. to use them. We utilize a projected image on a This also is a command. (1 Cor 16:1-2). If you screen at the front of the auditorium, giving a do not wish to participate, just pass the tray to larger view of the words and music and will aid the next person. those who may not see well. Is anything expected of the visitor? One thing you will notice is we sing “a cap- Nothing! Just come and be uplifted and pella”. That is, we sing without any accompani- hopefully walk away with something you can ment of musical instruments. use in your life to glorify God and make yourSince we are attempting to restore worship self a happier and more fulfilled person. You as the New Testament church at it’s start, we will be asked to fill out a visitor card in the book leave out instruments. (1 Cor 14:15; Eph 5:18- rack in front of you. This is to record the visit 19; Heb 2:12; James 5:13). and helps us see how many visitors we have. 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Restored fort offers look back on frontier military life Self-guided glimpses in Hill Country life in the 19th Century can be experienced by visitors to Fort Martin Scott, one of the first frontier military outposts in Texas. Located just east of town at 1606 East Main (on U.S. Highway 290), the fort is open seven days a week for those interested in walking through the grounds. The City of Fredericksburg and the Gillespie County Historical Society have installed informational kiosks to be set up around the grounds to help visitors better experience the history of the fort. Admission to the historic site is free, although donations are accepted. Available for inspection along a tour path are a restored enlisted man’s quarters, two officers’ quarters and the guardhouse. Near the fort entrance is a Texas Historical Commission marker which also provides background information. Exhibits from frontier times are offered in both officers’ quarters and in the Visitor Center. Cont. on page 84

LIVE RE-ENACTMENTS and living history programs will be offered at Fort Martin Scott during the upcoming Frontier Day at the Fort on Saturday, Nov. 30. — Photo courtesy City of Fredericksburg

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Restored fort The museum store is stocked with a variety of books on the history of the frontier, Fredericksburg, Indians, Texas Rangers and the Civil War. Informal living history demonstrations are also periodically scheduled throughout the year at Fort Martin Scott. Fort Martin Scott was an active U.S. Army fort for five years (1848-53). After that, Texas Rangers, Union and Confederate troops, and travelers through or to Gillespie County in the 1860s and 1870s used the site. In the 1880s, the area was used for early Gillespie County fairs and horse races. On Dec. 5, 1848, Captain Seth Eastman of the 1st Infantry camped at what became Fort Martin Scott for the first time, establishing the first frontier military post in Texas. Though the post closed operation in December 1853, some of the first Indian policy of the United States in Texas was conducted from this strategic site. For most of the post’s years of duty, it was manned by both infantry soldiers and horse-mounted troopers of the 2nd Dragoons. Between 125 and 150 soldiers were generally stationed at the post at a time, with nearly 375 in camp in early1851 during preparations for a major Indian campaign. Only 15 soldiers occupied the post for the last year of its duty. Though only one building had survived intact on the site, a great deal of history surrounding the fort was gleaned, primarily through military records kept by units stationed there. The Fredericksburg Heritage Federation obtained copies of nearly 500 original documents from the National Archives. Site developers considered themselves lucky to find documents pertaining to everything from clothing and weapons issued to courts

Cont. from page 82 FORT MARTIN SCOTT DAY Fort Martin Scott will host Frontier Day at the Fort on Saturday, Nov. 30 as re-enactors portraying soldiers and civilians go about their daily activities during the 1850s at the fort. Military and civilian re-enactors will include Fort Martin Scott garrison soldiers, old west rangers, native Americans, frontier time teamsters, blacksmiths and more. Events will include cannon firings, live action shoot outs and pioneer craft displays. Admission is free and donations are welcome.

martial and Indian treaties. At least eight officers who served at the post were later Civil War generals and other distinguished officers. Recent research has found that two officers who were in the same company at Fort Martin Scott later opposed each other at Gettysburg, with one of them killed in that action. The most famous officer to command the post, James Longstreet, was also at Gettysburg. In addition to being a major part of Indian policy in the early days of statehood, Fort Martin Scott played a prominent role in the development of the little hamlet of Fredericksburg. Founded in 1846 by German colonists, Fredericksburg was by 1848 having financial difficulties, which were alleviated by the arrival of the post. For a six-month period in early 1851, nearly 65 local citizens were hired by the post periodically as teamsters, guides and interpreters, ambulance drivers and laborers. One of the town doctors was a contract surgeon at the post hospital for more than a year. Following the gold rush in California that began in 1849, Cont. on page 85

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of his store. The site was closed to the public shortly thereafter. The City of Fredericksburg bought the property in the early 1950s. For the first time since 1853, the fort reopened for business, this time as the Fort Martin Scott Historic Site, on Dec. 9, 1989. Fort Martin Scott is one of the few museums to focus on the period of the first decade of Texas’ statehood and the earliest days of dealing with Central Texas Comanche and Lipan Apache Indians. In January 2001, the Fredericksburg Heritage Federation turned over the day-to-day operation of the fort to the Gillespie County Historical Society under an agreement with the City of Fredericksburg. A grant received that year

REMINDING visitors and locals alike of Fredericksburg’s frontier history, Fort Martin Scott is open to those interested in self-guided tours of the historic military site. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

provided funding for site enhancements such as exhibit preparation, purchase of historic clothing, the information stations, and grounds improvements. The City of Fredericksburg now operates the fort

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ROPE MAKING is just one of the many crafts explained at Pioneer Museum, located at 325 West Main Street. The mission of the

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Originally, the Pioneer Museum site was the Vereins Kirche, located at 100 West Main Street in downtown Fredericksburg. The Vereins Kirche is a 1935 replica of the original structure and is an extension of the Pioneer Museum. Museum properties and artifacts The museum comprises three acres and 11 historic buildings, including: Arhelger Bathhouse; Dambach-Besier House; FasselRoeder House; Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Fighter Museum; Kammlah Buildings; Patton-Haebig House Sanctuary; Schandua House; Social Hall; Vereins Kirche; Wagon Yard; Walton-Smith Log Cabin; Weber Sunday House; White Oak School. In these historic buildings, you can also see up close how the first settlers began from scratch as they built the town. Among the exhibits are stagecoach wagons, a blacksmith shop, antique craftsman equipment such as band saws, fencing materials, and cooking utensils. The museum also contains more than 300,000 artifacts, ranging from 1846 (when Fredericksburg was founded) to the present. Among the artifacts are: audio, film, and digital media; books; business artifacts; ethnographic materials; farming and ranching equipment; household items; hobbies and recreational tools; textiles; furniture, photographic materials; weapons; works of art. Events calendar “Rural Texas Women at Work” will take place several times in October. Also in October will be the Log Cabin Day on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then, a few times that month, the Lone Star Gourd Festival. Pioneer Handwerkers will take place on Nov. 2 (a Saturday) and then Dec. 7 (also a Saturday) from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Pioneer One-Room School House. This event will demonstrate traditional types of handwork, such as spinning, knitting, sewing, embroidery, weaving and more. On January 25, there will be a Civil War Symposium at the Pioneer Museum. Registration will be at 8:45 a.m. with the symposium running from 9 a.m. to noon. The Four Tours The museum is also known for its four tours, which are designed to take people back in time to the early days of Fredericksburg, Cont. on page 90

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back when the settlers left the comforts of Deutschland for the unfamiliar land of Texas. In German Meal Tours, guests can enjoy homemade, catered German food that includes Opa’s sausage, German potato salad, sauerkraut, homemade bread, dessert. Cost for this is $15 per person and does not include admission into the museum. With custom tours, guests can choose their points of interest among the homes, churches, country schools, cemeteries and historic sites that is tailored to what their group wants. It also includes a German meal. Call for pricing. With school tours, guests can see area schools ranging from preschool through college. Basic tours inside Gillespie County are

free, but outside the county it ranges to $3 per person with one complimentary per 10 students. With group tours, which cost $4.50 per person with a 15-person minimum, guides explain to guests the historical relevance of each museum complex at the Pioneer Museum. Hands-on activities are an additional $3 per admission and include things like rope making, quilting, playing games of yesterday, learning about one-room school lessons, churning butter, washing clothes on a scrub board, seed art and making corn husk dolls. For more information on the museum and its activities, call the Pioneer Museum at 830-990-8441 or visit them online at www.pioneermuseum.com

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County Fair. And while things may have quieted down a bit for the time being, the Gillespie County Fair Grounds in the coming months will still be the site of the Peddler Shows, antique shows, gun and knife shows, the Gillespie County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Auction, the FISD Band Turkey Dinner, other livestock shows and more that are sponsored by other organizations. Even though the first official fair association-sponsored event doesn’t come until April of 2014, fair directors and committee members are already starting to plan for the upcoming events. Information on each of the events will be announced in the regular weekly issues of the Fredericksburg StandardRadio Post. The Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association will

sponsor its 18 annual Scholarship Fest on Saturday, April 26, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Scholarship Fest activities include a cook-off, entertainment, dinner and prize drawing. Purpose of the event is to raise money for scholarships for high school students in Fredericksburg and Harper. Another eight-day schedule of pari-mutuel horse racing kicks off with the July Fourth Weekend Racing Festival on Friday and Saturday, July 4-5. Horse racing continues on Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, as part of the Fredericksburg Texas Fest Race Meet. The Gillespie Race Meet is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9-10. Four days of activities are planned for the 126th Gillespie County Fair Aug. 21-24 including two days of racing th

on Aug. 23-24. The Fifth Fredericksburg PBR will be held Sept. 13. The Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association is celebrating an almost continuous history of family entertainment and participation that has spanned 126 years. The first Gillespie County Fair was held east of Fredericksburg at the site of the abandoned Fort Martin Scott on U.S. Highway 290 East in 1881. In 1889, the fair site was moved to Central Park, where the Turner Hall now stands. Two fairs were held there with such events as athletic contests and a horse-powered merry-go-round. The race track was approximately two blocks long on East Travis Street. In 1892, the Gillespie County Fair Association was formed. Also that year, the fair moved

PRIZES GALORE await lucky ticket holders attending the 18th annual Scholarship Fest on Saturday, April 26, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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The approximately 40 acres of land was purchased for $2,500. Known as the “old fair grounds”, the first fair was held at this site Sept. 24-28, 1892. This site remained the home of the Gillespie County Fair through 1975. The new Gillespie County Fair Grounds, located three miles southwest of the city on Texas Highway 16 South, was dedicated July 4, 1976. Today’s fair grounds boasts a 3,200-seat covered grandstand, covered biergarten, exhibition hall, open air pavilion, outdoor dance pavilion, show barn, 200-stall horse barn, modern restroom and concession facilities, a racing office, 62 pari-mutuel betting windows and a five-eighths mile oval race track. Although horse racing has always been a part of the entertainment, parimutuel horse races have been run since 1990. One of the purposes of the organization is the education of the youth of the county, and youth are encouraged to participate in the various activities whenever possible. The fair association established a scholarship program in 1991 and since then has awarded approximately $301,850 to 557 college-bound students from Gillespie County. The scholarships are funded through the various activities and festivals held on the grounds throughout the year. Today, the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association is directed by a 50-member volunteer board. It is estimated that these volunteers donate an excess of 15,000 volunteer hours annually. Support also comes from the directors’ wives and families and from hundreds of volunteer workers from the community.

