Blanco County News
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014
AUSTIN — Texas’ 160-year-old Permanent School Fund had grown to $29 billion, a record high value, in December 2013, the Texas Education Agency reported Feb. 6. The fund was created by the state in 1854 with a $2 million investment. Last year was a good one. In fiscal year 2013, which endedAug.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014
The largest mixed-use development of its kind is coming to Bulverde and will bring much needed retail, restaurants, jobs, diversified housing and infrastructure improvements. Singing Hills is located on a 250 acre tract at the Northwest corner of US Hwy. 281 and State Hwy 46 in Bulverde and Comal County. The owner, SH-DJL Development LLC contracted an award winning team of professionals such as REOC Development LLC, MDN Architects, Middleman Construction, J.R.A.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst posted similar takes on President Obama’s annual state of the union address, televised live on Jan. 28. Perry said, “… Texas has shown that the way to economic prosperity and significant job growth is through individual freedoms and the free market.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 • Posted January 31, 2014
Mud drips off the fender of his Dodge Ram pickup as he turns onto the asphalt highway. His camo cap is soaked with sweat from walking the lines of a Blanco County ranch with the property owner. It’s another day at the office for Mason Harlow. It’s Harlow’s favorite time of year.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 • Posted January 31, 2014
AUSTIN — With the end of his longevity record of 14 years as governor less than a year away, Rick Perry took part in policy discussions at the 2014 World Economic Forum Jan. 21-25 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Perry was the only U.S. state governor to attend the forum, the governor’s office said.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014
AUSTIN — State Comptroller Susan Combs on Jan. 14 released “Texas Water Report: Going Deeper For The Solution,” a study of water issues Texas faces, and a set of recommendations. “Texas has been prone to cycles of drought for centuries and there is no reason to expect that basic pattern to change,” Combs said in bringing attention to the report.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
San Saba Texas will host the San Saba County Quilt Show on Saturday, January 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at various downtown locations. The 2014 theme is Texas, Our Texas and will showcase quilts from the following categories: theme, antique, contemporary, wall hanging and art quilts. Entry forms can be downloaded from the San Saba Chamber of Commerce web site, Facebook, through the City of San Saba, or sansabaquiltshow.blogspot.
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
Winter’s low temperatures and dormant yards may lull many people in the Colorado River basin into believing that the devastating drought that has gripped our region in recent years has eased. But those who live along lakes Travis or Buchanan -- or who rely on the river to make a living – know that the drought remains in full force. The total combined storage of those two lakes, the region’s primary water supply reservoirs, hovers just above one-third full. The LCRA Board is aggressively ...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
Every day, Texas senior volunteers generously give their time and service to help others. Now here’s your chance to give back by nominating a deserving older adult in your community for his or her outstanding service through the Salute to Senior Service® program. Sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, Salute to Senior Service recognizes the invaluable contributions of adults age 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer ...
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 • Posted January 10, 2014
The Hill Country Land Trust (HCLT), a non-profit land conservation group headquartered in Fredericksburg, Texas, announced today that Martha Zeiher has been named its first executive director, effective January 1, 2014. Ms. Zeiher will coordinate the land trust’s activities in its 19-county area of interest by working with landowners to preserve their property through land easements. “Since achieving accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission in February of last year, we ar ...
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 • Posted January 10, 2014
AUSTIN — U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius received a letter dated Jan. 2 from 10 state attorneys general, expressing concern over recent action related to the enforcement of the federal Affordable Care Act. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott signed the letter along with 10 other state attorneys general who united in claiming the federal Health & Human Services agency has proposed changes “that both compound illegal executive action and fail to protect the privacy of ...
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2014
AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on Dec. 20 delivered charges for the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services to tackle before the 2015 Texas Legislature convenes. Dewhurst, who presides over the Senate, ordered the panel of nine senators to study what is being done by the state to enhance the health of Texas women.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 • Posted December 27, 2013
AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry on Dec. 19 announced the appointment of Nandita Berry of Houston as the 109th Texas Secretary of State, effective Jan. 7, 2014. She succeeds John Steen, who was appointed by Perry in November 2012. As secretary of state, Berry will serve as the state’s chief elections officer, the governor’s liaison on border and Mexican affairs and Texas’ chief protocol officer for state and international matters.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 20, 2013
AUSTIN — Texas will have some $98.9 billion in general revenue for state budget makers to work with in the 2014-2015 biennium, according to Texas Comptroller Susan Combs’ revenue estimate. Combs delivered the estimate to Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, House Speaker Joe Straus and every member of the state House and Senate on Dec.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013 • Photos
Fifteen people were arrested in Burnet County on Wednesday morning, following an investigation of an area drug distribution and trafficking organization lasting more than six months, and involving local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The investigation began in May of 2013 by the DPS’ Criminal Investigation Division. It culminated in search warrants being issued on two Burnet County properties.