Archive for the ‘Fredericksburg’ Category

Leadership Kerr & Leadership Gillespie County

Ask about applying for Leadership Kerr &/or for being a Leadership Kerr presenter (about the Community Foundation) for “Community Infrastructure Day” or some other related topics.

And here’s the Website for Leadership Gillespie with application deadline:  Leadership Gillespie County:    During my LGC year (ending May 2016), Paul & I co-presented via a taped interview – about the Community Foundation … during our all-day Community Infrastructure Day.

 As I understand it – because you / the Community Foundation have offices in Kerrville & in FBG:  you are eligible to apply for each of the year-long Leadership-training classes.  Even though one or both programs may say that successful applicants must have lived in the county for at least 12 mos., I’ve seen selection committees make exceptions … based on individual applicants’ pervasive community-wide job relevance.


Brand new, electric recliner / rocker @$1,600:

My husband Doug had bought his mother a brand new, electric  recliner/rocker for her to use in her new assisted-living quarters. As you know, she didn’t get to go there.  So if you are interested in knowing more about this recliner, just let me know.   The recliner/rocker is still wrapped in plastic.  The leather color is off-white with pecan-finished arms.  We tried taking it back to the furniture store, but they said that we had it too long for them to refund our money.  The asking price is $1600.  If you know of anyone who might be interested in this piece of furniture, please forward this email to them.     Thanks for the help,  Susan


Leadership Gillespie County 2017 project: Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park Revitalization Project

Help us create a safe & enjoyable access to the beautiful Live Oak Creek River for generations to come!  $10K-$15K estimated cost.

We welcome your donations of money, materials & sweat-equity volunteers:

Your cash &/lor your check(s) payable to FBG Chamber of Commerce, % LGC 2017 Project;  306 E. Austin St., FBG, TX  78624

&/or your credit card at

&/or volunteer &/or offer your in-kind services through

&/or Like us on Facebook:  Leadership Gillespie County 2017



  1. Create an updated & natural eco-system for the FBG community
  2. Restore the location to make it more accessible & fun for family & friends.
  3. Promote an overall greater outdoor, social & physical space for the public, community & tourists.

directions to reception for Tom Hutton: 362 Kruse Hill Dr., FBG, TX

Reception for Tom Hutton:362 Kruse Hill Dr., FBG, TX

North on Olive street or FM 1631 for 5+ miles. Turn left on Sultemeir-Moellering Rd. & follow it to the entrance of Cool Water Ranch subdivision which is well marked.  Turn right into subdivision following the road to the first left turn which is Kruse Hill Dr. Go to the end, & there we are. There is limited parking at top of hill,  but you may park down below if steps don’t bother you.

Pioneer Pavilion at Lady Bird Park SW of Fredericksburg, TX — for group events

Pioneer Pavilion at Lady Bird Park SW of Fredericksburg, TX for group events:

the Pioneer Pavilion reserved for the Rotary Club meeting on May 5, 2017.  Nonprofits receive a 50% discount off the full rate of  $625 with a $500 deposit.  So the deposit of $250 would be due at this time to hold the reservation & then the rental fee of $312.50 is due 2 weeks before the event.  We will refund the deposit approximately 2 weeks after your event.

Andrea Warren, Parks & Recreation Director, City of Fredericksburg; & 830-997-7521

Imagine a place where hungry kids are fed, elderly men & women receive care
& attention, abuse victims find refuge & families in need are empowered
through financial support & counseling.     It’s possible in our Gillespie County Community!  Hill Country Community Needs Council   830-997-9576   Info@NeedsCouncil.org

Deliver items to the Needs Council Office, 1904 N. Llano, by the 7th of each ensuing month. 9a-5p

How you can be part of this mission each month:
October: Collect/Donate Stuffed Animals for Children of families escaping abuse
November: Collect/Donate small heaters with safety tip over switch for warmth
December: Adopt families and donate gifts during the holidays
January: Collect/Donate blankets for warmth
February: Visit and deliver care baskets to seniors
March: Collect/Donate food for the: Food for Kids Program
April: Collect/Donate Household and laundry supplies
May: Collect/Donate children’s books
June: Collect/Donate school supplies
July: Collect/Donate backpacks
August: Collect/Donate health & beauty products
September: Collect/Donate Coats

The Hill Country Community Needs Council offers the following services in Gillespie County:
• Case Management / Financial Assistance
• Counseling & Family Violence Support
• Food 4 Kids
• Help a Senior (HAS)
• Medical Transportation
• Angel Tree & Christmas Families
• School Supplies


The Needs Council relies on donations from the local community to serve the 3,000 men, women and children in Gillespie County who seek assistance each year.

