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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 25, 2014
Sporting more than twenty years of theatrical excellence, Shakespeare Under the Stars is back at the EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens this summer with its production of Richard III. The show runs from July 31st through August 9th nightly at 8:15 p.m., except on Sundays. If you consider yourself a citizen of Wimberley, you’ve probably been to at least a few of these performances.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 25, 2014
Hey Kids! Do not miss our Summer Reading Party July 25th at 10:30am. We have been having a blast! Even though our activities will be done, you can continue to collect your prizes until August 9th! Our 2014 photo contest has concluded and our judges have been busy! We are happy to announce that Peter Mangan is our winner with his photo entitled “Redbud Butterfly.” Our judges felt that his photo had excellent composition, color contrast, aesthetic value, and was a good representation of what ...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 25, 2014
On July 21, 2014 at around 11:30 pm two Blanco County Sheriff’s Deputies stopped a vehicle in Blanco upon observing a traffic violation. The vehicle also matched the description of a suspect in an incident earlier that evening. The driver, who has been identified as Eduardo Agustin Navarro, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest that was discovered during a routine check. The deputies were in the process of arresting Navarro, when he jumped back into the vehicle.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 25, 2014 • Photos
Donations are being accepted at Johnson City bank to assist the family of a Blanco County teen who was critically injured in a vehicle accident last week. Rilee Moser, age 16 of Johnson City is a senior at LBJ High School. She was critically injured Monday July 14th in a one vehicle roll-over on FM 1623 in Gillespie County.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 25, 2014
The Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center is looking for sponsors for the area’s oldest Golf Tournament and Silent Auction Burnet, Blanco, Llano and Lampasas: Don’t miss out on supporting the Highland Lakes Crisis Center in their Annual Golf Tournament and Silent Auction coming up October 25, 2014 at the Delaware Springs Golf Course in Burnet.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 25, 2014
A Special meeting of the Blanco County Commissioners Court was held on July 22, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse, Johnson City, Blanco County, Texas. All four County Commissioners and Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie attended the Special meeting. After Judge Guthrie called the meeting to order the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014 • Photos
Have you ever wanted to build a robot- or learn wilderness survival- or have lessons on woodcarving? All these activities, plus many more, were offered for a week to scouts recently attending Boy Scout Camp Tahuaya near Lake Belton, TX. Fifteen boys and three adults from Blanco’s Boy Scout Troop 497, sponsored by the Blanco United Methodist Church, attended the fun-filled, busy week.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
This year the Chapel In The Cove in Spring Branch, Texas is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Pastor Doug Groen’s ministry. He is believed to have the longest tenure of any Pastor in the Canyon Lake area. Pastor Groen is a retired U.S. Army Chaplain. Following college and seminary training in the Midwest, Pastor Groen volunteered to become a U.S.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting to welcome Dr. Scott Jurica to Dr. Schramm’s office at 405 Main St on Thursday, July 10. Dr Scott Jurica, DC, born in Austin and raised in south Texas, grew up around natural and holistic medicine his entire life. Dr Scott Jurica finished his pre-med studies at Texas A&M and his bachelors degree at Southwest Texas (now Texas State) in San Marcos.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
The Blanco County Commissioners Court held a Budget Hearing Workshop meeting on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. The meeting was held in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse, Johnson City, Blanco County, Texas. The Workshop meeting was held pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code (the Texas Open Meetings Act).
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014 • Photos
During the 1940’s, when the property of Yett Park was “officially” deeded to the Blanco Chamber of Commerce, the Yett family had only a few stipulations. One of the most important was that it benefit and support the community. With the new addition of The Blanco Youth Soccer Association’s soccer fields, these wishes will extend far beyond the bounds of the City of Blanco and Blanco County, bringing youth and community together in grand style. The Blanco Youth Soccer Association has pra ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014 • Photos
The Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society will be able to repair masonry and stone on the building’s exterior, thanks to a $25,000 community development grant. The Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative provided the grant to repair and replace mortar and stone in critical areas of the old courthouse on Blanco’s downtown square.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
At their regular meeting on July 8, members of the governing body of Blanco discussed purchasing radios for the mayor and city hall to monitor emergencies. The mayor had complained that he has no communication with police and fire departments and can only talk to the Blanco State Park. After input from the Blanco Volunteer Fire Department about their new radios, the decision was made to buy higher-quality radios for better communication in case of a catastrophic event, but to buy two instead of ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014 • Photos
Blanco National Bank management has wanted to update the exterior of the Blanco office for several years but the time was never right. This year rotting wood was discovered in the wood posts and awning in front of the Home Office building next door to the bank. Management decided to bring in architect John Klein to design a new façade for the main building that would also incorporate a replacement awning for the Home Office.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 11, 2014 • Photos
This year’s Spangle Dangle Celebration was held at the Blanco County Fairgrounds over the 4th of July weekend. Festivities began Friday afternoon with the hope of what would soon prove to be, ‘The Best One Yet!’ Mr. Spangle Dangle himself, Dale Hardy of Johnson City, was more than pleased with the day’s festivities and growing support.