Blanco County Newswire

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  1. Laura Pressley: The Beat Goes OnRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | The Austin Chronicle

    ... left her no alternative but to file an election contest, to be heard sometime in the next couple of months by Blanco County Judge Daniel H. Mills . There were one or two skeptics in the audience, but most were very supportive of Pressley's effort ...

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  2. WPX to run three rigs in Garfield, Rio Blanco this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    WPX Energy is scaling back on the number of drilling rigs that will be operating in the Piceance Basin, from a high of nine at one point last year to just three this year. The company, which is both Garfield County's and Colorado's largest natural gas producer, plans to invest another $200 million to $225 million in its Western Slope operations, according to its annual drilling plan announced Thursday.

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  3. Fraser Keeping a Wary Eye on State BudgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Blanco County News

    ... but still takes care of the state's needs. But you can't spend more than you take in." Fraser has represented Blanco County in the Texas Senate since 1997 and that means he's built a lot of seniority in the Legislature. He chairs the Natural ...

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  4. Library Dinner and a Movie Night Reservations DueRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Blanco County News

    Sibby Barrett, one of the most talented chefs in the Texas Hill Country, will be preparing the meal for "Dinner and a Movie," on Friday, Feb. 20, beginning at 6 p.m. To reserve a ticket, call the library at 830-833-4280, or email blancotxlibrary@gmail.com. Looking for something fun to do? If you are free, the Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. for the Blanco Public Library's annual Friends of the Library Dinner and a Movie at the Old Blanco County Courthouse is probably the perfect event.

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  5. County Wants Environmental Study Before Bridge BidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Blanco County News

    A motion by Pct. 4 commissioner Paul Granberg to advertise for sealed bids to build a bridge to replace a low water crossing on Middle Creek Road died for a lack of a second during regular session of the Blanco County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the courthouse.

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  6. Election FolliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | The Austin Chronicle

    ... 's increasingly permanent campaign for City Council , Judge Daniel H. Mills of the 424th District Court (Blanco County) has been appointed to preside in the 201st District Court (Travis County) over the election contest filed by Pressley against ...

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  7. Renee Benson: 'We were a very happy family for the majority of the time'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | The Advocate

    ... courtside glamour of an NBA game. Nothing in her personal life seems to, either. She's been singing with the Blanco County Community Choir for about 30 years, said Vickie Pautz, who joined the choir around the same time. "She's a very quiet, humble ...

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  8. Texas Registration, Inspection Stickers Partnering Up in Blanco CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Blanco County News

    ... of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) registration sticker will serve as proof of both inspection and registration. "Blanco County is prepared to make this transition as smooth as possible for our residents," said Blanco County Tax Assessor-Collector Hollis ...

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  9. Blanco County Family Featured on 'Texas Monthly' CoverRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Blanco County News

    ... they say the ranch," Melissa Grote said. For the Grote family, it all starts with August Grote, who came to Blanco County at the end of the Civil War. The ranch was founded in 1870. The ranch has raised cattle and sheep and still does to this day; ...

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  10. Reorganized BFVD Needs VolunteersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Blanco County News

    ... can still flourish with good organization and public spiritedness. In fact, all other fire departments in Blanco County are fully volunteer. The requirements to be a volunteer are simple. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and cannot have a ...

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  11. Blanco County Included in Disaster DeclarationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Blanco County News

    While Blanco and surrounding counties enjoyed generous rainfall last week, the Texas Hill Country remains in a drought that has gripped the area for more than eight years. The economic hardship that has come with decreased rainfall prompted the U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to issue a disaster declaration on Jan. 7, which includes Blanco County, according to information provided by County Judge Brett Bray.

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  12. County Closes Pct. 1 Constable Bank AccountRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Blanco County News

    Blanco County Commissioners voted to close a bank account that was used by the Pct. 1 Constable Larry Haley during regular session in the county courtroom on Tuesday, Jan. 27 in Johnson City.

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  13. People Helping PeopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Blanco County News

    Starting with this issue, we as volunteers with the Blanco Good Samaritan Center are delighted to have a newspaper column that will allow us to share news and updates on a monthly basis. As you may know, our all-volunteer center-which is a certified 501 non-profit organization-provides food, clothing, and other aid to low-income families across Blanco County.

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  14. Tax Forms now Available at the LibraryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Blanco County News

    ... or tablet. Join us February 20th at 6pm for our annual Friends of the Library Dinner and a Movie at the Old Blanco County Courthouse. At 6pm we will dine on a delicious meal provided by Onion Creek Kitchens and Sibby Barrett. Tickets are $20 each ...

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  15. Wild Woman Weekend Offering Additional GrantRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Blanco County News

    Wild Woman Weekend, organized by the Blanco Non Profit Coalition, has opened an opportunity for a grant to be awarded to one additional non-profit organization serving the citizens of Blanco County, Texas. The guidelines for the Additional Grant Award Recipients are as follows: 1) must be a tax exempt organization - 501 excluding religious, school associated or political organizations 2) organization provides a benefit to the residents of Blanco County 3) request must designate a specific intended use 4) ability/willingness to support WWW activities 5) an organization receiving an award is not eligible to apply the two years following receipt of an award .

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  16. Youth Stock Show Teaches Life LessonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Blanco County News

    The annual Blanco County Youth Stock Show was held Jan. 15-17 at the Blanco County Show Barn. As in years past, the event, featured a whopping 525 entries, was a smashing success, according to Keitha Johnson, the director of the Blanco County Youth Council.

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  17. Isaac Says State Should Save Money, Rather than Borrow for ProjectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Blanco County News

    A growing state like Texas has many fiscal needs, but District 45 Texas State Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs, would like lawmakers to find a different approach than merely running up debt. "My observation has been that we recognize a problem and we find a solution that includes some sort of debt," Isaac, who represents Blanco County in the Texas House of Representatives, said.

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  18. Attention All Blanco County 4th and 7th GradersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Blanco County News

    ... from DRT will determine the winning entries. On March 1st, winners will be presented with awards right here in Blanco County during the monthly meeting of the Pioneers Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. This is a great opportunity ...

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  19. Jack "Jackie" SmithRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Blanco County News

    ... - Crow Funeral Chapel in Blanco with burial to follow in McKinney Cemetery. Jack was born on July 27, 1935 in Blanco County, to Goldwin and Beulah (Edmondson) Smith. He attended school in Blanco and worked on farms and for PEC for 13 years and for a ...

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  20. Jack SmithRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2015 | Lockhart Post Register

    Jack "Jackie" Smith, 79, of Blanco, passed away on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.Jack was born on July 27, 1935 in Blanco County, to Goldwin and Beulah Smith.

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