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April 2, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014 • Photos
Crews arrived in Blanco to film scenes for the NBC show Revolution, on March 19 and April 1. They set up in the Old Blanco County Courthouse and transformed the Courtroom to better suit the post-apocalyptic theme of the show. Several of the shows stars were spotted on April 1, along with many extras.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 2:54 PM • Photos
The Blanco Library is pleased to announce the creation of a website dedicated to the historical archives of the Johnson City Record Courier, Blanco County News, Blanco County Record, and more! Join us April 10th, 6-7pm for our open house and tour the website! This webpage was created through the TexTreasures grant in collaboration between our library and Johnson City Library.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014 • Photos
On Saturday, March 22nd a veteran’s music benefit was held in Blanco County. The benefit was the fulfillment of a dream by organizer Harvey Trahan. Although the benefit did fulfill a dream for Trahan, it is not an end. Rather, it is a beginning. The Military Veteran Peer Network is off to an exciting start in Blanco County!
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014 • Photos
On Thursday, March 27, Mayor Chuck Homan and city employees took Bobbie Mowery out to lunch in honor of her retirement. Mowery worked as City Secretary for Blanco for nearly 22 years, time she will remember as “well spent.” Blanco County News asked Mowery if she had any plans on how to spend her retirement, she replied with a laugh, “Nothing, for awhile.” She made it clear that she will still “be around Blanco” and that she will miss her “work family.” Mayor Chuck Homan said, ...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014
This Saturday, April 5th, at Yett Park from 4-8 pm is the annual BVFD Fish Fry. This event if the primary fundraiser for the department. Nearly 88% of our funds come from Blanco’s Emergency District #2, while the remainder are generated from events like the Fish Fry or other donations throughout the year.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014 • Photos
Mark Kuebel is a Life Scout working on his Eagle Rank. He has recently finished one more step toward that goal, his Eagle Scout Project. Mark’s project can be seen behind the Middle School. It consists of a water capture system and an array of raised beds for the garden area.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014 • Photos
Life Scout Thomas Kirkscey has recently completed his Eagle Scout Service Project. The Service Project is the opportunity for a Scout to demonstrate leadership of others and complete a project for the benefit of his community. Thomas chose to update the landscaping at Gem of the Hills. He researched plants for the area that would best suit the climate.
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Features
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014
Every year, countless children are abused and neglected by the ones they love and trust. It is time for each of us to speak up for these children so that they may live safe, happy lives. Figures released by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services show in 2013, 156 Texas children died from abuse and neglect.
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Opinion
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014
Dear Editor, The BHS's adaptation of Medea is an over-the-top story of betrayal, injustice and horrible revenge. It is over-the-top because like most Greek plays the plot and storyline are exaggerated. There are few subtle messages in a Greek play. But that does not mean there isn't any redeeming value to the play, or that there aren't strong moral lessons. There is no cloaking of the tragedies in Medea.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014
Austin — Forty-one years after the last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam, the new Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument was dedicated in a March 29 ceremony attended by a crowd of thousands, including veterans, active duty military, families, friends and relatives. Some 3,417 Texans died or are unaccounted for in Vietnam, according to the State Capitol Preservation Board. Speakers at the ceremony included: Gov.
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School
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014 • Photos
In celebration of Texas History Month, fourth graders at Blanco Elementary were visited by David Crockett of Tennessee. Crockett had with him his Traveling History Trunk filled with items and replicas dating back to the time of the Republic of Texas. The Trunk, provided by The Daughters of The Republic of Texas (DRT), contains items such as: cooking utensils, dried food items, water gourds, toys and games, cloth doll, candle mold, powder horn, pioneer dress, cone sugar, block tea, corn cob pipe ...
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Sports
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014 • Photos
The Panthers fell to the Comfort Bobcats, 4-3 in their first loss of the season on Tuesday, March 25. Kyle Gray got the loss going 7 strong innings, striking out 10 and scattering 9 hits and giving up 4 unearned runs. Kyle Sauceda and CJ Lovalvo each had 2 hits. The San Antonio Home School Wolverines defeated Blanco in a non-district game on Friday, March 28, 6-3.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014 • Photos
The Panther softball team defeated the Comfort Deer, 15-5, in 6 innings on Tuesday, March 25. Jamie McClinton led the Panthers with 4 hits, including 3 singles and a double. McClinton scored 3 runs and knocked in 3 rbi. Meaghen Seales had 3 singles and scored 2 runs and 2 rbi.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014 • Photos
The Panther Junior Varsity Baseball team is off to a quick start this season with a record of 10 and 1, while sitting 2 and 0 in district play. This past weekend, the Panthers hosted their annual JV tournament and came out in 1st place. Before starting tournament play on Saturday, the Panthers played Wimberley in a pick-up game and came away with an exciting come from behind win claiming a 6 to 5 victory scoring 4 runs in their last at bat.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014 • Photos
Comfort Relays High School Results 3/6/14 Varsity Girls - 2nd Place Team 2nd Jenkins - 4x100 relay Edmondson Smith Srackangast 1st Meaghen Seales - 800m run 2nd Brett Nance - 800m run 4th Kaleigh Griffin - 100m hurdles 4th Kaleigh Griffin - 300m hurdles 3rd Charlsey Smith - 200m dash 1st Meaghen Seales - 1600m run 2nd Bret Nance - 1600m run 4th Breanna Collins - 1600m run 2nd Jenkins - 4x200 Edmondson Smith Srackangast 2nd Edmondson - 4x400 Nance Griffin Seales 5th Meaghen ...
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Fit Tips
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014
What’s a healthier menu option? We have smart phone apps to count calories and Google to answer most questions. You may know the difference between good and bad carbs, and the general need to cut back on fats, added sugar and artificial sweeteners and that food taken from the earth is generally a healthier choice than food that has been processed, stripped down and put back together.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014
It’s time for the hummingbirds and Purple Martins, so it’s time to fill the feeders and clean the Martin houses. I checked last years calendar and we saw the first hummingbird on April 1. The Purple Martin scouts are already here. To plan your spring and summer landscape choose a color scheme, then mass your colors, put colors where it will be most effective.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014
As I walked down the hall toward my office, I spotted a woman and her daughter puzzling over a map of the school. “Can I help you find something?” I inquired. “Yes,” said the woman. “My daughter has just enrolled in the school and we are trying to locate her classes.” My offer for a “nickel tour” was quickly accepted.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014
I remember when my parents became people. I’m assuming they’ve always been human beings… but there was a clear point in my young adulthood when I realized that my parents were people, with their own hopes and fears and experiences wholly separate from me. The process began the first time I came home for Christmas after living in my first apartment for about a year.

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