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February 5, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014 • Photos
Blanco High School sent 17 kids to the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest this past Saturday (Feb 1st). Of those 17 students, 14 were selected to advance to the state contest. In addition, 2 others received a Division 1 award on their solos. The state contest will be held at Hendrickson High School over the Memorial Day Weekend in May. Congratulations to these state bound Band Students! State Qualifying Students: Adrian Lamphier – Marimba Solo Saxophone Ensemble: Michael Bagley Steven Flore ...
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014 • Photos
Blanco’s Planning and Zoning Commission held a Public Meeting on Monday, February 2, at 6:30pm in the Byars building, in which they encouraged Public Comment from citizens. Before they invited guests to speak, a few items were voted on by the Commission. Matt Lewis was voted in as Secretary, and Martha Gosnell volunteered, and was approved, to serve as Vice Chair of the Commission. As part of the Public Comments, County Surveyor Amil Baker presented the commission with map of the City of Bl ...
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
The County Clerk’s office is currently accepting applications to vote by mail. Individuals who will be absent from the county on the day of the election or are over the age of 65 or disabled are eligible to vote by mail and may contact the County Clerk’s office at 830-868-7357 about obtaining an application to vote by mail. The last day the County Clerk’s office can mail a ballot is February 21, 2014; All applications must be made prior to that date. Early voting in person will start Fe ...
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
For more than a decade, PEC has offered scholarships to local high school and home-schooled seniors in its service area, and applications for 2014 scholarships are now available. “As a cooperative, we strive to bring services and opportunities to our members and communities,” said PEC Vice President of Member Services and 2014 PEC Scholarship Committee President Eddie Dauterive.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
In a joint press release from the American Legion post 352 and Blanco ISD, it was announced that a Mediated Settlement Agreement of pending litigation between the two organizations had been reached during Mediation held Friday, January 31. The release was sent from Charles Lacallade, an Attorney out of Kingsland, who Mediated the event.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014 • Photos
Grayson Elrod has received the “2013 Airman of the Year Award” for his work with the 690th Network Support Squadron Detachment 2 at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. After graduating BHS in 2010 Grayson joined the Air Force and did his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX in 2011.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014 • Photos
Our January meeting was educational. Blanco County House Representative Jason Isaac was the guest speaker for the Legislative committee and he shared wonderful information. Mr. Isaac has a trucking background and was sworn in during 2011. His first bill focused on making sure veterans can show proof of their service easier by getting their status put on their state IDs and licenses.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014 • Photos
Cub Scout Pack 497 and Frontier Girls Troop 247 held their annual Pinewood Derby race Sunday, February 2. The boys and girls each were given a block of wood, wheels and axles to make their own pinewood derby car. Each car could be no more than 5 ounces and the fastest car wins! The track is four feet high and 35 feet long and this was its 35th year! Out of the ten boys who raced, Hayden Raczkowski took first while Cole Tharp came in second and Ethan Wheat placed third. Out of the five girls ...
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014 • Photos
Blanco Performing Art's presentation of The Zenith Quintet raised the roof of the Uptown Blanco Ballroom with an enthusiastic, energetic, virtuosic performance that definitely played outside the box! Amazing musicians, Rami El-Farrah, Sunil Gadgil, Carla McElhaney, Spencer Nielsen, and Michael Hertel, delighted the crowd with classical and contemporary music arranged for saxophone and keyboard.
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Features
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
Remember I told you back in November that we were going to have a really bad year for Cedar Fever. Well of course I felt that it was going to be severe but I did not have any idea that it would end up being historically the worst year ever.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
Stone is one of the more lasting of masonry building materials and has been used throughout the history of American building construction. The kinds of stone most commonly encountered on historic buildings in the U.S. include various types of sandstone, limestone, marble, granite, slate and fieldstone. Brick varied considerably in size and quality.
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
Professional golfer Tommy Bolt was playing in Los Angeles and had a caddy with a reputation of constant chatter. Before they teed off, Bolt told him, “Don’t say a word to me. And if I ask you something, just answer yes or no.” During the round, Bolt was faced with a difficult shot, the ball was next to a tree, and under a branch.
