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Oct. 10, 2017, was a red-letter day for Real Ale Brewing Company, as long-awaited tanks arrived for installation in a newly constructed brew house. Three ships carrying nine containers from Germany were forced to stay in the Gulf of Mexico during Hurricane Harvey; and when they came into the port of Houston, the trailers scheduled to carry them to Blanco had to have their axles repaired because of floodwater damage. But all the anxiety and delays were forgotten as the first truck carrying ...
A truck hit a power pole next to the Texas Regional Bank drive thru at the corner of Main (US 281) and 4th St. at 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The power flashed off for a few seconds on that grid. Pedernales Electric Cooperative crews from Canyon Lake and Marble Falls repaired the pole and restored power to nearby businesses and homes. “We were without power from the time of the accident until 7:30 a.m.,” said Ramona Covey, Texas Regional State Bank vice president.
Blanco Independent School District played host to Lexington for the Homecoming football game last week, and the festivities concluded with a dance Saturday night, Oct. 14, 2017, sponsored by Project Graduation. Homecoming activities took place throughout the week, including a pep rally following Wednesday’s parade, half-time celebrations and the crowning of 2017 Queen Mia Albrecht, nominated by the National Honor Society.
For Blanco County Game Warden Sam Smith, the start of hunting season has him back on land, after patrolling the county’s rivers and nearby Canyon Lake by kayak and boat, March through August. “The population of the county seems to triple when deer season starts,” said Smith. Smith is the only state game warden assigned to Blanco County, and one of 14 officers in the seven-county reporting through the Kerrville field office, as part of the San Antonio region of the Texas Parks & Wild ...
I was honored to represent the city at the annual Texas Municipal League conference in Houston last week. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the issues and challenges that other cities are facing, along with presentations on programs and initiatives that are working. The fact that Houston could even host the conference six weeks after Hurricane Harvey is a testament to the resiliency of that city as well as the Lone Star state.

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