Blanco County News
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 • Posted May 1, 2013
Digital sign considerations I was happy to see the proposed digital sign hit a roadblock when it comes to night sky light pollution. It seems like the digital sign is being railroaded through. I clearly remember being involved in the LCRA Visionaries in Preservation workshops for the future of Blanco. The one top priority from both old timers and newcomers was to keep the small town rural character of Blanco.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 • Posted March 22, 2013
Thank you all! As a graduate of Peyton Elementary School in Peyton Colony (class of ‘52) and as a member of Peyton Colony Heritage Foundation, I would like to say thank you to all of Blanco and surrounding areas for your support during our restoration of Peyton Elementary School. Peyton Elementary School was founded around 1867 by freed slaves in order to educate their children.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 • Posted March 22, 2013
In the next couple of months, property owners will be notified by the appraisal district if there has been a change in the value of their property. Likewise, many property owners will be protesting assessments. If the local economy doesn't support the values assigned to local properties and 2012 property sales prices show declines, property owners will have some solid ground to protest.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 • Posted March 14, 2013
Dear Editor, In reference to the front page article on the Commissioners Court meeting held January 22, 2013, specifically, in reference to the possibility of a hiring freeze for all Blanco County departments, I would like to address the Blanco County Sheriff’s Department. This department must be allowed to hire dispatchers, deputies, jailers, etc., as needed.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 • Posted March 14, 2013
Serving as a board member of a community or governmental board is rewarding and demanding. Some boards require training, and all require time and interest from volunteer board members. The recent loss of Jack Felps and Rebecca Howerton left two voids in community boards and efforts to fill needs in community boards is an ongoing challenge.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Did you know that our Blanco Volunteer EMS (BVAC) has three equipped trucks to run emergencies, yet they only have enough funds to run ONE truck 24 hours a day? That’s right. I was told if the one truck is out on a call, and another call comes in, they have to call EMS in Johnson City to come to answer the call, and that can add another 15 minutes to their response time.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
When I was eleven years old I was blessed to have Rebecca Howerton come into my life. She taught me that dedicated hard work would take me far in life. I might not have recognized it then, but her English class lessons were the start of a career in teaching English to non-native speakers.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013
Bill Fojtasek has been mailing boxes to troops with donations to ”We Care for the Troops” fund set up at the Blanco National Bank. He has sent over 350 boxes since 2003. Ladies and Gentlemen, I am writing you today to thank you for the amazing support you have given the Ordnance Marines of Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 16 (MALS-16) over the past year.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 • Posted December 14, 2012
Dear editor, I want to say thank you to the Blanco EMS, although I haven't had to use them since Mark and Susie were on it, who I thought were the best. I have been sick since October. I knew I was having a hard time breathing, just didn't want to have to go in the ER again and spend hours there.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 • Posted December 14, 2012
December 9, 2012, the day after the "Christmas in Blanco Night Parade.” Wow! I was speechless when the parade entered downtown last night, what a sight! I don't know where to begin except to say "thank you" to every entry in the parade, everyone who attended, and to the vendors who stayed at the Christmas Market.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 • Posted November 23, 2012
Dear Editor, Regarding the faith-based column "Christian Worldview Revisited,” Pastor Link abuses his privilege. This is not the place to advance political views disguised as the teachings of the Bible. As an independent voter, I am highly in favor of some principles of the Republican party and likewise am in favor of some of the principles of the Democratic party (hence my self-proclaimed independence).
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • Posted November 8, 2012
It was my honor to be part of the First Annual Blanco Western Showcase and Eleventh Annual Knife and Tomahawk Championship at Carriage Hills Ranch and Buggy Barn Museum. It’s hard to coordinate, work, and pull off an event, but we did it. We had people from five countries (France, England, Germany, Australia, Canada) that I know of and many throughout the US who showed up for the competition.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 • Posted October 19, 2012
In the story of “Chicken Little,” the main character, Henny Penny, is hit on the head by an acorn and races about town telling the public “the sky is falling.” Deceptive advertising, whether about soap products or soap box opinions, serves no purpose and does the society in general a disservice.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 21, 2012
To the Editor; My husband and I recently had the privilege of viewing a series of three films about WWII begining with D-day invasion. These films were very informative as well as educational. They were of particular interest to me as I had an uncle killed in France. The films depicted the extreme struggle the American soldiers went through so the world would be free.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 7, 2012 • Photos
The lime kiln located at the roadside park on RR165, approximately 8 miles east of Blanco, Texas, has been a part of Peyton Colony ever since the 1860s. Peyton Colony was a freedmen’s community established in the 1860s under the leadership of former slave Peyton Roberts. In addition to homes, the community included a local school and Mt.