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Land use plan at PEC June 22

June 19, 1978

The County – The public is invited to participate in a meeting related to the Resources Conservation Act of 1977 to be held in the Pedernales Electric Co-op building meeting room in Johnson City, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 22.

The objective of the meeting is to carry out the intent of the Resources Conservation Act of 1977, which requires public involvement in setting goals and establishing the needs of future soil and water conservation programs.

Jason Hayes graduates in top 10%

June 15, 1988

Jason Wayne Hayes, son Susan and Wayne Hays and brother of Derek Hayes graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in Austin June 3, 1988. Jason is the grandson of Gertrude Byars of Blanco and Nevada Hayes of Salem Illinois.

Jason graduate in the top 10% of his class of 336 and received the Trustee Scholarship Award. He was also awarded the Presidential Academic Fitness Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.

Jason has been accepted for enrollment by the University of Texas.

Quick Work Halts Blaze

June 16, 1978

Blanco - - Quick work by the Volunteer Fire Department and helpful passers-by kept damage to a minimum in a house fire Wednesday afternoon.

The blaze occurred around 4:30 p.m. at a small white house on the corner of Elm and Third Streets being used for storage by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Houser.

The blaze was confined to making a small hole in the wall although firemen were forced to tear out several from wall beams to keep it from spreading.

Firefighters said the blaze started on the outside wall of the vacant house, possible from a passer-by’s carelessly thrown cigarette.

Mrs. Wilma Bell, living on the other side of Elm, was the first to see the smoke and reported it the Houser’s immediately.

Engagement Announced

June 15, 1988

Janie Tillman and Lawrence Tillman, both of Brenham, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Randi Lynn to Russell Wayne Fishbeck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Fishbeck of Blanco.

The wedding is set for July 9 at the First Baptist Church in Brenham.

Commissioners buy new radar system

June 16, 1978

The County - - Blanco County Commissioners Court spent much of Monday morning’s meeting on the problem of county jail standards and of its jailers, then regrouped after lunch to close out their monthly session.

The Commissioners did vote unanimously to spend money on a purchase and surprisingly enough, selected the higher-priced of two items offered - - but they did so because they felt it would pay for itself.

The item was new radar for the county-based DPS troopers, and they have elected a unit costing $2,285.

Pony Leaguers Win 2 out of 3

June 14, 1968

The Blanco Pony Leaguers won both of their games this week after losing one last week.

On June 7 Blanco went to Johnson City where they lost by a score of 4 to 1. On Sunday, June 9, Llano came here and Blanco won by a score of 13 to 1. Then on Tuesday, June 11, Blanco went to Burnet where they won by another margin, 20 to 3.

The next game for Blanco is scheduled at Stonewall June 13.

Dechert sisters honored

June 15, 1988

Carolyn A. and Marilyn J. Dechert of Blanco were among the Southwest Texas State University students honored during the Department of Curriculum and instructor’s springs academic awards day ceremony.

Students were cited for academic excellence, scholarship and achievement and leadership. Several scholarships were also presented to select honorees.

The wards ceremony was hosted by Kappa Delta Pi education honor society. Department of Curriculum and instruction Chair Dr. Charles Dolezal recognized the honorees during the program. Department faculty presented the award certificates.

Carolyn, of 1021 Greenlawn Parkway and Marilyn of Route 1 Box 468, both received recognition of scholarships.

Mobile X-Ray Unit to be here July 5

June 14, 1968

An announcement has been made that the Mobile Chest X-Ray Unity of the Alamo Area TB Association is scheduled to be in Blanco from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 5. It will be in Johnson City that afternoon.

A donation of $0.50 is asked of persons availing themselves of this valuable service.

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