PHOTOS: Holidays come marching into Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania
Spotsylvania's Courthouse area, and later downtown Fredericksburg, were full of festive sights and sounds on Saturday as the two localities held their annual Christmas parades. The festive processions returned tofredericksburg.com
Downtown Greens meets fundraising goal, can move forward with purchase of Braehead buffer
Fredericksburg’s community garden, Downtown Greens, has met its $750,000 fundraising goal and will begin the process to purchase a 52-acre property in the city, which it plans to use tofredericksburg.com
Undefeated Brennan battles Lake Travis in fourth round; Navarro meets Cuero in rematch of Week 4 thriller; Alamo Heights in midst of deepest playoff run since 2013
Week 4 of the high school football playoffs features a clash of undefeated 2A titans, while Brennan and Alamo Heights put their 13-0 records on the line against Lake Travis and Liberty Hill.
No. 3 Johnson opens playoff run against No. 8 New Braunfels; BGC Roadtrip features Somerset vs. Fredericksburg; Three games to watch in Bi-District round
KSAT 12's Big Game coverage kicks off the 2021 playoffs with some great matchups in the Bi-District round, including No. 3 Johnson vs. No. 8 New Braunfels.
Brennan, Steele, Johnson and Alamo Heights all finish 10-0; Carrizo Springs secures first undefeated season since 1984; Davila leads Poteet to district title
At the end of the regular season, six teams from the greater San Antonio area finish with undefeated records: Brennan, Steele, Johnson, Alamo Heights, Shiner and Carrizo Springs.
Texas lawmaker who was in DC during insurrection refuses to release his state emails from early January
AUSTIN, Texas – A Texas state representative from Fredericksburg has refused a request from the KSAT 12 Defenders to release public emails from the dates surrounding his trip to Washington, D.C., to attend a President Donald Trump rally. Under Texas law, email inboxes maintained by taxpayer-funded government agencies, including the Texas Legislature, are public. Biedermann’s chief of staff, Karin Dyer, responded to the request in late January claiming the office had nothing responsive to release. Coincidentally, on Jan. 6, Biedermann received an email from Abbott naming a person from his district to the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists. AdThe Defenders have filed a complaint against Biedermann’s office with the attorney general’s office over the refusal to release the emails.
HIGHLIGHTS: Boerne girls advance to UIL State Tournament for the first time in 21 years
SAN ANTONIO – Junior Jordyn Lemm keyed a fourth quarter rally by scoring 10 straight points, and for the first time since the turn of the millenium, the Boerne girls basketball team is heading to the UIL State Tournament.
Momday Monday: Mom’s meal starters make dinner easy & flavorful
Fredericksburg – With the busy balance of working and making dinner, this line from Fischer & Wieser is helping make your next family meal easy as two steps:Mom’s Texas Chili1. brown the meat2. add the meal starter (Texas Chili)3. simmer for 10 - 15 minutes4. add your toppingsSuggestions: pour over chili dogs, frito pie or have it in a bowl topped with cheese and sour creamThe newest Mom’s meal starters include Tikki Masala, Apple Bourbon Pulled Pork, General TSO and Texas Chili, but they also sell Bolognese, Pot Roast and wood-fired pizza sauce, among many others. You can purchase online by clicking here or purchase this line at H-E-B Central Market. If you you like to make the trip to Fredericksburg, Das Peach Haus has all of these, plus many more sauces, wines and beautiful scenery too. You can also sign-up for cooking classes at Das Peach Haus, just click here.
Hill Country power outages pass two weeks, some could be out into a third
AdThe original rain and ice storm that began on Thursday, Feb. 11, knocked out power to 10,000 to 12,000 meters, Loth estimated. At its peak, Loth said, about 35,000 of 43,000 CTEC meters had no power. By Sunday, Feb. 21, Loth said CTEC was in its “rebuild” stage, meaning it couldn’t restore power without rebuilding something. AdThe downed power lines and poles are in hard-to-reach places, too, with bulldozers sometimes required to pull the trucks where they’re needed. Every mile of CTEC’s rural power lines serves just a handful of power meters.
