February 4th, 2014 by Jeff
A humble man from small beginnings in the Texas Hill Country who went on to command over two million men and women in the Pacific during WWII will be remembered in his childhood home in Fredericksburg, Texas. Join us as an eight foot bronze sculpture of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz will be unveiled and dedicated in the Nimitz Platz on Main Street between the Command Post and the Nimitz Hotel, 340 East Main. The statue was sculpted by Rip Caswell of Troutdale, Oregon, and was commissioned by the Navy Order of the United States. The statue is one of two casted. The other sits on Ford Island, Hawaii overlooking the USS Arizona.
10:30 am. Program is free and open to the public. No seating will be available. Call 830-997-8600 for more information.
January 30th, 2014 by Jeff
Our homeowners are having more difficulties getting home ready for 2 pm check-ins, and have been asking us for several months to move the check in time to 3 pm. Since we do not own or manage the properties, we have changed our check-in time servicewide.
Beginning January 1, 2014, the check-in time at all of our properties will be 3 pm.
If a house is marked clean it may be possible to get an earlier check-in. But we cannot guarantee any early check-ins for any property. We will not be able to release keys to properties until 3 pm.
Thank you for you understanding.
January 27th, 2014 by Jeff
A concert featuring newly composed words and music by area artists. At historic St. Joseph’s Hall, 212 W. San Antonio St. from 3 to 7 pm. Admission by donation.
January 24th, 2014 by Jeff
A seminar on Texas and Gillespie County history during the American Civil War sponsored by the Gillespie County Historical Society, 312 West San Antonio Street. Featuring speakers Dr. John Huddleston, Dan Daniels, Dr. Joseph Luther and Carlos Juenke. Attendance is open to the public. Event to be held in the Historic Sanctuary. Please call for more information. Registration will begin at 8:30 am with the seminar beginning at 9 am.
$25 general admission; $20 for students, teachers and members of the Historical Society. Call 830-997-2835 for more information.
January 23rd, 2014 by Jeff
A full day of Blues of every kind featuring performances by Van Wilks, Malford Milligan, Paula Nelson, Texas Tornados, Nicholas David (from The Voice), Garrett LeBeau and more! The Feedlot will be open for casual fare. All ages welcome, but only the first 400 people will be allowed into the Dance Hall.
2 to 10 pm. $25 per person. Tickets available online.
January 22nd, 2014 by Jeff
The Hill Top Cafe, 10661 N. US Highway 87, and Becker Vineyards invite you to join them for another fabulous vintner dinner. The four course dinner kicks off with a wine reception. Johnny and Brenda Nicholas, proprietors of Hill Top Cafe, and Nichole Bendele from Becker Vineyards will be present to meet and greet guests. Seating is limited. Please make reservations by calling or going online.
5 pm. $75++ per person. Call (830) 997-8922 for information.
January 21st, 2014 by Jeff
Fine pre-1900 Native American artifacts from Texas & other parts of the U.S. will be on display during this event at the Lady Bird Johnson Park’s Pioneer Pavillion – including arrowheads, pottery, trade-era beads, and Indian jewelry.
Food and beverages will be for sale. Admission is $6 per person, and kids under 14 are free. Hours are from 8 am until 4 pm. The Pioneer Pavillion is a 432 Lady Bird Drive in Fredericksburg’s Lady Bird Johnson Park.
January 16th, 2014 by Jeff
Now a travel writer and TV show producer, Jeff Jung is kicking off his national speaking tour back in his hometown of Fredericksburg, Texas, where he was born and raised. In a one-man-show format, Jeff will be talking about his global travels over the past 7 years at Fredericksburg Theater Company’s beautiful Steve W. Shepherd Theater. It’s great for the avid traveler as well as the armchair variety. He’ll share personal, funny travel stories and what he’s learned about life along the way. He’ll also share his travel secrets for getting around for less while having better and deeper travel experiences. There will also be a Kindle giveaway each night for ticket holders.
7:30 pm at the Steve Shephard Theater, 1668 S. US Hwy 87. General admission $29.99 per person. Buy tickets online.
January 15th, 2014 by Jeff
Join Chisholm Trail Winery will release three new wines – the 2012 Belle Starr Blanc du Bois, the Twilight Ride (dry red blend) and the 2008 Almagres Lenoir (port styled wine). The Corrina Rachael Quartet will play jazz tunes from 12:30 to 3:30PM. Plenty of wood-fired pizza available. For more information about any of these events, please call the Winery at (830) 990-2675 or email them at email@example.com.
To visit Chisholm Trail Winery at 2367 Usener Road, follow 290 West from Fredericksburg toward Harper 9 miles from Fredericksburg, turn left onto Usener Road. Follow Usener Road 2.36 miles to Chisholm Trail Winery.