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February 6, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013 • Photos
REVEL, the classical band, returns to the Uptown Blanco Ballroom this Saturday, February 9 at 7:30 with a program from their newest CD, The Magic Hour. Violinist Carmelo de los Santos, cellist Joel Becktell, and pianist Carla McElhaney form this animatedly passionate group of performers. Their program covers a wide range of musical styles: Beethoven’s “Ghost” trio, Autumn from the Four Seasons by Argentine tango master Piazolla, Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel, Stairway ...
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Buffalo Soldiers at the Blanco State Park–A fun and educational outdoor experience for the entire family. This Heritage & Outreach program from Texas Parks & Wildlife is a lasting tribute to the Black soldiers who served in the U.S. Army during the Indian Wars campaign from 1866 to 1892, and emphasizes our shared western heritage of that historic time.
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Blanco Middle School, performing Tim Kelly’s The Marvelous Playbill, won the District 27-AA One Act Play competition held Wednesday evening at Blanco Middle School. “One Act Play is considered a team event—and in the theater world, we call this team an ‘ensemble’,” said event judge Perry Crafton. “Blanco has a very, very good ensemble.” Both Comfort and Lago Vista put on good performances, but Blanco’s strong ensemble performance carried the day. “I was a little nervous w ...
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Blanco’s Buggy Barn Museum featured their famous True Grit Cotton Wagon on Saturday, February 2, with Dennis Moore and staff at this year’s Western Heritage Parade and Cattle Drive on the streets of downtown San Antonio.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated six counties in Texas as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought. The counties are Bastrop, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Lee, Travis and Wilson. “Our hearts go out to those Texas farmers and ranchers affected by recent natural disasters,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
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Jonathan Waller, 2004 Blanco High School graduate and 2008 Texas Christian University graduate, worked as a scribe for “PhysAssist” until July 2012. He is now attending St. George University in Grenada, in a dual-degree program to get his Masters in Public Health and MD.
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Twenty volunteers, staff and board members from CASA of the Highland Lakes joined about 300 children’s advocates from around the state at the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, to speak up for children in the foster care system. Last year, more than 47,000 children were in the care of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services because of evidence of abuse and neglect.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
Face the World, a non-profit organization, is looking for families to host international students for the upcoming school year. High school classes will start soon and interested parties should apply immediately. The international students are between the ages of 15 and 18 years old and come from countries such as South Korea, Germany, Thailand, Brazil, China, Mexico, Norway and others.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
With cold fronts blasting through Central Texas, the mercury has been falling, and for many of us that means the electric bill could be rising. When overnight lows drop below freezing, heaters must work overtime to maintain about a 40-degree difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures. Pedernales Electric Cooperative shares the following reminders to help their members take control of winter bills: The recommended winter thermostat setting is 68 degrees.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
The filing period for three vacancies on the Education Service Center Region 13 board of directors is February 1 through February 20. Terry Smith, executive director of the education service center, announced that candidates may file on a board approved form, in person or by certified mail, between 8:00 a.m.
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Dennis Moore leads Rebecca Howerton’s funeral procession from Trinity Lutheran Church to Blanco Historic Cemetery. The procession was joined by Sheriff’s Deputies, Blanco PD officers, Blanco engine 26, and a long string of mourners.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
Announcement–Tax forms are still trickling in; check with our front desk staff if you need a form that is not on our tax shelf to see if they can print it off the IRS website. For those still needing the 1099 forms, you can pick them up at a physical IRS location: AUSTIN: 825 E.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
Last week I mentioned there are several informative opinions on who the Nicolaitans were and I suggested those who can should look it up themselves. Since there is more than one opinion, I’d have to publish all of them and it would take all my space and more, so I’m just going to say whoever they were and whatever they did, Jesus hated their deeds and their beliefs.
