The following results reflect Blanco County votes unless otherwise noted. These are the unofficial results. The results will be canvassed on March 13.
REP- United States Representative, District 21
Michael Smith 145
Matt McCall 682
Lamar Smith 805
REP- State Representative, District 45
Jason A. Isaac 1401
REP- District Judge, 424th Judicial District
Dan Mills 532
Evan Clay Stubbs 1125
REP- County Judge
Brett Bray 1332
REP- District Clerk
Debby Elsbury 14 ... ...
On Tuesday, March 4, the American Legion and Blanco ISD issued a joint press release announcing the agreement in the case of The American Legion Post 352 and the Blanco Independent School District, regarding the use of the American Legion building on the Elementary campus.
On January 31, the two groups met to mediate the lawsuit with Kingsland attorney and mediator Charles Lacallade. ...
The Blanco County Commissioners conducted a Special Meeting in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City, Texas on February 25th, 2014. The meeting opened at 9:00 a.m. and all four County Commissioners and Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie attended. A brief recess was held, and the meeting resumed at approximately 10:00 a.m.
Gene Hooper, Veteran Peer Coordinator of Military Veteran Peer Network gave a Presentation to the Commissioners regarding Veterans benefit ... ...
The regular meeting of the Blanco ISD School Board of Trustees was held March 3, a week early as to not coincide with Spring Break next week.
The Spotlight on Students was presented by High School Principal Dr. Dustin Barton. “I’m honored to recognized Blanco High School’s Computer Science Team; Mark Kuebal, Michael O’Rear, Colton Barrow and Josh McCaslin. ...
The Democrat and Republican Primary Elections will be held Tuesday, March 4. Below are the polling places for each district in Blanco County. To find out what precinct you reside in, go to www.blanconews.com and search for the term, Precinct Map.
Masonic Lodge, 501 11th Street, Blanco, Texas.
PEC Auditorium, 201 S. ...
On the evening of February 23 at 11:00 pm, Blanco County Dispatch received a call of a reckless driver on US 281. Deputy Darrin Ellis and Sergeant Thomas Broyles of the Blanco County Sheriff’s responded to the call and located the suspect vehicle on the side of US 281 at the US 290 intersection. ...
Blanco EMS Director Mike West is a jack of all trades. In addition to answering calls in the ambulance and doing paperwork, he does maintenance work and has even had to clean the bathrooms at the Blanco facility. During Christmas week he worked straight through till the day after Christmas, spending two hours doing all his Christmas shopping. ...
Wild Woman Weekend is back for a second year on April 4th and 5th 2014. Women in Blanco have designed this fundraising extravaganza just for women and to benefit four area organizations.
Gem of the Hills Senior Community Center provides community-wide health, fitness, and social activities with a special emphasis on area seniors.
Friends of Blanco State Park helps to maintain our local park and underwrite activities for children and the community that encourage conservation and enjoyment of o ... ...
The Blanco County Commissioners Court held a Special meeting on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting was held in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City, Texas. All four Blanco County Commissioners and Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie attended the meeting. Blanco County Commissioner John Wood opened the meeting by leading the Court in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Blanco County Clerk Karen Newman read the minutes of the Regular meeting he ... ...
Lone Star Capital Bank completed its operational merger with Cattleman’s National Bank, on February 7, 2014. The new sign for the Blanco location, part of Lone Star's Hill Country division, was installed by Aetna Sign Group during the week of February 10.
Grayson Elrod has received the “2013 Airman of the Year Award” for his work with the 690th Network Support Squadron Detachment 2 at Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
After graduating BHS in 2010 Grayson joined the Air Force and did his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX in 2011.
Have you done everything possible to increase the chance that you, your loved ones and your home will survive a fire?
Even some relatively simple things you can do will increase this chance.
Every residence or business should have an address visible to first responders.
If you don’t have one, you can call 830-868-4266 to get one.
Any vegetation overhanging roofs should be cleared away - preferably at least 15 feet from the roof.
Calling Central Texas home isn’t new for Victoria Celestine, but it has been awhile. “It’s really nice to be back in Blanco after 8 years across the sea. It’s definitely always been a home even when I was gone. It was the first home that I ever lived in from 0 to 3 years old, and it’s great to be here again.” she told Blanco County News.
Proverbs 3: “1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy path ...
Jerry Lee Crossley, 64 of Haskell, Texas and formerly of Blanco, Texas, passed away on Tuesday February 25, 2014. Graveside services were held in the Blanco Cemetery on March 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM under the direction of Crofts-Crow Funeral Home in Blanco, Texas.
Jerry was born on March 29, 1949 in Blanco, Texas to Silas and Wilma (Wagner) Crossley.
On Saturday morning, March 1st, many residents of Landon's Crossing, south of Blanco, were treated to an impromptu "get to know each other better" gathering near the front of the subdivision when another neighbor's trailer load of round hay bales accidently caught fire. When the fire trucks and other emergency equipment arrived, the only road in and out was blocked for a couple of hours.
Highland Lakes Master Gardeners Kitty Rawlings (Left) and Pete Smith (Right) will share “Everything you need to know about Container Gardening” at the 16th Annual Hill Country Lawn & Garden Show on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Burnet Community Center, 401 E. Jackson St, from 9 am- 4 pm.
The Blanco FFA Chapter recently competed in the San Antonio Livestock Exposition livestock judging competition in both the junior and senior divisions. In the senior contest, Blanco placed 22nd out of 248 teams. Individually, Logan Dodd finished 22nd out of 821 contestants. Other local FFA members placing high included: Ryan Edwards, Kari Graham, Garrett Seales, Molly Edmondson, Jacob Fuller, Carson Kipp, Brenna Wallace, Ryan Bible, Maggie Reininger, Jacob Robinson and Payton Savarino.
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Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other severe weather related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near flood waters.