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At the July 11 meeting of the governing body of Blanco, council members voted to adopt a Proclamation honoring members of Blanco’s police, fire, and EMS departments. Because of a brush fire in progress north of Johnson City at the time of the meeting, only Police Chief Mike Ritchey was present to accept his certificate.
The Office of Inspector General would like to alert everyone to fraudulent automated calls being made to citizens in Texas and elsewhere by individuals posing as being with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Inspector General’s Office. The caller states “your Social Security number has been flagged for fraud” and requests an immediate call back to (512) 937-2871.
Blanco County crews worked overnight Tuesday, July 11 and through Wednesday, July 12 to oversee cleanup operations and extinguish hot spots of a vegetation fire that consumed over 350 acres in rural Blanco County and injured none. The fire began early afternoon on Tuesday when reports say a resident near FM 1323 and Trails End Road was barbecuing. Embers got away from the barbecue pit and caught surrounding grass on fire. Johnson City Volunteer Fire Department an ...
Due to a financial oversight caught by a recent audit of the City of Blanco’s finances, the current contract with the newly-formed Blanco Visitors’ Bureau must be terminated. Members of the board and the director, Anthony Fasano, received the word at a special city council meeting on June 28. In a divided vote, council voted to terminate the contract after learning that money from Hotel-Motel taxes which should have been put in a special visitors’ bureau account were acciden ...
By Kellie Bucy Blanco County Commissioners met for a budget workshop on Wednesday, July 5. Elected officials and other county funded entities were represented to present their concerns and budgetary requests. The workshop’s purpose was to discuss budget concerns and answer any questions Commissioners may have had before formulating the final draft of the 2017 budget. The special meeting opened with a moment of silence for the death of a former Blanco County Com ...


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