Blanco County News
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A look back at Blanco County history.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2014 • Photos
Published January 2, 1991 Who’s that “Gal” riding around in Victor Seymour’s Truck?... It’s “Cindy” that’s who. And she really knows how to “put on the dog” - so to speak. When she came to visit the newspaper New Years 1991, she was all decked out in a red hat, matching beads, and silver spectacles.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
November 28, 1984 Seymour’s Garage Preparing for the grand opening of Seymour’s Garage last weekend are Ida and Haston Seymour, David Seymour, and Joe Barbosa. Not shown is Curtis Spencer. The new garage, located south of Blanco on U.S. 281, will offer a full range of automotive services including new parts. Sheila McNett photo. November 25, 1987 Cub Scouts Take Newspaper Tour Members of Cub Scout Pack 297, Den 3, toured the office of the Blanco County News Thursday, November, 19 to ...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • Posted November 15, 2013 • Photos
November 17, 1999 Cornerstone Ceremony for new Blanco High School Thursday The new Blanco High School will be the scene of a cornerstone laying ceremony on Thursday, November 18, 1999 at 11am. Members of the Blanco and surrounding area communities are urged to attend. The event will take place at the north or main entrance to the new high school which is located one half mile west of US 281 on Ranch Road 1623 and is expected to last only about 20 minutes. The cornerstone, a gift of the Bla ...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013 • Photos
October 26, 1962 Benefit Football Game Clears Debt On Scoreboard Football fans in the Blanco area paid $663.79 Thursday night, October 18, to watch the “Old Pros” and the “All Stars” in a benefit game to pay off the debt on the new illuminated scoreboard. These “sideline quarterbacks” demonstrated that they “still have it” in a fashion that surprised and delighted the largest crowd to ever witness a football game here. The Old Pros while unable to score, threatened several t ...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 18, 2013 • Photos
October 18, 1995 Water Tower New Blanco Landmark By Sheryl Smith-Rodgers A new landmark now graces the Blanco City skyline-- a 140-foot-high water tower. Begun last week, the 100,000 gallon elevated tank is expected to be completed by Friday or Saturday, according to job foreman Ed McDowell with Brown Steel Contractors of Newman, Ga. Mayor Ryan Trimble said early next month the tower will be painted “cloud white” and emblazoned with the word “BLANCO” in dark blue letters. The towe ...
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • Posted October 10, 2013 • Photos
October 12, 1988 Christmas Crafts Festival to Launch Holiday Season On Saturday, November 12, 1988, the Gem of the Hills Organization is sponsoring the Christmas Crafts Festival in the Old Blanco County Courthouse from 10 am to 7 pm. This replaces the “Folklife Festival” of past years. During the evening activities, the lights on the old Courthouse will be turned on as a part of the official lighting of the Christmas Season.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 • Posted October 4, 2013 • Photos
October 2, 1985 Blanco’s 89-year-old weather station gets electronic update. By Doc Mcnett Blanco’s official weather station was updated last week by the addition of a new electronic digital temperature system, according to the weather observer Roy Byars. Blanco has been an official weather station since May of 1896 and has been in continuous operation since that time.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 • Posted September 27, 2013 • Photos
September 30, 1983 Computer Class Prepares for Now and the Future By Karen Jonas Computers have proven themselves to be reliable “workhorses.” They are here to stay. To prepare our students for this growing opportunity in the field of computers, Blanco schools are offering a Computer Literacy course to students who recognize this as a potential skill.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 20, 2013 • Photos
September 21,1988 Community Effort Assists Hurricane Gilbert Evacuees The Blanco area was spared the destruction of Hurricane Gilbert, and yet blessed with much needed rain. It appeared to rain in patches with most of the area receiving well over an inch and possibly up to three inches. Most evacuees abandoned the coastal area for refuge in the Hill Country spare bedrooms of relatives and local motels filled quickly. City of Blanco and Blanco County emergency units set up their EOC’s on T ...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013 • Photos
June 19, 1996 ‘Scenarios’ train EMS volunteers, By Sheryl Smith-Rodgers “Valerie, Valerie, can you hear me honey? Open the window Valerie! Open the window!” Banging frantically on the car window, the man implores the young girl inside to respond. With her head and shoulders bent over the car’s steering wheel, Valerie remains motionless. An ambulance rushes to the scene and brakes smoothly to a halt.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
March 4, 1982 BVAC Purchases New Ambulance Last week the Blanco Volunteer Ambulance Corps members made their selection of a new ambulance for Blanco. The unit is a wheeled Coach modular ambulance with a Chevrolet 454 Engine and chassis. The unit was purchased from Summers Ambulance and Coaches in Duncanville, Texas. Total cost of the unit including radios will be $50, 118 delivered in Blanco.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 13, 2013
Friday, June 2, 1972 Blanco Volunteer Ambulance Corps Organized Here As most of you know, as of May 31, 1972, the Crofts Funeral Homes discontinued ambulance service to Blanco County. The City Commission and a group of interested citizens feel that an ambulance service is a must for this area. This group of citizens met with the City Commission on May 29. As a result of this meeting, Mayor Wayne Smith appointed a steering committee to organize the “Blanco Volunteer Ambulance Corps.: The ...
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 • Posted October 13, 2012 • Photos
Left to Right: BHS Homecoming Queen candidates for 1982 are Nickey Maly, Becky Neuman, Vicky Coffee, Rhonda Handberry, Sandra Jones, and Perry Kuebel.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 • Posted October 5, 2012 • Photos
1988-89 Kindergarten: Kimberly Romero (bottom left), Anthony Romero, Angela Uballe, Triston Weber, Travis Walker, Jacob Garcia, Jason Cox, Brandon Wolf, Kasie Romero, Stephanie Smith, Raquel Barrera, Valentin Martinez, Tashia Combs, Steven Keller, Mrs. Elzina McFarland. 2nd row: Diane Covin, Aimee Hopkins, Candice Bethke, Michelle Mobley, Elisa Pierce, Patrick Garrett, Zachery Freeman, Megan Szymonowski, Curtis Rust, Stephanie Jones, Cara Kuresta, Jennifer Zuercher, Amanda Moore, Crystal Sawey, ...