Blanco County News
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2014
Editor, There has been a lot of talk about the Chicken Express Sign. It is too bad that the sign has caused so much disgruntlement in our community when it could have been totally avoided. First the sign company was given incorrect information by our city representative. The Sign Ordinance over rules the ‘old sign section’ in the Unified Development Code.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2014
Editor, Well I continue to be amazed by this community. As the person who heads up the Blanco Night Christmas Parade I am very grateful and humbled by the community spirit. I have so many people to thank. I want to start with my husband and daughter, Tom & Amaya, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2014
After hearing and reading about the Chicken Express sign fiasco, I wondered, why aren't the people at fault held accountable? It seems the carefully written rules for Blanco's future are ignored or sidestepped. Why does the code compliance officer not do his job? Instead, he seems bent on back room deals and anything that is pro-development.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014
Dear Editor, Once again the Blanco City Council has chosen to ignore the recommendation of its Planning and Zoning Commission and voted 3 to 2 to allow a business to have a sign that violates Blanco’s Unified Development Code. Voting for the variance last Wednesday were Councilpersons Danny Ray, Al Turner, and Bobby McClung.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 14, 2014
A Letter to the Editor, Time, between 1:50 and 1:55pm, on Oct. 31. I was in town on business and pulled onto Blanco Ave at the light just behind a DPS car. The light turned green, we both turned right towards town. I was going 35 mph, but the trooper sped up going past the Shell station (no emergency lights on).
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 14, 2014
Editor, First of all I want to give all the glory to God for a beautiful Saturday for the Veterans Parade! I stand amazed at this wonderful community and the people in it. God Bless Blanco and its people. Thank you doesn’t seem to be enough. However I would like to give my heartfelt gratitude to our Veterans.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 14, 2014
Editor, Do the Veterans and families of Veterans know that in the small rural communities of Blanco County there are only 1400 Veterans receiving the benefits that are their due? However, there are double to triple that amount that would have to drive long distances to apply for those benefits and get the proper assistance they so deserve.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
Dear Editor: Over the course of several years a great many people in Blanco worked very hard to create Blanco’s Comprehensive Master Plan, Historic Preservation Action Plan, and Unified Development Code (UDC). These documents, all of which were ultimately approved by the Blanco City Council, were designed to ensure that Blanco retains its rural, small town charm and Hill Country heritage in the face of inevitable development.
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.