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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 31, 2012 10:59 AM

This Week In....

1972

4-H students were looking forward to their upcoming tour of Europe to take place the following week. 4-H youth, 16 to 20 years old, from Idaho, Washington, Oregon, South Dakota, New Mexico, Arizona, Florida, Montana, Nevada, South Carolina, Iowa, Texas, and Indiana. The youth experienced home-stays with host families, travel by air and bus, and visited historical sites. The tour lasted 43 days.

1982

June2nd of 1982 saw an unveiling of a new ambulance.The dedication, which took place between the Church of Christ and the Methodist Church, began with a presentation of colors. Following the ceremony those who attended celebrated with cake and punch in the social hall of the Methodist Church. • Blanco county ranchers had the opportunity to attend the International Ranchers Roundup this week in 1982. The Roundup was held in Del Rio and focused on providing educational programs developed for the ranching industry. The weeklong event was themed “Effective Ranch Management” with a speical topic of “Women in Ranching”.

1992

This week in 1992 the Texas State Lottery began. The first day’s take was estimated to be $7,650,000 will be paid out to winners, $850,000 to the merchants who sold the tickets, and $170,000 will go to administrative costs. • The Blanco Varsity Baseball finished their ‘92 season with an 18-7 record. The entire varsity team was comprised of underclassmen this year so all players were returning for the following year, primed to be another great year for Blanco Baseball. • The Blanco County Film and Industrial Commission met and was sworn in this week. This meeting featured a report on projects with the Cowboy Channel, a cable TV channel. The Film and Industrial Commission has plans to expand film activities in projects within the county.

2002

This week in 2002 Blanco Elementary students collected over $800.00 in pennies to crown their homeroom teachers. Students collected pennies to vote for their teacher as Homeroom Queen. The collection was part of Teacher Appreciation Week. The amount collected far exceeded all expectations and truly showed the teachers how much they are appreciated. • A geometry class at Blanco High School were given the assinment of the year this week in 2002. The students were asked to build a small model town. The town was required to include 3 gas stations, 1 real estate office, 1 sporting goods store, 1 cafe and sports club, 2 hotels, 1 motorcycle and car dealership, 1 castle, 1 church, 1 school, 1 storage facility, 1 mini golf course, 1 drive thru McDonalds, 1 horse ranch, 1 outfitters store, 1 music store, 1 food market and 40 residential homes. The model town gave the students an opportunity to measure, add, subtract, figure to scale. and much more real world experience.

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