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April 8, 2009 Issue
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009 • Photos
The Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society invites everyone to come join us at the Annual Sparkles and Spurs Gala! Once again, the Gala will be held outside on the grounds of the Courthouse on May 2 from 6:00 to 11. Dinner is being catered by Sullivan Street Caterers and the Sam Bentley band will be performing.
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On Friday, April 3, a major accident was reported at 4th and Cherry Streets in Blanco at the high school football field. Police officers, EMS and the fire department were all called to the scene. Two vehicles were involved in a head on collision; a gold truck and a dark SUV.
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The 2009 KBB “Trash Off” and “Blanco River Cleanup” was a huge success! One hundred and fourteen adults, students, and little people worked from 8am until noon on Saturday morning to help clean up the city easements, parks and riverbanks. Al Turner, Danny Ray, Eric Moses, John Jones and Jud Prince and their helpers drove their trucks and trailers up one street and down another in Blanco to pick up curbside discarded items that the citizens could not get to the dump by ...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
April 8th is called “GO BLUE” Day in Texas and county child protective/child welfare boards across the state will be asking everyone to wear blue that day to show support for child abuse prevention. The color blue was chosen to represent the bruised and battered bodies of the thousands of children who are abused every day.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
Congressman Lamar Smith is coming to Blanco. He wants to acknowledge us for our hard work, talk a little about what’s going on in Washington D.C. and take a few questions. He will be at the Chamber for their regular Board Meeting at 312 Pecan Street (on the Square) at 8:45am on Tuesday, April 14 until about 9:30.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
Michelle wolf and Chris Magazino welcomed Karleigh Joy Magazino on March 10, 2009. Karleigh was also welcomed by grandparents, Magazinos, and T. Wolf and is their eighteenth grandchild. Her great grandparents are C and J Wolf.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
Texas AgriLIFE Extension recommends testing your water well annually. The Blanco County office of Texas AgriLIFE Extension is sponsoring a water well screening day for area residents on April 20th at the Blanco County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. You will need to pick up a sample bag and instructions from the Blanco County AgriLIFE Extension office or in the Blanco area you can pick up a sample bag at the Blanco General Store.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
What an amazing weekend! Although windy, the sun was out, and Blanco was hopping. On Saturday, I forced myself to get up early and go the courthouse to snap some pictures of all of the awesome volunteers who not only got up early, but did it knowing that they were heading out for a fun morning of trash clean up!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
Noel- 007 Quantum of Solace is a very action packed movie and if you really want to understand what is going on and who the characters are, I recommend watching the previous 007 movie. I was a little lost and had the typical who and why questions and the movie goes very fast.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
AUSTIN - A $182.2 billion state budget proposal for fiscal years 2010-2011 on April 1 earned passage in the Texas Senate. The Senate proposal, now called Committee Substitute SB 1, includes $11 billion in federal stimulus money. CSSB1 must be reconciled with HB 1, the House version to be rolled out later this month. Lawmakers will have until the end of May to deliver the finished product to Gov.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
Former students of Texas A&M University will assemble in the Blanco on April 21 for the annual Texas Aggie Muster to honor all Texas Aggies who have passed away within the last year, announced Muster Chair Waymond Lightfoot. Various Muster activities, including a catered meal and the traditional Muster Ceremony will begin at 6:00PM at the Old Blanco County Courthouse in Blanco, TX.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
April 8, 2009 •New Hope Lutheran invites you to come share in the peace of this season of reflection, Lent, every Wed evening through April 8 from 6:30 to 7:00pm. Sanctuary will be open for you to pray, meditate, or to just "be". You may come and go as you choose.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
Local talent will blossom onstage this Spring with the Blanco Bluegrass and Country Gospel Music Festival. So mark the date of April18, 2009 on your calendars! Aligning with the same Saturday as the Blanco Marketdays, this “spirited” and colorful event will be held from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on the historical grounds of The Old Blanco County Courthouse.
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Texas Healthcare Solutions held their regularly scheduled, free basic foot care clinic at Gem of the Hills on Friday, March 27. Eddie Cruz of San Antonio, Barbara Gourley of Blanco, and Edie Gonzaba facilitated the event. Following the clinic, Barbara, a representative of Texas Healthcare Solutions Home Health Care, presented a program on Healthy Lifestyle Cooking to encourage those attending to prepare healthy meals.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
“Presumed dead, loss of all crew and passengers. Colonization mission deamed failure after three months with no communication.” Tate Publishing & Enterprises announces their newest science fiction release Stranded, by Scott Ayars. Critic Cynthia Sherman states, “This is a good piece of work and I can see it becoming great.
