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January 23, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
Commissioners voted to lift the burn ban on Monday, citing recent rain as a factor. Precinct 2 Commissioner Linda Raschke expressed concerns of removing the ban due to high winds in the area. After consideration, they voted 3-1, with Raschke against, to lift the burn ban, but will watch conditions, and, if need be, call a special meeting to reinstate the ban.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013 • Photos
On January 22, the National Trust for Historic Preservation will announced a month-long campaign to celebrate Texas courthouses. Beginning in February, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Texas Historical Commission, and Preservation Texas invite the public to show their love for these iconic places through online photo and story sharing. In 2012, the National Trust listed Texas’ historic courthouses to its list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for the second t ...
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The Llano ISD Board approved an order for a Bond Election on May 11, 2013. The amount of the bond is $5.8 million dollars. Due to an anticipated drop in the I&S tax rate, passage of the bond will not result in an increase in the I&S tax rate. The I&S tax rate will remain at the current rate of 12.8 cents per $100 valuation.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
My daughter and I have tried many ways to put a faucet on a barrel, many leak, but here is what we have found that works best. Since we are dealing with plastic, one thing we look for is the thicker barrels; the thicker the barrel, the better. Some have sealed lids with openings for pouring or some, mainly food barrels, have a removable lid, these tend to be thinner plastic but work well. Remove the lid, drill a hole in the farthest top outside edge and use a skill saw to cut the top out.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
The Llano Uplift Chapter of DAR will hold its quarterly meeting Friday, January 25 at the River City Grille in Marble Falls.  The meeting starts at 9:30 followed by lunch.  Texas State Organizing Secretary, Catharine Browning will be the featured speaker.  Mrs. Browning will present her program “Patriots in Petticoats”.  Guests are welcomed to attend.  Prepaid reservations are required.  The cost of lunch is $15.  Checks made payable to LUCDAR should be sent to chapter treasurer: C ...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
One hundred twenty years ago, an election was held to decide whether or not to incorporate the town of Llano. On May 31, 1892, the majority of the citizens of Llano voted in favor of it, and on June 1, 1892, an order incorporating the City of Llano was adopted.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
Cowboy Cool Casino Night is coming to Llano! Saturday evening, March 2, 2013 is the date for a lot of fun and fundraising. Casino Night is an Annual Fundraiser for the Llano Chamber of Commerce and the revenues raised are used for Llano community event sponsorships and related activities. The doors will open at 6:00pm for the Social and Dinner hour.
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Faith
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
An old song says, “You always hurt the one you love, the one you shouldn’t hurt at all.” That once popular tune could be the theme song of too many hurting homes. Most wound first with words. Violence usually begins verbally. Sometimes these attacks on those we say we love come disguised as humor.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
Personally, I sure will be glad when January is over. If confession is good for the soul, then let me have a good soul cleansing and confess that January is not my favorite month of the year. At the beginning of each year, a certain resident in our home begins acting like an angel and starts harping about a diet.
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News
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
Inclusion on this list is not intended to be, and should not be, construed as an assessment of guilt or innocence. January 14, 2013 Pete Farris Crider, 26, Kerrville, Tx.; Fail to Identify Giving False/Fictional Info, Class B Misdemeanor; $1500 Bond; Theft Prop >$50 $20 $20 < $500 By Check; $500 Bond; Released. Clifford Wayne Perkins, 30, Burnet, Tx.; FTA Neglect Child – Burnet County; ??; No Bond; Bond Forf.
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Ed Barrack, 74, of Llano, TX, went home to be with Jesus, his Lord and Savior, on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Ed retired from the United States Air Force and served his country in Vietnam. Ed is survived by his wife Naomi Rogers Barrack; his five children Kim Barrack, Craig Barrack, Kelly Hostetter, Dale Hubenthal, and Dee Arbogast.
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Bertha Nell Brooks Hutto, age 86, died early Wednesday morning, January 16, 2013 in Round Rock, Texas following a short illness. On July 8, 1926, Bertha Nell was born to L. G. and Bertha (Davis) Daniel in Bertram, Texas. She was the youngest of five children. Her family lived in both Central and West Texas when she was a child and Bertha Nell graduated from Divide High School in 1943.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
Tommie Ruth VanZandt Perry, 79, of Kingsland passed away on January 15, 2013. She was born to Otto and Artie Ruth (Grigg) VanZandt on August 8, 1933 in Colorado City, Texas. Tommie was a member of the Buchanan Dam Church of Christ and during her working years she was a registered nurse.
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Roger Dale Wisdom, 54, of Llano, Texas passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013. He was born June 17, 1958 in San Saba, Texas to Alvinia (Bostick) Wisdom and Alvin Victor Wisdom. Roger was a lifetime resident of the Hill Country. He loved being around family and friends and he also loved baseball and fishing.
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Carmen Camille Taylor, 82, of Kingsland went to be with the lord on January 14, 2013. She was born to William Marion and Eula Beatrice (Brandon) Fowler in Dallas, Texas on October 27, 1930. Carmen was a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She and the family lived in Bertram for many years. She moved to Kingsland in 2000.
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Mary Ann Stagg Dorsey, a Christian, loving wife and mother, went to her eternal rest on Monday, January 14, 2013.  Her life began in Houston, Texas on February 28, 1928.  She was one of three four children of Margaret Taylor and John Standefer.  She later moved to San Antonio, Texas.  After her school days she moved back to the Houston area where she married Charles Scott Stagg.  Charles and Mary Ann had one child, Charles Scott Stagg, Jr.
