Blanco County News
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014
With two years in the gas tank, Wild Woman Weekend is hitting the road again, on April 10th, 11th, and 12th, to help non-profit organizations in Blanco. Besides the usual four organizations (Blanco Library, Inc., Friends of Blanco State Park, Gem of the Hills Senior Community Center, and the Old Blanco Courthouse Preservation Society) there will be an opportunity for another non-profit organization serving the needs of Blanco citizens to share in the earnings of WWW.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014 • Photos
The Hill Country Sound Situation is excited to announce two new additions to it’s teaching roster; Violinist/Cellist Caitlin Simpson and Flutist Rachel Clakley. Caitlin Simpson is a Music Educator in San Antonio, Texas. She has taught private and group instruction on the cello and violin for five years. She has studied with John Stuart, and Benjamin Westney while attending San Antonio College.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014 • Photos
Cub Scout Pack 497 went on a camping trip to Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park on Friday, November 7 through Sunday, November 9. During the weekend the boys earned their skateboarding, kickball, bicycling, and map and compass belt loops, and their whittling chip (pocket knife safety) by practicing in group settings.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014
The Blanco County Commissioners Court conducted a Regular meeting on November 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie and three County Commissioners attended the meeting. Commissioner Chris Liesmann was absent because he was attending classes. After Judge Guthrie called the meeting to order the Court stood and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014 • Photos
The 3rd Annual Blanco Western Showcase took place on the grounds of Buggy Barn Museum November 7-9, and it went off with a bang! We had people from all over the area come join us for a fun-filled weekend with more entertainment than you could imagine. For the great admission price, you could experience every single one of the entertainers; tour the museum, look at the vendors, take carriage rides, look at the future of the old west town and more. The lineup of entertainment was extraordinary!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014
The Sons of Liberty MC, Blanco County Chapter, is hosting their First Annual Liberty Toy Run benefiting children in need in Blanco County. The Sons of Liberty MC wants to do their part to make sure that every child has a Merry Christmas. We will be bringing Christmas to these children complete with Santa Clause! The Sons of Liberty MC found 5 children and reached out to their parents/guardians to find out what these kids wanted most for Christmas. J.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014 • Photos
A public hearing was held on November 11 prior to the regular meeting of the governing body of Blanco to hear concerns about a sign variance request from a new Chicken Express fast-food restaurant located on Highway 281 south of town. Resident Wayne Gosnell’s Letter to the Editor in the November 5 Blanco County News stated that the sign, located in the Stripes Convenience Store parking lot, “is in violation of at least three provisions of Blanco’s UDC in that it is too tall, too large, an ...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014
Hosting the first ever - Holiday Bazaar and Scavenger Hunt at the Blanco Buggy Barn Museum, December 13th beginning at 10 am. You will be able to stroll through the old west historic barns and buildings. Vendors will be staged throughout the buildings (indoors) for your comfort and joy! Enjoy a hot bowl of homemade beef cabbage stew and corn bread.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014
The Blanco Police Department, in conjunction with the Blanco County Sheriff’s Department, is offering Free training sessions to help educate Blanco County residents about identity theft in efforts of reducing the spread of this rapidly increasing crime. Participants of this free training course will gain: -An understanding of how the crime occurs to help thwart threats. -Insight on ways ID thieves use the evolving technological landscape and other methods to perpetrate the crime. -Techniqu ...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 14, 2014
Be sure to stop by the library and check out our “Cowgirls and Pioneer Women” display in the large conference room. We have wonderful books about these wild and adventurous ladies! Come and see the beautiful pictures of a few historic, trail-blazing women. Ever wonder what some of our ancestors wore?
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 14, 2014
CASA for the Highland Lakes Area, a charitable non-profit organization that speaks up for the best interest of abused and neglected children, is currently collecting donations for its Angel Tree. This year our angels can be found in the following locations: Security State Bank and Trust at 608 US Highway 281 in Marble Falls. If you are a business in the five counties we serve, Burnet, Blanco, Llano, Lampasas and San Saba, and would like to collect toys and gift cards for CASA, please call our ...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 14, 2014
The Blanco County Historical Preservation Committee held its annual meeting November 10 at the Old Blanco County Courthouse in Blanco. Chair Sherry Jenkins introduced herself as a Blanco “old timer,” who was born in the courthouse and whose family has been in Blanco County since before there was a county.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 14, 2014
The Blanco Masonic Lodge has announced that the annual Ernie R. Davis, Jr. Memorial “Care and Share” Dinner will be held on Saturday November 22nd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or until the food runs out. The Lodge is located on the Southwest corner of US Hwy. 281 and Eleventh St.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
An enthusiastic audience regaled in the lovely music of Laurelyn Watson Chase, soprano, and Jason Andrews, pianist both currently from New York at the Blanco Performing Arts concert on October 25. Ms. Chase’s crystal clear voice was perfectly suited to the Purcell, Bach, and Handel selections. She showed her remarkable versatility in the Mendelssohn songs, adjusting her vocal quality and color to the texts.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
There will be something for everyone. This event includes vendors with crafts and food, entertainment/music, Re-enactments, chuck wagon food, carriage rides, museum tours, and more during the day. Then Sat. night there will be an old fashion street dance starting at 8pm. There will be beer, wine, sodas, and water available at the dance.