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May 22, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013 • Photos
The 25th Annual Classic Car Show, held Saturday May 18 in Blanco State Park, attracted over 120 entrants, an increase from last year. Entrants from all over the Hill Country, and as far aways as Raymondville, Texas, parked their classic cars along the Blanco River. Boy Scout Troop 497 presented the colors for the awards ceremony.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013
The body of Samatha Segura, 26, was found Monday morning, May 13, by a couple walking along one of the nature trails in Blanco State Park, Blanco Police Chief Mike Ritchey told Blanco County News. She died of an apparent suicide. "There did not appear to be any foul play," said Chief Ritchey.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013 • Photos
The Central Texas chapter of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) held its monthly meeting at Blanco’s renovated historical building on Wednesday. Approximately fifty educational planners from throughout the region were in attendance. “This project is an answer for what communities can do when they are faced with similar concerns that we were faced with,” said Superintendent Dr.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013
Summer is in the air and so is the sweet smell of Lavender! Don’t miss it at the 9th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival, scheduled for June 7 – 9th in the heart of Blanco, on the Old Blanco County Courthouse Square. In the past eight years, the Blanco Lavender Festival has grown into one of the premiere events in the Texas Hill Country and has succeeded in bringing recognition to the beautiful community of Blanco as a destination location.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013
The Family of Ashton Edwards would like to thank the Blanco Community for all their support and heartfelt sympathies in our time of need. We would also like to thank Gordon Crow and Susie Hunter of Crofts-Crow Funeral Home for all the help and support through this most difficult time. Special Thanks goes out to: The Blanco Bowling Alley • The Best Western Luxury Inn and Suites Blanco Riverside Cottage • FTS International • Larry Keeble • Charles and Terrie Waxler Will Porter and Fam ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013 • Photos
Friday, May 17th, Uptown Blanco Art Center proudly hosted the annual Blanco County High School Art Show. This youth art exhibition included artwork from Blanco High School, Johnson City LBJ High School and Johnson City Middle School. In total 34 students participated, presenting over 50 works of art. Pieces featured a wide variety of media, including paintings, ceramic sculptures, photography, and fibers. Watercolorist, Jim Street of Wimberley who is a signature member of the Florida Watercol ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013
The Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society is looking for volunteers for different days and hours. If interested, please contact Lesley Griffin at 833-2211.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013
Have you seen the sign? If you haven’t, take a trip north on 281 and in the Buggy Barn Museum Complex you will see the sign. The museum will house the European Theatre of Operation. Rick Sebenoler will be handling the European side of the displays and personnel from the Blanco Pioneer Museum and Dennis Moore are working on the displays for the home front. In a meeting held on May 8, 2013, Barney Cline was asked about the WWII veterans’ oral histories that the Blanco Library has done.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013 • Photos
Blanco is enriched with many talented musicians and an ever-growing music scene. On any given week, you can hear the Blanco Marching Band cheer on the football team or catch a live show at venues like the Red Bud, Zocalo, or Uptown Blanco. Joining those ranks and promoting music from the ground up, The Hill Country Sound Situation is a collective group of musicians teaching the joy and benefits of music--one student at a time. Owner Trevor McGuire envisioned a music school that would include B ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013
Thanks to everyone who helped at the Cemetery Work Day on Saturday, the 18th. It was fun working together. Section 9E: Paul Waxler (1884-1944); Madeline Wegner (Feb. 16, 1922-Oct. 20, 1942); Ella Wegner (1888-1946); Emil Wegner (1885-1926); Otto M. Wegner (May 7, 1857-Oct. 5, 1921); Friedricke H. Wegner (Apr. 4, 1864-Sept.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013
The Friends of the Blanco Library had their Annual Membership meeting May 15th. Jenny Bailey who is a historian, policy analyst, and water law attorney, presented a wonderful program about preserving cemeteries. She lived in the Houston area for many years and helped to develop preservation groups for African American cemeteries.
