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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014
The May 19th regular meeting of the South Blanco County ESD #2 began with a clarification to last month’s minutes. It was declared that all Fire Department funds kept in Blanco National Bank are tax dollars and that all funds in Cattleman’s (Lone Star) Bank are donation monies or revenue from fundraisers.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014
Blanco County Commissioners Court held a Special meeting on Tuesday May 27, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. The meeting was held in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City, Texas. Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie and all County Commissioners except Blanco County Commissioner Paul Granberg attended the Special meeting.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 23, 2014 • Photos
Blanco Performing Arts closes their season “Outside the Music Box” on Sunday afternoon, June 1 at 3:00 at the Uptown Blanco Ballroom with Blanco native Julia Pautz who returns in a full length solo recital with collaborative pianist Dr. Maimy Fong. This program of Beethoven, Brahms, Gershwin, and Sarasate promises to woo and wow.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 23, 2014 • Photos
Wayne Gosnell was surprised recently when Karlis Gangis, a citizen of the country of Latvia in Eastern Europe, showed up in Blanco bearing an unexpected treasure -- a bright yellow, cast metal, toy Lamborghini, the winner of the "Great Trans-AtlanticTuscany to Texas Motor Race." Wayne and his wife, Martha, had placed the Lamborghini, along with two other cars, a Mercedes and a Corvette, in a geocache in the Tuscany region of Italy four years ago with the goal of “racing” it back to Blanco, ...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 23, 2014
Special Announcement: The Library will be CLOSED Monday, May 26th for Memorial Day. Even if your items are stamped due on this day, nothing is actually due. Please have a happy and safe holiday from your friends at the library! Remember to come see Sunny the Reading Dog today at 3:30pm at the library!
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 23, 2014
With party primary elections coming to a close next week, area residents face another vote, to determine two seats on the Pedernales Electric Cooperative Board of Directors. PEC members will also have the opportunity to vote to continue with “at large” elections for directors or to change to a “single member district voting” system that allows only members within a district to vote for who will serve as the district's director. Under the current at large system of voting, candidates fo ...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 23, 2014 • Photos
Blanco Mayor Chuck Homan congratulated re-elected council members Martin Sauceda, Bobby McClung, and Al Turner at the May 13 regular meeting of the governing body of Blanco. However, he expressed disappointment at the low voter turn-out, with only 46 citizens casting votes in the May 10 election. “ I wish more people would come out and take an active role in our city government,” he said.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Updated May 19, 2014 12:30 PM
Dear Western Lovers, We are happy to announce a special collection just for you! In our large conference room, we have assembled a selection of Rebecca Howerton’s personal Western collection. Thanks to a generous donation from her daughter, Renee Howerton, this collection is beautifully on display and available for check out.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014 • Photos
Blanco State Park was a beehive of activity on Friday, May 9, when more than 80 third graders from Blanco Elementary School descended upon the park for the 5th annual Kids Day Out Program. Although the weather forecast was for the possibility of rain, the day started out warm, calm and humid.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014
As you’re looking forward to the summer ahead with picnics, swimming, horse back riding or just soaking up some sun., Memorial Highway Post 352 of the American Legion would like to invite you to their 2nd Annual Memorial Day Fajita fundraiser. We hope you will stop by and enjoy a great Fajita Dinner after church; we will have our smoker on the north side of the court house May 25, 2014 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014 • Photos
The class of 1954 met at the Canyon Lake cabin of Merle Sewick, Saturday, May 10, with eleven of the original twenty-three members present. Joyce Page Torney and Merle Bonnet Sewick had prepared an exceptional meal and the setting was ideal. As always, many memories were shared with many laughs and some sadness.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014 • Photos
Alexandria Penshorn, a 2014 graduate of Blanco, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Jennings Anderson Ford and Ford Motor Company. Alexandria plans to study Computer Systems in Agriculture at Tarleton State College. Jennings Anderson Ford has sponsored the scholarship program for the last thirteen years and is proud to be involved in helping students reach their education goals. The Built Ford Tough Trucks / FFA Scholarship Program is designed to recognize FFA members’ talents and acco ...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014
The three incumbents, Martin Sauceda, Robert "Bobby Mack" McClung, and Al Turner, were able to keep their seats on the City Council. A total of 46 voters participated in the election, and were allowed to vote for multiple candidates. Unofficial Voting results were as follows: Martin Sauceda: 30 Votes Robert "Bobby Mack"
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014 • Photos
Girl Scout Cadettes and 5th Grade Juniors from Blanco Troop 2104 recently spent an afternoon working hard at the Blanco Elementary Campus. The girls planted two trees on the campus to help improve their community.