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Deadline for Local Texas Tech University Spring Classes-

 Deadline for Spring 2010 registration at Texas Tech University at Fredericksburg is December 1.  Students must apply to Texas Tech University at   Please call 990-2717 for more information and visit

October 23, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Deadline for Local Texas Tech University Spring Classes-


This December, the National Museum of the Pacific War, the Admiral Nimitz Foundation and the Texas Historical Commission will celebrate the Grand Opening of the new George H.W. Bush Gallery with a weekend of ceremonies, entertainment and educational programs, highlighted by the visit of President Bush on the morning of December 7.

The Grand Opening Committee expects upwards of 4,000 visitors will tour the Gallery on December 7, and we are inviting the community to participate in this extraordinary event by volunteering as gallery tour guides and hosts.

Everyone interested in participating as a volunteer tour guide or host is asked to attend one of two orientation sessions in the Grand Ballroom of the Admiral Nimitz Museum – Thursday, November 5 from 5:30 – 7:00pm or Saturday, November 7 from 10:30am – noon. These sessions will introduce volunteers to the schedule of events for the Grand Opening weekend and the specific volunteer opportunities available. These first sessions will be followed by two additional training programs for all those who will serve as tour guides and hosts.

National Museum of the Pacific War launched grand opening website:

October 23, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PACIFIC WAR VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION-

Be Cautious About Giving Info to Census Workers-

 With the U.S. Census process beginning, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a victim of fraud or identity theft. The first phase of the 2010 U.S. Census is under way as workers have begun verifying the addresses of households across the country. Eventually, more than 140,000 U.S. Census workers will count every person in the United States and will gather information about every person living at each address including name, age, gender, race, and other relevant data.

The big question is – how do you tell the difference between a U.S. Census worker and a con artist? BBB offers the following advice: If a U.S. Census worker knocks on your door, they will have a badge, a handheld device, a Census Bureau canvas bag, and a confidentiality notice. Ask to see their identification and their badge before answering their questions. However, you should never invite anyone you don’t know into your home. Census workers are currently only knocking on doors to verify address information.

Do not give your Social Security number, credit card or banking information to anyone, even if they claim they need it for the U.S. Census. REMEMBER, NO MATTER WHAT THEY ASK, YOU REALLY ONLY NEED TO TELL THEM HOW MANY PEOPLE LIVE AT YOUR ADDRESS. While the Census Bureau might ask for basic financial information, such as a salary range, YOU DON’T HAVE TO ANSWER ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATION. The Census Bureau will not ask for Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers, nor will employees solicit donations. Any one asking for that information is NOT with the Census Bureau. AND REMEMBER, THE CENSUS BUREAU HAS DECIDED NOT TO WORK WITH ACORN ON GATHERING THIS INFORMATION. No Acorn worker should approach you saying he/she is with the Census Bureau.

Eventually, Census workers may contact you by telephone, mail, or in person at home. However, the Census Bureau will not contact you by Email, so be on the lookout for Email scams impersonating the Census. Never click on a link or open any attachments in an Email that are supposedly from the U.S. Census Bureau.

For more advice on avoiding identity theft and fraud, visit and This information was provided by Susan Johnson.

October 15, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Be Cautious About Giving Info to Census Workers-


Century 21 Sunset, Realtors is holding a city wide Open House this Saturday and Sunday.   Homes will be open from 1:00 PM TO 3:00 PM each day with agents available to answer all your questions.

The homes that are on Open House are listed below.  If you have any questions about location you may call 830/997-9591.


419 Summit Circle Drive   2 bd, 2.5 bath  $249,500

530 Winding Way  2 bdrm, 2 bath   $229,900

710 Ettie Street    5 bdrm, 5 bath, B&B    $449,000

 707 S. Franklin  2 bdrm, 2 bath     $199,900

 715 Dawn Lane    3 bdrm, 2 bath    $188,000

 313 W. San Antonio   3 bdrm, 2 bath   $279,000

 302 E. Travis  3 bdrm, 2.5 bath   $309,000

112 E. Orchard   2 bdrm, 2 bath   $362,000

 312 E. Hackberry      2 bdrm, 2 bath   $188,500

 901 N. Llano    6 bdrm, 3 bath, guesthouse     $419,000

 204 W. Nimitz   2 bdrm, 2 bath     $185,000

 101 Crestwood   3 bdrm, 3 bath    $263,500

 219 Timberidge Drive   3 bdrm, 2 bath    $289,000

 611 W. Burbank   3 bdrm, 2.5 bath   $249,500

 1201 Kyle   4 bdrm, 2 bath, new      $289,000

 1207 Kyle   3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, new     $279,000

 1206 Nicole    3 bdrm, 2 bath, new     $279,000


 483 ReehWeinheimer    3 bd, 2.5 b  , 4.99 ac     $432,500

( US Hwy 290W to Reeh Weinheimer, home on left)

 709 Royal Oaks Loop   3 bd, 2 b, 2.30 ac       $424,500

(Hwy 290W, to Armory Rd, to Royal Oaks Loop, property on left)

 549 Smith Road       5 bd, 3.5 b, 3.86 ac     $539,000

(Hwy 16S, to Liveoak Road, right on Post Oak, left on Smith rd, property entrance at end of Smith Road)

 731 Baethge Blvd  3 bd, 2 b, 1.02 ac       $118,000

(Hwy 290E, to Cain City Rd, right on Baethge Blvd. property on right)


OPEN SUNDAY 1:00 TO 3:00

 142 Stoneledge     3 bdrm, 3.5 bath      $550,000

(Hwy 16N, left on Ellebracht, right on Amberstone, right on Stoneledge, home on left)

 461 Knopp School Road    3 bd, 3 bath, 22.24 ac    $725,000

(Hwy 16N, right on Knopp School Road, property on left)

October 14, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, OCT. 17TH AND SUNDAY OCT. 18TH


FTC PRESENTS “PIANORAMA”- The Fredericksburg Theater Company presents Johnny Nicholas and guests Sunday, October 4 from 6:00 – 9:00pm at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, Highway 87 South. Cost is $25 per person. Please call 888/669-7114 for tickets and visit

FTC PRESENTS “NUNSENSE II, THE SECOND COMING”- The Fredericksburg Theater Company production of “Nunsense II, The Second Coming” starts October 9 – October 25. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Cost is $20 for adults and $5.50 for 18 and under. Please call 888/669-7114 and visit for ticket information.

October 1, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on FTC PERFORMANCES IN OCTOBER