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Remember When
A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 • Posted April 23, 2011 5:34 PM

April 23, 1965

Things really buzzed around Blanco Sunday morning when it became known that President and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson had announced plans to attend Easter services at the St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. After hearing the Easter message of lay Vicar Edwin A. Thayer, they had coffee with the congregation and drove around town. They dropped in at the Citizens Rest Home for a visit with the President’s old friends, Mr. and Mrs. P. T. Brigham and extending greeting to other patients. On the way out of town they stopped for a chat at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Posey. From Blanco they drove to Johnson City and after leaving Mrs. Johnson at the boyhood home of the President, Mr. Johnson went on the A.W. Moursund Ranch for a visit. • George Henry Blasser McEwen, age 10, drowned in the Blanco State Park in the lake by the Club House at about 1 pm on Easter Sunday. An unidentified girl saw him disappear under water and not come up, and went for help. 

April 25, 1975

The Blanco County 4-H Junior Quarterhorse Judging Team won first place in district competition in Coleman, Texas. Team members were Scott Crofts, Darrel Wagner, Suzanne Matus, Gail Connell, and Crystal Batey. • Mr. and Mrs. Gus Triesch celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a reception and dance at Twin Sister Hall. The four attendants at the Triesch’s wedding in 1925 were all present for the happy occasion. The wedding was held at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wuest. MR. and Mrs. Gus Triesch are the parents of seven children: Mr. And Mrs. Raymond Feller (Harper, TX), Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gass (New Braunfels), Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bates (Blanco), Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kohlenberg (New Braunfels), Mrs. Erna Pfuelman (Dripping Springs), Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Prochnow (Dripping Springs), Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Penshorn (Marion). They also had 29 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. 

April 24, 1985

Bob Holt, 55, after 21 years on the San Antonio Police Department and eight years as an investigator for Texas Department of Human Resources, took on the role of city policeman for Blanco, working with retiring Chief Lowell Barker for two days before the latter begins vacation. • In action taken following executive session Monday night, the Johnson City Independent School District board of directors reaffirmed their decision not to renew the contract of second-year math teacher Dana Riley. The vote for nonrenewal was unanimous, with all seven board members present. 

April 19, 1995

James Fulkerson won the District Championship in the 800 meter run with a good time of 2:02.54 and he also won the championship in the mile run with a time of 4:59.0. Mike Preston got 3rd in the shot and 6th in the discus. Josh Robbins got 5th in the shot and 5th in the discus. Anthony Zercher placed 3rd in the discus. Josh Cox placed 6th in the triple jump. He also ran very well in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles. 

April 20, 2005

The Panther Band won its first UIL Sweepstakes in 26 years. Carl Lawson last led the Blanco Panthers to sweepstakes in the 1978-1979 school year. The 26-year drought was ended at Bandera High School in the UIL Region XI Concert and Sight-reading Contest. • Mr. and Mrs. David D. Vause were pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Esther Lincoln Vause to Jason Lee Posey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Lee Posey of Blanco. • The Texas High School Baseball Magazine ranked Blanco second in state. The Panthers lost to Navarro on a walk off two-out home run in the last inning with a final score 10-9. 

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