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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
Who would have thought on the morning of March 28 the Llano softball Jackets would have a chance at making the playoffs? They owned an 0-4 record in 8-AAA. Then came a 3-1 win over Brownwood. Losses followed to champion Liberty Hill and Lampasas, but the Jackets rebounded to homer their way past Gatesville, 6-3, April 11. That means the Hornets (3-5) are one game up on Llano and Burnet with two to play.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
LAMPASAS—11-0 certainly sounds like an easy win, a romp, a rout, a roast, a rollover. And it should. Except, when you’ve struck out seven times in four innings—18 in the last two games—and you’re only in front, 1-0, there should be some anxiety. That anxiety, though, April 8, vanished like Duke and Syracuse in the men’s NCAA tournament.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
LIBERTY HILL—This has been a tough place to win in the athletic careers of Llano High seniors Isaac Hutto, Layton Rabb, Carter Tatsch, and Blake Schulze, but the foursome—with sophomore Wyatt Casey—was as Good as Gold, April 9-10, in the District 8-AAA Track & Field Meet. And all were involved in dramatic triumphs. Isaac provided the first Moment in Time.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
LIBERTY HILL—All it showed were guts, determination, never giving up, and punishing your body until the 1600th meter was completed. This district 8-AAA girls’ 4x400-meter relay race—with continuing the season in this event on the line—may have been the most exciting fourth-place finish in the history of Llano High sports. The crowd, April 10, may not have been 50,000, but those in attendance at elegant Panther Stadium would like to tell that number they saw Alyssa Reasoner pull down t ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
This sports section is simply a clutter of Great Comebacks. And the best may be just below. Coming from behind to tie a game in the seventh (and last) inning is thrilling. Making another rally in the eighth, and this time to win, is super sensational. The Llano baseball Jackets, April 11, did that against visiting Gatesville in a 12-11 triumph, which clinched third place in 8-AAA and a playoff berth. “You do whatever it takes,” said head coach Stephen Campbell.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
Llano, TX--All first graders at Llano Elementary School recently received free prevent tooth decay kits through the Fantastic Teeth Fan Club. Lee Ellis led members of Llano Masonic Lodge in assembling and delivering kits to the school. The Fantastic Teeth Fan Club, sponsored by Masonic Home and School of Texas, strives to prevent suffering from toothaches, reduce missed school days due to dental problems, and cut costs for dental treatment. Prevent tooth decay kits contain: a toothbrush, t ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
When sharing the facts of the 2014 LISD Bond Program at various locations around the school district, I am frequently asked this very question. Upon researching the subject, I found this statement from Northside ISD. “Just as homeowners borrow money in the form of a mortgage to finance the purchase of a home, a school district borrows money in the form of bonds to finance new schools and renovation projects.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
On April 22, we celebrate Earth Day — a day devoted to education and action on environmental issues. As a citizen of the world, you may have a keen interest in protecting your physical surroundings. And as someone trying to reach long-term financial goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you’re probably also interested in improving your investment environment.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014 • Photos
The Llano High School drama department presented the play “Picnic” for the UIL One Act Play District 8-AAA competition on March 27th at Liberty Hill High School. While Llano was not one of the two advancing schools, five members of the company did receive individual awards. Outstanding Tech/Crew award went to Logan Ashabranner, Stage Manager.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
Recently a situation developed that caused me quite a bit of a quandary. The gist of that quandary had to do with money, which is a serious pet peeve of mine. When I was in high school, I had smashed my right big toe. At the time, the doctor had to remove the toenail and it took six months for my toenail to grow back.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
Johnson City, Texas – Fifty years ago, America reached a turning point in its long struggle to provide freedom and equality to all of its citizens. President Lyndon B. Johnson, with the help of a burgeoning civil rights movement, steered through Congress the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In recognition of this historic event, Lyndon B.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
Dear Editor, I support the LISD 2014 Bond – but. I told the LISD Board I’m not comfortable spending millions for facilities while at the same having a staff reduction plan unless they get more State money. LISD’s core competency is education not facilities, or maintenance or assistants. Our teachers are our most important asset yet the Administration and Board choose to outsource curriculum.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014 • Photos
Alice Louise Houston, 98, of Kingsland, Texas and formerly of Llano, Texas, peacefully passed away on April 12, 2014 in Kingsland, Texas. She was born on December 7, 1915 to Max and Annie (Schneider) Bode in Pontotoc, Texas. She was passionate about her Christian faith with Bible Study and regular attendance at services all her life.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014 • Photos
Howard W. Westfield Jr. of Llano, Texas passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the age of 86. Howard was born in Providence, Rhode Island on June 30, 1927 to Howard and Irene Westfield. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Terry Westfield; his daughter Elsie Chandler and her husband Bill and their sons Andrew, Willie and Nate of San Jose, California; his daughter Audrey Millen, and her husband Norm of Llano, Texas; his son, William Westfield, and his wife Julie of Denver, Colorado ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
Sue R. Metcalfe, 77, most recently of Tow, Texas, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, on Saturday, April 12, 2014.  Visitation was held on Monday, April 14, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 393 North IH 35, Georgetown, Texas.  A service celebrating Sue’s life and her unending faith was held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 10:00 AM at the Liberty Hill Church of Christ, 1700 Loop 332, Liberty Hill, Texas.