Trump supporters stage peaceful rally in Fredericksburg
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas – A crowd of more than 100 people gathered in front of the Gillespie County Courthouse in Fredericksburg Wednesday in support of President Donald Trump. The crowd held flags and signs as they watched Trump’s speech in Washington D.C. and the debate in Congress over the tallying of electoral college votes. Unlike the scene in D.C., though, the rally in Fredericksburg remained peaceful. One, organized by the Fredericksburg Tea Party and another, by Rozanna Sasko, who said she and her husband had placed an ad in the newspaper. Collier said she was concerned about what might happen in Washington D.C., but did not expect issues in Gillespie County should President-elect Joe Biden take office as expected.
San Antonio, surrounding areas are getting thousands of COVID-19 vaccines this week. Here’s where they’re going.
Dozens of hospitals, urgent care clinics and H-E-B pharmacies in Bexar County are slated to receive 30,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine this week. Made by Moderna, the vaccine requires two doses like the already approved Pfizer vaccine. The Moderna vaccine was endorsed by a government advisory panel on Thursday in a 20-0 vote. Some rural areas that had been waiting for word on when they would receive shipments will be included in week 2, data shows. Last week, nearly 30,000 doses of the Pfizer-made vaccine were shipped to San Antonio-area hospitals and military bases.
Investigation underway after 2 found dead in apartment fire, Fredericksburg police say
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas – Two people were found dead in a Fredericksburg apartment after it caught fire on Sunday, Fredericksburg police said. Officials said the fire happened around 5:10 a.m. at the Ten19 Apartments, located in the 1000 block of Friendship Lane. The City of Fredericksburg Fire Department and Police... Posted by Fredericksburg Texas Police Department on Sunday, November 22, 2020Once it was safe enough for firefighters and police officers to make entry into the apartment, they found the two bodies. It’s unclear how the fire started and the State Fire Marshal’s Office was called to the scene to investigate. Related: Man found unresponsive with multiple stab wounds on homeowner’s front porch, police say
Fredericksburg ranks as second most charming Southern small town, travel website says
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas – The city of Fredericksburg is being recognized for its signature southern charm. Big 7 Travel, a travel website, listed Fredericksburg as the second most charming southern small town out of 25 others in one of its recent reports. Beaufort, South Carolina claimed the top spot as the most charming southern small town, followed by Fredericksburg and Gatlinburg, Tennessee in third. The report took into account history of the cities, landscapes, and the overall sense of community each of these small, southern towns have to offer. Fredericksburg was deemed as one of the most “adorable small towns in the Lone Star State,” the travel website said.
KSAT 12’s Top 12: Week 8
SAN ANTONIO – See what teams made the cut in KSAT 12′s Top 12 for Week 8 of high school football. CLASS 1A-4ARank Team Record 12 La Vernia 5-2 11 Hondo 5-1 10 Devine 5-1 9 Fredericksburg 4-2 8 Cornerstone 5-1 7 D’Hanis 4-0 6 Boerne 4-2 5 Jourdanton 6-1 4 Comfort 6-1 3 Wimberley 6-1 2 Yoakum 5-0 1 Poth 5-0CLASS 5A & 6ARank Team Record 12 Johnson 2-0 11 Brackenridge 0-0 10 Southside 2-0 9 Smithson Valley 2-1 8 Clemens 1-1 7 Veterans Memorial 2-1 6 Reagan 2-0 5 Champion 2-1 4 Brennan 2-0 3 Brandeis 2-0 2 Judson 1-1 1 Wagner 1-0WEEK 7 HIGHLIGHTS
KSAT 12’s Top 12: Week 7
SAN ANTONIO – See what teams made the cut in KSAT 12′s Top 12 for Week 7 of high school football. CLASS 1A-4ARank Team Record 12 Randolph 4-1 11 Hondo 4-1 10 Devine 4-1 9 Cornerstone 4-1 8 D’Hanis 3-0 7 Boerne 3-2 6 Fredericksburg 4-1 5 Jourdanton 5-1 4 Wimberley 5-1 3 Yoakum 4-0 2 Comfort 6-0 1 Poth 5-0CLASS 5A & 6ARank Team Record 12 Johnson 1-0 11 Brackenridge 0-0 10 Southside 1-0 9 Veterans Memorial 1-1 8 Clemens 1-1 7 New Braunfels 2-0 6 Smithson Valley 2-0 5 Brennan 1-0 4 Brandeis 1-0 3 Judson 0-1 Wagner 0-0 1 Champion 2-0WEEK 6 HIGHLIGHTS
KSAT 12’s Top 12: Week 6