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GILLESPIE COUNTY COUNTRY SCHOOLS

‘Golden Rule’ days revisited When some think of the term “old school”, their mind might conjure a thought of doing things the old fashioned way. In Gillespie County, there is a more literal meaning to that phrase. School houses, such as the ones one might imagine from shows like Little House on the Prairie. To visit these old schools, all it takes is a visit on the “schools trail”. ‘Old School’ The “schools trail” gives visitors and residents alike a chance to venture into the good ol’ days of 19th and early 20th century Texas, when German settlers came to Gillespie County and established country schools to educate their children. Among the old school houses on the driving trail: Cave Creek, Cherry Mountain, Cherry Spring, Crabapple, Grapetown, Junction, Lower South Grape Creek, Luckenbach, Meusebach, Negben, Pecan Creek, Rheingold, Williams Creek (Albert) (where President Lyndon Johnson attended), White Oak, Willow City and Wrede.

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The schools are available to the public for social activities. The following are open houses and other events:

Oct. 12, 2013: Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Junction, Nebgen and Williams Creek (Albert); Dec. 21, 2013: Annual Bake Sale Fundraiser from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at JEK’s Pit Stop East, JEK’s Pit Stop West and JP Morgan Chase Bank; March 8, 2014: Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wrede.

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In the 1950s and 1960s, the schools were consolidated into the Fredericksburg Independent School District. On January 23, 2006, the Gillespie County Commissioners Court established the Gillespie County Country Schools Trail. This trail linked the 16 former historic country schools with Vereins Kirche, which is a replica of the first school in the county. At one time, more than 40 school districts existed in the county. The “schools trail” is a first in Texas and is thought to be possibly the first in the nation. ‘Friends’ of the Old Schools The Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools, in conjunction with several organizations, sponsors the trail and various activities throughout the year so that people can learn more about the county’s educational history. The Friends consist of former students of the closed schools. Their mission statement can be summed up in this phrase: “We are preserving the past to enrich the future.” For more information about the historic schools tours, call the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools at 830-685-3321, e-mail them at info@historicschools.org or visit them online.

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The growing wine industry in Gillespie County has sprouted the nickname “Mini Napa,” as its growth mirrors the early days of California’s Napa Valley. Studies show that one in three visitors takes in a winery, and new wineries are opening each year, and several local ones are bringing home prestigious awards from around the globe. Here is a list of the area’s ideal attractions for those who appreciate the grape.

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Bell Mountain Vineyards Bellmountainwine.com 830-685-3297 Bell Mountain, operated by the Oberhelman family, planted its first test vineyard in 1976. The vineyard produces and bottles wines from the classic wine varieties branded with the Bell Mountain label. It also offers specialty wines under the Oberhof label, as well as Vina Rita Wine Cocktails. The winery, located 14 miles north of Fredericksburg off State Highway 16, is open for complimentary tours and tasting from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. every Saturday. Grape Creek Vineyards Grapecreek.com 830-644-2710 Grape Creek Vineyards offers visitors a feel of “Tuscany in Texas” on its grounds, less than 10 miles east of Fredericksburg. The winery includes a 6,000-squarefoot Italian Villa tasting room and event center, and “Trattoria” grounds where guests can enjoy wine and picnic goods from Grape Creek’s Italian market. General hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to having a tasting room

and wine club area, Grape Creek on Main offers a tasting room in downtown Fredericksburg, 314 E. Main Street.

Becker Vineyards Beckervineyards.com 830-644-2681 Established in 1992, this vineyard is located out U.S. Highway 290 East toward Stonewall, down Jenschke Lane. Owners are Dr. Richard and Bunny Becker. Its grounds feature retail sales, a gift shop and tasting room which are open Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 6 p.m. The vineyard also offers a selection of products made from lavender grown in its three-acre lavender field, and hosts a lavender festival each spring. Fredericksburg Winery Fbgwinery.com 830-990-8747 Located at 247 W. Main St., Fredericksburg Winery was named one of the top three producers in Texas by USA Today. The winery is owned and operated by the Switzer family, and was established in 1996. The winery, which has its own vines, produces wines at its 10,600-square-foot

Area’s reputation grows as a wine lover’s destination facility on West Main Street, offering a large selection of wines from the very dry varieties to late harvest dessert wines and port. The winery is open seven days a week: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Chisholm Trail Winery at Spring Creek Vineyards Chisholmtrailwinery.com 877-990-2675 This winery is located at 2367 Usener Road (about 10 miles west of Fredericksburg on U.S. Highway 290 toward Harper). The Old West-style winery, established in 2001, has a 6,000-square-foot saloonstyle tasting room. Special events with live music and hosted by the winery’s Saloon Girls are held throughout the year. Home of the “Texas-Size Wine-Tastings,” Chisholm Trail has bottled numerous award-winning wines. Winemaker Paula Williamson was previously a real estate and corporate attorney and is now one of only a few female wine-makers in Texas. Chisholm Trail is now open daily, noon to 6 p.m.

Torre di Pietra Vineyards - Texas Hill Country Wine Texashillcountrywine.com 830-644-2829 Torre di Pietra offers wine, a gift shop and live music every Saturday. The winery and vineyard is located 10 miles east of Fredericksburg on U.S. Highway 290, and is open daily, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In addition, musical events are held throughout the year ranging from opera to jazz, along with other events. Producing a wide range of red and white wines, Torre di Pietra has recently added chocolates filled with its own wines to its offerings. The winery is operated by the Maxwells, fourth- and fifth-generation Texans whose family has been making wine for over 100 years. Visitors are invited to come enjoy the winery’s Piazza Gardens and Pavilion, vineyards and tasting room. Woodrose Winery Woodrosewinery.com 830-644-2539 Woodrose Winery is located just west of the Stonewall community, on the south side of U.S. Highway 290, about 14 miles east of Fredericksburg, on Woodrose Lane.


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Founded in 1995 in Austin as Oak Hill Cellars, Woodrose planted its first vines in Stonewall in 2000. Winery tasting room hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Live music is offered on Saturdays. In 2005, wine maker and enthusiast Mike Guilette bought the winery and expanded it to 34 acres. The facility currently includes a tasting room with outdoor seating. Work is nearing completion on additional winery/fermenting rooms and a dance hall.

4.0 Cellars Fourpointwine.com 830-997-7470 4.0 Cellars, also located on U.S. Highway 290 East, opened in spring 2012. The winery, featuring modern architecture, is a collaboration between three well-regarded Texas wineries: Brennan Vineyards in Comanche; Lost Oak Winery near Burleson; and McPherson Cellars in Lubbock. Kim McPherson’s father “Doc” is considered one of the “fathers” of the modern Texas wine industry, having co-founded Llano Estacado in Lubbock. 4.0 Cellars offers its winery for private and semi-private events. The winery also offers private wine pairings with artisan cheeses or chocolates (reservations required). Tastings are $8 and offer six award-winning wines. Messina Hof Hill Country Messinahof.com 830-990-4653 Messina Hof Hill Country opened in 2011, sporting a rich family-based background rooted in the wine-making process. Located next to U.S. Highway 290 East near Stonewall,

the 10-acre estate includes a Wine Garten, “Manor Haus” B&B, VIP Room and Guest Center. Tasting room hours are 1-6 p.m., Sunday through Wednesday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. The local facility is an outgrowth of Messina Hof Winery and Resort in Bryan, which was started in 1977 by Merrill and Paul Bonarrigo VI. The Bonarrigo family began making wine in 1880. Now, his great-great-grandson, Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo, with his wife, Karen, continue the legacy through Messina Hof Hill Country in Fredericksburg. Messina Hof is now the most awarded Texas wine in national and international competitions. Mendelbaum Cellars Mendelbaumcellars.com 830-997-7000 Mendelbaum Cellars offers wines from the Texas Panhandle and the Texas High Plains. It recently added wines from Israel, its “Holy Land Wines” that features grapes grown in the Judean Hills and the Galilean Mountains. Mendelbaum Cellars shop also offers olive oils and fine packaged food items. The winery offers tastings and group events. The winery is located at 10207 E. U.S. Highway 290. Hours are: Monday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday-Wednesday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Hilmy Cellars Hilmywine.com 830-644-2482 Hilmy Cellars offers a vineyard and winery with the focus of making wines from hot climate varietals from around the world.

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Pedernales Cellars Pedernalescellars.com 830-644-2037 Also located in Stonewall, the 15,000-square-foot Pedernales Cellars is one of the newest wine-making facilities in the area with its winery and visitor center that opened in 2008. Using grapes suitable to the Texas climate, winemaker David Kuhlken uses gravity winemaking and extended barrel aging to produce ultra-premium wines. The underground cellar is the largest in Texas. The visitor center has been nicknamed “The Engagement Headquarters of the Hill Country.” The cellar’s voignier recently brought home the top award in a blind sommelier taste contest, featuring wines from California and France. Tasting room hours are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Pedernales Cellars is located east of Fredericksburg at 2916 Upper Albert Road (at the corner of Ranch Road 1623 South). Rancho Ponte Vineyard Ranchoponte.com

830-990-8555 Rancho Ponte Vineyard was established locally in 2009 as a continuation of a family tradition of quality winemaking that began in 1895 in Italy. The winery and tasting room are nestled on 20 acres surrounded by cattle and horse ranches. Its location is 315 Ranch Road 1376, about five miles east of Fredericksburg (behind KOA, on the road to Luckenbach). Rancho Ponte is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays through Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. The winery features a variety of wines, sold exclusively at the winery.


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It offers six wines at its tasting room, produced by owners Erik and Neldie Hilmy. Call for more details and hours. William Chris Vineyards williamchriswines.com 830-998-7654 Environmentally friendly and Texas grown, William Chris Vineyards in Hye is becoming known for quality wines that have won many awards. Opened in 2009 by Bill Blackmon and Chris Brundrett, the familyowned facility boasts an awardwinning portfolio of wines. William Chris is located at 10352 U.S. Highway 290 in Hye. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, Thursday through Saturday. Sunday hours are noon to 5 p.m. Inwood Estates Vineyards Inwoodwines.com 830-997-2304 This winery only recently opened, but brings 30 years of experience to its newest location nine miles east of Fredericksburg in the 290 wine corridor. Its other operations are located in Dallas and Florence. Founder Dan Gatlin has an extensive background in the retail beverage trade and in vineyard research.

