Johnson City Record Courier
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 • Posted December 22, 2014
Johnson City’s Living Nativity Pageant had another successful run this season, showing almost 2,000 people the true meaning of Christmas. It wasn’t a record, but it wasn’t far short of one. A pastor from a San Antonio church came to Johnson City with his wife to see the lights, and found the pageant once they arrived. “We’ll be back next year,” he promised, “with a busload from our church!” For more than 50 years, the light-and-sound production at the First United Methodist ...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 • Posted December 22, 2014
We are looking at a series of lessons on being optimistic. Remember optimism is that hopeful outlook that is exciting and that speaks of possibility. Last week we considered being optimistic toward forgiveness. From the scriptures we learn that there is forgiveness with God (Psalm 130:4). When we meet the Father’s terms of pardon He promises to forgive us as we see in Hebrews 8:12.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 • Posted December 22, 2014
Once upon a time there was a young boy who struggled to find the perfect Christmas gift for his father. A mail-order tie from the Sears & Roebuck catalogue just didn’t seem to be the answer. Living on a small farm in the midst of the Great Depression with its shortage of cash money made Christmas shopping all the more difficult.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 • Posted December 22, 2014 • Photos
One of the memories I have of growing up in the Pleasant Hill community is of attending the Early Bird 4-H meetings and the Christmas party held at the December meeting. Members bring Christmas decorations for the Christmas tree. My mother, Dorothy Uecker has the same memory as a member when the club was formed in 1952.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 • Posted December 22, 2014
For now, the Pleasant Hill Rocky Community Club (PHRCC) can still enjoy access to the building that has served as their meeting place and the location of the their annual Smorgasbord event. In September of of 2013, Trent Lindig, great-grandson to original owner of the two-room school located about eight miles out of Johnson City, filed a lawsuit against the group, for ‘Declaratory Relief/Tortious Interference with a Business Relationship.” Lindig asserted in his filing that because the gro ...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 • Posted December 22, 2014
Delores Fenton’s “Sister” group along with other friends and family had a wonderful Christmas celebration on Saturday December the 6th at Sandra Wilson’s in Coleman, Texas. Everyone enjoyed great food and a Chinese Christmas exchange. Big Johnson City group went to Las Vegas for the PBR Rodeo. Felps, Rowes, & Hohenbergers were just some of the travelers.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 • Posted December 22, 2014
The 45th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting being held on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 at 6 p.m., here at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site. This tradition was started 45 years ago in the Hill Country community by President and Mrs. Johnson. This is a memorable family evening for all to experience the heritage of the Texas Hill Country and continue the legacy of Lyndon B.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 • Posted December 22, 2014
JCVFD responded to a call on Sunday Dec. 7 around 2:45 pm and were directed to the home of Susan and David Hamm where they found the garage and attached workshop fully involved with fire and heavy smoke. Round Mountain VFD provided automatic aid and Blanco VFD was called for additional water supply support.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 • Posted December 22, 2014
We have city ordinances to protect and keep citizens safe. The same reason we have stop signs, speed limits, and other laws. The city of Johnson City has worked on ordinance enforcement for years but has had to rely on police officers finding time to do the job. This past summer the city was able to hire a part time Ordinance Enforcement Officer, Wyatt Kraft.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 • Posted December 22, 2014
Blanco County residents have an opportunity to bid farewell to outgoing County Judge Bill Guthrie and Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Terry Carter on Dec. 22 at a reception slated for after the regular commissioners’ court meeting. After decades of service, both are retiring. Guthrie has been in public service for decades, first as a justice of the peace and then as county judge.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 • Updated December 22, 2014 10:56 AM
On Friday, October 24th, the LBJ High School Student Council will be sponsoring the annual Fall Blood Drive in the LBJ High School Gym. Technicians will be available to from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. To sign up for a particular time spot, please call the high school office at 830-868-4025; drop-ins are also welcomed.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 • Posted December 22, 2014 • Photos
When Holiday lights start to shine, most start to think about Christmas, but for rodeo fans the first two weeks of December only mean one thing, Las Vegas! This year marked the 30th year that Las Vegas hosted the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Cowboys and cowgirls from all over the US, Canada, Brazil and Australia compete all year in hopes of qualifying in the top 15 in the world to have a chance at 7.6 million dollars.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 • Posted December 15, 2014
John Hall Thomas MD, 70, of Round Mountain Texas, TX died peacefully in Van Horn, Texas on November 23, 2014. Born October 22, 1944 in Austin, Texas, he was the second child of the late John Fulton Thomas MD and Martha Hall Thomas. John earned his undergraduate degree at University of Texas, Austin where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 • Posted December 15, 2014
Clemente “Junior” Bocanegra” Castillo, 68, passed away November 19, 2014 in Austin surrounded by his family. Junior was born in Austin to Clemente and Lorenza Castillo. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Jose Carmelo Villarreal and Maximilian Castillo; granddaughter, Jessica Flores and grandson Fernando Paul Flores.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 • Posted December 15, 2014 • Photos
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