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May 28, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014
In a press release issued by Blanco ISD on May 26, 2014, school officials issued a formal statement regarding an alleged End of Course exam testing violation. According to the press release, “The allegation [reported on Wednesday, May 21] was that students were provided with some answers to the US History End of Course test before the test’s May 9 administration.” The next day, Blanco ISD received notification from TEA officials that they suspected that a testing violation did indeed o ...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014
The May 19th regular meeting of the South Blanco County ESD #2 began with a clarification to last month’s minutes. It was declared that all Fire Department funds kept in Blanco National Bank are tax dollars and that all funds in Cattleman’s (Lone Star) Bank are donation monies or revenue from fundraisers.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014
Blanco County Commissioners Court held a Special meeting on Tuesday May 27, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. The meeting was held in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City, Texas. Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie and all County Commissioners except Blanco County Commissioner Paul Granberg attended the Special meeting.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014 • Photos
On Tuesday May 27, an Honorary Commitment Ceremony was held in the Blanco High School Library for Donald Boumans and John Hodge. Boumans will be joining the Army, and Hodge will be joining the Coast Guard.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014 • Photos
Two residents of Blanco – Suzanne Adkinson and Steve Scheffe – were among the 21 men and women who graduated last week from the 12-week Master Naturalist course of study offered this past spring by the Highland Lakes Master Naturalist Chapter. Scheffe, who also spends time in Austin, earned a special designation – Certified Master Naturalist – for completing 40 hours of Volunteer Service and eight hours of Advanced Training during the year.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014
Dr. Scott Jurica, DC, born in Austin and raised in south Texas, grew up around natural and holistic medicine his entire life. His parents made his baby food from organically grown food from their garden. As a child, he witnessed his cousin, Dr. Logan Cox, do amazing things on his patients and knew he had the same passion to heal and help people get healthy naturally. Dr.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014 • Photos
On Friday, May 24, 2014, the Old 300 Bar-B-Q received the Blanco Chamber of Commerce’s Night Sky-Friendly Business Certificate of Merit. Chamber Executive Director Libby Aly presented the certificate to Mike Betzer, owner of the Old 300, on behalf of Curtis Knutson, Chamber President. Mike and his wife, Sue, are intent on ensuring that the Old 300, situated at 4th and Pecan Streets on the corner of Blanco’s Historic Square, blends into the overall milieu of historic Blanco.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014
Michael Jordan, perhaps the greatest basketball player to ever play the game, returned to his alma mater, the University of North Carolina, to watch a ball game. Arriving at the gymnasium with a friend, they noticed that the parking lot was full. The friend suggested that Jordan park his car in an empty spot reserved for those with handicaps.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014
Act 20:32 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. Last week we talked about six reasons why a Believer should not live in sin, and how Biblical grace delivers from sin.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014
“10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee. 11 Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: 12 Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; 13 And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; 1 ...
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Opinion
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014
To the Editor Blanco County News : Subject: Bridge over Middle Creek just below Franklin and Middle Creek ranches. It is my privilege to address you on the subject of the proposed bridge over Middle Creek. First of all, I am a founding member of Middle Creek Ranch (1983), so have almost 30 years of experience driving through this creek over the current low water crossing.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014
AUSTIN — Early voting ended May 23 and Tuesday, May 27, was state primary election runoff day. Voting records available to the public at the Office of the Secretary of State show that turnout is historically low for mid-term primaries and even lower for primary runoff elections. But what’s different about this set of runoffs — and something that should stimulate voter turnout — were the powerful offices at stake. Tops in that regard was the race for lieutenant governor, the state’s ...
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School
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014 • Photos
Blanco High School’s Theatrical Design team had a very strong showing at the State Competition last Wednesday. Unlike other competitive events, the UIL does not separate the conferences for the Theatrical Design Contest. BHS’s team competed against all conferences 1A-5A. Team members include Juniors Celia Kasberg and Talon Cain, and Freshmen Hannah Hulbert and Riley Watt. “To us, it really feels like a State Championship!” said sponsor Amy Arlitt.
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Fit Tips
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014
Not long ago I was taking my favorite dirt road run from my house, near Real Ale Brewery, down toward the square. From somewhere, I detected the sweet, very distinct fragrance of honeysuckle carried on the warm breeze blowing from the south, up the lane toward me. About 10 minutes later, rounding the corner at Live Oak and 6th, I saw the honeysuckle, blooming, growing along the fence to my left; beautiful, the scent heavy in the air.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014
Eight dollars a month was the salary paid to the young men who built many of the outstanding buildings and structures currently in existence in Blanco State Park, including the pavilion, picnic tables, stone dams, and the low-water crossing. Their work in the park was completed 80 years ago this month, and although their salary seems paltry by our standards, these men may have felt lucky to have any job at all.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014
I started the eighth grade in Monterrey, Mexico. My brother Jay was in the third grade and Dale was in the second grade. Our school was located downtown near La Purisima Catholic Church which was a local landmark. Our home was located in the suburb of Colonia Vista Hermosa, some distance away.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014
Are you undecided on whether to buy a home that needs a lot of work or build a new home? As a realtor,, I see this situation all the time. There are so many questions and factors to consider. Here is a high level idea. There is so much more that goes into this kind of decision process.