Blanco County News
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014
Editor, WOW! what a beautiful thing I was privileged to witness Wednesday evening 10-15-14. I am Roxanna Avants President of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 352. I received an invitation from the Cheerleaders at Blanco High School to arrange for the veterans of Blanco to ride on a float in the homecoming parade and to be honored at the pep rally.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 8, 2014
Dear Editor, Here are some “Things we can do for Love” - Cat Tips. Cats suffer in the heat as we do, and sometimes get dehydrated. When this happens they can develop urinary tract infections, and may quickly die. If a cat is dragging his bottom or straining to urinate, he needs to be seen quickly by a veterinarian for intervention and medication.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014
Signs, Signs, Signs. Have you noticed all the signs (roofing, u build it, internet, etc) being posted on our electrical poles and fences? In town and in the county? When Ron Houston was alive, he had all the ones in the city taken down. Ron use to tell us, if you see a sign, just let him know and it will be taken care of.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 25, 2014
My name is Dennis Garrett and I am both a property owner and manage a 500 acre ranch on Middle Creek Rd. My wife and I plus 36 owners of Middle Creek Ranch are against building the proposed bridge. Approximately 92% of the landowners on this road are also against it.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 25, 2014
Paul there are about 80 or so people here between the two low water bridges on Chimney Valley Road. Wednesday the 9th I called you to meet Jesse Ruiz and me to look at the cost of raising the front bridge and you said yes, but when I called you could not meet us, because you made other plans. You got $448,536.79 from the Bridge and Road fund.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 11, 2014
Dear Editor, I would like to know why Blanco County is considering putting a bridge on Middle Creek Road? I have ridden down that road with my father and I do not understand the need for a bridge at the low water crossing. No school buses cross that crossing and there is more than one way out. My name is Veronica Segura I am 15 years old I am a sophomore at Blanco High School and I live on Chimney Valley Road.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
Dear Editor, A plan was adopted by the county commissioners a few months ago. The purpose was to develop a guide for economic growth and transportation improvements for Blanco County. A group consisting of city administrators from Johnson City and Blanco, both school districts, PEC, CARTS, TxDOT, area businesses, and concerned citizens arrived at a list of 7 low water crossings causing problems during heavy rainfall.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
Editor, I would like to take a minute to commend our Police Department. Chief Ritchey and his Officers have been doing an outstanding job! Every time I have called about a fast driver in our neighborhood or had any reservations of suspicious vehicles, our Police Department has been on it. There was a time here in Blanco when nothing seemed to be getting done, but since Chief Ritchey has been here, Blanco seems to be getting cleaned up.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
Ok Paul, I think you got the messages from your constituents that we do not want you to spend $800,000 on a bridge to nowhere, like Sarah Palin did in Alaska, so to speak. Remember even if you get federal grant, when we fill out our federal tax return we are paying for grants also.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
Dear Editor, I would like to warn my community about something that just happened to me and my Verizon land line: I got “slammed!” Slamming means a criminal company somehow gets access to your account and makes unauthorized charges. It is illegal. When I got this month’s Verizon phone bill, surprise, it was over $100.00 more than usual in additional long distance charges I did not authorize.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
Editor, In considering the schools latest scandal, about someone on the school faculty, who has broken our trust, we should take time to reflect and use this window of opportunity to make changes. This window will close quickly, and if we don’t take advantage of it, and be genuinely willing to better ourselves, we will find we are, again, back to our old habits.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
Editor, As a resident living on Middle Creek Rd, I have learned that Commissioner Granburg has decided to build a bridge over the creek on MCR. He never felt the need to discuss this with the residents living on this road. He says that his concern is safety. Facts are, there has never been an accident at the bridge site, nor do buses travel on this road.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
Editor, I’d like to say Thank You to the Blanco Police Department for providing support in regards to a potentially dangerous situation with a tenant agent at one of my properties. Sincerely, Janet Fisher Blanco, TX
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
Dear Editor, While there has never been a fatality, accident, or flooding issue on Middle Creek Road, County Commissioner Paul Granberg seems bound and determined to have his way, with a proposal for an 80’ concrete bridge to be erected over Middle Creek, all in the interest of “safety”. About the only “safety” issue for folks living near Middle Creek right now is the occasional horse or cow that escapes from the pasture for greener grass along the road. The construction of a brid ...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
Dear Editor, I recently attended a very interesting neighborhood meeting at Middle Creek Ranch concerning the proposed development of a Bridge over the creek. Most those attending, were not in favor of building the bridge for many legitimate concerns and issues. Paul Grandberg attended this meeting and gave his justification for building the bridge, which seemed to mostly concern his view of our safety.