Blanco County News
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012 • Posted January 5, 2012
We wish you a Happy New Year! If you get a chance, drop by the cemetery and review the proposed cemetery constitution and bylaws. They are posted in the bulletin boards on the side of the building. This week we will cover Section 5C. Section 5C: Richard Lynn Wagner, CPL US Marine Corps (Sept.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 • Posted January 5, 2012
‘Twas the week after Christmas, and all through the land, friends were still saying, “We don’t understand. We’ve been checking the mail at the office and home,” But where is Patricia’s annual poem?” Well, I was making good progress and getting around, When a vertebra broke, and slowed me right down. Our thoughts were still there, but it was too much to do To put them on paper and get them to you. Here’s hoping the new year’s a good one for you, a little bit of heaven, ...
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 • Posted December 29, 2011
The committee, comprised of Clara Gourley, T. D. Smylie and Jon Warren, was given the important task of working on the Cemetery's constitution and bylaws. After diligently working on these documents for the past 7 months, and giving the Directors periodic drafts to review and make suggestions, the Board met on December 10 and had the opportunity to ask any questions in order to clarify details.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 • Posted December 15, 2011
Texans have been concerned with dead animals along the roadsides for over 138 years. In April of 1874, the Legislature of the State of Texas enacted a law to prevent the leaving of dead animals in the public highways, roads or streets or alleys (or within 50 yards of them) of any village, town or city.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 • Posted December 1, 2011
While most of Blanco celebrated the arrival of the Christmas season with festivities around the square, another party took place on River Run down by the Blanco River. It must have been quite a celebration and, fortunately for the party goers, the local police were busy keeping people safe in the center of town.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 • Posted November 23, 2011
Changes in requirements for yard/garage sale signs are now in place, with the new sign ordinance passed by city council at the council meeting last week. Garage/yard sale signs fall under the category of special event signs. The new ordinance requires permits to be obtained from the city office for special event signs including those for yard/garage sales (Sec.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 • Posted November 3, 2011
A miracle on 4th Street or just some hard work? The corner of 4th and Elm looks terrific. A big thank you to those responsible for the clean-up. Empty lots and uninhabited houses in Blanco do not need to look abandoned and neglected. Private property should not be allowed to be a danger to the safety and health of Blanco’s citizens.
Posted November 2, 2011 • Photos
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 • Posted October 13, 2011
Duck slaughter attempt thwarted! Tuesday evening, October 4, two ducks were saved from certain death at Flat Rock. The beautiful birds’ feet were ensnared in fishing line which was caught in a bush on the bank. The flock had remained with their trapped members until a passerby was alerted by frantic movement in the weeds.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 4, 2011
Smoking – a touchy subject for those who enjoy the habit! Did you know that smoking is prohibited in most indoor venues in China and Ireland? Tasmania bars smoking in many public places including beaches. Closer to home, New York City has banned lighting up tobacco in pedestrians plazas (read – Times Square), parks and along 14 miles of beaches.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 • Posted July 21, 2011
Blanco’s economy must be booming! Last week $5 was thrown in the dry creek bed. This week it was half a case of beer left in the bushes along the river. Thank you to whoever tossed out the case of Bud. You were even thoughtful enough to keep the cans in the shade, although I picked them up before they had a chance to get hot – value to me, I figure, about $6.
Updated July 14, 2011 10:47 AM
If anyone finds a black and white billy goat traveling with a brownish black and white nanny goat in the area of River Bend Dr., they are Deb's. Please call her at 830-833-1218 and she will come and get them. "No more teenage goats for me," she says. "They don't listen at all."
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 7, 2011 • Photos
Recently collected along Blanco's roadside - unopened beer. Any child might have picked one up and arrived home inebriated. Please do not discard unopened bottles of alcohol along Blanco's byways. Revolt Wind Power Zoom More Advertisers
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 30, 2011
The 2010 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report from the City of Blanco was recently mailed to residents of the city and those outside the city that purchase their water from the city.  With the exception of a violation of the total coliform bacteria standard last December, the report was very positive.  Actions have been taken to improve water-quality monitoring procedures and assess potential sources of contamination.  What does this report mean and how does it affect drinking water?  Cons ...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 • Posted June 24, 2011
We are continuing our Summer Reading Program; this week we are having Treasure Island Treasure Scavenger Hunt and next Wednesday we have Circus Chicken Dog with juggling acts, animal acts, music, and more. This Friday, Stripes will be honoring the Blanco Library on June 24 at 12 noon in its opening celebration.