Nov 30 2015
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Fire Department Takes Possession of New Brush Truck

The Blanco Volunteer Fire Department took possession of its new Brush Truck last week thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Texas A&M Forest Service. The grant was initially for $200,000 and a large brush truck but after examining the number of responses made using the brush truck over the past 3 years, department officials decided that a smaller brush truck, and the associated $100,000 grant, was

Foegelles Say Goodbye to Blanco Gardens

One of Blanco's long-standing businesses, Blanco Gardens, is closing due to the health issues of owner Pete Foegelle and his wife Cheryl, who has been the manager of the popular garden center since 1998. New owner Amelia Lintner will re-open the business in February as gardeners plan their spring landscaping and gardens. Patrons such as this reporter have found inspiration for their yards while

Panthers Advance in Playoffs

After allowing Van Vleck to be the first opponent to score on the Panthers in 5 weeks and the first to take an early lead, Blanco settled down and went on to defeat the Leopards 18-7 to claim the Bi-District Championship and advance to face the Taft Greyhounds in the Area round of the play-offs.The Leopards scored on their first offensive drive of the night on an 8 yard run to take a 7-0 lead

Chimney Valley Residents Voice Concerns to Commissioners

The Blanco County Commissioners met on November 11, 2015 for their regularly scheduled meeting. The first discussion item on the agenda was the transfer of funds from one budget line item to another to purchase a motor grader. The transfer was for $13,710 and the county received a payment on Monday from the Juvenile Probation Office in the amount of $13,000 in unused funds that came from the

Blanco FFA Wins District LDE Sweepstakes

This past Monday, Blanco High School hosted the Hill District FFA Leadership Development Events. 14 schools from across the Hill Country were represented by more than 300 students with 48 of those being from the Blanco FFA Chapter.Overall, Blanco won 1st place in 8 different events while also placing 2nd in two other events as all 10 of these teams will be advancing to the Area VII FFA LDE's next

"Care and Share" Thanksgiving Meal Set for November 21

The Blanco Masonic Lodge has announced that the annual Earnie R. Davis, Jr. memorial "Care and Share Dinner" will be held on Saturday November 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or until the food runs out. The Lodge is located on the S.W. Corner of US Hwy. 281 and Eleventh St.Each year local Mason's provide a full Thanksgiving Dinner to the elderly, shut-ins and the local Blanco Community

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