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January 9, 2013 Issue
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The City of Blanco has had an ordinance since 1991 that provides penalties for dogs running at large, dogs that have not had rabies shots, and dogs not wearing identification tags. However, just a casual drive through the city will yield numerous sightings of dogs running through vacant lots or down the street, causing a potential hazard to themselves, to motorists, cyclists, or pedestrians.
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More and more people around the world and in Blanco County are discovering the advantages of a yoga practice, and there is a class right for you here in Blanco and Johnson City. Toning, stretching and lengthening every muscle in your body leave you feeling calm, patient and relaxed. Connecting breath with movement, you become more in tune with your body, benefitting you at the core level of physical functioning: cellular metabolism.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
Blanco County Commissioners conducted a regular meeting on January 8, 2013. All four commissioners were present. After approving the minutes of the last meeting, commissioners agreed to take no further action regarding the burn ban that had been lifted as of 9:00 am, January 8. County Judge Bill Guthrie asked the commissioners to consider approval of the bonds for elected officials.
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DeeDee Eiland with Just Stand Still Photography captured these fireworks on New Year’s Eve.
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Judge Rob Hofmann swears in Blanco County Attorney David A. Hall prior to Child Protective Services Court on January 2, 2013.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013, is the date for the 4th Annual Blanco County Youth Show Salsa Contest. Winner will have year-long bragging rights as the best Salsa maker in Blanco County and will receive an engraved bar-b-que set by Creative Awards in Fredericksburg. The winner of the 3rd Annual BCYS Salsa contest was Toby Lopez. You must live in Blanco County, or have a child who qualifies to show in the Blanco County Youth Show, to enter.
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Toni with her first deer, harvested on the Daniels Ranch with her dad, Pat Daniels, on January 5, 2013.
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This bobcat was shot by Kelly Eiland at his deer lease off of Crabapple Road on Sunday.
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Blanco resident Kendall Myers and her “first kill” buck. The buck was killed on December 26, 2012, on the Crum Ranch in Cherokee and was officially gross scored at 162 2/8.
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Melissa, Madison and Kade Kneese took a two-week road trip to Washington, D.C. and rode an Amtrak train to New York City for a couple of days. The Blanco County newspaper made the entire trip with them, traveling through Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and on to New York City.
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Gwendolyn Stubbs and Joe Wunneburger celebrated their 50th anniversary on December 25, 2012. It’s hard to find a preacher on Christmas Day, Gwen says. They were married in Sonora, Texas, and took their honeymoon trip in their 1940 Ford (they still have it) in 1962 to New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns. Snow was up to the running boards in West Texas and it was very cold, Gwen recalls. Joe's aunt introduced them in Oak Hill.
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Mr. & Mrs. Darrel L. Lux, Kendalia, are pleased to announce the wedding engagement of their daughter, Miss Allison Rae Lux to Mr. Kyle Aaron Burow, son of Mr. & Mrs. Darel Burow, Comfort. Allison is a 2006 graduate of Blanco High School and graduated from Angelo State University in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Animal Science.
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Robert Macgregor sings "Don't Be Cruel" with Elvis impersonator Robert Moran of New Braunfels. Elvis surprised residents and visitors on Wednesday, December 19, following Live Oak Medical Center's annual Christmas dinner. Family and friends gathered at the nursing home to celebrate the season with a huge feast of turkey and ham and all the trimmings.
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Blanco County Lucky Leaf 4-H Club collected coats during the month of December to give to local families in need. Members Anna Olmedo, Brenna Wallace and Jasmine Barker are pictured in front of Town & Country Cleaners where the coats were collected. A very special thanks to owners Beverly Zimmerman and Tim Tunner for their donation of cleaning the many gently used coats.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service in Blanco County will sponsor a Private Applicator License training and testing program on Tuesday January 29th in Johnson City. The program will be held at the Hoppe Room, Courthouse Annex, beginning at 8:00am. The training portion will conclude at 12:00 noon. Lunch will be on your own, and we will resume at 1:00pm with the testing.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
Happy New Year! New beginnings are special opportunities. If community service is one of your New Year's resolutions, there are volunteer opportunities right now in your Blanco Historic Cemetery Association. Give us a call! Section 3D: C. C. Pruitt, Veteran (no dates on old stone but our records say 1821-1883); Charles Culpepper (1920-2004, cemetery marker only); E.
