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January 30, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013 • Photos
Thanks to the generous donation by Brad Farbstein and Gabriel Gregerman, owners of Blanco’s Real Ale Brewing company, to Friends of the Blanco State Park, the Park has a new entry portal. Designed by Jay West and constructed by Matt Becker of T. Becker Masonry, Inc, along with the strong support of Danny Ray of D.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013 • Photos
Two district wins this past week place the Panthers in an excellent position for the playoffs. On Tuesday, January 22, Blanco outscored the Comfort Deer 50-37. Meaghen Seales paced the Panthers with 13 points. Charlsey Smith scored 9. Lexee Jenkins and Leslie McClinton each made 8 points. Reagan Rogers dropped in 7, with Jamie McClinton scoring 3.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013 • Photos
The Panthers improved their district record to 3-1 after defeating the Comfort Bobcats 40-29 on Tuesday, January 22 and downing the Johnson City Eagles 40-29 on Friday, January 25. Against Comfort, Kyle Sauceda led the squad with 12 points. Carlin Green scored 7, with David Ramirez adding 6 points. Sam Isenberg, Colton Childress, and Brett Champion each made 5 points. Kyle again scored 12 points to lead the team against Johnson City.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013 • Photos
State Representative Jason Isaac and State Senator Troy Fraser recently recognized Strickland Drugs as a Texas Treasure on the House and Senate floors at the State Capitol in Austin. The distinction from the Texas Historical Commission honors businesses that have been in existence for more than 50 years, and have remained in good standing.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
The Hill Country Trail Ride is coming through Blanco this weekend, February 2 and 3, 2013. This historic trail ride, which kicks off the Rodeo season, is a favorite of Blanco and Johnson City riders. This event has been part of family traditions for many of our Blanco families for several decades. The riders will stop at Yett Memorial Park on Saturday, February 2, to rest their horses and prepare for the completion of the ride the next day.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013 • Photos
Traffic was snarled and onlookers stared as another massive piece of equipment came through Blanco on Friday, January 25. The machine, with its 148-wheeled conveyance and entourage of bucket trucks, pickups, and more, came over the 4th Street bridge and made a right turn at the light. This time, the crews seemed to have a better handle on Blanco’s quirks and they quickly made the turn onto the highway. City crews cleared the parking area on the north side of the Courthouse grounds in anticip ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013 • Photos
Miguel and Erica Ruiz of Blanco are proud to announce the arrival of their twin boys Carmelo and Santiago. The boys were born at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center on January 7, 2013. Carmelo was born at 9:32am weighing 5lbs 14oz and was 18 ½ inches long and Santiago was born at 9:33am weighing 6lbs 3oz, and was 18 ½ inches long.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Hometown Memories Publishing Company intends to save a big slice of local history before it’s lost forever. Karen Garvey, Senior Editor at Hometown Memories Publishing, is asking local old-timers to share their memories for a living history book. She invites anyone over age 60 with yarns about the “good old days” in The Texas Hill Country to write them down and mail them to her for possible publication in the book.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Announcement–The 1040 EZ forms have arrived and we have received notice that multiple 1040 schedules will arrive next week. As part of that time of year again, Diana Blackburn is offering, free of charge, to help patrons with their taxes. She has one hour appointment slots available at the library the first Thursdays of February, March, and April, from 12pm to 7pm.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013 • Photos
Jerry Ayer’s squid tentacle has been busy at work on location in the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. A production company contacted Blanco Taxidermy, asking Jerry to create a giant squid tentacle prop for a documentary. Jerry sent in photos of the tentacle on the set, being manipulated by divers below the water’s surface. (For more information, see “When Hollywood Needs Tentacles, They Can Now Call Blanco,” Blanco County News, December 12, 2012.)
