Blanco County News
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Tax Forms have not yet arrived; this is the information we received from the IRS: The IRS reminds taxpayers that filing electronically is the most accurate way to file a tax return and the fastest way to get a refund. There is no advantage to people filing tax returns on paper in early January instead of waiting for e-file to begin on January 20th. Diana Blackburn will help patrons file again this year.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015 • Photos
Since last fall 2014, boys and their leaders from Blanco Boy Scout Troop 497 have been donating their time and effort to help the Hill Country Science Mill in Johnson City get ready for their Grand Opening February 14th.This past Saturday, these scouts and adults helped paint, assemble tables and chairs, move furniture and clean up.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
It is time once again for the annual Daughters of the Republic of Texas Essay Contest. This year’s fourth grade topic is “The Runaway Scrape”. The seventh graders will be writing about “The Legend of Jim Bowie”. The deadline for entries is Monday, February 2nd. The schools of Blanco and Johnson City have all the information and forms needed for participation.
, cmcclure@blanconews.com
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015 • Photos
Baker’s Guns does not offer drive-thru service, but apparently the thieves that sacked the business early Wednesday, Jan. 14, did not get the memo. Around 5:30 a.m., a stolen Ford F-250 was used to ram through the front of the building just one week after a huge bolder rolled from the back of a pickup truck failed to breach the double-paned window.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
At a Public Hearing preceding the January meeting of the governing body of Blanco, Mayor Pro Tem Bobby McClung announced that the city has decided “to stop and start over” with the proposed annexation of properties in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction. The city will meet with representatives from The Landing on Highway 281 North, which is a wildlife management area and therefore cannot be annexed.
, cmcclure@blanconews.com
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
A Fredericksburg jury convicted Blanco resident Brandon Harber on Wednesday, Jan. 14, for tampering with physical evidence while disposing Trey Allen Noah’s body in November of 2009. Noah, 20, died of a single gunshot wound on Nov. 30, 2009; his body was not discovered until April 18, 2010. The jury sentenced Harber, 24, after a short deliberation, to a 10-year probated sentence.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Wild Woman Weekend, organized by the Blanco Non Profit Coalition, has opened an opportunity for a grant to be awarded to one additional non-profit organization serving the citizens of Blanco County, Texas. The guidelines for the Additional Grant Award Recipients are as follows: 1) must be a tax exempt organization – 501(c)(3) excluding religious, school associated or political organizations 2) organization provides a benefit to the residents of Blanco County 3) request must designate a speci ...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015 • Photos
Scouts from Blanco Troop 497 celebrated New Year’s at Lost Pines Scout Winter Camp. Ten Scouts and two adult Leaders braved the weather and slept in tents for four nights. During the day they went their separate ways to work on Merit Badges they had signed up to earn. Two of the Scouts were able to take ATV, which should have been called “mudding.” One Scout took climbing and rappelled from a 30-foot drop.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
PEC’s Scholarship Program is offering $50,000 in scholarships this year to local high school and home-schooled seniors in the Co-op’s service area, and applications for 2015 scholarships are now available. PEC will provide 14 scholarships to deserving seniors this spring, with amounts ranging from $2,500 to one $10,000 scholarship. The scholarships can be used to pay expenses at any accredited university, college, junior college, technical school or trade school.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
Winter weather has arrived, with unseasonably cold fronts working through the Hill Country and more on the way. Winter temperatures can result in higher consumption of electricity because the difference between cold outdoor temperatures and heated indoor comfort is usually much larger than between outdoor temperatures and cooled indoor air in the summer.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015 • Photos
The six participating chapters of District 5, Section 3, Grand Chapter of Texas, Order of the Eastern Star will host the “Friends of the Abyss” Eastern Star School of Instruction at the Carriage Hills Ranch on January 16th and 17th. There should be more than 100 Eastern Star Members from across the state in our city of Blanco for the two-day event. Other activities include the “FANtastic Friends” Banquet to be held at the Masonic Lodge building on January 16th.
, cmcclure@blanconews.com
Posted January 16, 2015
It is said that everything has a beginning, and so it was for the administration of new Blanco County Judge Brett Bray, who presided over his first commissioners court meeting Tuesday, Jan. 13 at the courthouse in Johnson City. Bray concentrated on procedures during the regular session as he moves forward. “These meetings are pretty short, unless there is something substantial going on,” Bray said.
, Blanco County Youth Council Director
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015
The work day to set up pens, clean the show barn, and make other additional preparations for the upcoming 2015 Blanco County Youth Show is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 10, at 8 a.m. until Noon and 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the County Livestock Show Barn in Johnson City.
, Blanco Library Librarian
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015
Happy New Year Friends! We have had a wonderful holiday here at the library and we hope you all enjoyed the candy cane lanyard Ms. Anne Purpura made for the community. The library is in need of two new desk volunteers: Tuesday shift 5-8pm and Wednesday morning shift 10am-1pm. Volunteering at the library is a great way to meet your neighbors, make new friends, and check out the latest books and movies.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015 • Photos
Most of you may know Cathy Brown at the Blanco Post Office as one of the smiling sweet ladies who is always happy to help you with your mail and packages. We are sad to announce that after 17 years of being a part of our community, she is transferring to the Fisher Post Office. “You guys are like my family.” says Cathy of the community she’s come to love.