Project Graduation Golf Tournament Set for April 12

Project Graduation will be hosting the annual Project Graduation Golf Tournament held at Vaaler Creek Golf Club in Blanco on April 12th, 2015.We had a great turnout of Sponsors and Players for this event last year and we are hoping that you will once again support our Blanco High School Seniors at this event by sponsoring a hole, donating a gift for our golf tournament raffle, or by playing in

Crime Stoppers Golf Tourney Tees Off Friday

Grab your golf clubs and head for Delaware Springs Golf Course in Burnet for the Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers Fundraiser Golf Tournament this Friday, March 27. There will be a shotgun start at 1 p.m....

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City Allots Hotel Taxes to Hurting Entities

The Blanco City Council allotted three local non-profit beneficiaries of hotel/motel occupancy tax (HOT tax) collections during special session Thursday, March 19, allotting a total of $31,637.50 to three local entities — the Blanco Chamber of Commerce, the Blanco Courthouse and Wild Woman Weekend."There are a couple of organizations that have made commitments but have not received the money yet...

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Annual Courthouse Meeting Lauds Renovations, Looks to Roof Replacement

There were plenty of smiles to go around during the annual meeting of the Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society (OBCCPS) annual meeting, held Thursday, March 19 in the historic courtroom on the second floor.The reason for the optimism is the progress made on the ongoing renovations to the historic facility, which was constructed in 1884. The group saved the structure from an attempt...

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County Designates April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Blanco County Commissioners Court designated April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” during regular session on Tuesday, March 24. Pictured from left to right are Glenda Hartman, Kimberly Cruz, Justin Foster [all with the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center], Connie Russell [Chairperson of the Blanco County Child Protection Advocacy Board] Kristen Harris and Kathryn Stephenson [the latter two are with the Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA]. They placed pinwheels in front of the courthouse to promote awareness about child welfare (Charles McClure photo).

The Blanco County Commissioners Court designated April as "Child Abuse Prevention Month" during regular session on Tuesday, March 24.In 2014, there were more than 3 million child abuse cases reported in the U.S. and with more than 65,000 in Texas alone. In Fiscal 2013-14, CASA for the Highland Lakes Area served Child Protective Services (CPS) cases involving 386 children.Kristen Harris, the...

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Men’s State Chili Cook-Off to Set Up at County Fairgrounds

It's that time of year when the best chili on the planet comes to Johnson City. There will be some new twists this year to delight all those who attend. Here in Johnson City, at the Blanco County Fairgrounds along the banks of the Pedernales River, men from Texas and beyond will compete in one of the largest cook offs in the world, to become the 12th Annual Texas Men's State Chili Champion. Mark...

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