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Fredericksburg

Jack Morgan / Texas Public Radio

Just up Interstate 10, about 50 miles northwest of San Antonio, stands a monument in a small town that's unlike any monument in Texas.

 


From Texas Standard.

Legend has it that the Easter Bunny has its origins in Fredericksburg, which explains why the city is preparing for a major annual event this weekend: the Easter Fires of Fredericksburg Pageant.

Louisa Jonas / Texas Public Radio

This week our Growing Pains project is looking at how population growth, the economy  and development are affecting housing in and around San Antonio.  For this report TPR's Louisa Jonas headed to Fredericksburg.

A booming tourism industry, strong housing market and a low unemployment rate. What town wouldn’t want that? Fredericksburg has all three and is doing great in many regards. Except increasingly, the local workforce can’t afford to live here. Businesses are finding it hard to fill jobs. 

Meet Gary P. Nunn At Our Members-Only Reception

Apr 21, 2015

TPR members are invited to enjoy a special reception in the Hill Country on Saturday, May 30 before the Pioneer Museum's Roots Music concert series kickoff. The show that night opens with Rosie and the Ramblers, followed by headlining act Gary P. Nunn, whose songs "London Homesick Blues" and "Macho Man From Taco Land" are loved by Texans around the world.

Courtesy Oktoberfest

If you can’t make it to Munich for their Oktoberfest, there’s one a lot closer that you might consider. It’s just a nice drive away in Fredericksburg, less than an hour and a half from San Antonio. 

Debbie Farquhar-Garner manages Fredericksburg’s Oktoberfest, and says the event began 34 years ago as a way to showcase the town's German heritage. She says area artists were behind the push to have a local fest those many years ago.

"Artists wanted to have a venue to showcase their art and their talent. The foundation of our Oktoberfest was built from the Arts."

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