Kathy Anderson, retiring Director of Curriculum and Special Programs for the Blanco Independent School District, and Bobby Beard, Blanco Elementary School maintenance worker, received words of praise and certificates from Superintendent Dr. Buck Ford at the regular meeting of the BISD trustees on Monday, June 10. Dr. Ford commended Anderson for her many contributions to the district, including her work aligning the curricula of the three campuses through the C-Scope program, her work with migra ... ...
The Blanco County Commissioners Court conducted a Regular Meeting on Tuesday June 11th, 2013. County Judge Bill Guthrie and County Commissioner Paul Granberg were absent. The two were attending a meeting in Corpus Christi to earn required hours for CEU credits. County Commissioners James Sultemeier, Chris Liesmann, and John Wood were present at the Regular Meeting, and Commissioner Sultemeier conducted the meeting.
Commissioners approved the minutes of the Special Meeting held on May 28th, 201 ... ...
The Blanco Lavender Festival Steering Committee and the Blanco Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Blanco! Another successful Lavender Festival has concluded, and would not have been the incredible event that it was without the hard work, dedication and understanding of so many volunteers, local business owners and City officials.
Libbey Aly, Executive Director of the Blanco Chamber of Commerce said, “We were blessed with well over 100 volunteers from the community and had incredible sup ... ...
Annie Albrecht has attended Blanco Independent School District for 13 years. She credits her successful High School career to her passion for learning, competitive nature, and her supportive parents, Bill Albrecht and Lisa Duncan.
In addition to being the Class of 2013 Valedictorian, Annie’s other accomplishments include being named a Terry Foundation Scholar, Cross Examination Debate State Champion, National Honor Society Member and a Student Council member. ...
The Annual Blanco Lavender Festival has an appeal for visitors far and beyond the Lavender Market and Farm Tours – the music!! Some of the Texas Hill Country’s favorite musicians will be performing at this year’s festival, June 7, 8 and 9th, 2013.
Starting the festival off on Friday, June 7th is Cameran Nelson and Guardrail Damage Ahead taking the Park Stage at 3:30 p.m. ...
Donna Fuchs Ledvina brought in this photo found in her Parent’s, Edna Mae and Otto Fuchs, possesions. The marquee shows what was playing in the Old Blanco Theater in 1937, Audioscopiks and Madame X starring Glady’s George.
Blanco’s UIL Academic Team finised eigth at the state competition held May 20 and 21 in Austin.
“I think that placing so well as a team at the state meet shows the relative academic strength of Blanco High School,” said UIL coordinator Russell Kirkscey.
Kristin Watt, who placed second in Informative Speaking, said, “Competing in the state meet was an incredible experience! ...
Jerry and Deanna Dosser announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Laurel Dosser, to Joshua Sypert, son of Dianne Shaffer of Eustace, Tx and James Sypert of Garland, Tx.
The future bride is a 2009 graduate of Baylor University where she received her bachelor of arts degree in International Studies. Stephanie recently received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas Woman's University in Dallas, Tx.
Joshua received his bachelor of science degree with an emphasis in kinesiology f ...
Every year, hundreds of people visit the Franklin Family Ranch and enjoy the many activities provided by the Franklin family and their volunteers. The free, festive celebration of Easter will be held this Saturday, March 31, from 11am to 2pm.
In an effort to share the word of Jesus Christ, the family began opening their ranch on Easter several years ago to the public and introducing them to the Word.
The Dig into Reading Summer Program started June 7th and we had a blast with archeology! All children are welcome to join in the fun with our reading logs and prizes! Our prizes include candy, PEC donations, DQ coupons, and more! Children ages 7 and under (Yes Mom, that means your child can earn prizes when you read to them!) keep track of the number of books they are reading, and get a prize for every 5 books read.
Why do kids gather on a regular basis in the old Wool and Mohair Warehouse located at 5th and Pecan Streets in Blanco? What do they do there? Why are more and more students at Blanco High School wearing “Young Life” t-shirts? What’s with “WyldLife”? This reporter decided to find out.
The Blanco County News editor, Charles Willgren, suggested that I start with Doug Pautz, a local dentist, marathoner, former motorcyclist, husband of the very accomplished musician and aficionado of the ...
Life can be really tough. Sometimes we feel as though our life is shaken to its very foundation. It's then that we find out how deep we have dug. What everything is really built on. Who we really are. We find out how important it is to have a really good foundation.
Just as there is a difference in building upon rock as opposed to sand, there is a difference in following our Lord and following the words of men.
Pauline Brown born November 27, 1925 in Bowie County went to be with the Lord on May 19, 2013. She is preceded in death by her parents Lull and Mamie White, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. She is survived by her beloved husband Raymond Brown; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.
Digital sign considerations
I was happy to see the proposed digital sign hit a roadblock when it comes to night sky light pollution. It seems like the digital sign is being railroaded through. I clearly remember being involved in the LCRA Visionaries in Preservation workshops for the future of Blanco. The one top priority from both old timers and newcomers was to keep the small town rural character of Blanco.
AUSTIN —An issue of a supremely contentious nature, redistricting, is the reason lawmakers are still at work in a 30-day special session, and a great deal of citizen input is being gathered before the coming House and Senate floor debates.
When Gov. Rick Perry called the special session on May 27, it was his intention that the Legislature would move quickly to make “permanent” the redistricting maps drawn by a federal court last year and used in the November 2012 election.
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.