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‘Response, re-entry, recovery’ Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau’s director outlines plans to safely market and get tourism economy going again ▶ A/B7 Harper High School will hold graduation ceremonies Friday while Fredericksburg waits another week ▶ A/B13 Chamber leader says support of local business needed, along with big dose of patience for all ▶ A/B6


Governor OKs more reopening Bars can open Friday at quarter of capacity; Gillespie restaurants will stay at 50% From staff reports

Bars, nonessential office buildings and many summer camps are areas set to reopen after Governor Greg Abbott announced Phase 2 of his reopening plan for the Texas economy. The televised announcement means Fredericksburg’s tourism industry can begin to re-emerge, after having been nearly completely dormant for two months. Restaurants in Gillespie County will remain at 50% capacity after having

been allowed to open two weeks ago. (Most other Texas eateries in locations with higher COVID-19 case counts will be allowed to expand to 50% from 25%.) For bar and tasting room openings, it was encouraged that persons should be seated at tables in groups no larger than six, a distance of six feet or more between parties, and dancing is discouraged. Additionally, businesses located in office buildings are allowed to open with 25% of employees.

Childcare services, a big concern for working parents, are now allowed to open with certain precautions. “Today, tomorrow, every day going forward is one day closer to medical discoveries that will help treat and protect people from getting COVID-19,” Abbott said. “Until that day comes, our focus is to keep you safe — while also restoring your ability to get back to work.” Abbott said his recommendations were “based on the advice of the best medical doctors, as well as a team of REOPENING ▶ A/B13

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Construction for the Permian Highway Pipeline, which will carry natural gas from West Texas to near Houston, is taking place across Gillespie County from just north of Harper through land that is south of U.S. Highway 290. The Wimberley Valley Watershed Association and the Trinity Edwards Springs Protection Association are in favor of halting or slowing its construction. — Standard-Radio Post file photo/Samuel Sutton

Pipeline could slow with ruling Groups use federal Keystone XL decision to try and slow construction of PHP project By Samuel Sutton Standard-Radio Post reporter

A ruling by Montana Federal Judge Brian Morris regarding the Keystone XL pipeline could have an impact on the Permian Highway Pipeline that goes through the Texas Hill Country. Morris’ recent ruling reaffirmed his decision to vacate the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Nationwide Permit 12 (NWP 12) in the Keystone XL case, according to a news release from the Trinity Edwards Springs Protection Association (TESPA). His decision continued

Fredericksburg’s City Council appointed a new mayor during a busy regular meeting held via the Zoom teleconference app Monday night. Councilmember Gary Neffendorf will stay in the mayor position after assuming the mayor role after Linda L a ngerha ns’ r e t i r e ment was announced on Tuesday, May Neffendorf 12. “I want to wish (Langerhans) well and thank her for 14 years of great service to this community as mayor,” Neffendorf said. No vote was taken to fill Neffenforf ’s position during this meeting, but it must occur within the next 30 days. Neffendorf will remain mayor until the Nov. 3 election.

a previous ruling that moved this administrative device, which allows for pipeline construction across waterways without the necessity of individual permit review by the corps. This affirmation might slow construction of the Permian Highway Pipeline as it crosses Blanco and Hays counties, according to the news release. Morris’ new opinion is similar to the original decision issued April 15 with the exception to allow maintenance operations and some other minor changes. He still refused to issue a stay in the effect of his decision pend-

Budget amendments Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city has faced more financial hardships than in usual years. City Manager Kent Myers said the staff expects a $2 million loss of revenue in 2020. These losses will be felt pri-





Board plans for next year Calendar, attendance still unknown with changing virus status By McKenzie Moellering Standard-Radio Post reporter

Plans for the 2020-2021 school year were on the table Monday night at the Fredericksburg Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting. While the board took no action on the upcoming school year schedule, many ideas were presented. “We wanted to look at our current calendar and figure out how to still have 76,500 minutes or more but spreading it out over the year,” Supt. Dr. Jeff Brasher said. “This would also give us some options in case we have another COVID

shutdown.” Leadership was expected to meet Tuesday, May 19, to come up with three to four different calendar options that would be reviewed. “Some districts across the state have chosen to keep their regular calendar, meaning if there were a shut down, school would have to be extended into June or July,” Brasher said. “We want to get some clear direction on the board to figure out what we need to do.” One idea would be to implement a remediation plan. “How would remediation work and FISD ▶ A/B4

New Heritage School graduate Celia Ashley hugs her mother (and teacher at the school) Wendy Ashley during Friday commencement ceremonies held in the school gymnasium. See story and more photos on page C/D1. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke


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COVID-19 testing slated to begin on nursing home residents, staff By McKenzie Moellering Standard-Radio Post reporter

The Texas Department of Emergency Management and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently announced local nursing homes will partner with public health authorities to expand COVID-19 testing. This is made in an effort to provide more COVID-19 testing throughout the state, especially in areas that are considered hotspots. “Fredericksburg Fire EMS has been tasked with the testing on nursing home patients,” Fredericksburg Fire EMS Infectious Disease Control Officer Catherine Kuhlmann said. “We are currently working to facilitate the best course of action with all parties involved to determine the best way to accomplish this mission.” Currently, the state is only requiring nursing home staff and residents to be tested. This does not include assisted living facilities or memory care facilities. Nursing homes, prisons and

meat packing plants are considered hot spots for the virus but only nursing homes are required for testing at this time. For Fredericksburg, 536 tests would be administered per the state’s orders. Residents and staff can refuse testing, but would then be required to quarantine for 14 days, City of Fredericksburg staff said. According to officials from the City of Fredericksburg, there are three potential options for testing. They include: • Setting up a testing site with a private entity; • Training nursing home staff to perform testing and sending tests to a qualified lab; • Bring a mobile testing task force to nursing home facilities for testing. “No final decision has been made despite having a deadline,” Kuhlmann said. “With the lack of available tests, it makes it almost impossible for us to meet the Friday deadline. We have tests on

order, but we don’t know when exactly they will be here.” Costs associated with providing these tests are eligible for federal reimbursement. Kuhlmann sa id Fredericksburg Fire EMS first responders will act in a support role only. “We want to provide the least amount of interruption to these facilities and we do not want to bring the virus in or take the virus back out into the community, if it were to be present,” Kuhlmann said. “We want to support the governor and this goal, and get it done in a timely manner.” This partnership has been developed and is being implemented through an ongoing collaboration between TDEM, the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of State Health Services. “This builds upon our efforts to expand COVID-19 testing in the Lone Star State, especially among our most

vulnerable Texans,” Abbott said. “I thank our local fire departments for continuing to serve their fellow Texans throughout the COVID-19 response. By serving their communities in this new capacity, we will continue to contain the spread of this virus and protect the health and safety of all Texans.” Other testing The Texas Military Department conducted two days of mobile testing and administered 235 tests. The city has not been notified of any positive test results from the mobile testing sites, as of press time. The city is only notified of a positive test result if the patient tested resides in Gillespie County. On Tuesday, Hill Country Memorial reported that 595 tests have been conducted by their organization. Of those, 580 have come back negative and 15 tests are pending. The county’s five positive tests are all considered recovered as of press time.

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marily in the general and tourism funds. Over the past month, the city suspended hiring, travel and other expenses. Myers said officials also asked each department to begin finding reductions to propose to the council. Plans are to cut the Street Paving Program by 50%, or $295,000, but allow for some paving. They also plan to cut the Street Decorative Lighting Project budget by $225,000 from its total cost of $450,000. This means no money will be spent for the Street Decorative Lighting Project in 2020. In the Electric Fund, the city plans to reduce power purchases by $500,000. In the Water Fund, the city plans to spend none of its budgeted $1,515,000 on the U.S. 290 East Sewer Extension. Myers said this project is on hold due to litigation. In the Street Fund, the city plans to cut full-time employee wages — initially budgeted at $715,268 — by $93,989.21, as positions vacated due to upcoming retirements won’t be filled until October at the earliest. Also, the city plans to cut the $2,492,934 police wages budget by $169,459, as the Fredericksburg Police Department plans not to fill several vacancies for the time being. The city also plans to hold off on the Lady Bird Johnson RV Park restroom replacement, which means a cut of $235,500. Marktplatz improvements will also be postponed, saving the city $150,000. Myers said the city’s goal is to make necessary cuts while also preserving essential ser-

vices to its citizens. He also said these are based on several unknowns. The city will continue to monitor sales taxes and Hotel Occupancy Taxes, and Myers said staff might have to come back to the council later in the fiscal year to consider additional budget adjustments. The council made a unanimous 4-0 vote to accept the budget amendments. City Manager’s Report Myers gave an update on Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order issued on Monday. Phase II of Abbott’s plan allows childcare facilities around the state to open to all customers effective immediately. Social distancing, sanitation procedures and other regulations must be followed. Beginning Friday, restaurants around the state can serve at 50% capacity. Gillespie County restaurants were already allowed to do this due top a low case count and will continue. Bars and wine tasting rooms can also open this Friday at 25% capacity. Bowling alleys are also allowed to open under this rule. On May 31, youth sports activities and camps can begin if they practice social distancing and sanitation procedures. On June 1, summer schools will be able to open for classroom attendance. Recovery Task Force Clinton Bailey, assistant city manager, gave an update on the COVID-19 Business Recovery Task Force’s findings. Bailey said only about 50% of businesses reopened last week, as half are waiting to see how things play out. Some

businesses are operating at full capacity as usual. Mental health has reportedly declined among residents, Bailey said. Hill Country Memorial, which recently organized first responder training for depression and suicidal risk training for the Fredericksburg Independent School District, will set up a training for local business leaders soon. “This group isn’t just about small business support — it’s about support across the entire community,” Bailey said. “That mental stress and anguish a lot of people are feeling is a real thing.” Some businesses have reported having a hard time finding new employees for hire or getting employees to come back to work. There were also discussions about businesses struggling to survive under the 25-50% occupancy. Businesses are asking about paycheck protection plans and small business loans for assistance. Reopening facilities Per Abbott’s executive order, the council voted to reopen several facilities. City Hall and the City Hall Annex is set to reopen Monday, June 1, to allow for the installation of Plexiglas shields to protect tellers and allow time for the city to identify which employees will need child care. They also hope to reopen the Recycling Center on June 1. Employees would be required to wear masks and customers would be asked to communicate to staff through passenger or rear vehicle windows. Staff also plans to reopen Fort Martin Scott buildings at

25% attendance on Thursday, May 21, all restrooms at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park prior to Memorial Day weekend and begin accepting reservations for the RV Park on Thursday. The Tatsch Haus, Pioneer Pavilion, all Marktplatz pavilions and buildings are slated to open June 1. Old Fair Park Basketball Pavilion and Skate Park, and playgrounds should also open June 1, he said. The Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course will reopen its food and beverage operations for To-Go and outside seating ahead of Memorial Day weekend. Inside dining should begin June 1. Opening retail areas is set to begin, too. Customers will be asked to wear face coverings while shopping. The beverage cart will also be operating again and allow for cash payment. The driving range should reopen on June 1. Other business The council also approved: • Insurance coverage for the July 4 Parade and OK’d a recurring fee waiver request for the Fredericksburg Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7105 Fourth of July Kiddie Parade; • An ordinance to change the speed limit between West Main Street and U.S. 87 North from 45 to 40 mph, which was determined by the basis of an Engineering and Traffic Study; • An ordinance to create a Joint Airport Zoning Board and invest it with powers authorized under the provisions of the Airport Zoning Act; and • The annual review of the city’s Investment Policy and Investment Strategies.

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National Museum of the Pacific War to host virtual program In observance of Memorial Day; Veterans Council cancels annual ceremony While one program has been canceled, another will be offered online to remember and honor veterans on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. The National Museum of the Pacific War has canceled its public gathering and will instead offer the event online. The Veterans Council of Gillespie County has canceled its annual Memorial Day Ceremony originally scheduled for Monday morning. Safety precautions for COVID-19 prevent the organizations from holding large public gatherings.

Hagee (USMC, ret.) and CEO of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation. Cindy Martin, president of the Gold Star Mothers of Texas/Oklahoma, will give a short keynote address. The program also includes “Taps” performed by Bill Smallwood and a video montage. This programming is free to access and will air at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 25. Details on how to access the program will be posted on the museum’s blog on or about Friday, May 22.

Memorial Day at National Museum of the Pacific War The National Museum of the Pacific War, the Admiral Nimitz Foundation and Texas Historical Commission invite the community to join in commemorating Memorial Day 2020 from their homes with a special day of virtual programming. Following precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state guidelines and the museum’s own guidelines, the annual public gathering in honor of Memorial Day will move from its traditional location in the Memorial Courtyard to online. “The NMPW will not miss the opportunity to honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” said a spokesman. Programming will feature a brief welcome by Gen. Michael

Veterans Council Memorial Day Ceremony The Veterans Council of Gillespie County has canceled its annual Memorial Day Ceremony scheduled for Monday at the War Memorial Monument. “The Veterans Council encourages all of our local residents to honor our veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and all of the veterans who have passed,” said Tami King, Gillespie County Veterans Service Officer. “Place a flag on their graves, honor them by talking about their life and military service or pay a visit to the War Memorial Monument in front of the courthouse on Memorial Day weekend,” King said. As part of the annual ceremony, the names of the 72 Gillespie County veterans who are listed on the War Memorial Monument are read. “Honor them by remember-

ing them, and never forget,” King said. Names of the monument include the following: • World War I: Max Ahrens, Emil G.A. Beyer, Edmund Brinkhoff, Sherman Buckley, William H. Enderlin, Albert H. Geistweidt, William L. Hime, Louis J. Jordan, Eddie Kaiser, Edward H. Klaerner, Henry Koch, Hugh Leslie, Pagett McBeth, Alfred J. Schault, Edwin A. Schmidt, Henry Schneider Jr., Edwin

Tatsch and Nolan W. Tobin. • World War II: Harold W. Ahrens, Rubin M. Althaus, Alberto Arhelger, Elgin E. Becker, Will G. Bird, Wilburn H. Dechert, William Dietel Jr., Wilburn E. Durst, Chester E. Evens, Burman Farris, Clemens Fiedler, Andrew R. Frantzen, Frank C. French Jr., Curtis L.C. Griffin, Victor Haag, Clifford Hahn, Joseph A. Jenschke, Willie Johansen, Karl Kappus, Lorenz Kirchoff, Eugene L. Klein, Harry T. Klein,

Ernest F. Knoll, Gladys R. Lee, Edgar Leonard, Elgin J. Luckenbach, Thomas W. Miller, Alvin W. Moldenhaur, Ewald J. Novian, James M. Pyka, Allen W. Roeder, Aaron G. Roeder, Victor Rosenbach, Calvin O. Sagesser, James E. Schandua, Elgin A. Scharnhorst, Emil Schlaudt Jr., Whitney B. Sellers, Luther B. Stockard, Fred O. Talley, Edgar H. Wittkohl and Bruno W. Wunderlich. • Korea: Guenther Burrer, Edwin E. Grienke, Harvey E.

Houy, Kermit K. Koch, Stanley E. Neffendorf and Allen F. Schlueter. • Vietnam: Daniel M. Gunn, Raymond M. Ottmers Jr., Dennis W. Schonberg and Sammie J. Vollmar. • Global War on Terrorism: Phillip I. Neel - Iraq, Christopher N. Staats - Afghanistan. For additional information contact King at 830-997-3758 or email tking@gillespiecounty.org.


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what tools would we need to identify which students would benefit from this and how would it be enforced?” board member Dr. Lance Love asked. Brasher said remediation would be voluntary but recommended and would be evaluated at the end of each quarter. Students needing remediation would spend a week at the end of each quarter working to shorten significant gaps. Board member Mark Cornett asked what input has been given from the state as it may be a guide for FISD. “A lot of districts have already been doing this and I think it has a lot of potential but the downside is that it would have a quick turnaround,” Brasher said. “We don’t want to rush, but we want to make a decision that our board and community supports.” “I think normally we know a lot of things, and right now we don’t really know how this is going to play out,” Cornett said. Concerns were also voiced on how this would impact the special education community and whether or not a year-round schedule would be beneficial. Alternate platforms for classroom delivery will also be discussed. The site committee, which includes staff, faculty and parents will meet further before presenting final options to the board to vote on. “There are a lot of questions, but at the same time, we have to be prepared,” Brasher said. Summer school With Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement Monday, FISD will hold summer school, as long as classes have 10 students or less. This also includes summer school for bilingual students. “Learning packets will likely be delivered directly to students and over the course of the summer the student would

complete the work before sending it back to the campus for feedback,” Brasher said. High school students needing credits will likely utilize technology, although no official plans were announced. Summer school will not be offered at Fredericksburg Middle School, as its additional curriculum will be included in the next school year. “There are six pages of protocols to follow so we are looking into how that works,” Brasher said. A state assessment is also available from TEA as a tool for parents to see how their student compared. “I think this is a good resource to gauge how effective the last nine weeks were,” Kerinne Herber said. That information can be found online at https://tea. t e x a s .g o v/t e x a s - s c ho ol s/ health-safety-discipline/covid/ covid-19-support-student-assessment. Board comments Following a story presented by Austin television station KXAN, two board members had comments about the information presented. “First, I want to apologize to everyone in this room for the stressed caused by misinformation on KXAN. It’s personally hurting to me that they would outright lie,” said board president Brian Lehne. “I would never intentionally hurt anyone in this room or in this district.” Lehne and Love also addressed misinformation presented on Facebook. “My name was used in a social media post and I am categorically denying anything and everything this individual attributed to me saying,” Love said. “I have never met them, I have never spoken to them and never communicated them electronically or any other

Jaycees make donations to two local organizations Understanding the strain put on the community due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fredericksburg Jaycees have made monetary donations to local organizations. The Jaycees donated $1,000 to the Hill Country Community Needs Council and $1,000 to the Fredericksburg Food Pantry.


“We hope that this will lend a helping hand to the organizations that do so much for the community in these difficult times,” said a spokesman. The Jaycees have canceled their Crawfish Festival for 2020 due to the coronavirus, and are looking forward to hosting the event in 2021.


way. I couldn’t pick them out of a three-person lineup. I find this personally offensive. I appreciate people contacting us directly.” Impact on budget Several areas of the FISD budget are taking hits because of the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s been a moving target,” said Deborah Ottmers, assistant superintendent for business and finance. “Because we didn’t finish school, there are a lot of contracted services and travel that we didn’t have.” Ottmers expects the net effect on the general fund to be about zero between the ups and downs. The school nutrition fund took the largest hit, losing about $250,000$350,000. Between loss of revenues and into the general fund, FISD will not get about $100,000-$140,000 of indirect costs. “We thought were going to get some emergency expenses for that (school nutrition), but since it wasn’t mandatory that we provide meals, we were not eligible,” Ottmers said. FISD also purchased 500 laptop computers for students, which totaled $332,000, which came out of bond funds but could be eligible for CARES Act funding. “We are hoping those laptops will be paid using those CARES funds because we ordered them during the COVID-19 pandemic,” she said. Ottmers said that the Billie Kids Day Care will have some loss of funds since kids have not been in attendance for over two months. “At the end, we hope it’s not that huge of an impact with all the additions and subtractions,” Ottmers said. “We have continued to pay people even though we haven’t been able to come in and do the work they need to do.” Campus improvements Donnie Finn, assistant superintendent for operations and personnel, presented the board with several updates

for ongoing campus improvements. Some plans have been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic while others are pending final bids. Board members expressed concerns about some projects as other spaces of the school building may have to be used for social distancing learning. Installing HVAC systems was a top priority to ensure that students could learn comfortably. District Innovation Plan FISD board members took action to explore affordable healthcare options for district employees. “We wanted to look into some other healthcare options but since we put this item on the agenda, TRS ActiveCare went down, but we still wanted to provide some affordable options,” Brasher said. Ottmers said the main goal was to put options into the Innovation plan so when a more affordable option becomes available, it can be implemented more quickly, she said. The board approved the motion, 7-0. Graduation Upcoming plans for graduation on Friday, May 29, were discussed Monday evening. Brasher reminded board members and the community to practice safe social distancing and wear a mask. Some members were concerned about having 700 people in one area; however, it was reminded that attending the ceremony is optional for students and their two guests. “There is inherent danger but the reality is the Texas Education Agency has vetted this plan,” Love said. To view the procedures and precautions set by TEA, visit https://tea.texas.gov/texasschools/health-safety-discipline/covid/coronavirus-covid-19-support-and-guidance. See related story for additional information about the graduation ceremony.

Boys, Girls Club launches annual fundraising event The Boys & Girls Club of Fredericksburg has launched its annual “Great Futures” campaign, which matches funds. The club is aiming to raise $101,075. “The campaign is off to a great start with generous matching fund commitments of $22,700 provided by First United Bank, Arrowhead Bank, Broadway Bank, Hill Country Titles, Inc., Security State Bank & Trust, Turning Basin Service, Inc. and Karl Ransleben,” a spokesman said. Though the club has been closed in recent weeks, the mission has not changed. The club continues to empower all young people, especially those who need it

most, to reach their full potential as responsible, caring and productive citizens, the spokesman said. “Our staff is using this time to conduct ‘virtual club’, using social media to provide programming and to remain a positive influence in the lives of members,” Steve Neale, Fredericksburg branch advisory council member said. “Staff is also completing online training and developing programming for when the club reopens.” During this time, the club is continuing to pay staff for hours they are working and staff wages remain the club’s largest expense. To donate, visit bgcatxhc. org/supportourcause or call 830-997-8241.

Early voting extended for primary runoff Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has announced a proclamation extending early voting for the July primary runoff election. As a result, early voting will begin on Monday, June 29 at continue through Friday, July 10. The primary runoff election set for Tuesday, July 14 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. There are no local races on the ballot but three state-level races. They include: • U.S. Senator, Democrat: Mary “MJ” Hegar and Royce West; • Railroad Commissioner, Democrat: Roberto R. (Beto) Alonzo and Chrysta Castañeda. • Member, State Board of Education, District 5, Republican: Robert Morrow and Lani Popp. Early voting will take place

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Museum of Western Art opens Kerr entrepreneur’s collection MUSEUM The Museum of Western Art is located at 1550 Bandera Highway, Kerrville, TX 78028. It is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. www.museumofwesternart.com

mained in the care of his daughter, Pam Brinkman Stone, and son, L.D. (Don) Brinkman, both of whom are the directors of the foundation. The collection, gathered over a 40-year period by Kerrville businessman and entrepreneur, L.D. Brinkman,

features over 100 paintings and sculptures from such well-known artists as E.I. Couse, G. Harvey, John Clymer, Edourd Cortes, Henry Farney, James Frazier, Harry Jackson, Grant Speed and Olaf Seltzer. Brinkman was an entrepreneur, Brangus cattle breeder, civic leader and art collector. He built L.D. Brinkman Flooring into the largest floor covering distribution company in the U.S. and was also the owner of Mr. Gatti’s Pizza. Brinkman was a founder of the Cowboy Artists of America Museum in Kerrville in 1983, later to become the “Men to Match My Mountains,” by Harvey O. Young is part of the L.D. (Brink) Brinkman Foundation Collection. – Submitted photo Museum of Western Art.

FTA continues registration for Summer Youth Camp Registration continues for the Fredericksburg Theater Academy’s Summer Youth Camp July 20 through Aug. 9. This year, students will perform in the junior version of the Broadway musical, “Disney’s The Lion King.” Students from third grade to high school senior are accepted. Scholarships are available and the class size is limited, so early registration is recommended. “We are so excited by how much this program has grown,” said Addison Powers, the director of the production. “We believe in teaching kids to express themselves on stage by using their bodies through singing, dancing and portraying a character as believably as possible. They all are wonderful and cannot wait to perform before an au-

dience.” For the eighth year in a row, the FTA youth production will be part of FTC’s main stage season. FTC’s Executive Director Steve Reily promises the theater will turn out a stellar production. “We are excited to have the youth theater as part of our 24th season,” Reily said. “Audiences can expect to see the same high quality in this production that you see in all of FTC’s shows. We will spare no creative expense. The sets, costumes, lighting and sound will all be of the standard you are accustomed to seeing.” More information and registration forms can be downloaded from the theater’s website at fredericksburgtheater.org. Interested students and their parents can also register by calling the theater’s box

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The Museum of Western Art, now reopened to the public, announces its current exhibition, “Men to Match My Mountains.” The exhibition includes the works from the L.D. (Brink) Brinkman Foundation Collection. The exhibition, featuring 105 works placed on permanent loan to the museum by the foundation, will be on exhibition through June 13. Following Brinkman’s death in 2015, the corporate art collection that had not been moved into the foundation was put up for auction as the result of a lawsuit. Works in the Brinkman Foundation collection re-


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A longtime jeweler will close its local production facility. James Avery Artisan Jewelry, based in Kerrville, will permanently close its Fredericksburg manufacturing facility at 108 Industrial Loop, beginning July 12, with 82 employees laid off. The closure comes as an effect of the global COVID-19 pandemic’s economic toll. “It’s just unforeseen business circumstances due to the COVID-19 crisis in our country,” said Amy Zink, James Avery’s manager of media and communications relations. “Our stores have been closed since the middle of March, as has our manufacturing, that has had some effects.” A select number of employees will receive offers to transfer to James Avery’s Kerrville Craftsman Center. James Avery will also continue to operate production facilities in Hondo and Comfort.

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Supporting local, having patience much needed now


o … now what? With the governor’s latest announcements to re-open many more businesses and activities, we now face the task of figuring out just how to do that. In the long weeks that have passed since our economy was shuttered, we probably all indulged in the fantasy that the virus would pass and we could flip over the open sign and everything would be back to normal. We all know that is not the case. Now what ... indeed. Last week, we heard from many of our members, representing most every industry sector, through a series of Business Re-Opening Roundtable calls. As you can imagine, different industries face their own unique challenges and we will be working to further engage conversation around those common groups. But several overarching themes surfaced in each call, providing the Chamber with an enhanced ear-to-the-ground to develop more support and resources. One of the messages we heard loud and clear is that business owners want to get this right. Keeping their workers and customers safe tops the list of concerns. And I have to brag on the clever solutions they have created — QR codes to eliminate the reuse of restaurant menus, tons of training, rearranging physical layouts, installation of environmental safety barriers and more. But there is much ambiguity in the standards that have been laid forth that leaves the business owner on their own. Just yesterday, the governor’s top health experts stressed the importance of wearing a mask, yet his orders stop short of requiring customers to do so. As we return to supporting our local businesses — and we NEED to — I hope we can all exercise greater personal responsibility and patience. If a business asks

Workers who aren’t offered a transfer will receive four to eight weeks’ pay, up to two weeks of accrued unused sick time and continued health insurance for six months. The closure on the manufacturing side will not affect the facility’s foundry workers. The company furloughed 2,100 manufacturing, retail and corporate employees and reduced pay for all salaried associates after Gov. Greg Abbott’s order to close all nonessential business activities through April 30. A few of the company’s 91 total stores have reopened, including James Avery’s Fredericksburg location. “The safety of our associates and our customers is our No. 1 concern across the board,” Zisk said. “That’s James Avery Artisan Jeweler, based in Kerrville, recently announced the closure of being considered in everything we its manufacturing facility in Fredericksburg. A spokesman said 82 employees will do.” be laid off beginning July 12. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Standard offers new grants for advertising Dollar-for-dollar match intended to help businesses as they reopen The Fredericksburg StandardRadio Post has established a Community Marketing Grant Program to assist locally owned businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. Businesses may apply for a dollar-for-dollar advertising and marketing matching grant ranging from $200 to $4,500. The non-cash, matching grants will be awarded in May, June and July. “The grant is a way for us to continue to support local businesses that employ our neighbors, the same businesses that have been negatively affected by this coronavirus crisis,” Publisher Ken Esten Cooke said. “We have been affected, too. But we are here to assist our businesses and organizations by

helping them restart, rebuild and rebound. This investment will ultimately be an investment in helping the entire community rebound.” Details and applications may be found online at www.reboundgrants.

com. Upon submitting an application, recipients should learn of their status within two business days. “The economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak was felt quickly and deeply across our community,”

said Kim Jung, advertising director. “But we believe in your message and we believe that there has never been a more important time for you to get that message out to the public.” With businesses and workers hurting, Cooke said he hopes this program will spur a rebound in the economic health of this community and its residents. “As an entity that has served this market for 113 years, we’ve learned the only way to pull through the hard times is to stand with your partners and customers” Cooke said. “The Standard-Radio Post is proud to return support to our readers and advertisers who have been our partners for years. We believe the future will be bright after weathering this storm.”

Laughlin Homes named Star Awards finalist


Texas Association of Builders (TAB) has announced that 394 projects have made the finals of the 2020 Star Awards. This year saw a record 624 entries from 54 cities across the state of Texas. The out-of-state judges reviewed 187 categories and selected the best in Texas. Laughlin Homes & Restoration, Inc. was named a finalist in 19 categories, including the grand award of Remodeler of the Year. “This year’s entries showcased the outstanding work of builders, remodelers, architects, designers, sales professionals, marketing professionals, construction professionals and industry leaders in Texas and surrounding areas,” a spokes-

man said. “With nearly 200 categories to choose from and hundreds of entries each year, it’s impressive to be recognized as a finalist.” Winners will be revealed on July 16 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine during the Sunbelt Builders Show. TAB launched the Star Awards program in 1992, and it remains the only statewide tribute to excellence in the residential homebuilding industry, the spokesman said. Laughlin Homes & Restoration, Inc. provides design and build services with Laughlin actively participating in all phases of construction. The company has been building in the Fredericksburg area since 1984 and makes extensive use of architectural artifacts in restorations and new home construction.

Laughlin said that the firm’s creative designs, use of eclectic design concepts, attention to detail and developing a close working relationship with customers helps turn the client’s dreams into a reality. For more information and to view projects done by the firm, visit hillcountrybuilder.com or call 830-9974974.

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ith the Governor’s Report to Open Texas, residents are starting to again move about the city and county. And Texans are starting to move about the state. At the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau (FCVB), the staff has been busy studying, researching, listening, disseminating information and working on a strategic plan to move us forward from the historic business lows caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The strategic plan for the visitor industry here has three basic components: response, re-entry and recovery.

FCVB Notes

Re-Entry Phase Be aware anything I write about from here on could change any day with new guidance from the Governor’s Office or a surge of COVID-19 cases locally. The next phase is re-entry

into the travel market, which we identified as starting June 1. The staff at the FCVB must take into consideration current guidance from the CDC, the local medical community and all governmental agencies. We also are cognizant of local resident sentiment to keep our town as safe as possible — we live here, too, so we certainly agree on this very important point — and the real need of our local businesses to generate a revenue stream ASAP if they are to survive. We also have to look at visitor sentiment to travel, which is collected on a national basis and the preparedness of the local hospitality industry to once again host visitors. For example, with local restaurants operating at 50% capacity, it is evident that we cannot at this moment host the same number of visitors as we did pre-COVID-19. What geographic areas of the state and country have had stay-at-home orders lifted also plays into future marketing decisions. We would not be good stewards of our limited marketing dollars if we were running travel ads in an area where no one is supposed to leave their home other than for essential purposes. All indications are that the American “drive vacation” will be the first mode of travel to come back in the U.S. And some good news for Fredericksburg and Gillespie County, national research indicates many visitors will be looking for a small town, rural, outdoors or beach vacation this year. OK, three out of four puts our destination in a good place it would seem as we move forward! For our destination, the reentry phase will be stimulated by the opening of the peach orchard roadside stands to the public which happened this past weekend — always a strong draw for June and July. Thank you, growers! The governor’s announcement on Monday that wineries, bars and craft breweries will be able to reopen this Friday at 25% capacity will

5-8 p.m. Monday, May 25, at Porter Loring Mortuary North Perry Louis Beyer Sr., 80, Chapel, 2102 North Loop 1604 of San Antonio, died Sunday, East, San Antonio. May 17, 2020. No services are planned. Visitation will be held from Memorials may be made

to Bible Study Fellowship International, Cross Bridge Community Church or the Alzheimer’s Association. A complete obituary will follow.

