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January 30, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
With just a few months left on their contract for the management of the Llano River City Golf Course, Two Pro Golf Management reported back to City Council last Tuesday night about the progress and setbacks that they have had since taking over the city’s golf course. Two Pro representative Steve McNabb, informed Council that currently, the group has around $73,000 left of the money that the city budgeted for the golf course last year.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
The owner of the Golden Bear Reserve at Summit Rock has filed a lawsuit against the owners of the Summit Rock real estate development in Horseshoe Bay alleging antitrust violations and tortuous interference with business. In January 2011, the Reserve at Summit Rock, LP, purchased 21 acres out of the 1,600 acre development then known as Skywater Over Horseshoe Bay and named the 21 acre gated development the Golden Bear Reserve.
, Llano Master Gardeners
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Welcome to the Llano Master Gardener weekly column on gardening in Llano County. We will be offering lots of information, tips, and advice for local gardeners. The Texas Master Gardener program is an educational, volunteer program operated under the auspices of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Xeriscape gardening presented by Llano Master Gardeners Dave and Inell Franks was the subject of the January meeting of the Llano Woman?s Culture Club. Hostesses Barbara Heldridge, Patsye Parker, Martha Long, Wilma Holt decorated the Clubhouse in keeping with the theme, displaying some of the plants and features used in this water-saving method of gardening.  Following the program and refreshments, President Carol Dodgen presided over the business meeting in which the club heard plans for the ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Local photographer, Tom Suarez, will give a Photography Demo to the Llano Fine Arts Guild on Monday Feb. 4 at 10:00am at their gallery located at 503 Bessemer Ave. Tom will talk about some of the basics of Digital Photography and how to achieve certain techniques using digital media. His photography studio is located in the same block as the Llano Fine Arts Gallery (two blocks north of the bridge) and he will take the Demo participants to his studio after his talk to see some of his work and ...
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Faith
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
One thing about me that has not changed all these years is that I refuse to waste my time on anything not important. There is too much to do in this world to waste time on unimportant things. This, however, sometimes gets me in trouble with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Betty Bauer, long time member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Castell is moving to San Angelo. She will be dearly missed not only by her church family at Trinity but also by her Art UMC church friends. Pastor Cliff Krcha is the minister for Trinity UMC and Art UMC and as a result of combined programs and activities, Betty has become a dear church friend at Art as well.
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News
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Inclusion on this list is not intended to be, and should not be, construed as an assessment of guilt or innocence. January 21, 2013 Alexander John Feist, 39, Kingsland, Tx.; Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence; Class A Misdemeanor; $2000 Bond; FTA Theft of Service Burnet County; Class B Misdemeanor; $1500 Bond; Released. John Lloyd Slentz, 51, Kingsland, Tx.; Driving W/Lic Inv W/Prev/Susp/W/O Fin; Class B Misdemeanor; $1500 Bond; Released. January 22, 2013 Benton Paul Buratti, 29, ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has released a study showing that in 2011 the economic benefit from Texas public libraries totaled an astounding $2.407 billion, while collectively the libraries cost less than $0.545 billion. The return on investment was thus $4.42 for each dollar invested. The study was prepared for TSLAC by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Texas at Austin and is available at www.tsl.state.tx.us/roi for immediate review and dissemina ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
