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May 15, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013 • Photos
The Bulls nearly won the day at the Tiny West Memorial Bull Riding Competition on May 18 held at Yett Park. The bull riders made a comeback in the 3rd and 4th long round. In the short round, one bull rider was able to hold on past the 8 second mark, 16 year old Andrew Alvidez, giving him the 1st place finish.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013
All four Blanco County Commissioners were present for a Regular Meeting on Tuesday May 14th. After the minutes were read and approved from the previous meeting County Commissioner Paul Granberg told the Court, “The replat of Rockin J Ranch Subdivision is in the packets,” and asked for the Commissioners to review the replat.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013 • Photos
At Monday night’s meeting of the Blanco Independent School District trustees, the monthly spotlight featured an amazing array of accomplishments, both by students and staff. Blanco Elementary School principal Linda Romano and librarian Laurie Kirkscey recognized five of the eleven members of the Accelerated Reader Program who have read over one million words this school year—Joseph Hernandez, third grade (1.2 million), Kelton Marek, fifth grade (1.5 million), Kathryn Hull and Cadence Drum, ...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013 • Photos
Thursday’s storm brought over one and a half inches of rain, and unfortunately some damaging hail. Friday morning Blanco residents found themselves without power. PEC reported that, “At about 4:30 a.m. power was interrupted to 1,000 members in Blanco. Crews patrolled the lines looking for damage and were able to restore power to all but 140 members, including Blanco High School, at 7:40 a.m. “Those remaining members continued to experience intermittent interruptions while crews replaced ...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco Woman’s Club Luncheon took place May 8th at the beautiful Red Corral Ranch. Before lunch, we had a spectacular fashion show presented by Liz’s On the Square and volunteer models from the Blanco Woman’s Club. There was a stunning array of dresses, skirts, shoes, and jewelry that was delightfully modeled. After the fashion show, we dined on delicious food that was catered by Sullivan Street Caterers while the peacocks called in the background.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013
Let me guess, you are starting to think twice about how far you have to walk when you look for a parking spot. Maybe you ask the checker at the grocery store to put fewer things in a bag so you can carry it to the car. And do you worry more about tripping because your balance isn't what it used to be?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013 • Photos
The new WWII museum will open soon near the Buggy Barn Museum. Look for a new article about the museum in next issue of Blanco County News. Top L-R: Roxanna Avant, Linda Howard and Tom Avant. Botton L-R: Dennis Moore, Sherry Jenkins and Pat Vallone.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013 • Photos
Announcing our special Patron Appreciation Day May 21st! Our Friends of the Blanco Library are hosting a day to bake and bring treats to say we love our patrons. Please stop by the library for a sweet next Tuesday from 12pm to 8pm. Be sure to check out the improvements we are making!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013 • Photos
Maggie Kasprak relocated to the Blanco area in 2010 after a sixteen year stay in Kauai, Hawaii. Prior to that she lived and worked in the Dallas area. On returning to Texas, Maggie wanted to live in the beautiful hill country, so here she is! Maggie has been “artsy” all of her life Nothing was safe.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013
The Blanco Good Samaritan Center will open in conjunction with the Blanco Market Day on the square Saturday. Volunteers will staff the store only (no food distribution) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Blanco Good Samaritan Center helps people in need in Blanco and Blanco County.All funds for the center come from donations of several local churches, individual gifts and the sale of second-hand clothing and other items.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013 • Photos
Lawrence Coffee, with his peacock named Pico, pose for a great photo taken by Patty Coffee.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013
The Blanco County Fair Board has announced that it is conducting a public contest to determine the theme for the 2013 Blanco County Fair and Rodeo’s 82nd annual event. “The Fair & Rodeo is an important part of our local heritage and culture and we want to keep it alive and well.” said Terri Waxler.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013 • Photos
Maria Anita Pena of Blanco, Texas has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). Maria has resided in Blanco since 2005. She is a single parent of a 10 -year-old son, Vincent, a student at Blanco Elementary. Maria hopes to eventually attain a Masters in Science and Nursing.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013
A television program preceding the Winter Olympics one year featured blind skiers being trained for downhill skiing – impossible as it sounds! Paired with sighted skiers, the blind skiers were taught on the flats, how to make right and left turns. When that was mastered, they were taken to the slalom slope, where their sighted partners skied beside them shouting, "Left!"
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013
Revelation 13:1-18 “1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was hea ...
