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January 2, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 • Posted January 4, 2013
At the December 6, 2012 meeting of the Board of Directors, Ron Fieseler, General Manager of the Blanco-Pedernales Groundwater Conservation District briefed the Board on declining aquifer levels in District monitor wells, decreasing flow in the Blanco and Pedernales Rivers, recent rainfall history, and extended weather forecasts. After some discussion, the Board of Directors urged the General Manager to track conditions and declare Stage One Drought (Mild Drought) conditions for Blanco County g ...
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 • Posted January 4, 2013 • Photos
Blanco Elementary, riding a wave of strong performances, captured the District 27-AA UIL Academic meet title in competition held last Friday in Lago Vista. “UIL is an opportunity to enrich and extend learning, to build teamwork, to celebrate a sense of accomplishment, and to practice diligence and dedication,” said elementary school principal Linda Romano. “The teachers and students get to know one another on a level based upon a common bond as they practice and prepare for their event ...
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 • Posted January 4, 2013
As Pedernales Electric Cooperative looks back on the International Year of the Cooperative, PEC is proud to have maintained its commitment to its communities while continuing to provide value and outstanding member service. The Co-op closed 2012 by distributing $11.9 million in capital credits. PEC renewed its commitment to Hill Country communities throughout the year, maintaining its nationally-ranked reliability record and supporting numerous community programs.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 • Posted January 4, 2013
With temperatures dropping and the winter solstice approaching, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert has some suggestions on protecting South Central Texas landscapes from the icy fingers of Old Man Winter. “In dealing effectively with South Central Texas winters, one fact that should be taken into account is that there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ winter,” said David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension agent for horticulture, Bexar County.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 • Posted January 4, 2013
The skies are grey, the wind is cold, and you are stuck inside bored. Why not come to the library and pick up some books and movies? Cuddle up in your blankets, with some hot cocoa, and delight in the wonders of stories and shows. Starting January 1st, you will be able to check out movies for 7 days!
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 • Posted January 4, 2013 • Photos
15 members of the 2012 Highland Lakes Master Gardener Certification Program were honored with certified Master Gardener badges they earned after completing their classroom training and their volunteer service requirement. The new 2013 program will be starting in February. There are only a few slots available so you will need to apply right away.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 • Posted January 4, 2013
A work day to set up pens, clean the show barn and make other additional preparations for the upcoming 2013 Blanco County Youth Show is scheduled for Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 9am at the County Livestock Show Barn in Johnson City. All parents of exhibitors, 4-H, and FFA members are asked to come and help get the barn ready for the 2013 show.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 • Posted January 4, 2013
The Hill Country CattleWomen are going to jump eagerly into 2013. We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas with family and friends. We also hope and pray for a prosperous 2013. We especially pray for our country and our country's leaders, for good health, abundant rain, and a good cattle market. Our first meeting will be Legislative and will be held the third Tuesday, January 15, 2013, with Social to begin at 10:00 am.
, Blanco Church of Christ
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 • Posted January 4, 2013
Someone has said, "Temper is what gets most of us into trouble. Pride is what keeps us there." It was a Sabbath day and Jesus had been invited to the house of a ruler among the Pharisees. Jesus healed a man on that occasion and denounced those present for their hypocrisy, saying, "Which one of you shall have a son or an ox fall into a well, and will not immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?"
, Blanco Church of Christ
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 • Posted January 4, 2013
Someone has said, "Temper is what gets most of us into trouble. Pride is what keeps us there." It was a Sabbath day and Jesus had been invited to the house of a ruler among the Pharisees. Jesus healed a man on that occasion and denounced those present for their hypocrisy, saying, "Which one of you shall have a son or an ox fall into a well, and will not immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?"
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 • Posted January 4, 2013
Sybil M. Riba, born July 1, 1915 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas passed away peacefully on December 26, 2012 with family by her side. Sybil lived a wonderful life of 97 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Harcrow and Lucy Embrey Harcrow; her sisters, Imogene and Lois; and brothers, Pat and Paul.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 • Posted January 4, 2013
AUSTIN — As Congress jousts with itself and the White House in the closing days of 2012 over the federal budget, the Texas Legislature and other state legislatures can only guess what federal dollars will be coming when budget-writing time comes. Every two years, the Texas Legislature’s main job is to write and pass a state budget.
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School
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 • Posted January 4, 2013 • Photos
The 3 students pictured were the top sellers for the PTO Poinsettia Fundraiser. John (left) was the 2nd place winner; he received a $50 Target gift card. Carson Riba (center) and Hayden Riba (right) were the first place winners. Both of those boys received $150 Visa gift cards. The winning class was Mrs.
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Sports
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 • Posted January 4, 2013
January High school and middle school basketball. Powerlifting meets around 17th, 19th. Harlem Ambassadors event. February Tanner Rogers signs for football with Cisco. More powerlifting. More basketball. Softball begins. Girls basketball playoff game vs. Ballinger. Natalie Stahmann signs for soccer on Feb. 14. Lots of softball. Blanco track meet on Feb. 23. Boys basketball playoffs.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 • Posted January 4, 2013
In 1909, when American millionaire publisher William Boyce set out for a business appointment, he quickly realized that the warning he had received about the “pea soup” fog in London was no exaggeration. The fog was so thick he could see almost nothing beyond a couple of feet. He soon lost his bearings and became hopelessly lost. “Just then a boy of about twelve appeared out of the gloom, carrying a lantern.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 • Posted January 4, 2013
Tawnya Ivy, Public intoxication Robert Singleton, Failure to maintain financial responsibility Lynn Vaa, Speeding Bryan Palmer, Speeding Lisa Grimmitt, Speeding Mary Babin, Open container in vehicle Emmanuel Gayosso, No driver's license Alyse Langford, No valid Inspection certificate Paige Schafer, Minor in possession of alcohol Brittany Spurrier, Minor in possession of alcohol Kersten Torres, Minor in possession of alcohol Kersten Torres, Possession of drug paraphenalia ...
, Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 • Posted January 4, 2013
With the cold weather upon us, I always look forward to building a fire in the fireplace. It can be a full custom fireplace or just a freestanding stove. Personally, I’ve had them both and will settle for either one, just as long as I have one of them. Not only do they provide the heat, but the ambiance they add to a room is awesome.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 • Posted January 4, 2013
There are many variables that come into play when you decide to purchase a house. You may save for a while toward a downpayment and determine what kind of mortgage payment would work best for your budget. But is your credit situation holding you back? Buying a home with less than stellar credit is possible.

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