SAN ANTONIO – See what teams made the cut in KSAT 12′s Top 12 for Week 6 of high school football. CLASS 1A-4ARank Team Record 12 Sabinal 4-1 11 Poteet 4-1 10 Devine 4-1 9 Cornerstone 4-1 8 Hondo 4-0 7 Boerne 3-2 6 Fredericksburg 4-1 5 Jourdanton 4-1 4 Wimberley 4-1 3 Yoakum 4-0 2 Comfort 5-0 1 Poth 5-0CLASS 5A & 6ARank Team Record 12 Southside 0-0 11 Brackenridge 0-0 10 Veterans Memorial 0-1 9 Steele 0-1 8 Clemens 0-1 7 O’Connor 0-0 6 Madison 0-0 5 Brennan 0-0 4 Brandeis 0-0 3 Champion 1-0 2 Wagner 0-0 1 Judson 0-0WEEK 5 HIGHLIGHTS
Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg going virtual due to coronavirus pandemic
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas – A year without Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg is difficult to imagine. But, that’s why the annual event is going virtual this year. Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg was originally canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, as announced in July. The virtual Oktoberfest celebration is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Oct. 3 on the event’s website, www.oktoberfestinfbg.com. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg.
‘Fall’ in love with this Texas-sized corn maze + pumpkins from the vine
FREDERICKSBURG – Fresh from the vine, that’s what you’ll experience when you get any produce at Jenschke Orchards in Fredericksburg. The family-owned orchard has been in business since the 1960s as a roadside stand and in 2018 they opened their country store. Inside the store, you’ll find an array of jams, sauces and fall favorites, such as pumpkin butter and peach cider. “It tastes great warmed up with some cinnamon sticks,” co-owner Lindsey Jenschke said. Pumpkins can be picked straight from the vine for $0.75 a pound.
KSAT 12’s Top 12: Week 5
SAN ANTONIO – See what teams made the cut in KSAT 12′s Top 12 for Week 5 of high school football. CLASS 1A-4ARank Team Record 12 Devine 3-1 11 Sabinal 4-0 10 Cornerstone 3-1 9 La Vernia 3-1 8 Hondo 4-0 7 Fredericksburg 3-1 6 Jourdanton 3-1 5 Boerne 3-1 4 Wimberley 3-1 3 Yoakum 4-0 2 Comfort 4-0 1 Poth 4-0CLASS 5A & 6ARank Team 2019 Record 12 Southside 7-4 11 Brackenridge 7-4 10 Veterans Memorial 9-3 9 O’Connor 8-3 8 Madison 9-3 7 Steele 8-3 6 Clemens 10-2 5 Brennan 9-3 4 Brandeis 13-1 3 Champion 13-2 2 Wagner 13-2 1 Judson 12-2WEEK 4 HIGHLIGHTS
This flower farm in Fredericksburg is the perfect escape from stress amid the pandemic
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas – I ventured to a small, family-owned flower farm in Fredericksburg for a day trip, and it was the best decision I’ve made so far during the COVID-19 pandemic. Windmill Meadow Farm is located just a little over an hour away from San Antonio on Sunshine Lane. ... Posted by Windmill Meadow Farm on Wednesday, September 2, 2020You’ll be guided through 17 rows of beautiful flowers in addition to touring the rest of the farm. #windmillmeadowfarm #tours #fredericksburgtx #localflowers #localfarmers Posted by Windmill Meadow Farm on Wednesday, August 12, 2020Even as your tour comes to an end, the fun doesn’t have to end there. The flower farm is preparing to add more of its fall seasonal blooms, so if you’re interested in seeing what the flower farm has for its summer season, you should schedule a tour soon.
Treehouse in Fredericksburg is one of top wish-listed destinations for Airbnb travelers
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas – Airbnb has released a list of the top travel destinations for travelers and some of the most unique, wish-listed locations people are looking to stay. One of the locations that’s been added as a top wish list stay for Airbnb is a treehouse in Fredericksburg, listed on the website as Live Oak Treehouse at HoneyTree Farm. According to Airbnb officials, travelers are looking to get out of the city for fall trips. The top destinations in the U.S. for fall are:Hilton Head Island, South CarolinaBig Bear Lake, CaliforniaLake Havasu City, ArizonaCharleston, South CarolinaScranton, PennsylvaniaWilmington, North CarolinaPalm Springs, CaliforniaOrange Beach, AlabamaPigeon Forge, TennesseeFredericksburg, TexasAirbinb officials said travelers are booking vacations within 300 miles of their origin. The methodology used to determine these statistics were based on searches from Aug. 1-23, 2020.
