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November 7, 2012 Issue
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012 • Photos
Blanco Performing Arts opens their 2012-13 season this Saturday evening, November 10, at 7:30 in the Uptown Blanco Ballroom with Houston pianist Melissa Marse. She has played Carnegie Hall in the Isaac Stern series and performs regularly with fiddler/violinist/composer Mark O'Connor Trio. "She is among a handful of artists who are able to transform impressive academic credentials (Juilliard and New England Conservatory), into critical accolades." Tickets and information are available at blanco ...
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012
The Fifth Annual Veterans Parade and Red, White, and Blue All American Celebration is coming to Blanco this weekend. Please come out and show your support for our veterans. If you are a veteran, please come ride in the parade on the veterans’ trailer. We hope to see everyone in beautiful downtown Blanco at 10am.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012 • Photos
They came into Blanco by the truckload, the trailer load, in backpacks, duffel bags and suitcases. They were carried around by the hands full, attached to leather belts and even slung over the shoulder. Knives, tomahawks, bullwhips, Old West pistols and carbines were seen everywhere. Shady-looking characters with long grey beards walked around gazing out from under broad-brimmed floppy hats, wearing beaded buckskin shirts and breeches with frilly fringes and high-topped, well-worn moccasins. T ...
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012 • Photos
The Blanco Panthers and Johnson City Eagles met for the first time in a long time to revive their rivalry on the football field this past Friday night. After a scoreless first quarter, it looked like fans were in store for a hard-fought game. However, the Panthers scored three times in both the second and third quarters to pull out an easy victory and clinch a spot in the state play-offs. After struggling to move the ball in the opening quarter of play, Blanco came to life in the second quarte ...
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Updated November 8, 2012 5:37 PM • Photos
Meaghen Seales, Blanco High School junior, will compete at the state cross country meet at the Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock next to Dell Diamond at 10:50am on Saturday, November 10. This is Meaghen’s second trip to the state cross country meet. Meaghen placed 4th at the Region IV meet on Saturday, November 3, with a time of 12:10:40.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012 • Photos
Jasmine Fuller, age 10, killed her first doe on October 27, 2012.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012 • Photos
Joshua Neill with the gobbler he took on Youth Weekend. This was a big gobbler with a 10 inch beard.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012 • Photos
Skylar Wagner with his 10 point buck with a 16-1/2 inch spread. He got it November 3, 2012, on the Wagner Ranch in Blanco.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012 • Photos
Hayes Johnson killed his first buck, an 8-point, in Cherokee, Texas, on October 13. He shot it with his sister’s 7mm-08 at 75 yards.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012
Starting November 1, 2012, and running through December 31, 2012, we are doing our Food for Fines program again. Just bring in unexpired and undamaged boxed or canned goods to pay off your overdue fines; one food item = $1 off. All donations go to Good Samaritan to help families in need for the holidays.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012 • Photos
You've seen the pictures of Superstorm Sandy and the terrible destruction which still is being measured. Like most people, you've wished you could do something to help -- something that would make a real difference. There is. The campaign, led by the county's United Methodist churches, will collect pre-paid gift cards and send them to the New Jersey shore, whose communities took the brunt of the storm's attack. "The biggest advantage to sending cards is their flexibility,"
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012
The Blanco County Historical Commission held its annual meeting with the traditional covered dish meal at the PEC auditorium in Johnson City on Monday, October 29. Harvest House Farms furnished the pork roast. Everyone brought a dish to share and the food was enjoyed by all attending. A short business meeting was held and the nominating committee proposed the following officer selections for the 2012 term: Chairman Sherry Smith Jenkins, Vice Chair North Camille Hoppe Swift, Vice Chair South R ...
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012
Blanco Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc., reminds the citizens of Blanco and Blanco County that our monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. Meetings begin at 6:00 P.M. The meeting location is the Blanco EMS Station at 607 Chandler, Blanco, Texas 78606. We encourage citizens’ attendance to become more familiar with Blanco EMS.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012 • Photos
Levi Windham of Boy Scout Troop 497 has completed his Eagle Scout service project. Levi, along with Scout Leaders and some of the Boy Scouts in his troop, built a fence around the children’s playground at the Blanco United Methodist Church. Young men working on their Eagle Scout have to come up with a project that will benefit their community, plan the project, get approval, find the financing for their project, and set up scheduling for delivery of materials and schedule work days.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012 • Photos
Blanco’s John Watson and fellow amateur astronomer Laurie Allai of Austin make final equipment adjustments at Blanco State Park’s Stars-in-the-Park event November 3. Later, Park Interpretive Ranger Laura Cude stated, “We had over 70 participants last Saturday and are very excited to be able to host this super event in Blanco.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012
The Blanco Masonic Lodge has announced that the annual Ernie R. Davis, Jr. memorial “Care and Share Dinner” will be held on Saturday, November 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or until the food runs out. The Lodge is located on the Southwest corner of US Hwy. 281 and Eleventh St.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012
Michelle Edge has reopened Dang Sassy, formerly on the square, in the old Fancy Up location. In addition to her diverse selection of retail goods including clothes and shoes, Michelle is offering monogramming, screen printing and custom shirts. Need a Panther onesie or a Band Mom shirt? Come by Dang Sassy! Previous patrons may be surprised to see that Michelle has added some services to Dang Sassy.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012
“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.”Romans 13:1 KJV Proverbs 29:2
”When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” The following Scriptures describe our God, as we learn more of Him, by His Word, and how He dealt with others.
