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August 21, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013
Sheriff Bob Morgan began this interview by saying, “I’m not a very exciting guy.” However, it quickly became obvious that he is far from boring. In fact, he brings a strong work ethic to the job of Blanco County Sheriff. In his own words Sheriff Morgan says, “My obligation and greatest concern is to the citizens of Blanco County, and to the [Sheriff’s] Department.” Because of the sense of duty and passion he brings to his job, Sheriff Morgan describes himself as, “I am not a “y ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco Volunteer Fire Department (BVFD) has a new Chief. Chief Thomas Pinder, Jr. was selected by the BVFD Board as the new Chief because of his extensive credentials as a fire fighter, his leadership capabilities and his motivation and interest in the Blanco Fire Department. Chief Pinder grew up in New Braunfels, Texas and moved to Blanco 3 months ago with his family.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013
The debate over a teen curfew proposed by Blanco Police Chief Mike Ritchey began in the Public Comments portion of the August 13 meeting of the governing body of Blanco. New resident Michael Lacey took the debate to another level, saying he moved to Texas because it “has freedoms like no other” state, and that “more laws steal the freedoms of our people.” He began a litany which was repeated by many others in attendance, that it is the responsibility of parents to monitor their children ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013 • Photos
Sarah Shumake was crowned the 2013 Blanco County Fair and Rodeo Queen on Saturday, August 17.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013 • Photos
There was no shortage of Panther Pride on Monday August 19, as Blanco was introduced to their 2013-2014 Football team, Volleyball team, Cheerleaders, and Band members at Meet the Panthers night. The first Football game is August 30, 7:30 pm at Canyon Lake. See Page 12 for full Football and Volleyball Schedules.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013
The first day of school for students is Monday, August 26, and we are busily preparing for a successful 2013 – 2014 school year. Each of the district’s campuses has been undergoing facility improvements. At the high school, middle school, and elementary school, the entrance ways are being renovated in order to make them more safe and secure. Also at the elementary campus, the newly renovated historical building will be open for classes for the first time.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013 • Photos
The Tejas Art Club has set up their art display at the Blanco courthouse on the square. The display is currently on and will run until August 30, 2013. The club invites and encourages the Blanco community and local tourists to visit their art display. The Blanco community has a lot of talent to offer and anyone who would like to participate in creating art work is welcomed to join in on the fun of sharing and learning together. Art is for everyone and there is no age limit. Tejas Art Club a ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013 • Photos
Blanco County Association of Retired Educators (B-CARE) installed new of?cers at the April 25th meeting at Papa Joey's Restaurant. Serving for the 2013-2015 term are President Mary Nabers; First Vice-President Carolyn Boydston; Second Vice-President Joan Winters; Treasurer Cindy Sultemeier; Secretary Joy Brussel; Legislative Chairman Carole Smith; Retirement Education Chairman Kathy Carriker; Healthy Living/Books for Children Chairman Henrietta Smith; and Immediate Past President Jan Booth. Al ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013 • Photos
Blanco Middle School Student Malinda Campbell doesn’t believe in waste, at least where her hair is concerned. The 11 year old had been growing out her hair, but decided it was time for a cut and opportunity presented itself in the form of a good cause. “I wanted to help kids that had been through a hard time.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013
Back to School Reading: We have less than one week before school starts and kids are scrambling to catch up on their reading. Did you know that the library has a collection of required reading books free for students? Just ask about them at the front desk and get the materials you need.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013 • Photos
The public is invited to join the National Park Service and military representatives to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the birth of President Lyndon B. Johnson on Tuesday, August 27 at 10 am at the family cemetery on the LBJ Ranch. The ceremony was created by Lady Bird Johnson in 1973 as a way of honoring her husband’s life and the National Park Service is happy to continue the tradition. Each year, the sitting president sends military representatives to lay a wreath at President Johns ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013 • Photos
Uptown Blanco’s 3rd annual quilt show, “Colors of the Sky,” hosted by the Uptown Blanco Textile Studio runs Friday, October 11 – Sunday, October 13. In addition to the 200 quilts on display, there will be special exhibits of quilts by internationally renowned quilters Louisa Smith and Ellen Anne Eddy.
, Blanco-Pedernales Groundwater Conservation District
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013 • Photos
With rainfall being scattered and unpredictable in Blanco County this time of year, it is once again time for us to talk about water conservation. Do we need to worry about our groundwater supply? As of right now, the answer from the Blanco-Pedernales Groundwater Conservation District is a cautious "yes".
