May 03 2016
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Final Arts In The Park Set For Friday

Paul Glasse, former U.S. Mandolin National Champion, will complete the Spring Series of concerts in Bindseil Park sponsored by the City of Blanco and the Arts in the Park committee. Paul is a nationally known Mandolinist who has performed with musicians such as Willy Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Alison Krause and many others. Having been featured in the Austin Statesman, performed on Austin City Limits,

Meet The City Council, School Board Candidates

Early Voting has opened and Election day is May 7 for Blanco citizens. On the ballot there are five people running for three at large city council seats and two running for one school board position.The City Council Candidates are Martha Gosnell, Matt Lewis, Amit Patel, Martin Sauceda, and Tony Vela.School Board Candidates are Liza Struck and Juan Vargas. There are two unopposed candidates -...

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Wild Woman Distributes 2016 Funds

Blanco’s Wild Woman Weekend has concluded another very successful weekend event April 8th through 10th and wanted to share the results with our community. Over $45,000 was able to be distributed to five of Blanco’s non-profit organizations that do so much for our community: Blanco Library Inc., Gem of the Hills Seniors Community Center, Friends of Blanco State Park, Old Blanco County Courthouse

Coffee Inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame

Blanco’s own Lawrence Coffee (the Cowboy Kettle Popcorn Man) was inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame earlier this month. The Hall of Fame is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the Texas Rodeo Cowboy and Cowgirl. Located in the historic Ft. Worth Stockyards, it was founded in 1975 to honor individuals and associations that champion the western lifestyle and support

City Denies Re-zoning Request

The governing body of Blanco met on April 12 with all members present except council member Bharat Patel. In the Public Comments portion of the meeting, Blanco Ministerial Alliance chair Gary Leggett complained that the request of the churches of Blanco for an exemption from paying for sign permits was denied at an earlier meeting. Stressing that money is not the issue, he said the churches do a

Immel Fills Opening on School Board

The school board met on Monday, April 11. Among the items addressed at the meeting were: Spotlight on Middle School Students - Principal Keitha St. Clair recognized sixth grade students Ashley Faurie Rodas and John Seewald.Campus Recognition – Elementary School, Principal Jowie Walker recognized art teacher Laura Salazar. The board received an update on the Drug Free Communities Grant application