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Texas Hill Country Magazine

Tractor Supply Company Opens October 10

While I was talking with Mark Ament in the parking lot of the Tractor Supply Company store several folks drove up anxious to shop the store. “Can’t sell you anything,” Ament said, “we’re not set up for it. No cash registers, no money. We’ll open October 10.”That’s easy to remember. 10 – 10. Double ten. “That’s actually a 10 – code radio operators use, such as CBers. It means ‘see you

Public Meeting Called to Oppose Dam on Colorado River

On Tuesday, September 29, TCEQ will hold a public meeting at the Mills County Civic Center in Goldthwaite, Texas. The meeting is in regards to a permit, sought by pecan grower OP and Nancy Leonard, to construct a 20 foot in-channel dam on the Colorado River that will impound approximately 1,000 acre-feet of water, covering 109 acres. Opponents of the dam worry that the river will not have enough...

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Western Trappings Exhibit Begins

Western Trappings opened Friday, September 18, The show runs through November.

“Kintsugi,” Cheryl Quallenberg said. “It’s a Japanese philosophy and repair technique. Kintsugi means if you repair something that’s broken it’s better than it was before. It adds to the beauty of life.” It’s also more valuable because you repair it with gold.We were standing next to a sculpture of mesquite wood that looked like abstract art. Actually it was the way the tree grew and local artist


Update on Elementary

Driving by Llano Elementary School you notice the construction on the new classroom wing. Bond projects consultant and manager Dean Sharp reported to the Llano School Board Monday night that 57 piers are in the ground. Holes are drilled 24 feet deep and filled with steel reinforced concrete. Electrical work is almost done.At Packsaddle the bus loop fencing is complete. The canopy will take about

Crowd Gathers for Council Meeting, Budget Passes, City Manager Receives Evaluation

The regularly called meeting of the Llano City Council began at 5:30pm on Monday, September 21, with a standing-room only crowd. Kicking off the public comments portion of the meeting, former Mayor Mikel Virdell spoke, admonishing Alderman Glenn Conner for a comment he made to City of Llano Police Chief, Kevin Ratliff, following the last Council meeting on September 7. While Virdell did not

Belting the Big Bangs Theory

Mason Greenwood, in his first varsity game on the home gridiron, ran for three touchdowns and caught a Wyatt Casey pass for a fourth, September 4, and the Llano Yellow Jackets battered Bangs, 41-12. It was Llano's first home win since the 2013 season....

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