Blanco County News
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
When District 45 State Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs, sees Blanco State Park, it immediately transforms him back to when he was first elected. “I always think about that river because it holds some of my fondest memories,” Isaac recalled, mulling a morning cup of tea. “In 2011, in the first week after I was sworn in, Blanco residents like Connie Barron were coming to me and saying, ‘hey, Blanco State Park is on this closure list.’” To hear Isaac tell the story, it is as if ...
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Posted January 16, 2015
It is said that everything has a beginning, and so it was for the administration of new Blanco County Judge Brett Bray, who presided over his first commissioners court meeting Tuesday, Jan. 13 at the courthouse in Johnson City. Bray concentrated on procedures during the regular session as he moves forward. “These meetings are pretty short, unless there is something substantial going on,” Bray said.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015
With the temperatures dropping, is your home winterized, ready for the cold? Here are some last minute things you can do to protect your home. And don’t forget to prepare your pets homes too, or bring them inside. Remember, Pipes, Pets, and Plants for the cold spells. Walk around your home and check for any possible areas for leakage of cold air into your home.
, Mt. Horeb Baptist Church
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015
It’s funny how God works sometimes. Here I’ve been concentrating on planting my fertile ground with God’s Word, looking for ‘good’ Scriptures to speak and meditate on each day, and I picked up a book I had begun reading months ago, by Stormie Omartian, called The Power of a Praying Woman, and I opened it to a chapter about Jesus being the true Vine. John 15:1-5 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015
I encourage you to read Mt. 17:14-21. Verse 19-21 says, “Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? Jesus said unto them, “Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015
Saturday, I basked in the sun beside Sleepy Creek, west of Blanco. It was warm and wonderful. My dear friend and I lay on a blanket, atop a flat-topped boulder and soaked in the rays, pretending it was summer already. This, the day after a cold, stormy night, during which rain pelted and thunder rolled (and I shivered beneath the quilts!).
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015
Happy New Year! It seems that December was much shorter than past years. Our weather in Texas is typical Texas. One day freezing, the next day 70-80 degrees. The “Snow Birds” that visit the Blanco Area still think our area is the best place to be! It’s time to: Prepare garden soil for Winter and Spring planting.
, Blanco County Youth Council Director
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 9, 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.
, Blanco County Youth Council Director
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 9, 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, at 8 a.m. until Noon and 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the County Livestock Show Barn in Johnson City.
, Blanco FFA
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015 • Photos
Senior FFA member Kari Graham has been named the FFA Student of the Month for November. Kari is currently the 2014-15 Blanco FFA Chapter Reporter and has served as a local chapter officer for the past two years. Since joining the FFA, Kari has proven to be a valuable member on numerous LDE and CDE teams having won district and area titles while advancing and placing high at state.
, Blanco Library Librarian
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015
Happy New Year Friends! We have had a wonderful holiday here at the library and we hope you all enjoyed the candy cane lanyard Ms. Anne Purpura made for the community. The library is in need of two new desk volunteers: Tuesday shift 5-8pm and Wednesday morning shift 10am-1pm. Volunteering at the library is a great way to meet your neighbors, make new friends, and check out the latest books and movies.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015 • Photos
Most of you may know Cathy Brown at the Blanco Post Office as one of the smiling sweet ladies who is always happy to help you with your mail and packages. We are sad to announce that after 17 years of being a part of our community, she is transferring to the Fisher Post Office. “You guys are like my family.” says Cathy of the community she’s come to love.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015 • Photos
Lillie Mae Petri (Grammie), 79, was granted her angel wings on December 31, 2014, with her family by her side in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Harper, Texas, on October 16, 1935 to Karl and Lena Klaehn. Mae graduated from Harper High School where she played basketball and softball.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015
AUSTIN — When the 84th Texas Legislature convenes on Jan. 13 and oaths of office are administered, the political party split will be 21 Republicans to 10 Democrats in the 31-member Senate, and 98 Republicans to 52 Democrats in the 150-member House. The composition and leadership of committees, the flow of legislation through those committees and control of floor debate will be according to the wishes of new Lt.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015
I think most of us have heard the story about the man who encountered a little boy while walking along the seashore. The boy was picking up starfish that he found stranded on the beach and was throwing them back into the ocean one at a time. “What are you doing?” asked the man.