, President, Friends of Blanco State Park
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013 • Photos
Gabriel Gregerman and Brad Farbstein of Real Ale Brewing, through the Friends of Blanco State Park, have funded the new park entrance sign, now in full sight of everyone traveling on Route 281. No more lost park seekers! This beautiful sign is designed in keeping with the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps and the stone work they built in the park during the 1930s.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013 • Photos
Fans of Ben Rehder’s Blanco County mysteries featuring game warden John Marlin might get a chance to see the entertaining tales brought to the small screen. In 2011, Warner Brothers Horizon Scripted Television, in association with Tom Welling Productions, optioned the broadcast rights to the novels. Rob Thomas, creator of the cult favorite Veronica Mars, was recruited to act as showrunner and writer.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013 • Photos
The Crawfish Boil was held May 18 on the back deck along the Blanco River.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013
It has been sometime since my last article about the museum. During that period in time we lost our board member, treasurer and good friend, Rebecca Howerton. It took us awhile to recover from this loss. We appreciate all of the donations in her memory and we have planted some of the roses she had wanted to plant at the museum.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013 • Photos
After deliberation in two Executive Sessions, members of the governing body of Blanco voted at their regular meeting May 14 to hire local economic development expert Mike Barnes to coordinate efforts to implement the Streetscape project. Committee spokesperson Jack Twilley had reported earlier that the planning stage for the project to enhance the safety and beauty of the historic square is complete and that it is time to find someone to coordinate efforts to get grants and begin implementing ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013
Revelation 14:1-12 – “1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: 3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred an ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013
Pauline Brown born November 27, 1925 in Bowie County went to be with the Lord on May 19, 2013. She is preceded in death by her parents Lull and Mamie White, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. She is survived by her beloved husband Raymond Brown; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013 • Photos
Merle Jean Fischer passed away peacefully at home in Fischer, Texas on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 of natural causes. Born August 12, 1924 in Fischer, TX of parents W.O. and Alma Fischer, Merle Jean was a descendant of both Otto “Stock” Fischer and Hermann “Store” Fischer, who settled the community in 1853.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013
AUSTIN — With 10 days to go until the end of the 140-day 83rd regular session of the Texas Legislature, a committee of House and Senate negotiators on May 17 agreed on a proposed state budget for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. Next step is for the 150-member House and the 31-member Senate to accept or reject the work of the negotiators in votes expected to take place May 20 or 21.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013 • Photos
Amy Berg of Jennings Anderson Ford of Boerne presenting Sam Isenberg a $1,000 Ford / FFA Scholarship with the company of his parents.
, Spanish Club Historian
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013 • Photos
Recently the Blanco High School Spanish Club members had the opportunity to visit Peggy’s Playhouse to celebrate Día de los Niños. Día de los Niños is celebrated within the western hemisphere and in many Spanish –speaking countries to recognize that children are our future. The Spanish Club members filled up piñatas and passed out bubbles to the children then taught the children to yell “!Dale!” when hitting the piñata meaning “Go on!.” Members are already anticipating the ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013 • Photos
Blanco Middle School hosted “Fine Arts Night” on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.. Fine Arts Night is an annual celebration of the creativity and talent of BMS students. Many students who participate in Art, Theatre Arts, and Band were given an opportunity to display art work and participate in live performances. BMS’s award-winning bands played several songs including “Smoke on the Water,” “Firestorm,: “Voodoo Dance,” “Fire Dance,” and others.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013 • Photos
In spite of a night of severe weather and widespread power outages, the fourth annual Third Grade Day in the Park went off without a hitch. Thanks to volunteers from the Highland Lakes Chapter of Master Naturalists, Friends of Blanco State Park, and class teachers and sponsoring parents, 85 third-grade students spent Friday, May 10, learning about area wildlife and nature at our state park The students rotated through stations where they learned about mammals, fish, birds, habitat, spiders, wa ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco FFA Livestock Judging Team recently completed a very successful judging season placing 7th at the State FFA CDEs at Texas A&M University. For the year, Blanco’s team ranked first at the Tarleton State Invitational, Hill District FFA and Area VII competitions. In addition, as a team, Blanco also placed 2nd at the South Texas Invitational, 3rd at the Texas State Invitational, 6th at Guadalupe County and 7th at Victoria. Local FFA members competing at state included Logan Dodd, Sam I ...
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013 • Photos
Football: MVP - Colton Childress, Offensive MVP - Tim Goodman, Defensive MVP - Tyler Brown Volleyball: MVP - Leslie McClinton, Offensive MVP - Reagan Rogers, Setter - Lexee Jenkins Cross Country: Girls’ MVP - Meaghen Seales, Boys’ MVP - Rance Dollahite Girls’ Basketball: MVP - Leslie McClinton, 3-Point Shooter - Meaghen Seales, Defensive MVP - Lexee Jenkins Boys’ Basketball: MVP - Kyle Sauceda, Toughness - Colton Childress, Leadership - Sam Isenberg Power Lifting: Girls’ MVP - Er ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013
June 10th - 13th: $40.00 4th grade - 6th grade (2013-14 school yr) 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. 7th grade - 9th grade (2013-14 school yr) 10 a.m. - 12 noon Contact Coach Schultz for more information.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013
When I enrolled at the university for the first time, there were almost as many students as there were permanent residents in the college town. Jobs were hard to come by. Government-backed student loans had yet to become popular. Unless one had some parents with deep pockets, it was customary for students to work their way through school. I had just come up out of Mexico with very little in the way of worldly goods.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013
When you decide to move, don’t expect to hear anyone say, “I’m so jealous. I just love moving!” It doesn’t matter if it’s your first house or fourth, moving can be stressful. But with the kids out of school and the sunny weather, many people consider May through September the best months to move.