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January 22, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014
As part of its Outside the Music Box series, Blanco Performing Arts is pleased to present The Zenith Quintet in concert on February 1 at 7:30 in the Uptown Blanco Ballroom. Zenith is an electro-acoustic project created by award-winning saxophonists Rami El-Farrah, Sunil Gadgil, Michael Hertel, and Spencer Nielsen of the Bel Cuore Quartet and pianist Carla McElhaney of REVEL.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014 • Photos
January is School Board Recognition Month, and groups from each campus came to show appreciation for the Blanco Independent School District board of trustees at their regular meeting on January 13. This year’s recognition theme is Hearts and Hands for Kids. Superintendent Dr. Buck Ford began with a speech. “I want to thank and recognize the citizens that serve on our School Board.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014
Following a Public Hearing at the January 14 meeting of the governing body of Blanco, council members voted to approve rezoning of property at 526 Chandler Street (across from the Cemetery) to light industrial to pave the way for a new manufacturing plant. Tom Finch, CEO of Tailwind Trailers, explained the process by which epoxy-impregnated fabric is cut out, shaped over a form, and baked.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014
The family of Charles Rodney Jones (husband, dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa) acknowledges with grateful appreciation all of your kind expressions of sympathy. Thank you for the prayers, calls, visits, food, cards, flowers, and memorials. To the Blanco United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary for preparing and serving lunch.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014
Looking for something to do as a special Valentines Dinner? Announcing our Friends’ Dinner and a Movie! The dinner will be on February 21st at 6pm at the Old Blanco County Courthouse. The movie is the classic “Great Gatsby” at the library at 8pm. Tickets are on sale now at the library and Liz’s On the Square for $20 each.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014
From Carriage Hills Ranch Blanco's beautiful Carriage Hills Ranch will host a Dinner/Dance featuring local artist Rebecca Henricks and The Slackers this Saturday, January 25th at 7pm. This is a fundraiser to support The Buggy Barn Museum Scholarship Fund. Buggy Barn owner Dennis Moore and the Moore family started this scholarship to assist a graduating senior from Blanco High School attending college next fall.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014 • Photos
While the USS Blanco County has finally found a home where she can be appreciated, there is still much to be learned about how she became associated with Blanco County. Launched as LST-344 in 1942, she was renamed the USS Blanco County after earning her battle stars during the invasions of Sicily, Italy and France in WW2.
, agf-blanco.com
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014
I encourage you to read Revelation 3:14-22 carefully. Notice in particular vs. 19, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” Jesus rebukes & chastens The Church. Rebuke means - convict, finds fault with, or corrects. Chasten means - Train up, discipline, & instruct.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014
We used to have a pastor whose message (at least once a month) was “keep on keepin’ on.” For us at our church, it’s always a good message. Galatians 6:9 “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Things happen and it’s easy to want to throw in the towel, but we can’t!
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014
A man stopped every morning to pick up a newspaper at a small grocery store. One morning when he arrived at work, the man found that by mistake he had taken two newspapers instead of one. He got in his car, drove back to the store, and returned the paper.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014 • Photos
Karan Elizebeth Perrett of Blanco, Texas and formerly of Fredericksburg, Texas, passed away in the Knopp Healthcare and Rehab Center in Fredericksburg, Texas on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the age of 65 years. Karan was born Dec 16, 1948 in Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of William Kargan "Keggy" Perrett and Jackie Neville Perrett .She was an LVN.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014
Mary Ruth (Bible) Howe of Blanco, TX, born October 27, 1941 passed away peacefully at home on January 14, 2014. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Martin & Ella Bible; her husband Walter Eugene Howe; and siblings James Bible, John Bible, Robert Bible, and Opal Wuenche. She is survived by son Bruce Daniel Howe, of Blanco; son Thomas Glen Howe and wife Amy of New Braunfels; and grandchildren Andrew Thomas Howe and Jenna Elizabeth Howe, of New Braunfels.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014
AUSTIN — State Comptroller Susan Combs on Jan. 14 released “Texas Water Report: Going Deeper For The Solution,” a study of water issues Texas faces, and a set of recommendations. “Texas has been prone to cycles of drought for centuries and there is no reason to expect that basic pattern to change,” Combs said in bringing attention to the report.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014 • Photos
Three years ago, in 2010, the Blanco Chamber of Commerce added Blanco to the Hill Country Trail of Lights Brochure. For several years Keep Blanco Beautiful had decorated the Pecan Bottom and Bindseil Park as well as the city properties for Christmas. We had a vision of Blanco having a “Trail of Lights” so tour busses and people would not just bypass Blanco or their way to other towns with more to see.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014
My father had turned the driving over to my brother, Dale, and they conversed freely as they motored along on the divided federal highway just outside Mexico City on a lovely Saturday morning. They traveled a beautiful new four-lane freeway with a well-trimmed hedge down the median. All was well until Dale began to negotiate what should have been an easy curve.