At the December 9 meeting of trustees of the Blanco Independent School District several Certificates of Appreciation were handed out including the monthly Spotlight. The Student Spotlight was presented by High School Principal Dr. Dustin Barton to Student Athletic Trainers Diego Alegria, Austin Andrews, Robby Arlett, Merritt Johnson, Vanessa Skillman, and Riley Watt. ...
The Blanco County Commissioners held a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at 9 a.m. The Commissioners met in the Commissioners Courtroom of the County Courthouse in Johnson City, Texas. All four County Commissioners were present. Blanco County Commissioner Paul Granberg conducted the meeting in Judge Bill Guthrie’s absence.
Blanco County Clerk Karen Newman read the minutes of prior Commissioners Court meetings. ...
The Blanco County Community Choir will present their 38th annual Christmas program this Friday and Sunday. A dedicated group of volunteer singers have worked hard since September to bring a quality musical experience to the community. This year’s program promises to bring Christmas music to your ears in a memorable way. ...
Christmas is upon us again. Let us not forget our Seniors, living at Live Oak Nursing Home. Visit Brieger Pottery shop and pick out an angel or two from our tree, located just inside, to help our residents have a Merry Christmas. Our residents thank you in advance for your warm generosity and wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday.
The Blanco County Emergency Services District #2 met November 18 at the Blanco Volunteer Ambulance Corps building with all commissioners present except Darwin Labarthe. President Ann Hall called the meeting to order and postponed Public Comments since no one asked to speak at that time. The October 21 minutes were approved with one amendment—the payment of $120 to Brigham Insurance. ...
A new child well-being report released today by the Center for Public Policy Priorities shows that child poverty continues to increase despite economic recovery, underscoring the need for Texas to make greater investments that move children and their families into the middle class. The rate of children living in poverty has grown by 47 percent from 2000 to 2011, faster than the 18 percent growth rate of child population in Texas over the same period of time. ...
Blanco County News is now accepting Letters to Santa to be published in the Newspaper and then forwarded to the North Pole! Find a form on page 8 or stop by the office to pick one up! They need to be returned to our office by Wednesday, December 18.
The 2013-14 Blanco County Fair and Rodeo Queen’s Court enjoyed the Lights Spectacular parade in Johnson City this past weekend. Pictured are Duchess Mikayla Frederick, Queen Sarah Shumake, Duchess Bret Leigh Nance, and Duchess Shelby Matjeka.
Something exciting and historic took place in Blanco State Park last Thursday, November 21st. The Friends of Blanco State Park held a Groundbreaking Ceremony to celebrate the beginning construction of their newly designed Naturescape Activity Center. Balloons, newly purchased trees and the beautiful Blanco River served as the backdrop for this “shovels up” occasion.
The Naturescape Activity Center is a first for the Texas Parks and Wildlife system, and will serve as a model for other parks ... ...
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.
A Court of Honor was held recently at the Blanco United Methodist Church to award Scouts with Merit Badges and Rank earned by the Scouts. Several of the Scouts are getting ready to begin work on their Eagle Rank.
Troop 497 is comprised of Scouts ages 11 to 16. The Scouts in our Troop attend Middle School and High School in Blanco, Wimberley and Canyon Lake.
Yes, it’s time to brew and steep the Cedar Tea and begin to take a teaspoon to a tablespoon each morning in order to keep the effects of Cedar Fever at bay. Those Ashe Junipers (Cedar Trees) are just about to explode their pollen. The recent cold and wet weather postponed the Cedar Fever season for a couple of weeks.
At 5:16 pm on November 9, 1965, a relay was tripped at the Sir Adam Beck Power Station on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. By 5:27 pm New York City was without power. An estimated 8,000 people were trapped in the subways. Traffic lights went out and brought traffic to a screeching halt.
On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, Joyce LaNelle Buckelew passed away at her home in Blanco, Texas. Born on January 6, 1934, Joyce graced this earth for 79 years before leaving this world and entering into the Glory Land to be with her lord Jesus Christ. Born to Willis and Ethel Purgason, she is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Buckelew.
I would like to thank the fine elementary students and Principal Romano and teachers here in Blanco for doing Christmas card for the company of Marines in Camp Bastion Afghanistan. This is the second year they have done this. Also the fine young middle school students who did Christmas cards for another company of Marines at Camp Leatherneck Afghanistan.
Fifteen people were arrested in Burnet County on Wednesday morning, following an investigation of an area drug distribution and trafficking organization lasting more than six months, and involving local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
The investigation began in May of 2013 by the DPS’ Criminal Investigation Division. It culminated in search warrants being issued on two Burnet County properties.
Blanco High School FCCLA members had the chance to explore “A World of Opportunities” at one of the Region V Fall Leadership Meetings held at Gatti-land Pizza in Round Rock, Texas. The purpose of the Fall Leadership Meeting is to educate and introduce new and returning members to the wide range of FCCLA projects which they can take back and incorporate into their school.
The Blanco girls basketball team used a full-court press, stifling defense, and fast break scoring to overwhelm the Hyde Park Lady Panthers 85-48. Senior Meaghen Seales led the team scoring 26 points followed closely by Junior Lexee Jenkins with 21 points. Junior Charlsey Smith and Reagan Rogers each made 11 points.
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.