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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 12:42 PM
A panel of members of the Kingsland Genealogical Society of the Highland Lakes (KGS) will share stories about their family history searches at the group’s April meeting. The session will be Tuesday, April 8, at 2 p.m. at the Kingsland Branch Library, 125 W. Polk, and visitors are welcome to attend. Panelists will be Kathy Kelley, Barbara Wieland, and KGS Education Chair, Shirley Shaw. The group will explain how they got started in their research, areas of the country that are of particular ...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 12:42 PM
On Thursday, March 10, 2014, members of San Saba River Chapter of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas and members of the Llano Pioneers Chapter participated in a tribute to Dillard Cooper, survivor of the Goliad Massacre. Dillard Cooper (1814 – 1896) is buried in the Llano City Cemetery where a Texas Historical Commission historical marker honoring him was placed in 2008.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 12:40 PM
In his book, “Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Lives, Charles Swindoll concludes his thoughts on the importance of an impressive finish in life by telling of his experience playing in the Third Marine Division Band. He says he learned that the most important notes are the last few bars of the piece. “You can recover from a rough beginning,” he writes.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 28, 2014
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, step right up! Step right up! Once again, the greatest gardening show on earth, the Llano County Master Gardeners Lawn and Garden Show, is coming to town. On Saturday, March 22, 2014, a vast assemblage of lawn and garden experts and vendors will congregate for your entertainment and edification at the Lutie Watkins Memorial United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 308 West Main Street, Llano. Just follow the crowds two blocks west ...
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 12:43 PM
LCRA officials held a public forum on Monday, March 31, to introduce the new proposed water rates and to answer questions and hear comments about them at the Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls. Karen Bondy, Senior Vice President of Water Resources, walked the crowd through a slide show presentation, beginning with where the Highland Lakes stand now in the drought, and ending with the newly proposed water rates for both firm and interruptible water customers for LCRA. No significant rainfall fo ...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014
Mary Lee Harlow Jones, 81, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014 in San Antonio. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Eastland. Burial was in the Eastland City Cemetery. The family will received friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Mary Lee Harlow Jones was born on November 11, 1932 in Dan Horn Community (Mitchell) in Eastland County, Texas to Charles Augustus and Corrie (Snellgrove) Harlow.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 12:41 PM
Dear Editor, Mr. Bovey’s article (response in the March 26 edition of The Llano News) was replete with misinformation without addressing the key issue: 79 Llano citizens were denied their property rights because the City Manager knowingly misrepresented the law. City Council approved $18,000 in unnecessary legal fees protecting Brenton Lewis from possible misdemeanor and felony charges stemming from his behavior.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 12:41 PM
ROUND ROCK and MARBLE FALLS, Texas (Monday, March 31, 2014) - Rob Watson, MD, currently chief medical officer for Scott &White Healthcare - Round Rock Region, has been named interim chief executive officer effective April 30. Additionally, Bramer Owens, currently associate vice president of clinic operations and chief operating officer for the Hill Country, has been named the interim CEO for Scott & White Healthcare - Hill County Region effective April 30. Watson and Owens will be taking over ...
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 10:41 AM
Technology projects are one component of the May 2014 bond package. I thought it would be worthwhile to give some detail concerning what we propose to do with the money allocated to technology in that bond package. The description for the technology projects included in the bond package was “District wide technology improvements will provide upgrades to the technology infrastructure and improved availability to data systems”.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014
There are all kinds of great victories, but none is much better than the first—and that’s what the Llano softball team collected on the final Friday night of March. The Jackets, behind Angela Jackson, edged Brownwood, 3-1, to capture their initial district win after four losses. “We were playing defense like we stress,” said head coach Bobby Williams.