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October 30, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
Election Day for Constitutional Amendments is November 5, open 7AM to 7PM Pct. Location 102 Blanco Masonic Hall 501 11TH Street, Blanco, TX 201 PEC Auditorium 201 S. Ave F, Johnson City, TX 302, 303 & 304 New Courthouse Annex (Hoppe Room) 101 E. Cypress St., Johnson City, TX 401 Old Courthouse 301 Main Street, Blanco, TX
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013 • Photos
Blanco’s boys and girls cross country teams ran at the District 27-AA meet in Comfort on Wednesday. The girls team qualified for the Regional meet, and two boys qualified individually. Head coach Stuart Schultz was pleased with the results. “The girls did as I expected them to; however, some of the runners are going to run better at Regionals,” he said.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013 • Photos
The citizens of Blanco turned out in record numbers to support their historic courthouse on October 19 at the Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament followed by the 23rd annual “True Grit” Gala. Both events raised money for the ongoing upkeep and restoration of the beloved Blanco landmark built in 1885. The Gala was attended by over 200 persons and began with appetizers and drinks served on the lovely lit up courthouse lawn.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
A New law requires farmers and ranchers to show proof of eligibility for plates, excess weight permits a new state law requires farmers and ranchers to show their state comptroller-issued Texas Agricultural or Timber Exemption Registration number before obtaining farm license plates and/or temporary excess weight permits at the Blanco Tax Office.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013 • Photos
Levi Windham, Blanco Boy Scout Troop 497, has earned the highest rank in Scouting, the Rank of Eagle Scout. On October 19th a ceremony was held at Carriage Hall to present this award to Levi. An award only a few Scouts earn. Levi is the son of Daniel and Sally Windham of Blanco. To earn his Eagle, Levi had to progress thru 6 Scouting ranks, earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, demonstrate Scout Spirit, and demonstrate leadership in the troop.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013 • Photos
Katy Knoll Jordan grew up in Blanco, and returns often to visit family. After graduating from Blanco High School in 1996, she went on to attend Texas Tech University, earning a B.S. in 2000, and the University of North Texas, earning an M.S. in Library and Information Science in 2006. She worked in the field of education for eleven years, primarily as a school librarian and research librarian.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
Vicky Boone Casting is conducting a state-wide search for athletic male high school student to play a lead role in an upcoming Paramount Pictures film. This film, Pale Blue Dot, is co-written and directed by Academy Award-nominated Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air and Thank You for Smoking). The cast includes Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt. At this time, we are conducting a state-wide search for the following teenage role: TIM: Age 15-17; Caucasian.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
On Thursday, October 31, from 5:30 to 7:30, at First Baptist Church, children and parents are invited to dress up for this FREE event (please, no violent or horror costumes). Blanco area churches are joining together to sponsor a safe alternative to Halloween for the entire Blanco community. There will be fun activities for all ages of children and a special “toddler” games area.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
The 2014 Blanco Lavender Festival Steering Committee announces the search for an official art piece to use as the central marketing theme for the highly successful Blanco Lavender Festival. The 2014 and 10th Annual Lavender Festival will be June 13-15, 2014. The Blanco Chamber of Commerce is now accepting entries for the 2014 official festival art piece.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
The Blanco Buggy Barn Museum and Carriage Hills Ranch will host visitors, kicking off The Second Annual Western Showcase. Friends, family members and lots of school-aged students from preschool to third grade, public schools and church groups and their sponsors will be traveling from the surrounding areas including Burnet, Blanco, Dripping Springs and more.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013 • Photos
On Sunday October 20, 2013 the Blanco Junior Bowling League participated in Comal County Jr. Trophy League. The Boys and Girls Teams are pictured above. The mixed team consists of Anna Olmedo, Wade Robinson, Joaquin Olmedo, Shae Jester, Mareena Brown and Bowie Venable Blanco Junior Bowlers practice on Sundays at 2 pm at the Blanco Bowling Club.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
When Into the Woods, the Stephen Sondheim musical based on the book by James Lapine, opens on November 1, audiences will be treated not only to a compelling story and beautiful music, but also to a very visually exciting production. Staged in the Burdine Johnson Studio Theatre, the set will be limited, so many of the moods and scene changes will be created through lighting. "We are performing Into the Woods in the round"
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
Home may be where the heart is, but the kitchen is the heart of the home. Food is at the center of every culture and bonds family together building traditions and creating memories. These are the values that inspired Anne-Marie Morgan to put together a cookbook by and for the people of Blanco and it’s surrounding areas. “We are a small town deep in the heart of Texas, and yet we are a global community.” said Anne-Marie.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
The Blanco American Legion Post 352 October meeting was full of information for members! First, Connie Barron presented information about hospice and services offered by Hill Country Memorial. Ms. Barron explained how hospice is not only to help people at the end of life, but also to assist in improvement of life so people may enjoy their lives to the fullest.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013 • Photos
Thank you to all who made our Oral History Project Reception such a success! Thank you to Willard Gibbons for commemorating this wonderful event through pictures. During the evening, Barney Cline fulfilled a years’ old promise to Bob Keith to provide copies of our interviews to the Johnson City Library.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
"Wow" was heard over and over after pianist Washington Garcia's concert, the season opener for Blanco Performing Arts concert series last Saturday night. Dr. Garcia's technical prowess and emotional intensity brought the music to life and the audience to their feet, and rendered some normally very expressive people speechless. His Bach fugue was sparkling.
