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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 13, 2010 10:00 PM

Year’s Rain Now Even 24 Inches

July 14, 1961

An even 24 inches of rainfall has been recorded in Blanco by W.A. Byars, official weather recorder. At the end of June, 20.38 inches has been recorded. On July 10 a total of 3.22 was recorded, July 11 another .06, and July 13th had .34 inch for a total of 3.62 so far this month, bringing the first six and a half months up to 24.00 inches.

Despite the dry months of March, April, and May when only .96 inches fell in the three month period, the first six and a half month of 1961 now stands about seven and a their inches above normal. Most of this excess can be attributed to the 7.97 inches that fell in February and the 10.32 in June.

Fall-like cold fronts have been descending upon us quite regularly, keeping the temperatures below what we normally expect in the summer. The high temperature for the last year has been 96 degrees recorded on June 8 and on July 9. The lowest reading so far in July has been 65 degrees Wednesday and Thursday mornings, July 12 and July 13.

Engagement Told

July 17, 1970

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Triesch announce the engagement of their daughter, Diana Marlene, to Karly William Ritter of San Antonio. He is the son of Mrs. Gladys Ritter of San Antonio and John W. Ritter of Ingleside.

The wedding date has been set for August 15 in the Trinity Lutheran Church of Blanco.

Bickett Appointed As County Attorney

July 14, 1961

Blanco County Commissioners Court on Monday, July 10, 1961, selected Brandon Bickett, formerly of San Antonio, as County Attorney to fill the unexpired term of Chas R. Lind, resigned.

Blanco County 4-H News

July 17, 1980

The Blanco County 4-H Council started the 1980-1981 year Tuesday, July 8, with a big slash.

Taking advantage of the newly opened Johnson City Pool, some 20 4-H council delegates, agents and adult leaders took the water for a refreshing dip following the election of officers.

Mark Francis will guide the way as president.

Other officers will be Janet Dechert, 1st Vice President; Tommy Sultemeier, 2nd Vice President; Gail Connel, secretary; Julie West, treasurer; and Malcolm Young, public chairman.

Plans for the 4-H Camp to be held in Tanglewood August 3 – 5 were announced. Any 4-H member wishing to attend can get further information at the County extension office.

Pony League

July 17, 1970

On June 26 the Blanco Pony League Team defeated Dripping Springs 7 to 5.

Those making runs for Blanco were Louis Garcia, 1; Perry Wagner, 1; Robert Sierra, 2; and Harold Knoll, 3. Perry Wagner was the winning pitcher.

On June 30, Blanco also defeated Johnson City 8 to 5.

Blanco Girls Go To Twirling Camp

July 14, 1961

Four high school students from Blanco will attend the annual Twirling Camp at East Texas State College, July 24 – 28.

There will be three one-week sessions of the camp, according to Dr. Ray Luke, camp director.

Instructing them will be F.R. “Woody” Woodward, nationally know band coordinator from Ft. Worth, is presently drum major and twirler with the Moshlah Temple Shrine Drum and Bugle Corps.

Students attending are: Joy Stansbury, Gail Standsbury, Pam Taylor and Christine Posey.


July 17, 1980

Full Circle – Zoetta Smith, who recently left the Ranchland Post Dispatch, has returned to her old position – as a deputy tax collector for the county.

Small World – Former News columnist Happy Cohand, up doing some visiting and shopping in Fredericksburg Monday, kept running into home folks – including “Duck” and Billie Crider of Johnson City and Fay Dechert and her girls from Blanco.

On TV – Blanco County Fair Queen Stacie Haynes and Publicity Chairman Jeff Cohane will give the affair some television recognition August 8, when they are on Cactus Pryor’s show in Chanel VII in Austin.

Handwork and Needlework – This is a reminder that the Blanco County Fair and Rodeo is just around the corner. This is our 50th event. Everyone is encouraged to have their crochet, needlepoint, embroidery, quilts and whatever else in and participate. Let’s make this the best fair ever. If you have any questions please contact Doris Hallenberger at 833-4175.

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