Blanco County News
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
Many of our citizens question us on the vehicles and equipment that your fire department owns and maintains. This article will describe the sophisticated equipment that is used by the BVFD to protect its citizens and property. First, the most visible pieces of equipment, called “apparatus” in Fire Lingo, are the two fire trucks, Numbers 25 and 26.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • Posted November 15, 2013
All of the male Ashe Junipers (Cedar Trees) are loading up with their insidious pollen in preparation for their explosion of the reddish pollen dust to which so many folks are allergic. There is a solution to the problem listed below. The Ashe Juniper (Cedar Tree) berries that are a strategic part of the solution to the cedar pollen problem are definitely ready to be harvested.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • Posted November 15, 2013
From Blanco VFD The British Poet, John Donne, once wrote: “No man is an island.” Similarly, your BVFD is not alone in its mission to protect the citizens of our south Blanco County Emergency District #2 from the dangers of fire. As a rural county, with approximately 4000 citizens living in the district, a single fire department would have difficulty in successfully responding to all emergencies within the District.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
A heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to all of our veterans. You are our heroes. We are honored to have veterans in our cemetery who represent every war since the Civil War. We are deeply indebted to them, to all the honorably discharged veterans, and to all those who are still serving our great nation.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
This is the beginning of a series of articles designed to let you, our citizens (and customers), know more about your Blanco Volunteer Fire Department. If you have specific questions you’d like addressed, please pass them to the Editor of the Blanco County News who will forward to the Department. First, your Blanco Volunteer Fire Department is a department in transition!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
History is found in every marker in the Cemetery. Hannah Owen Trainer was the wife of William N. Trainer who was one of the first three settlers in Blanco. At the foot of Sarah Jane and David Trainer’s curbed-in graves are the graves of their mothers. Susan Ann Page McLaurin is at the foot of Sarah Jane, and Hannah Trainer is at the foot of David.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • Posted October 10, 2013
Finally we have had some really good rains. The rains were spotty and certainly different in amounts, but they did come. Here in the Oatmeal Community we were blessed with 9.4 inches in two days. Needless to say it changed the landscape dramatically. Along with the rains came the long stemmed multi flowered Maximillian Sunflowers, purple Gay Feathers, Lantana, Salvia and many other flowering plants for Fall.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • Posted October 10, 2013
If you’re applying or would like to for tax credits you must avoid altering features that characterize a historic property. To qualify for this program, your building must be listed individually in the National Register of Historic Places or it must be located in a registered historic district and certified by the National Park Service as contributing to the historic significance of that district. A tax credit differs from an income tax deduction.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • Posted October 10, 2013 • Photos
Zercher Brand Geraucherte has officially opened their doors at 3762 RR 1623, but the services they’re offering are not exactly new to Blanco. G.W. “Popo” and Paula “Emmie” Zercher had owned a profitable dairy farm in San Antonio before they moved to Blanco in 1963. After arriving, they started another dairy farm and offered meat processing services to their family and friends right out of their home.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 • Posted October 4, 2013
From TX Assoc. of Health Underwriters With major parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) taking effect in the coming months, the Texas Association of Health Underwriters is warning consumers to be wary about releasing personal information in the process of purchasing health coverage to comply with the new law. Attempts to defraud consumers have already been reported as scam artists attempt to exploit confusion about the law and illegally gain access to social security numbers, credit cards, ban ...
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 • Posted October 4, 2013
Oak Wilt is a complicated, distributed fungal disease. Live Oaks and Red Oaks are the trees that die from the disease. This disease invades and disables the water conducting system in diseased trees. When adding more trees to your landscape, plant a variety of trees; this includes the White Oak family of Post Oak, Bur Oak, Mexican Oak (Monterrey), and Chinkapin Oak.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 • Posted October 4, 2013 • Photos
You’ve noticed the windows open, you’ve seen the new deck and sign, but now allow us to give you an inside look into the Texas Old 300 BBQ. As you walk in the door, there’s no question, Owners Mike and Sue Betzer and Gary Kuykendall have put time, sweat, and effort into restoring and revitalizing 318 4th St.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 • Posted September 27, 2013
There are mysteries in every section of the cemetery and people whose stories would be exciting to know. We have a tombstone with Susan E. Smith’s name on it and no dates. The tombstone looks very old and is within a curbing that has other tombstones in it with long ago dates.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 • Posted September 27, 2013 • Photos
Andrea Muñoz Martinez moved to Blanco shortly after she received a Master of Fine Art in Art Studio at the University of California, Davis. In 2011, Martinez earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Studio Art at The University of Texas at Austin. Martinez’s studio is located on highway 281 a few miles outside of Blanco.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 • Posted September 27, 2013
Whew! Are these guys for real? Are they approachable? This writer found them to be gentlemen in every sense of the word--quiet and rather unassuming. They were easy to talk to, were not boastful and only talked about their exploits and honors when asked about them. Colonel Henricks did, however, swell with pride when asked about his 1940 Stearman biplane which has been seen and heard laboring rather noisily over Blanco County.