Response Phase The response phase began as the pandemic shut down the visitor industry around the globe in mid-March. The staff has spent the last two months studying the data being collected about the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry. It is not a pretty picture world-wide. The FCVB staff has also been busy sharing pertinent information with our local visitor industry partners. And we have spent countless hours updating the bureau’s website to provide local residents and our loyal visitors from across the state and beyond the most current information on travelrelated conditions in our destination. We have supported our restaurant partners by promoting pickup and curbside orders and our retailers who have an online presence. In conjunction with the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, we sent signs to businesses in the downtown historic district to post on doors and windows welcoming customers back, but also encouraging them to please practice social distancing, to wash or sanitize their hands often and to wear masks. Staff has been working with our counterparts in destinations around the state, building itineraries for drive vacations across Texas. We have worked to rebook conferences, meetings, wed-

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dings, reunions and tours that could not take place when they had been scheduled in April, May and June. All the while, we have also been structuring a strategic plan to begin to bring back the tourism industry in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County. During the response phase, the FCVB pulled all digital advertising and slowed down social media postings with the main message being “stay home, stay safe.” We went into what one could call a “silent mode” in terms of visitor marketing. Like most other non-essential operations, the Visitor Information Center was closed to help prevent the spread of the virus. Our general philosophy has been to let visitors return to our destination “organically” (without call-to-action marketing for the short term) and as determined appropriate by governmental regulations during the response phase. We started to see this begin to happen this past weekend with increased visitor activity. It is important to note for our visitor industry partners that a survey last week of local lodging properties indicates overall lodging occupancy on Memorial Day weekend could be near 60%, if the weather is good. Just to put this into some perspective for readers, the weekend of May 8-9 occupancy was 33% for our lodging and on the other end of the spectrum, occupancy on Memorial Day weekend would normally be in the 95% to 100% range. The response phase in our strategic plan is moving toward an end.

definitely create additional visitor interest. Recovery Phase What we are calling the recovery phase is currently identified as kicking off in September of this year and continuing into 2021. This is where the FCVB plans to be back up to speed again in terms of marketing efforts for our destination. However, it is important to note that across Texas and the U.S., marketing to international visitors will be dependent on when flights are reinstated by the major international carriers. Again, this date is based on what visitors are currently saying on a national basis about when most will be ready to travel again. And the fall season is where some of our conference/meeting groups, tour groups, reunions and wedding clients have rescheduled events. Unfortunately, some have had to cancel events in Fredericksburg completely, due to budget restrictions. Again, what happens in terms of the reopening of businesses in Texas over the next couple of weeks and months, and the hopeful lack of any major additional pandemic outbreaks in our country, will determine whether this is a good date or not for the full recovery phase. And a bit more good news to end: National research showed that starting on May 1, hotel bookings and airline flight reservations showed some positive movement upward for the first time from the historic lows caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the FCVB, we look forward to gradually improving visitor traffic this summer and a much better fall travel season, based on the projections and data we have right now. Loeffler is the president and CEO of the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau.


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McBRIDE Cont. from A/B6

for us to mask-up, we should respect the commitment they are making to their employees and customers. For years, we have respected “no shoes, no shirt, no service” without question. They are not making a political statement — they are trying to restore their livelihood, serve valued customers and navigate their way out of a place where no map exists. Business owners are also trying hard to stay balanced on the capacity tightrope they are walking. While all are grateful for the opportunity to begin generating revenues, their business model isn’t designed to survive at 50%. Not to mention, how to even figure out what constitutes 50% and how to manage customer flow. With a three-day weekend approaching, some fear demand could outpace capacity. Workforce concerns also played heavily in our group conversations. Gillespie County is experiencing historic unemployment with additional lay-offs just announced last week. Some businesses have been able to maintain their employee count, especially those who qualified for Paycheck Protection Loans. However,

the rules around loan timing forced many business owners to use those funds before they were allowed to reopen, which limits their ability to leverage the resource. Businesses also report workers who question the safety of returning as well as workers wanting to remain on unemployment, which has been increased by $600 per month. In the weeks and months to come, the Chamber will be working with businesses and community partners to help people get back to work safely. We are continuing to listen to our members’ needs to guide a strategy moving forward. Again, I ask our residents to do two very important things. One, spend your money locally. Our businesses want and deserve our support, which will help them rehire workers and support our tax base. Two, please be patient. Everyone’s life has been upended and it’s easy to let our emotions lead our actions. Businesses have a lot to figure out without much guidance. Let’s help them in every way we can. McBride is the president and CEO of the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce.

Bank gets new CEO Happy State Bank has announced that it has a new chief executive officer for the first time in 30 years. Mikel Williamson has been named CEO, according to J. Pat Hickman, who will retain the title of chairman of Happy State Bank and Happy Bancshares, Inc. Or ig ina lly f rom Whitehouse, Williamson has 24 years of experience in the banking industry. Currently, Williamson serves on the board of governors for Northwest

Texas Healthcare System, the board of directors for the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) and is a board member of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce. He was recently appointed to a national board with FIS, the largest computer core provider to financial institutions in the nation. Happy State Bank operates 43 locations in 32 Texas communities, including Fredericksburg, and has over 770 employees.



Join your neighbors and local resource experts online for a land stewardship conversation. We’ll be ready to answer your stewardship questions—from grazing and wildlife management, to plant ID, erosion control, cost-share programs, groundwater conservation, riparian restoration, invasive plant management, and more! Space is limited and registration is required to participate in this free webinar. To register, please email Brad Roeder (bwroeder@ag.tamu.edu) or Beth McMahon (Elizabeth.Mcmahon@ag.tamu.edu) your name and email address; they’ll send you the details. While we won’t provide the kolaches this round, we encourage you to support local bakeries and to bring us your stewardship questions on Tuesday, May 26th. Local experts from Texas A&M AgriLife and Forest Service, Hill Country Alliance, Gillespie County Soil & Water Conservation District, Farm Service Agency, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Hill Country Underground Water Conservation District will be onhand to offer guidance during this informal (albeit virtual) event. For questions, call the AgriLife Office (830-997-3452) and ask for either Brad or Beth. 76667.51



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Needs Council tax program has resumed Hill Country Community Needs Council has restarted its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program on a restricted basis at its facility at 1904 North Llano Street. “Only clients who completed returns with us last year are eligible to make an appointment by calling the Needs Council office at 997-9756,” said Cindy Heifner, director. Heifner said clients will be asked to drop off their 2019 tax information at their appointed time, and tax volunteers will contact them when their return is complete. Clients must also fill out two forms when they drop off their 2019 tax information. Those clients must bring: • A voided check; • Their 2018 tax return. When their return is completed and e-filed, they will be called to pick up their packet.

Construction workers have cleared miles of land in Gillespie County to lay pipe. — Standard-Radio Post/Samuel Sutton

Workers dig up ground where they plan to install the Permian Highway Pipeline. Kinder Morgan Vice President Allen Fore expects the pipeline to be in service by the first quarter of 2021.

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Pipeline controversy The PHP has been the source of controversy and legal opposition since its inception. That controversy recently increased due to the discharge of drilling fluids into the Trinity Aquifer by the pipeline’s sponsor Kinder Morgan during the construction of a crossing beneath the Blanco River. This release of drilling fluids has contaminated several water wells for homeowners solely dependent on aquifer groundwater. “We joined with TESPA to fight this pipeline because the construction was unsafe due to its potential impacts on the aquifer,” David Baker, executive director of the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association, stated in the release. “What happened was unfortunate but predicted.” TESPA Executive Director Patrick Cox agreed. “We have been working with our lawyers on various theories to protect our groundwater and springs and rivers that are central to our Hill Country

Modified tax deadline All filers have until July 15, 2020 to both file and pay their 2019 federal income tax. Additional information for those who did not file income tax in 2018 or 2019 can be found by going to IRS.gov and looking for the highlighted box: Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here. Citizens or permanent residents who had gross income that did not exceed $12,200 ($24,400 for married couples) for 2019 or were not otherwise required to file a federal income tax form for 2019, and didn’t plan to, may provide the IRS with the following information in order to expedite

receiving their Economic Impact Payment: • Full name, current mailing address and an email address; • Date of birth and valid Social Security number; • Bank account number, type and routing number, if applicable; • Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) they received from the IRS earlier this year, if they have one; • Driver’s license or stateissued ID, if applicable; • For each qualifying child: name, Social Security number or Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number and their relationship to the filer or filer’s spouse. Contact the Needs Council for more information at 9979756 or email info@needscouncil.org.

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PIPELINE ing appeal to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling is expected to have major impact upon the PHP project currently under construction in the Texas Hill Country using NWP 12. According to Charles Irvine, attorney for TESPA, an opponent to the pipeline, “The new order appears to apply to new construction projects such as the PHP. We will all be watching closely to see how the corps interprets this new decision.”

Packets will not be mailed. Most eligible U.S. taxpayers will automatically receive their Economic Impact Payments, through direct deposit.

way of life,” Cox stated. “We helping us and guiding us in have not had much help in this the areas where those issues fight from state and federal au- are important.” thorities.” He also said the company offers well testing to landowners Kinder Morgan at the company’s expense if reresponse quested before activity begins In an interview, Kinder Mor- in a resident’s area. Well testgan Vice President Allen Fore ing has been completed for arsaid he could not comment on eas where construction is takif this could impact construc- ing place. tion of the PHP, or about the “We don’t anticipate any adNationwide Permit 12 being verse impacts to landowners, appropriate for the karst in but if there are, we want to local regions due to litigation be proactive about that,” Fore involved. However, he did say said. the company has followed fedHe added landowners will eral, state and local rules and be made aware of the conregulations from the begin- struction on their property as ning. it happens. “We are on hold at the BlanFor questions and concerns, co river crossing, and we are Fore said each landowner has also working with Hays Coun- points of contact with land ty on our road crossings, but agents. If a counsel represents construction activities in the a landowner, then the agent rest of the area continue,” Fore may have to speak to the counsaid. “We also have completed sel. the first 100-plus miles of this If a landowner is uncomfortproject, and by completed, I able with this method, he or say pipe in the ground.” she can contact the PHP team Fore expects the pipeline’s directly at 833-626-0339, or in-service completion to be in at PHP_Project@kindermorthe first quarter of 2021. He gan.com. said most of the significant construction could be comLawsuit pleted “well in advance” of that On April 8, TESPA issued date. notices of intent to sue the For those in Gillespie County PHP project and Kinder Morwho may be worried about wa- gan for alleged violations of ter contamination, Fore said the Safe Drinking Water Act, the company has worked on a the Resource Conservation parcel-by-parcel basis to tailor and Recovery Act and the construction to the unique- Clean Drinking Water Act. ness of each area. Those suits can’t be filed un“The Hill Country is very dif- til the 60-day notice period ferent than other parts of the expires and the federal courts project,” Fore said. “That’s why gain jurisdiction to hear their we have a karst expert that’s claims.

day. holiday, a change has been The post office windows announced in the advertising will be closed and no lockbox deadlines for the newspaper. service will be provided. Real estate and display advertising deadlines have been Garbage, Recycling moved to Friday, May 22, at • Trash collection: Regular 4 p.m. while the deadline for trash collection schedules will submitting a classified ad is 9 be observed on Monday. a.m. on Tuesday, May 26. • Recycling Center and Persons with news items Landfill: The Recycling Cen- for the May 27 newspaper are ter and Solid Waste Facility asked to submit them by Friwill be closed Monday. day, if possible, to insure pubGovernment lication. • Federal offices: Closed. Newspaper • State offices: Closed. • The Fredericksburg StanSchools • County offices: Closed. dard-Radio Post will also be While the school year has • City offices: Closed. closed on Monday. ended for some, the remainPostal Service The newspaper will be pub- ing schools, including the • Closed. There will be no lished as usual on Wednesday, Fredericksburg Independent delivery on city, rural or high- May 27. School District are closed due way contract routes on MonHowever, because of the to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for this country, some offices and businesses will be closing their doors for Memorial Day on Monday, May 25. In observance of Memorial Day, city, county, state and federal offices will be closed. Among the businesses and offices closing on May 25 will be the following:

Local clinic invites complimentary visits Hill Country Integrative Medicine has announced a new, free, 15-minute consultation offer. “The current COVID-19 pandemic has thrust health to the forefront of our minds, both individually and as a community,” owner Dr. Christa O’Leary said. “We thought this would be a great time to reach out to the community and let those interested take a no obligation to look into what integrative and holistic medicine is about.” The no-cost nurse practitioner appointment is for informational purposes, no individual diagnostic or specific treatment recommendations will be given. There is no obligation to become a patient or schedule future appointments.

O’Leary understands choosing a healthcare provider is an important and personal decision. “This is a great chance for people to see if we are a good fit and on the same page in terms of philosophy, goals and expectations.” Hill Country Integrative Medicine sees patients of all ages with a variety of health conditions. “The diversity of our patients is what keeps my job interesting,” O’Leary said. “On one extreme, we have patients with multiple chronic conditions looking for a different approach. The other extreme is having patients in excellent health and who are proactively looking to optimize and maintain their health now and as they age.”

O’Leary states there are many things one can do to strengthen their immune systems. “Fortifying the individual is our purpose,” she said. “Infectious agents have always been and will continue to be a part of the world we live in. Most people know someone susceptible to germs and others who never seem to get sick.” The clinic’s focus is to optimize the immune system through personalized assessments of biochemical nutritional pathways and strategies for optimal lifestyle changes. To schedule the free, 15-minute appointment, call 830-998-0170. For information on COVID-19 from an integrative approach, go to www.ifm.org/covid-19.

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FTC to open ticket sales Monday for spring comedy ‘Harvey’ Seven performances to be offered June 4-7, June13-14 Fredericksburg Theater Company has announced that due to “overwhelming” ticket demand, they have added two more performances of their production of “Harvey.” The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy written by Mary Chase will open to the public on Thursday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m. There will be seven performances over two weekends, June 4-7 and June 13-14, at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 U.S. 87 South. “We are pleasantly surprised by the response we have received at the box office,” said Steve Reily, FTC executive director. “We really didn’t know what to expect when we opened the box office to donors last week. All of us at FTC are very moved by the support the community has shown to FTC.” Tickets The FTC will open ticket sales to the public on Monday, May 25, for its upcoming production of the classic comedy “Harvey.” The production will have five performances June 4-7 at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 U.S. 87 South. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 4-6, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 7, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The performances will continue at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14.

Admission is $29 for adults and $12 for children 17 and under. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fredericksburgtheater.org or by calling the box office at 888-669-7114. Ticket sales to patrons opened on Monday, May 18.

will also put the audio portion The show of the video on our podcast, One of the longest-running ‘Raise The Curtain’.” comedies in Broadway history, Mary Chase’s “Harvey” has endeared generations of audiCast ences with the relationship of Cast in the production are the amiable Elwood P. Dowd Amy Heimann as Myrtle Mae and his best friend, a 6’4” tall Simmons, Amy Taylor as Veta white rabbit named Harvey, Louise Simmons, Steve Reily which only he can see. as Elwood P. Dowd, Faith Exasperated, Elwood’s famLinder as Miss Johnson, Cath- ily is finally driven to commitarine Peterson as Mrs. Ethel ting him into Chumley’s Rest Chauvenet and Courtney Le- Home for the mentally disfan as Ruth Kelly, R.N. turbed, but that is easier said Also, Esteban Garza as than done. Duane Wilson, Elliot Dooley The madness is soon catchas Lyman Sanderson, M.D., ing, and Harvey is not all he Robert Menking as William R. appears to be. Chumley, M.D., Kathy Weaver A true classic of modern theas Betty Chumley, Bill Sadd as atre, this 1945 Pulitzer Prize Judge Omar Gaffney and Luke winner about a lovable eccenCummings as E.J. Lofgren. tric still resonates today.

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“Just like every small business, we are having to adjust quickly to a rapidly changing environment,” he said. “Despite these obstacles, we are excited to open the show on June 4 and are thrilled to bring back live theater to the area.” For anyone who would like to read FTC’s new policies and procedures in response to COVID-19, they are available on the theater’s website at fredericksburgtheater.org. The theater is also preparing a video explaining the new policy with FTC board President Scott Knudsen and Reily. “The video will be posted on our website, Facebook page, and other social media outlets by next week,” Reily said. “We

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Deputies make arrests for drug possession, warrants Deputies from the Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office made arrests for disturbances, drug possessions and theft during the week. Disturbance At 7:40 p.m. Monday, May 11, deputies received a call for an aggressive subject in the 800 block of Bodo Lane who had been drinking. Deputies arrived and determined the subject was a danger to himself and others. Tobias Zaczyk, 42, of Albion, Pennsylvania, was arrested for public intoxication. Drugs At 12:44 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, a deputy made a traffic stop in the 2700 block of U.S. 290 East. Upon making contact, a search of the vehicle was conducted. A glass pipe with methamphetamine was seized. Jose Andres Romero, 41, of Stonewall, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram. At 5:44 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, a deputy was dispatched to a business alarm in the 5000 block of U.S. 290 East. A male subject was sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot. The driver admitted to having smoked marijuana earlier in the day and gave the deputy a glass pipe and a bag containing marijuana. Steven Edward Sommers, 51, of Fredericksburg was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. Other At 11:29 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, a deputy met with two subjects at the Gillespie County Adult Probation Office who

had out-of-county warrants in Lubbock. Justin Prentice, 38, and Tiffany Foley, 41, both of Fredericksburg, were arrested on the warrants for theft of property, more than or equal to $2,500 but less than $30,000. At noon on Tuesday, a deputy made contact with a male with two outstanding warrants. Michael Allen Poole, 63, of Fredericksburg, was arrested on the warrants for illegal voting and tampering with a government record to defraud or harm. At 9:13 p.m. Tuesday, a deputy made contact with a female with an outstanding warrant. Ashley Lovato-Flores, 30, of Fredericksburg, was arrested on warrants for burglary of habitation intend other felony. At 2:07 p.m. Friday, May 15, a deputy conducted a traffic stop near U.S. 290 West and Mosel Road. In the process of making contact, it was learned the driver, Justin Lee Nigh, 36, of Harper, had a suspended driver’s license. Nigh was arrested and charged with driving while license invalid – enhanced. While inventorying the vehicle, the deputy located a clear bag with methamphetamine in it, drug paraphernalia and a handgun. Nigh was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and unlawful carrying of a weapon. At 3:33 p.m. Saturday, May 16, a deputy initiated a traffic stop in the 18000 block of U.S. 290 West. During contact, it was learned the driver had a sus-

pended driver’s license and two local warrants. Hiram Gilberto Garcia, 22, of Austin, was arrested on the warrants for failure to provide financial responsibility and failure to appear. He was also charged with possession of marijuana, less than two grams. At 12:56 a.m. Sunday, May 17, a deputy conducted a traffic stop near Upper Live Oak Road and West Live Oak Road. Nicolas Cortez-Arellano, 32, of Fredericksburg, was arrested and charged with no driver’s license. The passenger, Jose Reyes Garcia-Camacho, 34, also of Fredericksburg, was charged with public intoxication. Accidents The Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office responded to two minor crashes. Weekly totals During the past week, deputies handled a total of 341 calls and issued 15 citations. Eleven were arrested by the GCSO and a total of 15 people were booked into jail. As of Sunday, 56 people were detained. May 11-17 • 2 accidents. • 6 alarms. • 20 animal-related calls. • 7 civil disputes. • 2 criminal mischief. • 8 disturbances. • 17 follow-up calls. • 4 cases of fraud. • 1 harassment. • 9 other agency assists. • 3 property lost/recovered. • 9 public relations. • 99 special assignments. • 19 suspicious activity calls. • 1 theft. • 11 reports of traffic hazards. • 102 traffic stops. • 6 warrant service. • 15 welfare concerns.

Community urged to be smart over holiday The University of Southern California (USC) is reporting that alcohol sales have surged since the COVID-19 pandemic began, raising concerns among USC experts and others that the bottoms-up binge could come with a social cost. As family and friends break free from shelter in place orders and begin to plan their Memorial Day celebration, they encourage everyone to plan while they can and designate a sober ride. Impairment begins with the first drink. Texas law enforcement offi-

cers will be out in force during the Memorial Day weekend looking for impaired drivers. Failing to drive sober immensely increases the chance of being arrested for a DWI. “We want all the citizens of Gillespie County to make it home safely. No one wins when you drink and drive or use impairing drugs and drive,” said Shea Nebgen Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agent for Gillespie County. Not only could a person become a memory in someone’s life, they could also cost

someone their life, or cause serious, lifelong injuries. The financial burden of getting a DWI can run as high as $17,000 — not to mention the emotional costs associated with a DWI. Plan ahead by using a nondrinking driver or a taxi/ rideshare service to get home safely. If that is not an option, sleep at a friend’s house. Planning ahead can make Memorial Day a memorable weekend — while not planning ahead might turn it into a nightmare.

Police detain five in week Fredericksburg Police officer observed a violation in Department arrested five peo- the 400 block of West Main ple and investigated one theft Street. during the week. Jodie Lynn Hampton was advised of a parole warrant for Arrests her arrest. On Monday, May 11, a patrol She was arrested for a officer was contacted regard- blue warrant and remains ing a possible suspect of a sto- detained. len firearm who had returned On Friday, May 15, an officer from out of town. observed a traffic violation in The possible suspect was the 800 block of South Milam contacted and the officer Street. learned he had two active warKenneth Macon Pope was rants. determined to be intoxicated A search of his vehicle was and was arrested for driving conducted and illegal narcot- while intoxicated. ics and a stolen firearm were On Saturday, May 16, a located. patrol officer was in the 100 Clayton Ryan Tyndall was block of South Adams Street. arrested for the two warrants A stop was conducted and along with possession of mari- the driver, Regina Elnora juana and theft of a firearm. Rosenwinkel, was determined On Wednesday, May 13, a to be intoxicated. patrol sergeant was on patrol She was arrested for driving near the 1400 block of North while intoxicated. Adams when he observed a Theft traffic violation. On Sunday, May 17, an officer Lyndon Haley Briscoe was was dispatched to Walmart, determined to be intoxicated 1435 East Main Street, for a and was arrested for driving possible theft of a purse. while intoxicated. The purse was later located Also Wednesday, a patrol where the complainant had

left it. No further action. Weekly totals Fredericksburg Police Department responded to 211 calls for service and made 224 traffic stops for the week of May 10-17. FPD handled four minor accidents. May 11-17 • 4 accidents. • 9 alarms. • 1 assault. • 16 animal-related calls. • 2 civil disputes. • 2 civil standby. • 1 criminal mischief. • 1 criminal trespass. • 7 disturbances. • 23 follow-up calls. • 3 harassment. • 1 illegal parking. • 2 lost or stolen property. • 5 ordinance violations. • 12 public relations calls. • 1 sexual assault. • 54 special assignments. • 20 cases of suspicious activity. • 3 suspicious vehicles. • 1 theft. • 11 traffic hazards. • 9 traffic hazards (J-walking). • 224 traffic stops. • 1 warrant service. • 15 welfare concern calls. • 6 other.

Deadline approaching for SBA loans Small nonfarm businesses in 77 Texas counties are being reminded of the June 15 deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury, it has been announced by Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. These low interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in the following primary counties that began Oct. 1, 2019. Primary counties include Anderson, Atascosa, Bastrop, Brown, Burleson, Caldwell, Ellis, Freestone, Gonzales, Henderson, Hill, Johnson, Kimble, Lee, Llano, Mason, McCulloch, McLennan, Menard, Navarro, Sutton, Travis, Val Verde, Washington and Wilson; In addition to Gillespie, other neighboring counties include Austin, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Bosque, Brazos, Burnet, Callahan, Cherokee, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Coryell, Crockett, Dallas, DeWitt, Eastland, Edwards, Falls, Fayette, Frio, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hays, Hood, Houston, Karnes, Kaufman, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Leon, Limestone, Live Oak,

McMullen, Medina, Milam, Mills, Parker, Robertson, San Saba, Schleicher, Smith, Somervell, Tarrant, Terrell, Tom Green, Van Zandt, Waller and Williamson. According to Garfield, small nonfarm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size may apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million. “SBA eligibility covers both the economic impacts on businesses dependent on farmers and ranchers that have suffered agricultural production losses caused by the disaster and businesses directly impacted by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the applicant suffered any property damage,” Garfield said. The interest rate is 4% for businesses and 2.75% for private nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition. By law, SBA makes Economic Injury Disaster Loans available when the U.S. Secretary

of Agriculture designates an agricultural disaster. The Secretary declared this disaster on Oct. 15, 2019. Businesses primarily engaged in farming or ranching are not eligible for SBA disaster assistance. Agricultural enterprises should contact the Farm Services Agency about the U.S. Department of Agriculture assistance made available by the secretary’s declaration. However, in drought disasters, nurseries are eligible for SBA disaster assistance. Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.



2 Days Only, This Friday - Saturday, 10aM-5PM Gillespie County Fire, Rescue Calls May 10-16 Fredericksburg • Sunday, May 10 — 2:02 a.m., Eckert Road, structure fire. • Tuesday, May 12 — 7:10 a.m., Premier View Drive, fire alarm. • Tuesday, May 12 — 1:43 p.m., Main Street, vehicle fire. • Thursday, May 14 — 1:03 a.m., Llano Street, fire alarm. • Saturday, May 16 — 2:54 a.m., Pecan Creek Road, structure fire. • Saturday, May 16 — 4:24 p.m., Kott Road, grass fire.

Stonewall • Sunday, May 10 — 2:02 a.m., Eckert Road, structure fire. • Thursday, May 14 — 3:48 p.m., Ranch Road 1, medical assistance. Willow City • Sunday, May 10 — 2:02 a.m., Eckert Road, structure fire. • Sunday, May 10 — 6:33 a.m., Eckhardt Road, general investigation.

Doss • Sunday, May 10 — 2:02 a.m., Eckert Road, structure fire. • Monday, May 11 — 4 p.m., Dusty White Tail Trail, grass fire. • Saturday, May 16 — 2:54 a.m., Pecan Creek, structure fire.

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Applications now available for Peach Queen contest Applications are being accepted from girls interested in participating in the Stonewall Peach JAMboree queen’s contest. The applications are available on the sponsoring Stonewall Chamber of Commerce website at stonewalltexas.com. The completed application should be returned to the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce, Attn. Peach JAMboree Queen’s Contest, P.O. Box 1, Stonewall, TX 78671. The deadline for submitting applications is May 31, and all entries must be postmarked prior to June 1. A photograph for use in the newspaper should accompany each application. The new Peach Queen and her court will be chosen during the annual Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo, June 19-20. The contest is open to any girl who will be a sophomore, junior or senior in a Gillespie County high school during the 2020-2021 school year and any girl who was enrolled in a Gillespie County high school during the 2019-2020 school year.

Contestants must provide written consent from their parents/guardians to participate and for publishing photographs throughout the year. There are several requirements for those chosen to represent the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce and the Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo, which can be found on the application and contract. Those selected for the court must reside with their parents/ legal guardians during their year of reign. The Queen’s Court will be required to ride the float in various parades around the Hill Country during their 20202021 reign. Dresses, crown and sash that will be worn on the float will be provided by the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce. The court will also be required to help out with various community events to represent the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce and Peach JAMboree. According to the requirements, members of the court who miss more than three parades and/or community

events (without consent from the board) will be asked to resign and forfeit their title, crown and scholarship. Also, girls who are unable to complete their year of reign will forfeit their title, crown and scholarship. The new queen and her court must stay in school during their year of reign and maintain a minimum grade average of 75. Home schooling will be considered on a case-by-case basis and is subject to a vote by the board of directors. Those on the court agree not to enter any contests or activities that will interfere with their year of reign. A complete list of the requirements is included in the application packet. The queen will receive a $3,000 scholarship and each duchess will receive a $2,500 scholarship. Autumn Kirchner is the reigning 2019-2020 Stonewall Peach Queen. Current Duchesses are Sadie Hardison, Riley Cook and Lauren Stone. Applications may be found online at stonewalltexas.com/ peach-jamboree/.

Primary school enrollment underway Upcoming 2020-2021 school year families may begin online enrollment for classes in Fredericksburg Independent School District schools. To register or enroll, go to www.fisd.org and click on TxConnect. An account is required. Parents are encouraged to register their students as soon as possible. For more information, contact the school directly.

School phone numbers • Fredericksburg High School - 830-997-7551. • Gillespie County High School - 830-997-4598. • Fredericksburg Middle School - 830-997-7657. • Fredericksburg Elementary School - 830-997-9595. • Stonewall Elementary School - 830-990-4599. • Fredericksburg Primary School - 830-997-7421, or email registrar Lisa Nevins at lisan@fisd.org.

Two-Way Dual Language Parents and guardians can also submit a 2020-2021 Two-Way Kindergarten Dual Language application online. Applications are available on the FPS campus website located within the FISD website. Applications must be submitted online by Friday, May 29. For more information, email Wendy Dietrich at wendyd@fisd.org.