The Mayor represents the city, maintains order in meetings, and is the face of the city, and the city council is the legislative body responsible for passing ordinances, setting the budget, and determining the amount we pay in taxes – so what does the City Manager do? Very simply, the City Manager is the CEO, or Chief Executive Officer, of the city.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Updated January 31, 2013 10:55 AM • Photos
Our little Angel, Flynn Hugh Lambert went to join the Lord in Heaven on Friday, January 25, 2013. He was born January 24, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Flynn is survived by his parents, Christy Haggerton and Joshua Lambert of Llano, Texas; maternal grandparents, Lesley and Larry Haggerton of Llano, Texas; great grandmother, Hattie Black of Llano, Texas; paternal grandparents, Connie Hashaw of Llano, Texas and Jimmy Hugh Lambert and wife Sherry of Mississippi; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Vi ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Linda Kay Worley, 68, of Granite Shoals, Texas passed away on January 12, 2013. She was born to Harry Clyde and Lillian Ruth (Jackson) Wilkes on November 12, 1944 in Burnet, Texas. She was married to William Henry Worley on July 13, 1963. Mrs. Worley enjoyed food, traveling, reading and most importantly, socializing.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013 • Photos
James Lyle Moore, 91, of Kingsland passed away January 21, 2013. He was born to Oliver Oscar and Bernice (Brewer) Moore on November 21, 1921 in Burkburnett, Texas. James worked at various jobs during his lifetime. He was a lumberman, constructed planes during WWII and was a rancher. He was a member of the Hell’s Angels, IOOF, and enjoyed playing baseball and basketball, hunting and fishing and especially riding his motorcycle. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Ben Rod ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Bobby Leon Veitch, 80, of Valley Spring passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 in Kingsland. Bobby was born October 16, 1932 in Douglas County, Georgia to Herman Veitch and Ruth Roberts Veitch. Bobby is survived by his daughter, Judy Trosper; five sons, Bobby Ray Veitch, John Wayne Veitch, Mark Veitch, Danny Veitch and Willie Wade Dotson; brothers, Jackie Ray Veitch and Gerald Wayne Veitch; sisters-in-law, Shirley Blair and Mary Alice Sawey and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, niec ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013 • Photos
Leona Ethel Lohmeyer, 91, of Kingsland, Texas passed away on January 17, 2013. She was born to Samuel D. and Susie (Ely) Heimer of Weaverly, Kansas on June 9, 1921. Leona was married to Dale F. Lohmeyer in September 23, 1940. Mrs. Lohmeyer was the youngest of nine children. She liked to do embroidery.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Mylie Pearl Ferguson, 15, passed away on January 23, 2013 . She was born to Troy and Julie (Klammer) Ferguson on December 4, 1997 in Austin, Texas. Mylie was a student at Marble Falls High School. She had played volleyball and basketball in middle school and was a cheerleader there.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013 • Photos
Pat Mahan, 90, of Kingsland, Texas passed away on January 25, 2013.  He was born on May 21, 1922 to Laban and Hallie Clay(Humphrey) Mahan in San Antonio, Texas.  Pat married his childhood sweetheart, Mary Kathleen Glass.  They eloped in 1941. Pat and Kay later became founding/charter members of Castle Hills Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas.  He was a pilot in WWII where he survived a plane crash.  After the war he took college courses through the GI bill.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013 • Photos
Brenda J. Sutton, 58, of Tow, Texas passed away Monday, January 21, 2013. She was born in Roswell, New Mexico on October 31, 1954 to Edna Jean (Morris) Bowen and Lloyd Wallace Bowen. Brenda married Sydney Sutton in 1999 at Lake Tahoe, Nevada. She loved Nascar and enjoyed riding horses, traveling and fishing.
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Opinion
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
This letter is in response to the recent gun violence across our nation that has sparked opinions and emotions almost as frightening as the shootings. Google “government” and you will find many definitions. The simplest I’ve found is: Government is the way society decides to structure authority in order to advance the common good.
