Blanco Baby Dies, Mother and Boyfriend Jailed

A Mother and her boyfriend are accused of injuring her three children , including her one-year-old who died Thursday morning.Blanco Police responded to a call Tuesday, May 3 on the 500 block of Jones street around 6pm. The call from the couple stated the 1-year-old child was unresponsive.According to Cheif Mike Ritchey the first officer on the scene had suspicions about the bruising on the baby’s

Election Results

The City of Blanco held a City Council, School Board, and a bond election that concluded when the polls closed at 7:00 Saturday, May 7.Five candidates, Martha Gosnell, Tony Vela, Matt Lewis, Martin Sauceda, and Amit Patel, were running for three city council seats.There were 39 early voters in the City Elections and 181 votes on general election day. Results are as Follows:Martin Sauceda -

Planning and Zoning Discusses McCormick Ranch Development

At its regular meeting on May 2, members of Blanco’s Planning and Zoning Commission once again heard complaints from neighbors concerned about a proposed high-density housing development on Trainer Street. Resident Curtis Knutson said that the proposed 40-home development will produce serious drainage issues, as the slope of the property drains water down in to the property of neighbors.

RM 165 Bridge Reopened to Drivers

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Monday, May 9 to officially reopen the RM 165 Bridge over the Blanco River. Texas Department of Transportation joined officials from Blanco County as they celebrated the completion of the bridge.The $1.3 million project replaced the RM 165 bridge after being destroyed in the 2015 Memorial Day floods. The new bridge is 42-feet wide, with two 12-foot travel lanes,

UIL Academic Team Wins Region

The Blanco High School UIL Academic Team brought home their fourth Region IV-AAA championship in a row, winning by 100 points and qualifying 11 students for the state meet in nine events.The team scored 233 total points with Industrial-Vanderbilt in second at 133. Thirty-one schools scored regional points by individuals placing 1st-6th or teams placing 1st at the meet held at Texas State...

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Final Arts in The Park Enjoyed By Many

The final concert of the Arts in the Park Spring Series in Bindseil Park last Friday evening was a resounding success. Despite the forecast of rain, the skies were clear. A crowd of nearly 200 people enjoyed the Paul Glasse Quartet who put on an outstanding performance of musicianship and great entertainment. If the crowd’s applause between and within sets was an indication of the quality of the

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