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Speech Team Takes Sweepstakes, Math, Computer Science Members Win Events

The speech and debate team won the sweepstakes award, and math and computer science team members won key events at the Bandera Christmas Classic Academic Meet on Saturday, December 5.Drew Ritter, a senior, led the speech team with first places in Lincoln-Douglas debate and persuasive speaking. In Lincoln-Douglas debate, Ritter had a perfect record on the day with victories over East Central, San

Lady Panthers Lose at the Buzzer

In a close game that was decided in the final second, the Lady Panthers lost their district opener on Tuesday, December 8 to the Comfort Deer, 44-45. Kendall Brock led Blanco scoring 14 points. Lily Avila sank 9. Kaleigh Griffin made 7 points, followed closely by Skylar Wiseman with 6. Gracie Edmondson and Madison Kneese each added 4. The junior varsity posted a strong win over the Deer, 42-13.

Panther Basketball Loses to Harper, Takes Down Geneva Eagles

The Panther basketball team lost 42-47 to the Harper Longhorns on Tuesday, December 8.Jacob McCaslin and Tyler Schlinke led the team scoring 10 points each. Trent Dechert sank 5 points, followed by Justin Williams with 4 and Noah Wheeler with 3. The junior varsity beat the Longhorns 37-20. Kaleb Hunter led Blanco scoring 9, followed Chail Knoll with 8 points. Marc Franco and Lance Reinhard each

Fourteen to Run on Republican Ticket

Monday at 6 pm was the deadline to file for candidacy for the 2016 primary elections. Fourteen individuals will be running for seven local offices, all on the Republican ticket. Three of the four offices will run unopposed; Chris Liesmann of Johnson City for Commissioner Precinct 3, Bobby Fenton of Johnson City for Constable Precinct 1, and Deborah Earley of Johnson City for Blanco County Attorney.

Commissioners Consider Changes at Central Appraisal District

The Blanco County Commissioners met on December 8, 2015 for their regularly scheduled meeting. All Commissioners were present. The minutes, payroll and official reports were approved. The outstanding bills were brought before the Commissioners and Judge Bray questioned one of the bills submitted by the Sheriff's office for 49 pounds of turkeys, 6 pecan pies, 6 pumpkin pies and 3 or 4 spiral hams.

Barnett Earns Eagle Rank

An Eagle Review Board was held December 9, 2015 for Mitchell Barnett. Sitting on the Review Board were Eagle Scouts: Keith McClellan, Barry Price, Rev. Bill Mosley and Judge Don Barnett. The Eagle Board was convened to determine the Scout's attitude toward and acceptance of Scouting's ideals, to make sure that good standards of performance have been met in all phases of his life and to be sure