Blanco County News
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 • Posted February 21, 2013
Dear Readers: Lots of things have conspired against my getting a column in the paper regularly in the last few weeks; suffice to say, I am back (for a while, at least). Congratulations are in order to Mr. Phil Evett, who celebrated his 90th +birthday with a fabulous surprise party at the Blue Star Gallery in San Antonio on Saturday, given by his wife Joanne.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
My Cowboy told me a story this evening about an old man who tripped over a piece of iron at Mobley’s Welding a couple of years back; The man made a big circle and came back around to the same spot, but the second time passing the iron, he stepped extra high and extra long to make sure he cleared the thing over which he first stumbled.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 2, 2015
Many of you remember that several years ago, state officials were considering whether to transfer or close Blanco State Park. Thanks to the tireless efforts of many concerned citizens in this community, the park remains open today, a vibrant, important, and unique park in the Texas state park system. As a way of giving back to the community, members of The Friends of Blanco State Park came together numerous times over the past year to volunteer their time and energy for the benefit of the park ...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015
Happy New Year! It seems that December was much shorter than past years. Our weather in Texas is typical Texas. One day freezing, the next day 70-80 degrees. The “Snow Birds” that visit the Blanco Area still think our area is the best place to be! It’s time to: Prepare garden soil for Winter and Spring planting.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 30, 2015
Juan Quezada spent his boyhood scouring the canyons and forests of Mexico’s Sierra Madre in search of wood with which to make charcoal to sell in the local markets. Wherever his huarache-clad feet carried him in that rugged but scenic land, he found evidence of a past civilization, mostly in the form of pottery shards.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2014
I love Christmas Time. I’m not the type to put the tree up the day after Halloween, but I am listening to Christmas music by the day after Thanksgiving. Christmas is really the only holiday to have it’s own “time”, really. There’s no “feeling of Easter” or wonder about what will happen on the 4th of July.
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in Blanco, welcome back to my in-laws, Mel and Ramona, and congratulations to Blanco’s finest goat wrangler and his lovely wife on the birth of their new baby girl. Y’all done good! PS - Many, many blessings to Sally and Wilson! They are both keepers!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 • Posted March 28, 2013
Frank Kincaid, Jr., Public Intoxication Felipe Corona, Speeding Christy McSpadden, Speeding Megan Kelly, Speeding Kevin Collins, Public display of alcohol Emily Monroe, Public display of alcohol Luiggi Petreucic, Speeding Benjamin Quinonez, Failure to maintain financial responsibility Christopher Gonzalez, Failure to report change of address Linda Dechert, Speeding Casey Behr, Possession of illegally taken deer, Possession of drug paraphernalia Lyndon Phillips, ...
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Want to change the looks of a room? There are so many ideas out there! You might have searched the Internet or in books, etc., to find ideas. But, how do you get started? Some projects you can do yourself, whereas, others you might need to call in a skilled contractor.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 14, 2014
Sellers often make a major mistake when deciding how much their home should sell for. Instead of thinking about what their home would really be worth in the current marketplace, they focus on what their property is worth to them. These emotions can lead to pricing your home out of buyers’ reach and interest, leading to a longer time on the market. Consider the correct, objective factors when determining your house’s value to determine an asking price in line with what the market will bear.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 14, 2014
During your search for a new home, you may come across property located in a homeowners association, commonly referred to as an HOA. Before you make an offer, think about the pros and cons of living in a regulated community. The purpose of an HOA While some HOAs have voluntary membership, many are mandatory for everyone who owns property in the neighborhood.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
At the turn of each new year we resolve to be better. We think this will be the year I loose weight, be more patient,make money, get organized etc. Its natural to want to change for the better with a new year. A new year, a new start. However usually by March our resolutions are long forgotten and we’re back to the old patterns that weren’t serving us positively.