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Blanco Water Rates Raised

May 18, 1979

Machaevellian diplomacy, power politics and polite blackmail Monday night ended up with the unhappy news that Blanco’s water rates are going up.

In the only positive result of a long and hectic City Council session, the aldermen, admitting they “might get run out of town” voted to leave the base water rate at $3.50, but to raise the cost per thousand gallons thereafter effective July.

Our Servicemen

May 16, 1969

Electrician’s Mate Fireman Darrell L. Petersen, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Petersen of Blanco and husband of the former Miss Kathleen Tyrell of Jacksonville, Florida, is serving aboard the destroyer USS Noa off the coast of Vietnam.

The Noa is the command ship for the Destroyer Division 142, a unit of the U.S. Seventh Fleet.

The ship is used primarily in anti-submarine warfare, operating offensively against surface ships, defending against airborne attack and providing gunfire support for amphibious assaults.

BHS, Comfort still trying

May 16, 1980

Rained out twice already, the District 29-A season ending baseball game between Blanco and host Comfort was rescheduled for this past Wednesday.

However, said BHS coach Larry Davis, it was expected that it would be postponed because of rain.

The game must be played to determine if Comfort or La Vernia wins the district championship. Ordinarily, the winner must be determined by tomorrow, but an extension has been granted, due to the circumstances, in case a playoff is necessary.

Blanco Band to Make LP Record

May 16, 1969

The Blanco High School Band will produce a 12 inch LP Stereo Record this year if there is enough interest. A deposit of $3.00 will reserve a record. Only advance orders will be taken. The approximate cost for the record will be $5.00.

In addition to the high school band’s contest performances from the past two years, there will be selections by the 5th and 6th grade bands. Persons interested may contact any band member of Mr. Harrell by Monday, May 19. Delivery will take approximately three weeks.

Local DKG members a tribute day

May 18, 1979

Austin – Thirteen Blanco County members of Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma attended the chapter’s Founders Day Tribute held here May 7 at 6:15 p.m.

President Becky Jenkins of San Marcos, gave special recognition to the past presidents, including Kittie Clyde Leonard of Johnson City, who served as president from 1954-1956.

Blanco women attending were: Alice Brown, Beatrice Ellison, Claire Gloor, Earnestine Kincaid, Janet Mabry, Dot miller, Mary Nabers, Patricia Roberts.

Those attending from Johnson City were: Susan Birk, Vivian Bryan, Elizabeth Casparis, Kittie Cylde Leonard, Cynthia Sultemeier.

New Shop Opening Here on Saturday

May 16, 1969

Trash & Treasures, a new shop being open in the Bigden Building just off the square, is featuring old and new china, glass, bottles and curios.

Mrs. Pearl Read is owner of the shop and believes you will find something of interest there.

Saturday, May 1, is opening.

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