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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 • Posted April 17, 2013
The family of Vernon Schmidt thanks you for all your calls, visits, prayers, cards, flowers, food and the many memorials given in his name. A special thank you to Pastors Bobby and Dayna Leggett and Skip Brashear for the beautiful service, to Gordon Crow and Susie Hunter of Crofts-Crow Funeral Home for all their kindness and care.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 • Posted April 10, 2013
I would like to thank everyone involved with the very successful first ever "Wild Woman Weekend." Saturday was one of our best days in our 14 year history. Definitely hope this can be an annual event. Cheers to all. Thank you. Liz Waller-Broyal On the Square
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 5, 2013 • Photos
A Hermann Sons fraternal insurance agent representing the Blanco area is among the 38 agents who have qualified for recognition based on their performance in 2012. Grand Vice President-Marketing Buddy Preuss, FIC, Order of the Sons of Hermann in the State of Texas, has announced that Gilbert Weiss has qualified for the Grand President's Club, one of three clubs for which agents may qualify based on premium income generated and applications written during a calendar year. This is the 14th time ...
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 5, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco FFA Chapter recently competed at the Tarleton State University Invitational Career Development Events in Stephenville this past week. Overall, more than 7,800 contestants from over 550 schools, class 1A-5A, competed this year in more than a dozen events. This year’s competition set a record for the number of schools and contestants and once again makes this the largest youth competitive event in the nation. As a team, Blanco finished 1st in Livestock Judging, Homesite Evaluation a ...
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.

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