City, County Cleanup this Saturday

Keep Blanco Beautiful (KBB), the City of Blanco and Blanco County stand ready to lend a hand in conjunction with the annual "Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off" which will be held this Saturday, April 18.KBB's Retta Martin is urging local residents to break out the brooms and haul off that trash."People who really have the need to get rid of those unneeded items to sign up on the list at Blanco City

TCEQ OK’s City Water Fix, Council Approves Past HOT Tax Payouts

After years of being flagged by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality [TCEQ] for failure to meet drinking water quality standards, the City of Blanco has identified the repairs needed to rectify the problem.Yet before the city could move forward with the improvements, the engineering study had to be approved by the TCEQ before advertising for sealed bids. During special session on...

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Trustees Hire New BHS Principal

After an exhaustive search, Blanco Independent School District (BISD) Board Trustees believe Casey Hollomon, 39, is the right person to fill the high school principal's vacancy.Hollomon comes to BISD from Wimberley, where he has served as the principal of Danforth Middle School for the last three years. He replaces former Blanco High School (BHS) principal Dr. Dustin Barton who was promoted to...

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CASA Appealing for Local Child Advocates

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for the Highland Lakes Area is asking Blanco County residents to consider stepping up to the plate and helping protect local children at risk.That's the message from Galyn Woerner, CASA's Advocate Coordinator, who said with the Blanco County Commissioners' Court proclaiming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, that this was a perfect time for her to let...

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Blanco Takes Commanding Lead at UIL Academic Meet

The Blanco High School UIL Academic Team has an insurmountable 58-point lead over district rival Lago Vista going into the last contest of the District 25-AAA meet. BHS will win another district championship despite the One Act Play results.The district meet, held Monday and Wednesday in Blanco, quickly became a two-school race with BHS and LVHS combining for nearly 1,000 points, 543—485. The...

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City Allots Hotel Taxes to Hurting Entities

The Blanco City Council allotted three local non-profit beneficiaries of hotel/motel occupancy tax (HOT tax) collections during special session Thursday, March 19, allotting a total of $31,637.50 to three local entities — the Blanco Chamber of Commerce, the Blanco Courthouse and Wild Woman Weekend."There are a couple of organizations that have made commitments but have not received the money yet...

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