By Julia Vicars
BISD Student count dropped to 483 mostly due to a large drop in new students enrolling in Kindergarten. A breakdown of student in enrollment in 1977 is as follows; 232 in Elementary, 84 in Middle, and 159 in High School. Last year (2011-2012 school year) BISD had a total of 966 students; 439 in Elementary, 228 in Middle, and 299 in High School.
City Council rejected a left turn lane at US 281 and FM 1623 because including a left turn lane would do away with parking downtown along 281. The hearing was rather emotional for OBCCPS members. Another meeting was scheduled when the hearing became heated. • The first organizational meeting for the Blanco Homemakers of Texas was held. The chapter had goals of community service and enrichment. Members voted to create a cookbook and Christmas crafts were planned. • The youth soccer schedule was posted in the paper this week in 1987. The teams for the year were the Blanco National Bank Scorpions, The Cattleman’s National Bank Ninjas, the Green Acres Lawn Service Alligators, and Moore’s Trucking Cougars. This year the BYSL has 18 teams total for little Beckhams and Foudys between the ages of 3 and 12.
A Blanco attorney was stentenced to 27 months in federal prison for lying under oath. He was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine. • Blanco’s Nature Trail project neared its end this week in 1997. Now known as Bindseil Park, the Nature Trail featured the second largest live oak tree in the county.
Head monk “Father Benedict” was found dead from an apparent suicide this week in 2007. Samuel Alexander Greene, Jr. was fround dead on September 17, 2007. “Father Benedict” was associated with Christ of the Hills monestary, affiliated with the Russian Orthodox Church. Greene had a criminal past including charges of indecency with a child. • The Blanco chapter of the Aggie Moms Club met and made plans for the upcoming fall. The Aggie Moms put a special emphasis on scholarships and fundraising. • Brandon Rhyder was slated to perform at the kick-off of the Texas Wine Month. Dry Comal Creek along with other local vineyards participated. Tickets were $35.00 per person and included a concert and winery tour. October marks Texas Wine Month, get out and shop local and support the local wineries in the area!