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September 12, 2012 Issue
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012 • Photos
Last Saturday and Sunday, Blanco Pioneer Museum held opening ceremonies for the new western exhibit. The event was emceed by Pat Vallone. Speakers included Rebecca Howerton, County Judge Guthrie, Sherry Jenkins, Dennis Moore, and Nell Krueger. BBQ was served and music was played. Photos from the event captured by Charles Willgren, Patty Coffee and Willard Gibbons.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012 • Photos
At its first regular trustees’ meeting of the school year, Blanco ISD shined the monthly Spotlight on the cheerleaders of Blanco High School: Captains Paxston Koehl and Callie Culton, Payton Savarino, Kati Petri, Abbie Culton, Charlsey Smith, Callie Jane Nance, Danielle Oliver, Ashlyn Stephens, and mascot Kristin Watt. Principal Dustin Barton introduced the cheerleaders and enumerated the awards the squad won at Universal Cheerleader Association Camp and Competition.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012
Blanco County Commissioners Court conducted a Regular meeting on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Members of the governing body of Blanco County voted to extend the current burn ban through October 9, 2012. County Judge Bill Guthrie noted “we are now in the 700-800 range, and are drier than at this time last summer.” The Commissioners’ Court considered passage of an order to authorize the issuance and sale of the County’s Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2012.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012 • Photos
After opening the season with a disappointing loss to Canyon Lake, the Blanco Panthers traveled to Comfort and easily handled the Bobcats to pick up their first win of the year. The Panthers never trailed in the game, while scoring 35 unanswered points to pull away for a 42 to 14 victory. The game began with both teams punting on their opening drives.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012 • Photos
Eleven years after the horrific attacks on U.S. soil, the memory of those who perished lives on. Keep Blanco Beautiful erected the Liberty Garden Bench Memorial in 2002 so that the citizens of Blanco would have a place to remember all of those lost that day. “To the victims and heroes of September 11, 2001,” reads the plaque embedded in the bench.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) today announced that it will help finance the construction of a new affordable rental property in Blanco, expanding housing options for younger working families and senior citizens while revitalizing both the community and local economy. TDHCA awarded a $2 million loan to private developers constructing the 48-unit Chandler Place Apartments.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012 • Photos
Why do kids gather on a regular basis in the old Wool and Mohair Warehouse located at 5th and Pecan Streets in Blanco? What do they do there? Why are more and more students at Blanco High School wearing “Young Life” t-shirts? What’s with “WyldLife”? This reporter decided to find out. The Blanco County News editor, Charles Willgren, suggested that I start with Doug Pautz, a local dentist, marathoner, former motorcyclist, husband of the very accomplished musician and aficionado of the ...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012 • Photos
San Antonio Bombers win the Texas Cup Championship in the 35+ age division. The SA Bombers are part of the MSBL (Mens Senior Baseball League) out of San Antonio and include two local players, Bryan Wyatt and Eddie Calzoncit. During the Labor Day Tournament, they played teams from Austin, Corpus Christi, Houston, Laredo, and San Antonio. The Bombers defeated the Houston Rangers 11-1 for the Championship at Incarnate Word University on Monday, September 3, 2012.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012
Schreiner University of Kerrville has named Brooks Wyatt of Blanco to its Dean’s List. Wyatt, son of Bryan Wyatt, was named to the roster of high-achieving students for the spring 2012 term. To qualify for the Dean’s List, full-time students must earn at least a 3.3 grade point average and have at least 12 hours credit for the term.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012
The following local residents were among the graduates during the 2012 summer commencement ceremonies at Texas State University-San Marcos: • Lisa Gourley, a resident of Blanco, received a master’s degree in Special Education. • Jordan Troublefield, a resident of Blanco, received a bachelor’s degree in English. • Kevin Gray, a resident of Spring Branch, received a bachelor’s degree in Management. • Ronald Gruetzner, a resident of Spring Branch, received a bachelor’s degree i ...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012 • Photos
John and Torie Hendrickson would like to announce the birth of their Raegan Kay Hendrickson, born August 10, 2012. She weighed in at 7.2 lbs and was 18” long. Her arrival is celebrated by her big brothers Cole and Johnny and grandparents John and Peggy Hendrickson (Heathsville, Virginia), Debbie and Frank Geiger (Fredericksburg, Virginia), and Dennis and Barbara Bradford (Blanco, Texas).