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Regional
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013 • Photos
Boerne Performing Arts is preparing to “kick-off” their 2013 series with an invigorating show that displays an endless energy from the current touring production of Drumline Live. The 1,000-seat Boerne Champion High School Auditorium has less than 100 seats remaining for this two-hour journey through Motown, Southern Gospel, Big Band Swing Era, American Jazz and traditional Marching Band music.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
Legendary Texas singer/songwriter Joe Ely will make his third appearance at the Odeon Theater in Mason Saturday January 26. Showtime is 7:00PM and doors open at 6:30. Reservations are $20 per person and can be made in advance by calling Dennis or K Evans at 325 347 6781. Back by popular demand Joe is on a world tour that takes him from the Paramount Theater in Austin to Carnegie Hall in New York City, Barcellona Spain, Venice Italy with stops in Mason, Galveston and his hometown Lubbock.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
LCRA’s Board of Directors unanimously approved $18 million for the first phase of the project, which entails buying property in Wharton County near Lane City and beginning the engineering and permitting for a new reservoir capable of providing 90,000 acre-feet of water a year. The move comes as the region is caught in the grips of one of the worst droughts in history and on the heels of a Board decision that could cut off Highland Lakes water to most rice farmers for the second year in a row. ...
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School
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
Sometimes rivalry games do not live up to the tradition. One side drags down the other like it used to happen in the backyard after choosing up sides. That was not the case in Llano, January 15, when Burnet bulled its way past an equally resolute Llano Lady Jacket five, 50-39. “I told the girls we would look them in the eye and go toe to toe,” said Llano head coach Daryl Friedrich.
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Recently 4 LHS Band students were selected to participate in the ATSSB Area Central Band auditions that were held on January 12th at Robinson High School in Robinson, Texas. Students from band programs were selected to audition because of their top placement in their respective region bands. The Area audition is the final audition process for the Texas All-State Band.
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Recently, 12 LHS Band students were selected for the Association of Texas Small Schools Honor Band. These students were selected by an audition process which included over 400 other band students from area high school programs. These students will be attending the Region Honor Band clinic and concert to be held on January 18th and 19th at Tarleton State University in Stephenville.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013 • Photos
Morgan Adler, a junior in the LHS Band, was recently selected to perform with the Texas All-State Band. Over 9000 band students from across the state begin the All-State audition process with less than 1 percent of those students actually being selected to the All-State Band. Morgan will be traveling to San Antonio on February 13th – 15th and rehearse with the Texas All-State Band and then perform on February 16th at the Lila Cockrell Theater in conjunction with the Texas Music Educators ...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
We hear so much about public schools lately. What’s all the fuss about? In 2011, the Texas Legislature chose to cut 5.4 billion dollars of funding from Texas public schools. At the same time, the legislature greatly increased both the rigor and complexity of state assessments and the accountability system under which public school students and public schools must operate.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
As citizens who serve children and represent their communities, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges. Yet, few people fully understand the scope and far-reaching implications of board members’ responsibilities. All Texans should recognize the vital contributions of these men and women and focus attention on the crucial role these elected leaders play in the education of our children.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
Hill Country schools in 17 counties are now eligible to apply for grants funded by professionally painted “art rain barrels” that were auctioned at the highly successful 2012 Rainwater Revival, held in Boerne in October. The functional works of art are designed and painted by Hill Country artists and donated to the Revival to help Hill Country schools design and implement rainwater catchment systems and other water conservation projects. The deadline for applications for grants to be used ...
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Sports
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
BROWNWOOD—V may not stand for Victory in this haven in the middle of the state, but it can stand for Vacarro, and whether it’s two brothers or two sisters, there are numerous Ws which can be traced to their signatures. Kenny finished his senior football season at Texas in 2012, while Kevin had a redshirt year.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
BROWNWOOD—Winning a championship is a great reward. A victory over a rival is a major goal. A win in the closing seconds is classic. And Llano High’s basketball Jackets authored their own chapter of history, January 18. It was a 59-50 beacon vs. the Lions to end a dark, narrow, and twisting avenue of 25 consecutive district defeats spanning 35 months. And whether—it was Hutto hurling in 18 points, or Rabb playing the point like he was born between the circles, or Sorensen making steal ...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
The most impressive factor in Llano’s blowout loss to Burnet, January 15, was its coach’s public reaction—no screaming, during or after the contest, no finger-pointing, no alibis, no threats. “I’m really proud of our guys,” Aidan Callahan said in an opening statement in the postgame interview. “We just couldn’t score; you have nights like that.” Burnet, the early-in-the-season front runner to win district 8-AAA, whipped the Jackets 49-26.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
It’s that time again – time to sign up for Little League Baseball/Softball. Sign-ups will be held on Sunday, January 27, at the Moore Complex located just two miles west of downtown Llano on Hwy 152. Registration will be held from 1pm until 5 pm. This year, the cost will be $75 for the first child participating, $50 for the second child, and $25 for the third and any other children.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
You still have time to get your advance tickets! The Annual Chamber Awards Banquet is Tuesday, January 29, at the Community Center. The evening begins at 5:30 pm with social hour, followed by a sirloin steak dinner and topped off by the presentation of the much anticipated award winners. We will also have door prizes and a silent auction throughout the evening.
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The Llano County Historical Society is currently involved in an on-going project to create a clearer understanding of the major events that made our county what it is today. The story that unfolds has been chronologically arranged as much as possible, although some topics by necessity have overlapped, such as farming and ranching, churches, schools, etc.