April 7, 1961
Leveling of the grounds for the new Blanco Livestock Commission Co., Inc. has been completed and foundation work should be completed by the middle of next week. When completed this auction ring should be of great convenience to the stockmen of Blanco and surrounding counties, as well as a big asset to the area. • Nancy Lee Carter, daughter of Mrs. Myrtle Carter of Blanco, was listed on the scholastic honor roll for the Fall at the University of Texas College of Arts and Sciences. Nancy is a senior at the University. • Mrs. Ruby Poenisch this week expressed her thanks to those who assisted her in collecting Red Cross money from the residential section of town. The committee working was composed of Susan Byars, Mrs. Leroy Olfers, Cal Jean Ellison, and Randy Hohenberger.
April 2, 1971
The earliest 100 degree temperature ever recorded in this area was reached Sunday afternoon. The word “rain” still remains in the talk of the area but fails to get into action. Since the later part of September, less than two inches have been recorded here by weatherman W.A. Byars. Apparently the only hope we have for rain is for everyone to wash and polish their cars the same day. • The Blanco County Cancer Society received the Golden Achievement Award for exceding Per-Capita Goal of the Texas Division for 1970. • A safari into the jungles of southern Blanco County Monday evening netted hunters an 85 pound, 20-month-old mountain lion. The lion, named “Little Sister,” escaped from its owners, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Blue, of San Antonio, while on their way home from a trip to New Mexico. The chain was the clue that it was someone’s pet when it was spotted and ran into a culvert a few hundred yards south of Little Blanco Inn.
April 1, 1982
The Blanco State Park will receive a facelift this summer because of the large number of visitors who visited this year. Plans are underway for five new additions for which construction will begin in the next two months. Included in the improvements will be an additional 10-15 trailer campsites, a new restroom facility with showers, a conference station for visitors, a new headquarters facility, and a new residence for the park superintendent. • Blanco will be one of 64 counties in Texas to vote on the legalization of charitable bingo. • Mrs. Ruby Poenisch had been named Chairman of the Blanco County Unit of the American Cancer Society’s educational and fund raising Cancer Crusade. Mrs. Ola Matus of Johnson City was named co-chairman and will conduct the campaign in Johnson City.
April 1, 1992
The troubled course of the City of Blanco’s emergency communication tower took one more turn at a special city council meeting Monday night when the council voted to lease a tower site on Jim Schimpf’s property for ten years, at $50 a month to cover electricity and supervision. • The walls are up at Blanco’s new high school. Although recent heavy rainfall has slowed construction, K-W Construction hopes to have the new campus completed by September 1. • Blanco County, unlike most of the state, lost no retail outlets between the third quarter of 1990 and the third quarter of 1991, while over the rest of Texas, a total of 16,503 retail outlets vanished from state tax records.
April 3, 2002
A runaway Air Force radar balloon- originally based in Rio Grande City, over 300 miles to the south- floated through Burnet County and caused power interruptions that affected more than 2800 PEC members. • Over 100 worshippers braved the cold temperatures and north winds to assemble at 7 a.m. in Blanco State Park Pavilion for the Easter Sunrise Service hosted by St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church and sponsored by Blanco Ministerial Fellowship.