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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Thursday, August 18, 2011 • Posted August 18, 2011 10:01 AM

August 17, 1962

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon E. Schmidt announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Joyce Elaine, to Carl R. Poenisch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Poenisch. • There were 249 cattle, 9 hogs, 1,020 sheep, 600 goats and 1 horse brought to the auction on Friday, August 10. They brought the following prices: Butcher calves, 23-26; stocker-feeder calves, 24-26; butcher cows, 11-14; bulls, 17-18; cow and calf pairs, 120-165; stocker cows, 17-20; best quality stocker steers, 26; light stocker steers, 28. • The first full day of school was August 30th. • The Fuller Brush Company advertised a permanent full or part time selling and delivery job for $2.00 an hour. (With inflation rates, the current equivalent to this would be $14.26/hour today)

August 18, 1972

There was a great gathering at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Cox as relative came from far and near to pay homage to his mother, Mrs. Mary Cox, in observance of her 100th birthday. There were 120 relatives and friends from as far as Virginia and as near as down the road to wish her well at the afternoon party. • Capt. Lester Cobb announced that a number of High School students for BHS failed to register. He stated that they may register on Monday, Aug. 22, when regular classes will begin. • The Texas State Department of Health sponsored an Emergency Care Training School in Fredericksburg last week. The school was aimed at providing emergency skills to those interested in using such training in their respective Fire and Ambulance Departments. There were 70 people, representing 14 cities and towns. Those passing all requirements received a certificate and were registered with the State. Registration would allow the person to ride as the attendant in the ambulance.

August 19, 1982

The Blanco County Commissioners met with four of the county’s elected officials to discuss salaries budgeted for the 1983 fiscal year. It was the third of three budget planning sessions held by the commissioners and County Judge Kent Smith to give the Commissioners Court an idea of how much money should be budgeted for the upcoming year. The two other meetings were to determine how to budget the $49,000 Blanco County received in federal revenue sharing funds and a submission of office budgets by the commissioners and all other county elected officials. All four officials, who presented the commissioners their views of salaries, agreed that a tiered system was needed to differentiate salaries according to the amount of work performed. • Candidate for Texas House of Representatives Patrick Rehmet toured the northern communities in the district.

August 19, 1992

Financial realities and the lack of water storage, reported at the July regular meeting, forced the Blanco City Council to make several decisions at the meeting that council members know will not be popular, but the consensus was that sometimes you have to bite the bullet. The council approved an increase in water rates for usage that exceeds the minimum and an increase in garbage collection charges, and Mayor Ryan Trimble announced that he is proposing an 8% tax increase for the 1992-1993 fiscal year. The vote on the fee increases was unanimous except for one who was absent. The mayor and council believed that the city was facing an emergency situation regarding available water and sewer funds.

August 21, 2002

The Blanco School District was celebrating the near completion of two major projects. Blanco administrators were pleased with the results of the overhaul in the old high school auditorium. Boyd added that construction on the new concession stand facility at the Panther stadium was progressing well. • Blanco Area Christian Homeschoolers would hold registration for the fall semester. BACH would begin the second year of the coops’ weekly school day on Sept. 5.

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