Blanco County News
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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.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013 • Photos
It has been an exciting February for the members of the Hill Country Spurs 4-H horse judging teams. On February 14, the teams competed in San Antonio at the SALE/district 10 competition. Senior member Kendra Smith finished 4th overall out of 579 senior judgers and 1st in district and was awarded a $10,000 scholarship.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 • Posted February 21, 2013 • Photos
Thanks to women in Blanco County, low-income women along the Mexican border are about to change their lives. Willie Berman is a United Methodist missionary on the Mexican side of the border in the Valley, and one of his projects is teaching women to sew...not only to make clothes for their families, but to make products to sell, raising their family incomes.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 15, 2013
Have you always wanted to make a difference in your community, but didn’t know where to start? All around Texas, women are finding that a crown can serve as a “megaphone” to promote a cause or issue. The International Pageant System recognizes women of all ages for their accomplishments, and their desire to make a difference in their communities.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013 • Photos
Jonathan Waller, 2004 Blanco High School graduate and 2008 Texas Christian University graduate, worked as a scribe for “PhysAssist” until July 2012. He is now attending St. George University in Grenada, in a dual-degree program to get his Masters in Public Health and MD.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013 • Photos
Miguel and Erica Ruiz of Blanco are proud to announce the arrival of their twin boys Carmelo and Santiago. The boys were born at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center on January 7, 2013. Carmelo was born at 9:32am weighing 5lbs 14oz and was 18 ½ inches long and Santiago was born at 9:33am weighing 6lbs 3oz, and was 18 ½ inches long.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 25, 2013 • Photos
The Vauses enjoy the Blanco County News on Anna Maria Island, Florida.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 25, 2013 • Photos
Members of the Blanco FFA Chapter spent this past weekend exhibiting livestock at the Hill Country District Jr. Livestock Show in Kerrville. The annual Hill District show is one of the largest livestock shows in the state with more than 5,000 livestock entries each year. Leading the way for the local exhibitors was Blanco Jr.