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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted November 30, 2010 10:00 PM

December 4, 1964

Freezing weather was recorded on four days in November. The first freeze occurred on November 21 with a low of 30 degrees. The next night, the temperature got to 29. A 32 degree reading was recorded both the 23rd and 25th. • The annual sale of the Blanco County Hereford Breeders Association brought in 28,070.00. Eighty-nine cattle were sold for an average of $366 per bull and $200 per cow. • The Blanco Library added books to its shelves. Miss Elizabeth Gallagher donated “A Field Guide to the Birds of Texas.” Mrs. Aaron Posey gave “The Psalms for the Common Reader.” “The Warren Commission Report” was also added, as well as the Bible Dictionary.

December 6, 1974

Two hundred and eight people showed up at the Community Thanksgiving service sponsored by the Baptist and Methodist churches on the night before Thanksgiving. The Children’s Choirs of both churches sand a medley of songs under the direction of Mrs. Clair Gloor and Mrs. Florine Lord. The Baptist Adult Choir also sang under the direction of MRs. George Covin. • The 4-H Club learned about ambulances and how they work;. They also got a ride in it! • Aqua Net hair spray sold for $0.68 a can and Arrid spray deodorant sold for $1.09 at Cochran’s Foodland.

December 5, 1984

The Panther Roundballers traveled to Bandera and competed in the Bandera Inviataional Tournament. Blanco won two games and lost one to capture the consolation trophy. The Pantherettes were eliminated at the tournament in two games, defeated by Ingram. • Gov. Mark White committed $400,000 to study site options in Texas for locating the world’s largest and most advanced atom smasher. Four Texas universities tried to convince the federal government to spend $2 billion on a high energy particle accelerator, called a “superconducting super collider.” The accelerator required 100 miles of circular, underground tunnels.

November 30, 1994

Blanco County officials moved forward with the stalled 911 Rural Addressing Project by awarding a contract to Sultemeier Surveying that makes available $25,000 in budgeted funds. The surveying company made several purchases to expedite the addressing process, including a laptop computer for about $1500, digital measuring equipment for about $350, and a used vehicle to travel the main streets and back roads of Blanco County. • About 200 people attended the annual lighting of the old Blanco County Courthouse. • Blanco County Judge Charles Scott presided over a dedication of a highway marker noting settlers of the Payton Colony east of Blanco. Joining him were Rev. Henry DeShay, James J. City, and Luke Coffee. The marker is on the east side of the bridge over the Blanco River on Ranch Road 165.

December 1, 2004

The Old Blanco County Courthouse lighting ceremony took place in near-perfect weather. The Bells of Joy performed, BHS seniors sold hot chocolate to benefit Project Graduation, and businesses displayed their holiday decorations. • Six dogs were stolen from Gina and Beverly Fulkes’ residence. Nothing else was taken from the house. Another dog was taken from nearby Robyn Henderson’s yard.

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