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April 30, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014 • Photos
Blanco High School’s golf team is going to State! For the second year in a row, Blanco’s boys qualified for the State tournament by finishing third at the Region IV meet held at Quail Creek Country Club in San Marcos. Fifteen schools representing Districts 25-32 competed. “We went into the Region IV golf tournament with the eighth best score district, and came out with third place,” said golf coach Scott Balmos. “Our boys played well both days while the other teams in front of us f ...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
Early Voting for three City Council seats is now open at Blanco City Hall during their regular business hours. Election Day is May 10, and will be held in the Byars Building on the Square from 7 am to 7pm. You must have a valid photo ID in order to vote.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
State Law requires county appraisal districts to notify property owners about changes in their property’s value. On May 2, 2014, the Blanco County Appraisal District mailed 10,944 property owners letters showing their 2014 proposed appraised values. Hollis Boatright, Chief Appraiser for Blanco County, reminds property owners that the letter of appraised value is not a tax bill, so please do not pay at this time. Boatright emphasized the importance of this letter and the key information it ...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014 • Photos
Twin Sisters Dance Hall is perhaps the oldest still existing and functioning dance hall in Texas. Despite the well-known and long standing claim to that title made by Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, which dates from 1878, there is evidence that Twin Sisters is in fact eight years older. Twin Sisters is located about seven miles south of Blanco, at 6720 State Hwy.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
Dog Vaccines Rabies Vaccine: $10.00 DHPP Vaccine: $20.00 Total Cost: $30.00 Cat Vaccines Rabies Vaccine: $10.00 FVRCP/LEUK: $20.00 Total Cost: $30.00 If you choose to have the RATTLESNAKE VACCINE the cost is $25.00. If this is your animal’s first snake vaccine, your animal must have a booster in 30 days at the Blanco Veterinary Clinic. Please call the clinic at 830-833-5140 to make an appointment for your animal’s snake vaccine booster.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014 • Photos
I'm speaking with Eric Harrison, artist, who lives outside Blanco, Texas. He currently has a show hung in The Redbud Cafe, on the square in Blanco. Jim Pounds: Eric, welcome. I want to just dive in with your art and your process. Your father is also a successful artist. Did he encourage you to paint? Eric Harrison: Yes, he did.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014 • Photos
As a registered agent with New England Financial; a MetLife company, Don specializes in helping folks with all of their retirement, financial and insurance (including Home, Auto, Life and Long Term Care) needs. Serving residents of Blanco County and the outlying Hill Country area, Don brings the reputation and strength of one of the largest insurance companies in the world, MetLife, to you.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014 • Photos
Kristi Walker was sworn in as Blanco’s new City Secretary on April 8, 2014. She follows in the footsteps of 20 plus year veteran, Bobbie Mowery, and she understands those are some big shoes to fill. “There’s a big learning curve.” said Walker. With an election coming up May 10, Walker told us she hasn’t had much experience with the political aspect of the job, but the City has contracted with Mowery to come in and train Walker on that and other aspects.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014 • Photos
Did you see all of the canoes on the Blanco River this past Saturday? Things were really skimming along! There were Boy Scouts everywhere. Blanco Boy Scouts Troop 497 is reviving the Canoe Races that started in 1970 and were held until the early 1980s. The intent is to have this as a yearly event. There were Troops entered in the Races from San Marcos, Fredericksburg, Lockhart, Hutto, and, of course, Blanco.
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
A friend of mine acquired a beautiful German Shepherd, he wanted to make sure that his dog wouldn't stray from his large yard, so he installed an "invisible fence" around his property. He buried an electrical wire a few inches deep under the soil, which was connected to a small box that sent out a signal to a receiver in the dog's collar.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
Covenant; the sealed contract where God pledges His resources towards our prosperity. Genesis 12:1-3 “Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be bl ...
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
I encourage you to read Acts 20:24-32 carefully. Verse 32 says, “And now, brethren, I commend (commit, entrust) you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up (edify), and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.” Paul would never see the Ephesians again.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted June 4, 2014 • Photos
Anna Mae Stewart, 83, passed away Saturday April 19th, 2014 at her home in Willis, Texas surrounded by her family. Anna Mae was born on May 31, 1930 in Voca, Texas to Jess and Minnie Boggs. She graduated from Brady High School in 1948 and attended Business School in San Angelo, Texas.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted June 4, 2014 • Photos
Aaron Biedler Posey passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the age of 93. Born in Comal County April 3, 1921, to Ed and Nora Posey, he was raised in San Marcos where he received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Southwest Texas State Teachers College. Aaron enlisted in the Air Force immediately after Pearl Harbor and the U.S.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted June 4, 2014 • Photos
Marjorie Faye Jones Armke, 85 passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. Visitation will be Sunday April 27th at Crofts – Crow Funeral Home in Blanco from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Graveside services will be held on Monday April 28th in the McKinney Cemetery at 11:00 AM. Marjorie was born on March 27, 1929 to John C.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted June 4, 2014 • Photos
Claron West Cage passed away at home in the company of his family on April 21, 2014. Claron was preceded in death by his parents, Rueben McRae Cage and Stella West Cage, and brother, Rueben Wyatt Cage. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Doris, son Claron Lee (Barbara), daughters Cindy Cage Waggoner, Irene Cage (Ren), and Fern Hardy (Randy).
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
AUSTIN — When a temperamental river with mud banks and sand bars defines the border between two states or two countries, there’s a natural potential for conflict between humans on both sides of it. And so, a 140-acre plot of land along the Red River border between Texas and Oklahoma became a growing news topic last week.
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Sports
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
The Panther baseball team won their final home game of the season beating the Lago Vista Vikings, 4-3, on Thursday, April 24. Kyle Gray pitched in relief of Josh McCaslin and shut down the Vikings going 5 innings, striking out 5 and giving up 2 hits and no walks. McCaslin batted 2 for 3.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco softball team defeated the Luling Lady Eagles, 12-2, in a 5 inning run-rule game on Thursday, April 24 to claim the Bi-District title. Lead-off batter, Abbie Culton, got the team started with a triple in the first inning, and smacked another another triple in the 2nd inning. Culton scored 3 rbi and 2 runs.
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Fit Tips
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
An interesting oxymoronic truth in training is this: in order to succeed, you must fail. (In some exercises, such as the inverted row, in order to increase the intensity, you actually lower the bar, as opposed to raising it.) Without taking muscles to failure, development is retarded. The idea that one must explore failure limits in order find success seems counterintuitive, especially to some of my clients who are professionally geared toward success.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
If you are curious about the night sky, you will want to be in Blanco State Park on Friday evening, May 2, where amateur astronomers will be available to guide you using their large telescopes. Each telescope will be trained on a different planet, star, or galaxy. The program begins at the Pavilion at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
I was proud of the fact that I lived closer to the school than any other kid in the neighborhood. Between my house and Franklin D. Roosevelt Elementary School were a vacant lot, a run-down old house, and the feed store. Behind the feed store were a hay barn and a building that was used to process eggs.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
In attending a recent Real Estate Regional Meeting for Texas, the REALTORS® announced what Trends they are seeing in the Construction world. Here are a few of them to watch for or consider; Electric sockets to accommodate all the electronic devices, walk in showers with no doors, free standing bath tubs, multi-generation living to include elderly parents or children returning home, down sizing, and the color of Cobalt blue appliances.