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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 12:43 PM
LCRA officials held a public forum on Monday, March 31, to introduce the new proposed water rates and to answer questions and hear comments about them at the Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls. Karen Bondy, Senior Vice President of Water Resources, walked the crowd through a slide show presentation, beginning with where the Highland Lakes stand now in the drought, and ending with the newly proposed water rates for both firm and interruptible water customers for LCRA. No significant rainfall fo ...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014
There are all kinds of great victories, but none is much better than the first—and that’s what the Llano softball team collected on the final Friday night of March. The Jackets, behind Angela Jackson, edged Brownwood, 3-1, to capture their initial district win after four losses. “We were playing defense like we stress,” said head coach Bobby Williams.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014
BANDERA—A Long Day’s Journey into Night was a good one for the Llano High boys and girls, as both finished third in the team standings in the Bulldog Relays. You probably could have started a new school with the athletes present, March 27, for the highly regarded meet. Boys’ Town Carter Tatsch remained unbeaten in four 100-meter dashes.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 12:42 PM • Photos
On Thursday, March 10, 2014, members of San Saba River Chapter of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas and members of the Llano Pioneers Chapter participated in a tribute to Dillard Cooper, survivor of the Goliad Massacre. Dillard Cooper (1814 – 1896) is buried in the Llano City Cemetery where a Texas Historical Commission historical marker honoring him was placed in 2008.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 12:42 PM
On March 11, Scottie Scoggins, former Llano County employee, filed a petition in the 33rd Judicial Court against Llano County, seeking the reimbursement of attorney’s fees and costs associated with the civil and criminal lawsuits brought against him after the death of Llano County inmate Shawn Appell. Defense attorney Nina Willis asked the Commissioners Court to reimburse her for the fees, saying that the work she performed on behalf of Scoggins served for the good of the public, because her ...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 12:42 PM
Press Release: On April 1, 2014, at approximately 11:56 a.m., Officers with the Llano Police Department and Llano County EMS were dispatched to the 1400 block of East Luce Street in the City of Llano, in reference to a gunshot victim. The victim, an 18 year old female, was transported to UMC Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, TX, via Air Evac.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 12:42 PM
A panel of members of the Kingsland Genealogical Society of the Highland Lakes (KGS) will share stories about their family history searches at the group’s April meeting. The session will be Tuesday, April 8, at 2 p.m. at the Kingsland Branch Library, 125 W. Polk, and visitors are welcome to attend. Panelists will be Kathy Kelley, Barbara Wieland, and KGS Education Chair, Shirley Shaw. The group will explain how they got started in their research, areas of the country that are of particular ...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 12:42 PM
It’s springtime again which means the bluebonnets are abundant and the Llano Fiddle Fest returns to delight music lovers on April 4th through April 6th. Llano will once again host some of Texas’ best fiddlers at the 37th Llano Open Fiddle Contest which has become one of the top fiddle contests in Texas!
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 12:41 PM
It’s hard to believe the first quarter of the year has passed us by and we’re well into Spring and headed fast toward Summer! If you’re looking for some gardening instruction – and inspiration – you have to look no further than your libraries. Our shelves are filled with great books that will give you some great ideas for making your garden and yard the best it can possibly be – even through the Texas heat.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 12:41 PM
Dear Editor, Mr. Bovey’s article (response in the March 26 edition of The Llano News) was replete with misinformation without addressing the key issue: 79 Llano citizens were denied their property rights because the City Manager knowingly misrepresented the law. City Council approved $18,000 in unnecessary legal fees protecting Brenton Lewis from possible misdemeanor and felony charges stemming from his behavior.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 12:41 PM
ROUND ROCK and MARBLE FALLS, Texas (Monday, March 31, 2014) - Rob Watson, MD, currently chief medical officer for Scott &White Healthcare - Round Rock Region, has been named interim chief executive officer effective April 30. Additionally, Bramer Owens, currently associate vice president of clinic operations and chief operating officer for the Hill Country, has been named the interim CEO for Scott & White Healthcare - Hill County Region effective April 30. Watson and Owens will be taking over ...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 12:41 PM
The spring is a really hectic time of year for the athletic department. So many kids are involved in so many sports and there is so much going on, but that is a great thing. Our boys’ basketball team concluded a very successful season and I would like to congratulate the kids and coaches that added a piece of hardware (gold basketball trophy) to our trophy case.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 12:41 PM
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is celebrated on the last Saturday of April at 10 am local time, worldwide spanning over 80 countries where people come together ... to breathe together and provide a healing vision for our world. Local observance of WTCQD will take place at the Highland Lakes United Methodist Church, Buchanan Dam near the corner of FM 1431 and Hwy.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 12:40 PM
This game didn’t offer much. Only great plays and bizarre ones that played big roles in the outcome. There was a suicide squeeze—but did it work? Both pitchers went the distance; one hit four batters. There was a bunt—for a double, for the game’s only extra-base hit. A double?? A right fielder threw out a runner. Brownwood grounded out nine times in the first four innings. Llano won the confrontation, 5-2. “We found a way to win tonight,” said a relieved head coach, Stephen C ...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 12:40 PM
John Berlin of Marble Falls was honored at the 115th Annual State Conference in Dallas.  TXDAR partnered with the United States of America Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration to thank and honor Vietnam Veterans.  Specialist 5th Class, John Berlin, was among those honored at the Patriotic Prayer Breakfast on Sunday, March 9, 2014.  John was a Chinook Helicopter mechanic and was stationed at Phu Bai, Long Thanh, and An Sun.  In a show of gratitude to all the brave men and women who ri ...