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Thursday, May 22, 2014 • Posted May 23, 2014
Dear Editor, First of all, I am a founding member of Middle Creek Ranch (1983), so have almost 30 years of experience driving through this creek over the current low water crossing. It is absolutely, in my opinion, not a safety issue. With our dam right upstream of this crossing, only when the dam spillway overflows to the current crossing is there any issue.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 • Posted May 23, 2014
Dear Editor, Taxpayers should be aware that an 80’ clear span bridge is proposed and currently being engineered to replace the low water crossing on Middle Creek Road (CR 410). This bridge proposal is being propelled by Commissioner Paul Granberg based on the argument of a “safety” improvement. This bridge is costing $68,000 just for the engineering work and is estimated between $300,000 and $500,000 in construction cost from our hard earned county revenues.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 • Posted May 23, 2014
Question: I am 66 and plan to wait for my Social Security until I turn 70 so I can get the highest benefit possible. My wife is 63 and wants to start receiving benefits on my record even though it is less than her own retirement benefit. Can she do this and then apply for her own retirement when she is 70 to receive her maximum benefit? Answer: Unfortunately, she cannot do this.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 • Posted May 23, 2014
Stonewall, Texas - Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, in conjunction with the Fredericksburg Wal-Mart Store, are sponsoring the park’s annual fishing clinic June 7th from 10:00 a.m. to noon. This year, the LBJ Annual Fishing Day will be held along the banks of the Pedernales River just below the LBJ State Park Resource Center (Scout Hut), located at 2341 Ranch Road 1.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 • Posted May 23, 2014
The use of food stamps in Blanco County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition program. The proportion of Blanco County residents receiving food stamps hit 8.4 percent in 2011, according to the U.S.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 • Posted May 23, 2014 • Photos
Cross Country - 2013 Most Valuable Player boy – Wade North Most Valuable Player girl – Varsity Girls Team Volleyball - 2013 Most Improved Player – Kiley Wood Offensive Player of the Year – Victoria Mahar, Michala Zbytovsky Defensive Player of the Year – Brooke Wood Most Valuable Player – Whitney Wood Football - 2013 Toughest JV at Workout – Deven Downey/Garrett Wisdom Offensive Player of the Year - Preston Workman/Will Rutherford Defensive Player of the Year - Ga ...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 • Updated May 23, 2014 10:13 AM • Photos
Class Favorites and Senior Superlatives Mr and Miss LBJ: Jace Fry and Katie Porter Most Spirited: Kasper Blackwell & Matty Jones Friendliest: Jose Mesa & Courtney Stanton Citizenship: Jackie Medrano, Jace Fry, & Courtney Stanton Most Likely to Succeed: Anthony Capra & Laurie Sheldon Most Beautiful/Most Handsome: Jace Fry & Katie Porter Wittiest: Eduardo Martinez & Katelyn Barrientes (not pictured) Freshmen Class Fav’s: Deven Downey & Samantha Cross Sophomore Class Fav’s:Wade ...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 • Posted April 21, 2014 • Photos
Luckily, no one was injured when a vehicle left they highway and hit Dairy Queen manager, Faye Lechow’s truck sending it into the party room area of the restaurant. Jerry Barnette and his wife had just pulled out of the next parking space, avoiding being hit by minutes. “I had just walked in front of the pickup to get to our vehicle, which was parked by the driver's side of the pickup; my wife Barbara had walked behind the pickup” stated Barnette.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 • Posted April 21, 2014
Join your community in an overnight fight against Cancer! The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Blanco County will be held from 6 p.m. to 9:00 a.m, on April 26, 2014 at Blanco County Courthouse. Help support the goals of the American Cancer Society and honor a loved one by donating a luminaria.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 • Posted April 21, 2014
The April 14th JCISD School Board meeting was called to order at 6:01 pm. Board President Randy Brodbeck opened with the consent agenda consisting of a review of previous minutes, monthly expenditures, financial reports and a review of the district’s tax report. The board approved the consent agenda without discussion. The first item of action was consideration and possible approval of Update 99 affecting local policies.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 • Posted April 21, 2014
On April 26, 2014 Blanco County residents will have the opportunity to dispose of their large household trash items at the Blanco County – Progressive Waste Transfer Station. The event location is at 377 Transfer Road (between Johnson City and Blanco) and trash items will be accepted from 8am until 3pm. Household quantities of tires, lead acid and rechargeable batteries, electronics (including cell phones, telephones, computers, and televisions), motor oil, and antifreeze will be accepted.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 • Posted April 21, 2014 • Photos
This past week, LBJ Senior Preston Workman signed a letter of intent to play football at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene. Hardin-Simmons competes at the NCAA Division III level in Football in the American Southwest Conference. Other colleges in this conference include East Texas Baptist, Howard Payne University, La. College, Mary Hardin-Baylor and Sul Ross State University.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
The Johnson City Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Candidates Forum prior to the upcoming City Council election. All candidates are invited to participate and the public is encouraged to attend. This is meant to give the candidates a chance to let the citizens know what they stand for and what their intentions are if they are elected.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
The April 14th JCISD School Board meeting was called to order at 6:01 pm. Board President Randy Brodbeck opened with the consent agenda consisting of a review of previous minutes, monthly expenditures, financial reports and a review of the district’s tax report. The board approved the consent agenda without discussion. The first item of action was consideration and possible approval of Update 99 affecting local policies.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 • Posted April 10, 2014
Kermit Danz, 75, passed away April 7, 2014 in Temple, TX. He was born November 30, 1938 in Johnson City, TX to Casper and Doris Danz. Kermit was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughter, Shana Danz Harper; brothers, Michael Danz and George Danz and wife Rosie. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Masonic Cemetery in Johnson City with Rev.