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November 4, 2012 Issue
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Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012
City Council voted to replace Alderman JR Decker with local businessman, Dustin McLeod. Former Alderman Decker tendered his resignation in September, and Council deliberated over who would replace him at the last two Council meetings, but, due to a lack of a full Council, voted each time to table the decision until all members of the Council would be present. Originally, three Llano citizens submitted letters of interest to the City following the placement of ads in The Llano News calling for ...
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012
For much of the night, it was one of the closest presidential elections in history, akin to Truman-Dewey in 1948, Kennedy-Nixon in 1960, and Bush-Gore in 2000. That’s the way the popular vote was playing out, but President Barack Obama took command in the Electoral College and captured the battleground states he had to have. As of 10:30 pm, Central Standard Time, Tuesday, CNN and NBC News were among those declaring that the President would be re-elected in his long duel with Governor Mitt Ro ...
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012 • Photos
Drs. Sky and Louise Forrister of Llano are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Stuart Forrister, to Tirzah Joy Lane Houser, daughter of Tom and Kerrin Houser of Vancouver, Washington. Stuart is a 2008 graduate of Llano High School and a 2012 graduate of Asbury University. He is currently employed as an elementary school teacher in Spokane, WA.
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012
Inclusion on this list is not intended to be, and should not be, construed as an assessment of guilt or innocence. October 30, 2012 Louis Dale England, Jr., (Alias: Louis D. England, Jr.), 44; FTA / Poss CS Pg1 -$50 $500$20K-
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012
An update on new computer software for family history research is the topic for the next meeting of the Kingsland/Highland Lakes Genealogical Society (KGS). The program will feature guest speaker Sylvia L. Nimmo of Austin, and will be Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. in the Meeting Room at Gatti’s Restaurant in the Kingsland Highland Lakes Shopping Center, next to HEB on Hwy.
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012
The Llano Country Opry will present “Reflections Of Patsy Cline” on Saturday, November 10, featuring Lisa Layne. Layne was the “Patsy Cline” in both the productions of “Always Patsy Cline” and “Just A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline.” She has performed in front of thousands and covered the entire country with her great ability to bring Patsy back to life.
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012
Previewed this week for The Llano Woman’s Culture Club’s Holiday Home Tour is the ranch-style home and office of Gerald Lowery at 1373 East State Highway 29. In keeping with this year’s theme of remodeled and renovated homes, this 1960’s-style home has had several owners through the years. When Gerald bought the house, he drew up the plans for the remodel on a Big Chief tablet and spent about a year remodeling.
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012 • Photos
They will pursue different professions; in sports, one might like Thoroughbred racing and another F1—or maybe not. They may differ on whether Mad Men is more interesting than Iron Chef America; they may get into US v. People feuds. But there is one aspect of their lives which they will carry with them as binding, an unbreakable part of the unbreakable past, a unifier which won’t release them.
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Faith
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012
 Romans 12:2 tells me how to be rightly related to God.  “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind”. NASU  The negative command is for me to resist being conformed to the prince of the power of the air.  The positive command is for me to be conformed to image of Christ.  The process for that is laid out in the same verse.
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012
Yielding to temptation can be costly. A moment of weakness may bring years of regret. It is dangerous to take temptation lightly. Moses led his people out of their slavery in Egypt to freedom. He endured their complaining and criticism of his leadership and prayed for them when their destruction seemed imminent.
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012 • Photos
 Daniel William Nowlin slipped peacefully away from us on Tuesday afternoon. Danny lived his life with gusto and was the embodiment of a “free thinking” German. He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Nowlin; his brother Don and wife Liz of Flower Mound; his two sons Shawn Nowlin and wife Nancy of Granbury, Shane Nowlin and wife Jennifer of Ft.
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012
Donna Lynn Schultz, 59, of Kingsland, died October 31, 2012. She was born in Waco, Texas on May 11, 1953. Mrs. Schultz was a custodian for many years and loved to read palms and books. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Schultz of Kingsland, Texas; grandchildren, Mckenzie Denise and Sean James Schultz of Liberty Hill, Texas and Destiny Nicole Strother of Kingsland, Texas. Her mother, Dreama Tuck, and her husband preceded Donna in death. Visitations were held at Putnam Funeral Home.
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012
Faye Louise Shearer was born in Brady, Texas, on March 14, 1929, to Thelma and William Sheppard.  She joined her beloved Wibby in their heavenly home on November 5, 2012.  Faye attended school in Brady and Mason, and graduated from Mason High School.  She met the love of her life, Wibby Shearer, in 1943.  On August 20, 1947, Wibby and Faye began their wonderful, 64-year life together.  Faye loved spending time with her family and cherished being a mom, grandmother and great-grandmother. ...
