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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 • Posted March 22, 2012 9:33 AM

March 25, 1960

Mr. Mac McKenzie, Promotion Director for KENS-TV, has made announcement that the “Salute to Blanco” will be given over KENS-TV on April 5, at which time pictures of various scenes in and around Blanco will be shown. • Several boys from Blanco County placed with their exhibits in the Houston Stock Show. Jack Johnson, in the calf scramble, was awarded a $175 certificate on the purchase of a heifer. Jack Hyatt and Clay Stubbs placed 5th and 9th respectively in the turkey division. Calvin Hartman placed 12th in the Angus steer section and Gary Crownover 27th in the Angus and 31st in the Hereford show.

March 20, 1970

Barbara Gail Moore was listed on the honor roll for the fall semester from the College of Education of the University of Texas. She was one of 169 students named to the list by Dean Wayne H. Holtzman. • Tax assessor-collector Holton Burleson announced this week that he would be at the fire station in Blanco on Saturday, March 21, for the sale of license plates. • The Blanco Bowling Club team won the trophy bowling of the Comal County Men’s Trophy League. The members on the team were Capt. Gilbert Klinger, Chester Weber, Arvin Weber, Buck Gourley, John L. Dechert, and Fred Wagenfehr, Jr. • The Senior Class of Blanco High School has chosen as its play “The Curious Savage” by John Patrick to be presented April 11 in the Blanco High School Auditorium.

March 21, 1980

$25 will be paid to anyone furnishing positive identification of the person or persons who egged the Blanco County News’ Blanco office and egged and vandalized property at the publisher’s home the night of Feb. 29 - March 1. • Blanco High’s baseball team went into their holiday break on a high note, as they shut out visiting Navarro last Thursday, 12-0. • The Army Corps of Engineers has reported that a permit is being sought to discharge fill materials into the Blanco River. The permit is being sought by Roland Meffert, who plans to lower an existing dam on the river, two miles ease of Blanco on FM 165, from nine feet to four feet in height. The modified dam will be used for a private road crossing and the impoundment will be used for recreation. Blanco city officials said this dam is below the city’s water supply and will not affect it.

March 21, 1990

Five-year-old “Cranky Croc” paid his promised visit to the Blanco County News office courtesy of our friends Captain Cox and Peggy Miller of the Blanco Herpetological Society. Cranky was raised from a hatchling by a private citizen in his house in a bathtub. He then donated him to the Blanco Herpetological Society. • Caleb Gibbons and Ross West were understandibly surprised last weekend while fishing in the Blanco River when Caleb hooked a large river eel. The boys were excited about the unusual catch but would been happier with a big ol’ catfish. • In an emergency meeting Friday morning, March 16, Blanco County Commissioners decided to accept an offer from the State Highway Department to build bridges on FM 165, at the low water crossing just east of Blanco, and on FM 1320 at McDougal’s Crossing.

March 22, 2000

Amanda Moore and Jenni Hinnant have been selected to play in volleyball tournaments in Hawaii and Australia. Hinnant is a senior who has played volleyball the last two years at Blanco High School. She will travel to Australia to compete in a tournament consisting of teams from around the world. Moore will travel to Hawaii to compete in a tournament consisting of team from the United States. • Thanks to the Tocker Foundation, the Kendalia Public Library has received $200 worth of new books as a result of a rural library book grant. • The Lady Panthers recently attended a two-day tournament that was held in Kenedy and walked away as the champions. The Panthers fought hard both days and it showed. The Panthers are now picked first in their district and are looking forward to a promising year.

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