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June 25, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
Blanco County Commissioners held a Special meeting on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. All four County Commissioners and County Judge Bill Guthrie were present. The meeting was held in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City, Blanco County, Texas. After Judge Guthrie called the meeting to order Blanco County Commissioner John Wood led the Court in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014 • Photos
Pedernales Electric Cooperative welcomed almost 700 attendees at its annual meeting Saturday, June 21, in Cedar Park. The meeting is PEC’s largest annual event and brought together PEC members to participate in the Co-op’s election, to learn more about their Cooperative and to speak with the Board of Directors and Co-op staff. PEC members who hadn’t already participated in the Co-op’s election by voting early online or by mail had one final opportunity at the annual meeting to vote on ...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014 • Photos
Hurry up! There are only two weeks left to enter our photo contest to win a Kindle! Here are the 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 amateur photographers are welcome -No photos will be accepted that have won other contests -If you won our photo contest in the past, you cannot win again, b ...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014 • Photos
An Eagle Review Board was held Thursday May 19, 2014 at Blanco United Methodist Church for Kendall Hartmann. Sitting on the Review Board were Keith McClellan, Amanda Raczkowski, Rev. Bill Mosley, and Dr. Doug Becker. The Eagle Board was convened to determine the Scout’s attitude toward and acceptance of Scouting’s ideals, to make sure that good standards of performance have been met in all phases of his life and to be sure the Scout recognizes and understands the value of Scouting in his h ...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
The Blanco Youth Football League (BYFL) has joined the NFL Youth Development Program USA Football. This is going to be an outstanding change for the kids in this community and the direction of our youth program. Coaches are in the process of taking mandatory level one coaching certifications through USA Football.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014 • Photos
A Hunger Games inspired lock-in for 5th to 8th Graders was held on Friday, June 13th. Karla Riley, Trinity’s 5th – 8th grade Sunday School teacher, came up with the idea for this lock-in to teach her students about how hunger is used to manipulate populations around the world. Based on the book trilogy by Suzanne Collins, ten “Tributes” registered for this overnight experience.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
From Libbey Aly, Executive Director and Curtis Knutson, President, Board of Directors The 10th Annual Lavender Festival is complete and the Blanco Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau and the Lavender Festival Steering Committee would like to say Thank You! Thank you to all of the supportive community members who volunteered at the festival.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
The third annual Children’s Art Festival, Strings and Things, is this Saturday, June 28 at the Uptown Ballroom and Courtyard from 9am-12:30pm for kids ages 6-12. This free event presents opportunities for students to express themselves in music, dance, art, and drama The music segment will include a hands on demonstration with the students and a short concert by Elaine Barber, principal harpist for the Austin Symphony and featured soloist across the US.
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Features
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
While I can’t tell anyone to take or not to take medications, I can discuss the research and natural approaches. Here’s some data for you…from the Journal of Rheumatology Annually more than 70 million prescriptions are written and more than 30 billion sold OTC in the US 13 million people in the US use NSAIDs regularly. The estimated number of annual hospitalizations in the US for serious gastrointestinal complications is at least 103,000 with direct costs exceeding $2 billion. There ...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
Statistics from the National Weather Service report total property damage from weather events in 2013 at $8.8 billion, down from $32.8 billion in 2012 and $20 billion in 2011. July brought the most weather—related deaths for the past two years with 103 in 2013 and 156 in 2012, mostly related to tornadoes and extreme heat.
, agf-blanco.com
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
Read John 8:3-11. In Verse 11 Jesus says, “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” We all want mercy, compassion , kindness, & forgiveness; but so often we fail to give the measure we want in return. But we see that Jesus gave it, He still gives it today.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
Proverbs 18:6-8 “6 A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. 7 A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. 8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.” Have you ever been told something about someone that you can’t get out of your mind?
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014 • Photos
Bob Hacker, 72, Spring Branch, TX, passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at University Hospital, San Antonio, TX. Funeral services will be held 9:00 a.m., Friday, June 27 at Porter Loring Mortuary North, 2102 N. Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78232. Burial will follow at Ft. Sam Houston. Bob was born in Centralia, WA to Ruth (Fadness) and Edmund Hacker on April 3, 1942.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
James “Jim” Hamilton Fisher, 63, passed away June 19, 2014. He was born March 13, 1951 in San Antonio, Texas to J.P. Fisher, Jr. and Virginia Doris Fisher. Jim and his father owned and operated the Yellow and Checker Cab Companies in San Antonio, Texas, and in Corpus Christi, Texas. They worked together, side by side, for 29 years.
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Opinion
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
Ok Paul, I think you got the messages from your constituents that we do not want you to spend $800,000 on a bridge to nowhere, like Sarah Palin did in Alaska, so to speak. Remember even if you get federal grant, when we fill out our federal tax return we are paying for grants also.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
Dear Editor, I would like to warn my community about something that just happened to me and my Verizon land line: I got “slammed!” Slamming means a criminal company somehow gets access to your account and makes unauthorized charges. It is illegal. When I got this month’s Verizon phone bill, surprise, it was over $100.00 more than usual in additional long distance charges I did not authorize.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus on June 18 jointly directed the Texas Department of Public Safety to begin law enforcement surge operations on the Texas-Mexico border. “To combat the flood of illegal immigration into the state in the absence of adequate federal resources to secure the border” was the reason given by Perry, Dewhurst and Straus.
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Sports
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Fit Tips
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
I had the choice opportunity to meet and get to know some of our volunteer and employed local heroes this past week. One lieutenant told me that the firefighters’ motto is: Adapt and Overcome. We’d all do well to adopt that, firefighter or not. If life isn’t about adapting and overcoming, I don’t know what it’s about.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
You might have heard of him by the nickname “Stonewall,” but his real name was Thomas Jonathan Jackson. He was only 37 years old when he began his Civil War experience as a major for his native state of Virginia. Two years later he was dead, but during that 24-month period this quiet Presbyterian had caught the imagination of men so firmly that even today his principles and methods are the admiration of soldiers everywhere.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
As I drive around either showing property or looking at job sites with my husband, there are so many outside builders coming into our community. So once again, I ask the question, why are people not using the local builders? Support Your Local Builder is part of Economic Development for your community.

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