Fredericksburg, Texas!

Fredericksburg, Texas!  

Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce:

542 Winding Way Court (Hwy. 16 South:  from & Cookie Althaus’ recommendation)

beloved, close-knit, tourist attraction   10,500 people     Things to Do: & City site: & & &  Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center at 302 East Austin St.; also, Newcomers’ Out to Dinner Nights: & 830-990-8128

Texas Hill Country Community Foundation, www.CommunityFoundation.Net & Paul@CommunityFoundation.Net & 830-896-8811 & 830-343-7712.  Presentation at Kerrville Noon Rotary, 2-26-’14.

Animal Services: & FBG Animal Control:  830-997-1907 & emergency:  830-997-7585

Veterinarians on Hwy. 16 South near WindCrest via Liz Althaus: Laird Laurence, DVM 830-997-9576 & Betty on Mondays for answers;  Dr. Curtis Eckhart on Llano Hwy. 16 North & Pedernales Veterinary Clinic on 290 East — 1  mi. east of Wal-Mart:  Dr. Pat O’Neill, John Metzger & Neil Eckard via Chi & PAWS advocate Liz Althaus.

Leadership Gillespie County application due in Aug. 10, 2015:  

Foster kids’ champions:  LizBAlt@Verizon.Net;  former Principal & TTU Student-Teacher coordination Mary Jo Brooker:;  R. Sanford:;


prospective driver(s) to airport & eye appointments:  Patrick & Gale Grivvin with Community-Needs Council; 3 cats including cat “Alice”

Stagecoach Shuttle Service at 210 Frederick Rd.  78624 & & 830-385-7722  |  fax: 830-997-8044 & map  directions  Visit Site … & airport service to Austin & San Antonio.Round-trip rate to Austin @$120 & to San Antonio @$100; plus, $25 per-hour charge for the driver to wait for your return; plus, a possible adjustment to this rate if it is further than our normal locations.

 Also:  Greyhound Bus:  1-800-231-2222
 Opthalmologist Dr. Steven R. Smith at 7200 North Mopac, Suite 200; Austin  78731; 512-241-1806 (FAX 512-623-7892)

Retina surgeons:  Dr. Lina Marouf Cleland & Dr. Timothy Cleland at Medical Center, 9910 Huebner Rd., Suite 100;  San Antonio  78240; 210-615-7600 (FAX  210-615-8505); & Downtown:  315 N. San Saba, Suite 924; 78207; 210-615-7600

from Judy Hickerson:  Opthalmologist in Fredericksburg Anne Pluenneke at 830-997-6535

ROTARY  Morning, Noon & Night!  

Mondays, noon at Fredericksburg Inn & Suites, 201 S. Washington in Barons Creek Room

Tuesdays, 6:45p  new club, K-Bob’s Restaurant on no. side of East Main St.

Thursdays, 6:45a at Denny’s, 1035 S. Hwy. 16 across from The Hill Country Memorial  Hospital

through PDG Roger Sepulveda:  Rotarians:  radio-station owner & Paul Harris Society / Mr. & Mrs. Randy McQuay formerly of Midland

through PDG Ted Holder:  Rotarians PDG Wayne & Sharon Massey


Wednesdays, noon

Thursdays, 7a, Cracker Barrel Restaurant, 2110 Sidney Baker Rd.; several Lions Clubs & TEXAS LIONS CAMP:  4100 San Antonio Hwy.; 830-896-8500]


5 meetings in Fredericksburg /FBG

1.  MONDAYS at 6:30p  Serenity AFG at St. Barnabas Church, 601 West Creek & 830-990-7546 or 830-456-5015

2.  TUESDAYS at noon  Al-Anon at the United Methodist Church on North Llano St. in Room 11

3.  1st Tues. at 6:30p  Alcoholics Anonymous speaker’s meeting at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church fellowship hall on 601 W. Creek Ave.