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
In a recent poll, Mississippi came in as number one as having the worst eating habits in the country. As a whole, we are a pretty well fed country. Well fed, but yet with so many unsatisfied. Something is missing from the die, but it has more to do with spiritual food than anything else.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
Every year Christians in Blanco have lunches during Lent. The free will offering supports the Blanco Ministerial Alliance. Those offerings are given to people passing through Blanco who need help with gas, food or lodging. Blanco Good Samaritan Center serves the local community with financial help. Listed below are the times and places of the Lenten Lunches.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
Disturbing headlines like these are enough to trouble us all: MOTHER TO GO ON TRIAL FOR POISONING HER CHILDREN RUINS OF COLLAPSED DANCE HALL YIELDS 43 BODIES KILLS WIFE, CHILD IN SLEEP AND THEN ENDS OWN LIFE No wonder anger and anxiety are epidemic. News like this feeds our fears and frustrations, making violence and despair predictable.
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Allen Eugene “Gene” Jordan, Sr., 77, passed away February 1, 2013 at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg, TX surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 29, 1935 in Kerrville, TX to Birdia Allen Jordan and Dora Couch Jordan. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Elsa Hartmann Jordan; two sons, Allen E.
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Bruce Hall Cain, 66, longtime resident of Blanco County, passed away in the loving company of his family in Florida on January 18, 2013. He was born in Washington, DC but had made central Texas his home since the mid 1970s. He taught middle school math and science in the Austin Independent School District for nearly 30 years before buying a small ranch for his retirement in Blanco.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
Kelly Eugene “Buddy” Garrett, 80, passed away February 1, 2013 in Twin Sisters, Blanco County. Mr. Garrett was born in El Campo, TX to Jacob S. and Maria Tyson. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Elizabeth “Beth” Garrett of Twin Sisters, TX; son, Kelly E. Garrett and wife Jessi of Twin Sisters, TX; daughter, Mary Harris of Glendale, AZ; four sisters, Laverne Gresham of Mission Valley, TX, Joyce James of Sunrise Beach, TX, Sue Locust of Tucson, AZ, and Lou Schupe and husband ...
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
The Kerrville Cattle Women will host the next meeting of the Hill Country CattleWomen. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2012 at Mamacita's Restaurant located at 215 Junction Highway, Kerrville, TX. The social begins at 10:00 am, with the meeting to begin at 10:30 and with lunch to follow.
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BOERNE, TX – February 3, 2013. Following a sold-out performance by Drumline Live last Wednesday, Boerne Performing Arts is ready to change gears for their next presentation featuring The 5 Browns…five extremely talented concert pianists, all graduates of the famed Juilliard School of Music, performing on five Steinway Grands…a symphony of piano performance at the highest level. The technical aspects now turn to the delivery of five Steinway Grand pianos, each being tuned by a highly trai ...
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
AUSTIN — Texas is stronger than ever, Gov. Rick Perry said early in his 36-minute “State of the State” address to the 83rd Texas Legislature on Jan. 29. Perry praised lawmakers, saying the line has been held on taxes and the state is spending within its means, delivering on his priorities, by “making the tough decisions separating wants from needs.” He called for an amendment to the state constitution “so when we do bring in more than we need, we’ll have the option of returning ...
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School
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Ten Blanco Middle School students earned Region 12 All-Region Band honors in auditions held at Navarro High School on January 22. Over twenty schools and well over 500 middle school musicians tried out for a spot in the band. The schools came from 1A, 2A, 3A, and private school districts.
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Blanco High School’s UIL Academic Team has placed high in area invitational meets at Burnet, Boerne, Ranger College, and Round Rock during the month of January. “We’ve been very competitive this year at the invitational meets in academic events, as well as speech and debate,” said UIL coordinator Russell Kirkscey. “We’ll have plenty of competition at district.
