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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 28, 2014 • Photos
This March’s meeting included an enchanting tour of one of the Klepac Greenhouses. Klepac Greenhouses was started in 1995 by Jimmy Klepac’s grandparents and you can still tour his grandmother’s original greenhouse today! The business is still family owned and operated, but it has grown tremendously and now its nurseries cover about 100 acres or more.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 28, 2014
At the March 11, 2014 Blanco City Council meeting the following three sections of the Blanco Historic Preservation Ordinance updates were approved. The Ordinance is located on blancoguide.com with a link to Unified Development Code and go to 4.4.The Ordinance begins at the bottom of page 4-6. Updated sections are Section 4, located on page 4-10, Section 10 item 3, located on page 4-15, and Section 12 item 6, located on page 4-16.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 28, 2014
After a national search, Pedernales Electric Cooperative has chosen Tracy Golden to be the organization’s next Chief Financial Officer. Golden began at PEC on March 3. Golden comes to PEC after serving as Vice President of Accounting, Finance, and Member Services at Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative. Before that post, he was a partner at Axley & Rode, CPAs, a firm that provides various financial services to clients in a multitude of industries.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 28, 2014 • Photos
The annual Membership meeting of the Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservations Society was held Thursday, March 20. Board Chairman George Clary gave a list of highlights for 2013. The Courthouse was rented for filming of NBC show Revolution on March 19. Clary reported a revenue of $3300 from the rental and that the crew was professional and clean.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 28, 2014 • Photos
On behalf of the Blanco County Farm Bureau, director Kenneth Moore presents Anna Anderson at the Blanco Good Samaritan Food Center with a donation of $250 for the Food Connection Week. Texas Food Connection Week was established to connect farmers and ranchers with consumers and initiate discussions about agriculture and food-related issues, including affordability, nutrition, food safety, animal welfare, profitability and productivity.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 28, 2014
Individuals are being sought who are willing to volunteer during times of need. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. Using their training, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event and can take a more active role in preparing their communities. During a disaster, em ...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 28, 2014
The Blanco County Commissioners conducted a Special meeting on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting was held in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City, Texas. All four County Commissioners and County Judge Bill Guthrie attended the meeting. Blanco County Commissioner John Wood led the Court in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 28, 2014
During the regular meeting of the ESD board on March 17, BVFD accountant Elaine Hanks reported net department income for the month of February as a little over $9K. For the year to date, the department had income of $38,400 less than expenses and total income for the fiscal year of just under $124K with expenditures of $167,254.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 21, 2014
Thursday, March 27th, a state certified representative will be available to help people navigate and register on HealthCare.gov. They will be available between 5 and 8pm in our small conference room for free for anyone needing assistance or information. Remember, the Third Wednesdays are Blanco Book Bunch Day! This woman’s book club delves into modern books as well as classics.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 21, 2014
Head out to Carriage Hills Ranch, located at 125 Moore Ln in Blanco, on Saturday March 22nd to help support Blanco County Veterans. The $5 charge at the gate, (kids are free!), will go specifically to the the Hill Country Mental Health Developmental Disabilities for Veterans, out of San Marcos, Tx.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 21, 2014 • Photos
Merrie displays her quilt made during the ‘ExpresSEW’ class offered at the Uptown Blanco Textile Studio. This class focuses on quick quilt-in-a-day type projects. There are various sewing and quilting classes, for all skill levels, and other classes on knitting, chrocet, doll making and more! Call 830-833-1579 or stop into the Textile Studio to find more information.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 21, 2014 • Photos
What sounds like an orchestra but is not an orchestra? A Beethoven overture played by 4 amazing guitarists! Hear this rich, sumptuous sound when Blanco Performing Arts presents the Texas Guitar Quartet in the Uptown Blanco Ballroom on Saturday, March 22 at 7:30. Guitar International online magazine says they "perform with virtuosity, clarity, balance, and a refined character which will no doubt help to establish them as one of today's leading guitar quartets." Besides Beethoven, their progra ...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 21, 2014 • Photos
Congratulations to the Blanco County 4-H Shooting Education shooters who participated in the Texas State BB Gun Championship that was held in Johnson City on March 7-8, 2014. Two teams and four individuals proved their ability at this match. They include: Team #1: Caleb Dowdy, Hailey Bickley, Ross Sultemeier, Hugh Galloway, Quaid Thompson Valerie Coffey, and Kourtney Kyzar; Team #2: Keaton Kyzar, Johnny Hernandez, Garrett DeSpain, Cody Sprouse, Reid Sultemeier, Joshua Vasquez, Bayleigh DeSpain; ...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 21, 2014 • Photos
The first in a series of special community previews, the Blanco Chamber of Commerce hosted a special preview to Chamber members of the newest installation at the Buggy Barn Museum Complex, The Blanco World War II Museum. The Blanco County WW2 Museum provides a view of the era through a series of unique exhibits.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 21, 2014 • Photos
Your Fire Department conducted very valuable training Saturday, March 8 at the station. Led by professional firefighter, J.D. Harlow, who is also BVFD’s designated Trainer, a class of five volunteers was provided both classroom and realistic training on several critical elements of firefighting as defined in the State Firemen’s & Fire Marshals’ Association of TX (SFFMA) requirements for Firefighter 1 certification.