Two earn Catholic Life Scholar Awards Bethany Crenwelge and Karlie Nebgen of Fredericksburg were selected to receive the 2020 All American Scholar Award sponsored by Catholic Life Insurance Each year, Catholic Life awards 35 scholarships worth $1,000 each to graduating high school seniors who have not only demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and academic achievements but have also gone above and beyond in their civic duties and made a difference in their communities, said a spokesman. Crenwelge, who plans to attend Texas Tech University in the fall, is the daughter of Douglas and Roxanne Crenwelge. Her extracurricular activities include Gillespie County 4-H lambs, Fredericksburg FFA, Gillespie County 4-H Meat Judging team, National Honor Society, Gillespie County Sheep Skillathon participant, summer technology intern, dog grooming, Wrede 4-H Club, and Gillespie County Extension Education Association. She has volunteered with St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Fritz Southdowns and Gillespie County 4-H. Nebgen, who plans to attend Sam Houston State University in the fall, is the daughter of Greg and Shea Nebgen. Her extracurricular activities include volleyball,

Local students earn degrees from WGU Two Fredericksburg residents have earned degrees from Western Governors University. Graduates included John Foster, who earned a master of business administration degree in healthcare management, and John Sobey who earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting.

basketball and softball at Fredericksburg High School; National Honor Society; St. Mary’s Catholic Church religious education; ACTS; FCA; FHS yearbook; Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador; iOpener; select volleyball and softball; Fredericksburg ISD Community Education; 4-H, and photography. She has volunteered with Gillespie County Youth Livestock Show, Mats for Homeless, Hill Country SPCA Project, Cambodia Mission Trip, One Day 4-H, Fredericksburg Food Pantry, Doss Volunteer

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Merrilyn Hartmann, secretary of the Fredericksburg Food Pantry Board, accepts a donation of $10,850 from the Fredericksburg High School Class of 2020 representatives, including, front, from left, Amy Dittmar, Allison James, Caitie Huff, Emilia Smajstrla and Ryan Davis; back, Noah Downey and Chad Braden. Engravers donated the big check to FHS. — FHS Comet Staff photo

FHS Class of 2020 donates trip money to Food Pantry By Jessica Stuewe

For the Fredericksburg High School Class of 2020, many of the plans they had leading up to graduation changed when they did not return to classes after Spring Break due to COVID-19. One of those plans was the yearly senior trip, where funds had been raised, for the class to spend one last fun day together. The senior class officers made the decision to donate the senior trip money of

$10,850 to the Fredericksburg Food Pantry. “We wanted to keep it local,” senior class vice president Amy Dittmar said. “The Food Pantry can do a lot with the money that you give them. They can turn your $5 into much more because of the deals that they have with grocery stores.” Dittmar and the other class officers, Caitie Huff, Noah Downey, Sydney Holster, Emilia Smajstrla, Ryan Davis and Chad Braden, felt that giving back to the community in its time of need was the best

decision with what to do with the money they earned for the senior trip. “I’m just glad that our money will go to making people smile and easing the hardships people are facing right now,” Dittmar said. “Even though we cannot have our senior trip, it’s going to a good cause, and that makes me feel good.” According to Huff, who is the class co-president, the senior class raised a little over $11,000 for their senior trip for every senior class member to go to Six Flags.

Engravers donated a big check for them to hand over to the food pantry. “We raised that money through working concession stands and selling programs, and our biggest fundraiser was prom last year,” Huff said. “Since we don’t get to have our senior trip this year, we had all this money, and we wondered, ‘What could we do with it?’” The seniors could have donated the money for an item to the school like a park bench or purchased a keepsake item for each senior, but they felt that

was not useful to the times that we are in right now. “I had the idea that we could donate the money to a charity or organization in the name of our class, and everyone was on board with that,” Huff said. “Amy Dittmar had the idea to donate it to the Food Pantry, and I think the Food Pantry is a great option right now during the pandemic. We wanted the money to be used in a beneficial way in our community.” According to Merrilyn Hartmann, secretary of the Fredericksburg Food Pantry Board,

the money will only be used for food. It will come in the front door, and it will go out the back door to clients. “I am astounded with what they have done,” Hartmann said. “It is disappointing that they could not go on their school trip, but what a wonderful way for them to redirect that money in an unselfish and giving way in thinking about the community. That is just heartwarming.” “Thank you to this awesome Class of 2020,” she said.

Cooking Well with Diabetes virtual program to be offered during June Texas A&M AgriLife agents will be offering a Cooking Well with Diabetes virtual program through Microsoft Teams for those wanting to learn more about cooking well for themselves or a loved one with diabetes. The series features fun, interactive classes that are packed with research-based information and delicious diabetes friendly recipes, said Gillespie County Extension Agent Shea Nebgen. The sessions will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, June 9. The sessions will include: • Tuesday, June 9, and Thursday, June 11: Carbohydrate Foods. Recognize carbohydrates in recipes and

using sweeteners effectively. Recipe demonstrations. • Tuesday, June 16, and Thursday, June 18: Learn heathy substitutions for fat and sodium and ways to increase fiber. Recipe demonstrations. • Tuesday, June 23, and Thursday, June 25: Celebrating Sensibly. Special event recipes that are healthy and delicious. Recipe demonstrations. The cost for the 12 sessions is $20 and registration is through Eventbrite. Individuals can register online at https://www.event-

brite.com/e/cooking-wellwith-diabetes-webinar-tickets-105015383840. Interested persons can also contact the Gillespie County Extension Office for the registration link. Once a person has registered for the class, he will receive a link to complete the pre-survey. After the pre-survey is completed, participants will receive the link to join the class. For more questions about this program, contact the Gillespie County Extension Office at 830-997-3452.


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Stonewall group helps feed eastern Gillespie youth Fredericksburg Independent School District Food Service and a group of seven women have organized to feed Stonewall children during the COVID-19 quarantine. A group of seven from Stonewall, including Rebekah Cathey, Deleyce Burg, Arin Smith, Laura Weinheimer, Tyler Debish, Cathy Lindig, Karen Nevins and Madison Smith, came together to ensure students in the eastern section of Gillespie County were able to pick up meals daily by providing this service in Stonewall. Cathey, the site manager, travels the 30-mile round trip to the Fredericksburg Primary School and picks up the 73 meals in ice chests and then drives back to Stonewall to deliver to waiting volunteers. The meals are distributed via drive thru service at the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce to students and parents from 1111:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.

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FHS schedules commencement Harper ISD plans ceremony in stadium on May 29 senior graduation Fredericksburg High School will host its graduation at 8 p.m. Friday, May 29 at FHS Stadium, 1107 Texas 16 South. If there is inclement weather, the graduation will be moved to Saturday, May 30. A time is to be announced. A maximum of 230 graduates will be allowed, and each will be spread out six feet apart on the field and attendees will be socially distanced in the stands. Students can only bring two people, unless the state or county change social distancing recommendations by May 29. Only necessary FHS staff and Fredericksburg Indepen-

dent School District school board members will be allowed to participate. They will be seated on the stage following social distancing guidelines. ADA accommodations for guests will be located on the track. The ROTC Color Guard will be present. Graduating students will march in procession but will maintain social distancing of six feet as they enter the stadium and take their seats. Speakers will enter the stage one at a time to speak and then return to their seats. Students will be called one at a time to enter the stage and receive their diplomas

without a handshake. Staff will be required to wear gloves when diplomas are issued and students are strongly encouraged to do the same. Diplomas will be cleaned and sanitized prior to the ceremony. At the beginning and end or the ceremony, staff will be stationed near the entrance and exit to ensure students are following social distancing guidelines as they enter and exit the graduate seating area at the stadium. They will wear masks and gloves. Students will exit section by section, when signaled by a staff member stationed near the exit.

Students and attendees will be screened with a COVID-19 questionnaire. If someone is showing symptoms, he or she will have to stay home. A nurse will be present to check temperatures. Sanitizing stations will also be set up and face masks will be available. Police officers will be stationed accordingly to prevent public access. Drinking fountains will be unavailable. Bathrooms, doorknobs and handles, handrails and other commonly touched surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized before, during and after the ceremony. Guests will not be permitted in the bathrooms.

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outstanding business leaders.” The governor said numbers of cases — “a meaningful outbreak” — and concerns about hospital capacity are what would cause him to hit the brakes in regard to reopening. He said currently, there are plenty of hospital beds available and he would act quickly if case surges were to occur. Summer school sessions may open on June 1, so long as they follow safe-distancing practices, he said. (See more in the Fredericksburg Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting

ONLINE All guidelines are available at http://gov.texas. gov/reopentexas

article in today’s newspaper.) Reopening stages On Friday, May 8, the governor announced openings for barber shops, hair and nail salons and tanning salons. On Monday, May 18, the state allowed re-opening for gyms, manufacturers and office-based employees, all with certain conditions. Also slated for opening to-

day were child care centers, youth clubs and youth sports facilities, and massage and personal care facilities. On Friday, May 22, bars and tasting rooms may open at 25%, and restaurants may increase to 50% capacity around the state. Also set for opening on Friday, May 22 are rodeos and equestrian events, bowling alleys, bingo halls, skating rinks, zoos, aquariums and natural cavern attractions. The governor also said that beginning May 31, just in time for summer season, overnight and day camps may resume operation, as may

professional sports without in-person spectators. On Tuesday, Abbott also touted increased testing, particularly at nursing homes (see related story) and meatpacking plants, two places considered “hot spots” in some areas around the state. He also pointed out the positivity rate for COVID-19 testing, saying it has dropped below 5% in recent days, after having hovered around 13% when testing began to increase around mid-April. “COVID-19 still exists in Texas. Our goal is to find ways to co-exist with it as safely as possible,” he said.

Railroad Commission candidate forum scheduled Texans will elect a new comCandidate Forum WHAT: Texas Railroad Commismissioner to the Railroad Commission of Texas in No- sion Candidates Forum WHEN: Wednesday, May 27, 7-8 vember. p.m. The state agency oversees WHO: Local and regional envienvironmental and economic ronmental organizations and resiaspects of mining, including oil and gas drilling and pipeline development, uranium and coal extraction. Texas Campaign for the Event, The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club, Environment Texas and other partners are holding a Railroad Commissioner Candidates Forum online via video teleconference on Wednesday, May 27, from 7-8 p.m. This coalition of organizations and residents from across the state is concerned that the railroad commission is not fulfilling its responsibility to protect the people and natural resources of Texas from pollution and waste in the oil and gas industry, among other industries, said a spokesman for the forum. Participants will learn the viewpoints and positions of candidates Chrysta Castaneda (confirmed), Roberto Alonzo (confirmed) and James Wright (not confirmed). The public is invited to participate and can register at: https://bit.ly/RegisterRRCCandidatesForum.

dents of Texas meet candidates for Railroad Commission of Texas. WHERE: Register online at https://bit.ly/RegisterCandidatesForum WHY: To ensure that the candidates for the Railroad Commis-

sion are informed and aware of the environmental and public health impacts Texans are experiencing from the industries the commission overseas.

ceremony Friday Harper Independent School District is making changes to its senior graduation. Harper will have an inperson graduation ceremony starting at 7 p.m. Friday, May 22, at Longhorn Stadium. The district will have restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and seniors are allowed only four guests. The planned senior parade around Harper will not be held. Harper’s 2020 valedictorian is Nicholas Wooten. Evelyn Williams is the salu-

tatorian. The class song is “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake and the class motto is “Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.” Class officers are Hannah Cox, president; Kendra Wilke, vice president; Nick Wooten, secretary; and Kara Briggs, treasurer. Courtney Anderson, Felice Marek, Jason Marek and Cade Tatsch are class sponsors. Junior ushers are Rylie Behrens, Maris Rodriguez, Marcus Mader and Derek Perkins.

Five to earn degrees Friday at Ambleside Ambleside School of Fredericksburg will have a drivein graduation at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, May 22 at the school, located at 406 Post Oak Road. The school’s five graduates will be spread out on a makeshift outdoor stage and each student will give a speech about their time with the school. Attendees must stay in their vehicles and can decorate them to honor their graduate.

“We are looking into broadcasting the graduation on the radio with an FM transmitter,” said Russ York, Head of School. “We’ll likely just pick an open station. I’m not sure how far it will reach, but we plan to have it heard by every attendee at the school.” After the graduation, York said there will be a parade around the school with decorated cars and the graduates being carried atop the stage which will actually be a trailer.

GCHS to hold ceremonies May 29 The Gillespie County High School graduation will be held May 29 at 6 p.m. at the Fredericksburg High School baseball field. Guests can bring lawn chairs and blankets and sit in the outfield. Screening will occur before

entrance and hand sanitizer will be provided, according to a spokesman. There is no limit to guests; however, families can only sit in groups of five. The ceremony is not expected to take longer than 45 minutes.

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Park Pool’s opening day set June 15 Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the City of Fredericksburg will delay the opening of Park Pool to June 15. The pool, located at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, is tentatively planned to operate at regular hours — 1-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays — depending on the amount of lifeguards, said Andrea Schmidt, Director of Parks and Recreation. Pools can open at 25% capacity, Schmidt said. This is subject to change if Gov. Greg Abbott’s orders change. Town Pool will remain closed due to the lack of lifeguards. Schmidt said lifeguard classes could begin at the end of May.

Fredericksburg High School’s Autumn Pyka, front center, signs to play soccer for Cornell College, an NCAA DIII program based in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Joining her are, front, from left, Jim Pyka and Kathy Pyka, back, FHS head girls’ soccer coach Logan Minshew, Philip Anderson and Jeremy Harrison. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney

FHS’ Liz Sebera is heading to Iowa Western, an NJCAA program based in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to compete in track and field. With her are, front, from left, James Sebera, Bill Sebera, Ida Sebera and Kitty Sebera; back, girls’ athletic coordinator Kristy Danz, assistant track coach Jamie Kneese, powerlifting coach Geoffrey Huff and head girls’ track and field coach Dan Aldrich.

Troy Kneese, an FHS senior, inks a letter of intent to run for NCAA DII Colorado School of Mines’ track and field team based in Golden, Colorado. With Kneese at the ceremony are, front, from left, Jodie Kneese, Todd Kneese, Rosene Lachmiller and Gary Lachmiller; back, Kristy Danz, head boys’ track coach Gilbert Renaud, head cross country coach Dan Aldrich and Jeff Hammond.

FHS’ Cristian Avilez is set to play football for the McMurry Warhawks, an NCAA DIII school in Abilene. With Avilez are, front, from left, Xavier Avilez, Joe Avilez, Desiree Avilez and Joseph Avilez; back, defensive coordinator Bill Wilder, assistant football coach Joel Handley, offensive coordinator and powerlifting coach Geoffrey Huff, and head football coach and athletic director Lance Moffett.

Denver Schneider, an FHS senior, is heading to Methodist, an NCAA DII program in Fayetteville, North Carolina. With Schneider are, from left, Brad Schneider, Jennifer Schneider and Palin Schneider; back, assistant golf coach John Hext and head golf coach Tim Kaman.

FHS senior Ryan Davis signs his letter to play college basketball for Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin. With Davis are, front, from left, Rob Davis, Heather Davis and Sydney Davis; back, head boys’ basketball coach Tim Kaman. More photos on A/B 15.

UIL eyes start for activities this summer Several reports announced the University Interscholastic League plans to allow limited summer strength and conditioning to begin June 8, following Gov. Greg Abbott’s Monday announcement that Texas is moving to Phase II of reopening following the COVID-19 shutdown. Abbott announced Monday that professional sports, sports See UIL  A/B15

Billies boys’ soccer team rules all-district lists The Battlin’ Billies led their soccer district before the COVID-19 pandemic caused the season’s end. The team dominated the alldistrict lists as a result. Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ soccer earned 11 spots on District 28-4A alldistrict lists. Cristian Garcia Mendoza earned the District Forward of the Year award unanimously, and Peter Stenberg was the unanimous winner of 28-4A’s Goalkeeper of the Year award. Thomas Wainwright, Alex Alvarado, Cesar Zelaya and Manuel Norriega were on the

all-district first team. Second teamers were Blake Penick, Miles Hammond and Kevin Rivas. Jacob Hinterlach and Alfredo Contreras received honorable mention. The following players earned academic all-district: Alex Alvarado, Alex Bedford, Miles Hammond, Jacob Hinterlach, Jorge Lopez, Blake Penick, Luis Urueta Ortiz and Fernando Viveros. FHS finished the season 14-2-3, with a 5-0-1 mark in 28-4A. The Billies led Boerne by a game and a half before the season ended.

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Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball’s outgoing seniors were honored by coach Derrick Dietrich, center, and the rest of the coaching staff last week. The following seniors earned postseason honors, from left, Tucker Elliott, THSCA second team academic all-state, academic all-district; Hunter Metzger, THSCA first team academic all-state, academic all-district; Jarrett Beard, THSCA honorable mention all-district, academic all-district, FHS Mr. Baseball; Brady Staedtler, academic all-district, Mr. Baseball; Luke Duderstadt, THSCA second team all-state, academic all-district, Battlin’ Billie Award; and Tommy Johnson, academic all-district. — Submitted photo

Soon-to-be FHS grad Travis Cates will play football for Mary-Hardin Baylor, a DIII program in Belton. With Cates are, front, from left, Erin Cates; back, from left, assistant football coach Gilbert Renaud, offensive coordinator and powerlifting coach Geoffrey Huff, defensive coordinator Bill Wilder and head coach and athletic director Lance Moffett.

Billies hand out postseason honors for play, academics Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball announced its 2020 award winners. Senior Luke Duderstadt ended his career by winning the Battlin’ Billie Award. Seniors Jarrett Beard and Brady Staedtler earned the Mr. Baseball Award. Twelve players made aca-

demic all-district: Jarrett Beard, Jesse Castillo, Felix Cruz, Luke Duderstadt, Tucker Elliott, Tommy Johnson, Kinley Kott, Hunter Metzger, Javier Rodriguez, Jakob Schandua, Brady Staedtler and Rob Zuberbueler. Four Billies made the Texas High School Coaches Associa-

tion’s All-State team: Hunter Metzger (first team), Luke Duderstadt (second team), Tucker Elliott (second) and Jarrett Beard (honorable mention). FHS did not have any District 28-4A selections due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the suspension of athletics before district play.

AYSO United looking for new players AYSO United opened roster spots to potential players starting Monday, May 18. Interested players can visit www.aysounitedhc.org and register for tryouts open roster spots will be offered to prospective players at the conclusion of tryouts. AYSO United does not have a firm date for

tryouts and is looking at the first week of June as a primary possibility. There is no charge to register for tryouts and no obligation. More information is available by contacting AYSO United HC President, Dan Kemp, at DanKemp@aysounitedhc.org.

HHSC announces more than $1 billion in pandemic food benefits for Texans Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide more than $1 billion in food benefits through the federal Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to families with children who have temporarily lost access to free or discounted school meals due to COVID-19-related school closures, it has been announced by Gov. Greg Abbott. P-EBT provides a one-time benefit of $285 per child, which can be used in the same way as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits to pay for groceries. P-EBT will be administered through a coordinated effort by the HHSC, the Texas Department of Agriculture, and the Texas Education Agency. “I thank the U.S. Department of Agriculture for providing these emergency benefits to Texas families, and for the swift action of our state agencies to administer these benefits across the state,” Abbott said. “This program will expand access to healthy and nutritious food for families and children in need as the state continues to respond to COVID-19.” “Families across our state have had to rapidly adjust

to the impacts of this pandemic and we’re thankful to our many state and federal partners who were able to work together for our fellow Texans,” said HHS Executive Commissioner Phil Wilson. “These emergency benefits will provide additional assistance to those families on free and reduced-price meal plans, giving greater access to nutritious food for children most in need.” “Despite this crisis, the one thing that never changes is that children need to eat,” said Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. “And the Texas Department of Agriculture has been working hard with our federal, state and community partners to make sure no child goes hungry because of this pandemic. “Not only will these benefits give these kids and their families a little help with the food bill, I hope it gives them a little hope in a dark time.” More than three million children in Texas are certified to receive free or reducedprice meals at school during the 2019-2020 school year. Households with school children who received SNAP food benefits for the month of March or were recipients of free or reduced-price meals at school before the statewide school closure are eligible for P-EBT benefits.

Families who were certified for the free or reducedprice school meals program after in-person instruction at schools ended due to COVID-19 are also eligible to receive the benefit. Families with children aged 5 to 18 who received SNAP food benefits for the month of March, when school campuses first closed, will automatically receive P-EBT on their current Lone Star Card by May 22. Families who have children certified for free or reducedprice meals during the 201920 school year but did not receive SNAP benefits for the month of March will need to apply. Families with children who received meals at no cost to them because their schools are defined as Community Eligibility Provision or Provision II schools also need to apply. Those families will receive a notification from their school district by May 31 which will include eligibility information and how to access the application. The application will be open from June 1-30 and applications will be processed in the order they are received. After completing the application, eligible families will receive benefits on a new Texas P-EBT card in the mail.

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Landon West, an FHS senior, will continue his football career by playing for NCAA DIII program Texas Lutheran in Seguin. Joining West are, front, from left, Amy Burrier, Donald West, Jeretta West and Erin Tipps; back, assistant football coach Gilbert Renaud, St. Mary’s football coach Rick Loth, Jimmy Reichenau, assistant football coach Shannon Petsch, offensive coordinator and powerlifting coach Geoffrey Huff, defensive coordinator Bill Wilder and head coach and athletic director Lance Moffett. — FHS Campus Comet staff photo

Workforce Solutions Alamo launching online tutorials As part of Workforce Solutions Alamo’s strategy to improve accessibility for job seekers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency has developed step-by-step tutorial videos to help applicants navigate the Texas Workforce Commission’s online services. Created in partnership with the City of San Antonio, the goal of these tutorial videos is to help recently laid-off workers understand what information they need, how to access each service and what to expect when applying. Users are provided information on how to create user IDs, navigate the unemployment benefits webpage and online application form and a reference guide to information they will be required to submit when filling out online forms. The videos also show users how to use the virtual

assistant, “Larry the Chat Bot,” to help answer the most common questions on the unemployment insurance process. Spanish translations of the unemployment benefits and WorkInTexas.com video tutorials are currently being developed. WorkInTexas.com is a comprehensive online job search resource and matching system developed and maintained by TWC. It provides recruiting assistance to all Texas employers and support to individuals seeking employment opportunities within the state. Job postings are updated in real-time as employment opportunities become available. Job seekers can search for employment opportunities, access resources to build resumes, educational resources and other services. Workers recently laid off

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‘Kolaches and Conservation’ webinar Tuesday Gillespie County AgriLife Extension and partners will host a free “Kolaches and Conservation” webinar from 8:30-10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26. This informal, online event encourages landowners who have questions about wildlife habitat, cost-share programs, groundwater conservation, the hunting season, erosion-control, soil health, farming, ranching, trees, riparian management, and controlling nonnative, invasive plants and animals to talk with local officials from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Forest Service, the Gillespie County Soil and Water Conservation District, Farm Service Agency, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Hill Country Underground Water Conservation District and Hill Country Alliance. “AgriLife is looking forward to working with local partners to host this webinar to share tools and resources for landowners in Gillespie County,” said Gillespie County Extension Agent Brad Roeder. Registration is required to participate in this free webinar. Email name to Roeder (bwroeder@ ag.tamu.edu) or Beth McMahon at (Elizabeth.Mcmahon@ag.tamu. edu). They will then send additional information for participation. Landowners with questions about the May 26 webinar may call the Gillespie County AgriLife Extension Office (830-997-3452) and ask for either Roeder or McMahon. www.hillcountryalliance.org https://gillespie.agrilife.org/

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A different kind of ceremony Heritage School promotes nine in careful ceremony With masks, distancing between families, and lots of hand sanitizer, Heritage School promoted its nine 2020 graduates on Friday at the school gymnasium. The ceremony for graduates of the 25th class since the school’s beginning began with a video of photos and music of the graduates through their childhood years. It continued with a taped Zoom conference call, a now-recognized brand of the coronavirus era, of the nine mortar-hatted graduates reflecting on their time at the school. Graduates Sam Cowsar, Grace Ashley and Noah Given wore masks for the processional. All in attendance wore masks during Head of School Nancy Hierhol- the ceremony as a safety measure against the coronavirus. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke zer introduced the graduates, including Eli Christensen, who gave the honor graduate speech, and Hannah Bray, who presented the valedictory speech (see both on Clockwise from page C/D6). left: David Turpin, the school’s director of rhetoric, gave a talk to Salutatorian graduates saying they are entering Luke Roberts a time of unprecedented freedom. gives a hug to But he asked that they rely on the his mother, Kim foundation built in the school. Roberts, after “Yes, your job these next four receiving his years will be to do well in college, diploma. but I submit to you another mission, and that is to learn the art The 2020 of choosing well,” Turpin said. graduates toss “Choosing to pursue that which is their hats as good and true and beautiful, ratha last act of er than cheap imitations.” togetherness at the end of the graduation ceremony.

Graduates were: • Hannah Elizabeth Bray, valedictorian; • Luke Patrick Roberts, salutatorian; • Celia Grace Ashley • Mason Grace Barnett • Elias Joseph Christensen • Samuel George Cowsar • Kaitlyn Ashly Evans • Noah Hamilton Given • Daniel Gordon Sauer

Head of School Nancy Hierholzer removes her mask to begin the ceremony as Director of Rhetoric David Turpin looks on.

Notice of Virtual Public Meeting Texas Department of Transportation 2021 - 2024 Rural Transportation Improvement Program (Rural TIP) Austin District To combat the spread of COVID-19, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is following guidance provided by our state’s health and emergency management officials. To do our part to help prevent its spread, TxDOT will be conducting an on-line virtual public meeting to receive comments for the proposed 2021 - 2024 Rural Transportation Improvement Program for Blanco, Gillespie, Llano, Lee and Mason Counties. The virtual meeting presentation will be posted on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 4 p.m. To take part in the virtual public meeting, go to the web address www.txdot.gov and enter the words Hearings and Meetings to access the “Hearings and Meetings Schedule” page. Once on that page, click on “Virtual Public Meeting – Rural Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Austin District” for instructions on how to view the presentation and make comments. The presentation will include both audio and visual components. If you do not have internet access, you may call 512-832-7298 to request materials or ask questions. The purpose of this virtual public meeting is to receive comments on the proposed of the 2021-2024 Rural TIP for the Austin TxDOT District. The Austin District includes Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Gillespie, Hays, Lee, Llano, Mason, Travis and Williamson counties. The Rural TIP includes all projects to be funded within a TxDOT District, outside of the metropolitan area, during the next four years, including those eligible for federal funding. As such, these meetings offer the public an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed priorities. A project in the Rural TIP is a project coming to your community. The Rural TIP is the first step on the road to producing a Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The 2021-2024 Rural TIP meetings are being held pursuant to Title 43, Texas Administrative Code, Section 16.102, which calls for an opportunity for public comment concerning the program. Presentation materials will show how the Rural TIP operates along with associated/prioritized projects. Comments must be postmarked or otherwise received by Monday, June 15, 2020 by 5 p.m. to: Texas Department of Transportation, Austin District, Attn: Rural TIP, 7901 N. IH 35, Austin, Texas 78753; by email to Brandon.Marshall@txdot.gov, with Attention: Rural TIP in the subject line. Special accommodations: TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. This meeting will be conducted in English. If you have special communication or accommodation needs, or have a need for an interpreter, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please call 512-832-7298 at least two working days prior to the meeting. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange. 76560.51



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Feel short-changed? Lots more life ahead Graduates miss a big milestone, but there will be many more for talented class


t won’t be the same. But that’s OK. Graduation will still be held, but mostly with classmates and two (hopefully masked) family members. It will likely consist of parents and no crazy cousins or proud uncles hollering, holding signs and bringing bouquets. But that’s OK. This class of 2020 graduates from Fredericksburg High School, Harper, Heritage and Ambleside will be remembered as those who had the second half of their senior year robbed from them. And yes, missing traditional graduation is kind of a rotten cherry on top, especially after having to stay cooped up at home and do a real-time conversion to computer-only learning. Senior athletes were especially robbed, considering some of our local youth had a great chance to grab medals at various state events or at least make a run far into the team playoffs. To be robbed of these “last sprint” spring sport triumphs or defeats during one’s senior year is not fair. But in a strange way, missing these traditional life milestones may be a learning experience. Life will have its share of disappointments. And for sure, if missing

the large family and friends gathering at the stadium is your biggest disappointment, you will have a blessed existence. There will be relationship breakups, possible auto accidents, health issues or scares, financial challenges, deaths of loved ones and more on the bumpy road of life ahead. So, keep your chins up and realize the best is yet to come in life. The world has its challenges waiting for you, but the opportunities are seemingly endless with the advancements in technology, communication, medicine, transportation, energy and more, all of which are either experiencing or on the precipice of grand change. Your generation will be the ones to harness these advancements and change the world in needed ways. This virus has forced us to examine most everything in our lives, from how we work, to how we educate ourselves, to how we worship and even what we value. The small things we take for granted might now have an extra shine to them, such as hanging out with friends or traveling to another town to shop or eat or just visit. Go forth and conquer and don’t let this disappointment define your life’s achievements. This life is still full of blessings and opportunities. We wish the Class of 2020 the very best. – K.E.C.

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erhaps the most unnerving thing about this unseen COVID-19 virus that has upended life, is just how little we know about it. We can’t see it and those who carry it may be infected yet not show signs for days, potentially spreading it to those they come in contact with. It goes without saying that we should continue practicing social distancing, wearing masks and sanitizing our hands and well-used surfaces frequently. Those practices have helped keep this virus in check in Texas and avoided the totally delibitating situations seen in New York and other hot spots where people live more closely to one another. That said, it would behoove us to ease back into this reopening, especially in bars and other social places. Even with the social distancing and capacity

requirements in place, alcohol tends to loosen the rules for many. And there is nothing wrong with having a good time. Certainly, Fredericksburg is renowned for its spirit of Gemutlichkeit and has been for some time. Yet the spirit of that German welcoming and neighborliness has rarely had to compete with a global pandemic that knows no boundaries, personal or of one’s patria. As many have said, customers will gravitate these days to where they feel safe and protected and like owners and staff of establishments are doing their best to keep them healthy. It’s a good thing to remember in thiscautious first month of reopening as we watch our virus infection count and, hopefully, get our economy moving again simultaneously. — K.E.C.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY On May 20, 1873, San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno, Nevada, tailor Jacob Davis are given a patent to create work pants reinforced with metal rivets, marking the birth of one of the world’s most famous garments: blue jeans. By the 1920s, Levi’s denim “waist overalls,” as they were first called, were the top-selling men’s work pant in the United States. — The History Channel

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Technology, virus mean challenges to higher ed


n September 1988, President Ronald Reagan stepped onto the grounds of a small, liberal arts college in Hastings, Nebraska. Reagan helped open a brand-new, state-of-the-art communication arts facility, with a computer lab and a control board to run a college radio station. In his speech, Reagan said he hoped the students who came to the Gray Center at Hastings College served as a “window on the world … in a day where we’ve seen an explosion of communications technology” (and this was the 1980s). Reagan said the students will “carry (those skills) with them when they leave, to ply their skills elsewhere in a profession that at times does not seem to appreciate the simpler virtues.” In 2012, I stepped onto that same college campus to begin earning degrees in broadcasting and journalism. During my time, I wrote stories for the campus paper, produced and filmed stories for a weekly newscast, live streamed hundreds of sports games and took photos of all kinds. I jumped in feet-first. I wanted to take every opportunity and hope that four years later, I would be able to market myself. Leaving, I never thought I would work for a newspaper but I am grateful for receiving an education that allowed me to have more than one skill. Today, I am especially grateful for the opportunity to write and present the public with accurate information. The year I graduated, the school lost one of its most tenured professors, Sharon Brooks, and it was decided the journalism program would be cut. School leadership saw a need for “new media.” After all, what twenty-something would want to go into print media? Now in 2020, Hastings College, my alma mater, is seeing significant cuts to its programs, including broadcasting and communication arts. Two other professors and mentors have since decided it was time to move on. Both had been a

Mile High Thoughts McKenzie Moellering

part of the Hastings community for more than 25 years, as students and professors. All three of these professors brought new opportunities to the college, including streaming the NAIA women’s basketball tournament. All three are still to this day close mentors. Sharon reads content posted on the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post website and always provides thoughtful feedback. Another recently helped brainstorm ideas on how we could bring livestreaming to our subscribers. And the third has constantly challenged me to think of all angles of a story, and not leaving anything out. In an ever-changing time, mainly because of the coronavirus, small colleges like Hastings are seeing enrollment and revenue plummet. Students are attending larger universities with more degree programs. Some are choosing to enter the workforce and others have entered trades. When I reached out to Sharon about the uncertainty of small colleges, she said Hastings was trimming and strengthening. “Hastings has found ways to define higher education in the past and I think it will continue to do that,” she said. A story published by Forbes talked about how HardinSimmons University in Abilene was foreshadowing what could happen to higher education at smaller institutions. That Abilene school has seen leadership changes, as has Hastings. That new leadership attempts to take over a financially struggling institution. They try to raise their profile, attract more students with new academic learning programs or new facilities. The Forbes article stated, “Financial woes pre-date the pandemic and result in drastic

cuts that go to the very core of an institution’s educational mission. Some of these cuts are sad but necessary. Others are the result of poor judgement. And COVID-19 makes the stakes higher than ever.” Signature degree programs lack participation. Professors who helped implement the programs retire or move on as programs are cut or changed. Some institutions have benefited from the CARES Act, hoping to use funds to attracts students and help keep existing students enrolled. Now, with the effects of the coronavirus looming, faculty and staff are taking significant pay cuts. Some institutions have adjusted their endowments to a more conservative profile but for others, it’s too late. More cuts and changes are coming and faculty and staff have to rely on decisions made by everchanging leadership. For alumni like myself, it’s hard to see these closures or changes. These are the reasons why students are attracted to small schools. I wanted to have as many opportunities and learn as much as I could. It’s hard to think that at some time down the road, the school may cease to exist. With two degree programs gone, how can future employers put a face to the name? If the school closes, it sure won’t stand out on a resume. Sharon reminded me that the existing programs at Hastings weren’t born out of journalism curriculum but students’ desire to bring something new to the campus. Today more than ever, we are finding new ways to get creative and finding new ways to connect. And while Reagan could have never predicted the explosion of communication technology in 1988, let alone in 2020, I hope that future students will get the chance to take advantage of the opportunities presented at smaller institutions, developing wellrounded skills and lasting friendships. mckenzie@fredericksburgstandard.

