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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 • Posted September 2, 2008 10:00 PM

Two Blanco Co. Men Get Masters Degrees

August 30, 1968

Wilton W. Smith, Blanco and Norman O. Deike, Hye, have completed work towards their Masters Degrees, Mr. Smith a Master of Education degree and a Master of Arts for Mr. Deike.

The August total of 545 receiving diplomas is nearly 100 more than last summer’s 448 graduates.

Dr. James H. McCrocklin, college president, will return from his duties in Washington, D.C. as Undersecretary of Health, Education and Welfare, to attend the San Marcos ceremonies.

Moore’s trucking to sponsor Cougars team

August 31, 1988

Moore’s Trucking and Dennis Moore are pleased to announce that they are again sponsoring the Cougar soccer team, the defending “f” division champions form the 1987 soccer season.

The Cougars who will be coached by Ernest Prince are a fine group of six and seven year old in the Pedernales Youth Soccer Association.

Veteran players include Dennis Moore, Marcus Pope, and Paige Prince. Those playing for the first time this season will be Jessica Haas, Charles Koch, Trevor McGuire Conn, Amanda Moore, Sara Nelson, and Nathan Tenny.

At their opening game on September 10, the cougars will proudly wear their red shirts and socks and their gold shorts.

Two new coaches join Blanco

September 1, 1978

Two new coaches joint the ranks at Blanco this year, with the addition of Greg Gooding and Johnnie Thornton Jr.

The son of a Marine Corps family, Gooding, 32, divided most of his youth between California and Texas.

He graduated from Lufkin High School in 1964, lettering in golf, swimming, basketball and tennis.

After a four-year hitch in the U.S. Navy, he attended Mira Costa, California, Junior College, playing baseball, then graduated from Stephen F. Austin, where he also obtained his Masters degree.

He comes to Blanco from two years at La Marque Junior High.

Panthers meet Dripping Springs

August 31, 1988

The injury ridden Panthers improved their ground game during the week between the Granger and Natalia scrimmages, though they showed only a rough hundred yards total offence.

With three of four line positions out, pass protection was sadly lacking, resulting in the low offence figure. When they had time, the Panthers threw and caught the ball well. As our injured players return to active play, the stats and scores will improve.

During the Natalia scrimmage, defensive play improved as the game went on. Linebacker Adam Uballe and Jerry Smith showed marked improvement from the Granger scrimmage, as did defense tackle Rusty Weirich.

“We must continue to improve every week and get key lineman B.J. Millard, Troy Phipps and Billy Gray back into the lineup” Coach Allen Fisher said. “We hope to improve each week so that we can be competitive by District plays.”

As our injured return, it looks as though it well.

Savings Bonds sales reported

September 1, 1978

The County - - July sales of Series E and H United States Savings Bonds in Blanco County were reported today by County Board Chairman Aaron Posey.

Sales for the seventh month period totaled $35,642 for 36 percent of the 1978 sales goal of $100,000.

Texas sales during the month amounted to $24,238,097, while sales for the first seven months of 1978 totaled $181,170,687 with 59 percent of the yearly sales goal of 306.6 million achieved.

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