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June 26, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
Join the Celebration! Yes, once again we are going to have a spectacular Fourth of July Spangle Dangle Celebration, an event for all ages, starting in downtown Johnson City. Break out the lawn chairs and grab a spot on the parade route, starting at the corner of LBJ Drive and East Pecan Avenue, going west to Nugent Avenue, making a right around the Courthouse, then going east on Cypress Street back to LBJ Drive.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco ISD Citizens Advisory Committee met on Monday, June 17, to make plans for the formal dedication of the renovated historical building. “The historical building is a community treasure,” said Superintendent Dr. Buck Ford. “The local community came together, and supported a bond to both ensure its preservation, and at the same time significantly upgrade the educational facilities of our elementary students.” “We want to give the local community an opportunity to participate ...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
Blanco County Commissioners Court held a Special Meeting on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. All four County Commissioners and Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie were in attendance. County Clerk Karen Newman read the minutes from the Regular Meeting held on June 11, 2013. Blanco County Commissioner James Sultemeier gave the motion to accept the minutes, and the motion was seconded by County Commissioner John Wood.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
Pedernales Electric Cooperative welcomed 843 attendees at its annual meeting Saturday, June 22, in Kyle. The annual meeting is the Co-op’s largest and most important event, bringing together members from across PEC’s 8,100-square-mile service area to participate in the democratic cooperative election process and learn more about Cooperative business. This year members also had a chance to help their neighbors by donating blood and contributing to a food drive supporting an area food bank.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
Congratulations to Jesse Chalico and his Red Sox's baseball team in bringing home a 2nd place trophy in the 2012-2013 Los Tres Amigos Baseball League out of San Antonio, Tx. Thank you to Coach Wyatt and the Blanco ISD for letting us use the baseball field. Submitted by Maria Chalico.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted May 29, 2013 • Photos
James & Esther Dowlearn will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on June 30, 2013. They married June 30, 1943 at the First Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, TX prior to James leaving to serve in the Merchant Marines during WW II. James retired from Southwestern Bell and later worked for Bexar County.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
Question: Where in Blanco County can a young person interact with true artists across the arts spectrum in a beautiful setting and for free? Answer: At the Blanco Performing Arts Children's Art Festival this Saturday from 8:30-noon at the Uptown Blanco complex. Children ages 6-12 are invited to paint, dance, act out, and experience a live musical and visual art performance.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
Casa de Yoga hosted a one-day seminar focusing on creating a safe home sequence. Some came and stayed for the whole day, while others just came to a portion. The workshop was successful as Melynnda Button said, “It was everything I had hoped it would be! It was perfect!" Casa de Yoga plans to host more full- and half-day seminars in the future, so if you missed this one please stay tuned for future events.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
An Open Ranch Sorting will take place at the Yett Park Arena in Blanco on Sunday, June 30, to benefit area clinician and trainer Jodie Fuchs, who was injured in an arena incident. The sorting will begin at 11 AM and is open to all riders of any skill level - even if you have never ranch sorted before, this is a terrific opportunity to give it a try. There is no charge for spectators.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
On June 15th the Peyton Colony Heritage Foundation held their annual Juneteenth Celebration, featuring BBQ and all the fixin’s, a home-baked cake auction (along with other items), and homemade ice cream & kettle corn. Many people came out for the event, and we sang and listened to the lively music by “The Unshakables,” who played all afternoon for us. Gary Lynn Jones did all the BBQ this year, and everyone complimented his talent as BBQer.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
By Crystal Spybuck Our Summer Reading Program is really swinging! Last week we had awesome local teen author Connor Eyzaguirre. We heard how he developed his superhero Rock Salt and we talked about our favorite heroes. Everyone was asked to create their own superhero and took home a form to write down their story.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
I must thank everyone who assisted in helping give some closure to the mystery of the organization that never talked about anything in their minutes of the meeting. We have been given two choices for the correct answer, so readers, you may choose which to believe. Here is the first choice: This organization was part of the Farmers Alliance, which was very active in the late 1860s to around 1900s when it slowly moved into other organizations that even today assist farmers.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
Uptown Blanco Art Center is proud to introduce Laura Night, their newest Art Instructor and member of the creative team. Laura recently graduated with honors from Texas State University, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Art History. Even though her favorite medium is oil painting, Laura will teach watercolor, charcoal, pen & ink as well as oils.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
June 4 through 12, a group of mostly Blanco residents traveled to Israel with Pastor Dayna Leggett from Trinity Lutheran Church of Blanco. Front row L-R: Sandy Switzer, Connie Cox, Hal Switzer, Dylan Rhodes, and Arlene Hamlin. Back row L-R: Khalil Harouni, our Israeli tour guide, Jim Clifton, Marcie and Marissa Wagner, Pastor Dayna, Joseph Mann, Sandy Mann, Kayla and Martin Wersal, Barbara McMurphy, Sidney Cox, Martha andWayne Gosnell, and Merle and Harry Conger.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
Revelation 19:1-21 “1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: 2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.” Before I go any further, I must share what I discovered when I followed the Scripture reference for the first two verses (above ...
