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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
I encourage you to read 2Tim 3:8-15. Verse 12 says, “All who live Godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution”. Last Sunday was National Day of Prayer for the persecuted church around the world. Many don’t realize it, but there is more persecution against Christians in the world today, than in any other time in history.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
An enthusiastic audience regaled in the lovely music of Laurelyn Watson Chase, soprano, and Jason Andrews, pianist both currently from New York at the Blanco Performing Arts concert on October 25. Ms. Chase’s crystal clear voice was perfectly suited to the Purcell, Bach, and Handel selections. She showed her remarkable versatility in the Mendelssohn songs, adjusting her vocal quality and color to the texts.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
There were two tractors. One was shiny and clean; and was housed in a little garage to keep it that way. Once in a while it came out to break up and haul away fallen branches or broken tree trunks…mostly, it was an amusement to the man who owned it…a toy; and owning it made him feel more like a man.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
After a very busy and successful start to the school year with land, range, homesite and plant ID teams all qualifying for state, the Blanco FFA competed in their first leadership development event of the fall as they participated in the 5th Annual Texas State University Invitational Leadership Development Events in San Marcos this past week.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
Dear Editor: Over the course of several years a great many people in Blanco worked very hard to create Blanco’s Comprehensive Master Plan, Historic Preservation Action Plan, and Unified Development Code (UDC). These documents, all of which were ultimately approved by the Blanco City Council, were designed to ensure that Blanco retains its rural, small town charm and Hill Country heritage in the face of inevitable development.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
There will be something for everyone. This event includes vendors with crafts and food, entertainment/music, Re-enactments, chuck wagon food, carriage rides, museum tours, and more during the day. Then Sat. night there will be an old fashion street dance starting at 8pm. There will be beer, wine, sodas, and water available at the dance.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
Frank Roosevelt Bushong, 69, of Round Rock, Texas, passed away on October 28, 2014. He was born on August 25, 1945, in Temple, Texas, to James R. Bushong and Leona A. Pringle Bushong. He was raised in Texas and Louisiana, and he graduated from high school in Leesville, Louisiana. He married Christine Elizabeth Moore on August 27, 1965. Frank proudly served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
AUSTIN — The Secretary of State’s Elections Division on Oct. 31 posted early voting turnouts for each of the state’s 15 highest-population counties: Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, Bexar, Travis, Collin, Denton, El Paso, Fort Bend, Hidalgo, Montgomery, Williamson, Galveston, Nueces and Cameron. Of the 8,978,313 registered voters in those counties, 1,715,731 voted early in person or by mail.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
When my third grade teacher read us a story about the life of a giant redwood tree or sequoia, I was impressed. I was even more impressed many years later when I actually saw a giant redwood tree up close. Although the largest giant redwood in existence does not hold any records for being the oldest, tallest, or broadest tree in the world, nothing can match its sheer volume.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
The 7th Annual Blanco Veterans Parade is coming this Saturday Nov. 8, 2014 at 10:00am in beautiful downtown Blanco, Texas. Please come out and show your support patriotism and pride. Wear your Red, White and Blue, wave your flags. Help us honor these heroes. Calling all Veterans! Please come out and ride on the veterans float.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
Blanco ISD would like to extend an invitation to veterans and their families to participate in Veterans Day activities on November 11, 2014. At 8:10 AM, the Middle School will conduct a flag raising ceremony and honor veterans. There will be some comments about Veterans Day, and the award winning Blanco High School Panther Band will play the National Anthem and a medley of the service songs. At 8:45 AM, a reception for veterans will follow at the High School library.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
The First Baptist Church was constituted on Sunday, November 6, 1859, with five members. Rev. Bird was it’s first pastor. A missionary spirit has always prevailed in our church. A former Blanco Baptist Church member, Miss Mary Alexander, served 40 years as a foreign missionary, being imprisoned in China during World War II.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park will commemorate Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11 with a fly-in of Vietnam era “Birddog” aircraft and a fee-free day for Texas White House tours. From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm several L-19 Birddog aircraft will be on display on the south apron of the LBJ Ranch airstrip.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco Lady Panther cross country team is headed for the State meet after placing 2nd on Saturday, November 1 at the Region IV Cross Country Meet sponsored by the University of Texas at San Antonio at the National Shooting Complex. Bret Leigh Nance (2nd from right) captured 1st place in the 3-A division with a time of 11:57.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco Lady Panthers finished District 25-3A undefeated with a shutout victory over Georgetown Gateway College Prep Gators on Tuesday, October 28 with set scores of 25-11, 25-17, and 25-12. Against the Gators Reagan Rogers led the team with 16 kills, followed by Lexee Jenkins with 7 and Abbie Culton with 6.