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July 2, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
It’s time for the 12th annual Spangle Dangle event in Johnson City. According to Spangle Dangle organizer, Dale Hardy, this year is going to be the most exciting two day event yet. Mostly it’s about the sounds, a breeze whipping the flags around the Blanco County courthouse, and the whistle and pop of backyard pyrotechnics, which usher in the annual commotion of small-town excitement served up American-style in Johnson City.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014 • Photos
June 14 was Flag Day and the Tejas Art Club is having a display at the Blanco Library to commemorate this occasion and 4th of July. Visit the display at the Library and see the flags painted by members of the Club.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014 • Photos
His father graduated from West Point in 1930; his brother in 1955. Ross Lewis is proud to be the product of a West Point family. He, too, is a soldier of the United States of America having served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968 during which time he served as a Signal Corp platoon leader near the Demilitarized Zone in South Korea from 1967 to 1968.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014 • Photos
For the longest time, six-year-old Trent Phipps of Blanco wanted his own lemonade stand. So his dad Troy Phipps recently built him one. Trent set up in front of the Blanco National Bank during last month’s Lavender Fest and sold lemonade to raise funds for a local charity. He chose the Blanco Good Samaritan Center, which provides food, clothing and financial assistance to needy families across Blanco County. Trent’s lemonade customers dropped bills and coins into his plastic milk jug, whic ...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s power costs accounted for 67.5 percent of the Co-op’s total operating expenses in 2013. PEC members can help reduce those wholesale power costs by participating in the Co-op’s Beat the Peak program. The Cooperative pays a higher price for electricity purchased from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day from June through September, when demand for electricity is highest.
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Features
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
There are several nutritional components we should look at as we get older. As we age, our body has a more difficult time either digesting or absorbing nutrients or both. There are several nutritional needs for almost every elderly person. By knowing what to look for and how to fix it, this will help almost any elderly person live a much healthier and happier life. You are not what you eat, you are what you absorb: Technically any nutrient isn’t in our body until it is absorbed in our small ...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
Psalm 101 “1 I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O Lord, will I sing. 2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. 3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. 4 A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person. 5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and ...
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
I encourage you to read Romans 5:1-8. Verse 8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” The word commendeth means shows, proves, or exhibits. God proved His love, showed His love, exhibited His love; by Jesus dying for us when we were unlovely, unworthy, ungodly sinners.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
Agnes Blackburn Edwards, 90 of Blanco passed away on June 29th, at a local nursing home. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Crofts – Crow Funeral Home in Blanco from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Services will be Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Crofts – Crow Funeral Chapel in Blanco at 2:00 PM. Agnes was born on August 12, 1923 in Blanco County, Texas to Henry Blackburn and Emma Schaeferkoeter.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014 • Photos
Naron Leon Fisher II, known to all as “Bubba”, age 51, of Blanco, Texas joined our Creator in his eternal home on Saturday, June 28, 2014. His passing was the result of a tragic motorcycle accident that also claimed the life of his beloved wife, Stephanie Vradenburg Fisher. The family deeply mourns the loss of our daughter and sister-in-law, our aunt and our friend. Bubba was entrusted to his mother, Janet Fisher and his father, Naron “Sonny” Fisher on June 22, 1963 in San Antonio, Tex ...
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Opinion
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
Dear Editor, A plan was adopted by the county commissioners a few months ago. The purpose was to develop a guide for economic growth and transportation improvements for Blanco County. A group consisting of city administrators from Johnson City and Blanco, both school districts, PEC, CARTS, TxDOT, area businesses, and concerned citizens arrived at a list of 7 low water crossings causing problems during heavy rainfall.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
Editor, I would like to take a minute to commend our Police Department. Chief Ritchey and his Officers have been doing an outstanding job! Every time I have called about a fast driver in our neighborhood or had any reservations of suspicious vehicles, our Police Department has been on it. There was a time here in Blanco when nothing seemed to be getting done, but since Chief Ritchey has been here, Blanco seems to be getting cleaned up.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
AUSTIN — Streams of unaccompanied Central American children continued to make their way north, crossing the United States border into Texas where federal custody awaits. Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus earlier this month jointly announced authorization for the Texas Department of Public Safety to spend $1.3 million a week to fund security operations on the border.
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Sports
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco LL Coach Pitch All-Stars completed their three weekend tournament road trip with 2nd place & 3rd place finishes. The Johnson City Tournament (June 13-14) started with a 6-1 victory over Comfort, Saturday was a grid losing 15-5 to Burnet followed by wins over Bertram 16-0, Bulverde 14-7, Wimberley 12-7.
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Fit Tips
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
Most of us are off balance and don’t realize how much. Many of us have movement dysfunctions and postural distortions from years of repetitive movement. We spend hours each day in front of a computer, seated at a desk, or behind the wheel of a truck or car. We don’t have enough of what’s termed ‘multi-directional, multi-velocity movement patterns.’ When muscles, and the tissues connecting them, are held in the same positions, and perform the same movements repeatedly, they often devel ...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
The Naturescape Activity Center in Blanco State Park continues to evolve. The latest addition is the butterfly garden, which volunteers planted in late Spring with many native varieties of milkweed and nectar plants. Butterflies were fluttering throughout the garden even as the plants were being put in the ground! These native plants will provide nutrition and energy to butterflies in their mature stages, and will also provide a place for butterflies to lay their eggs.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
It is common practice in our schools for the students to stand at attention facing the flag of the United States, place their hands over their hearts and to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. They learn the words at a very young age and continue to recite them through their high school years.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
As I continue to find things to make you aware of, this was sent to us and I felt it was necessary to share. As we experienced hail recently, adjusters and roofers are not the same. If you did get hail (or one day in the future get hail) call your insurance company first.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
Real estate contracts in Texas have an “undo” button of sorts. A clause in the sales contracts allows buyers to legally cancel the whole deal. Paragraph 23 in the Texas Real Estate Commission residential sales contracts is called the “termination option,” and it lets buyers pay a fee for the right to terminate their contract during a defined period of time.