For a second year in a row the Wild Women Weekend in Blanco has been a great success both in fun and profits, and this year the attendance was almost doubled. On Friday, April 4th, there were new events of glass fusion at Barn Vetro of Blanco, Onion Creek Kitchens of Blanco hosted a Hill Country Tour with assistance from Majesty Tours of Fredericksburg, and Wedding Oak Winery of San Saba hosted an evening wine event. ...
The morning of Monday, April 14, left Blanco looking like a winter wonderland after we received 2 inches of rain and were pummeled with pea and larger sized hail.
Blanco County News heard reports of power outages east and north of town, while west and south of town suffered hail damage to cars and buildings.
Our next chances for rain will be Thursday and Easter Sunday when Isolated Thunderstorms are in the forecast.
Saturday, April 12, is Blanco’s 15th Annual Trash-Off Event. Members of the community will band together to clean up the roadsides, river banks and park to Keep Blanco Beautiful. The City Yard will be open until noon for citizens of the city to drop off the junk that is cluttering their yards, storage buildings, carports and garages. ...
Your Blanco Volunteer Fire Department would like to say Thank You to all our citizens who helped, donated, and enjoyed the best fish fry ever this past Saturday at Yett Park!! There was something for everybody at the event. Kids enjoyed riding the mechanical bull, the Sumo wrestling, and the air slide. ...
It started as a celebration of a new, exotic crop for the region, but over ten years the Blanco Lavender Festival has grown into a favorite Hill Country tradition that embodies all that is divine about the Blanco area. Nature. Color. Farming. Food. Art. Music. And now, history.
The 10th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival, June 13th-15th, will be bigger than ever, with events and booths filling not just the courthouse square but also nearby Yett Park. ...
Blanco County Commissioners met in a Regular meeting on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse located in Johnson City, Texas. All four County Commissioners and Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie attended the meeting.
Blanco County Commissioner John Wood led the Pledge of Allegiance as the meeting opened. ...
Crews arrived in Blanco to film scenes for the NBC show Revolution, on March 19 and April 1. They set up in the Old Blanco County Courthouse and transformed the Courtroom to better suit the post-apocalyptic theme of the show. Several of the shows stars were spotted on April 1, along with many extras. ...
The Blanco Library is pleased to announce the creation of a website dedicated to the historical archives of the Johnson City Record Courier, Blanco County News, Blanco County Record, and more! Join us April 10th, 6-7pm for our open house and tour the website! This webpage was created through the TexTreasures grant in collaboration between our library and Johnson City Library. ...
On Thursday, March 27, Mayor Chuck Homan and city employees took Bobbie Mowery out to lunch in honor of her retirement. Mowery worked as City Secretary for Blanco for nearly 22 years, time she will remember as “well spent.”
Blanco County News asked Mowery if she had any plans on how to spend her retirement, she replied with a laugh, “Nothing, for awhile.” She made it clear that she will still “be around Blanco” and that she will miss her “work family.”
Mayor Chuck Homan said, ... ...
Miss Cassidy Soto, age 8, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Texas Pageant to be held June 13th & 14th at the beautiful Royal Sonesta in Houston. The pageant is held for girls ages 7 through 9. The newly crowned Miss Junior Pre-Teen Texas will receive a $1000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses, and air transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in California.
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.
We are pleased to announce the creation of a website dedicated to the historical archives of the Record Courier, Blanco County News, Blanco County Record, and more! Join us April 10th, 6-7pm for our open house and tour the website! This web page was created through the Texas Treasures grant in collaboration between our library and Johnson City Library.
On Saturday, March 22nd a veteran’s music benefit was held in Blanco County. The benefit was the fulfillment of a dream by organizer Harvey Trahan. Although the benefit did fulfill a dream for Trahan, it is not an end. Rather, it is a beginning. The Military Veteran Peer Network is off to an exciting start in Blanco County!
Pliny the Elder, a Roman writer told a story of the setting of a 99-foot-tall obelisk. Over 20,000 workers were chosen to pull on the ropes to hoist the apparatus. This was a tremendous responsibility. Just one mishap could cause the obelisk to fall and destroy years of work. So to insure the engineer's best effort he ordered the engineer’s own son to be strapped to the apex of the obelisk so that his heart, as well as his head, would be fully given to the task at hand.
Margaret “Margy” Smith Sheppard passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 after complications from a stroke.
Margaret was a wonderful mother, fantastic wife of 56 years and beautiful person. Before starting a family she worked as a legal secretary in her home town of Corpus Christi, TX. She and husband, Luke, raised two sons Luke III and Walter.
I am happy and thankful to call Blanco my home, and I enjoy working in the heart of the city on the square as the Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce. This is my first letter to the Editor in all the 18 years that I’ve lived in Blanco but for the first time, feel very much compelled to write.
AUSTIN — President Barack Obama and former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush spoke at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library’s Civil Rights Summit, held April 8-10 in Austin.
The summit marked the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s efforts culminating in Congress’ passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Johnson’s signing the bill into law on July 2, 1964.
“As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, we honor the men and w ...
Research shows that children who participate in high-quality PreK programs typically enter school more ready to learn than their peers. High quality means a PreK program that has a number of characteristics including effective teacher-student ratios, teachers with college degrees who are certified in early childhood education, and curriculum that includes learning colors, numbers, letters and reading preparation.
At Ingram on Tuesday, April 18, the Panthers took a decisive win over the Warriors, 12-2. Grant Calzoncit pitched 4 innings and picked up the win. Chase Glowka batted 2 for 2. Kyle Gray hit 1 for 2 with a home run and 2 rbi. The Panthers had 9 hits on the night.
On Friday, April 11, Blanco lost a nail-bitter to the Johnson City Eagles, 3-4,.
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.