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April 23, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014 • Photos
The Alumni Baseball Games and Homerun Derby was held Saturday, April 19.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014 • Photos
The April meeting of the Blanco Independent School District’s Board of Trustees began with the Spotlights on Students and Personnel. The Student Spotlight was presented by Middle School Principal Keitha St. Clair. She announced nine students that have recently broken BMS track records. “These kids have been phenomenal this year. It seems like every track meet… they break another record.” The events each student set a record in are: Will Granberg- 200 meter dash, Carly Haack- 4x100 rela ...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
The Event will be held April 26th, 8:00am-3:00pm. What to bring Household tire collection & disposal for a fee. Lead-acid batteries. Rechargeable batteries. Large household trash items: Construction debris, carpet, appliances, including refrigerators, stoves, freezers, microwaves, dishwasher, water heaters. Scrap steel & metal. What not to bring Dioxins. Containers larger than 5 gallons. Explosives. Medical & Pharmaceutical items. Compressed gas cylinders (aerosols & camp stove prop ...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014 • Photos
Reva Mobley wishes to announce the birth of her newest great granddaughter, Emmy Jean Cicero, born on February 18, 2014. Her proud parents are Deidre and Jeremy Cicero. Grandparents Andy and Linda Krock, Paul and Jan Cicero and Renee and Ray Blue, and Great Grandparents are Reva Mobley/McIntosh and Herb McIntosh.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
Blanco County Aggie Moms will host their annual Garage Sale on Saturday, April 26th. The Sale is set for 8 am – 2 pm at First Baptist Church of Johnson City, 102 North Avenue Q, Johnson City, Texas, 78636. The sale is a large multi-family one, and items include appliances (including large and small TVs), furniture (including but not limited to couches, curio cabinets, bookshelves, bar stools), home décor, accessories, clothing and shoes, jewelry, kids’ items, athletic equipment, bedding, k ...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014 • Photos
Dear Friends, I would like to say thank you to the ladies who attended our April meeting. We had a delightful program presented by Erin Rice-Oyler ‘s Blanco Ballet and Creative Dance class. The applause the girls received was elating! Thank you also to our hostesses Andree Barnes, Shirley Beck, Carolyn Boydston, Rhonda Norville, and Pat Rogers for the Easter inspired décor and spread.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014 • Photos
Have you noticed the improvements at Yett Park? There is an attractive and safe series of steps outside the restrooms by the rodeo grounds. The new steps are an Eagle Scout Project that was recently planned and executed by Life Scout Kendall Hartmann as he works towards earning his Eagle Scout Rank.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
The 4th Annual Bands 4 Band Music Festival will be held this Saturday, April 26 at Yett Memorial Park from 12:00 Noon until 11 p.m. Admission to the festival is $20.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. This year, the festival will feature local favorites Zydeco Blanco, Bobby Mack, Devil’s Hollow, Allen Ray Wallace, Jim Raby Band and The Hair Farmers (featuring Blanco Panther Band alums Tucker McClung and Clifford Benson).
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
Early on Saturday morning of April 12, over 100 volunteers began preparing for the 15th annual "Don't Mess with Texas and Keep Blanco Beautiful Trash Off" and 8th annual "River Cleanup". By 9:30 am you could see young and old in bright neon yellow KBB shirts all around the city of Blanco and on the river in kyaks and canoes with black bags picking up trash.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014 • Photos
Early on Saturday morning of April 12, over 100 volunteers began preparing for the 15th annual "Don't Mess with Texas and Keep Blanco Beautiful Trash Off" and 8th annual "River Cleanup". By 9:30 am you could see young and old in bright neon yellow KBB shirts all around the city of Blanco and on the river in kyaks and canoes with black bags picking up trash.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
Our Photo Contest for the 2015 calendar is starting now and the winner gets a FREE Kindle! Submit your pictures of what you think make Blanco unique or a moment in time that you have captured in our wonderful Hill County City or surrounding areas. Contest Rules: -This contest is for Blanco County Residents ONLY -Photos need to be at least 12” x 14” at a resolution of 300 dpi -Photos must be your own pictures -Photos need to be full color, no black and white or sepia -Professional and ...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
Blanco County Commissioners Court conducted a Special meeting of the Commissioners Court on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse located in Johnson City, Texas. All four County Commissioners and Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie attended the Special meeting. Judge Guthrie called the Special meeting to order and the Commissioners Court recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
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Features
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
A new roof is a major investment and it has to protect you all the time and must withstand Texas' extreme weather. Is your roof failing or it needs to be replaced? Yes, what do we do now? Most roofs in Blanco’s Historic District are corrugated metal roofing and they have been around for hundreds of years.
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
A husband snuck up the stairs quietly one evening as his wife was sleeping. He looked in the bathroom mirror and bandaged the bumps and bruises he’d received in a bar room fight earlier that night. He doctored himself up, then proceeded to climb into bed, smiling at the thought that he’d pulled one over on his wife.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
Psalm 32:1-2 “1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.” How many of us have been riddled with guilt from sin, and when we finally went to confession or prayed directly to God in Jesus’ name, and asked Him to forgive us, have felt the weight of all those sins be lifted from us and received the joy of a new lease on life again!