The local facility includes a tasting room, outdoor patio and bistro. Hours are noon to 6 p.m., Monday, Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Hye Meadow Winery www.hyemeadow.com 512-366-2845 Located on 62 acres in Hye, winemakers at Hye Meadows say they take their wine seriously, but know how to have fun. “Grape Guru” Mike Batek joined forces with Jeff Ivy and Chris Black to open the winery in 2013. Hye Meadow is located at 10257 W. U.S. Highway 290 in Hye. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Sunday hours are noon to 5 p.m. Alexander Vineyards alexandervineyards.com 817-312-6338 One of the Hill Country’s newest wineries, located at Highway 290 and Goehmann Lane intersection, is Alexander Vineyards, about five miles east of downtown Fredericksburg. Established in April 2013, Alexander’s wine offerings promise to grow each year. Alexander specializes in champagne and Bordeaux wines. Call for hours.

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variety of freshly prepared foods, from burgers, to pizza, to Scotch eggs, and more. Fredericksburg allows sidewalk consumption, so visitors may take a cold brew on a Main Street stroll. Pedernales Brewing Company pedernalesbrewing.com 830-998-7486 Open since April 2012, Pedernales Brewing Company is growing rapidly as the popularity of its four in-house beers grows around the Hill Country and Central Texas regions. President Lee Hereford brought in brewmaster Peter McFarlane to produce its LOBO Texas Lager, LOBO Negro, Classic IPA and Classic Hefe-Weizen. Located on U.S. Highway 87 South, the brewery does not yet offer a tasting room, but its suds can be found at many local outlets, including Judy’s Liquors, Western Beverages, H-E-B, JEK’s convenience stores, and more. Its distribution now covers 15 counties and its representatives are adding retail sales locations daily.

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Marktplatz a place to come together With a history that is just as rich as the vibrant life it still leads today, Marktkplatz is where locals and visitors alike can be found coming together for a good time. This plaza in the center of Fredericksburg is home to many events going on throughout the year. The Vereins Kirche, widely recognized as the symbol of Fredericksburg, stands in the center of the square and is a replica of the first house of worship, meeting place and fortress built soon after the city was founded in 1846. Today, the building serves as a county archives, filled with mementos and information of the city’s history. Markt­ platz was originally known as Market Square until the area was redeveloped to its present state in time for the city’s 150th anniversary in 1996. This area was originally des-

ignated by the city’s founder, John O. Meusebach, as a place for people to gather and enjoy themselves. Today, the area is a showplace, far from the days when the area had filling stations, used car lots and a variety of other structures, plus a youth baseball field. The “Marktplatz Service Building” is located at the corner of Main and Adams streets and houses a substation for the Fredericksburg Police Department, where downtown bicycle patrolmen and the citizens’ police volunteer organization also operate out of. Public restrooms are located on the Adams Street side of the building. Additional restroom facilities are located in an adjacent building. One of the most active areas of the square is a playground that is a favorite spot for parents to bring their children. A

A NEAR-LIFE-SIZE BRONZE sculpture on Marktplatz depicts Fredericksburg founder John O. Meusebach’s unbroken peace treaty with the Comanche Indians. — Standard Radio Post file photo

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Let’s Go To Luckenbach Texas... A WATER WHEEL located near the playground at Marktplatz pays homage to the Mormon colony of Zodiac for their contribution to the early development of Fredericksburg. — Standard Radio Post file photo

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are brick walkways, numerous arbors and a History Walk that honors the pioneers of the community, including President Lyndon B. Johnson, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and the men and women who have served in the armed forces, along with Jacob Brodbeck, a pioneer resident of here who was an early aviator. A statue of Fredericksburgborn composer Frank Valentin van der Stucken is located in the Pioneer Garden on the square. Also located in the Pioneer Garden near the water wheel is a near-life-size bronze statue of Meusebach’s yet-unbroken peace treaty with the Comanche Indians. Dedicated in 1997,

the memorial was placed by the city’s 150th Anniversary committee. Brick walkways in the area include engraved bricks recognizing donors who have purchased them to help finance the redevelopment and help perpetuate their names in the history of the community. At other places, there are benches, lamps and other fixtures. A Maibaum graphically depicting early history, individuals, festivals and customs of the community, attracts wide attention and is a touch of the type of installations found in major town squares in Germany.

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A front row seat at the bat show Millions of bats have adopted abandoned railroad tunnel for their home One of the best entertainment around doesn’t come with a live band. The Old Tunnel State Natural Area’s nightly “bat show” – the exodus of up to 3,000,000 Mexican free-tailed bats and thousands of additional Cave Myotis — will continue through October, providing visitors an amazing glimpse at one of nature’s most interesting attractions. At dusk, when the bats emerge

from an abandoned railroad tunnel, they circle, form a whirlwind, then rise to the tree tops and head out into the night. And viewing areas are situated near the mouth of the cave and above the cave by the entrance so visitors can get a “ring-side seat.” The park is located 11 miles south of Fredericksburg on Old San Antonio Road, just past the Gillespie-Kendall County line.

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The 16.1-acre park is the smallest of the State Natural Areas in the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s system. Visitors are invited to hike a trail around the perimeter and learn about bats from displays at the park entrance. The history of the park will intrigue train buffs. A private Fredericksburg and Northern Railway line ran between the town and San Antonio. What had taken a day-and-ahalf to travel to San Antonio now took just a few hours. The Old Tunnel was part of this effort, and showed local German entrepreneurs’ determination. They tunneled through the limestone hill, starting on each end. In spite of primitive engineering methods, the two crews’ bores met only one-and-a-half inches apart. While the area is open yearround, “bat season” is May 1 through Oct. 31. Emergences begin anywhere from around 6 p.m.8:15 p.m. Emergences last as long as 45 minutes in the late summer. Visitors this summer were treated to the sight of an albino bat, which was easy to spot in the flurry of bats heading out for their evening dinner. (Unfortunately, these bats are equally easy to spot by

predators, so they do not often live long.) The bats make for natural insect control, as each bat can eat up to 40 moths per night. The upper viewing deck affords bat-watchers a look at the emergence without descending a limestone path to the tunnel. Upper deck viewers also can occasionally spot predatory Redtailed Hawks swoop in on bats in mid-flight. Bat viewing at the tunnel from Monday through Wednesday is available only from the upper level. At the lower observation area, park interpreters conduct an educational program roughly 30 minutes to an hour before estimated emergence times on Thursday through Sunday evenings. Cost for that program and admission to the lower trail is $5 each. (Exact change is required.) Only 70 seats are available, and offered on a first-come, firstserve basis. Ticket sales begin around 6 p.m. and no reservations are accepted. Information on estimated “show” times is available at 1-866-978-2287. More information is available on the WMA’s TPWD web page at www.tpwd.state.tx.us/stateparks/old-tunnel.

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Located at the center of Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg, the Vereins Kirche has seen many uses over the years and is now home to exhibits on the history of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County. This hexagonal landmark has served as the community’s first church, a fort, storehouse, meeting hall, library, office and museum at one time or another. But today, the Vereins Kirche, owned and managed by the Gillespie County Historical Society, is home to exhibits on the history of the community. The Vereins Kirche is open to visitors five days a week — Tuesdays through Saturdays — from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. It is closed on Sundays, Mondays and major holidays. Admission is by donation. Visitors to the Vereins Kirche will find many historical exhibits, including photograph Continued on page 108

THE ARCHIVES COLLECTION of the Gillespie County Historical Society is housed at the Vereins Kirche which was the community’s first church. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

   

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Vereins Kirche collections that depict life in early-day Gillespie County. The white building with a steep roof often referred to as the “coffee mill” structure, was erected in 1935 as a replica of the original Vereins Kirche which was constructed by the town’s settlers in 1847 a few yards away in the center of what is now Main Street. The original Vereins Kirche (community church) was used not only as a church (kirche), but also as a fort, a storehouse and a community meeting hall. As different denominations built their own houses of worship, it fell into disuse and disrepair. For the city’s 50th anniversary jubilee celebration in 1896, the structure’s outer walls were removed and it was used as a pavilion for the jubilee celebration. The next year it was completely demolished. For many years, local citizens had the vision and dream of building a replica. By the end of 1933, one of the bright spots to emerge out of the Great Depression was the culmination of this dream. The Gillespie County Historical Society was formed to raise funds for building this memorial to the pioneers and local funds were matched with federal funds. In 1935, when the building

Cont. from page 104 had been completed and the grounds landscaped, a gala cel­ebration was held to dedicate the structure. It was used as a museum to display memorabilia and collectibles of pioneer days. A part of the building was later set aside for use as a library. When the GCHS acquired the Kammlah property (located at Pioneer Museum Complex), the museum exhibits were moved there and the entire space was devoted to Pioneer Memorial Library. When the county’s second courthouse was recycled for use as a library, through the generosity of Eugene and Margaret McDermott of Dallas, all the books were moved across the street to the new library facility. For a few years, part of the Vereins Kirche was used as an office for the Chamber of Commerce, although the GCHS maintained some exhibits in it. Soon, a number of GCHS members became involved in putting together the present Archives Collection. When the chamber moved out of the Vereins Kirche, the entire space was given over to the archives (which have now been relocated to the GCHS Center, 312 West San Antonio Street). In the 1990s, Marktplatz

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painted by Lucy Meusebach Marschall in the 1920s hangs in the Vereins Kirche. Also located inside the Vereins Kirche is a store where a variety of items are sold, including a large collection of books on German Texas history, postcards, pictures and souvenirs.


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Rangers round up support for new center A chance to “walk in the boots of the Texas Rangers” has come one step closer to reality after groundbreaking ceremonies for a multi-million dollar Texas Rangers Heritage Center were to be held in September in Fredericksburg. Rallying support — financial and otherwise — for the museum/educational facility is the Former Texas Rangers Foundation (FTRF), non-profit organization. The FTRF currently headquarters at 103 Industrial Loop, Suite 700, where the public is invited to stop in and learn more details about the planned center. The endeavor will no doubt create a popular new destination in Fredericksburg, but it will also seek to coach character as well, according to Joe B. Davis, FTRF president and a retired Texas Ranger. The center will use the history of the Texas Rangers to engage the younger generation, teaching the Rangers’ five main character traits of courage, determination, dedication, respect and integrity. The center will feature five galleries, each one dedicated to a corresponding trait. Construction will place the center on land adjacent to the Fort Martin Scott Historic Site, through a 99-year, low-

A RING OF HONOR at the future Texas Rangers Heritage Center will pay tribute to the memory of Texas Rangers who died in the line of duty. The center will stress the character traits often associated with the Lone Star State’s elite law enforcement agency. The multimillion dollar complex was due to break ground in September as fund-raising efforts continue through the Former Texas Rangers Foundation.

cost lease incentive deal with the City of structure. Fredericksburg. Gracing the front walkways of the Texas The entrance to the site will front U.S. Rangers Heritage Center will be a Lone Star Highway 290 East and motorists will be encircled by the “Ranger Ring of Honor.” Continued on page 110 directed to a parking lot at the rear of the

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Ranger museum It’s there that visitors can gather to pay their respects to fallen Texas Rangers. The memorial will also feature a statue of a stone star measuring 24 feet in diameter with a three-foot wall surrounding the perimeter, flanked by three flags: the United States flag, the Texas flag and the Rangers flag. Prominently displayed on the wall will be plaques recogniz-

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ing deceased Rangers. To the left of the main gallery will be restrooms, a gift shop, a conference room, Texas Rangers archives, a library, a legacy theater, a workshop area, storage vault and administrative offices. To the right of the main lobby will be the exhibit and display Continued on page 111

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Architectural rendering of completed center, to be located on the eastern edge of Fredericksburg near Fort Martin Scott.

