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November 14, 2012 Issue
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • Posted November 21, 2012
Joe Burnes, who owns property in his hometown of Kingsland, was one of 21 property owners whose property was targeted by the recent suspected arson fires in the Kingsland area. Burnes, concerned that not enough was being done to solve the crimes or prevent more from occurring, addressed the Commissioners Court on Tuesday, asking what, if any, aid the Court could give to the Sheriff’s Offices in the investigation of the fires.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • Posted November 21, 2012
Last Thursday, Shirley Appell filed a wrongful-death civil lawsuit against Danny Stewart, Scottie Scoggins and Sheriff Bill Blackburn, as well as Llano County for the death of her son, 45-year-old Shawn Appell, who died in the Llano County Jail in August 2011. At the time of his death, Appell was being held on charges of Criminal Mischief after driving his car into a local tire shop.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • Posted November 21, 2012
According to a site inspection report completed on October 23, 2012 by David Williams, the LCRA found that the City of Llano Roping Arena and Soccer Fields project was “not in compliance with the development permit associated with the site.” The original permit was approved in June 2011, based on the site layout and water quality plans prepared by Hejl, Lee & Associates, which included four buildings, soccer fields, parking, and access improvements.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • Posted November 21, 2012
What’s six feet, eight inches tall, has green skin, six arms and legs, and has an infectious smile?  Give up?  It’s the new youth pastor, Brock Bomkamp, who has recently taken the job at the Methodist Church.  (Actually, we were just kidding about the green skin and extra appendages)  The first thing you will notice about Brock is his size.  The second thing you will notice is his gentle demeanor.  And the third thing you will notice is the crowd of kids around him.  Brock seems to t ...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • Posted November 21, 2012 • Photos
The Highland Lakes Exxon Annuitants Club presented a check in the amount of $1,120.66 to The Helping Center in Marble Falls, TX. The Helping Center is non-profit and is fully funded by donations from churches, individuals and organizations. This is a worthy organization which helps the qualified needy in Southern Burnet County with food, utilities, medications, etc. The Highland Lakes Exxon Annuitants Club was organized in 1981 and met four times each year until the club meeting on June 9, 201 ...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • Posted November 21, 2012 • Photos
Sylvia’s first attempt at art was what she described as “less than enjoyable”. It was only after a friend talked her into another attempt at art that she realized what a joy that it could be and she became as she said “hooked on it”.  A member of the Llano Fine Arts Guild and Gallery for over 31 years she is one of our longest serving members and a very talented individual. Her wide range of work includes watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, collage pieces, raku ceramic ware, fus ...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • Posted November 21, 2012 • Photos
The Llano Pioneers Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 12, 2012. The November program was dedicated to honoring Veteran’s Day and remembering and giving special tribute to our Veterans who gave up so much for our country. The special guest for the program was the very talented young Llano vocalist, 9 year old McKenzie Jones who graced the Chapter and visitors with patriotic songs, and the 4th grade class from the Llano C ...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • Posted November 21, 2012
Less than a year ago, the Kingsland Community Park was virtually unknown. Sure, boat owners, fishermen and park neighbors knew where it was, but ask most Kingsland residents and they would say, “I’ve lived here a long time and I didn’t know that Kingsland had a park”. Well, in 2013, if the park committee can gather enough support, that will change.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • Posted November 21, 2012 • Photos
Doris Messer, Manager of Llano’s Main Street Program, attended the Texas Downtown Development & Revitalization Conference last week presented by the Texas Downtown Association and the Texas Main Street Program. Since 1986 these two organizations have partnered to educated and inform downtown and commercial district professionals from across the state and offer an opportunity for networking and idea sharing. This year’s conference in Wichita Falls had 170 attendees . From downtown and com ...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • Posted November 21, 2012
The creativity and fall spirit were abundant in Llano as businesses went all out in this year’s Llano Main Street Fall Decorating Contest. The businesses all looked terrific with all of the autumn color, but deciding which one was the best was a tough choice! Displays were judged on Creativity, Fall Color, Visibility, and Overall Appearance. First place went to The Market at 301 W.
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Faith
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • Posted November 21, 2012
The Bible begins with God at work in the dark: “And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep” (Genesis 1:2). Out of the darkness, God called for light…and there was light. That is God’s pattern…He brings light out of darkness. You may be experiencing a dark time in your life.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • Posted November 21, 2012 • Photos
Irene S. Gregory, 92, of Llano, Texas passed away Saturday, November 10, 2012. She was born June 27, 1920 to Gertrude (Knopp) Schmidt and Ernst Schmidt in Gillespie County, Texas. Irene married Willis Gregory on March 14, 1945 in Fredericksburg, Texas; he preceded her in death in 1987. Her parents, five sisters and five brothers also preceded her in death.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • Posted November 21, 2012 • Photos
Frank Wayne Churchill was born at home on June 14, 1928 in Oakley Kansas. Frank’s parents were Charles Wayne & Adah Mae (Lamb) Churchill. Frank attended Oakley High School and he graduated from Oakley High School in 1947. Frank married Bobbie May Wilson at his parents’ home in Oakley Kansas on August 31, 1948.
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Regional
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • Posted November 21, 2012
Texas Country Music Hall of Famer Johnny Bush will headline the Marble Falls Opry on Saturday, November 17 at the Uptown Theater in Marble Falls. Joining Bush, will be the “Blackland Farmer” Frankie Miller. Tickets are on sale at the Uptown Theater or the Heart of Texas Records office at (325) 597-1895.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • Posted November 21, 2012
Effective November 19, 2012, Texas Social Security offices will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. In addition, beginning January 2, 2013, offices will close to the public at noon every Wednesday. While agency employees will continue to work their regular hours, this shorter public window will allow them to complete face-to-face interviews and process claims work without incurring the cost of overtime.
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School
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • Posted November 21, 2012
When people hear “School Finance” in the news here recently, it is typically closely tied to the lawsuits that are currently underway, citing inequitable or inadequate public school funding. However, if it wasn’t for the lawsuits, most people wouldn’t even think about school finance. People tend to focus on our students’ academic and extracurricular activities and not necessarily how the supplies that are used for those activities are purchased, or how the faculty members that inspire ...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • Posted November 21, 2012
Castell isn’t the first community in Llano County, but it is the first permanent settlement. The first community was Bettina. When disgruntled German citizens decided to leave the political turmoil in their native provinces and take up land in the Fisher-Miller Land Grant in Texas, they didn’t realize the land was dominated by Indians who did not take kindly to trespassers.