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December 30, 2009 Issue
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009 • Posted December 29, 2009
Burglaries at Super S and the Shell station within the past week, together with over 20 vehicle burglaries since mid-November, highlight the need for more police officers on patrol round the clock. The Super S burglary occurred between midnight and 5:00am on December 22, and the Shell station burglary around 5:00am on December 23. As police chief Milton Willmann pointed out to this reporter in a recent interview, the four regular police officers simply cannot cover all of Blanc ...
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 • Posted December 29, 2009 • Photos
On Saturday evening, December 26, 2009 around midnight, neighbors of a home located on Highway 281 in Round Mountain heard a lot of popping sounds and thought, at first, that it was the sound of somebody lighting fireworks. However, when they looked outside, it was far worse; their neighbor’s home was on fire and burning fast.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 • Posted December 29, 2009 • Photos
Pedernales Electric Cooperative employees in Johnson City worked together to provide more than 200 donated coats for needy families within the PEC service area. Employees personally distributed 100 coats to area families at PEC’s Blanco Office on December 23. Community Relations Administrative Assistant Luanne Coleman said the idea for participating in a coat drive was mentioned while planning the employees’ holiday luncheon. “We wanted to find a new an ...
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009 • Posted December 29, 2009
Back in the 1970s I had a friend who worked at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. He was some kind of computer guru. He had top secret security clearance. He wouldn’t discuss his work other than to tell me that he could see a battle field from any angle including from the vantage point of the enemy.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 • Posted December 29, 2009
AUSTIN — To settle a lawsuit, the Texas Department of State Health Services will destroy more than 5 million blood samples taken from newborns without the parents’ consent and stored for research. Four parents sued the department, saying that taking and storing the samples was unlawful and violated the privacy rights of the parents and children.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 • Posted December 29, 2009
Ahh gossip, it's the stuff Jerry Springer, E Entertainment Channel and countless other media venues thrive on. But they're not the only ones; gossip pervades everyday life, you can't escape it, whether you're the one being talked about or you're listening to a couple of people in the groccery checkout line talk about someone.
, agf-blanco.com
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 • Posted December 29, 2009
Col 3:17, 23-24 says "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ."
, Blanco Church of Christ
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 • Posted December 29, 2009
A man said to the doctor, "Will I be able to play the violin after the operation?" The doctor said, "Yes, of course". The man said, "Great! I never could before!" Jesus said, "It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick" (Matthew 9:12).
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 • Posted December 29, 2009
Luke 17:20-37 “20 One day the Pharisees asked Jesus, “When will the Kingdom of God come?” Jesus replied, “The Kingdom of God can’t be detected by visible signs. 21 You won’t be able to say, ‘Here it is!’ or ‘It’s over there!’ For the Kingdom of God is already among you.” 22 Then he said to his disciples, “The time is coming when you will long to see the day when the Son of Man returns, but you won&rsq ...
, Ark Revival Ministries
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 • Posted December 29, 2009
“‘Now therefore write this song and teach it to the people of Israel. Put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the people of Israel.’”--- Deuteronomy 31:19 Who knows better than God how to teach His people? How to reach their hearts, minds, and consciences with the truth that leads to deep conviction and lasting cha ...
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 • Posted December 29, 2009
Arthur Woods passed away December 27, 2009 at the age of 86 years in Waco. He was born in Boerne on January 19, 1923 to Lemmer Viola Newman and Forrest Lee Woods. Arthur was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a carpenter in commercial construction. Arthur is survived by his son Art and wife Michelle of Hamilton, three daughters, Sharon and husband Marvin Meeks of Tyler, Jody Kay Brown and Mary Woods.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 • Posted December 29, 2009
Chris Norris, 48, died Sunday, December 27, 2009, at his home in San Antonio. He is survived by his mother, Mary Ann Steigleder and step-father, Al of San Antonio, grandmother, Pearl Wood Greebon of Blanco, brother, Mike and wife Renee of Magnolia, Texas, brother, Greg and wife Donna of Spring Branch, nieces and nephew, Amanda, Gary, Brenda and husband, Justin Lehmann of College Station, and Carole.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 • Posted December 29, 2009
Louise Virginia Felps, 92, passed away December 18, 2009, in Johnson City. She was born in Cypress Mill, TX, to Louis Wiedebusch and Amelia Gertsmann Wiedebusch. Louise was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 54 years, Alton Felps, infant daughter Rebekah Gayle Felps, nine brothers and sisters, and daughter-in-law, Kathy Felps. She is survived by her four children, Douglas Felps and wife Glenda of Greenville, TX, Patsy Maulding and husband Davis of Carrollton, TX, ...
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Lucy Maude Danz, 92, passed away December 28, 2009, in Fredericksburg, TX. She was born in Blanco County to Albert Felps and Viola Greenhaw Felps. Lucy was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jay Danz. She is survived by son Roger Danz and wife Sandra of Johnson City; daughter, Patsy Lanty and husband John of Johnson City; eight grandchildren, David Danz, Tracy Corpus, Pam Dechert, Dale Burks, Linda Maritan, Debbie Marbach, Kevin Lanty, and Matt Lanty; sixteen great-gran ...
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Petra Olgine Romero, 82, of Round Mountain, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2009, in Austin, TX. She was born in Leon Springs, Texas, to Adolpho Olgine and Margarita Gonzales Olgine. Petra was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; two daughters, Herminia Espinoza and Esperanza Olgine; grandson, Baby Boy Espinoza; and her husband of 45 years, Antonio Romero, Sr.
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Potpourri
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 • Posted December 29, 2009
One small item this week - I am still wondering if an attorney and his cohort, a retired businessman, ever found the person they were looking for on P Nuts the Saturday before Christmas... they were having a terrible time trying to deliver their Christmas card in person, but they did appear to be very adventurous and willing to travel down paths unknown! Marilyn, Lawrence and Nan Mikes went to Seguin for Christmas Day.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 • Posted December 29, 2009
Student receives Bachelor’s Degree December 26, 1969 Barton Smith, Round Mountain, was awarded the Bachelor of Science degree from Tarlton State College December 21. Smith was among 131 graduates, the largest winter graduation class in the history of the school. The son of Lincoln L. Smith of Round Mountain received the degree in General Agriculture. Kittens cop pair at DS December 28, 1978