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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
Editor’s Note: Ms. Russell has been ill, so we are running an article from Aug. 7, 2013. As we get older, the mortality of mankind becomes more evident. Many area residents recently attended three large funeral services in the town of Llano, two held on the same day. All of the deceased were considered young by today’s life expectancy standards.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014
Let’s face it—things just aren’t like they used to be. Some call it progress, which for the most part is true. In many cases the changes were necessary, and in most cases the change resulted in some degree of improvement. It’s good to have the road hazard at Lottie’s curve on Highway 71 East reconstructed, reducing a dangerous driving situation.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 15, 2014
The previous article discussed some of the more critical issues Llano and Llano County faced in the past, issues that hopefully current residents will not have to experience again. Problems related to serious drought conditions and to increasing year around temperatures presented dire and uncomfortable circumstances for everyone. The water problems and lack of adequate cooling and heating systems available in past years are certainly not missed by any of us. Also mentioned were aspects of soci ...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Updated September 15, 2014 12:56 PM
My schedule recently called for me to do some travel involving airplanes. I am not a fan of airplanes, but airports are something else altogether. They seem to be like a mall. Whatever you want, you can find it in an airport. The bigger the airport, the more you can find. I was sitting in an airport restaurant waiting for my plane and simply enjoying myself.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Updated September 15, 2014 12:56 PM
Recent articles have addressed the subject of things that used to be present in Llano in earlier times, but which are no longer a reality today. Some of these things are sorely missed, whereas, for others, it was just nice to be made mindful of them and to briefly recall what life was like in Central Texas not so many years ago.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 15, 2014
Looking around the town of Llano, there are many sites that have changed very little, yet there are vast differences in those things that have changed. Most of these changes are improvements for the betterment of life, progressive moves that have made our lives more comfortable and l enjoyable. But, there are also things from the past that are missed by many local residents. There are a lot more shops and businesses in town, but there are also many additional commercial outlets in Llano.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Updated September 15, 2014 11:07 AM
Lots of new things are currently going on in Llano Town and Llano County these days, all which reflect progress, yet retain a sense of preserving the past. Some things, however, have not been preserved---things I miss that were once the norm in days long gone. Many readers will identify with these items and recall them vividly, possibly missing them as well. Some of the things I miss could not be seen, but they were heard on a daily or weekly basis.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Updated September 15, 2014 11:03 AM
Llano County can consider itself very fortunate to be able to look at certain aspects in its past and recognize them as top ranked or world class. Whether it’s pertaining to natural elements, events, or people, all the categories have something about them that can be described as beyond the realm of average, even bordering on a more superior status of excellence. Many Texans and outside visitors consider the natural scenery of Llano County among the most beautiful in the State.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted September 5, 2014
Summer is the most popular time for reunions of all kinds. Many graduates of Llano High School meet this time of year for either a one or two day gathering. Allan R. Townsend, in his memoirs THE MEANEST KID IN TOWN, makes several references to annual TOWN REUNIONS in both Llano and Burnet.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted August 1, 2014
This article will conclude the topic of “women around town, but it will also touch base on the idea of “children around town.” Current “women around town” who have contributed much to Llano’s development will not be specifically named, mainly because the names are numerous. A primary objective, however is to point out some major differences prevalent today in comparison to what the town of Llano was like in past times.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014 • Photos
After writing three articles about various “men around town” during three different time periods—early days, circa 1900, and post World War II, one thing became very clear: Where were the “women around town?” The answer really isn’t that difficult because for the most part, they weren’t there. With the status of women uplifted to its present point in the United States, it’s hard to believe this has been a reality for only a few years.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 10, 2014
The town of Llano was nothing but pasturage when the county was first created by the State in early 1856. It took time to build a county seat, which was designated by the State to be within five miles from the center of the county and to be called “Llano” when established.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 30, 2014
Over time the world around us experiences many physical changes that alter our historical past. Some are brought about on purpose, mostly in the name of progress. Others occur due to natural disasters, especially fires and floods, but sadly, a lot happen from sheer neglect. Historical reminders gradually deteriorate into oblivion, leaving either no trace they ever existed, or at the most, remnants scattered or hidden by creeping foliage and tall grass. Just in the past few years, reminders of ...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 30, 2014
Do you like to play along with Jeopardy on TV? Do you want to play for real? The library can’t fly you out to be a contestant on the “real” show, but we can bring the game to you right in the library! Our Jeopardy game features an electronic game board (projected huge onto the wall), an electronic scoreboard, and wireless buzzers – the whole works!
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 30, 2014
Through the years, many interesting and capable men have played an active role in helping make the town of Llano a success. Growth has been slow, gradually progressing to the population as it stands today. The town itself has seen many changes. While the downtown areas of other small towns across Texas have been dwindling in the number of operational businesses and their buildings deteriorating just as rapidly, Llano has seen the importance of its historical value and has gone to great lengths ...