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August 28, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013
The Blanco County Commissioners Court met in a Special Meeting of the Court on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. The Special Meeting was held in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City, Texas. Attending the Special Meeting were all four County Commissioners and Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie. The Special Meeting began at 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013 • Photos
Blanco ISD dedicated its newly renovated historical building in ceremonies held last Saturday. Approximately 300 people were in attendance. “This building has seen its good times and bad times, but it has persevered” said Superintendent Dr. Buck Ford. “These central exterior walls are original walls from the first 1884 school building. These walls on the east and west wings are original walls from the 1902 additions,” Ford continued. “Opening this building to students will make thi ...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013 • Photos
Blanco VFD was first on the scene Saturday August 24, when a fire broke out in the garage of Ronnie Immel’s brother’s home on Delaware Creek Road in Kendall County. The call was for Mutual Aid for a garage fire shortly after 12 noon. When the Blanco VFD arrived, the garage and roof were already fully engulfed in flames.
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Johnson City’s City Secretary Stacy Castillo was arrested on Sunday, August 25 for Theft of Property greater than $21,000 but less than $100,000, a second degree felony. According to the Felony Complaint and Affidavit, Castillo took more than $34,000 from the City of Johnson City, beginning in May of this year.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013
A donation from Twin Sisters Hermann Sons Lodge No. 138 will be helping the West Volunteer Fire Department replace equipment lost when a fertilizer plant in West exploded in April. Hermann Sons Grand President/CEO Buddy Preuss and Grand Vice President-Fraternal Kim Krueger recently presented donations totaling $12,286 to West Fire Chief George Nors. Operating in Texas as a fraternal benefit life insurance society since 1861, Hermann Sons is organized into 137 lodges across the state of Texas.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013
The Hill Country Astronomers, a group of amateur astronomy enthusiasts from the surrounding area will have their monthly meeting on Monday, September 2 at the Hill Country University Center in Fredericksburg. They will meet at 6:00 pm, an earlier time due to the holiday. The program this month will be led by some local members on how they plan their observing, utilizing low tech methods with maps and charts, as well as charting and planning software.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013
Hill Country Memorial Hospital, orthopedic surgeons and rehab professionals are teaming up to offer orthopedic and physical therapy evaluations to high school athletes on Saturdays this fall beginning August 31. The Saturday clinics will take place at the hospital in Fredericksburg located at 1020 S. State Hwy. 16. Park in the main lot in front of the hospital and enter through the doors marked “Admissions.” Clinic hours will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013
The regular meeting of the Blanco County Emergency Services District #2 (South) was held Tuesday, August 20. EMS Director Mike West reported 77 total calls for the month. “It’s not any one specific [type of call]. Last month, if we were to pick one out, it would have been traffic accidents.” said West.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013
On the morning of their flight the pilot was preparing the crew for the day's route, he noticed the new blonde flight attendant was missing. When he called her hotel room, she answered the phone, sobbing, and said she couldn't get out of her room. "You can't get out of your room?"
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you were on a deserted island, with no other human being around? Follow me here. Close your eyes and what do you see? Darkness. If you put your fingers in your ears you only hear the sound of our own breathing.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013
1Ti 2:1-2 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” This week we will talk on intercessory prayer.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013
Etelka Anna Rust, 98 of Spring Branch Texas passed away on Thursday August 22, 2013 in a Blanco Nursing Home. Visitation was held on Sunday August 25, 2013 at Crofts – Crow Funeral Home from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Services were held on Monday, 10:00 AM, August 26, 2013 at Crofts – Crow Funeral Chapel with Rev.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013
Jacqueline Doris Lund Schramm Saey passed away on August 22, 2013 in Blanco, Texas. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Marie (Rowles) Lund and was born July 12, 1923 in St. Louis, Missouri. Jacqueline grew up in St. Louis. She lead a very active life and enjoyed travels to Mexico and to her land of ancestry in Denmark.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013
Norman Edward Weirich, 64, of Johnson City passed away August 21, 2013 at his home. He was born July 28, 1949 in Johnson City to Albert Emil Weirich and Olivia Elfreida Jacoby Weirich. Norman was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Emil Earnest “Buster” Weirich. He is survived by his son, Fabian Weirich; daughters, Marcie Henderson and Amber Sullivan; brother, Frank Clyde Weirich; sister, Pauline Evone Arjibay; grandchildren, Evan Henderson and Baileigh Sullivan.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013
Fredericksburg, TX -- At the 13th annual Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair (The Roundup) we’ll be filling the grounds with exhibitors and packing the tents with outstanding speakers and panels on topics for green lifestyles. People from across Texas, from communities large and small converge on Fredericksburg annually in search of ideas for a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable and energy efficient lifestyle.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013
AUSTIN — The U.S. Department of Justice on Aug. 22 announced it would file a lawsuit against the State of Texas over the state’s voter photo identification law, passed as Senate Bill 14 in 2011. In filing the lawsuit, the federal agency said it seeks a declaration that SB 14 violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (non-discrimination requirement) and the voting guarantees of the Fourteenth (due process and equal protection) and Fifteenth (right to vote) amendments to the United States ...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013
A 2012 Deloitte survey of U.S. businesses found that 9 percent of U.S. employers plan to drop health care coverage for their workers in the next three years, and that an additional 10 percent are considering dropping coverage. Meanwhile, major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) take effect in less than five months, creating a new health care reality full of unknowns. As a result, many Texans may find themselves forced to make difficult healthcare decisions in an uncertain market amids ...
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013 • Photos
Blanco was treated to a concert by the Panther Bnad on the grounds of the courthouse on August 20. Photos by Diana Schwind
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013 • Photos
The Panther volleyball team played dual matches against Boerne and Llano at Boerne High School on Tuesday, August 20. The varsity squad fell to Boerne 1-3, with set scores (27-25), (24-26), (20-25) and (12-25). The team rallied back against Llano winning 3-0, with set scores (31-29), (25-19) and (25-23). The junior varsity lost 0-2 to Boerne and then defeated Llano 2-0.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013
Across the street from where I grew up was Trudy and Owen Frame’s little café and ice cream store, the White Spot. I remember one hot summer day my cousin and I decided to find out just how compassionate the proprietors might be toward two overheated and underfunded little street urchins.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 30, 2013
Are you considering selling your home soon? Maybe you’re thinking you don’t need a realtor. You can just do it yourself … how hard could it be, right? Well, if you remember when you bought your home, you may recall how intense the process was. Certainly there is more to it than just putting a for sale by owner sign in your yard.