The Bean and Biscuit has opened its doors, offering coffee and baked goodies to local residents in a relaxed atmosphere complete with WiFi connecting patrons to the Internet and beyond.
The coffee shop is a labor of love for married couple Hector Morales and Jenny Kuhnel, computer programmers with a young family who saw a business opportunity on the Blanco Square.
“”I wanted to raise our kids here in the country,” Kuhnel said. ...
While Blanco and surrounding counties enjoyed generous rainfall last week, the Texas Hill Country remains in a drought that has gripped the area for more than eight years.
The economic hardship that has come with decreased rainfall prompted the U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to issue a disaster declaration on Jan. ...
Emergency Services District #2 (ESD #2) accepted in principle an agreement with a reconstituted Blanco Volunteer Fire Department (BVFD) to negotiate a contract to provide fire service during regular session Monday, Jan. 26 in the Blanco Volunteer Ambulance Corp Training Room.
The agreement is the latest move that will help better integrate the fire department with the ESD’s strategic plan.
The breakthrough came as a result of a meeting among local BVFD members on Saturday, Jan. ...
Baker’s Guns does not offer drive-thru service, but apparently the thieves that sacked the business early Wednesday, Jan. 14, did not get the memo.
Around 5:30 a.m., a stolen Ford F-250 was used to ram through the front of the building just one week after a huge bolder rolled from the back of a pickup truck failed to breach the double-paned window. ...
At a Public Hearing preceding the January meeting of the governing body of Blanco, Mayor Pro Tem Bobby McClung announced that the city has decided “to stop and start over” with the proposed annexation of properties in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.
The city will meet with representatives from The Landing on Highway 281 North, which is a wildlife management area and therefore cannot be annexed. ...
Wild Woman Weekend, organized by the Blanco Non Profit Coalition, has opened an opportunity for a grant to be awarded to one additional non-profit organization serving the citizens of Blanco County, Texas.
The guidelines for the Additional Grant Award Recipients are as follows: 1) must be a tax exempt organization – 501(c)(3) excluding religious, school associated or political organizations 2) organization provides a benefit to the residents of Blanco County 3) request must designate a speci ... ...
A growing state like Texas has many fiscal needs, but District 45 Texas State Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs, would like lawmakers to find a different approach than merely running up debt.
“My observation has been that we recognize a problem and we find a solution that includes some sort of debt,” Isaac, who represents Blanco County in the Texas House of Representatives, said. ...
Blanco Independent School District (BISD) celebrated the playoff run of the Blanco High School (BHS) Panther Football team with medals during a special session held in the cafetorium on Monday, Jan. 12.
In a highlight-filled season, the Panthers clawed their way to the state semi-final championship game where the team lost to Newton 48-21. ...
By Charles McClure
Blanco Independent School District (BISD) called an election for May 9 during regular session on Monday, Jan. 12 in the high school library.
Places 3 and Place 4 are up for consideration during this election cycle. Kirk Felps and Darrel Wagner, the incumbents respectively, both said they would seek reelection.
The calling of the election coincided with School Board Appreciation Month.
“I want to thank and recognize the citizens who serve on our ... ...
When District 45 State Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs, sees Blanco State Park, it immediately transforms him back to when he was first elected.
“I always think about that river because it holds some of my fondest memories,” Isaac recalled, mulling a morning cup of tea. “In 2011, in the first week after I was sworn in, Blanco residents like Connie Barron were coming to me and saying, ‘hey, Blanco State Park is on this closure list.’”
To hear Isaac tell the story, it is as if ... ...
Miss Abigail Rose McDougall announces the December 30, 2014, birth of her brother Joshua Alexander McDougall, born to Samuel and Lauren McDougall at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center. Joshua weighed in at 7.4 pounds and measured 20.5 inches.
Joshua’s family includes Savannah McDougall, half-sister; Judy and Kevin Cuddy, maternal grandmother and step-grandfather; Cecil McIntyre maternal grandfather; Mildred Cain and Bersha McIntyre, maternal great grandmothers; Dana and Mark Hughett, ...
Starting with this issue, we as volunteers with the Blanco Good Samaritan Center are delighted to have a newspaper column that will allow us to share news and updates on a monthly basis.
As you may know, our all-volunteer center–which is a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization–provides food, clothing, and other aid to low-income families across Blanco County.
It’s rodeo time again and this year “Let’s Rodeo San Antonio” has invited the Blanco Buggy Barn Museum to provide wagons and carriages in the 2015 Heritage Cattle Drive Parade.
This is a big honor for Dennis and Kelley Moore and family, owners, and the 2nd time to provide wagons in this parade that travels two miles down Houston Street to end at the Alamo with 200 head of cattle and longhorns.
Taylor Hartmann, a 2011 graduate of Blanco High School and a political science major at Texas A&M University, recently began a spring 2015 policy internship in Austin, Texas. Taylor will spend the semester as an integral part of the Office of Representative Bryan Hughes.
Taylor is one of twenty-five students selected for a policy internship through the Public Policy Internship program (PPIP) at Texas A&M University.
I encourage you to read 2Cor 4:15-18. Verse 17 says, “For our light affliction (tribulation, trouble, persecution), which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” Notice, Paul encourages us to count our afflictions as “light“, but the exceeding eternal glory as “weighty“.
David Stanley Gray, 68, passed away January 21, 2015 in Blanco, TX. He was born July 10, 1946 in Dallas, TX to William R & Agatha Joan Pappas Gray. David was raised in San Antonio and graduated high school in San Antonio. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas in 1968.
There has been a lot of talk about the Chicken Express Sign. It is too bad that the sign has caused so much disgruntlement in our community when it could have been totally avoided. First the sign company was given incorrect information by our city representative. The Sign Ordinance over rules the ‘old sign section’ in the Unified Development Code.
AUSTIN — January 20 was inauguration day for Gov. Greg Abbott, successor to Rick Perry, who completed a record-setting 14 years as governor. Abbott is the 48th governor of Texas.
Abbott expressed gratitude to the people who elected him and promised to “promote policies that limit the growth of government, not the size of your dreams.”
“Texas truly is the land of opportunity, the place where anyone can achieve anything,” Abbott said.
Katherine Biggs, a senior Blanco FFA member, has been named the FFA Student of the Month for December.
Earlier this fall, Katherine was elected to serve as the 2014-15 Blanco FFA Sentinel. Katherine’s involvement in the FFA began in the Jr. FFA and since then she has been an active participant in local, county and major livestock shows exhibiting market steers, swine and goats with her greatest success coming with steers at the majors.
The Lady Panthers claimed a District 25-AAA win over the Comfort Deer, 41-35, on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Jamie McClinton led the team ripping the nets with 20 points. Payton Savarino scored 8 and Lexee Jenkins added 5. Charlsey Smith and Reagan Rogers each scored 3. Gracie Edmondson sank 2 points.
The junior varsity also defeated the Deer, 43-37.
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.