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Wednesday, February 3, 2010 • Posted February 2, 2010 10:00 PM

Lutherans Get New Pastor

February 3, 1961

A.W. Weber will be installed as the new Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church at Blanco on Sunday, February 5. He will replace the Rev. C.N. Roth, who has been dividing his time between Blanco and Bulverde Churches. Rev. Roth will devote his full time to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Bulverde.

Rev. Roth will give his farewell sermon at 11:00 a.m. Sunday. Rev. Weber will be installed after the sermon.

Rev. Weber has spent the past two and a half years in San Antonio with the Grace Lutheran Sanatorium and Hospital. Previous to that he served as auditor for the American Lutheran Church, Columbus, Ohio.

Panthers nip Stockdale

February 1, 1980

Rod Culton hit a pair of baskets in overtime last Thursday night to give Blanco High boys their first district basketball victory of the season, 72-71 over Stockdale; although the Panthers were not as lucky on the road, dropping an 87-42 decision at Lackland Tuesday.

The Pantherettes stayed on the winning side of the ledger as they railed from behind for a 32-28 victory over Stockdale, then repeated an earlier season win over Lackland, 49-33.

Blanco trailed by 31-16 at the quarter against Stockdale and 49-37 at the half, but Mark Upshaw hit seven points in the third quarter to close the gap to 58-50.

Culton scored six of his 28 points in the final frame, Charles Richardson (19 points) and Terry Love each had four, and Robert Jones put a rebound back in with two seconds remaining to tie to 68-all.

Stockdale had a chance to tie it in the overtime when Leroy Sanchez, who had hit 14 of 20 free throws in regulation time.


January 30, 1970

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Osbourn of Blanco are the proud parents of a baby girl, L Nora Lea, born January 16 at St. David’s Hospital in Austin. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 8 ½ ounces.

Maternal grandparents are Mrs. Nora Sawey and Bill Leursen of Blanco.

Paternal grandmother is Mrs. Myrtle Osbourn of Kansas City, Kansas.

February 3, 1961

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hoffman of Vilonia, Arkansas, announce the arrival of a baby daughter, Nancy Leona, who was born on January 25.

She weighed 6 lbs, 11 oz.

Contract to Be Let For 281

February 3, 1961

Contract for the construction of the hour lane highway from north Johnson City to the Y six miles south of the city is scheduled for February letting by the Highway Department, according to Ed Bluestien, engineer for the fourteenth district.

This will be a divided highway with about a twenty foot space between the traffic lanes. We understand that when the highway is completed, US 281 will be the through lane and that traffic from US 290 will yield at the Y.

Ervine Dotson, fencing contractor, is not at work and had made considerable progress in putting up the new fence.

Holmes resigns

February 1, 1980

Blanco Mayor Butch Crofts confirmed Wednesday that City Engineer Charles Holmes had submitted his registration by mail earlier in the week.

Holmes, who is believed to be well into his 80’s, had resigned earlier last year, but had been persuaded to stay on by Crofts when the mayor took office.

“However, he talked to me about this again back about November, With his age, living in Camp Wood and also doing this same kind of work for Fredericksburg, the traveling was getting too much for him.”

Birthday Party

February 3, 1961

Eighteen friends and relatives were presented at the Pail Schmidt home Saturday night, January 21 to celebrate the birthday of Miss Phyllis Jean Hill.

The guest list included Mr. and Mrs. Morris Edmonson, Steve, Stanley, and Sam; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Weber; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schmidt; Mr. and Mrs. John Cunningham; Mr. and Mrs. Orville Hill.

Many lovely gifts were presented to the honoree.

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