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November 27, 2013 Issue
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Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site and the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm invites everyone to kick off the holiday season here at the park. The Annual Holiday Cookie Decorating and German Traditions is a family fun event. The activities begin Saturday morning at 10:00 AM, November 30th starting at the Visitor Complex.
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The Blanco Christmas night parade will be on December 14 at 6:30 p.m. Don't miss the festivities! Along with the parade will be a night Christmas market. Bingo the Steer is scheduled to be back this year. To enter the parade or for information call Roxanna Avants 512-627-0584 or email roxannaavants@yahoo.com
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Something exciting and historic took place in Blanco State Park last Thursday, November 21st. The Friends of Blanco State Park held a Groundbreaking Ceremony to celebrate the beginning construction of their newly designed Naturescape Activity Center. Balloons, newly purchased trees and the beautiful Blanco River served as the backdrop for this “shovels up” occasion. The Naturescape Activity Center is a first for the Texas Parks and Wildlife system, and will serve as a model for other parks ...
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Blanco County Commissioners Court held a Special meeting in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse located in Johnson City, Texas, on November 26, 2013 at 9 a.m. All four County Commissioners and County Judge Bill Guthrie attended the meeting. Blanco County Clerk Karen Newman presented the minutes of the Regular meeting held on November 12, 2013.
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The Blanco varsity girls basketball team snagged the win over the Center Point Lady Pirates, 65-64, on Friday, November 22. The Panthers jumped out to an early lead in the 1st half pumping in 25 points in the 1st quarter and 18 in the 2nd. The Pirates found their offensive rhythm in the 2nd half and took the lead in the final seconds of the game.
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PEC’s annual holiday lighting display – a Texas Hill Country tradition that draws visitors from throughout the area – will soon bathe Johnson City and other PEC member communities in the warm glow of holiday cheer. The Cooperative’s lighting displays begin Nov. 29 and run through Jan. 1, 2014. Holiday lights at all PEC offices will be activated from 5:30 p.m.
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Pedernales Electric Cooperative will accept member comments via its website on proposed changes to the Cooperative’s Bylaws and Conflict of Interest policy. The comment period began Nov. 19 and will run through Dec. 9, 2013. The proposed changes to PEC’s Bylaws include: Revising the qualifications for eligibility to run for and serve on the PEC Board of Directors. Calling for a committee of members to review and determine whether Director candidates meet qualifications, rather than havin ...
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The family of Dennis Webster would like to thank the community of Blanco for all of the prayers, food and comfort extended during our difficult time of loss. We truly feel blessed to be part of such a great community! Dennis was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. The family of Dennis Webster
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Thank you for the prayers for Alton Sanders during his surgery. Special Thanks to Lawrence and Patty Coffee and Judy and Bob Dorsett. Alton is doing well. Love and miss ya’ll! Alton and Bobbie Sanders
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Blanco First Baptist Church recently welcomed David and Mary Park as interim pastor and forever missionaries at heart. The Parks have been married for 46 years and have three sons and nine grandchildren. Chaplain David M. Park distinguished himself as a military chaplain and officer, having served as Command Chaplain for North American Aerospace Command (NORAD), United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), and Chief of Manpower, Budget, Readiness and Reserve Af ...
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Jayme Mowery, 13, shot her first deer on her grandparents ranch near Blanco, with bullets she made!
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Blanco native, Dorsey Lee Smith, with the help of family member Beartha Crawford, has turned his love of antiques and auction hunting, into a new Blanco Business. Warehouse Antiques & more is located at 307 4th Street. Warehouse Antiques & More is a treasure hunter’s dream with something for everyone in this expansive retail space.
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“It has been an exceptional experience with a great bunch of guys and gals at the Tejas Art Club here in Blanco. They have all been a great inspiration for me with their help and encouragements in getting me back into painting again. I have been in the Hill Country now for over twenty years and this is a wonderful town.
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For those who don’t remember or know who Rosie the Riveter represented, Rosie represented the ladies who worked in factories across America in WWII by keeping the provisions moving that were needed by the troops; food, clothing, even planes. Without these strong women, the outcome of WWII may not have been so 'rosy'. A small group from American Legion Post 352 in Blanco had the opportunity to meet a real Rosie the Riveter last week.
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Join us for the 3rd Annual Buggy Barn Museum Christmas Concert and Chuck Wagon Meal on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 5:00pm. This great Christmas event will once again take place on the beautiful grounds of Carriage Hills Ranch. Joining us again this year will be Jean Prescott, along with Yvonne Hollenbeck.
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Features
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 27, 2013
Millions of Americans will be preparing meals and traveling throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The American Red Cross has safety tips for the kitchen and for the highway. “More home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year,” said Kristy Vandenberg, Chapter Executive for the Hill Country Chapter of the American Red Cross.
