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, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014
The most important thing in any project is the alignment. This pertains to foundations, tile work, flooring, etc. If you are overseeing the projects yourself, you know you have a great contractor when they believe and use the strings in alignments. So many times you think you can measure and judge where something should go or connect to.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014 • Photos
Led by members of last year’s regional championship squad, BHS speech and debate members had a successful run in October with seven students placing at four different tournaments. UIL State Congress Qualifiers Thomas Kirkscey and Drew Ritter qualified for the 3A UIL State Congress at the district contest at Pflugerville High School on October 25.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014
On November 25, 2014, we gathered together at the First Baptist Church here in Blanco, to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with other men, women and children, from churches in Blanco. There were people from First Baptist, New Hope, St. Ferdinand’s, Trinity Lutheran, Mt. Horeb Baptist, St. Michael’s Episcopalian, and United Methodist churches, all bringing food into one church fellowship hall, to give thanks to God, in the name of Jesus Christ, and break bread together. It just fills my heart wi ...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014
Read Luke 17:12-18. Ten people with the horrible disease of leprosy were supernaturally healed by Jesus, but only one of the ten actually came back to give Jesus thanks and praise for His marvelous works. Are we like the nine, going on with our day every day, taking for granted every good and perfect gift that comes from God (Jam 1:17)?
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014
Some housewives compiled a list of things for which they were thankful: 1) For husbands who attack small repair jobs around the house because they usually make them big enough to call in the professionals. 2) For children who put away their things and clean up after themselves. They’re such a joy and you hate to see them go home to their own parents.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving to you! This week, most of us will sit down to a feast; we’ll have turkey and dressing and all the trimmings…and many of us will gain a few pounds between now (well…since Halloween for some of us), and the first of the coming year. (I know the holidays are near when eggnog appears on the shelves at the market; eggnog- one personal weakness of mine…and this year there was eggnog even for Halloween!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014
The November meeting of the Blanco Woman’s Club was held at the home of Louise Koch. Roll call added to the upcoming holiday as each member whose name was called related their favorite Thanksgiving Tradition. The business meeting included adoption of a Constitutional Amendment allowing Lifetime Membership to those women who qualify.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014 • Photos
Peggy Wright- “I started with Tejas Art Club in 2010. I paint in oil and acrylic medium. I have pointed Old Buildings, Landscapes, seascapes, and flowers. The club affords me fellowship twice a week with my peers. We enjoy painting together and sharing new techniques with each other. Our club sells art at Market Days in Blanco.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014
In this season of giving thanks, the Friends group is grateful for the many things that Blanco State Park has to offer, from its natural beauty to opportunities to hike, fish, kayak, camp, picnic, stroll, swim, play, attend special events, and just plain enjoy nature. This month, we find that there is yet another reason to be thankful for the park, and that is for its economic impact.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014
Join the staff at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in celebrating the holiday season on Saturday nights beginning November 29 and continuing through Saturday, December 20. On those nights visitors can experience the 1920s era with lamp-light tours of the home in Johnson City where Lyndon Johnson spent most of his boyhood years.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014 • Photos
Jason D Wheeler, Jr a firefighting volunteer from Blanco Volunteer Fire Department in Blanco, Texas, was one of nearly 3,000 Texas firemen this year to graduate from the 85th Annual Municipal Fire School held from July 20 to the 25 at the Brayton Fire Training Field on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. Representing firefighting personnel from more than 750 cities in 25 states, the annual school educates firemen on a variety of subjects, including specialized fire suppression ...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014
To all of the many kind and generous people in and around Blanco, who have come to my aid during this past year. I am extremely humbled and grateful for the outpouring love and compassion you have all shown me. Have a Blessed Holiday Season. Al Turner/That Other Guy
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014 • Photos
7-year-old hunter Barret Myers, killed this impressive 14-pt buck on Saturday November 15th on his grandparents’ ranch in Cherokee, TX.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014
Martha Lorraine Penn, 68 passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, November 23, 2014. She had been surrounded by friends and family who filled her hospital room and later her bedroom with love and compassion. Martha was born in New Jersey on May 28, 1946. She was the fifth of six children.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014
AUSTIN — President Barack Obama on Nov. 20 announced his decision to take executive action on immigration because Congress has not acted on immigration reform to address the presence and inflow of undocumented residents. “In order to temporarily stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation, these undocumented parents of U.S.