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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 • Posted August 25, 2009 10:00 PM

Birthday Party

August 29, 1969

Billie Jean Beck was honored with a 42 party on her 13th birthday, given by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Beck. Nine guests were presented to share her beautiful heart shaped birthday cake.

Prizes in the 42 games were won by Lola Brodbeck, Alvie Weeaks, Duanna Hensley, Ruby Lee Smith, and Frances Johnson.

Blanco to scrimmage

August 28, 1980

Blanco High School varsity in a preseason scrimmage Friday at the Blanco school stadium.

The scrimmage will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is expected to last a couple of hours..

The varsity squad will enter its first game of the season September 5 at 8:00 p.m. at Liberty Hill.

Junior varsity will play Liberty Hill here September 5 here beginning at 7:30 p.m. while the freshman squad will meet Marion September 11 at 6:00 p.m. on the Marion school campus.

Our Servicemen

August 29, 1969

Sp-5 Henry C. Blackburn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Williamson J. Blackburn of Blanco, no is working as a Senior Heacy Truck Driver at the Cam Ranh Bay Special Troops Transportation Motor Patrol.

His wife resides in Omaha, Nebraska.

Pretty girls top ‘diller

August 24, 1979

Pretty little Heather Weidenbusch repeated as the winner of the prettiest armadillo at the County Fair, as her entry won the Armadillo Beauty Contest for the second year in a row.

Another pint-size sweetheart, Kim Lindig, took second place, with Malcolm Young third.

In the armadillo race, Kim turned the tables by taking first place, Randy Hoffman second and Heather third.

Shower honors Renee Mayfield

August 28, 1980

A miscellaneous shower honored Renee Mayfield, bride elect of Ricky Guthrie, in the Gould home Tuesday, August 19 at 8:00 p.m. A picture frame cake and punch was served.

Hostesses were Sandy Posey, Billie Crider, Kristy Gould, Ellen Felps, Patsy Lewis, Joyce Coleman, Gladys Martin, Molen Lorenz, and Prebbie Crossley.

Corsages of blue and yellow dairies were presented to Renee and her mother, Mrs. Joel Mayfield.

Fire destroys ranch garage

August 24, 1979

Comal County - The Blanco Volunteer Fire Department answered two calls to the Meserole Ranch Thursday morning, but were unsuccessful.

The fire, on the ranch one mile east of the Blanco-Comal County line on RR 32, destroy a barn garage which had been used to store old farm equipment.

The firemen reported no injuries and no damage, other than the totally destroyed storage space and the old equipment.

Dennis Moore, Janet reeves get degrees

August 24, 1979

San Marcos – Two Blanco residents were among the 936 students who were candidates for degrees awarded August 18 at Southwest Texas State University.

Blanco residents receiving degrees were Dennis J. Moore and Janet Gail Reeves.

Moore, son of Mrs. Martha Moore, received a master of education degree, while Mrs. Reeves, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Stobaugh, received a masters of education degree with a major in elementary education.

Bankers grow best ‘stashes

August 24, 1979

Bankers went one-two in the County Fair mustache contest, as Johnson City Bank vice president Cubby Hudler won the honors with president Noble Haden second.

Johnson City Mayor Charles Marus won third place honors.

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