Blanco County News
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
Does someone owe something to you? Have you loaned money to someone who never paid you back? Has it ruined your friendship? Perhaps separated sisters or brothers or family members? We have to let it go. We must forgive them and forget it. Go make peace with them, and if it’s too late because the Lord called them home, just give it to God, and ask Him to help you forgive them and yourself, too!
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014 • Photos
On Sunday, September 7th, First Baptist Church of Blanco will welcome Dr. Bill Gernenz, wife Heather, and their family to Blanco. Dr. Gernenz has a servant’s heart for leading Christ’s church. In speaking with Dr. Gernenz about the new opportunities in Blanco he said, “We are excited to be here.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
AUSTIN — When the Texas Legislature convenes on Jan. 13, 2015, lawmakers will have the job of revising the state’s school finance system, again. This task was made necessary on Aug. 28, when state District Judge John Dietz ruled the current finance system violates these four state constitutional standards: the state property tax prohibition and the education clause requirements of adequacy, suitability, and financial efficiency. In his 400-page ruling, Dietz pointed out that the Legislatu ...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
In the year 1847 it took Brigham Young and his advance party of pioneers 111 days to travel 1,031 miles from Winters Quarters, Nebraska, to the valley of the Great Salt Lake. In that party were 143 men, 3 women and 2 children. In the next two decades prior to the coming of the railroad in 1869, more than 70,000 brave souls would follow that same trail.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
Blanco Performing Arts is delighted to announce its fifth season, From Deep in the Heart, opening on Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 in the Uptown Blanco Ballroom with celebrated Guitar Duo Moller-Fraticelli. This unique fusion of the Swedish perfection and the Argentinean passion has resulted in a unique form of musical expression.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014 • Photos
Students who were new to Blanco Elementary this school year participated in the new student breakfast. They received a tour of the school as well as coupons to meet staff who are essential to daily life at Blanco Elementary.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014 • Photos
The 2014 football season opened with a big win for the Blanco Panthers as they defeated the visiting Canyon Lake Hawks 35 to 7. The Panthers scored in every quarter while holding the Hawks to just 153 yards in total offense. Blanco scored the season’s first TD on a 29 yard pass play from QB McKay Adamson to Colton Elrod with just over a minute left in the first quarter.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
The Blanco County Commissioners held a Special meeting of the Blanco County Commissioners Court on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County located in Johnson City, Blanco County, Texas. All four County Commissioners and Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie attended the Special meeting. Judge Guthrie called the meeting to order and said that there would be discussion of the Proposed 2014-2015 Budget (Fiscal Year October 1, 2014 through September 3 ...
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
I keep seeing hire this person, or hire this one, but do they have references? For your protection, make sure you get things in writing, get references, and look at some of their work. It’s even better if you can stick with locals and support them. We have many good locals that can do construction, trades with skills, and more in Blanco area.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014 • Photos
The Highland Lakes Master Naturalist chapter for Burnet, Blanco, and Llano counties recently held their August recertification and awards meeting. Only 6 months into the year, 58 members have already achieved at least 40 volunteer and 8 advanced training hours and received their recertification pins. Two members received special recognition and pins after volunteering over 1000 hours throughout their time as members of the chapter.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
Just like a golfer swinging at a ball in a sand trap, many local families try to get away from abuse but often find themselves haunted by the violence that traumatized them. When you become a sponsor or donor for the Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center’s Annual Golf Tournament you help families make a sandy. “We see more than 350 individuals a month for various services ranging from counseling to emergency shelter,” said Alma Lahmon, Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center Executive Director ...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
I mentioned recently to one of my morning class participants that I’m pursuing a college education and want to be a psychologist when I grow up. After some discussion we decided that at least I can tell people what doesn’t work. We both laughed at that. The thought came to me of a doctor who smokes, telling you to stop smoking; or an out of shape trainer helping you with your exercise program.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
This is another topic that has been receiving more press recently which is a good thing. Fermented foods have been around for centuries and have been vital to many cultures. As we have become more “modernized” with the processing and packaging of our foods, many have lost touch with this art.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
The stars at night are big and bright, here in the Hill Country of Texas, and we hope it stays that way – or even improves – in the coming years. Preserving the night sky by reducing light pollution caused by outdoor lighting is the focus of a number of local groups and organizations, including Blanco State Park.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
The man Job lived in about 2000 B.C., and as detailed in the Bible book called by his name, endured great suffering. In the book, when God speaks to Job and discusses the limit of Job’s knowledge, God said, “Have you entered into the springs of the sea? Or walked in the recesses of the deep” (Job 38:16)?