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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 13, 2015 • Photos
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 13, 2015 • Photos
The Blanco Buggy Barn was honored with a First Place Most Authentic Plaque in the 2015 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Western Heritage Day Parade. This was the second appearance in this parade and the second time to win first place. It was a cold windy morning as the many volunteers and riders loaded wagons and horses to head south to San Antonio.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 13, 2015 • Photos
JOHNSON CITY — A motion by Pct. 4 commissioner Paul Granberg to advertise for sealed bids to build a bridge to replace a low water crossing on Middle Creek Road died for a lack of a second during regular session of the Blanco County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the courthouse. “The property and right-of-way have been donated,” Granberg said.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 13, 2015 • Photos
Looking for something fun to do? If you are free, the Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. for the Blanco Public Library's annual Friends of the Library Dinner and a Movie at the Old Blanco County Courthouse is probably the perfect event. "At 6 p.m. we will dine on a delicious meal provided by Onion Creek Kitchens and Sibby Barrett,"
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 6, 2015
Described as a “violinist who most often takes your breath away” by Gramophone Magazine, and praised as an “expressive and passionate chamber musician” by the San Antonio Express-News, Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio enjoys a varied performing and recording career as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. Artistic Director of Cactus Pear Music Festival, which she founded in 1997 while serving as Concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony, Ms.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 6, 2015
Thanks to Life Scout Morgan Lockwood and his Eagle Service Project, the Blanco State Park has new Bluebird Nest Boxes with critter guards on the posts. Check them out! Morgan put his project together in November and made arrangements with Kate Boysen, the Park Ranger (Interpreter.) Morgan acquired the expense of the project from donations.
, Blanco P&Z Commission
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 6, 2015
The City of Blanco is reviewing its Sign and Zoning Ordinances to better serve its citizens. To accomplish this goal, the City Council requested the Planning and Zoning Commission to review existing Ordinances and make recommendations. The P&Z Commission formed two subcommittees to review the Ordinances and it began asking the citizens of Blanco to share their views.
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 6, 2015
Scott Grote’s cell phone has been buzzing a lot in recent days after his family was featured on the cover of Texas Monthly. The cover story centered on large Texas ranches, and the Grote spread is pretty big at 1,275 acres. “Oh yeah, my phone is definitely ringing,” Scott Grote laughed.
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 6, 2015
Now that Emergency Services District #2 [ESD #2] has an agreement in principle with a reorganized Blanco Volunteer Fire Department, the need for additional volunteers is acute. There are currently about 11 volunteers available to the fire department, but as BVFD’s Lynn E. Hicks explains, that is between 65-90 people short of what it will take to provide an adequate roster under a new plan currently being implemented as part of the reorganization. “We need a lot of volunteers like we had a ...
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 6, 2015
Coming across the waters on February 11, to visit the Blanco Buggy Barn Museum, are 28 special European world travelers from Austria, Germany, New Zealand, Belgium, France and more. Also visiting will be travelers from Michigan, and California. They will be hosted and will enjoy a hearty cabbage stew with homemade cast iron skillet corn bread lunch including a yummy dessert upon their arrival on the western town movie set.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 6, 2015
Blanco County is gearing up for a new Texas Two Step. Beginning March 1, 2015, the state will no longer issue vehicle inspection stickers and will move to a “Two Steps, One Sticker” program. Under the new system, Texas vehicle owners will need to pass inspection prior to renewing their registration.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 6, 2015
The new Hill Country Science Mill (HCSM) promises to introduce students to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields using interactive, engaging exhibits and programs. The 14,000 square foot space features 35+ exhibits, sourced globally and many of which are unique to the HCSM. Bonnie Baskin, PhD and the museum’s Founder and Chair of the Board, has designed a place where kids can fall in love with science.
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 6, 2015 • Photos
A painting by Francois Dubuc has been selected as the official artwork for the 2015 Blanco Lavender Festival. Dubuc, a “Winter Texan” has made the Lone Star State his winter home for a number of years. It’s easy to understand why he likes the warmer temperatures in Texas, compared to his native Quebec Province, Canada, near Montreal. But in recent years, he has wintered in Blanco County and has fallen in love with the area. “It started when I was down last year working with the Tejas ...
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 6, 2015 • Photos
For 50 years, the Hill Country Trail Ride has rolled through the City of Blanco, stopping off at Yett Park for an overnight stay and an early breakfast, catered by the local chamber of commerce. For cowboys and cowgirls everywhere, the annual ride means the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo is just around the corner. There was a time when the event drew hundreds of Blanco residents to U.S.
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.