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September 4, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013 • Photos
Don’t miss the 14th Anniversary of the Wild Game Dinner fundraiser scheduled for October 5th in Johnson City at the Blanco County Show Barn beginning at 5:00 PM. Game Dinner tickets are available for $15.00 per person. Included in the price will be the best wild game you have ever eaten, door prize chance and dance until midnight to The Mike Clifford Band.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013
In keeping with the spirit of the rich history of the Old Blanco County Courthouse the theme for the fundraising gala this year is “True Grit”. In 1986 the citizens of Blanco formed the Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society to rescue the beloved landmark from being dismantled and moved. Today the courthouse is still owned by the OBCCPS, a non-profit 501c3 corporation and the building’s preservation still depends on the generosity and support of private citizens. Essentially, ...
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013 • Photos
The 2013—2014 school year got off to a great start on Monday. However, the Monday’s excitement was dampened on Tuesday when it was learned that high school counselor Michele Skillman had lost her battle with breast cancer. “We lost a dear and valuable member of our Blanco ISD family,” said Dr.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013 • Photos
After last year’s heartbreaking loss to Canyon Lake in the season opener, the Panthers returned the favor this year on the Hawks’ home field as Blanco claimed a 13 to 6 victory to begin the 2013 season. Blanco limited the Hawks to just 10 first downs and 216 yards in total offense for the game. Junior Logan Dodd put the first points of the season on the board for the Panthers as Blanco would take their season opening drive and go 63 yards in 7 plays to score on Dodd’s 14 yard run.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013 • Photos
Debbie Vallone-Homeier, Broker/e-PRO® /REALTOR®/Owner of Vallone Real Estate II here in Blanco, just graduated from the Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program (TRLP) in San Antonio. This program is by application, approval, and acceptance only. Debbie was one of 16 in the 2013 class, and now one of less than 200 agents in San Antonio that had been selected and graduated from this amazing program. The Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program (TRLP) is designed to meet the needs of REALTORS® and to p ...
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013
For Shakespeare fans, the EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens production of Cymbeline, offers one more opportunity to see the Bard’s work on a local stage before year’s end. “Fall Shakespeare” is becoming a tradition at the EmilyAnn. This season will be the fifth year that a fall semi-professional production has been staged.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013
It’s that time again – time to begin thinking about a Christmas performance from the Blanco County Community Choir! Rehearsals will begin on September 15 at 4:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Blanco. This volunteer choir is made up of all ages of persons who enjoy singing, learning new music, and working hard to bring an excellent choral performance to our communities. This organization has presented a Christmas program in Johnson City and Blanco every year since 1975.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013
KIDZ Choirs at First Baptist Church begin rehearsals for the musical An Out of the Box Christmas on Wednesday, September 11 from 6-7pm. This is set at the final dress rehearsal for a children’s musical. The costumes have finally arrived and the kids notice when they pull them “out of the box” that they are all wrong.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013 • Photos
Karen Watson snapped these photos of some local wildlife. Above, a young elk with it’s mother. Below, two blackbuck antelope.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco Library will host an art display, "Expressions of Color on Canvas by Imagination", by the Tejanitos Art Class held this summer. The display starts on September 4, 2013 and ends October 4, 2013. Everyone is invited to come and see the paintings they have created. It has been a pleasure and a joy to give the kids lessons on how to work with oils on canvases this summer.
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On Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. the Mid-Texas Symphony will open its 36th Season at Jackson Auditorium on the Texas Lutheran University Campus in Seguin. Music Director David Mairs, internationally renowned, local violinist Charles Yang and Astrophysicist Eric Schlegel will present “Music of the Spheres.” This opening concert features Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy and Holst’s The Planets and provides a special visual treat highlighting NASA photographs. David Mairs is much belove ...