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Although the skies were overcast, the wind was blowing and the temperature hovered around 45 degrees, over 70 people showed up at the Pavillion at Blanco State Park on New Year's Day to “experience” the Eagle Lady and visit with her birds of prey. Doris Mager, who founded the non-profit organization Save Our American Raptors (S.O.A.R.) is a nationally recognized raptor rehabilitator.
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Wiley ‘Sonny’ McAfee took over as District Attorney for the 33rd and 424th District on January 1, replacing longtime DA Sam Oatman. McAfee won the spot after a contentious election against candidate Angela Dowdle. On Wednesday, January 2, Llano County Judge Wayne Brascom administered the Oath of Office to the district’s Assistant District Attorneys, as well as a new investigator for the district.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
Grand Vice President-Fraternal Lee Vogel of the Order of the Sons of Hermann in Texas, assisted by Grand Outer Guard Stan Steiger, will install officers from four Blanco area Hermann Sons lodges at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Twin Sisters School House in Twin Sisters. In addition to the host lodge, Twin Sisters Lodge No.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
Mariah's Promise, Blanco has joined other animal welfare organizations in the area that list their homeless pets on Petfinder, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet. The site currently has over 375,000 homeless pets listed and is updated continuously. More than 13,700 animal welfare organizations in the U.S., Canada and other countries post their pets on the site.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
While the speaker at a Wisconsin church Bible conference, I met a discouraged visiting minister who said he had just resigned as pastor of a church he had served for eleven years. During his time as pastor, the church had grown from only a few families to a sizeable congregation.
, Blanco Church of Christ
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
A young man who had much potential in the Roman army was told by his commander to gather sticks for a fire. He first was insulted and thought it below him to do so. His commander noticed his downcast look and took him aside and said, "If kindling wood is not gathered, the fire will not be started, if the fire is not started, a warm meal will not be provided on this cold evening, and the troops may be weakened in the night, and tomorrow in battle all may be lost!" His task was not so unimportan ...
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
All over the Old Testament, there are wars and rumors of wars! Rumors? No, details of wars that took place, describing how God helped His people victoriously slay the enemy. He devoured the enemies of his people, and caused his people to slay the enemy over and over again. Even women were major reasons that kings were killed; even one who portrayed herself as a whore, beheaded a ruler of a nation. We have to fight sometimes, to ensure our safety and that of our children and grandchildren.
, agf-blanco.com
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
Prov 4:20-23 says, “My son, attend (perk up your ears) to my words; incline (stretch forward) thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life (spiritual) unto those that find them, and health (physical) to all their flesh.
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Mr. Alex Soell of Comfort, Texas passed away in the Trinity Mission Healthcare & Rehab in Comfort, on Friday, December 28th, 2012 at the age of 91 years. He was born in Kendall County, Texas on January 26th, 1921, the son of Ira Soell and Therisa Ida Kunz Soell. Served in the US Army during WW II from Aug 24th, 1942 to Oct 27th, 1945 with 86th Fighter-Bomber Group, discharged as a Corporal.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
Matasen Kenleigh Linson-“Matie” was born on February 15, 2000, in Austin, Texas and died on December 25, 2012 in Houston, Texas, at the age of 12. Matie is survived by her parents Kristen Linson and Brian Spies of Johnson City, Mat and Elysia Linson of Houston, sister M’Lehne and brother Keen.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
David W. Greene, age 80, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2012. He was born September 5, 1932. David was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ann, and beloved wife, Jackie. David is survived by his daughter Dianne Greene and husband Mike Gleason, son David Wesley Greene II, daughter Lisa Greene Lothrop and husband John, daughter Deborah Greene Barrera, and husband Rick, son Chuck Rudolphy and wife Christina, daughter Patty Rudolphy Millspaugh, and daughter Lou Rudolphy Fitzsimmons ...
