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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Updated September 24, 2014 4:44 PM • Photos
Another fine performance by Llano’s Grayson Freeman in the Pflugerville Cross Country Invitational. Freeman traveled three miles in Northeast Metropolitan Park in 17 minutes, 24 seconds, to finish second, September 12, to Burnet’s Drew Kiser in the Class 4A division. “I paced myself,” said Freeman, “running the first mile in 5:05,” as opposed to 4:55 in Llano eight days before.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014 • Photos
Yes, the Llano volleyball Jackets were swept at Comfort, September 12, but they played in their first five-game match of the season, September 9, at Lago Vista and claimed victory. That triumph offered a bonus, as the Vikings—a very good team—had beaten Llano in four games, August 18. “We did things we had to do to win,” said head coach John Black.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014 • Photos
Considering how badly the offense played—giving new meaning to the word “offensive,” it is remarkable to report Llano came within two plays of beating Brady. No, no, we are not talking about some 92-yard kickoff return and a 47-yard pass interception that resulted in six. The Jacket defense—which was superb and added four interceptions to match that robust total against Bangs—needed two stops for victory, but the Bulldogs scored on a third-and-12 situation from the 16 of Llano to win ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014
The Llano Youth Football and Cheer teams traveled to Lago Vista this past Saturday and a great contingent of Llano fans braved the chilly, rainy weather to watch two exciting and hard fought football games. Llano has now faced two of the top teams in the Hill Country Youth Football League in consecutive weeks as both Lago Vista teams were undefeated coming into this past week’s contests.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014
We are off to a terrific start at Llano Elementary! Our campus has around 380 students who have settled in and are doing a great job! Recently, an open house was held allowing parents to visit their students’ classrooms and learn more about what their school day would be like.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014
Dear Editor, As a citizen of Llano, business owner, and Councilman, I am composing this letter in order to express my concerns and clarify some of the recent accusations being made by a very small group of citizens. I read the letters to the editor each week, and am appalled by some of these letters.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014
Thousands of Texas residents will forever recall walking on Buchanan Dam with their friends and loved ones. During the day they’d feel a cool and gentle lake breeze, at night they'd walk amongst the light poles with a romantic moon in the backdrop. Many would enjoy viewing the lake through the lenses of telescopes permanently affixed to the roof of the adjacent restaurant.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014
Traveling, especially by air, is not my favorite pastime. I know some people who just delight in flying from one point to another point. If you would count all of those people who do, I would be nowhere on that list. Recently I had to travel involving changing planes, which involved spending a night at the Orlando airport.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014
“Now may your guardian angel be at the wheel!” Those words were part of a prayer offered by my father-in-law while standing beside our car as Pauline and I prepared to leave central New York, heading home after a family get-together. We had no way of knowing how quickly his prayer would be needed and answered.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014
Let’s face it—things just aren’t like they used to be. Some call it progress, which for the most part is true. In many cases the changes were necessary, and in most cases the change resulted in some degree of improvement. It’s good to have the road hazard at Lottie’s curve on Highway 71 East reconstructed, reducing a dangerous driving situation.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014
Douglas Howell Hart, 53, of Granite Shoals, Texas passed away on September 2, 2014. He was a son of Orville and Syble Verdene (Bingham) Hart born on November 7, 1960 in Burnet, Texas. Douglas was a man of many jobs but his longest was being a maintenance person. In his spare time he enjoyed all types of sports, especially football, also singing to karaoke.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014
Libraries across the country will be celebrating the right to read next week (September 21-27) during “Banned Books Week”. This annual event focuses on the harms of censorship and draws attention to efforts to try to remove or limit access to books for various reasons. To get an idea of some of the books that have been challenged through the years – and the reasons why – check out the display at the Llano Library.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014 • Photos
Mr. Don Lee Williamson, age 75, of Kerrville, Texas, died on Sunday, September 14, 2014, in a Kerrville nursing center.  Don was born to E. B. “Dick” Williamson and Ruby Kathleen Gold Williamson, on March 20, 1939, in Llano, Texas, where he attended schools. Don worked as an accountant and was a former Kerr County Auditor.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014 • Photos
Laci Lee Ligon of Llano passed away on Monday, September 8, 2014 at the age of 33 in Round Rock, Texas. She was born October 21, 1980 in Llano, Texas to Ernest and Carole (Hutto) Ligon. Laci was a lifetime resident of Llano. She graduated of Llano High School in 1999; she loved to hunt, refinish furniture and spend time with her girls.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014
The local chapter of Texas Democratic Women will gather for their monthly luncheon on Thursday, September 25th, at Hidden Falls Restaurant, 220 Meadowlakes Dr. in Meadowlakes community, Marble Falls. Registration begins at 11:30; lunch will be served shortly thereafter, and a brief business meeting will be called to order before noon. The guest speaker will address the crowd at noon.