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Regional
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
District Court Judge Scott Jenkins granted LCRA’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment in its ongoing dispute with Central Texas Electric Cooperative (CTEC) about the termination of a long-standing wholesale power agreement. CTEC terminated its Wholesale Power Agreement (WPA) with the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) in September, citing multiple grounds.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Hill Country Memorial (HCM) and Jennifer Dulaney, M.D., are cosponsoring the thirteenth annual “Girl Talk” seminar Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Fredericksburg Elementary School Cafeteria, 1608 N. Adams Street, starting at 6:30 p.m. The free seminar is designed for young women ages eight and older and their moms or other female caregivers.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Fredericksburg, Texas – When a loved one is facing a life-limiting illness, Hill Country Memorial (HCM) Hospice provides expert care and support when it is needed most. While families rely on its services during challenging times, HCM Hospice relies on strong support from the community to serve its patients through donations of both time and monetary contributions.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
The Highland Lakes Republican Women would like to get to know you. If you are a person who enjoys fellowshipping with ladies (and some men) who hold the same conservative political positions as you do, we would really like to get to know you. On Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, a ‘Get Acquainted Tea’ will be hosted by Mary Cunningham in her home in Llano County.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
As new president of Hill Country Alliance (HCA), Milan Michalec says he wants to see the organization lead the discussion on topics such as county authority and the State Water Plan, not just participate. “I want to be able to take advantage of the tools we’ve developed in the strategic plan and work with electronic media opportunities to be the story rather than respond to it,” he says. A powerful Hill Country water conservation advocate, Michalec is serving a third term on the Cow Cree ...
, Certified Professional Hydrologist
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
An island exists with one interior lake of limited size as a water supply. The folks on the north side of the lake have water-use permits with pumpage restrictions—on the south side, however, some folks have limited pumpage regulation and others have none. A severe drought occurs. For the north-shore, landscapes die and folks have barely enough water to maintain households.
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Sports
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
LIBERTY HILL—Coming back for seconds was a bad habit for the Lady Jackets for the second game in five days, and it resulted in a 53-38 loss to the Panthers, January 22. Llano, shut out in the second quarter at Brownwood the previous Friday night, was held to five free throws at Liberty Hill in that stanza and trailed 37-16 at the half. “The second quarter bit us in the butt,” head coach Daryl Friedrich asserted, “but we did respond.” No question.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
I’m a football fan, but I have not watched every college bowl game or playoff game in the NFL. I missed both the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, because my DVR was maxed out on Dallas and Frasier reruns. (The new Dallas on TNT.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
The Llano Ladies authored one of their great runs of the year in the first quarter, January 25, at home against Lampasas, but then had to put a second one together in the fourth to hold off the Badgers 46-34. “We had a slow start,” said head coach Daryl Friedrich, “but they lit a fuse, really ignited us, and saved our bacon.” He was talking about Cierra Jordan, who had eight points in the opening period, and Lacey Redden, who had six. “…Passes to the right side.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
A good start, coupled with an excellent effort at the free throw line at the end, held off a Lampasas surge between those scenarios, and the Llano boys registered a 52-48 win, January 25. It’s the first district decision—after four straight losses—over the Badgers since the school was Class 3A two decades ago. “We had two goals,” said Jackets’ head coach Aidan Callahan, “to win the turnover and offensive rebound battles; that was gigantic, and that was the game.” Well, if it ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
LIBERTY HILL—Coming back for seconds was a bad habit for the Lady Jackets for the second game in five days, and it resulted in a 53-38 loss to the Panthers, January 22. Llano, shut out in the second quarter at Brownwood the previous Friday night, was held to five free throws at Liberty Hill in that stanza and trailed 37-16 at the half. “The second quarter bit us in the butt,” head coach Daryl Friedrich asserted, “but we did respond.” No question.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
The 90 Days of Shopping coupons expire on January 31! So if you were one of the five lucky winners of $100.00 worth of “bucks”, you need to ‘use em before you lose em’. It’s time to go shopping in Llano at one of the twenty participating merchants. This Saturday, February 2, is the Scott & White ‘Llano No So Fun Run’.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013 • Photos
In conjunction with the current revamping at the Llano County Historical Museum, whereby present exhibits are being updated and rearranged to tell the history of Llano County in a more organized chronological order, the era personally referred to as The Tumultuous Years for the sake of clarity and convenience is under revision.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
Have you heard the news? Your library has another great way for you to save money! You can still walk into any one of the three libraries and pick up great books, audio books, movies, and more, but if you have a Kindle, Nook or other device and have not started using our FREE eBook database you’re missing out on more great savings! With your current library card, you can access OverDrive, the eBook and eAudio database, through the Library’s web site at www.llano-library-system.net.