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June 20, 2012 Issue
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012 • Photos
Newly-elected city council members Bobby McClung, Martin Sauceda, and Al Turner were sworn in June 12 at the beginning of the regular meeting of the governing body of Blanco. Council members unanimously elected Bobby Mack as the mayor pro tem. But retiring council member Rebecca Howerton was the focus of attention as Mayor Chuck Homan thanked her for her years of selfless service to the city and presented her with a plaque. “I started this journey in 1998,” she responded.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012 • Photos
Few photos exist that show the Old Blanco County Courthouse’s original cresting, decorative pieces that used to be atop the courthouse’s roof. This photo, a view of a building on the south lawn of the courthouse in the 1970s, shows that the cresting had been moved to the structure. “What was the little building that the cresting was placed on?” asks Mark Coan with the Texas Historical Commission Historic Courthouse Program.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012 • Photos
The Bill Ellsbury Law Enforcement Center has been fully operational since last fall; however, some local residents have been curious as to what kind of fate the old Blanco County jail may now face. The 119 year old limestone building still sits on the corner across the street from the courthouse in Johnson City like a sentinel guarding his post.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012
In a must-see presentation, under the auspices of Blanco Performing Arts, Blanco’s own Julie Pautz returns to her Hill Country roots with award-winning violinist Kathryn Eberle in collaboration with pianist Maimy Fong in concert Sunday, June 24 at 3:00 at the Uptown Blanco Ballroom, 317 Main Street in Blanco, Texas. These acclaimed musicians, each with their own impressive resume, meld their talents and strengths with delightful results.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012 • Photos
Blanco, Texas – The second annual Bands for Band Music Festival will be held on July 7, 2012 at Yett Memorial Park in Blanco, Texas. The festival is organized by the Blanco Band Boosters, and is a benefit for the Blanco High School Band. Doors open at 12:00 pm and the event concludes at midnight.
, Chairman, 2012 Spange Dangle
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012
Johnson City hosts a spectacular fireworks celebration every Fourth of July to remind us all of our freedoms we so dearly hold to our hearts. This annual celebration is called the Spange Dangle Fourth Of July Celebration. The 2012 Spange Dangle Committee invites you to our annual celebration this year for fun and festivities.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012
The Blanco High School Class of 1957 had a 55th Class Reunion on Saturday, June 9, at the Blanco Bowling Alley Cafe. We had a wonderful time reminiscing old times. Members came from near and far. Some from Blanco, San Marcos, San Antonio, Austin, New Braunfels, Spring Branch, Kendalia, also from Minnesota, Florida, and all around.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012
The following local residents have been named to the spring 2012 Dean's List at Texas State University-San Marcos: • Megan C Harber, Blanco. • Victoria A Jones, Blanco. • Chelsea J San Miguel, Blanco. • Kaleigh B Anderson, Blanco. • Maya Lamphier, Blanco. • Katie M Baker, Blanco. • Katherine T Barr, Blanco. • Jack Cruz, Blanco. • Robin C Cruz, Blanco. • Leslie A Saxton, Johnson City. • Linsey N Monsarrat, Johnson City. • Seleste Danielle Mills, Johnson City. ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012
The following local residents were among the degree candidates at the 2012 spring commencement ceremonies at Texas State University. • Chrissy M Omo, Blanco, who received a Bachelor's Degree in International Studies. • Ryan H Sanders, Blanco, who received a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise and Sports Science. • Levi J Carter, Johnson City, who received a Bachelor's Degree in English. • Scott Russell Christensen, Johnson City, who received a Bachelor's Degree in Geography - Geographic I ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012 • Photos
"Every child begins the world again." -- Henry David Thoreau Sam and Jennifer Lauren McDougall announce the birth of their daughter Abigail Rose McDougall, on June 7, 2012 at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center. At birth, the baby weighed six pounds six ounces, with a length of 20 inches. Welcoming the new baby is sister Savannah.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012
Since 1907, Texas Aggies have annually built their Bonfire. What began as a one-off celebration of a football victory grew into something much more. When the A&M bonfire was first formally defined in 1947, it was said that “Bonfire symbolizes two things; a burning desire to beat the team from the University of Texas, and the undying flame of love that every loyal Aggie carries in his heart for the school.” As Texas A&M moves on from a storied rivalry, bonfire remains an undying flame. The ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012 • Photos
The Blanco Youth Football League hosted the Blanco Youth Cheer Camp, on June 14, 2012. There were 38 girls in attendance and the Blanco Varsity High School Cheerleaders taught them how to cheer, stunt, tumble, dance and jump. The campers held a presentation at the end of the day to demonstrate the skills that they learned.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012
Special announcements: We will be closed July 4th for Independence Day and July 5th for maintenance. No library items will be due on these two days. We hope you have a happy and safe holiday. Over the next couple of months, the city council will be working on their budget for the 2012-2013 year.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012 • Photos
On the evening of Tuesday, June 12, Blanco Police and Fire Department responded to a call about a tree down on Main Street. The tree, located near Texas Healthcare Solutions at the intersection of 6th and Main streets, had snagged on the cable and phone lines. Officials redirected traffic around the obstruction until the tree could be removed.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012
Trinity Lutheran Church of Blanco is now taking student registrations for Sky VBS 2012. Mark your calendars for July 23 through 27, from 9 a.m. until noon each day for students ages 4 years through 6th Grade. The cost per student is $20 with some scholarships available. We still have room for volunteers!
, Blanco Church of Christ
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012
The apostle Paul had a great love for the Corinthian brethren, and in the spirit of Christ he wrote to them hoping that they would correct the spiritual problems that they had. Toward the end of the second letter he expresses some of the deep concerns that he had on their behalf.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012
I’ve been searching God’s Word for understanding of where our soul and spirit go when our earthly body dies, and the Lord has been leading me to His Word that teaches me I’d better be concerned about what I’m doing NOW, because if I’m not doing right, my soul will go to hell.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012
Although Father’s Day has past, I would encourage you to read in Luke 15:11-32 the beautiful story commonly known as “The Prodigal Son” (although “The Abundantly Loving Father” might be a better title). The insight Jesus gives us into our Heavenly Father’s heart through this story is truly amazing. Although no mortal man could ever be as perfect a Father as our Heavenly Father is, the picture drawn of Him in this portion of Scripture should be something we try to emulate as we deal ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012
AUSTIN — President Barack Obama on June 15 announced his decision to amend U.S. immigration policy so that certain younger, undocumented residents will not be processed for deportation The decision, the president said, should be interpreted as temporary relief from deportation for a specific set of individuals who apply for a work permit and whose presence in the U.S.
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Sports
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012
Callie Culton and Leslie McClinton received All-State honors from the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) this past week. Callie pitches and plays 3rd base for the Panthers and Leslie anchors the infield at shortstop. Both juniors this year, Callie and Leslie were statistical leaders on the Panthers team that advanced in playoffs to the Regional Semi-finals this year. All-State recognition runs in the family for both Culton and McClinton. Callie follows her brother Brandon Culton with th ...
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Potpourri
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012
Well, Lavender Festival is over for another year. It is fun to see all the people, but I always hear complaints about parking and the heat. Wish the lavender bloomed in the winter! Ada Cooley had a surprise visit from her grandson Kevin and his family, who live in Arkansas.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 22, 2012
This week in... 1967 Kerrville Land Bank started their new building this week in 1967. The building was set to have 1500 square feet. The bank, still located at the corner of Sidney Baker and Wheless Street in Kerrville, used only local construction, electrical, and plumbing contractors. Torn down in 2004, the old building was replaced with a newer construction.