Monday, May 20, 2019

The Kraege Drug Store officially had its’ 100th birthday on April 1, 2019. One-hundred years ago, a Kraege Drug Store shopper could buy some toothpaste for .20 cents, a root beer for .18 cents, or even a glass bottle of witch hazel for .35 cents a pint. The century old drug store was opened by Roland H. Kraege, Sr. R. Ph., at the current location on Main Street, however, in a different building.

Originally a confectionery, or candy shop, the old frame building was torn down in 1928, and replaced the same year with a new brick building under the ownership of August G. Kraege, Jr., father to Roland, Sr.

Clearly not a business to close down, the drug store operated out of boxes from across the street until the two-story building was complete. At ninety-one years old, the “A.G. Kraege” letters are still on display on the front facade.

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Small-Town Texas, Big-Time Bandwidth: GVEC Fiber Internet in Shiner

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Shiner, Texas is probably best known for the Spoetzl Brewery, Texas’s oldest independent brewery and home to world famous Shiner Bock Beer. Shiner also has a reputation as Texas’s “cleanest little city” and is known for its charm and character, along with its rich heritage. In October 2018, GVEC helped put Shiner “on the map” yet again by launching Fiber Internet, powered by the world’s fastest internet technology. With speeds of up to 1 Gbps, Fiber opens a whole new window onto the world for this hamlet of 2,069.