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Rep. Libby Linebarger at courthouse meeting

February 15, 1989

The town hall meeting with State Rep. Libby Linebarger, D-Manchaca, as been rescheduled for Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Blanco County Courthouse. The original meeting, set for February 9, was cancelled due to cold weather and the threat of ice and sleet.

Linebarger is asking constituents in Blanco and the surrounding area to join her for an old fashioned rap session at the courthouse in order to better understand their stands on issues now facing the state legislature.

Linebarger is serving her first term in the legislature and plans a series of these town hall meetings throughout her district during the early part of the 71st Legislature Session.

The meeting is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend and participate.

Diaper Power

February 16, 1979

Mr. and Mrs. Arlin Dowdy are happy to announce the arrival of a girl, Jennifer Lynn, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces.

She is also welcomed by her brother, Christopher and maternal grandparents Mrs. Adelheit Hoog of Boerne.

Barnhart Ranch Shows Champions

February 14, 1969

Barnhart Ranch of Blanco showed the Grand Champion Angora Buck of the Open Show at the San Antonio Livestock Exposition this week.

They also had first place aged buck, second place get-of-sire and numerous lower places. The champion buck was a five year old.

High water confuses fishermen

February 16, 1979

A week ago, lots of fishermen were complaining about the release of the water from Canyon Lake being “too high.” As it turns out, they hadn’t seen anything yet.

The release last week, and for several weeks previous, was about 737 cubic feet per second. But this past Monday morning, the Corps of Engineers started to increase the outflow, in order to get rid of about two feet of extra water which built up in the lake from recent upstream rains. By 3:30 Monday afternoon, the release had been to 3080 cfs!

And, barring more rains over the Guadalupe watershed in the near future, it will stay about 3080 cfs until the middle of next week.


February 14, 1969

Mr. and Mrs. Jess L. Moore Jr. of 6203 Jessamine, Apt 415, Houston, Texas, are happy to announce the arrival of a baby girl born Monday, February 10, at Sharptown General Hospital.

She weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was named Jessica Lynne. The proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Byars of Blanco and Mr. and Mrs. Jess L. Moore Sr. of El Campo.

C of C to meet Monday

February 14, 1969

A covered dish supper at 7:00 p.m. will precede the Chamber of Commerce meeting Monday, February 17.

Several matters of importance will be discussed during the evening.

David Smith Named to A & I Honor Roll

February 14, 1969

David Goldwin Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Goldwin Smith of Blanco, was designated to the Honor Roll of Texas A&I University in recognition of his scholastic record. His grade point average for the Fall Semester was 3.5 with an overall average of 3.105.

David is majoring in Music Education and is an outstanding member of the A&I Javalina Band, Orchestra and Brass Choir.

He is also a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, which is a national organization for your band directors.

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