Blanco County News
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 • Posted June 28, 2012
Gentle readers: This is another one of those lousy seven-day periods, in which we lost two more of the kindest people I have met in Blanco - T.D. Smylie, Jr., and Randy Cox. Totally different in personalities, but so, so kind. And Randy had one of those laughs, like Tom Gardner's, just up from his belly.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012
Well, Lavender Festival is over for another year. It is fun to see all the people, but I always hear complaints about parking and the heat. Wish the lavender bloomed in the winter! Ada Cooley had a surprise visit from her grandson Kevin and his family, who live in Arkansas.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 • Posted June 7, 2012
This has been another one of those weeks that kick you in the stomach, they are so unexpected. Dear Mr. Tom Gardner, husband of Deena, passed away last week while undergoing some tests. He was one of a kind - he had the most infectious laugh - seemed like it came from way down deep in his belly - and he enjoyed life!
Posted May 18, 2012
Our dear friends Tish and Kenneth Johnson are happy to report two real joys in their lives: After Tish's long struggle following her jaw surgery, she is finally beginning to see that long-awaited improvement. Their daughter Bee (Johnson) Reno, band director at Kenedy High School, just won a first place award from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for composing a march entitled "Our Daughters' March - Past and Present."
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 • Posted May 10, 2012
Gentle readers: "The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain." But we are glad it's raining in Blanco (and the surrounding areas)! We need to lift up lots of prayers for Leon Coffee! He is having some serious health issues right now. I personally have never seen a smile light up a face like Leon's can and listening to him laugh makes you want to laugh right along with him.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 • Posted May 2, 2012
The 13th annual South Texas Gospel Music Association Convention & Showcase Concert was held on Saturday, April 28, at Oak Ridge Baptist Church in San Antonio. After holding the convention in San Marcos for two consecutive years, STGMA returned to the place where its first convention was held. Two Blanco groups, Gene & LaVada Triesch and Jerry & Deanna Dosser, performed at the showcase concert.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • Posted April 26, 2012
Gentle readers: First, a belated but nonetheless heartfelt Happy Birthday to Dot Warrington. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dot Miller's family as well. She was an amazing woman, whose quilting skills, among many other things, were truly enviable. She asked me once to go with her to a quilting guild meeting – I was unable to and have kicked myself frequently ever since.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 • Posted April 5, 2012
Gentle readers: Lots of things to do in and around Blanco County in the next couple weeks, so get out there and do at least one of them, if you can! This little column over the past few months has rapidly become a thoughts and prayers list, and this week is just another sad one - Jim Rodrigue, the former mayor of Blanco, passed away Sunday morning, so my thoughts and prayers go out to Pat and the family, as well as to Pi Stone and her family in the loss of Dillard.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 • Posted March 9, 2012
For someone whose major was French and German, one would think I would know better. I must retract my spelling of "roulez" in next to last week's paper; it should have been "rouler," as in "Laissez les bons temps rouler!" for Mardi Gras. Sister Jeanne Therese is looking down from heaven and scolding me soundly – I can hear her now!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 • Posted February 23, 2012
Laissez les bons temps roulez (that is Mardi Gras speak for "a good time was had by all")! There's not a whole lot of cheerful news this week, except for the rain and the lovely couple days last week as well as my husband's 58th birthday! As long as he doesn't shave off his mustache, he will continue to look a little older than I am - if he takes a notion to remove it, I am done for.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 • Posted January 19, 2012 • Photos
There was a fantastic turnout for Al Turner's benefit at Redbud Friday night. I hope, from the majorly positive response, that Al knows now how much we all care about him and how important he is to Blanco. “Dry River Gang” played from 6:30 until 9:00pm, offering an eclectic mix of tunes.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 • Posted December 22, 2011
First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Phillip of the Blanco Veterinary Clinic and his family. He had a truck accident Sunday morning and is in the hospital. His surgery went well and they expect him to be able to go home in a couple days.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 • Posted November 3, 2011
Don't forget the BUMC Bazaar and the Kendalia BBQ this weekend. Wurstfest starts this weekend as well. Next weekend there will be a plethora of things to do, and so on and so forth, on into the end of the year (which isn't that far away). This is the first weekend of deer season, so I am told, so watch out for fleeing deer and chasing hunters!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 27, 2011
There is so much to do now that it has gotten a little cooler - look for a big drop in temperature when the cold front comes through toward the end of this week, just in time for Halloween! Next weekend (the 5th) is the BUMC bazaar – come visit me in the bakery (where else would I be?) – and then just meander through the rest of the areas.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 • Posted October 7, 2011
The highlight of my week - On October 4, 2011, TD Smylie, Jr., and his wonderful wife, Leona (nee Hohenberger) will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary. Congratulations are certainly in order. There are lots of things happening in the next few weeks. I heard the Wild Game dinner was a roaring success.