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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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, Master Gardener, Blanco County
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 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014
The October meeting of the Blanco Woman’s Club was held at the home of Pat Clewell. The Legislative Department, consisting of the following members presented the program: Dean Myane, Candy Cargill Wenzel, Millie Jones, Tanya Kasper, and Pat Rogers. The guest speaker was Dr. Buck Ford, Superintendent of Blanco ISD.
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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 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014
The 91st Psalm is such a great writing of faith and hope, and even for good health. Have you read it lately? When I read it, I insert myself into it as a prayer, present tense. Psalm 91 “1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover ...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014
Kenneth Wede Schuetz, age 73, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014, in Abilene, Texas. He was born on August 1, 1941, in Blanco, Texas, to Kermit and Edna (Hudspeth) Schuetz. He served in the United States Navy for four years and was on high alert during the Cuban Crisis. On May 30, 1966, he was united in marriage to Janice Gelvern in Orange, 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 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014
AUSTIN — With early voting in Texas only days away, the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 18 let stand a U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals order, thereby allowing Texas’ 2011 voter identification law to remain in force for the time being. Civil rights plaintiffs in Veasey et al. v. Perry et al.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014
For the month of September, the Blanco FFA Chapter would like to recognize senior Logan Dodd as the FFA Student of the Month. Logan is currently the Blanco FFA President and has been a valuable member of the Blanco FFA Chapter for the past four years. He has been a very successful team member and participant in numerous leadership and career development events such as Plant ID, Range and Pasture, ENR, Livestock, Chapter Conducting, Sr.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014
Thursday evening, October 16, the future of Blanco football was revealed with the combined effort of the 7th and 8th grade teams defeating the Nixon-Smiley Colts, 35-20. The 8th grade team took the field for the opening kickoff with the Colts kicking to the Panthers. Justin Wardlow received the kick and didn’t stop running for 85 yards and a Panther touchdown! Cade Felps rushed for the 2 point conversion giving Blanco the 8-0 lead with 7:46 remaining in the 1st quarter.
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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.