Walton Wins CASI Chili Cook Off

The Chili Appreciation Society International, better known as CASI, held the Texas Men’s State Chili Championship in Johnson City on Saturday, March 28. The winners of the event were, from left to right: Tommy Lopez, who won first place in the junior chili competition; Larry Walton, the first place Texas Men’s Championship winner; Brent Allen won first in wings; and Tom Dozier, who took home first place honors in both beans and salsa.

Fun and fellowship were a big part of the Texas Men's State Chili Cook-Off sanctioned by the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) in Johnson City this past week, but who boasted the winning recipe was the primary aim as the event returned to the Blanco County Fairgrounds....

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County Sales Taxes Gaining Ground

Blanco County can feel pretty good about its current economic standing thanks to March sales and tax revenues reported by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. Last month, the county's tax collections were up 6.10 percent. The county earned $29,495.53 compared to $27,797.84 the prior year during the same collection period in 2014....

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FFA and 4-H Horse Judging Teams Compete in Houston

The Junior 4-H team of Kali Dalland, Willow Grote, Shanon ONeil, Madelyn Allen, and Antonia ONeil took 1st place OVER ALL in the Junior division.

The Blanco County 4-H Jr Horse Judging Team and the Johnson City FFA Horse Judging Team started spring break by attending the Houston Horse Judging Contest in Katy Texas on March 9, 2015....

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Texas Men’s State Chili Cook-Off in Johnson City

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 Texas Men's State Chili Champion. Mark your...

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