Blanco County News
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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.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013
This is a parent of students in the BISD system reaching out to other parents asking if you are in the same boat. My child has been bullied/harassed by a teacher for several years to the point of a physical altercation from the BISD employee to my son. I have been ignored, and shoved under the rug since the incident.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • Posted October 10, 2013
Our Fore Fathers When we hear or read about Our Fore Fathers, most of us think about Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, John Adams, to mention a few. These men were just a few of the founders of this great country of ours; a few that helped shape this United States of America.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • Posted October 10, 2013
Editor, Are we going backward instead of forward? We have business owners here in Blanco who will donate anonymously to help the veterans of Post 352 with such things as, the wounded Warriors program, the restoration of our building (the building that the BISD school Board is attempting to evict us from), and donations for care packages to service members who are still serving and fighting in hostile countries so that we here in the USA may enjoy our FREEDOMS.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 • Posted October 4, 2013
PLEASE SPONSOR A SENIOR Meals on Wheels, which serves our community’s senior citizens is asking for your help. Due to State and Federal budget cuts and the status of our donation funds, we are in need of our community’s support. We have created a program that allows sponsorship of a Senior for as little as $24 per month.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 • Posted September 27, 2013
As the world settles into its new normal, I have had the opportunity to reflect on this statement and the community of Blanco. Being an outsider at the start, only being allowed to participate in Blanco because of my wife, Michele, and our two children, I have been blessed to meet many members of the community in different settings.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 • Posted September 27, 2013
Dear Editor: The Hill Country is fortunate to have a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation program less than 12 miles from Blanco. It was established in 1977 and moved to its current site near Kendalia in 2004. Its services include rescue, rehabilitation and release of native wildlife which has been injured or orphaned, providing sanctuary to other animals which are non-native species, offering education about wildlife related topics to the community, and advocating for animals in need. Wildlif ...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 20, 2013
September 13, 2013 To The Editor: Last night I attended a disturbingly sad meeting. A small but intense group of genteel veterans (U.S. Veterans, mind you) and their lovely spouses were gathered together to discuss the “why” behind B.I.S.D.’s current attempt to EVICT Blanco’s American Legion Post from its OWN sixty-five year old building?
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 20, 2013
Dear Editor, The "Hill Country Heartbeat" EMS fundraiser on Saturday September 14 was successful due to our generous sponsors. Thank you. Heart Stopping: Blanco National Bank, Methodist Stone Oak Hospital Elevated Heart Rate: Blanco Auto Parts, Mike and Reba Neagle Shooting for Recovery: BlackBrush Oil and Gas, LP and TexStar Midstream Services, LP, H.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013
Dear Editor: I would like to comment on the letter from Eric Burkhart regarding the Blanco County Cat Coalition. We live about one mile south of Blanco County so I hesitated to call the Cat Coalition when a feral cat showed up at our home with three kittens. I had seen their literature at the Blanco Public Library by the water cooler...