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April 16, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014 • Photos
Local families enjoyed some Easter fun at the 12th Annual Franklin Family Ranch Easter Picnic and Egg Hunt.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014 • Photos
The morning of Monday, April 14, left Blanco looking like a winter wonderland after we received 2 inches of rain and were pummeled with pea and larger sized hail. Blanco County News heard reports of power outages east and north of town, while west and south of town suffered hail damage to cars and buildings. Our next chances for rain will be Thursday and Easter Sunday when Isolated Thunderstorms are in the forecast.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014 • Photos
For a second year in a row the Wild Women Weekend in Blanco has been a great success both in fun and profits, and this year the attendance was almost doubled. On Friday, April 4th, there were new events of glass fusion at Barn Vetro of Blanco, Onion Creek Kitchens of Blanco hosted a Hill Country Tour with assistance from Majesty Tours of Fredericksburg, and Wedding Oak Winery of San Saba hosted an evening wine event.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
We are pleased to announce the creation of a website dedicated to the historical archives of the 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 web page was created through the Texas Treasures grant in collaboration between our library and Johnson City Library.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
Flower Pots! All sizes, shapes, colors, and details will be the theme for Door Prizes at next week’s Blanco County Extension Education Association Annual Spring Luncheon. Each individual who has his or her name drawn will be awarded the option to make their personal selection from the various door prizes that are offered. The luncheon will be held Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Blanco First United Methodist Church, 61 Pecan Street, Blanco, Texas.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
We are all in for a treat. It is spring again and we are all looking for places that can provide Plants for our ongoing gardens, Food that is tasty but not our everyday fair and loads of Fun for all in the family. We may even find something we never thought of before that sparks our interest.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
“Soil is an amazing substance. A complex mix of minerals, air, and water, soil also teems with countless micro-organisms, and the decaying remains of once-living things. Soil is made of life and soil makes life. To the farmer, soil is where crops grow? To the engineer, soil is a foundation upon which to build.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco County WW2 Museum recently received an extensive collection of WW2 posters from the Blanco Retreat, LLC, to complement the Blanco Home Front portion of the Museum’s exhibits. The collection contains over 25 original posters that typified the American effort at swaying and informing the American people. “We’re delighted to be able to add to the story of Blanco County through this display,” said Ruth Johnson, President and CEO of the Blanco Retreat.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014 • Photos
New member of the Blanco Chamber of Commerce, Texas Casual Cottages, a division of Trendmaker Homes in Houston, Texas held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday April, 10. They would like to invite you to come out and visit their fully furnished model homes located on Ranch Road 12 between Wimberley and San Marcos. Trendmaker Homes and Texas Casual Cottages have been building homes for satisfied customers for over 45 years.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
Pedernales Electric Cooperative is inviting its members to a forum to learn more about this year’s PEC Board candidates and to give feedback on the election system referendum on the Co-op’s ballot. The forum will be held Thursday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. at PEC headquarters, 201 S. Ave. F in Johnson City. PEC will announce Board candidates April 21.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
With the 10th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival right around the corner, the Blanco Chamber and the Festival Steering Committee are hosting a Town Hall Meeting. To be held at the Byars Building, Thursday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m., the purpose of the meeting is to engage our community in the planning and execution of this year’s festival.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014 • Photos
Ada Cooley and Florine Lord don’t quite remember how they became Room Mothers of the Blanco High School Class of 1959, whether they were voted in, appointed or volunteered. However, the class knows one thing for sure, “We wanted them.” one says, and the rest agree. The class now celebrates together every year.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
The Blanco Volunteer EMS and Texans In Motion at Scott & White Healthcare will be conducting a car seat and booster inspection on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The event will be held from 11:00am to 2:00PM at the Blanco Volunteer EMS Station, 607 Chandler Street, Blanco, TX. No appointment necessary.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
On April 26, 2014 Blanco County residents will have the opportunity to dispose of their large household trash items at the Blanco County – Progressive Waste Transfer Station. The event location is at 377 Transfer Road (between Johnson City and Blanco) and trash items will be accepted from 8am until 3pm.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014 • Photos
At the April 8 regular meeting of the Blanco City Council, Kristi Walker was Sworn in as City Secretary. Her oath was taken by Mayor Chuck Homan. Kristi is a resident of Johnson City. An interview with Kristi will appear in next week’s issue. Libbey Aly with the Chamber of Commerce Tourism Bureau wanted to remind everyone about the upcoming town hall meeting about Lavender Festival to be held April 17, 6 pm in the Byars Building.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
Pliny the Elder, a Roman writer told a story of the setting of a 99-foot-tall obelisk. Over 20,000 workers were chosen to pull on the ropes to hoist the apparatus. This was a tremendous responsibility. Just one mishap could cause the obelisk to fall and destroy years of work. So to insure the engineer's best effort he ordered the engineer’s own son to be strapped to the apex of the obelisk so that his heart, as well as his head, would be fully given to the task at hand.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
Please read John 13:1-17 carefully. In these verses, Jesus literally & physically demonstrates an act of servitude to set the example for all of those who would follow Him. What we read in John 13-17 is very important, because they were Jesus’ last instructions, words and deeds on this earth - before He would die on the cross.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
We know Jesus was the perfect sacrifice for our sins, and we know we can receive His sacrifice as our very own, by believing in Him, and we can be redeemed from our sins and the very first sin of Adam and Eve, through faith in Him. But it’s not just about our redemption, because truly, it is about whether or not we love Him.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014 • Photos
Margaret “Margy” Smith Sheppard passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 after complications from a stroke. Margaret was a wonderful mother, fantastic wife of 56 years and beautiful person. Before starting a family she worked as a legal secretary in her home town of Corpus Christi, TX. She and husband, Luke, raised two sons Luke III and Walter.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
AUSTIN — President Barack Obama and former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush spoke at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library’s Civil Rights Summit, held April 8-10 in Austin. The summit marked the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s efforts culminating in Congress’ passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Johnson’s signing the bill into law on July 2, 1964. “As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, we honor the men and w ...
