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2010 Year in Review
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 28, 2010

Brewer Recognized For Contributions (January 13, 2010) – At the monthly business meeting, the Blanco Volunteer Fire Department awarded Mrs. Judy Brewer a Lifetime Membership and a commemorative clock in recognition of her many contributions to the dept. She also was presented a fifteen-year service pin and certificate. Assistant Chief Dustin Beaudoin made the presentation.

Redbud Cafe Celebrates Ribbon Cutting with Blanco Chamber (January 27, 2010) – The Redbud Cafe, which opened in September, serves delicious healthy soups, salads, and sandwiches. Redbud Cafe has the largest selection of Blanco’s own Real Ale beers on tap (seven at last count) as well as a nice selection of wines including Texas favorites. There is live music on some Friday and Saturday nights.

Two Sign with Kingsville-A&M (February 10, 2010) – Two Blanco High School Seniors joined the ranks of hundreds of seniors last Wednesday, February 3 when they signed letters of intent to play football at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Henry Greathouse and Layton Dworaczyk posed with Athletic Director Danny Rogers at football signing ceremonies marking their commitment the university.

Snow Visits Blanco County (February 24, 2010) – “It’s snowing!!! I took pictures of the Austin News taking pictures of us!” said Tara Calzoncit. Expecting that once again Blanco County would miss the white stuff, residents were surprised when giant, fluffy flakes began to descend Tuesday morning. Blanco saw little accumulation, but areas just north of us received enough to actually make the area white. Schools in Johnson City closed early at 10:10 and Blanco ISD followed suit with a 1 pm early release, with classes not scheduled to resume until 10:00 am on Wednesday.

Relay For Life of Blanco County Raises Close to $30,000 (May 5, 2010) – By Sylvia Romero – Walkers from Blanco County and surrounding cities joined together to help fight cancer, honored those who have passed on, and recognized all survivors during the Luminaries Ceremony. These walkers also took the challenge of raising funds to help those with cancer in celebrating “More Birthdays.”

Blanco County Courthouse Bathed in Lights of Big Screen (May 12, 2010) – By Heather Wagner – Bystanders lined the sidewalk on Monday, hoping to catch a glimpse of stars as cast and crew made their way to the set located inside of the Old Blanco County Courthouse. Filming for the remake of True Grit began Monday, May 10. Crews converged on the courthouse late last week, turning the upper floor into a scene for the upcoming movie.

PEC Fires General Manager Juan Garza (June 16, 2010) – By Jodi Lehman – The Pedernales Electric Cooperative Board of Directors has terminated the employment contract of General Manager Juan Garza. The announcement, made by Board President Larry Landaker, astonished the audience of PEC members and staff gathered at the monthly board meeting in Johnson City.

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