Blanco County News
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
At their regular meeting on July 8, members of the governing body of Blanco discussed purchasing radios for the mayor and city hall to monitor emergencies. The mayor had complained that he has no communication with police and fire departments and can only talk to the Blanco State Park. After input from the Blanco Volunteer Fire Department about their new radios, the decision was made to buy higher-quality radios for better communication in case of a catastrophic event, but to buy two instead of ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014 • Photos
Blanco National Bank management has wanted to update the exterior of the Blanco office for several years but the time was never right. This year rotting wood was discovered in the wood posts and awning in front of the Home Office building next door to the bank. Management decided to bring in architect John Klein to design a new façade for the main building that would also incorporate a replacement awning for the Home Office.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 11, 2014 • Photos
This year’s Spangle Dangle Celebration was held at the Blanco County Fairgrounds over the 4th of July weekend. Festivities began Friday afternoon with the hope of what would soon prove to be, ‘The Best One Yet!’ Mr. Spangle Dangle himself, Dale Hardy of Johnson City, was more than pleased with the day’s festivities and growing support.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 11, 2014 • Photos
This year’s winners of the Spangle Dangle Celebration and Washer Tournament held on Saturday, July 5, 2014 with eighteen very competitive teams from all around the Central Texas Hill Country. One team remained undefeated from the very first washer tossed to the very last. A brilliant pairing of two outstanding players - David Perez of Lampasas, and George Comacho of Granite Shoals, never played as partners until this tournament.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 11, 2014
The Blanco County Commissioners Court met in a Regular meeting on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting was held in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse, Johnson City, Blanco County, Texas. All four County Commissioners and Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie attended the Regular meeting.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s power costs accounted for 67.5 percent of the Co-op’s total operating expenses in 2013. PEC members can help reduce those wholesale power costs by participating in the Co-op’s Beat the Peak program. The Cooperative pays a higher price for electricity purchased from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day from June through September, when demand for electricity is highest.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
It’s time for the 12th annual Spangle Dangle event in Johnson City. According to Spangle Dangle organizer, Dale Hardy, this year is going to be the most exciting two day event yet. Mostly it’s about the sounds, a breeze whipping the flags around the Blanco County courthouse, and the whistle and pop of backyard pyrotechnics, which usher in the annual commotion of small-town excitement served up American-style in Johnson City.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014 • Photos
June 14 was Flag Day and the Tejas Art Club is having a display at the Blanco Library to commemorate this occasion and 4th of July. Visit the display at the Library and see the flags painted by members of the Club.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014 • Photos
His father graduated from West Point in 1930; his brother in 1955. Ross Lewis is proud to be the product of a West Point family. He, too, is a soldier of the United States of America having served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968 during which time he served as a Signal Corp platoon leader near the Demilitarized Zone in South Korea from 1967 to 1968.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014 • Photos
For the longest time, six-year-old Trent Phipps of Blanco wanted his own lemonade stand. So his dad Troy Phipps recently built him one. Trent set up in front of the Blanco National Bank during last month’s Lavender Fest and sold lemonade to raise funds for a local charity. He chose the Blanco Good Samaritan Center, which provides food, clothing and financial assistance to needy families across Blanco County. Trent’s lemonade customers dropped bills and coins into his plastic milk jug, whic ...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014 • Photos
An Eagle Review Board was held Thursday May 19, 2014 at Blanco United Methodist Church for Kendall Hartmann. Sitting on the Review Board were Keith McClellan, Amanda Raczkowski, Rev. Bill Mosley, and Dr. Doug Becker. The Eagle Board was convened to determine the Scout’s attitude toward and acceptance of Scouting’s ideals, to make sure that good standards of performance have been met in all phases of his life and to be sure the Scout recognizes and understands the value of Scouting in his h ...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
The Blanco Youth Football League (BYFL) has joined the NFL Youth Development Program USA Football. This is going to be an outstanding change for the kids in this community and the direction of our youth program. Coaches are in the process of taking mandatory level one coaching certifications through USA Football.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014 • Photos
A Hunger Games inspired lock-in for 5th to 8th Graders was held on Friday, June 13th. Karla Riley, Trinity’s 5th – 8th grade Sunday School teacher, came up with the idea for this lock-in to teach her students about how hunger is used to manipulate populations around the world. Based on the book trilogy by Suzanne Collins, ten “Tributes” registered for this overnight experience.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
From Libbey Aly, Executive Director and Curtis Knutson, President, Board of Directors The 10th Annual Lavender Festival is complete and the Blanco Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau and the Lavender Festival Steering Committee would like to say Thank You! Thank you to all of the supportive community members who volunteered at the festival.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
The third annual Children’s Art Festival, Strings and Things, is this Saturday, June 28 at the Uptown Ballroom and Courtyard from 9am-12:30pm for kids ages 6-12. This free event presents opportunities for students to express themselves in music, dance, art, and drama The music segment will include a hands on demonstration with the students and a short concert by Elaine Barber, principal harpist for the Austin Symphony and featured soloist across the US.