This week in...
Kerrville Land Bank started their new building this week in 1967. The building was set to have 1500 square feet. The bank, still located at the corner of Sidney Baker and Wheless Street in Kerrville, used only local construction, electrical, and plumbing contractors. Torn down in 2004, the old building was replaced with a newer construction. Now 1800 square feet and with better parking, the Bank has more breathing room. • A representative for Texas Parks and Wildlife put out a statement warning citizens against adopting fawns. “Wild animals should stay that way,” he stated, adding that violators “shall be fined in any sum of not less than $50.00.” Deer do not desert their fawns, and they don’t kidnap our young!
Blanco chili went for $600 per quart in 1977 after a bidding war between Cox Paving and Lone Star Beer for the winning chili batch. The funds went to the Blanco Chamber of Commerce. • The 1977 Fiddle Fest held in Blanco grossed $7,724.67. During the event approximately 7,608 cans of beer were sold which included 160 cases of Lone Star, 125 cases of Schlitz, and 53 cases of Pearl. • Blanco’s Dairy Queen opened July 1 in 1977.
Low water wasn’t always a problem for the area. In 1987 water was released from Canyon Lake because it was too high! Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the release of water to evacuate water stored in the flood pool. The water was released at a rate of 100 cubic feet per second. The population was warned to be careful when crossing low water crossings downstream of the Dam. Water released from Canyon Lake flows into Guadalupe River. • Trinity Lutheran celebrated its 85th Anniversary. The festivities, at which the Fredericksburg Chamber Ensemble preformed, began at 9:00 am. There was a barbecue for all those who attended. On Trinity Sunday in 1902 a small group of people began to meet in Albert. This celebration honored those who started the tradition of ministering to and throughout the Hill Country.
B.B. King was in concert this week in 1997 at the first annual Blues Festival held at Sea World of Texas. The legendary performer was joined by Jimmie Vaughan (brother to Stevie Ray Vaughan). • The Ranch Hi-Way Family and Community Education Club met at Pecan Street Cafe. Delicious cookies were served. • Blanco Good Samaritan Center received $750 in Community Involvement Project funds from the Association of Lutherans (AAL). The funds went to emergency relief efforts. • Also this week in history the Good Samaritans’ Center finished construction of their handicap ramp. The ramp, furnished by donations and volunteer elbow grease, allows handicapped citizens to access.