Blanco County News
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December 4, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013 • Photos
Christmas is upon us again. Let us not forget our Seniors, living at Live Oak Nursing Home. Visit Brieger Pottery shop and pick out an angel or two from our tree, located just inside, to help our residents have a Merry Christmas. Our residents thank you in advance for your warm generosity and wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013 • Photos
The 2013-14 Blanco County Fair and Rodeo Queen’s Court enjoyed the Lights Spectacular parade in Johnson City this past weekend. Pictured are Duchess Mikayla Frederick, Queen Sarah Shumake, Duchess Bret Leigh Nance, and Duchess Shelby Matjeka.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco County Community Choir will present their 38th annual Christmas program this Friday and Sunday. A dedicated group of volunteer singers have worked hard since September to bring a quality musical experience to the community. This year’s program promises to bring Christmas music to your ears in a memorable way.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013 • Photos
Blanco County News is now accepting Letters to Santa to be published in the Newspaper and then forwarded to the North Pole! Find a form on page 8 or stop by the office to pick one up! They need to be returned to our office by Wednesday, December 18.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013
A new child well-being report released today by the Center for Public Policy Priorities shows that child poverty continues to increase despite economic recovery, underscoring the need for Texas to make greater investments that move children and their families into the middle class. The rate of children living in poverty has grown by 47 percent from 2000 to 2011, faster than the 18 percent growth rate of child population in Texas over the same period of time.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013
The Blanco County Emergency Services District #2 met November 18 at the Blanco Volunteer Ambulance Corps building with all commissioners present except Darwin Labarthe. President Ann Hall called the meeting to order and postponed Public Comments since no one asked to speak at that time. The October 21 minutes were approved with one amendment—the payment of $120 to Brigham Insurance.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013 • Photos
On Sunday, December 1, we held our 3rd Annual Buggy Barn Museum Christmas Concert and Meal at Carriage Hills Ranch. Carriage Hills Ranch was decorated beautifully for Christmas with a lighted Christmas tree inside and decorations outside as well. The evening was filled with great food, great music, and wonderful people.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013 • Photos
Show your caring side by donating and putting your name on a dove. Last year it was the Angel Tree, this year we have beautiful doves! Our doves start at $5 and you get a FREE 2013 calendar to take home. If you are donating in the name of a loved one, you can take a card to give to them to let them know how special they are. We are starting our annual Food for Fines program for the local community.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013 • Photos
Experience the joy of the holidays in a whole new way! On Thursday, December 19 at 7:30 audience favorite REVEL, the classical band, returns to Blanco in a seasonal celebration unlike any other, with winter-inspired masterworks, folk songs and dances, and original REVEL arrangements of traditional holiday favorites. From Brahms and Vivaldi to Piazolla and Vince Guaraldi of A Charlie Brown’s Christmas music fame, REVEL takes music lovers back to the roots of classical music in the intimate set ...
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Features
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013
Electricity permitted signs to be illuminated by light shining onto them, but the real revolution occurred when lightbulbs were used to form the images and words on signs. Lightbulbs flashing on and off made new demands on the attention of passersby. Lightbulbs blinking in sequence could also simulate movement. Add this property to the mix, and a dramatic transformation of American streets resulted. Neon first appeared in signs in the 1920s, and reached its height of popularity in the 1940s.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013
The Christmas Holidays are steeped in tradition. Nothing says “home for Christmas” better than having your house all decorated for the Holidays. The family Christmas tree stocked full of ornaments from the past can be so sentimental to us and important to keep in mind when decorating for Christmas. The challenge is keeping it fresh and up-dated while still holding on to that homey nostalgia.
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013
Over the next three weeks, I will be teaching on the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. We will be looking at the lives of the three main characters in this story: Mary, Joseph, and Emmanuel (Jesus). While some Christians debate on the date of the birth of Jesus, and others argue whether we should celebrate Christmas at all, one thing remains clear: No less than four chapters of the Bible are dedicated to the story of Christ’s birth.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013
God spoke to us through the prophets, and now God has spoken to us through His Son, Jesus Christ. It is written in Hebrews 1:1-4 “1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, wh ...
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013
A very elderly man with bad eyesight calls his neighbor and says, "Please come help me. I have a neat jigsaw puzzle, and I can't figure out how to get started." His neighbor asks, "What is it supposed to be when it's finished?" The man says, "According to the picture on the box, it's a rooster."
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Kelly Silvernail, age 67, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, with family by her side at Stone Oak Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Born in Orange, Texas on November 1, 1946, she graduated from Kountze High School in 1965. Kelly lived in Blanco, Texas with her husband for the last 20 years. Kelly loved spending time with her family and friends.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013
Air Evac Lifeteam, the largest independently owned and operated air ambulance company in the United States, has been reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS). The prestigious accreditation represents the highest standard for medical transport services. As part of the accreditation process, Air Evac Lifeteam voluntarily undertook the largest scale inspection and accreditation process in CAMTS’ history and is the largest medical transport program un ...
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013
AUSTIN — Texas’ primary election is set for March 4, 2014, and the list of candidates for statewide office is largely settled, with Dec. 9as the filing deadline. Most recently gaining notice was state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, who announced her candidacy for lieutenant governor on Nov. 23.
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Sports
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013 • Photos
The Panther Varsity Basketball Team tallied two more wins over the past week defeating Our Lady of the Hills of Kerrville on Tuesday, November 26 and downing the Austin Royals, on Monday, December 2. The Panthers outscored Kerrville OLH 75-35 with Carlin Green sinking 20 points to lead Blanco. Brett Champion made 11 points, while David Ramirez added 8.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013
I believe in Santa Claus. I have to for the sake of my grandchildren. They are convinced that Santa and Mrs. Claus, who appeared recently at the lighting of the Old Blanco County Courthouse, are the real thing. All the other Santa’s are just their helpers. I have to believe in flying reindeer; stockings stuffed with candy, nuts and toys; Christmas trees twinkling with bright lights topped by angels or stars; and I believe that if I don’t behave as I ought, Santa just might give me a lump ...
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013
I am always wearing two hats, one for Real Estate and one for Construction. Some times my two companies and fields overlap in logical things. One of the most important things is communication and telling your agent or builder the truth. If you can’t do this, you will not be able to sell your property, buy that dream home, or build that new home.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013
If you’re looking for a reason not to buy a home, you’ll probably find one. Maybe the den is painted in the school colors of your most-despised college team. Or the granite counter in the kitchen has a foot-long crack. Perhaps the otherwise fantastic house has only two and a half baths rather than three full bathrooms you desire. Before you decide undesirable features like these are deal killers, take a moment to consider them.