3 foodie favorites off the beaten path in Fredericksburg
SAN ANTONIO – Jen Tobias-Struski took a trip to Fredericksburg in May of 2019 and she found three spots sure to be favorites among foodies off the beaten path in the Hill Country town. La Bergerie - 312 E. Austin St., FredericksburgLa Bergerie is a wine bar that has Mike’s favorite thing: charcuterie. Otto’s German Bistro - 316 E. Austin St., FredericksburgYou have to try the Flammkuchen at Otto’s. Unfortunately, they had to close until further notice, but keep up with their Facebook page for updates on their potential reopening. Tubby’s Ice House - 318 E. Austin St., FredericksburgTubby’s is a creative burger and taco joint that only offers outdoor seating, so you’re all set for social distancing!
As seen on SA Live - Tuesday, July 21, 2020
SAN ANTONIO Today at 1 p.m. on SA Live, slot cars are making a comeback! Plus, foodie hangs in Fredericksburg, sizzling summer beauty and great ideas for date night at home. Need some great beauty tips for summer? SA Live airs weekdays at 1 p.m. on KSAT 12. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, your smart TV or your smartphone.
Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg has been canceled out of precaution
Fredericksburg, TEXAS A popular event in Fredericksburg will not take place this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Oktoberfest was scheduled for this October but organizers announced that in the first time in its 40-year history the event will be canceled due to increasing concerns with the spread of COVID-19. State Fair of Texas canceled for first time since World War IIWe certainly do not want to risk the safety and well-being of the Pedernales Creatives Arts Alliance (sponsors of Oktoberfest), our attendees, volunteers and all involved with the production of Oktoberfest, event producer Debbie Reeh said. This year would have been the 40th anniversary of the event. Austin City Limits music festival canceled for 2020 because of coronavirusMany events have had to cancel this year due to COVID-19.
GALLERY: Dozens gather for protest in Fredericksburg in wake of George Floyd’s death
Dozens gathered for a rally in Fredericksburg at the Gillespie County Courthouse in wake of the death of George Floyd. FREDERICKSBURG, Texas – Dozens gathered for a protest in Fredericksburg Sunday at the Gillespie County Courthouse in wake of George Floyd’s death. Those at the protest held signs that read, “VOTE,” “I can’t breathe” and #GeorgeFloyd. The death of George Floyd has gripped the nation and various cities throughout the state of Texas as protesters gather daily to chant and spread awareness of racism, police brutality, and inequality. Fredericksburg, Texas is a smaller community with a population of around 10,000 residents.
Virginia city removes 176-year-old slave auction block
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. –FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A 176-year-old slave auction block has been removed from a Virginia city's downtown. The weathered stone was sprayed with graffiti twice and chants of “move the block” erupted this week during local demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, city officials said in a statement announcing the removal. In 2019, the City Council voted in favor of its removal and relocation to the Fredericksburg Area Museum, and a judge upheld that decision in February after two businesses near the auction block sued to stop the relocation. The museum now plans to display the knee-high stone in an exhibit chronicling the "movement from slavery to accomplishments by the local African American community,” the Free Lance-Star said. The staff also plans to feature the recent protests in the exhibit, according to the museum's president and CEO.
Enjoy nature with “glamping” getaways
SAN ANTONIO – Stonewall Motor Lodge InnLocation: Highway 290 wine trail (between Johnson City and Fredericksburg)They have four cabins available. It was originally built in 1964 to house the U.S. Secret Service and Press Corp. when Lyndon B JOhnson became president. You can enjoy the Perdanales River and LBJ State Park, among other nature adventures. This package includes all the “glamping” perks, plus secure WiFi and a desk so you can remotely do your job and then take in the outdoors. You can choose how you like to enjoy the outdoors and take advantage of the Guadalupe River while you’re there.
