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Thursday, December 4, 2014 • Posted December 15, 2014
Congratulations to Blake Caulkins, Wade North & Lauren Gravell for competing in FFA radio broadcasting. They definitely don’t have faces for radio!!!! They earned 4th place! Congratulations! Some of the former Johnson City citizens seen at Lights Spectacular: the Marshall & Susan Campbell family from Denton; the Amber 7 Ben Bales family from Marble Falls; the Kate & George Clower family from Corpus Christi; the Elizabeth & Chuck Stearns family from Canyon Lake, the Steven & Kristi Moreland f ...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014
I first became aware of Gene Fullmer at the ripe old age of twelve. I was attending a boxing event with a youth group at the Fair Grounds in Salt Lake City. One of my buddies pointed ringside and excitedly exclaimed, “There’s Gene Fullmer!” I stared blankly and asked, “Who’s Gene Fullmer?” Shortly after I first laid eyes on him, he won the world middleweight championship when he upset the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson by soundly winning a unanimous 15-round decision.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014
Save a life through H.O.P.E. (Hands on Practical Experience). It is a CPR class offered to the community at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 263 Spur 962 East in Cypress Mill on Tuesday, October 28th at 6 p.m. The class is free by R.S.V. P. by October 24th at 830-825-8001 or 830-868-7834. The North Blanco County Emergency Services District Board (NBCESD) met on Monday, October 20th at the Johnson City Volunteer Fire Department (JCVFD).
Thursday, October 16, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
“Hardtack, Bacon and Bad Coffee” started off a fun event for a room full of folks that turned out for the “Foods of the Civil War” fundraiser! Guests enjoyed an informative and entertaining program by Andy Lee of the Johnson City Civil War Roundtable in association with the Johnson City Library.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014
When I was in elementary school I enjoyed telling the story about the professor and the flea. The professor was studying the jumping ability of the flea. He set up an elaborate measuring device and then said to the flea, “Jump!” In his log book he wrote, “With all its legs the flea can jump 36 inches.” He pulled one leg off the flea and again gave the command, “Jump!” “With one leg missing,” he wrote, “the flea can jump 32 inches.” The good professor removed a third leg and ...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014
Due to the inclement weather last Saturday night the LBJ National Historic Park decided to postpone the performance of The Eggmen and the screening of “A Hard Day’s Night” At the LBJ Ranch. The new night will be Friday, October 3. At 5:30 pm The Eggmen will perform the first of two 50-minute sets.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 • Posted September 23, 2014
Edward and Mary Weirich as well as granddaughter Savannah Elkins recently returned from a Florida vacation--or was it a Water World vacation? The rain began before they reached Houston and continued off and on until the last couple of days of the trip. The Medieval Times museum in Kissimmee was of special interest because of instruments of torture that had been used to extract confessions and then punish those who admitted to witchcraft and other unchristian activities.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 • Posted September 22, 2014
I recently came across some biographies of some of my pioneer ancestors. They included a story about a Revolutionary War veteran who, in his old age, was driven from his home because of his religious beliefs. There was another soldier ancestor who, as a young unmarried man, took part in the longest infantry march in U.S.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Mary Garrett is out of the hospital and is doing well. Thanks to all for prayers and good wishes. It wasn’t as bad as it could have been. She also is going to have a birthday the last of this month. Remember the food pantry will need your on the 2nd.
Thursday, September 4, 2014 • Updated September 18, 2014 1:50 PM
In the year 1847 it took Brigham Young and his advance party of pioneers 111 days to travel 1,031 miles from Winters Quarters, Nebraska, to the valley of the Great Salt Lake. In that party were 143 men, 3 women and 2 children. In the next two decades prior to the coming of the railroad in 1869, more than 70,000 brave souls would follow that same trail.
Thursday, September 4, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Todd and Sandra Kneese recently took a trip to Grapevine, Texas, where they rode the Grapevine Vintage Train from Grapevine to the Fort Worth Stockyards, during the trip the train was also stopped by mock train robbers to show what it was like in the old days, after they stopped at the stockyards Todd and Sandra enjoyed a barbeque lunch and enjoyed the entertainment such as the longhorn cattle drive, the gunfight, and the going thru the many shops.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Eighteen lovely ladies celebrated the birthdays of three awesome ladies. Lucy Thomas, Jeanne Hardy & Joan Winters were honored for their September birthdays on Tuesday at El Agave. Funny how they all three turned 39!! ***** Josh and Nicole Henderson held a Housewarming BBQ Saturday to show off their new home. Family and friends came from all over Texas.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 • Posted September 16, 2014
Brandon Eller and wife Becky had a baby girl Isla Gail Eller early morning September 3. Joan Marasek is the proud grandmother. Opal Goebel (MeMe) now has 9 great grandchildren. Congratulations Addison, Ava, Becky and Brandon! Dilyn is here! She was born on September 8th weighing 7 lbs 13oz and 21in long!!!
Thursday, July 31, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014
Eighteen well-wishers helped Pat Dildine celebrate her “39th” birthday on Tuesday. They went to Lindig’s Café in Stonewall for good food & visiting. Katelynn & Haylee Williams of Burnet spent a few days with their Great-grandmother, Joy Watson. These girls had fun with “Grandma Joy”! Pecan Street Brewery was the site for another birthday celebration for Pat Dildine.
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.