The Blanco County Historical Commission met Monday August 13, 2012, at the beautiful new annex in Johnson City. Driving through hard rain and lightning, the meeting was well-attended. The rain was a welcomed sight. The main agenda of business was to discuss and decide where the two Texas Historical Markers should be moved after the TXDOT closings of the roadside park facilities. There are two parks that have been closed currently holding a historical marker desigination. The Commission was asked to decide where to move the historical marker relating to Joseph William Baines. It was decided to move it temporarily to the Pioneer Museum located in Blanco, Texas. The other marker location is on RR 165 at the Old Lime Kiln. This marker has been stolen and replacement was discussed. This marker will need further investigation and interaction with TXDOT.
The BCHC Annual meeting will be held on Monday, October 29, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. PEC Headquaters Auditorium, Johnson City. A potluck dinner will be served. Meat, bread and drinks will be furnished, and you bring your favorite side. Anyone wishing to become a member of the Blanco County Historical Commission may submit their application for appointment to the BCHC 2013-2014 term at the October meeting – applications deadline November 5, 2012. Members are appointed for a two-year term beginning January 2013. We welcome new members who care about preserving Blanco history and want to share their ideas for doing just that! Applications are available at the Blanco County Judge’s Office.