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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 • Updated April 19, 2012 11:42 AM
Dear Editor, I love kid’s baseball/softball games. They are so much fun! They normally don’t make TV news unless some parent/coach/child does something that makes us cringe. The everyday normal game should be on the news. I spent this past Saturday watching a couple of Blanco games. I am a grandparent and that means I don’t have to try and watch the game, chase around my kids, and spend time in the concession stand.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 • Posted April 19, 2012
The Cooperative as a Gas Station – PEC Members for CHOICE: Regular or Premium? Suppose you lived in an area where a small group of seven people had fixed it so that you had to buy gas from only one station, the one they ran. Suppose that because of their friendship with the folks who made their living by pushing premium gas, rather than regular, the least expensive grade, the seven running the station bought as much premium as they could, mixed it with regular, and stocked their station tan ...
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 • Posted April 5, 2012
Dear Editor, It was a war that many of us remember. It was a war that was not kind to its warriors, either 'in country or upon their return home. Last Thursday, through efforts of Amercan Legion Post 352, the Blanco Historic Cemetery and especially Rebecca Howerton, our Vietnam Veterans were finally recognized for the heros that they are.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 • Posted March 29, 2012
Dear Editor, On the night of March 19, my herd of goats was attacked by a pack of dogs. Every nanny, each hopefully in the early stages of pregnancy, was injured. Two had to be put down, and I’m very worried about three more. I apoke to the Sheriff’s office about this and asked if others in my area (Rocking J) had had similar problems.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 • Posted March 22, 2012
Dear Editor, “Light saving” strikes twice at our Blanco community. Not only are we coming back with one less hour of sleep, we’re also coming back to miss dearly our “Light Saving” Lighthouse, Elementary Principal Sue Ann Reininger. I like to refer to these people who make a difference as my “lighthouse people.” Once in a while we are gifted with very special “lighthouse people” – I would say unusual lighthouse people.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 • Posted March 15, 2012
Blanco Historic Cemetery Association Denies Members Voting Rights Dear Editor, I am writing you this letter to address the concern of how the Blanco Historic Cemetery Association (BHCA) denied its members their voting rights by not accepting proxy voting at the special meeting on February 25, 2012. I was informed that my proxy vote would not be accepted at this special meeting so I traveled over 450 miles to attend the special meeting of the BHCA that was called for the purpose of ratifying t ...
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 • Posted March 9, 2012
Dear Editor, Our town is well-represented on the internet with information that will take you to lodging, places to eat, local churches here in Blanco, the Chamber of Commerce, City Hall offices, and much more. I recently typed in “Blanco Library” to find the phone number and was inspired by their website!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 • Posted March 1, 2012
Dear Editor, I would like to thank you for the articles you have been publishing recently in Health & Wellness by Maryella Vause. It is nice to have a local health professional share her knowledge, knowledge that benefits the local community. I certainly hope she continues writing these and I thank you again for seeing fit to publish them.
, Wellness Consultant
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 • Posted February 17, 2012
Let’s celebrate Heart Health Month by giving our fridges a heart health check-up. Take a look today and see how you can give your food supply a loving make-over. Healthy eating leads to healthy living. We are blessed with an appetite and taste buds, and most of us eat because we like to.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 • Posted February 17, 2012
Dear Editor, The morning of January 14 started out with a winter blue sky, a blazing bright sun, cold winds and a breakfast at the Blanco Bowling Club. Masons from the Blanco Lodge #216 were there along with Boy Scouts from Troop #497 and Lady Panthers representing the student body and Honor Society from Blanco High School. The event was the “Adopt a Highway” trash clean-up, which takes place at least two times a year.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 • Posted February 17, 2012
Dear Editor, I am writing to you in regards to a serious matter involving senior citizens in your community. Combined Community Action, Inc. has been providing Meals on Wheels in your area for many years and unfortunately we are experiencing an expected deficit in finances. We currently serve homebound clients and congregate clients in 6 counties including Bastrop, Blanco, Fayette, Lee, Hays and Caldwell.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 • Posted February 10, 2012
Dear Editor, The Blanco Historic Cemetery Association has improved by leaps and bounds over the past several years in its attempts to become a more professional and caring organization towards its interment members. One of the greatest achievements of the Blanco Historic Cemetery Association is that it completed the composition of a new constitution and by-laws in March 2010 to replace the original constitution and by-laws which had been lost. Recently it has been brought to my attention, as ...
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 • Posted January 12, 2012
Dear Editor, The night after Thanksgiving our family made a special memory. We attended the lighting ceremony at the Old Blanco Courthouse. It was so special to us, as we just moved here from San Antonio in September. We invited my extended family to be with us from Fort Worth to visit us in our new hometown.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 • Posted December 29, 2011
Dear Editor, I also found it disheartening that your paper would reprint a story of a family’s tragedy in your “Remember When” section. Even more so, was the fact you chose to print the letter from Terry Neill last week without any note of apology for the obvious lack of sensitivity shown when the article was chosen.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 • Posted December 22, 2011
Dear Editor, I was really taken back and upset to find that you had put the murder and autopsy of my daughter Lacey in the Remember When section of your paper. I do realize that you can print what you want, but I do think that you can use better discretion and be considerate of those who have lost children or loved ones.