Johnson City Record Courier
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September 2, 2010 Issue
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Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
The Johnson City Library and Community Action have teamed up to bring you FREE GED preparation classes. Community Action, Inc of Hays, Caldwell, and Blanco Counties provides adult education programs that span a ten county area in rural central Texas. These services include GED preparation classes, English as a second language, English Literacy and Civics, and basic literacy instruction.
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010 • Photos
Do you remember the excitement back in November of 2008 when LCRA purchased a 222-acre parcel just off of 281 on the Pedernales River? What about when site cleanup began the following February? Or maybe when a small portion of the Pedernales River Nature Park was opened in May, 2009 for limited day recreational use?
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
According to Blanco County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Terry Carter, Freeman, 53, had gone out to his ranch Thursday afternoon and was using a box blade on a tractor to build a stock tank. It’s believed Freeman had driven the tractor to the top of the 10 foot tall levy he was building. Carter said it appeared the tractor had gone off the side of the embankment, rolled over, and caused serious blunt force trauma to Freeman’s head.
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
On Friday, August 27, 2010 the city council of Johnson City met in a special session to accept the resignation of long standing Mayor, Kermit Roeder. Upon advice from the City Attorney, Pat McGowan, Roeder’s resignation needed to be effective immediately before the council could declare a temporary successor. Roeder then officially asked the city council to accept his resignation.
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
Last Friday, the three men involved in the attempted heist of the Cattleman’s National Bank in Round Mountain received their sentencing. Two of the three illegal citizens were handed down 20 years in a U.S. prison for bank robbery and weapons charges – while the third man only received 17 years as part of a plea agreement. According to witnesses and court documents, the assailants jabbed a gun into the stomach of Cattleman’s National Bank Vice President, George Schu ...
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"WOW! Has it really been 60 years?" expressed James Ross on Thursday, August 26, 2010, while drinking his coffee with his lovely and only bride, Yvonne. "I wouldn’t change a thing!" stated James Ross while Yvonne gave a Mona Lisa smile, knowing that he meant it. She is the rock, organizer, and encourager of the family.
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
St. John’s Catholic Church Fall Festival, Saturday, Sept. 25, 6:30-11:00 p.m. with BBQ dinner, live auction, and dance featuring Donnie Jung and his band, Spare Change. Auction items include football autographed by former Coaches Royal, Bellard, Dykes and Slocum; tickets to UT and A&M football games; sides of beef and more!
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
The Pedernales Soil and Water Conservation District and the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) invite the public, and any organization or agencies with an interest in agriculture or conservation to attend a Local Work Group Meeting/Listening Session to be held at First United Methodist Church in Johnson City. This meeting will be on September 8 at 9:30 A.M. The purpose of this meeting is to receive input from a broad range of local agencies, organizations, businesses, ...
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
We invite you to join us on Sunday, October 3, 2010, beginning at 11am for a scrumptious homemade Mexican dinner. Plates include cheese enchiladas, tamale, taco, rice, beans, tortilla, homemade salsa and a dessert. You may dine in or to go plates will be available. Donations for lunch will be accepted at the door (suggested donation $7). In addition, we will be selling baked goods and chances for raffle prizes.
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Wiser Construction, LLC will begin work adding shoulders and guardrail to various locations in Gillespie, Blanco and Kendall Counties. The 32 mile project on RM 783, RM 1623, FM 2093 and RM 1888 is scheduled to begin Thursday, August 26, 2010. The $ 3 million project is scheduled for completion in the Summer of 2011. "Safety improvements such as adding shoulders, left-turn lanes, cable and concrete barrier ...
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The Johnson City Volunteer Fire Department has elected their new administration and line officers they are as follows: back row, left to right: Whitney Liesmann (Asst. Chief), Roy Burdett (Chief), Crickett Goff (Lieutenant), Paul Penick (Vice-President), Jed Felps (Lieutenant), James Dildine (President). Front row, left to right: Donna Ralph (Secretary), Vicki Ralph (Treasurer).
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Columns
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
Well, here is another week and can you believe the awesome weekend we had? Cool mornings that just take your breath away. We could use some rain and some seems to slowly be slipping into the forecast. We should maybe say a prayer or two for some rain. So this is what we are praying for.
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
It is Friday morning, and a beautiful day. I got up and headed to the big city of Stonewall, Texas. My new found cousin and some of her quilting friends were staying at the Quilt Retreat there. I had been invited before to check it out and did not make it,, so I really wanted to get there this time.
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
I have often heard the expressions "when Hell freezes over," and "when pigs fly." We may not live in Hell, but it’s certainly been hot as Hell for the past few days. But wouldn’t you know it that last Saturday morning - although we didn’t have a freeze – our low was a cool 55 degrees!
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
*****Tuesday was a big day at the Kevin Carter home with friends and family. They celebrated their oldest daughter Torrey’s engagement. *****Did you happen to catch the news report regarding Channel 36 KXAN on the Johnson City Recycling Center? It aired at 6 pm, on Wednesday, August 25. *****Joe Summy began teaching PHD classes at the University of Texas – San Antonio on Thursday, August 26th. *****Madeline Elizabeth Clower was born August 25, 2010 at 12:4 ...
