Blanco County News
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014 • Photos
We need volunteers! Do you have free time on your hands? Do you want to get to know your neighbors? Then signup to be a volunteer at the Blanco Library! We have many opportunities available. Stop by the library this Volunteer Signup Week to learn more! Hey Kids! Join us for our Fizz, Boom, Read Summer Reading program!
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014 • Photos
Fourteen boys and girls from Blanco Cub Scout Pack 497 and Frontier Girls Troop 246 attended Scout Day Camp June 10-13 in Stonewall, at the LBJ State Park. The theme this year was Gizmos, Gadgets, and Goo. Scouts made Gak by combining Borax and white glue, did experiments with Mentos and soda, and learned about the properties of dry ice.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014 • Photos
Blanco Girl Scout Troop 2104 worked hard during cookie season this year. Through their hard work and donations made by community members the girls were able to donate cookies to our local Blanco Volunteers and Heroes. The troop was able to donate cookies to Blanco Police Department, EMS, Fire Department, and Blanco State Park Rangers.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014 • Photos
The scouts were honored to participate in the Flag ceremony in the Blanco Car Show on May 17th. We had 7 scouts there to present the colors, Joaquin led the troop through the ceremony while Grady, Wes, Morgan and Alex presented the colors. Pledge of Allegiance to the US flag and the Texas flag were both recited.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
The Good Samaritan Center on Pecan St. is a well known and necessary component of the Blanco community. The Center provides services for those in need and those shopping for a bargain. It is surprising how many “Sunday” outfits are purchased at the thrift store! Many local children’s school wardrobes are the result of frugal shopping by thrifty mothers.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014 • Photos
Though a blustery storm on Thursday night threatened to sweep away those set up for Friday’s opening of the 10th Annual Lavender Festival, everything was set to rights by Noon on June 12. This year marks the first year for overflow parking at Yett Park, which was packed with visitor’s vehicles, and a free shuttle to the Festival.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014 • Photos
The regular meeting of the governing body of Blanco on June 10 was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, following the precedent set recently by Blanco County Commissioners. Newly re-elected council members Bobby McClung, Martin Sauceda, and Al Turner were sworn in by Mayor Chuck Homan. In the Public Comments section of the meeting, resident Wayne Gosnell reminded council members of the ongoing public education campaign to keep the night skies free of light pollution, citing the recent recogni ...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014 • Photos
Dear Friends, Our 2013-2014 Year has wrapped up and our annual Luncheon was a blast! Our venue and meal was lovely out at Onion Creek Kitchen’s. Thank you to the committee that arranged the beautiful luncheon! The mini thrift fashion show was quite educational and entertaining. Everyone participating was challenged to purchase an outfit for under $20 from a thrift store.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014 • Photos
As leaders of the world gathered in Normandy on Friday to remember the D-Day landings, in north Blanco there was a similar gathering with the same mission. County Commissioners Paul Granberg, John Woods, and James Sultemeier, Mayor Chuck Homan and City Councilman Danny Ray, Kermit Roeder, County Inspector, the American Legion, and a variety of other folks came together to note the significance of that day 70 years ago when America began the campaign that would end with the surrender of Germany ...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
The Spangle Dangle 4th of July Patriotic celebration will be a two day event this year with fireworks and fun on Friday and a parade Saturday morning at 10:00 am in downtown Johnson City, Texas. If you would like to enter the parade and join the celebration please call Roxanna Avants at 512-627-0584 or email roxannaavants@yahoo.com.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014 • Photos
The Gem of the Hills Senior Citizens Community Center has received a grant from Pedernales Electric Cooperative Community and Economic Development to build a ramp into the exercise facility. On June 4, 2014 Karen Marshall delivered the $1000 check and dessert to the delight of the Skip–Bo players.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
Pedernales Electric Cooperative members are invited to the Co-op’s annual meeting June 21 in Cedar Park. The meeting and related activities will be held at the Leander ISD South Performing Arts Center, located on the Cedar Park High School Campus at 2150 Cypress Creek Road. At the annual meeting, PEC members will be able to participate in informative and engaging activities, meet with Co-op staff, make statements to the Board and attendees, and receive reports regarding the Cooperative’s a ...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014 • Photos
We need volunteers! Do you have free time on your hands? Do you want to get to know your neighbors? Then sign up to be a volunteer at the Blanco Library! We have many opportunities available. Stop by the library June 16th through the 21st during our Volunteer Sign-up Week to learn more!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014 • Photos
The sold out audience was certainly “wowed” by violinist Julia Pautz’s masterful presentation of Beethoven, Brahms, Sarasate, and Gershwin at the last concert of Blanco Performing Arts fourth season on Sunday, June 1 at the Uptown Blanco Ballroom. Austin pianist Maimy Fong was a persuasive and intuitive partner throughout the program that evoked emotions of peace, sorrow, longing, elusive love, and sheer joy. Pautz’s powerful technique was up to the challenging “Zigeunerweisen” by ...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
The 10th Annual Lavender Festival kicks off Friday, June 13 at Noon. Make sure to visit the Information Booth on the Square for additional information. Lavender Festival Market -Friday Noon to 6 PM -Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM -Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM Events for Imagine Lavender Farm: Friday 13th: -Master Gardener’s present A Firewise Program all day Saturday 14th -Master Gardener’s present A Firewise Program all day -Artist David Mills painting en plein aire- Prairie Project -10am: Sha ...