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February 13, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013
A free landscape design workshop will showcase the work and innovative approaches of artist Patricia Michael at the Llano Master Gardener Association meeting on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Llano County Library. Michael’s understanding of ecological design can help you save money, protect the environment, and enhance the enjoyment of your surroundings.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013
On January 28, the Llano County Sheriff’s Office received reports of several residential burglaries in Llano County, and after a brief investigation, apprehended Brandon Jay Jones, 22 on two charges of Burglary of a Habitation, both second degree felonies, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, a third degree felony, as well as Possession of Marijuana, less than 2 oz, a Class B Misdemeanor. According to Llano County Lieutenant Glen Williams, the LCSO were able to determine a suspect na ...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013 • Photos
It has been observed that Bald Eagles are dedicated and nurturing parents when their babies are young. However, if the eaglets try to return to the nest on a permanent basis, the parents push them away…and we humans thought we invented “tough love”! Our famous Llano eagle pair returned to their winter home by the Llano River and less than 150 yards from the highway.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013 • Photos
On January 3, 2013, there was a special little boy named LaFarren Watkins born at 3:45 pm at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas. Proud parents are Aaron and Jennifer Watkins. Grandparents are Curtis and Diane Rogers, Robert and Meta Watkins and Patricia Leyendecker. LaFarren is also welcomed by two older brothers. LaFerren’s mother, Jennifer Rogers Watkins, is still in Scott & White Hospital in Temple.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013 • Photos
Walter and Coni Milliorn are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Micah Cale, to Garrison Logan Goebel, son of Gary and Joan Goebel of Carmine, Texas. After graduating from Llano High School, Micah received a degree in Kinesiology and Mathematics from Texas A&M University. She is currently a teacher, basketball and track coach at Snook ISD.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Updated February 14, 2013 1:37 PM • Photos
1 Mile Female: Alyssa Forman, Taelor Oestreich, Sharon Choate, Marth Long, and Karen and Sandy Hallmark; 1Mile Male: Zane Todd, Gunner Todd, Hudson Long, Bill Hallmark 5K Female: Clare Hoffman, Pippa Gabriel, Beth Jones, Brenda Park, Mary Kaplan, Brittney Hamilton, Kari Miller, Kat Jones, Kaitlin Mitchell, Beverly Grimshaw, Shay Benner, Linda Meredith, Shelby Hallmark, Cindy Blue, Yvonne Shaw, Teresa Gray, Sheila Mitchell, Terri Baize, Chris Karrington, Kim WEbb, Madison Lee, Culli Brooksh ...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013
Farmers in Llano County will reach out to local customers to talk with them about how their food is grown during Texas Food Connection Week, Feb. 17-23. “Texas Food Connection Week is about finding common ground with our customers,” said Les Hartman, Llano County Farm Bureau President.  “Our neighbors and friends have questions about agriculture and their food.  This is an opportunity for farmers and ranchers to sit down with them and have a conversation.” Llano County ranchers will ...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013
Native Hill Country artist, Shirley Davis, has been selected as Artist of the Month by the Llano Fine Arts Guild. An active member of the Llano Fine Arts Guild, Shirley served as president for three years and in many other positions in the guild since joining in 2000. She has studied watercolor portrait painting with Betty Bielser, oil painting with Doug Prine and several others. Shirley has lived and worked in the Hill Country most of her life.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013
The Llano Woman’s Culture Club held its annual business luncheon on Monday, February 11, 2013. Hostesses for meeting were Kathy Hussey, Gayle Hardaway, Mary Smith, Billie Laning and Janice Shannon who carried out a Valentine theme with beautiful decorations. The delicious luncheon was catered by David Griffith. Officers for the 2013-14 club year were elected by the membership; Euneen Wendt, Yearbook Coordinator; Mary Smith, Treasurer, Emily Hudkins, Historian; Patsye Parker, Reporter; Lou Mo ...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013
Start rosining the bows! Llano Fiddle Fest Weekend is coming back to Llano April 5th through 7th. The Llano Fiddle Fest group is working hard contacting fiddlers, musicians, and sponsors to ensure another successful weekend of Texas fiddle music, history and lots of fun. The main event will be the 36th Llano Open fiddle contest held on Saturday, April 6th at the historic Lantex Theater.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013 • Photos
Rosita’s Mexican Restaurant opened its doors Monday. Rosy Sanchez and her family put in a full day serving up some great food in a friendly atmosphere. Located in the rail yard district, Rosita’s is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday offering a huge menu full of delicious south-of-the-border dishes.
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Faith
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013
On a beautiful winter day in the Texas Hill Country, you can see the glory of God’s love all around us. How can one not have faith and love for our Creator! We have faith that our car will start, faith that our school districts will teach our children the best curriculum available, faith in our banks to keep our money safe, and the list goes on and on.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013
First Christian Church is having a prayer workshop: “Prayer, What’s That All About?” The workshop will cover how, where, when, why and who of prayer. Ever wonder how prayer started, who started it? Pastor Gretel Morgan will facilitate this workshop. She has done this workshop in the past and will look forward to having a wonderful time meeting others who enjoy learning about prayer. There will be times of meditation, breakout sessions, snacks, times of reflection and food.
