Blanco County News
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, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Want to change the looks of a room? There are so many ideas out there! You might have searched the Internet or in books, etc., to find ideas. But, how do you get started? Some projects you can do yourself, whereas, others you might need to call in a skilled contractor.
, Mt. Horeb Baptist Church
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Has anyone ever told you that “a lot of people don’t like you”? Someone told me that one day. In my heart I remembered that Jesus said “22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake:but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. 23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another:for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
I encourage you to read Ecc 5:1-7 carefully. Notice how much teaching on the power of our words is mentioned in these few verses. “Don’t give the sacrifice of fools (talk to much), for it is evil… don’t be rash with your mouth… don’t utter things hastily… let thy words be few… a fool’s voice is known by a multitude of words… don’t allow your mouth to cause your flesh to sin… in the multitude is words is emptiness.” God doesn’t waste His words.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Many have heard of the 300 Spartans that stood in the gap to face the vastly superior numbers of the Persian army. They stood in a narrow passage so that the numbers of their enemy gave them little advantage. Let us consider the 3,000 who won a spiritual battle. “So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and there were added that day about three thousand souls” (Acts 2:41).
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Tax Forms have not yet arrived; this is the information we received from the IRS: The IRS reminds taxpayers that filing electronically is the most accurate way to file a tax return and the fastest way to get a refund. There is no advantage to people filing tax returns on paper in early January instead of waiting for e-file to begin on January 20th. Diana Blackburn will help patrons file again this year.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
My Cowboy told me a story this evening about an old man who tripped over a piece of iron at Mobley’s Welding a couple of years back; The man made a big circle and came back around to the same spot, but the second time passing the iron, he stepped extra high and extra long to make sure he cleared the thing over which he first stumbled.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Starting with this issue, we as volunteers with the Blanco Good Samaritan Center are delighted to have a newspaper column that will allow us to share news and updates on a monthly basis. As you may know, our all-volunteer center–which is a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization–provides food, clothing, and other aid to low-income families across Blanco County.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015 • Photos
Blanco’s own “Leon” Coffee has added another honor to his growing list of lifetime achievements. Last Thursday, Jan. 15, the famed Rodeo Clown, Barrelman and Bullfighter was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Ft. Worth along with World Champion Cowboy, Larry Mahan, Chris Cox and Johnny Trotter.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015 • Photos
Since last fall 2014, boys and their leaders from Blanco Boy Scout Troop 497 have been donating their time and effort to help the Hill Country Science Mill in Johnson City get ready for their Grand Opening February 14th.This past Saturday, these scouts and adults helped paint, assemble tables and chairs, move furniture and clean up.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
It is time once again for the annual Daughters of the Republic of Texas Essay Contest. This year’s fourth grade topic is “The Runaway Scrape”. The seventh graders will be writing about “The Legend of Jim Bowie”. The deadline for entries is Monday, February 2nd. The schools of Blanco and Johnson City have all the information and forms needed for participation.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
The annual Blanco County Youth Stock Show was held Jan. 15-17 at the Blanco County Show Barn. As in years past, the event, featured a whopping 525 entries, was a smashing success, according to Keitha Johnson, the director of the Blanco County Youth Council. The stock show’s live auction final tally topped $362,000.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Jack “Jackie” Smith, 79 of Blanco passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 20, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Crofts – Crow Funeral Home in Blanco and services will be on Wednesday, January 21 at 2:00 PM at Crofts – Crow Funeral Chapel in Blanco with burial to follow in McKinney Cemetery. Jack was born on July 27, 1935 in Blanco County, to Goldwin and Beulah (Edmondson) Smith.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015 • Photos
Lee Benjamin Casparis, 86, passed away January 16, 2015 in Johnson City. Lee was born in Johnson City to Howard Milton and Regina Smith Casparis. He was raised in Johnson City and graduated from Johnson City High School where he was part of a winning basketball team. Lee attended Tarleton State University.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015 • Photos
Rodney Wayne Kneupper, 63 of Blanco went home to be with his Lord at his home on January 18, 2015. Visitation will be Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Crofts – Crow Funeral Home in Blanco. Services will be held Friday, January 23, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Blanco at 10:00 AM with burial to follow in the Kneupper Cemetery in Kendalia,Tx. Rodney was born September 25, 1951 in Blanco, Texas to Johnnie I.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015 • Photos
Grady Bagby, age 90, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Mr. Bagby was born on August 11, 1924 in Blanco, Texas. Grady served as a radio man in the Navy’s admiral staff on the Marshall Islands during WWII. He spent 32 years in the Texas Highway Patrol after returning from a professional heavyweight boxing career in New York City.