Blanco County News
Weather Partly Cloudy 57.0°F (91%)
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 7, 2014
The following results reflect Blanco County votes unless otherwise noted. These are the unofficial results. The results will be canvassed on March 13. REP- United States Representative, District 21 Michael Smith 145 Matt McCall 682 Lamar Smith 805 REP- State Representative, District 45 Jason A. Isaac 1401 REP- District Judge, 424th Judicial District Dan Mills 532 Evan Clay Stubbs 1125 REP- County Judge Brett Bray 1332 REP- District Clerk Debby Elsbury 14 ...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 7, 2014
On Tuesday, March 4, the American Legion and Blanco ISD issued a joint press release announcing the agreement in the case of The American Legion Post 352 and the Blanco Independent School District, regarding the use of the American Legion building on the Elementary campus. On January 31, the two groups met to mediate the lawsuit with Kingsland attorney and mediator Charles Lacallade.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 7, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco County Commissioners conducted a Special Meeting in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City, Texas on February 25th, 2014. The meeting opened at 9:00 a.m. and all four County Commissioners and Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie attended. A brief recess was held, and the meeting resumed at approximately 10:00 a.m. Gene Hooper, Veteran Peer Coordinator of Military Veteran Peer Network gave a Presentation to the Commissioners regarding Veterans benefit ...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014
Pedernales Electric Cooperative has announced the names of the PEC members who will serve on the Co-op’s new qualifications review committee. The committee will review the eligibility of fellow PEC members who are petitioning for spots on the ballot for this year’s PEC Board election. Appointed Feb. 18 by the Cooperative’s Board of Directors to serve on the committee are: · Jim Camp of Manchaca · Mark Ekrut of Jonestown · Christina Lewis of Austin ·Vicki McCuistion of Wimberley ...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014 • Photos
Dalton Savanich of Blanco FFA won 1st place at the San Antonio Livestock Show with his class one Medium Wool lamb
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014
What began as a modest business owned by a Johnson City couple has turned into one of the most successful and longest running businesses in town, Whittington’s Jerky. In 1959 founders, husband and wife team D.J. and Gertrude Whittington opened the Johnson City Locker Plant, offering meat processing, smoked meats and smoked sausage. Just for fun and part-time D.J.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014
On Saturday, February 22, The Blanco Historic Cemetery Association held its Annual Member Meeting at the Blanco Library. The Directors were all present and a quorum was established. The board of directors consists of Gail McClellan, President; Diane Hostetler, Vice President; Karen Wagner, Treasurer; Patty Coffee, Secretary; and Wyatt Finch, Grounds Superintendent.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014
This Thursday, February 27th, a state certified representative will be available to help people navigate and register on HealthCare.gov. They will be available between 5 and 8pm in our small conference room for free for anyone needing assistance or information. The 1040 tax forms have come in! We are still receiving more forms as well as information booklets and we put them out as they come in.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014
Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup takes place every year beginning March 1st and continuing through May 31st. More than 3 million volunteers across the USA participate in this, America’s largest, improvement program. In Blanco, the Keep Blanco Beautiful Trash-Off will be held Saturday April 12. More than 100 volunteers from the Blanco community roam the roads, paths, waterways and ditches collecting litter.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014 • Photos
Gene Dwiggins and Ann Lacey of Blanco catch up on the Blanco County News while visiting the Toyota Automobile Museum in Nagoya, Japan!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014 • Photos
The quarterly Court of Honor for BSA Troop 497 was held February 17 at the Blanco United Methodist Church. Attending were parents, family, and friends of the Boy Scouts along with a few Cub Scouts and parents. The Cub Scouts are WEBELOS who will be Crossing Over from Cub Scout to Boy Scouts in May.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014
The Democrat and Republican Primary Elections will be held Tuesday, March 4. Below are the polling places for each district in Blanco County. To find out what precinct you reside in, go to www.blanconews.com and search for the term, Precinct Map. Precinct 102 Masonic Lodge, 501 11th Street, Blanco, Texas. Precinct 201 PEC Auditorium, 201 S.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014
On the evening of February 23 at 11:00 pm, Blanco County Dispatch received a call of a reckless driver on US 281. Deputy Darrin Ellis and Sergeant Thomas Broyles of the Blanco County Sheriff’s responded to the call and located the suspect vehicle on the side of US 281 at the US 290 intersection.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014
Wild Woman Weekend is back for a second year on April 4th and 5th 2014. Women in Blanco have designed this fundraising extravaganza just for women and to benefit four area organizations. Gem of the Hills Senior Community Center provides community-wide health, fitness, and social activities with a special emphasis on area seniors. Friends of Blanco State Park helps to maintain our local park and underwrite activities for children and the community that encourage conservation and enjoyment of o ...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014
The Blanco County Commissioners Court held a Special meeting on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting was held in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City, Texas. All four Blanco County Commissioners and Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie attended the meeting. Blanco County Commissioner John Wood opened the meeting by leading the Court in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Blanco County Clerk Karen Newman read the minutes of the Regular meeting he ...