4.  WEDNESDAYS at 6p  Adult Children of Alcoholics at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 601 West Creek & 830-990-7546 or 830-456-5015

5.  FRIDAYS at 6:30p  Serenity AFG discussion at St. Barnabas Church, 601 West Creek & 830-990-7546 or 830-456-5015

7 meetings in KERRVILLE

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 135 Methodist Encampment, 830-456-1901 on MONDAYS at noon.

1st United Methodist Church, Room 205, 321 Thompson Dr. on WEDNESDAYS at noon; Open, Discussion, Literature, Newcomers: 830-257-5576

1st Baptist Church, Room 222; 625 Washington St.; 830-896-2609 on WEDNESDAYS at 6p Espanol

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 135 Methodist Encampment; 830-895-4124 on WEDNESDAYS at 6:30p

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 135 Methodist Encampment, 830-257-6972 on WEDNESDAYS at 8p* Alateen at same time

1st United Methodist Church, Room 205, 321 Thompson Dr.: 830-257-7603 on FRIDAYS at noon, Closed, Discussion, Literature, Newcomers

La Hacienda Outreach Bldg. at 429 Earl Garrett St. (park on left side of bldg. or on street): 830-896-2497 on SUNDAYS at 6p, Open, Wheel-Chair accessible

Fredericksburg lies in the very center of the Texas Hill Country, a geographic area that spans all or parts of 15 counties in central Texas & encompassing roughly 10,000 square miles. This historic town, settled by Germans in 1846, is roughly 70 miles west of Austin, the  state capital, & approximately 65 miles northwest of San Antonio, home to the legendary Alamo.  The cities of Austin, San Antonio & Fredericksburg form an almost-perfect triangle in the  heart of Texas.

Low crime rate, low taxes & low utility costs, as well as proximity to metropolitan areas, makes it an ideal location to live in & do business.  … high quality of life, low cost of living, & an educated, skilled workforce to produce precision machines & parts, clothing, food products, furniture, aircraft repair, wood products, feeds & sporting equipment.

The charm & heritage of Fredericksburg & the scenic hills of Gillespie County have turned this area into one of the top small-town tourism destinations in Texas. Visitors enjoy eating at 60+ restaurants, visiting 15+ shops & stores & attending 60+ festivals & special events throughout the year. Wineries, state parks, day spas, a municipal golf course, antique & art galleries, museums & historic sites offer a variety of activities for all age groups.

Fredericksburg and Gillespie County are in the heart of the Texas Hill Country that has abundant sunshine & mild winters. Gillespie County boundaries include approximately 1,055 miles & 675,200 acres. Elevations range from 1,100 to 2,250 feet above sea level with the higher elevation bringing County residents cooler summer nights.  The County is primarily plateaus & hills covered with cedar, oak & other timber with the landscape broken by the spring-fed Pedernales River. There are 57 types of soils ranging from shallow soil to deep sand with 573,000 acres used for agriculture & 82 percent of that dedicated to rangeland.  The winters are mild with the average January maximum temperature 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The average daily August temperature is 95 degrees.  The annual average rainfall in Gillespie County is 27.44 inches with the most rainfall normally in April and May and again in June and September.  Prevailing winds are southerly with smog relatively unknown. Gillespie County receives about 62 percent of the total possible sunshine annually.

Lodging options include 1,000+ hotel/motel rooms, 325+ bed & breakfast/guesthouse locations & six RV parks.

Education     … many national merit scholar winners & finalists.   Fredericksburg ISD has an extensive adult and community education programs in rural Texas which translates into wide community support for schools as well as delivering basic, technical and personal interest classes to adult learners. These programs are being expanded to include accredited college level academic, vocational and technical courses.  In addition to a college-accredited Nursing School, there are several private schools in the county offering alternative-education options.  The Hill Country University Center is an academic partnership among several schools offering several bachelors degrees as well as masters & two PhD programs. The partners include Austin Community College, Texas Tech University, Angelo State University & Concordia University.

