Blanco County News
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
We are pleased to announce the creation of a website dedicated to the historical archives of the Record Courier, Blanco County News, Blanco County Record, and more! Join us April 10th, 6-7pm for our open house and tour the website! This web page was created through the Texas Treasures grant in collaboration between our library and Johnson City Library.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
Flower Pots! All sizes, shapes, colors, and details will be the theme for Door Prizes at next week’s Blanco County Extension Education Association Annual Spring Luncheon. Each individual who has his or her name drawn will be awarded the option to make their personal selection from the various door prizes that are offered. The luncheon will be held Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Blanco First United Methodist Church, 61 Pecan Street, Blanco, Texas.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
We are all in for a treat. It is spring again and we are all looking for places that can provide Plants for our ongoing gardens, Food that is tasty but not our everyday fair and loads of Fun for all in the family. We may even find something we never thought of before that sparks our interest.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
“Soil is an amazing substance. A complex mix of minerals, air, and water, soil also teems with countless micro-organisms, and the decaying remains of once-living things. Soil is made of life and soil makes life. To the farmer, soil is where crops grow? To the engineer, soil is a foundation upon which to build.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco County WW2 Museum recently received an extensive collection of WW2 posters from the Blanco Retreat, LLC, to complement the Blanco Home Front portion of the Museum’s exhibits. The collection contains over 25 original posters that typified the American effort at swaying and informing the American people. “We’re delighted to be able to add to the story of Blanco County through this display,” said Ruth Johnson, President and CEO of the Blanco Retreat.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014 • Photos
New member of the Blanco Chamber of Commerce, Texas Casual Cottages, a division of Trendmaker Homes in Houston, Texas held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday April, 10. They would like to invite you to come out and visit their fully furnished model homes located on Ranch Road 12 between Wimberley and San Marcos. Trendmaker Homes and Texas Casual Cottages have been building homes for satisfied customers for over 45 years.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
Pedernales Electric Cooperative is inviting its members to a forum to learn more about this year’s PEC Board candidates and to give feedback on the election system referendum on the Co-op’s ballot. The forum will be held Thursday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. at PEC headquarters, 201 S. Ave. F in Johnson City. PEC will announce Board candidates April 21.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
With the 10th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival right around the corner, the Blanco Chamber and the Festival Steering Committee are hosting a Town Hall Meeting. To be held at the Byars Building, Thursday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m., the purpose of the meeting is to engage our community in the planning and execution of this year’s festival.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014 • Photos
Ada Cooley and Florine Lord don’t quite remember how they became Room Mothers of the Blanco High School Class of 1959, whether they were voted in, appointed or volunteered. However, the class knows one thing for sure, “We wanted them.” one says, and the rest agree. The class now celebrates together every year.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
The Blanco Volunteer EMS and Texans In Motion at Scott & White Healthcare will be conducting a car seat and booster inspection on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The event will be held from 11:00am to 2:00PM at the Blanco Volunteer EMS Station, 607 Chandler Street, Blanco, TX. No appointment necessary.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014 • Photos
For a second year in a row the Wild Women Weekend in Blanco has been a great success both in fun and profits, and this year the attendance was almost doubled. On Friday, April 4th, there were new events of glass fusion at Barn Vetro of Blanco, Onion Creek Kitchens of Blanco hosted a Hill Country Tour with assistance from Majesty Tours of Fredericksburg, and Wedding Oak Winery of San Saba hosted an evening wine event.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014 • Photos
Local families enjoyed some Easter fun at the 12th Annual Franklin Family Ranch Easter Picnic and Egg Hunt.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
On April 26, 2014 Blanco County residents will have the opportunity to dispose of their large household trash items at the Blanco County – Progressive Waste Transfer Station. The event location is at 377 Transfer Road (between Johnson City and Blanco) and trash items will be accepted from 8am until 3pm.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014 • Photos
At the April 8 regular meeting of the Blanco City Council, Kristi Walker was Sworn in as City Secretary. Her oath was taken by Mayor Chuck Homan. Kristi is a resident of Johnson City. An interview with Kristi will appear in next week’s issue. Libbey Aly with the Chamber of Commerce Tourism Bureau wanted to remind everyone about the upcoming town hall meeting about Lavender Festival to be held April 17, 6 pm in the Byars Building.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014 • Photos
The morning of Monday, April 14, left Blanco looking like a winter wonderland after we received 2 inches of rain and were pummeled with pea and larger sized hail. Blanco County News heard reports of power outages east and north of town, while west and south of town suffered hail damage to cars and buildings. Our next chances for rain will be Thursday and Easter Sunday when Isolated Thunderstorms are in the forecast.