Mayor's Update-Highlighting the City Hall Staff

The Blanco City Government strives to provide services to citizens in a timely, efficient, and courteous manner. For most citizens right now, the "face" of the City Government is the three ladies who staff City Hall. This week's Mayor's Update highlights these three public servants.OLGA G. GAMEZ, Utility Billing Clerk. Olga was born and raised in San Antonio and graduated from Highlands High

Cooperative Program gives Community English Classes Chance to Learn Software

Excitement ran high at the Community English Classes (CEC) at the Baptist Church on Monday, November 16. The CEC students were introduced to the Kindle Fire as part of a cooperative program between the Blanco Library and the Community English Classes made possible by a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The purpose of

Fire Department Takes Possession of New Brush Truck

The Blanco Volunteer Fire Department took possession of its new Brush Truck last week thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Texas A&M Forest Service. The grant was initially for $200,000 and a large brush truck but after examining the number of responses made using the brush truck over the past 3 years, department officials decided that a smaller brush truck, and the associated $100,000 grant, was

Foegelles Say Goodbye to Blanco Gardens

One of Blanco's long-standing businesses, Blanco Gardens, is closing due to the health issues of owner Pete Foegelle and his wife Cheryl, who has been the manager of the popular garden center since 1998. New owner Amelia Lintner will re-open the business in February as gardeners plan their spring landscaping and gardens. Patrons such as this reporter have found inspiration for their yards while

Lindendale School House Presented with Painting

Lindendale School House has been presented with a vintage style painting from BHS Art teacher Perry Kuebel and BHS Senior student Trent Dechert. Trent was given the assignment to reproduce a painting of our first President George Washington to be displayed in the one hundred year old school house which is used as the Lindendale Community gathering place on FM 1888. Trent is a sixth generation

Blanco House Opens It's Doors

By: Joy Towell"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."Harriet TubmanDreams are a powerful thing; they reach deep down inside of us and inspire us to strive for things that are seemingly impossible. Dreams have a way of pulling us from a place of comfort and constancy to