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012 • Photos
Lourolyie Anmaerhi Rutland was born May 11, 2011 and joined the angels in heaven on Saturday, October 27, 2012. She is survived by her mother, Jayme Rutland and fiancé Yitzhak Lumbrera, sister, Micaela Lumbrera and brother, Aaden Rutland of Llano, Texas; father, Erik Rutland of Spicewood, Texas; maternal grandparents, Paula and Vincente Remediz of Dallas, Texas, Kris Rutland and Paula of Wiley, Texas and Lucy Lumbrera and Salatiel of Lewisville, Texas. Her grandpa, Kenith Knotts, preceded her ...
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012 • Photos
Billie Rae Fraser, age 76 of Lewisville, passed away Monday, October 29, 2012 in Plano, Texas. She was born January 13, 1936 in Dublin, Texas to Raymond Rogers and Thelma Stewart Rogers. Billie Rae married Ray Fraser on August 24, 1957 in Abilene. He preceded her in death on August 24, 2011.
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012 • Photos
Opal Mae Mendenhall, 81 of Llano, Texas passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012. She was born July 13, 1931 to Minnie (Harless) Dodson and Frank J. Dodson in Throckmorton, Texas. Opal married Frank Edward (Toby) Mendenhall in Haskell, Texas on July 4, 1949. He preceded her in death in 2004.
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Regional
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012
On December 3, 2012, the training necessary to obtain a Private Pesticide Applicators License will be presented by Jamie Osbourn, Llano County Extension Agent. This training will be held at the Llano Church of Christ Annex, Llano, TX, and will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration and include the noon meal.
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012
November 17 6:00 pm, the Inn Of The Hills Resort and Conference Center will present “An Evening with The Stars” featuring Singing Impressionist/ Comedian TJ Smith. TJ, who was the lead performer at Rockbox Theater in Fredericksburg for the past 5 years, is one of America’s premier vocal impressionists, performing over 100 “spot-on” impressions of Singers, Actors and Presidents from Willie Nelson to George Bush to Johnny Mathis and Stevie Wonder.
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012
A longtime supporter of Hill Country Memorial Hospital, Milton Crenwelge was named a Life Director by the HCMH Foundation Board during its quarterly meeting on October 30. HCMH Foundation Board Vice Chair Ron Woellhof read the proclamation at the meeting, declaring Crenwelge as one of only thirteen life directors ever named by the foundation.
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School
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012
The Llano High School Band has had a great season. The kids have worked very hard and the results of their hard work are evident. The LHS Band received its 34th consecutive 1st Division rating at the UIL Region 7 Marching Contest held in Brady on October 20th. The results of that competition allowed the LHS Band to advance to the UIL Area D Marching Contest held in Waxahachie on October 27th.
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Sports
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012
I was with my son-in-law, John Crabb, a huge Texas fan several years ago at a Longhorns’ home football game. Before kickoff, I gazed at the crowd of close to 90,000 or whatever the stadium size was then, and said to John: “You owe all this to Darrell Royal.” That was probably only a slight exaggeration. The greatest coach in UT history died November 7.
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012
The Llano 8th Grade Black team lost to the Burnet Bulldogs last Thursday in Burnet 21 – 8. The Bulldogs returned the opening kick-off for a touchdown and never looked back. Shane Flint scored the Daubers only touchdown on a short run in the third quarter. Neil Blackmon ran in the PAT.
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012
The seventh grade Daubers hosted the Burnet Bulldogs Thursday at Jacket Stadium. The Black team won the first game and the Bulldogs the second. The Black team defeated the Bulldogs 32-8 to improve their season record to 6-1.  Llano’s Damien Walker returned the opening kickoff 71 yards for a TD to begin the onslaught.
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012
WACO—The Llano High volleyball Jackets’ season ended, November 1, in an area-round loss to Springtown. But this fine season will be remembered for a return to the playoffs, a victory in the postseason for just the second time in school history, and the promise that next year’s squad is stocked—not just with experience, but talented experience. Bi-district “We were so nervous,” said Cierra Jordan, “but we didn’t want to show it.” And the Glen Rose Tigers wouldn’t have disc ...
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012 • Photos
There was a time when 34 points WON a game by 28; it didn’t LOSE by 28! There was a time when there were afternoon newspapers in big cities. Soon, there will be no clock at college and high school football stadiums. First one to a hundred will win. Burnet might pen that doctrine, November 9, against Lampasas. It reached a hefty amount, November 2, and the Bulldogs whipped Llano 62-34 on the LHS lawn.
Sunday, November 4, 2012 • Posted November 9, 2012 • Photos
November 11, 1918 was officially recognized as the date World War I ended. The Germans signed the Armistice the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, ending all military hostilities. This day is now designated as Veteran’s Day, a federal holiday to pay tribute to the service of all United States veterans, whether they served in World War II, Korea, Viet Nam, Desert Storm, or more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The five large gray granite monuments on the east si ...