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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.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 20, 2013
This is a continuation from last week’s article on the ‘Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings’. Here is the web’s link if you missed it. The guidelines were initially developed in 1977 to help property owners, developers and federal managers to apply ‘The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation’ during the project planning stage by providing general ...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 20, 2013 • Photos
There is an new game brewing up on the north side of town. The Blanco County WW2 Museum is preparing to open later this month on a limited basis. The WW2 Museum is the latest component in what is developing as a Museum Mall, with the anchor being the Buggy Barn Museum.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 20, 2013
Who would have guessed that Blanco would be home to two, and possibly three, Space Shuttle commanders/pilots? Terence T. “Tom” Henricks and Daniel C. Brandenstein each moved to Blanco unbeknownst to the other. Not only did they move to Blanco but they moved into the same neighborhood. Working for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Colonel Henricks commanded two Space Shuttle missions and piloted two missions from 1991 to 1996.
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 ...

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