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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014 • Photos
This past weekend, eighteen freshmen greenhand FFA members from the Blanco FFA Chapter attended the Area VII FFA Greenhand Leadership Camp held at O’Connor High School in San Antonio. The camp was conducted by the Area VII FFA Officer team as well as the Area VII state vice-president. The students were able to meet other first-year FFA members from the more than 100 schools in the area while also taking part in leadership building activities in addition to learning more about the FFA. Local ...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco County Association of Retired Educators (BCARE) began its new year on August 28th at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. Dorothy Troppy catered a healthy lunch, and health expert Pat Gajewski presented the program. She brought healthy packaged foods available locally for sampling. Officers have been attending educational sessions to prepare for 2014-15 school year.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
Recently returned from Australia, Netherlands based guitarists Johannes Moller and Laura Fraticelli arrive in Texas this week to open the Blanco Performing Arts chamber music series. “Johannes Moller is not only a guitarist with a brilliant technique. He has something more, a charisma which transforms him to something beyond only a man and guitar.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
In July, 2011 the Streetscape Committee made a decision to change from hiring an urban planner to using in house-talent to develop a Conceptual Streetscape Plan in the Historic District. We were lucky to have a very qualified local citizen, Jim Raby, who volunteered to work with the City of Blanco pro bono to design the conceptual plan. Mayor Homan was concerned that the corner of 4th Street and Pecan Street was the most dangerous corner in the Historic District.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
The Blanco County Commissioners held a Special meeting on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City, Blanco County, Texas. All four County Commissioners and Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie attended the Special meeting. The meeting opened as the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
Mark your calendars for November 7, 8, and 9 to come experience some family fun at Buggy Barn Museum in Blanco, Texas. The three day weekend will feature some extraordinary talent at our 3rd Annual Blanco Western Showcase. Buggy Barn Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which we have dedicated to keeping history alive and enriching students’ education.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
This past week, more than 100 members of the Blanco FFA cast their ballots for this year’s officer team. Leading the local chapter will be senior Logan Dodd, as he was elected to serve as president. Other officers will include: Kyle Gray – Vice President, Payton Savarino – Secretary, Dylan Bates – Treasurer, Kari Graham – Reporter, Katherine Biggs – Sentinel, Jamie McClinton – Student Advisor, Brenna Wallace and Jacob Robinson – Student Representatives.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
The Honor Flight organization of Austin,Texas is seeking veterans of WWII to be their guests on an all expense paid trip to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Airfare, food, hotel and transportation are paid for by Honor Flight Austin as its way of saying thanks to the men and women who literally saved our world.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
More than 220 Blanco County school children returned to classes this fall better equipped with school supplies, thanks to $6,800 worth of vouchers issued by the Blanco Good Samaritan Center. Parents used the vouchers to purchase school items at Lowe’s Market. Earlier this year, volunteers with the Blanco center, recognizing the drain on limited budgets that a new school year can bring, voted to increase the amount given to clients who have children in county schools. The Blanco Good Samarit ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
The Blanco County Sheriff’s Office has recently entered into an agreement with A Child Is Missing Alert System to assist with the recovery of missing children or elderly people who may wander off. A Child is Missing using a reverse dialing system to call numbers in the area to alert residents that a child is missing, and ask them to call of the child is seen.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
The Blanco Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau is now accepting applications and nominations for the Board of Directors. Election will be held the first week in October, with the new Board Members to be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting on October 14, 2014. Currently, there are 7 seats available for the Board of Directors.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
The Cry Out America event in Blanco was held at the Old Blanco County Courthouse lawn on Thursday, September 11. Approximately 75 people, including Mayor Chuck Homan, attended the event to pray for our country and to honor our Blanco County First Responders. Representatives from the Blanco EMS, Blanco Fire Department, Blanco Police Department, and the Blanco County Sheriff’s Department were present. Many churches in Blanco participated in the prayer service and showered our first responders ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
Antelope for Africa Safaris has donated a ten-day South African Hunting Safari for 2 hunters to the Wild Game Dinner fundraiser. Outfitter, Melville du Plessis, is a life-member of PHASA with 29 years experience safari outfitting and professional hunting in South Africa. Base camp is located at the foot of the Waterberg Mountains on the conservancy area at Zwartkop District in the Limpopo Province. The hunt is valued at $13,500 and includes Round-trip economy airfare from a USA Gateway (includ ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Prior to the regular meeting of the governing body of the city of Blanco on September 9, a public hearing was held to discuss the proposed property tax rate of $.2583 per $100 of property evaluation. Mayor Chuck Homan explained that the property tax rate is the same as last year’s.