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School
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
Research shows that children who participate in high-quality PreK programs typically enter school more ready to learn than their peers. High quality means a PreK program that has a number of characteristics including effective teacher-student ratios, teachers with college degrees who are certified in early childhood education, and curriculum that includes learning colors, numbers, letters and reading preparation.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014 • Photos
The seventh annual Project Graduation Fishing Tournament was held at the LBJ Marina in Cotton Wood Shores on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Twenty-four, two person teams participated in this fun event to support the BHS Class of 2014, the most teams ever. Ten limits were caught, 68 fish with an average weight of 2.66 lbs.
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Sports
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014 • Photos
At Ingram on Tuesday, April 18, the Panthers took a decisive win over the Warriors, 12-2. Grant Calzoncit pitched 4 innings and picked up the win. Chase Glowka batted 2 for 2. Kyle Gray hit 1 for 2 with a home run and 2 rbi. The Panthers had 9 hits on the night. On Friday, April 11, Blanco lost a nail-bitter to the Johnson City Eagles, 3-4,.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Updated April 17, 2014 9:57 AM • Photos
The Lady Panthers softball team tallied two district wins outscoring the Ingram Lady Warriors, 15-3, on Tuesday, April 8 and defeating the Johnson City Lady Eagles, 9-1 on Friday, April 11. On the road at Ingram the Panthers needed only 5 innings to take the Warriors. Jamie McClinton smacked a single and a homerun.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014 • Photos
The District 27-AA Golf Tournament was held last Monday and Tuesday at golf courses in Lago VIsta and Comfort. The boys team finished second in the competition, and earned a Regional playoff berth in the process. It will be the fifth year in a row that Blanco has qualified for the Regional tournament. “Another great year for the BHS golf program!” said head coach Scott Balmos. “All five of our boys played well, but it has been Kyle Gray and Aaron Uballe that carried us on both days of ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014 • Photos
JV Boys Results Second Place Team - 157 Points 5th James Rodriguez - High Jump 5th Noah Wheeler - High Jump 1st James Rodriguez - Long Jump 3rd James Rodriguez - Triple Jump 1st Aaron Uballe - Pole Vault 3rd Jared Mayfield - Pole Vault 5th Jacob Robinson - Pole Vault 5th Sebastian Thomas - DIscus 2nd Ryan Ronces - Shot Put 4th Jeremy Kindla - 3200m Run 4th 4x100m Relay - Kailen Webster, Steven Flores, Dawson Albin, Aaron Uballe 1st Sebastian Thomas - 800m Run 2nd Justin Requenes ...
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Fit Tips
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
Do you want to lose weight? Or do you want to lose fat? “I want to lose weight first. Then I’ll start using weights to tone and sculpt.” These are actual words recently spoken to me by a sweet friend of mine. Let me offer some tips on this: A balanced program of strength and conditioning includes both cardiovascular and resistance exercises.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
The rule of law is one of the fundamental principles upon which a stable society is built. Unfortunately, the rule of law is oft-times ignored or misconstrued in order for one group or one philosophy to prevail over another. Things haven’t changed much in 2,000 years. Take for instance the trial, or set of trials, that sent Jesus Christ to the cross.
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Potpourri
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
Dear Readers: Just a Happy Easter to all of you from me in West Virginia! My mom is doing well at her Alzheimer's unit here, Lyle is holding down the fort (with the cats) out on River Bend in Blanco, and life goes on. Thanks to all of you who keep me informed about happenings in Blanco, especially Florine (and Harold) Lord, Leona Smylie, the ladies at Stricklands, and Kee Hudson.

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