Texas bolsters efforts to reduce spread AUSTIN — Testing, sanitizing and emergency food benefits increased as Texas entered its third month of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, Gov. Greg Abbott released a statement concerning an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in Amarillo, where more than 700 cases were reported on May 16. The report came after the governor’s Surge Response Teams conducted site surveys and testing in high-risk areas, including meat-packing facilities in the Amarillo area. Two more weeks of testing would be conducted in high-risk areas, Abbott said. Abbott on May 13 announced that Texas National Guard disinfection teams operating in coordination with the Texas Department of State Health

facturing support, food bank support, mobile COVID-19 By Ed Sterling testing and points of distribuTEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATION tion for essential items. Last week, as more Texans increased public activities, Services have been deployed official data showed COVIDto help limit the spread of the 19 is not contained. deadly coronavirus in nursing homes. Test nursing homes Major Gen. Tracy R. Norris, Gov. Abbott on May 11 adjutant general of Texas directed the Texas Health and National Guard, said each of Human Services Commission, the six teams on duty across the the Texas Division of state received training from the Emergency Management and Texas Military Department’s the Texas Department of State 6th Civil Support Team, which Health Services to test 100% specializes in manmade and of residents and staff in Texas natural disaster assessment nursing homes. The collaboraand rapid response in hazard- tion of those agencies, Abbott ous environments. said, would “ensure that any The Texas National Guard potential clusters of COVIDalso fights the COVID-19 pan- 19 cases in nursing homes demic by providing personal are quickly detected and conprotective equipment manu- tained.” State Capitol Highlights

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On COVID-19, context is critical “S he was driving 55 miles per hour.” “He lied.” Without context, you cannot evaluate the significance of these statements of fact. Was she in a school zone (too fast), on I-10 heading toward El Paso (too slow), or on Highway 16 just south of Friendship Lane (just right)? Was he lying under oath to a judge (illegal), telling a fishing tale to a buddy (not illegal), or a soldier resisting interrogation by an enemy (heroic)? Context is critical to deciphering what facts mean. The media constantly reports how many people die after being infected with the coronavirus. The overall numbers appear staggering, and my heart goes out to everyone who became ill or lost a loved one. But to make sense of these numbers, we need some context. How has the virus changed the total number of Americans who die every day? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website (www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/ deaths.htm) reports 2,813,503 Americans died in 2017 (the

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last year for which statistics are reported). That is a daily average of 7,708 deaths. Most succumbed to the underlying co-morbidities reported in victims of the virus: heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, strokes, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, etc. I wondered whether the deaths attributed to those diagnosed with the virus increased the overall total anticipated deaths, whether the numbers stayed relatively flat (because they were moving a death from the column for strokes to that for the virus), or whether they decreased (stayat-home orders reduced car fatalities, murders, and deaths due to medical error). Turns out, the CDC also has a website with that information. The National Center for Health Statistics detailed the total reported deaths across

the country (and state by state) for the 90 days from 1 February through 2 May. The anticipated total deaths (based on how many died during the same period in 2017, 2018 and 2019) was 787,181. The NCHS site reported only 98% of the anticipated deaths occurred — which means that WITH the reported coronavirus deaths, there were nearly 16,000 fewer deaths than the average of that same period in previous three years without the virus. The information reported to CDC/NCHS is incomplete, and additional deaths will be reported over time. But it is clear that the 47,128 deaths of those reported to the CDC/ NCHS as having died after being diagnosed with the virus did not cause a net increase of 47,000 deaths. The CDC/NCHS website was updated to include information from 1 February through 9 May (https://www.cdc.gov/ nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/index. htm). The total number of reported deaths during that 13-week period (857,948) was 101% of what was anticipated. The 60,299 individuals report-

ed as dying after being diagnosed with the virus increased the total deaths by 1%. Texas did even better than the nation as a whole — with 96% of anticipated total deaths during that period. This virus is deadly, and everyone should take reasonable precautions, just as you do for other risks in daily life. Do what your mom told you to do. Eat healthy. Exercise regularly. Look both ways before crossing the street. Wear your seatbelt when driving. Wash your hands thoroughly. Wear a mask in public. Avoid people who are sick. But the next time you hear a number, be sure to ask yourself the context in which that number should be considered (and why the media didn’t provide you that context in the first place). Hammersen grew up in El Paso and first came to Fredericksburg in 1974, when he helped his parents move here. After more than 50 years of service in the Army and Department of Defense, he retired and relocated to Fredericksburg in January 2019.


‘Disrespectful’ My husband and I have lived in Fredericksburg for 43 years. I and other dedicated individuals helped start our EMS service. I taught medics in Gillespie County and surrounding areas for 20 years, and volunteered for the service. I am aware of what epidemics and pandemics can do, and how many lives can be taken. Last Sunday, as we drove down Main Street, I was shocked and disgusted to see tourists and locals standing in bunches, not observing social distancing, and not wearing masks. Come on, people! I have heard many excuses for not wearing a mask: It violates my civil rights: Your civil rights do not include infecting and possibly killing those around you. I feel fine, so I don’t have to wear one: Coronavirus patients can show no symptoms, yet be infectious. If you are infected, your germs are a lethal weapon. I have been tested and am negative: You were negative that day, but may have been infected afterward. I don’t sew, so I can’t make one: You can make a face covering out of any scrap of material and a pair of scissors. No sewing machine needed. Face coverings and homemade masks are not 100% protection for the wearer. They are worn to protect those around the wearer from airborne droplets generated from coughing, sneezing and talking. Failing to wear one in public is a sign of disrespect for those around you. Social distancing, wearing a mask, good personal hygiene and hand washing are the only things we can do to help stop the virus from spreading. There is absolutely no excuse for not wearing a mask and not maintaining social distancing! I fear we are in for a large increase in coronavirus cases. Too many are showing no regard for others with their disrespectful behavior.

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1) Yes, it is a nasty germ, but hand washing was not invented in 2020. I’m pretty sure the Apostles washed their hands after making mud pies as young boys. Hand washing is not an Olympic sport yet and most folks take to it year-round not just during flu season! 2) Social distancing which should cause your yardstick stock to soar is nothing more than being polite at all times. I don’t want your foot caught in my purse strap at the grocery store ever, even when there is no flu in sight! 3) It’s been common sense and a given that old folks and those with health problems be careful during any flu season, but I’ve never recommended my grandparents get under the bed. (Dust bunny virus might just be the next pandemic.) 4) Suing a proprietor if you get sick after a day doing your errands has never been a choice and is an absurd thought. Any attorney who considers such a case is one who helps gives the group a bad name. 5) Heretofore unknown government officials who are channeling their “inner Napoleon” trying to wield unlawful power should be led out to pasture. So, let’s get back to using common sense that’s been available free of charge forever and enjoy the days and nights of our lives. Sara B. Barnard Fredericksburg

Athos decision Kinder Morgan, Inc./ Permian Highway Pipeline (KMI/PHP) has “seized” easements from Fredericksburg and Gillespie County property owners, and is attempting to hold their seized easements despite legal actions by multiple entities, including attorneys for landowners, the Sierra Club, and others in Kyle, Blanco and Wimberly (and on and on). One would have to have been down in a hobbit hole for the past year to not recognize how a decision to allow Fredericksburg police vehicles to cruise KMI/PHP activities will be strongly met with opposition by we who have lawfully filed, and will continue to file, legal challenges to the “taking” desired by KMI/ PHP. Athos Group can go around looking for “people coming in and getting on somebody’s land and doing damage” without our city vehicles in effect advertising an endorsement by the city and its constituents. The only damage being done here is being done by the pipeliners! Athos does not need your police vehicles. They primarily want to be able to holler, “See, the City of Fredericksburg is supporting us!”, and WE ARE NOT. I believe it is lame to suggest that officers need their City of Fredericksburg police vehicle so you can have FPD control over their activities. That is a reach! I do not care how many pieces of silver that KMI/PHP tosses at

your feet for reimbursement. This activity is a contentious act by Fredericksburg Police Department and the City of Fredericksburg. Please promptly reconsider using our police units to cruise and assist KMI/PHP. Priscilla Parker, RN Fredericksburg

Thoughtful soul A kind deed done by an anonymous person for my benefit reminded me of the kind of world we could have if we chose. Last Monday, I parked my truck in the lot at the Perry Feller building for a doctor visit. I had to be immediately admitted to the hospital for an overnight stay, so my truck sat in the lot with the driver’s side window rolled down about halfway. The next day there were periods of strong winds and rain. When I was discharged early that evening, my truck was the only one in the lot. To my delight, someone had manipulated a thick piece of cardboard to fit my window to minimize the rain getting inside earlier in the day. Thank you to the thoughtful soul who decided that day to bless me with a simple action that reminded me of a significant lesson. We have all been given the power to bless or curse by our actions and words. May more of us choose the former as a routine.

50 YEARS AGO in the Standard MAY 20, 1970

Heavy rains on Thursday and Friday helped erase the rain deficit in the county. Reports ranged from 1.90 inches at Doss to over 13 inches four miles north of Fredericksburg at the Patteson Dairy. A car washed off the West Schubert Street low water crossing of Town Creek. The driver was able to escape before it floated off, catching at the Orange Street crossing. St. Mary’s High School’s commencement exercises will be held Sunday evening. This year’s valedictorian is Jerry Wahl, while Deborah Heep is the salutatorian. Over 500 FFA members, past members, parents and guests attended the Fredericksburg FFA chapter’s 25th anniversary banquet Friday evening at the Fair Park Exhibition Hall. Eighteen graduates at Harper High School will receive their diplomas tonight. The class is led by Nancy Phillips, valedictorian; Linda Jung, salutatorian, and Felix Bernhard Jr., highest ranking boy. Awards were presented to Alfred Klaerner and Dennis Ottmers, tied for Outstanding Bandsmen; Cristol Nixon, Outstanding Girl member; and Carol Lundeen, Band Sweetheart. Kenny Ersch and Sandra Segner were named Outstanding Junior High members. The Hill Country Memorial

Hospital Auxiliary held its charter membership meeting Tuesday evening. Alfred (Shorty) Crenwelge, president of the hospital board, was the guest speaker. The Fredericksburg Lions Club will mark the 40th anniversary of its founding on Wednesday evening. Eileen Wallendorf and Donald Itri were united in marriage Saturday afternoon, May 13, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Stonewall. Four girls and three boys were born in local hospitals during the past week. Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rodriquez, Boerne, May 6; Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jennings, Houston, May 9; Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Ellebracht, May 10; and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Moore, Blanco, May 16. Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs. Milton Jung, May 7; Mr. and Mrs. James W. Smith, May 8; and Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Biermann, Comfort, May 13. The Doss School Closing picnic will be held Saturday. Programs will be presented by the students that afternoon and evening. A ball game is scheduled and barbecue will be sold at noon and in the evening. Victor Nixon harvested his first peaches of the season on Sunday. The Homemaking I students at Fredericksburg High School presented their spring style show Thursday evening at the FHS Auditorium.

Jeryl Hoover Fredericksburg

Hope versus fear At his inauguration on March 4, 1933, FDR said “… the only thing we have to fear is fear itself ...”  Letters continued on C/D14

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Mains Agnes (Aggie) Vernell Kammlah Mains, 81, of Kerrville, died Wednesday, May 13, 2020. A funeral Mass was celebrated at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, Kerrville, with the Rev. David Wagner officiating. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Fredericksburg. Arrangements were under the direction of Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville where visitation and a rosary service were held Monday evening, May 18. Ms. Mains was born Sept. 27, 1938, in Fredericksburg, the daughter of Louis and

Green Ona M. Green, 90, nee Maddox, of Harper, died Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Fredericksburg. Graveside services and interment were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at Rest Haven Cemetery in Brady.

Rosa Kammlah. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Fredericksburg and went on to pursue a career as a licensed cosmetologist for over 60 years. Ms. Mains is survived by three daughters and spouses, Rhonda and Jay Arhelger of Doss; Nina and Kash Morrow of Kerrville; and Becky Stevens and Roy Henderson of Ingram. Survivors also include five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Ms. Mains was preceded in death by one sister, Rita Kammlah Braeutigam. Pallbearers were Brian Henderson, Brent Stevens, Roy Henderson, Ayden VanMeter, Tripp Henderson, Savannah Morrow, Madison Morrow and Alicia Henderson. Memorials may be made to Peterson Hospice or Notre Dame Catholic Church. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville. Memorials may be made to the Harper Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 306, Harper, TX 78631. Arrangements were under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home of Brady. A complete obituary will follow.

Feller Don Patrick (Donny) Feller, 57, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, May 10, 2020. A private interment was held with a celebration of his life planned at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home. Feller was born July 10, 1962, in Fredericksburg,

Eckhardt Wilburn Eddie Eckhardt, 78, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, May 18, 2020. A celebration of his life is planned at a later date. Memorials may be made to Holy Ghost Lutheran

Raute Carl Jo Raute, 82, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Private services are planned by the family. Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial

the son of Curtis Feller and Betsy Brandon Feller. He married Debra (Debbie) Ballenger, and she survives. In addition to his wife, Feller is survived by a daughter and spouse, Katelynne and Hector Mejorado of Colorado; one son, Zachary Feller of San Antonio, and two grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, four brothers and spouses, including Robert and Cathy Feller of Lexington; and Michael Feller, Sandra and Ronnie Ottmers, Jack and Cristel Feller, Kenneth and Sharon Feller and Cara and Myron Deike, all of Fredericksburg. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the charity of choice. Church, Hill Country Memorial Hospice, The Start Center for Cancer Care or to charity of choice. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home. A complete obituary will follow. Hospital Auxiliary or the charity of choice. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home. A complete obituary will follow.

Holmes presents concert by phone Fredericksburg pianist Duncan Holmes presented a musical varieties concert via a phone conference on Saturday, May 2. His program included sacred, classical, popular and comedy. He had only his cell phone and his Casio keyboard for the occasion.

“I was so desperate to play for an audience, I emailed friends from across the United States and Canada and even mentioned the concert on my Facebook page,” Homes said. “Little did I know those friends would tell their friends. I had over 50 participants on the call at one time.”

David Clifford ‘Smiley’ Flach March 31, 1947 - May 13, 2020 David Clifford ‘Smiley’ Flach, 73, of Comfort, died Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Smiley was born March 31, 1947 in Fredericksburg, the son of Clifford Flach and Edith Cronk Flach. He is survived by two daughters, Michelle FlachWilliams of Camp Wood, and Kasey Jo Flach and spouse, Billy, of Pflugerville, and his partner in life, Zee Hall of Comfort. Survivors also include three grandchildren, Stormy Williams, Paulette Williams and Brenden Huddleston, and two great-grandchildren, Rycki Williams and Maxi Williams. He is also survived by three sisters and spouses, Cindy and Royce Hopf of Medina, Martha and David Thompson of San Antonio, and Nancy and Dave Ritchie of Lake Hills, and one brother, Pete Flach of San Antonio, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to his parents, Smiley was preceded in death by one sister-in-law, Miros Flach, and a son-in-law, Ricky Williams. A celebration of his life is planned at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

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As Texas businesses slowly reopen their doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding families and businesses that they can save on the purchase of certain water- and energy-efficient products during the state’s Water-Efficient Products and Energy Star sales tax holidays. The holidays, created by the Texas Legislature, take place Saturday through Monday, May 23-25. “Inefficient appliances and outdated water systems put a tremendous strain on our power grids and water supplies,” Hegar said. “Even in these uncertain times, Texans can take advantage of this sales tax holiday to buy more energy-efficient items, support local businesses and save money.” He said, “You can practice social distancing and other precautionary measures when shopping in person or shop online. Qualifying products are tax free.” Products displaying a WaterSense label or logo can be purchased tax free for personal or business use. These include showerheads, bathroom sink faucets

and accessories, toilets, urinals and landscape irrigation controls. The sales tax holiday also applies to lawn and garden products that help conserve water outdoors. Items qualifying for the exemption include soaker or drip-irrigation hoses; moisture controls for sprinkler or irrigation systems; mulch; and plants, trees and grasses. These items can be purchased tax free for residential use only. There’s no limit to the number of water-efficient or water-conserving products individuals can purchase tax free. For more information on the Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday, visit the comptroller’s website. During the Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday, certain energy-efficient products displaying the Energy Star logo can be purchased tax free, including air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less, refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less, ceiling fans, fluorescent light bulbs, dishwashers, dehumidifiers and clothes washing machines. Visit the Comptroller’s website for more Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday details.

Gertrude ‘Gertie’ Fritz April 13, 1916 - May 12, 2020 Gertrude “Gertie” Fritz nee Crenwelge of Fredericksburg passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, in the Park Place Health Care Center in Georgetown at the age of 104 years. Gertie was born April 13, 1916 in Fredericksburg, Texas to Arthur and Emma Wendel Crenwelge. She married Joseph Richard Fritz on Sept. 14, 1938 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Fredericksburg, Texas. He preceded her in death on Nov. 8, 1988. Gertie worked for General Telephone in Fredericksburg for 35 years. Gertrude is survived by a daughter: Mary Starr; three granddaughters and their spouses: Monica and Steve Lawrence, Kimberly and Ben Leff, and Patricia Dawe; five great-grandchildren: Phillip and Tarah Lawrence, Hailey and Nicole Leff, and Joshua and Lucas Dawe; and one sister-inlaw: Norma Fritz. Along with her husband and parents, Gertrude is preceded in death by five brothers: Norwin, Gene, Victor, Lee and Arthur Crenwelge; five sisters: Elna Pfiester, Estella Stevens, Lola Herbort, Oda Wahl and Emma Arhelger; and one son-in-law: Edward Starr. Private funeral services will be held in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Graveside services and interment will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund, or to the Kindred Hospice, 2913 Williams Dr., Georgetown, Texas 78628. Arrangements are under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.schaetter.com. 76728.51


Karl White

March 30, 1979 - May 13, 2020 Karl White, 41, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 in Fredericksburg, Texas. Karl was born on March 30, 1979 in Plano, Texas to Philip and Carol Ann (DeGraw) White. He grew up and attended school in Saudi Arabia from 1982-1992 where his father worked for an oil company. Karl was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at the age of six. His family returned home to the United States in 1992. Karl loved to travel. When he was 7 years old, he basically followed Halley’s Comet around the world, from New Zealand and Australia to Hawaii. Karl had many interests and hobbies until the disease prevented him from participating in them. His interests included art, space, piano, music, Jacques Cousteau, whales, Legos, science, and Star Trek. However, even after the disease stopped him from participating in these hobbies, his love for music and science continued to grow because he could still enjoy them without actively participating in them. Karl was compassionate and loved animals, especially his cats. They brought him company and comfort. He had a great sense of humor and that is what will be missed most about him. Karl is survived by his parents, Philip and Carol Ann White; Aunt Barbara DeCarolis and Uncle John DeCarolis, of Missouri; Aunt Janice Jones of New Jersey; Uncle David E. White of Texas, and 15 cousins from Missouri, New Jersey, and Texas. He was pre-deceased by Grandparents - William DeGraw Jr. (New Jersey), Mabel DeGraw (Missouri) and Grandparents - David and Ethel White (Texas). There will be no viewing or service due to COVID-19. If you would like to make a donation, please donate to the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Karl White’s name. Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.schaetter.com. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home. 76729.51 76168.44

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School year made ‘beautiful’ even with major setbacks By Hannah Bray Heritage Valedictorian


t is no secret that this year has not gone the way the class of 2020, or anyone, could have ever imagined. I personally had several expectations — expectations about what I would wear to formal, the games we would play at spring fling, how I would defend a thesis, and of course, I had expectations about graduation. All of these expectations produced what I thought would be the best version of senior year. As COVID-19 hit and any plans or expectations we had for the rest of our senior year were obliterated, I remember feeling robbed, discouraged, and as if there was nothing I could do with any true meaning while being forced to quarantine. As I lay in my bed one night wallowing in these self-pitying thoughts, I reached for my Bible hoping to use this time to do at least one productive thing. The Lord knew exactly what I needed to hear in that time, and I opened my Bible right to Ecclesiastes 3. This passage talks about how there is a time for everything under the sun. Verse 5 specifically stood out to me saying, “there is a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing.” The chapter goes on to say that God has made everything beautiful in its time, and that was when I realized that in this time we have literally been called to refrain from embracing, we can clearly see all of

the beautiful things that have happened in their time prior to — and even during — this pandemic. As this idea hit me, I was instantly reminded of the many things that made my high school experience beautiful, especially the things that made this year beautiful, despite the major setback along the way. I realized that everything was made beautiful because of the beautiful people I had the pleasure of being in high school with, and I want to thank each of you individually for the impact you had on my life. I had some of the most talented freshmen to inspire, entertain, and take care of me this year. Kate and Caroline Abel — my insanely beautiful and talented freshman munchkins, who were always helping me and I could always count on as Campo dinner dates. Madison Brantley — the best concussion headband buddy (even though I’m still irritated that it actually looked good on you). Andrew Chapa — your java drinks were the best study motivators and seeing you always brought joy into our stressful finals cram sessions. Brookie Chastain — Thank you for always making me feel 100x cooler by being the only one to laugh at my jokes, and I will miss those nights dropping you off and getting stuck in your driveway. William Burnett — I could not have made it through clay class without you or your watch to tell me when to clean up all of my messes. Alex Ludwig and Gage Nelson — thank you guys for spending so much time pretending to be girls for our basketball practices. Y’all went above and beyond to help us out and I wouldn’t want anyone

Bray else to block every single one of my shots. Jake Roberts — my campfire and clay buddy, who never failed to put a smile on my face. Joshua Tabor — the only person I know who can successfully leave Elias Christensen speechless … we all thank you for that!! My sophomores. You guys brought me so much laughter and joy this year. From sitting in your Spanish classes, to having at least three of you at my house constantly, I will miss each and every one of you. Caden Bray — my best bud. These past two years in high school with you have given me the opportunity to watch you grow immensely. Not just from a little squirt to complete stud that is two feet taller than me, but into a determined and thoughtful man that I couldn’t be prouder of. Lilah Brillhart — no one will ever be able to rock hoops the way you do, and I hope I can still hear you cheering on our teams all the way in College Station. Isabella Bourtin — the greatest addition to the House of Washington with the most welcoming smile and cheerful spirit. Steven Evans — always making everyone laugh with your humor and Scottish accents. Erin Fritzsch — boy am I gonna

miss your volleyball pep talks. No one else could have convinced all of us to jump off of that pole at the ropes course. Keep Caden and John out of trouble for me. John Fritzsch and Aidan Hickey — you guys have been the best big little brothers and I will miss all of our great talks in my kitchen after football games, and even the times you steal my keys or make fun of my driving. Jack Henderson — you made my day each time you would see me in the hall and give me the biggest smile and hug. Rory Shelton — thank you for not making me suffer through those terrible long-distance track workouts or the 800 alone. ANNNND Reece Thompson — who is always there to step up and help. To the most fun junior class, who have made sure that each of us seniors feel loved and celebrated during this difficult time. Katie Chastain — your incredible talents and determination as well as your tender spirit have always inspired me, and I cannot wait to see how you will literally save the world. Wes Burnett — walking by Mrs. Hierholzer’s class to hear your Moby Dick Ahab accent always brought a smile to my face and brightened my day. Josie Fevig — our van rides to basketball games and movie night hangs were truly the highlight of my year. It’s too bad the world never got to see “egg” or the dynamic powderpuff duo in action… Josh Hoermann — the greatest pretzel partner and friend these past few years. You’ve been there through all of the Local Missions talks and freak out moments, and I cannot thank you enough for the rock you have been for me. Livy Jons — I looked forward to our bachelor ice cream nights and smoothie dates more than anything else during the week. You will forever be the best neighbor, hiking buddy, and friend I could have had these last few years. Faith Lindner — the sweetest, most stylish gal who has a smile and encouraging word for anyone

she meets. Olivia Loggie — one of the kindest, most thoughtful souls I have had the pleasure of knowing. You never failed to ask me how I was feeling, even when you were in 10x the amount of pain. I will miss all of our chats at the scoreboard table watching practices. Riley Nix — my birthday buddy who always has the best chapel art creations. Sam Richburg — the best Fritztown coworker who automatically makes anything you do 10x more fun and never fails to put a smile on my face even on the worst days. Finn Sawtelle — the greatest Luckenbach dance partner and best person to run into on a bike ride. And finally, my Heritage family for the last 13 years. The class of 2020. Celia Ashley — my future maid of honor, the one who has been with me through everything, who is always there to listen to my many stories and give me the best advice. New York has no idea what’s coming, but after Celia Ashley arrives, it will never be the same. Mason Barnett — one of the strongest people I know. Mason, no matter what you were faced with, you never complained or used your circumstances as an excuse. I will miss all of our many track memories and great conversations sitting on Mrs. Pressler’s tables. Elias Christensen — the only person I would ever go into business with. Your amazing playlists made off-campus lunch some of our favorite times this year, and I am so thankful that you’re stuck with me for another four years. And I’m so glad we have always gone back to get you out of Bass Pro Shops, parking lots, or caves that you get lost in. Sam Cowsar — who is always there to lend a helping hand (or pretzel) to anyone who needs it. Sam, you always talk about how great of an impact we had on you,

but I want you to know that you did the same for our class. Noah Given — who I can always count on to listen, or to make me laugh harder than anyone else. Noah, you made Zoom classes, and regular class some of the most my enjoyable times and memories of Heritage. I truly do not know what I would do without you next year. Glad we can finally upgrade our study spot from the trailer … Kaitlyn Evans — with the sweetest smile and neatest notes you will ever see. Kaitlyn I will miss all of our laughs, fun on the back row during volleyball, and talks around the fire. Daniel Sauer — the sweetest, most patient friend, the only one who would give me back my pens after hiding them. Daniel, thank you for trying your hardest to not shake the table, and helping me lead Washington to victory over Da Vinci for the first time. You were the glue that held our class together, and I know you are going to do great things up in Colorado. And last but certainly not least… Luke Roberts — Lukey, we did it!! We survived 13 years!! Watching your hair change from straight to curly has been by far the greatest transformation to happen in our class. I’m so glad my science table buddy is sticking with me for another four years!!

Knowing that my time with all of you was cut short, has saddened my heart. But you all continued to love and pour into me while we have been apart. You each showed me that just as Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, “the Lord has made everything beautiful in its time.” Thank you all for teaching me this invaluable truth. These past few years have truly been beautiful, and it is because of you. Thank you.

Time to Spruce Up for Spring!

Despite challenges, class is ‘blessed’


ll of our lives we have been looking forward to our senior year and graduation. But recent events have made our graduation more of a challenge. However, just because the later quarter of our senior year was different than most does not mean that we have missed out. We could look at the events surrounding the last quarter of our senior year and feel depressed. But we are not complaining, and there is one major reason why. While all of these cancelations are a major disappointment, all of the troubles we have endured have actually given evidence to how truly blessed we are as a class — and how blessed every student to ever come through Heritage is, as well. I’d like to take a moment to look around at all of the people here in the crowd or in cars who have helped us to do the best we could under these conditions. All of these students, teachers and families that make up this community are still here and they worked hard to give us this graduation. Nobody said that all of these

of the world, we will always be blessed to have this family. Each and every student that comes through this program is part of this community. Our class has grown particularly close to the different classes that we once shared high school experiences with before their graduation as well as the current juniors, sophomores, and freshmen will benefit from our shared experiences. To the class of 2017, we were your freshmen; you could have ignored us or left us alone, but instead you took us under Christensen your wing, you led us through people had to come together sports, and you were, sadly, the just to watch us nine graduates, yet here they are. These people care for and help each other to the best of their ability, as is clearly evident by their presence here today. All of these teachers, students and parents make up a wonderful community that we, as a class, are still a part of even as we move on to the next stages of our lives. Soon each one of us will be traveling away from our homes and some even going to different states. The Heritage community that we were once a part of will come along with us. Whether we are just a few hours away or if we are on the other side

first class we had to say goodbye to. For your leadership and compassion, we thank you. To the class 2018, you showed us the finer details of life; you led us through our awkward sophomore year when we were growing into the class we are today. For your patience, we thank you. To the class of 2019, we had been with you all through our junior high years and most of our high school years, as well. We have grown close together, and learned together. For your friendship, we thank you. Now for the classes that we have not yet had to say good-

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Golden Hub nets ‘Round-up’ grant

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The Golden Hub recently received a $500 grant from Central Texas Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up Board. Pictured, from left, are Sheila Brand of the Operation Round-Up board, Joby Wieser of the CTEC board; Denise Usener, director of the Golden Hub; and Doylene Bode of the CTEC board. — Submitted photo

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Recently, the Operation RoundUp Board of Directors at Central Texas Electric Cooperative approved a grant to the Gillespie County Committee on Aging. Known locally as the Golden Hub, the committee provides opportunities to enhance the quality of life for senior citizens in Gillespie County by providing nutritious meals as well as social and healthrelated activities. The grant of $500 will provide help with the Meals on Wheels program. Operation Round-Up is a program that has been around the Hill Country area for many years with the help of CTEC members who voluntarily participate. By having their monthly electric bills “rounded up” to the next whole dollar each month, over 1,500 enrolled co-op members have been able to make a difference in the


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Hill Country Naturalist Jim Stanley

his topic came to me in an article in Texas Wildlife by Todd Steele about the various dangers we might encounter outdoors. I didn’t take a poll, but I bet the majority of people would answer the above question that they are most afraid of snakes. I have not been able to find any actual data on numbers of snake bites in Texas, but I did find that nationwide; only 0.06% of all snakebites in the U.S. are fatal. So, while human deaths from snake bites are rare, they can be very painful and some folks have long-lasting effects from the venom. And, anti-venom treatments can be very expensive. Interestingly, 50% of all snake bites are to 18-28 year-olds, 90% of those males, nearly always to the hands or feet. Steele points out, “A large percentage of snakebites come from people trying to dispatch one.” I suspect those two facts are related. While not so much a danger here in the Hill Country, Steele notes that alligators are another reptile that one needs to be cautious about. Down along the coast, fishermen need to be wary of several things in addition to alligators. Stepping on a stingray while wade-fishing MASTER NATURALIST ▶ C/D7

Registration is open for the new “2020 Generation Next: Our Turn To Ranch Online School” online ranching school. This is a 12-week online school that covers a new topic each week related to starting a new agricultural business or re-thinking an existing business. It’s perfect for new landowners or those who are inheriting land (or would like to add a small business on to the existing family ranch/

lives of neighbors in their communi- CTEC office to enroll one or all of ties. their accounts. CTEC members who haven’t The average contribution comes to signed up for Operation Round-Up 50 cents per month, or $6 for a year. yet can do so by calling the nearest One-time monetary contributions

farm), said a spokesman. Topics include setting up an ag business, ranch insurance needs, ag business tax implications, understanding land resources, developing grazing or hunting leases, basic ranch-related laws, tracking finances, transition planning, land management techniques and more. The lessons are taught by specialists within and outside of Texas AgriLife Extension. It takes about 90 minutes to com-

plete the weekly assignment, which can be done at any time during the week. The teaching portion is followed by a small activity which builds throughout to create a basic business plan by the end of the course. Here’s the run-down: • The course is semi instructor-led and will run Aug. 17 through Nov. 8. • Participants will need a computer or laptop with internet access. • An activity will follow the topic

to Operation Round-Up are also accepted. Residents can call a member service representative at a nearby CTEC office. All donations are tax deductible.

material each week. These activities will all combine to create a personal business plan by the end of the course. • The cost is $250 for the entire, 12-week course. It was noted that seating is limited. Register online at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/productListingDetails/3116 . For more information, email Megan.Clayton@ag.tamu.edu.

