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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.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 • Posted August 16, 2012
Lifesavers Recognized We have been privileged to own a home in Blanco for the past 13 years. Coming from Houston, we have learned to love the community, the people, and general relaxed pace. We also understood that, with the rural small town setting, we could not expect to enjoy the same level of civic services that exist in a large metropolitan area.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 • Posted August 3, 2012
Dear Editor: We would like to thank you and commend Bryan Edmondson for his warm, homespun, human interest article, "The Water Runs Deep in Blanco." It caused us to pause and be more thankful for the blessings of living in our beautiful Texas Hill Country. It also brought back memories of the Edmondson family and all the times we shared together...thank you!! Maryella & Dr.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 • Posted July 27, 2012
It was over forty years ago. I was in my fleeting youth, toe headed, barefoot, and growing like a weed. After I ran bonkers around Grandpa and Grandma’s house about 20 times in the summer sun, I was desperate for a drink. I always went to the kitchen. The refreshing water that I drew from the tap of the kitchen sink at Grandma Hill’s house, I simply called “Blanco Water.” And at that time, the Blanco Municipal Water Supply was processed and purified straight out of the Blanco River. I ...
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 • Posted July 13, 2012
Dear Editor, I am writing on behalf of our Blanco County Cat Coalition to let our community know that we urgently want to help our residents to trap, spay, neuter, and return their feral cats. The cat coalition is not just for cats. It is also for all of us who anguish over stray and feral animals who are not cared for.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 • Posted July 13, 2012
Dear Editor, A few months ago while reading an article about a woman who had fostered over 180 babies in her lifetime, I instantly thought of Pamela Capps, a local Blanconian. The humorous animated thought accommodating Pamela's "foster" care efforts was her arrival at "The Pearly Gates," greeted by the hundreds of animals she has saved or helped along the way.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 • Posted July 13, 2012
Editor, I was discouraged to read about the County Commissioners' planned use for the old jail for several reasons: First, I agree with the letter from Tim Elliott pointing out that the decisions made by the judge and commissioners to buy prime Johnson City real estate keeps this real estate off of the tax roles.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 • Posted July 5, 2012
In 1999 the Legislature unknowingly created a set of second-class Texans when it imposed Customer Choice (choose your own electric provider) on investor-owned electric utilities, but not electric cooperatives. The legislature may have assumed that members of a tax-exempt, non-profit electric cooperative would not benefit from Customer Choice since cooperatives are not for profit, have access to cheap capital, and are member-owned.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 • Posted July 5, 2012
The City of Blanco should be proud of the 2012 Lavender Festival. As a full-time artist, I exhibit at about thirty fine art shows per year throughout Texas and Louisiana. Of all these shows, few are as fun or as well organized as the Lavender Festival. The event has come a long way since the first Lavender Festival eight years ago.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 • Posted July 5, 2012
In the June 12, 2012, Commissioner's Meeting, I was encouraged to hear that the Commissioners Court was considering a refinancing instrument which could, in effect, lower taxpayer interest payments on our $6+ million outstanding debt by about $130,000 annually or over $2 million over its remaining life through 2029. It sounded like a good deal.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 • Updated June 28, 2012 4:07 PM
Talking about the old jail facility, my sentiments are that the County holds a fair amount of prime real estate in Johnson City and some of it has higher and better uses then the present ones. Arguably even the new jail as well as the yard for precinct 2, both with 281 highway frontage are probably not well located as those sorts of facilities do not need high traffic count and visibility for their operations nor do I imagine are they particularly the types of facilities we want to present as t ...