Blanco County News
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January 15, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014 • Photos
Thanks to a Grant from PEC, the Blanco State Park will be installing a new security portal at the Park’s entrance to the Bindsiel Park trail. The portal will be architecturally pleasing and provide safety and security for the Park, especially during weekend and heavy use periods. The security portal will allow access to patrons with a Texas State Park Pass throughout the week.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
All four Blanco County Commissioners and County Judge Bill Guthrie met in a Regular meeting on January 14, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The Commissioners met in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City, Texas. The item requiring the most discussion was consideration of adoption of the Blanco County Transportation and Economic Development Plan as presented by Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG).
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014 • Photos
The GVTC Foundation raised almost a quarter million dollars during its annual company pledge drive, which is a record setting amount. GVTC’s employees pledged more than $70,000 in payroll contributions for 2014. The GVTC board of directors also committed more than $16,000. Another $10,500 was generated through individual donations. All these amounts were once again generously matched by GVTC at 150 percent bringing the grand total to over $242,750. This year’s pledge drive brought in part ...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
The 75th Blanco County 4-H and FFA Youth Show begins Thursday, January 23rd at the Blanco County Show Barn in Johnson City. This year there are more than 550 entries. These leaders of tomorrow put in many hours, and often times, a lot their hard-earned money working towards a successful project and show.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014 • Photos
Maria Olivia Uballe and Scott Allen Nunn along with their parents are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The wedding will be held at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church on February 22, 2014. The couple plans to reside in Blanco.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
This is the Chinese Year of the Horse! Come check out our special book display on horses. We have information about horses for kids and adults, from beginning riders to advanced horsemanship! Income tax filing is just around the corner! Call or stop by the library today to sign up for free tax assistance on the first Thursday of February, March, or April from 12pm to 7pm.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
A five-year plan for Blanco County Emergency Services District #2 was presented by ESD Commissioner Darwin Labarthe at the January 13 meeting. Many in attendance had also attended the public meeting last May 6 (See Blanco County News, May 8, 2013) , at which citizens had voiced expectations of what emergency services should provide for the district and what concerns they have.
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Features
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
This past Saturday was a beautiful, spring-like, day. A great day for being outside…and that’s just what your BVFD, along with the Johnson City and Spring Branch volunteer fire departments did! They spent over 3 hours in training both volunteers and paid firefighters in the use of various pieces of equipment used to extract individuals from wrecked vehicles.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014 • Photos
6 year old Blanco County Resident, Barret Myers, shot his first deer on the cold 25 degree morning of December 30th. His buck was a 9 pt and was killed on his Grandparent's San Saba County ranch- the Crum Ranch of Cherokee, Texas.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014 • Photos
Kole Becker with his Grandfather, Terry. Kole recently took this fallow buck at the Dworaczyk Ranch Youth Hunt which was donated to the Wild Game Dinner in October benefitting local 4-H & FFA members.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014 • Photos
We received so many great entries for our Snapshot of the Week, that we couldn't chose just one! Keep sending in your photos to editor@blanconews.com.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
Did you know: We’re justified (declared “righteous”)! Romans 3:24 “24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:” No condemnation awaits us :+) Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” We’ve been set free!
, Agf-blanco.com
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
Please read Eph 5:22-33. In these verses, the apostle Paul uses the marriage covenant as an example, or a type of the Believers covenant relationship with Jesus. Although these verses are certainly truthful and practical and applicable to marriage, they actually speak of a deeper, spiritual reality; which is our union with Christ. In that same spirit, I want to talk today about renewing covenant relationships.
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
The story is told about a man who woke up at 5:00 a.m. to a terrible knocking on his roof. Still in his pajamas and groggy from just waking up, he walked out into the backyard to investigate. He saw a woodpecker on the TV antenna pounding its little brains out on the metal pole.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
Robert Joseph Wetz passed away on January 10, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Wharton, Texas on February 10, 1956 to Albert Robert and Elizabeth (Peters) Wetz, who preceded him in death. Robert is survived by his partner of many years, Victor M. Hernandez, as well as his six siblings, Mardee Mancuso, Albert Wetz and wife Peggy, Jim Wetz, Liz Nickolyn and husband Jim, George Wetz, and Sandy Venglar and husband Keith.
