Blanco County News
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
It’s that time of year again for the the Countywide Household Waste Collection Event. The annual event will be held at the Blanco County Progressive Waste Transfer Station at 377 Transfer Road in Johnson City. Items will be accepted on Saturday, October 25 from 8am to 12pm. Items suitable for reuse will be accepted along with items meant for disposal.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco Volunteer Fire Department is sporting some new helmets during October. Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the black and pink helmets, with the motto: “For The Ladies” on the front, will be worn by our fire fighters throughout the month. When the month is finished, the helmets will be auctioned off, and the proceeds will go to a fund that will be set aside for use by families in Blanco affected by cancer.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
The Blanco County Commissioners held a Regular meeting on October 14, 2014. After Judge Guthrie called the meeting to order the Court stood and recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Blanco County Clerk Laura Walla read the minutes of the Special meeting held on September 23, 2014. There were no additions or corrections to the minutes and the minutes were approved as read.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Lauded by the New York Times for her “pure,” “agile,” and “winningly sweet-toned lyric soprano,” and described by Opera News as “sheer delight,” Laurelyn Watson Chase has appeared with opera companies and orchestras throughout the USA and England. Equally dedicated to concert music, Laurelyn has enjoyed many sacred music performances and made her solo recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Be sure to join us October 20 at 5pm for the Pre-publication Book Talk of “The Museum of Us” by its author Mark Standley, Ph.D. Dr. Mark Standley and Jeanne Siverston, MSSW, are writing a book about ways that people and families “curate” their things as they grow older. Considering the constant collecting of things in our lives, the authors have interviewed many families who have struggled and others who have learned to pass along a legacy of non-cluttered attics, garages, and storage ...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Texas Master Gardeners of Blanco and the Blanco High School Agriculture Department are hosts on Saturday October 11 for Gardenscape “FUN”damentals. All the activities will take place at the Blanco High School Ag Building on 4th Street. Free registration begins at 9am. The event concludes at 4pm. Seminars begin with Master Gardener Susan Evans on Birding at 10am.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
At a special meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 30, the Pedernales Electric Cooperative Board of Directors voted to reduce the Co-op’s per-kilowatt-hour delivery charge effective with electricity purchased beginning December 1, 2014. “The Board of Directors has worked with management the past few years to get the Cooperative in a very stable and strong financial position,” said PEC Board President Dr.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Come celebrate the art and artistry of Quilting, yesterday and today, at the 4th Annual Uptown Blanco Quilt Show themed “Heirlooms, Past and Present”. The show opens Friday, October 10, and runs through Saturday, October 11. In addition to the entry quilts on display, there will be special exhibits of quilts by Betty Alderman and pieces from the 2014 Hoffman Challenge. Artist Betty Alderman was a renowned quilter and one of the founders of Quilting in America.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014 • Photos
Well over 100 people came to hear retired Astronaut Tom Henrickson speak about his experiences in outer space on Sunday, September 28. Lots of Brownies, Girl Scouts, adults and children were held spellbound for an hour with video and photos from Henrickson’s NASA Space Shuttle adventures. The audience was allowed to ask questions for about 15 minutes.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
On Monday, September 29, Community English Classes celebrated the recent naturalization of Efrain Lopez. Efrain became a new American citizen at a naturalization ceremony held on September 25 at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures. The Institute became a federal courthouse when the oath of citizenship was taken. Efrain enrolled in the Community English Classes held at the First Baptist Church, during its inception in the spring of 2013 with a focused goal of becoming an American citizen.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
Tickets are disappearing fast for the Denim & Diamonds fundraising Gala to be held at the Old Blanco County Courthouse, 6-9 pm on Saturday, October 18. This year marks the 24th anniversary of the Gala, which has celebrated the spirit and enjoyed the support of Blanco businesses and residents alike. It is local business people like Amil Baker of Baker Guns and Baker Surveying, Inc.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
Organizers of the Wild Game Dinner are looking forward to serving a delicious variety of game to a large crowd this Saturday, Oct. 4th, at the Blanco County Show Barn in Johnson City. This year’s fare is fried Axis, wild game chili, whole roasted hog, wild boar BBQ, gumbo, jambalaya, fresh homemade sausage, boiled and fried shrimp, fried pork, brisket, fried sweet taters, along with bacon wrapped dove and quail.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
On September 29, 2014, at 4:05 am the Blanco County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a disturbance at a residence off Hwy 290 near the Hays County Line. The caller reported that a person at that location had become violent and was making threats towards him. Sgt. Thomas Broyles and Deputy Kyle Ciolfi arrived on-scene and made contact with the suspect, who was inside the residence.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014 • Photos
Amber Wilson, president of District 10, presented the prestigious Crystal Award to Roxanna Avants, president of the local American Legion Auxiliary Unit 352, for their outstanding program for Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation. The Crystal Award was given to the Unit by Division 3 (there are 4 Divisions in the state of Texas).
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014 • Photos
Close your eyes and imagine what life looked like in Blanco County 110 million years ago. Did you envision an Acrocanthosaurus roaming the area? It’s very impressive if you did, since most of us probably don’t know the name of the dinosaur believed to have left giant footprints in numerous locations in our county.