Blackburn, Sandoval win in Republican runoff election

Incumbent Bill Blackburn won the Republican primary runoff Tuesday against James Schilling by a 1,305 to 468 margin.

There will be a new commissioner in Precinct 3 for Llano County as challenger Mike Sandoval upended incumbent Ron Wilson in Tuesday’s Republican Party primary runoff election.Also on Tuesday, incumbent Bill Blackburn handily won the primary for sheriff against challenger James Schilling, who withdrew from the race last month. Schilling’s name had to remain on the ballot, however, due to state...

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LHS teacher arrested for ‘improper relationship’

Clarissa McDaniel

A Llano High School teacher was arrested Friday after allegations surfaced that she had an improper relationship with a student.Clarissa Sue McDaniel, 28, of Llano, was arrested and charged with two counts of an improper relationship between an educator and a student. LHS administration notified the Llano Police Department of the allegations about 10 a.m. Friday, according to an LPD press

A JACKET FOR LIFE

Ronnie Rudd, right, has been named “Jacket for Life,” one of the most prestigious awards presented by the Llano Independent School District. Rudd recently retired from his post as school board president.

Ronnie Rudd, right, has been named “Jacket for Life,” one of the most prestigious awards presented by the Llano Independent School District. Rudd recently retired from his post as school board president.

The First Presbyterian Church in Llano will celebrate the 135th anniversary of its founding on Sunday.

Presbyterian Church celebrates 135 years in Llano

Winnie Morgan’s family has a long history in the Presbyterian Church, dating back even before the founding of the First Presbyterian Church in Llano.Morgan’s great, great, great grandfather, Samuel William Tate, moved to what would later be called Llano County from Tennessee in the 1850s. Since there was no Presbyterian Church here, Tate helped found the Methodist Church, Morgan said.The First

David Wuest, who has been at Llano High School since 2010, is retiring in July after 34 years in the education field.

‘Bald Eagle’ to retire -- once again

Llano High School principal David Wuest will retire July 1 after 34 years as coach, teacher and administrator in public schools. It’s not a new experience - he’s retired before.Wuest has been a principal of Llano High School since March 22, 2010. That was when he began a temporary stint as an interim assistant principal for four months.“(Llano ISD Superintendent) Dennis Hill was at a conference

National Honor Society induction

Induction of the 2016-2017 Llano High School National Honor Society was held during Monday’s academic banquet. Those inducted for the coming year, pictured in no particular order, are: Ashten Altizer, W. Chance Baily, Chantalle Barret, McKenzie Cockerham, Dalton Bauman, Zachary Beasley, Dane Black, Cory Clausen, Matthew Cohen, Caleb Cowan, Hayden Cowart, Blake Dillard, Ray Dixon, Piage Durant, Amber Dyess, Ian Fletcher, Emily Fordyce, Laura Fordyce, Erin Franklin, Sydnee Garrett, Cameron Hall, Shaylee Jameson, Mackenzie Johnson, Nolan Keller, Mason King, Sydney Kuehne, Kaymon Lange, Lilianna, Long, Alexis Lucas, Jack Maner, Devon Maywald, Katherine McDonough, David Meier, Edgar Montoya, Jaden Napolez, Sydney Owen, Kortney Payne, G. Quint Pincelli, Caroline Puryear, Kacy Rowley, Morgan Thibodeaux, Dakota Trull, Katrina Villanueva, Kristopher Watson, Evan Wheeler, Haily Wilson.

Induction of the 2016-2017 Llano High School National Honor Society was held during Monday’s academic banquet. Those inducted for the coming year, pictured in no particular order, are: Ashten Altizer, W. Chance Baily, Chantalle Barret, McKenzie Cockerham, Dalton Bauman, Zachary Beasley, Dane Black, Cory Clausen, Matthew Cohen, Caleb Cowan, Hayden Cowart, Blake Dillard, Ray Dixon, Piage Durant,

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