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San Antonians watch the Edwards Aquifer level to know it falls low enough to trigger changes drought status and mandatory changes in water use. Austinites keep an eye on the water levels at Lake Travis and Lake Austin for similar status that affect water use restrictions. So what should Blanco city and county residents monitor? Despite the 2 to 6 inches of rain Blanco County received during Hurricane Harvey, Stage 1 drought restrictions are still in effect for all communities drawing wate ...
Store management confirmed that the Stripes Store, 1138 US-281, is part of the sale from parent company Sunoco Oil to 7-Eleven. Local sources have not yet received a time line for transition or information about any succession planning. The Stripes Store, including the Laredo Taco Company, employs up to 30 people at any time. In April, Stripes Stores’ parent company, Sunoco, agreed to divest a majority of convenience stores to 7-Eleven for $3.3 billion in cash plus fuel, merchandise a ...
Twin Sisters Dance Hall will hold its third annual “Raise the Roof” fundraiser from 9 a.m. to midnight on Sept. 23, 2017. Funds raised from the event will benefit restoration and preservation of the historic hall. Twin Sisters Dance Hall was built in the mid-1870s by German immigrant Max Krueger, to serve as a community dance hall, as a place where the families could go to dance, share meals and fellowship. After the major drought in Texas from 1908 to 1912, Krueger sold the hall to H ...
When the call came into Blanco County EMS for support for Hurricane Harvey in advance of landfall, Chief Ben Oakley didn’t hesitate for a second. “When Blanco County had its flood in 2015, the communities needing help now were the same communities that sent resources here to help us,” said Chief Oakley.
K-9 Officer Maverick was sworn in by Mayor Herden as a state of Texas police officer, commissioned by the Blanco Police Department, who presented him with his new badge Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Maverick, a two-year-old Belgian Malinois, a type of Belgian sheepherding dog popular for law enforcement and military operations due to its intelligence, strength and agility, joined the Blanco Police force in November 2016.

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