Blanco County News
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 30, 2015
Taylor Hartmann, a 2011 graduate of Blanco High School and a political science major at Texas A&M University, recently began a spring 2015 policy internship in Austin, Texas. Taylor will spend the semester as an integral part of the Office of Representative Bryan Hughes. Taylor is one of twenty-five students selected for a policy internship through the Public Policy Internship program (PPIP) at Texas A&M University.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015 • Photos
Blanco’s own “Leon” Coffee has added another honor to his growing list of lifetime achievements. Last Thursday, Jan. 15, the famed Rodeo Clown, Barrelman and Bullfighter was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Ft. Worth along with World Champion Cowboy, Larry Mahan, Chris Cox and Johnny Trotter.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
The annual Blanco County Youth Stock Show was held Jan. 15-17 at the Blanco County Show Barn. As in years past, the event, featured a whopping 525 entries, was a smashing success, according to Keitha Johnson, the director of the Blanco County Youth Council. The stock show’s live auction final tally topped $362,000.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2014 • Photos
Wayne Dworaczyk of Blanco had long dreamed of taking his dad on an elk hunt some day, but he wanted to be sure that when and if that hunt happened they would both be able to bring home a nice trophy. He heard about Broadmouth Canyon Ranch in Ogden, Utah, owned by NFL legend, Rulon Jones.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2014 • Photos
With the thunderous roar of motorcycle engines echoing across the Square, Santa Clause was escorted through Blanco by the Sons of Liberty Motorcycle Club to the Gem of the Hills. This heralded the start of the Sons of Liberty MC’s 1st Annual Liberty Toy Run created to help make sure every child gets to experience the joy of Christmas. With the help of generous donations by Blanco businesses and community members, five local children were given a Christmas they will never forget.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2014
Step inside the Blanco Good Samaritan Center, and you’ll meet volunteers ready to help you with thrift store purchases or food pantry selections. Those volunteers are among 100 or so who keep the many wheels turning at this non-profit organization, established in 1990 to assist families and individuals in Blanco, Johnson City, and across Blanco County in need of food, clothing and financial aid. Understandably, after you’re done, it’s easy to leave the Good Samaritan without much of a ...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2014
I'd love to share with Blanco a neat story. Recently a rare thing happened in our shop. One of our favorite customers bumped into another. Jimmie, a lady senior citizen who drives to our shop from Johnson City, came in to have her oil changed. She is a character to say the least.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
In the past 10 years I have learned many interesting aspects of natural medicine, both from my education with a masters in nutrition as well as from many of my mentors with 30-40+ years of experience. Everyone is unique and has their own individual needs but these can be some good guidelines.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
If any of you have gone to my site you will see I do many therapies and have many tools in the office. This one is one of my favorites as it’s easy to do and has many health benefits. Like many natural therapies, one can google and find almost anything...the good, bad and the ugly.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
I was never the kid who drew pictures or painted. One could usually find me at the barn with my horse. As an adult I remember thinking that I did not know how to draw a barn or make paper mache. In 2009 I was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
This is another topic that has been receiving more press recently which is a good thing. Fermented foods have been around for centuries and have been vital to many cultures. As we have become more “modernized” with the processing and packaging of our foods, many have lost touch with this art.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014
Here are some other tips to add to last weeks article on how to read a vitamin label. First, try to stay away from the grocery store! Most food at the stores are filled with preservatives, additives, hormones, etc. If you have space and can do it, try to grow whatever you can at home even if its just a few herbs.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 14, 2014
It could be argued that never in history has so much been spent on the advertising and purchasing of any merchandise, with so little knowledge of the product, as there has been on the vitamin and supplement industry. Billions are spent annually, by the consumer, wholesalers, etc. without anyone REALLY knowing the difference between a synthetic and a truly natural vitamin or the difference between an organic versus inorganic material.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 8, 2014
I love to cook. I love food. Like most of us, we are very busy and pressed for time. Here is a list of gadgets that I think are necessary for a healthy life. Many are very easy to use, not expensive, and you can get the whole family involved.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014 • Photos
David Cech was born in East Chicago, Indiana. His first piece of art, made at 7 years old, was a flower made from colored tile pieces on a wooden board. He studied art at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois and at Oakton Community College. The piece shown here is painted in oils on canvas, the inspiration straight out of David’s imagination. Samples of his paintings are exhibited at the Uptown Blanco Art Studio on 3rd street. David thoroughly enjoys the Tejas Art Class.