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Location of Camp Verde General Store, TX — near FBG & Kerrville in SW Texas, USA


11-mi. directions from Kerrville:  from Sidney Baker St. south / SH 16, turn left onto SH 173 towards Bandera. In 11.05 mi. turn left onto East Verde Creek Road.

36-mi. directions from Fredericksburg: Go southwest on SH 16/S 22.1 Miles to Kerrville. Turn left onto Loop 534 / Veterans Hwy. & travel 4.3 mi.  Turn left onto SH  173 / Bandera Hwy. Travel 9.1 mi. &  turn left onto East Verde Creek Road.
Camp Verde General Store:  830-634-7722   285 Camp Verde Road East;  Camp Verde, TX

Youth-Robotics program in Fredericksburg, TX

Youth Robotics program in Fredericksburg, TX:

Workforce Development contacts in the FBG & KVL, TX, geographical area

Workforce Development contacts in the FBG & KVL, TX, geographical area:  830-257-3171

Drusilla.Dommert@TWC.State.TX.US;; Margarita.Ellenwood@TWC.State.TX.US


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College & university admissions recruiters

e-addresses of college & university admissions recruiters’ e-addresses … ready to copy-&-paste into “bcc” area of your invitations for them to participate in your school’s / school districts college night(s).  Suggestions for your consideration:  ask them to send FB messages, posters, fliers, cheer squads, their mascot(s) & their current students to talk with your students.  

Be sure to cue the student athletes to let your students know that they are college/ university are also students at their college or university … & to explain to your junior high &/or high school why it’s important to do well academically in high school, to do well academically in college … ask the athletes to talk about their various academic majors, what they plan to do for a living after college / after their sports careers — that they are required to make good grades before & during college.

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for sale: 1964 Ford Mustang & Jaguar for sale in Fredericksburg, TX. Contact or 830-456-8797

1964 Ford Mustang & Jaguar for sale in Fredericksburg, TX: or 830-456-8797 

1964 Ford Mustang:  not a “show room” only vehicle, or “trailer queen”, but one that I drive probably once every two weeks.  Typically, I take it into Fredericksburg to the coffee shop or very occasionally to the grocery store.  The fellow who restored the car bought it in May of 2002; when he had it appraised in July of 2003, the odometer read 44,444.  Now, it’s just over 50,000, for an average of about 521 miles per year.  I purchased the car on 6/27/2009, when the mileage was 46,885.   So, I’ve put on about the same per-year mileage.

An appraisal was performed by D.H. Auto Appraisals, specifically by Don Henderson.  His notes are that “the car is a very recent (2003) and excellent restoration of an all original car.  Everything has been restored back to the original where needed.  Workmanship is outstanding.”  I would add, however, that there were a few upgrades that 64 1/2s did not have, to wit: a pony interior, dual exhausts, fog lights, GT light bar, a rear valence panel, and a “cobra dress up kit”.

The Warranty data is: 5R08D101078.  It is a D code, 289/4barrel convertible.  It was built on July 21, 1964 in San Jose, California. The other plate information is: 76AD8621G7116.  Originally it was “Dynasty Green”, but was completely repainted in 2004 as “Rangoon Red”.  Where do they get these names?

The car has power steering, automatic transmission, original AC, power top, bucket seats, etc.

The original owner of the car later moved to Houston, Texas.  The restorer of the vehicle, Leland Landry, purchased it in Houston.  Leland is an interesting guy; he’s in his 80’s and restores cars as a hobby.  This is something he’s done for years, but now he has to “sub out” the work due to issues with his age.  He kept a notebook of all work done on the car, and by whom (receipts) as well as a CD with pictures taken during each phase of restoration.

