January 22, 1965
The Rev. A. R. Wolber would be installed Sunday as the new Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Blanco. He will be installed by the District President, Dr. Vernon A. Mohr of Austin. Rev. Wolber, his wife, and 4 children would move into the parsonage the following week. The children would enter the Blanco Public School. Rev. Wolber came here from Crawford, Texas, where he had been Pastor for the past seven years. • Mrs. Lola Brodbeck held a 42 Party at her home for the benefit of the March of Dimes. Six prizes were donated by Mesdames G. A. Rust, Wesley Dechert, Hugo Brodbeck, Leonard Smith, and Lydia Medders. Refreshments were donated by Mr. and Mrs. Hilmar Bindseil. First prizes went to Mrs. Sam Cooley and Bill Surber; second prizes to Mrs. John Cunningham and E. O. Bethke; third prizes went to Mrs. Charlie Welch and K. G. Hooker. A total of $27 was collected for the March of Dimes.
January 24, 1975
Fire marshal James Fischer, and three other members of the Blanco Volunteer Fire Department, J. N. Houck, Aaron Posey, and Roy Byars, donned warm clothing and answered the summons. About 3 ½ miles east of town, the house locally known as the ‘Old General Price Place’, was too far gone to save when the volunteers arrived. Fortunately, the house was uninhabited. • The USDA would replace the current 50 cent, $2, and $5 food stamp series with a $1, $5, and $10 series on March 1, 1975. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) said that the larger denominations were prompted by the volume of coupons needed to meet increased food stamp allotments, paper shortages, and increased production and shipping costs.
January 23, 1985
Salary raises for the County Judge and his secretary and all full-time road and bridge employees were voted by the Blanco County Commissioners at their regular meeting. The increment approved for Judge Charles Scott is $1000 per year, while at the same time, his monthly car allowance was reduced from $125 to $50, for a total reduction in car allowance of $900 per year. The car allowance for the county judge was initiated in the most recent budget, making Scott the first and only county official to receive such and allowance, although the commissioners were provide the use of pickups for county business.
January 25, 1995
The purchase of a new vehicle for the Blanco County Sheriff’s office would make available an older model in the fleet to be used for the 911 Rural Addressing project. County commissioners gave Chief Deputy Gary Rowe permission to begin advertising for bids on a new patrol car. Once the new vehicle is in operation, a 1989 car from the sheriff’s fleet would be loaned out until the addressing project was completed. • Only seven applications across a three-county area had been received for a new weatherization program that assisted low-income homeowners in increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.
January 26, 2005
A group of Blanco residents would be conducting a historic resources survey of the city according to Peter Ketter of the Texas Historical Commission. The group would be looking for and taking photographs of all buildings in Blanco that have historical significance. The group would then create an inventory of all properties over 40 years old, record basic architectural and historical information about each and then use the information to determine their association with important people or trends in the history of Blanco.