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September 15, 2010 Issue
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010 • Photos
Tropical Storm Hermine trampled over central Texas last week. The eye of the storm passed just west of Blanco County, and the most intense part of the storm, the eye wall, passed over the county. After Hermine moved out of the area Tuesday evening, more rain pummeled the already-drenched Hill Country Wednesday and Thursday.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010
At their regular meeting on September 14, County Commissioners adopted a budget for Blanco County, ratified a tax increase of $26,901, and set the tax rate for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. Commissioners set the effective tax rate at 0.3419 of which 0.0654 is for debt service and 0.29210 is for maintenance and operations.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010 • Photos
At their regular meeting September 13, trustees of the Blanco Independent School District approved a resolution to return the historic Kendalia school house to Kendall County. The rock building, funded by a $2500 bond issued by the Kendall County Rural School District in 1939, was built by the WPA and served the children of Kendall County until 1954, when KCRSD consolidated with Blanco, Boerne, Comfort, and Sherwood school districts.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010
True Grit is returning to the Old Blanco County Courthouse on October 23, 2010. That is the date and theme of the Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society’s (OBCCPS) annual fundraiser benefitting the Old County Courthouse in Blanco, Texas. This year’s event is being dramatically expanded to appeal to all age groups, interests and price points. This year’s “2010 Old Blanco Country Courthouse True Grit Festival and Gala” will featur ...
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010
While sorting through some papers recently, I came across the following letter to my kids, all of whom lived in “the big city” at the time: El Paso, Texas June 26, 2008 Well, here I sit in my cleaned out office at Horizon High School watching the clock until 4:30 p.m. when I will walk out the front door for the last time.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010
The year 2010 marks the twenty-first consecutive year that teachers from around the country increase their knowledge of space education through the LiftOff Summer Institute. Blanco resident, Andrea Perez, was one of the educators selected to participate in this year’s program. LiftOff 2010 Design a Space Mission, a collaborative effort of Texas Space Grant Consortium members and affiliates, NASA, Lunar and Planetary Institute, and industry, are workshops organized around an aero ...
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010 • Photos
Blanco Regional Clinic would like to announce to the Blanco County area of the continued use and participation of Craig Neffendorf, PT, as the Physical Therapy provider for the clinic. Craig has been a Physical Therapist for the past 15 years; he has spent the past four years working in the clinic, but has recently created Blanco Physical Therapy.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010
Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be. ~ Sydney J. Harris On November 2, 2010, Blanco residents, and all Texans who are registered to vote, will have the opportunity to vote in a General Election. Over the next 8 weeks this column will attempt to answer your questions about the voting process.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010
At their regular meeting September 7, the four members of Blanco’s Planning and Zoning Commission heard requests for variances from two entities—the Blanco Luxury Suites and a proposed Stripes convenience store. Bharat Patel, owner of Blanco Luxury Suites, complained that people driving by his hotel on Highway 281 north of Blanco cannot see his sign and often have to turn around and come back before they see it.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010
The Blanco County Republican Party invites all voters in Blanco County to attend a Town Hall Meeting and Voter Information gathering on Tuesday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Old Blanco County Courthouse in Blanco City. The purpose of this meeting is to provide voters and opportunity to get voter registration information and cards, learn how to vote early by mail and to get the dates for early voting in person.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010 • Photos
Wayne Salem, President of Salem’s Jewelry in Marble Falls, has donated a beautiful Lorenzo sterling silver with 18 karat gold blue topaz necklace and earrings set valued at over $650 to the Wild Game Dinner, Saturday, October 2nd. One hundred $20 “Bauble in a Bubble” chances will be sold at the Sale Committee’s annual fundraiser in Johnson City.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010 • Photos
“Mommy, I want to do that!” a three-year-old Julia Pautz told her mother in 1983 when she saw a group of children playing violins at a San Antonio Symphony children’s concert. Born here in Blanco, she started lessons at four years old and received her first violin for her fifth birthday.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010
Hill Country Praise returns to Blanco United Methodist Church in September! In its sixth year, Hill Country Praise is scheduled for Saturday, September 25, in the courtyard of Blanco United Methodist Church. This event began as a tradition to provide greater fellowship within its own community of faith, as well as to the community at large.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010
Are you in a pit, needing to get out? Do you have problems and are miserable in every aspect of your life? Jesus is the answer, and has all the answers, and can pull you up and out of the pit you’re in. Believe in Him; that He’s alive and sitting at the right hand of God the Father, and turn from the world.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010
This Friday, September 17 at sunset until Saturday, September 18 at sunset, Jews around the world will observe the holiday known as Yom Kippur. Many non-Jews have heard of Yom Kippur, but what exactly goes into observing Yom Kippur? In this article I will explore the answer to this question. Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year for even the most unobservant Jew.
