June 8, 1962
The installation of officers for the 1962-63 year was the highlight of the May luncheon of the Blanco Woman’s Club held at the Golden Derrick Restaurant in the Petroleum Center in San Antonio. The officers installed were: Mrs. Roy Conn, president, Mrs. B. R. Gloor, 1st vice president, Mrs. Grace Hearne, 2nd vice president, Mrs. L.W. Chick, 3rd vice president, Mrs. Jesse Johnson, recording secretary, Mrs. Hubert Taylor, cor. secretary, Mrs. John Forsythe, treasurer, Mrs. Clarence Menzler, parliamentarian, Mrs. Robert Fulcher, reporter, Mrs. Melvin Ross, historian, and Mrs. Milton Yancey, auditor.
June 9, 1972
The children of the late John Smith and Susie Cravatt Smith held their reunion on Saturday in the Blanco State Park. 72 members of the families of the following children attended: Clarence Smith, Elgin; Mrs. Eula Patterson, Pasadena; Mrs. Iona Hallenberger, San Antonio; Mrs. Georgie O’Bryant, Kerrville, and Mrs. Vona NOwotny of Blanco. • Connie Waxler, 1972 graduating senior of Blanco, auditioned this spring and was accepted into the University of Texas Longhorn Band in Austin. Connie Waxler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Waxler, was elected by her fellow band students as the recipient of the John Phillip Sousa Award. This award is presented to the student who has done much in the field of music both individually and for the group.
June 10, 1982
Though the 1982 budget for the Blanco Central Appraisal District has not been formally passed, BCAD board members looked to the future and gave the nod to a tentative budget for 1983. Next year’s budget was approximately $59,900. Before it can be formally approved, the district would have to hold a public hearing in the fall to receive input from the public.
June 10, 1992
Blanco County Sheriff’s Department’s new Chief Deputy is Barry Game. who was promoted to take the place of retiring Chief Deputy Dugie Mobley. Mobley had served in that position since the election of Holton Burleson as Sheriff in 1984. • Blanco City Council agreed to delegate the completion of the Town Creek Nature Trail to the Blanco Chamber of Commerce. In a unanimous vote on a motion made by Alderman Doug Pautz and seconded by Alderman Don Uballe, the council gave the Chamber of Commerce sole authority to appoint a committee to oversee the design and construction of the project which would adhere to all regulations of the Americans With Disabilities Act as well as all state and federal laws. • A $300 check was presented to the Williams Memorial Library by the Golden Eagle Fund. The money was raised with donations and bake sale by the Eagles Auxiliary and library ladies.
June 5, 2002
Strickland Drugs on Pecan Street was broken into some time over the weekend. Between the close of business on Saturday and reopening on Monday, one or more individuals gained access to the drug store by breaking through the back door of the building. Blanco Chief of Police Ed Sonier said that about $2,942 worth of various kinds of narcotics were taken, including morphine, codeine, and Phenobarbital. • Roy Byars, National Weather Observer for the Blanco area was presented a certificate from the United States Government, Department of Commerce, for 30 years of service to the United States of America in providing climatological data to local television stations, newspapers, and the Coop Program. • The new Subway exceeded opening week expectations. The biggest surprise of the first week was running out of food.