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February 6, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
Commissioners voted to move forward with repairs to the septic system at the East Llano County Annex, going with the original bid-winner, All Pro Plumbing. Following complaints from other bidders over a lack of consistency in what the job called for, it was determined that All Pro Plumbing met all of the specifications for the bid, and they would receive the job. Grants from the HOT fund were awarded, totaling $30,850.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
A change of venue hearing was held Thursday, January 24 in regards to the indictments of Llano County jailers, Scottie Scoggins and supervisor Donny Stewart. Scoggins was charged with a first degree felony, for ‘knowingly or recklessly, by omission’ causing the injuries to an inmate in August of 2011. Stewart was given a lesser charge of second degree felony for ‘recklessly, by omission’ causing the injuries to 45-year-old Shawn Michael Appell.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 8, 2013 • Photos
Shane Mikulenka, born and raised in Llano, has entered the Spartan Death Race. The race, which will be held Friday, June 21, 2013 at Amee Farm, Green Mountains, Pittsfield, Vermont, is a challenging race that challenges ultra-endurance athletes, public servicemen, military, super-fit aficionados, or your average Joe the opportunity to test their mental and physical abilities like no event on earth. Shane’s mother, Sue Mikulenka will travel to Vermont to cheer him on.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013 • Photos
Llano has been commended for successful annual progress as a designated Main Street community. The Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) Texas Main Street Program (TMSP) made the announcement today at the winter gathering of Texas Main Street managers. Sixty-seven designated Main Street programs in Texas were recognized. These cities will be further recognized as Nationally Accredited by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, at the Natio ...
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
Elvis will be at the Frank Griggs Post #370 on Saturday February 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm. In an effort to raise scholarship funds for a veteran’s child, grandchild, niece or nephew, the post is sponsoring an Elvis impersonator. Funds will also be used to sponsor the Boy’s State Program.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013 • Photos
HORSESHOE BAY—From his birth in Spur in 1927 to becoming one of the richest men in the world, Red McCombs has owned car dealerships, Clear Channel Communications, and, oh yes, three major-league sports teams. He addressed the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club, February 5. “I like to be active, to be involved,” said McCombs.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013 • Photos
On Friday, January 25, Llano Elementary School recognized students for exhibiting loyalty. Shayne Riley, Llano Elementary’s BEST Coordinator and an Air Force Veteran, spoke to the students and guests about loyalty to their family, friends, and school. Cookies and juice were provided by the cafeteria staff. Those students who were honored include: Kindergarten – Addison Holland, Cory Humphrey, Morgan Williamson, Rose Page, Carlos Coronado, and Camila Benitez. First Grade – Dusty Miller, ...
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013
BURNET—It was a dogfight in the Dawg House, with the Llano basketball Jackets matching the home team point-for-point for three quarters. Burnet’s defense and Llano’s offensive malaise, though, were the storylines in the fourth stanza in the Bulldogs’ 47-37 win. “There was a stretch we didn’t score,” said Llano head coach Aidan Callahan, “and we gave up easy baskets in the stretch.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Updated February 14, 2013 10:24 AM
GATESVILLE—This one must have hurt as much as any. It was must-win for the Llano Ladies—and they had whipped the Hornets by 17, January 11—but their offense disappeared like a magician’s assistant in a box full of knives. “We didn’t play that badly,” head coach Daryl Friedrich began his remarks, “but our shooting percentage was that bad.” The numbers will be painful to read.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013
BURNET—The third time may be the charm, but the third quarter here had as much charm for the Llano Lady Jackets, on the first night of February, as fingernails across a chalkboard in the opening medley at a Valentine’s Day dance. “We played well the first half,” said head coach Daryl Friedrich, “but we didn’t put the ball in the basket in the third period,” en route to a 48-34 loss. The Jackets, indeed, did fine in the 16 minutes prior to intermission and were down 20-17 at the ...
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013
Llano head coach Aidan Callahan was not pleased following a 48-40 loss in the Hornets’ Nest, January 29. The only way a defeat would not bother a coach would be if he had all the hotels in a Monopoly game. Some of the media—at least one—thought the Jackets not only played quite well, but certainly showed great improvement on a 22-point setback to Gatesville in Llano, January 11. “I’m not frustrated with the kids,” Callahan clarified, “but with myself.” The Hornets, a tale ...
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
The Llano junior varsity boys recorded one of the greatest JV victories in history, February 1. The Jackets, down 29-10 at half, rallied to beat Burnet on the Bulldog floor, 46-42. Kasin Riley led Llano with 18 points. Lowell Gabbert’s team and Liberty Hill entered the February 5 games tied for first in district, and the Panthers and Jackets meet in Llano, February 8.