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July 31, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013 • Photos
I had a blast as the Blanco County Fair Queen this year. I would do it over again if I could, but I can't. It is almost Fair and Rodeo time again, and that means another queen's contest and a new queen and court. If you are a girl entering your freshman, sophomore or junior year of Highschool, I would encourage you to enter this year's contest.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
Blanco County Judge Guthrie opened the Budget Workshop Meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. The workshop was held in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City, Texas. Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie said that the following items would be discussed: hearing budget requests/appeals from any elected officials, department heads, judicial departments, and other organizations and/or agencies that receive funds from Blanco County. The first item for di ...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
Get Ready, Get Set, Go! Fall season starts now with practices for Football, Volleyball, Cross Country and Band beginning Monday, August 5. Athletic participants must have current physical forms on the first day of practice! High school football practice starts at 8:00 A.M. and will end at 2:00 P.M. Middle school football practice will start the first day of school.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
The heavy rains that hit Central Texas last week pushed Lake Travis up by about 10 inches, but the lake still sits about 43 feet below its average for this time of the year because of the severe drought. To fill those 43 feet, it would take enough water to cover all 1,022 square miles of Travis County more than 9 inches deep. “The recent rain was great and much needed, but no one should be fooled into thinking the drought is over,” LCRA General Manager Becky Motal said.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
New Blanco Middle School principal Keitha St. Clair is a familiar face to many around Blanco, as she has served as the Student Success Coordinator for the BISD for the past four years, working with at-risk students. As she put it in a recent interview with the Blanco County News, her job was “to grab these kids, keep them in school, and make sure they graduate with a post-high-school plan.” Not only did she help students with scholarship and financial-aid information, in some cases she was ...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
The hunger problem in Blanco County may be about to get worse, and discussions are expected to begin next month about how to reduce the impact on the county's poor. The immediate problem is that Congress is at an impasse over the Farm Bill, which includes federal food aid to low income families.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
All too often Senior Citizens have to decide between purchasing medications, paying a utility bill or buying food. This is the case for many senior citizens in Blanco County. This segment of our population is growing every day. With aging come unique challenges, challenges that require programs and organizations to assist with needs such as health, food and companionship.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013 • Photos
What a fun time we had at our Summer Reading Program Finale! We had a good time talking about the superheroes we invented, including Superhero Nattely with the power to fly, be invisible, and control the weather as well as Meteor Man who can fly and grow vegetables! Local teen author Connor Eyzaguirre introduced the new volume collections of his six books and invented Solar Flare, an American astronaut supernaturally returned from Mars, for this special day.
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Features
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
In Section 8E, Irene Lutes shares a four-sided tombstone with John F. Benskin. Two sides are empty. Irene’s information says that she died at 86 years of age in 1898. Don’t you know she lived through some adventures that we can only imagine? Section 8E: Arthur Lee Montgomery (July 11, 1904-Oct.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
Revelation 22 “1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.” NOTE: “water of life” symbol of eternal life – Jesus said “14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14 “2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree ...
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
Philp 1:6 says, “Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” The Greek word peitho, translated “confident” means: persuade, convinced, assured. Paul was saying he was confident, persuaded, convinced, assured - that He (God) who began the good work in us, will perform (complete, fulfill) it until Jesus comes back.
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Opinion
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
Dear Editor: I would like to comment on the letter from Eric Burkhart regarding the Blanco County Cat Coalition. We live about one mile south of Blanco County so I hesitated to call the Cat Coalition when a feral cat showed up at our home with three kittens. I had seen their literature at the Blanco Public Library by the water cooler...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
Learn to identify birds, teach kids with a Nature Box, harvest rainwater or improve grazing for cattle during August workshops at the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm. Elementary school teachers will have an opportunity to bring nature into the classroom during a Nature Box Workshop from 8 a.m. to noon Aug.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
“Get Country”, come and see a historical country school open Saturday August 3, 2013. Docents’ narrate what it was like getting an education during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, past and present use of the Historic School. The Willow City School, 2501 Ranch Road 1323, is located off Highway 16 north of Fredericksburg, turn right on Ranch Road 1323 for about2 ½ miles, you will see the hickory sandstone two-story three room school building on your left that was built in 1905.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013 • Photos
AUSTIN, TX – Scenes of 19th century construction and 20th century renovation, of the famous Sunset Red granite giving rise to the seat and symbol of Texas government are the focus of Views of the Capitol: 125 Years in the Making, a new photographic exhibit organized jointly by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Bullock Texas State History Museum.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
SAN ANTONIO – A Hermann Sons fraternal insurance agent representing the Blanco area has been recognized as a top producer for the second quarter of 2013. The Marketing Department of the Grand Lodge, Order of the Sons of Hermann in the State of Texas has announced that Gilbert Weiss finished in second place in the state and in first place in Region 3 in the applications written category and in second place in the state and in first place in Region 3 in the premium income generated category. H ...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
AUSTIN — As the end of a second, 30-day special session inched closer last week, the Texas House and Senate fell short of reaching a compromise on a path toward the future funding of transportation projects. During that time span, however, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who presides over the Senate, House Speaker Joe Straus and key lawmakers worked out strategies in back and forth messages, in hopes of bringing House Joint Resolution 2 and House Bill 16 to final votes on July 29 and 30, the last t ...
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Sports
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
Volleyball Aug 9: Scrimmage- Boerne, CL, Tivy @ Blanco, 10am, FR/JV/V Aug 10: Scrimmage @ Boerne, 10am, FR/JV/V Aug 13: Bracken @ Blanco, 5/6pm, JV/V Aug 16 & 17: Wimberley Tourn. @ Wimberley, TBA, V Aug 20: Boerne (Dual Match) @ Boerne, 4/5:25pm, FR/JV/V Aug 22-24: Cedar Creek (Bastrop) Tourn. @ Cedar Creek, TBA, V Football Aug 17: Savio Scrimmage @ Austin, 10am Aug 22: Mason Scrimmage @ Mason, 6pm
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
Over the years as a school administrator I attended many seminars and conferences designed to improve leadership skills. But the best, most effective leadership training I ever received was “Woodbadge” training by the Boy Scouts of America at Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, New Mexico. It was leadership training in an outdoor setting.
, A Paragon Builder / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
This weekend we were talking to someone that just said, bid low and make up the difference with change orders. Well, this made my blood boil. So many times I see builders presenting low bids and really question “How can they do that?” Only to know in the back of my mind, they will be hitting the customer up with more money.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
Buying a home is a time-consuming, yet exciting, journey. From approvals to finding the home you want to buy, your Texas REALTOR® can help you at every step along the way. Many people rely on a Texas REALTOR® to assist with everything from scheduling showings to handling contracts, and that’s a smart decision.