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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 • Posted July 21, 2009 10:00 PM

Williams completes training

July 25, 1980

Seaman Recruit Williams, son of Billy H. and Jo Williams of Blanco, has completed recruit school at the Naval Center.

During the eight week, training cycle, he studied general military subjects designed to prepare him for further academic and on the job training in one of the Navy’s 85 basic occupational fields.

Included in his studies were seamanship, close order drill, Naval history and first aid.

He joined the Navy in April 1980.

Blanco Band Vies at State Level

July 18, 1969

The Blanco High School Band, directed by Billy Herrell, has been named Class A Honor Band of Region XI. This is the second time that the Blanco Band has revived this honor.

The band will now complete at the state level when a panel of judges will pick the outstanding from tapes that are submitted.

This honor places the Blanco Band in the top fifteen Class A Band in the State of Texas.

Blanco eyes dog law

July 20, 1979

“The Blanco City Council must think animals are more important than people! They rush through a housing ordinance without wanting any discussion, but they schedule a public hearing over a dog ordinance!” complained a disgruntled spectator at the special council meeting Monday evening.

The reason for the “public emergency” clause to rush through the new fair housing ordinance (see classified section) explained Mayor Butch Crofts, was “we’re trying to get in line for Federal money” and a fair housing ordinance is a necessity towards obtaining the same.

Jaycess sponsor shooter program

July 25, 1980

A Shooter Education Program for area youth will be sponsored by the Johnson City Jaycees at 7:30 p.m. July 28 in the Youth Foundation Building in Johnson City.

The program will be conducted free of charge by members of the Jaycees.

Guns and ammunition will be provided will be provided.

For more information contact Steve Koennecke or Johnny Rios.


July 18, 1969

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Parker Jr. of Bishop are the proud parents of a baby girl, Melissa Kaye. Born July 8, she weighed & pounds and 14 ounces.

Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lester C. Cobb of Blanco and Mr. and Mrs. James Parker Sr. of Corpus Christi.

11 attend T.E.H.A. meet

July 25, 1980

The regular meeting of A. Robison T.E.H.A. was hosted by Mrs. Selma van Marti in her home Thursday afternoon.

Roll call was answered by 11 members with “Something I like about my neighbor.”

A poem “Lo-Morrow” was read by Mrs. Nell Naumann.

Club President, Mrs. Nola Davis, opened meeting after reading a poem “23rd Channel.”

Minutes of the last meeting of the last meeting and treasurer’s report were given by Mrs.. Lena Ulrich. Council report was read by Mrs. Lona Ulrich.

T.E.H.A. Picnic for all clubs in the county will be at LBJ Park in Stonewall, September 12.

No meeting will be in August.

Program for this meeting was given by Mrs. Dee Dee McKennis on home repairs.

The September meeting will be in the home of Mrs. Leva Ulrich.

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