Blanco County News
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014
The October meeting of the Blanco Woman’s Club was held at the home of Pat Clewell. The Legislative Department, consisting of the following members presented the program: Dean Myane, Candy Cargill Wenzel, Millie Jones, Tanya Kasper, and Pat Rogers. The guest speaker was Dr. Buck Ford, Superintendent of Blanco ISD.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014
Blanco County Association of Retired Educators (BCARE) recently awarded an honor certificate to member Sally Walsh for working the most volunteer hours for the calendar year. Ms. Walsh volunteered 440 hours, the equivalent of 55 eight-hour days voluntarily doing unpaid work. She will be officially recognized at the October 23rd lunch meeting at Pecan Street Grill in Johnson City. The total number of volunteer hours for the chapter was 2,976 hours, or 372 eight-hour days of unpaid work that BCA ...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco Cub Scout Pack 497 welcomed six new Bobcats into their Pack at the September Pack meeting. The new Scouts are Brett Pilon, Brayden Hull, Cruz Acosta, Callan Drum, Tauren Flores, and Cecil Kershaw. In order to earn their Bobcat badge and begin their Scouting journey, these boys had to learn the Cub Scout Promise, Oath, salute, and handshake.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014
The Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors has approved a capital credits distribution in December of more than $13 million to current and former PEC members. The amount was approved after the Board reviewed the Co-op’s fiscal health and determined the distribution will not result in any adverse impact to the Cooperative. “Capital credits are one of the most important aspects of being a cooperative,” said PEC Board President Dr.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014 • Photos
Reporter’s Note: As preparations began for the 56th Annual Smorgasbord earlier this Fall, I turned to several founders of the present-day Pleasant Hill-Rocky Community Club for their recollections from the past, how they’ve stayed active over the years and why they remain committed to the mission of this “legendary feast” as a service to our community.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014 • Photos
The Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society (the “Society”) held its annual fundraising Gala on Saturday, October 18, 2014 on the Courthouse grounds. The Gala was a huge success, with many attendees stating that it was “first class” and “great.” The Gala was well-attended and included such dignitaries as State Senator Troy Fraser and his wife, State Representative Jason Isaac and his wife, and Blanco County Judge-elect, Brett Bray and his wife. Music was provided by James ...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014
The Blanco County Pioneers Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) is sponsoring an essay contest that is open to all Blanco County fourth and seventh grade students. The topic for fourth graders is “The Runaway Scrape.” The seventh grade topic is “The Legend of Jim Bowie.” Typed essays are to be double spaced on 8-1/2 by 11-inch paper using a size 12 font.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014 • Photos
The drive to Kevin Fowler’s ranch, located just minutes outside of Wimberley, is the first clue that the journey will be worth it. Gently rolling hills, the gorgeous native Texas trees, and the two-lane highway lead the way to a new wedding venue that has been molded by the country music singer and songwriter’s own hands. Rustic Ranch, located at the very end of Deer Lake Road, is 130-acres of an oak-covered oasis, a place where Fowler and his family escape to, and now, have decided to sha ...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014
Federal United States Senator John Cornyn (Rep) David M. Alameel (Dem) Rebecca Paddock (Lib) Emily “Spicybrown” Sanchez (Grn) United States Representative, District 21 Lamar Smith (Rep) Ryan Shields (Lib) Antonio Diaz (Grn) State Governor Greg Abbott (Rep) Wendy Davis (Dem) Kathie Glass (Lib) Brandon Parmer (Grn) Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (Rep) Leticia Van de Putte (Dem) Robert D. Butler (Lib) Chandrakantha Courtney (Grn) Attorney General Ken Paxton (Rep) Sam H ...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014
Early voting opened on Monday, October 20, 2014 at the Blanco County Courthouse Annex,Conference Room. Hours are: 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Monday, October 20, 2014 -Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Sunday, October 26,2014, and 8:00 A.M.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014 • Photos
Kyle Gray has been invited to participate in the Power Showcase All World/All American Baseball Classic in Miami Florida. This Showcase invites 46 High School Baseball Players from around the world and across the USA. Kyle will be representing Blanco Texas, Blanco Panther Baseball, and Action Baseball Club in this week-long Showcase. A special part of this Showcase is “Home Runs That Help”, which is a community outreach interaction.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014
A public hearing was held on October 14 prior to the regular meeting of the governing body of Blanco. Three ordinances were discussed and subsequently adopted during the meeting. First, an ordinance to set the property tax rate at $.2583 per $100 of property evaluation was discussed. Second, an amendment to Ordinance #307, dealing with loose dogs, was discussed.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
BOERNE, Texas—The Cibolo Nature Center & Farm will present a four-part comprehensive Geology Short Course beginning Oct. 31 for those interested the geologic features of the Texas Hill Country, including groundwater recharge of the Edwards and Trinity aquifers. Geologists Dr. Kathy Ward and Ann Schneider will lead participants on a journey through time to explore the physical processes that formed the limestone strata of the Hill Country, with classroom illustrations, hands-on examinations o ...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Terry Hamilton was there when Chicken Express got it’s start in 1988 by Richard and Nancy Stuart in Mineral Wells, Texas. Over the next few decades Hamilton watched as the company found the success that has gained it over 175 franchise locations across Texas. Impressed, Hamilton and his wife Sandy decided that, when they were ready to retire from their careers in education, they would buy their own location and join the Chicken Express team. Three years ago the Hamilton’s bought their firs ...