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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013 • Photos
Thanks to a generous donation from Fredericksburg resident Peggy Cox, guests at the Hill Country Memorial Hospital’s Gala XV will have the opportunity to bid on some unexpected historical–as well as fashionable–collectibles. Cox is adding nine original hats from the collection of Emmie Kallenberg Schroeder. Known as “The Lady With The Hat,” Emmie Schroeder was a well-recognized figure in local, state, and national business, political, and social circles during the 1950s and 1960s.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013
AUSTIN — A second special session of the Texas Legislature ended July 30 without the House and Senate accomplishing the governor-ordered task of passing legislation to fund future public transportation projects. House Joint Resolution 2 failed on July 29. Had the proposed constitutional amendment passed, Texans would have voted yes or no to a plan to tap the state’s $12 billion Economic Stimulus (rainy day) Fund to the tune of $1 billion every year for use in transportation projects.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
Learn to identify birds, teach kids with a Nature Box, harvest rainwater or improve grazing for cattle during August workshops at the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm. Elementary school teachers will have an opportunity to bring nature into the classroom during a Nature Box Workshop from 8 a.m. to noon Aug.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
“Get Country”, come and see a historical country school open Saturday August 3, 2013. Docents’ narrate what it was like getting an education during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, past and present use of the Historic School. The Willow City School, 2501 Ranch Road 1323, is located off Highway 16 north of Fredericksburg, turn right on Ranch Road 1323 for about2 ½ miles, you will see the hickory sandstone two-story three room school building on your left that was built in 1905.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013 • Photos
AUSTIN, TX – Scenes of 19th century construction and 20th century renovation, of the famous Sunset Red granite giving rise to the seat and symbol of Texas government are the focus of Views of the Capitol: 125 Years in the Making, a new photographic exhibit organized jointly by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Bullock Texas State History Museum.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
SAN ANTONIO – A Hermann Sons fraternal insurance agent representing the Blanco area has been recognized as a top producer for the second quarter of 2013. The Marketing Department of the Grand Lodge, Order of the Sons of Hermann in the State of Texas has announced that Gilbert Weiss finished in second place in the state and in first place in Region 3 in the applications written category and in second place in the state and in first place in Region 3 in the premium income generated category. H ...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
AUSTIN — As the end of a second, 30-day special session inched closer last week, the Texas House and Senate fell short of reaching a compromise on a path toward the future funding of transportation projects. During that time span, however, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who presides over the Senate, House Speaker Joe Straus and key lawmakers worked out strategies in back and forth messages, in hopes of bringing House Joint Resolution 2 and House Bill 16 to final votes on July 29 and 30, the last t ...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 • Posted July 25, 2013 • Photos
Compass Rose Cellars is the newest winery to open its doors in Mason, TX, having just celebrated its Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting on July 19, 2013. This new winery has joined the ranks of the booming wine industry in the Texas Hill Country and is already planning events that will draw wine enthusiasts and foodies from across Texas. Wanting to share the winemaking experience with others, Compass Rose Cellars will be hosting their first Harvest Experience event on July 27 from 6:00 – 10: ...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 • Posted July 25, 2013
AUSTIN —The Texas House and Senate, closing in on the end of the second 30-day special session, postponed floor debates on the future funding of transportation projects until July 25. Lawmakers likely will place that funding decision squarely in the hands of the electorate in the form of a proposed constitutional amendment on the Nov.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013
AUSTIN — Legislation relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers and facilities was passed by the Texas Senate on July 13, and now moves to the governor’s mansion to be signed into law. Thousands of demonstrators journeyed to the Capitol, hoping to influence the outcome and witness the proceedings. House Bill 2 amends various sections of the state Health and Safety Code and the state Occupations Code, requiring clinics that provide abortions to meet ambulatory care standar ...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 2013
AUSTIN —Texas lawmakers on July 1 reported to their respective Capitol chambers for the opening of a second 30-day special session of the 83rd Texas Legislature. The House and the Senate scheduled floor action for July 9. Gov. Perry, on June 26, invited them to take a second opportunity to craft and pass legislation relating to: - Regulation of abortion procedures, providers, and facilities; - Funding of transportation infrastructure projects; and - Establishing a mandatory sentence of li ...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 2013
On Monday, July 8, Governor Rick Perry announced in San Antonio that he will not run for re-election in 2014. Perry has served as the Governor of Texas since assuming the governorship in 2000, when then-Governor George W. Bush resigned after being elected President. Prior to his time as Governor, Perry served in the Texas Legislature, was the Agriculture Commissioner and was elected as the Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 5, 2013 • Photos
A Round Mountain man was sentenced to life in prison after it was determined that he had violated the terms of his probation in a 2010 sexual assault case. On Thursday, June 13, 2013, Judge Dan Mills of the 424th District Court handed down a life sentence for Michael Domingo Ribera after finding him guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Ribera had pleaded guilty to the crime on October 22, 2010 and was originally placed on deferred adjudication probation for a term of 10 years by a ...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 5, 2013
AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry on June 26 summoned lawmakers back to Austin for a second special session of the Texas Legislature to begin July 1. Perry ordered lawmakers to write and pass legislation to do three things: • Regulate abortion procedures, providers and facilities. • Fund transportation infrastructure projects. • Establish a mandatory sentence of life with parole for a capital felony committed by a 17-year-old offender. Perry’s first called session ended on June 25 with Sen ...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 5, 2013
As the region heads into what is forecast to be a hot, dry summer, the Lower Colorado River Authority is reminding residents that Central Texas is still in the grasp of a severe drought and that everyone needs to do their part to conserve and use water wisely. Because of the extended period of dry weather, the amount of water flowing into lakes Travis and Buchanan, called inflows, has been reduced to record-low levels for several years. The lakes serve as reservoirs for more than a million Ce ...