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013
I would encourage you to read 2Kings 4:8-37 to get a full understanding of today’s message, since I do not have the space to include the whole text here. There are seven lessons I would like to point out this Shunammite woman teaches us. It will particularly benefit mothers, but we all can certainly glean from her actions. 1.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013
Ashton Lee “Tha Pig” Edwards, 30, passed away on May 5th, 2013. Visitation was held Wednesday, May 8, at Crofts – Crow Funeral Home in Blanco. Funeral services were held on Thursday at Crofts - Crow Funeral Chapel in Blanco. Rev. Rusty Hicks officiated and burial followed in Miller Creek Cemetery. Ashton was born on November 7, 1982 in Houston, Texas to James and Anne (Matthews) Edwards.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013 • Photos
Darryl James Weisenbaugh, age 63, of Johnson City, Texas, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2013 at University Hospital in San Antonio surrounded by his loving wife and children after a courageous battle with liver disease. Darryl was born in Wayne, Michigan on May 1, 1950 to George and Marion Weisenbaugh.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013
AUSTIN — Procedural deadlines for legislation began to hit last week, ending the forward progress and the hopes of more than half of the 6,000-or-so House bills and Senate bills filed by Texas lawmakers since November 2012. And while the main state budget bill for fiscal years 2014-2015 stayed apparently motionless in a conference committee of five Senate members and five House members, a number of bills survived votes and passed through their respective originating chambers. For example, t ...
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013
Uptown Blanco Art Center is proud to present the annual Blanco County High School Art Show featuring students award winning work for 2012-2013 from Blanco High School and Johnson City LBJ High School. This year we will also spotlight Blanco & Johnson City Middle School award winning pieces of art in the display. Ms.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013 • Photos
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013 • Photos
The search for dry ground to play the Area matchup between the Blanco Panthers and the East Bernard Brahmas forced the originally scheduled best 2 out of 3 game series to a single game clash with the Panthers falling 0-2. On Friday the Panthers and Brahmas should have played their first game at Bastrop High School, but Thursday night rains changed those plans.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013 • Photos
8th Boys Singles: 1st place Garrett Seales, 2nd place: Logan Parker 8th Boys Doubles: 1st Luis Elizondo & Jacob Robinson, 2nd place: Jonathan Campbell & Chris Prosise 8th Girls Singles: 1st place: Andrea Calzoncit, 2nd: Montana Wiseman, 3rd: Kaleigh Griffin 8th Girls Doubles: 2nd place: Victoria Moya & Jessica Sevilla, 3rd: Vianney Gonzalez & Veronica Segura 7th Boys Singles: 2nd : Paco Vargas, 4th : Isaiah Delgado 7th Boys Doubles: 1st : Kaleb Hunter & Jo Mac Wyatt, 3rd: Lance Reinhard & ...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013
Blanco ISD will conduct annual physical screenings for the 2013-2014 school year on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. All students who will be participating in 7th- through 12th-grade athletics are required to have an annual physical screening. Physical forms are available from the schools or on the Blanco ISD website: www.blancoisd.org DATE: May 21, 2013 TIME: 2:45 PM LOCATION: Blanco High School Gym COST: $25.00 per student Cash or check (payable to Blanco Regional Clinic) For more information, c ...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013 • Photos
The Lady Panther tracksters raced at the State Track Meet on Saturday, March 11. Bret Leigh Nance placed 5th in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:26.06. The 4x200 meter relay team including Abbie Culton, Natalie Barnett, Leslie McClinton, and Abby Beard, placed 9th with a time of 1:47.83.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013 • Photos
Both Blanco Major Boys Teams made the Championship game in the Wimberley Tournament held May 12. The Blanco Gold Team won the game to place 1st and the Blanco Blue team was the runner up.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013
In 1838, my great-great grandfather, Tarlton Lewis, along with several thousand other converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gathered in Missouri. They were unwelcome, not so much because of their religion, but because they were not sympathetic to slavery. The locals perceived, and with good reason, that the “Mormon” influx could decide whether or not Missouri would enter the Union as a slave state.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013
If you don’t want a concrete slab foundation, you might be considering a Pier and Beam foundation. What is a Pier and Beam Foundation? Pier and beam foundations incorporate a crawl space (usually at least 18 inches) beneath the home and footings filled with concrete or cinder blocks to support the slab.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 16, 2013
Closing is the final step of a real estate transaction, where ownership of the property is officially transferred and money changes hands. The days leading up to closing can stressful for everyone – buyers may be a bit nervous about making such a commitment and both parties, particularly sellers, hope that some unforeseen last-minute glitch doesn’t prevent the transaction from happening. Although few closings are completely derailed by major setbacks, it can happen.