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News
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013
The man arrested in connection with last month's bank robbery in Kingsland has recently been issued warrants for three additional bank robberies in Travis County. According to news reports, Benton Paul Buratti is wanted in connection with bank robberies at a Frost Bank on December 6, a Compass Bank on December 22, and a Woodforest National Bank on January 2. Buratti was arrested on January 18 in Arlington for the Llano County heist and charged for the January 4 robbery of the American Bank of ...
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Opinion
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013
Dear Editor, One plus one equals one Before you think that someone needs to go back to remedial math, let’s look at the reason for this weird math equation. Here is the first One: How many of you senior citizens got a less than 2% increase in your Social Security? Plus, the cost of Medicare increased.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013
Dear Editor, City of Llano Elections Applications for mayor and three city council member openings are due by March 1. Early voting is from April 29 to May 7 and Election Day is May 11. With a bit over two weeks remaining to file, only the incumbent mayor has submitted an application.
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Regional
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013
Two highly qualified and highly motivated individuals, Bill Edwards and Rodger Woods, will share the podium to discuss proposed legislative action designed to control the sale and distribution of firearms in the United States. Bill Edwards, Texas Peace Officer and Llano County Constable since 2002, is a retired Naval officer. During his Naval career he, among other positions, served as a Small Arms and Deadly Force Instructor and was a SWAT TEAM Precision Marksman. Now, residing in Kingsland, ...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013
JUNCTION— A group of stakeholders working to protect and improve the water quality and flows of the North and South Llano Rivers is holding a Feb. 21 public meeting in Junction, said Dr. Tom Arsuffi, director of the Texas Tech University’s Llano River Field Station. The second meeting of the Upper Llano River Coordination Committee is set for 5:30 p.m.
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School
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013
Education has a tendency of using acronyms and sayings for everything from A to Z. All one has to do is look at the index on the Texas Education Agency website to find hundreds of acronyms that are used on a daily basis. The educational community has tried, and succeeds, in making it difficult to have a conversation about educating students.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013
It’s a new year and FCCLA is starting new things. Last year we had much success, and we’re going to try even harder to help out the community through the events we host. One of the biggest events we do is Angel Tree. FCCLA had a tree set up, with names of children in our community who needed presents.
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Sports
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 15, 2013
Brownwood is, of course, known more for its football—seven state championships under the legendary Gordon Wood, early 1960s to the 1980s—but to pull Lions’ teeth in anything is an impressive achievement. The Llano basketball Jackets beat Brownwood 42-34, February 5; the game wasn’t that close, and it capped a two-game sweep of a school nestled in a tiny town of more than 20,000. “In practice, we’ve focused on a fast start,” head coach Aidan Callahan said.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 15, 2013
Defense did not win a championship, February 5, but the Llano girls’ D resulted in a 40-34 victory over playoff-bound Brownwood. It was even more special because it was Senior-and-Parents’ Night, and the Jackets captured a fourth district win—most in league play since 2010. “The girls played with all heart,” said head coach Daryl Friedrich.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 15, 2013
Liberty Hill brought its usual assortment of talent into the Llano gym, February 8, but the team ranked 13th in Class 3A in the state, were opposed by a Jackets’ bunch that got as close as seven with 3:35 to play. The Panthers (29-3) held off the rally and won 55-41. “We gave them everything we had,” said LHS head coach Aidan Callahan, and that, despite the fact his bunch knew the playoffs were not possible.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 15, 2013
SAN SABA—I am sure you folks know better than I. To me, lifting weights was something that Charles Atlas did during much of the last century, and Wikipedia says Charles was that “97-pound weakling” who got sand kicked in his face on the beach. I knew all about double plays, double eagles, and doubles in tennis, but I never saw a competition where one person tried to lift more weight than another.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 15, 2013
It should be remembered as one of the most exciting basketball games ever played in the Llano High gym, and no one on a varsity team had anything to do with the contest. The Jacket boys’ junior varsity, February 8, rallied to beat Liberty Hill, 53-50. The season concluded for Llano with a 48-42 loss, February 12, in Lampasas, but still a share of the 8-AAA district title with the Panthers. “This shows the awesome future of Llano basketball,” said JV head coach Lowell Gabbert. Liberty ...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013
With Valentine’s Day coming up this week, all media advertising is trying to gain their fair share of the millions of dollars consumers spend each year on this one day big event. Besides Mother’s Day and the major holidays, more phone calls, gifts, flowers, candy, and greeting cards will be exchanged than any other time of the year.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013
When you think about the United States, you think about what a “young” country it is compared to all of the European countries. And while the country may be young, archaeological research is showing that even here in Central Texas, there were civilizations dating back as far as 13,000 years ago.  This month, the Lakeshore Library will host Dr.