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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
HORSESHOE BAY—Drayton McLane—as in McLane Stadium—is a 1958 Baylor graduate; has made quite a bit of money in the grocery distribution business and other enterprises; is a God-fearing man; but, in front of the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club, December 2, he talked mostly about the Houston Astros. “Sometimes, you do things spontaneously,” McLane mentioned, in reference to his purchase of the Astros in 1992.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
Rivals and neighbors—or is that a redundancy?—will get together Friday night at the Reeves Athletic Complex in Austin. Burnet vs. Liberty Hill. It’s a battle of the Champion and the Almost Champion. The Bulldogs edged Robinson, 38-35, to advance to this Class 4A, Division I quarterfinal, while the Panthers scored twice late to down Rockport-Fulton, 31-21.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
The Three Rivers Bulldogs had an incredible 2014 season; but, it came to an end last Friday night when the Punchers defeated them 42-0 at Russell Stadium in Buda. The Punchers were at the top of their game Friday night. From the opening kickoff, the Mason team had control of the field, and they would shut down the Bulldogs every time they began an offensive drive. Early in the first quarter, Seth Hudson broke loose and ran in 17-yards for Mason’s first touchdown of the night.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
CANYON LAKE—This one was a good one with which to look forward to Thanksgiving. The Llano High basketball boys, two nights in front of the Holiday and in their finale before December 2, broke free from a 13-11 lead to soon never be in command by fewer than eight, in a 64-48 win over this school between Blanco and San Marcos. “We’re not as athletic as last year,” said veteran Jai Bhakta, “but we’re more skilled.” He had a seven-point first quarter and a team-high 18 in the contest ...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
The Llano Ministerial Alliance invites your family to enjoy the 18th Annual Christmas Stroll December 10 at 6:00 pm. This Llano Christmas tradition is a perfect way to slow down from the hustle and bustle of the season. The Christmas stroll will take you under the canopy of lights as you visit seven of Llano’s churches.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
Are you worried that your teen might be abusing substances such as alcohol, marijuana, or some other drug?  Do his eyes have a glassy, red appearance, or do his pupils look unusually large?  Does his breath or clothing have a strange odor? Have you noticed slurred speech? If so, he/she needs special help! LADI (Llano Alliance for Drug Intervention) may help you determine the cause of the above symptoms of drug abuse.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
Students at Llano Elementary School are striving hard to master reading by practicing daily! Accelerated Reader quizzes are taken over the books they read making sure comprehension is achieved. Classroom teachers in 1st - 5th grades are rewarding their students with a small “prize” at the end of each six weeks.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
A group of wise men with singing camels was recently sighted at the Methodist Church Family Life Center.  The three emissaries from the East explained that they were searching for a newborn king.  Unfortunately, their first stop is into the court of the devious King Herod, who sings disgustedly,”You Ain’t Nothin’ But a Magi” to them.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
In his book, “LECTURES TO MY STUDENTS,” the still highly regarded nineteenth century minister, C.H. Spurgeon, wrote: “I have one blind eye and one deaf ear and they are the best ear and eye that I have.” This trainer of ministers was simply passing on the advice of Solomon written long before him: “Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken” (Ecclesiastes 7:21). When I hear someone say, “I’m always the last to know about trouble in my church,” I know I’m in wise compa ...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
During the Thanksgiving holiday, did you take the opportunity to visit with some of your older relatives about your family’s ancestry? Now that Thanksgiving 2014 is in the past, except for leftover turkey casseroles, sandwiches, and molding canned cranberry sauce, hopefully you are eager to embark on learning even more about your heritage.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Parish Hall will be the scene for culinary and visual festivities starting Friday, December 5 in Mason, Texas. Be alerted that this event normally takes place at the Eckert Center but has been moved to the Parish Hall for 2014. On the 5th from 5:00 -8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
Charles Gray of San Saba, Texas passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at the age of 80. He was born on January 8, 1934 in San Saba to Lewis and Estelle (Gage) Gray. Charles Lewis Gray and Billie Tonita Smithwick were united in married in a double wedding along with his brother Ken Gray and Shirley Barber on May 24, 1952 at the Cherokee School Gym. Charles is preceded in death by parents Lewis and Estella (Gage) Gray and daughter Juna Dale Gray 1955 – 1956.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014 • Photos
J S Norris, 92, of Canyon Lake, Texas, passed away on Friday, November 28, 2014, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg, Texas. J S was born on March 21, 1922, in Lone Grove, Texas to Katie Overstreet Norris and Samson Norris. He was a World War II Army Veteran and a member of the St.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
The Llano Military News Group is getting ready to send out our care packages to our soldiers again for “Christmas From the Home Front”. We are hoping that you would like to participate with us. These people are willing to stand in harm’s way for each and every one of us!
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014 • Photos
Merrilee Casner Miller of Llano passed away on November 29, 2014 at the age of 88. She was born on August 27, 1926, in Antioch, California, the only child of Foster and Doris Mathis Casner. At the age of one, the family returned to the Bluffton area on the banks of the Colorado River.