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area where designers are working to not only perpetuate the history of the Texas Rangers, but also deliver an inspiring message in the hopes of motivating children to emulate the character traits historically associated with Texas Rangers. While designed with interactive displays and state-of-the-art high museum technology to hold the interest of all ages of visitors, the center will also work to reach youth through its Junior Texas Ranger

More information about sponsorship opportunities is available by phoning toll-free, 1-888-766-4055 or visiting online: www.FormerTexasRangers.org. Program. As they join the program, junior rangers will receive a badge and a certificate signed by a former Texas Ranger. The FTRF will also strive to extend its educational outreach program by creating the Heritage Center as a field tripfriendly destination. Located within a onehour bus ride of larger cities, the center is expected to serve an estimated 250,000 students in grades one through eight in

Texas alone. Also to be offered is a distance learning program for those unable to make field trips. Additionally included in the outreach educational effort of the center is atrisk youth mentoring, during which the Heritage Center staff will provide participants with “valuable, life-changing opportunities to interact one-on-one with former Texas Rangers,” Davis said.

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Looking for a good read? Pioneer Memorial Library offers books and more Pioneer Memorial Library combines history, up-todate materials and a comfortable escape for readers from the hustle and bustle of Main Street. The library, 115 West Main Street, is in the former courthouse (known as the McDermott Building), adjacent to the current courthouse. It welcomes patrons to read, research and learn from thousands of book and periodical titles, as well as some up-to-date technological services.

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Library services Borrowers’ cards are issued free of charge to residents of Gillespie County who can provide proof of residency (usually a driver’s license, lease agreement or printed checks with local address.) Children between the ages of six and 10 will be issued a card when their applications are signed by a parent or guardian. All non-residents of Gillespie County are charged a $5 Cont. on page 113


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per year fee for a family library membership. Books may be checked out for two weeks and if not requested by another reader, may be renewed for an additional two weeks only. The due date is stamped on the card issued at the time of check-out and overdue charges apply. Library cards not only provide patrons with access to in-house inventory, but it also makes available to cardholders an evergrowing catalogue of thousands of titles of audiobooks for free downloading off the internet. Adult Readership Adult fiction and non-fiction books, reference materials, the Texas collection, magazines and periodicals are located on the second floor, with access by stairs or elevator. Current periodicals, covering a wide range of subjects, are available for reading in the library or at home. All but the latest issues are circulated. Pioneer Memorial Library offers daily papers, including the Wall Street Journal. Past and present Fredericksburg newspapers are also available, with some back issues on microfilm. Audio and video cassettes, all of which are loaned for home use, are available for both adults and children. Youth readership Young readers will find their own specially-designated area on the first floor which features picture books, stories for tiny tots, and fiction and non-fiction for older youths. A story hour is offered for pre-school and kindergarten chil-

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dren during the school year and the schedule is available at the library central desk. Blind readership Braille books, recorded books and talking book machines are available through the Texas State Library at no charge. Pioneer Memorial Library also has a collection of large-print books and cassette/CD books. Special services The library loans, for free, for 48 hours: slide projectors, screens, overhead projectors and an opaque projector. A copy machine and a microfilm reader-printer are also available. Library ‘Friends’ Pioneer Memorial Library is supported by two organizations: the Friends of Pioneer Memorial Library and the Pioneer MemoCont. on page 145

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literature offered in the lobby area, including information on a walking tour of the National Register Historic District; an annual events calendar; city and county maps; and an Historic Country Schools Driving Trail Map. In the business of promoting tourism, the CVB began in 1983 with one staff member under the auspices of the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce. The FCVB is an independent 501c(6) organization funded entirely by a portion of the hotel/motel occupancy tax collected by the City of Fredericksburg in the city limits and its extra-territorial jurisdiction as well as lodging taxes collected by Gillespie County. The CVB, headed by director Ernie Loeffler, offers unbiased information for visitors, meeting planners and tour operators about services and facilities in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County and saves time and energy since it is a one-stop source for a full range of visitor information. In addition to information services, public restrooms are provided at the Visitor Information Center. Hours are Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. For questions about Fredericksburg, or to request a free packet of visitor information, call the CVB at 830-997-6523 or toll-free in the United States at 1-888-997-3600, or go to www.VisitFredericksburgTX. com. (It’s mobile-friendly, too.) Also housed in the 7,000-square-foot facility are the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce and the Gillespie County Economic Development Commission which keep their fingers on the pulse of the local economy, and help the area recruit new businesses. The chamber’s website, loaded with information about the city and the surrounding area, can be accessed at www.fredericksburg-texas.

Cont. from page 114 com. The chamber staff stays busy year-round mailing information to prospective move-in businesses, as well as making newly-established residents and firms feel at home in the local business community. The chamber works on education, advocacy, communication and business-to-business assistance. Penny Reeh is president of the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce. The Gillespie County Economic Development Commission’s executive director is Tim Lehmberg. The GCEDC is a collaborative partnership between the city and county and its mission is to encourage, enhance and promote managed economic development throughout the county.

Fredericksburg Home Kitchen Cookbook published by Fredericksburg PTA Cookbook Committee The 13th Edition is dedicated to our founders and ancestors who, in coming to America, brought with them their traditions of family life and home cooking. It contains the favorite recipes from each of the 12 previous editions. There is also a section devoted to German and game dishes as well as hundreds of other recipes for making the tasty dishes Fredericksburg homemakers are famous for. This edition is available in local stores.

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LOCAL HOSPITAL SCORES HIGHLY WITH CONSUMERS, AMONG INDUSTRY With all the changes to the healthcare industry consumers on their own, are researching where to find quality care. Fredericksburg boasts a hospital that has been recognized on many national lists, and even a popular consumer magazine. Hill Country Memorial Hospital (HCM) was named by Consumer Reports magazine on its “best of” list for surgery care. The hospital is one of 18 facilities around the state to receive a top score on a five-tier system, and it was the only rural hospital to do so. Ratings were based on readmission rates and hospital length of stay. Earlier this year, HCM was named as one of the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics for the second year in a row. The award is based on its performance in vital areas of patient care, including quality, patient safety and customer experience. HCM’s Top 100 Hospital ranking is considered one of the most esteemed in the health care industry, placing HCM alongside such notable hospital systems as Baylor University Medical Center and the Mayo Foundation. “The Top 100 Hospitals are chosen from nearly 3,000 nationwide,” said Jayne Pope, who was named chief executive officer in February 2013. “Given that none can apply for this honor, this recognition is the highest award any U.S. hospital can attain.” Since taking the reins this year as CEO, Pope has continued to steer HCM on its path to being an innovative leader in rural health care. As the former Director of Nursing at HCM, Pope brings her experience of leading

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SERVING the needs of the community, Hill Country Memorial offers top-rated care. — Standard-Radio Post file photo other health providers in Central Texas. HCM is the first hospital in the U.S. to integrate a five-star “Ratings and Review” system into its website for patients (similar to the websites TripAdvisor or Zappos). Pope said the goal of the tool is to gather real-time feedback from patients and family members to elevate the patient experience and drive continual improvements across every department in HCM’s organization. Texas Hospital Association reports HCM currently ranks first in the nation and third in Texas for patient experience. Donors fund technologies An important step in delivering quality care is having the right tools in place. Over the years the HCMH Foundation donors have generously provided funds allowing HCM to bring the most current medical technologies to patients in surrounding communities. Foremost is the modern imaging department which offers heart catheterizations, MRIs, CT scans,

whole-body imaging, nuclear medicine and interventional radiology. The HCM Breast Center, located on the HCM campus in the Brune Professional Building, is a prime example. The 1,810-square-foot facility, also generously donated, is equipped with breast ultrasound and two digital mammography units that offer a superior image quality beyond that of film-based technology. Another leading area is HCM’s monthly breast conference. A multi-disciplinary group medical analysis which brings together surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, oncologists and specialized technologists to review test results and coordinate treatment options. Serving evolving needs HCM provides services that address the health needs of every generation, and includes: prevention and wellness, birthing center, general and orthopedic surgery, acute care, and home and hospice care. In Cont. on page 120

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Cont. from page 118 addition, the hospital offers more than 30 specialties ranging from allergy to wound healing. “Restore,” HCM’s joint replacement program exemplifies how it is responding to evolving needs. “A growing number of retirees relocate to the Texas Hill Country and look forward to an active and full life,” Pope said. “If they elect to have joint replacement surgery, Restore helps people regain independence and rediscover their favorite pastimes.” Its patient-centered program emphasizes an advanced series of techniques to reduce pain and provide group-based, physical therapy to encourage patients to resume activities as quickly and comfortably as possible, Pope said.

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SKYWARD Bound! Gillespie Airport lands many crafts Corporate jets, single engine aircraft and pilots of a variety of other types of aircraft are welcome on the landing strip at the Gillespie County Airport. Located three miles south of downtown Fredericksburg on Texas Highway 16, the airport sits between the Gillespie County Fair Grounds and the Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Classed as a general aviation airport, it features a 5,000-foot runway and full-length parallel taxiway and has runway lights and a beacon that operate from sunset to sunrise, giving the airport a 24-hours-a-day, seven-

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on aircraft. An additional convenience is available with the credit card-operated refueling system that provides aviation gasoline (100LL) and jet fuel 24 hours a day. Airport Manager Roger Hansen can provide information on two aircraft parking aprons which have 52 tie-down positions for public use (with more in the works). Long-term T-hangar spaces are available through three different entities. The adjacent Hangar Hotel and Conference Center boasts 50 upscale guest rooms, an officer’s club, meeting facilities for large groups and a classic 1940s style diner, unique facilities at a non-metropolitan airport. Businesses at the airport include the PippenYork Flying Machine Company, which provides avionics installation and repair; Fritz Aviation, which provides major and minor airframe and engine repair and aircraft rental, and Gillespie Air EXPERIENCED PILOTS always make time for youth at various events at the Gillespie Services which provides fuel service. County Airport. Events are held several times each year to encourage an interest in aviaAdditionally, Zulu Helicopters has established tion. — Standard-Radio Post photo a business at the airport grounds offering scenic tours, ranch surveys and the like. • Runway 14/32, Length: 5002’ x 75’, The Gillespie County Airport also features the Gillespie Airport • Full length parallel taxiway 35’ wide, MIRL by PCL Fredericksburg FBO, a full-service fixed-based • PAPI runway 14/32 operator that provides information and service to • Weight bearing 30,000-pounds single wheel pilots and crews. 830-990-5764 191 Airport Road Ground transportation options include rent• CTAF: 122.7, AWOS: 120.0 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 al cars from The Motor Pool or Enterprise at • Elevation: 1695 ft. / 516.6 m (surveyed) FAA Identifier: T82 Fredericksburg FBO.

