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Blanco police officers seized 45 grams of meth and several gift cards and credit cards believed to be stolen. Photo courtesy of Blanco Police Department

Blanco police seize stolen credit cards and meth in traffic stop

FROM STAFF REPORTS BLANCO — A man and woman believed to be from the Los Angeles area are behind bars at Blanco County Jail after investigators seized 45 grams of methamphetamine and several stolen credit cards during a traffic stop, according to the Blanco Police Department. (more…)

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Blanco home burglary suspect found in bathroom recaptured after escaping custody

Blanco home burglary suspect found in bathroom recaptured after escaping custody

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BLANCO — After a nearly two-hour manhunt, authorities on July 10 captured a suspect who had escaped from a patrol vehicle when investigators were in the midst of processing a crime scene to which the man was linked, according to Blanco County officials. (more…)

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LEFT: Martin Joey Eng. RIGHT: Authorities have charged a man with making a terroristic threat after entering a Catholic church in Blanco and threatening to kill the parishioners because of their religious affiliation. Google photo

Blanco police: Man threatened to ‘kill Catholics’ at church

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BLANCO — A man wanted for threatening to “kill Catholics” turned himself in to authorities July 9 after police released a photo of the suspect captured on a cellphone by a parishioner during the suspect’s tirade at the church, according to the Blanco Police Department. (more…)

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Jury hands down life sentences in Blanco County kidnapping case

Jury hands down life sentences in Blanco County kidnapping case

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — A man convicted of kidnapping and raping an acquaintance in August 2016 will spend the rest of his life in prison after a Blanco County jury found him guilty on five out of six charges connected with the violent incident. (more…)

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Blanco woman receives 30 years in 2016 death of toddler

FROM STAFF REPORTS BLANCO — A 24-year-old woman pleaded guilty in State District Judge Allan Garrett’s courtroom May 17 for her role in the 2016 death of her daughter. The judged sentenced Jamie Petronella to 30 years in prison for her guilty plea to injury to a child for failing to seek medical attention for […]

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Blanco ISD counselor's resignation effective immediately

Blanco ISD counselor’s resignation effective immediately

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BLANCO — The Blanco Independent School District board of trustees on April 17 accepted the resignation effective immediately of a middle school counselor accused of having an improper relationship with a student. (more…)

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DA’s office gets funding for potential Blanco death penalty case

DA’s office gets funding for potential Blanco death penalty case

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BLANCO — The Texas Governor’s Office awarded the 33rd/424th Judicial District Attorney’s Office a $223,000 grant Dec. 13 for costs associated with an upcoming capital murder trial that could potentially result in the state seeking the death penalty, officials said. (more…)

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Man shoots at officers during domestic violence investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS BLANCO — A 50-year-old man remains in custody after firing at least two shots at law enforcement during a brief domestic violence call just east of Blanco, authorities say. (more…)

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