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Running of the Mayors

The News-Dispatch asked our three Wimberley mayoral candidates he following questions.
1. Why did you decide to run for a seat on the Wimberley Council?
2. What are the top three issues affecting Wimberley?
3. How will you address the number one issue affecting the city?
4. Do you have any professional experience that will help you as an elected official?
5. Why should voters elect you over your opponent(s)?

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Dripping Springs to celebrate Founders Day this weekend

BY ASHLEY HUGHES.

Dripping’s biggest community event, Founders Day Festival, is just about here. This annual event celebrates the founding of the Dripping Springs community – by the Pound, Wallace and Moss families in 1850. The three day jubilee runs April 25 through 27 and features free music and entertainment, a carnival, cook-offs, street dances and more than 150 arts and crafts booths. Food and beer will also be available for purchase.

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Butterfly Festival honors lives lost

BY ASHLEY HUGHES.

At the first butterfly festival 16 years ago, 36 butterflies were released. This year, 3,167 will take flight. All around Wimberley, Kyle, Dripping Springs, San Marcos, Seguin, and Austin, school students are watching caterpillars as they grow and transform into Painted Lady butterflies. This annual fundraiser by EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens is a day of family-orientated fun.

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Heartbreaker: Tigers lose title in pitching duel

BY MOSES LEOS III.

A walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the seventh brought Dripping Springs’ 25-4A title hopes to an end Friday. The hit from Cedar Park Timberwolves pitcher Chris Paddack allowed Cedar Park to defeat Dripping Springs 1-0 in a pitchers’ duel. Dripping Springs completes the regular season with a 15-10-1 overall mark, 8-4 in district. They will take on New Braunfels in a non-district game at 6 p.m. on Friday in Dripping Springs.

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State-bound siblings lead Tiger tennis

BY MOSES LEOS III.

Playing as a mixed-doubles tennis team wasn’t the original plan for Dripping Springs’ Sarah and Sam Brodsky. Once they paired up, however, reaching state soon became the ultimate goal for the brother and sister duo. Last week, that dream was realized, as they claimed third at the UIL Region IV tournament.

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