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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
The family of James Calhoun would like to thank everyone for your outpouring of love, prayers, food, flowers, calls, visits, memorial gifts, and support that you provided to our family. Special thanks to the Hill Country Memorial Hospice team for their professional and loving support and to nurse companion, Deana Pepper, for her faithful and compassionate care.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013
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.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
BOERNE, Texas—The Cibolo Nature Center & Farm will present a four-part comprehensive Geology Short Course beginning Oct. 31 for those interested the geologic features of the Texas Hill Country, including groundwater recharge of the Edwards and Trinity aquifers. Geologists Dr. Kathy Ward and Ann Schneider will lead participants on a journey through time to explore the physical processes that formed the limestone strata of the Hill Country, with classroom illustrations, hands-on examinations o ...
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
In the past 10 years I have learned many interesting aspects of natural medicine, both from my education with a masters in nutrition as well as from many of my mentors with 30-40+ years of experience. Everyone is unique and has their own individual needs but these can be some good guidelines.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
On the evening of Wednesday, October 1, Blanco students and their parents gathered at the football field for Fields of Faith. This event was held across the state with support from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and in Blanco from youth groups and YoungLife.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Moses Harry Hesskew, “The Watermelon Man,” 80, of Blanco, formerly from Floresville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 11, 2014 surrounded by his family. Funeral services were held at 10am Tuesday, October 14th at Blanco Cemetery. Visitation was held on Monday from 5-7pm at Crofts-Crow Funeral Home in Blanco, Texas.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 8, 2014
Dear Editor, Here are some “Things we can do for Love” - Cat Tips. Cats suffer in the heat as we do, and sometimes get dehydrated. When this happens they can develop urinary tract infections, and may quickly die. If a cat is dragging his bottom or straining to urinate, he needs to be seen quickly by a veterinarian for intervention and medication.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
On October 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm, the Lantex Theater in Llano and the City of Llano Main Street will present the first time ever, “Lantex Jamboree” featuring local country music artists who are generously donating their time and talents to raise funds to purchase new theater seating. Entertaining at the event will be local artists Eric Schuessler & Jenny Kelso from the Cadillac Gypsies, 11-year old McKenzie Jones, Garrett, Joel and Kevin Ratliff, Allan Ray Reed and Les Hartman who will also ...
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Members of the Blanco FFA Chapter offered a helping hand to Mrs. Arlitt and her middle school PRIDE class by sponsoring an entomology contest this past Thursday at the BHS Ag Shop. This event served as part of the first six weeks PRIDE activities that the middle school students were involved in and learning about.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
The 7th grade football team earned a 14-6 win in their first district game facing the Stockdale Brahmas on Thursday, October 9. The first half was scoreless with both teams struggling to find the endzone. The Panthers defense held the Brahmas at bay with Bowie Crofts leading the charge making multiple open-field, solo tackles and assisting on many others.
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Posted May 18, 2012
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.