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012
Remember the pictures that we asked for this summer? You will get to see the wonderful pictures of what makes Blanco Blanco in the library’s 2013 calendar going on sale October 1st! Stop by the library and local merchants to pick up your $5 copy. Once a week, starting this week, and running until November 1st, we will send one child who signed up for the Summer Reading program a little surprise!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012 • Photos
Last Saturday, Hilary Huser and John Jones (above) were among the volunteers who moved fast to get everything out of the thrift store at the Blanco Good Samaritan Center (which also houses a community food pantry). This week, the center will be closed so a new floor can be installed.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012 • Photos
Have you noticed anything different lately about Blanco’s nights? There are more stars out. Why? Walk outside tonight and look over towards the Stripes service station south of town. What do you see? Or better put, what don’t you see? There is no longer a big glow there caused by canopy lights from the station shining up into the night sky. Stripes has done a complete renovation of the canopy lights on its station on Highway 281 South in Blanco.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012
This week, Young Life will begin our weekly Young Life “club.” Young Life club is best described as controlled chaos. We will play a few games, sing a lot of high-energy songs, and have a lot of fun. Most importantly, I will have the privilege of standing in front of my high school friends and telling them about Jesus.
, Minister, Blanco Church of Christ
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012
After 9-11 in 2001 President Bush, in his address to a joint session of Congress and the nation, made the statement, "All of this was brought upon us in a single day, and night fell on a different world, a world where freedom itself is under attack." There is a darkness about our world that never seems to fade.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012
Pastor Wade spoke about tithing today in church, and when he asked if anyone had anything to say, of course I did! I have a lot to say about tithing. You see, for a long time I didn’t understand. This week I’ll share the Scriptures, and next week I’ll share a testimony about it.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012
National “Back to Church Sunday” (www.backtochurch.com) is an initiative that is “Inviting America Back to Church.” It seeks to reach the "un-churched" and "de-churched"—people who once attended church, but don't any more—and invite them to return for a special Sunday. Back to Church Sunday was launched four years ago in response to a survey of 15,000 adults in the United States.
, agf-blanco.com
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012
Matt. 24:14 says, “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” In the Mount of Olives discourse, Jesus was explaining to His disciples what the signs of the end of the age would be.
, SWBC Mortgage
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012
The DOW rose a bit on Friday despite all the negative news regarding U.S. unemployment. Keep in mind that unemployment is down compared to the peak in October 2009 when it was 10 percent. The numbers dropped from July’s 8.3 percent to August numbers at 8.1 percent. 96,000 jobs were added, which is a far better cry than losing 750K jobs as we were doing at the very beginning of the recession.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012
AUSTIN — Focus on a just-launched school year and fall sports turned east to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 28-30, and to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 4-6. Texans took prominent roles at both conventions, in which the Republican Party nominated former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and the Democratic Party nominated incumbent President Barack Obama. San Antonio mayor Juliàn Castro delivered the keynote address to the Democrats an ...
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School
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012 • Photos
A lot of the attention and focus of the May 2011 bond passage is directed at the elementary school, as it should be. The renovation of the historical building, with an expansion of sixteen classrooms and a new cafeteria, is a milestone event. However, some of the bond money went toward improvements at the middle school, and those funds along with a government grant significantly upgraded the school’s air conditioning capabilities. Middle School Gym “It’s great!” said eighth grade stu ...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012 • Photos
The Blanco Panther Band has been busily preparing for upcoming marching season. “We’ve been working long hours in the heat since August 1st preparing for this,” said band director Brian Hecimovich. “We’ve exploded at the seams, adding 26 eighth graders to the band.” “Although half our band will be new marching students, the 8th grade band members have responded with lots of hard work and dedication.
