Blanco County News
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
A special thanks to all who were able to make it to hear Ann Shelton talk about “Texas Women on the Cattle Trails.” Ann is a charming speaker full of information. I am glad some of you were able to talk with her one-on-one after the program! We at the library would also like to thank Sibby Barrett and her staff at Onion Creek Kitchens for providing the delicious spread for our Annual Friends of the Library Mixer.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014 • Photos
Recently, several local groups have made either monetary or direct donations to Blanco County’s Good Samaritan Center. During the month of December, Papa Joey’s Restaurant will host another food drive to benefit the center, read more below. Papa Joey’s to Sponsor Food Drive for Good Samaritan with Special Incentive This Holiday Season, Papa Joey’s Restaurant is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Good Samaritan Food Bank in Blanco.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
It is that time of year again. The Blanco Christmas Night Parade will be held on Saturday Dec. 12, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. in beautiful downtown Blanco. The parade will line up up at the Blanco High School on 1623 at about 5:00pm. Please join us either come out and watch or enter the parade.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
Was your Thanksgiving filled with turkey and dressing and pumpkin pie and then stringing lights and putting up the Christmas tree? Well, volunteers from San Antonio, Tina Stampley and her daughter Elena and friend, Judson High School Football player A. J. Forrester joined BlancoBarby as they spent their Thanksgiving Saturday putting up lights at the Buggy Barn Museum.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
The Blanco County Community Choir will present it’s annual Christmas concert Friday, December 5 at 8:00 pm at Community Church of the Hills in Johnson City and Sunday, December 7 at 7:30 pm at First Baptist Church in Blanco. This year’s theme is “Grant Us Peace”. In our world filled with strife and turmoil, the Prince of Peace is celebrated with familiar and new music centered on the peace offered at the Christmas season.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014 • Photos
A very big Thank You the BISD teachers and sponsors who made the 2014 Trail of Lights the most spectacular that Blanco has had. Amy Petri, with her FCCLA classes returned again this year with her students several times. They also refurbished the 3 Wise Men and Star for our nativity scene in their classroom.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014 • Photos
As holiday festivities get into full swing, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers to stay safe and sober when traveling to and from parties and other celebrations. “We want drivers to have fun over the holidays, but more importantly, we want them to celebrate responsibly,” said TxDOT Executive Director LtGen Joe Weber, USMC (Ret).
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014 • Photos
The Denim & Diamonds Gala held on October 18 at the Old Blanco County Courthouse was a huge success according to Gala Chairperson Debra DuPont. “We raised $37,448 towards the repair and restoration of the Courthouse. This is $4,000 more than we netted at last year’s event.” Debra and Gala Co-Chairperson Dean Swarthout thanked the community of Blanco for their generosity and commitment to keeping Blanco’s historic landmark building on the Square from falling into neglect and disrepair.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014 • Photos
Faces glowed and eyes sparkled at the end of the countdown as the Christmas lights came on to illuminate the Old Blanco County Courthouse for another season. Local families joined the Blanco Community Chorus the evening after Thanksgiving in the singing of Christmas carols prior to the annual lighting event.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014
The November meeting of the Blanco Woman’s Club was held at the home of Louise Koch. Roll call added to the upcoming holiday as each member whose name was called related their favorite Thanksgiving Tradition. The business meeting included adoption of a Constitutional Amendment allowing Lifetime Membership to those women who qualify.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014 • Photos
Peggy Wright- “I started with Tejas Art Club in 2010. I paint in oil and acrylic medium. I have pointed Old Buildings, Landscapes, seascapes, and flowers. The club affords me fellowship twice a week with my peers. We enjoy painting together and sharing new techniques with each other. Our club sells art at Market Days in Blanco.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014
Join the staff at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in celebrating the holiday season on Saturday nights beginning November 29 and continuing through Saturday, December 20. On those nights visitors can experience the 1920s era with lamp-light tours of the home in Johnson City where Lyndon Johnson spent most of his boyhood years.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014 • Photos
Jason D Wheeler, Jr a firefighting volunteer from Blanco Volunteer Fire Department in Blanco, Texas, was one of nearly 3,000 Texas firemen this year to graduate from the 85th Annual Municipal Fire School held from July 20 to the 25 at the Brayton Fire Training Field on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. Representing firefighting personnel from more than 750 cities in 25 states, the annual school educates firemen on a variety of subjects, including specialized fire suppression ...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014 • Photos
7-year-old hunter Barret Myers, killed this impressive 14-pt buck on Saturday November 15th on his grandparents’ ranch in Cherokee, TX.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014 • Photos
Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc. and Texas Folklife will present a comprehensive study and celebration of Texas Fiddle Music at Twin Sisters Dance Hall in Blanco, Texas on Saturday, December 6. As announced today by TDHP co founder Patrick Sparks. “The dance hall was the center of life for early Texas settlers and the fiddle was the center of so many types of Texas music.