Sheep, Goat Predator Management Board readies for election The Sheep & Goat Predator Management Board (S&GPMB) is preparing for another biennial election to elect one director from each of their three districts. Directors whose terms expire in 2020 include, Mike Jernigan from District 1, Johnny Mayo Jr. from District 2, and Pam Schwertner from District 3. Gillespie County is in District 3, and it has been announced that there will be a vacancy in the district

and interested producers are being sought to run for the board. Individuals are encouraged to start thinking about who they would like to see as a director to represent their district. Forms have been developed for producers to nominate candidates to be placed on the official ballot for each district. Nomination deadline is July 6, and nomination forms are available from the Gillespie County Extension Of-

fice as well as other county extension offices or the S&GPMB office in San Angelo. Completed nomination forms should be mailed to the S&GPMB Office as soon as the required 10 signatures of support by producers have been obtained. Note that producers supporting the nomination must be eligible to vote in the election. For more information, call Penny Price in the S&GPMB office at 325-

659-8777. Formal date of the election will be Aug. 5, and all ballots must be postmarked prior to midnight of that date to be considered valid. Ballots will be mailed to county extension offices in the referendum area and any producer may request a ballot at their county extension office or at the S&GPMB office. Ballots will also be available at the Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers Annual meeting in Kerrville in July.

Cave Creek club cancels meetings through May The Cave Creek School Community Center announced that regular meetings will be suspended at least through the end of May. Meetings are being canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Notification of the resumption of meetings will be provided when it has been determined to be safe to meet again. Games Club meetings have also been suspended for the time being. The club also announced that the facility now has hot water which is being supplied to the kitchen and bathrooms. For questions, contact Jan Iwanicki at 990-1778 or by email at jliwanicki@beecreek. net. Keep current by visiting us @fbgstandard

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May 20, 2020

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Shackleton’s South Pole quest


“She doesn’t look dangerous.” – Photo by Jim Stanley


can be very painful, and a couple of saltwater catfish also have toxic fins to avoid. In the last 100 years, only two fatal shark attacks have occurred in Texas. Africanized bees can be extremely aggressive and will pursue trespassers up to a quarter mile, so you certainly want to avoid any hive you don’t know to be safe. Most of us have experienced red imported fire ants, and while not the danger that the Africanized bees can present, they can certainly be unpleasant and some people may have an allergic reaction to them. (Neither of these are native, of course.) Staying with insects, scorpions, and brown recluse and black widow spiders can certainly render painful bites or stings, and these critters can be found in and around human habitation, so the chance of people encountering them is greater around homes than out “in nature.” Brown recluse spider bites are not necessarily painful at first, but can lead to very severe tissue damage in a few days if not promptly treated. The number of feral hogs is growing fast in Texas, (currently estimated at about 2.6 million) and may eclipse the number of white-tailed deer (around four million) in a few years. I don’t know for sure if there have been any cases of hogs attacking humans in Texas — they would much rather run away than attack. But the boars have really impressive sharp tusks and will certainly attack if threatened — something many dogs have discovered. Sows with piglets can certainly be ferocious, as well. The apex predator in Texas is, of course, the mountain lion. There is no doubt mountain lions are capable of attacking and even killing a human, and whenever such an event

occurs, it certainly makes the news and thus causes many people to fear them. But in fact, in the last 35 years there have been only four attacks by mountain lions on humans in Texas, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. There have been no fatalities from attacks in Texas. If you come upon a mountain lion while on foot, do not run like a prey animal. Instead, try to look as large as possible, wave your arms, make noise and fight back. So what is the native animal that poses the greatest danger to humans in Texas? That would have to be the whitetailed deer. I know. Those gentle creatures with the big brown eyes that like to chew on your flowers seem so harmless. But there are four million of them in Texas, and they are jumping fences and crossing roads, and in 2013, nearly 6,000 Texans collided with a deer while driving. And we don’t know how many accidents they caused by drivers trying to avoid hitting them. Insurance statistics show that one out of every 333 Texas drivers will hit one. In 2013, eleven of those collisions were fatal. Nationwide, 1.25 million collisions occur every year resulting in 150 deaths and 10,000 injuries and a cost of about $4 billion. So, if you are headed out camping or hunting or fishing or to hike in the woods, be especially careful driving out there.

e was a principal figure during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, named the 11th of the 100 Greatest Britons that ever lived, and turned the failure of what was to be his greatest expedition into one of the most epic tales of survival ever told. Pretty impressive for a guy who once claimed he was sick in order to get out of hiking back from almost reaching the South Pole. Ernest Henry Shackleton was born in County Kildare, Ireland, on Feb. 15, 1874. He was the second of Henrietta Letitia Sophia Gavan’s and Henry Shackleton’s 10 children and the first of two sons. Ernest’s brother, Frank, became famous later in life for being named a suspect, then exonerated, for the theft of the Irish Crown Jewels. Ernest was considered a voracious reader and is said to have gotten his love for adventure from such. He entered Dulwich College at age 13 where he quickly became bored. Ernest quit this boredom at age 16 to work for the North Western Shipping Company aboard the sailing ship Hoghton Tower.

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Ernest excelled at life on the sea and around the age of 24 became a certified as a master mariner which qualified him to command a British ship anywhere in the world. In 1900, Ernest met army lieutenant Cedric Longstaff whose father, Llewellyn W. Longstaff, was the main financial backer of the National Antarctic Expedition. Ernest used his friendship with the younger Longstaff to obtain an interview with the elder Longstaff. Ernest killed his interview and Longstaff had him appointed third officer to the expedition’s ship Discovery. Led by Robert Falcon Scott, the Discovery Expedition reached the Antarctic coast Jan. 8, 1902. Ernest performed well during the early stages of the expedition. He took part in an experimental balloon flight, participated in the first sledging trip from the expedition’s winter quarters in McMurdo Sound, and edited the expedition’s magazine The South Polar Times.


Ernest did so well that Scott chose him to accompany him on his march toward the South Pole. Scott later wrote that the trek was, “a combination of success and failure.” Success was achieved when the group reached the farthest ever recorded southern latitude. Failure came in the form of all 22 dogs on the trek dropping dead from eating tainted dog food, all men suffering from frostbite, scurvy, and snow blindness, and Ernest having what could most likely be considered a nervous breakdown. Scott later claimed that Ernest had to be dragged back to the ship. Ernest denied such. Regardless, when the

group returned to the ship on Jan. 14, a medical examination found nothing wrong with Ernest and he was sent home on the relief ship Morning. Undeterred by his failure, Ernest returned to Antarctica in an attempt to reach the South Pole aboard the Nimrod in 1908. On Jan. 9, 1909 Ernest along with Frank Wild, Eric Marshall and Jameson Adams set a new southerly record by making it just 112 miles shy of the South Pole. Additionally, the expedition saw the discovery of the approximate location of the South Magnetic Pole and the first ascent of Mount Erebus. Ernest returned to the U.K. a hero and published an account of his expedition in his book “Heart of the Antarctic.” It was during this time that Ernest’s wife inquired about his feelings of not reaching the pole. Ernest responded, “A live donkey is better than a dead lion.” Young is a Fredericksburg resident and avid outdoorsman whose work appears in the paper, Rock & Vine magazine, and other outdoor publications.

Livestock Auction Report Gillespie Livestock Co., Inc. Market Report May 13, 2020 www.gillespielivestock.com Cattle – 612 head Cows and Bulls ................... steady Steers ................................... steady Heifers ................................ steady Cows ..................... 40.00-68.00 cwt Bulls ...................... 80.00-97.00 cwt Bred Cows ...... 600.00-1100.00 hd Cow & Calf Pairs .. 900.00-1200.00 Plain Cattle .......... 25.00-75.00 cwt Medium to Large Frame Steers 200-300 lbs ...... 150.00-187.50 cwt. 300-400 lbs ...... 145.00-187.50 cwt. 400-500 lbs ...... 125.00-175.00 cwt. 500-600 lbs ...... 120.00-154.00 cwt. 600-700 lbs ...... 115.00-140.00 cwt. 700-800 lbs ...... 105.00-123.00 cwt. Lower quality ....... 20.00-65.00 cwt. Heifers 200-300 lbs ....... 120.00-170.00 cwt.

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101 East Highway Street • 997-6042 Pastor: Dwight Seek Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Sabbath School - classes for children, youth & adults 11 a.m. Worship Service 12:30 p.m. Potluck Lunch on 2nd & 4th Sabbath of month - all welcome Wednesday: 7 p.m. Bible Study-Prayer

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DE FREDERICKSBURG 101 East Highway Street Pastor: Dwight Seek Sabado: 9:30 a.m. Escuela Sabaticaclases para niños y adultos 11:00 a.m. Culto de Adoracion

Anglican ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS ANGLICAN CHURCH The Rev. John B. Onstott, Rector 2015 Singing Wind Dr., Kerrville 830-895-4990 st.michael.aaac@gmail.com kerrvilleanglicanchurch.com Sunday: Holy Eucharist 10:00AM Wednesday: Morning Prayer 10:00AM

Assembly of God NEW LIFE CHURCH 102 E. Travis • 830-992-0403 Pastor John Cruz Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship www.newlifefbg.com

Baptist FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC/SBTC) Jamey Day, Pastor 3022 N. State Hwy. 16 (Llano Highway) 997-9836 Email: faithbc@ctesc.net Website: www.faithbcfbg.com Sun.: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 10:55 a.m. Worship Service Wed.: 6:30 p.m Bible Study/Prayer

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH (BGCT/SBC) 1407 E. Main • 997-9511 Intercessory Prayer Line 997-9511 Email: staff@fbcfbg.com Website: www.fbcfbg.com Bubba Stahl, Pastor Gary Covin, Music Catherine Zenner, Children’s Ministry Kyle Marcus, Youth & Rec Minister Sunday Schedule 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Wednesday Schedule 6:00 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer Service 6:00 p.m. Youth in the Loft

FREDERICKSBURG BAPTIST CHURCH 104 Pyka Road 997-6941 Ronnie Dyer, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Bible Study 11 a.m. Morning Worship 6:00 p.m. Evening Worship Wednesday: 7 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer Meeting https://fredericksburgbaptist.org email: fredericksburgbc@gmail.com

FREDERICKSBURG CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Reformed Baptist 157 Schmidtzinsky Rd. 830-446-3232 Cody Carnett, Pastor fredericksburgchurch@gmail.com www.fcf-church.org Sunday Morning 9:30 a.m. Sunday School All Ages! 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Wednesday Evening 6:30 p.m. Small Groups & Fellowship Thursday Evening 6:45 p.m. Boys Trail Life & American Heritage Girls - Ages 5-18 Adventure & Skills Training 1st Sun. of Month - Lord’s Supper 2nd Sun. of Month - Fellowship Meal

HARPER FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Main Street - Harper 830-864-4241 Johnny MacLong, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship 6 p.m. Worship

NEW HOPE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 830-669-2776 • 405 W. Burbank St. Elder David Montgomery, Pastor Services 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Sundays 10:30 a.m. Congregation Singing 11 a.m. Sermon

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PRIMERA IGLESIA BAUTISTA HISPANA 301 E. Liveoak 997-8335 Pastor Fernando Zurita Domingo: 9:45 a.m. Escuela Dominical 11 a.m. Servicio De Adoracion 6 p.m. Union de Preparacion 7 p.m. Servicio de Adoracion Miercoles: 7 p.m. Servicios de Oracion

STONEWALL BAPTIST CHURCH 214 Ranch Road 1623 N Stonewall TX 78671 Lead Pastor Victor Perez Sunday 10:30am Worship Monday THE EDGE (High School & Middle School) 6pm Wednesday Hymms & Devotional 7pm stonewallbaptistchurch@yahoo.com Facebook: @stonewallbaptist (830) 992 0546

SQUAW CREEK PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH - Doss Elder Bill Moseley, Pastor Worship Services: 10 a.m. First and Third Sundays

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CHURCH OF CHRIST 507 N. Llano St. Tommy LeFan, Minister Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study All Ages 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 3:30 p.m. Devotional (Knopp #1) 5 p.m. Evening Worship Service Wed.: 10 a.m. Ladies Bible Class 7 p.m. Evening Classes & Devotion

Episcopal ST. BARNABAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH Corner Bowie & Creek Sts., 997-5762 The Rev. Jeff Hammond, Rector Sunday Service Schedule 7:45 a.m. - Eucharist Rite I 9:00 a.m. - Eucharist Rite II 10:00 a.m. - Sunday School 11:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist Rite II (Child care available) Weekday Services Wed.: 6:00 p.m. Eucharist Rite II Thur: 12 noon - Eucharist/Healing Service

RESURRECTION LUTHERAN Missouri Synod Rev. Garrett Buvinghausen, Pastor 2215 N. Llano • 997-9408 www.resurrectionfbg.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School/Bible Class 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Monday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m. Matins Prayer Services

ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH Harper • 830-864-4193 Scott Hofmann, Minister 9:30 a.m.-Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH (Cave Creek) 9732 RR 1631 Pastor Clint Pluenneke 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Communion: 1st & 3rd Sundays

Methodist FREDERICKSBURG UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Online Streamed Worship* http://fredumc.org 1800 North Llano - 997-7679 George Lumpkin, Senior Pastor Jacqui Lirette, Asso. Pastor Sunday Morning Worship 9:00* Contemporary Worship 11:10* Traditional Worship 10:00 Sunday School for all ages ‘A Stephen Ministry Congregation’

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF HARPER Main Street, Harper • 864-4533 Rev. Neal Matthews Sunday: 9:50 a.m. Childrens Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 10:30 a.m. Worship 1st Sunday-Communion 4th Sunday-Pot Luck Dinner


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107 East Austin • 997-8834 Alex Garcia, Pastor-Teacher Sunday: 9:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Wednesday: Bible Study 7 p.m. www.fbgbible.org

HILL COUNTRY CHURCH EFCA 107 East Lower Crabapple Rob Holster, Senior Pastor Daniel Phillips, Youth Pastor 997-3968 http://hccfbg.org Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Fellowship/Coffee 11:15 a.m. Sunday School

Catholic ST. ANTHONY CATHOLIC CHURCH 163 N. Third St. • Harper 830-864-4026 Rev. Martin Garcia, Pastor Curtis Klein, Deacon Communion Services: Monday 9 a.m. Masses: Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. 1st Friday of the Month 9 a.m. Saturday 6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Tuesday & Saturday after Mass Nocturnal Adoration: Mon. 3-9 p.m.

SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CHURCH Stonewall • 830-644-2368 Very Rev. John P. Nolan, V.F. Pastor Rev. Jean Baptiste Magbia Zabusu, Parochial Vicar www.stfrancisxavierstonewall.org Masses: Saturday 5 p.m. & Sunday 9 a.m., 11 a.m. Bilingual/English/Spanish Weekday Masses: Monday Communion Service 12 noon Tuesday 6 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday 12 noon Friday 9 a.m. Religious Ed. Classes, age K-12th grade Confession: Sat. 4:30-5 p.m., 1st Wed. of ea. mo. 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon or by appt.

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 304 West San Antonio Street 830-997-9523 • www.stmarysfbg.com Very Rev. John P. Nolan, V.F. Pastor Rev. Mr. Francisco de la Torre, Deacon Rev Mr. Gregorio Martinez, Deacon Rev. Mr. Pat Klein, Deacon Rev. Mr. Brian Lewis, Deacon Rev. Jean Baptiste, Parochial Vicar Amy Voorhees, Music Director Masses: Sun. 7:30, 9 & 11:15 a.m. Mon. & Fri. 7:30 a.m.; Tues. Noon Thurs. 8 a.m.; Sat. 5:30 p.m. Sat. 7 p.m. (Spanish) Confession: Sat. 4–5 p.m. or by appt. Youth: K-grade 5: Sun. 10 a.m. EDGE-grades 6-8: Wed. 5:15-6:45 p.m. Life Teen: Wed. 6:30-7:45 p.m. St. Mary’s School 3K - 8th Grade John Mein, Principal 830-997-3914

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE Catholic Mission (Spanish Language) Lincoln & College Sts. 830-997-9523 Ultreya Mon. 7:30 p.m. ESL Tues. 6 p.m. Holy Mass Wed. 7 p.m. Pan de Vida Friday 6:30 p.m.

Christadelphian CHRISTADELPHIAN CHURCH Located West of Hye, TX across Pedernales River from Ranch Road 1 Sunday Schedule: 10 a.m. Bible Study 11 a.m. Lecture 11:45 a.m. Memorial Service Wed. night Bible class 7:30 p.m.

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Jewish JEWISH COMMUNITY OF THE HILL COUNTRY Conducts evening services every Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church 960 Barnett Street, Kerrville, Texas For information call: 830-331-8931

Lutheran BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH 110 W. Austin St. • 997-2069 www.bethanyfredericksburg.com Pastor Casey Zesch Pastor Kevin Haug Kiesha Priem, Children, Youth, Family Min. Sunday 8 a.m. Traditional Worship Service 9:15 a.m. Sunday School - all ages 10:25 a.m. Contemporary Service (fellowship hall) 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship (sanctuary) Holy Communion: Traditional 1st and 3rd Sunday Contemporary 2nd and 4th Sunday Bethany Pre-School 997-8751

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH 1419 Cherry Spring Rd. Fredericksburg, TX 78624 Rev. Mark A. Ward, Pastor 1st and 3rd Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship Services 2nd and 4th Sundays: 8:15 a.m. Worship Services 9:30 a.m. Sunday School

ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH Doss Rev. Mark A. Ward, Pastor 1st and 3rd Sundays: 9:00 a.m. Worship Services 10:15 a.m. Sunday School 2nd and 4th Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship Services

SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN Wisconsin Synod Rev. Theodore Bodjanac, Pastor 219 W. Lower Crabapple 997-2677 www.shepherdofthehillstexas.net Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship Service 11:15 a.m. Bible Study & Sunday School 11:30 a.m. KNAF-AM broadcast

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 4270 Ranch Road 1, Stonewall Phone 644-2479 Percy Smerek, Pastor Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:10 a.m. Worship Thursday: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study


103 North Industrial Loop, #101 Fredericksburg, Texas Tommy Russell, Senior Pastor 830-998-8710 or 830-307-8373 www.fredericksburg.church Sunday: 11 a.m. (come early for Fellowship)

FREDERICKSBURG COWBOY CHURCH Altstadt Brewery - Event Hall 6120 U.S. Hwy. 290 E. - Fredericksburg Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Welcome/Fellowship 10:15 a.m. Worship 11:15 a.m. Fellowship

115 E. San Antonio • 997-2288 Pastor David Priem Pastor Bobby Vitek Pastor Clint Pluenneke, Youth/Family Daniel Hoffmann, Minister of Children & Young Families Jan Unger, Visitation Minister Alan Williams, Visitation Minister Saturday: 6 p.m. Worship Service Sunday: 8 a.m. Traditional Service 10:30 a.m. Family Worship Service 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10 a.m. services broadcast on KNAF 910AM Kindernest Montessori School 997-8939

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sondayhousefellowship.org 5532 Hwy. 16 South Fredericksburg 830-990-2961 David M. Zintgraff, Pastor Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Java Talk 10 a.m. Family Reunion Monday: 7 p.m. Intercessor Prayer (call for prayer location) Wednesday: 6 p.m. Prayer 7 p.m. Adult & Youth Bible Study

VICTORY FELLOWSHIP 414 East College Street - 997-9717 Michael Burdick, Pastor Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship Services 11:00 a.m. Children’s Church Wednesday: 7 p.m. Evening Service 7 p.m. Youth Group

WILD RIDE MINISTRIES Pastor Mike Weaver Harper, Texas 78631 • 830-864-5577 Hwy. 290 East (2 miles east of Harper) Sunday 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Tuesday 7 p.m. Service www.wildrideministries.net

Orthodox ST. THOMAS ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1201 N. Llano St. Fr. Methodios Ingalls • 512-632-8188 stthomasorthodoxchurch.org Wed., 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service 7:30 p.m. Bible Study Sat., 6 p.m. Vespers Sun., 9 a.m. Prayer Service - Orthodox 10 a.m. Divine Liturgy *Please contact Father Ingalls for updates on services at 512-632-8188

Pentecostal CALVARY PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Don Steadman, Pastor • 997-7217 1015 Friendship Lane Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship Service 6 p.m. Evening Worship Wednesday: 7 p.m. Bible Study

GREATER LIFE CHRISTIAN CENTER 106 S. Edison St. • Fredericksburg Justin Dolgener, Pastor 997-7066 Samuel Dolgener, Sr Pastor 997-4598 Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Bible Study for High School & Early 20’s Youth 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship Sunday School for all children through Junior High High School Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. Youth Group Fellowship Meal and Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Bible Study for Adults Communion - 1st Sunday of the month

IGLESIA PENTECOSTES “EL BUEN PASTOR” 104 E. Live Oak Aurora Aguirre 997-8347 Sunday: 10 a.m. Escuela Dominical 7 p.m. Servicio de Adoracion Tues.: 7 p.m. Servicios de Oracion Thurs.: 7 p.m. Servicio de Adoracion

HILL COUNTRY FELLOWSHIP Meets at Golden Hub Community Center - 1009 N. Lincoln Pastor Chip Johnston 970-596-2344 www.fellowship.life 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship

A Stephen Ministries Congregation 426 W. Main - Fredericksburg SUNDAY WORSHIP 8 & 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion at each service Coffee Fellowship 9 a.m. Sunday School 9:15; all ages A recording of Sunday Sermons is on the website: www.zion-lutheran.com Handicapped Accessible 10:30 a.m. KNAF-AM broadcast Rev. Ron Windecker, Pastor 830-997-2195

701 East Morse St. • 997-8221 Mike Dearinger, Pastor Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. Children’s Worship 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Wed. & Thurs. Evenings Home Groups Call for information on time & locations

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Robert Street - Harper - 830-864-5293 James Engelmann, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship 6:30 p.m. Evening Worship Wednesday: 6 p.m. Youth Services at Fellowship Center; 6:30 p.m.


Presbyterian HARPER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday: 9 a.m. Service of Worship

MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN 607 N. Milam St. • P.O. Box 2056 830-992-3567 www.fredericksburgpresbyterian.org Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Church School -All Ages 11 a.m. Worship 1st Sunday of the Month - Communion Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study

Unitarian Universalist (Del Nuevo Testamento) Congregational Leader: Ro’im David & Rachel Garcia 302 W. Park St • Fredericksburg 830-990-2607 www.netivimolam.com rabinogarcia@gmail.com Schedule of Services Wed.: 7 p.m. Ma’ariv (Evening Prayer) 7:30 p.m. Worship & Praise Service Fri.: 7 p.m. Ma’ariv (Evening Prayer) 7:30 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service Oneg! (Fellowship Meal) following Sat.: 10 a.m. Torah Study

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ROCKY COMMUNITY CHURCH Bro. Joe Jones, Pastor 2 miles East of Hye on Rocky Rd. Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship Service & Sun School Wed: 7:30 p.m. Bible Study


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UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF THE HILL COUNTRY 960 Barnett St., Kerrville, TX 830-792-3626 www.uuchc.org Sunday Service: 10 a.m.

Unity UNITY CHURCH OF THE HILL COUNTRY 1016 Jefferson St., Kerrville 830-896-7575 Rev. Patty Edwards Sunday: 11 a.m. Worship Service

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GRACE FAMILY CHURCH 1603 E. Main St. (across from Law Enforcement Center) Pastors Robert & Emma Garcia 830-998-8402 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Service Wednesday: 7 p.m. Bible Study



FREDERICKSBURG, TX (830) 997-5272 2594 West US Hwy. 290 Randy and Shelley Juenke

BRIDGE CHURCH 224 FM 2093 (Tivydale Rd) Jimmy Pruitt, Pastor 830-990-0402 www.bridgefbg.com Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 6:30 p.m.


PROPANE 1201 E. Main St. • Fredericksburg OPEN 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. MONDAY - FRIDAY SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon Website: www.vapo-propane.com

106 E. Driftwood Chris Weirich, Branch President 830-456-2525 Sunday: 10 a.m. Sacrament Meeting 11:15 a.m. Primary and 1st & 3rd Sun.: Sunday School; 2nd & 4th Sun.: Relief Society, Priesthood, Young Women; 5th Sun.: Combined



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Knopp Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center 1208 N. Llano • 997-3704 Knopp Nursing & Rehab Knopp Retirement Center 202 Billie Dr. 103 E. Trailmoor 997-8840 997-4426 Knopp Assisted Living Luckenbach Retirement Center Apts. 202 Billie Dr. • 997-7924 Hwy. 16 South • 997-8028

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Considerations BY MATT

May 20, 2020

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Now in theaters May 20-26, 2020

The inner soul of pain ovie trailers can be a deceptive thing. They can make comedies seem side-splittingly funny even though they used all the good jokes in the ad. Horror flicks can seem scarier in two minutes of previews than 95 minutes of an actual feature. And in some cases, a wily editor can cut together a trailer that changes the genre and intent of a film altogether, misleading potential audiences to think they’re getting something that they’re not and tanking the long-term viability of a movie in search of getting viewers to buy tickets opening weekend. Pushed as a high-voltage action thriller with a dazzling, beautiful lead actress, “The Rhythm Section” is a slowburn espionage drama about a woman’s search for revenge and redemption following unimaginable loss. This isn’t “witness the birth of an assassin” as the film’s tagline suggests. It’s “observe the rebirth of a victim who’s not dead yet.” Director Reed Morano’s feature follows Stephanie Patrick, a woman whose idyllic life shatters after the death of her entire family in a plane



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crash. When a journalist finds her prostituting and taking drugs to ease her pain, the information he reveals to her sets Stephanie on a collision course with the truth that the crash might not have been accidental. Given a part with real depth, Blake Lively has the ability to be the best actress in any scene opposite any other performer. “The Rhythm Section” gives Lively the time and character background to immerse herself into a world of emotional frailty and loss covered by an almost impenetrable facade of numbed apathy. Her transformation as Stephanie from joyful to hopeless soul to would-be revenge assassin builds around the emotional burden Stephanie carries first, with flashbacks drawing audiences into her mental state and grounding

the whole film with the weight of her sorrow. The why Stephanie acts the way she does and decides to go on her quest for revenge — an attempt to make herself somewhat whole again — is more important to “The Rhythm Section” than the how she actually carries out her missions. Her soul ripping apart at the seams in high-stress moments brings about the sort of fractured humanity that blockbuster action films just won’t delve into and Lively excels in these moments as Stephanie’s humanity causes hesitations that become her biggest flaw in her new line of work and her biggest asset in regaining herself. Jude Law is solid, not spectacular as a former MI6 agent who takes Stephanie under his wing and points her safely into harm’s way, while Sterling K. Brown tries hard but feels out of sync with the rest of the film as an intelligence broker Stephanie seeks information from. Action scenes are not as big and bold as the film’s trailer — and likely a majority of its initial audience — projected. Like the rest of “The Rhythm Section,” violence is

Subtlety, substance at forefront in underrated arthouse espionage drama ‘The Rhythm Section’

Blake Lively stars as a grieving woman seeking vengeance for her family’s death in the arthouse espionage drama, “The Rhythm Section,” now available for rental on DVD or streaming services.

intimate and in close quarters to keep audiences firmly in Stephanie’s mind as events whirl around her. The camera rarely strays from her vantage point, which amps up the urgency of scenes. Visually, “The Rhythm Section” benefits from Oscarnominated cinematographer Sean Bobbitt teaming up with Morano — a cinematographer in her own right — to progress the style of the film from chaotic, drug-induced mania to a colder, distant look as the camera work mirrors Stephanie’s evolution as a character. Bobbitt makes an arresting use of light and

shadow to give the film a gritty texture uncommon to action films outside of the Jason Bourne franchise. “The Rhythm Section” was never going to work on the big screen, especially not with the pressure placed on its success by Paramount to recoup its $50 million budget by immediately placing the film in over 3,000 theaters during late January. An arthouse film released in a blockbuster world, “The Rhythm Section” fits the mold of theatrical adaptations of John le Carré novels like “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “A Most Wanted

Man” or intimate spy thrillers like Steven Soderbergh’s underappreciated 2012 gem “Haywire.” With movie audiences staying at home and in constant need of something different, perhaps a fantastic leading effort from Lively, grounded drama and rich cinematography, there’s hardly a better time to take a chance on this well-made arthouse espionage thriller. Matt Ward is a programmer for the Hill Country Film Festival and local film critic, who is also an official Rotten Tomatoes reviewer.


bye to: To the class of 2021, you have been along with us for most of this crazy ride. You have worked hard to give us as much of a normal graduation as possible. The traditional parody and senior lunch could not have happened this year — but y’all made these important events happen. For your determination and sacrifice, we thank you, and we pray for you to have a normal graduation next year To the class of 2022, you are a truly unique bunch — but that is in every way a great thing. You all have brought joy to every encounter we have

had with you. I hope you bring as much joy to your remaining years as you have brought to your first two years. For your positive spirit, we thank you. Finally, our freshmen, the class of 2023. Y’all are our freshmen, and while you still have a lot to learn, you have come a long way. For your willingness to learn, we thank you. For my own class, many people have come and gone from our group, but y’all are the best. I wouldn’t ask for a different group to graduate with. For being kind, welcoming, and fun, I personally thank you. While we have grown close

to these groups, the community of Heritage goes beyond these students that we have been with. All students, from the first graduating class of 2001, onward, all who graduate from Heritage are part of this group, as well as their families, teachers, and coaches that taught them along their journey. When the current class of kindergarteners graduates, they will be as much a part of the Heritage community as we will be even at that time, and the same will be true for every class in both the lower and upper school. These teachers that we all love and the parents that help in so many ways

will always be there, while the names of these teachers and parents will change over time, their role will not. For all graduates there is always an air of unavoidable uncertainty, but we are lucky, because even with the randomness and chaos that the world sometimes seems to be run by, we will always have God and the lessons we have been taught by our Heritage community to help us through our troubles and help others along the way. My fellow students, if you ever worry about what the future holds for you, just remember this community by which you have been blessed

— and all will be well. And to all of the people who are a part of this community, especially the people who have made this graduation possible

for us, I offer a final thank you, from the class of 2020 as we say a temporary goodbye and enter the next stage of life, together.

