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November 6, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
Have you ever seen a galaxy directly with your own eyes? How about a nebula? How can the sky have holes in it and why are they black? Will Ison, the mysterious green comet, survive its brush with the Sun and emerge in the night sky in December as the “Comet of the Century” with a spectacular tail stretching halfway across the heavens?
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013 • Photos
Katherine Anne Porter – a not-for-profit charter school in Wimberley – had plans to replace their roof. A Music Fest scheduled for November 10 with some legendary Austin musicians was intented to raise funds for just that, but then the rains came. Fourteen inches of rain overloaded the aging roof.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013 • Photos
The Panthers played a complete game this past Friday, rolling out 48 unanswered points and returning to Blanco with a 48 to 7 victory and bumping their season record to 5 and 4. More importantly, with the win, the Panthers improved to 3 and 2 in district play and clinched a play-off spot.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
The Project Graduation Lasagna Dinner will be held from 5-7 pm at the Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Friday, November 8th. All proceeds from the dinner benefit this year's Project Graduation. Advance tickets can be purchased from any BHS senior OR patrons may pay at the door. Each dinner is only $10 and includes a generous helping of homemade lasagna, salad, tea, and dessert.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013 • Photos
At the Regional Cross Country Meet on Saturday, November, 2, Meaghen Seales and Bret Leigh Nance both secured spots in the State Meet. Meaghen Seales placed 3rd with a time of 12:10.1 and Bret Leigh Nance placed 4th with a time of 12:10.8. The State meet will be Saturday, November 9 at 9:50am at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock. Good Luck, girls!
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
The 6th annual Veterans parade in downtown Blanco will be Saturday, November 9. Veterans are invited to come out and ride on a float. Parade line-up will be at Blanco High School, at 9 a.m. The Texas Honor Ride supporting wounded troops will be coming through town at 10:45 a.m., immediately following the parade.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
The Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors has approved a capital credits distribution in December of more than $12.7 million to current and former PEC members. The amount was approved after the Board reviewed the Co-op’s fiscal health and determined the distribution will not result in any adverse impact to the Cooperative.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
We are giving away our 2013 calendars and our 2014 calendars go on sale November 8th for $5 each! Sample pictures of submissions are located in the back of the calendar so pick up a copy to see if your picture is in there. Our photo contest winner, Mary Beth Bueno, is pictured here with her NOOK. Be sure to stop by our large conference room and see the Tejas Art Club’s works on display now through November 30th.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013 • Photos
Avery Nance shot this 8 point buck on November 2, at the Weber ranch in Blanco County. Avery is 10 years old and in the 4th grade at Blanco Elementary.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
Blanco ISD would like to extend an invitation to veterans and their families to participate in Veterans Day activities on November 11, 2013. At 8:00 AM, the Middle School will conduct a flag raising ceremony. There will be some comments about Veterans Day, and the award winning Blanco High School Panther Band will play the National Anthem and a medley of the service songs. At 8:30 AM, a reception for veterans will follow at the High School library.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco High School Leo Club has been very active in the community since school has started. After every home football game they have gathered at 9am at Panther Stadium to clean up the stands. They served BBQ plates, welcomed visitors, and helped with the buggy rides at the Blanco EMS fundraiser in October.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
The Methodist Church had a successful Bazaar on Saturday. It ended with a drawing for three quilts and several other items. The quilt that placed “Best in Show” at the Quilt Show went to Ruby Barnard. The next quilt was given to Bethany Margolies. The baby quilt went to Sandy Williams. Other items won were: A gift card to the Old 300 BBQ- Christopher Gonzales, a gift card to El Charro- Peggy Armstrong, a gift certificate to Rivalry Printing- Margaret Busch, a tool from Napa- Charles Willgr ...
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Features
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
A heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to all of our veterans. You are our heroes. We are honored to have veterans in our cemetery who represent every war since the Civil War. We are deeply indebted to them, to all the honorably discharged veterans, and to all those who are still serving our great nation.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
This is the beginning of a series of articles designed to let you, our citizens (and customers), know more about your Blanco Volunteer Fire Department. If you have specific questions you’d like addressed, please pass them to the Editor of the Blanco County News who will forward to the Department. First, your Blanco Volunteer Fire Department is a department in transition!
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
Choosing God is an every minute, every day option that we must choose, if we want to be guided by His Holy Spirit within us. When we put God second in our day to day events, it’s hard to hear from Him, because all the other people in our lives press in on us, and take our time away from Him; and away from prayer.
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
A woman went to the butcher shop to buy a chicken for the Sunday meal. The butcher had only one scrawny chicken left. He put it on the scale. “Three pounds,” he said. “That’s too scrawny; don’t you have something bigger?” she asked. He pretended to rummage around, and then put the same chicken back on the scale.
