Blanco County News
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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.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014
To the Editor Blanco County News : Subject: Bridge over Middle Creek just below Franklin and Middle Creek ranches. It is my privilege to address you on the subject of the proposed bridge over Middle Creek. First of all, I am a founding member of Middle Creek Ranch (1983), so have almost 30 years of experience driving through this creek over the current low water crossing.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 23, 2014
Editor, We have been blessed to be able to live on one of the most natural and scenic roads in Blanco County. I am referring to Middle Creek Rd. I manage a large ranch on this road and also own 15 acres on the corner. Since the road was paved I have seen an influx of; traffic, noise, roadside trash, large semi-trucks, abandon vehicles, poaching, fences being destroyed by reckless drivers who flee the scene, and suspicious individuals passing through.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 23, 2014
Editor, Taxpayers should be aware that an 80’ clear span bridge is proposed and currently being engineered to replace the low water crossing on Middle Creek Road (CR 410). This bridge proposal is being propelled by Commissioner Paul Granberg based on the argument of a “safety” improvement. This bridge is costing $68,000 just for the engineering work and is estimated between $300,000 and $500,000 in construction cost from our hard earned county revenues.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014
American Legion Memorial Highway Post 352 is grateful to our Blanco County supporters in our endeavor to save our Post. Although we must move from our current home, we are excited about our future. Your support will not be forgotten. We are now in the process of finding a new Post 352 home.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
Dear Editor, A very depressing day indeed to see money spent on massive metal iron gates and padlocks to keep people out of the park. I look over and see a small child in her Easter Bonnet and basket peering through that gate with it's fresh padlock and expensive painted sign "BLANCO STATE PARK", What is wrong with us to lock our park on Easter Day??? To think that is what "NEEDED"