He entered the car in the Mustang Club of Houston Auto Show in Fall 2004, where it was the “Class Winner”.  He also entered the car in the larger Houston AutoRama at the George R. Brown Convention Center in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.  Each year it won “Outstanding in Class“.  I have these awards with me.  The car is garaged here in Fredericksburg and is in outstanding shape.  As an aside, I have taken it out on the open road several times, once to San Antonio and several times to Comfort.  Leland also had it on the road occasionally.  While I’ve only had it  on the Interstate once, I may have hit 100 mph while day dreaming.  May have.  This car not only looks great, it runs as though it were new.  Normally when I’m behind the wheel I’m driving the speed limit, of course……


Phi Theta Kappa academic-honor society of Central Texas College worldwide

Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society of Central Texas College worldwide — with CTC sites in Fredericksburg & Marble Falls, Texas.  Sponsor & 254-616-3307.  CTC-FBG connection:  Mark  Pollett:

Phi Theta Kappa is a nationally known honor society for students who have achieved a standard set up by their local chapter.  Phi Thea Kappa membership guarantees access to more benefits than any other student organization at Central Texa College.

As a member, a CTC Phi Theta Kappan will be recognized with the Golden Key membership pin, membership certificate & identification card, notation of membership on the CTC diploma & transcripts & the privilege of wearing regalia at graduation, that showcases the graduating CTC student as a PTK member.  Membership provides exclusive access to on-line benefits including an e-Scholarship Directory — that lists information about scholarships designated exclusively for PTK members;& that provides letters of recommendation for scholarship & employment.

To become a member of the Sigma Iota chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Central Texas College, a student must meet the following requirements:

  1.  Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.50 (out of 4.0) & maintain a 3.50 GPA following the induction.
  2. 2.  Complete at least 30 semester-credit hours with 12 of those credit hours from CTC
  3. 3.  Enroll in at least six semester-credit hours for the current term

For students who think that they meet the minimum requirements & would like to join, please contact the CTC faculty mentor  Please include your mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, full name & CTC student identification number.

Students who qualify will receive a reply e-mail in mid-October or mid-March with an acceptance letter , instructions about completing the application for induction & instructions on paying the one-time dues of $60.

Fredericksburg, TX: school contacts

Fredericksburg, TX:  Schools’ contacts:

Superintendent / Rotary Club of FBG Morning:  Dr. Eric Wright:

FBG Elementary School on far No. Adams St.:  Principal Monica Ward:; Lori Maxcey:; Olga Peacock:  4th grade-level representative for FES (Dr. Eric Wright, Supt. of Fredericksburg School District; in “my” Rotary Club of FBG Morning):  a visionary, effective leader, sincerely friendly, approachable & an all-around good guy:  everyone loves him.  His father was a school superintendent & a Rotarian.  His mother recently had surgery to correct her childhood bout with polio – hence Eric’s deep interest in helping  Rotary International End Polio Now campaign.  Another thing about Eric is that he has formed a multi-school-district consortium — for mutually beneficial, education-enriching contacts, so Eric will have folks’ contact information & friendships within & among surrounding school districts – if Alice’s son wants to ask him about those contacts.

Former FISD supt. Dr. Marc Williamson (, who is a board member with TX Educ. Agency’s “Education Service Region 13:  (a very, very big deal), that provides the political power to make systematic educational-reform changes for ALL school districts in the Greater Austin (including FBG) geographical area.  Marc will also have endless contacts & wise (& hilarious) advice about which school districts to contact — & which not to contact.  – if Alice’s son wants to ask him about those contacts.

Dr. will have first-hand experience & opinions about all of the local & surrounding school districts – including contacts for each school / school district.

extremely wise, experienced, trust-worthy person … to chat informally & confidentially about any & everything school-related, I would talk with my
FBG Morning Rotary friend Della Zey, a reading teacher at FBG Elementary School (in the no. Llano St. / Adams St. area of FBG):  DellaZ@BeeCreek.Net

Misc. private school contacts – who can guide Alice’s son along the how-to-meet folks & various procedures or local habits … to make himself available for teaching position(s) route:

St. Mary’s School, 202 S. Orange St., FBG; 830-997-3914 (sole phone # for school & all teachers, staff, administrators):  Principal John “Main” & 4th grade teacher Debbie Klein:  830-998-1645: not much of an e-mail user;

Heritage School / private, liberal-arts K-12, I think; 310 Smokehouse Rd.; 830-997-6597 & 4th-grade teacher Kerri Zschappel [pronounced “Chapel”]


Monarch Trophy Studio, San Antonio: LGC Class of 2016

Monarch Trophy Studio

16227 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78232
P 210-344-3777 – F 210-341-4906
Toll Free: 800-364-7903
Store Hours Monday – Friday 8:30 – 6:00
Saturday 9:00 – 2:00