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Day Trips: Gillespie County Country Schools
Take a trip back in education history while enjoying the Hill Country scenery
"...Driving trails to the historic schools of Gillespie County follow scenic backroads around Fredericksburg and provide a..."

May 22, 2020 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Divorce, Alamo Style
From a small north-side apartment – via toney Rob Roy, a Hays County ranch, and several sojourns in jail – Janet Kennedy keeps fighting a battle featuring all the latest in family bitterness
"...The case has traveled a circuitous path from Travis County, where Janet's then husband Bobby Joe Kennedy, an Austin..."

Aug. 26, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Day Trips
Fredericksburg-area residents are working to preserve the area's one-room rural schoolhouses.
"...could disappear from the Texas landscape, the folks in Gillespie County are doing something to preserve the remaining old..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Marburger Orchard grows 13 varieties of delicious peaches as well as many other tasty fruits and vegetables
" be a bumper crop for all of the Gillespie County orchards: The fruit stands along the highways are..."

June 18, 2010 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Supremes Rule on Lawyers, Sex, and Guns
Court's rulings hit home
"...Yes, thank God for the Texas Legislature. 'Rothgery v. Gillespie County'..."

July 4, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Day Trips
Pageant revived after 10 year hiatus
"...The pageant is being revived as part of the Gillespie County Fair's 125th anniversary. Schmidt says there will be..."

March 29, 2013 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
The Hangar Hotel engulfs you in a world far away from the ordinary
"...The hotel is on the flight line of the Gillespie County Airport, so you're removed from the hectic tourist..."

March 11, 2011 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
The homey hospitality of the Panhandle's Hotel Turkey
"...The Wills family moved to a farm in Hall County northeast of Turkey in the 1920s when Bob was..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Food Events
Lagunita's and Breckenridge Brewery host beer pairings, and Austin Restaurant Week
"...and sodas also for sale. Sat., Sept. 22, 5pm. Gillespie County Historical Society, 312 W. San Antonio St., Fredericks­burg,..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Event Menu
Jam with jams and zydeco, and chill with wines from Chile
" date in the Roots Music Series at the Gillespie County Pioneer Museum (325 W. Main St., Fredericksburg) will..."

July 29, 2011 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Day Trips
Head on out to the Becker Vineyards for this year's Lavender Fest
"...They have now inspired eight other lavender farms in Gillespie County – most are not open to the public..."

May 20, 2005 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

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.
"...of them musicals, which are performed in either the Gillespie County Historical Society Center or the Fredericksburg High School..."

May 9, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Day Trips & Beyond: September Events Roundup
Art festivals and dance halls liven up the landscape in September
"...Fayette County Fair Sept. 1-2, La Grange,"

Sept. 1, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Court Issues Congressional Map
Updated: Democrats respond to new boundaries
"...that go some of the way to making Travis County whole...."

Nov. 23, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips & Beyond: March Events Roundup
Mardi Gras to St. Paddy's and much, much more
"...carnival carousel in his field. Members of the Washington County Fair Association, the oldest county fair in Texas, came..."

March 1, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Beyond City Limits
"...not wait until indictment. Upon review of Rothgery v. Gillespie County, justices deemed Texas to be out of step..."

June 27, 2008 News Feature

Hill Country Food and Wine Guide
"...Gillespie Country Fruit Grower's Assn., Hwy. 290 W. & RR..."

April 5, 2002 Food Feature

Hill Country Food & Wine Guide
by Virginia B. Wood & the Cuisines staff
"...Gillespie Country Fruit Grower's Assn., Hwy. 290 W. & RR..."

April 13, 2001 Food Feature

Day Trips
"...County jails on the Texas frontier were often ornate on..."

Feb. 2, 1996 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: August Events Roundup
Tons of Texas travel news for the dog days of summer
"...2018. A sampling site at Cole Park in Nueces County was potentially unsafe for 52 days, more than any..."

Aug. 1, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: January Events Roundup
Kick off 2019 with some Texas travel
"...Mason County Livestock Show and Expo Jan. 4-5, Mason,"

Dec. 29, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: August Events Roundup
Last call for summer fun
"...Other August Events: Blanco County Fair, Aug. 17-20, Johnson City Texas Ranch Roundup,..."

Aug. 14, 2017 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

How Texas Is Texas Wine?
What “Truth in Labeling” means for Texas winemakers and vineyards
"...planted to help the tax base of this little county, which is very rural and very poor," he says...."

April 28, 2017 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Food Events
Fall fundraisers and the Farm & Food Leadership Conference dominate this week's events
"...web. Sat., Sept. 8, 10am-6pm. Fredericksburg Wine Road 290, Gillespie County."

Sept. 7, 2012 Food Column

Naked City
"...and secure Rothgery's release from jail. Rothgery then sued Gillespie County, arguing the county was wrong to deny him..."

Dec. 14, 2007 News Feature

Day Trips
Take a dip in these secret swimming holes.
"...for generations. According to the historical marker at the county road leading off the highway, the limestone riverbed offered..."

July 6, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...better name for this museum would be the Bandera County Attic. It is the Smithsonian Institution of the Hill..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Texas avoided much of the devastation of the Civil War, but not all of it
"...sizable number of German free thinkers who opposed slavery. Gillespie County rejected secession by a vote of 400 to..."

April 22, 2011 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Not Too Peachy
Bad news for Hill Country peach lovers
"...Recent conversations with Gillespie County fruit growers and the county agricultural agent reveal..."

May 26, 2006 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Montana Blues
Great-grandmother Marie died of a broken heart in Billings, Mont.
"...Crow in a big way, especially around Fredericksburg, in Gillespie County – where the word "nigger" can occasionally still..."

May 28, 2004 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

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