SUDOKU Puzzle Answers on CD14

Sheep, goat organization awards nine scholarships Hill Country Sheep and Goat Organization has awarded nine scholarships to agriculture majors totaling $20,000. Seven of the recipients are high school students and two are in college. The two college recipients are Cooper Boatright, a student at Tarleton State University, from Harper and

Jessica Spenrath, a student at Texas A&M University, from Comfort. Fredericksburg High School students receiving scholarships and the colleges they plan to attend are Kate Crenwelge, Texas A&M University; Bethany Crenwelge, Texas Tech University, and Jacob Jenschke, Blinn and Texas

A&M University. Mason High School students included William Slone Stultz, who plans to attend Angelo State University, and Jax Tedder, who plans to attend Tarleton State. Also receiving scholarships were Harper High School student Kelton Marek, who plans to attend Tarleton State, and Ingram student

Super Crossword Puzzle

Eden Lambert who plans to attend Texas A&M. Students majoring in agriculture are encouraged to apply next April by visiting www.txsheepandgoats.org. The Hill Country Sheep and Goat Organization raises funds for scholarships at their annual style show, prize drawing, silent auction and luncheon.

(answers on page 14)


Life & Arts C/D10 May 20, 2020

Fredericksburg Standard

Education Ambleside student wins contest at Segner’s  C/D11

Let’s Eat Local restaurant listings  C/D13

Taste Fischer and Wieser dishes on quesadillas  C/D12

Helping children again

Reopening child care facilities helps ease crisis ‘exacerbation’

By Samuel Sutton


Standard-Radio Post reporter

HOUSE Phil Houseal

Figuring out a way to survive


’ve always held the controversial opinion that no one knows the true extent of our cash economy. All those reports of retail activity, employment, GDP, etc., are based on data of transactions taking place within the official economy. They don’t include handfuls of cash given to itinerant workers, dependents, and “I know a guy” hired to do odd jobs. Admit it — you all know examples of this happening. Thinking of this because I was idly wondering what would have happened if we had allowed the price of toilet paper to rise with increased demand. Wouldn’t that have made it more available? Keeping prices artificially low encourages hoarding, thereby removing the supply from the marketplace. You know, capitalism? Ironically, I experienced my first real-world application of unbridled capitalism while living in a socialist society. During the time I was there, Peru was a dictatorship. The government controlled prices and markets. We could only purchase meat at the official market two weeks out of the month. Overall, shelves in FULL HOUSE ▶ C/D12

Fredericksburg’s child care crisis took a toll during the coronavirus pandemic. “One of the major challenges we are experiencing in our workforce continues to be the lack of child care services,” City Manager Kent Myers said in an email. “This challenge has certainly been exacerbated with COVID-19.” With the opening of some facilities and likely more after Gov. Greg Abbott’s Phase 2 executive order passed Monday, things might start to get back to normal. Bethany Preschool opened Monday for essential employees, and Office Manager Joyce Richey said while the team was thrilled to open this week, it’s been tough with the extra rules and extra needed staff. The staff must pick up children at the door and check temperatures. Parents are not allowed inside. Parents have to fill out forms to prove they’re essential workers and complete a COVID-19 health policy form. Once the children are inside, they must stay in their respective classrooms. Richey said monitoring this can be a struggle. “It is harder,” Richey said. “We have to have two teachers in a room at a time, so that means we need extra staff throughout the day.” Since it takes more time to set up, Richey said Bethany Preschool has adjusted its hours to 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Richey understands how tough this has been on parents. “They’ve been pressed to the limit,” Richey said. “Some parents were able to stay home, but most were still having to do a

Ariana Cisneros teaches a class of students on the first day of Bethany Preschool’s reopening. It opened Monday to children of essential employees. They plan to open for all of their children next week. — Submitted photo

full-time job, take care of their kids, make sure their kids are fed and, if they have kids in the Fredericksburg Independent School District, they’ve also had to do homeschooling.” Richey said the preschool has made it a priority to keep parents informed. “Our board is meeting every two weeks instead of once a month to address the situation,” Richey said. “We want to let them know that while we do want to open, we want it to be a safe environment for everyone.” Jennifer Weaver, director of Billie Kids Day Care said its been upsetting not to be able to help nonessential employees, but she’s trying to keep

them informed as much as possible. “I’m just telling them to hang in there and that this will hopefully be over soon,” Weaver said. “I try to contact them once a week about what are plans are.” Facilities update Myers released an update on which child care facilities are closed and when they might reopen. Each facility’s update and rules are listed below. As of Monday’s press deadline, these are all up to date. • Bethany Preschool, 110 W. Austin St. — Opened Monday, May 18 for children of essential employees

only. Additional slots were added May 18. At this time, all slots are filled. Beginning next week, the preschool will open up for children of nonessential employees. The preschool also plans to open its summer camp on June 1. Abbott’s recent order allows for camps to begin at the end of the month. • Billie Kids Day Care, 426 W. Main St. — The facility’s projected opening date is June 1 for essential employees. There will be no community enrollment until CHILD CARE ▶ C/D11

How Are Pipelines Constructed? A Permian Highway Pipeline Project Update Pipelines are constructed in accordance with strict regulatory and environmental standards and industry best practices. Underground pipelines are the safest and most efficient method of transporting energy products.

1. Clearing & Grading

6. Inspection & Coating

After the right-of-way (ROW) is carefully surveyed and staked, the ROW is graded. Top soil is carefully removed and segregated.

For quality assurance, technicians inspect the pipe coating prior to installation and also inspect all welds using x-rays. Each weld is then coated by a coating head.

2. Trenching

7. Pipe Lowering

A wheel ditcher or backhoe digs the trench for the pipeline. The bottom of the trench is then padded with sand to cushion the pipe.

Sidebooms move together to gently lower the welded pipeline into the trench.

3. Stringing Pipe

8. Padding & Backfill

Each piece of pipe is laid on the ROW to ensure proper positioning prior to bending, welding and installation.

The pipe trench is backfilled and graded.

4. Field Bending Pipe

9. Hydrostatic Testing

The pipe is bent, as needed, to accommodate elevation and horizontal changes.

The pipeline is filled with water and pressurized to ensure the pipe’s integrity and that it is fit for service.

5. Welding

10. Restoration

The construction crew welds each section of pipe together into one continuous length.

The pipe trench and land within the ROW are contoured and revegetated. The landowner may continue using the ROW for most purposes after restoration.



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May 20, 2020

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Alexander submits top design in jewelry contest

Karla Infante teaches a class one week after opening on Monday, May 18, at Fredericksburg Community Preschool. — Submitted photo

CHILD CARE Cont. from C/D10

tial workers at this time and parents must show proof. Employers say they are taking all precautions at this time, as they are checking children’s temperature and sanitizing upon arrival, wearing masks during pickup and drop off and asking parents to do the same, and preventing parents from entering the facility. No children or adults have been reported having the virus. • Kindernest Montessori School, 113 E. San Antonio St. — The school’s plan is to open June 1. They are working on how things will be set up with space.

New Arrivals The following birth Dorothy Durst and Stanley announcements were and Shirley Meier. received during the past week by the Fredericksburg Matthew Townes Standard-Radio Post: Mechler Courtney and Brad Alaina Jo Durst Mechler announce the Allison and Lyle Durst birth of their son, Matthew announce the birth of their Townes Mechler, on April daughter, Alaina Jo Durst, on 27, 2020, in the Kathleen C. May 6, 2020, in the Kathleen Callioux Birthing Center at C. Callioux Birthing Center Hill Country Memorial. at Hill Country Memorial. Born at 5:02 p.m., the baby At birth, the baby weighed weighed seven pounds, six seven pounds, four ounces, ounces, and measured 21 and measured 19¾ inches in inches in length. length. Welcoming the baby is a Welcoming the baby are sister, Aubrey. brothers, Cade and Easton. Grandparents welcoming Grandparents of the baby the baby are Carl and Cristol are Richard and the late Schoessow and James and Marilyn Ramsey and Elgin Kathy Mechler. and Kim Durst. The baby is also welcomed Great-grandparents are by a great-grandmother, Gladys Heinze, Melvin and Mary Scheel.

Doss News Some ranchers in our area had rain showers. Amounts in the area ranged from two to five inches while the Doss Valley received about 1.25 inches. Everyone was happy. Now the weatherman is telling us to be prepared for temperatures to reach into the 90s with bright hot sunshine. We send best wishes to our students here at Doss School. It has been a challenge not just for the students but for the grownups, as well. Families here in Doss stay at home and only travel to stock up on supplies. We have been very lucky. And that’s because we are protecting ourselves by wearing masks and gloves and staying at home to keep our-

By Shirley Lange

selves and others safe. Our thoughts and prayers are with seniors and students of our neighboring towns. It is different, but remember you and others are safe.

to give to their Mother for Mother’s Day. Staff chose the top drawings and then posted them to Facebook for followers to vote on. Over 320 people commented and voted on the winner. “There were some amazing drawings and I wish they could all be created,” a spokesman said. “We have some awesome artists that we can all be proud of.” Others submissions came from: Jarrison Cooke, 8, Fredericksburg Elementary School; Marianna Martinez, 13, Fredericksburg Middle School; Natalie Perez, 10, Fredericksburg Middle School; and Grace Daley, 9, Fredericksburg Elementary School. Segner’s is located at 236 West Main Street. To contact them, call 830997-2559 or visit online at segnersjewelers.com.

Lily Alexander, a fifth grader at Ambleside, created the winning pendant in Segner’s Jewelers Mother’s Day drawing contest. The pendant, Tree of Hearts, will be created for her mother to wear. — Submitted photo

CTC Continuing Ed offers online courses Central Texas College (CTC) Continuing Education department is offering a series of free, self-paced career enhancement tutorials designed to help employees adapt to today’s changing job market. The 10 free self-paced tutorial courses include a mix of hard and soft skills relevant to both job seekers looking to enter the workforce and advance the career of those currently employed. These self-paced courses are offered free through June 30. Registration is open online at https://w ww.ed2go. c om/c t c d/S e a rchRe su lt s. a s p x ? S e a r c hTe r m s = f r e e or call the CTC Continuing Education department at 254526-1586. The available courses are: • Creating Web Pages. Create and post one’s own website on the internet using HTML. Participants will learn the capabilities of the internet and the fundamentals of web design, plan the content, structure and layout of their website, create pages full of neatly formatted text, build links between the pages and to the outside world and add color, backgrounds, graphics and tables. • C reating WordPres s Websites. Create attractive, sophisticated blogs and websites without any coding. The course provides hands-on experience creating web pages and posts, adding images and videos, changing a site’s look and feel and working with user-friendly features. Participants will build a WordPress site while learning how to design pages, add engag-

ing content and customize the look and feel of a site. • Fundamentals of Supervision and Management. This course provides skills on making the successful transition from employee to manager, time management, delegating responsibility, motivating employees, solving problems and resolving conflicts to accomplish the job more effectively. • Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search. Participants will learn to identify the job best for their needs and how to get that job regardless of their level of expertise. They will learn how to build rapport with any interviewer, both verbally and non-verbally, while mastering the six phases of a successful job interview. • Keys to Ef fec tive Communication. Each lesson of this course works through the process needed to become a great conversationalist. Students will learn to use communication to build rapport and create environments of trust, warmth and respect.

Become more confident, create a great first impression, get along well with others and create more and better personal and professional relationships. • Managing Customer Service. Students will discover ways to bring out their best as an ambassador for their company and to do the same for the people they work with. Participants will also learn how to measure customer service both from their company’s point of view and from the customers and discover how to anticipate the needs of the customers. • Marketing Business on the Internet. Learn to establish an internet presence and build an online brand identity. Participants will learn how search engine optimization works and how to track a site’s performance using web analytics. • Personal Finance. Prepare for a lifetime of worthwhile personal financial planning while learning to create and use a budget, borrow and invest wisely and make intelligent decisions about insurance.

Students will develop a retirement savings plan to be better prepared to make large purchases and plan for taxes and learn the essentials of household bookkeeping, record-keeping requirements and more. • Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring. Learn small business marketing strategies to fit any budget. With the help of videos, spreadsheets and hands-on activities, students can master cost-effective strategies, including strategic partnerships, local marketing, search engine optimization, social networking, email marketing, lead generation and niche marketing. • Individual Excellence. Develop career-enhancing skills, including goal setting, time management and personal organization. Participants will learn how to improve their creative abilities and develop a fulfilling career plan. Also gain confidence with financial matters, skills to improve interpersonal relationships and how to minimize conflict in life.

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further notice. Employees hope to continue with their summer program. Enrollment for Billie Kids Day Care is open Monday through Friday for essential employees only. • Fredericksburg Community Preschool, 711 S. Eagle St. — The preschool opened to essential employees only on May 11. There is limited enrollment with only eight students allowed in a classroom. Total enrollment at this time is 48 and all slots are full. • Bluebird Beginnings, 1208 N. Milam St. — Bluebird Beginnings is open only for children of essen-

Segner’s Jewelers in Fredericksburg has announced the winner of its Mother’s Day Drawing Contest. Lily Alexander, a fifth grader at Ambleside School of Fredericksburg, submitted the winning piece. “We are so proud to have the opportunity to create a real piece of jewelry for Lily’s mother that will last a lifetime,” Jennifer Senger Spies said. “We will be working on the piece immediately and will present it to her mother, Jenny Welch, when it is completed. We felt that this contest would be a fun assignment for students while they attended school at home.” The contest was announced to all Gillespie County principals and on the Segner’s Jewelers Facebook page. Students in first through eighth grades were asked to create a drawing of a pendant necklace that they would like


Precision Cuts

Now Open!

We’re Open & Committed to serving you safely!

The Following Guidelines are in place for our Customers and Stylists.

522 W. Main St. • Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm 830-997-2823 • 830-456-4232 After hours


• Face mask must be worn. • A new cape for every customer. • Hand sanitizers, wipes and disinfecting spray available. • Salon wiped down frequently during the day. • Customers call 830-997-2823 to sign in and wait in vehicle until called.


Southwest Chicken Quesadillas

Local Taste


C/D12 May 20, 2020

Fredericksburg Standard

LCRA makes donations to area food banks The Lower Colorado River Authority has donated $104,000 to 52 food banks throughout the LCRA service area to help support communities during these challenging economic times. LCRA provided $2,000 to each of the 52 community food banks to help provide food to people in need. In addition to Gillespie County, the recipient food banks are in Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hamilton, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Llano, Mason, Matagorda, McCulloch, Mills, San Saba, Schleicher, Tom Green, Waller, Washington and Wharton counties.

or many of us, Memorial Day marks the start of grilling season and a leap into summer vacation, or this year we might say summer staycation. Grilling is a great way to cook — you get great charcoal flavor, less clean up, and grilling really allows the meat you choose to shine. We have all seen the news — meat sales are at an alltime high as we stay home more often and eat together as a family. So, dust off your grill, if you haven’t already, and join us this week and next in this column for some fun and easy grilling recipes. If you don’t have a grill, try using a cast iron grill pan on the stove — you can achieve mouth-watering results there, too. For some, grilling can be intimidating, but no worries, this week’s recipe uses boneless, skinless chicken breasts which cook very quickly and evenly. If you have leftovers, they are also a handy thing to have on hand to throw into pasta or used for chicken burgers, salads, pizza, nachos, and even soup. Whether fresh off the grill, or two days later from a container in the


know they are ready when the internal temperature reaches 160-165 degrees, or if when sliced, the meat shows no sign of pinkness. How you want to construct your quesadillas is up to you, but we have a suggested number of things to add to the grilled chicken for a very tasty Memorial Day meal.

Mark Wieser & Case Fischer

fridge, grilled chicken breasts are very useful. Today we are making Southwest Chicken Quesadillas. Before you start, marinate your meat with a flavorful marinade. This will make sure the chicken breasts stay moist and will add an extra layer of flavor. We’re using a cilantro lime marinade recipe for the chicken, which is a Mexican-inspired marinade that will bring lots of savory flavors to your quesadillas. To marinate, place the rinsed chicken into a Ziploc bag, pour the marinade over the breasts, fully mix in the marinade and make sure the chicken is covered, seal the bag tightly, and place into the fridge for one to two hours. Take out the chicken breasts and cook on the grill. You will

Cilantro Lime Marinade: ¼ cup distilled white vinegar ¼ cup avocado oil ½ cup chopped cilantro Juice of 2 limes 1 tbsp cumin 1 tbsp oregano 2 tsp chili powder 2 tsp black pepper 1 tsp salt Ingredients: 6 medium flour or corn tortillas 1 lb. grilled chicken breasts 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained ½ cup canned corn, rinsed and drained ¾ cup red bell pepper, diced ¼ cup diced jalapeños ½ cup red onion, diced ½ cup zucchini, diced 2 cloves minced garlic 1 tsp cumin

1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp cayenne pepper ½ tsp salt and pepper 2 cups shredded cheese (Sharp cheddar or Monterey Jack) Fischer & Wieser Southwest Dip (optional, for topping) Directions: 1. Heat 1 tbsp of avocado oil (or any neutral oil) in a medium pan. Add onions, bell peppers, corn, jalapeños, zucchini and black beans. Cook 3-4 minutes until onions are caramelized. Turn heat down to low and add in garlic. Cook until fragrant. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl shred the chicken breasts with two forks. 3. In a separate clean pan over medium heat spread butter onto one side of the tortilla. Place the buttered side face down onto the pan. Top the left half of the tortilla with cheese, the veggie mixture and chicken shreds. Fold the empty side of the tortilla over the filling and cook on both sides until golden.* 4. Serve with avocado, sour cream, fresh cilantro, or Fischer & Wieser Southwest Dip. *Follow this same method if grilling the quesadillas.

FULL HOUSE Cont. from C/D10

“super” mercados were bare or only offered one variety of every product. You could buy rice, and peanuts, and canned juice, for example, but there was only one type of each. Since there was no trade with the United States, of course there were no American goods. To escape those controls, one could attend the weekly local market. There, natives came to town to sell their goods. There was lots of fresh

produce — mangos, olives, piles of potatoes of all color and size (Peru was the Eden of potatoes), meat from the back of a van, and my personal addiction, popcorn. But still, at either market there were no consumer goods we were accustomed to seeing in the states. However... there was a way to get those goods you didn’t “need,” but wanted. Welcome to the Black Market.

There, we could find anything — cigars, chocolate, alcohol, toys, electronic goods, recorded music, and all manner of American products (expats loved finding Cheerios). If you were willing to pay the price, someone would get it for you. I always remembered that lesson in economic systems, because it literally hit you in the gut. And in the reaction to our current situation, I recog-

nize signs of the return of the Black Market. It’s little things. Haircuts in garages. Deer sausage from the neighborhood hunter. Unlocked back doors at drinking establishments. Vans filled with toilet paper. Bootleg masks. Fresh eggs. Yes, this crisis has brought out the best in our society. Donations of food, support for local businesses, extra tips for employees still on the job. I would propose that Black

Markets are an extension of this concern for fellow citizens. Despite the name, a “black” market could be a farmer’s market, where producers sell their wares directly to consumers. The point is that throughout history, in any type of society, ultimately the individual will figure out a way to survive. We will circumvent any bureaucratic edict that does not serve the well-being of our

family. Some call it greed. Some call it freedom. A healthy society is a balance between the rights of the individual and the good of society. When that balance tips in either direction, expect a reaction.

Phil Houseal is a writer and owner of Full House PR, www. FullHousePR.com. Contact him at phil@fullhouseproductions.net.

At Altstadt Brewery, the health and well-being of our customers, employees, and the community is our top priority. While this means we are currently closed to the public, we are still brewing and distributing our award winning beer to our community. Our brewers are practicing strict social distancing and sanitation to safely fill your store shelves with Altstadt Beer. (Try not to hoard too much) Cheers, Craig Rowan Head Brewer



Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post


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Tired of the same four walls? Like staying at home? Our local restaurants have you covered. Curbside, Take-out and Delivery are still available, but now you have the option of Dining In also. Please support our local eateries during this re-opening phase. Check with individual restaurants and caterers for any changes in schedule. Altdorf Biergarten 301 W. Main St., 830-997-7865; www.altdorfs.com Andy’s Grille -413 S. Washington, 830-9973744; www.andysgrille. com August E’s - 203 E. San Antonio, 830-997-1585; august-es.com Backwoods BBQ  - 320 FM 2093, 830-992-3262; www.backwoodsbbq. com Bejas & Burger Burger  - 209 E. Main, 830-9925226; www.bejas.com; www.burgerburgerfbg. com  Bella Sera Italian Restaurant   - 1311 S. State Hwy 16, 830-990-0140 Boudreaux’s Cajun Kitchen  - 1108 Sunco Ave, 830-307-0877

Emma + Ollie - 607 S. McDonald’s – 611 E. Washington, Main, 830-997-6000; 830-383-1013; www.mcdonalds.com www.emmaolliefbg.com Mi Plaza -515 E. Highway, 830-307-9773 Enchanted Inn Food Truck - Behind Alon, W. Main St.; 830-997-5206 Nury’s - 714 S. Washington, 830-992-3217; www.enchantedinntx. www.nuryscuisine.com com Opa’s Smoked Meats Feast And Merriment 410 S. Washington Offering – 6075 S. Ranch 830-997-3358; Road 1623, Stonewall, opassmokedmeats.com 512-554-4979; www.feastandmerriOtto’s German Bistro ment.net -316 E. Austin St., 830-307-3336; Fischer & Wieser - 1406 www.ottosfbg.com US Hwy 87 S., 830-997-8969 Panda Chinese Restaurant & Sushi Bar Fredericksburg Brewing 504 E. Main, 830-990Company - 245 E. Main, 8888; pandachineseres830-997-1646; www. taurantfb.com.com yourbrewery.com Pasta Bella  - 103 S. Llano, 830-990-9778; Fredericksburg Pie www.pastabellarestauCompany – 108 E. Austin St. 830-990-6992 rant.com

Buc’s Bar And Grill - 304 N. Llano, 830-990-1283; bucsbarandgrill.com

Fresh Pickens - 58 Ranch Pecan Grove Store – Rd 1376, 830-765-0468; 5244 Hwy 16 N., 830990-4433 www.freshpickensfbg. com

Burger King – 1102 S. State Hwy 16, 830-3045464; www.bk.com

Gatti’s Pizza -2931 S. State Hwy. 16, 830-997-9797

Caliche Coffee – 338 W. Main, 830-992-3536 Campo Azul  - 803 S. Adams, 830-997-3161

Hilda’s Tortillas Restaurant & Bar -149 FM 2093, 830-997-6105; www.hildastortillas.com

Catfish Haven - 816 W. Main, 830-997-9009; www.catfishhaventx. com 

Hill Top Cafe – 10661 N. State Hwy 87, 830-997-8922; www.hilltopcafe.com

CC’s Tortas Food Truck 1119 Hwy. 16 South, 830-456-4595

Läken Velder BBQ – 116 N. Crockett, 830-3079617;

Chicken Express - 1125 S. Hwy. 16, 830-3831019

Hondo’s On Main – 312 W. Main, 830-997-1633; www.hondosonmain. com

Church’s Chicken - 614 E. Main, 830-997-7333 Clear River Ice Cream, Bakery & Deli – 138 E. Main, 830-997-8490; www.icecreamandfun. com

David’s Old Fashioned BBQ -  809 W. Main, 830-997-7753; davidsoldfashionedpitbbq.com Delicious Details -1079 Ranch Road 1376, 830997-7879; www.delicious-details.com

Porky’s Hamburgers & Onion Ring Co. - 1719 US Hwy 87 N., 830-997-6882 Rathskeller – 260 E. Main, 830-990-5858; www.rathskellerrestaurant.com

OPEN! 990-4433

5244 Hwy 16 N.


West End Pizza Company – 232 W. Main, 830-990-8646; www.WestEndPizzaCompany.com

In memory of our fallen heroes. For those who gave all, thank you!

We’re Open for Business! Hours: Fri-Sat 11:30am-9pm Mon-Thurs 11:30am-8pm Sun 11:30am-8pm

Inwood Estates Winery And Bistro – 10303 W. US Hwy. 290, 830-997-2304; www.inwoodwines.com

Dine-in, Delivery & Carry-out Social distancing & health measures are in place. We are SO EXCITED to serve you again!



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La Tequila Jalisco - 1035 S. State Hwy 16, 830307-9007; www.latequilarestaurant.com

Please bear with us as we adapt to this new nor!al We are working hard to provide the safest service possible Here are so!e key changes you should be aware of .

Please support these

Domino’s - 1425 E. Main, 830-997-4600; www.dominos.com

Longhorn Street Cafe -621 Longhorn St.,830998-2266


Dutchman’s Market1609 E. Main, 830-997-5693; www.dutchmansmarket. com

Mac’s BBQ -204 E. Main St., 830-307-1005; www. macstexasbbq.com Main Street Taquitos -326 E. Main, 830-307-9627 Mamacita’s  - 506 E. Main, 830-997-9546; www.mamacitas.com/ fredericksburg.html

Sunset Grill – 902 S. Adams, 830-997-5904; www.sunsetgrilltx.com

Vaudeville – 230 E. Main, 830-992-3234; www.vaudeville-living. com

Sweetbriar Rose  - (830) Western Edge Cellars – 307-2646; www.sweet228 W. Main, briarrose290.com/ Sonic - 1106 E. Main, 830-992-3157; 830-997-7303 www.westernedgecelTaqueria Alto lars.com De Jalisco - 1410 East Sozial Haus - 107 S. Main, 830-990-8554; Llano, 830-307-3208 Whataburger taqueria-altos-de-jalisStagecoach Stop Restaurant – 1301 E. co-6.hub.biz 24 Ranch Rd. 1376, Main; 830-990-8428 830-990-0922 Top Donuts - 915 E Woerner Warehouse Main, 830- 997-9976 Starbucks -1420 E. Main, Cafe – 305 S. Lincoln, www.starbucks.com 830-997-2246; Tubby’s Ice House -318 E. Austin, 830-307-3026; www.woernerwareStonewall One Stop house.com www.tubbyfbg.com & Diner - 14780 E. US Highway 290, Stonewall, 830-644-2474

Hye Thai -123 Rocky Road, Hye, 830-2253554; www.hyethai.com

Lincoln Street Wine Market -111 S. Lincoln, 830-997-8463; www. lincolnst.com

Subway - 1017 Hwy 16 S., 830-992-2052 and 1435 E. Main, Wal-Mart #1154, 830-997-7444

Twisted Sisters Bake Shop - 111 S Washington; 830-990-7999


Lone Star Bar & Grill 4174 Hwy 290, 830-4562514

El Gallo Mexican Restaurant - 11807 W. US Highway 290, Harper, 830-669-2406; www.elgallo290.com

Pfiester’s BBQ - 913 E. Main, 830-357-8418

Stout’s Trattoria - 10587 E. US Highway 290’ 830644-1010; www.stoutstrattoria.com


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How to Draw a Unicorn © 2020 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 36, No. 26

Did unicorns ever exist? Explore the mystery on today’s puzzling Kid Scoop page!

or thousands of years, people all over the world have told stories about a magical, mysterious one-horned animal: the unicorn. In some of these stories, unicorns were huge and in others they were tiny and playful. Some were pure white; others had horns and bodies of many colors. Some were Cut out these fierce and boxes. Put brave. Others them together were peaceful. in the correct

Find the two dancing unicorns that are identical.

order and color the unicorn.

Some people think that unicorn stories started from sightings of a one-horned rhinoceros or a gazelle in profile.

The unicorn is usually described as an ideal being, possessing qualities people admire. While the animal does not exist, the qualities do. Each unicorn below has a puzzle piece in its mouth. Match each piece with an identical piece that contains a word describing a unicorn quality.

Standards Link: Literary Analysis: Students understand the origin of legends.

Several hundred years ago, people sold mysterious horns that were said to be unicorn horns. These horns were straight; most animal horns are curved. Some were more than seven feet long and had spirals running down the entire length.

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The name bagaceratops means “small horned face.” Connect the dots to see what bagaceratops looked like.


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Herd immunity Herd immunity (the resistance to the spread of a contagious disease within a population) occurs if a sufficiently high proportion of individuals are immune to the disease. It is achieved through: 1.) Vaccination (there is no vaccine) or 2.) The level of infection needed to achieve herd immunity has been reached. This level of infection varies by disease but ranges from 83 to 94 percent. The COVID-19 infection rate has not approached any level required for herd immunity by infection. Volunteering? To achieve herd immunity, you, personally, need to survive the infection along with your entire extended family. The only group of Americans that come close are the meat packers. Think about this. If you are a volunteer to get to herd immunity, thank you. I doubt you understand what you are volunteering for.




LETTERS At the time, the U.S. was at the peak of the Great Depression. These 10 words at the very beginning of his 20-minute speech were the most notable. He said it to a country in great need of HOPE! All great leaders understand this. Just as there are always two sides of every coin, every factual statement can be said in different ways. “New testing allows us to identify more cases previously unknown” versus “There are 100,000 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19.” Is the virus spreading rapidly, or are we just better at testing? “253,000 people have recovered from COVID-19” versus “There are 1,450,000 people that are confirmed to have COVID-19.” It is hopeful to know that COVID-19 is not a death sentence. “Studies indicate that many people had the virus, but showed no symptoms of being sick” versus “86,607 people have died in the U.S. due to COVID-19.” It is hopeful to know that it is possible for healthy people to only have extremely mild cases. All of these previous statements are true. For one last example as to how something can be stated: “The sun will come out tomorrow … bet your bottom dollar on tomorrow ...” versus “You and others are likely to die unless you do exactly as I tell you now.” While “facts are facts,” there always will be someone offering hope and someone else attempting to exploit your fear. To whom shall you listen?




N L H P N I L C M S C P U O I A R R A N Y O G N H E E N G R K E E W I S C M I O A P R F A C E E C H E A R U A S O N I D N P A O I D A R A G S S L A R I P S N E Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recongized identical words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

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Magic Headlines Abracadabra! You can be a magician by changing a factual headline into an opinion statement. Can you find a headline that expresses an opinion? Change it into a factual headline.


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Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Distinguish facts from opinion.

Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow simple written directions.










Today we know that many of those horns were from a shy sea animal called a narwhal. Cut out and assemble the puzzle pieces to learn a surprising fact about these “unicorns of the sea.”

Standards Link: Life Science: Animals have features that help in survival.

n 1968, The Unicorn Song became a top ten hit on the radio. The song, written by children’s book author Shel Silverstein, told a story about the unicorn playing when he should have been boarding Noah’s ark.


