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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted August 1, 2014
ARLINGTON—The Rangers played before a partisan crowd, July 28. Partisan, all right, in favor of Derek Jeter. Well, okay, I imagine most of the near 45,000 in attendance were glad Texas and Yu Darvish beat the Yankees, 4-2, but, oh goodness, were they ever glad to see Jeter. This is the Yankee immortal’s Farewell Tour, and not only did Ranger fans get to see a rare win by their injury-shutdown club, but they got to see Jeter collect two singles and a double in the opener of a three-game ser ...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted August 1, 2014
DALLAS—This just in! Nadal wins the French! Djokovic captures Wim-bledon! McIlroy takes the British! I’m shocked! And similar late-breaking news continued this summer when Oklahoma was chosen to win the Big 12 football championship. “I’ve never seen my strength coach, Jerry Schmidt, so happy,” the Sooners’ Bob Stoops said at Football Media Days, July 22, in Dallas.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted August 1, 2014
Football isn’t the only sport opening its locker-room, August 4. The cross country team begins some rather challenging ventures in the heat, and the Jacket volleyball squad, which is our main subject here, also seeks net gains. “I saw a lot of improvement from a lot of girls from the end of last year to the end of camp,” declared second-year head coach, John Black. He was a spectator—a most interested one—at a well-attended varsity camp at the LHS gymnasium, July 21-24. “There wa ...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted August 1, 2014
“The playing field is as level as it will ever get,” said head coach Craig Slaughter. He was referring to the collection of opponents for Llano High in football district 13-4A, Division II—where the enrollment ranges from 456 students to 685. The biggest school in 13 is Wimberley at 673.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted August 1, 2014
The Highland Lakes Democratic Women (HLDW) welcomed Linda Young to their luncheon on July 24. Ms. Young’s organization, the National Women’s Political Caucus, is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political field and public life, as well as creating equality, regardless of gender. She spoke of her political history, the formation of her organization, the need to bring good reason and good facts into public discussion, and reminded ...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted August 1, 2014
It’s almost the end of summer. Labor Day is regarded as the unofficial end of summer, and many people make it a big party weekend. Unfortunately, it is also a deadly holiday when it comes to impaired driving. It’s time to get serious about enforcement of impaired driving. This year’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over impaired-driving enforcement crackdown will be conducted from August 15 through Labor Day, September 1.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted August 1, 2014
This article will conclude the topic of “women around town, but it will also touch base on the idea of “children around town.” Current “women around town” who have contributed much to Llano’s development will not be specifically named, mainly because the names are numerous. A primary objective, however is to point out some major differences prevalent today in comparison to what the town of Llano was like in past times.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted August 1, 2014 • Photos
In celebrating my recent birthday, I found myself caught up in a case of nostalgia. I never imagined I would really get this old. Not that I am old, mind you, but I have reached the point in life I never thought I would when I was younger. Had I known I would get this old, I would have saved some of the energy I wasted during my teenage years. How was I to know that as you got older your supply of energy began diminishing? When I was younger, I could not sit still for long and no matter where ...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted August 1, 2014 • Photos
James H. Walker, 95, of Horseshoe Bay, Texas passed away on July 23, 2014. He was born to James Thomas and Jenny Mae (Jones) Walker on July 25, 1918 in Weatherford, Texas. James proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy during World War II serving with the USS Essex Air group 9 and he served as a volunteer fireman at Sandy Harbor since 1982. James is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted August 1, 2014 • Photos
Betty Brooker, the Llano County Municipal Utility District (MUD) general manager, retired July 25, 2014. She has been the manager for 18 years and is very knowledgeable about the state laws, water quality, water plant operations, sewer systems, grinder pumps and contracts. The District Board Members thank her for her 18 years of outstanding service to their customers and to the Board of Directors.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted August 1, 2014
Sallie B. Reed, 73, of Kingsland, Texas, formerly of Sunrise Beach, Texas, passed away on July 20, 2014. She was born to John Looney and Genevieve (Hagens) Reed in San Antonio, Texas on November 19, 1940. Sallie worked in retail sales as a salesperson. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Thomas and B-J Reed of Signal Hill, California, and niece Terry Hardison of Dallas, Texas.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted August 1, 2014
William H. Atwood, 78, passed away on July 22, 2014. He was born on September 18, 1935 in Topeka, Kansas. He was a member of the Hill Country Fellowship Church in Burnet, Texas, and Sigma Phi Epsilon and had worked for the past seven years with mentally challenged adults. In his spare time he enjoyed being a Ham Radio Operator, hunting, fishing, golf, tennis, water and snow skiing and playing a steel guitar.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted August 1, 2014
Alice Marie (Taylor) Rossberg of Llano, Texas passed away on July 24, 2014. She was born September 21, 1924 to Joseph A. Taylor and Georgia Patrick Taylor in Bluffton, Texas. She grew up in the Llano area until she moved to San Antonio during WWII, where she married her husband, A.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted August 1, 2014 • Photos
Linda Faye (Latham) Murphy passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the age of 65. She was born in Llano, Texas on December 9, 1948 to Henry and Mable Millie (Hoford) Latham. She was a lifetime resident of Llano and Kingsland. Linda is preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter Alyssa Faye Murphy in 2001, and five sisters Ruby, Estelle, Louise, Patsy and Nan. She is survived by her sons Gary Murphy and wife Brandi of Kingsland, Patrick Murphy of Kingsland; brothers Marvin Latham and Ro ...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted August 1, 2014 • Photos
Michael Wayne Hagar, Sr passed away July 26, 2014 at the age of 68 in Kanab, Utah while on vacation with his wife, Karen Hagar. He was born in Pampa, Texas on February 21, 1946. He graduated from Hereford High School in 1964 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.