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June 19, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013 • Photos
At the June 11 regular meeting of the governing body of Blanco, the first order of business was the swearing-in of re-elected Mayor Chuck Homan by city secretary Bobbie Mowery and the subsequent swearing-in of re-elected council members Maria Guerrero and Danny Ray by the mayor. Council member Bobby Mack was unanimously re-elected as Mayor pro Tempore by the council.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013
There’s an important change taking place at the 2013 GVTC Annual Meeting this June. Rather than mailing capital credit checks to members who don’t attend the meeting, GVTC will apply their amount to their most recent billing statement. This change in procedure is more efficient for members unable to make the meeting, and for GVTC as well.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013
Pedernales Electric Cooperative members are invited to the Co-op’s annual meeting June 22 in Kyle. Doors open for registration and Board election voting at 8 a.m. at the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center, 979 Kohler’s Crossing in Kyle. Family-friendly activities are scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. This year, in addition to fun, educational and interactive events, members have the opportunity to participate in both a blood drive and a food drive to benefit the community and area citizens. T ...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013
The Blanco Volunteer EMS and Texans In Motion at Scott & White Healthcare will be conducting a car seat and booster inspection by appointment on Friday, June 28, 2013. The event will be held from 12:00PM to 2:00PM at the Blanco Volunteer EMS Station, 607 Chandler Street, Blanco. The event is FREE to the community.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013 • Photos
When it comes to the 144 year old Twin Sisters Dance Hall, choosing glass, glazing, sills and sash cords, it hardly had it made in the shade. Now the refreshed windows provide a great view, whether you’re looking outside or in. Members of two boards, the Twin Sisters Dance Hall and Blanco Historic Preservation Commission, worked hard on Saturday, June 8, to make much needed repairs on the old wood windows. These historic wood windows were handmade over a century ago and needed to be saved.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013 • Photos
Sarah McKenzi Brotzman, daughter of Corey Brotzman and grand daughter of Mike and Sandra Brotzman was chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Texas Pageant. The pageant was held June 9 and 10 in Houston, TX at the Royal Sonnesta Inn & Suites. Sarah competed in the Teenage division along with 98 other girls ranging from 16-18 years old. The National American Miss pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s greatness and encouraging its future leaders.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013 • Photos
On June 12, 1953 Arthur Daniel and Marjorie Preiss were united in marriage in Sequin, TX. They currently reside in Johnson City. They are blessed with two sons, Carl of Dallas and Kenneth of Flower Mound and one daughter Nellda Gallagher of Ft. Worth. They have 4 grandsons, Paul, Andrew, Mason and Jordan, and 2 granddaughters, Emily and Catherine and 1 great-granddaughter, Fiona Elise Daniel. A celebratory trip to Royal Gorge, CO.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013 • Photos
We recently returned from Sarasota, Fl. spending time with my 2 children and 2 grandchildren. Of course my Daddy, Harvey "Gene" Green, who will be a young 90 this Dec. lives with me, here in Blanco and took the trip as well. He spent 10 days with his grandkids and great-grandkids, something he doesn't get the joy of doing often enough.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013
Blanco County News is hosting a Summer Writing Contest! The theme is “News from 2113” Think you have what it takes to write a newspaper article? Let’s find out! Pick up an official entry form, with complete rules at the Newspaper Office, 714 4th St, or at the Blanco Library.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013
Got the Too Hot to Be Outside – Summertime Blues? Stop by the library and pick up a bestseller or new movie today! Thanks to our Friends of the Blanco Library, we have added tons of movies to the collection. We have everything from “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” to the “Harry Potter” set and “The Lord of the Rings.” We also have the top five New York Times Bestsellers: Inferno by Dan Brown, And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris, 12th of Never b ...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013 • Photos
L-R: Jacie and Avery Walla, Baylee Byler & Cameron Scruggs spent all day Saturday playing in the Blanco river, and managed to sink the kayak too!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013
Blanco Performing Arts will present the second annual Children’s Art Festival on Saturday, June 29 from 8:30-noon at the Uptown Blanco complex. Four talented presenters from different artistic areas will participate. Nominated for “Best Classical Instrumentalist of 2011-2012” by the Austin Critics’ Table, pianist Carla McElhaney is highly regarded as a passionate and dynamic performing artist and coach.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013
This weekend, June 20-22, the Blanco Youth Football League will host its First Annual BBQ Cook-Off at Yett Park in Blanco. The BYFL Cook-Off will start with set-up on Thursday, and Cook’s Choice and Margarita Competition on Friday night, as well as the newly added Kid’s Burger Contest at 7pm! A movie for the kids will be shown at 9pm, admission is $2, and concessions will be available.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013 • Photos
Leading utility expert John D. Hewa has been named as the new chief executive officer of Pedernales Electric Cooperative. Hewa currently works in Arlington, Virginia, as vice president of research, engineering and technical services for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). “John impressed the Board with his knowledge of new technologies that can create efficiencies while improving services,” said PEC Board President Kathy Scanlon.
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013
Little Johnny was visiting his grandparents on their farm. They gave little Johnny a slingshot and he practiced in the woods, but he could never hit the target. As he was walking back to the house, he saw Grandma's pet duck. Just out of impulse, he let a rock fly, hit the duck square in the head and killed it.
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013
1John 3:1a says, “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.” The name “Father” is powerful and holy. It is the very name by which we are instructed to address and relate to our Creator, our God. We are to pray, "Our Father".
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013
Revelation 18:1-24 - “1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication ...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013 • Photos
Audra Janice Joiner was born April 21, 1932 and went to be with the Lord June 4, 2013 with her children by her side. Her parents Alvin and Maggie Duhman Brower preceded her in death: as well as her husband John Wayne (Bo) Joiner in 1998; and two sons, an infant Alvin Lee in 1948, and Alan Kent in 2001. She is survived by her children, Barbara J.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013
AUSTIN — June 16 was the deadline for the governor to veto or approve legislation passed in the regular session of the 83rd Texas Legislature. Gov. Rick Perry beat the deadline by two days, releasing a list of vetoed and approved bills on June 14. Just a few among the 24 bills Perry prevented from becoming laws by strokes of his pen were: HB 217 — prohibiting school districts from selling beverages with added sweeteners, milk with more than one percent fat or juices less than 100 percent ...
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013
Dieter F. Uchtdorf tells a story about a man “whose lifelong dream was to board a cruise ship and sail the Mediterranean Sea. He dreamed of walking the streets of Rome, Athens, and Istanbul. He saved every penny until he had enough for his passage. Since money was tight, he brought an extra suitcase filled with cans of beans, boxes of crackers, and bags of powdered lemonade, and that is what he lived on every day. “He would have loved to take part in the many activities offered on the ship ...
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013
So many times we get asked the question “Do we need to find an Architect to design and draw our home?”, and my answer is NO. Most builders can design and draw your home for you. Why pay all the extra fees? Personally, I know if we design and draw your home, we give you that as a credit back if you have us build it.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013
So your family’s housing needs have changed and you’ve decided to put your home on the market. Now you need to find someone who can successfully market your property and get you the most exposure to attract offers … but where do you start? Use the good kind of traffic The Internet has become the starting point for many homebuyers’ property searches, and online marketing efforts have grown to reflect that trend. A 2011 survey of Texas homebuyers and sellers found that 89 percent of bu ...

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