, abundantgracefellowship-blanco.com
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
2Co 13:4 says "For though He was crucified through weakness, yet He liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you." The world’s definition of weakness is often the opposite of God’s definition.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014 • Photos
Forrest Thomas Jones came into this world on March 30, 1994 and went home to our Lord April 18,2014 after suddenly collapsing at work. At an early age Forrest was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect which caused him to not be able to participate in sports, which he loved to play.
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Opinion
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
Dear Editor, A very depressing day indeed to see money spent on massive metal iron gates and padlocks to keep people out of the park. I look over and see a small child in her Easter Bonnet and basket peering through that gate with it's fresh padlock and expensive painted sign "BLANCO STATE PARK", What is wrong with us to lock our park on Easter Day??? To think that is what "NEEDED"
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
Dear Editor, The Blanco River has been described as the defining element in some of the Texas Hill Country's most beautiful scenery. It also lies in the path of major development. The river's flow has been diminished in recent years by drought and our increasing demand for water. My next book will explore the Blanco River and the issues that face it.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
The fourth annual Wings Over the Hills Nature Festival will take flight on April 25, 26, and 27 at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park in Fredericksburg, Texas as nature lovers converge to enjoy the great diversity of wildlife found in the Texas Hill Country. In addition to the featured Hill Country’s natural fliers, birds, bats, butterflies, moths and dragonflies, this year’s festival will also include programs on snakes and spiders.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry on April 16 granted a request by the city of West for an additional $4.8 million in disaster grant assistance for recovery efforts in the West fertilizer plant explosion that occurred April 17, 2013. Fifteen people were killed in the explosion, more than 160 were injured and more than 150 buildings were reported damaged or destroyed in the town of about 2,800 people, 20 miles north of Waco.
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School
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014 • Photos
The following students were selected by their classroom teachers at Blanco Elementary as the student in their class who most exemplifies the trait of Fairness. A person who is fair, plays by the rules. They take turns and share. They are open minded and listen to others. They do not take advantage of others and don’t blame others carelessly. Congratulations to these students!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco FFA Entomology and Livestock Teams recently competed at the Texas State University Career Development Events in San Marcos and New Braunfels. Overall, more than 200 schools and 2,000 contestants participated in this year’s event. In the entomology division, Blanco would take home top honors placing 1st overall out of 27 schools.
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Sports
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
The Blanco baseball team traveled to Comfort to tangle with the Bobcats on Thursday, April 17. The Panthers were looking to avenge their 4-5 loss to the Bobcats earlier in district play. Blanco was able to do just that with a low scoring, 2-0, win. Josh McCaslin pitched 5 strong innings, striking out 7, allowing only 1 hit and no walks.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
Results are from the Area Meet at Floresville on Wednesday, April 16. Girls 3rd Place Team - 72 Points 1st Bret Leigh Nance - 800m Run 2:22.20 2nd Meaghen Seales - 800m Run 2:22.34 3rd Shayna Srackangast - 200m Dash 27.17 2nd Bret Leigh Nance - 1600m Run 5:41.23 3rd Meaghen Seales - 1600m Run 5:41.29 2nd Charlsey Smith - Long Jump 17’ 2.5” 4th - 4x100 Relay - 51.97 Lexee Jenkins, Gracie Edmondson, Charlsey Smith, Shayna Srackangast 3rd - 4x200 Relay - 1:50.66 Lexee Jenkins, Gra ...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
By Diana Schwind With an 18-1 win over the Comfort Deer last Thursday, April 15, the Lady Panthers softball team posted a 7-1 district record to tie with the Johnson City Lady Eagles as Co-District Champions. Against Comfort, the Panthers used 12 hits and 4 walks to score 18 runs. Payton Savarino busted 2 doubles for 5 rbi.
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Fit Tips
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
At one of my recent boot camps, a participant described the way she looked in a picture from before her weight loss as ‘gross.’ I empathized. I remember feeling unhappy and out of control because of the shape of my body. I still struggle with that. My client’s self-description reminded me of a conversation I’d recently had with two of my four daughters.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
As a youth I loved to hear the sermons and stories of Elder Hugh B. Brown. He has long since passed on, but one particular story that he told has stayed with me these many years. Perhaps I remember it because it has had relevance to me in my life.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
I am no Housewife. Yes I work a full time job and I’m a full time mom as well. I know there are many ladies out there that do both of those jobs, and keep the house clean. Maybe not spotless, no one’s perfect, but “well-kept”. I am not one of those ladies.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
Paragon Builders articles are back. We had a great year thanks to you all. Drawing plans, remodels, and new homes kept us busy and we just needed a break. But we are back and ready to work and write. This article is close to my heart. Is your home set up for a caregiver, or do you need to remodel or build for a caregiver?
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
At some point during your homebuying process, the topic of title insurance is likely to come up. Like most types of insurance, title insurance is better to have and not use than need it and not have it available. But what is it, why do you need it, and how does it work? What is title insurance? Title insurance is a specialized insurance policy that protects you and your mortgage lender against mistakes made in a title search.