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, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014
Small homes are still popular. In fact, I recently read about a community in the Hill Country where they were building small homes with a community/common kitchen area. This was a popular concept back in the 70’s. But you don’t necessarily have to have a community to build small. I’d say homes less than 2000 square foot would be considered small.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014
From the opening kick-off to the last second of the game, the Blanco Panthers dominated the Boling Bulldogs in Bastrop this past Thursday to claim a Bi-District Championship and improve to 11 and 0 for the season. Blanco scored in every quarter; the back-ups and JV spent most of the second half taking care of the Bulldogs. The Panthers took advantage of Boling turnovers and great field position to score early as Adrien Dominguez got the first two touchdowns of the game on runs of 12 and 10 yar ...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014 • Photos
The 7th Grade Blanco football team hosted Natalia for their final game of the season on Thursday, November 6. The 7th grade Panthers did not disappoint, as the defense dominated and the offense rolled, defeating the Mustangs 36-0. The Panthers started strong scoring in only 3 plays with a 34 yard touchdown run by Clayton Brown, followed by the 2 point conversion run by Gunnar Granberg.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014 • Photos
The 8th Grade Panther football team followed their undefeated 7th grade year with only one loss and an undefeated district championship with a 39-12 victory over Natalia on Thursday, November 6. After the Blanco kick off, the Panther defense forced the Mustangs to punt. Tyler La Rue returned the punt for 12 yards.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014 • Photos
Senior FFA member Payton Savarino has been named the FFA Student of the Month for October. Currently, Payton is the 2014-15 Chapter Secretary and has served as an officer of the Blanco FFA for the past two years. She was also elected by her peers as this year’s FFA Sweetheart and was also the FFA Homecoming Representative. Payton has been a key member on several leadership and judging teams that have won numerous district and area titles while advancing and placing high at state.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014 • Photos
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014
A soldier that was on the Philippines during WWII reported that even though the area was pretty secure the enemy often tried to infiltrate the food storage area. One such man dressed in GI clothing worked himself into the chow line at noon. The camp cook spotted him and called for the MPs who were patrolling the area.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014
agf-blanco.com 630 AM KSLR @ 4:30 PM Sat. 1Peter 1:7 says, “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.” Peter goes on to say in 4:12, “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you.” It is clear from these verses, and many others, that our faith as Christians ...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014
By Mrs. Lawrence Coffee “1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, 2 for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. 3 Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Prov.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014
My granddad used to tell a story about an “Indian boy” who was descending from the mountain top when he passed a snake who spoke to him, saying: “I’m dying here in the cold. Please tuck me into your warm vest and carry me down to the valley where I can be warm and live.” The boy said he wouldn’t for fear of the snake biting him.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014
With two years in the gas tank, Wild Woman Weekend is hitting the road again, on April 10th, 11th, and 12th, to help non-profit organizations in Blanco. Besides the usual four organizations (Blanco Library, Inc., Friends of Blanco State Park, Gem of the Hills Senior Community Center, and the Old Blanco Courthouse Preservation Society) there will be an opportunity for another non-profit organization serving the needs of Blanco citizens to share in the earnings of WWW.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014 • Photos
The Hill Country Sound Situation is excited to announce two new additions to it’s teaching roster; Violinist/Cellist Caitlin Simpson and Flutist Rachel Clakley. Caitlin Simpson is a Music Educator in San Antonio, Texas. She has taught private and group instruction on the cello and violin for five years. She has studied with John Stuart, and Benjamin Westney while attending San Antonio College.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014 • Photos
Cub Scout Pack 497 went on a camping trip to Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park on Friday, November 7 through Sunday, November 9. During the weekend the boys earned their skateboarding, kickball, bicycling, and map and compass belt loops, and their whittling chip (pocket knife safety) by practicing in group settings.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014
Dear Editor, Once again the Blanco City Council has chosen to ignore the recommendation of its Planning and Zoning Commission and voted 3 to 2 to allow a business to have a sign that violates Blanco’s Unified Development Code. Voting for the variance last Wednesday were Councilpersons Danny Ray, Al Turner, and Bobby McClung.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014
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