Standards Link: Life Science: Students know that some animals that once lived on Earth have completely disappeared.

Can you find a person in the newspaper who demonstrates the qualities people associate with unicorns?

Best Book of the Summer

Standards Link: Character Education: Identify positive character traits in others.

States once. If you have not yet received an invitation or responded to the census, you can respond by: 1) Online: 2020census.gov; 2) Phone: 844-330-2020 (English) or 844-468-2020 (Spanish); 3) Mail: respond to questionnaire sent to your residence. The U.S. Census is taken every 10 years as ordered by Congress. By law, personal census information is not shared with any other government, law enforcement or private entity. The information is used in three primary ways: 1) To determine the number of Texas Congressional Representatives; 2) To allocate billions of dollars in federal spending to needed programs in each state (hospitals, schools, roads, and more); 3) For disaster planning and response activities. So, take an active role in shaping the future of our country. Respond to the 2020 Census. Your country, community, and generations to come will thank you.

More drawing fun! Step-by-step instructions show you how to draw more than two dozen animals in Kid Scoop’s A Kid’s Guide to Drawing Cartoon Animals. Available now on amazon.com, target.com or at foxchapelpublishing.com

Tell other kids about a book you think they should read this summer. Have fun describing the book, but don’t give away the ending.

Dana Rowan Fredericksburg 2020 Complete Count Committee

God has number God knows the day you are born and the day you die. Don’t worry, rely on Him. I’m not saying to not disinfect everything, but get out of your caves and enjoy the sunlight! Push Granny into the sunlight, whether it be in the backyard, front yard or balcony. The first 20 minutes of the first rays in the morning or 20 minutes before sundown. It won’t hurt her. Don’t put on sunscreen to block the Vitamin D. They say to close your eyes during this time as the sunlight going through your eyelids will make a difference in your brain. This will help against depression. If Granny believes in Jesus as “her savior” and she does die, she’ll go to heaven — a much better place than here on earth. Rejoice, she is with Jesus. God bless you all. Sue Little Fredericksburg

Kenneth Shilkun Fredericksburg


Census open During this time of COVID19 uncertainty, one thing is certain — the year is 2020 and the U.S. Census is underway in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County. By now, every individual or family residing at a street mailing address (rather than a P.O. Box) should have received an invitation to respond to the census. The 2020 census has set a goal of counting everyone residing in the United

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Level, partially wooded, secluded lot, end of road. $137,500 Well w/electric pump, septic system. Fenced. Ag exempt. $245,000 Views, underground elec, recently drilled strong well $394,900 Views, water well, electric in place, $210,600 Unbelievable Views From Hilltop Building Site UNDER CONTRACT Abundant wildlife, most cedars recently removed. $580,000 4 tracts, 2 ponds $240,640 to $632,472 – Valley View Views, large pond $445,000 – Prairie Vista 4 tracts just outside city $304,000 to $451,250 – Admiral Heights Large oak trees, good building sites and new water well. $250,000

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PRICED TO SELL! OWNER FINANCING. Bandera 5 acres. Huge trees, views, wildlife. Perfect country living. Doesnt get any bettter. Asking $150,000. Must sell now, make offer. 832‑459‑ 9088. SISTERDALE, TEXAS 78006: 15 acres estate on Guadalupe River, 2400 sq/ft log home, fireplace, unattached log 3‑car garage with work area, 2‑story log barn, tact room, 5 stalls, electricity, 2 deer‑proof pens, wa‑ ter well, asphalt county road frontage, asphalt roads on ranch, lots of native and exotic game. $1.3 million. 210‑ 439‑9957.

BEAUTIFUL ROCK HOME: 4/BD, 2.5 Bath with fireplace and pool. Corner lot in town. $550,000. Possibly owner fi‑ nancing with good down payment and credit check. LREA, 830‑992‑9446.tf 22 acres on 2323. Fenced and cross fenced. Equipment shed. Nice Treed area for a building site. Great Price ad $275,000. Kowert Real Es‑ tate. 830‑997‑3311. 25 ACRES near town, wind‑ mill, carrols, ponds, great views, 305 German Lane, $350,000. Owner financing. $70,000 down. 713‑542‑1905.‑ tf

FOR SALE BY OWNER. $259,000 Build your dream home, gated community, HOA, private pool/clubhouse, a romantic 5.8 acres, ag exempt, 15 gpm water well, beautiful trees. Hidden Springs between Fredericksburg and Comfort. 830-456-6523.TF FOR SALE BY OWNER: 47.9 acres 15 minutes from Fredericksburg. This secluded Hill Country property includes 1300 feet of Pedernales River Frontage, 1828 square foot stucco home, a barn, county road frontage, and Ag tax exemption. Partial owner Financing is an option. Call (830)‑ 992‑9453 for serious inquiries only.tf



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Dennis Kusenberger

TOWN & COUNTRY 116 E. Austin • Fredericksburg, TX 830/990-8708 • 1-877/996-0099 Each Office Indepentently Owned and Operated www.remax-fred.com


TURN KEY - home, short term rental or investment, that is move in ready! Wonderfully remodeled 3/2 brick boasts open floor plan includes wood burning fireplace. Updated kitchen, granite counters & lots of storage space. $295,000 Mike ELEGANT COUNTRY LIVING on 23+ ac just south of F’burg, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, large master suite, media room, & custom kitchen. Plenty of room for guest with a 2/1 guest house. Horses/livestock will feel right at home with fields, barn & arenas. $1,449,000 Call Mike. HILL COUNTRY FARMHOUSE Newly constructed 4 bed/3 bath rock home. Enjoy open concept living with plenty of windows & fireplace. Kitchen features custom cabinets, granite countertops & bamboo flooring. $649,000 Call Mike PEACEFUL BLISS- this Hill Country style home offers 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, office, pool and private guest quarters all on 10 acres! Open living with breakfast bar and fireplace. $624,850 Call Mike THE PERFECT, very private & secluded 34 ac to build your Hill Country home, cabin or modular in the rural area of Alamo Spring Ranch. Option to make your entrance from Old San Antonio Rd. See Sharon, $325,000 TUCKED AWAY in Carriage Hills, 3/2 on almost ½ acre with inground pool, it’s own well, a great place to raise a family in a home with 2 living areas. $389,000 See Dennis THE ULTIMATE GETAWAY 1920’s home with a modern farmhouse feel. Main home offers 3/2, open living/dining, fireplace, fresh. Three additional 1 bed /1 bath units, courtyard, pool, R-2 zoning, two blocks from Main Street. $1,695,000 Call Mike


BEAUTIFUL, IMPECCABLY maintain Stone Ridge with Hill Country charm. 3/2.5 study, wonderful master retreat, exquisite wood flooring throughout. wonderful outdoor space for entertaining, dining & swimming the summer away. $574,000 Sharon 1880 CIRCA LIMESTONE, completely restored. Beautifully furnished (all items convey). Zoning is C-1 so you could also use as professional office space or there is room for additional units on this prime corner lot. See Dennis, $539,000

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BETTER THAN NEW, has all the features like 8’ doors, open floor plan with high ceilings, kitchen with lots of counter space, SS appliances, gas cooktop. Screened in porch plus a covered patio in backyard on 0.51 ac lot. $689,000 $665,000 Dennis PRIME WEST AUSTIN STREET LOCATION, custom 2-story home on 100x200 lot, beautiful wood floors, lots of cabinets, full width front porch and balcony, 2/1 guest house in back. Live the good life now! See Dennis, $1,295,000 CHARM & LOCATION 1950’s home on corner lot close to Main! 3 bed, 1.5 bath home with original wood floors, knotty pine built ins, country kitchen, and room for expansion. $399,000. Call Mike


NORTH LLANO ST. location is ideal for professional office, B&B or residential. Historic limestone structure, corner location with room to expand. Dennis $539,000 EXCELLENT INVESTMENT - Kuhlmann Haus was built in 1897, has been completely restored with 4 bd & 2 ba. 1 full acre with R2 zoning allows you to have multiple B&B’s rentals. $698,500 Mike RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL, this 1.62 acre tract on HWY 87 South would be perfect for a contractor’s office & yard, equipment sales, etc. A 2/1 home in place could be used for office or home. Additionally there is a 2/1 mobile home. Great highway exposure. $349,000 Dennis INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY- Turn key B&B located one block from Main Street! Unique set up with 13 units, creek view & off street parking! $3,579,000 Call Mike


TREMENDOUS PANORAMIC VIEWS from this 4.02 acre tract in Eagles Crest, under ground electric is in place and ready for your forever home, $239,000 See Dennis

10-acre Tract located just north of Fredericksburg offers mature trees, rolling hills, wet weather creek and with a bit of clearing you could have spectacular views of the surrounding hill country. Contact Sharon $194,500. HUGE CORNER LOT- in Stone Ridge subdivision with over a half acre, mature trees, and slight elevation change make a perfect setting for your new dream home. $119,000. Call Mike RIVER BEND HOMESITE, just under 17 ac, large scattered oaks, south/southeastern views, fenced with ag exemption in place, small pond and a well with windmill. $397,500 Mike or Dennis 3.48 ACRE, TREED HOME SITE, about 5 miles from town, well is already in place, some restrictions. $125,000 Ask for Dennis HILL COUNTRY DREAMING- If you have been searching for the perfect place to build your custom home, this is it! 40+/- acres offering coastal field and building sites tucked in among the oaks. $749,000 Mike


THE HOMESTEAD, a condominium project with 2/2 units that will be in a gated entry, high end finishes including gas ranges, tankless water heaters. Ask Dennis for details


56 ACRES, mostly field land, on Jenschke Lane next to Becker Vineyards, 100 GPM commercial well, $700,000 Ask for Dennis IN THE SHADOWS OF ENCHANTED ROCK, 216 acres or can be divided into 56, 72 or 82 acres with multiple home sites, granite outcroppings and unbelievable Hill Country views in every direction. Water wells in place as is underground electric, minimal restrictions. Ask for Dennis


SILVER WINGS FLY-IN RANCH, 4 acres with a 7200 SF hangar for your planes and your car collection. 3800’ paved runway w/ remote controlled lighting. $482,500 Ask for Dennis 76539.50


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MEMORIAL ORGANIZATIONS OFFER A CHANCE TO GIVE Editor’s Note: From time to time, individuals & groups in the Gillespie County area find a need or desire to make donations to various churches & organizations. Organizations are encouraged to notify the Standard-Radio Post at 830-997-2155 about changes or additions that need to be made. The 100 Club of Gillespie County--P.O. Box 2951, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Graham Kneale, 949-636-9700. Admiral Nimitz Foundation--328 E. Main. Contact: Rorie Cartier at 830-997-8600, ext. 221. Alamo Springs Volunteer Fire Department--Contact: Colleen Marquardt, P.O. Box 747, Comfort, Texas 78013. Ambleside School--406 Post Oak Rd., 830-990-9059. Contact: Russ York. American Diabetes Association--P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215-0829. 1-800-342-2383. American Legion, Louis Jordan Post 244--P.O. Box 754, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact Louis Rech, 830-685-3321. American Red Cross, Hill Country Chapter--333 Earl Garrett Street, Kerrville, TX 78028, 830-247-4677. Contact: Jacques DuBose, Executive Director. Bethany Lutheran Church--110 West Austin, 830-997-2069. Contact: Berta Allen. Bethany Lutheran Foundation--P.O. Box 673, Fredericksburg. Bethany Pre-School and Day Care--110 W. Austin, 830-997-8751. Boys & Girls Club of the Texas Hill Country--808 N. Llano Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Linda Watson, Executive Director, 830-997-8241, Administrative Office. Capitol Area Council Boy Scouts of America--Contact: David Prien, 830-997-2287. Cherry Mountain Community Club--c/o Donnie Schuch, 4574 Cherry Mountain Loop, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Cherry Spring Community Club--c/o Helen Birck, 830-669-2243, 8370 Ranch Road 2323, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Children’s Discovery Center--Contact: Julie Alvarez, 990-8653. Christ Lutheran Church--Cherry Spring, Texas. Address: 1419 Cherry Spring Road, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Christian Job Corps of Gillespie County--P.O. Box 2372, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: J.D. Windham, 830-998-6874. Clinton-Lloyd Scholarships for Texas Healthcare Students-P.O. Box 62, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. clinton2lloyd@gmail.com, https://www.ClintonLloydScholarships.org. Coach Wicker’s Battlin’ Billie Scholarship Fund--c/o Security State Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 471, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Commemorative Air Force, “Tex” Hill Wing--42 Doss Spring Creek Rd., Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Chuck Beasley, Wing Leader, 830-669-2100. Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country--P.O. Box 212, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Austin Dickson at 830-8968811. Crabapple Community Club--Contact: Jeanette Beckmann, 830889-2736, 804 Alfred St., Fredericksburg, TX, 78624. Der Stadt Friedhof (City Cemetery)--Contact: P.O. Box 973, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, 830-997-7356. Die Kuenstler von Fredericksburg--P.O. Box 1122, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Ruby Lee Clark, 830-997-4589. Dietert Center Dementia Care Advocates of the Hill Country--451 Guadalupe Street, Kerrville Texas 78028, www.dietertcenter.org, Contact: Peggy Pilkenton, 830-792-4044 Disabled American Veterans--Contact: Jack Ledford, 1826 Quailwood, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, 830-990-8219. Doss Community Center--Contact: Leatrice Haley, 830-669-2611, P.O. Box 11, Doss, TX 78618. Doss Volunteer Fire Department--P.O. Box 31, Doss, TX 78618, 830-669-2220. Eckert Cemetery Association--Contact: Margaret L. Holland, 13323 N. State Hwy. 16, Willow City, TX 78675, 830-685-3278. Eckhardt, Tori, Scholarship Foundation--Contact: Business Office, Fredericksburg Independent School District, 234 Friendship Drive, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Call 830-997-9551. Faith Baptist Church--three miles out N. Llano, 3022 N. State Highway 16, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Call 830-997-9836. First Baptist Church--1407 E. Main, 830-997-9511. Former Texas Rangers Foundation--103 Industrial Loop, Ste. 700, Contact: Erin Hall, 830-990-1192. Fort Martin Scott-City of Fredericksburg--Contact: Juli Bahlinger, 126 W. Main St., 830-997-7522. Frank Van Der Stucken Foundation--c/o Patrick Klein, treas.; 1121 Hwy. 16 S, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, 830-997-7651. Fredericksburg Academic Boosters--P.O. Box 1171, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Lori McClellan, 830 990-8967, fbgacademicboosters@gmail.com. Fredericksburg Art Guild--Contact: Peggy Joyce, 830-997-4949, 308 E. Austin St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Fredericksburg Band Boosters--P.O. Box 1021, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Ralph Koennecke, 830-685-3665. Fredericksburg Baptist Church--(mail) 67 Sky Lane, (location) 104 Pyka Road, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, 830-997-6941 or 997-6740. Fredericksburg Bible Church--107 E. Austin St., Contact Pastor Alex Garcia, 830-997-8834. Fredericksburg Billie Boosters--P.O. Box 2135, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Fredericksburg Church of Christ--507 North Llano, 830-997-4632. Contact: Tommy Lefan, 605 N. Bowie, 830-997-1545. Fredericksburg Community Orchestras--P.O. Box 1132, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.fredericksburgorchestra.com, info@fredericksburgorchestra.com. 806-549-2483. Fredericksburg Dog Park Association--Contact: Jody Donovan, President; 830-997-4763, PO Box 774, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Fredericksburg Education Initiative--Contact: Gene Garrett, 830997-3567, PO Box 2648, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Fredericksburg EMS First Responders--P.O. Box 1093, Contact: EMS Office, 830-997-8495. Fredericksburg Food Pantry--701 Mustang St., 830-997-9383. Mail to P.O. Box 2165, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Fredericksburg High School Exes Scholarship Fund--P.O. Box 2741, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Fredericksburg Lions Club--Contact: Patrick Stapleton, 830-9977511, P.O. Box 587, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge Scholarship Fund--P.O. Box 751, Fredericksburg, TX, 78624-0751. Contact: Mike Starks, 830-4563532. Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club Charity Fund--409 North Milam, Fredericksburg, TX 78642. Contact: Jake Whittington, 830456-3687. Fredericksburg Music Club, Inc.--Contact: Mark Eckhardt, 830990-2886, P.O. Box 1214, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Fredericksburg Reformed Church--101 East Highway. Contact: Rev. Michael Hamilton, 830-990-4867. Fredericksburg Salutes Our Wounded Warriors (FSOWW)--P.O. Box 3031, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 Fredericksburg School Of Vocational Nursing--P.O. Box 835, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Mildred Mead, 997-4353, ext 303. Fredericksburg SHINES--607 N. Milam, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 info@fbgshines.org. Fredericksburg Tennis Asssociation Inc.--432 Lady Bird Dr., Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Seelye Harrison, Pres., 972-249-5553. Fredericksburg Theater Company--1668 U.S. Hwy 87 South, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. 830-997-3588. Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department--124 West Main, 830997-5603. Contact: Fire Department. Fredericksburg United Methodist Church & Foundation (Endowment Fund)--1800 North Llano, 830-997-7679. Fredericksburg Youth Baseball Association--P.O. Box 993, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Friedrich Family Cemetery Association--Contact: Madeline Sagebiel, secretary-treasurer, 385 Heimplatz Trail, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Friends of Doss School--P.O. Box 66, Doss, TX 78618. Contact: Kandic Wadsworth, 830-456-7258. Friends of Enchanted Rock--P.O. Box 2602, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Robert Deming, 830-992-5676. www.friendsofenchantedrock.com

Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools, Inc.--Contact: Patsy Grote Hauptrief, 830-685-3078, P.O. Box 55, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Friends of the Pioneer Memorial Library--Contact: Pioneer Memorial Library, 115 West Main, 830-997-6513. Gillespie County 4-H Adult Leaders Scholarship Fund--Contact: County Extension Office, 95 Frederick Rd., 830-997-3452 or 830997-3157. Gillespie County A&M Club Scholarship Fund--8318 RR1376, Fbg., Tx. 78624. Contact: Randye McAnally, President, 830-997-9988. Gillespie County Child Protective Services Board--P.O. Box 3045, Fredericksburg, 830-997-6523. Gillespie County Crime Stoppers--P.O. Box 764, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, 830-997-TIPS. Contact: Joe Folse. Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association--P.O. Box 526, Fredericksburg, 830-997-2359. Gillespie County Extension Education Association--Contact: County Extension Office, 95 Frederick Rd., 830-997-3157 or 830997-3452. Gillespie County Historical Society--830-990-8441, 312 W. San Antonio St., Fredericksburg. Gillespie County Retired Teachers--205 Westmoor Drive, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Gillespie County Youth Livestock Show--Contact: Tammy Barr, 182 Cardinal Lane, Fredericksburg, Tx 78624. Gillespie Literacy Council--Contact: Barbara Sultemeier, 830-9909360. Girl Scouts of America--Contact: Shannon Rhodes, 830-997-0750, P.O. Box 1895, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Golden Hub Community Center Foundation or Meals on Wheels --1009 North Lincoln, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, 830-997-7131. Good Samaritan Center--140 Industrial Loop, Suite 100, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, 830-990-8651. Contact: John Willome, executive director. www.goodsamfbg.org Grapetown Cemetery--8049 Old San Antonio Rd., Fredericksburg, TX, 78624. Contact: Rudy Klinksiek, 830-997-5040. Grapetown School and Community Club--Contact: Perry Hohenberger, 830-997-3903, 2918 Grape Creek Rd., Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Greater Life Christian Center--104 South Edison, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Rev. Samuel Dolgener, 997-4598, or Bernice Fluitt, 830-997-2752. Greenwood Cemetery Association--1665 N. Llano Highway, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Sharon McMahon, 830-9972305 or 997-7605. Habitat for Humanity Greater Fredericksburg--Contact: Kelly Musselman, 830-990-8585, 102 E. San Antonio St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624 Harper American Legion Post #650--P.O. Box 301, Harper, TX 78631. Harper Cemetery Fund--Contact: Jeanette Bode, 162 Bobbie Lynn, Harper, TX 78631, 830-864-4429. Harper Community Park--P.O. Box 124, Harper, TX 78631. 830864-4050. Harper Faculty Memorial Scholarship Fund--P.O. Box 68, Harper, TX 78631, 830-864-4044. Contact: Chris Stevenson. Harper First Baptist Church--23038 W. US Highway 290, Harper, TX 78631, 830-864-4241. Harper Historical Society--Harper Pioneer Museum, P.O. Box 355, Harper, TX 78631. Harper Library--P.O. Box 74, Harper, TX 78631, 830-864-4993 or contact Tomi Pugh, 830-864-4360. Harper Presbyterian Church--P.O. Box 207, Harper, TX 786310207. Contact: Gary Guenthner, 830-864-4365 or the church at 830864-5012. Harper School Library Memorial Book Fund--P.O. Box 68, Harper, TX 78631, 830-868-4044. Contact: Joann Rangel. Harper United Methodist Church--Contact: Geraldine Skipper, P.O. Box 97, Harper, 78631, 830-864-4533. Harper Volunteer Fire Department and EMS--P.O. Box 306, Harper, TX 78631. Contact: Joe Foster, harperfd@ktc.com. 830-864-4253. Heart of Texas (HOT) Swim Club of Fredericksburg--P.O. Box 224, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, 830-997-1886. Heritage School--310 Smoke House Rd., Fredericksburg, TX 786241217. Contact: 830-997-6597; www.heritageschool.org Hill Country Antique Tractor and Engine Club--Contact: Regina Weidenfeller, P.O. Box 851, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Hill Country Builders Association (HCBA)--1401 Broadway, Suite B-1, Marble Falls, TX 78654. Contact: Jayne Mortensen, 830-7982268. www.hillcountrybuilders.org. Hill Country Church EFCA--107 East Lower Crabapple, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Carol Hartmann, 830-997-3968. Hill Country Community Needs Council--Contact: Cindy Heifner, P.O. Box 73, 830-997-9756. www.needscouncil.org. Hill Country Crisis Council--P.O. Box 291817, Kerrville, TX 78029. Contact: Suzanne Tomerlin, 830-257-7088, Ext 125. www.HCCARES. com. Hill Country Land Trust--P.O. Box 1724, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Jennifer Lorenz, Executive Director, 830-997-0027. Hill Country Memorial Hospice--P.O. Box 835, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, 830-997-1335. Thrift Shop, 520 Granite, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, 830-997-7688. Hill Country Memorial Hospital Foundation--P.O. Box 1339, Fredericksburg, 78624. Contact: Amanda M. Stevens, CFRE, 830997-1297. www.hillcountrymemorial.org/giving. Hill Country Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Memorial Fund--P.O. Box 835, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Hill Country Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Nursing Scholarships-P.O. Box 835, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Hill Country Recording For The Handicapped--P.O. Box 73, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Peggy Hartwein, 830-997-0399. Hill Country Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HCSPCA)--2981 S. State Hwy. 16, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-9403, 830-990-9085. Hill Country University Center--2818 E. U.S. Hwy. 290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, 830-990-2717. Contact: Bob Hickerson. Hill Country Youth Orchestra--321 Thompson Dr., Kerrville, 78028. Contact: Kathleen Vincent, Chairperson, 830-285-9781. www.hcyo.org. Holy Ghost Kindernest Montessori School--113 East San Antonio Street, Fredericksburg, TX. Contact: Kim Bonillas, director, 997-8939. Holy Ghost Lutheran Church--109 East San Antonio, Fredericksburg, TX. 830-997-2288. Contact: Shanese Lochte. Holy Ghost Lutheran Church Endowment Fund--109 East San Antonio, 830-997-2288. Contact: Shanese Lochte. Homespun Early Childhood Intervention--103 Goehmann Lane. Contact: Hill Country Homespun Advisory Board, 830-997-9503. Honor Veterans Now--103 Industrial Loop, Suite 1050, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: 830-992-3375. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses--Hwy. 87 South. Contact: Oliver J. Kowert Jr., 120 E. Main, 830-997-5555. Kowert, Arthur and Elise, Journalism Scholarship Fund--Contact: Ken Cooke, 830-997-2155, P.O. Box 1639, Fredericksburg, TX, 78624. Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course Memorial Fund--P.O. Box 111, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Jimmy Alexander, 830-990-2018. Lawrence, Janey Schmidt, Memorial Scholarship Fund--Contact: Business Office, Fredericksburg Independent School District, 234 Friendship Drive, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 , 830-997-9551. Lighthouse Fellowship Church of Harper--Contact: James Engelmann, 830-896-5826. Living Well Learning Center--Hill Country Ambassadors, P.O. Box 724, Fredericksburg, TX, 78624. Contact: Peggy Hannon, Adm., 210325-7608. Lorence W. Feller Endowment Scholarship Fund--1308 S. State Hwy. 16, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: 830-997-2181. Luckenbach Preservation Club--c/o Ora Ann Knopp, president; phone: 830-997-2474. Marktplatz Redevelopment--126 West Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact Shelley Britton at City Hall, 830997-7521. Mary Magdalene Prison Ministry--Contact: Diane Reeh, 830-9978217, 44 LDS Ln., Fredericksburg, TX 78624. McDermott Building Endowment--Contact: Brian MacWithey at 830-997-6513 or Carroll Bryla 997-4377.

Meals For Vets--103 Industrial Loop, Suite 1050, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Mike Cagle, 830-992-3375. Memorial Presbyterian Church--601 North Milam, 830-992-3567. Misión de Candelilla--2042 N. Llano St. Call 830-997-6542, misiondecandelilla@gmail.com, www.mdcmexico.org. Mom Center--107 S. Milam, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Rhonda Dickson, 830-456-8840. National S.I.D.S. Foundation--Contact: Denise Stehling, 320 West Nimitz, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. 830-997-4910. New Horizons Center--P.O. Box 771, Contact: Susan Bumgarden, area director, 830-997-8696. New Hope Primitive Baptist Church--405 West Burbank. Contact: David Montgomery, elder, 405 West Burbank, 830-992-2069. New Life Worship Center--102 E. Travis, Fredericksburg. Call 830997-2607. Oestreich, Shari, Endowment Fund--c/o Security State Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 471, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. 830-997-7575. Operation Orphans, Inc.--Camp Gene Ashby, P.O. Box 535, Mason, TX 76856; 325-347-6745. Optimist Club of Fredericksburg--P.O. Box 726, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Winnie Steinweg, president. 830-997-8270. OTTER (Our Time To Enjoy Reading)--Fredericksburg Primary School, 1110 South Adams, Lisa Sierra, director. 830-997-7421. Pecan Creek Community Club--609 North Pine Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624; Margaret Priess, treasurer, 830-997-8267. Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance--Contact: Debbie Garner, 830997-4810, 703 North Llano Street. Pedernales Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)--P.O. Box 2794, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: 830-990-1018. Pioneer Memorial Library Foundation--1302 N. Llano St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Pat Klein, treasurer, 830-997-5592. Providence Hall--805 S. Bowie, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, 830998-7411. Rachel Foundation for Family Reintegration--(Based in Gillespie County, South of Harper)--P.O. Box 294810, Kerrville, TX 78029. Contact: Robert B. Hoch, 830-864-4460. Resurrection Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod--Tim Schade, 830990-4312. Roos, Henry, Scholarship Fund--American Bank of Texas, P.O. Box 1909, 1710 N. Llano, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. St. Ann’s Society--Carolyn Gross, 260 Old Mason Road, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church--Box 318, Harper, TX 78631. 830864-4026. St. Barnabas Episcopal Church--601 West Creek Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Church Office, 830-997-5762. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church--Building Fund or Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 209, Stonewall, TX 78671, 830-644-2368. St. James Lutheran Church--c/o Eileen Meyer, Memorial Chair, P.O. Box 415, Harper, Texas 78631. 830-864-4193. St. John Lutheran Community Association of Crabapple--c/o 191 Schneider-Moellering Rd., Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Denise Schneider Hawkins, treasurer, 830-998-0003. St. Joseph Society Halle Restoration Fund--Contact: Darin Holmes, DDS, treasurer, 212 West San Antonio Street, Fredericksburg, TX, 78624, 830-997-9505. St. Mary’s Catholic Church Memorial Fund--St. Mary’s Cemetery Memorial Fund; St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund; Old Church Restoration Memorial Fund; Mass Cards; Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Restoration Fund. Contact: Stephanie Cavanaugh, 307 West Main St., 830-997-9523, Monday through Friday. St. Mary’s Parish Capital Campaign--c/o St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 307 W. Main St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624, 830-997-9523, ext. 29. St. Paul Lutheran Church of Cave Creek--830-685-3365. Contact: Jo Ann Rode, 1510 Rode Road, Fredericksburg, TX, 830-990-8206. St. Peter Lutheran Church--P.O. Box 22, Doss, TX 78618. St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Mary’s Catholic Church--Contact: President, 610 W. Live Oak, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, 830-997-3392. Salvation Army--Contact: Carol Seminara, 512-905-7737, P.O. Box 2894, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church--219 Crabapple, 830-9972677, or contact Mrs. Edwin Beyer, 997-3523. Special Olympics--FISD – Contact: FHS at 830-997-7551. Special Olympics--Fritztown Rebels – Contact: JoAnn Leifeste at 830-889-1216. Special Olympics--New Horizons All Stars of Fredericksburg – Contact: Melinda Schoppe at 830-992-9107. Stonewall Community Cemetery--Hwy 290, South Side, Stonewall, Texas. Contact: Stephen Harvey, 357 North Ranch Road 1623, Stonewall, TX 78671, 830-644-2796. Stonewall Elementary PTO--220 Peach Street, Stonewall, Texas 78671. Stonewall Head Start--DBA Fredericksburg & Harper Community Preschool, 711 S. Eagle, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Paul Carlyle, 830-997-0048. Stonewall Heritage Society--P.O. Box 344, Stonewall, TX 78671. Contact: Bernice Weinheimer 830-644-2442. Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department--Highway 290, Stonewall, TX 78671. Contact: Chris Nevins, P.O. Box 224, Stonewall, TX 78671, 830-644-5571. Texas Builders Foundation--C/O HCBA Community Charity Fund/ Casa Über Alles, 313 E 12th Street, #210, Austin, TX 78701. Texas Exes Fredericksburg Chapter Local Student Scholarship Fund Donations--Write to: Texas Exes Fredericksburg Chapter, P.O. Box 509, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Texas Tech Alumni Association--751 Bryant Road, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. 830-669-2944. The Ultimate Gift--P.O. Box 295071, Kerrville, TX 78029. Contact: Kristy Vandenberg, 830-792-9197, (C)713-397-6176. www.theultimategiftoflife.org. Tierra Linda Volunteer Fire Department--406 Oak Alley, Tierra Linda Ranch, Kerrville, TX 78928-1714. Edward L. Marker, 830-8965270. Trinity Lutheran Church--Memorial Building Fund--Library Fund-Cemetery Fund--4271 RR1, Stonewall, TX 78671. 830-644-2479. Turn Verein Club (Turner Hall)--P.O. Box 1542, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Sandra Davis, Treasurer. Usener, Albert, Memorial FFA Scholarship--124 Phillips Semmler Road, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, Contact: Barbara Usener. Veterans of Foreign Wars, Frantzen-Ahrens Post 7105--P.O. Box 952, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Jim Bisson, 830-997-5017, 512-517-4211. Victory Fellowship--414 East College Street, Fredericksburg, TX. 830-997-9717. Vitas Hospice--8401 Data Point, Ste. 300, San Antonio, Texas 78229. 210-348-4040. Vollmar, Krista Kae, Memorial Scholarship Fund--c/o Firstmark Credit Union, 610 W. Main, 830-997-2557. Wilke, Tyler, Athletic Memorial Scholarship Fund--P.O. Box 68, Harper, TX 78631, 830-864-4044. Contact: Athletic Director. Wilke, Tyler, FFA Memorial Scholarship Fund--P.O. Box 68, Harper, TX 78631, 830-864-4044. Contact: FFA Advisor. Willow City Cemetery Association--28 Wehmeyer, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Joreen Wehmeyer, 830-644-2379. Willow City Community Club--2501 RR1323, Willow City, TX 78675. Contact: Mable Wilke, treasurer, 830-685-3385. Willow City Emmanuel Gospel Church--13323 N. State Hwy 16, Willow City, TX 78675. Contact: Margaret Holland, 830-685-3278. Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, Inc. Memorial Fund--2553 Ranch Road 1323, Willow City, TX 78675 Contact: Mary Hobbs, 830-685-3253. WCVFR Special Willow Ciry Schoolhouse Preservation Fund-2501 Ranch Road 1323, Willow City, TX 78675 Contact: Christy Jaster, 830-998-6531. Wounded Warriors at NEBO--P.O. Box 574, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Dottie Pieper, 830-992-1329. Wrede School--3828 S. State Hwy 16, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Zant, Sheila, Memorial Fund--P.O. Box 68, Harper, TX 78631. Contact: FFA Advisor, 830-864-4044. Zion Lutheran Church--415 West Austin, Fredericksburg, TX, 830997-2195. Zonta Club of Fredericksburg--P.O. Box 2286, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Bonnie Baseke, 830-997-5479.

