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

Blanco City Council Ponders Survey, Easement Issues

At its December 8 meeting, members of the governing body of Blanco heard presentations from citizens in the Citizen Presentations portion of the meeting. Resident Curtis Knutson complained of a mosquito problem near his home on Highway 165 due to poor drainage along the highway. Mayor Peele said the city would look into the problem. EMS board member Pat Clewell spoke on behalf of the Blanco EMS,

HOPE Booth to Appear at Market Days

Come and help celebrate the true meaning of Christmas by shopping at our HOPE booth where every purchase will help save lives. On Saturday, December 12, a special HOPE booth will be on the square at Blanco Market Days hours. Booth space is limited, so an even larger scale booth will be at Trinity Lutheran Church -- 703 N. Main Street -- during the same time.Helping Overcome Poverty Everywhere

Director of Texas State Library Makes Trip to Blanco Library To Present Check

The Blanco Library was honored December 2nd by a visit from the Director of the Texas State Library and Achieves Commission (TSLAC), Mark Smith, to present a ceremonial grant check for $33,970. The Cooperative Grant allows the Blanco Library to provide support for the local Community English Classes (CEC) to provide English language learners the tools they need to advance their language and