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010 • Photos
Don’t miss the 11th Anniversary of the Wild Game Dinner fundraiser scheduled for October 2nd in Johnson City, at the Blanco County Show Barn, beginning at 5:00 PM. Game Dinner tickets are available for $15.00 per person. Included in the price will be the best wild game you have ever eaten, door prize chance and dance until midnight with The Mike Clifford Band.
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
At the August 26, 2010 meeting of the Blanco-Pedernales Groundwater Conservation District, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to set the District’s Ad Valorem Tax Rate at 2.31 cents per $100 valuation, down slightly from the 2.46 cents assessed during the previous two years. In addition, the Board voted to keep all administrative fees the same as the previous year. As an example, the owner of a home appraised at $200,000 will pay the District $3 less in taxes in the comin ...
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010 • Photos
Jonathan Schulze bagged this Axis Deer on August 22 at his grandparents ranch in Segovia. Being very proud of it, he is dipping into his savings to have it mounted.
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
What’s That Weather Doing? In case you are a newcomer to the Texas Hill Country, this has not been our typical Spring, Summer or any season so far this year. We have experienced one of the coolest June and July months ever, and yet another record high August, except for those two teasers Fall days toward the end of the month.
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010 • Photos
"Gardening for Wildlife" will be the presentation given by Elizabeth McGreevy at the September 18th meeting of the Highland Lakes Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas. "By inviting wildlife to seek refuge on our property, the homeowner can watch, enjoy and appreciate wild things up close and personal," said Fred Zagst, vice president of the group and program chairman.
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
Gardeners assembling their arsenal of weapons for control of weeds next spring should stock up on a good dose of patience. This is especially true for people who do not want to overdose on lawn poisons, but are not exactly sure what to do without them. In addition to patience, add two more things: experimentation and accepting nature’s imperfections.
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
Dear Editor, Senator Troy Fraser and Representative Patrick Rose have really been cranking up the volume in their attack on the PEC. At the August PEC Board meeting they denounced the Board – one which, for the first time, was elected by PEC owners (that is, its members). During his comments, Fraser threatened to dissolve or "break-up"
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
What makes a teacher chose a career that requires spending eight hours a day with twenty one children? Just imagine; take even your best child (or grandchild), multiply by twenty-one and then imagine spending every day, eight hours a day with each and every one of them for about nine months out of the year.
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
Blanco County Sheriff’s Office Reports These reports were filed between Aug. 7 and Aug. 12. Aug. 7 • 281 NB 3rd. 12:12 AM. Traffic Stop • Main St. Riverside Bar. 12:19 AM. Traffic Stop • River Run and 1623. 12:54 AM. Suspicious Activity • 281 N and Shell Station. 1:29 AM. Traffic Stop • 18 Main St., Blanco.
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Religion
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
Job was exactly right when he said, "man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble" (Job 14:1). At times, life can be overwhelming. There are so many things that cause us to hurt and often the burdens we have to bear are more than we can handle on our own.
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
Six words changed Martin Luther’s life and gave him a special place in history: "The just shall live by faith." Biblical writers repeated these words four times, underscoring their importance. Luther learned that the life that pleases God not only begins but continues in faith. His discovery of this principle, appearing in his writings, later brought faith to John Wesley, who birthed the Methodist church, and through him to millions of others.
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School
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010 • Photos
FFA Officers serve their school and community, every chance they get. So to start off the school year the Johnson City FFA Officers (Zachary Denton, Noel Porter, Shania Dubose, Chandler Wagner, Ashley Bargsley, Slater Sultemeier, Melinda Holdridge, Kendra Smith, Garrett Deike, & Kelly Wright), cooked their Annual Breakfast for Teachers on Friday August 27th.
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Kelya Jureczki was presented the first annual Sharon Fussell Scholarship in the amount of $2000. It is a scholarship based on academics, athletics, and community service. This scholarship was made possible by the Sharon Fussell family and contributions by the Chevron Matching Gift Program. Kelya is attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock, in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
Six high school students in Pedernales Electric’s service area will win a trip to Washington, D.C., as part of PEC’s 2011 Youth Tour Contest. Students on the annual Youth Tour learn about electric cooperatives, American history and U.S. government; participate in National Youth Day; visit with their House and Senate representatives; and explore historic sites around Washington, D.C. This year, students will write 700-word essays that respond to the question, "As new techn ...
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Sports
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010 • Photos
The LBJ Eagles took the field Friday night with a new attitude, and it paid off. The Eagles overtook the Granger Lions with a score of 27 to 14. A well-played defense was a definite determining factor in the win over the Lions. The game got off to a slow start with an entire first half that seemed to drag on forever.
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010 • Photos
On Saturday, August 22nd, the third and fourth grade Eagles traveled to Llano to take on the San Saba Armadillos. It was the first football game of the season and the first game ever in pads for many of the players. The boys played great! The Eagles held San Saba scoreless, recording their first shutout.
Thursday, September 2, 2010 • Posted September 2, 2010
The Lady Eagles had a challenging week against some tough teams. The Varsity continued early season by playing Evant last Tuesday night. They had a fairly easy win in four games: 25-23, 17-25, 24-26, and 25-19. Friday night Johnson City hosted Ingram in their very first meeting. Although the ladies fought hard to win, they fell: 15-25,12-25, and 19-25.