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Hill Country Spurs 4-H Club held a play day April 4, 2009 at the Blanco County Fairgrounds Arena in Johnson City, Texas. The play day consisted of a stick horse race, dummy roping, stake race, pole bending, goat hair pulling and goat tying, straight away barrels, and clover barrels. Contestants of all ages competed for all around awards through fifth place.
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Lions President Nan Mikes presents Lion Kim Thompsom an award for service as the BHS LEOS Club advisor. The LEOS are a youth community service club at BHS sponsored by the Blanco Lions Club.
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The Hacienda El Charro Restaurant, Blanco location, took home the Three Rivers 10th Annual Salsa Festival Restaurant Division Trophy. Owner Miguel Alvarez can be proud of his staff, as very early on Saturday morning, Mexican Chef Rjgoberto Herrera prepared the required one gallon of salsa to enter the competition. Frequent customer Barby Harris O’Brien offered to enter the salsa in this year’s competition instead of her own.
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For a brief time on Saturday, it was like Blanco had stepped back into the early 1900s. Approximately 50-70 antique Model-A cars ranging from the years 1928 to 1931 cruised around the Blanco Town Square. It was the "Poor Boy Model-A Tour." The tour is made up of four antique car clubs.
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On March 8th, the Boy Scouts went to see the Spurs at the AT&T Center. This was a Boy Scout event that was set up by the Spurs organization. The boys and parents had a great time. Jacob Robinson caught one of the shirts that they dropped from the ceiling during the game and everyone got a free hot dog, drink and chips. The Cub Scouts had a big treat on Tuesday, March 31st at the new Dirt Works facility.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
Reminiscent of the Boston Tea Party of 1773, thousands of citizens across the United States are planning a protest. The Tax Day Tea Party is an event slated to be held in cities and communities across the country on April 15 to protest the recent tax increases and bailouts that the new Presidential administration has imposed. Locally, Blanco resident Charley Pemberton is organizing a Tea Party on the lawn of the Old Blanco Courthouse.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009 • Photos
This last weekend was loaded with events. The Fire Department fish fry, the town cleanup, the visit of Kinky Friedman… What a weekend! However, many missed out on a visit by an internationally-famous author, a man considered a living legend to many. Peter Soyer Beagle is a soft-voiced fellow with a gift for speaking to a crowd and making everyone in the audience feel like he is talking only to them.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
“16Therefore thus says the Lord God, Behold, I am laying in Zion for a foundation a Stone, a tested Stone, a precious Cornerstone of sure foundation; he who believes (trusts in, relies on, and adheres to that Stone) will not be ashamed or give way or hasten away [in sudden panic].” Isaiah 28:16 “18For it is through Him that we both [whether far off or near] now have an introduction (access) by one [Holy] Spirit to the Father [so that we are able to approach Him]. 19Therefore you are no lo ...
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
Acts 18:24-28 says, “And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spoke and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
The week beginning on Palm Sunday and ending with the crucifixion of Christ focuses on the darkest period of history. Yet, throughout this passionate period, a light shines through the darkness: the hope of the resurrection. These seven sacred days reveal the seriousness of sin and the price required to redeem us.
, Blanco Church of Christ
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
The following words were found written on a tombstone: Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be, Prepare yourself to follow me. Someone passed by and upon reading these words, added two lines: To follow you - I’m not content, Until I know which way you went. It is certainly true that all men share a common destination.
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Apolonia C. Torres, 46, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2009 in Blanco, Texas at her parent’s home. Apolonia, known to most as Apple, was born in Johnson City, Texas on March 5, 1963. Apple is survived by her husband, Hilario, of 24 years. They have five children: Laura, J.J., Jacob, Lalito, and Cristal.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
Dr. Marion Rathburn, 84, passed away Thursday, March 26, at his home in Kendalia, Texas. Dr. Rathburn was born to George and Lena Rathburn in Schertz, Texas on January 29, 1925. One of twelve children, he graduated from high school in Miranda City, Texas after which Dr. Rathburn served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
Henry Rufus Fudge passed away on April 7, 2009 at the age of 75. He was preceded in death by his parents, Brian and Mary Fudge and a sister, Evelyn Pollard. Henry served his country in the Army from 1953 to 1962 and was a master mechanic. He loved music and was quite good playing the fiddle and the guitar.