, Blanco Church of Christ
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012
A father and his four-year-old son were walking on the beach. They spotted a dead seagull and the son asked his father what had happened. The father said that the bird had died and gone to heaven. The son looked up and then at the dead bird and said, "Did God throw him back down?" "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; ...
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012
Luke 6:46-49 says, “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
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Opinion
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012
It was my honor to be part of the First Annual Blanco Western Showcase and Eleventh Annual Knife and Tomahawk Championship at Carriage Hills Ranch and Buggy Barn Museum. It’s hard to coordinate, work, and pull off an event, but we did it. We had people from five countries (France, England, Germany, Australia, Canada) that I know of and many throughout the US who showed up for the competition.
, SWBC Mortgage
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012
The DOW dropped last Friday , but was still able to maintain above 13000. It closed at 13093.16 for the week. Corporate earnings reports still playing a huge part of the drop as well as a selloff of stocks. Even though Hurricane Sandy was a tremendous tragedy and far having reaching effects on the current economic picture-watch how MBS’ (mortgage backed securities) perform this week.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012
AUSTIN — Dr. Kyle Janek, chief of the state Health and Human Services agency, and Gov. Rick Perry on Oct. 31 announced a new state-funded Texas Women’s Health Program is ready to step in and deliver services to low-income women “if Washington cuts off funding to the Medicaid program.” “We’ve got the state program ready to stand up at any time, and that transition would be seamless for patients and their doctors,” Janek said. Since 2007, the program has been funded primarily with ...
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School
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012 • Photos
Blanco Middle School sixth grader Taylor Kotfas was the grand prize winner in HEB’s “Summer of Read, Write, and Win Scholarship” essay contest. The first place award, from over 530 entries, was a $15,000 scholarship. The contest called for students to choose an influential Texan and write an essay about him or her.
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Sports
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012 • Photos
The 7th grade Panther football team played Johnson City in their final game.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012 • Photos
The Blanco Lions Club thanks everyone who supported their scholarship program for Blanco High School seniors this year by purchasing tickets for the Blanco High School game balls. In the picture, left to right, are John Jones, Blanco Lions Club Treasurer; Kolby Marek, who drew the winning ticket; and Martha Wagner, winner of the final game ball for this year.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012 • Photos
Football Sweetheart Callie Culton and Cheer Beau Sam Isenberg were announced at the last home game.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012 • Photos
The Blanco Panther volleyball team fought for every point to defeat the Halletsville Lady Brahmas at Luling 3-2 on Tuesday, October 30, with set scores of 25-21, 18-25, 19-25, 25-20, and 19-17. The fifth set ends at the score of 15 if a team is leading by 2 points. The Panthers were down 14-13 in the set, but would not give up.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012 • Photos
Graffiti defaces city and park property! Not only is graffiti ugly, it is costly and causes issues with public safety. If the red paint sprayed on the stop sign was a little denser, the sign would be rendered useless. The cost to the City of Blanco to replace a sign is over $50 and it takes city workers away from other duties. The deliberate graffiti art that some thoughtless person spread around our parks does not belong in a park setting.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012
Did your pear and redbud trees bloom for the second time this fall? Mine did, again. They did it last year, but they bloom again in the Spring. I love this Fall weather, but we will have Winter soon. There are several things that need to be done before moving into the greenhouse.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012
As a boy in grade school, I remember that nearly every classroom displayed a picture of George Washington, and most displayed a likeness of Abraham Lincoln; Washington for his role in establishing the Union and Lincoln for his role in preserving it. They were both wise and good men who played well their essential roles during difficult and trying times.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012
Christy Lynn Albrecht, Speeding over 10% above posted limit Margaret Lynn Anderson, Speeding over 10% above posted limit Lee Jacob Berend, Speeding 15 mph or more above posted limit Kanavle Saska Rosa Brewer, Open Container Jacob Joseph Carbone, Failed to signal lane change Teofilo Cardenas, Theft under $50, Public Intoxication Caroline Jane Certain, Public Intoxication Allan Bryan Cobb, Speeding 15 mph or more above posted limit Avery Wyn Consuegra, Speeding 15 mph or mo ...
, Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012
So many times I get ask “what do you charge per square foot?” This is really a trick question. Per square foot depends on a lot of things. So I’ll try to explain below why you need to compare what you are getting for the price per square foot and more.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012
If you’re selling your home, being up front with your buyers about problems with your property, such as prior flooding or a defective roof, is required by law and can help lead to smoother negotiations. That’s why full disclosure – a seller’s obligation to disclose known material facts about properties for sale – is critical when it comes to a successful real estate transaction. Disclosure laws were created to protect buyers, but they also protect sellers.