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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
A lot of publicity has recently focused on the livestock industry in Llano County. Newspapers offered several write-ups and published numerous photos of events that took place at the annual Llano County Junior Livestock Show. The week before the show opened the second weekend in January, highlights of last year’s show and its winners were recalled.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015
The end of this week marks the opening of Llano County’s Junior Livestock Show, an annual event that has been held the second weekend of January for over sixty years. Its purpose is to encourage and support the youth in our community in the livestock industry, which has been an important economic asset to Llano County since its earliest days.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
During the Thanksgiving holiday, did you take the opportunity to visit with some of your older relatives about your family’s ancestry? Now that Thanksgiving 2014 is in the past, except for leftover turkey casseroles, sandwiches, and molding canned cranberry sauce, hopefully you are eager to embark on learning even more about your heritage.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
Last week’s article discussed the importance of learning about your family’s heritage from older relatives who are still around to share their knowledge and stories. This is an important first step, but as stated, most people wait too late to take an interest in doing this, and the people who could have provided the best information are often already gone or not physically or mentally able to help.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
During the week of Veteran’s Day, Americans pay tribute to all the men and women who have served in the armed forces. November 11 was originally called Armistice Day, honoring the official ending of World War I on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 22, 2014
Although Sunday was October 12, the United States now pays homage to the man credited with discovering America in 1492 by celebrating the event on the Monday closest to that date, allowing the American work force to have a three-day weekend. For years elementary students have been told the story of Christopher Columbus’ voyage, but once students enter junior high and high school age, the story is often ignored.
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.