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College-level studies grow organically Both traditional college students and lifetime learners are taking advantage of the college-level presence in Fredericksburg. Hill Country University Center serves area students taking classes through Texas Tech or Austin Community College. Once described as the largest area in Texas not served by a state-supported, four-year college or university, the Hill Country University Center now serves students in Gillespie and the surrounding six-county area. Classes are housed in a 24,000-square-foot facility, located on 68 acres at the eastern edge of town on U.S. Highway 290 East. The building, opened in 2010, has been wellutilized in its short history. The first building of the HCUC campus has seven classrooms, 10 offices, a science lab, student lounge, bookstore, teachers’ lounge, computer library and community room. It has state-of-the-art technology found at much larger institutions, including two drop electric 10-foot screens, HD projectors and cameras, along with 14 cameras controlled by a touch-panel screen. Evening classes are popular with the area’s clientele, since many students are working adults.

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University Center • Master of science in multidisciplinary science. • Doctor of education in educational leadership. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - School of Nursing • Registered nurse to bachelor of science in nursing (RN to BSN) online. • Second Degree, accelerated BSN online. • Master of science in nursing (blended delivery). •Doctorate of nursing practice online and executive sessions. •Call advisor at 830-9902717 or check www.fredericksburg.ttu.edu. •www.ttu.edu.

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Cont. from page 124 Austin Community College • Offers core curriculum courses that can be transferred to upper division schools, as well as a licensed vocational nursing (LVN) certificate and an associate degree of nursing. Freshman and sophomore courses can be completed through ACC. • Also offers dual credit classes for high school students at no extra charge. • Lea Elsbury, administrator, 830-997-6363. • www.austincc.edu. Advisors for both ACC and TTU can be reached by calling 830-990-2717. Information on academic programs can be found at www.hcucenter.org.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

Classes galore offered through Community Ed Whether you’re a visitor with an extended stay in the Texas Hill Country or a local resident looking to broaden their horizons, Fredericksburg Independent School District’s Community Education program just might have the program you’re looking for. What is there to do? Among the classes are hunter’s education, country-and-western dancing, dog obedience, Zumba and yoga and ceramics. Summer camp classes for kids have proven to be very popular. Among them: Rockets, art, cooking, theater, tennis, volleyball, football and Lonestar hoops. “We also offer a once-a-month, afterschool baking and craft class at Fredericksburg Elementary School that is extremely popular,” said Community Education director Carol Reeh. “Community Education organizes the Little Billies Basketball League for boys and girls in grades five and six, that is held in January and February each year.” Reeh said community education is popular due to the variety of classes offered, ranging from computers to dance, sign language, financial planning, creative writing exercise, crafts and more—and the reasonable prices. The idea is to make classes as affordable as possible so that everyone has the chance for lifelong learning. This season there will be new classes offered in community education. Among them are selfimprovement books.

For special interest: 1. Friendships for Women: Making, Keeping, Deepening your Friendships; 2. Over-the-top Retirement Years-Retire to Re-Fire! For money matters: 1. Kids and Cash: Skills for Surviving and Thriving 2. Lifestyle Behavior Change Series Currently, community education is looking for a welding teacher, a small engine repair instructor, a do-it-yourself home/yard projects instructor. Reeh added: “I am always open to new class ideas and new instructors. Anything that might spark someone’s interest.” Community education brochures are mailed to everyone that has a physical address or post office box in Fredericksburg, Stonewall and Harper. They are also mailed to people on the center’s supplemental mailing list. That list consists of people who have called or e-mailed, requesting a copy and who live in Kerrville, Johnson City, Llano, Mason, Comfort, San Antonio, the Woodlands, and more other areas. Copies are available at the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, Memorial Library, local banks, RV parks, and, also, the Mason and Kerrville Libraries. The Fall 2013 brochure should be out the week of Sept. 3, right after labor day. For more information, contact Reeh at 830-997-7182 or e-mail her at carolr@fisd.org.

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THOUSANDS of residents and visitors stop to enjoy the brightly-lit and specially-decorated Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg each holiday season. Among the features on the square is a 30-foot community Christ-

mas tree decorated with ornaments designed by Hill Country artisans and the German Christmas Pyramid. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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An aviation pioneer on Marktplatz While brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright are credited with making the first powered flight in 1903 over the sands of Kitty Hawk, N.C., some people in the Texas Hill Country would give a different answer. Some say there is evidence to support the story that Gillespie County resident Jacob Brodbeck successfully piloted a fixed-wing aircraft nearly 40 years earlier, in 1865. The story says that Brodbeck flew his “airship” on Sept. 20, 1865, in an area about three miles east of Luckenbach. Reports have it that while

the flight was “successful,” it ended in a crash landing that destroyed the craft. Brodbeck was not badly injured in the incident. It has also been said that his “airplane” had wings, a propeller, a rudder and was powered by coiled springs. Apparently, Brodbeck gave up the idea for his flying machine when he was unable to get a patent for the device. He was born in 1821 and died in 1910, seven years after the Wright brothers’ flights. Some in the Hill Country refer to Brodbeck as the “Father of U.S.

Aviation,” and maintain that he has not received the proper recognition for his feat. In order to provide him recognition in his home community, his descendants have erected a monument on Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg. The wording on the tablet which accompanies the bust

reads: “Jacob Brodbeck, “Father of U.S. Aviation”, 1821-1910. “Born and educated in Plattenhardt, Germany. Came to Texas in 1846 and settled in Gillespie County. He became the second teacher in the Vereins Kirche. He was also involved in Continued on page 129

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Christian Education for all ages at 9:15 a.m. Praise & Worship Service at 10:25 a.m. 110 W. Austin St., 997-2069

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Jacob Brodbeck the development of Gillespie County by serving as a county surveyor, county commissioner, school inspector, organizer of several schools where he also taught and was a music instructor.” “In his spare time he worked on his dream of an airship, which he invented and flew on Sept. 20, 1865, on a meadow north of San

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Antonio, Texas. A man of many talents, his greatest was in aerodynamics and many of his basic designs are still in use today.” “Descendants of Jacob Brodbeck dedicated this monument to his memory with the cooperation of the Fred­er­icks­burg Independent School District and the Gillespie County Historical Society.”

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Yearning to experience the life of the cowboy or the serenity of the Texas Hill Country? This ranch/guesthouse is located just 14 miles east of Fredericksburg and three miles north of the LBJ Ranch and Park near Stonewall. Guests lodge in the original 1927 homestead that was restored into the twobedroom, one-bath private guesthouse that sleeps 5 to 7. The guesthouse is outfitted with antiques, western decor, ch/a, wood-burning stove in the living room, and a full bath with claw foot tub and shower. The fully equipped country kitchen has a full assortment of breakfast fixings and goodies for guests to enjoy selfcatered breakfasts at their leisure. The sights and sounds of the Hill Country delight guests when they visit this real working cattle ranch. Guests enjoy viewing the many species of livestock, wildlife and birds that make the ranch their home including Texas Longhorns, horses, bison, deer, black buck antelope, red stag deer and exotic, big horn sheep. Guests also enjoy hiking or biking the ranch’s many trails (except during hunting season), fishing (catch & release) for trophy bass and catfish in one of the ranch’s 9 stock ponds, bird watching, star gazing at night, or just kicking back and relaxing on the large front porch of the guesthouse. Families, children, pets and horses are welcome. Ranch tours, horseback riding, weddings, chuck wagon cookouts and parties are available at nominal fees.

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Early settler artists leave legacy in Hill Country interpretation Herman Lungkwitz and Rich­ ard Petri settled in the Texas Hill Country more than 150 years ago, and just like hundreds of other immigrants, they were determined to make a make a ‘go’ of it. What made them different was the artistic record they left of the world in which they lived. Their sketches and paintings became prized as rare interpre­ tations of an era whose works of art are few and far between today. Now museum treasures, their artwork provides a vivid reminder of what life was like “back then,” particularly here in Gillespie County. Petri and Lungwitz had become friends at the Royal Academy of Art in Dresden, Germany, and Lungkwitz later married Petri’s sister, Elisabet. These three were joined in

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their move to America by Frie­ derike Lungkwitz, Herman’s aged mother; his sister Therese, and Petri’s sister, Marie. The group left Germany late in the summer of 1850, landed

in Hoboken, NJ, and moved to Wheeling in what was then Vir­ ginia. Richard Petri’s health was poor, so they decided to come to Texas, sailing down the Ohio

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and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans where Adolph Lung­ kwitz, Herman’s younger broth­ er, joined them. They traveled to Indianola and then to New Braunfels, before moving to the Fredericksburg area in latespring or early-summer of 1852. They bought 320 acres of land on the Pedernales River about five miles southwest of Freder­ icksburg on what is now known as the “Old Kerrville Road” and proceeded to build their homes and farm the land. These two artists, however, also devoted much of their time to painting the Texas landscape as they saw it, leaving for today many prized pictures of scenes, buildings, frontier life, even Indians, which are found in pri­ vate collections and museums. Two books have been pub­ lished about them. Cont. on page 131

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HISTORY TIMELINE 1824: Richard Petri born in Germany. 1850: Hermann Lungkwitz and Petri leave Germany for America with Petri’s sister (who married Lungkwitz) and Lungkwitz’ mother, and land in New Jersey. 1851: After a move to Wheeling, VA, the foursome sails down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans and are joined by Lungkwitz’ younger brother. They travel to Indianola and New Braunfels. 1852: The group arrives in Fredericksburg in early summer. 1857: Petri drowns in the Pedernales River and the elder Mrs. Lungkwitz dies. •Lungkwitz studies photogrpahy in Virginia. Family leases farm and moves to San Antonio on his return. 1869: Lungkwitz family sells farm to Jacob and Ludwig Usener.

