Blanco County News
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 • Posted March 8, 2013
March is the busiest month of the spring season. There is so much to be done. You should have finished the rose pruning, along with dead plants cut back and removed to the compost. This is a good month to complete heavy shrub pruning – hedges, etc. If you use organic fertilizer, you can feed the lawn, shrubs, trees and gardens any time.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
Saturday, April 13, is the official City Wide Trash-Off Event. Start now to organize your team to pick up litter along our city streets and in our parks. Many hands make light work! If you are not a member of an organization and want to help, there is a sign-up sheet at the city office.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 • Posted February 21, 2013
By Retta Martin The year 2013 has arrived and almost two months have passed without my thanking all of the volunteers who helped make 2012 such a success for KBB. As usual, Judy Dorsett and the Beautification Committee kept the Historic Downtown looking so pretty with plants and flowers in Bindseil Park and around on the city property.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 15, 2013
We’ve had spring and winter Blanco is registered for the 2013 Texas Trash-off Event. This year it will be held Saturday, April 13th. That is the second Saturday in April. So mark your calendars for Saturday April 13 and watch the newspaper for more information on how the event will be run in 2013.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
We’ve had spring and winter this past month. Flower buds are beginning to break on the trees and shrubs. It’s too early! Freezing weather could be right around the corner. Even if the groundhog DID NOT see his shadow, he is only 39% correct, so be prepared. February is the month to begin the heavy pruning on shade trees, fruit trees, shrubs, hedges, and roses.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
All of the lights that PEC took down in Bindseil Park on Friday have been stolen. There were probably 45 boxes of lights at approximately $9 per box. For the second year, extension cords were stolen at the Lavender Washateria and the concrete donkey that was in our Nativity Scene was stolen this past year from the front of our storehouse.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 25, 2013
Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup takes place every year beginning March 1 and continuing through May 31. More than 3 million volunteers participate in this, America’s largest improvement program. In Blanco, the Keep Blanco Beautiful Trash-Off is held the first Saturday in April. More than 100 volunteers from the Blanco community roam the roads, paths, waterways, and ditches collecting litter.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
Happy New Year! We have been greeted with REAL Texas weather this year. It makes it difficult to have good days to work outside, but it will happen. If you purchased a living Christmas tree to use inside this year, it is time to move it outside. Either plant it in the ground or use it as a patio tree.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 • Posted December 30, 2012
Recycling is the process of collecting and processing items that would otherwise be thrown away, according to the EPA. The benefits of recycling are that it reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills. It conserves natural resources such as timber and water. It reduces pollution caused by the need to collect new raw materials.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 • Posted December 30, 2012
The end of 2012 is a time to reflect on accomplishments and make resolutions to “do better” in 2013. The Keep Blanco Beautiful Volunteers have worked hard planting and maintaining the city’s public spaces. In April, an army of citizens took to the streets to clean up the litter. All year long the recycling center has afforded people the opportunity to be responsible and recycle household trash.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 • Posted December 6, 2012
The downtown businesses and volunteers have been very busy these past weeks decorating for the holidays. We hope you take the time to visit downtown in the evening to enjoy the decorations. We have been replanting the pots that were damaged by the first cold spell. We planted Pansies. Blue Mealy Sage is being planted in the front flower beds at City Hall. Have you harvested your warm weather crops, peppers, squash and beans?
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 • Posted November 23, 2012
Thanksgiving is a time for eating turkey, sharing time with family and thanking God for all the blessings of the year. The core group of Keep Blanco Beautiful wishes to take this opportunity to thank all those unheralded citizens who aide us in keeping our small town beautiful and promoting the “Blanco Spirit” which makes our community so special.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012
Did your pear and redbud trees bloom for the second time this fall? Mine did, again. They did it last year, but they bloom again in the Spring. I love this Fall weather, but we will have Winter soon. There are several things that need to be done before moving into the greenhouse.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • Posted November 2, 2012
On Nov. 15, 1997 towns and cities across the U.S.A. started celebrating America Recycles Day. The purpose of the day was to get communities excited about recycling; to educate, motivate and get enthused about what could be done to help our environment every day of the year. Blanco has a great recycling center that is well used by the members of our community but, we all could do better. Do you UP-CYCLE?
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 25, 2012 • Photos
Can you hear the turkey gobbling, a deep voice saying “Ho Ho Ho,” and sleigh bells ringing as we are get ready for the Holiday Season? Thanksgiving is just 29 days away and KBB volunteers are busy getting Bindseil Park and city property decorated for the “Christmas in Blanco” Trail of Lights. Amy Petri and her FCCLA classes have been busy working with us for two weeks, wrapping lights on the tree trunks and putting new lights on our old city Christmas decorations.