Blanco County News
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 21, 2014
Among more than 1,000 Texas REALTORS® attending the Texas Association of REALTORS® Winter Meeting, Feb. 6 -11 at the Hyatt Regency Austin were Candy Cargill; President, Debbie Homeier; Vice President, Neal Reeh; Board Director and Debbie Pipes; Association Executive of The Central Hill Country Board of REALTORS®. Speakers during the five-day event included: Motivational speaker Terry Watson; Texas Railroad Commissioner and Texas attorney general candidate Barry Smitherman; Texas attorney ge ...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 21, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 21, 2014
The Blanco Historic Preservation Commission (BHPC) held a 2014 Planning Workshop at the Blanco Library on Saturday, February 15. Attending were commissioners Jim Harris, Jo Nell Haas, J D Sherlock, Charles Willgren, Retta Martin and Advisor/Historian Becky Greathouse. Wayne Gosnell with the Blanco Historic Preservation Action Plan (BHPAP) Night Friendly Skies - Preserving Blanco’s Night Skies was also present.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 21, 2014 • Photos
The Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday, February 15 was a special evening where dads and daughters danced and laughed the night away. The Second Mile Rec. Center was the perfect place for the occasion. Dancing was made possible by the great music provided by Trevor McGuire with Hill Country Sound Situation.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 21, 2014 • Photos
The Friends of Blanco State Park supply split firewood bundles to park visitors, for a small donation. The funds in turn are used to contribute to the many Friends’ projects that help to support the park and their mission. On a recent Saturday, many of the Friends gathered to transport a large supply of firewood to the park, in order to keep the supply available to all in these cold winter weeks.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 21, 2014 • Photos
Lone Star Capital Bank completed its operational merger with Cattleman’s National Bank, on February 7, 2014. The new sign for the Blanco location, part of Lone Star's Hill Country division, was installed by Aetna Sign Group during the week of February 10.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 21, 2014
At their regular meeting February 17, members of the Blanco County ESD #2 approved a resolution to adopt the 2014-2018 Strategic Plan developed by board member Darwin Labarthe with input from citizens, the Blanco Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and the Volunteer Fire Department. President Ann Hall read a letter from City Attorney Eddy Rogers, in which he commended the efforts of the ESD board in putting together the plan.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 21, 2014
At the February 11 meeting of the governing body of Blanco, Blanco Historic Commission member and Keep Blanco Beautiful representative Retta Martin urged city council to proceed with implementing the Comprehensive Master Plan, which was adopted in 2007 but never updated. She said that new properties annexed by the city need to conform to the regulations of the plan, and that LCRA and PEC are both ready to sit down and help Blanco update the plan.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014
The 2014 Blanco County Youth Exhibit Hall Show was held January 23-25, 2014. Students competed against others in their age group in five classes: Food, Sewing, Hobbies, Fine Arts, and Educational Exhibits. The winners are as follows: Class 1. Foods Junior Cookies: 1st Place, Evelyn Pennell 2nd Place, Millie Pletcher 3rd Place, Willow Grote 4th Place, Mason Wilson 5th Place, Addison Haertner Senior Cookies: 1st Place, Rilee Moser-Whittington Junior Bars/Brownies: 1st Place, Grace Burke ...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014
In 1986, the City of Blanco established the Downtown Historic District. This was done in a joint effort to save our Historic Courthouse and the eight blocks that surround the district. At that time there were 46 structures within the Historic District and 20 of those were put into the National Registry of Historic Places.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014
The 2014 Blanco County Youth Show turned out to be a fun and meaningful experience for the youth of Blanco County due to the help of countless volunteers and the Blanco County 4-H and FFA Youth Council board. Students, parents and other volunteers showed up for two workdays prior to the show to begin barn preparations. This fall awards were ordered including buckles, chairs, boot bags, and jacket certificates and buyer appreciation gifts for the buyers.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014
On Saturday, February 15th, come to Blanco State Park to participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. This year will be the 17th year for this worldwide event. It is led by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society with Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada. The event begins on Friday, the 14th and ends Monday, February 17th.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014 • Photos
A musical benefit held Saturday, February 2, near Dripping Springs on behalf of the Blanco Good Samaritan Center raised more than $2,000. Organizer Harvey Trahan and his Practical Action group hosted the first-time-ever event, which featured musicians Billy Garcia and the Hill Country Ramblers, Bobby Mack and Zydeco Blanco. The six-hour fundraiser was held at the Barn at Bells Springs.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014 • Photos
A film crew from CNN was in town on Saturday, February 8, to interview Lady April and owner “T”. Lady April stars in a viral video in which she surprised a Corpus Christi Police Officer with a nip on his hand, (April has no teeth.). CNN is putting together a TV special on recent Youtube sensations.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014
All four Blanco County Commissioners and Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie met for a Regular meeting on February 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The Commissioners met in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City, Texas. Judge Guthrie called the meeting to order, and Commissioner John Wood led the Court in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.