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Remember When... A Look Back at Blanco County History
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Gerald Dechert Gets BS Degree

February 9, 1968

Gerald Dechert of Blanco completed graduation requirements at Southwest Texas State College in January.

He received a BS Degree in Agriculture from the School of Applied Arts at the San Marcos College.

Official graduation will be on May 29.

AARP to meet

February 18, 1988

The regular monthly meeting of the local AARP members will be held at noon next Tuesday, February 16, at the First Baptist Church, with President Beatrice Ellison presiding.

Don Warrington is in charge of the program and he will show the color slides he made on his recent trip to China.

These pictures are really beautiful and interesting.

All members are urged to attend and bring a guest, and enjoy this program and the delicious covered dish dinner.

Blanco River 4-H meets

February 10, 1978

The Blanco River 4-H met on Wednesday, February 1, in the Grange Hall. There were 13 members present.

We talked about the Stock Show and Food Show and told what we won. We also talked about our record books.

William, Kenneth and Linda Hostetler showed interesting slide on their projects.

HemisFair ‘68

February 9, 1968

All the work on HemisFair ’68 is not being done in San Antonio. Throughout the state, from the regional chamber of commerce to the service station attendant preparing to make the World’s Fair visitor want to come back, full attention is being focused on the promotion of the six-month fiesta.

The East Texas Chamber of Commerce has prepared more than 750,000 full-color Vacation Guides, tying in the East Texas Heritage Trail to HemisFair. On February 29, the Chamber will unveil its new guidebooks promoting both the international exposition and East Texas.

South Texas Chamber of Commerce is distributing 500,000 four-color brochures outlining tourists attritions of interest to HemisFair visitors in that area, and the West Texas Chamber published a colorful brochure of its own, playing up major attritions.

Everyone is preparing to make the record tourist population pleased with their HemisFair vacation and want to return to Texas “Funtier” in future years.

HemisFair advance tickets and bonus books have been placed on sale in 1,799 officially approved outlets in 723 cities and towns across the state, and in 36 other states and 22 foreign countries.

County considers EMS district

February 10, 1988

Blanco County Commissioners meet in special session Friday, February 12 to consider setting a date for a county wide hearing on petitions submitted to the court by Emergency Services Volunteers of Blanco County.

EMS volunteers are requesting a hearing and a May 7, 1988 election for the acceptance or rejection of Emergency Services District in Blanco County.

The Emergency Services District would be a separated taxing entity combing in the county’s ambulance corps and volunteer fire departments with provisions for salaried administrative personnel.

In Friday’s meeting, Commissioners are also scheduled to appoint an 11 member Blanco County Industrial Commission.

Methodist women to meet

February 10, 1978

The Blanco United Methodist Women met in the Fellowship Hall on January 26 with sixteen members and guests present.

Mrs. E.L. (Dot) Miller spoke about Women of the Bible.

Mrs.; Francis Mazrek will continue this subject on February 16th. All of the women of this area are cordially invited to attend these meeting’s at the Methodist Church.

New band at Twin Sisters

February 10, 1988

Some local talent has put together a band here in Blanco called Rock’n A Hard Place … and you might be surprised at whose in this little rock/country band.

Lead guitar and vocals is Tim Mitchem, female vocals is Barbara Syphrett, thytherm guitar is played by Rusty Meyer, bass guitar is Chuck Burgess, drums are played by Tommy Johnson and Ronnie Yates performs backup vocals.

These young musicians have really put together a good group of songs to please a wide variety of people and they are anxious to show how well they perform.

Their fists dance will be held at Twin Sisters Hall on February 20, 1988. The dance starts at 9: p.m. and will last till 1:00 a.m.

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