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October 23, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013 • Photos
At the October 14 meeting of trustees of the Blanco Independent School District, Superintendent Dr. Buck Ford announced that the district has received a Superior Financial Integrity Rating from the Texas Education Agency for 2011-2012. Based on scores on 20 indicators, the district achieved a score of 67, with a passing score being 52.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013
The Blanco County Commissioners Court conducted a Special Meeting on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City, Texas. All four County Commissioners and Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie attended the meeting. The minutes of the Regular Meeting held at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013 • Photos
The opening concert for the Blanco Performing Arts fourth concert season, Outside the Music Box, on October 26 is an action-packed concert by charismatic pianist Washington Garcia. He will be playing some of the greatest piano music ever written: Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in F# minor, Beethoven’s Pathetique and Moonlight Sonatas, Schumann’s Carnaval, Chopin’s Heroic Polonaise, and Ecuadorian composer Guevara’s El Espantapajaros. Expect every emotion to be stirred by this expressive a ...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013 • Photos
After dropping their first two district contests to Rogers and Schulenburg and stuck in a four-game losing streak, the Blanco Panthers traveled to Jarrell to take on the 6 and 1 Cougars, who, like Rogers and Schulenburg, were undefeated in district play. Although the first two quarters of play were evenly matched, the Panthers blew open the game after halftime to bring home a much needed 36 to 15 win. The first quarter proved to be the only scoring to be had in the first half as each team trad ...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013
From us to all our friends and loved ones.We would like to thank you for everything you did at the time of Freeman’s death. Thank you PEC Safety Department of Johnson City, Blanco Bowling Club, the A.C.T.S. Sisters, Trinity Lutheran Church, Fredericksburg Race Barn, Gary Massey, Llano Baumgarten, Tibby Armke for the wonderful messages and song.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013 • Photos
Larry and Tina Scott of Johnson City, Tx. are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica Elizabeth Scott to Blake Austin Schulz, son of Frank Schulz of Fredericksburg, Tx. and Lori and Joseph Colon of Somerset, Tx. Jessica is the granddaughter of Dottie Lorenz and the late Clarence Lorenz of Johnson City, Tx.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013
Calling all veterans! Please come out and join us on the veterans’ float. Let us honor you and show you our gratitude for your service. We need to show Blanco County what veterans are made of - Pride, Honor, Courage, Bravery. We are asking all veterans to come out and ride on the float.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco County WW2 Museum added to its impressive presentation of the European Theater this week with a new display of the Texas 36th Infantry Division. The Texas Military Museum at Camp Mabry provided the complete field kit of a soldier of the Texas 36th Infantry Division which has been fitted out along with a summary of the Texas 36th infantry combat record during WW2. “We’re delighted to expand our collaborative network with the Texas Military Museum,” said the Museum’s acting cu ...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013 • Photos
The Methodist Church will have raffle tickets for two large quilts and a baby quilt at the Annual Bazaar on Saturday, November 2nd.The time to shop is 9:00am to 2:00pm. There is a HUGE Garage Sale, plant booth, the bakery (great shopping for the holidays), display of quilts and other drawing items, and our Soup & Salad Lunch.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco County Historical Commission held a meeting on October 12 at the Twin Sisters Dance Hall, and was also accompanied by the Board of the Blanco Pioneer Museum, Kent Fortune with his complete chuckwagon and campfire beans, The Unshakeables Gospel Music Band with Mike, Sandi, Jessie, Kelly and Marvin; and a buggy belonging to Dennis Moore's Buggy Barn Museum!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013 • Photos
Over 600 attendees visited the annual Uptown Blanco Textile Studio quilt show this past October 11 – 13. Vendors from as far away as Florida set-up goods in the Uptown Blanco Ballroom and not for profit vendors, including quilt guilds from Austin, Johnson City, and Marble Falls had raffle quilt tickets, country stores, and information tables set up in the Uptown Blanco Courtyard.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013
Christmas is coming, and once again TOTS NEED TOYS is preparing to make Christmas a little brighter for children of families who are suffering some hardship this holiday season. TNT tries to provide two gifts for each child from newborn through age twelve in these families. The children must reside within the Blanco Independent School District boundaries and the person applying for assistance must be the parent or legal guardian of these children.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013
Psalm 121 - A Song of Ascents. “1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills [around Jerusalem, to sacred Mount Zion and Mount Moriah]—From whence shall my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not allow your foot to slip or to be moved; He Who keeps you will not slumber. 4 Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand [the side not carrying a shield]. 6 The sun shall n ...