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Sports
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
7B Lost 27-11 Tristan Lopez 6 Jennings Felton 2 Jared Spriggs 1 Brandon Phipps 2 7A Lost 24-18 Lance Reinhard 2 Kelby Cox 1 Cade Smith 8 Ty Preiss 3 Will Granberg 4 8B Lost 31-16 Joaquin Olmeda 4 Jake Mangold 12 8A Won in OT 46-43 Jacob Robinson 14 Noah Wheeler 3 Kailen Webster 5 Jonathan Campbell 1 Kameron Martinez 11 Garrett Seales 12
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The Panther defense held the Ingram Warriors to only 4 points in the first half, while on the offensive end the team pumped in 31 points. Playing at home on Thursday, January 29, the Blanco girls finished the District 27-AA match up with a 55-24 win. Lexee Jenkins tallied 17 points on many fast breaks and layups.
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Avenging their previous 55-66 district 27-AA loss to the Ingram Warriors, the Panthers beat the Warriors 62-47 on Tuesday, January 29. Blanco displayed a balanced offensive attack combined with a tenacious defense to take the solid win. Blanco now stands at 4-1 in District 27-AA with Ingram at 5-1. Kyle Sauceda pumped in 18 points to lead the Panthers.
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Go Panthers!
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The Blanco Powerlifting team continues to improve, with the girls taking third place and the boys taking fourth place at the Southside Powerlifting Meet January 23. The team’s next meet is February 6 at Southside.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
We’ve had spring and winter this past month. Flower buds are beginning to break on the trees and shrubs. It’s too early! Freezing weather could be right around the corner. Even if the groundhog DID NOT see his shadow, he is only 39% correct, so be prepared. February is the month to begin the heavy pruning on shade trees, fruit trees, shrubs, hedges, and roses.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
According to researchers, 20,000 square-mile Lake Bonneville was once the largest lake in North America. It had no outlet to the sea and covered much of central Utah and parts of Idaho and Nevada. In some places it reached a depth of 1,000 feet. Today, some of the beaches of the two thousand mile shoreline can be seen on the sides of some Great Basin mountains.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
Emmanuel Gayosso, Speeding • Jason Brown, Speeding • Jessica Woodman, No valid inspection certificate • Rodney Lafoe, Speeding • Caleb Macias, Speeding • Pedro Garcia, Failure to maintain financial responsibility • Ronnie Hardman, Jr., Driving while license invalid • Jacob Speakerman, Failure to control speed • Brenda Walton, Speeding • Ronald Crockett, Speeding • Jeffrey Anderson, Speeding • Christopher Cardwell, Speeding • Brent Bailey, Speeding • Tracy Davidson, Uns ...
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
Cynthia Hatcher, Speeding • James Edens, Speeding • Esteban Torres, Speeding • Crystal Anderson, Possession of drug paraphernalia • Louis England, Speeding • George Lueckenhoff, Expired license plates/registration • Ron White, Improperly tagged deer • Kent Black, Improperly tagged deer • Karen Mann, Speeding • Laura Cleland, Speeding • Rober Doy, Speeding • Mark Synek, Operating motor vehicle without a license • John Barnett, Speeding • Nathan Silva, Speeding • Richa ...
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
On Saturday, January 26, the Johnson City Police Department busted a teen alcohol party. Officers issued eleven Minor in Possession/Consumption of Alcohol citations. According to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission minors who purchase, attempt to purchase, possess, or consume alcoholic beverages, as well as minors who are intoxicated in public or misrepresent their age to obtain alcoholic beverages, face the following consequences: • Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine up to $500 ...
, Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
It’s a tough business in real estate and construction. You have good and you have bad. You have honest and you have those who can sell ice to Eskimos. You have to know when to follow and when to run. So let’s determine when you should follow and when you should run. Sometimes it is hard to know when to follow and when to run.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
Buying or selling a property is one of the biggest transactions you can make, and many people find themselves overwhelmed trying to get the best deal. Since everything is negotiable in a real estate transaction – from price to the closing date to who pays to refinish those wood floors – it’s worth some extra effort to come to the negotiating table prepared. Your Texas Realtor has a lot of experience helping buyers and sellers take on negotiations, so start by asking for her advice.

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