Blanco County News
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A look back at Blanco County history.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 • Posted March 22, 2012 • Photos
March 25, 1960 Mr. Mac McKenzie, Promotion Director for KENS-TV, has made announcement that the “Salute to Blanco” will be given over KENS-TV on April 5, at which time pictures of various scenes in and around Blanco will be shown. • Several boys from Blanco County placed with their exhibits in the Houston Stock Show.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 • Posted March 15, 2012 • Photos
March 7, 1969 The Blanco High School Band, directed by Billy Harrell, received another honor when it was named Outstanding Class A Band in both Concert and Sight-Reading at the 21st- Annual Heart O’ Texas Band Festival in Brady. This was the fifth consecutive time that the Blanco band received honors at Brady.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 • Posted March 9, 2012 • Photos
March 10, 1961 Mr. and Mrs. Chas. A. Lindeman were honored on their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house at the home of their son and daughter in law, Mr. and Mrs. Alton C. Lindeman. Even though it was a very rainy day, a good many of their friends and relatives came in to visit the couple.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 • Posted February 23, 2012 • Photos
February 21, 1969 A.S. Ethridge celebrated his 102nd birthday. He was born in Blanco County in 1867 and lived here for many years. For the past number of years he had made his home with his daughter in San Antonio, where he got around with the help of a walker. He was still mentally alert and could give anyone a good game of dominoes.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 • Posted February 17, 2012 • Photos
February 17, 1967 Work was progressing nicely on improvements to the Johnson City Water and Sewage System. The work was divided into three projects: Extension of water and sewer lines; water purification plant and construction of a dam on the Pedernales River. Johnson City had extended their city limits to include about 60 to 70 acres to the east and southeast of the old city limits.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 • Posted February 10, 2012 • Photos
February 10, 1967 Initial steps were taken for the creation of a hospital district for the Blanco trade area when a group of men discussed the proper procedure for the creation of such a district. The entire setup would have to be done in several steps: Mayor Smith was appointed temporary chairman to name a temporary Board of Directors; they in turn would define the limits of the district—it was suggested to use the existing boundaries of the Blanco ISD since it covers most of the immediate ...
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 • Posted February 2, 2012 • Photos
February 4, 1966 Mr. and Mrs. Herman Riba assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Riba honored Mr. Fritz Koch on his ninety-sixth birthday at the Blanco Mill Nursing Home. Mr. Koch was born at Twin Sisters January 13, 1870. He lived in that community until a year previous when he came to the nursing home.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 27, 2012 • Photos
January 22, 1965 The Rev. A. R. Wolber would be installed Sunday as the new Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Blanco. He will be installed by the District President, Dr. Vernon A. Mohr of Austin. Rev. Wolber, his wife, and 4 children would move into the parsonage the following week.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 • Posted January 19, 2012 • Photos
January 17, 1964 Almost 100 people were present at the school lunch room to attend the joint 25th anniversary Charter Night of the Johnson City and Blanco Lions Clubs. Robert McKinney of Johnson City, serving as master of ceremonies, called the group to order. Group singing, pledge of allegiance, and invocation led by the Rev.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 • Posted January 12, 2012 • Photos
January 11, 1963 County Judge M.B. Barrow issued a call for a meeting of the newly appointed Blanco County Historical Survey Committee in the Courthouse in Johnson City. The meeting was being held in accordance with a proclamation by Governor Connally, declaring January 19 (the day of the meeting) as Texas Historical Preservation Day.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 • Posted January 5, 2012 • Photos
January 5, 1962 Mr. and Mrs. Orville Hill celebrated their Silver Wedding Anniversary in the Parish Hall of the Catholic Church. An arrangement of white mums with silver glitter graced the tea table. The white wedding cake with silver dragees was swerved by Miss Ruby Knoll. • David Smith, son of Mr.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 • Posted December 29, 2011 • Photos
This article was written by Sheryl Smith-Rodgers and originally appeared in the August 27, 2003, issue of the Blanco County News. Earlier this summer, Sarah Pautz couldn’t have been more relieved when she stepped into her tub and spotted a skinny leg sticking out of the drain. “Mom!” she hollered excitedly to her mother, Vickie.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 • Posted December 22, 2011 • Photos
December 23, 1960 At the annual Junior Poultry show held in Johnson City, Harry Forbes and Linda Hartman carried off the top honors. The champion Tom was shown by Forbes and was also judged as the reserve champion bird of the show. This bird brought $3.10 per pound at the afternoon auction.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 • Posted December 15, 2011
December 12, 1969 A new recreation room had been added to the Apollo Hut facilities for the use of young people. Just recently completed and equipped with game tables, coin operated pinball machine and billiard table, the recreation room would be ready for the Grand Opening of the Apollo Hut on Saturday, December 14.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 • Posted December 8, 2011 • Photos
December 6, 1968 Patrick J. Nugent, a US Air Force C-123 Provider loadmaster in Vietnam, was decorated with the Air Medal at Phan Rang Air Base by Colonel John W. Pauly, commander of the 315th Special Operations Wing. Airman Nugent, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry P. Nugent of Waukeegan, Ill., was cited for his meritorious achievements and outstanding airmanship and courage on successful and important missions under extremely hazardous conditions in South Vietnam.