New Equestrian Center Open For Business

Seth Smithson looks the part of a cowboy and he understands horses better than he does most people.The West Texas native has opened Smithson Equestrian Center at Rockin' J Ranch."We offer boarding, riding lessons, trail rides — we are going to do anything the equine community wants or needs to do," Smithson said.The new equine center features 10 covered stalls with big runs where the horses can...

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Boy Scouts Honor Lockwood for Service

For some people, the notion of honorably pledging to always do your best, or follow through with one's duty to God, country or even to obey Scout Law, much less to help others whenever they need it, and especially to seek to be "physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight," is an anathema — even naïve.But for most folks who grew up learning these as the most treasured of traits, they...

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Wild Woman Weekend Distributes 56K to Nonprofits

Volunteers and supporters of Wild Woman Weekend gathered at the Blanco Courthouse on April 30th to celebrate the results of their event. Connie Barron disclosed that the event made close to $58,000 this year, a new high for the Blanco Non-Profit Coalition: Gem of the Hills Senior Community Center, Friends of the Blanco State Park, Blanco Library, Inc., and The Old Blanco County Courthouse...

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Classic Car Show Returns May 16

Dobie Benson loves cars. Cut his veins and he might just bleed motor oil. So it isn't any wonder that his engine gets revved as the annual Blanco Classic Car Show approaches. This year, the beloved event, now in its 27th year, returns to Blanco State Park on May 16.Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and runs until 11 a.m. with events scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. The...

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Playscape a First in Texas Parks

The Friends of Blanco State Park (FBSP) are up to something that has never been done — they are building the first naturescape in a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) facility."We're close to being finished," said FBSP's Marilynn Lageman. "On a playground, all you can do is swing back and forth. But we were looking for ways to spark the creative imagination in children — because there is...

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BVFD Hosts ‘Best Ever’ Fish Fry

The Board of Directors and Volunteer firefighters of your Blanco Volunteer Fire Department would like to say a big Thank You to all the citizens of Blanco who supported our best-ever Annual Fish Fry this past Saturday!Based on the comments and attendance, all enjoyed the superb catfish and sides cooked by Mr. Charles Waxler and his super crew. They did a magnificent job, along with Judy Brewer...

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