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
When the apostle Paul went to Athens, he found an inroad to speak to them about Jesus through their popular (pop) culture. He found something common to them (the alter to the unknown god) and used that as an avenue to preach the Gospel (Act 17:23). It is in that same spirit, that I would like to use the DC comic hero “Superman” to preach Jesus.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
Lillian Marie Walker, 84, passed away on Tuesday June 18, 2013 after a long struggle with illness. Lillian's burial service was Friday, June 21, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Twin Sisters. Lillian was born on April 7, 1929 in Blanco to Johnie and Helena Schmidt. She attended and graduated from Blanco High School and soon married her husband of 65 years, W.A.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
Martin Henry Lindig was born on May 28, 1929 to Emil and Ida Meckle Lindig Felsted at Hye, Texas. He died at home on June 20, 2013 at the age of 84 years. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, where he was a life member. He attended the Junction School for the lower grades and graduated from Johnson City High School. On July 25, 1948 he married Mavis Fuchs at the Methodist Church in Johnson City.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
A generally civil but oftentimes emotional, overflow crowd gathered on June 20 at the Henly Volunteer Fire Department for a Town Hall Meeting to discuss outdoor lighting and other issues at the newly-constructed Field of Dreams baseball park. Hosted by Hays County Commissioner Ray Whisenant, the meeting saw citizen after citizen rise to complain about the intrusive playing field and parking lot lighting at the nine field baseball complex located just south of Henly.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
Editor, Last week, at the County Commissioners Court during a preliminary plat request, Elaine Cross asked some very good questions pertaining to fire protection plans to accommodate the increased number of subdivision plats being approved in the county. If approved, last week's request will be the third development by this developer in Commissioner Liesmann's precinct since November, 2011.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
Editor, This school year has been quite different from others,and I would like to make an analogy comparing two institutions: school and matrimony. A great dispute has taken place this year at Blanco Middle School: an internal war between Academics and Athletics. Considering the Athletics department as the husband and Academics, the wife, nothing is new, in that they argue with each other, but it reached the point that they separated: the children's custody stayed with dad, mom had to leave t ...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
Dear Blanco Community, Lavender Festival was a successful showcase for our community, in large part, thanks to the astounding efforts of many individuals and organizations. As Chamber of Commerce president, I want to thank the following individuals and organizations for helping make the festival a continued accomplishment. Many helped with various aspects of the festival.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
AUSTIN — Legislation to revise redistricting maps, regulate abortion and change punishment guidelines regarding youths convicted of a capital felony occupied state lawmakers in special session last week. Called by Gov. Rick Perry on May 27, the 30-day session ends on June 25. Drawing the House floor spotlight through Sunday night and early Monday morning was Senate Bill 5, relating to the regulation of abortion procedures and providers.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
A patch above the left shirt pocket on my Boy Scout uniform says, “National Jamboree, Colorado Springs, Fifty Years of Scouting, 1910-1960.” On my uniform belt buckle, engraved in pewter, are the words, “100 Years of Scouting, 1910-2010.” It recently dawned on me that I have been involved in the Boy Scout movement for more than fifty years—a half century!
, A Paragon Builder / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
Thinking about selling your home, but you think you need to remodel it first? Stop…don’t spend money to remodel before you sell. Putting on my real estate hat, I have people ask me all the time if they need to remodel prior to listing their home. If your home needs paint, then just think about putting a coat of paint on your home to sell it.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
March 4, 1982 BVAC Purchases New Ambulance Last week the Blanco Volunteer Ambulance Corps members made their selection of a new ambulance for Blanco. The unit is a wheeled Coach modular ambulance with a Chevrolet 454 Engine and chassis. The unit was purchased from Summers Ambulance and Coaches in Duncanville, Texas. Total cost of the unit including radios will be $50, 118 delivered in Blanco.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
When you decide to buy a new home, a good first step is to determine how much mortgage you can afford. After talking to a mortgage broker or using a mortgage calculator, you may find a payment amount that’s well within your monthly budget. But keep in mind that the mortgage payment is only one of the monthly expenses you are responsible for with a new house.