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Lungkwitz and Petri The first one, copyrighted by the Texas Memorial Museum in 1978, was written by William W. Newcomb Jr., who was director of that museum from 1957 to 1978, and who, at the time of its publication, was a professor of anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. It is entitled German Artist on the Texas Frontier: Friedrich Richard Petri. The other one, Herman Lungkwitz; Romantic Landscapist on the Texas Frontier, copyrighted in 1983 by The University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures, was written by James Patrick McGuire, then the director of program management at the institute. In addition to telling the complete stories of these two famous artists, they include pages filled with pictures of their paintings. Tangible evidence of their presence on their local farm

are the graves of Richard Petri, the painter, who died in 1857 when he drowned in the Pedernales while trying to get relief from a high fever. Buried next to him is Friederike Lungkwitz. Each grave is marked with a rounded red granite boulder with a square surface in the center bearing these inscriptions: “Richard Petri 1824-1857” and “Friederike Lung­kwitz - geb. Hecht 1781-1855”. At the foot of the graves are small rounded rocks with the initials “RP” and “FL”. Changes took place with the approach of and during the Civil War times. Marie Petri married Jacob Kuechler, a graduate of the University of Giessen who had been trained in civil engineering and became county surveyor for Gillespie County. They lived on this farm near the main house.

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Kuechler was one of those who chose to be “true to the Union” during the Civil War and, though wounded, made it to Mexico where he stayed until after the war ended. He returned to Texas where he became Commissioner of the General Land Office. Lungkwitz had become discouraged with trying to make a living by selling his paintings, so he decided to go to Virginia to study photography. His wife and children stayed here on the farm, but when he returned, they leased it and moved to San Antonio. The Lungkwitz family sold their farm to Jacob and Ludwig Usener on Jan. 11, 1869, and this place was home to Usener family members, some of who are buried alongside of Petri and Friederike Lungkwitz. The property is now privately owned.

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Get out and walk In the Hill Country, any time is a good time for a walk. And the local walking club — Volkssportverein Friedrichsburg (VVF) — has established six self-paced, year-round routes for walkers to enjoy. All six walks have been developed as 5K (3.1 miles) and 10K (6.2 miles) distances although it is possible to shorten the distances unless walking for credit. In addition to the four normally-designated routes inside the city limits, the club has also plotted out “anytime excursions” for walkers at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site in Stonewall and at the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. These walks are sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association as Year-Round Walks. The in-city walks all are head-

quartered at the Quality Inn motel, 908 South Adams Street. The two rural walks both have starting points inside park visitor centers. At each location, participants should ask the personnel for the Walk Box from which they can obtain maps of the selfguided walks as well as other items needed if walking for credit. The start of the walk itself may involve a drive to the start. Fredericksburg Walks The four city walks include: •Historical Route — Those taking this walk through the downtown area are furnished with a commentary of buildings and historical sights along the way when they pick up instructions. Special walk designations include Honoring Law Enforcement, America’s Bakeries,

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Volkssport tradition offers year-round walking events in scenic Hill Country Golden Cinema Theaters and Main Street. •Cemetery Walk — Participants taking this route will walk through both historical cemeteries of Fredericksburg. One location — Der Stadt Friedhof — was established in 1846 when the town was founded, and the other — the Catholic Cemetery — was established

in 1850. The route continues on treelined streets on the north side of town. •Town/Country Walk — Outdoor enthusiasts who take this route will walk through the outskirts of Fredericksburg on the way to catching a scenic look of the town from atop a Cont. on page 143

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Churches build, meet needs of community Weekly worship services are offered at nearly 50 churches located across Gillespie County. Following is a list of those congregations and their addresses that might prove helpful to those who are searching for a place of worship. For specific times of services, together with other information for each church, consult the special listing of churches published each week in the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post. Adventist Fredericksburg Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 101 East Highway Street, 9976042, pastor: Rev. Ben Guerrero. Iglesia Adventista ‘Los Peregrinos’, 603 FM 2093 in the Tivydale Business Park, Ste. 1204, pastor: Alex Ramirez. Assembly of God New Life Worship Center, 102 East

Travis Street, 997-2607, pastor: Dr. Duane Weis. Baptist Faith Baptist Church, (Southern Baptist), 3022 N. State Highway 16, three miles from Main Street, 997-9836, pastor: Rev. George N. Watts, faithbcfbg.com. First Baptist Church, 1407 East Main Street (BGCT/SBC), 997-9511, pastor: Dr. Donald Higginbotham, fbcfbg.com. First Baptist Church of Harper, Main Street, Harper, 864-4241, pastor: Rev. Johnny Mac Long. Fredericksburg Baptist Church, 104 Pyka Road, 997-6941, pastor: Rev. Larry Foster. Fredericksburg Christian Fellowship, (Reformed Baptist), 157 Schmidtzinsky Road, 997-8612, Rev. Bob Welch, pastor. New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, 405 West Burbank Street, pastor: Elder David Montgomery. Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana, (Spanish Mission), 301 East Liveoak Street, 9978335, pastor: Rev. Fernando Zurita. Squaw Creek Primitive Baptist Church,

SPIRES, old and new, from the historic St. Mary’s Catholic Church are just two that dot the skyline of Fredericksburg. Doss, pastor: Elder Bill Moseley. Stonewall Baptist Church, RR 1623 North, Stonewall, pastor: Rev. Bob Welch. Bible Fredericksburg Bible Church, 107 East Austin Street, 997-8834, pastor: Rev. Jeremy Thomas, fbgbible.org. Hill Country Evangelical Free Church, 107 East Lower Crabapple Road, 9973968, pastor: Rev. John Hierholzer; assistant pastor: Kelly Graham, HCEFree.org. South Church, 758 S. Washington St. (BB’s Bowling Alley), 997-9785, Southburg. org. Catholic Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Lincoln and College streets, 9979523.

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 163 Third Street, Harper, 864-4026, Rev. M.E. Peinemann, administrator; Curtis Klein, deacon. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Stonewall, 644-2368, pastor: Rev. James Harnan. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 304 West San Antonio Street, 997-9523, pastor: Msgr. Enda McKenna, stmarysfbg.com. Christadelphian Christadelphian Church, Hye (located west of Hye, across from Pedernales River from Ranch Road 1). Christian First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 2042 N. Llano Street, 997-9030,

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pastor: Rev. Charles Waugh. Church of Christ Church of Christ, 507 North Llano Street, minister: Tommy LeFan. Episcopalian St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, corner of Bowie and Creek streets, 997-5762, rector: Rev. Jeff Hammond. Lutheran Bethany Lutheran Church, 110 West Austin Street, 997-2069, pastors: Rev. Casey Zesch, Rev. Travis Meier, Rev. Elliott Pancoast. Christ Lutheran Church, 1419 Cherry Spring Road, pastor: Rev. Mark A. Ward. Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, (NALC), 115 East San Antonio Street, 997-2288,

pastors: Rev. David Priem and Rev. Bobby Vitek. Resurrection Lutheran Church, (Missouri Synod), 2215 North Llano Street, 997-9408, pastor: Rev. Willis McCall, resurrectionfbg.org. Shepherd of the Hills Evangelical Lutheran Church, (Wisconsin Synod), 219 West Lower Crabapple, 997-2677, pastor: Rev. Seth Dorn, shepherdofthehillstexas. net. St. James Lutheran Church, Harper, 864-4193, pastor: Rev. Scott Hofmann. St. Paul Lutheran Church, Cave Creek, pastor: Rev. Harold Vanicek Jr. St. Peter Lutheran Church, Doss, pastor: Rev. Mark A. Ward.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 4270 Ranch Road 1, Stonewall, 644-2479, pastor: Rev. Percy Smerek. Zion Lutheran Church, 426 West Main Street, 997-2195, pastor: Rev. Rick Hartmann, zion-lutheran.com. Messianic Torah Ob Kehila: B’Rit Chadashah, (Iglesia: Del Nuevo Testamento Congregation: New Covenant); 302 W. Park St., 990-2607; Ro’im David and Rachel Garcia. Methodist Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 North Llano Street, 9977679, senior pastor: Rev. Dr. J. Jason Fry; associate pastor: Rev. Danielle Knapp, fredumc.org.

United Methodist Church, Main Street, Harper, 864-4533, pastor: Rev. Neal Matthews. Mormon The Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints, 106 East Driftwood Street, 997-9451, branch president: Chris Weirich. Nondenominational Fredericksburg Victory Fellowship, 414 East College, 997-9717, pastor: Rev. Michael Burdick. Journey Church, 701 East Morse Street, pastor: Rev. Mike Dearinger. Lighthouse Fellowship Chap­ el, Robert Street, Harper, 864-5293, pastor: Rev. James Englemann.

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Churches Oak Hills Church, 224 FM 2093 (Tivydale Road), 990-0402, Rev. Michael Meek, www.oakhillschurchsa.org. Rocky Community Church, two miles east of Hye on Rocky Road, pastor: Brother Joe Jones. Sonday House Fellowship, 103 Industrial Loop, Ste. 100, pastor: Rev. David M. Zintgraff, 990-2961, sondayhousefellowship.org. Wild Ride Ministries Cowboy Church, U.S. Highway 290 East (two miles east of Harper), 864-5577, pastor: Rev. Mike Weaver. Orthodox St. Thomas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 1201 N. Llano St., Fr. Ron Methodias, 512-632-8188; saintthomasfredericksburg.com.

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Cont. from page 134 Pentecostal Calvary Pentecostal Church, 1015 Friendship Lane, 997-7217, pastor: Rev. Don Steadman. Greater Life Christian Center, 106 South Edison Street, 997-7006, senior pastor: Rev. Justin Dolgener; pastor: Rev. Samuel A. Dolgener. Iglesia Pentecostes (“El Buen Pastor”), 104 East Live Oak Street, 997-8347, contact person: Aurora Aguirre. Iglesia Del Nuevo Testamento, 306 West Park Street, 990-2607, pastor: Rev. Sarah Dominguez. Presbyterian Memorial Presbyterian Church, 601 North Milam Street, 997-3543, pastor: Rev. Ann Hoch, mpcfbg.org. Harper Presbyterian Church, Harper.

