After fifty years of what should be settled law, the ultra-conservative majority of the US Supreme Count has overruled Roe v. Wade. Even after the leak foreboding this decision it is shocking and heartbreaking. This decision damns the legacy of this court and the Republicans who have made the destruction of human rights their cause. The objective to expand healthcare for women and children has been struck a serious defeat. The most tragic consequences will now fall to people who no longer have the right to make their own medical decisions about their health, the viability of a pregnancy, and given all the circumstances, what is best for their family. In some states, as early as next month, some people will be forced into choices that will destroy their lives. Physicians will also be at risk of criminal prosecution for recommending legitimate and necessary medical procedures to protect the life of the mother and humane decisions regarding the viability of fetuses with severe birth defects. This decision is a direct consequence of a political party that will stop at nothing to promote their repressive desires and narrow religious beliefs on America. They built this ultra- conservative majority through corruption, massive donations from those who fear freedom, and fear-mongering. Never forget, the same people who have celebrated the attack on our Capitol on January 6, 2020 are responsible for this attack on reproductive rights. We must now find inspiration in the cause of justice, equality, and the right of each person to have domain over their body. There are 136 days to November 8, 2022.
Blanco County Election Precincts Have Changed!
Effective January 1, 2022, by decision of the County Commissioners our voting precincts are being modified to comply with the results of the 2020 Census. From 2010 our county grew by 877 residents to a total of 11,374. Much of this growth occurred in Precinct 4 (the southeastern portion of the County) and as a result Precinct 4 needed to be reduced in size. This caused a redrawing of the boundary lines of all other precincts. The boundaries are now more irregular, and it may be difficult to determine your precinct in the boundary areas. We've published an interactive, updated precinct map.