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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 • Posted November 18, 2008 10:00 PM


November 15, 1968

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hunter Jr. re the proud parents of a boy, Doak Lynn, born November 6 at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.

He weighed 5 pounds 11 ounces.

YHT seniors set open house

November 17, 1978

The County – A busy week of activities has been scheduled for the Young at Heart Senior Citizens groups of Blanco and Johnson City, reports director Theresa Allen.

Yesterday, accompanied by Claudia Taylor and some residents of the Blanco Mill Nursing Home, a group traveled to San Antonio.

Monday, November 20, a shopping trip to San Marcos is planned. There is still room in the van; anyone interested can call Mrs. Allen at 833-4713.

Wednesday, November 22, the Blanco Chapter will host an open house from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at their new home in the city hall annex.

Tentative plans are for an open house every other Wednesday beginning the 22nd, and a covered dish luncheon every other Friday, beginning date not yet set.

On November 27, a Johnson City group plans to go fishing early in the morning in the Blanco River.

VFW Leads in Membership Drive

November 15, 1968

The Blanco Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Jonas Wagner Post No. 8783, is leading the District in reaching its membership quota.

Robert J. Oliver, Quartermaster, received “Q” buttons for himself and Commander Jimmy Meurer this week, in recognition for the Post having reached its membership quota.


November 16, 1988

Spencer Dean Gourley

David and Teresa Gourley announced the birth of a son, Spencer Dean, on Monday, October 17, 1988. He weighed 7 pounds and was 19 ¾ inches long.

Grandparents are Gary Tommie Santerre and Dean and Leona Gourley.

Great Grandparents are Henry Lee Santerre, Bernice Gourley, and Leon and Lela Kruckemeyer.

Megan Reney Padron

Frank and Shirley Padron are the proud parents of their new born daughter, Megan Reney, born November 13, 1988 at 11:25 a.m. at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.

The proud grandparents are Mr. Richard and Mrs. Lola McCan of Johnson City, Texas, and great grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. B.G. Sweet of Austin, Texas.

U.S. Air Force

November 15, 1968

U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Delbert E. Brockway, right, son of Mrs. Mabel Brockway, Leaf River, Ill. is decorated with the Bronze Star Medal and the Air Medal at Sheppard AFB, Texas.

Sergeant received the Bronze Star for meritorious service while engaged in military operations against Viet Cong forces. He was cited for this performance as a helicopter maintenance technician at Da Nang AB, Vietnam. The sergeant earned his Air Medal for his outstanding airmanship and courage on successful and important missions under hazardous conditions, Sgt. Brockway arranged Oconomowoc (Wis.) High School and completed requirements for his diploma after entering the Air Force. His wife, Darlene, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Smith, Blanco. Major General John M. NcNabb, commander of Sheppard Technical Training Center, makes the presentation.

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