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It All Started at a Small, 50,000-Watt Radio Station in Fredericksburg, Texas ...
Music Story  May 9, 2003, by Margaret Moser
"...KFAN-FM 107.9/KEEP-FM 103.1Simulcast from Fredericksburg with Bandera's KEEP, AAA, Americana, and country are heard on "Texas Rebel Radio."..."

Will Travel For Food
Roving Chronicle Cuisines writers send dispatches from a variety of locales.
Food Story  November 10, 2000, by Virginia B. Wood
"...We've decided to capitalize on their globetrotting and culinary adventures with a small feature called "Will Travel for Food." This semi-regular column will offer first-person accounts of exotic foods, great vacation spots, and food events, wonderful restaurants or interesting culinary tours from Chronicle food writers. I'm inaugurating the series with the scoop on the recent Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest; be prepared for a tasty trip..."

Hill Country Film Festival Brings Movie Magic to Small-Town Texas
Hollywood meets Fredericksburg
Screens Story  April 26, 2018, by Mae Hamilton
"...Berlin. Fredericksburg?..."

Day Trips: Altstadt Brewery
German-style brewery’s tasting room opens outside Fredericksburg
Columns  October 18, 2018, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Altstadt Brewery outside of Fredericksburg brings a little bit of Germany to the Hill Country...."

Day Trips
Llano's Fain's Honey Company and Fredericksburg's Pedernales Brewing Company meet in a bar, and the results will surprise you
Columns  October 2, 2014, by Gerald E. McLeod
"..."You found out about it when we did," Brad Hoy, a Fain's employee says of the press release from Pedernales Brewing Company of Fredericksburg. "They bought a barrel of our honey, but we didn't know it was going into Robert Earl Keen's beer."..."

Think Pink
Pastry Queen and the Pink Pig proprietor Rebecca Rather keeps giving us reasons to drive to Fredericksburg
Food Story  May 17, 2013, by Wes Marshall
"...The Pink Pig6266 Hwy. 290 E., Fredericksburg, 830/990-8800 Lunch, Tue.-Sat., 11am-2:30pm; dinner, Thu.-Sat., 5:30-9pm; Sunday brunch, 10am-close"

King of the Hill
It's lights, camera, action for the Hill Country Film Festival
Screens Story  April 26, 2013, by Jessi Cape
"...If diving headfirst into the beautiful mayhem of the South by Southwest Film Festival necessitates beta-blockers and brown paper sacks for you, perhaps a laid-back weekend getaway to the heart of the Hill Country might be more your style. But even the most gung-ho film fest lovers will relish in the country charm of the fourth annual Hill Country Film Festival, running May 2-5 in Fredericksburg...."

Hill Top Cafe Under Siege?
The Fredericksburg hub is in embroiled in a battle with the TCEQ
News Story  July 13, 2017, by Michael King
"...According to a July 6 report in the Fredericksburg Standard Radio Post, the legendary Hill Top Cafe is embroiled in a bureaucratic battle with the Texas Com­mission on Environmental Quality over the source of the restaurant's water. The cafe draws its water supply, for drinking and cooking alike, directly from the Edwards Aquifer, and owner Johnny Nicho­las insists that the water tests clean and they've never had any complaints or illnesses..."

Rebecca Rather Closes the Pink Pig
Bakery and cafe was popular wine country dining destination
DAILY Food  August 20, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Pastry Queen Rebecca Rather has actively promoted her Pink Pig Bakery & Cafe (6266 Hwy 290 East) outside Fredericksburg via all forms of social media. Today a notice on the company Facebook page announced they had lost their lease and the business was closed as of August 18...."

First Came Memphis Minnie
Maria Muldaur digs deeps into the blues
DAILY Music  November 2, 2012, by Margaret Moser
"...“Excuse me, guys, I’m doing an interview. Just hang out.” Maria Muldaur muffles the cellphone she’s speaking on as she drives from Florida to dates that includes New Orleans, Houston, Denton, and a Sunday night gig in Fredericksburg at the Hill Top Cafe..."