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013
In Tillman’s Corner, near Mobile, AL. a stranger walked into a Sears store and asked for the manager. He wanted to pay off some layaway bills for some families – some families that he didn’t even know! In all, layaway items for 18 different families were selected. The total debt owed amounted to $2,600.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013
We will continue “Love Never Fails” in two weeks - Pastor J.D. 2Co 2:4 say, “For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.
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Opinion
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013
This is a parent of students in the BISD system reaching out to other parents asking if you are in the same boat. My child has been bullied/harassed by a teacher for several years to the point of a physical altercation from the BISD employee to my son. I have been ignored, and shoved under the rug since the incident.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013
AUSTIN — A federal shutdown arching over Texas and the rest of the nation since Oct. 1 resulted in the temporary closure of many facilities and the furloughing of millions of employees. On Oct. 16, the shutdown ended when both houses of Congress adopted a continuing appropriations act that does three things: increases the nation’s debt limit, allows the treasury to pay bills and returns the federal government to full operations, at least until mid-January. John Cornyn, Texas’ senior sen ...
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School
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013 • Photos
Class of 2013 graduates, Echoe Burkhart and Alina Aly, are proud members of the Texas State Bobcat Marching Band. Alina (cymbal line) and Echoe (trombone) were the recipients of the 2013 John Philip Sousa Award as Seniors and have taken the skills and discipline gained during their tenure in The Blanco Panther Marching Band on to their endeavors at Texas State University.
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Sports
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco Junior Varsity football team rumbled over the Jarrell Cougars 50-0 on Thursday, October 17. Jarrell kicked off to Blanco to begin the game. Kailen Webster returned the kickoff 25 yards to the Jarrell 45 line. Chase Horton picked up 5 yards on the ground, with Aaron Uballe adding 6 yards.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco Pee Wee Football team finished in spectacular fashion with another win over a combined Liberty Hill Gold and Purple team in Llano this past Saturday with a score of 20 to 6. The Blanco Pee Wee team finished as the league runner ups with a 5-1 overall record. Blanco defeated Liberty Hill(LH) Purple 20-16, Burnet 32 to 0, LH Purple 26-21, LH Gold 26-6, LH Gold/Purple 20-6 and suffered their only defeat in the championship game to Fredericksburg with a final score of 18 to 13. The off ...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013 • Photos
Kathy Carriker, Joan Winters, Carole Smith, Cindy Sultemeier, Mary Nabors and Henrietta Smith attended the BCARE Fall Conference of Texas Retired Teachers Association in San Marcos on September 27, 2013. Retired educators are urged to attend the next meeting of BCARE on October 24, at 11:30 at the Blanco United Methodist church. The program promises to be very informative.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013
“Dippy eggs,” said I. My uncle was cooking breakfast over an open campfire. He asked me what kind of eggs I wanted. I told him I wanted dippy eggs. Now, I suppose what I really meant was eggs sunny-side up, but how was a little kid supposed know? I just wanted to be able to dip my bread in the yolk.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013 • Photos
October 26, 1962 Benefit Football Game Clears Debt On Scoreboard Football fans in the Blanco area paid $663.79 Thursday night, October 18, to watch the “Old Pros” and the “All Stars” in a benefit game to pay off the debt on the new illuminated scoreboard. These “sideline quarterbacks” demonstrated that they “still have it” in a fashion that surprised and delighted the largest crowd to ever witness a football game here. The Old Pros while unable to score, threatened several t ...
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013
When you decide to buy a new home, a good first step is to determine how much mortgage you can afford. After talking to a mortgage broker or using a mortgage calculator, you may find a payment amount that’s well within your monthly budget. But keep in mind that the mortgage payment is only one of the monthly expenses you are responsible for with a new house.