Johnson City Record Courier
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December 6, 2012 Issue
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Thursday, December 6, 2012 • Posted December 6, 2012 • Photos
Santa (Blake Jenkins) and Mrs. Claus (Milly Pletcher) made an appearance in Johnson City Tuesday night. JCISD 4th grade students performed in their Christmas program for friends and family. The different grade levels performed throughout the week. Mr. Anders has done an amazing job with the programs this year.
Thursday, December 6, 2012 • Posted December 6, 2012 • Photos
The Living Nativity Pageant is back for another season of 20 performances at the First United Methodist Church. The pageant is the annual gift to the community from the members of the church, who have been producing it for more than 50 years, drawing visitors from all over Texas and surrounding states.
Thursday, December 6, 2012 • Posted December 6, 2012
The City Council of Johnson City met Tuesday, December 4th, 2012. There were no petitions from the public. The first agenda item to be heard was a petition from Billie Jean Parker regarding the annexation of her property in 2006. Her parcel was included in a group of lots that the State of Texas allowed the city to annex if sewer and water were provided for the landowners.
Thursday, December 6, 2012 • Posted December 6, 2012
“What better way to get into the Christmas spirit,” said Vickie Pautz, “than to listen to the wonderful music of the season?” The Blanco County Community Choir will perform at the Community Church of the Hills in Johnson City on Friday, December 7th at 8:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, December 9th at the First Baptist Church of Blanco at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 6, 2012 • Posted December 6, 2012 • Photos
This buck was taken by Blake Caulkins at Sandy with a bow and arrow!
Thursday, December 6, 2012 • Posted December 6, 2012
The Johnson City Library would like to invite you to attend their Fourth Anniversary Celebration and Open House. On December 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. you can come and enjoy the celebration and holiday festivities. The first 25 guests will receive a free book bag. There will be food and fun for everyone with Holiday music at 4 p.m.
Thursday, December 6, 2012 • Posted December 6, 2012
There’s a new organization in the area. About a year ago, the late Blanco County Sheriff, Bill Elsbury, had a vision for a new group that would promote and encourage stronger communication and collaboration among the various Sheriffs’ offices in the local judicial district. So, with Sheriff Elsbury as the cornerstone, the Hill Country Law Encforcement Association (HCLEA) was formed.
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Columns
Thursday, December 6, 2012 • Posted December 6, 2012
Here in the Hill Country, red juniper cedar trees grow rampant. They are the source of the dreaded “cedar fever” November through January, when the pollen of the male trees puff into the air, causing sneezing, ear aches, sinus infections, pneumonia, and stuffy head symptoms in almost everyone. With huge amounts of pollen, every bodies immune system is overwhelmed, often allowing other bugs to take hold.
Thursday, December 6, 2012 • Posted December 6, 2012
Cindy Leonard, RN, (Wesley Nurse) does our chair exercises and the next ones are for December 11th, 13th, 18th, 21st, 27th 2012. The last week of November will have no exercises. Everything starts at 9:30 am and screening will still be available every Thursday. Screening will be done right after the exercises at 10:30 am.
Thursday, December 6, 2012 • Posted December 6, 2012
*****The new Daughters of Republic of Texas Chapter in Blanco County will have there first organization meeting Saturday December 15th, 2012, from 10 am till 1 pm in Blanco County Annex Meeting Room. To be considered for membership please go to http://www.drtinfo.org/membership-2/how-to-become-a-member.*****Sean, Tim and Patty Elliott had a wonderful 4 relaxing days visiting with family in Denver right before Thanksgiving!
Thursday, December 6, 2012 • Posted December 6, 2012
El Nino is Neutral From all the reports that I have read, heard, or seen, it appears that El Nino has gone neutral. There is always a chance for it to turn around, however, we need to plan, as if it will not. We need to start thinking of conservation measures that we can each do as every little bit adds up to huge savings.
Thursday, December 6, 2012 • Posted December 6, 2012
To the Editor: Many thanks to all who planned and implemented this year’s Christmas lighting event. For my daughter, grandson and me, it was the best one ever. To stand beneath the exploding fireworks made us feel as if we were inside the beautiful sparkling lights, yet not a spark touched us.
Thursday, December 6, 2012 • Posted December 6, 2012
Dear Editor,And, Dear Betty, I actually believe that it was sometime between God and Mr. Jefferson “that it was determined that all men are created equal.” Yes, “one person’s opinion is not more important than another’s.” Unfortunately, that includes yours also and it is fundamental to our Fourth Estate that you and everyone else, so inclined, be welcomed to “publish or perish.” To suggest, as you did in your letter to the editor last week, tha ...
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Religion
Thursday, December 6, 2012 • Posted December 6, 2012
My old mother would have begun the conversation in one of two ways—1) If that don’t beat a hen a’peckin’ or 2) Ain’t it the “beatenest” thing? Then, she’d set in on detailing the conundrum faced by Americans across the land during these “whiz-by” days—right on the heels of Thanksgiving with Christmas staring us right in the face.
Thursday, December 6, 2012 • Posted December 6, 2012
If you are in Christ Jesus, then your goal in life should be to be more like Him. The Apostle John said, “He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked” (1 John 2:6). Through transformation we can become more and more like Jesus every day (Romans 8:9; 12:1-2; Colossians 3:1-4).
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School
, After School Director
Thursday, December 6, 2012 • Posted December 6, 2012
After a long Thanksgiving break the Head Start (HS) After School Program received a “drop-in” licensing review. Having been a TEA peer monitor myself, and as a director I appreciate these unannounced reviews. A school should always be prepared for a monitoring review at anytime. And, if a school is managed properly there shouldn’t be any surprises when a monitor suddenly and surprisingly appears.
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Sports
Thursday, December 6, 2012 • Posted December 6, 2012 • Photos
The LBJ Eagle varsity boys basketball team played four games this past week, 3 of them in the annual LBJ tournament and ended up winning 2 of the 4 games to improve their record to 3-4. The Eagles started the week with a victory over the Center Point Pirates by a score of 46-36.
Thursday, December 6, 2012 • Posted December 6, 2012
The 7B Lady Eagles worked very hard and topped Lago Vista, 8-4 on Monday night. “The girls did a great job of trying to run the offense and hustled every single play of the game,” Coach Trujillo said. Alexis McDougal was the top player with 4 points and several rebounds.
Thursday, December 6, 2012 • Posted December 6, 2012
Congratulations to the Lady Eagle Varsity Basketball Team on their victory over Randolph Tuesday night. They won by a score of 37-32. Whitney Wood was the Player of the Game, she had 17 points, 15 rebounds and 8 steals. It was a hard fought game and the Lady Eagles really came through in the second half outscoring Randolph 23-16 to get the win.