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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 ...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco County Commissioners Court held a Regular meeting on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The Commissioners met in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City, Texas. All four County Commissioners were present. Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie was absent because he is attending school at this time.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014 • Photos
Lucky Leaf 4-H Club members celebrated their end of year party at the Blanco Bowling Alley. The club has had a very successful year and would like to thank the club sponsors Sheila Mercer and Terri Waxler for their hard work and support throughout the year.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
Blanco will have a wonderful opportunity on July 13 to hear well known birder and traveler, Bob Warneke, speak on the subject Migration: Birders Should Do It Too. The event will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. The talk will be followed by a gourmet dinner.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014 • Photos
Dr. Kenneth Schramm, Debbie Schramm, and newly-arrived associate, Dr. Scott Jurica, were presented the Blanco Chamber of Commerce’s Night Sky-Friendly Business Certificate of Merit by Curtis Knutson, Chamber President, on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The outdoor lighting fixtures on Dr. Schramm’s office on Highway 281 just off Blanco’s Square now comply fully with Blanco’s Unified Development Code in that they do not shine above the horizon to cause light pollution in Blanco’s skies nor do ...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
Hey Kids! Join us for our Fizz, Boom, Read Summer Reading program! Kids ages 6 and younger, you can win prizes for every 10 books you read! Kids ages 7 and older can win prizes for every 10 hours you read! We have programs for kids ages 4-10 every week this summer: June 1st – August 2nd, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco Non-Profit Coalition, otherwise know as Wild Woman Weekend, is dishing out again to four non-profits in Blanco. This time they are dishing up $40,000. That is an increase of $12,000 from last year. Thank you to all of the volunteers and the Blanco community for making this second event even more successful than the first one. On June 2nd, Cyndy Granberg Hounsell, treasurer of BNPC, presented checks for $10,000 to each of the non-profits: Marilynn Lageman, Friends of the State Park; ...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014 • Photos
Two residents of Blanco – Suzanne Adkinson and Steve Scheffe – were among the 21 men and women who graduated last week from the 12-week Master Naturalist course of study offered this past spring by the Highland Lakes Master Naturalist Chapter. Scheffe, who also spends time in Austin, earned a special designation – Certified Master Naturalist – for completing 40 hours of Volunteer Service and eight hours of Advanced Training during the year.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014
Dr. Scott Jurica, DC, born in Austin and raised in south Texas, grew up around natural and holistic medicine his entire life. His parents made his baby food from organically grown food from their garden. As a child, he witnessed his cousin, Dr. Logan Cox, do amazing things on his patients and knew he had the same passion to heal and help people get healthy naturally. Dr.

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