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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 • Posted August 10, 2010 10:00 PM

Engagement Revealed

August 11, 1961

Mrs. Beatrice Ellison announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Angie Nell, to Dorsey Lee Smith, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey Smith.

Angie is a graduate of Blanco High School and a junior college at Southwest Texas State College. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Eta.

Dorsey Lee is also a graduate of Blanco High School and is now a partner of Dorsey Smith, Inc.

The wedding is planned for September 9.

Youth Council Meets

August 14, 1970

The Youth Council met on August 3, 7:00 p.m. at the Blanco Neighborhood Center. Present were some members of the Comal County Youth Council. Fund raising ideas were exchanged and each showed how to make different articles.

The Youth Council is joining the “Clean up America” campaign. They are collecting all used aluminum cans these can find in Blanco. These cans will go through a recycling process in Houston.

If anyone would like to donate used aluminum, there will be a container at the Neighborhood Center in Blanco.

Catholic ladies team whups Baptists, 6-5

August 14, 1980

Blanco Catholic ladies slipped past the Baptist ladies Tuesday to narrowly win a hard fought softball game 6-5.

Shirley Riba handles pitches for the Catholics while Rita Covin was hurler for the Baptist.

The two church teams hope to receive challenges from other church women’s groups, particularly the Methodist.

Following the game, both teams enjoyed homemade ice cream and cookies.


August 14, 1970

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hunter, Jr. are the proud parents of a new baby boy, Darrel William, born August 4th, 1970, at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. He weighed 7 pounds.

C of C to meet Monday

August 14, 1970

The Blanco Chamber of Commerce will hold their regular open meeting and covered dish supper Monday, August 17th, at 7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

The program will be a film.

38 Report for Blanco Practice

August 14, 1980

Blanco Independent School District athletic director Larry Hope Says 38 students have reported for football practice this season.

First scrimmage is with Smithson Valley August 22nd.

Coach Hope says he’s currently looking at Robert Jones as quarterback for the varsity team which presently includes between 20-22 members.

Coaches for the varsity team include Bill Wagner and Roy Hanes. Wayne Walters will coach junior high.

Hope and BHS principal Bob Bendele agree that the team appears to have some strong players and good potential.

Kruger Announces For Commissioner

August 14, 1970

Elo Krueger has announced that he is a candidate for re-election as Blanco County Commissioner for Precinct No. 4.

Mr. Krueger has served in this capacity for a number of years and the public knows his qualifications and the type of service he has consistently provided.

Dee Ellis enters vet school

August 14, 1980

Dee B. Ellis of Blanco has been selected for the fall 1980 entering veterinary class at Texas A&M University.

The class will be the first to follow as a single group the new four year program implemented last year.

Only half of the 1979-1980 entering class is following the new program while the rest continues on the three year system that had been in effect for 15 years.

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