Green Events: Sept. 28-Oct. 3
DAILY Kill-A-Watt  September 27, 2007
"...If you can't make it out to Fredericksburg this weekend for the Renewable Energy Roundup, be sure to catch one of the keynote speakers, Greg Pahl, in town Saturday talking about his newest book, The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook. Also, don't forget to break out your weird for Friday's Weirdest Commute Contest, and do check out the new Environmental Expo at the Pecan Street Festival Friday and Saturday..."

Hill Country Food and Wine Guide
Food Story  April 5, 2002
"...FredericksburgThe Bierschwale Estate Bed & Breakfast (28)..."

Hill Country Food and Wine Guide
Food Story  April 5, 2002
"...27. Rose Hill Manor, A Country Inn 2614 Upper Albert Rd., 830/644-5541 or 877/ROS-EHILFredericksburg..."

Hill Country Food & Wine Guide
by Virginia B. Wood & the Cuisines staff
Food Story  April 13, 2001
"...FredericksburgRose Hill Manor, A Country Inn (25) 2614 Upper Albert Rd., 830/644-5541 or 877/ROS-EHIL..."

Hill Country Food & Wine Guide
by Virginia B. Wood & the Cuisines staff
Food Story  April 13, 2001
"...290 W. & RR 1623, Stonewall, 830/644-2604 or 800/694-2772Fredericksburg25..."

Day Trips
Columns  August 14, 1998, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Dietz Bakery in Fredericksburg preserves a wholesome slice of Americana -- fresh baked goods. Every morning a line of customers forms in front of the little bakery on Main Street waiting for the doors to open at 8am and the first choice of the day's cinnamon rolls, doughnuts, and breads...."

Hops to It
The gospel of good beer is spreading
Food Story  April 6, 2012, by Lee Nichols
"...But as a place to top off a day of bluebonnet watching or barbecue-hunting, it has all you need – about 20 taps of it. Fredericksburg Brewing Company245 E..."

Day Trips
Fredericksburg-area residents are working to preserve the area's one-room rural schoolhouses.
Columns  September 28, 2001, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Cherry Springs School, north of Fredericksburg off U.S. 87, was organized by German immigrants in 1885..."

Day Trips & Beyond: April Events Roundup
Start April with a scenic drive along fields of flowers
DAILY Travel  March 31, 2018, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...If you’re looking for a flower peeping trip close to Austin try TX 12 between Dripping Springs and San Marcos, or FM 1431 between Cedar Park and Marble Falls. Willow City Loop north of Fredericksburg takes FM 1323 on a great drive no matter what flowers are blooming..."

Day Trips
The Hangar Hotel engulfs you in a world far away from the ordinary
Columns  March 11, 2011, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...The Hangar Hotel in Fredericksburg engulfs you in a world far away from the ordinary. It's a world of airplanes with a touch of the classic 1940s era and a friendly Texas accent...."

Day Trips
Marburger Orchard grows 13 varieties of delicious peaches as well as many other tasty fruits and vegetables
Columns  June 18, 2010, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Marburger Orchard, south of Fredericksburg, grows 13 varieties of delicious peaches. As one variety reaches its peak, another variety ripens, giving the grower an almost continuous crop during the season...."

Liquid Assets
The 'Chronicle' food and wine update: spring, 2003
Food Column  May 9, 2003, by Wes Marshall
"...Their sauvignon blanc is fermented in oak and aged in stainless steel (the opposite of most wineries) and has lots of intense tropical fruit flavors. The Cabernet Sauvignon Fredericksburg is redolent of blackberry cobbler and is soft enough to drink on its own..."

Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup
Fall is full of fairs and fests
DAILY Travel  October 1, 2018, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Oktoberfest Oct. 5-7, Fredericksburg,"

Liquid Assets
Texas Hill Country Wine Lover's Wine Trail
Food Column  February 9, 2001, by Wes Marshall
"...On Saturday, Feb. 10, Rather Sweet Bakery of Fredericksburg will present a gourmet luncheon at noon for $45 per person (reservations required)..."

Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup
Over 70 Texas fairs, fests, fetes, and more
DAILY Travel  October 4, 2017, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Oktoberfest Oct. 6-8, Fredericksburg,"

Follow the Lederhosen
Celebrating Oktoberfest all over Central Texas
Food Story  October 1, 2010, by Lee Nichols
"...Fortunately, that's no reason for a Texan to cry in his beer; German culture, or at least our immigrant version of it, thrives in Central Texas. Beginning in the 1830s, a steady stream of Germans moved into the Lone Star State, most notably settling in enclaves such as New Braunfels, Fredericksburg, and San Antonio's King William District..."

Winners of the 18th annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Contest
Food Story  August 29, 2008, by Virginia B. Wood
"...The father-daughter team of Mattie and Russell Lewis (no relation to Jill and Kevin) came in second. Among the commercial bottlers, contest newcomers Gourmet Country Farm and Fredericksburg Farms garnered first-place trophies, although those sassy Two Hot Mamas and Brian Rush of Tears of Joy swept the most prizes, with a few left over for Austin Slow Burn, Tacodeli, Sgt..."

All the Hill Country's a Stage
No matter where you are in the Hill Country, you're never too far from a theatre. From Boerne to Kerrville, Marble Falls to Uvalde, community theatres are enthusiastically serving up choruses of "76 Trombones" and Odd Couples with a Lone Star twang, as well as some theatrical surprises.
Arts Story  May 9, 2003, by Robert Faires
"...Fredericksburg Theater Company..."

Liquid Assets
Texas Hill Country Wine Trail
Food Column  August 17, 2001, by Wes Marshall
"...On Jenschke Lane, 10 miles east of Fredericksburg, off US. 290..."

Happy Trails
Thirteen of Texas' Hill Country wineries, all within an easy drive of Austin, are uniting to create a two-day Valentine's celebration of love and wine February 12-13 in the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail. Wes Marshall provides the details on the participating wineries.
Food Story  February 11, 2000, by Wes Marshall
"... beckervyds/ Located 10 miles east of Fredericksburg, off Hwy. 290 on Jenschke Lane..."

Day Trips
Columns  April 1, 1999, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Cross Mountain offers a panoramic view of Fredericksburg and a view of history. photograph by Gerald E..."

Day Trips & Beyond: November Events Roundup
Pre-holiday travel tips
DAILY Travel  November 2, 2018, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Fort Martin Scott Treaty Day Nov. 10, Fredericksburg,"

Day Trips & Beyond: August Events Roundup
Texas fun is heating up with grape stomps, outlaw festivals, and rodeos
DAILY Travel  August 3, 2018, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...11-12, 18-19, 25-26, Pedernales Cellars, Stonewall • Aug. 24-25, Messina-Hof Winery, Fredericksburg • Aug..."

Wine Trips From Marble Falls
Seventeen wineries, so little time
Food Story  August 4, 2006, by Wes Marshall
"...Hwy. 290 outside of Fredericksburg, 830/644-2829,"

Liquid Assets
Wes Marshall knows how to celebrate his wines, and he's willing to share that information in this week's "Liquid Assets."
Food Column  October 25, 2002, by Wes Marshall
"...The Fredericksburg Wine and Food Fest Take a short drive through the lovely Hill Country on Saturday, Oct. 26, and go to the 12th annual Fredericksburg Wine and Food Fest..."

Hill Country Food and Wine Guide
Food Story  April 5, 2002
"...Hwy. 16, 14 miles north of Fredericksburg,..."

Day Trips
Wings over the West: The Fredericksburg Butterfly Ranch and Habitat.
Columns  March 30, 2001, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...The Fredericksburg Butterfly Ranch and Habitat provides Mother Nature with a little helping hand while educating visitors and giving them a thrill that can last a lifetime...."

Day Trips
The Fredericksburg Herb Farm is everything great about the Hill Country town condensed down to 14 acres.
Columns  March 10, 2000, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...The Fredericksburg Herb Farm blends the fragrances of spices with the peacefulness of nature to bring a unique experience to the Hill Country. The farm seems a world away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist shops a few blocks away on Main Street in Fredericksburg...."