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Kevin Kramer


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(830) 459-0434 Mobile

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Cars & Trucks

Consulting • Design Development Training • Support

Dennis Hannemann Sales Consultant

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830-992-3393 


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  Swimming Pools, Ponds onds,  Spas 

Ruben López 830-307-0564 • Fredericksburg, TX paint • tape & FLoat SheetRock SheetRock RepaiRS pLumbing RepaiRS caRpentRy RepaiRS poweR waShing 48-51

RIVERA’S LAWN & LANDSCAPING SERVICE Over 20 years experience 42tf

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Weekly • Mowing • Edging • Blowing Serving the Hill Country is our Family Tradition

Castaneda & Sons


Louis Castaneda, Owner


“Your Whole House & Yard Solution!” • Landscaping • Electrical • Tree Trimming • Carpentry • Lawn Service • Shredding • Flower Beds

Painting Jobs of all sizes

  

  


 

 Sewing 

  

  Lisa Gifford   (830) 997-2327 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

   formerly:

 


  

Shredding 

 830-733-7407

 51-02  

Real Estate  FBG TX 

Frank Greco   

(830) 459-9060  

• Shredding  • Construction  Cleanup  • Gravel & Dirt 


 

No Grass Is Too TALL No Grass Is To TALL Vacant Lot, Small Acreage Shredding & Yard Mowing / Trimming     Rick Brodbeck  Owner   41 Linda Dr  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624  (830) 456-9375 or (830) 997-4534 ricks-shredding-mowing@austin.rr.com   

Rick’s Shredding & Mowing 





You You Sell Sell It It And And Save Save




 Service & Repair Monthly, Biweekly, Weekly  Full Clean, Chemical Checks Tile & Painting   Contact: Thomas Miller  

Specializing in


Paul Rivera 830.997.0595 830.456.5943


 



 



“Over 30 Years’ Experience”

Mow - Edge - Trim One-Time Requests - In Town or Out Haul Off Trash & Junk

Service & Repair



Serving The Texas Hill Country


 

After hours & Weekend Service

Hill Country Lawn Guys

159 Tequila Ave. Fredericksburg, TX 78624





• Septic Tank Installation • Septic Pumping • Septic Inspection • Septic Repair



Professional Lawn Maintenance

830-992-7484 830-992-0539



Moving Services


Bonded & Insured


PET  NANNIES 

FLETCO CONSTRUCTION Steel & Metal Buildings • Local • Industrial

United Septic Services

Sit N Stay Pet Sitters


Delivery • Installation Give us a call today!

Septic Pumping

Residential • Commercial Farm Acreage

Packages starting at $850

8 8330 0--9 99 922--5533558 8 51-02

$65.00 Per Hour - 3 Hour Minimum

Locally Owned and Operated • FBGTX FSBO is NOT a Real Estate company.



Anderson’s Outdoor Creations, Inc.

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Metal Buildings





Yard Service

Mowing, Tree Trimming, Yard Cleaning, Fence Work, Gutters and More 41-44


Discount for

YOUR TOWN’S ONLINE BUSINESS CONNECTION go to www.mercolocal.com/fredericksburg

Number of Cuts

Cell 830-456-1241


181 Industrial Loop


Pete’s Painting & Remodeling


830.998.3498 • 830.998.8599

YARD CARE Mowing, Tree Trimming, Landscaping, Fencing, Power Washing, Gutters, Fall Cleanup AND MORE! Jesse Menchaca 830-928-2174 41-52



“Reasonable Rates” • Tile • Concrete • Stone • Tape, Float, Texture • Cabinet Installation


Peaceful Hands Reflexology Science Based


Brenda Ramel 50-01

830-992-8645 51-02

NS of TEXAS O S Painting Services


Roofing 51-06

Affordable Professional Quality Work Honest & Reliable

Insu ra Cla nce Spe ims cial ist

Free es mat Esti

Percentage of Proceeds Goes To Charity


Locally Owned & Operated Cell (830) 792-4070 Bus (830) 997-0893 06tf

Pest Control

Your Classified Business Ad HERE Could Be Seen By Hundreds of Readers... 830-997-2155


“When Quality Counts” Composition • Wood • Metal • Lowslope Steve D. Kneese



ABC SELF STORAGE 2nd Location - 2802 West US 290 New Units Available 10x10 10x20 10x30 Enclosed Boat & RV Storage 12x35 –––––––––––––––––––––––– At our first location - 176 Industrial Loop 10 x 10 10 x 20 10 x 30


evenings, 997-861134tf

Hwy. 290 - 2 miles west of Fredericksburg


830-733-7672 • Fax 866-269-7001 skroofing@rocketmail.com




PH. (830) 997-5080 94 METZGER RD. FREDERICKSBURG, TX 78624




Located on Friendship Lane



(Hwy. 87 North. Left on Jack Nixon Rd.)



May 20, 2020 |

Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post


Tree Services



uTrimming uRemoval uStump Grinding


830-456-7392 Across from First United Bank Units: 1711 N. Llano Office: 501 W. Main St. Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

Neil Henke 22tf

Tree Services

uPlanting uFertility uEvaluation uCare

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Prompt FREE Estimates Tree Sculpting • Stump Grinding Licensed & Insured for your Protection


Kerrville: 830-896-7080 Mobile: 830-370-9772

MATT RIOS 830.456.1022 / artwelding@hotmail.com 8626 HWY. 290 E. FREDERICKSBURG, TX 78624


Quality Service 24-Hour Since Emergency Service 1975!

JERRY EDDY MEMBER txtree@ktc.com www.treeservicekerrvilletx.com



Well Services



Security Lighting • Owner on Premises

Tatsch Well Service LLC


830-997-3580 Located

Terry McWilliams 830/889-9976

290 West - 2 miles 49tf

• Submersibles • Jets • Pressure Tanks • Windmills • Solar Pumps / All Your Home & Ranch Needs

www.HillCountryWaterWell.com Dennis S. Tatsch - Owner Serving the Hill Country since 1973

830-997-2413 Insured & Licensed Supporting all First Responders & Local SPCA License #4502KLP



Spare Square Storage


830-998-5501 info@sparesquarestorage.com www.sparesquarestorage.com 238 Eqestrian Drive, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 • New Storage Facility • All Climate Controlled Four Unit Sizes Available 10’x15’ - $120/mo 10’x25’ - $160/mo 10’x20’ - $140/mo 10’x26’ - $180/mo 24tf

Serving the Hill Country Since 1951





Mini Storage 2 convenient locations, multiple sizes & climate controlled available. Locally owned since 1975. Call 830-997-4876 45-48

Keep Fredericksburg Clean!

Fredericksburg StandardRadio Post




Tile From Roots to Leaves, We Meet Your Needs!

Tree Care Specialists

Pat Smith, Owner 155 Industrial Loop 830-997-9860; Cell 456-6524 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 www.patsmithco.com 52tf

ISA Certified Arborist #4134 James Perez


Jobs of all sizes Tree / Brush Removal

In your hands or on the web... www.fredericksburgstandard.com

830-992-0714 Window Coverings


Fredericksburg Flooring Center

J. C.’s Tree Service



Ceramic Travertine • Stone Installation

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Tree Trimming • Removal • Preservation Sales & Installation • Care Consulting • Stump Grinding

Specializing in large & difficult take-downs Tree trimming • Stump grinding Mowing • Shredding • Lot clearing

Owners: Mike Kramer & Marci Walker

HunterDouglas Window Covering


Insured • Free Estimates



401 S. Lincoln St. • 830-997-8375 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 07tf




PUBLIC HEARINGS THE STATE OF TEXAS Cause No. 16148CCL MOWERY HEFFERNAN, LLC VS JACK BLAKER IN THE 216TH DISTRICT COURT OF GILLESPIE COUNTY, TEXAS TO: JACK BLAKER, Defendant- GREETING NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: “You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 am on the Monday next following the expiration of 42 days after the date this citation was issued, a default judgement may be taken against you.” You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written answer to the Plaintiff’s Original Petition, at or before 10:00 o’clock A.M. on the Monday next after the expiration of 42 days after the date of issuance of this citation before the Honorable 216th District Court of Gillespie County, at the Courthouse in said County in Fredericksburg, Texas. Said Petition was filed in said court on the 27th day of January, 2020, in the above entitled cause. A brief statement of the nature of this suit is as follows, to wit: Breach of Contract as is more fully shown by Petition on file in this suit. Issued and given under my hand and seal of said Court at Fredericksburg, Texas this 7th day of April 2020. Attorney for Petitioner: Hon. Patrick M. Dooley The Dooley Law Firm 414 W. Main Street Fredericksburg, Texas 78624 Clerk of the Court: Hon. Jan Davis Gillespie County District Clerk Gillespie County, Texas By Kim Durst, Deputy 50-01 __________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Pursuant to the provisions of Section 232009 of the Texas Local Government Code, the Commissioners Court of Gillespie County, Texas provides notice of the Applications made by Hawsize, LLC and Los Chula Vista Partners, LP, owners of the proposed applications for revision of Tracts 33,35, and 36, of The Preserve @ Chula Vista Ranch Subdivision, in Gillespie County, Texas, filed at Volume 5, Pages 175 & 176 of the Plat Records of Gillespie County, Texas. The Commissioners Court will consider the applications and will hear protests to the revision of the plat at a hearing to be held on June 8, 2020 at 900 o’clock AM in the Commissioners Courtroom, Gillespie County Courthouse, Fredericksburg, Texas. Any person who is interested in the property and who wishes to protest the proposed revision is directed to appear at the time specified herein. MARY LYNN RUSCHE, County Clerk Gillespie County, Texas 50-52 __________

NOTICE TO OFFERORS: Competition Gym Bleachers Project- Fredericksburg High School The Fredericksburg Independent School District (the District) proposes to remove old motorized wooden existing bleachers and replace them with new motorized plastic bleachers. Proposals shall be received no later than 2:00 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at the District Administrative Office, 234 Friendship Lane, Fredericksburg, Texas. A RFP has been put on the FISD website at www.fisd. org (look under Operations & Personnel link). Prospective Offerors and their estimators are requested to look over this RFP and may call 830997-9551 (ask for Donnie Finn) or email donnief@fisd. org to discuss any questions regarding the project. You may also set up at time to visit the site using the same contacts. 50-51 __________

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE: Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Distiller’s and Rectifier’s Permit by Wolfmueller Distilling Company, LLC dba Wolfmueller Distilling Company. It is to be located at 616 North Creek Road, Harper, Texas in Gillespie County. Officer of said LLC is Thomas A Wolfmueller, Member. 50-51 __________


PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS: TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF SCARLET ANN KENNEDY, DECEASED ON the 14th day of May, 2020, Connor Joseph Kennedy and Lauren Ashley Kennedy, Applicants, filed an Application requesting that a determination and declaration be made of the Heirs and only Heirs of the said SCARLET ANN KENNEDY, Deceased, and their respective shares and interests in this estate, in a proceeding styled ESTATE OF SCARLET ANN KENNEDY, DECEASED, and bearing No. 10736 the County Court of Gillespie County, Texas.

Said written contest or answer shall be filed in the office of the County Clerk of Gillespie County, Texas, in Fredericksburg, Texas. The officer serving this Citation shall, in compliance with the law, serve it by publication once in a Newspaper of general circulation in this, the County in which such proceeding is pending, for not less than 10 days before the return day hereof, exclusive of the day of publication, and the date of publication said Newspaper bears shall be the date of publication.

If this Citation is not served within 90 days after the date of issuance, it shall be returned The Court will hear the unserved. aforesaid Application at 10:00 o’clock A.M. on the first GIVEN UNDER MY HAND Monday after the expiration of AND SEAL OF OFFICE this the 10 days, exclusive of the day 14th day of May, A.D. 2020, at of publication, from the date office in Fredericksburg, Texas. this Citation is published, which Mary Lynn Rusche, County will be Monday, the 1st day Clerk of June, 2020, in the County Gillespie County, Texas Courtroom in the County By Felicia Cornehl, Deputy Courthouse of Gillespie County, ISSUED this 14th day of May, in Fredericksburg, Texas. 2020. Mary Lynn Rusche, County All persons interested in Clerk the aforesaid Estate are Gillespie County, Texas commanded to appear at or By Felicia Cornehl, Deputy before the time set for said hearing by filing a written 51 contest or answer to said __________ Application, should they desire to oppose or contest it.

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www.fredericksburgstandard.com 260 FARM & RANCH EASY CALVING, FAST GROWING ANGUS BULLS FOR SALE: Performance tested. EPD’s available. Call Wieser Angus Ranch, 830‑ 997‑5043.tf KLINE SADDLERY: Custom saddles and saddle repair. Handmade leather goods, Belts, Holsters, and gift items. www.klinesaddlery. com 830‑992‑8565.tf We are seeking grazing leases. We have a combined 70 years of grazing experi‑ ence in Gillespie County and the Hill Country. Cell 830‑990‑ 9353 GENERAL LAND CLEAR‑ ING call Nick Stehling 830‑ 992‑0487. Looking for pasture for 3 horses near Fredericksburg. 10 plus acres with water, grass and trees or shelter. Will pay competitive monthly rate. Please call Gina at 512‑ 796‑9148 FOR SALE: Dorper Rams ready for spring breeding sea‑ son. Call 830‑997‑3210 Coonhounds/ hog dogs: Plotts, black and tan, and bluetick. Call or text 830‑456‑ 2246

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Heffers For Sale. 4 (3/4 by 1/4) ramen/simmental; 2 (3/4 by 1/4) ramen/maine; 1 Braford Tiger Stripe. Ready for Bull in June. Call or text 713‑248‑1267 DORPER RAMS AND EWES Commercial Dorper Rams and Ewes. Fullblood Sire. Approx. 3 months old. Rams $200/Ewes $225. 210‑ 859‑7728 LOOKING FOR GRAZING for livestock. Will pay by the head or acre. Call 830‑997‑ 1864 or 830‑997‑4558.tf Fig Trees $29 and up. Ce‑ leste, Blackjack, LSU Tiger, Texas Strawberry, Alma Calvert, and others. Call or text 830‑456‑2246 Custom Hay Bailing. 830‑997‑ 1864 or 830‑997‑4558. Sold the ranch: Tractor and Implements: Case IH DX33, (serviced yearly 700 hours) front end loader, shredder, tiller, finish mower, auger with 6 and 12 inch bits, blade, disc harrow, sod buster and plow, $18,500. Trailer with sides, $950. Animal cage for truck bed, $150. 325‑248‑5124



PROTECT YOUR TRUCK BED with a spray in bedliner. We also repair automotive headliners and Armorguard the interior. Rick’s Custom Lin‑ ers, 830‑992‑9684.tf Lacy Family Coins. 1016 Junction Hwy Kerrville. 830‑ 257‑0117 Sale 830‑370‑ 5112. Open 9am until 2pm. Buy, Sell Silver Gold & Fine Jewelry. Come See Us!tf Restoration leftovers: wooden doors from 1880s, 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, $25 each. Wooden window sashes many with “wavy” glass, $5 each. Unused concrete blocks, $1 each. 325‑248‑ 5124 Recliner, electric lift, water proof in blue. Like new. $500. Call 830‑998‑5583 WOOD STORAGE BUILD‑ INGS: 10x16/ $2,000; 12x24/ $2,800. For more information call 512‑748‑4003.

Dozing & Welding Vineyard Construction, Land Clearing, Roads, Ponds, Pads, Fencing, Gate Openers, Metal Buildings, Welding.

830-644-8250 Donny Jackson 8017.33tf


ROAD BASE MATERIAL: Crushed limestone. $12/ton delivered in Fredericksburg. Large blocks and landscape boulders. 830‑459‑3931.tf

2017 Ford F150 Regular cab, automatic, grey metallic, 45K miles, one owner, well equipped. Ford factory war‑ renty. Excellent Condition. $16,500. 830‑997‑9297.tf 380 FOR SALE-VEHICLES Bass Boat Ranger 335‑V, 115 Mercury. Very Good Condi‑ For Sale 1989 Chevrolet S10 tion. $3000 (979) 251‑2328 Baja Edition p.u. truck, 4WD, automatic, V‑6 engine, 2015 KIA FORTE EX GDI, 111,600 miles, runs good in 19k miles, one owner, pre‑ fair condition, good tires.‑ mium option package, excel‑ Would be a good ranch truck lent condition $11,700. OBO or other use. Asking $1500. 830‑456‑3162. Call the Admiral Nimitz Foun‑ 460 GARAGE SALES dation at 830‑997‑8600 Ext. 213 and leave message or BUYING ALL PRECIOUS call Herb at 830‑456‑7222. METALS, including Gold & Sil‑ 2008 White Toyota Tundra. ver Coins, scrap sterling, ster‑ 193K Miles. Runs great. 8 ling jewelry, silver plate, gold foot long bed. $9,500 OBO. scrap, and gold bullion. Bring 830‑456‑6443 by 116 N Crockett for an up 2012 Ford F250. 6.7Diesel, to date market offer. 830‑998‑ King Ranch, 4x4, Fully 5556, Antique Mall of Freder‑ Loaded. Sun Roof, heated/‑ icksburg, 116 N. Crockett. cooled seats. Very Good Con‑ Will also consider quality‑ dition. 214,000 miles. consignments.tf $21,500. (979)251‑2328 Old‑Fashioned Garage Sale 1991 GOLDWING: Good con‑ prices start @ $0.10. Carnival dition. 56,000 miles. Many ex‑ glass, crystal, small pitcher tras. $3500. 972‑978‑0488. collection with crafts, Christ‑ 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlim‑ mas, small furniture and jew‑ ited Sport. 4 Door. Manual erly. Fri‑Sat, May 29‑30. 8AM‑ Transmission. Lift kit. Over‑ 2PM, 911 E Hwy St FBG. sized tires, running board. Hand sanitizer provided. 53K Miles. Very good condi‑ tion. $21,900. 830‑456‑6524


A smaller ONLINE ONLY farm auction— Starts May 21 at 4pm—Ending May 28 th at 4pm (Lots end approx 2 minutes apart)--COMMISION RATES--THIS SALE ONLY! RUNNING TRACTORS (2 percent)-- FIREARMS (5 per cent()--3 PT OR PULL TYPE IMPLEMENTS (10 percent)--Coins (20 percent ) Partial listing: JD 4450 & Ford 7750 (both are 4 wheel drive) plus Ford diesel 340 tractor w/loader and backhoe–ShredderAauger-Blade-Tools-Coins & More! Ag exemptions pay no sales tax on farm equipment, everyone else pays 6.75% state sales tax unless you have a resale certficate; 5% buyers premium Sale is at 46 S Ranch Rd 623 View/Bid at www.hillsauctions.com 830-889-7862 • Don Hill TX9672 • Cash/Check/C.cards 76754.51



FOR SALE : 2 Males, 3 mo. puppies. Pure blooded Ger‑ man Shepherds with shots. $500/each. 830‑456‑4633 for more information.


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540 HUNTING LEASES WANTED FAMILY LEASE: 200 ‑1000 acres for 2 to 5 hunters. Call Aaron 832‑244‑ 5655. Family year round deer lease wanted in Hill Country. 200‑ 300 acres ideal have equip‑ ment to maintain and clean deer lease. Call Chuck 361‑ 816‑7011. 780 TRAVEL TRAILERS & RVS 2016 Monte Carlo Platium Edi‑ tion Travel Trailer. 5th Wheel, 43 feet long, 2 pull outs, sleeps 6, full bath in master bedroom, has small electric fireplace. Assume loan. Call 830‑998‑6003.tf RV 2014 Cedar Creek 5th Wheel. Excellent Condition. 38 foot, 3 slide outs. $31,900 OBO. For more information call Pat 901‑438‑3422 I BUY MOTORHOMES: 830‑ 257‑0044, cell 210‑215‑3724.‑ WE MOVE/DELIVER RVS.tf 860 WANTED We Pay Cash For Golf Balls. If you have three hundred or more golf balls send us an email to golfballhouse@gmail. com or give us a call at (512) 470‑7252. 900 WORK WANTED CLEANING SERVICES: Houses, offices, and busi‑ nesses.830‑998‑6948, (cell) call or text message. HANDYMAN SERVICES: All types of HOME REPAIRS. No job too big or too small. Call for FREE estimates. 830‑ 997‑6176.tf

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Bulldozing O Lake/Pond Construction O All Types of Clearing O Dirt Work Cedar O Roads Mesquite O Hand Cutting Oak Wilt O Tree Shearing Live Oak O Brush Burning Dirt Work O Road Construction O Rough Grading O Pad Sites O Earth Dams O Bobcat Work

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Fence Building

O Field Fence O Top Rail O High Fence

830-997-1058 www.drweldinginc.com Donnie Reeh Fully insured for your peace of mind

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Tree Service

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JOBS Are you looking for a Private Home Care Sitter? I am a Cer‑ tified Nursing Assistant with 13 years of experience and bilingual. Call 830‑456‑0232 Private Provider seeks Direct Support staff and Certified Nurse Aid’s to provide training and support to individuals with Intellectual & Develop‑ mental disabilities. FT & PT positions available with vari‑ able shifts. Competitive pay scale. Must be 18 years of age, be able to pass a crimi‑ nal background and have a Texas Driver’s License. If in‑ terested, please call 830‑992‑ 3177. Welders Assistant‑ Part time with flexible hours. 830‑456‑ 3936

HELP WANTED: Granite countertop installer/fabricator. Experience is a plus, or we can train. Call 830‑285‑1501. Call 830‑456‑3115.tf Experienced Finish Carpen‑ ter needed. Must have a min‑ imum of 2 yrs experience, tools, and reliable transporta‑ tion. Please call 830‑377‑ 9104 and leave message. Receptionist Position Avail‑ able. Experience with Auto Body Shops. Call 830‑997‑ 6969 If no answer please leave a message. NOW HIRING Carpenters and Carpenter Helpers. Pick‑up application at 1798 S US Hwy 87.tf


Warehouse Operations Manager for E‑Commerce Company: Part‑Time (20 to 30 hours a week) Now hiring a Warehouse Op‑ erations Manager for FBG‑ based fashion e‑commerce company. Candidate must be both process and detail ori‑ ented. Candidate must also value consistency and reliabil‑ ity. Ideal candidate has both operations and management experience. Job is largely au‑ tonomous. Core job functions are time sensitive. As long as deadlines are achieved,this role sets their own schedule. The Warehouse Ops Man‑ ager is expected to self man‑ age and will work indepen‑ dently most of the time. For more detail and to apply: roucha.com/pages/jobs

THE CITY OF FREDERICKS‑ BURG is currently accepting applications for a POOL MAN‑ AGER. Lifeguard certification is not required. The position is expected to start on approx‑ imately May 26, 2020 and continue until pool closing at the end of the season. The position will manage Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park Pool and oversee the day‑to‑ day operations of the pool in‑ cluding, but not limited to, en‑ forcing policies and proce‑ dures which ensure efficient and effective operation of pool facilities, personnel man‑ agement and training. Addi‑ tional duties include all swim‑ ming pool operations, scheduling, public relations, facility management and cleanliness, accident re‑ sponse, pool maintenance

and cleaning. Applicant must have excellent organizational, communication, and public re‑ lations skills. Starting pay is $15 per hour and evening, holiday and weekend work will be required. Application forms may be picked up and returned to City Hall, 126 West Main Street, Fredericks‑ burg, TX 78624, or down‑ loaded from the City’s web site at www.fbgtx.org. For in‑ formation regarding this posi‑ tion, please contact Katelyn Brazell, Recreation Superin‑ tendent, at 830‑ 997‑4202.

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ALL TYPES OF CLEARING O Cedar O Mesquite O Oak Wilt

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Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post HELP WANTED Part-Time Exterior Cleaning Technician Needed. Must have own transportation, DL, and cell phone. Flexible Schedule. Call or text 830997-1817. YARD MAN FOR LOCAL LUMBER YARD: Steady work, good benefits. CDL a plus. Apply at Dittmar Lumber, 1776 S. US Hwy. 87, Fredericksburg.tf Looking for part time help experienced with running hay equipment and round bailing. 830-456-1660.tf LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION CREW: Position available. Call Jeff at Hill Country Gardens, 830-456-1828. POSITIONS OPEN AT AUGUSTA VIN WINERY. Busser for Saturday only. Must be minimum 16 years old. Also, Saturday kitchen help. Email employment@au gustavin.com.tf

Church Communications Director - Full-time - Seeking organized professional to serve as the ‘traffic manager’ of internal and external communications of the church. Christian, church experience preferred, Bachelor’s degree (preferred) and/or experience in Computer Sciences, Communication, Marketing or other related fields. Proficiencies necessary for this position include: Detail management; written communication skills; understanding of local news markets; multi-faceted

computer understanding including MS Office, Adobe Suite (InDesign), various graphics programs, video design; and internet/website specialization in WordPress, Google Calendar, Facebook and other social media outlets. The salary is marketcompetitive and commensurate with experience. See detailed job description at http: //fredumc.org/Communica tionDirector.pdf - submit resume by email to Don Doss at don@fredumc.org.

JOIN OUR GROWING BUSINESS! Licensed Plumber and Plumber helper Competitive hourly wages, paid holidays, paid vacation

Call 830-990-0996 for more information dherbort70@gmail.com


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-HELP WANTEDRetail Sales experience necessary. People oriented and lots of energy a must! 4-5 days a week with flexible hours. Please apply in person - 109 E. Main, Fredericksburg, TX



Part Time Retail Operations | 10 to 15 hours a week | Flexible Schedule Retail operations help wanted. Role is back of house. Main responsibility is steaming clothing and photoshoot set up. $15/hr. Hours are flexible. Immediate start. For details and to apply: roucha.com/pages/jobs Experience Glass Installers and Overhead Door Installers Needed. Starting Pay $18 an hour. Call Mark 830-889-2521 AIR CONDITIONING: Fredericksburg contractor looking for experienced help for installation and service or someone looking to start a career as an apprentice. Please call 830990-1111.tf SUPER 8 NOW HIRING: FULL TIME Night Auditor, Housekeepers, good hours and good pay. Apply in person, 514 East Main Street.

Data Entry starting at $12/hr Accounts Payable starting at $16/hr

Quickbooks and Microsoft Office experience preferred

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Benefits: Insurance, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation Hours: M-F, 8-5 Email resume to skunz@globalonetelcom.com (subject line “Resume”) Apply in person: 750 S. Washington Fredericksburg, Tx. 70407.02

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Apply in person at 232 W. Main St. or email info@westendpizzacompany.com

Full Time Position M-F with every other Friday off $13-15 per hr based on experience • Vacation/Sick Leave Applicant will be assisting patients in a medical setting and must have excellent social skills. Must have basic understanding of computer/phone skills and willing to be trained.

Email gillespiecountyurology@gmail.com

DAVIS BONDING OF FREDERICKSBURG is accepting resumes for a part time position working 3 weekends a month, hours vary. Must be capable of answering multi-line phone system. Two year verifiable clerical experience, good verbal and written communication skills are a must. Must have a valid TDL, no criminal history and periodic drug testing are required.



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Positive attitude a must! Must be available nights, weekends, holidays and Spring Break.

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Carter Creek Winery Resort and Spa is Hiring for: Front Desk Agent, Wine/Tasting Room Associate Sign-On Bonus offered for a limited time for: Housekeepers • Lead Line Cooks • Servers

starting at $12/hr.

Willing to Train the Right Person!

Housekeeper Day Shift- 8 am-4:30 pm Evening Shift- 2:30 pm-11 pm Both positions include rotating weekends and holidays

No Experience required!

Fax or email resume with references to Davis Bonding LLC Email: davisbonding@ktc.com Fax: 830-257-6995 For more information call 830-895-2663 or 800-575-6995 74673.33



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CURRENT OPENINGS Part-Time eCommerce Fulfillment Associates

Stop looking for a job, and find your purpose.

Part-time eCommerce Fulfillment Specialist is needed to assist with shipping needs. Das Peach Haus is a popular tourist destination in Fredericksburg, Texas. Duties include: Downloading orders for Pick Lists, Pulling products for orders from Pick List, Generate Packing List and UPS labels, Pack products into box(es) properly for shipping, Staging finished order boxes for UPS pick up, Prepping order supplies for each day – boxes, inserts, packaging material, etc, Keeping order supplies in-stock by advanced ordering, Clean up of warehouse, disposal of trash each day.

*Knopp’s offers good benefits and Paid Time Off

• LVN Part Time 3p-11p & 11p-7a • CNA 3p-11p, 11p-7a 1208 N. Llano, Call Pam @ 997-3704 • Cook & Prep Cook Full Time • LVN PRN 11-7 202 Billie Drive, Call Janet @ 997-8840

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• Nurse’s Aide Full Time, All Shifts 202 Billie Drive, Call James @ 997-7924 • Med Aide 3p-11p Part Time • Housekeeping Weekends 103 E. Trailmoor, Call Lauren @ 997-4426



Apply today if you are a professional, career minded service individual. We offer excellent pay, benefits, paid time off, uniforms and more.

Part-Time Retail Sales

Part-time retail associates are needed for Das Peach Haus, a popular tourist destination in Fredericksburg, Texas. Duties include: Greeting customers, providing supreme service, process POS transactions and handle cash, opening and closing duties, including cleaning and restocking. Occasional help with other departments including the wine bar and cooking school. Weekends required. Must be friendly, energetic, and have good English communication skills. Prior retail sales experience is helpful but not required.

Email your resume to hr@jelly.com or request an application


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