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STR ordinance


On May 10, 2022, the City Council passed a short-term rental ordinance.

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BHPC Opening


There has recently been an opening on the Blanco Historic Preservation Commission. Interested citizens can download the application here and submit it to City Hall in person or e-mail it to Come help document and preserve the history of our beloved City. 

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Blanco Attains International Dark Sky Community Status


We are so excited to finally announce that after 15 years of work, the City of Blanco has earned the designation by the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) as an International Dark Sky Community (IDSC)! As of Jan. 2022, there are only 195 designated IDA Dark Sky Places in the world and now Blanco is one of only 37 communities in the world to have earned this distinction. The City was officially notified of the award at the Annual Gathering of the Blanco County Friends of the Night Sky at the Los Senderos Ranch on April 26th. We are so proud of this accomplishment and would like to thank everyone who helped during this long journey to become an International Dark Sky Community.  

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Councilmember Barron's Latest Update 4/10/22


Good morning, Neighbors,
     It's almost time for our April Council meeting. This will be the last meeting of the current Council. Remember that there is a city election on Saturday, May 7, with new members sworn in at the May 10, Council meeting. This Wednesday, April 13 at 6:00 there will be a candidate forum at the Courthouse. Please be sure to attend to learn more about the candidates.

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Trash-Off Information


The City of Blanco will be hosting their Trash-Off event during the last week of March; this event is open to City of Blanco citizens only and citizens will be required to show a voucher before unloading at the City Yard. Vouchers are available at City Hall during business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The City Yard, located at 455 Jones Avenue, will be open March 28 through April 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 2 from 8 a.m. to noon. Materials such as trash, metal, batteries, electronics, cars, etc., will be accepted at this location. Tires, paints, household garbage, and animals/carcasses will not be accepted at the City Yard. Both dumpster diving and scavenging are prohibited. The City reserves the right to refuse any load that may be harmful or unsafe to persons or property, and is not responsible for any accidents, or damage, to personal property while participating in the Trash-Off event. This is a "rain or shine" event. 

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Blanco County Wildfire Threat Disaster Declaration


The County Judge has declared a local state of disaster based on the threat of large wildfires in Blanco County, Texas. "A person violates this order by burning any combustible material, outside of an enclosure which serves to contain all flames, and/or SPARKS, or orders such burning by others. This order also prohibits any activity that can reasonably be expected to produce sparks in proximity to combustible material."

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