Blanco County News
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 14, 2014
The Blanco County Historical Preservation Committee held its annual meeting November 10 at the Old Blanco County Courthouse in Blanco. Chair Sherry Jenkins introduced herself as a Blanco “old timer,” who was born in the courthouse and whose family has been in Blanco County since before there was a county.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 14, 2014
The Blanco Masonic Lodge has announced that the annual Ernie R. Davis, Jr. Memorial “Care and Share” Dinner will be held on Saturday November 22nd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or until the food runs out. The Lodge is located on the Southwest corner of US Hwy. 281 and Eleventh St.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
An enthusiastic audience regaled in the lovely music of Laurelyn Watson Chase, soprano, and Jason Andrews, pianist both currently from New York at the Blanco Performing Arts concert on October 25. Ms. Chase’s crystal clear voice was perfectly suited to the Purcell, Bach, and Handel selections. She showed her remarkable versatility in the Mendelssohn songs, adjusting her vocal quality and color to the texts.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
There will be something for everyone. This event includes vendors with crafts and food, entertainment/music, Re-enactments, chuck wagon food, carriage rides, museum tours, and more during the day. Then Sat. night there will be an old fashion street dance starting at 8pm. There will be beer, wine, sodas, and water available at the dance.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
The 7th Annual Blanco Veterans Parade is coming this Saturday Nov. 8, 2014 at 10:00am in beautiful downtown Blanco, Texas. Please come out and show your support patriotism and pride. Wear your Red, White and Blue, wave your flags. Help us honor these heroes. Calling all Veterans! Please come out and ride on the veterans float.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park will commemorate Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11 with a fly-in of Vietnam era “Birddog” aircraft and a fee-free day for Texas White House tours. From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm several L-19 Birddog aircraft will be on display on the south apron of the LBJ Ranch airstrip.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014
Federal United States Senator: John Cornyn United States Representative, District 21: Lamar Smith State Governor: Greg Abbott Lieutenant Governor: Dan Patrick Attorney General: Ken Paxton Comptroller of Public Accounts: Glenn Hegar Commissioner of the General Land Office: George P. Bush Commissioner of Agriculture: Sid Miller Railroad Commissioner: Ryan Sitton Chief Justice, Supreme Court: Nathan Hecht Justice,Supreme Court, Place 6, Unexpired Term: Jeff Brown Justice, Supreme Cour ...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014 • Photos
Lion June Newhouse presents the two game balls to Ashtyn Hunt and Logan Gilbert at the Homecoming football game. Also pictured are Logan’s brother and grandmother.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014
If you have ever wanted to know more about good gardening practices, the difference between good and bad insects, which grasses or plants to use in your particular location or why your efforts at gardening may not have been successful in the past, this is your opportunity to get information from the experts, to meet new people with your same gardening interests, and to have fun while you learn.. Training Classes for new Master Gardener members will begin January 13, 2015 in Johnson City.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014
Dust off your boots and borrow a 10-gallon hat. Brush up on your two-steppin’ and maybe break out those old pearl snap shirts – or maybe not. Whatever you do, don’t wait too long to get your ticket to this year’s CASA for the Highland Lakes Boots and BBQ benefit. There are only so many seats at the Cadillac Dance Hall in Marble Falls to enjoy live music and some of the best barbecue you’ve ever tasted.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014
Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 came early. I’d traveled to Austin on Friday to say a final goodbye to my Dad who was dying of Alzheimer’s. The call came from my sister at 4 am; he was gone. I had long-time friends staying at the ranch for the opening day of deer season.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014
Children, please join us October 30th at 4 pm for Pumpkin Fun! Be ready to put your creative hats on! Also stop by the library on October 31st to get some candy. Our volunteers Ericka Phelps and Barbara Spencer have decorated the library nicely. During the month of November, be sure to stop by the library and check out our “Cowgirls and Pioneer Women” display in the large conference room.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014
Christmas decorations are in stores, advertisements for gifts are abundant, and Blanco’s community assistance program known as Tots Need Toys (TNT) for 2014 is in full swing. Applications for assistance with Christmas gifts for children from newborn through 12 years of age who reside within the Blanco Independent School District are available at Blanco United Methodist Church or St.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014 • Photos
Interpretive Park Ranger, Kate Boysen (left) gets “chomped” by a Saber Tooth Tiger Skull brought to Blanco State Park by Dinosaur George on October 12. Read about upcoming State Park events on page 6.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco County Commissioners Court held a Special meeting on Tuesday, October 28. After Judge Guthrie called the meeting to order, Commissioner Paul Granberg led the Court in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. County Clerk Laura Walla presented the minutes of the Regular meeting of the Commissioners Court held on October 14, 2014, and they were approved. Susan Hamm presented the report on the Texas Housing Foundation, and thanked Judge Guthrie for his support.