Man taken to hospital after NW Side rollover crash, police say
Published: May 7, 2020, 4:50 am Updated: May 7, 2020, 8:06 amSAN ANTONIO – A man in his 20s was taken to an area hospital after rolling his vehicle early Thursday morning, San Antonio police said. The crash occurred around 1:30 a.m. at the intersection of Fredericksburg Road and Pasadena Street, not far from West Avenue on the city’s Northwest Side. According to police, the man was messing with his cellphone when he rolled his vehicle, hitting both a utility pole and a light pole. The man was taken to University Hospital for his injuries. The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department, and EMS all answered the call.
Texas National Guard to deploy mobile testing sites across state, starting in Floresville, Fredericksburg
SAN ANTONIO – More than 1,200 members of the Texas National Guard will fan out across the state and set up two dozen mobile COVID-19 testing sites, Governor Greg Abbott announced Monday. “The State of Texas continues to expand our COVID-19 testing capacities and ensure that communities across the Lone Star State have access to the resources they need,” said Abbott in an emailed statement. Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas National Guard will be mobilizing more than 1,200 personnel as part of COVID-19 mobile testing teams (MTT). “COVID-19 testing is a crucial mission in our fight against this virus,” said Maj. Gen. Tracy R. Norris, adjutant general of Texas, in an email statement. Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas National Guard will be mobilizing more than 1,200 personnel as part of COVID-19 mobile testing teams (MTT).
City of Fredericksburg adjusting to world with COVID-19
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas – The city of Fredericksburg usually hosts about 1.2 million visitors a year and businesses in the town really depend on those visitors. The owner of the West End Pizza Company in Fredericksburg said while there are only a handful of cars outside her business, it’s been a good day. “The locals are keeping us going and we greatly appreciate it,”said Janet Degenhardt, owner of West End Pizza Company. As companies are forced to change how they work, the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce continues to support businesses. I reassure my furloughed employees that West End Pizza will survive this and thrive after this,” Degenhardt said.
Laboratory errors result in two fewer cases of coronavirus in Gillespie County
GILLESPIE COUNTY, Texas – Two laboratory errors have resulted in Gillespie County having only one case of the coronavirus instead of three. According to a city of Fredericksburg press release, information reported by Gillespie County on the original two COVID-19 cases came directly from the Texas Department of State Health Services, which was notified by two independent labs that lab errors resulted in two false-positive reports of the virus. The news release said the state health agency has never encountered a situation like this. COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.
Gillespie County now only has one case of coronavirus
SAN ANTONIO – 4/6/20 Update:Two laboratory errors have resulted in Gillespie County having only one case of the coronavirus instead of three. The news release said the state health agency has never encountered a situation like this. 4/5/20 Update:A third case of COVID-19 is confirmed in Gillespie County, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Working together we can minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Gillespie County Judge Mark Stroeher. Gillespie County is located about 75 miles northwest of San Antonio.
First case of coronavirus reported in Gillespie County
SAN ANTONIO – Gillespie County has confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus, Fredericksburg officials said Wednesday. The county resident contracted the virus while traveling within Texas, according to a news release. The Texas Department of State Health Services is investigating possible exposure to anyone who had contact with the person. Gillespie County is located about 75 miles northwest of San Antonio. COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019.
UIL State Girls Basketball Championships 2020 Recap
SAN ANTONIO – A full recap of all of this week’s girls basketball action at the 2020 UIL State Tournament, as Judson seeks to defend their Class 6A title, and Veterans Memorial and Fredericksburg vie their first championships in Class 5A and 4A respectively. FULL GAME RECAPSCLASS 6A STATE SEMIFINALS: Judson vs. DuncanvilleCLASS 5A STATE SEMIFINALS: Veterans Memorial vs. Mansfield TimberviewCLASS 5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Veterans Memorial vs. Frisco LibertyCLASS 4A STATE SEMIFINALS: Fredericksburg vs. Argyle
Fredericksburg football moms get ‘goofy’ in hype video for seniors
Fredericksburg football moms get ‘goofy’ in hype video for seniorsPublished: November 9, 2019, 9:46 pmMothers of Battlin’ Billies seniors produced a video with the theme “You’re not yourself when you’re hungry for a district title” — designed as a spoof of the popular Snickers commercials — and played it for the team at Friday’s pep rally before their last home game.