Blanco County News
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014 • Photos
As holiday festivities get into full swing, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers to stay safe and sober when traveling to and from parties and other celebrations. “We want drivers to have fun over the holidays, but more importantly, we want them to celebrate responsibly,” said TxDOT Executive Director LtGen Joe Weber, USMC (Ret).
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014 • Photos
The Denim & Diamonds Gala held on October 18 at the Old Blanco County Courthouse was a huge success according to Gala Chairperson Debra DuPont. “We raised $37,448 towards the repair and restoration of the Courthouse. This is $4,000 more than we netted at last year’s event.” Debra and Gala Co-Chairperson Dean Swarthout thanked the community of Blanco for their generosity and commitment to keeping Blanco’s historic landmark building on the Square from falling into neglect and disrepair.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014 • Photos
Faces glowed and eyes sparkled at the end of the countdown as the Christmas lights came on to illuminate the Old Blanco County Courthouse for another season. Local families joined the Blanco Community Chorus the evening after Thanksgiving in the singing of Christmas carols prior to the annual lighting event.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014
The November meeting of the Blanco Woman’s Club was held at the home of Louise Koch. Roll call added to the upcoming holiday as each member whose name was called related their favorite Thanksgiving Tradition. The business meeting included adoption of a Constitutional Amendment allowing Lifetime Membership to those women who qualify.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014 • Photos
Peggy Wright- “I started with Tejas Art Club in 2010. I paint in oil and acrylic medium. I have pointed Old Buildings, Landscapes, seascapes, and flowers. The club affords me fellowship twice a week with my peers. We enjoy painting together and sharing new techniques with each other. Our club sells art at Market Days in Blanco.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014
Join the staff at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in celebrating the holiday season on Saturday nights beginning November 29 and continuing through Saturday, December 20. On those nights visitors can experience the 1920s era with lamp-light tours of the home in Johnson City where Lyndon Johnson spent most of his boyhood years.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014 • Photos
Jason D Wheeler, Jr a firefighting volunteer from Blanco Volunteer Fire Department in Blanco, Texas, was one of nearly 3,000 Texas firemen this year to graduate from the 85th Annual Municipal Fire School held from July 20 to the 25 at the Brayton Fire Training Field on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. Representing firefighting personnel from more than 750 cities in 25 states, the annual school educates firemen on a variety of subjects, including specialized fire suppression ...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014 • Photos
7-year-old hunter Barret Myers, killed this impressive 14-pt buck on Saturday November 15th on his grandparents’ ranch in Cherokee, TX.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014 • Photos
Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc. and Texas Folklife will present a comprehensive study and celebration of Texas Fiddle Music at Twin Sisters Dance Hall in Blanco, Texas on Saturday, December 6. As announced today by TDHP co founder Patrick Sparks. “The dance hall was the center of life for early Texas settlers and the fiddle was the center of so many types of Texas music.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014
Christmas is upon us again. Let us not forget our Seniors, living at Live Oak Nursing Home. Take a stroll through Brieger Pottery shop and pick out an angel or two from our tree and help our residents have a Merry Christmas. Our residents thank you in advance for your warm generosity and wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014
The Blanco County Commissioners held a Special meeting on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The Commissioners met in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse located in Johnson City, Blanco County, Texas. The meeting was attended by Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie and all four County Commissioners.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014
With two years in the gas tank, Wild Woman Weekend is hitting the road again, on April 10th, 11th, and 12th, to help non-profit organizations in Blanco. Besides the usual four organizations (Blanco Library, Inc., Friends of Blanco State Park, Gem of the Hills Senior Community Center, and the Old Blanco Courthouse Preservation Society) there will be an opportunity for another non-profit organization serving the needs of Blanco citizens to share in the earnings of WWW.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014 • Photos
The Hill Country Sound Situation is excited to announce two new additions to it’s teaching roster; Violinist/Cellist Caitlin Simpson and Flutist Rachel Clakley. Caitlin Simpson is a Music Educator in San Antonio, Texas. She has taught private and group instruction on the cello and violin for five years. She has studied with John Stuart, and Benjamin Westney while attending San Antonio College.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014 • Photos
Cub Scout Pack 497 went on a camping trip to Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park on Friday, November 7 through Sunday, November 9. During the weekend the boys earned their skateboarding, kickball, bicycling, and map and compass belt loops, and their whittling chip (pocket knife safety) by practicing in group settings.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014
The Blanco County Commissioners Court conducted a Regular meeting on November 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie and three County Commissioners attended the meeting. Commissioner Chris Liesmann was absent because he was attending classes. After Judge Guthrie called the meeting to order the Court stood and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.