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June 16, 2010 Issue
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010 • Posted June 15, 2010 • Photos
On Thursday, June 10, Shelby Cole Moore, 19, was arrested at the Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office in Fredericksburg. Early in the following morning, on June 11, Brandon Louis Harber, also 19, was arrested at his home in Blanco. According to Gillespie Sheriff Buddy Mills, the two have been charged with the murder of Trey Noah.
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The Pedernales Electric Cooperative Board of Directors has terminated the employment contract of General Manager Juan Garza. The announcement, made by Board President Larry Landaker, astonished the audience of PEC members and staff gathered at the monthly board meeting in Johnson City on Monday afternoon. The posted agenda called for the board to meet in closed, executive session after the morning’s open session to consider an LCRA contract provision, legal issues, a real estate ...
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At the June 8 meeting of the governing body of the city of Blanco, Chuck Homan was sworn in as mayor by city secretary Bobbie Mowery, after which Homan swore in newly-elected members Rebecca Howerton, Martin Sauceda, and Al Turner. Auditor Keith Neffendorf, of Neffendorf, Knopp, Doss, and Co., LLC, presented the city’s annual audit, declaring that the city “is in an excellent financial position,” with combined net assets of $8,652,000.00.
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In Blanco, Texas, at the Rockin’ J Ranch on May 31, 2010, David O’Bar, from Houston, Texas, found, caught, and released a local lizard called the Desert Spiny Swift. The Spiny Swift is a part of the Sceloporus magister species. It is becoming quite rare in some parts of Texas, but it can be found in North America, from southeast Arizona to West Texas and into northern Mexico.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 • Posted June 15, 2010
In conjunction with the Trainer reunion scheduled for June 26 in Blanco, special markers will be placed in the Blanco Historical Cemetery to honor four former Texas Rangers. A vital part of the Former Texas Rangers Association (FTRA) is to preserve the true history of the Texas Rangers and to provide landmarks relating to the Texas Rangers.
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Columns
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 • Posted June 15, 2010
I had very little hope of "really" enjoying this movie. I had heard a lot of people say that they had enjoyed it, but I was still very skeptical; it just didn't seem like my type of movie. The movie is based on part of Julia Child’s life and the life of Julie Powell (Amy Adams), a frustrated New Yorker who wants to be a writer but is stuck at her insurance job.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 • Posted June 15, 2010
Recently I received the following email from Joe Garcia who reads Stargazer in the Kingsville (TX) Record: "I am a Cub Scout leader and am taking my boys camping June 11-13. I want to do an astronomy section one of these nights, something that the boys will enjoy and learn from.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 • Posted June 15, 2010
AUSTIN — Birds and other Texas coastal wildlife have not been affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Texas General Land Office. And, if any tarballs from the spill make it to Texas shores, the Land Office will work with the U.S. Coast Guard and BP to clean them up, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson said on June 7. Governor Rick Perry’s office, according to its June 10 news release, participates in daily conference calls a ...
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On Memorial Day, Monday May 31, 2010, the American Legion Memorial Highway Post 352 Blanco, Texas held a ceremony in front of the Old Blanco County Courthouse to honor all Veterans. Legionnaires present were Post Commander Teddy Weeks, 1st Vice Commander Tom Avants, and Past Commander Bruce Huguelet. Auxiliary members present were President Christine Huguelet, Chaplain and President-elect Roxanna Avants, and Chaplain-elect Randi Weeks.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 • Posted June 15, 2010
This is an update designed to inform and update Blanco citizens and interested parties on the many activities underway and planned to improve Blanco and its surroundings. The Blanco Streetscape project has reached a new milestone! Of the 10 letters that were sent to prospective urban planning organizations requesting their ideas, concepts and plans for a Master Streetscape Project, 3 organizations submitted formal proposals.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 • Posted June 15, 2010
The local newspaper reported “The Overland Stage was held up somewhere near Riverbed on the western desert and robbed of $40,000 in gold bullion from California.” From the late 1840s through the 1870s, Orrin Porter Rockwell was renowned in the Great Basin and throughout the West as a man with whom one did not trifle.
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A collection of DVDs featuring long-time residents remembering their lives and times in Blanco is now available for check out at the Blanco Library. These discs are the product of several years’ work by the library’s Oral History Committee and the technical and artistic production skills of Rebecca Wier, a 2010 BHS graduate. Now ready for circulation are DVDs featuring the late Roy Byars, Bernice West, Stanley Lane, Leroy Klinger, Stanley Glasscock, Jasper Upshaw, the Lind ...
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010 • Posted June 15, 2010
"And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,.... But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:... For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body....
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 • Posted June 15, 2010
The annual arrival of Father’s Day often reminds me of our Lord’s familiar parable of the prodigal son: the story of the younger of a father’s two sons who boldly requested and surprisingly received his portion of the family inheritance. Upon receiving it, he headed to a distant country where he wasted all of his money.
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As newly installed pastor of Community Church of the Hills, Michael Meek brings both experience and enthusiasm. He says: “I believe God has called me as pastor of Community Church of the Hills to Johnson City in order to help grow the Body of Christ. I look forward to getting to know the community and helping to make Johnson City a more wonderful place — a place to raise families, to enjoy life, and to retire.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 • Posted June 15, 2010
Back to my series "God Is A Spirit". I'm still studying God, and sharing all the Scripture references in my bible. Most of these Scriptures are from the Old Testament. Please check with your pastors and teachers, and stay with the Truth. Matthew 11:6 "And blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) is he who takes no offense at Me and finds no cause for stumbling in or through Me and is not hindered from seeing the Truth." Because there are so many Scripture references in this ...
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010 • Posted June 15, 2010
A city fellow went to a dude ranch for the weekend and decided to go horseback riding. When he attempted to put the saddle on the horse, the cowboy said, "not so fast, your putting the saddle on backwards." The fellow said, how do you know? You don't know which way I want to go!" God invites us to rejoice in His love.
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Opinion
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 • Posted June 15, 2010
Dear Editor, Three years ago when I first started teaching here in Blanco, my kids and I commuted 50 miles each way from Spicewood. I had taken the teaching job because I was impressed with the TAKS scores I had found online, the vision that Mr. Barton had laid out in my interview, and the friendliness of the office staff at each of the campuses.