Blanco County News
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
Dear Readers: Just a Happy Easter to all of you from me in West Virginia! My mom is doing well at her Alzheimer's unit here, Lyle is holding down the fort (with the cats) out on River Bend in Blanco, and life goes on. Thanks to all of you who keep me informed about happenings in Blanco, especially Florine (and Harold) Lord, Leona Smylie, the ladies at Stricklands, and Kee Hudson.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
Dear Readers, I have been gone quite a while now but still keep up with all my friends in Blanco and do the proofreading for the paper. In this way, I learned that Noah Schwarzlose got his first eight-point buck a couple weeks ago. Way to go, Noah! If I were there, I would kiss you on the top of your head in front of EVERYBODY!!!!! I wanted to take the opportunity to thank Florine Lord for being so kind as to send me the BUMC bulletin with a special note for me inside.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 13, 2013
Marilyn and Lawrence Mikes went to Seguin on Saturday for their great-grandson, Brody’s, second birthday. There were 15 “little ones” to help him celebrate. The Mikes’ were treated that evening to a program “Tribute Show to Grorge Jones” at the old Palace Theater.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 • Posted May 1, 2013
Dear Readers: First of all, this piece of news should have been in last week's column, but due to computer issues beyond our control, I didn't get it in here until now. Cheyanne Cox (Mrs. Kyle) participated in a program called Crossfit, and what a program it was! She went to Gatlinburg, Tennessee (which is really mountain country) and ran/walked 26 miles with a backpack filled with 35 pounds of sand.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 • Posted March 28, 2013
Dear Friends, Blanco has lost another treasure - Vernon Schmidt, who passed away last week. He was a remarkable craftsman. Those of you who have not seen any of his work, stop by the Blanco Library. Encased in glass is a model of the Old Blanco County Courthouse that he built.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Dear Readers: It is a gloomy day today where I am - I hope it's sunnier where you happen to be. Hill Country Trail Ride dance at Twin Sisters this Saturday night, followed by a Cowboy Breakfast Sunday morning from 5:30 to 7:30 AM at Yett Park. Good fixings to warm your belly!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 • Posted December 19, 2012
Well, the sun is shining here (hope it is wherever you are) and the weather is brisk, which makes for good sleeping weather - not too cold, but not stuffy either. Enjoy it - the next freeze is right around the corner! Maybe we will have a white Christmas - at least we know somebody will! Happy birthday, Ruby Barnard!!!!!
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 • Posted December 6, 2012
Dear Friends: The Christmas season is once again upon us, and there will be something going every weekend from now until then here and in the surrounding areas, sometimes overlapping, so you will have to pick and choose! This weekend is the Community Choir concert - Friday in Johnson City and Sunday in Blanco.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 • Posted November 23, 2012
I’ve noticed that all the wild turkeys I saw on our road over the past few weeks have run for the hills, so maybe it’s time for a ham for Thanksgiving! A shout-out to Tina at the post office, glad to hear she is feeling better. The chili cookoff held this weekend was won by our own Mikey Hounsell!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • Posted November 2, 2012
Dear Readers, This is the one weekend of the year that you will not be able to get to all the events held; however, you can give it your best shot, with the segue into this is the big hunting weekend of the year. Once you have gotten your deer, you can head over to the Buggy Barn and eat from a chuck wagon and watch knives being thrown.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 • Posted October 13, 2012
I would like to thank everyone who openly (or secretly) congratulated me for my team, WVU, beating the Longhorns Saturday night. It was a good game, the weather was, to put it mildly, brisk, and it was a big thrill for me to see such a wave of blue and gold in the stands - I didn't realize how homesick I was.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 • Posted October 5, 2012
Folks, my husband and I were given an opportunity that is probably a once-in-a-lifetime thing - we were invited to an outdoor Texas wedding in the midst of thunderstorms this past Saturday and we took that opportunity, not solely based on the fact that the bride’s father opined a couple days into said storms that Saturday about 6:00 PM, the wedding having been scheduled for 7:00, the rain would pass, and there would be sunshine and, by golly, he was right!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 • Posted September 30, 2012
Dear Readers: I must apologize in print for singing Happy Birthday to Leona Smylie on the wrong day. She had a lovely birthday - I was just two days late. Don’t forget - the rodeo is coming up the second week of October! Come out and see us. A good time will be had by all! Hellos to Ruby Barnard and Pearlie Greebon.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 7, 2012
Wonderful readers: Lots of good thoughts and prayers go out to Judy Dorsett! She is recovering and we are glad to hear it! The first football game has been played and the Panthers are now ready to take on the world! The 1st Fifth Quarter was held at Blanco United Methodist Church and was really well-attended.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 • Posted August 24, 2012
Summer's winding down, and, if you've noticed, the temperatures are coming down a little too! I can't wait for Fall!!! The kids are heading back to school, so watch out for them - they can be so quick! Just wanted to say how much we all miss Tommy Vallone. I especially miss him coming into the drugstore accusing me of putting the lids on too tightly for him to open; he was a pistol!