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Features
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
History is found in every marker in the Cemetery. Hannah Owen Trainer was the wife of William N. Trainer who was one of the first three settlers in Blanco. At the foot of Sarah Jane and David Trainer’s curbed-in graves are the graves of their mothers. Susan Ann Page McLaurin is at the foot of Sarah Jane, and Hannah Trainer is at the foot of David.
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
In August of 2011, a LifeNet helicopter crashed in a pasture near Mosby, Missouri, within sight of and only a mile from the intended destination. The pilot and three passengers were killed instantly. Investigators believe the pilot engaged in an extensive text conversation with a colleague about dinner plans while he was conducting mandatory pre-flight checks of his helicopter.
, agf-blanco.com
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” While we were yet sinners. While we didn’t love God, nor did we regard Him. While we lived sinful, selfish lives. While we snubbed our nose at God and His Holy Word - He loved us, and gave His Son for us.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
Who doesn’t want to be loved? You know, some people don’t know how to be loved? Some of us, for some reason, don’t know how to handle closeness. We like our privacy and don’t want anyone to know us very well. Perhaps because some people don’t have siblings they are forced to interact with, and when you play alone, you don’t learn how to interact.
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Opinion
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
I know that coaches have traditionally been “sergeants:”: gruff, demanding, moody, and beloved for this because everyone thinks that is what wins wars and games. But times have changed. We now wear seatbelts in cars, don’t drive our pickups down the road with a beer can in our hands and teenagers with hair flying in the back of the bed.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
Austin, TX – Rainwater harvesting is part of the new water culture in Texas, especially in the Texas Hill Country where water is scarce and precious. On Saturday, November 2, the Rainwater Revival returns to the Boerne Civic Center where rain harvesting experts and practitioners will speak throughout the day in tandem with a variety of exhibitor and vendor tents, a live auction of artful rain barrels, the Raindrop Stop for kids, food trailers, music, and fun for the whole family. The free, ...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
Austin, TX- Texas voters will decide the fate of nine proposed amendments to the state constitution in the coming election. Early voting began Oct. 21 and runs through Nov. 1. Numbers reported Oct. 25 showed that voting is on track to outpace turnout in recent elections. The Secretary of State’s office reports daily voting totals for the 15 most populous counties in the state, and by the end of Oct.
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School
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013 • Photos
Top row: Ty, Alicia, Anna, Hannah, and Mareena. 2nd row from the top: Sheyanne, Dawson, Lexi, Toni, Stefhany, Cadence, and Andres. 3rd row from the top: Rhealene, Madisen, Jasmine, Gabriel, Savannah, John, Kathryn, and Anayeli. 4th row from the top: Shanon, Nezzie, Rachael, Joshua, Alexia, Jessie, Chayn, Danae, and Shae.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013 • Photos
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 352 has selected the winners for the coloring contest and the essay contest for the Veterans Parade. There were 1st Places and Honorable Mentions in each category. The ladies of Unit 352 would like to thank Ms. Linda Romano, principal at Blanco Elementary, and all the teachers for helping us with this contest.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013 • Photos
After a very strong performance at the Area VII FFA Fall Career Development Events in Bandera, the Blanco FFA Chapter qualified for state in all four fall CDEs. This marks the 18th consecutive year that the Blanco FFA will be advancing to compete at the State FFA CDEs at Tarleton State University in April with hopes of advancing to the national contests in Oklahoma City in May. Of the 8 divisions that were available for competition, Blanco placed 1st in 7 and 4th in the other.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
Elementary School A Honor Roll 2nd Grade: Tori Adkinson, Cameron Anderson, Alexandra Beliveau, Jessica Blair,CallanDrum,Owen Grosch, William Guler, Reggie Johnson, Lilly LaBuhn, Brayden La Rue, Henry Lewis, Regan Lozano, Ryan McGill, Caleb Murrah, Hemma Porter, Keirsten Sauceda, Faylee Shea, Jacob Shell, Trent Smith, Jack Tabor, Rowdy Topper, Brent Torres, Davis Van Dyke, Cami Walker, and Katherine Windham. 3rd Grade: RoAnna Acosta, Noe Alegria, Aviv Buchenbacher, Calea Cummings, Townes Cur ...
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Sports
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013 • Photos
The 7th grade Blanco Panther football team snagged a 22-14 win over the Lexington Eagles on Thursday, October 24. After Jesus Arteaga kicked off for Blanco, Lexington started their offense on the Lexington 46 yard line. The Eagles moved the ball to the Blanco 32 yard line, but were stopped there by the Panther defense on 4th down.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013 • Photos
After a convincing win over Jarrell the week before, the Panthers wasted little time in setting the tone early against the visiting Lexington Eagles as Blanco jumped out to an early 21 to 0 lead and never looked backed in rolling to a 43 to 21 win. With the victory, Blanco improves to 4 and 4 on the year and more importantly 2 and 2 in district play with two games to go.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
The 8th grade Blanco Panther football team lost to the Lexington Eagles, 14-24, on Thursday, October 24. Lexington kicked off to the Blanco 24 yard line with Toby Triesch making a 13 yard return to the 37. The Lexington defense held firm and Blanco was forced to punt. Jared Spriggs punted to the Eagle 45, with the return moving the ball to the Blanco 43.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
I have had the pleasure of assisting my wife in documenting the graves in the Blanco Historic Cemetery. Each headstone has a story to tell. We are often struck by the sadness that must have been experienced by parents who had to lay to rest the bodies of their precious little ones.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
If you are buying or selling a home, you can protect yourself and your assets by understanding and using contingencies. Contingencies are clauses written into your contract that give you time to manage one or more aspects of the transaction before proceeding to closing. Contract addenda include third-party financing, selling an existing home and "back-up"