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, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
As I drive around either showing property or looking at job sites with my husband, there are so many outside builders coming into our community. So once again, I ask the question, why are people not using the local builders? Support Your Local Builder is part of Economic Development for your community.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014 • Photos
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
Read John 8:3-11. In Verse 11 Jesus says, “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” We all want mercy, compassion , kindness, & forgiveness; but so often we fail to give the measure we want in return. But we see that Jesus gave it, He still gives it today.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
Proverbs 18:6-8 “6 A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. 7 A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. 8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.” Have you ever been told something about someone that you can’t get out of your mind?
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
I had the choice opportunity to meet and get to know some of our volunteer and employed local heroes this past week. One lieutenant told me that the firefighters’ motto is: Adapt and Overcome. We’d all do well to adopt that, firefighter or not. If life isn’t about adapting and overcoming, I don’t know what it’s about.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
While I can’t tell anyone to take or not to take medications, I can discuss the research and natural approaches. Here’s some data for you…from the Journal of Rheumatology Annually more than 70 million prescriptions are written and more than 30 billion sold OTC in the US 13 million people in the US use NSAIDs regularly. The estimated number of annual hospitalizations in the US for serious gastrointestinal complications is at least 103,000 with direct costs exceeding $2 billion. There ...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
Statistics from the National Weather Service report total property damage from weather events in 2013 at $8.8 billion, down from $32.8 billion in 2012 and $20 billion in 2011. July brought the most weather—related deaths for the past two years with 103 in 2013 and 156 in 2012, mostly related to tornadoes and extreme heat.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
Ok Paul, I think you got the messages from your constituents that we do not want you to spend $800,000 on a bridge to nowhere, like Sarah Palin did in Alaska, so to speak. Remember even if you get federal grant, when we fill out our federal tax return we are paying for grants also.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
Dear Editor, I would like to warn my community about something that just happened to me and my Verizon land line: I got “slammed!” Slamming means a criminal company somehow gets access to your account and makes unauthorized charges. It is illegal. When I got this month’s Verizon phone bill, surprise, it was over $100.00 more than usual in additional long distance charges I did not authorize.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014 • Photos
An Eagle Review Board was held Thursday May 19, 2014 at Blanco United Methodist Church for Kendall Hartmann. Sitting on the Review Board were Keith McClellan, Amanda Raczkowski, Rev. Bill Mosley, and Dr. Doug Becker. The Eagle Board was convened to determine the Scout’s attitude toward and acceptance of Scouting’s ideals, to make sure that good standards of performance have been met in all phases of his life and to be sure the Scout recognizes and understands the value of Scouting in his h ...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
The Blanco Youth Football League (BYFL) has joined the NFL Youth Development Program USA Football. This is going to be an outstanding change for the kids in this community and the direction of our youth program. Coaches are in the process of taking mandatory level one coaching certifications through USA Football.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014 • Photos
A Hunger Games inspired lock-in for 5th to 8th Graders was held on Friday, June 13th. Karla Riley, Trinity’s 5th – 8th grade Sunday School teacher, came up with the idea for this lock-in to teach her students about how hunger is used to manipulate populations around the world. Based on the book trilogy by Suzanne Collins, ten “Tributes” registered for this overnight experience.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
From Libbey Aly, Executive Director and Curtis Knutson, President, Board of Directors The 10th Annual Lavender Festival is complete and the Blanco Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau and the Lavender Festival Steering Committee would like to say Thank You! Thank you to all of the supportive community members who volunteered at the festival.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
The third annual Children’s Art Festival, Strings and Things, is this Saturday, June 28 at the Uptown Ballroom and Courtyard from 9am-12:30pm for kids ages 6-12. This free event presents opportunities for students to express themselves in music, dance, art, and drama The music segment will include a hands on demonstration with the students and a short concert by Elaine Barber, principal harpist for the Austin Symphony and featured soloist across the US.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014 • Photos
Bob Hacker, 72, Spring Branch, TX, passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at University Hospital, San Antonio, TX. Funeral services will be held 9:00 a.m., Friday, June 27 at Porter Loring Mortuary North, 2102 N. Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78232. Burial will follow at Ft. Sam Houston. Bob was born in Centralia, WA to Ruth (Fadness) and Edmund Hacker on April 3, 1942.