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May 14, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014
The three incumbents, Martin Sauceda, Robert "Bobby Mack" McClung, and Al Turner, were able to keep their seats on the City Council. A total of 46 voters participated in the election, and were allowed to vote for multiple candidates. Unofficial Voting results were as follows: Martin Sauceda: 30 Votes Robert "Bobby Mack"
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014
Blanco County Commissioners held a Regular meeting on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The Commissioners Court met in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse located in Johnson City, Texas. Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie and three County Commissioners were present. The Regular meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014 • Photos
Girl Scout Cadettes and 5th Grade Juniors from Blanco Troop 2104 recently spent an afternoon working hard at the Blanco Elementary Campus. The girls planted two trees on the campus to help improve their community.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014 • Photos
On Friday, May 9, at the Mike Myers Stadium in Austin, Meaghen Seales took 3rd place in the 800 Meter Run with a time of 2:17.97. 4. Bret Leigh Nance took 4th with a time of 2:18.12. 5. Both times were faster than the Blanco High School record.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014 • Photos
Blanco High School UIL Academic Team members successfully defended their title as Region IV Champions, edging out district rival Lago Vista last Friday and Saturday at Texas State University. Eleven students qualified for the state meet as BHS claimed three team championships and scored points in 10 different events. The meet turned quickly into a three-school show.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014 • Photos
Blanco County’s wheelchair ramp builders launched another free one this week, even working in the rain to get it done. The Texas Ramp Project provided the materials and local volunteers provided the labor on behalf of a disabled vet in south Blanco County.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014 • Photos
Elizabeth Dechert Sorrell of Blanco welcomes her third Great, Great Granddaughter, Kinley Lynn, daughter of Curtis and Sarah Bohuslav of Austin. Kinley was born Easter Sunday Morning. Standing left to right are; Grandmother Karen Huddleston holding Kinley, Great Grandmother Mary Frances Meier of Hye, and Sarah Bohuslav. Great Great Grandmother Elizabeth Dechert Sorrel is seated.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Updated May 19, 2014 12:30 PM
Dear Western Lovers, We are happy to announce a special collection just for you! In our large conference room, we have assembled a selection of Rebecca Howerton’s personal Western collection. Thanks to a generous donation from her daughter, Renee Howerton, this collection is beautifully on display and available for check out.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014 • Photos
Blanco State Park was a beehive of activity on Friday, May 9, when more than 80 third graders from Blanco Elementary School descended upon the park for the 5th annual Kids Day Out Program. Although the weather forecast was for the possibility of rain, the day started out warm, calm and humid.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014
As you’re looking forward to the summer ahead with picnics, swimming, horse back riding or just soaking up some sun., Memorial Highway Post 352 of the American Legion would like to invite you to their 2nd Annual Memorial Day Fajita fundraiser. We hope you will stop by and enjoy a great Fajita Dinner after church; we will have our smoker on the north side of the court house May 25, 2014 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014 • Photos
The class of 1954 met at the Canyon Lake cabin of Merle Sewick, Saturday, May 10, with eleven of the original twenty-three members present. Joyce Page Torney and Merle Bonnet Sewick had prepared an exceptional meal and the setting was ideal. As always, many memories were shared with many laughs and some sadness.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014 • Photos
Alexandria Penshorn, a 2014 graduate of Blanco, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Jennings Anderson Ford and Ford Motor Company. Alexandria plans to study Computer Systems in Agriculture at Tarleton State College. Jennings Anderson Ford has sponsored the scholarship program for the last thirteen years and is proud to be involved in helping students reach their education goals. The Built Ford Tough Trucks / FFA Scholarship Program is designed to recognize FFA members’ talents and acco ...
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014
Acts 20:32 “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.” This week we will continue our series on the word of God’s grace. Last week we covered the fact that: God’s grace is abundant; That His throne is a throne of grace; That Jesus brought God’s grace to us; that it is available to all; And that only the humble are able to receive it.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014
Consider that you are opening up this letter from Paul, who is speaking to the saints at Colosse; but imagine if you were living at that time, and he is writing this to you. Colossians 1:1-29 “1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, 2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, prayin ...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014 • Photos
Edith “Ann” Braly Jones went to be with the Lord, family and friends on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the age of 78. She was born in Brady, Texas on February 3, 1936 to Sam and Sybil Braly. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Carlton Forrest Jones “P-Nut” and grandson, Forrest Thomas Jones. Ann is survived by her sisters, Ura Mae Pearce and Landa Jim Arthur and her daughter, Carla Hamilton (Donnie), son Forrest “Toker” Jones, daughters Penny Jones (Albert), Landa Lassbe ...
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Opinion
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014
American Legion Memorial Highway Post 352 is grateful to our Blanco County supporters in our endeavor to save our Post. Although we must move from our current home, we are excited about our future. Your support will not be forgotten. We are now in the process of finding a new Post 352 home.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014
AUSTIN — Governmental bodies’ right to begin meetings with a prayer — so long as the prayer does not favor a particular religious denomination — was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision rendered May 5. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott reacted to the decision in Town of Greece, New York v.
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School
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014
Blanco I.S.D. will conduct our annual physical screening for the 2014-2015 school year on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. All students that will be in 7th-12th grade that will be in athletics are required to have an annual physical screening before participating in athletics. Any student participating in athletics will have 2 weeks from the first day of the school year to present a completed physical examination form.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014 • Photos
The sixth grade band competed at the Lytle Band Festival on Thursday, May 1. The band received Division One Superior ratings from all three judges. The band’s musical selections included Homework Blues, Buglers Dream, and Beethoven’s 9th. “Way to go sixth grade band!,” said Band Director Brian Hecimovich.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014 • Photos
High School counselor Michele Skillman, who lost her battle with cancer at the beginning of the school year, was remembered in a memorial ceremony conducted in front of Blanco High School on the morning of May7, her birthday. High School principal Dr. Dustin Barton welcomed those in attendance, which included Mrs.
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Fit Tips
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014
I received an email from a reader asking how I did it. How did I begin to lose weight? The answer is between the lines of lyrics George Strait crooned in 2006 “(She) drove down to the beach he always said was too far. Sand sure felt good between her toes...she let herself go…” Too many of us let ourselves go in the wrong direction.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014
In 1957 Mexico was in the midst of an unprecedented drought. People were being forced to flee their unproductive farms to seek almost non-existent jobs in the towns and cities. At the same time, membership in the LDS Church was increasing dramatically. Meetinghouses were in short supply and, in most places in Mexico, members met in rented halls—most of which were woefully inadequate with bare light bulbs hanging from ceilings, peeling paint, uncomfortable slat benches, strained sanitary facil ...
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014
It’s never too late to add a Wine Cellar to your home. We were recently at a friend’s home and they decided to turn a room into a wine bar. This included changing a closet to be the new wine cellar. We’ve built wine cellars in new homes, but just thought I would let you know you still can have one if you have room in your current home or want to convert a closet.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014
You may be tempted to determine your property’s value by using real estate websites. While these can be fun to look at, here’s what you should consider before your base your sales price on what a website tells you. The information is usually incomplete and inaccurate There are several houses in my neighborhood on these sites with blank fields—no bedrooms listed, no mention of roof type, etc.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014
Yoga has many health benefits from helping with stress reduction to weight loss. Today we will look at how yoga helps with prevention and even reversal of osteopenia and osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by weak and thinning bones. According to a study done by Loren Fishman, MD and co-author of “Yoga and Osteoporosis”, both men and women are subject to osteoporosis.