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November 20, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
It's that time of year again, with Thanksgiving right around the corner, the Chess Club Cafe wants to take you out of the kitchen. This year will mark their 3rd annual Thanksgiving Feast. Chef Steve Becker will be whipping up a thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, served up family style and ready for take out. Not only does the Chess Club want to do all the work for you, they want to help out a great cause.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
The Danbury Panthers exacted some revenge for last season’s loss to Blanco by returning the favor this past Friday, as they defeated Blanco 35 to 14 to end Blanco’s season and leave the Panthers’ record at 6 and 5. Danbury will advance to face Refugio this week in the area round of the play-offs. The Panthers from Danbury wasted little time jumping out to an early 14 to 0 lead as they scored on a short 2-yard run in the first quarter and then opened the second quarter with a 55-yard TD p ...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
Blanco Police Chief Mike Ritchey reported to city council at their regular meeting November 12 that water from the recent heavy rains rose high enough to leave a water mark on the exterior walls of the police station on Blanco Avenue. He said that the parking lot has flooded three times and warned that if drainage is not improved, water may enter the building and cause serious damage.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
The Panther Basketball Team started their season with back to back wins over the Brooks Academy Bengals and the Center Point Pirates. On Thursday, November 14, the Panthers defeated the Bengals 47-30. Kyle Sauceda paced the Panthers scoring 18 points. Carlin Green ripped the nets for 15 points. Brett Champion scored 9, with Trent Dechert adding 3.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
At the November 11 meeting of trustees of the Blanco Independent School District all members except for Bernie San Miguel were present. The meeting began with the Student Spotlight. Elementary Principal Linda Romano presented the Elementary School’s Fall Student Council Members. The 5th graders are nominated and elected by their peers as being responsible students. “Some of the things that these young folks do,” explained Principal Romano, “they do their meetings through working lunch ...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
John Pearson, son-in-law of Dorsey L. and Angie Smith, is a contestant on the 4:30 p.m. show of Jeopardy’s Teacher Tournament 2013. He first appeared on the show last Thursday and again this Monday and won both times. He will play in the quarter finals and finals on Thursday and Friday, November 21st and 22nd. John graduated from Duke University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is presently teaching 4th grade Math at Austin Elementary in Coppell, Tx.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
It’s that time of the year again. The Blanco Christmas Night Parade is coming, December 14, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. Please sign up to enter now. We had so much fun last year - let's make it better this year. Watch for more articles to come. For information or to enter the parade, please call Roxanna Avants 512-627-0584 or email roxannaavants@yahoo.com.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
BHS Senior Callie Jane Nance took this Axis buck on her grandma Weber’s ranch in Blanco County.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
Two Sisters Home Makeovers (TSHM) is owned and operated by Erin Walsh Andreas and Shauna Hulecki who have combined their talents, education and experience to offer a unique service. Texans since 1964, the founders and operators of TSHM have vacationed at the lake since they were children. Their father, Chuck Walsh, an avid outdoorsman who also helped restore New Braunfels’ Brauntex Theatre, brought the sisters here during summers instilling in them a deep love for the Hill Country.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
The Blanco Masonic Lodge has announced that the Annual Ernie R. Davis, Jr. Memorial “Care and Share Dinner” will be held on Saturday November 23rd, from 11:00am to 1:00pm or until the food runs out. The Lodge is located on the Southwest corner of US Hwy. 281 and Eleventh St.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
The Blanco Chamber of Commerce elected a new Board of Directors in October and held their Annual Director Retreat on November 7. Aaron Cox, an executive with the Texas Association of Business and the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives facilitated this year’s retreat. The focus of the retreat is to bring the new Board of Directors together in order to get to know one another; learn about the strengths and experience of each member, and discuss goals and objectives for the coming year.
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Features
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
Glenda Kyle presents a wealth of ideas for involving children in the celebration of Christmas in her interactive new book, “Children’s Christmas Activities: Honoring Jesus” (published by CrossBooks). Glenda Kyle is a registered nurse affiliated with Breath of Life Maternity Ministries, which helps homeless pregnant women and their babies. She is married and has two children and seven grandchildren.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
Illuminated signs were not unknown before electricity. An advertisement printed about 1700 mentioned a night time sign lit by candles and in 1840 the legendary showman P.T. Barnum built a huge sign illuminated by gas. But electricity was safer and cheaper than candles, kerosene and gas. "Signs" refers to a great number of verbal, symbolic or figural markers; posters, billboards, graffiti and traffic signals, corporate logos, flags, decals and bumper stickers, insignia on baseball caps and tee ...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
Many of our citizens question us on the vehicles and equipment that your fire department owns and maintains. This article will describe the sophisticated equipment that is used by the BVFD to protect its citizens and property. First, the most visible pieces of equipment, called “apparatus” in Fire Lingo, are the two fire trucks, Numbers 25 and 26.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
A thermometer merely tells what the temperature is in a particular area. If your thermometer reads seventy degrees and you place that thermometer in a room that is currently eighty degrees, it won’t be long before the thermometer reads eighty degrees. It always adjusts to its environment. The thermostat, however, adjusts the room temperature.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
Since I’ve been seeking a deeper relationship with our heavenly Father God, and His dear Son, who is my Saviour, Jesus Christ, I have been paying closer attention to others who are also walking with Christ. Kind of like, when you’re pregnant, you notice everyone else who is, too! I’ve met new friends in Christ, and even fellowship with other churches who also believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who lived, died and was resurrected on the third day and is seated at the right hand of ...