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
I encourage you to read 1Cor 9:19-23. Verse 22 says, “To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” Our aim should be to win souls; to win people to Christ.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
I’ll bet you could out do me in your list of ‘crosses’ aka complaints! Everyone always has worse problems than we do, right? Do you consider your problems as your crosses to bear? I used to, too. Jesus said “22 Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day. 23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014 • Photos
Mayzelle Thompson Ross passed away on February 2, 2014 at the Live Oak Medical Center in Blanco, Texas. She was born at home on the family ranch above Utopia, Texas in Bandera County to Johnnie and Gaynelle (Norman) Thompson. Mayzelle was the oldest of five girls and they all worked on the ranch with their parents.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst posted similar takes on President Obama’s annual state of the union address, televised live on Jan. 28. Perry said, “… Texas has shown that the way to economic prosperity and significant job growth is through individual freedoms and the free market.
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School
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
Blanco High School Seniors are continuing their fundraising efforts for Project Graduation. Please mark your calendar for upcoming events to support our Seniors. February: -Valentines carnations are currently being sold at the High School -11th, Celebrity Dinner at Uptown Blanco 6-8 p.m. -17th, Mr and Mrs Pageant March: -23rd, Golf Tournament at Vaaler Creek -TBD, Pancake Supper -TBD, Dodge Ball Tournament April: -5th – 5k Run -17th – Bass Tournament Please contact Blanco High S ...
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014 • Photos
This past weekend, 18 members of the Blanco FFA Chapter competed in the Floresville Invitational Livestock Contest. As a team, Blanco finished first overall. Top four scores that were posted by Logan Dodd, Kari Graham, Hayden Hunt and Maggie Reininger were awarded a Lonestar Silversmith Belt Buckle. Logan Dodd also received a buckle for being the First High Individual Overall followed by Kari Graham in 4th, who received a plaque.
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Sports
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
January 15 Meet Boys 1st place Team Individual 1st: Eddie Torres, Alex Juarez, Aikman Elrod and James McFarlin 2nd: Dylan Tesch, Phil Alvarado, Mason LeBlanc and Hunter Goodman Alex Juarez: MVP Heavyweight Division Individual Girls 3rd: Shayna Srackangast 5th : Charity Windham January 29 Meet Boys 2nd place Team Individual 1st: Phil Alvarado, Mason LeBlanc, and Hunter Goodman 2nd: Chase Horton, Aikman Elrod and James McFarlin 3rd : Jacob Ruiz Mason LeBlanc:MVP Heavyweight Divis ...
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014 • Photos
The road trip to Ingram was a good one for the Panthers on Wednesday, January 29 for games delayed one day due to icy road condition on Tuesday. The Blanco girls basketball team ran away with a 68-50 win over the Warriors and the boys basketball team came back from a halftime deficit for a 59-48 victory. Jamie McClinton led the Lady Panthers firing in 18 points.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
The University Interscholastic League announced the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 football and basketball alignments on Monday February 3. A significant change that affects all UIL schools is the renaming of 6-man football schools to 1A, therefore bumping all schools up a conference and creating a 6A conference. Blanco will now play football in Conference 3A Division 2.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
This “Global Warming” is freezing and ruining my plants. The weather forecasters are telling us only 40-50 days until Spring arrives. Most of the gardeners I have spoken with haven’t been able to spend time preparing the soil for Spring planting. Spring fever is becoming serious and there are some chores that should be done in February: Finish transplanting established trees and shrubs.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
The fate of such notorious Indian chieftains as Geronimo, Sitting Bull, and Mangas Coloradas is generally known. However, one historian wrote that the infamous Indio Juan, as he was called in Mexico, or Indian Joe, as he was called in the States, “disappeared into the vast mountains of northern Mexico and he was never heard of again.” In 1994, while working with the public schools in El Paso, Texas, I organized an expedition for art teachers into the Sierra Madre Mountains of Chihuahua, Me ...
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
Even the most organized, well-planned real estate transactions can go awry or fail to close – it’s the nature of the business. Sometimes after a deal falls through, parties simply move on and continue in their attempts to buy or sell, but other times, they find themselves in unenviable positions, like forfeiting money or finding themselves in court.