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June 18, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014 • Photos
Though a blustery storm on Thursday night threatened to sweep away those set up for Friday’s opening of the 10th Annual Lavender Festival, everything was set to rights by Noon on June 12. This year marks the first year for overflow parking at Yett Park, which was packed with visitor’s vehicles, and a free shuttle to the Festival.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014 • Photos
The regular meeting of the governing body of Blanco on June 10 was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, following the precedent set recently by Blanco County Commissioners. Newly re-elected council members Bobby McClung, Martin Sauceda, and Al Turner were sworn in by Mayor Chuck Homan. In the Public Comments section of the meeting, resident Wayne Gosnell reminded council members of the ongoing public education campaign to keep the night skies free of light pollution, citing the recent recogni ...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
Blanco ISD’s School Board Meeting on June 9 began with the election of new officers. Matt Herndon will stay in his position of President. Kirk Felps was elected to take over the position of Vice President. Bernie San Miguel was elected to the position of Secretary. Transportation Director John Moore gave a short update and report on the ISD’s fleet.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
The family of Joe Elley aka Papa Joe would like to Thank the staff of Live Oak Medical for the excellent care that they have provide for our father and grandfather. The love and attention that he received was always beyond measure. Thank you to the nurses at CIMA Hospice for the direct care that you gave to him and compassion you gave to us.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014 • Photos
We need volunteers! Do you have free time on your hands? Do you want to get to know your neighbors? Then signup to be a volunteer at the Blanco Library! We have many opportunities available. Stop by the library this Volunteer Signup Week to learn more! Hey Kids! Join us for our Fizz, Boom, Read Summer Reading program!
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014 • Photos
Fourteen boys and girls from Blanco Cub Scout Pack 497 and Frontier Girls Troop 246 attended Scout Day Camp June 10-13 in Stonewall, at the LBJ State Park. The theme this year was Gizmos, Gadgets, and Goo. Scouts made Gak by combining Borax and white glue, did experiments with Mentos and soda, and learned about the properties of dry ice.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014 • Photos
Blanco Girl Scout Troop 2104 worked hard during cookie season this year. Through their hard work and donations made by community members the girls were able to donate cookies to our local Blanco Volunteers and Heroes. The troop was able to donate cookies to Blanco Police Department, EMS, Fire Department, and Blanco State Park Rangers.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014 • Photos
The scouts were honored to participate in the Flag ceremony in the Blanco Car Show on May 17th. We had 7 scouts there to present the colors, Joaquin led the troop through the ceremony while Grady, Wes, Morgan and Alex presented the colors. Pledge of Allegiance to the US flag and the Texas flag were both recited.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
The Good Samaritan Center on Pecan St. is a well known and necessary component of the Blanco community. The Center provides services for those in need and those shopping for a bargain. It is surprising how many “Sunday” outfits are purchased at the thrift store! Many local children’s school wardrobes are the result of frugal shopping by thrifty mothers.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
Proverbs 8:12-21 “I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me. Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold, and my yield than choice silver. I walk in the way of righteousness, in the paths of justice, granting an inheritance to those who love me, and filling their treasuries.” I’ve been trying to help someone see that God has riches in store for us, and bounteous blessings and provisions for us, w ...
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
“I killed a man.” These were the words spoken on a video on YouTube released on September 3, 2013. As of September 13, the video has been viewed over 2 million times. Matthew Cordle, a 22-year-old man, is the one who made the confession on the video. In the 3 ½ minute video, Cordle details what happened on June 22, 2013, when he says that after drinking heavily, he got in his truck, blacked out, ended up driving the wrong way on an interstate, and crashed into a vehicle driven by a 61-year ...
, agf-blanco.com
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
Acts 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 examined how grace provokes spiritual labor. We saw that: 1.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
Nancy C. Thorp, 70 of Blanco and formerly of Austin, Texas passed away on Tuesday June 10, 2014. Visitation was held Sunday June 15, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Crofts – Crow Funeral Home, 911 Mesquite St., Blanco, Texas with funeral services on Monday June 16, 2014 at Crofts – Crow Funeral Chapel at 10:00 AM.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
Zander Easton Torre was born June 11, 2014 at 2:17am and passed away at 5:48am at Brooks Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas. Zander is survived by his parents PFC Torre, William and Kathryn of Canyon Lake, grandparents Willie and Renee Torre and aunts Andrea and Emily Torre of Blanco, grandparents Terrance and Deanni Riggs and Uncle Colton Riggs of Canyon Lake.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
Stephen Hollis Clark was born August 8, 1932 in Houston, Texas and returned to his creator on June 3, 2014 with his wife of 51 years at his side in his home in Garland, Texas Stephen is preceded in death by his parents, Hollis W. and Evelyn Floy Butts Clark and brother William Scott Clark.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
June 21, 2014 is almost here! Did you know that June 21st has been identified as the longest day of the year?! Many children during this time of year are spending these long summer days happily swimming in a pool or camping with their loved ones, but summer is not always so happy for children in the foster care system.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
AUSTIN — On June 12, the state Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations met in Pasadena, Texas, to get input from military veterans in the wake of the records falsification scandal at U.S. Veterans Affairs-run facilities. Also on June 12, Gov. Rick Perry recommended that slow service at VA facilities be remedied by allowing veterans to get health care needs met at non-VA facilities.
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School
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco Elementary School Accelerated Reading (AR) Millionaires celebrated their reading achievement with lunch at Oak Creek Café and a showing of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in the elementary library. Each of these students read at least one million words in the Accelerated Reading program during the 2013-2014 school year.
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Sports
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014 • Photos
Reagan Rogers, Outside Hitter from Blanco High School and Austin Performance Volleyball, has made a verbal commitment to play volleyball for Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Reagan made her decision and accepted the scholarship offer on April 18th, and is excited about joining the Demon volleyball team in the Fall of 2015. She will sign her letter of intent during the early signing period on November 19th. Northwestern State University is a member of the Division 1 S ...
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Fit Tips
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
I had the happy occasion to spend time with a woman last evening who was a vibrant and very colorful personality. One of the many attention grabbing things she said to me was this: “It’s none of my business what you think of me.” I had to laugh at that.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
I was just minding my own business watching my two boys, Derek and Shane, play in a church-league softball game when the behind-the-plate umpire split the seam out of his pants. “Hey, Mac!” he hollered. “Take over for me while I change my britches.” With that, he was off. The opposing team was ahead by one run in the bottom of the seventh and last inning.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
Wow! We sure have a full issue this week! I wasn’t planning on writing a column but I’ve found a little space so I thought I would give a shout-out to the people who, in my opinion, have one of the toughest jobs out there. Hey Customer Service Job oriented folks!
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
It’s not just people that get facelifts, homes can get them too. Your home might need some touch ups inside and out. Along with regular maintenance, there are things you can do to add curb appeal and a bit of change inside and out. Sometimes we just get tired of looking at the same thing.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
One of the first steps to selling your home is deciding how much to ask for it. Several factors influence pricing a home … some you can control, and some you can’t. A Texas Realtor can help you decide on the best price based on the condition of the home and what comparable homes in the area have recently sold for—be prepared in case the amount isn’t what you had in mind.

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