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Sports
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012 • Photos
The Panther volleyball squad faced a strong St. Stephens Episcopal team on Tuesday, September 4, falling to the Spartans, 1-3, with set scores 10-25, 25-23, 16-25, and 22-25. The JV also struggled with a loss, 10-25 and 22-25. Each of the Panther teams rallied in their second games, making the scores closer and more exciting, but the Spartans held on for the wins. The Varsity team returned to St.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012 • Photos
The Panthers quickly scored again on their next possession on a run by Adrien Dominguez and a 2-point conversion run also by Dominguez. The Bobcats scored a touchdown, but their 2 point conversion was stuffed by Juarez and Bates. The Panthers struck back quickly on a long run by Dodd for the TD, followed by the 2 point PAT pass from Wagner to Dodd.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012 • Photos
The Blanco Youth Football teams traveled to San Saba this past weekend to compete against Burnet. All three teams claimed victory against the Bulldogs. Scores were Freshman: 40-12, JV 26-0, and Varsity 36-6. The next games will be in Blanco at Panther Stadium on September 22. Pictured are #11 Kolton Gaskamp, #2 Devin Newsome, and #7 Nathan Tomlinson.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012 • Photos
The fourth year of Blanco Soccer got off to an exciting start on Saturday, September 8, with the beginning of our fall season. This year the Blanco Soccer League is bigger than ever – with over 140 kids enrolled. There are 18 teams of kids between the ages of 3 and 12, comprising seven U6 (up to the age of 6) teams, five U8 teams, four U10 teams, and two U12 teams.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012
Fall is in the air! People seem to have renewed energy and they are checking off items on their to-do lists. Please remember that if you plan to put up a monument or put a curb around a gravesite, you need a permit. There is no cost for the permit, but a permit will help us keep all the work contained within the proper boundaries.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012
Good guys drive white pick-ups! Have you ever noticed that? Our County Commissioners and their crews drive white trucks. Nathan and his city employees keep our sewers and water flowing with white trucks. We all feel safer when the white law-enforcement vehicles patrol our streets. A “good” guy driving a white pick-up volunteered to carry off a bag of littered beer bottles and cans I was collecting from along the river.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012
When I was about eight years old, my parents took me out of school a few days early to make a trip to Mexico to visit my grandparents and to help move my Uncle Hugh’s family from there to Utah. I remember I had perfect attendance at my elementary school and I wasn’t sure I wanted to miss any school days.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012
Kathlee Gourley, Assault-Misdemeanor Joshua Marasek, Disregard Stop Sign (#) Susan Doyle, Speeding-10% Above Posted Speed (#) Leoncio Rivas, Speeding-10% Above Posted Speed (#) Ellen Todd, Speeding-10% Above Posted Speed (#) Ashlee Miller, Speeding-10% Above Posted Speed (#) Carla Medina-Watford, Speeding-10% Above Posted Speed (#) Suzette Connell, No Valid Inspection Certificate-Expired Brenda Snider , Speeding-10% Above Posted Speed (#) Marcellus Raab, Improper Drivers License for Ty ...
, Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012
Realtors and Builders get a lot of good information through the many Builder and Real Estate organizations that help us assist our clients/customers. One article I read stands out with me due to winter approaching and I wanted to share some of the key points from it. You can read the complete article at their website, houselogic.com. No home is totally secure from wildfires, but you can take some measures to help repel a potential fire heading your way.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012
Real estate transactions are complicated, and misunderstandings occur all the time. It doesn’t matter if you’re outlining your relationship with an agent, making an offer on a home, negotiating repairs or handling some other element of a real estate transaction. Get it in writing or face an increased risk of ending up involved in a lawsuit. Start with good form The best way to obtain a written record of an agreement in a real estate deal is to use a form specifically created for your tran ...

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