In the late 1980s, two women, Bernice West and Melba Moore set about on a mission and produced Blanco County Heritage, a book telling the story of Blanco and the families that settled here in the beginning.
Gathering information from a multitude of sources and relying on memory of stories from their childhoods, the two were able to write the story of Blanco and its people.
Only 100 were printed in 1987, and copies were quickly sold. The Blanco County News gets calls regularly from people looking for copies. The Blanco Library has two copies of the book, but finding one for personal use is quite difficult.
Cousins Dennis Moore and Charles Moore decided to take matters into their own hands. Starting six months ago, they began the long process of getting Blanco County Heritage re-printed. Copyright laws dictated that the cousins get permission from all parties involved in the original publication. Curtis Publishing went out of business some time ago, and the people who now own the company, have no paperwork, etc., indicating a copyright on Blanco County Heritage.
The only hurdle left was securing a release from the Blanco County News, which they were happy to grant.
Plans are to have the book copied by June of this year. In order to move forward, however, the publisher is requiring that Dennis and Charles order at least 100.
They are taking orders for all those Blancoites who would like to have a copy of their history. Each book will be $70 and if you would like one, contact either Dennis or Charles today. They can be reached at the following numbers: Dennis Moore- 830-833-5708 or 830-833-4706 or Charles Moore – 512-756-7011.