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July 16, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014 • Photos
Blanco National Bank management has wanted to update the exterior of the Blanco office for several years but the time was never right. This year rotting wood was discovered in the wood posts and awning in front of the Home Office building next door to the bank. Management decided to bring in architect John Klein to design a new façade for the main building that would also incorporate a replacement awning for the Home Office.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
At their regular meeting on July 8, members of the governing body of Blanco discussed purchasing radios for the mayor and city hall to monitor emergencies. The mayor had complained that he has no communication with police and fire departments and can only talk to the Blanco State Park. After input from the Blanco Volunteer Fire Department about their new radios, the decision was made to buy higher-quality radios for better communication in case of a catastrophic event, but to buy two instead of ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
The Blanco County Commissioners Court held a Budget Hearing Workshop meeting on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. The meeting was held in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse, Johnson City, Blanco County, Texas. The Workshop meeting was held pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code (the Texas Open Meetings Act).
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014 • Photos
The Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society will be able to repair masonry and stone on the building’s exterior, thanks to a $25,000 community development grant. The Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative provided the grant to repair and replace mortar and stone in critical areas of the old courthouse on Blanco’s downtown square.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014 • Photos
During the 1940’s, when the property of Yett Park was “officially” deeded to the Blanco Chamber of Commerce, the Yett family had only a few stipulations. One of the most important was that it benefit and support the community. With the new addition of The Blanco Youth Soccer Association’s soccer fields, these wishes will extend far beyond the bounds of the City of Blanco and Blanco County, bringing youth and community together in grand style. The Blanco Youth Soccer Association has pra ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014 • Photos
Trinity Lutheran Church, Women of the Word, would like to extend a warm thank you to the Blanco community for helping us, through your participation and generous silent action donations, in making our fundraising event held July 13th “migration, birders should too” a success. A great time was had by all and with your help we were able to raise $2,500 to be used to help out local families in need, support Good Samaritan Center as well as New Life childrens center for abused, neglected and tr ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014 • Photos
Have you ever wanted to build a robot- or learn wilderness survival- or have lessons on woodcarving? All these activities, plus many more, were offered for a week to scouts recently attending Boy Scout Camp Tahuaya near Lake Belton, TX. Fifteen boys and three adults from Blanco’s Boy Scout Troop 497, sponsored by the Blanco United Methodist Church, attended the fun-filled, busy week.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
This year the Chapel In The Cove in Spring Branch, Texas is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Pastor Doug Groen’s ministry. He is believed to have the longest tenure of any Pastor in the Canyon Lake area. Pastor Groen is a retired U.S. Army Chaplain. Following college and seminary training in the Midwest, Pastor Groen volunteered to become a U.S.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting to welcome Dr. Scott Jurica to Dr. Schramm’s office at 405 Main St on Thursday, July 10. Dr Scott Jurica, DC, born in Austin and raised in south Texas, grew up around natural and holistic medicine his entire life. Dr Scott Jurica finished his pre-med studies at Texas A&M and his bachelors degree at Southwest Texas (now Texas State) in San Marcos.
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Features
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
I know a lot of people who suffer from environmental allergies and they are tired of taking medications and want to enjoy life especially during times of high pollen counts. There are a few reasons for this. I want to discuss one of the primary possibilities that most people don’t think about regarding seasonal allergies.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
Philippians, Chapter 2:1-11 “1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
A man was driving home from work when his cell phone rang. His wife was on the line in a panic and said, “Honey, be careful driving. I just saw on television that some maniac is driving the wrong way on the interstate?” The man replies, “One? There’s hundreds of them!” Jesus said, “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it.
, agf-blanco.com
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
John 13:34-35 says, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” This week, we will continue to talk about the importance of brotherly love.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
Mildred Oleta Hille, 91, of Kendalia, Texas was called to the Lord on July 8, 2014. Mildred was born in Irving, Texas and graduated from Irving High School. She met the love of her life shortly before WWII and after a long distance romance, Richard T. “Dick” Hille returned home and the two were married in Dallas, Texas on August 28, 1945.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
Music, games and entertainment will be combined with two days of live pari-mutuel horse racing for the Night In Old Fredericksburg weekend on Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds in Fredericksburg. Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the Night In Old Fredericksburg Race Meet will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, while the Night In Old Fredericksburg celebration will be held on Saturday, July 19, at the Gillespie Count ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
AUSTIN — As unaccompanied minors and mothers with children and from Central American countries continued to cross the border into Texas, President Barack Obama met with Gov. Rick Perry on July 9 in Dallas to discuss how to address the situation. Afterward, Perry said he urged Mr. Obama to: • Witness in person what’s going on at the border; • Deploy 1,000 more National Guard troops to enhance border security; • Direct the Federal Aviation Administration to allow the National Guard ...
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Sports
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco High School Junior Varsity cheerleaders attended NCA Cheer camp last week in Blanco. During the three days of camp, the girls earned the following awards: Herkie Team Award, Stunt Safe Award and Technical Excellence Award. They were also invited to attend the Christmas Extravaganza in Florida this year. Each girl was nominated for the All-American award.
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Fit Tips
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
I tell my clients and class participants to move ‘like you mean it.’ That means, don’t throw your weight around, literally. Move your body (and/or your weights) slowly and deliberately. Our bodies are amazing and can do countless wonderful things. Even so, all human movement can be broken down into five basic movements: push, pull, rotation, squat and single leg (lunge) movements. Let’s talk push.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
Our national flag has quite a history--perhaps not the one we learned about in school, but just as colorful. In truth, it is remarkable how little evidence has survived about the early flags of our nation. The modern spirit of American patriotism did not exist then, and the affection of citizens was primarily for their own colonies.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
After talking to both Real Estate clients and potential clients that want to build this past week, I just thought about a couple things to pass on. First if you want to build, here are a few things to think about. Designs; do you have your plans or do you need to have them drawn up?
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
You can’t change when or where your house was built. And unless you want to spend a lot of money that you’ll never recoup in a sale, now’s not the time to knock down walls or build an addition. But there are ways to make your rooms look bigger, and I recommend that you try some before you put your house on the market. You don’t have to be a professional home stager to accomplish this trick, and you don’t need a lot of money.