Blanco County News
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013
If you are in Blanco’s downtown historic district and have future plans for any exterior work, signage, and banners, it is required by the code for Blanco Historic Preservation Commission (BHPC) to review and approve work before you can proceed. You can pick up an application with the city during business hours and review the code online. Blanco’s Historic District (BHD) owners of historic properties should save this outline from the ‘Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabili ...
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013
If you’re selling your main home this summer or sometime this year, the IRS has some helpful tips for you. Even if you make a profit from the sale of your home, you may not have to report it as income. Here are 10 tips from the IRS to keep in mind when selling your home. If you sell your home at a gain, you may be able to exclude part or all of the profit from your income.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013
Have you noticed that Mother Nature is sending us a big signal? The Live Oak trees are putting on a large amount of acorns and doing this earlier than normal years. Also, have you seen the female Ashe Juniper (Cedar) trees are producing a bumper crop of berries? These are the berries that we use to make “Cedar Tea” to banish the effects of Cedar Fever.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013
You decide you need to survey your property. Possibly caused by a boundary dispute, neighbors getting together to have a boundary line between them surveyed, or you have sold your property or you want to sell your property and the survey is required by purchaser, the lender or the title company.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013
Parents and Students, I hope that you had a wonderful summer. I am so excited to be at BMS this year. We are going to have a wonderful time while we learn and grow in countless ways. The theme for the 2013-2014 school year is “BMS: United and Determined.” Panthers encourage and support one another.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco Volunteer Fire Department (BVFD) has a new Chief. Chief Thomas Pinder, Jr. was selected by the BVFD Board as the new Chief because of his extensive credentials as a fire fighter, his leadership capabilities and his motivation and interest in the Blanco Fire Department. Chief Pinder grew up in New Braunfels, Texas and moved to Blanco 3 months ago with his family.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013
The first day of school for students is Monday, August 26, and we are busily preparing for a successful 2013 – 2014 school year. Each of the district’s campuses has been undergoing facility improvements. At the high school, middle school, and elementary school, the entrance ways are being renovated in order to make them more safe and secure. Also at the elementary campus, the newly renovated historical building will be open for classes for the first time.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013
Sheriff Bob Morgan began this interview by saying, “I’m not a very exciting guy.” However, it quickly became obvious that he is far from boring. In fact, he brings a strong work ethic to the job of Blanco County Sheriff. In his own words Sheriff Morgan says, “My obligation and greatest concern is to the citizens of Blanco County, and to the [Sheriff’s] Department.” Because of the sense of duty and passion he brings to his job, Sheriff Morgan describes himself as, “I am not a “y ...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 • Posted August 16, 2013
As the Department of Agriculture’s Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, I am on a mission to make sure all of our nation’s children have the best possible chance at a healthy life and a bright future. So, I’m very encouraged by some recent news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): the rate of obesity among low-income pre-school children appears to be declining for the first time in decades. The declining rates show that our collective ef ...
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013
The local garden centers are receiving fall flowers and vegetable transplants. They invite you to choose your plants early. If you are transplanting tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, etc. you need to protect the you seedlings from the afternoon sun using shade cloth, wood shingles or your favorite shade material. Start seed flast of broccoli, cauliflower, chinese cabbage and other cool season transplants. Pecan trees need additional water in July, August and September to ensure kernel developmen ...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
In Section 8E, Irene Lutes shares a four-sided tombstone with John F. Benskin. Two sides are empty. Irene’s information says that she died at 86 years of age in 1898. Don’t you know she lived through some adventures that we can only imagine? Section 8E: Arthur Lee Montgomery (July 11, 1904-Oct.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012 • Photos
Why do kids gather on a regular basis in the old Wool and Mohair Warehouse located at 5th and Pecan Streets in Blanco? What do they do there? Why are more and more students at Blanco High School wearing “Young Life” t-shirts? What’s with “WyldLife”? This reporter decided to find out. The Blanco County News editor, Charles Willgren, suggested that I start with Doug Pautz, a local dentist, marathoner, former motorcyclist, husband of the very accomplished musician and aficionado of the ...
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 • Posted August 10, 2012 • Photos
On July 28, Tom San and Kim Taing San opened “Blanco Donuts” across the street from the Bowling Club Café on Fourth Street. Besides serving up a delicious array of glazed, cake and cream-filled donuts, they also provide twists, cinnamon rolls, apple fritters, bear claws, and donut holes. You can add to that great-tasting sausage, bacon and egg biscuits, along with a variety of kolacheQs featuring cheese, sausage and even jalapenos. “You’re probably wondering,” said Tom, “How can A ...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 • Updated April 12, 2012 8:51 AM • Photos
Wednesday, April 18, marks the 70th anniversary of the single most significant mission in the history of military aviation. Four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, sixteen Air Force B-25 bombers lumbered off the deck of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Hornet in a raging storm to bomb Tokyo, Japan.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 • Posted November 10, 2011 • Photos
At least two thousand five hundred pieces of hand-sanded wood make up a wooden replica of the Old Blanco County Courthouse created by local craftsman Vernon Schmidt. The replica is now on display at the Blanco Library, thanks to Matt and Martha Herden. Vernon, who is well-known for his cabinet-making skills, tried his hand at wood-crafting and scroll work after being inspired by his daughter Doris Phipps.