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
I encourage you to read Acts 2:1-4, 13-18 in your Bible. In these passages, we find that when Believers were baptized with the Holy Spirit, they spoke in other tongues. This language sounded like nonsense - just babbling. How do we know? Because the people that heard them accused them of being drunk!
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
Oscar Smith Jr., 71, died Saturday, November 16, 2013, at McAllen Medical Center. Born in Georgetown, Texas, Mr. Smith had lived in Pharr most of his life and was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church. He is preceded in death by his father, Oscar Smith Sr.; his mother, Eudelia Smith; a brother, Albert Smith; and a sister, Yolanda Smith. Mr.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
Byron David DuVall, 24, passed away November 12, 2013 in Blanco, Texas. He was born in New Braunfels, TX on September 4, 1989. Byron was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents. He is survived by his father, David R. DuVall and his mother, Cheryl Sammons; paternal grandparents, Harold and Peggy DuVall; sister, Amy Reser; two brothers, Jonathan DuVall and Dalton Janysek; two aunts, Pam Boubel and June DuVall, and two uncles, Dan DuVall and David McCampbell.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
On the morning of November 16, 2013, Stephen A. "Grip" Weber of Bastrop was called home to be with his Lord after a brief illness. He was 78 years old. Steve was born in Blanco, Texas on October 8, 1935 to August and Olga Weber. He was the youngest of six children born to the couple. Steve graduated in 1954 from Blanco High School where he met the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Evelyn Gourley, also of Blanco.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
On 13 November 2013, Kevin “Mike” Gilroy completed his final flight from this earth, ascending on Wings of Angels into the welcoming arms of his Lord. In the course of a lifetime, it is a rare privilege to encounter a person who, through their actions and deeds, serves as an unwavering beacon of light for the virtues of integrity, valor, compassion, and love.
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Opinion
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
Thank you Blanco County! With your help the Blanco County Cat Coalition has spayed and neutered more than three hundred cats this year. Kitten season is around the corner. Call us at 512-318-5875 if you need information and help to spay and neuter feral cats on your property. Thanks again, The Blanco County Cat Coalition.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
AUSTIN — President Obama’s announcement last week proposing an alternative to insurers canceling health insurance plans that no longer meet the federal “Affordable Care” law’s requirement to cover basic benefits like prescription drugs or doctors’ visits drew fire from Gov. Rick Perry. Insurers could offer customers the option to renew their 2013 health plans in 2014, without change, allowing them to keep their plans, the president said. Perry, in a Nov.
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School
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
These students are selected by teachers for their positive attitude, work ethic, and dedication to BHS.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
Kristin Watt and Phil Alvarado were named Football Sweetheart and Cheer Beau at the Friday, Nov. 8 game.
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Sports
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
Although the league season ended several weeks ago, Blanco Youth Soccer players continue to have success in post-season tournament play. Dripping Springs invited four Blanco teams to play in its post-season tournament the weekend of the 9th, and they all played well. The Blanco U10 boys team placed first in their division, going undefeated at the tournament.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco Bucks fall baseball team won the tournament championship this past Sunday at Prospect Park in San Antonio. The Bucks entered the tournament as the #1 seed based on previous games played over the past two months. Blanco opened the tournament by defeating a team from San Antonio 6 to 5 in extra innings to advance to the semi-finals.
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Potpourri
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
Dear Readers, I have been gone quite a while now but still keep up with all my friends in Blanco and do the proofreading for the paper. In this way, I learned that Noah Schwarzlose got his first eight-point buck a couple weeks ago. Way to go, Noah! If I were there, I would kiss you on the top of your head in front of EVERYBODY!!!!! I wanted to take the opportunity to thank Florine Lord for being so kind as to send me the BUMC bulletin with a special note for me inside.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
What needs to be looked at on a final walk through? This can be a remodel or a new home. You need to walk through the home and check out things yourself. Initially you can do it yourself and then with your builder. What do you actually do on a final walk through? Some builders will give you tape to mark areas you want to address.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
November 28, 1984 Seymour’s Garage Preparing for the grand opening of Seymour’s Garage last weekend are Ida and Haston Seymour, David Seymour, and Joe Barbosa. Not shown is Curtis Spencer. The new garage, located south of Blanco on U.S. 281, will offer a full range of automotive services including new parts. Sheila McNett photo. November 25, 1987 Cub Scouts Take Newspaper Tour Members of Cub Scout Pack 297, Den 3, toured the office of the Blanco County News Thursday, November, 19 to ...
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
When you’re planning to sell your home, you most likely want it sold at the best price and as quickly as possible. But if you inadvertently discriminate against potential buyers, not only do you run the potential risk of missing out on a great offer, you may risk violating the law. Protected classes The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental or financing of a property based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.