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Wed, November 15, 2017 4:21 PM
The road to opening a destination wildlife museum has been full of twists and turns for owner Jerry Ayer, who could be considered a taxidermist to the stars. He currently operates a traveling museum, loading up a variety of his collection of animals, fish and reptiles to present at schools throughout Texas.
HNB to Open Blanco Branch A new financial institution will open Dec. 4, 2017, at 401 Main St., site of the former PEC service office. HNB, headquartered in Hondo and with locations in Bandera, Uvalde and Leakey, will be a loan production office for now, according to Stormy Pruitt, regional president. “We stress hometown customer service with modern technology,” Pruitt said.
Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors has selected Julie Parsley to lead the nation’s largest and fastest-growing distribution electric cooperative. Parsley is a former partner of Parsley Coffin Renner, a law firm specializing in utility regulations. “We’re proud to share that Julie Parsley will be joining the PEC family,” Board President Emily Pataki said.
Celebrating its 27th year, the Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA), a partnership of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Wildlife Association, continues to recognize the contributions landowners, land managers and responsible hunters make to managing and conserving wildlife and habitat on Texas’ private and public lands. To kick off the 2017-2018 hunting season, the TBGA has re-established the program’s objectives and modified entry requirements.
Johnson City Volunteer Fire Department Chief Roy Burdett reported that brush being burned Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at the Low Ranch off Stubbs Road was put out but additional burn piles were ignited on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. “Thursday at noon they were still lighting piles and weren’t watching the weather forecast,” Chief Burdett said. According to Weather Underground, Johnson City experienced average humidity of 56 degrees, with wind speeds averaging 6 mph, and gusting to 30 mph t ...

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