Blanco County News
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014 • Photos
On Saturday, March 22nd a veteran’s music benefit was held in Blanco County. The benefit was the fulfillment of a dream by organizer Harvey Trahan. Although the benefit did fulfill a dream for Trahan, it is not an end. Rather, it is a beginning. The Military Veteran Peer Network is off to an exciting start in Blanco County!
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014
Every year, countless children are abused and neglected by the ones they love and trust. It is time for each of us to speak up for these children so that they may live safe, happy lives. Figures released by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services show in 2013, 156 Texas children died from abuse and neglect.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 7, 2014
Calling Central Texas home isn’t new for Victoria Celestine, but it has been awhile. “It’s really nice to be back in Blanco after 8 years across the sea. It’s definitely always been a home even when I was gone. It was the first home that I ever lived in from 0 to 3 years old, and it’s great to be here again.” she told Blanco County News.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014 • Photos
Born in Montreal, Quebec in 1937, Francois Dubuc started painting in oils at the age of 13 and has since delved in all kinds of artistic endeavours. Parallel to oil painting, he started doing sculpture in both Siporex and Soapstone in the ‘70’s. In early ‘80’s he began working with Stained glass works, followed by a return to tri-dimensional works in fired clay until he really started with watercolour painting in 2000. His day job, until 2004, was Orthopedic Surgery and since retirem ...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014 • Photos
I had a chance to sit down with Cameran Nelson this week to ask him a few questions about his next album, new music video for “35 Runs Both Ways” and what the future holds for this fast rising Country Music Star from Blanco. Merannda Button: I hear you are doing some early work on your next album.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014
Blanco EMS Director Mike West is a jack of all trades. In addition to answering calls in the ambulance and doing paperwork, he does maintenance work and has even had to clean the bathrooms at the Blanco facility. During Christmas week he worked straight through till the day after Christmas, spending two hours doing all his Christmas shopping.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 21, 2014 • Photos
This photo was taken on the morning of February 12, in Karen Watson’s back yard, just north of Blanco, where it stayed 28 degrees for more than 32 hours. That’s Texas weather for you!
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
Remember I told you back in November that we were going to have a really bad year for Cedar Fever. Well of course I felt that it was going to be severe but I did not have any idea that it would end up being historically the worst year ever.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
Stone is one of the more lasting of masonry building materials and has been used throughout the history of American building construction. The kinds of stone most commonly encountered on historic buildings in the U.S. include various types of sandstone, limestone, marble, granite, slate and fieldstone. Brick varied considerably in size and quality.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
This past Saturday was a beautiful, spring-like, day. A great day for being outside…and that’s just what your BVFD, along with the Johnson City and Spring Branch volunteer fire departments did! They spent over 3 hours in training both volunteers and paid firefighters in the use of various pieces of equipment used to extract individuals from wrecked vehicles.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014 • Photos
6 year old Blanco County Resident, Barret Myers, shot his first deer on the cold 25 degree morning of December 30th. His buck was a 9 pt and was killed on his Grandparent's San Saba County ranch- the Crum Ranch of Cherokee, Texas.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014 • Photos
Kole Becker with his Grandfather, Terry. Kole recently took this fallow buck at the Dworaczyk Ranch Youth Hunt which was donated to the Wild Game Dinner in October benefitting local 4-H & FFA members.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014 • Photos
We received so many great entries for our Snapshot of the Week, that we couldn't chose just one! Keep sending in your photos to editor@blanconews.com.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 • Posted January 10, 2014 • Photos
Willard Gibbons snapped this shot of a local flower, but he doesn’t know what it is! Do you? Tell us at editor@blanconews.com or on Facebook, facebook.com/blanconews
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 • Posted January 10, 2014
By Rudy Nino When the property's design, architectural, or historical significance during a particular period of time outweighs the potential loss of extant materials, features, spaces, and finishes that characterize other historical periods; when there is substantial physical and documentary evidence for the work; and when contemporary alterations and additions are not planned, restoration may be considered as a treatment.