Austin Community College offers dual credit courses & core curriculum for students seeking a college degree & LVN, RN & ADN nursing programs. Texas Tech University (TTU) at Fredericksburg, a recognized higher education teaching site, offers upper-division undergraduate courses leading to a Bachelor of General Studies, BS in Multidisciplinary Studies (Teaching) & graduate degree programs in Educational Leadership & many others. The School of Nursing at TTU Health Science Center offers online undergraduate & graduate degree programs in nursing including BSN & MSN.  Angelo State University offers Masters Degrees in Guidance & Counseling, Curriculum & Instruction & Student Development & Leadership in Higher Education.

no indoor pet-number limit as long as pets are well-cared for:  annual rabies + lifetime city license @$25 (hoarding discouraged) per Evonne Gerhart with Animal Control:  M-F:  9:30a-4p; 830-997-1907

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 2981 South Hwy. 16, 10a-4pM-F with Tina Pruitt [806-990-9085] & 6 board members.  6-space official rental & Thrift Store funding sources    Trudy Brune Hill Country SPCA  2981 Highway 16 South Fredericksburg, TX  78624   830-990-9085  The Hill Country SPCA is the only non-profit, no-kill animal shelter providing services to the Texas Hill Country.  Our funding comes strictly from donations, grants & fundraising events.  We are not supported by tax dollars.  Because every single animal has value, the Hill Country SPCA is dedicated to:  Preventing cruelty & neglect of domesticated animals in the Texas Hill Country; Reducing the number of homeless & unwanted companion animals; Eliminating euthanasia of unwanted animals; Fostering responsible pet ownership; Providing shelter & placement services for homeless & unwanted animals.  The Hill Country SPCA was chartered as a 501c3 nonprofit organization in the state of Texas in October 1997.  Also, education; 6 large-dog runs  Spay-Neuter program @$5K/yr.;  25 dogs & 25 cats; 5 veterinarians participate with discounted / free, low-cost spay-neuter program; end-of-March Patti’s Party; outreach throughout & to Kerr County, Kendall County; towns of Mason, Brady & Uvalde

PAWS for cats:  Spay-Neuter & Trap / Neuter / Release programs via Bonnie:  830-990-1018

Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital   2013 Highway 87 North Fredericksburg, TX  78624   830-997-7643
 The Pet Nannies located at 78624; phone:  830-990-8866.  Loving & compassionate care for furry-family members in the comfort of their own home since 1996.  …. team of mature, responsible adults who are committed to providing the best-possible, loving care for your pets.  … pet-CPR certified & experienced at giving medications & insulin injections.  … experts at exercising & walking dogs of all sizes.  Young or old, trained or not, your pets are safe with The Pet Nannies.    map  |  directions
Pedernales Animal Welfare Society  Fredericksburg, TX  78624  830-990-1018
SPCAA Holly Harrington, 721 Brehmer Lane; FBG, TX 79624; 830-997-5458:  MyOwnChef@BeeCreek.Net through Country Schools Champion Jane Woellhof

Helpful folks in Fredericksburg

www.AlthausAcresAuction.comTrenton Cornehl’s mother & step-father Dudley Althaus, Real Estate Broker at 830-997-7862 & 830-456-1083, c; & ranch:  830-685-3226 offered round-trip transportation to eye appointments in Austin & San Antonio; & their friends:  Trenton’s dad, plumber; Pat McGowan, JD, City Attorney, to help with closing on real estate:  830-990-4315; Gwen Fullbrook on 421 E. Main St. 78624 & 830-456-2623 & 830-997-9211 (fax: 830-997-7557) for home mortgage.  Cookie’s friends Melanie & Don Corbett whose beloved dog died 9-’14:

DISH TV Network (DVR & DVD machine), Verizon internet & phone: & 830-992-9255, c. & 830-997-4507, o.

Friends since my Austin years circa 1996:  Judy & Bob Hickerson: & & 806-990-9589 & 806-543-3926 & 830-990-9538, h. offer for me to stay in their upstairs bedroom when I’m house-hunting; & their contacts:  Regina Rosenwinckle [].  from Hwy. 87:  2 mi. NW of FBG:  turn left on Balcones Dr. (which comes up very suddenly as you climb a sweeping left-hand turn on Hwy. 87 — just after the speed limit drops to 55 MPH:  Kramer’s Hunting Store on right-hand side of road; turning onto Balcones Dr. requires a left turnoff about 150 degrees.  After the turn, follow Balcones to the top of the hill; at the top, keep right:  do not turn left onto Suniland; follow Balcones on the top of the hill until you come to the last house on the right before a cul-de-sac.  If you pass Hickersons’ house, you’ll soon reach a cul-de-sac & circle back.  Park on the lower lot beside the garage.