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Opinion
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
Bill Fojtasek has been mailing boxes to troops with donations to ”We Care for the Troops” fund set up at the Blanco National Bank. He has sent over 350 boxes since 2003. Ladies and Gentlemen, I am writing you today to thank you for the amazing support you have given the Ordnance Marines of Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 16 (MALS-16) over the past year.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
AUSTIN — After passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 by Congress on Jan. 1, “98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses will not see their income taxes go up,” President Obama said. The act, signed by the president on Jan. 2, extends unemployment benefits for 2 million Americans who are looking for work, makes no cuts to Social Security and Medicare and expands Medicaid benefits.
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School
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013 • Photos
Blanco Speech and Debate team at Salado. Left to right: Annie Albrecht, Eleanor Kirkscey, Alina Aly, Paxston Koehl, Chris Barnett, Robbie Arlitt, Thomas Kirkscey, Callie Nance, Levi Windham, Charlsey Smith, Kristin Watt.
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Sports
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
Starting their district with a 61-39 win over the Comfort Deer was a sweet way to begin 2013 for the Panthers on Friday, January 4, 2013. Blanco led 24-14 at the halftime break. Sophomore point guard Lexee Jenkins led the team with 14 points, senior Leslie McClinton ripped the nets with 12 points, junior Meaghen Seales and sophomore Jamie McClinton each added 11 points.
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The Panthers defeated the Canyon Lake Hawks 45-32 on Friday, January 4. Blanco led at half time 24-16. Junior Kyle Sauceda scored the nets for 17 points. David Ramirez and Josh McCaslin each added 6 points. Colton Childress, Carlin Green, and Sam Isenberg scored 5 points, and Brett Chanmpion tossed in a free throw for 1 point. The JV teams faced tough opponents with the Gold falling 17-44 and the Blue losing 27-40. The Panthers will travel to Ingram on Friday, January 11, to fight the Warrio ...
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Blanco hosted a junior varsity tournament on Thursday, January 3, 2013 and Saturday, January 5, 2013. Eight teams played in the junior varsity division with another eight teams competing in the freshman division. The Blanco JV “Gold” team played in the freshman brackets, defeating Poteet 41-35, falling to Johnson City 24-32, and downing Llano 41-20 to capture third place. The Blanco JV “Blue” team played in the junior varsity brackets, defeating Mason 63-10, downing San Antonio Luthe ...
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
Happy New Year! We have been greeted with REAL Texas weather this year. It makes it difficult to have good days to work outside, but it will happen. If you purchased a living Christmas tree to use inside this year, it is time to move it outside. Either plant it in the ground or use it as a patio tree.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
J. Frank Dobie (1888-1964) was a teller of tall tales, a spinner of yarns. In 1949 he wrote a story about a certain Brother Coyote who, while hunting for food one day, happened to tread on the living quarters of a little cricket. When the cricket objected to having his “palace” desecrated and accused Coyote of insulting him, Brother Coyote arrogantly replied, “Insult you!
, Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
Is the remodel project for you or to sell your place? If the remodel is for you, it is a different ball game. But if the remodel is to help you sell your place, there are lots of things to keep in mind. Let’s talk about what you really need to do for both regardless.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
Buying a home for the first time or the fifth can elicit a range of emotions from excitement to anxiety. Owning a home you can make your own can be fulfilling, but taking on the responsibility of homeownership might be stressful. The good news is that you can reduce that stress and focus on the enjoyable aspects of homebuying with these eight tips: Be a smart saver.

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