July 2, 1965
Superintendent Lester C. Cobb released information on the progress being made by the school administration, the Blanco School Board, in cooperation with the advisory committee for preplanning of School Plant Facilities. Faced with inadequate classroom space and the need for major repairs or replacement of much of the school plant, the trustees of the Blanco School Board first sought the services of C. Lyman Ellis, Consultant Architect, School Plant Services of the Texas Education Agency. His report was submitted to the board and published in the BCN. Among many recommendations was that a new 12-room elementary building be constructed and major repairs and renovations be undertaken in the present high school.
July 4, 1975
Although Blanco city officials had only hinted at it, a new federal drinking water law may force the city to install a $100,000 demineralization system to meet 1983 federal standards. The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 requires that water systems of more than 15 connections serving 25 or more persons at least three months a year will have to be capable of producing mineral free water by the 1983 deadline. And, although the standards are not much different than those of the State of Texas, many communities are concerned because the enforcing agency for the federal law will be the EPA. Many smaller Texas communities, including Blanco, have high mineral content levels in the water. The minerals have no effect on the purity of the water, and in many instances add some taste that the people find unnecessary.
July 3, 1985
Linda Crofts’ goat had four kids. This was the second time that one of Linda’s nannies had quadruplets. The first time “Spot” had them; this time it was Leader. • The Blanco County Sheriff’s Department located a sophisticated marijuana farming operation and methamphetamine laboratory which resulted in the arrests of three Comal County residents, according to Chief Deputy Sheriff Dugie Mobley. Mobley identified the location of the illegal drug operation, obtained a search warrant and assisted the Comal County Sheriff’s Department in making the arrests. The marijuana patch and meth lab were carefully concealed with camouflage netting and utilized an automatic irrigation and heating system. Over 150 marijuana plants, valued at $1,000 a pound, were seized along with dried mushrooms, peyote and other illegal substances.
June 28, 1995
Tommy Derrick Robinson, 20, of Round Mountain was arrested by deputies of the Blanco County Sheriff’s Office. Robinson was booked into the Blanco County Jail, charged with aggravated assault. His bond was set at $10,000 by Judge John Wood, JP, Precinct 4. He was charged in connection with an incident that was reported to the Sheriff’s Office earlier that day, where deputies were called to the Red Eye Truck Stop in Round Mountain. The clerk there reported a subject had collapsed in the store after claiming someone was trying to kill him. On arrival, Deputy Doug Bledsoe determined that the subject was Robinson and that he had been injured in an altercation at the residence of his mother and stepfather. Robinson was transported to Highland Lakes Hospital in Burnet where he was treated and released. AT the same time, Officer Paul Waldrip, Marble Falls PD, stopped a Ford pickup in Marble Falls by the victim’s mother. In this vehicle he found the stepfather, James Jeffers, who was suffering from multiple stab wounds. • A one-car rollover in northern Blanco County sent two undercover officers with the Narcotics Enforcement Team to an Austin hospital with minor injuries. A tire on the car blew out and the driver lost control of the vehicle, which left the road and rolled over three to five times.