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Texas Hell Week Bicycle Tour 2015 – March 14-21

March 13th, 2015 by Jeff

Daily unsupported bicycle tours of Gillespie County with three distances daily: 40-50 miles, 50-70 miles and 90-100 miles. Headquarters at the Sunset Inn Motel, 900 South Adams. Please visit the website to register or call 806-683-6489 for more information.

Rides start at 9 am each day.

Blues, Bluebonnets & BBQ at Becker Vineyards 2015 – March 14-15

March 12th, 2015 by Jeff

Dr. Becker’s brother is returning with his bluegrass band, The Wood Street Bloodhounds, from Chicago! Join Becker Vineyards for two days of great music, food and wine.

Sat 10 am to 6 pm; Sun noon to 6 pm. Wine tasting fees do apply. 11 miles east on Hwy 290 on Jenscke Lane. Call (830) 644-2681 for more information.

The Hideout Theater performing at Fredericksburg Theater Company – March 14

March 12th, 2015 by Jeff

An all-star lineup of performers will ignite the evening with games, scenes and improvised stories. The very best parts of The Hideout’s award-winning shows performed by award-winning comedians with an improvised musical score. “An honest, wonderful night of theater.” – The Austin Chronicle. At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US Hwy 87. All seats reserved. Tickets available online.

8 pm. $29 adults; $12 youth 17 and under. Call (830) 997-3588 for details.

Texas Hill Country Home & Garden Show – March 14-15

March 11th, 2015 by Jeff

Join us for this 2nd annual event that the whole family is sure to enjoy! Featured speakers include HGTV Star Abby Vasek and Fredericksburg’s own Bill Varney from Urban Herbal. Musical entertainment by The 4 Proches. To be held at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds on Highway 16 South. More information available online.

$5 adults; kids under 17 are free. Saturday 10 am to 4 pm; Sunday 11 am to 3 pm. Call (830) 992-2662 for more information.

Austin Baroque Orchestra & Chorus present “A Cantata by Any Other Name . . .” – March 15

March 11th, 2015 by Jeff

Austin’s period-instrument orchestra and chorus presents a program of sacred and secular baroque music including J. S. Bach’s Jesu, der du meine Seele, Charpentier’s regal Te Deum, and works by Buxtethude, Galuppi and Jerusalem performed on replicas of instruments from the 18th century. To be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 306 West San Antonio.

Informal pre-concert talk begins at 3:30 pm; concert from 4 to 6 pm. Donations gratefully accepted. (512) 912-6827

Spring Break Party at Luckenbach, Texas – March 14

March 10th, 2015 by Jeff

Spring Break with Reckless Kelly, Micky & The Motorcars, and Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros! Saturday Night Concert – Texas Rock-Country-Folk-Soul and the world famous Luckenbach, Texas dance hall, 412 Luckenbach Loop off of RR 1376. Advance tickets and more information available online.

8 pm rain or shine. $20 advance tickets or $25 at the gate; kids 12 and under are free. Call (830) 997-3224 for more information.

Spring Break at Pedernales Brewing Company

March 9th, 2015 by Jeff

Tasting room at Pedernales BrewingPedernales Brewing Company will expand their tasting room hours Friday March 14th and Saturday March 15 from 1:00 to 6:00 PM. And from Monday March 16 to Saturday March 21 from 1 to 6 pm.

Beer is available by the pint for $4, and tour/tasting/glass is $10.

 

Vintage Biplane Rides at Gillespie County Airport – March 9 to 15

March 8th, 2015 by Jeff

The Last Barnstormer is in Fredericksburg, Texas! Don’t miss a ride in this rare 1929 Vintage Biplane. Four people ride together in the front cockpit. This is an original Flying Circus airplane. At the Gillespie County Airport.

$75 per person.

Texas Independence Day at Luckenbach, Texas – March 7

March 3rd, 2015 by Jeff

Luckenbach, Texas celebrates Texas Independence. Official Texas Flag retirement ceremony with Texas Rangers. Starting at noon, Brian Burns and Doug Moreland entertain and present history through music. The Texas Star Trail Ride comes through town around 3 to 4 pm – it’s a sight to behold. Then to end the day, Dusty Britches and The Rhythm Ranch Hands will be in the dancehall at 8 pm and there is no cover charge. For more information, call (830) 997-3224 or (888) 311-8990.

Travis’ Letter – Happy Texas Independence Day

March 2nd, 2015 by Jeff

Commandancy of the Alamo
Bexar, Feby. 24th 1836

To the People of Texas & all Americans in the world —

Fellow citizens & compatriots —

I am besieged by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna —

I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man —

The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken —

I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls —

I shall never surrender or retreat.

Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch —

The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country —

Victory or Death.

William Barret Travis
Lt. Col. Comdt.

P.S. The Lord is on our side — When the enemy appeared in sight we had not three bushels of corn — We have since found in deserted houses 80 or 90 bushels & got into the walls 20 or 30 heads of Beeves.
Travis