Texas Rebel Radio
The Hill Country's Alt-Country Beacon
Music Story  February 14, 1997, by Lee Nichols
"...KFAN has been doing its thing since before their format had a name, this being their sixth year of sending out over the airwaves what they call "Texas Rebel Radio." Broadcasting out of a residential neighborhood in Fredericksburg, a little town of about 5,000 people, KFAN might be something of an anomaly -- out in the sticks, mainstream country usually rules the roost, and many rural Texans are only dimly aware of Austin's music scene -- but KFAN general manager and owner Jayson Fritz says that a combination of the Hill Country's unique demographic and KFAN's radio savvy has allowed the station to pull it off...."

Day Trips & Beyond: May Events Roundup
Catfish, outlaws, and armadillos
DAILY Travel  May 2, 2018, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Maifest German Chorale Concert May 6, Fredericksburg,"

Exploring the Charm of the Hill Country Film Festival
Small town Texas, big movie experience
Screens Story  April 27, 2017, by Joseph Caterine
"...Now in its eighth year, the "destination" festival kicks off in Fredericksburg on Thursday, April 27, running a total of 17 features and a host of short films throughout the weekend. Executive Director Chad Mathews told the Chronicle that Fredericksburg, which boasts a thriving downtown district and flourishing wine industry, offers a charming spot for independent filmmakers and connoisseurs to congregate..."

Day Trips & Beyond: April Events Roundup
Seize the day ... trip
DAILY Travel  April 5, 2017, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Wildflower Celebration April 8-23, Fredericksburg,"

Blues ain't just Greek to Johnny Nicholas
Music Story  July 20, 2012, by Margaret Moser
"...As a musician, he's earned emeritus status among bluesmen black and white. Topping it off, he and his wife of more than 30 years, Brenda, own and operate Fredericksburg's ever popular Hill Top Cafe (see "Hill Top Cafe")...."

Laird Market
Ron and Dianne Laird bring the flavors of Fredericksburg to Austin
Food Review  December 17, 2010, by Kate Thornberry
"...During peach season, Ron and Dianne Laird set up a seven-days-a-week farm stand on South Lamar and Bluebonnet, selling fresh Fred­er­icks­burg peaches and other Hill Country produce such as fresh okra, tomatoes, squash, and peppers. For Austinites with neither the time nor the inclination to drive to Fredericksburg for their peaches, it was a tremendous convenience..."

The Farmer and The Grill: A Guide to Grilling, Barbecuing and Spit-Roasting Grassfed Meat and for Saving the Planet One Bite at a Time
Farmer Shannon Hayes shares grass-fed knowledge, and all your local meat is here
Food Review  July 4, 2008, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Fredericksburg Grassfed Beef..."

Day Trips
The National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg is a must-visit for World War II buffs
Columns  January 25, 2008, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...The National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg hosts an in-depth study of the Pacific Theater of Operations of World War II. Through photographs, artifacts, and stories, the exhibits cover the era from the causes of the war to the ultimate end at Nagasaki, Japan...."

The Hills Are Alive
The Hill Country is teaming with Austin songwriters.
Music Story  May 9, 2003, by Margaret Moser
"...The Hill Country is dotted with live music venues that fan out west of Interstate 35, above San Antonio and stretching as far north as Lampasas while curving westward just past Fredericksburg. Like the dance halls, the names are colorful and sometimes carry a bucket load of attitude in them: the Too Damn Friendly Bar in Johnson City, the Wild Horse Grill in Marble Falls, the Buck 'n' Shoot Saloon in Center Point, the Auslander in Fredericksburg, the Cypress Creek Cafe in Wimberley, John T..."

Day Trips
Columns  January 5, 2001, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...A state park since 1978, the former Indian ceremonial grounds are now loved so much that the number of daily visitors is limited by the rangers. Even if you can't get into the park there is lots to do in the area north of Fredericksburg..."

Liquid Assets
October is Texas Wine Month. Why not celebrate it by taking the Texas Wine Trail? Beautiful weather, a pretty drive, and some delicious wines await.
Food Column  October 6, 2000, by Wes Marshall
"...Becker Vineyards Jenschke Lane, 1.8 miles south of Hwy. 290 W., Fredericksburg, 830/644-2681 Don't miss: Claret, Viognier, Provence..."

Holiday in Town
Features Story  May 26, 2000, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Fredericksburg The Austin Street Retreats..."

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