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Opinion
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
I write this as an ESD taxpayer. You asked, “Why does it make sense to create additional financial burdens like a new building and moving costs?” I can answer that question. EMS and fire are currently set up as separate units; one fire, one medical. I will give you an example of why it is in the best interest of the county for fire and EMS to combine. Scenario: If Blanco EMS is on a call and an individual has a heart attack on the Square, that person would have to wait for mutual aid from ...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
San Saba Texas will host the San Saba County Quilt Show on Saturday, January 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at various downtown locations. The 2014 theme is Texas, Our Texas and will showcase quilts from the following categories: theme, antique, contemporary, wall hanging and art quilts. Entry forms can be downloaded from the San Saba Chamber of Commerce web site, Facebook, through the City of San Saba, or sansabaquiltshow.blogspot.
, Chair, LCRA Board of Directors
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
Winter’s low temperatures and dormant yards may lull many people in the Colorado River basin into believing that the devastating drought that has gripped our region in recent years has eased. But those who live along lakes Travis or Buchanan -- or who rely on the river to make a living – know that the drought remains in full force. The total combined storage of those two lakes, the region’s primary water supply reservoirs, hovers just above one-third full. The LCRA Board is aggressively ...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
Every day, Texas senior volunteers generously give their time and service to help others. Now here’s your chance to give back by nominating a deserving older adult in your community for his or her outstanding service through the Salute to Senior Service® program. Sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, Salute to Senior Service recognizes the invaluable contributions of adults age 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer ...
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Sports
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
Thursday 1/9/14 Vs. Johnson City Girls 7th “A” Blanco 48 - JC 31 Avila - 10 Olmedo - 9 A Haack - 6 Villarreal - 6 Warner - 6 Srackangast - 6 Gloor - 2 C Haack - 2 Kotfas - 1 Girls 8th “A” Blanco 26 - JC 36 Gaskamp - 8 Wiseman - 7 Dechert - 5 Kneese - 4 Albrecht - 2 Boys 7th “B” Blanco 15 - JC 14 Fortner - 10 Felps - 5 Boys 7th “A” Blanco 31 - JC 23 Calzoncit - 11 Hunter - 7 LaRue - 5 Osteguin - 4 Wardlow - 4 Boys 8th “B” Blanco 21 - JC 14 De ...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
Boys Team Boys Team 2nd Place Phil Alvarado 1st Place James McFarlin 1st Place Eddie Torres 2nd Place Chase Horton 2nd Place Alex Juaraz 2nd Place Aikman Elrod 2nd Place Mason LeBlanc 2nd Place Dylan Tesch 4th Place Gus Martinez 5th Place Girls Team Charity Winham 2nd Place Katherine Biggs 2nd Place
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014 • Photos
In their first District 27-AA clash of the season, Blanco faced the Ingram Warriors in an exciting battle. The Panthers led 32-30 at halftime and extended that lead to 6 by the end of the game, 64-58. Brett Champion led Blanco scoring 16 points. Kyle Sauceda sank 12, with Carlin Green adding 10.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco High School Panther girls team remains undefeated in District 27-AA after blasting the Johnson City Lady Eagles, 66-37, on Tuesday, January 7 and outscoring the Ingram Lady Warriors, 60-55, on Friday, January 10. Against the Eagles, Lexee Jenkins fired in 24 points to lead the Panthers. Jamie McClinton scored 14 with Payton Savarino making 11.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
Christmas is coming down in Bindseil Park. Keep Blanco Beautiful volunteers worked hard to light up the park in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving Weekend. Now that the Christmas season is over, all those decorations and lights need to be packed away for next year. It is a big job to take care of the flowerbeds, maintain the paths and pick-up the litter as well as decorate for the holiday season.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
Dallin H. Oaks has a particularly keen legal mind. A few years ago he addressed college students about our fragile religious freedoms. “The greatest infringements of religious freedom,” he declared, “occur when the exercise of religion collides with other powerful forces in society. Among the most threatening collisions in the U.S.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
When hiring a Home Builder you need to make sure you get a Warranty on their Workmanship. Years ago, there was an agency that provided this protection - TRCC (Texas Residential Construction Commission). The commission adopted a set of limited warranties and building and performance standards. The adopted limited warranties included a one-year workmanship and materials warranty, a two-year mechanical, and a ten-year structural warranty. Most builders continue to live by these outlined warrantie ...
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
Making a good offer After months of searching on the Internet, attending open houses, and motoring around town with your Texas REALTOR®, you finally found a house that suits your needs. Now you’re ready to make the purchase – so the next logical step is preparing an offer. Let’s look at a few things to help get you started. Start with a number Obviously, the price you initially write into the contract has much to do with whether the seller looks favorably upon your offer.