April 28, 1967
Chamber of Commerce officials report that the Blanco Chamber of Commerce annual barbecue was a complete sell-out due to the splendid operation of Blanco merchants and individuals. Lunches were served at the school cafetorium with barbecue to go being served on the Chamber of Commerce grounds. • Charles Lux captured third place in the Regional Meet Mile Run at San Antonio’s Alamo Stadium. Charlie almost qualified for the state meet in Austin but was edged out of second place by one stride by a runner from Van Fleck. He did set a school record with his time of 4:42, third best in the state in Class B. • May 8 has been set as the date for students at the Blanco School to have their annual school tuberculin test made at the local school. The test consists of placing a harmless solution under the skin to show whether the child has been exposed to the tuberculosis germ. This program is being set up as part of the State Department of Health in an effort to eradicate the disease from the state.
April 29, 1977
Blye Dollahite of Blanco was among students honored with academic achievement, scholarship, and leadership awards during Southwest Texas State University’s School of Applied Arts Awards Day Ceremonies. Ms. Dollahite was presented the Azalete Little Award, including a $100 check and a plaque, in recognition of her work with Phil Upsilon Omicron home economics honor fraternity. • Blanco received a print-out from the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, Washington, D.C. stating that our ‘76 Blanco Scout Water Festival and Parade of Flags will be placed in the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
April 29, 1987
Although no construction date has been set on the replacement of the Old Kendalia Road bridge at the Blanco State Park (CR 152), the county commissioners court has received preliminary drawings of the proposed project with right-of-way requirements. According to the proposed drawings, the bridge will curve from the south bank of the river to the eastern edge of the city water treatment plant. • Members of the Blanco County Fair Association this week found 27 Blanco County Centennial Plates while in the process of cleaning and remodeling the fairground’s exhibition hall. The plates were believed to have been made in 1958 to commemorate the county’s 100th birthday – from 1858 to 1958. • A new IBM AT Personal Computer has been purchased by the school district for the elementary office. Secretary Terry Price is in the process of converting the records. After the information is entered in the machine, it can put out data on each student that is helpful for the educational process.
April 30, 1997
Blanco freshmen Taylor Deats and Victoria Coffee won second place in state at the Future Homemakers of America State Leadership Conference. Their chapter project was entitled “Open the Minds, Eyes and Hearts to Aids Awareness.” An estimated 727 Blanco citizens were reached during this in-depth project. Jessica Haas was also on the team but was unable to attend the conference. • Stuart Weaver won the bronze medal for the under age 14 category at the LBJ March for Parks 5K held in celebration of Earth Day, benefiting the National Parks and Conservation Association. • Blanco Elementary UIL Champions helped Blanco elementary soar to an all-time record, claiming their fifth straight victory at the UIL 25AA District competition. Out of 120 total places students claimed 68 ribbons, many of which were first, second, and third places.