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Wednesday, October 14, 2009 • Posted October 13, 2009 10:00 PM

Bulverde Fall Fest October 14

October 11, 1989

Plan now to attend the Bulverde Fall Fest, October 14, 1989 at Downtown Bulverde Emporium.

There will be arts, crafts, antique junk yard, food and entertainment.

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Phone 512-438-2914.


Two Local Boys Graduate at SWT

October 10, 1969

Two Blanco residents were among the more than 500 graduation candidates who received degrees from Southwest Texas State University in summer commencement ceremonies.

Graduation exercises were held at SWT’s Evan Field at 8:00 p.m. August 23.

Blanco SWT graduates included Wallace Gene Dechert, who graduated from the School of Applied Arts with a BBA in Business Administration, and Danny Eugene Brodbeck, who graduated from the School of Sciences with a BS in Education degree.


Cowbelles meet on October 16

October 12, 1979

The October 16 meeting of the Hill Country Cowbelles will be held at the El Gallo Restaurant, located on the Fredericksburg Harper Highway at the east end of the Pedernales bridge, 10 miles out of Fredericksburg and 10 miles out of Harper.

The luncheon is hosted by the Fredericksburg members and will begin at 11:30 a.m. Members are to contact their area chairman for reservations, and she will call these into Anne Whetstone at 512-997-5754, no later than October 12.

Members are reminded that the State Convention will be held in Corpus Christi on October 28-29 in conjunction with the Texas Cattle Feeders Assn. Local members attending are Pat Granberg of Blanco, Vera Haag of Kendalia, Billie Bergman of Boerne, and Sharon Spenrath of Comfort.


Coral Snake Killed Here

October 10, 1969

Mrs. Jesse Smith killed a 2 foot coral snake at the back steps of her home in Garden Oaks.

She also killed on at the Smith Ranch on Rock Creek about two weeks ago.


Emily Ranice Blackburn

October 11, 1989

On September 5, 1989, Emily Ranice came to live with James and Diane Blackburn. She was born at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg, Texas arriving at 11:37 p.m. She weighed 7 ½ pounds and was 20 ½ inches long.

Emily Ranice was welcomed by her brother, Max, and two sisters, Melissa Denece and Hannah Janice. The three sisters have middle names which are pronounced the same way.

The two baby girls are pictured here with Mr. Emmett Burchertt, a friend of the family. Hannah was born on July 24, 1988, which as Mr. Burchett’s eight first birthday and little Emily was named for him.

Grandparents are Bo and Janice Joiner of Sutherland Springs and Bill and Maxine Blackburn of Blanco.


Hunter Boys to Kentucky

October 12, 1979

Louisville – Deron and Doak Hunter of Blanco will be exhibitors at the 1979 North America International Livestock Exposition, according to Harold Workman, manager of the Exposition.

They have entered four head of market lambs for completion at the event which will take place November 3-17 in Louisville.


Golden Wedding to be Celebrated

October 10, 1969

The family of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Smith cordially invite their friends and relatives to Open House Sunday, October 19, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.. for their Golden Anniversary.


DS blanks Blanco JV

October 12, 1979

“We moved the ball well, but mistakes kept us out of the end zone,” reported coach Larry Davis after Blanco’s Jayvees suffered a 25-0 defeat at the hands of visiting Dripping Springs last Thursday night.

The hosts also weren’t helped by the loss of the quarterback Darrell Wagner with a broken foot in the second half.

Cited for outstanding play was two-way tackle Bradley Wagner, while guards John Moore and Steve Smith also drew praise.

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