March 18, 1960
Alfred (Jacobs) Pehl, 77, a life-long resident of the Blanco community, was fatally injured when his farm tractor overturned. Pehl was rushed to the Blanco Hospital where he died early Tuesday morning, March 15, 1960. He was born in the Blanco community on October 31, 1882. • Clifton Knoll and Kenneth Wade Schuetz enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Kenneth and Clifton enlisted under the Buddy Program, which allows them to complete basic training in the same company. • KENS-TV announced that the "Salute to Blanco" would be given Tuesday, April 5, 1960, at which time pictures of various scenes in and around Blanco would be shown.
March 20, 1970
Barbara Gail Moore was listed on the honor roll for the fall semester from the College of Education of the University of Texas. She was one of 169 students named to the list. She was listed on the Summa Cum Laude list, which is the highest grade list. • The Blanco Panther tennis team attended the annual New Braunfels tennis tournament on Friday, March 13. Representing Blanco in girl’s doubles were Debbie Goehmann and Kristin Gloor. They defeated the team from John Jays High School or San Antonio (6-4; 6-2) before falling to the New Braunfels team of Pittman and Nichol (6-4; 6-3). The boy’s doubles, composed of Ricky Bates and James Dechert, was defeated by Jackson and Moore of Rockdale High School (6-3; 6-4). Ted Wolber won his first singles match (6-4; 7-5), before falling to Jerry Millier of Highlands High of San Antonio (6-0: 6-0). David Triesch defeated James Clark of Rockdale High (6-4); 6-5), but lost his second round to Scott Tagliaino of Marshall High School (6-4; 10-8). • Miss Sophia Bindseil and Miss Connie Wagner, both of Austin, spent the weekend with their parents. Mrs. Lula Wolf of Johnson City visited her sister, Mrs. Gertie Waters, at Blanco Mill Nursing Home Sunday. Mrs. Minnie Adams and Mrs. La Verne Jackson were shopping in Fredericksburg Monday. Evangelist and Mrs. H.W. McClish of Anchorage, Alaska, attended services at the Church of Christ Sunday and afterwards were guests of Ben and Mrs. West. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Milkes of Austin were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Byars and Patty. Mrs. Earl Page visited Mr. Page in the Kerrville Veterans Hospital Sunday afternoon.• The Blanco Bowling Club team won the trophy bowling of the Comal County Men’s Trophy League. The members of the team were Capt. Gilbert Kllinger, Chester Weber, Arvin Weber, Buck Gourley, John L. Dechert, and Fred Wagenfehr Jr.
March 21, 1980
An apparent difference in signatures on bail bonds has led County Attorney Dean Myane to consider investigating possible discrepancies in bonds executed by Nola Fulkerson of Blanco, wife of County Dispatcher-Jailer Melvin "Cotton" Fulkerson, who was currently under investigation for alleged overpayment of CETA benefits last year while employed by the county. • The investigation continued into the death of 24-year old G.W. Dyer. Although the county sheriff’s department felt the death of G.W. Dyer in a Johnson City motel fire was an accident, they would not deny the possibility of foul play in connection with a series of recent drug and burglary arrests in the county and in San Marcos. The 24-year old died in a fire in an apartment unit in the Pack and Saddle Apartments, also known as Jones Motel. He was found in the shower in the bathroom, where he had apparently been attempting to turn on the water, either to extinguish the fire or wet himself against the flames.
March 21, 1990
The Combined Economic Development Committees of Blanco and Johnson City met for their second training session at the PEC HQ building. The results of a shopper’s survey showed that in Johnson City, most people who shop locally do so for the sake of convenience, while in Blanco, the division was almost equal between those who shop at home for convenience those who shop to support the community. • Five year old "Cranky Croc" paid his promised visit to the Blanco County News office courtesy of friends Captain Cox and Peggy Miller of the Blanco Herpetological Society. "Cranky," whose name is apt, was raised from a hatchling by a private citizen in his house in a bathtub. The crocodile soon confiscated the entire bathroom as his domain and lived there until age 5 when his owner decided he was becoming "unmanageable" as a house pet and then donated him to the Blanco Herpetological Society.
March 22, 2000
The Blanco High School Debate Team became the new UIL Class AA State Debate Champions. The team consisted of coach Russell Kirkscey, Alan Barrington, Eric Tschetter, Brett Mouser, and Drake Mikeska. Brett Mouser and Eric Tschetter defeated Alan Barrington and Drake Mikeska as Blanco High School teams finished first and second in the Tournament. • Sixteen pine cars lined up for inspection. Each participant rated his car against the others and among them rated the top cars for workmanship and looks. Each Cub Scout makes his own car from a kit. He carves it into the desired shape and then paints it. In the race, the cars run two-by-two down an incline and eventually one car winds up the winner. • The LBJ Science department once again had a successful trip to the Alamo Regional Science Fair held in San Antonio. Since 1981, LBJ High School had been well represented in the regional fair, which consists of all schools in South and South-Central Texas, with approximately 40 schools from 1A to 5A attending.