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013
As we all know illegal drug abuse, prescription drug abuse and alcohol abuse is an addiction that is a hard battle to fight alone. Each of us know someone that has been addicted at one time or another to alcohol, prescription drugs or illegal drugs. Alcohol addiction was the leading cause of death to one of my brothers Joe Holland, less than a year ago.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013
The Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation and Stripes Convenience Stores will begin the fourth year of their 4-H fundraising alliance in conjunction with Stripes Store locations in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico, said a Texas 4-H official. The Texas 4-H program is administered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, part of the Texas A&M University System. This year’s fundraising effort, known as “Helping Today’s Kids Become Tomorrow’s Leaders,” will run from Sept.
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Dr. Dane Mosher has joined the staff at Healing Arts Community Health Center. He provides functional medicine consultations and osteopathic manipulations. Real Ale Brewing Company attracted Dane to the area in 1999 as one of the primary brewers during its formative years. He left Blanco in 2002 with the intention to return as a physician.
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Features
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013
If you’re selling your main home this summer or sometime this year, the IRS has some helpful tips for you. Even if you make a profit from the sale of your home, you may not have to report it as income. Here are 10 tips from the IRS to keep in mind when selling your home. If you sell your home at a gain, you may be able to exclude part or all of the profit from your income.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013
Have you noticed that Mother Nature is sending us a big signal? The Live Oak trees are putting on a large amount of acorns and doing this earlier than normal years. Also, have you seen the female Ashe Juniper (Cedar) trees are producing a bumper crop of berries? These are the berries that we use to make “Cedar Tea” to banish the effects of Cedar Fever.
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013
A couple told of an experience they had on a cruise trip. The ship crew was handing out little “Monopoly” dollars (fake bills from the board game) for every activity one participated in on-board. The “dollars” could then be redeemed in the gift shop for over-priced trinkets. While we took every opportunity to go ashore and experience the beauty, history, and culture of Europe, and look up long lost friends along the way, one fellow was running from shuffleboard to ping-pong, collecting ...
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013
Isaiah 48:17 “17 Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go. Psalm 62:1-12 “1 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. 2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved. 3 How long will ye imagine mischief against a man?
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013
Luk 11:5-13 “And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013 • Photos
After a 12 month struggle, Ganell, beloved wife of Charley Pemberton, died at Harbour Hospice in Beaumont, TX. Besides Charley, she is survived by 2 daughters, 2 step-children, 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, and her adopted family, the Avilas of Blanco. Ganell and Charley purchased 11 acres in Blanco in 1997 and developed the land into a property they named Lavender Hill at 1378 River Run.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013
AUSTIN — Concerns over the state's upkeep of paved roads in oil and gas production and exploration zones in South Texas and West Texas emerged and have continued since July, during the second special session of the 83rd Texas Legislature. Legislators from affected districts expressed alarm over a Texas Department of Transportation plan to patch crumbling pavement with gravel instead of ordering higher quality road maintenance and repair. On Aug.
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Sports
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013 • Photos
The Lady Panthers played the Canyon Lake Lady Hawks on Friday, August 30, posting a 3-0 win with set scores 25-13, 25-21, and 25-22. The jv and freshmen teams both lost 0-2 to the Hawks.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013 • Photos
In the season opener on Thursday, August 29, the Panther Junior Varsity football team built a 16-0 lead in the first half, but fell 16-19 in the final minutes of the game on a Canyon Lake field goal. Panther defensive lineman Joe Lopez recovered a Hawk fumble to set up the first Blanco touchdown.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013
Have you heard of TOMS shoes? Back in 2006 Blake Mycoskie was traveling in Argentina and witnessed the hardships of children growing up without shoes. His solution to the problem was simple yet revolutionary: create a for-profit business that was sustainable and not reliant on donations. Blake founded TOMS shoes.
, A Paragon Builder / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013
So many times we get asked about changes during construction. When can you make them, what will they cost, what happens if you wait until later, etc. This can really start at the design stage if you stop to think about it. If you have plans in your head, then you see them on paper and it is not what you want – speak up.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013
What homebuyers need to know about title insurance At some point during your homebuying process, the topic of title insurance is likely to come up. Like most types of insurance, title insurance is better to have and not use than need it and not have it available. But what is it, why do you need it, and how does it work? What is title insurance? Title insurance is a specialized insurance policy that protects you and your mortgage lender against mistakes made in a title search.

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