The Golden Hub Community Center 1009 North Lincoln (830) 997-7131 The “Hub” of Activity for Seniors in Action in Gillespie County • Information & Assistance • Lunch Served Daily • Meals On Wheels • Exercise • Social Activities • Educational Programs • Pilates • Tai Chi • Quilting

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Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Here’s a little German 101, Fredericksburg style The roots of Fredericksburg’s German heritage run deep. The “native tongue” of German, which was brought to the Texas Hill Country by the German settlers in the mid-1800s, can still be heard around town from the locals and even some visitors. The influence of German is still felt in many parts of town today. For example, there are still some clerks in local business establishments who can speak the language fluently. There are two community choirs that sing in German and many celebrations such as Oktoberfest that carry on traditions from Germany. Also, more German can be heard at a Schuetzenfest (shooting festival) or Saengerfest (singing festival), than any other language. Some churches occasionally have German hymn fests as well as entire services conducted in German. Another example can be found at Fredericksburg High School where the motto is: Billie Pride Über Alles, which means “Billie Pride Over Everything.” For many years, Fred­ericks­burg had a German language newspaper, the Fredericksburg Wochenblatt (weekly sheet). It was discontinued in 1946. Copies of it are on microfilm and can be viewed at Pioneer Memorial Library. Cont. on page 137

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Language After a visit to Fredericksburg, it’s fun to go home and share with friends and family some simple German phrases learned while visiting the area. Some Fredericksburg German expressions and phrases to help both visitors and local residents get around include the following: Guten Tag (goo ten tahk) ... Hello! Good day. Since the Germans in Fredericksburg came from all over Germany, the equivalent Bavarian greeting “Gruess Gott” is seldom heard in Fredericksburg, since few Bavarians left Germany.

Cont. from page 136 Vereins Kirche (Fer-reins-kierkuh): Verein means the organization that founded Fredericksburg; kirche: church. The Vereins Kirche is located at Marktplatz (Markt-Plah-tz) and was the multi-purpose octagonal building used as a school, for meetings and by churches before they built their own. The building is now a museum and archives of the Gillespie County Historical Society.

Wo ist ... (Vo isst)?: Where is .... a good German restaurant?: ein gutes deutsches Restaurant ... for fish:  Fisch; steak: Steak; apple strudel: Apfelstrudel; Wiener Schnitzel: Danke (dahn-kah) ... Thanks!  pan fried thin pork steak; with mushrooms and gravy: Jaeger Aufwiedersehen (Auf-wee- Schnitzel; German pancakes der-sayn): See you again. (like crepes): Deutsche Pfann Kuchen; Sausage: Wurst; Bread: Goodbye. Brot; Dark Bread: Dunkel Brot; Hauptstrasse  (Haupt-strah- Wine: Wein (vine). Hungarian Goulasch: beef tips and sauce. suh): Main Street.

Wie heissen Sie? (vee hi-sen see) What is your name? My name is John Schmidt:  Ich heise Johann Schmidt. Wo wohnen Sie? Where do you live?  Ich wohne in Friedrichsburg. I live in Fredericksburg:  • The following businesses in the downtown area have one or more employees who can speak basic German: Gillespie County Courthouse, Texas Tech University at Fredericksburg, Dooley’s, Showcase Antiques, Pioneer Museum (uptown: oberstadt) and Vereins Kirche (downtown: unterstadt on the Marktplatz); Kowert Realty;  Der Kleider Schrank; Der Lindenbaum German Restaurant; Der Alter Fritz Antiques and Segner’s Jewelry.


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Street sign names offer friendly, A-L-L W-E-L-C-O-M-E and C-O-M-E B-A-C-K spelled out by Lions Club project People travel up and down Fredericksburg’s streets day in and day out without ever giving any thought as to how they were named. When the town’s planners picked names for the streets on the main thoroughfare, they encoded into the names of consecutive streets a ‘welcome’ and a ‘goodbye’. Most of the city byways have large signs showing the name of the street and an illustration of the Vereins Kirche, a symbol of Fredericksburg that stands in the center of the city on Marktplatz. The Vereins Kirche through the years has become a commonly-recognized landmark of Fredericksburg and placing a sketch of the venerable structure on the street signs was a part of the city’s “dressing up” for the

125th anniversary of the founding of Fredericksburg in 1971. Among the more German names of streets is Ufer, which runs parallel to Main Street and three blocks south. Ufer, in English, means stream bank, and undoubtedly was so named because it runs along the southern bank of Baron’s Creek, the main stream that flows through the city. Originally, the street that runs along the north side of the creek was probably called Bach Strasse, but was translated to Creek Street when all of the city’s streets were first officially named and marked after the city was incorporated in 1933. It was several years later that the Fredericksburg Lions Club took on the project of giving all the streets names and purchased and installed

street signs. It was then that it was decided to name the streets running north and south across Main to spell out words. Starting at Courthouse Square, all of the streets crossing Main to the east were named so that their first letters would spell out “All Welcome”. These streets are Adams, Llano, Lincoln, Washington, Elk, Lee, Columbus, Olive, Mesquite and Eagle. Traveling west from the Courthouse Square, the streets spell out “Come Back”. These street names are Crockett, Orange, Milam, Edison, Bowie, Acorn, Cherry and Kay. Many of the streets found throughout the city are named in honor of trees -- Mesquite, Cherry, Cottonwood, Hackberry, Liveoak, Mulberry,

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Apple, Orange, Plum, Pear, Pecan, Poplar, Spruce, Syca­ more and Walnut. Naturally, there is a street named Peach, in honor of the county’s most popular and prolific fruit. There is an Elk Street and a Deerwood Street, but no deer street. There are several named for famous native son Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, including Nimitz Street, Nimitz Drive, Nimitz Circle and Nimitz Park­ way. But, there are no Johnson streets or Meusebach streets. There is a Bunny Drive, in the shadow of Cross Mountain, which is undoubtedly named for the city’s famed Easter Fires characters. There are some unusual street names, such as Krau­ pahen, a contraction of the names of Mayor Edward Krauskopf and Commissioners Willie Pape and Max T. Henke, who were in office when the streets were named.

And when the new Freder­ icks­burg Post Office was built, the city named a street there “Theodore Specht Drive” in honor of the city’s first post­ master. Actually, there were some streets named before the proj­ ect began in the early-1930’s, among them San Antonio, Tra­ vis and Austin Streets, which retained their old names. However, what is today known as Main Street was originally San Saba Street. Despite the fact that all of the streets in the city are now named, chances are that if one meets a native of long stand­ ing in the community and asks directions, he’ll give directions using landmarks in the city, by prominent businesses or houses, or by sketching out a route on a slip of paper. Fredericksburg, while hav­ ing gained many metropolitan ways in the past 30 or 40 years, still likes to think of itself as a small town, where most people know each other and

where they live. But, with the installation of 9-1-1 emergency telephone service here, each habit­ able property in the county is assigned a physical address in an extensive naming project.

For those who are new to the community and want to find their way around town, free city maps are available at the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce office at 302 East Austin Street.

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A brief history of Fredericksburg At the time when John O. Meusebach led the first group of settlers — 120 men, women, and children — into Fredericks­ burg on May 8, 1846, a thriving city was only a dream as the settlers struggled to build houses, cultivate crops, ward off diseases and stay alive. That group of German noblemen, known as the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas, had start­ ed out from New Braunfels on the last leg of their journey on April 23 of that year with eight members serving as the society’s soldiers to that first wagon train. Included in the first group of Fredericksburg residents were German noblemen (from the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas). Cont. on page 141

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History of Fredericksburg The group that arrived here had traveled in 20 two-wheel Mexican-made carts drawn by oxen. Meusebach, who is revered today as the city’s founding father, is depicted by a statue in his likeness on Marktplatz (the city’s downtown square). He is honored each year during the Gillespie County Historical Society’s Founders Day observance. Meusebach (who was one of those German noblemen) was originally named Baron Ott­fried Hans von Meusebach at birth in Dillenburg, Nassau. He changed his name when he came to Texas and became a naturalized citizen under that name. As the first pioneers settled

in, each family received a 100foot by 200-foot Townlot and a 10-acre “Outlot”, the latter of which was to be used as farm land. The colony grew and by 1850 there were 1,235 inhabitants in the county, 754 of whom resided inside Fredericksburg. According to 2011 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 25,114 people reside in Gillespie County. Among the first challenges to the homesteaders were cholera and other illnesses, as well as the threat of Indians. Meusebach negotiated a peace treaty with the Indians and that agreement is celebrated for never having been bro-

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ken. On several occasions, Indian tribes have gathered here for Inter-Tribal PowWow activities. Gillespie County was created Feb. 23, 1848 and named for Captain Robert A. Gillespie, who died in the Battle of Monterrey that year during the Mexican War. The county was created from Bexar and Travis counties, and encompasses 1,061 square

miles. The city was incorporated on Aug. 23, 1933 and is governed by a Home Rule Charter. The county conducts business through a board of four commissioners and one judge. Fredericksburg is the county seat of Gillespie County. Other communities include Doss, Harper, Luckenbach, Stonewall and Willow City.

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OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS can enjoy Fredericksburg and its surrounding countryside while on six different year-round walking routes established by the Volkssportverein Friedrichsburg. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Walking sports nearby hill. •Cross Mountain Walk — The beginning location for this trek is the top of Cross Mountain where participants receive a 360-degree view of Fredericksburg and the surrounding countryside. (All roads are paved except for the trail going to the top of the hill itself ). The 10K walk also goes to a pioneer cemetery.

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LBJ State Park The route at LBJ State Park and Historic Site will take walkers to the Sauer-Beck­ mann Living History Farm where life in the rural areas of the early-1900s is shown daily by living history demonstrations. The walk continues along nature trails where participants will see Longhorn cattle, a herd of buffalo and white-tailed deer. The “dog trot” cabins on Ranch Road 1

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rial Library Foundation. Annual membership in the Friends of Pioneer Memorial Library is open to all at a minimal cost. Library history Pioneer Memorial Library is housed in a former Gillespie County Courthouse, which was designed by Alfred Giles. It served from 1882 until 1939, when it was replaced by the larger courthouse next door. Various civic and governmental organizations continued to use the original building until it was closed in 1963. Two years later, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene McDermott of Dallas funded the preservation of the old structure so that it could become Pioneer Memorial Library. It was dedicated in May 1967. In 1983 Mrs. McDermott provided a matching grant for repairs and expansion. The community responded to her challenge, and a completely renovated library was dedicated in December 1984.

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Walking sports in Stonewall, 15 miles east of Fredericksburg on U.S. Highway 290. While the park operates yearround, the facilities are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Enchanted Rock The route at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, located 18 miles north of Fredericksburg on Ranch Road 965, will give hikers a variety of options, including a more-rigorous option of walking up Enchanted Rock itself. Dominating the park is a large pink granite exfoliation dome that rises 425 feet above ground and 1,825 feet above sea level. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. and it is recommended that hikers go early to miss crowded conditions. (The best times are usually found during the week). It is best to check the website www.tpwd.state.tx.us for information about closings.

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The entry fee to the park is $6 for persons 12 and older. All Walks For all walks, people desiring credit from AVA will pay $3; all others may walk for free, although donations to help with printing expenses are appreciated. Also, all participants are required to register, carry a start card and return the card to the start point. Anyone may participate, although children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Pets are welcome, must be kept on a leash and are not allowed in the buildings. These events may be done during daylight hours only. More information is available by phoning Bill Hamilton at 830-285-7062. For a brochure on any of the events, write VVF, P.O. Box 503, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. The VVF website is www. walktx.org/AVA1.

