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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014 • Photos
Recently, several local groups have made either monetary or direct donations to Blanco County’s Good Samaritan Center. During the month of December, Papa Joey’s Restaurant will host another food drive to benefit the center, read more below. Papa Joey’s to Sponsor Food Drive for Good Samaritan with Special Incentive This Holiday Season, Papa Joey’s Restaurant is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Good Samaritan Food Bank in Blanco.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014 • Photos
In the only game this past weekend that featured two teams ranked in the top 10 of the state, the #5 Blanco Panthers won a hard fought battle over the #9 East Bernard Brahmas. Although both teams came into the game with hopes of getting one step closer to a state championship, it will be the Panthers who move on to play the Odem Owls this Friday as only 8 teams remain in the playoff picture for 3A-Div II. After a scoreless opening quarter of play in which the Panthers were unable to take advan ...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014 • Photos
The 3rd Annual Blanco Western Showcase took place on the grounds of Buggy Barn Museum November 7-9, and it went off with a bang! We had people from all over the area come join us for a fun-filled weekend with more entertainment than you could imagine. For the great admission price, you could experience every single one of the entertainers; tour the museum, look at the vendors, take carriage rides, look at the future of the old west town and more. The lineup of entertainment was extraordinary!
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco FFA Land, Range, Homesite and Plant ID teams recently competed in the Area VII FFA Fall Career Development Events at the Joshua Springs Park and Preserve in Kendall County. More than 350 contestants from across the area competed for the privilege of advancing to their respective state contests this coming spring.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014 • Photos
The Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society (the “Society”) held its annual fundraising Gala on Saturday, October 18, 2014 on the Courthouse grounds. The Gala was a huge success, with many attendees stating that it was “first class” and “great.” The Gala was well-attended and included such dignitaries as State Senator Troy Fraser and his wife, State Representative Jason Isaac and his wife, and Blanco County Judge-elect, Brett Bray and his wife. Music was provided by James ...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
This past Wednesday, the Blanco FFA Chapter, along with the Hill District FFA Association, hosted the Annual Blanco FFA and Hill District Invitational Fall Career Development Events. This marks the 23rd consecutive year that the Blanco FFA has hosted this event, which has become the state’s largest career development event of the fall.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 14, 2014 • Photos
The first home game for volleyball will be August 26 against the Geneva School of Boerne.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 8, 2014 • Photos
Practices for fall sports and band began this week. Scrimmages for Volleyball begin August 8, see page 9 for details. The first Football Scrimmage against St. Anthony will be August 16 in San Antonio.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 11, 2014 • Photos
This year’s Spangle Dangle Celebration was held at the Blanco County Fairgrounds over the 4th of July weekend. Festivities began Friday afternoon with the hope of what would soon prove to be, ‘The Best One Yet!’ Mr. Spangle Dangle himself, Dale Hardy of Johnson City, was more than pleased with the day’s festivities and growing support.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 11, 2014 • Photos
This year’s winners of the Spangle Dangle Celebration and Washer Tournament held on Saturday, July 5, 2014 with eighteen very competitive teams from all around the Central Texas Hill Country. One team remained undefeated from the very first washer tossed to the very last. A brilliant pairing of two outstanding players - David Perez of Lampasas, and George Comacho of Granite Shoals, never played as partners until this tournament.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014 • Photos
Though a blustery storm on Thursday night threatened to sweep away those set up for Friday’s opening of the 10th Annual Lavender Festival, everything was set to rights by Noon on June 12. This year marks the first year for overflow parking at Yett Park, which was packed with visitor’s vehicles, and a free shuttle to the Festival.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014 • Photos
Lavender Festival begins this Friday, June 13 at Noon. On behalf of the Blanco Chamber of Commerce and Lavender Festival Steering Committee, our most heartfelt thanks to the many local businesses sponsors for this year’s event. The success of the festival is due, in large part, to the support we receive from our businesses and the support from our community volunteers and city officials.