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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 2, 2015
November proved to be a tough one for the City of Blanco as it tries to meet the drinking water quality standards of the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality [TCEQ]. The drinking water produced filed to meet state standards seven days during the month. “Specifically, our water system failed to meet chlorine contact time at the water plant for the drinking water for a period of more than four hours,” said public works and utilities director Nathan Cantrell. Essentially, the water supp ...
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 2, 2015
Being married to a builder, I love to give him my list of ideas or wants. Here is one of my favorites that just so happens to be getting more popular; mixing three elements (earth fire, and water) in the backyard haven. A lot of us use them separately, but how about combining them?
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 2, 2015
The work day to set up pens, clean the show barn, and make other additional preparations for the upcoming 2015 Blanco County Youth Show is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 AT 8 a.m. until Noon and 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the County Livestock Show Barn in Johnson City.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 2, 2015
Saturday January 17, 2015 is the date for the 6th Annual Blanco County Youth Show Salsa Contest. Winner will have year-long bragging rights as the best Salsa maker in Blanco County and will receive an engraved Cutting Board by Creative Awards in Fredericksburg. The winner of the 5th Annual BCYS Salsa contest was Brenda Haynes. You must live in Blanco County, or have a child who qualifies to show in the Blanco County Youth Show, to enter.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 2, 2015 • Photos
Juanita “Teet” Hobbs, 94, of Johnson City, Texas, died Sunday, December 28 at the LBJ Medical Center in Johnson City. Teet was born to the late Lora and Albert Herwig, on August 21, 1920, near Miller Creek in Blanco County and lived almost her entire life in and around Johnson City.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 2, 2015 • Photos
Roy Henry Gipson, 86, passed away December 27, 2014 in Fredericksburg, TX. Roy was born October 6, 1928 near Johnson City, TX the son of George and Mary Ruth Wolf Gipson. He graduated from Johnson City High School in 1946 where he played basketball and was a member of 4-H. He married Lillian Schaefer of Fredericksburg on June 28, 1953 in Stonewall, TX at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 2, 2015
Alice Lehne Fogg, born to Felix and Tillie Lehne in San Antonio on April 4, 1921, went Home to be with our Lord on His Birthday, December 25, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob Fogg. Alice is survived by her loving daughters Sue Renker and husband John, Bobbie Mowery and husband Sam, and Lisa Fogg; grandsons Rob Renker, Jay Mowery and wife Missy, Byron Mowery and wife Lindy, Eric Hawkins, granddaughter Kim Harrison and husband Eric, and seven great-grandchildren, also, by her ...
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 2, 2015 • Photos
T.G. 'Glen' Edge passed away December 26, 2014. He was born January 21, 1924 in Edge Falls, Texas to Thomas Franklin and Una Edge. Mr. Edge was a lifelong farmer and rancher and also retired from Tenneco after thirty years of service. He served in the Navy during WWII, was a Master Mason for over sixty-five years and most of all, he was a loving husband and daddy. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. Mr.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 2, 2015
Being the principal of a 3200-student high school is akin to managing a fairly large city. Besides the students, there are close to a couple of hundred professional staff including teachers, counselors, librarians, nurses, vocational personnel, ROTC instructors, coaches, musicians and administrators. There are secretaries, clerks, aides, custodians, cafeteria workers, grounds crew, substitutes, volunteers, and even a police force.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 2, 2015
“To navigate this world’s dietary indulgences, a person needs to learn to switch gears from being blindly restrictive to being thoughtfully reductive.” (Yoni Freedhoff, MD, CCFP) I like that. My clients and class participants have heard me speak to that very subject on many occasions. Many people ask how I lost weight.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 2, 2015
Many of you remember that several years ago, state officials were considering whether to transfer or close Blanco State Park. Thanks to the tireless efforts of many concerned citizens in this community, the park remains open today, a vibrant, important, and unique park in the Texas state park system. As a way of giving back to the community, members of The Friends of Blanco State Park came together numerous times over the past year to volunteer their time and energy for the benefit of the park ...
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 2, 2015
Prayer is simply talking to God. Your conversation with Him can be short and simple, as in “Thank You Jesus!” Or you could say The Lord’s Prayer, which is one of my favorites. It could also be a conversation with the Lord during your drive to work, or while you’re falling asleep in bed.
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 2, 2015
Psalm 1:1-3 says, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 2, 2015
In the Bible there are several important events described as taking place on mountains. In Matthew 17 we read of a place and event that is of great significance and often overlooked. "And six days later Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and brought them up to a high mountain by themselves.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 2, 2015
AUSTIN — 2014 has been a banner year for job creation in Texas, according to government assessments. Drawing on figures calculated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Texas Workforce Commission on Dec. 19 reported employers added 34,800 seasonally adjusted total non-farm jobs in November, for a total of 441,200 jobs added since last year.