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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014 • Photos
This photo, taken August 4 at Bindseil Park, shows KBB’s youngest members Joey Garza and Diego Elizondo. Joey has been training Diego in watering properly. Diego just earned his KBB shirt. He will be entering the 4th grade. Photo by George Clary.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014
Buggy Barn Museum is proud to announce the upcoming 3rd Annual Blanco Western Showcase on November 7, 8, 9, 2014, on the grounds of the Buggy Barn Museum Complex. The past two years have been extraordinary, and we have appreciated the support we have received, especially from our sponsors. Without our sponsors, we would not be able to bring you a fun-filled weekend. This year’s showcase will be a three day event, with a few changes.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014 • Photos
Cyndy Hounsell, Janie Jones, John Watson, Cerice Spivey, Connie Granberg and Barry Pierce, sold dinner and raffle tickets to the Hill Country Heartbeat fundraiser for the Blanco EMS at Market Days on the Courthouse square. Come join us September 13th 2014 at Yett Park. Raffle and dinner tickets available at Blanco Auto Parts.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014
We are revamping the video section to help you find your movies easier. We have attempted to alphabetize the movies based upon multiple requests. There will be a couple more steps to our revamp so please be patient with us. If you are interested in finding out what latest movies we have added to our collection, you can go to our website, go to our catalog, click on the “See What’s Hot” link, and select your parameters! We will be closed for Labor Day, September 1st.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014 • Photos
Blanco’s own Bret Leigh Nance was crowned the 2014-2015 Blanco County Fair and Rodeo Queen on Saturday, August 16. Nance, who will be a Junior this year, said, “I am very honored to serve as the 2014-2015 Blanco County Fair and Rodeo Queen. I am so proud to represent Blanco County and will use this opportunity to be a role model for youth in our community.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014
In Public Comments at the August 12 meeting of the governing body of Blanco, Blanco Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau Director Libbey Aly expressed concerns about the quality of Blanco’s water. As in past summers, the water has exceeded Maximum Contaminant Levels for total trihalomethanes, a byproduct of chlorinating water containing organic compounds.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014 • Photos
Don’t miss the 15th Anniversary of the Wild Game Dinner fundraiser scheduled for October 4 in Johnson City at the Blanco County Show Barn beginning at 5:00 PM. Game Dinner tickets are available for $15.00 per person. Included in the price will be the best wild game you have ever eaten, door prize chance and dance until midnight to Cactus Country.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 14, 2014
During the summer months there is an increased need for donors to step forward and help sustain the community blood supply. High school and college students make up a quarter of the blood donors in our area. When schools are out on break we have less donations but the same patient need.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 14, 2014
The Blanco County Commissioners held a Regular meeting on August 12, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City, Blanco County, Texas. All four County Commissioners and Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie attended the meeting. The Regular meeting opened as the Court recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 14, 2014 • Photos
An Eagle Court of Honor was held for Kendall Hartmann at Blanco United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 9th. Kendall is the son of Larry and Tricia Hartmann, and he has three older brothers. His brothers are Todd, Tim, and Taylor Hartmann. Kendall attained the rank of Eagle Scout on June 19th when he successfully passed his Board of Review.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 8, 2014 • Photos
A new ramp has been built to the entrance to the Gym at the Gem of the Hills. The Gem of the Hills Senior Citizens Community Center received a grant from Pedernales Electric Cooperative Community and Economic Development to build the ramp into the exercise facility. A special thanks to Doug Hain for donating his time and talents to this project.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 8, 2014
Hill Country residents who love gardening – and who want to find out more about plants native to the Highland Lakes area – will want to circle Saturday, Oct. 11, on their calendars. That’s the day that the fifth annual Native Plant Garden Tour is scheduled. Up to three home gardens and several public gardens in Marble Falls will be on the tour, with knowledgeable gardeners on hand to answer questions at the gardens.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 8, 2014 • Photos
Kids! Be sure to pick up your Summer Reading Prizes by 4pm this Saturday! You all did a wonderful job of reading and having fun at our programs. Our final party went out with a BANG! See photos below. Special Announcement: The 2014 calendars have been reduced to $1. This is an excellent time to pick up a few for the wonderful Hill Country pictures inside! As always, remember to check our website at www.blancolib.org or call us at 830-833-4280 for more information. Recently Added Bestsellers: ...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 8, 2014
LCRA is accepting applications through August for membership on its four Regional Councils, groups of volunteers who provide an important link between LCRA and the communities it serves. Regional Council members meet several times a year to discuss regional topics involving LCRA services in their communities. Members pass along information from council meetings to their local communities to provide a clear, accurate understanding of issues related to LCRA. “The Regional Councils help LCRA i ...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 8, 2014
The Blanco Lions Club will again sponsor a community effort to help the kids who will be starting school in a few weeks. The Blanco ISD will be providing a bus on Saturday, August 9. The bus will be parked on the square from 9am to 3pm. It will be manned by Lions Club members and the Leos from the high school during that time. The Lions would like the community to help with the project.

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