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A look back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 • Posted October 2, 2007 10:00 PM

McKinney quits as city secretary

September 30, 1977

Part time city secretary Bob McKinney resigned his position effective October 1. Mayor Charles Matus indicated that McKinney is interested in assisting the city but that the city office was running smoothly enough to eliminate the position.

The city will begin working with the school district on a joint tax office beginning in October.

City clerk Judy Ratliff will be on hand to take in tax collections and continue city business as usual.

Cypress Cove women enjoy salad luncheon

September 30, 1977

The Cypress Cove Women’s Club met September 13th at 11:00 a.m. in the Civic Center to enjoy a beautiful salad luncheon. Hostesses for this meeting were Mrs. Marietta Roewe, chairman, assisted by Mrs. Darlene Campbell and Mrs. Lynn Wartenbach.

There were twenty-two members and on guest present to enjoy this occasion.

October 11th meeting will be in the evening and will be a family picnic in Cypress Cove Park.

3 Tables play in 42 meet

September 30, 1977

Three tables of 42 met in the home of Bertha Fries for an afternoon of fun and refreshment.

Four visitors were Leah Belle Walz, Mildred Sheppard, Duana Hensley and Alvie Weeaks.

Prizes were awarded to Tomi Moellenberg, Leah Belle Walz, Mildred Sheppard and Una Polley.

The next meeting will be with Hilda Smith on October 12.

Fair names new directors

September 30, 1977

The Blanco County Fair Association met Monday night at the fair grounds.

Three new directors were elected. They were: Bozo Ulrigh, Karen Willkins and Elmer Herbort. Melvin Sultemeier was again elected President, Adali Weierhausen, vice president and Greta Uecker, secretary-treasurer.

Hidden Valley Store sold to Gene Davis

September 30, 1977

The Hidden Valley Store located at the intersection of Highway 281 and 290 was sold to Gene Davis of Johnson City.

Owners Wayne and Mary Louise Robertson and Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Moorehouse will turn over the business on October 1 to Mr. Davis.

The store will maintain the same hours and will be run by Mr. Davis’ mother until next summer. Davis plans to turn the store into a steakhouse with a lounge before next summer.


September 30, 1987

James Michael Allen

Jack and Rosemary Allen announce the arrival of their son, James Michael Allen, born Thursday, September 24, 1987 at 12:38 p.m. in Seton Hospital in Austin.

James weighed 7 pound, 14 ½ ounces and was 22 inches lone.

Welcoming James to the family are sisters Lisa and Jennifer. Maternal grandparents are Clarence and Helen Wieland of Austin. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Herman Allen of Austin.

Exchange Students Are Entertained at Dinner Party

September 29, 1977

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Nowotny entrained two notable gentlemen in their home last Saturday night. Their affair was a dinner party introducing twenty-five newcomers to Blanco.

The honored guests were Beni Abdenbi and Malouki Larbi, both from Morocco. They are officers and exchange students stationed at Lackland Air force Base. They will be at Lackland for four months and then go to Virginia for two additional months. From there they will return to their home in Morocco.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Yanausch also entertained for them.

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