Blanco County News
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 5, 2013 • Photos
Members of the Blanco FFA and Blanco Jr. FFA completed another successful livestock show season, placing animals at both Houston and Austin as the 2012-2013 show season came to an end. Leading the way for the local exhibitors were Katherine Biggs and Brenna Wallace, as each placed 3rd in the market steer show at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 5, 2013 • Photos
Deborah Green won an iPod Shuffle and $500 in Lowe’s Market gift cards for collecting the most receipts in the Lowe’s Register Tapes for Education Shopper Contest.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 5, 2013 • Photos
To celebrate Food Connection week, the Blanco County Farm Bureau donated $250 to the Blanco Good Samaritan Center. Food Connection week was established to connect farmers with their customers and spur conversations about the agriculture- and food-related issues, including affordability, nutrition, animal welfare, profitability, and productivity.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 5, 2013
First, we want to thank this newspaper for faithfully supporting this community by having a “Focus on Faith” section in their paper, allowing the word of God and announcements to reach their readership. Thank you, Blanco County News, for placing Lawrence Coffee‘s article on the front page last week! Thanks to Johnson City Record Courier for running our articles about the event. Thanks to everyone connected with Yett Memorial Park and the arena being available for community events. Than ...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 • Posted March 28, 2013
Tree diseases and proper plant selected will be discussed at a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program on tree diseases and proper plant selection for South Central Texas from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 13. The program will be held in Room 1130 of Austin Community College, 1820 W. Stassney Lane in Austin. “Oak wilt, one of the most destructive tree diseases in the United States, is killing oak trees in Central Texas at epidemic proportions,” said Dr.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 • Posted March 14, 2013 • Photos
Several members of the Blanco FFA and Blanco Jr. FFA traveled to San Antonio this past month to exhibit livestock in the San Antonio Livestock Exposition. These local students competed in the junior division of various species, with many placing high enough to qualify for the premium sale. Leading the way for the local FFA members was Junior FFA member Kolby Marek, who placed 2nd with his light weight Brahman steer.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 • Posted March 14, 2013 • Photos
The Gibbons guys hooked catfish in the Blanco River this week.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 • Posted March 8, 2013 • Photos
Two local livestock exhibitors recently competed and placed animals at this year’s Southwestern Livestock Exposition in Ft. Worth. Blanco Jr. High students Brenna Wallace and Hanna Garrett each participated in the market barrow show and placed in the top 10 of their respective classes, with Brenna placing 4th in the Duroc division and Hanna 10th with a Light OPB.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 • Posted March 8, 2013 • Photos
Blanco Middle School student Brenna Wallace recently competed in the San Angelo Market Barrow Show and placed 2nd and 7th with her Duroc barrows, both of which were bred and raised by the Wallace Family. As a result of her high placing, Brenna’s 2nd place barrow qualified for the premium sale.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 • Posted March 8, 2013
The following local residents have been named to the fall 2012 Dean’s List at Texas State University: Katie M Baker, a resident of Blanco; Katherine T Barr, a resident of Blanco; Jack Cruz, a resident of Blanco; Robin C Cruz, a resident of Blanco; Megan C Harber, a resident of Blanco; Maya Lamphier, a resident of Blanco; Andrea L Salafia, a resident of Blanco; Christopher P San Miguel, a resident of Blanco; Chelsea J San Miguel, a resident of Blanco; Jenifer N Taylor, a resident of Blanco; V ...
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 • Posted March 8, 2013 • Photos
When most people think of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, they think of livestock, bull riders and corn dogs. Usually Prepared Public Speaking Contests, Youth Leadership and Agricultural Science Fairs do not come to mind. However, members of the Blanco FFA Chapter have recently taken part in these events and have acquired valuable life skills as a result of their efforts. First, nine students took part in the prepared public speaking contests.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 • Posted March 8, 2013 • Photos
Lucky Leaf 4-H’s second annual dog show is set for Saturday, March 9, at the Young Life Building at the corner of 5th and Pecan streets. The event goes from 10am to noon with an entry fee of $5 for any and all events. Entry forms are available at Car Quest and Seymour’s Garage.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 • Posted March 8, 2013
The Hill Country Cattle Women held their February meeting at Mamacita's Restaurant in Kerrville, with our guest speaker Rhonda Jolley giving us an informative presentation about water rights. We also discussed our upcoming Style Show, which will be held at the Inn of the Hills in Kerrville on April 16, the theme being "Call of the Wild, Safari Style.” You may contact Mary Jane Morrison at 830-249-0855 for ticket sales.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
The following local students were among the degree candidates at the 2012 fall commencement ceremonies at Texas State University: Victoria Jones, a resident of Blanco, received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a Major in Agriculture - Animal Science. Gracie Hendrix, a resident of Spring Branch, received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Finance. Joseph Pool, a resident of Spring Branch, received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Major in Criminal J ...
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
The following local students have been named to the Dean's List for the 2012 fall semester at Trinity University: Rex Simmons of Blanco, Celia Fitch of Spring Branch, Molly McCarthy of Spring Branch, and Maryn Swierc of Spring Branch. The Dean's List honors Trinity students who maintained a grade point average of 3.65 or better while enrolled in a minimum of 15 semester hours.