, agf-blanco.com
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
I encourage you to read 1Thess 1:1-7 carefully. In a nutshell it says this: The Christians at Thessalonica followed the Apostles and The Lord Jesus Christ in great Holy Spirit joy and working of love - although they were greatly persecuted for their faith. Therefore, they became examples to us.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
“Commit thy way unto the Lord; truth also in Him; and, He shall bring it to pass” Psalms 37:5 The chorus “ Lord, make me a living sanctuary for Thee” captured the essence of those faithful present on Sunday, November 6, 1859, as First Baptist Church was constituted. With a profound sense of history and anticipation of the future, November 2013 marks the church’s 154th anniversary.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
Donald “Gene” Moore, age 76 of Irving, died on November 3, 2013. He was born on August 25, 1937 in Austin, Texas to Raymond and Rose May Moore and worked as a machinist in the aircraft industry until his retirement. He is preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife Alice Annette Moore.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
Philip Marshall Anderson passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013. He was a beloved brother, uncle and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert J. Anderson, Margery Hunt (Anderson) Hearn, and his sister Bonnie Miner. He was a genuine hero with a heart of gold. Phil grew up in Ludlow and Springfield, Vermont, graduating from Springfield High School in 1968 and later attended Nathaniel Hawthorne College.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013 • Photos
Mary Jo Paske Liesmann, 65, of Austin, Texas, died at home on Friday, November 1, 2013. She was born October 25, 1948 in Albuquerque, NM, to Bill and Josephine Paske. A native of Waco, Mary Jo graduated from Reicher High School in 1967. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in Art History in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin, while juggling small children at home and a full time job.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
AUSTIN — A three-judge panel of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Oct. 31 granted the state an emergency stay, allowing a certain contested portion of the Texas abortion law to remain in effect for the time being. The action stems from a case brought by Planned Parenthood Greater Texas Surgical Health Services and more than a dozen other plaintiff entities and individuals who filed suit to stop the state from enforcing two new portions in the abortion law, Chapter 171 of the state H ...
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School
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013 • Photos
Kindergarten teacher Lisa Lovinggood and high school maintenance man Julio Alegria were $100 winners in Texas Farm Bureau’s employee attendance reward program. “Blanco County Farm Bureau recognizes and appreciates the contributions of Blanco ISD employees to our young people and our community,” said Farm Bureau representative Monica McCormick.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013 • Photos
Elementary School Winners- Top Row: 2nd Grade: Caleb-2nd Place, 2nd Grade: Mauricio-1st Place, 1st Grade-Landan-2nd Place, 1st Grade-Cassie-1st Place, Kindergarten: Esmi-2nd Place, and Kindergarten: Brayden-1st Place. Bottom Row: 5th Grade: Ava-2nd Place, 5th Grade: Rhealene-1st Place, 4th Grade: Valentina-2nd Place, 3rd Grade: Kolton-2nd Place, 3rdGrade: Francisco-1st Place Not Pictured: 5th Grade: Alondra-1st Place On Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Blanco Elementary announce the winners of the R ...
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013 • Photos
Three Blanco FFA/Jr. FFA members Dylan Brattlof, Hanna Garrett and Kinidi Moore traveled to the Kerr County Fair on October 26-27th to compete in a jackpot livestock show. Dylan took a few steers on Saturday, while Hanna and Kinidi took swine on Sunday. Dylan started the weekend off right with winning Champion British Division.
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Sports
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco Junior Varsity football team treated themselves to a 48-0 victory over the Johnson City Eagles on Halloween evening, Thursday, October 31. The Panthers kicked off to begin the game with the Eagles taking over on offense on the 50 yard line. Chase Horton and Joe Lopez each made tackles and the Panther defense forced the Eagles to punt.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013 • Photos
Blanco’s U14 Soccer Team, the Blanco Bulls, ended their 2013 soccer season with a great victory over the Pflugerville Mavericks on Saturday, November 2nd. The Bulls beat the Mavericks 4-2 in an intense, high-energy game. Parents, relatives, and friends could not hold their emotions as the team fought their way to this great victory - a wonderful way to end the 2013 fall season! The Blanco Bulls are the first team from the Blanco League to play in a regional tournament organized by the Centra ...
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013 • Photos
The panther volleyball team completed District 27-2A play as Co-District Champions with the Comfort Deer. The two teams each held 7-1 district records. Earlier in district play on October 4 the Panthers defeated the Deer 3-2. Then on October 22 the Deer beat the Panthers 3-0. The Panthers finished district with decisive wins over Lago Vista, 3-1, on October 25 and 3-0 over Johnson City on October 29. Since the Panthers and Deer were tied, the teams had to play again to determine seeding positi ...
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
Containers filled with fall colors is a good way to add interest to your landscape. Check the soil each day and keep it moist. Plant bulbs and perennials during this season. They will have time to root before Spring begins. Planting bulbs and perennials will help with no constant re-planting. Cool season annuals for containers or landscape are: ornamental kale and cabbage, pansy, viola or Johnny Jump-ups, Snapdragon, alyssum, stock dianthaus, cycleman, oxolis, and Dusty Miller.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
Most of us have heard the story about the little boy who was tossing back into the sea a starfish he found stranded on the beach. A man asked him what he was doing. He replied that he was saving the poor stranded starfish. “But,” said the man, “there must be thousands if not tens of thousands of starfish lying on this beach.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
How much remodeling do you do before you sell? I recently had a real estate client that had an older home that she put thousands of dollars in on a remodel while living there. Only to complain that she now needs to get an astronomical amount out of the house once she listed it.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
Sure, it’s true that you can successfully sell your home on your own, but you may find it a long, expensive and stressful process without the help of a Texas REALTOR®. Here are a few reasons why it’s best to use a Texas REALTOR® to sell your home. To get the best deal Do you know how much comparable properties in your area recently sold for?

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