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10 Named to District Squad

December 2, 1987

Ten Blanco varsity football squad members were honored as being selected to the 29 AA All District football team, according to Blanco Athletic Director Allan Fischer.

Named to 1st team offense were Mitchell Wagner and Robert Upshaw; 2nd team offense were Martin Sauceda, Robert Love, Gerald Elrod, and Chris Moehnke.

Honorable mention offense team members were Joey Ramon and Jeff Hudson.

Named to 1st team defense were Mitchell Wagner, Robert Upshaw and Chris Moehnke. Gerald Elrod was named to 2nd team defense.

Honorable mention defense picks were Martin Sauceda, Robert Love, Travis Davis and Paul Struck.

Wagner was also picked as 1st team field goal kicker.

Johnson City players named to the district squad included Lance Odiorne, Darren Scott, John Bassett, Garrett Craig, Will Wenmohs, and David Moreland.

Cash not to film in Blanco

December 2, 1977

Johnny Cash and wife June Carter Cash will not be coming to Blanco to make a television show. The San Antonio news media reports that the couple is already on location in Floresville and will be filming in Helotes and Harlingen.

A November issue of the Texas Monthly magazine indicated that the filming would take place in the hometown of the author of the script, Bill Wittliff. Witliff now calls Austin his home.

Ricardo Jauregui receives 4-H honors

December 2, 1987

Ricardo Jauregui was recognized at the District 10 Gold Star Banquet for his excellence in 4-H. Ricardo receives the highest honor that one can receive in the county level, the Gold Star.

During the Banquet, Ricardo was recognized for his outstanding contribution to 4-H in Blanco County.

Ricardo is pictured with Jack Larsen of P.E.C Rural Electric Co-op’s serving District 10 sponsored the Gold Star Banquet in Austin.

Ricardo is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Trinidad Jauregui.

PTA to Meet January 5

December 1, 1967

The December meeting of the Blanco Parent-Teachers Association scheduled for December 7 has been cancelled.

The Next meeting will be held on Friday, January 5, 1968.

The Friday date was chosen because of the basketball game slated for Thursday, January 4, 1968.

City Council hold special session

December 2, 1977

BLANCO – The Blanco City Council met in special session Thursday afternoon to vote on taking bids for the electrical wiring and lighting system for the municipal building.

The bids are called for December 19 and will be opened and read at a special meeting at that time.

Basketball team to sing Thursday

December 2, 1977

Make your plans now to hear Coach Louis Rech’s basketball team sing Christmas carols to the music of the Panther Band in the Blanco School cafeteria December 15th, 7:45 p.m.

The Christmas decorations on the elementary classrooms doors will be judged and open for your viewing. Refreshments will be served.

Come on out and get in the Christmas Spirit with the Blanco PTO.


December 2, 1987

CRS and Laurie Singleton are proud to announce the arrival of Patrick’s brother, Robert Samuel Singleton. Robert was 19 ½ inches long and weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces.

Grandparents are Don and Jen Linder of Henly, Robert Singleton of Blanco and Lugene Singleton of Dallas.

Collin Gammon Bennett

Dana and S.L. Bennett of Spring Branch are proud to announce the birth of their son Collin Gammon Bennett, born November 18, 1987 at 1:58 p.m. at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. Collin weighed in at 8 pounds and 15 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Grandmother Ronnie Liessman Bennett of Spring Branch and grandparents Glenda and Bill Surber welcome Collin with all their love.

Great grandmothers Mrs. Prentiss Stapleton of Leakey, Texas and Mrs. Beilah Surbee open their hearts with love to the new little one.

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