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September 11, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013
All four County Commissioners and Judge Bill Guthrie were present for the Regular Meeting held on Tuesday, September 10th at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse. Blanco County Clerk Karen Newman read the minutes of the August 27, 2013 Special Meeting. Blanco County Commissioner Paul Granberg made a motion to accept those minutes as read and Blanco County Commissioner James Sultemeier seconded.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013 • Photos
The library at Blanco High School was crowded with veterans and community supporters at the September 9 meeting of BISD trustees. The outpouring of protest came in the wake of efforts of the school district to evict American Legion Post 352 and Auxiliary Unit 352 from a building directly behind Blanco Elementary School on 13th Street.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013 • Photos
Barbecue and Bands is the theme for Hill Country Heartbeat, a fundraiser for your local EMS, this Saturday, September 14, starting at 4 P.M. at Yett Park, on Highway 281 in Blanco. Barbecue will be served from 4:30 until 7:30 P.M. Drive-thru carry out will be available from 4:30 until 6:30 P.M. Bands include Road Home taking the stage at 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013 • Photos
Following the posting of a 10-day eviction notice on its door, the American Legion Post #352 has filed a lawsuit against Blanco ISD protesting the eviction notice and the attempt by Blanco ISD to break a 99-year lease agreement with the Post. According to the American Legion’s lawsuit, filed in the 33rd District Court by Blanco County attorneys Chelita and Tex Riley, superintendent Dr.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013 • Photos
Blanco improved to 2 and 0 on the season as they defeated the visiting Comfort Bobcats 39-14 in their home opener. The Panthers broke open a close game in the second half to drop their Hill Country rivals to 0 and 2 on the year. The Panthers wasted little time in taking the lead as QB McKay Adamson closed out a 6-play 48-yard drive by finding Adrien Dominguez for a 5-yard touchdown pass with 8:19 in the first quarter.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013 • Photos
Air Force Airman Michael J. Garza graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an Associate in Applied Science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Michael is the son of Jav ...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013 • Photos
Dear Family and Friends, In reality, words cannot express our deepest thanks to each and every one of you who've been here for our entire family during this time of great loss due to our dearest David Daniel Forsberg's graduation to eternal life on August 11, 2013! And though we have peace and know that he's extremely happy and totally fulfilled, it is we who are left here on earth for a while longer that have to continue our journey to it's completion, looking forward to that day when we will ...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013 • Photos
We had a lot of fun at our Special Collection Party and our Libri Story Time! The 80 books that the Libri Foundation donated in addition to the matching funds from our Friends of the Blanco Library is a treasure trove of reading goodies for kids. Samples of selected books were posted around the room and all the books were displayed.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013
Tasha Brieger and Connie Barron recently spent three days in Dallas at the SCW DallasMania convention learning the latest in health and fitness science and practices. From balance and movement to strength and nutrition, experts from across the country presented programs to hundreds of fitness industry professionals. Connie and Tasha will be bringing all this cutting-edge knowledge back to Blanco! Whether you want challenging fitness workouts or ideas for improving your balance and strength for ...
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Features
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013
If you are in Blanco’s downtown historic district and have future plans for any exterior work, signage, and banners, it is required by the code for Blanco Historic Preservation Commission (BHPC) to review and approve work before you can proceed. You can pick up an application with the city during business hours and review the code online. Blanco’s Historic District (BHD) owners of historic properties should save this outline from the ‘Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabili ...
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013
Before the American Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-1806, in the late 1700’s, Mackenzie a fur trader and explorer, discovered a route from East Canada to the Pacific Coast. It was on his second attempt that Mackenzie’s team reached the Pacific Coast where he inscribed on a rock, “Alexander Mackenzie from Canada by land, 22 July 1793.” Mackenzie’s earlier attempt in 1789 was a major disappointment, he had followed a river with high hopes of reaching the Pacific ocean, but unfortunat ...
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013
Col 4:12-13 says, “Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.” Wouldn’t we all want an Epaphras?
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013 • Photos
Friday, September 6, 2013, hundreds of roaring Panther fans filled the Blanco football stadium to watch as the Blanco Panthers took on the Comfort Bobcats. The Panthers fought a strong game and ended up on top with a 39-14 win, which according to many was expected. However, there was an ending to the game that could not have been predicted. Just moments after the game had ended and excited fans were rushing the field, senior wide receiver Philip Alvarado collapsed on the field.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013
Ephesians 2:8-9 “For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God; Not because of works [not the fulfillment of the Law’s demands], lest any man should boast.
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Rick Grigsby (Rickey Lee) long time resident of Blanco passed away on Thursday afternoon, September 5th. Rick owned the Broken Arrow Gallery on the Blanco Square for many years. Rick was an accomplished Native American Artist and counselor to many. He is survived by his four daughters and his son and their families; Brandi Goldston (Jeffery), grandsons Travis, Jared, Dustin, and Landry; Denise Schiel (Louis), grandsons Austin, and Zachary, granddaughter Dakota; Patricia Johnigan; Keya Lee Gri ...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013
Professional bull riding returns to the Gillespie County Fair Grounds in Fredericksburg on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. when the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association sponsors the Fourth Annual Fredericksburg PBR. The evening also includes live music and a dance after the show featuring Zach Edwards. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013
AUSTIN — A San Antonio federal court on Sept. 6 ordered that redistricting maps passed by the 2013 Texas Legislature will serve as interim plans and those plans would be used in upcoming elections, including 2014 elections. Plaintiffs challenging the maps allege racial discrimination in the drawing of boundaries in certain districts. In its order, a three-judge panel of the U.S.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013 • Photos
Trailing going into the 4rth quarter, the Panthers came back to win with a huge touchdown run by Aaron Uballe. Blanco’s defense denied Comfort any chance of scoring again.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013 • Photos
The Panthers varsity volleyball team played in the St. Mary's Hall Tournament in San Antonio on Friday, September 6 and Saturday September 7, winning 5 of 6 matches. Blanco first defeated Keystone 25-16, 29-30 and 25-15. Next, the Panthers won in 2 games against Texas Military Institute, 25-10 and 25-14.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013
Fall! I’ve been anxious for this time of the year. By the middle of September the weather will cool down enough to do the outside yard jobs. Fall is for planting: If you plan to re-do your landscapes by adding trees, shrubs and flowers, September and October is a good time.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013
When I became principal at Socorro High School in El Paso, there were 1,660 students housed on a campus designed for half that many--I don’t remember how many portable classrooms there were. When it was decided to expand the facilities the superintendent held out for first class all the way.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013 • Photos
June 19, 1996 ‘Scenarios’ train EMS volunteers, By Sheryl Smith-Rodgers “Valerie, Valerie, can you hear me honey? Open the window Valerie! Open the window!” Banging frantically on the car window, the man implores the young girl inside to respond. With her head and shoulders bent over the car’s steering wheel, Valerie remains motionless. An ambulance rushes to the scene and brakes smoothly to a halt.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013
Unless otherwise stated in the sales contract, you won’t find a comfy couch and huge flat-screen TV waiting for you when you move into your new home. But what about curtains, carpets or mirrors? The question of what conveys, or what is included, with a property can be more complicated than you think.