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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 • Posted August 12, 2008 10:00 PM

Class of ’69 reunion Aug. 20

August 11, 1978

Blanco - - Blanco High School’s Class of 1969 will hold a nine-year reunion on Sunday, August 20 reported Wanda Cox.

It will be held on the Fiddle Fest grounds, beginning at noon, featuring barbecue and all the fixin’s.

Coach Gloor Calls Football Meeting

August 9, 1968

A football meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Field House. Coach Gloor asks that all football boys be presented for the meeting. Coach Gloor will have Jack Johnson as assistant coach for the coming season.

A practice scrimmage has been scheduled at Bertram on August 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Panther 4-H meets

August 10, 1988

The first meeting of the Panther 4-H Club was on August 2, 1988 at 7:00 p.m.

There were 20 members and 7 adults present. Plans were made for the New Year and especially for the Blanco County Fair Days.

At the fair you will see this club helping in many ways. During the parade the horse and pony group will be carrying County Fair Flags, and the rest will be riding on a float showing the fun and activities in 4-H.

Parents of the 4-H members will be parking cars at the fair grounds after the parade.

This group will meet again on September 6 at Debbie Gray’s at 7:00 p.m.


August 9, 1968

Mr. and Mrs. Gary S. Mathis of Dallas announce the arrival of a daughter, Audra Suzanne, born July 24, 1968, weighing 7 pounds and 13 ounces.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Smith of Blanco and paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mathis of Kendalia.

43 attend band camp at Texas Lutheran College

August 10, 1988

Forty-three members of the Blanco Panther Band attended band camp at Texas Lutheran College from August 1 through August 5.

Accompanying them was Band Director Jerry Frazier and the new Assistant Band Director Cliff Jones.

During the week the band practiced music for the upcoming season and worked with the fundamentals of marching.

Receiving awards for improvement and leadership were Laura Smith, Melissa Roberts, Renea Cheney, Richard Sloan, Dawn Nichols, and Joann Ruiz.

Each students attending band camp received a partial scholarship from the Band Booster Club which was made possible by fund raising events supported by the community. Receiving a full scholarship was Katy Oren who sold the most Community Calendars during a contest in May.

The Band Booster Community Birthday Calendar will soon be ready for distribution. Watch the paper for more details.

Two Blancoites win Savings and Loan Prizes

August 11, 1978

Fredericksburg - - William Grinke, Jr. of Fredericksburg won an expensive paid vacation for two to Acapulco in Community Savings and Loan’s Million Celebration drawing.

Eight major prizes and eight children’s prizes were awarded at branch offices throughout the hill country. Winners of the $50 Community Savings checks, designated as children’s prizes, included Daron Hunter of Blanco.

In Bandera, John Rogers received a six-quart ice cream freezer and in Blanco W.B. Bonner was the recipient of a portable TV.

Community Savings home office is in Fredericksburg, with branch offices in Marble Falls, Kerrville, Boerne, Bandera, Blanco, Comfort and an agency in Burnet.

A new office will open soon in Llano.

Our Servicemen

August 9, 1968

Army Private Ramon Lopez Estrada of Blanco has been assigned to the 1st Bn., 75th Artillery, a VII Corps unit in Southern Germany.

The 20 year old soldier is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Acension C. Estrada, who resides on Route 1 Blanco and is assigned during as Mechanic in the unit.

He entered the army in January 1968.

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