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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.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 8, 2014
This year, Texas shoppers will again get a break from state and local sales taxes on August 8 through 10, the state’s annual tax holiday. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. The dates for the sales tax holiday are set by the Legislature. Subject to the criteria explained below, all sales of qualifying items made during the holiday ...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014
In order to meet our goal of being open to visitors every day, we are seeking volunteers for the Visitor Center desk. We promise that you will love spending time in the historic Courthouse! Our guests are always very interested in learning about the history as well our future plans for restoration.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco County 4-H Shooting Education BB Gun Team competed at the National BB Gun Championship Match held July 3-6, 2014 at the John Hammons Convention Center in Rogers, Arkansas. The event, sponsored by Daisy has become a tradition of excellence in shooting sports. The team consisted of Caleb Dowdy, Ross Sultemeier, Hailey Bickley, Hugh Galloway, Quaid Thompson, Kourtney Kyzar, and Keaton Kyzar.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014 • Photos
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Blanco raised $2,500 during a special Lenten offering to benefit the Blanco County Child Protection and Family Advocacy Board. The volunteer board works to prevent child abuse and neglect, assists children in protective custody and serves underprivileged children needing special services. Presenting the check to Connie Russell (center) Vice President of the Advocacy Board, are church members Ginger Faught, (left) and Laura Reavis (right).
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014 • Photos
PEC’s Board of Directors on Monday, July 21, learned of steps Co-op management is taking to achieve the renewable resource goal set by the Board in 2008. “These are exciting times as we look toward the renewable energy area,” said Chief Executive Officer John D. Hewa. “Pricing is advantageous, and PEC is pursuing cost-effective ways to bring affordable, clean, renewable energy to its members.” PEC currently maintains about 22 percent renewable generation capacity and is working towa ...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014
AUSTIN – State Representative Jason Isaac has been appointed to the Joint Interim Committee to Study Recruitment of Firearms and Ammunition Manufacturers. He is one of seven members of the House who will be joined by a committee from the Senate to investigate and report on bringing manufacturers to the state. Rep.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014
The Lower Colorado River Authority is cracking down on people who take water from the Highland Lakes or lower Colorado River without a valid contract and is asking anyone who spots a possible violation to report it to LCRA. Many of those believed to be taking water without a contract are people who live along the Highland Lakes and pull water directly from the lakes to water their lawns. Though the amount of water estimated to be illegally diverted is small in comparison to the amount of wate ...