Jack Odiorne


Jack Odiorne of DeSoto fell asleep in Christ at home on March 13, 2016. Jack was born May 23, 1932 in Clayton, New Mexico, and later moved to his family's ranch in Johnson City, Texas where he enjoyed his childhood. He graduated from Johnson City High School in 1951 and went on to pursue a degree in Business Marketing from the University of Texas in Austin in 1958. He moved to Dallas to pursue a...

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Democratic Party Convention Notice

The Precinct/County Convention for the Blanco County Democratic Party will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at the residence of Barbara Hudson, 203 South Avenue E, Johnson City, Texas. Registration will open at 9:30 am; Convention will be called to order at 10:00 am. You may pre-register online at http://Register.txdemocrats.org.Very Important: Only individuals who voted in the Democratic

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The Farmer, the Mexican and the Jersey Cow

Bill Martineau was a happy man. Jobs were scarce in Utah during the summer of 1963 and he was elated at having found work as a lumber jack in the High Uintah Mountains. He worked very hard during the week and commuted back to Provo on the weekends. That commute took him through the beautiful dairy farming community of Heber City nestled in a green valley in the shadow of snow capped Mount...

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Community Easter Service at Whittington's Hill

As the Disaster Used Clothing Drive neared its end, several churches consolidated their collections into Johnson City’s main pickup point at the First United Methodist Church. Toni Silver, from St Luke United Methodist Church in Austin, was one who added to the mountain of bags. By the time you read this, the two semis should have made their pickups from all 21 participating churches.

An All-Church Community Easter Son-Rise Service will be held at 7:00A.M. at Whittington's Hill. Everyone is invited to hear the message of the Resurrection given by Pastor Steve Sanchez and to sing special traditional songs commemorating this spectacular day played by Beverly Voron, both from Community Church of the Hills. Please bring a chair, a blanket, and wear warm clothes. If there is bad

HCA Working to Address Light Pollution in H.C.

When I was a kid my some of my best summer evenings were spent chasing lightening bugs and when tired of bug chasing, lying in the grass looking for the Big Dipper, Little Dipper and simply counting stars. Now my grandkids stay inside playing MineCraft and watching “stars” on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. Times have changed but I do believe that watching real stars is something that we all can

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Full 5th Circuit to hear Texas voter ID caseAUSTIN — The entire U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will review Texas’ controversial voter identification law.A majority of the judges of the Fifth Circuit on March 9 voted in support of an “en banc” rehearing of oral arguments in Veasey v. Abbott, a case challenging the law. No date for the rehearing has been set.The case stems from Senate Bill 14, a

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