Blanco County News
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013 • Photos
The citizens of Blanco turned out in record numbers to support their historic courthouse on October 19 at the Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament followed by the 23rd annual “True Grit” Gala. Both events raised money for the ongoing upkeep and restoration of the beloved Blanco landmark built in 1885. The Gala was attended by over 200 persons and began with appetizers and drinks served on the lovely lit up courthouse lawn.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco Junior Varsity football team rumbled over the Jarrell Cougars 50-0 on Thursday, October 17. Jarrell kicked off to Blanco to begin the game. Kailen Webster returned the kickoff 25 yards to the Jarrell 45 line. Chase Horton picked up 5 yards on the ground, with Aaron Uballe adding 6 yards.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco Pee Wee Football team finished in spectacular fashion with another win over a combined Liberty Hill Gold and Purple team in Llano this past Saturday with a score of 20 to 6. The Blanco Pee Wee team finished as the league runner ups with a 5-1 overall record. Blanco defeated Liberty Hill(LH) Purple 20-16, Burnet 32 to 0, LH Purple 26-21, LH Gold 26-6, LH Gold/Purple 20-6 and suffered their only defeat in the championship game to Fredericksburg with a final score of 18 to 13. The off ...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013 • Photos
Over 600 attendees visited the annual Uptown Blanco Textile Studio quilt show this past October 11 – 13. Vendors from as far away as Florida set-up goods in the Uptown Blanco Ballroom and not for profit vendors, including quilt guilds from Austin, Johnson City, and Marble Falls had raffle quilt tickets, country stores, and information tables set up in the Uptown Blanco Courtyard.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013 • Photos
After dropping their first two district contests to Rogers and Schulenburg and stuck in a four-game losing streak, the Blanco Panthers traveled to Jarrell to take on the 6 and 1 Cougars, who, like Rogers and Schulenburg, were undefeated in district play. Although the first two quarters of play were evenly matched, the Panthers blew open the game after halftime to bring home a much needed 36 to 15 win. The first quarter proved to be the only scoring to be had in the first half as each team trad ...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 18, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 18, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco Panther volleyball team grabbed two district wins this past week toppling the Lago Vista Vikings, 3-1, on Tuesday, October 8 and blanking the Johnson City Eagles, 3-0 on Friday, October 11. Against the Vikings set scores were 25-22, 25-16, 13-25, and 25-18. Reagan Rogers hit 27 kills with Lexee Jenkins making 28 assists.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 18, 2013 • Photos
This past Friday marked the first time Schulenburg has traveled to Blanco to take on the Panthers. Although Blanco hoped to end a three game losing streak, it was the Shorthorns who returned home keeping their perfect district record intact, while the Panthers dropped to 2 and 4 on the season and 0 and 2 in district play. Blanco started the game with a bang, scoring on their first offensive play with Cove Chick sprinting 47 yards for the game’s first TD.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 18, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday night, immediately after the homecoming pep-rally, Blanco students organized Blanco's first ever Fields of Faith. Fields of Faith is a peer-to-peer nationwide event that takes place every October at high school athletic fields and stadiums across the country. At Fields of Faith students invite their own classmates and teammates to hear fellow students share their testimonies, be challenged to read the Word of God and follow Jesus Christ.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 18, 2013 • Photos
At the 2013 Homecoming game, Kristin Watt was crowned queen. The Friday, October 18 Varsity Football Game will be played against Jarrell at Jarrell. The Friday, October 25 game will be played against Lexington at Blanco. That night will also be Band Parent and Cheer Parent Night.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • Posted October 10, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 • Posted October 4, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco FFA began the 2013-14 school year on a high note with strong showings this past week in contests at San Antonio and Seguin. Overall, more than 300 contestants participated in 8 different events with Blanco winning 6 of the 8 and placing 2nd in two others. In the Homesite competition, Blanco would finish 2nd at Bexar County and 1st at Comal-Guadalupe.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 • Posted October 4, 2013 • Photos
The 8th grade Blanco Panthers shut out the Comfort Bobcats, 20-0, on Thursday, September 26. Isaiah Delgado kicked off for Blanco. The Panther defense held the Bobcats, forcing Comfort to punt. With the Panther offense starting on their own 29, WIll Granberg picked up 10 yards and Toby Triesch rushed for 22 yards.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 • Posted October 4, 2013 • Photos
The 7th grade Blanco football team soundly defeated the Comfort Bobcats 30-12 on Thursday, September 26. After Chris Osteguin booted the kick-off for Blanco, Comfort set up their offense on their own 40 yard line. After picking up two 1st downs, the Bobcats were forced to turn over the ball on a bad snap to their punter. In the opening series, tackles were made by Zach Collins, Justin Wardlow, Cade Felps, Cooper Riley, Matthew Ledesma, and Chance Horton.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 • Posted October 4, 2013 • Photos
You’ve noticed the windows open, you’ve seen the new deck and sign, but now allow us to give you an inside look into the Texas Old 300 BBQ. As you walk in the door, there’s no question, Owners Mike and Sue Betzer and Gary Kuykendall have put time, sweat, and effort into restoring and revitalizing 318 4th St.