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The City of Blanco provides these links to community resources as a service to citizens. For resources related to the city and its services, see the City Departments and the Reference Documents pages.


Education

Blanco Independent School District
Blanco ISD is a TEA "Recognized" school district. They are a member of UIL Districts 8-AA and 13-AA and have active and competitive programs in athletics, band, FFA, UIL academics, and One Act Play, among others. Blanco Independent School District encompasses 378 square miles and is located primarily in Blanco, although touching or including sections of Hays, Comal, Kendall and Gillespie counties.


Government

Blanco County
The county seat is located in Johnson City, 14 miles north on US Highway 281 from Blanco. The county website provides contact information and resources for the county, including county judge, commissioners, county attorney, county clerk, sheriff, tax assessor-collector, justices of the peace, and district court.

Blanco County Transportation and Economic Development Plan
The Blanco County Transportation and Economic Development Plan was approved by the Blanco County Commissioners Court on Feb. 23, 2021. It was developed in a collaboration between Blanco County, CAPCOG, TxDOT, and TTI as a vision for economic growth and trasnportation improvements to guide Blanco County through the year 2040. 

State of Texas
Texas.gov is a portal to all information about state government, including the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
TCEQ is the environmental agency for the state. Information regarding air, land, water, licenses, permits, and reporting can be found on the website. 


Other Helpful Links

Blanco Chamber of Commerce
The Blanco Chamber of Commerce is located at 312 Pecan St., on the Courthouse Square. Their website provides visitor information, an events calendar, and a member directory.

Blanco Coaltion of Awareness, Prevention, and Treatment of Substance Abuse (CoAPT)
Blanco CoAPT  is a group of people who have come together with a common goal to reduce youth substance abuse.

Blanco County Community Resource Center
The Blanco County Community Resource Center links people to the aid and support they need, and brings nonprofit and state agencies together in the same location to deliver powerful collective impact and build capacity all without costing local taxpayers or clients anything.

Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG)
CAPCOG serves as an advocate, planner and coordinator on important regional issues in the 10-county Austin metropolitan area. It works directly with its member local governments to recognize opportunities for cooperation and eliminate unnecessary duplication in emergency communications, elderly assistance, law enforcement training, criminal justice planning, solid waste reduction, homeland security planning, infrastructure development, transportation planning and economic development.

Hill Country Alliance
The Hill Country Alliance (HCA) is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to raise public awareness and build community support around the need to preserve the natural resources and heritage of the Central Texas Hill Country.

Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers
Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers is a non-profit volunteer citizen-directed organization that works with local law enforcement and the media through tips provided to help keep our communities a safe place to live.

Keep Blanco Beautiful (KBB)
Keep Blanco Beautiful works at beautifying the city, from maintaining the plants on the Courthouse Square to cleaning up trash during the annual community Trash-Off and River Cleanup. The Streetscape Committee is working with KBB to raise funds for the city's master planner.

Texas A&M ArgiLife Extension
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. It reaches into every Texas county to address local priority needs. Some of our major efforts are in mitigating drought impacts; conserving water use in homes, landscapes, and production agriculture; improving emergency management; enhancing food security; and protecting human health through education about diet, exercise, and disease prevention and management.

Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI)
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) is an agency of the State of Texas and member of the Texas A&M University System that addresses complex transportation challenges and opportunities with innovation, objectivity and unmatched technical expertise.

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