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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014 • Photos
BLANCO—Coaches are the best! The area of success for this moment is the postgame interview. More specifically, the post-meet interview. I was told that the Pre-District Meet here, April 2—oh, I am soooo glad it wasn’t the day before: I HATE April Fools’ jokes—was to be a glorified practice, a warm-up for district (hence, the creative name), low-key, just four teams involved, no official winners declared; estimated times and distances; and cheering was optional. So, at meet’s end I ...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 28, 2014 • Photos
Freshman Abby Spurgin garnered her first two varsity gold medals, March 6, in the Jacket Relays. Fellow freshman, Kaymon Lange, had leaps of gold and silver, but that report requires explanation, which occurs much later in our narrative. Alyssa Reasoner—who left with four medals—long jumped 14 feet, nine and a half inches to claim that varsity title.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 21, 2014 • Photos
It wasn’t Man v. Bees; it was man and bees, although it’s doubtful the little guys knew that. “We’ve been kind of bothered by them,” said Llano County Judge Wayne Brascom. “We’ve tried different methods of getting rid of them.” Nothing worked, however. On the third floor of the courthouse, “The bees would go in the courtroom and the judge’s chambers,” explained Donny Carpenter of the Llano County Maintenance Department.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 28, 2014 • Photos
The Llano Library was turned into a magical place this last Saturday, where little girls’ dreams of fancy tea parties and striking a pose in a fashion show really could come true. Yes, the very first ever Fancy Nancy Soiree at the library was the stuff little girls dream of!
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 24, 2013 • Photos
He was surprised at how many Redskin fans answered, “Sammy Baugh,” when asked, “Which Redskin would you like still playing?” Joe Holley, then of the Washington Post, now an editorial columnist for the Houston Chronicle, was the man talking with the football folks. That answer, and maybe another reason or two, inspired Holley to write, Slingin’ Sam.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 9, 2013 • Photos
By Heather Wagner City council was introduced to three new city employees on Monday night at the regularly called Council meeting. Bridget Flint replaces Lisa Waterbury as city accountant. Lisa left the City of Llano to pursue a position with the City of Cuero. Police Chief Kevin Ratliff introduced new officer Jarad Latta, who replaces former officer William Koch, who was terminated. Shawn Sutton was hired to fill the newly created position of Community Services Officer, and will also take ov ...
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Updated December 5, 2013 9:18 AM • Photos
Fifteen people were arrested in Burnet County on Wednesday morning, following an investigation of an area drug distribution and trafficking organization lasting more than six months, and involving local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The investigation began in May of 2013 by the DPS’ Criminal Investigation Division. It culminated in sear warrants being issued on two Burnet County properties.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 27, 2013 • Photos
The Llano Special Olympians travelled to Showplace Lanes in Austin, Texas to participate in the Area 13 Bowling Competition on November 11-13. Llano was well represented with 13 students participating in every age group. The athletes trained for two months beginning in September. This is the fifth year that Llano has participated in the Bowling competition and all athletes have made significant improvement. This year the Yellow Jacket team took home four Gold medals from Ashlie Valentine, Mic ...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 27, 2013 • Photos
I awoke that November morning in Fort Worth, disappointed to hear it raining. I had planned leave early for work to hear President Kennedy deliver an unscheduled speech to thousands of people who had been waiting in the rain with the hope of seeing him as he left the Hotel Texas, now the Fort Worth Hilton Hotel.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013 • Photos
GATESVILLE—It was bizarre. Which in the 2013 Llano Unofficial Words for Life Book translates to: “normal…expected…weekly…routine.” Dlugach calls them all bizarre to defend his cornpone descriptions. Now cut that out! Bizarre is okay when the numbers accompanying the opponents are Llano 37, Gatesville 25. “It was a crazy game,” said Eliazar Villegas. “We got the job done.” Villegas had a huge knockdown on a third quarter, fourth-and-three pass from midfield. “Everyone o ...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 13, 2013 • Photos
They move their feet real fast, itty-bitty steps. They do these push-ups side-by-side and move down a short path. It’s not the olden-day push-ups where you remained in one position. That’s not good enough. This adventure requires a travel manifest. And, “boxes” are provided: they’re like foot stools, and you leap over them.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted June 6, 2013 • Photos
Llano County’s agricultural industry is flourishing and impacting youth across the county as demonstrated on Friday, May 3, 2013. Llano County Community Center (LCCC) hosted Progressive Agriculture Safety Day for 162 — 5th graders from Llano and Packsaddle schools. The students gathered for an educational and informational day. Youth had the opportunity to participate in hands-on sessions that covered 10 safety topics ranging from ATV and water safety to wildlife and reptile safety.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted May 3, 2013 • Photos
STEPHENVILLE—The Relay Ride to the realm of the Red Raiders raced through real estate between Central and North Texas, April 18, and captured two gold medals in the Area round of Track & Field’s postseason road show. The Llano High Flying Fivesome also picked up a fourth, and the above means all three Jacket relay boys’ squads will be in the Region I Meet, April 26-27, in Lubbock. “It’s a great accomplishment,” said Layton Rabb.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 • Updated March 28, 2013 12:40 PM • Photos
MARBLE FALLS—I had been to one other demolition in my life—maybe 45 years ago in Dallas. A building was leveled. I remember two things: shaking with camera in hand as the implosion began and—much more so—the unbelievable sound for accompaniment. I warned my son-in-law, Matt, and grandson, Jack, about the very possible repetition of the liftoff of the decibels, as the iron foe descended into the lake, Sunday morning, March 17. My memory was intact.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 • Posted March 28, 2013 • Photos
Llano Junior High will host a special Scholastic Book Fair, beginning on March 18 and continuing through March 22, to help raise funds for new library books and reading awards for its students. The book fair will be open each day from 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and will feature a wide range of books for young teens and adults, including mystery and adventure novels, fantasy trilogies, sports guides, manga, and the latest bestsellers from more than 150 publishers.