… friends of other friends:  Karen W.:  WayWolf@CTESC.Net;; LaVerne C.:  Cren59@CTESC.Net; Leslie: MizBish@CTESC.Net; Mary Jane Thomas:; Nancy D.:;; Robin:; Sara:  SAllerkamp@BeeCreek.Net;; Jan:  JHolley@Hughes.Net; Becky H.:; Berlee:; Betsy:;; Elaine Capers:; Joanne Richard:;

Patsy & Dick Felter’s NM baseball friends Joann & Buddy Meador:  ?830-997-4599?

founder FBG Morning Rotary & United Methodist Church’s Wounded Warrior volunteer Sharon Massey & PDG Wayne Massey (Mon., Noon Rotary) through PDG Ted Holder; 1105 Ave.
A.; 997-9022

Judy Underwood Henry’s sister Gwynne Underwood Juett: 830-997-9910, h. & 830-992-0692, c. through Judy & through Kathleen Mawe from Denver

Dr. Michel Shami’s friends Mary Ellen & Dr. Terrell:  4957 Morris Ranch Rd.; 990-0705

Peggy Hannon:  830-990-2431; Realtor Jenny Neffendorf [] & 830-456-3551 (husband on University Center board, retired city manager & City Council member); Realtor Doug Gray [830-456-9130]; Realtor Carole Reed & 830-992-9446.

Sherrie Carter Davis’ Hamlin High School, ’73 friend VelANNE Rowland Howle: & 830-998-5366

from Dr. June Hogue:  Julie & Mark Duncan at 2329 Summit Forest, Fredericksburg  78624 & 830-990-0962 & 806-441-9864;

from Austin Comadre Dr.  Comadre writer & Austin Community College teacher moved to FGB circa 2011-2012; her husband is editor of local newspaper

through Donna & Ron Chandler:

through Rotarian Baird Helfrich, MD: medical-school friend Dr. Max & Kathy Webel:  970-531-3775

through  Caryn Clemmons’ phone number:  806-239-7237

through Metropolitan LubbockRotarianBill Morris, CPA:  Vicki & Rotarian Carl Luckenbach formerly with the Rotary Club of Lubbock

through Elyn & Ken Patterson:  Shelby Beer, JD & “adopted another cat” tee shirt from with Hudson & Taylor, The Corner Store, 101 E. Main St. & 830-997-8870 & 830-997-8869

through Tommy Segner:  Rosemary & Dick “Estafson:”  owners of The Herb Farm & Airport Hotel (? & Hangar?)

Helping me to relocate to Fredericksburg:  Curtis & Dennis Brown:  806-792-2737; 7435 82nd St.; P.O. Box 61745, Lubbock  79464; C&D Moving Service:  3Bees@ATT.Net

Chamber of Commerce > Getting Around and Here


Highways    10, 23 miles   Highways Serving Fredericksburg: 3  Federal Highways: US 87, US 290 State: TX 16
San Antonio International Airport – 70 miles  Airlines: Aerolitorial, American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Mexicana Northwest, Southwest, Sky West, United                                                  Non-Stop Service to 32 destinations.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport – 86 miles Airlines: American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Northwest, Southwest United, US Airways                                                  Non-Stop Service to 30 destinations.

Interstate Carriers: 2    Intrastate Carriers: 4     Local Terminals: 2     Highway Bus Service: Yes     Carrier Service: Yes

Lubbock Chi Omega alumna & 806-790-7142 & 806-401-0600? & 806-793-0703; recommended Fredericksburg realtor Charlie Kiehne

Lubbock painter whose friend has a fishing lodge near Fredericksburg — in case I need to verify painting or other bids for house repair:  Paul Hunton at 806-928-2840

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