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013 • Photos
Come hear the Bart Crow Band live at Hill Country Heartbeat on September 14 at Yett Park, Blanco, Texas, and support the Blanco Volunteer EMS. The fun starts with barbecue at 4:30, the Road Home Band at 6:00 P.M., Wes Nickson Band at 7:15, Cameran Nelson & Guardrail Damage Ahead Band at 9:00, and Bart Crow Band at 10:30.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013
Ten years ago Blanco had no plan, no Unified Development Code (UDC). There was no guidance on what could be built or modified, lighting and signage were not regulated and there was no formal way of addressing issues that arose. America, especially Texas, is proud and protective of citizen’s rights to do what they wish on their own property.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013
You decide you need to survey your property. Possibly caused by a boundary dispute, neighbors getting together to have a boundary line between them surveyed, or you have sold your property or you want to sell your property and the survey is required by purchaser, the lender or the title company.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013
Parents and Students, I hope that you had a wonderful summer. I am so excited to be at BMS this year. We are going to have a wonderful time while we learn and grow in countless ways. The theme for the 2013-2014 school year is “BMS: United and Determined.” Panthers encourage and support one another.
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013
Today our ability to divide and measure time has grown into insane proportions. For example, the atomic cesium clock divides a second into 9,192,631,770 parts. This corresponds to a time measurement accuracy of two nanoseconds per day or one second in 1,400,000 years. I am sure that somewhere, in some field of study, there is a use for this information but most of us get by rather well with the – ‘around noon’ – type of arrangement. The way we keep time can be deceptive.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013
For this study, I encourage you to read Mat 6:5-15 before continuing on. Before we begin, may I ask: Do you pray daily? Do you pray for your spouse, children, church, friends,and pastor? Do you pray for our leaders, the persecuted church, missionaries and foreign missions? Do you pray for great revival in our community & country?
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013
“He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” 1 John 5:12 KJV I hope you have met our Saviour, Jesus Christ. If you haven’t, may I share some things about Him with you? He is kind, gentle, quiet, peaceful, loving, sweet, comforting, wise, confidential, trustworthy, all knowing, and ALMIGHTY.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013 • Photos
Omar Flores Dela Fuente was called home by the Lord on July 27, 2013, at the age of 66. He was born in San Benito, TX on December 30, 1946. He moved to Blanco in 1990 and lived to enjoy the Hill Country lifestyle of fishing and hunting. He moved back to his hometown in 2006 because of health problems.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013
AUSTIN — Attorneys general of Texas, Arizona, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia joined in the U.S. Justice Department’s Aug. 13 anti-trust lawsuit intended to block the merger of Fort Worth-headquartered American Airlines and Tempe, Ariz., headquartered US Airways. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, in an Aug. 16 opinion piece first published by the Dallas Morning News, explained why he opposes the merger of the two carriers.
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School
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013 • Photos
Blanco ISD will formally dedicate its historical building with an open house this Saturday in ceremonies scheduled from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. “We’ve put a lot of planning into this,” said Superintendent Dr. Buck Ford. “The event is open to everyone.” The dedication will be the culmination of two-and-a-half years of renovations and improvements to the elementary campus. “The historical building is a community treasure,” said Ford.
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Sports
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013 • Photos
The Panther volleyball team opened their season at home with a 3-0 win over Bracken Christian School on Tuesday, August 13. Set scores were (25-7), (25-20), and (25-13). Varsity team members this year are Seniors, Meaghen Seales and Ashlyn Stephens, Juniors, Reagan Rogers, Lexee Jenkins, Abbie Culton, Payton Savarino, Jamie McClinton, Kari Graham, Ashley Hall and Sophomore Skylar Burns. On Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17, the Panthers played in the Wimberley Tournament posting victor ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013
Van Horn, Texas, 1982. I had made it through my first year as a high school principal—almost. Now I had to get through graduation. As the end of the year approached, the senior class sponsor handed me a paper and said, “This is the program for this year’s commencement exercises.” I thanked her and told her I would look it over.
, A Paragon Builder / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013
Where do you start when looking for a Realtor or Builder? Both are similar in so many ways. So here are some simple steps and questions you might want to keep handy. What do you look and ask for when shopping for a Realtor? My first suggestion is to check out at least 3 different agents.