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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014 • Photos
Please join the family of Tiffany Chesterman Hill in celebration and remembrance of her life. Tiffany is survived by her mother Carol, daughter Skylar, sister Jennifer, niece Brandy, nephew Richard, and many extended family and friends. Tiffany was taken from us suddenly in May of this year and will be greatly missed by all that knew her. A memorial service will be held in her honor on October 4th at the Schertz Funeral home, 2217 FM 3009, Schertz, TX 78154.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
Organizers of the Wild Game Dinner are looking forward to serving a delicious variety of game to a large crowd this Saturday, Oct. 4th, at the Blanco County Show Barn in Johnson City. This year’s fare is fried Axis, wild game chili, whole roasted hog, wild boar BBQ, gumbo, jambalaya, fresh homemade sausage, boiled and fried shrimp, fried pork, brisket, fried sweet taters, along with bacon wrapped dove and quail.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
On September 29, 2014, at 4:05 am the Blanco County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a disturbance at a residence off Hwy 290 near the Hays County Line. The caller reported that a person at that location had become violent and was making threats towards him. Sgt. Thomas Broyles and Deputy Kyle Ciolfi arrived on-scene and made contact with the suspect, who was inside the residence.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
AUSTIN — A debate scheduled Sept. 29 pits Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, and Dan Patrick, R-Houston, two state senators who are vying to succeed David Dewhurst as lieutenant governor in 2015. Van de Putte, a pharmacist in private life, has served in the Senate since 1999. Patrick, a radio talk show host, was first elected to the Senate in 2009.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
When my grandmother, Almeda Day, married my grandfather little did she realize that she would end up living in Mexico in a little Mormon settlement that banned the drinking of coffee. Well, she drank it anyway. My father said that when he was a little boy he would find her brewing coffee early each morning and never failed to warn her: “Grandma, that coffee will kill you!” “Well, she just wouldn’t listen,” he said.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014 • Photos
Amber Wilson, president of District 10, presented the prestigious Crystal Award to Roxanna Avants, president of the local American Legion Auxiliary Unit 352, for their outstanding program for Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation. The Crystal Award was given to the Unit by Division 3 (there are 4 Divisions in the state of Texas).
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014 • Photos
Close your eyes and imagine what life looked like in Blanco County 110 million years ago. Did you envision an Acrocanthosaurus roaming the area? It’s very impressive if you did, since most of us probably don’t know the name of the dinosaur believed to have left giant footprints in numerous locations in our county.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014 • Photos
The Panther Band competed at the Hill Country Marching Festival in Fredericksburg this past Saturday. Blanco received 1st place in class 3A as well as Best Music, Best Marching, Best Drum Major, and Best Drumline awards. This is the 3rd consecutive year Blanco has placed 1st at the Hill Country Marching Festival.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
The 7th Annual Blanco Veterans Parade is set for Saturday Nov. 8, 2014 at 10:00am. Please come out and honor our Veterans. Wear your Red, White & Blue! Show your pride, patriotism and gratitude for these heroes. The parade will wind through the square in beautiful downtown Blanco. This years entries will be judged and awards will be handed out for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Most Patriotic, so make your entries unique and patriotic and let’s show these veterans how much pride we have. Immediately foll ...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
By Jason Marek In rain soaked conditions that persisted throughout the entire game this past Friday, the Blanco Panthers held on for an 8-6 victory over the Randolph Ro-Hawks to improve to 5 and 0 on the season going into their Bi-week. The Panthers were held to season lows in yardage and first downs however the defense held a potent Ro-Hawk ground game in check while forcing key turnovers when needed. Randolph took an early lead on a 70 yard run with 8:53 left in the 1st quarter.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, the Blanco County Appraisal District mailed out 15,553 tax bills to all taxpayers within their jurisdiction. If you have not received a tax bill by October 6, 2014, please call 830-868-4013 and a duplicate bill will be reprinted for you. You can also visit their home page at www.blancocad.com and click on Appraisal Information to view the latest tax roll information for Blanco County. The Appraisal District office is located at 615 N.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
What are change orders? A change order is when you and the builder have already agreed on plans and a price and then you want to change something. So, the Builder will issue a change order that you normally need to sign. In this change order it will define what is being changed and the possible price you will need to pay to get it done.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014 • Photos
Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32) today announced that two students from Blanco, Texas have recently completed successful participation in the 2014 Pete Sessions Leadership and Growth Program (PSLGP). Breanna Collins and Charlsey Smith, students at Blanco High School, participated in the second program session (June 23 – 27). Congressman Sessions, who represents the Thirty-Second Congressional District, offers the Leadership and Growth Program in Washington, DC eve ...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014 • Photos
Each month, the Blanco FFA Chapter will recognize one student for going above and beyond classroom expectations. For the month of August, Dalton Savanich will be recognized for outstanding achievement in his Supervised Agricultural Experience Program. During the month of August, Dalton exhibited Market Lambs in three local county fairs. He was awarded Grand Champion Honors at both the Blanco and Gillespie County Fairs and Reserve Grand Champion at the Kendall County Fair. In addition, Dalton ...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
My son started 1st grade earlier this month and in just the first few weeks he has come home with some “yellow dots” for distracting others. This theme of distraction isn't new to me. I remember explaining to him once that is was OK to get distracted now and then, but I encouraged that when it’s time for business, get to it!