Blanco County News
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 30, 2015
It’s rodeo time again and this year “Let’s Rodeo San Antonio” has invited the Blanco Buggy Barn Museum to provide wagons and carriages in the 2015 Heritage Cattle Drive Parade. This is a big honor for Dennis and Kelley Moore and family, owners, and the 2nd time to provide wagons in this parade that travels two miles down Houston Street to end at the Alamo with 200 head of cattle and longhorns.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 30, 2015
Technological advancement has made an impact on every aspect of modern life. The public library is no exception. While many essential texts can only still be found on parchment — local histories, genealogies and books no longer in print — the Blanco Library now can supply patrons with eBook editions encompassing many of today’s most popular authors, like novelist James Patterson. That’s the word from Blanco Public Library’s Crystal Spybuck. “We carry free ebooks, but we also will ...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 30, 2015
On the heels of a December rate reduction, Pedernales Electric Cooperative is now seeking feedback from its members on the Co-op’s rates and fees as part of a comprehensive cost-of-service and rate design study. Co-op members are invited to share their views by taking a survey at www.pec.coop/survey beginning Jan. 28 through Feb.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 30, 2015
Blanco County Commissioners voted to close a bank account that was used by the Pct. 1 Constable Larry Haley during regular session in the county courtroom on Tuesday, Jan. 27 in Johnson City. Bobby Fenton is now the Pct. 1 Constable and will not use the bank account. “The current constable [Bobby Fenton] doesn’t use the account,” said Blanco County Judge Brett Bray.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 30, 2015
As the Blanco Volunteer Fire Department (BVFD) reorganizes to better integrate with local Emergency Medical Services under the umbrella of Emergency Services District #2, it will have a new person at the helm. Robert Stewart has been named the new Fire Chief for BVFD. He was selected on Wednesday, Jan. 17 and introduced himself during the ESD #2 meeting on Monday, Jan.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 30, 2015 • Photos
The Bean and Biscuit has opened its doors, offering coffee and baked goodies to local residents in a relaxed atmosphere complete with WiFi connecting patrons to the Internet and beyond. The coffee shop is a labor of love for married couple Hector Morales and Jenny Kuhnel, computer programmers with a young family who saw a business opportunity on the Blanco Square. “”I wanted to raise our kids here in the country,” Kuhnel said.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 30, 2015
While Blanco and surrounding counties enjoyed generous rainfall last week, the Texas Hill Country remains in a drought that has gripped the area for more than eight years. The economic hardship that has come with decreased rainfall prompted the U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to issue a disaster declaration on Jan.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 30, 2015 • Photos
Emergency Services District #2 (ESD #2) accepted in principle an agreement with a reconstituted Blanco Volunteer Fire Department (BVFD) to negotiate a contract to provide fire service during regular session Monday, Jan. 26 in the Blanco Volunteer Ambulance Corp Training Room. The agreement is the latest move that will help better integrate the fire department with the ESD’s strategic plan. The breakthrough came as a result of a meeting among local BVFD members on Saturday, Jan.
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.
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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.
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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 ...