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Acorn......................B3 Adams N.................B3 Adams S...........B3-D2 Agave.....................A3 Airport Rd...........D,E1 Alfred..................... C3 Amberstone............A5 Apple..................... C4 Armory Rd. ...A1,2-B2 Austin E.....A,B3-B,C4 Ave A......................A3 Ave B......................A3 Ave C......................A3 Ave D......................A3 Barons St................B2 Basse Ln................B2 Bell........................ C4 Bending Oaks.........E5 Bernhard Rd.......... D1 Beverly.................. C4 Bluebird..................B3 Bluebonnet.........C,D4 Bob Moritz Dr..........A2 Bob White Tr.......... D3 Boos Lane..............E2 Bowie................B2-A3 Brehmer..............C,D4 Briarwood Cir..........A5 Broadmoor Dr.........A4 Buena Vista........... C3 Bunny Dr.................A3 Burbank............A3-B4 Business Ct............E1 Campers Loop........E1 Candlelight Dr.........A4 Catholic Cemetery Rd.. ...............................A3 Cedar..................... C3 Centre...............A3-B4 Chase Oaks............E5 Cherry................. A,B3 Cherrywood Dr.......A4 Clyde Run...............A4 College................B3,4 Columbus...........C,D4 Cora........................B4 Cottonwood............B3 Country Haven.......A5 Countryside Bend.. D5 Courtney.................B3 Creek................B3-C4 Creekview...........D,E5 Crenwelge............. C4 Crestwood..............A5 Cristol Dr................ D4 Crockett............C3-A4 Cross......................B4 Cross Mtn. Dr.......A3,4 Crosswind...............E1 Cypress..................A3 Darlington Dr..........C2 Dawn..................... D4 Deer Creek............ C5 Deer Hollow........... C5 Deer View.............. C5 Deer Way............... C5 Deet Trail............... C5 Doe Run Hollow.....A3

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ADVERTISER INDEX LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO EAT?

Altdorf...................................................................6 Andy’s Steak & Seafood Grille..........................43 Austin Street Java & Muffin Haus.................. 114 Bejas Grill & Cantina..........................................25 Cabernet Grill.....................................................37 Catfish Haven.....................................................64 Cranky Frank’s Barbeque............................... 131 Dairy Queen.......................................................68 Dauna’s...............................................................50 Der LindenBaum................................................29 Dutchmann’s Market....................................... 134 El Gallo...............................................................81 Fredericksburg Bakery.......................................66 Fredericksburg Pie Co.......................................30 Headwaters Saloon............................................87 Hondo’s............................................................ 118 Java Ranch - Fredericksburg.............................22 K-Bob’s Steakhouse........................................ 143 Lincoln St. ..........................................................79 My Own Chef Catering.....................................16 Old German Bakery & Restaurant....................38 Opa’s Smoked Meats..................................... 144 Pasta Bella..........................................................78 Peach Tree Restaurant & Gifts............................3 Porky’s.................................................................44 Race Barn...........................................................40 Rathskeller Restaurant .................................... 79 Sonic...................................................................88 West End Pizza................................................ 138

NEED A PLACE TO STAY?

1st Class B&B.....................................................19 Barons CreekSide...............................................41 Best Western................................................... 102 Country Inn Cottages..................................... 129 Country Inn Motel........................................... 129 Crenwelge’s Creekside Cottage.......................56 Dietzel Motel................................................... 105 Econo Lodge......................................................15 Frederick Motel............................................... 141 Fredericksburg Inn & Suites..............................75 Fredericksburg RV Park.....................................58 Gastehaus Schmidt......................................... 102 Hoffman Haus....................................................76 Inn on Baron’s Creek..........................................28 King Wood Suites........................................... 142 La Quinta Inn & Suites.................................... 109 Magnolia House.............................................. 113 RBC Investments................................................67 Stonewall Valley Ranch................................... 129 Sunset Inn & Suites............................................94 Tonkawaya Ranch B&B................................... 120

READY TO GO SHOPPING?

Ambriz Jewelry...................................................52 Amish Market.....................................................35 Artisans at Rocky Hill.........................................18 Auer Haus...........................................................55 Beckendorf Gallery......................................... 131 Berkman Books..................................................96 Carol Hicks Bolton Antiqüités...........................21 Champé Jennings..............................................27 Chocolat.............................................................62 Choo Choo Trolley...................................... 14, 23 Christmas Store, The...................................... 117 Cowgirl Loca......................................................89 Creations in Jewelry...........................................57 Der Alte Fritz......................................................96 Der Kleider Schrank........................................ 100 Der Küchen Laden.......................................... 147 Die Künstler .................................................... 140 Dogologie..........................................................74 Dooley’s Store................................................. 109 D’vinely Designed..............................................71 East Hills.............................................................14 eway Furniture....................................................95 Fischer & Wieser das Peach Haus....................39 Fitz and Hollering............................................ 133 Fredericksburg General Store...........................99 Fredericksburg PTA Cookbook...................... 115 Fredericksburg Trade Days............................ 143 Friendly Natives.................................................70 Haberdashery.................................................. 120 Heirlooms...........................................................51 Henfeathers..................................................... 126 Hill Country Bicycle Works............................. 116

Hill Country Memorial Hosp. Thrift Shop...... 121 Hill Country Music........................................... 125 Hill Country Propane.........................................46 Home At Last.................................................. 156 Hudson & Taylor.............................................. 111 Jabber “Junk”................................................. 103 Jabberwocky......................................................26 Judy’s Liquors.................................................. 126 Kramer’s Wood & Metal Works..................... 127 Kuckuck’s Nest...................................................48 Larry Jackson Antiques......................................48 Leathers With Style............................................77 Linens-N-More................................................ 7, 9 L.M. Easterling Custom Boots..........................70 Lone Star Antique Mall......................................19 Lone Star Candy Bar..........................................82 Madlyn’s..............................................................85 Main Street of Fredericksburg (West)..............59 Marilyn’s of Fredericksburg ..............................32 red.................................................................... 144 Red Baron Antique Mall....................................84 Remember Me, Too...........................................86 River Rustic Gallery......................................... 134 Shops on Llano................................................ 142 Something For Men...........................................80 Sprout.............................................................. 113 Tenley’s Boutique...............................................90 Texas Jack Wild West Outfitter.........................31 Texas Pawn...................................................... 135 The Seasons.................................................... 116 Timeless Menagerie........................................ 129 Valeska’s..............................................................33 Waldo’s............................................................ 104 Wildflower Ridge Alpaca Ranch.......................92 Wildseed Farms.................................................20 Yee Haw Ranch Outfitters.................................17

WHAT CAN WE DO FOR FUN?

Admiral Nimitz Foundation............................ 107 Becker Lavender Festival................................ 100 Boerne Performing Arts................................. 128 Eisbahn............................................................ 110 First Friday Art Walk....................................... 135 Fly Fishing In Texas............................................69 Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau ............................................................................12 Fredericksburg Herb Farm................................97 Fredericksburg Music Club............................ 132 Fredericksburg Theater Co...............................72 Friends of LBJ................................................. 139 Gillespie County Fair & Festivals Assn.......... 151 Hill Country Antique Tractor Club................. 130 Hill Country Film Festival...................................16 Lady Bird Golf Course.................................... 142 Luckenbach, Texas.......................................... 103 National Museum of Pacific War................... 145 Pat’s Hall.............................................................36 Pioneer Museum............................................. 124 Rockbox..............................................................93 St. Joseph’s Halle Craft Shows...................... 143 Texas Fest...........................................................34

BUILDERS/DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION

Bill Dunn Construction.......................................53 BMC....................................................................83 Curtis Staudt Construction............................. 132 Decorators Unlimited..................................... 147 Durst Homes................................................... 101 Fredericksburg Remodeling..............................68 Hominick Custom Builders..................................2 Inside Story...................................................... 144 Latigo Builders................................................ 156 Laughlin Homes & Restoration...................... 136 Mabery Contracting LLC................................ 122 Maggie Gillespie Designs.................................91 Mark W. Land Construction ................. 135, 145 Pat Smith Construction................................... 138 Pro-Build.............................................................88 Stone Ridge........................................................92 Timber & Stone Builders...................................61 Tony Martin, Inc..................................................73

CHURCHES

Bethany Lutheran Church............................... 128 Church of Christ.................................................81 Faith Baptist Church....................................... 140 First Baptist Church...........................................60

Holy Ghost Lutheran Church......................... 136 Memorial Presbyterian Church...................... 108 New Life Worship Center............................... 111 Oakhills Church............................................... 137 Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church............85 Zion Lutheran Church..................................... 146

HEALTH/MEDICAL

Cornerstone Clinic.............................................52 Fredericksburg Dentistry................................ 123 Heritage Place................................................. 125 Hill Country Memorial Hospital..................... 4, 5 Hill Country Memorial Wellness Center........ 141 Mid-Texas Health Care................................... 141 Peach Basket......................................................36 Standards Home Health....................................63 Walker, Michael M.D. .................................... 115

REAL ESTATE/REALTORS

Coldwell Banker-Heart of the Hills Realtors.....52 Cornerstone Properties.....................................21 Reata................................................................ 112 Sage................................................................. 132 Texas Legacy Ranches/James Wallace.......... 124

SCHOOLS

St. Mary’s Catholic School.............................. 146

WINERIES/ORCHARDS

Alexander Vineyards....................................... 146 Becker Vineyards............................................. 130 Burg’s Corner.................................................. 105 Fiesta Winery......................................................69 Fredericksburg Winery......................................11 Gold Orchards................................................. 110 Grape Creek Vineyards.....................................49 Messina Hof Hill Country Winery......................42 Pedernales Brewing Company...........................6 Texas Wine Cellars, Etc................................... 119 Texas Wine Tours............................................ 114 Torre di Pietra.................................................. 104

SERVICES

Bar-O-Bar Ranches.......................................... 145 Crenwelge Motor Sales.................................. 139 Frantzen, Kaderli & Klier Ins..............................78 Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce..........60 **Fredericksburg PTA Cookbook.....................98 Fredericksburg Receiving and Storage......... 147 Golden Hub Community Center................... 135 Immel Motors.................................................. 123 Quality Lube.................................................... 108 Shweiki Media................................................. 110 Stroeher & Son/Stroeher & Olfers....................44 Superior Services...............................................22 Tatsch Well Service............................................65 Twice The Ice................................................... 120

SPAS/MASSAGE/YOGA

Above and Beyond Day Spa.............................47 European Day Spa.......................................... 134 Lizard Dreaming Yoga.................................... 121 Sanctum........................................................... 106

MAP OF CITY

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