In the only game this past weekend that featured two teams ranked in the top 10 of the state, the #5 Blanco Panthers won a hard fought battle over the #9 East Bernard Brahmas. Although both teams came into the game with hopes of getting one step closer to a state championship, it will be the Panthers who move on to play the Odem Owls this Friday as only 8 teams remain in the playoff picture for 3A-Div II.
After a scoreless opening quarter of play in which the Panthers were unable to take advan ... ...
Faces glowed and eyes sparkled at the end of the countdown as the Christmas lights came on to illuminate the Old Blanco County Courthouse for another season. Local families joined the Blanco Community Chorus the evening after Thanksgiving in the singing of Christmas carols prior to the annual lighting event. ...
After scoring on a 78-yard pass play on their first play of the game, the Taft Greyhounds looked poised to give the Panthers a battle. However, it didn’t take long for Blanco to ground out a big lead and coast to a 56 to 14 Area Championship and improve to 12 and 0 for the season.
Although the Greyhounds took an early 7-0 lead, the Panthers answered with three first quarter touchdowns of their own, on runs of 17 yards and 1 yard by Adrien Dominguez, and a 52-yard run from Logan Dodd. ...
Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc. and Texas Folklife will present a comprehensive study and celebration of Texas Fiddle Music at Twin Sisters Dance Hall in Blanco, Texas on Saturday, December 6. As announced today by TDHP co founder Patrick Sparks. “The dance hall was the center of life for early Texas settlers and the fiddle was the center of so many types of Texas music. ...
Christmas is upon us again. Let us not forget our Seniors, living at Live Oak Nursing Home. Take a stroll through Brieger Pottery shop and pick out an angel or two from our tree and 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.
On November 14, Kyle Gray signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at the University of West Virginia in Morgantown, surrounded by family and friends in the Blanco High School Library.
Kyle has played baseball throughout the U.S. against some of the top players in the nation. He has been named to the perfect game All Tournament team three times. ...
The Blanco County Commissioners held a Special meeting on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The Commissioners met in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse located in Johnson City, Blanco County, Texas. The meeting was attended by Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie and all four County Commissioners. ...
The Sons of Liberty MC, Blanco County Chapter, is hosting their First Annual Liberty Toy Run benefiting children in need in Blanco County. The Sons of Liberty MC wants to do their part to make sure that every child has a Merry Christmas. We will be bringing Christmas to these children complete with Santa Clause!
The Sons of Liberty MC found 5 children and reached out to their parents/guardians to find out what these kids wanted most for Christmas.
The Blanco Lady Panther Volleyball team captured the Region IV Runner-up trophy on Saturday, November 15 after having defeated Brooks Academy 3-0, Enda 3-0, Goliad 3-1, and Taft 3-1. The Panthers fell to the Poth Pirettes 3-0 in the Regional Finals.
On Tuesday, November 11, Blanco defeated Goliad at Seguin High School 25-18, 22-25, 25-12, and 25-20 to take the regional quarter final match and earn a berth at the regional tournament in San Antonio at Blossom Athletic Center. ...
The family of Hilda “Nana” Garcia would like to thank the community of Blanco, friends and neighbors for their prayers, support and generosity during this time. Your continued love and support will be forever in our hearts.
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 special thanks to all who were able to make it to hear Ann Shelton talk about “Texas Women on the Cattle Trails.” Ann is a charming speaker full of information. I am glad some of you were able to talk with her one-on-one after the program!
We at the library would also like to thank Sibby Barrett and her staff at Onion Creek Kitchens for providing the delicious spread for our Annual Friends of the Library Mixer.
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.
Born unto condemnation; who can save us?
16“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Only Jesus can save us.
“17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Raymond Lester Wagner, 84, was called home on Thursday, December 11, 2014 just days after celebrating 67 years of marriage to his lifelong love, Imogene. He was born in Blanco, Texas on December 26, 1929 to Solomon James Wagner and Ethel Mae Brooks. He started his working life building fences and sheering sheep alongside his father and 2 brothers.
Once again the Blanco City Council has chosen to ignore the recommendation of its Planning and Zoning Commission and voted 3 to 2 to allow a business to have a sign that violates Blanco’s Unified Development Code. Voting for the variance last Wednesday were Councilpersons Danny Ray, Al Turner, and Bobby McClung.
AUSTIN — Police responded to reports of gunfire in the capital city’s downtown area around 2 a.m. on Nov. 28.
An estimated 100 shots were fired in about 10 minutes, hitting buildings including the Mexican consulate, police headquarters and the federal court building. No pedestrians, motorists or building occupants were reported injured in the incident.
An armed suspect identified as Larry Steven McQuilliams, 49, of Austin, was shot and killed when he was confronted by an Austin police of ...
The Elementary and Middle School Academic Meets have been re-scheduled:
From: Friday, December 12
To: Thursday, December 11
The early release scheduled for Friday, December 12, at 12:00 noon has likewise been re-scheduled to Thursday, December 11, at 12:00 noon.
The purpose of these moves is to avoid a conflict with a possible football playoff game.
Thank you for your understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
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.