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Possible Road Closure


Public works will be working at the intersection of Fulcher and Kendalia Tuesday (8/9/22), and road closure is expected.  Thru traffic will be restricted, and rerouted.  Please refrain from traveling this way to help ensure the safety of crews, and limit traffic congestion if possible.

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Historic Preservation Officer Vacancy


Our longtime Historic Preservation Officer (HPO), Mr. Rudy Nino, has officially retired from this role and the City is looking for his replacement. We'd like to express our sincere appreciation for all the hard work Mr. Nino’s contributed over the past five years as our HPO. This officer shall administer the ordinance and advise the historic preservation commission on matters submitted to it. If you are interested in becoming the City's new HPO, please send your resume to or drop it off at City Hall.

Read More & Blue Address Sign Update


The National Integrated Heat Health Information System recently launched which serves as the premier source of information regarding heat and health for the nation. This website will also help decision-makers and the public understand and reduce the health risks of extreme heat.

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Mayor's Update: HWY 281 Expansion Update


A Town Hall regarding updates to HWY 281 took place on Tuesday, July 19. TxDOT plans to move vehicles via HWY 281 as an alternate route for motorists traveling from San Antonio to Georgetown (currently via I-35). Plans are underway for the expansion of HWY 281 north and south of the City of Blanco and construction is estimated to begin in 2027. This expansion will be approximately 18.9 miles and includes the HWY 281/290 intersection. The number of lanes has not been decided at this time, but there is a possibility parts might increase to six lanes. The City is looking at solutions that will help and hopefully divert some of this traffic off of Blanco City Limits. A possible relief route around the square is being studied currently. If this relief route is approved, it will fall on the City to pay for and accumulate the land needed. TxDOT has an open house for the Blanco County HWY 281 Expansion scheduled for Fall 2022 and should have more information to present at that time. I encourage citizens to contact the state and/or federal elected officials regarding this expansion. In the meantime, the City will continue to work with TxDOT and Blanco County throughout this process to achieve the best results for the community while maintaining the City’s small-town charm. As always, I will keep citizens informed and involved throughout the process.

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Stage 3 Water Restrictions


As of July 20, 2022, the City of Blanco has implemented Stage 3 water restrictions for all customers of the City of Blanco.

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Town Hall: HWY-281 Updates PowerPoint


A town hall took place on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at the Gem of the Hills. The City provided a brief update on the future of HWY 281 and representatives from TxDot were there to answer questions. The presentation from the Town Hall can be found below. 

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Extreme Heat Conditions


ERCOT has issued a conservation appeal and is asking for energy conservation for today, so please conserve energy between noon and 8 p.m. 

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Notice of Burn Ban & Prohibition of Use of Fireworks in the City


Please take notice that a county-wide burn ban is currently in effect.  Therefore, except for any City-sponsored discharge for public display, the use of fireworks within the city limits of Blanco is prohibited.

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Stage 2 Water Restrictions


As of June 22, 2022, the City of Blanco has implemented Stage 2 water restriction for all customers of the City of Blanco.

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Temporary Street Closure


11th Street between Mesquite and Greenlawn will be closed due to construction from Tuesday through Friday (6/21-24) this week. 

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In 2021, the City of Blanco detected 8 contaminants in the drinking water and 1 of them were above the EPA accepted level for drinking water. Please go to to view your 2021 annual water quality report and learn more about your drinking water. This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water. For a translation of the water quality report or to speak with someone about the report please call 830-833-4525.  If you would like a paper copy mailed to your home, please call 830-833-4525.

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Mayor Update: 281 Survey, Employment, and STR Permit


I hope everyone had a wonderful time and stayed cool this past weekend at the 17th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival. Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers and the Blanco Chamber of Commerce for putting this festival together!

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