Blanco County News
Weather Partly Cloudy 84.0°F (41%)
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
One of Blanco’s resident former astronauts, Retired Colonel Tom Henricks, will speak about his NASA experiences including his more than 1000 hours of space flight. His presentation will be at Trinity Lutheran Church on Sunday afternoon, September 28. The event will be held from 4:00-5:30p.m. and is open to the public.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
Mariah Newsome, age 7, is pictured here at the Blanco Good Samaritan Food Pantry where she recently donated several boxes of food items along with over $100 in cash. Mariah spent her summer collecting food as part of her responsibilities as a participant in the “Miss Heart of the USA” pageant, where each contestant is taught the importance of giving back to her community. The Blanco Good Samaritan Center would like to recognize Mariah’s hard work and thank her for all her contributions. ...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
In its continuing efforts to improve the efficiency and reliability of its electric distribution system, Pedernales Electric Cooperative has initiated a system-wide field inventory. The 12-month project, which began in early March, is moving into the Johnson City and Blanco areas. “The goal of this system inventory is to collect more comprehensive data that PEC will use to create accurate mapping information for all PEC facilities and equipment — from the PEC substation to a member’s me ...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
August 27, 2014 will be a day for Thomas Kirkscey to add to his list of important dates. Thomas is now an Eagle Scout. Thomas joined the Boy Scouts September, 2008 and has spent the past 6 years learning, working, having fun ,and earning his required Merit Badges. All of these things have culminated in an Eagle Scout Board of Review that was held on August 27, 2014 at the Blanco United Methodist Church.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
It’s time to dress up those jeans and denim skirts with a little bling for the 24th annual Courthouse Gala to be held on the lawn of the Old Blanco County Courthouse, Blanco, TX, Saturday, October 18 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This year’s theme is Denim and Diamonds and celebrates Blanco’s past, present and future. Every year since 1986, when the Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society was formed, Blanco community and business volunteers come together for the purpose of raising f ...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
The Blanco County Commissioners Court held a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse, Johnson City, Blanco County, Texas. Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie and three of the four County Commissioners attended the meeting. Blanco County Commissioner John Wood was absent because of a death in his family. After Judge Guthrie called the Regular Meeting to order, the Court stood and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Friday, September 12, 2014 • Posted September 12, 2014
Blanco PD has confirmed the body of Gordon Duff Biggs was discovered on the 900 block of Mesquite St, near Crofts-Crow Funeral Home, last night at approximately 8:30pm. The death is a suspected suicide; there were no signs of foul play. The body has been taken for autopsy in Lockhart. More information will be published as made available.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014 • Photos
On Sunday, September 7th, First Baptist Church of Blanco will welcome Dr. Bill Gernenz, wife Heather, and their family to Blanco. Dr. Gernenz has a servant’s heart for leading Christ’s church. In speaking with Dr. Gernenz about the new opportunities in Blanco he said, “We are excited to be here.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
Blanco Performing Arts is delighted to announce its fifth season, From Deep in the Heart, opening on Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 in the Uptown Blanco Ballroom with celebrated Guitar Duo Moller-Fraticelli. This unique fusion of the Swedish perfection and the Argentinean passion has resulted in a unique form of musical expression.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
The Blanco County Commissioners held a Special meeting of the Blanco County Commissioners Court on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County located in Johnson City, Blanco County, Texas. All four County Commissioners and Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie attended the Special meeting. Judge Guthrie called the meeting to order and said that there would be discussion of the Proposed 2014-2015 Budget (Fiscal Year October 1, 2014 through September 3 ...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014 • Photos
Girl Scout Troop 2104 spent one of their last Saturdays hard at work cleaning up the Blanco Elementary Campus to make it beautiful before faculty and staff returned to work on Monday. Refreshments were provided by Git-R-Dug. Way to go girls!
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014 • Photos
School has started and we have your 2015 calendar! Start keeping track of your children’s special events now! The calendar features unique pictures of our beautiful hill country surroundings, local events, and wildlife. This is our annual fundraiser calendar sponsored by generous local businesses and contains pictures submitted by your neighbors.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014 • Photos
“Stuff the Bus” was a big success! With the money collected and supplies donated we filled up the cart at school twice. The staff at the elementary school were glad to see our delivery. Pictured are two of the shoppers, Marilyn and Lawrence Mikes, vice presidents. Not pictured was the Lions Club president, Tom Davidson. Come join the Lions Club and you too can help our school and community. We would like to thank everyone who came out to make a donation of money or supplies.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 5, 2014
The Blanco County Commissioners Court held a Special meeting on Tuesday, August 26, 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 Special meeting. The Special meeting opened as the Court stood to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014 • Photos
This photo, taken August 4 at Bindseil Park, shows KBB’s youngest members Joey Garza and Diego Elizondo. Joey has been training Diego in watering properly. Diego just earned his KBB shirt. He will be entering the 4th grade. Photo by George Clary.