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Beginning Saturday, February 2, 2013, the musicians in Blanco will have a place to congregate and jam. The jam will include any acoustic instrument (no electric instruments or amps please) and will begin at 3pm and end at about 7pm. It will be open to musicians and listeners alike. The location of this pickers circle is 2523 US 281 South, at the old Blanco Cowboy Church just south of RR32 on the right, and there will be a large sign posted by the road so you won't miss it.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Blanco’s Buggy Barn Museum will be featuring their famous True Grit Cotton Wagon on Saturday, February 2, 2013, by Dennis Moore and staff at this year’s Western Heritage Parade and Cattle Drive on the streets of downtown San Antonio. Join us as we celebrate our proud Texas heritage and this year’s San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo! Just like the drovers years ago, cowboys will guide a herd of Texas Longhorns on Houston Street from Christus Santa Rosa Hospital and I-35 straight to the Alam ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
In Part 1 we managed to make it through the entire first chapter of Revelations, and I just wanted to note that verses 8, 11, part of 17, and all of 18, 19 and 20 (in Rev. 1) are in red letters, which denote Jesus speaking to the apostle John.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Rev 22:12-14 says, “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” The Greek word for works is “ergon” and means toil, labor, occupation, deeds, acts.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
News of a triple tragedy in the lives of longtime friends sent me to the telephone to assure them of our concern and prayers. Their daughter, Carol, had died, the victim of a brain aneurism, a son-in-law had suffered a serious head injury in an automobile accident that required him to be placed in a nursing home and a newborn grandchild had undergone surgery for a malignant brain tumor.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Mrs. Calvin “Slim” Kuhlmann, nee Elaine “Laney” Schuman, of Fredericksburg passed away on Sunday January 27, 2013, at her home at the age of 65 years. Laney was born January 2, 1948 in Fredericksburg, Texas to Rudy and Gertrude Eckert Schumann. Laney married Calvin “Slim” Kuhlmann on January 28, 1967 at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg. Laney was in the banking business for 44 years, having worked with Fredericksburg National Bank through the present Chase Bank and HC ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Sister Irini Garrett passed away on December 19, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. Since June of 2008, Irini was a part of the sisterhood dedicated to St. Anthony Monastery in Florence, Arizona. Sister Garrett became a Scheema Nun (nun of highest degree) in September 2012 and was given the name of Sister Thekla.
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Opinion
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Did you know that our Blanco Volunteer EMS (BVAC) has three equipped trucks to run emergencies, yet they only have enough funds to run ONE truck 24 hours a day? That’s right. I was told if the one truck is out on a call, and another call comes in, they have to call EMS in Johnson City to come to answer the call, and that can add another 15 minutes to their response time.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
When I was eleven years old I was blessed to have Rebecca Howerton come into my life. She taught me that dedicated hard work would take me far in life. I might not have recognized it then, but her English class lessons were the start of a career in teaching English to non-native speakers.
, SWBC Mortgage
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Strong earnings from Proctor and Gamble and Starbucks this past week saw the S&P 500 Index close above 1500 for the first time since the start of the Recession back in 2007. For the week, the S&P 500 closed up 16.98, or 1.1 percent. The Dow gained an impressive 246.28 or 1.8 percent, closing Friday at 13,895.98.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013 • Photos
Experience a “fusion” of music (The 5 Browns) and beauty (Infusion Spa & Salon) as Boerne Performing Arts partners with the local, full service spa and salon to promote the upcoming performance by the exclusive Steinway Artists…The 5 Browns. Infusion Spa & Salon is offering a $20 Gift Card for each ticket purchased for The 5 Browns event on Saturday, February 9, at 7:30pm at the Boerne Champion High School Auditorium. In their vision to involve the entire community with their world-class ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
AUSTIN – A state budget gradually will be attached to the framework provided by SB 1, the general appropriations bill authored by Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, chair of the Senate Finance Committee. In a hearing spread over three days last week, the Senate Finance Committee absorbed invited testimony given by officials representing institutions of higher education, the state comptroller’s office, the Legislative Budget Board, the Teachers Retirement System and more. John Heleman, chief ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
All of the lights that PEC took down in Bindseil Park on Friday have been stolen. There were probably 45 boxes of lights at approximately $9 per box. For the second year, extension cords were stolen at the Lavender Washateria and the concrete donkey that was in our Nativity Scene was stolen this past year from the front of our storehouse.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
It seems like only yesterday that my family consisted of seven individuals: my mom and dad and their five sons. It was devastating for my parents when the brother, just older than I, passed away suddenly at age seven. Children aren’t supposed to die before their parents. If that isn’t a rule, then there ought to be such a rule.
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Potpourri
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Dear Readers: It is a gloomy day today where I am - I hope it's sunnier where you happen to be. Hill Country Trail Ride dance at Twin Sisters this Saturday night, followed by a Cowboy Breakfast Sunday morning from 5:30 to 7:30 AM at Yett Park. Good fixings to warm your belly!
, Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Prices…Prices…Prices…What’s in a Price? So many times, we get a call to ask about square footage pricing. There is not a standard answer. It all depends on what you want that makes up a price. Ranges can be given, but that is all. Prices from a track builder and a customer builder can be like night and day.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Sellers often make a major mistake when deciding how much their home should sell for. Instead of thinking about what their home would really be worth in the current marketplace, they focus on what their property is worth to them. These emotions can lead to pricing your home out of buyers’ reach and interest, leading to a longer time on the market. Consider the correct, objective factors when determining your house’s value to determine an asking price in line with what the market will bear.

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