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A look back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 • Posted October 16, 2007 10:00 PM


October 13, 1967

Mr. and Mrs. John McKellips of Austin announce the arrival of a baby girl, Rachel Dawn, on September 4.

She weighed 7 pounds and 2 ½ ounces.

Mrs. McKellips will be remembered here as Miss Ginny Lee McFarlan.

Barbecue To Benefit Band

October 13, 1967

A Bar-B-Q will be held on Sunday, October 15 at the Chamber of Commerce office by the Blanco Band Boosters.

Cabrito, lamb and chicken with regular and hot tamales, cakes and pie will be sold. All income is to support the Award winning Blanco High School Band.

The Blanco C of C is helping to put this over.

Come out and support our Band. The Band will play after Church services.

Comfort to test new Panther changes

October 14, 1977

This week the Panthers host the Comfort Bobcats with the hope of pulling the rug out from under the 29A express team. They have the District Premier sprinter in Mark Spencer.

We have made some changes on both offense and defense with the determination to find the clicking combination. Like Lindeman has been moved to guard with the hope of opening more running lanes for Panther ball carriers. Paul Felps and Allen Haas have switched positions.

We hope to use Paul’s speed as a running back and we feel this gives us another dimension in our offensive attack. Both are good athletes and contributing Panthers.

Alligators tie Wofford Cleaners

October 14, 1987

Last Saturday, October 10, the Alligators played a tough game against Wofford Cleaners – tied 0-0.

Ryan McMillan played goalie for Blanco, saved two hard shots from Wofford Cleaners from scoring. Along with Jimmy Wright and Ross West, who played defense for Blanco, helped Ryan McMillan defend Wofford Cleaners; and Laura Laundry tried to keep the team right on top against Wofford Cleaners.

Also we appreciate the parents for cheering for the Alligators.

This Saturday, October 17, Blanco Green Acres vs. Deluxe Motel at 11:45 am.

BISD enrollment sets record at 650 students

October 14, 1987

For the first time in the history of Blanco Independent School District, enrollment has reached 650 students. It was only three years ago that the enrollment was below 560 students –almost 100 fewer that today scout. In 1984 – 1985, enrollment figures showed 556 students, or a difference of 94 students.

Last year at this time, enrollment stood at 627 students, indicating that the district is continuing to grow at the rate near 4 percent.

With the continued growth, the crowded conditions continue to worsen. Although a portable building had to be purchased for over $25,000 just to have a place for all the classes, the overall crowded conditions continue to cause difficulties. If projections continue to be on target 700 by the end of the 1988-1989 school year.

Cuts N’ Curls staff attends styling show

October 14, 1977

Cuts N’ Curls operators Bobbie Sanders, Kay Smith, Toni Barr and Nancy Kneese attended the Hart of Texas Show Sunday, October 9. The show was held at the Sheraton Inn in San Antonio.

The show is classified as the largest hair styling shoe in Texas. It featured fall and winter hair fashions, clothing, makeup and jewelry.

The operators received demonstrations and instructions on the new hair styles in “crimping.”

Panthers Defeat Dragons 15 to 8

October 13, 1967

The Blanco Panthers defeated the Southwest Dragons 15 to 8 last Saturday night on the Dragon Field.

The first quarter went scoreless with the Dragons taking the ball to the Blanco 19-yard line at the end of the period. During the second quarter Raymond Krueger scored the only Dragon touchdown from five yards out and Chuck Friesenhahn ran the 2-point conversion.

The Dragons later attempted a field goal but failed.

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