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July 17, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013
At the July 9 meeting of the governing body of Blanco, Police Chief Mike Ritchey presented council members with a proposed curfew for Blanco teens. It would require teens aged 16 and under to be off the streets during school hours and at night by 11 p.m. His theory is that since Boerne and Johnson City have a curfew, teens come to Blanco “because they know they will not be bothered.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013
At the June 16 regular meeting of the Blanco County Emergency Services District #2 Board of Commissioners, two new board members were elected to fill the secretary and treasurer spots vacated by Theresa Turner. Rebecca Greathouse had volunteered for the position of Secretary and Mary Ann Millard for the position of treasurer.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013 • Photos
Recently, eleven members of the Blanco FFA Chapter were honored at the 85th Annual Texas FFA Convention in Dallas. Highlighting the honors brought home by local students included over $61,000 in scholarships. Senior Sam Isenberg was awarded a San Antonio Livestock Exposition scholarship valued at $20,000 while Callie Culton and Tyler Hardin each received an $18,000 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarship.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013
On Saturday, July 20th YCAP will be hosting their monthly EPIC Event. “What better way to celebrate summer, than to hold our annual ‘Splash Bash’ at the city swimming pool?” stated YCAP Director Ray Weeks. That’s right, YCAP will be holding a summer swim party called “Summer Splash Bash,” at the Johnson City community pool on Saturday, September 20th from 7-9pm.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013 • Photos
Top-selling Real Estate Firm Nisbet Ranch Sales, LLC is celebrating 60 years of doing business. The firm goes back to 1953 when Helen Nisbet started what was then known as Ranch Market selling ranches statewide and was one of the first to specialize in ranch sales at the time. Now three generations, hundreds of millions of dollars in sales and hundreds of thousands of acres across the Texas Hill Country 60 years later, her legacy is still being celebrated and continued. Helen Nisbet came to ...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013 • Photos
A Memorial Benefit for Ashton Edwards’ family will be held Sunday, July 21 at Yett Park. BBQ plates will be served from 11am to 5pm by donation. Live music will play from 12pm to 3pm followed by a silent auction. Auction items include a Yeti cooler, Case XX knives, a BBQ grill, auto detail, Top Shelf bottles, tattoos, oil changes, bike repair, and more. Other activities include a 50/50 raffle, horseshoes, a jumping castle for the kids, and much more! Ashton was born on November 7, 1982 in ...
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013
Have you done everything possible to increase the chance that you, your loved ones and your home will survive a fire? Even some relatively simple things you can do will increase this chance. Every residence or business should have an address visible to first responders. If you don’t have one, you can call 830-868-4266 to get one. Any vegetation overhanging roofs should be cleared away - preferably at least 15 feet from the roof.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013
Pedernales Electric Cooperative is working with Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU) to offer PEC members low-interest loans to finance energy-efficiency or renewable energy projects. The arrangement allows PEC members to qualify for membership in RBFCU, which is offering special Energy Saver Loans to Co-op members with interest rates starting at 3.9 percent APR for 24 months.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013
The Hill Country 100 Club, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, announced that they have made a $10,000 donation to the immediate family of fallen Tow Volunteer Firefighter Ronald Sanderson. According to Tow Volunteer Fire Department President Shawn Becker; “On July 5, 2013 Ronald gave his life by entering his burning home to secure the safety of his wife and three children.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Blanco County and the Pedernales Soil and Water Conservation District cordially invite the public to attend their 2013 Local Working Group (LWG) meeting July 22, 2013, at 10 a.m at the First United Methodist Church, Johnson City, TX. The purpose of this annual LWG meeting is to set local conservation priorities and bring conservation stakeholders together to discuss conservation topics and issues relevant to helping Blanco County farmer ...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013
A weekend highlighted by live pari-mutuel horse racing and a celebration of the community’s German heritage awaits visitors to Fredericksburg. The Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, Inc., will be sponsoring its Fredericksburg Texas Fest live pari-mutuel horse racing weekend on Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Downtown on Marktplatz, the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 50th annual Night In Old Fredericksburg celebrati ...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013
MARBLE FALLS, Texas – The Scott & White Specialty Clinic-Marble Falls will begin offering advanced family care without the need for an appointment beginning Monday, July 15. Scott & White’s board-certified staff which includes Chad Gray, MD, Michael Moore, PA and Ginny Sumrall, PA, will treat both adults and children with minor injuries and non-life threatening illnesses.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013
The whooping cough is making its rounds in the U.S. and researchers say it is caused by a germ that may be resistant to the current vaccine. The most recent cases were first reported in France, Japan and Finland; then the disease began appearing throughout the US and now, there have been a few cases reported in Johnson City.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013
Photo Contest Time! The Blanco Library is gearing up to put together our 2014 Blanco Calendar and we want your pictures! Submit your pictures of what you think makes Blanco unique or of a moment in time you have captured in our wonderful Hill Country city or surrounding areas. Our panel of judges will select their favorite picture and the winner gets a Nook Simple Touch Reader!
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013
Early one Sunday morning, a group of party leaders came by the White House to see President James A. Garfield to discuss a bill they thought should be passed by Congress. They were surprised when he said he had a very important appointment and would talk to them that afternoon.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013
James 4:6,10 says “But he gives more grace. Wherefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble…. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” “He that is down needs fear no fall; He that is low no pride; He that is humble ever shall have God to be his guide” - John Bunyan Humility is the mark of a true Christian.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013
Revelation 21:1-27 “1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God sh ...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013
AUSTIN — Legislation relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers and facilities was passed by the Texas Senate on July 13, and now moves to the governor’s mansion to be signed into law. Thousands of demonstrators journeyed to the Capitol, hoping to influence the outcome and witness the proceedings. House Bill 2 amends various sections of the state Health and Safety Code and the state Occupations Code, requiring clinics that provide abortions to meet ambulatory care standar ...
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013
While doing research in the schools of Guatemala’s highlands in 1969, I sent letters home describing some of my experiences. The following is taken from those letters: Momostenango, July 11. Yesterday I made the mistake of taking my tape recorder to visit the school at Tierra Colorada. That little extra weight got pretty heavy as I traversed the ten kilometers up and down the mountain trails on foot.
, A Paragon Builder / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013
So you have decided to build, completed your design and plans, picked a builder and are ready to go. What do you do now? If you live close enough to the new construction site, you might want to watch the various stages of construction. The first stage is to pick the location for your home site on your land or lot.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013
Whew. The buyer and seller both signed the contract, so that’s it, right? The house is sold, and everyone moves on. Not so fast. There’s still a long way to go. Unfortunately, sometimes real estate transactions that start out fine unravel for any number of reasons. But when you’re aware of problems that can occur, you may be able to avoid them.