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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco FFA recently competed at the Tarleton State University Invitational Career Development Events in Stephenville this past week. Overall, there were 469 schools and more than 9,000 contestants competing at this year’s event, making it the largest youth competitive event in the world. In the overall ranking for sweepstakes, which takes into account the individual success of each school’s contestants, Blanco placed 3rd overall behind Stephenville and James Madison.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco FFA Entomology team placed 2nd overall at the James Madison FFA Invitational Career Development Events in San Antonio on Saturday, March 22nd. Individually, Rance Dollahite finished 5th overall, followed by Megan Wier 6th, Ian Kirkland 8th, and Deanna Sevilla 9th. Other team members doing well and finishing in the top 20 included Cheyenne Klein, Connor Anderson, Joaquin Olmedo and Jessica Sevilla. These same students will continue to prepare for upcoming invitational competitions at ...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014 • Photos
Blanco Elementary students generated over $10,000 in donations as part of a PTO-sponsored Walk-a-Thon held at the Blanco Elementary parking lot on March 6. The $10,000 raised matched results from last year’s Walk-a-Thon “We had 100% participation, because our Walk-a-Thon is held during PE classes,” said principal Linda Romano. “Most teachers also walked.” The PTO provided water, fruit, and an end-of-the-walk treat of popcorn for all students.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014
The Lady Panthers softball team scored 30 runs in 5 innings to defeat the Lago Vista Lady Vikings 30-7 on Thursday, April 3. The Panthers smacked 20 hits, including 14 singles, 2 doubles, a triple, and 3 home runs with 25 rbi. Payton Savarino hit 2 home runs with 5 rbi.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014
The District 27-AA tennis tournament was held Thursday, April 3 and Saturday, April 5 at Ingram High School. Sara Martinez captured 3rd in the Junior Varsity girls singles. The boys Junior Varsity duo of Justin William and Andrew Ware placed 3rd in boys doubles.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014
The Panthers baseball team lost to the Lago Vista Vikings 4-5, in 8 innings on Thursday, April 3. Josh McCaslin pitched 6 great innings giving up only 4 hits. Kyle Gray came in relief and took the loss for the Panthers. CJ Lovalvo had 3 hits with a rbi. Logan Dodd, Chase Glowka, and Gray all had 2 hits.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014 • Photos
7th Grade Boys - 3rd Place - 122 Points 2nd Eddie Calzoncit - High Jump - 4’ 8” 5th Jesus Arteaga - High Jump - 4’ 6” 2nd Brinx Hunt - Pole Vault - 7’ 0” 5th Zach Collins - Pole Vault - 6’ 6” 2nd Justin Wardlow - Long Jump - 15’ 2 ¼” 4th Tyler LaRue - Long Jump - 14’ 6 ¾” 3rd Tyler LaRue - Shot Put - 32’ 5” 5th Eddie Calzoncit - 200m Dash - 29.08 6th Tristan Fortner - 200m Dash - 29.49 1st Justin Wardlow - 400m Dash - 59.48 4th Tyler LaRue - 400m Dash - ...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014
AUSTIN — With 84 percent of 2013 work zone fatalities being motorists rather than workers, the Texas Department of Transportation today kicks off its Be Safe. Drive Smart. campaign as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 7-11. The campaign reminds drivers to slow down, stay alert and obey traffic signs to protect themselves and roadside workers. “We do everything in our power to make work zones as safe as possible, but ultimately each driver must be responsible for his or her s ...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014 • Photos
Tricia Banner is a self-taught artist who began her career by painting animals on rocks. Her love for deer hunting and the Texas Hill Country inspired her to first paint deer and later creating a menagerie of animals and personal pets as well as some portraits which then led her to painting on canvas. After a successful career of 36 years at the electric company in Dallas, Tricia now devotes her time to what she loves best.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014
Dear Editor; I am happy and thankful to call Blanco my home, and I enjoy working in the heart of the city on the square as the Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce. This is my first letter to the Editor in all the 18 years that I’ve lived in Blanco but for the first time, feel very much compelled to write.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014
Sometimes I think that my one true hobby is having hobbies. There are some that have stuck with me through the years, mainly reading. Interesting to note that I turn into a slightly awful person when I’m reading, unaware and unwilling to share in what’s going on around me. I read an entire book this last Saturday.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014
Saturday, April 12, is Blanco’s 15th Annual Trash-Off Event. Members of the community will band together to clean up the roadsides, river banks and park to Keep Blanco Beautiful. The City Yard will be open until noon for citizens of the city to drop off the junk that is cluttering their yards, storage buildings, carports and garages.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014
When it comes to exercise: “I’m afraid I’ll look silly trying to do that,” “I’m afraid I won’t be able to keep up,” and “What will people think when they see me?” are some things I’ve been told. Most are variations on two basic fears: 1) Fear of criticism and 2) Fear of failure.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014
Luke 6:38 “38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” The first sentence of the above Scripture is often quoted when the collection is taken up in church. But it’s really a paradox.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014
I would encourage you to read Jeremiah 8:18-22. Verse 22 says, “Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? Why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?”. Jeremiah was a prophet to the Southern Kingdom of Judah during the time the Babylonians under the leadership of Nebuchadnezzar conquered the Jews and carried them away captive to Babylon.