, Blanco Church of Christ
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010
A tombstone simply said, "I told you I was sick"! The tombstone of a gunfighter read, "Here lies Zeke - the second fastest gunfighter in Cripple Creek". The apostle Paul was near the end of his life when he said, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith"
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, is the national See You at the Pole day, where youth come together before school around the flag pole and pray for God’s guidance in the world today. The event is completely student led, but adults are welcome and encouraged to come. On Tuesday, September 21, at 6:00 p.m., local churches will come together to put on a See You at the Pole rally at the Baptist church.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010
With the excitement of college football in the air, my mind often turns to some unforgettable words by one of the most famous college football coaches of all time: Paul “Bear” Bryant, head coach of Alabama, who led his teams to national championships in ’61, ’64 and ’65. “I know how to win football games,” Bryant said.
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010
1Timothy 3:16 says, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed, and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010
Trinity Lutheran Church at 7th and Hwy 281 North in Blanco will host its Annual Fall Fundraiser on Saturday, October 9, 2010, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the church. Funds raised will benefit Trinity’s Scholarship Fund, Youth Ministry, and other local community benevolences. Trinity will also host a Prize Drawing/Cash Raffle.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010 • Photos
Lois Jean Austin passed away, Tuesday, September 7, at the age of 67. Lois Austin is survived by her children: Wendy Gloor and husband Jay of Blanco, Paul Eastridge of Washington, D.C., Kristi Eastridge of Blanco, Wessley Austin and wife Lora of Seguin; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Morris Hall of VA, and brother, Robert Morris and wife Matilda of VA. Lois was born September 21, 1942, in Caroline County, VA, to Joseph Samuel ...
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010 • Photos
Slater Edwin Sultemeier, of Johnson City, Texas passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2010. Born in Fredericksburg, Texas on March 25, 1993, to Randy and Barbara (Scott) Sultemeier, Slater was a lover of hunting, fishing, and an avid outdoor adventurer. A senior at Johnson City High School, Slater, also known as Big Country, was a member of The National Society of High School Scholars and was actively involved in FFA.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010
Theodore Alfred “Al” Steigleder, age 83, went to be with the Lord on August 24, 2010. He was born in San Antonio on August 1, 1927. Al enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on June 30, 1946 and was honorably discharged on April 30, 1949. He retired from H-E-B with 27 years of service.
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010 • Photos
The Blanco Panther Junior Varsity football team defeated Somerset last Thursday, September 9, 16-0. Colton Childress scored the first touchdown of the game for the Panthers and made it into the end zone for the two point conversion. Tyler Brown rushed for the next Blanco score. Quarterback Alex Palos hit Chad Marshall with a pass in the end zone for two points.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010 • Photos
After splitting their first two home games to open the season, the Blanco Panthers went on the road to take on the Somerset Bulldogs. While Blanco looked to add another win to their record, the Bulldogs had other plans, holding the Panthers scoreless for three quarters while their offense managed to score in all four. The Bulldogs wasted little time in finding the end zone this past Friday, jumping out to a 21 to 0 halftime lead on runs of 2, 1, and 4 yards.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 • Posted September 14, 2010
Oxblood Lillies (rhodophiala bifida) are beginning to bloom. That means that fall is just around the corner. I’ve always been excited when I walk outside and there they are. Some people call them September Surprise, Schoolhouse Lilies, or Naked Ladies. They pop up in unexpected places without warning. They are in the Amaryllis family and are similar to Red Spider Lilies (lycoris radiata).