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Today’s article will discuss a short history of fire fighting and offer some safety tips for the Holidays. While your Fire Department is on duty or on call 24/7 365 days a year, we would like you to enjoy a safe and secure holiday season with your family and friends and without a visit by your Fire Fighters! Believe it or not, the first record of an organized fire department was during the age of the Roman Empire around 22 B.C.
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“Pistol Pete” Maravich played 10 productive seasons in the NBA. He earned five trips to the NBA All-Star Game and is also a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Pete described his childhood as one consumed with basketball, saying, “I played 10 hours a day during the summertime. When all my friends went up to the lake on the weekend, I stayed in the gym.
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“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” 1 John 2:15-16 KJV After reading this Scripture, I ask you, what are you thankful for?
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 27, 2013
I encourage you to thoughtfully read and meditate on Psalm 103. This is a wonderful Thanksgiving Psalm, reflecting on many of the reasons we have to give thanks and bless The Lord with all that is within us. We should praise God continually, and give thanks to His Name (Heb 13:15), but there are those who do not think they have anything to praise God about.
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Henry Johnny Bindseil, 93 passed away on November 20, 2013 at his home. Visitation was at 1:00 PM Monday November 25, 2013 at Crofts – Crow Funeral Home in Blanco, Texas, with services to follow at 2:00 PM in Crofts – Crow Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Blanco Cemetery with military honors.
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Viola Neill, age 95, died on Monday, November 18, 2013 in New Braunfels, Texas. She was born to Mikel Glenn and Martha (McLain) Glenn in Stuart, Oklahoma on October 4, 1918. Mrs. Neill operated a daycare center in New Braunfels for over twenty years. She is survived by her daughters, Lenona (Nonie) Felps of Blanco, Lois (Sis) Ewald and husband Vince of Austin, Margaret Weidner and husband Jerrol (Bill) of New Braunfels, Cynthia (Cindy) Graham and husband Bret of Canyon Lake and son Terry Neill ...
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Opinion
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 27, 2013
Editor, I would like to thank the fine elementary students and Principal Romano and teachers here in Blanco for doing Christmas card for the company of Marines in Camp Bastion Afghanistan. This is the second year they have done this. Also the fine young middle school students who did Christmas cards for another company of Marines at Camp Leatherneck Afghanistan.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 27, 2013
AUSTIN — Texans, Americans and citizens of the world in the past week remembered the shock and aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago in Dallas, on Nov. 22, 1963. Many newspapers and other media reflected on coverage of those days, some expanding on how the assassination changed views on public safety and kindled the public’s desire for a faster-moving stream of news. A ceremony was held in Dallas on Nov.
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School
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 27, 2013
Elementary School “A” Honor Roll Second Grade: Tori Adkinson, Cameron Anderson, Jessica Blair, Owen Grosch, William Guler, Lilly LaBuhn, Brayden LaRue, Henry Lewis, Ryan McGill, Caleb Murrah, Hemma Porter, Keirsten Sauceda, Trent Smith, Jack Tabor, Brent Torres, Davis Van Dyke, Cami Walker, Katherine Windham. Third Grade: RoAnna Acosta, Arius Anderson, Aviv Buchenbacher, Caleb Cason, Calea Cummings, Townes Curbow, Rylee Davis, Riley Edmonson, Madison Felps, Rains Finch, Natalie Gonzalez, ...
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The Blanco Elementary Student Council led a successful food drive during the month of November. Blanco Elementary collected over 800 food items to be donated to the Good Samaritan Center. Student Council Members pictured with their food collection are Chayn, Ava, Shae, Cadence, Gage, and Andres.
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Sports
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The Blanco varsity boys basketball team cranked up the offense in the second half to turn a close 1st half into a 74-37 win over the San Saba Armadillos on Monday, November 25. Carlin Green blazed the hoops scoring 20 points. Trent Dechert sank 14, with Brett Champion adding 12, Ty Royce made 9 and Alfredo Amezquitea sank 8.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 27, 2013
It was time to pack it up or throw it away. We were moving from El Paso to Blanco and I was delving into the darkest most remote recesses of the garage in an attempt at separating the wheat from the chaff. In so doing, I came across a dusty plastic bag filled with what appeared to be ashes.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 27, 2013
By Debbie Vallone-Homeier, A Paragon Builders/Vallone Real Estate Home Warranties are important even on a brand new home. There are 2 basic types of home warranties you can get on a new home. One is through the builder themselves, and the other through a home warranty company. Most contractors will give you a warranty on their work that follows the old TRCC (Texas Residential Construction Commission) guidelines.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 27, 2013
From Waymond Lightfoot By Texas Assoc. of Realtors You’ve heard the old saying that real estate is all about location, location, location, and it’s pretty much true regardless of the property type or owner. Location is definitely important when it comes to commercial real estate, but once you get past the universal truth that location is key, the differences between residential and commercial properties start to emerge. Residential real estate is about your primary dwelling place.