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A Memorial Service for Ray Knox will be held Saturday, April 11, 2009, at 11:00am at the Blanco United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Gem of the Hills, All Faiths Medical Mission (both in Blanco, Texas) or the charity of your choice.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
Even though we are temporarily half away around the world, working in Bosnia and Herzegovina, our thoughts constantly turn to home and to all the happenings in our beloved Blanco. We keep up with what is going on through the very fine internet edition of the Blanco County News for which, Heather, we are very grateful.
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School
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009 • Photos
Blanco High School one-act play will advance to the Regional contest on April 11th, at Austin High School. The group will perform scenes from Into the Woods in hope of advancing to the State Competition.
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Year in and year out, the Tarleton State University state wide invitational career development event has proven to be the largest judging competition in the world with almost 500 schools and 10,000 contestants participating. This year was no different as hundreds of schools competed in 13 different events. The Blanco FFA Chapter would prove to be one of the most successful schools at this year’s competition ranking 3rd overall in sweepstakes, while being the only school to place in the top ...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
MINIMUM VACCINE REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE OF TEXAS 2009-2010 3 & 4 year olds: • 4 doses DTP/Dtap (4th dose after 18 months) • 3 doses polio • 1 dose Hib after 15 months (unless primary series and booster completed) • 1 dose MMR (on or after 1st birthday) • 3 doses hepatitis B • 1 dose varicella (chicken pox) on or after 1st birthday OR • parent signature stating month & year child had chicken pox • 2 doses hepatitis A • PCV7 series complete according to recommended schedule Kind ...
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The Blanco FFA Livestock Judging Team recently competed in the annual Victoria Livestock Judging Contest held in conjunction with the Victoria County Livestock Show. Overall, there were more than 100 teams and over 320 individuals competing in this year’s event. Blanco’s team of Alex Gustafson, Tyler Noah, Maggie Dennis, and Matt Pepper, would finish 3rd in the junior division with Alex and Tyler ranking 6th and 7th respectively.
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On March 31, 2009 Lauren Savage accepted the 2009 San Antonio Express-News All-Regional A-Team Award from the San Antonio Express-News President and Publisher Tom Stephenson at the A-Team Luncheon. The prestigious A-Team Award Program is a program that honors local high school seniors who have made a difference through their dedication to excellence in academics and through their community involvement.
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The Blanco High School UIL Academic Team clinched the District 27AA Championship on Thursday, April 2nd in Blanco. BHS scored a total of 469.66 sweepstakes points to outdistance second-place Randolph by 186 points. The 27 students from Blanco who placed first, second, or third will compete at the UIL Region IV-AA Academic Meet at Texas State University in San Marcos on April 24-25.
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Sports
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009 • Photos
Blanco Loses Close One To Johnson City The Eagles came out swinging and scored 9 runs in 2 innings. Blanco mounted a comeback by scoring 5 runs in the 3rd, 3 in the 4th, 5 in the 5th, and fell short by a run in the last inning to lose 15 to 14.
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Last Saturday, April 4th, KBB celebrated our 10th year for the Blanco Trash-Off, which is now known as the Great American Clean-Up. I remember the first meeting at the Blanco Bowling Cafe. There were 8-10 women meeting, and then we began working with a jackhammer and chainsaw, cleaning the corners of 3rd and 4th Streets.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
Public records information is compiled by Blanco County News from reports filed at the Blanco Police Department, Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, Blanco Volunteer Fire Department, Blanco County Clerk, District Clerk, and Justices of the Peace offices. Blanco Police Department Reports These reports were filed between Mar. 27 and Apr. 2. Mar. 27 • Accident.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 7, 2009
Kanz, Curti plight troth April 6, 1979 Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kanz Jr. of Canyon Lake announced the engagement of their daughter, Glenda Lynn, to Michael Warren Curtis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Curtis of Blanco. The bride to be will graduate from Smithson Valley High School in May and is employed part-time in the Comal ISD Tax Office. The prospective groom is a graduate of Blanco High School and is employed at Kanz Feed and Seed in Sattler. The wedding is planned for June 16 at the First Presbyt ...