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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014
Dear Editor, The BHS's adaptation of Medea is an over-the-top story of betrayal, injustice and horrible revenge. It is over-the-top because like most Greek plays the plot and storyline are exaggerated. There are few subtle messages in a Greek play. But that does not mean there isn't any redeeming value to the play, or that there aren't strong moral lessons. There is no cloaking of the tragedies in Medea.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 28, 2014
Dear Editor, I do not believe the play Medea by Euripides was suitable for a school presentation. Just because it is a Greek classic, it seems that some think everything is justified, including violence, immorality, and the murder of children by their mother, cloaked by the veil of "classic", whereas if the same play were presented in a contemporary version with modern language and clothing, as West-side Story brought Romeo and Juliet to a modern audience, we would be shocked and it would not ...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 28, 2014
Dear Editor, I like the new Lifestyle page and want to thank you for including recipes from our community cookbook, “Blanco State Park: A Taste of History and Tradition.” Sharon Romero, Jo Nell Haas and I had SO MUCH FUN putting the cookbook together to benefit Blanco State Park. I’d like to let everyone know that we still have a few left and they are going, going, almost gone!
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014
I have been watching our local EMS and Fire working hard to make changes that will have our community blessed with outstanding training, staff and equipment. Little did I know how quickly I would experience the EMS-up close~~as I became seriously ill last week and my husband rushed me over to the waiting doors of our EMS.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 7, 2014
On Saturday morning, March 1st, many residents of Landon's Crossing, south of Blanco, were treated to an impromptu "get to know each other better" gathering near the front of the subdivision when another neighbor's trailer load of round hay bales accidently caught fire. When the fire trucks and other emergency equipment arrived, the only road in and out was blocked for a couple of hours.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
I write this as an ESD taxpayer. You asked, “Why does it make sense to create additional financial burdens like a new building and moving costs?” I can answer that question. EMS and fire are currently set up as separate units; one fire, one medical. I will give you an example of why it is in the best interest of the county for fire and EMS to combine. Scenario: If Blanco EMS is on a call and an individual has a heart attack on the Square, that person would have to wait for mutual aid from ...
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 • Posted January 10, 2014
I write this as an ESD taxpayer. I was surprised with Dirt’s (Wayne Dworaczyk) announcement that the ESD was going to move the fire department and EMS out of the city. That threat, apparently to punish the city for not giving the ESD land, must be reconsidered. Probably more than half of the taxpayers in the ESD are city residents and would be opposed to such a move; ESD directors should consider their fiduciary obligations….a move from the city might well increase residents’ insurance ra ...
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 • Posted December 27, 2013
Dear Editor It angers me to see the American Legions bullied out by the school for a parking lot. I ask myself why, why does this bother me, the outcome does not affect my life what so ever. This whole issue just feels like big government doing whatever it wants. I believe that close to $8 million dollars was spent on this expansion and I just wonder why a parking lot could not have been included that didn’t require displacing the veterans.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 20, 2013
Dear Editor, It is with a grateful heart and awe that I find myself writing this letter. Boy, what a community Blanco is. So many people made me shine Saturday night. I must start with my family. My husband Tom, and daughter Amaya. Thank you for tolerating me with all my frustration.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 20, 2013
Dear Editor, It was a very sad day when an eviction notice was posted on Blanco's American Legion Building. Veterans, 10 days to get out. The message this sends to our community lacks loyalty, commitment and our traditional values. Who could foresee sixty-five years ago that verbal agreements made by our city officials to our American Veterans would mean nothing in the years to come?
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 27, 2013
Editor, I would like to thank the fine elementary students and Principal Romano and teachers here in Blanco for doing Christmas card for the company of Marines in Camp Bastion Afghanistan. This is the second year they have done this. Also the fine young middle school students who did Christmas cards for another company of Marines at Camp Leatherneck Afghanistan.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
Thank you Blanco County! With your help the Blanco County Cat Coalition has spayed and neutered more than three hundred cats this year. Kitten season is around the corner. Call us at 512-318-5875 if you need information and help to spay and neuter feral cats on your property. Thanks again, The Blanco County Cat Coalition.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • Posted November 15, 2013
As a student, I want to know more about the security system installed at my school. It’s not clear how to refer to it. In some cases school authorities call it video and in other just still shots. What about audio, color, date, time, location, number of devices? As to the school policies regarding the use of it, we are told that students and parents are not allowed to see what the camera registers; only school authorities and attorneys may see.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • Posted November 15, 2013
It is with great pride on this Veterans Day, November 11, 2013, that I write this letter. I want to say thank you to all the veterans and active duty for their service. I want to say thank you to all my American Legion members, and to all the ladies in the auxiliary.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
I know that coaches have traditionally been “sergeants:”: gruff, demanding, moody, and beloved for this because everyone thinks that is what wins wars and games. But times have changed. We now wear seatbelts in cars, don’t drive our pickups down the road with a beer can in our hands and teenagers with hair flying in the back of the bed.